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ricer1 last won the day on December 27 2020

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About ricer1

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    John
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    Cleveland Area
  • Bike(s)
    2018 Ninja H2 SX SE
    2017 Yam FZ10
    2006 Yam FZ1

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  1. Brian, update your bike on your avatar, already!
  2. That sounds like a great commute to work!
  3. Now, eating 2.5 Chipotle burritos in one sitting is Mount Rushmore status, you should be the fifth sculpture... hand down. An impressive feat! 🏆
  4. Lat Saturday (2/13/21) I test rode a Zero SR/F motorcycle and this is my review. I rode by myself to Buckingham, Florida. The ergonomics are very similar to my 2017 Yamaha FZ10, the seat height is lower. Turn the key on, flip the power switch as we do our ICE bikes. Here is the difference, turn the twist grip and go. Even in an automatic transmission car you have to shift into drive. Immediate torque and acceleration, it really has power and speed. This is very fast bike! The bike is like EV cars, extremely smooth. Kept reaching for a clutch lever and up shifting with my left foot. Just a different feeling not having to operate a clutch & shift. The only noise you hear is the whine of the motor. It’s belt drive so this also makes my it smooth. The handling and braking were similar to my FZ10. I rode five miles the way we ride and noticed the ranged dropped 16 miles. I couldn’t go mach retard because it was governed at only 108 MPH. I did hit the limit several times. When I started the ride the dash indicated a range of 87 miles. After riding for 30 miles the dash showed 24 miles range left. The battery degradation was 73 miles in my 30 mile test ride. As with EV’s cars the motorcycle range anxiety is a deal breaker unless a person commutes a short distances. If you like to go for day rides of 250-350 miles EV bikes are not an option. The economics also don’t make sense, the Zero SR/F I test rode is over $21K. Zero does offer a base model for $9K with a lower range. In the future EV motorcycles might appeal to some people when the battery technology improves, but the range will have to increase monumentally to have the convenience of ICE bikes. I don’t believe EV bikes will ever be a consideration in my motorcycle riding lifetime. JMHO! Link to Zero ST/F specs: https://www.zeromotorcycles.com/model/zero-srf/
  5. OK... MOVIES Saving Private Ryan Shawshank Field of Dreams Terminator 1
  6. My friends and I debate our Mt. Rushmore of bands, this gets a lot of discussion. Mine are: Led Zeppelin Eagles Bruce Springsteen Rolling Stones ACDC could displace the Stones sometimes
  7. Welcome and nice vintage bike you have. Live in the Ville (Strongs), I ride to SEO most of the time. Hopefully we can get together sometime.
  8. Man, I thought you were Big Tech the way you were able to get all his private information and post it one here. Can you tell where he had lunch today? LOL😃
  9. Your Christmas has been blessed with amazing gift. CONGRATS!
  10. I liked the Time Tunnel series, I feel like I'm in it with this thread.
  11. ricer1

    Helmets???

    REAL men don't wear helmets but do wear flip flops while riding!
  12. In 2013 for our thirtieth wedding anniversary we took our kids and their significant others to Pearl Harbor, eight of us. It was a quite an experience, the Missouri, the Arizona and the history. The sacrifices these men and women made them the Greatest Generation.
  13. ricer1

    New to me bike

    Great bike for trips!
  14. ricer1

    Let them die.

    Not to be a smart a$$, but I will. Harley could make another division called Buell, build sportier bikes targeted to a younger demographic. Since Buell would be a much smaller market segment than HD, the Buell bikes will have to be sold in the HD dealerships. The Buell's will be sold at half the price of Harleys. When the typical Harley customer walks through the door they aren't looking for a sport or sport/touring bike and the HD salesman wants to sell the higher priced bike with hefty commissions. The Buell's will sit in the corner and get dusty and HD will shut down the division. This seems like deja vu all over again!.
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