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redkow97 last won the day on October 29 2019

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About redkow97

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    Aspiring lottery winner
  • Birthday 04/01/1983

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    2016 Framed Minnesota 3.0

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  1. redkow97

    Lightweight bikes on the track

    Small bikes are awesome to race, and miserable at trackdays. /$.02
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    Ramblings of a free man (SV650?)

    Correct. It’s too nice. My kids are going to destroy it. Sammich maker loves Star Wars, so they Yoda meme is that much funnier to me. But yeah, she definitely is on my level. We took the car out to dinner Saturday, and she kept ordering me more drinks. Finally i told her she doesn’t have to get me drunk to take advantage of me. She responded with, “oh i know - i’m Just trying to make sure i get to drive the car home.”
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    It looks different than HBO portrayed
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    Ramblings of a free man (SV650?)

    Well bike is off the shopping list for a bit. Bought a fast(ish) car instead. Sammich maker is also in the picture. I’ll avoid specifics about her, but she’s great, and she “gets me,” which was apparently a major issue with my ex-wife, so i’m Calling it progress, if not an outright win. 2015 IS350 F sport. The AWD model is not as sporty, but obviously does a bit better in the snow. Planning to give the car and the sammich maker both thorough workouts tomorrow 😛
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    Random Track Talk

    How terrible would a superhawk be on the track? i would not be anticipating Advanced group pace or aspirations. Just want to have fun.
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    Ramblings of a free man (SV650?)

    Unmarried harmony remains relatively intact. Kids remain amazingly comfortable with things. Feels weird being single and irresponsible(ish) so often, but i guess that’s what football season is for...
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    Ramblings of a free man (SV650?)

    Wasn’t my call, but i am making the best of it and enjoying having my own space without compromises.
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    Cleveland Air Show

    I went on Sunday. Wouldn’t have been helpful with advice, as i have not attended before. Will park further away and walk next year. F-35 was ...impressive.
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    Ramblings of a free man (SV650?)

    Post divorce. In the new house. Student loan payment went down (finally) now that lender acknowledged i don’t have my ex-wife’s income. I got more breathing room than anticipated. House needs a roof, and i will buy a used ($8-10k) car thereafter, but then it may be time for a bike again. I know i won’t ride it much, so i don’t want to spend much. I also don’t want a fleet of bikes. May have a mini or a grom next to whatever i end up with. Torn on naked versus having some wind protection. Unlikely to race this bike, but would do a few trackdays on it each year. Otherwise just pleasure cruising and maybe some back-road jaunts. I think a good used SV650 is the most practical decision, but i’d be open to a Ducati monster, or even something vintage, if it’s cool and cheap. Open to a cruiser. Maybe. But a cruiser that i could ride in intermediate at a trackday, if such a thing exists. Whatcha got?
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    Ducs are attention whores

    I try not to over-generalize or shit on any brand. I joke about Harley’s, but in all honesty, i take bigger issue with over-prices motorcycles than ‘bad’ motorcycles. I like Ducati’s, i’m just unlikely to pay a premium for one. i stopped in a parking lot to look at a Sport Classic 1200(?) of some configuration. I love that look. It probably makes 90hp, and is much heavier than a Honda F3 😂 but the two other guys talking about it were convinced it was the fastest bike in the world, because it said Ducati on the side. No clue.
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    I don’t think you can properly value bikes in a vacuum. You have to look at the price point and see what else is available for the same price. GSX-S series is a wonderfully practical package for the money. Just a matter of whether or not that bike checks all your boxes for $5k i think it’s probably either a perfect mix of comfort and performance, or perfectly not great at touring or trackdays. All in your perspective.
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    Buy my guns

    It seems like all the good deals come up while i’m Trying to afford a divorce. Hope no one else wants the 1911
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    Back yard riding

    Lol. I won’t have a wife to complain about it, so as long as the neighbors are happy, i am good.
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    2014 CB500x

    $8-10 is about right. I don’t buy lunch every day, but at least once a week.
  15. redkow97

    Back yard riding

    How much space do you need to have a little fun, and how much do your neighbors notice the noise? i am about to close on a .7 acre lot with a decent sized wooded area in the back. I know it’s not a lot, but i think an xr80 or a cheap 110 pit bike would probably be fun, if it’s quiet enough. Do not want to annoy the neighbors. Stock exhaust for sure. Will double as MTB good off space.