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Old August 24th, 2017   #11
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Only time I ever travel at those speeds is deep in the deserts of Nevada. Straight roads for hundreds of miles with no other cars in sight. And I only did it long enough to test out the limits of each bike. Then it is back down to the posted 70 mph speed limits.
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I like to run at least 130 mph on I-10 in Baton Rouge every evening around 5:00 pm.

Another thing that thrills me is riding wheelies at 100 mph through school zones. Especially elementary schools.

In all seriousness, I am very careful about when and where I do foolish things with my bike. And it does not happen very often.
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Yup, yup, yup.

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I like to run at least 130 mph on I-10 in Baton Rouge every evening around 5:00 pm.

Another thing that thrills me is riding wheelies at 100 mph through school zones. Especially elementary schools.

In all seriousness, I am very careful about when and where I do foolish things with my bike. And it does not happen very often.
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Thank you for sharing that with me Paul ST1300. I will surely take your warning to heart and never ever exceed the posted speed limit again.

Redfish, I am having issues getting the wheel to stay up past 90 or so, especially in a heavily populated area. What's your secret? :-)

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Redfish, I am having issues getting the wheel to stay up past 90 or so, especially in a heavily populated area. What's your secret? :-)
I actually have a couple tricks for this.

Either:
1. Let all but about 5 psi of air out of your front tire. If you normally run 40psi and you let it down to 5, that removes 35 pounds of extra weight from the front of the bike!

or

2. Replace the air in the front tire with helium.



It helps that I get motivated by the admiring looks I get from all the Mom's dropping their children off when I blast through the school zone.


Please, everyone remember, THIS IS ALL A JOKE!
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I'm actually surprised you didn't say anything about putting Mrs. Redfish on the back....
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I actually have a couple tricks for this.

Either:
1. Let all but about 5 psi of air out of your front tire. If you normally run 40psi and you let it down to 5, that removes 35 pounds of extra weight from the front of the bike!

or

2. Replace the air in the front tire with helium.



It helps that I get motivated by the admiring looks I get from all the Mom's dropping their children off when I blast through the school zone.


Please, everyone remember, THIS IS ALL A JOKE!
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I'm actually surprised you didn't say anything about putting Mrs. Redfish on the back....
You have seen Mrs. Redfish. You know that is not a physical possibility. In order to get my wife on the back of a motorcycle I would need:

1. Back tire from a dump truck.
2. Shock spring from the front of a Ford F350 Diesel
3. Rear subframe welded out of 6 inch channel iron.
4. Strap a 55 gallon drum of water to the fairing to hold the front end down.

So yes, Mrs. Redfish would make the bike wheelie.
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You're a hoot, and she's just awesome. Plus, she puts up with you.
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Mrs. Redfish sees this thread we'll be sending flowers to the bone and joint rehab center for months....to cheer up Mr. Redfish.

I do like the helium suggestion though. Would Hydrogen work just as well?
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Mrs. Redfish sees this thread we'll be sending flowers to the bone and joint rehab center for months....to cheer up Mr. Redfish.

I do like the helium suggestion though. Would Hydrogen work just as well?
It may not have the giggle effect, when you breathe it.
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