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post #1 of 37 (permalink) Old 05-08-2007, 12:50 AM Thread Starter
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Why Do Bikes Hate Me?

2 weeks, 2 blown up motorcycles. The mighty Superchicken decided to leave me in the lurch in turn 10 at Thunderhill today. Blasting along at over 100mph, I suddenly had no power...left hand up, pull on to the dirt, and wanted to kick the damn thing. It sat out there from session 4 until the cold track at the end of the day.

I can shift, the motor runs, but it just won't get into gear and go...up, down, sideways on the shifter lever...it just spins.

I'm starting to hate motorcycles.

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Re: Why Do Bikes Hate Me?

DQ, sorry mang, that sucks. At least you had a few sessions in before it retired.
When's your next trackday?

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DQ, sorry mang, that sucks. At least you had a few sessions in before it retired.
When's your next trackday?
I'm scheduled for Z2 on 26 June. But I'm considering hanging it up after today. It's getting way too expensive, replacing motors every 2 weeks

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That sucks.
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sorry about the bikes.
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Re: Why Do Bikes Hate Me?

Yikes. I had a bit of that kind of luck last fall. Seems like every bike I sat on took a crap on me. I thought my butt was cursed there for a while. I'm pretty sure Spidey had the curse before that--remember how his bikes and the ground had this love affair for a while? And then the Buell stepped in and messed up gravity's mojo. The gremlin needs a host, Quattro....Apparently it's your asscheeks that carry the mark of the beast now.... keep away from my bikes!
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That sucks man. Sounds like you need some gremlin bells. (edit: link fixed)

For your bikes, not your ass...

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Joe,
Good times... well, except for the SuperTurkey going bonk heading into T9. At least you did not go down or hurt yourself. But you have the worst luck recently - hope it changes for the better soon.

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Ahh, that sucks, sorry to hear that.
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I'm pretty sure Spidey had the curse before that--remember how his bikes and the ground had this love affair for a while? And then the Buell stepped in and messed up gravity's mojo.
f'n Buells.
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