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LimaZulu
03-12-2004, 03:56 PM
I was pondering today on the relationship between sport bikes and combat flying. At least how we like to think of combat flying. Both deliver excessive G forces, radical banking maneuvers and serious adrenal rushes. I know that I feel like I am "piloting" my bike more than riding it. So I was wondering how many other combat-sim pilots (wannabe fighter jocks) like myself also ride sport bikes?

Lets hear from you guys who are riding and what your straddling.

Me - Been riding for 24 years and am on my 9th bike, a 2003 BMW K1200RS

Who else?

LZ

LimaZulu
03-12-2004, 03:56 PM
I was pondering today on the relationship between sport bikes and combat flying. At least how we like to think of combat flying. Both deliver excessive G forces, radical banking maneuvers and serious adrenal rushes. I know that I feel like I am "piloting" my bike more than riding it. So I was wondering how many other combat-sim pilots (wannabe fighter jocks) like myself also ride sport bikes?

Lets hear from you guys who are riding and what your straddling.

Me - Been riding for 24 years and am on my 9th bike, a 2003 BMW K1200RS

Who else?

LZ

MRoadster
03-13-2004, 01:51 AM
Don't know about the G Forces... I get more Gs flying in a Cessna while pulling steep turns than I ever do on a bike. Been riding since 1985, flying since 1994.

Bikes:

- Ducati '92 907 i.e., '93 Superlight, '02 MH900e

- H-D '03 Anniversary VRod.

pourshot
03-13-2004, 02:02 AM
I sold my baby some time ago but I sure do miss her http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-sad.gif

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~andycarroll68/hairpin.JPG

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~andycarroll68/mybaby.jpeg.JPG
Ride It Like Ya Stole It

Capt_Haddock
03-13-2004, 03:57 AM
Indeed. Riding is like flying low http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

I've got a '92 Virago 535 like this one. Can't wait for the summer. I'm used to ride in sunny Spain and summer France, and I just can't get use to the constant tiny rain in the UK... not even after 6 years. Oh dear.

http://perso.wanadoo.fr/claude.lecoq/535xv/images/album/535_dnbm_89.jpg

http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/haddock/sig/bandera.gif
http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/haddock/sig/F19bannerh.jpg
http://dspace.dial.pipex.com/haddock/sig/F19banner.jpg

ptthome
03-13-2004, 04:12 AM
Been riding for 30 years now, 6 bikes in the garage.
http://perso.club-internet.fr/ptthome/spaincol-3.jpg
some more of them on http://perso.club-internet.fr/ptthome/bikes.htm

http://perso.club-internet.fr/ptthome/vulogo3.JPG

LimaZulu
03-13-2004, 12:28 PM
Wow, Peter! Great web site!

You've got a fine collection of steeds, I am a bit jealous.

LZ

Monty_Thrud
03-13-2004, 12:58 PM
Well its not a sports bike, but i also consider myself a 2d pilot, i've got a '79 Bonneville(i've owned for 15 years) and a '68 BSA Starfire (which i've had since i was 17)i just love the oldies ,this is my Triumph Thunderbird which i've had from new ('98)

http://www.uploadit.org/bsamania/T-Bird3.800x600.jpg



http://www.uploadit.org/bsamania/Huzzy4-sig.jpg
"#2 Attack that ship".."#1..with what?".."#2 your ordnance DAMMIT!".."#1 my ordnance is in Olegs office, same place yours is".."#2 we'd better learn German then"

sukebeboy
03-13-2004, 01:10 PM
Errr....
I drive a 50 cc Honda scooter.

(breaks down weeping)

UncleVanya2001
03-13-2004, 02:51 PM
Yup, two bikes. Kawi Ninja & '72 Yamaha 650. Almost as tough to choose one to ride as it is to choose a plane in FB.

Actually, that's a damn lie! I ride the Ninja almost exclusively anymore. (Gotta tighter turn radius, like the Zero. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/11.gif)

UV