Prius Owners and Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Fred's House of Pancakes' started by Mystery Squid, Jan 13, 2006.

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  2. No

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  3. Yes I own a motorcycle, but haven't used it in quite some time

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  4. No, but I've always wanted to try/get one

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  5. Motorcyles are nothing but DEATHcycles

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  6. malorn

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  1. Mystery Squid

    Mystery Squid Junior Member

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    I know there are a few of us out there... B)

    If you do have a bike, what is it?
     
  2. SomervillePrius

    SomervillePrius New Member

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    I used to ride a BME r1200c a lot. Since meeting my fiancee I haven't used it and I'll probably sell it this year.
     
  3. naterprius

    naterprius Senior Member

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    You forgot "Used to ride, but no longer do for whatever reason."

    Nate
     
  4. The Tramp

    The Tramp Italian Prius Expert

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    Honda Deauville 650 for leasure.

    Piaggio Liberty 50 4 stroke for commuting.
     
  5. wilco

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    Yep, XT500 for me.
     
  6. jeneric

    jeneric New Member

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    Don't own a Prius yet, so I won't vote, but have a Katana 750. Thinking about selling it after getting the Prius. Don't wanna be a gas hog (40 mpg).
     
  7. MichaelP

    MichaelP New Member

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    Yes

    98 Honda CBR900RR

    2004 Prius Package #9


    Michael
     
  8. rick57

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    I didn't vote because I don't own a Prius. But since I frequent here a lot,I thought I would put in my 2 cents worth, :lol: . I have a 1982 Honda CBX. Those of you into bikes will know that this has an in-line 6 cylinder. I boought it in 1990 with 5K on it. Since I don't have a lot of time some years,it only has just over 8K on it now. Maybe a good investment, ;) . Always had Honda's and I would say that these bikes ( CBX's ) are my favs.
     
  9. jacaufie

    jacaufie New Member

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    Okay, I just can't resist this one...

    I don't currently own a bike, but I've had 3 in the recent past:

    - Honda VT-500 (what I got my endorsement with)
    - BMW K100RS
    - Honda ST1100

    Of the three I loved the ST the most. Reliable, stable, got ~45mpg.

    I sold it when a guy I work with witnessed a hellish motorcycle accident (he's a Harley rider). A 17-year old ran a stop sign and broadsided the lead bike of the pack he was riding in. Killed the driver; severly maimed his passenger. I sold the bike soon after. I had some near misses, too.
     
  10. imntacrook

    imntacrook New Member

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    1968 - 650 Triumph Bonneville - stolen in 1970, chased the guy in my1969 Volkswagen bug, never had a prayer of catching him.
    1982 - 750 Yamaha Virago, first around the country bike ride.
    1997 - 1995 Harley 1200 Sportster, several cross country solos, still have the same bike.
     
  11. Pez

    Pez New Member

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    Currently 1978 FLH Harley 1200 and 2005 yamaha roadstar 1700
    my wife has a 1998 honda 250 rebel
     
  12. Pez

    Pez New Member

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    Sorry and a 2006 prius and a 50cc pocket bike and suzuki 100 year OLD
     
  13. parrot_lady

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    I see way to many accidents around here and knew a teacher who was certified and did teach a motorcycle saftey class. All I can say is "crotch rockets".

    at least the one that hit the back of my mom's car was. She likes to tell the story repeatedly.


    For those that ride here, what kind of saftey gear are you all using?
     
  14. Mystery Squid

    Mystery Squid Junior Member

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    Depends.

    I'll be the first to admit on hot sunny days, I'll be out there with shorts/t-shirt sneakers, and music blasting in my helmet.

    Other times I'll have an armored jacket and jeans.

    When I do track days, it's usually all out armored pants/jacket/gloves, etc.

    But always, always, with a helmet, at the very least...


    Thing is, it's always the irresponsible teenagers that make a lot of us look bad. MOST of the stupid accidents on crotch rockets happen between 16 and 25...
     
  15. bookrats

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    Whether you like cycles or not, I suspect you'll get a kick out of this Top Gear segment on the Ariel Atom.

    I've never been interested in riding a motorcyle, myself, but I found this report both hilarious and rather cool. If I were tempted to drive at top speeds, I think this is the way I'd like to do it.
     
  16. Mystery Squid

    Mystery Squid Junior Member

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    Ah yes...

    That video is infamous within the sportbike community...

    2 things to consider:

    1. They pair it up against a 600rr

    2. The bike pilot sucks

    Had they paired him against a pro, or even quasi-pro biker on a 1000, he would have gotten his nice person handed to him.

    But yeah, nonetheless, looks fun as hell, and a bit safer!
     
  17. jacaufie

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    I always rode wearing what I would want to have on if I dropped the bike.

    Which maybe explains why I don't ride anymore. ;)
     
  18. Mystery Squid

    Mystery Squid Junior Member

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    Ah, a fellow Squid I see...

    or maybe not...

    ;)
     
  19. Mystery Squid

    Mystery Squid Junior Member

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    Oh wow!

    It's been a big part of your life I see!!!

    Nice!!!

    B)
     
  20. zapranoth

    zapranoth New Member

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    "Recovering motorcyclist" wasn't an option in the poll. :p

    I had an 85 Yamaha FJ 1100 until my mentor suggested that I quit. My wife never nagged me, but hearing him say it had an effect on me. I still love bikes and would still love to ride one, but I have a wife and daughter, and my choice is not to ride. It is a highly personal choice, though.
     
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