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Came across this in the FZR1000.co.uk board:

I raced a Harley today and after some really hard riding I managed to PASS him. I was riding on one of those really, really twisting sections of the sally gap in the Dublin mountains with no straight sections to speak of. I knew if I was going to pass one of those monsters with those big-cubic-inch motors, it would have to be a place like this where handling and rider skill are more important than horsepower alone.
I saw the guy up ahead as I exited one of the turns and knew I could catch him, but it wouldn't be easy. I concentrated on my braking and cornering. Three corners later, I was on his fender. Catching him was one thing; passing him would prove to be another.
Two corners later, I pulled up next to him as we sailed down the mountain. I think he was shocked to see me next to him, as I nearly got by him before he could recover. Next corner, same thing. I'd manage to pull up next to him as we started to enter the corners but when we came out he'd get on the
throttle and outpower me. His torque was almost too much to overcome, but this only made me more determined than ever.
My only hope was to outbrake him. I held off squeezing the lever until the last instant. I kept my nerve while he lost his. In an instant I was by him.
Corner after corner, I could hear the roar of his engine as he struggled to keep up. Three more miles to go before the road straightens out and he would pass me for good.
But now I was in the lead and he would no longer hold me back. I stretched out my lead and by the time we reached the crossroads he was more than a full corner behind. I could no longer see him in my rear-view mirror.
Once the road did straighten out, it seemed like it took miles before he passed me, but it was probably just a few hundred yards. I was no match for that kind of torque, but it was done. In the tightest section of road, where bravery and skill count for more than horsepower and deep pockets, I had passed him. Though it was not easy, I had won the race to the bottom of the mountain and I had preserved my integrity.

I will always remember that moment. I don't think I've ever pedalled so hard in my life. And some of the credit must go to Raleigh cycle, as well. They really make a great bicycle.
 

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You had me till the end........good one. Actually inthe beginning I said......no damn way a HD can handle a FZR......but I took the bait for a minute.. :oops:
 

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:lol: :lol: :lol:

Well, I knew it had to happen!!

Did not expect it to come from a GS man . . . Texan . . . to boot.

I respect those GS bikes, Mr. Blackbird!!! :D

Well, let's watch and see how Mr. LaMonster handles this one!!!

P. S. A second thought:

Mr. Blackbird, . . . if your GS has the six speed . . . would you be willing to tell the unlearned what MPH 3,000 RPM gets you?
 

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:lol: that was funny... :lol:
 

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Hubert, 3k will get you 55 in top cog.

azbb, who cares, it's still funny...
 

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Texas Black Bird said:
Hubert, 3k will get you 55 in top cog.

azbb, who cares, it's still funny...
Thanks!!!

We left on a run to Colorado . . .

My brother and I on the mighty KLR 650.

The other two boys on the GS.

Before we were across the border . . . we told the GS dudes to go on ahead . .

we would catch up with them later. :lol:

The GS travels well.

Have a good day, Mr. Texas Black Bird!!!! :D
 

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Thanks for the post, it's always good to start the day with a smile. :D
 
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