I'm squid right? : Yamaha R1 Forum
» Insurance
» Yamaha R1 Prices
» Sponsors

General Motorcycle Discussions Any general discussions related to Motorcycles goes in here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-07-2012, 06:19 PM   #1
Backinsaddle
My R1 eats me.
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 20
I'm squid right?

In 1994 I bought an F2. Almost zero experience riding. The mags said it was the fastest 600. Bs!
In '95, I bought a 1994 FZR1000 as my buddy told me it would spank all of the other bikes out. He was right. The bike would but I still got beat by my other buddy, Dave on his fzr 600 on the twisties.
I never had the balls that Dave did.
His 600 was built by a friend and dynoed at over 90hp! That was a lot back in those days.
Dave was putting together another bike to race someday. One night, he told my younger (and eager to race) friend, that he should just buy both of the bikes before he gets killed on one. He also stated that he was getting old at 27.
2 weeks later, Dave and I were supposed to ride to a nearby town. As I was about to leave, my girlfriend (now wife of 12 years) reminded me that I promised to help her clean the house.
I told Dave I couldn't go.
He was pissed and took off.
He died minutes later, a few blocks from where we were supposed to go.
Dave always yelled at our dumb asses for not wearing helmets. He always did.
The following year, on Dave's birthday, my older brother crashed in front of our house at 25 mph after doing fork seals and new tire. No helmet! Flight for life with shattered skull and 2 clots on the brain. My brother was like a dad to myself and little bro.
Lucky for us he came out of it ok!
I sold the bike the next year.
This spring, I bought a 94 fzr 1000 for some reason and was hooked again!
Got used to the power again and sick of working on it so, picked up an 05 r1.
I love the sick straight line acceleration and handling.
I won't pretend to be a racer or brag about being a badass. Just love riding.
I will be 40 in two weeks and have 2 beautiful young girls at home.
I ride for about 20 minutes at a time and giggle my ass of when I put it away.
If I'm a squid, that's ok.
Backinsaddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 12-07-2012, 06:21 PM   #2
Backinsaddle
My R1 eats me.
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 20
Sorry for this confusing mess. Beer night.....
Backinsaddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 06:28 PM   #3
z064life
R1 Forum Star
 
z064life's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Bikes: 2010 R1, 2009 Roadstar Silverado, 2005 GS500F (wife's SOLD), PW50 (with training wheels), 2008 R6 (Sold)
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 15,037
so you still ride without a helmet?
__________________
Hey Greenstreak, it's z064life lazy ass

Phantom Squadron XO - http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=50
z064life is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 06:29 PM   #4
Gearheaded
Venom X/O
 
Gearheaded's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Bikes: 2009 Raven R1(gone) 2008 Spicy Mustard r6
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 19,637
If you have to ask... Yes
__________________



Quote:
Originally Posted by Skeeter View Post
You pecker head....
R1-016 Venom Squad
Gearheaded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 06:36 PM   #5
T.C.
Bourbon is my blood
 
T.C.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Bikes: 2002 R1, 1980 FLH Harley, 1993 Suzuki Rmx 250, 1979 CB900f(modified), 1980 Kawasaki KX125
Location: Victoria, Australia
Posts: 3,655
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gearheaded View Post
If you have to ask... Yes
__________________

Sig by Uncle P.

Cal meh anj alcholic all yoo want. I will not memba in the morning, or the next day.

My bike thread.. http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=343172
T.C. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 06:55 PM   #6
lobsterhound
................
 
lobsterhound's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Bikes: 03 600rr, 02 r1
Location: Harrington Maine
Posts: 4,184
Dave sounds like that guy that everyone hates because he has done everything and most usually done it better
__________________

Sig pic courtesy of Uncle Petrol "Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism." -G. Washington
lobsterhound is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 07:05 PM   #7
Knifefreak
I eat my R1
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Bikes: 2006 R1
Location: Albany, Oregon
Posts: 109
So basically because someone you know who wasn't wearing a helmet lived, and a guy you know who was wearing a helmet died you say helmets are dumb. You are an absolute moron. Get good life insurance is my advice because you cannot fix stupid.

Every wreck is different. Gear gives you a better chance of surviving a wreck. Some wrecks its your fault, some its not. I have never ever heard anyone wreck in gear and after that say they wish they weren't wearing it. You would think with a wife and kids you would want to stick around. Wearing gear gives you a better chance of making it home to family. It doesn't matter how many chances you take on the bike there is always going to be that one car who didn't look or didn't care if there was anyone there and just like that you are off the road or in a wall, or sliding along the pavement. You cannot control other cars.

Yes you are a squid. Its not something to be proud of, especially when you have a family, just get some good life insurance.
__________________
2006 R1, blue/white.
Hotbodies dual radius dark smoke screen
Ride It Forever shorty adjustable levers
A&R baffled exhaust
A&R smog block offs
K&N air filter
Bazzaz
Dmp integrated tail light
Vortex rearsets with GP shift
Galfer steel brake lines
Shotgun frame sliders
Smog block offs
Custom LED relay
SpeedoDrD(should of gone healer)
Kryptonbulbs 6k HID(should of gone DDM)
Knifefreak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 07:17 PM   #8
Backinsaddle
My R1 eats me.
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 20
Sorry for the confusion! I Absolutely Always wear a helmet and gear!
I was a stupid kid!
See, I suck at telling a story!
Backinsaddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 07:22 PM   #9
Backinsaddle
My R1 eats me.
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 20
What I meant was, I learned a Huge lesson! I would never ride without!
My god! I love my girls!
Backinsaddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 07:28 PM   #10
Gearheaded
Venom X/O
 
Gearheaded's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Bikes: 2009 Raven R1(gone) 2008 Spicy Mustard r6
Location: Central Florida
Posts: 19,637
Good to hear buddy. We didn't think you wanted to leave on those terms.

Now, to answer your question, you only ride on very small sprints? Go to a track man!! It's more fun than anyone can imagine. Absolute addiction !

You don't ride long enough to be a squid haha!
__________________



Quote:
Originally Posted by Skeeter View Post
You pecker head....
R1-016 Venom Squad
Gearheaded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-07-2012, 07:44 PM   #11
quick kurt
I RACE U LOSE
 
quick kurt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Bikes: 2000 R1 SOLD & 2006 R1 50th Anniversary & 2012 R1 50th G.P. Anniversary#145
Location: Philly now Langhorne Pa.
Posts: 3,182
Do some trackdays, then you can REALLY giggle your ass off after ALL DAY LONG 20 min sessions. And do it safely for the sake of your loved ones, short 20 min "blasts" on the street while fun, aren't the safest way to go about getting your kicks IMO.
__________________
'06 50th GYT-R CarbonSlipons,Akra Y Graves stacks,blockoffs,covers BMCair Bazzaz Zafm Zfi mapsw Vortex w/520ERV3 Shogun sliders Vortex rearsets Renthal med.comp Ballistic12cell Stompgrip CRG levers Galfer SBK fr&rr rotors ProboltTi'12 50th WGP#145. Graves full Ti carbon ex,stacks,blockoffs BMCair Yosh case,oilfill,yokenut,axleblocks Renthal w/520ERV3 CRG RC2's Watsen's Shogun framesliders Renthal med.comp Ballistic8cell ProboltTi Lucky 13th R1-013Squadron Member
quick kurt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 01:49 AM   #12
tigertim20
Mad Thou Rider
 
tigertim20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Bikes: 2001 r1
Location: Otago, New Zealand
Posts: 2,080
plus one on the track. enjoy the R1 dude
__________________
<img src=http://i1226.photobucket.com/albums/ee415/r1tim/sigpic.jpg border=0 alt= />
thanks petrol!!
tigertim20 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 03:05 AM   #13
Petrol_Spice
Seņor Citizen
 
Petrol_Spice's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Bikes: Aprilia RSV4 APRC Factory / KTM RC8(S1)
Location: Pimptopia
Posts: 20,195
__________________




Tact was created by those lacking the mental dexterity for sarcasm. ~ Petrol_Spice



Petrol_Spice is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 04:59 AM   #14
rocalotopus
arrivederci
 
rocalotopus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 8,679
should've got a 600. trackdays.

ride safe
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by NSDQ View Post
I would prefer face-to-face discussions with a surplus of Belgian beer, and have chosen self-restraint over posting "I AGREE WITH ME" again and again.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Aron213 ti View Post
just think about who you about to go with, we might never find your body
you only funky as your last cut.
rocalotopus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-2012, 05:34 AM   #15
Mad German
Bald headed dork
 
Mad German's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Bikes: Schwinn Varsity
Location: Not sure...
Posts: 3,980
Still have the FZR1000? I had a 1995 FZR1000 and of all the bikes I've had in the past, if I could only get one of them back, it'd be the big Fizzer.
Mad German is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2012, 03:09 PM   #16
Backinsaddle
My R1 eats me.
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mad German View Post
Still have the FZR1000? I had a 1995 FZR1000 and of all the bikes I've had in the past, if I could only get one of them back, it'd be the big Fizzer.
http://s2.beta.photobucket.com/user/...ml?sort=3&o=15

I planned on keeping it and an older r1. Ended up spending more than I planned as I got a great deal on an 05. I did love that ugly thing. The 95 is the best looking one!

http://s2.beta.photobucket.com/user/...ml?sort=3&o=10
Backinsaddle is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:56 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum
R1-Forum.com is an independent Yamaha enthusiast website. Content on R1-Forum.com is generated by its users and R1-Forum.com is not in any way affiliated with Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.