Discussion in 'Crossrunner' started by Rocker66, Jun 2, 2011.
Very true Rainbow7 plus in my case a dealer with mechanics that I trust
I just hope KC and Betarace can get over thier snits without too much psychological damage.
@squirrelman: I've put maybe a million miles on various Honda cages and loved them all even if none of them was inspiring. My sole Honda 2-wheeler, the Babyceptor, was different, exciting, a blast to ride, a pain to live with, had to go. And the converse: I would never buy a Suzuki automobile, but may never sell my V-Strom. Two of my riding buddies who have BMW 2-wheelers have Honda & Toyota autos, and would never buy a BMW car. I suppose that only goes to show that 1) brand loyalty only goes so far, and 2) us Motorcycle riders are a messed-up bunch.
Too early for this much soul-searching. I need another cup of coffee.
I don't have that problem as I don't do cars and never have
@Rocker66: Yes, but in Old Blighty you have a public transit system that actually connects towns. You have trains that run on a clock instead of a calendar. You have interesting country roads. You have walking trails that actually go somewhere. You have sidewalks. You have the Crossrunner. You have the Lotus Seven, for goodness sake. What more could you ask for?
Sorry for the hijack.
^^ Has clearly never experienced the wonders of British Rail.
As someone who has worked on the railway since 1966 and has decided to stay on after the retiring age of 65 I feel that I must respond to that. In my experiance our wonderful* American friends are shocked to find that if they miss a train that there will be another in less than hour and in 2 days time
* I have now got to be really nice to our american cousins as my son married one on Saturday after waiting for her to finish her time in the Army
Congratulation .......now you are related to us, lol I did Spend some time in Europe have many friends from Wale and Scottland. Beautiful country rich history.
Au contraire, Rainbow7, I have spent many, many miles on BritRail, various transit systems, tiny roads in tiny cars in This Green Island. Love it.
In The New World, trains first and foremost carry chemicals, coal and cars. Speaks volumes to the priorities of US rail operators. Passengers are treated with considerably less importance than commodities.
Thanks Scubalong at least I now have a standing invitation to stay in Utah at any time
I stand corrected: you have been a victim of British Rail.
You tell me another country that runs a railway as intensive as that in the UK. My Australian colleague assures me that your system doesn't compare with ours.
bye the way I don't know when you last travelled on the UK rail system but it must have been many years ago as British Rail has not existed since 1997.
If you are going to criticise me and my colleagues please get you facts correct:frown:
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The odd thing here is that Rocker stated from the git go that he because of physical needs, need a lighter bike. Next he states he doesn't "do" cages.. I thought I only knew one guy like that now I know two.
Maybe we should turn him on to a Honda step though.. Naaa..
Why would I want to do cages? I have used bikes as my only means of personal transport for the last 49 years and I have no plans to change that until I find it physicaly impossible to do. I still do a 75 mile round trip to work all the year round.
Why would I want a step through when I am quite capable of riding my Crossrunner and my Honda NC700X.
To me other than those that cost much more than I will be ever able to afford cages are BORING!!
Sorry dude, American humor. I was attempting to defend your position. The other guy I "know" is a flesh ahd blood uber dude with the handle "Rhino" He has never had a cage and rides a R90S BMW he bought new. He tunes Ferraris and by trade is a tool and die maker.
This Rocker dude is a tad defensive..
Lucky you guys over across the pond don't have harleydoodchicas pulling your trains like we do.
Then we got the Italian guy whose trains ran on time. They hung his ass..
We got skippers on the Washington State Ferrys that require at the shift changes that everyone on shift come aboard and sychronize their timpieces to the satellite GMT clock.
Pretty hard to make a train guy walk the plank though..Maybe the train folk get keelhauled.. Messy Wot?
You can add a 3rd if you like as my wife who is 64 like me has never owned a cage and still rides to work allyear round on her CBF1000FA. She also has a much customised Hornet 600
Will ya still need her, will ya still feed her when she's 65?
There is no "Australian" rail system; there are transit systems that vary from city to city. Sydney's rail service is pretty damn good but of course it is nowhere near as intensive as that of, say, London, for the simple reason that there are many millions less people living in Sydney. Most people who live in the Sydney metro area own cars, unlike Londoners.
If they have no cars, let them have motorcycles. (except Harleys)
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