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I bought a few BMW demos. Great price and not too beat on. I was tempted on a couple ducati demos but couldn't pull the trigger. Much easier to do this with euros bikes, so the demo bikes serve two great purposes: they provide a bike to test ride randomly, and then a highly discounted bike to purchase when those miles are hit.
A Zero fatality? oof.
 

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My neighbor, just across the street from me, was a sales manager at one of the local, euro shops. He always had a demo that he brought home. I was able to ride almost everything (2014-2017) that BMW, Triumph and Ducati. Several scooters, too. Demps, trades. Everything was fair game. It was awesome, while it lasted.

Keep in mind, I'm in Utah. He had 7 kids, and married the divorced lady who lived there. She only had 4 kids. My fun ended when she became pregnant with twins.

He said they needed to move into a house that was "cheaper". I swear, if you armed that family, they could have held on to the Kabul airport...
 

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I did ride the N1K and the zx6r at the last one. We had a ride leader, so the top speed was limited. I hit 80 for a few seconds. SUPPOSEDLY the Suzuki ride is much more spirited. I talked to a couple people who said the ride leader for Suzuki was really opening it up.
It can be hit or miss on the quality of the ride depending on a bunch of factors.

I am one of those demo leaders (I am not disclosing which company I work for) and I determine the pace of the ride based on the quality of the riders behind me. We have to deal with the some very inexperienced riders and do our best to not have any incidents. One of the first things we do is look at how the riders handled the bike in the parking lot. Did they have any trouble starting it? Did they remember to put the kickstand up? Did they stall it when leaving it? And a whole bunch of other things. When we head out on the ride the chase rider is communicating to the lead rider immediately. If there are any problematic riders they are letting the leader know. We can often ascertain the quality of the group very quickly. If everybody looks good the leader is free to set a higher pace and often does. One or two riders can disrupt the entire ride. If everyone looks really good except for just one rider we will often have the chase rider give him a personal escort and let the rest of the group go on ahead. All of us are riders and we want to have fun on the ride as well. When we are out by ourselves the pace can be extremely brisk. Tight formation and flowing through turns in sync is the rule of the ride.

I was on a ride early this year when the chase rider told me about a problem rider leaving the parking lot. He quickly suspected he could be a problem. On the very first turn to a 4 lane road with a median he ran wide and inexplicably crashed into the median. I have trouble understanding how anyone could possibly crash in that turn. You would be amazed at the crap we see, or maybe not.
 

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are you sure you're not confusing traction control with ABS? sounds like it.
I’m responding to people who say that going to a taller rear tire affects the bike in a negative way. I’m just saying that a bigger rear tire is no different than a smaller front tire, and that there has to be some built in compensation for a new tire on one end and a very worn tore on the other end.
 

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I’m responding to people who say that going to a taller rear tire affects the bike in a negative way. I’m just saying that a bigger rear tire is no different than a smaller front tire, and that there has to be some built in compensation for a new tire on one end and a very worn tore on the other end.
you responded directly to my post regarding ABS (not tc), which was the context of my response. If you're claiming that your response had nothing to do with my post then you shouldn't have A) quoted it, and B) directed a question at me.
so now you're claiming you responded to something other than what I posited. great. Glad you cleared that up :rolleyes:
 

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you responded directly to my post regarding ABS (not tc), which was the context of my response. If you're claiming that your response had nothing to do with my post then you shouldn't have A) quoted it, and B) directed a question at me.
so now you're claiming you responded to something other than what I posited. great. Glad you cleared that up :rolleyes:
Yes, I responded to your post. Then you asked if I was confusing traction control with ABS. My post was not “directed at” you, it was in response to what you said. I did not ask you a question because my response was not a question at all.
 

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Yes, I responded to your post. Then you asked if I was confusing traction control with ABS. My post was not “directed at” you, it was in response to what you said. I did not ask you a question because my response was not a question at all.
really? I've always been taught that a question mark after a sentence meant it was a question. Silly me. Looks like I'll have to rethink things. I guess the below was a statement NOT a question directed at my post:
"But what if the wear is on the front tire? "

Nice try little man. Do me a favor and never respond to one of my posts. You do nothing but rant like a child, and ask inane questions just to stir things up. You make me sick. You always have.
 

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really? I've always been taught that a question mark after a sentence meant it was a question. Silly me. Looks like I'll have to rethink things. I guess the below was a statement NOT a question directed at my post:
"But what if the wear is on the front tire? "

Nice try little man. Do me a favor and never respond to one of my posts. You do nothing but rant like a child, and ask inane questions just to stir things up. You make me sick. You always have.
Dude. Chill out. Seriously. The drama happening in this thread is really annoying.
 

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then no need to whip it back up with an annoying post of your own right Sac?
 
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