Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Central IL, St. Louis, & Lake of the Ozarks
Finally ran into a Harley that could hang...
Went on a 200 mile ride today with some friends, my tuner/builder (on a 8.80 1/4 ZX12), and a friend of my tuner/builder on a Harley. We'd talked bikes at a few stops and the guy on the HD was really interested in what I had done. When we came up on a really long flat straight road, I got waived to the front. The HD wanted to go from a first gear roll so I got down to about 15mph and let the clutch totally out. We stabbed it and once we both caught traction, we were dead even. At about 65mph, he jumped ahead putting my front tire even with his rear tire. I stayed right there til 115mph when he missed a shift and I blew by him in a split second.
Needless to say, I was shocked. His bike is 80lbs lighter, he's about 70lbs lighter, and he was one heck of a rider (feathered his clutch to keep in his powerband without a tach).
If a couple grand in modifications/upgrades to my boat hadn't turned into $8k+, I'd have the bike back in the shop for upgrades but at least now I have motivation for next winter's round of bike mods.
Last edited by PlowTown Missile; 03-18-2012 at 11:14 PM.