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    Work to ride, Ride to work...

    Instead of continuing to thread jack SharkMan's post in the pictures section I thought I'd throw this up here. If you're not a commuter, try it. The hawk bleeds off all work stress even when surrounded by slow cages.

    http://www.ridetowork.org/

    #2
    i used to commute...... you know, leave work at five.. get home around 10....

    only thing that sucks about commuting is you flatspot your tires.... then everyone thinks you're chickenshit for not wearing out the sides first. (i used to catch crap for that years ago...)

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      #3
      The hawk is so flickable I just make s curves in my lane. It freaks out cagers around me, they always point with a look of exclamation. I also do it when approaching intersections to wag the headlight, I've heard a bunch of left turning cage horror stories. I wonder, do all those people with flat spots on their R1's and Hayabusas ever ride at any other angle than 90degrees?

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        #4
        Originally Posted by LeftRightLeftThrottle
        The hawk is so flickable I just make s curves in my lane. It freaks out cagers around me, they always point with a look of exclamation. I also do it when approaching intersections to wag the headlight, I've heard a bunch of left turning cage horror stories. I wonder, do all those people with flat spots on their R1's and Hayabusas ever ride at any other angle than 90degrees?
        if they let the clutch out fast, they can go 45, 50, and sometimes 180....
        naa.. i know what you mean... they can still lean... how else can you do circle doughnuts?

        naaa.. once more im joking.... yes an R1 is harder to turn, and slower to lean but really, if you ride it hard enough, you cant argue with the performance, it may not WANT to go over, but it'll stick when its over and if you have the balls, you'll be faster. street or track.
        and the busa may be ugly as all sin, but if you want to carry your stuff and a passenger on a roadtrip, its great... the only thing better is a FJR1300 IMO...

        but if you want a fun commute, of course the hawk is great.

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          #5
          I'm looking forward to commuting to work again.

          I used to when I lived on Long Island, but stopped when I worked in Brooklyn and took the subway. Now that I'm back home in CT (and know all the twisty tree-tunnel type back roads between my driveway and the hospital!!!) I'll be doing a LOT of riding to work!!!

          1988 "BlackHawk" project
          1989 "RallyHawk" is Chuck's now!
          1988 "The Gray" Tempest Gray Metallic stocker

          I can't tell you how peaceful it is. Shinya Kimura
          People who know ride Hawks. Riot

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            #6
            when i first got my hawk, it was to save on gas driving to work. i lived close to san diego cali and this road that i took to work was nice throu some canyons and it was a back country road, not to far from palomar mt. i miss those drives to work. the only thing better was the drives home.

            i still ride to work if its not rianing or snowing. but its 1 hours of one straite road flat in indiana.
            1988 & 1991 hawkgt, 2005 rc51

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              #7
              15 mins for me starting on lower east side of manhattan (east village, nyc) and crossing town to the west side of midtown.

              i am sure all this city commuting is putting flat spots on my tires but it is unquestionably the best 15 mins. each way of my day for sure!

              then i try that much harder on track days to even the tires out!

              so far so good.
              '88 hawk with sporty mods
              '76 bmw r90 with sporty mods
              '71 honda cb 350 racebike

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                #8
                Here is a pic of my route to work, it's the twisty road in the middle called Allen Parkway. It also has hills and pretty good pavement. No flat spots on my tires! Sometimes I just go around the cloverleaf top left on Memorial drive and Waugh for fun. I work in downtown Houston which is just off the map to the right. It only takes me about 5 minutes to get to work, but sometimes it takes a bit longer to get back home.


                Any thing worth doing is worth overdoing.
                I'm not riding too fast, I'm flying too low...

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                  #9
                  Originally Posted by jaysun0ne
                  i lived close to san diego cali and this road that i took to work was nice throu some canyons and it was a back country road, not to far from palomar mt.
                  Ortega Highway? I ride my hawk daily, to work school and friends. It is a life saver out here because I HATE traffic and southern California is the worst let alone the interchange I have to traverse daily, thank goodness for the hawks nimbleness and lane splitting bieng legal =D!

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by jaysun0ne
                    i lived close to san diego cali and this road that i took to work was nice throu some canyons and it was a back country road, not to far from palomar mt.
                    Ortega Highway? I ride my hawk daily, to work school and friends. It is a life saver out here because I HATE traffic and southern California is the worst let alone the interchange I have to traverse daily, thank goodness for the hawks nimbleness and lane splitting bieng legal =D!

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                      #11
                      Originally Posted by jaysun0ne
                      i lived close to san diego cali and this road that i took to work was nice throu some canyons and it was a back country road, not to far from palomar mt.
                      Ortega Highway? I ride my hawk daily, to work school and friends. It is a life saver out here because I HATE traffic and southern California is the worst let alone the interchange I have to traverse daily, thank goodness for the hawks nimbleness and lane splitting bieng legal =D!

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