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You guys be careful riding. The BMW rider in front went into ongoing traffic lane several feet. Also saw you ride in ongoing traffic at 4:31 and 4:51. You also passed on a double line through a turn at 5:00. The Hayabusa rider was within a couple of feet from a car on one turn.

This was a little scary to watch.
 

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@Rhino: on your avatar you got a red SS, in the video it's a white one. Do you own both? :-O

Regarding your lane: particular the R1200 rider should improve his left hand corners. He should try to be far more on the outside of the corner - that's a lot safer and quicker too.
 

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Whoa...this wasn't suppose to be a critique, guys. Each person is responsible for their own ride. I saw some nice riding with friends when traffic was low. Only they know how far ahead they can see...I'm assuming it was clear and skating the line was ok and no one was in danger. And sometimes passing on the double yellow is required and if nothing is coming, then go. No worries...no harm, no foul. Makes me a little nervous about posting some of my stuff...

Good catch on the red vs white, though.
 

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You guys be careful riding. The BMW rider in front went into ongoing traffic lane several feet. Also saw you ride in ongoing traffic at 4:31 and 4:51. You also passed on a double line through a turn at 5:00. The Hayabusa rider was within a couple of feet from a car on one turn.

This was a little scary to watch.
Yip cant argue with your point ! and to be honest you have only watched a fraction of the 7 hours of riding and there would be a few more errors in that footage. there were 7 riders on this ride all in my opinion very experienced and like minded riders (Makes a good dynamic). At each stop or quick break you should hear the chatter, we all give each other a rap over the knuckles if we have seen another cross the centre line or take a bend too wide or do a maneuver which is deemed too risky. When we ride our aim is to feel that perfect symmetry with your bike :smile2: I usually have a USB stick the next day of warts and all footage for all riders. I know it helps to be a safer rider if you can watch yourself making a mistake and work out how yo9u could and would avoid it next time. (crazy dare devils are banned from our rides) Thanks
 

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@Rhino: on your avatar you got a red SS, in the video it's a white one. Do you own both? :-O

Regarding your lane: particular the R1200 rider should improve his left hand corners. He should try to be far more on the outside of the corner - that's a lot safer and quicker too.
Yip I need to update my Avatar the one in the photo was the bike I test rode, I have a white one. the guy on the BMW bought it last week that was his first ride on the bike and had never been on this stretch of road which I consider to be very challenging, some negative camber thrown in. but as well cant argue with your comment. I let him know tomorrow that a guy on the Ducati forum said you should improve your left hand corners >:)
 

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Had a absolutely Fricken Awesome ride yesterday. so relaxed on the bike through the twisties carved those turns following the complete line of the road never went closer than 2 foot to either centre or outside lines. (All down to the new sport suspension settings I dialled in!) I cant state how much of a difference it makes having the correct suspension settings for the road your riding. The bike just stuck to its line so all that was needed was picking the rite lines. There was only one bad mark out of a perfect ten ride and that was with the better handling came more confidence which lead to me opening up the bike harder coming out of bends ( this is my natural style of riding and that is why I set my SAG with the rear a little higher as to level the bike on accelerating out of bends and aid in keeping the front down) On one bend the revs were in that sweet spot and a little extra twist, the front powered up about 3ft and by the time she came down again I was over the centre line, Clear road ahead, no traffic and relatively safe never the less it was not an intended mauver (But I loved it, it was awesome and I am going to do it some more >:)>:)>:) just be aware of the line of the road coming out of the bends.) The end.
 

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Took a 11 hour road trip up and around the mountains. Hot and Humid with some interesting road conditions. We rode to the conditions and survived to do it again another time. I think in my younger days I might have come a cropper by pushing when the conditions didn't alow. Anyway The supersport did its job awesomely as always, it is a very versatile. one small issue which resolved itself was the fuel guage was stuck on 4 bars / half for a couple of fills which did disrupt things as the fuel range is a concern on the trips I take, but on the 3rd fill it corrected so all good. have posted a small snipit of the ride for you northern hemisphere guys to critique while you are snowed in.>:) Man you cant see from the video but it was Hot Hot Hot and Humid.
 

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Nice ride! Have been reading how hot it’s been there. Hotest on record?

Regarding fuel gauge, was the tank nearly full, then did you top it off before the gauge got stuck?

I had a similar problem that occurred a couple of times but seemed to only occur when I topped off an almost full tank before an extended ride that I mentioned in a post about 4 months ago. It was also very hot, btw. And it also cleared itself with the next tank fill.
 

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Rhino, I'm disappointed in you...you really should cross the yellow line more.

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Phat riding, brother. I'm regretting I didn't take the assignment in Australia a few years back. There were more twisties in your 14 minutes of video than Florida has in the entire state.
 

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WOW !! Great ride Rhino ! You are one lucky [email protected]$d. Wish I had roads like that around here. There are a few but nothing with that many twists and turns for hours on end. Reminds me of se7en's territory in and around Deals Gap area :grin2:. So my next question is are you up for sponsoring me to come live in Australia :wink2:. So jealous !!!
 
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Nice ride! Have been reading how hot it’s been there. Hotest on record?

Regarding fuel gauge, was the tank nearly full, then did you top it off before the gauge got stuck?

I had a similar problem that occurred a couple of times but seemed to only occur when I topped off an almost full tank before an extended ride that I mentioned in a post about 4 months ago. It was also very hot, btw. And it also cleared itself with the next tank fill.
yeah if I think about it it was almost full and was topping up. Sometimes I got to take fuel when its there or wont make it to the next stop.
 

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Rhino, I'm disappointed in you...you really should cross the yellow line more.

>:)

Phat riding, brother. I'm regretting I didn't take the assignment in Australia a few years back. There were more twisties in your 14 minutes of video than Florida has in the entire state.
lol there were a lot more twisties but I didn't want to add an hour of video as it gets tedious. unfortunately I also live far from the mountains and that's why its an 11 hour round trip. would have been good to get a road report before we went as some of those roads were almost unrideable with debris.
 

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Nice video @Rhino, it's subtropical in the south east UK today +4C with a wind chill of -2C. Good to see you had your wise head on with the road conditions, why was there so much debris on the twisties? You said they are normally great roads.
Brrr I don't miss the uk weather. it is queensland summer here and that means storms and storms mean loads of wind and wash off from the banks, it usualy leads to leaves, branches, trees, mud, rocks etc on the roads. sometimes you can come around a corner and part of the road has disappeared :surprise: A lot of the time we ride up and then back the same route but this time was all new roads so didn't know what was ahead. Last year I slide out on those conditions and wrote my bike off not planning on doing that again.
 

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Brrr I don't miss the uk weather. it is queensland summer here and that means storms and storms mean loads of wind and wash off from the banks, it usualy leads to leaves, branches, trees, mud, rocks etc on the roads. sometimes you can come around a corner and part of the road has disappeared :surprise: A lot of the time we ride up and then back the same route but this time was all new roads so didn't know what was ahead. Last year I slide out on those conditions and wrote my bike off not planning on doing that again.
Sounds like the Ribble Valley I was riding in on Saturday for 3 hours.
 
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