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Honda CB900F 919 Dual Sport

After a little off-road stint on the 919 yesterday, I think it could be a feasible dual sport machine.

A farmer ran me off the road on my favorite back way home. I was in the middle of a long left sweeper running about 50 MPH when from behind the hill I see a Chevy 1500 pulling a small piece of farm equipment in the middle of the road. I stood it up and slowed down to get around him, but more of his truck and 'trailer' where on my side of the road than on his own. I was in my lane the entire turn but was forced to the far right side. Let me put it this way. My options where 1) keep the tires on the asphalt, lean into the corner and smack my head against his front bumper, or 2) take her off road.

Someone with a really nice yard now has a squiggly dead streak through it where I was trying to slow it down. Gladly I didn't lay it down, but I will say all those years of dirt bike riding paid off. Who knew street bikes ride like they are on snot in grass at probably about 35 MPH?

Somehow I managed to ramp over the ditch, miss a big hedge of bushes, and stop before a second hedge of bushes. I had to ride back through the persons yard to their driveway just to get back on the road. I was so mad that I chased this guy down and was ready to kick in his driver door with my steel toes. Oh yeah...he didn't even slow down or stop to see if I was okay, and neither did the guy following him pulling a hay wagon.

Oh well...live and learn. When I pulled up next to him and started yelling he looked at me and had to be about 80 years old. I guess he forgot he wasn't driving his semi with a 45 ft trailer. Up yours old farmer fart. You could have killed me without knowing or caring!

Anyway...just thought you guys might be interested in making a dual sport out of this incredibly versatile machine.

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post #2 of 10 Old 10-11-2008, 06:35 AM
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That SOB has probably been driving that same way since he was a boy. You most likely did the right thing by letting him know what he did then letting it go BUT, it sure would of made you feel better by dragging both men out of their trucks and beating hell outa them.
You are a good man for holding your temper and at least you know how you'll respond in the next emergency situation.
Always gotta keep an eyeball out for them really older folks cause they most likely don't see you with their failing vision and their minds are jumbled with whatever the hell it is they're thinking about.
I know most of us will be there eventually.


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send him the receipt for having your underwear and pants cleaned...... (really glad your ok... poop stains aside)



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Up yours old farmer fart.
LOL........ I hate those pucker moments when the unexpected pops out in front of you!


I am however loving this 919 dual sport way of thinking.............

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glad your alright. you should consider avoiding crazies.

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glad your alright. you should consider avoiding crazies.
I looked on eBay for a Crazy detector, but all I found were Radar Detectors and GayDar. Right...

I know one day I'll be an 'Old Fart' but just can't imagine ever getting to that level of obliviousness. I'm a person who really prides myself by seeing everything and not missing any details (kinda a requirement to being a network administrator). I told my wife that if I ever get that crazy to just shoot me and roll me into the ditch...or at least take my keys away and trash my truck.

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just found this link. All the talk about rear brakes made me think about off-roading.

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Byrdman, how's that project coming along?

And props for living, cmurphy!

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I grew up riding dirtbikes and streetbikes in that area. The closest incident I've had in my life was topping a hill on US60 to find a tractor and haytrailer parked right in the middle of the road not running. Belonged to a sheriff in Daviess County. He had gone up to a house to talk with somebody and just left his tractor in the road.

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I grew up riding dirtbikes and streetbikes in that area. The closest incident I've had in my life was topping a hill on US60 to find a tractor and haytrailer parked right in the middle of the road not running. Belonged to a sheriff in Daviess County. He had gone up to a house to talk with somebody and just left his tractor in the road.
That sounds about par for the course. Speaking of close calls...I'm really getting a kick out of watching the Tail of Dragon videos talking about how the police pull over tons of bikers but ignore the cars and trucks crossing the double yellow.

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