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Who's calling it quits after this season?

Old 07-Sep-2008, 06:19 PM
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Who's calling it quits after this season?

So with bill203, the heavy OPP blitz going on and the high amount of tickets being laid out this season, who's calling it quits and/or just going track-only?

I must say, I'm VERY tempted to do this next season. I am planning on going to europe next summer for the month of july and I must say.. it doesn't sound to tempting to cough up another $2500 for insurance (I'm under 25 and ride a 600cc) for only about 2 good months of doing the speed limit.

Anybody else feeling like calling it quits?
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Old 07-Sep-2008, 07:39 PM
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See what happens when the cops don't get there budget increase they asked for??
Now they *** us over with this great new speeding law they invented!!
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Old 07-Sep-2008, 08:09 PM
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I was reading a thread on GTAM. And the poster got pulled over for doing 15km/h on his bike. The cop told the rider that he could get him for stunting because you 'revved' his bike when he downshifted. Apprently, the rider just downshifting a bit too aggressive. The cop told him, if he was a ***** traffic cop he would of towed his bike away.

Things like this definately give me the creeps. I worked very hard to afford my bike and insurance, and to have it taken away because I downshift aggressive? Or revv my bike or something is idiotic. EVEN if you do get the ticket dropped, the license suspension still stays on your record for 3 years, and you still pay the tow and storage fees. It's a scary thought to think that you can have your vehicle/bike taken away because of a power tripping cop.
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Old 07-Sep-2008, 08:15 PM
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yah man, i hear you...

my street days look numbered now... i just sold my street bike and im sure my track bike is going soon as well.


Not worth it anymore... would rather invest the money somewhere else.
Maybe ill get a scooter or something...lol

We'll see next year i suppose
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It truely is a shame man..

My insurance is up june 2nd I believe. I guess I'll make up my mind next May.. but it looks grim. Almost all of my riding buddies are calling it quits as well.
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Old 07-Sep-2008, 08:41 PM
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im still going to ride, and as a daily driver in the summer spring and fall i get more than 2 month of good riding
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Old 07-Sep-2008, 10:22 PM
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Im ready to call it quits all together meaning I done with motorized vehicles period.. Im just waiting to get into my career move close by and ride/run/public transit for the rest of my life. Gas/insurance/repair and maintenance/crazy laws... who needs it. maybe I ll move to Russia and just pay the cop off 5 buck every time I get caught...
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Old 08-Sep-2008, 04:06 AM
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Im ready to call it quits all together meaning I done with motorized vehicles period.. Im just waiting to get into my career move close by and ride/run/public transit for the rest of my life. Gas/insurance/repair and maintenance/crazy laws... who needs it. maybe I ll move to Russia and just pay the cop off 5 buck every time I get caught...

agreed... I am definitely thinking of selling my civic and going with one car... sharing with the wife and taking public transit it to work. Its easier, cheaper and lets be honest some people just kill this hobby... and some things like feuds between websites ... the hate the overall way it was went. Instead of people enjoying it, now its about hating on everyone. I could only imagine the problems that come with a bike as well.

Maybe its time to get a nice harley chris?
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buy an audi
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Old 08-Sep-2008, 10:05 AM
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come on...i just got into the bike scene, but mine is actually more of a daily driver, i am thinking of selling my civic though
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Old 08-Sep-2008, 03:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Gallagher View Post
buy an audi
might as well buy some lube...
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Old 08-Sep-2008, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by kingjames1983 View Post
agreed... I am definitely thinking of selling my civic and going with one car... sharing with the wife and taking public transit it to work. Its easier, cheaper and lets be honest some people just kill this hobby... and some things like feuds between websites ... the hate the overall way it was went. Instead of people enjoying it, now its about hating on everyone. I could only imagine the problems that come with a bike as well.

Maybe its time to get a nice harley chris?

I'm not a cruiser kindof guy. I like to go very fast. And the whole time I'd be kicking myself while i'm on this big heavy ****. Even though they are comfortable as hell and torquey.. but it's just not for me.

And yeah.. the overall scene just isn't what it used to be. Even if you are doing the limit, you have to worry about harrassment from cops. I got harrassed because my bike has no rear 'mudflap'.. wtf? Luckily I bit my tongue and played innocent and he let me off.
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Old 08-Sep-2008, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by Gallagher View Post
buy an audi
Hey steve, how much is it going to cost to fix your ABS light again?

$1600 for the module? Oh yeah..

And I know you were being sarcastic, I just thought i'd give you a low blow haha
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Originally Posted by chris_v2 View Post
So with bill203, the heavy OPP blitz going on and the high amount of tickets being laid out this season, who's calling it quits and/or just going track-only?

I must say, I'm VERY tempted to do this next season. I am planning on going to europe next summer for the month of july and I must say.. it doesn't sound to tempting to cough up another $2500 for insurance (I'm under 25 and ride a 600cc) for only about 2 good months of doing the speed limit.

Anybody else feeling like calling it quits?
bro, why are you paying so much! im 26 but got insured when i was 24 and i payed 58/mth with state farm. my boy darren was paying like 2000/yr and i brought him to my guy and now hes paying 800/yr. email me and let me know if you want his info [email protected]
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dude, trust me I must of called every motorcycle broker there is in the GTA.

$2500 is as cheap as it gets for me..
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Originally Posted by Gallagher View Post
buy an audi

pass on that over priced VW!
i sold my Bike dreams 2 years ago, got my "M" but to get insurance on a 600cc way to much for just a Toy.
the only way i can get a bike if it's a 50cc moped


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Old 09-Sep-2008, 05:32 PM
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im still going to ride, and as a daily driver in the summer spring and fall i get more than 2 month of good riding

you have the 125 RR?
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Old 09-Sep-2008, 05:43 PM
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you have the 125 RR?

not still on the vespa, which is forsale
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I definitely hear what you guys are saying, it's not worth the hassle anymore. I would however not mind picking up a Honda Ruckus, and you can always modify it, to bad its hard to come by in Canada.


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lol..

I'd rather have my CBR. I was talking to a guy today who has a busa. He was saying that one of his buddies ran from the cops last week and they set up a road block for him (apprently he was going down a long straight).

Whatever happened to cops calling off the chase when the bike started to run haha
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