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Old 09-26-2018, 05:22 PM   #1
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Hi!

New to BARF, but old to riding.

I found BARF over a year ago when I did a search on lane splitting with an adventure bike (with big ass panniers). I think I finally got some interesting hits by limiting the search to GSA's, even though I don't ride a BMW. Been lurking since then and decided to pull the trigger and sign up when I recently began commuting daily by bike.

Started riding mini-bikes and dirt bikes when I was a kid. At 16 I became a cager and didn't give motorcycles much thought until 20 years ago when I got a sportster. I have been riding ever since.

I have a disease when it comes to motorcycles that causes me to buy too many (according to my wife) motorcycles. At one point I had six motorcycles filling my garage, but admittedly two of those were my wife's bikes.

For the most part I have ridden Harleys (sportster, nightster, Fat Boy, Deluxe, Road King Classic, and VROD). With a few outliers being a BMW and a VMax.

I am a nomad and have moved often. Two years ago I moved back to the Bay Area (third time here). I sold my bike before moving and started looking for my next ride when I got here.

The Adventure bike thing appealed to me and I finally landed on a Ducati Multistrada Enduro. And hence the need to research whether one could safely lane split with a big ass adventure bike. My personal answer to this question is yes it is possible, but with great care and with no more than a 10 mph differential - and prayers that no pick up trucks or SUVs are side by side.

My disease then immediately prompted me to buy a Panigale 1199 S.

During my Harley days, a sportsbike was out of the question because it looked to be a painful riding position, that and a hefty dose of Harley owner bullshit bias. But I had an existential midlife crisis and bought the Panigale. I now wish I had gotten a sportbike earlier. Such a great riding sensation. It is as if the bike has telepathy and does what I think. The riding position seems to be the most natural position as well.

I've enjoyed lurking on this forum - it is one of the best forums I've seen - and look forward to being a member.
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:42 PM   #2
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Old 09-26-2018, 05:45 PM   #3
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Old 09-26-2018, 06:05 PM   #4
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Great intro

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Old 09-26-2018, 08:44 PM   #5
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I went the other way sports bikes then Harley’s

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Old 09-29-2018, 06:15 AM   #6
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