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DingDangKid 01-11-2012 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Land (Post 17725196)
The Evel Knievel lunchbox is reportedly autographed by ol' Robert Craig hisownself.:clap

Linky:http://travelingringo.com/2011/12/th...lick-kentucky/


Chris

At the bottom of that article there is second rat bike story. He's running a chevy alternator for power!

The picture is humongous so click here

lemieuxmc 01-11-2012 12:53 PM

Shit... I didn't realize that was a KLR! :lol3

D R 01-11-2012 12:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Land (Post 17725196)
The Evel Knievel lunchbox is reportedly autographed by ol' Robert Craig hisownself.:clap

Linky:http://travelingringo.com/2011/12/th...lick-kentucky/

Chris


I stand corrected... the article and pictures clearly show he keeps it registered and does in fact ride it. I would however like to know how he keeps the grass/moss growing on the tires.

lethe 01-11-2012 12:55 PM

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Originally Posted by SpencerCompton (Post 17725231)
At the bottom of that article there is second rat bike story. He's running a chevy alternator for power!

The picture is humongous so click here

regenerative braking? :rofl
A Rat Hybrid

IheartmyNx 01-11-2012 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by lemieuxmc (Post 17725243)
Shit... I didn't realize that was a KLR! :lol3


lol

klaviator 01-11-2012 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by lemieuxmc (Post 17725243)
Shit... I didn't realize that was a KLR! :lol3

Can't be a KLR. There's no milk crate:rofl

lethe 01-11-2012 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by D R (Post 17725251)
I stand corrected... the article and pictures clearly show he keeps it registered and does in fact ride it. I would however like to know how he keeps the grass/moss growing on the tires.

Ch..ch..ch.chia

lemieuxmc 01-11-2012 01:15 PM

Are you sure?

Jimmy Hoffa could be on that bike somewhere...

Kbetts 01-11-2012 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by mneblett (Post 17724921)
BS. Go re-read your Physics 101 textbook.

You only get a torque reaction when the crank is accelerating or decelerating -- steady throttle (or anything short of clutch in, full throttle reving the engine) and you will not experience *any* torque reaction you can detect from the saddle.

Want proof? Stand still at idle in neutral, with your legs straddling the bike. Rev the crap out of the bike, full throttle. You'll feel a slight tug to the right between your thighs, but that's it. If that's all you'll feel accelerating the engine as fast as you can, there's no way accelerating in a curve when in gear (when the engine is barely aceelerating) will have *any* real-world-detectable effect on the lean angle.

The only effect of whacking open or chopping the throttle in a curve on a BMW would be the chassis rising or falling as the pinion climbs the crown gear *IF* you are on an older twin shock or monolevers -- the paralever design on a bike like an 1150GS essentially eliminated the shaft up/down jacking, so that's not even an issue anymore.

After more than 30 years of riding BMWs (including an 1150GS) here's a clue: BMW's don't require any different "technique" or "talent."

If you are riding a twin-shock or a monolever (or a Guzzi, or any other non-paralever shaft bike), then remember to not chop the throttle mid-turn if you can avoid it, as you'll lose ground clearance -- but then, not chopping the throttle mind-turn applies to any bike.

Stop over-analyzing and ride the sucker. If you are "feeling" any torque reaction effect while riding, stop and go get some riding instruction and/or therapy, because it's all in your head.

HA! You made milk come out my nose! What a troll!

frontiercat 01-11-2012 02:09 PM

The rat bike is still a turd...in my book and in my humble opinion...but it's not my bike (thank goodness):lol3

TrashCan 01-11-2012 02:15 PM

http://www.photoreflect.com/web/bin/...K005O050006&p=Back to our program.

http://www.photoreflect.com/web/bin/...K005O050000&p=

klaviator 01-11-2012 02:28 PM

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Originally Posted by TrashCan (Post 17725927)

She's got the hanging off technique all wrong. Her knee should be pointed down towards the pavement.

:lol3

ShardPhoenix 01-11-2012 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by D R (Post 17725251)
I stand corrected... the article and pictures clearly show he keeps it registered and does in fact ride it. I would however like to know how he keeps the grass/moss growing on the tires.


It's almost mind boggling to think that nobody has thrown out the completely ABSURD hypothesis that just maybe, he rode the bike through some grass just before the picture was taken?

I mean, who the hell rides their bike in the GRASS. That's like, riding it off road or something. Preposterous.

Dan-M 01-11-2012 03:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Skyclad (Post 17722346)
Doubt it...from the rat bike owners I have met, they really could not care less what you think of their bike. They like it, and that is really all that matters in the end.

I'd say it is definitely a "manufactured" rat bike He's doing it for attention and going for the look. If he wasn't he wouldn't enter it in rat shows. Plus, he doesn't have the look of a person who would have a bike with such a patina. When is the last time you saw a guy with a beat up high mileage bike wearing new blue jeans and rubber boots?

TrashCan 01-11-2012 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Dan-M (Post 17726397)
I'd say it is definitely a "manufactured" rat bike He's doing it for attention and going for the look. If he wasn't he wouldn't enter it in rat shows. Plus, he doesn't have the look of a person who would have a bike with such a patina. When is the last time you saw a guy with a beat up high mileage bike wearing new blue jeans and rubber boots?





I met Smitty for the first time at Daytona Bike Week earlier this year, but I’d first seen him there with his bike, Rat-1, several years earlier. The 62-year old long-time biker from Flat Lick, Kentucky has missed only one of the annual events since he bought his machine in 1976.

http://travelingringo.com/2011/12/th...lick-kentucky/


From linked web page.


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