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Old 07-21-2011, 11:22 AM   #2281
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Hmmm... kudos for looking through the corner, but jeez... shift your wieght just a bit and maybe even slide your butt over a bit and the hard parts will last a lot longer! LOL
That is djfire from gl1800riders.com and he has installed skid plates to make it spark extra like on purpose. He was using titanium blocks but I think he switch to steel.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:30 AM   #2282
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There's a vid on YT too of two Gold Wings tearing it up on the Gap and one's prolly him... They make it look like they're putting some Sumo guys to shame... But that still won't make me (ever) buy one
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:33 AM   #2283
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There's a vid on YT too of two Gold Wings tearing it up on the Gap and one's prolly him... They make it look like they're putting some Sumo guys to shame... But that still won't make me (ever) buy one
Oh, I don'tknow. If I decide to get a full dress touring bike, the Goldwing would be at the top of my list.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:36 AM   #2284
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He's a gap regular. He does that all the time. His mom use to be on the back with him all the time too.
His mom passed earlier this year.

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Was she screaming, with her hands over her eyes?
Nope looks like she was having fun. Made the cover of the 2010 Gold Book (membership directory of who you can call if you need help, want info about an area, etc) for GWRRA

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Old 07-21-2011, 06:24 PM   #2285
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:12 AM   #2286
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Hell, it is a Gold Wing. How much do you really think shifting weight would do on that bohemoth?
I have been know to drag a knee on a gold wing and I have a friend and fellow instructor who runs his at the track
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Old 07-22-2011, 06:14 AM   #2287
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Hell, it is a Gold Wing. How much do you really think shifting weight would do on that bohemoth?
Quite a bit



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Old 07-22-2011, 06:32 AM   #2288
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I have been know to drag a knee on a gold wing and I have a friend and fellow instructor who runs his at the track
Like to see some photos of that.
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:06 AM   #2289
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Were you crashing when you were known to do this?
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:14 AM   #2290
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Hell, it is a Gold Wing. How much do you really think shifting weight would do on that bohemoth?
I used to have an 83 Yamaha Venture. Not quite as heavy as a Gold Wing (about 750 lbs) but hanging off the inside made a big difference. Almost everyone I rode with was on sportbikes so I rode the Venture like it was a sportbike.

And no, I did not drag my knee.
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:40 AM   #2291
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Like to see some photos of that.
Video of John at the track is posted above, and It was his bike I have dragged knee on.
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:45 AM   #2292
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Were you crashing when you were known to do this?
No it is called proper body position for riding it like it is a track bike!
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:49 AM   #2293
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And the gold wing has better ground clearance than this little VF500F that I took to Pocono in 2009, the more you hang off the less the bike has to lean so the faster I could go to keep up and pass the bigger bikes.

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Old 07-22-2011, 08:53 AM   #2294
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Or during a training session in GA a few years ago, This little GZ250 has really crappy ground clearance that did not stop me from using it to actually catch and pass a Yamaha FJR 1300 on the short course where speed and HP did not help!

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Old 07-22-2011, 09:19 AM   #2295
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Hell, back before dragging a knee was cool I would chase go-karts on my DR125 with a rear trials tire, just leaned way out there with a metal plate wired to the bottom of my boot...

Damn kids these days, with their fancy knee pucks...

Yeah, that's right, I just hipstered yo asses with a hot-shoe reference.

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