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Old 10-01-2012, 05:17 AM   #16666
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She looks appropriately dressed, and is learning...

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She looks good in form in more than one way. Much preferable to those cows on the back of "hogs", "doing the Dragon".
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:53 AM   #16667
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There's a lot I like in this picture. First, he's riding an old tech Katana 600 or 750 yet appears to be riding a lot better than many riders I often see on much newer, more expensive, and "faster" bikes.

Second, he's got his priorities straight. He may not be on the greatest bike but both he and his passenger have proper riding gear. I'd bet that their riding gear is worth more than the bike

As for the knee down thing, he does not appear to be near his bikes limit, there is still plenty of lean angle left.

The only failure I see here is that I wasn't out there riding with them
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:08 AM   #16668
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There's a lot I like in this picture. First, he's riding an old tech Katana 600 or 750 yet appears to be riding a lot better than many riders I often see on much newer, more expensive, and "faster" bikes.

Second, he's got his priorities straight. He may not be on the greatest bike but both he and his passenger have proper riding gear. I'd bet that their riding gear is worth more than the bike

As for the knee down thing, he does not appear to be near his bikes limit, there is still plenty of lean angle left.

The only failure I see here is that I wasn't out there riding with them
What's with the one-finger clutch?
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:51 AM   #16669
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What's with the one-finger clutch?
He was so excited, he used the wrong one for the killboy photographer
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Old 10-01-2012, 06:52 AM   #16670
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What's with the one-finger clutch?
He's pointing out the apex to his passenger.

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Old 10-01-2012, 06:58 AM   #16671
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The only failure I see here is that I wasn't out there riding with them
And her boots! We've called fail on other photos on this thread for hiking boots instead of riding boots!
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:02 AM   #16672
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All I know is that if you need to drag a knee puck on the asphalt, you need to take the shit to the track. Sorry for sounding like some stingy old fuck, but it bothers the shit outta me that people get on their bikes and push them to the point of no return (while others are using the same roads some riders are using as a track). No bueno.
How many times have you dragged knee's? Cause knee down still has plenty of stop, go and turn left. Let them get elbow down and you can start bitching about the point of no return.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:10 AM   #16673
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Mine for what it's worth. We hit it about 7:45 am and didn't expect to see US129 or Killboy but Killboy was up and running.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:17 AM   #16674
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Terrible photo. I can't find a single fail
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:19 AM   #16675
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not a ADV bike, but then again I just got my KLR and joined here, and since we're sharing dragon pics...

here's the ZRX...




and then getting pwnd by a harley...


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Old 10-01-2012, 07:20 AM   #16676
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All I know is that if you need to drag a knee puck on the asphalt, you need to take the shit to the track. Sorry for sounding like some stingy old fuck, but it bothers the shit outta me that people get on their bikes and push them to the point of no return.....
That bike doesn't look like it is at its cornering limit.

Most of the riders pictured in this thread running wide and off the road, or running into the opposite lane at corner exit when somebody else is coming, are on cruisers that are leaning a lot less. And many (not all) of their accidents were from not leaning enough.

I don't have any gripe about the bike in the picture.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:21 AM   #16677
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Terrible photo. I can't find a single fail
I believe his pants are just a little too long.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:32 AM   #16678
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What's with the one-finger clutch?
Probably not the right forum here, but I'll bring it up because this question has been nagging me.

I rode bicycles long before I touched a motorcycle. Ultralight road bicycles stop a lot faster than the rider on top of them. It takes very little pressure on the brakes to fully engage them. One finger will lock them if you aren't careful. At high speeds, I would often find myself reaching out with just my pinky to pull the brakes a little to slow down. Never, and I mean never, did I need more than a finger to get full stopping power, and never did my brake handles need to be pulled all the way back to the handlebars to be fully engaged.

Fast forward, and I'm learning to ride a motorcycle. I adopted the same mentality. None of the motorcycles I've owned in thirteen years or riding have ever needed more than a slight tug to engage the clutch or front brake, and none have ever had to be pulled back to the bars to be engaged. I finally took an MSF class and the instructors corrected me for this. I've now taken several more MSF classes, and all the instructors say the same, all four fingers should cover the handles. None, and I mean none, have ever been able to give me a reason why.

When I'm on my sidecar rigs, I'm constantly throwing my body off the tug to counterbalance the weight of the sidecar. Sometimes you need a little more grip on the bars to put yourself back in position, but still need to maintain some control of the clutch for an emergency scenario. The one finger approach works great.

On my hardtails and my cafe racer, keeping all four off the controls works just fine. I've never pinched a finger, had trouble engaging a brake or clutch, etc.

So, what is the importance of having all four fingers on the controls?
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:41 AM   #16679
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four fingers (as I was told by an MSF instructor) is in case you drop it, the lever won't pinch your fingers. Makes some sense, I suppose. That said, I came from bikes with pedals, too... and I still only use one or two fingers on the clutch and brake too.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:47 AM   #16680
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