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Old 10-23-2012, 09:49 AM   #17506
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Car tire debate aside. Whats worrying me is that he's on the highway pegs (which are ridiculous), thus has no way of downshifting fast nor has usage of the rear brake...
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:24 AM   #17507
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Car tire debate aside. Whats worrying me is that he's on the highway pegs (which are ridiculous), thus has no way of downshifting fast nor has usage of the rear brake...
Downshift to what? He is only in first gear.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:27 AM   #17508
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Believe that is the passenger's hand, not the rider's hand.

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It is indeed. That'll teach me to comment on a photo, on a cell phone, without glasses.

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Old 10-23-2012, 10:29 AM   #17509
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:42 AM   #17510
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Downshift to what? He is only in first gear.
bwaaaaaahahahahahaha !

i'm slo, so i'm laughin WITH, not at
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:46 AM   #17511
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Nah. Let's dog-pile the FJR that is following the cruiser.

He's - GASP!! - on the center line of death, doom and despair!

Does he not realize that the CT-equipped cruiser in front of him is about to explode like the Death Star because, well, EVERYone knows, that running a car tire on a motorcycle means the bike is gonna explode like, well, the Death Star.
Only traffic in your own lane can affect you. By crossing into the other lane, he has made himself safe from the exploding death star.

Sent from the voices in my head, and transcribed by their drinking buddy.
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Old 10-23-2012, 10:48 AM   #17512
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See y'all in hell!

Dammit, I'm going to hell for laughing so hard. My coworkers are now looking at me funny.

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Old 10-23-2012, 12:10 PM   #17513
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:39 PM   #17514
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not exactly "assless" are they?
Indeed not, and the contents of these particular chaps, seem to be in good shape and form.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:44 PM   #17515
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See y'all in hell!

Awesome

And a pic...



Swarms of 'em...
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:35 PM   #17516
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Car tire debate aside. Whats worrying me is that he's on the highway pegs (which are ridiculous), thus has no way of downshifting fast nor has usage of the rear brake...
Have you ever driven a motorcycle with an engine that is: long-stroke, large-displacement, 45 degree V-twin, and with a shared piston throw on the crank? That's what it looks like he's operating, tons of low-end torque. Typically their second gear is good from about 8mph up to 48mph and will merrily yank you from one to the other pretty darn quick.

Their throttle is an on/off switch for jumping forward or backwards 20' (7 meters) almost instantly at almost any speed (except for at top-rpm or the very bottom portion of the rpm, which you don't use on that type of engine).

Long-stroke always means a very wide and flat torque curve and also means a lower top rpm. Only a short stroke engine can hit high rpms, but they have almost no low-end torque. Did you know that a big cruise ship engine typically operates around 10 or 15 RPM and has less than 60 rpm at full speed? It's actually much more about piston speed, typically measured in feet-per-second, long stroke travels farther per RPM. Like a long crowbar vs. a short crowbar.

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Old 10-23-2012, 09:39 PM   #17517
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Or this amature:
amateur.
http://public.wsu.edu/~brians/errors/amature.html
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:51 PM   #17518
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Have you ever driven a motorcycle with an engine that is: long-stroke, large-displacement, 45 degree V-twin, and with a shared piston throw on the crank? That's what it looks like he's operating, tons of low-end torque. Typically their second gear is good from about 8mph up to 48mph and will merrily yank you from one to the other pretty darn quick.

Their throttle is an on/off switch for jumping forward or backwards 20' (7 meters) almost instantly at almost any speed (except for at top-rpm or the very bottom portion of the rpm, which you don't use on that type of engine).

Long-stroke always means a very wide and flat torque curve and also means a lower top rpm. Only a short stroke engine can hit high rpms, but they have almost no low-end torque. Did you know that a big cruise ship engine typically operates around 10 or 15 RPM and has less than 60 rpm at full speed? It's actually much more about piston speed, typically measured in feet-per-second, long stroke travels farther per RPM. Like a long crowbar vs. a short crowbar.

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Old 10-23-2012, 09:56 PM   #17519
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Sidecar 'busa. Took me a minute to see it, but that's an awesome setup in back. Someone definitely loves riding.
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:58 PM   #17520
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It pains me to see when a goldwinger is failing...
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