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Old 01-29-2013, 05:41 PM   #18811
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'Spose the guy is a plumber?

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Old 01-30-2013, 05:42 AM   #18812
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Has anyone seen the motorcycles at Deals Gap thread?
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:00 AM   #18813
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No fail really, just kinda...spooky...

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Old 01-30-2013, 06:37 AM   #18814
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No fail really, just kinda...spooky...

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Why spooky?
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Old 01-30-2013, 06:39 AM   #18815
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Why spooky?
Semi-blind corner on the gap, bodywork touching pavement, with a passenger and a trailer.

He probably knows what he's doing, but there's just not a lot of room left for error, or the stupid lurking around the corner.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:02 AM   #18816
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:24 AM   #18817
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Semi-blind corner on the gap, bodywork touching pavement, with a passenger and a trailer.

He probably knows what he's doing, but there's just not a lot of room left for error, or the stupid lurking around the corner.
It looks to me like he has a lot of room left...but it would include sliding his butt off the seat and moving his torso to the inside of the turn.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:50 AM   #18818
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No fail really, just kinda...spooky...

I'd vote for "he knows what he's doing." The black spot on the left lower fairing is where a K1200LT touches down at about the same time the stands make contact. Judging from the pretty thorough grinding on both the side and center stands and the footpeg, and the absence of any scrapes on the bags or upper fairing, it's pretty clear this isn't his first rodeo.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:30 AM   #18819
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I vote FAIL!!! Pulling a trailer with a motorcycle is a fools game.
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Old 01-30-2013, 10:31 AM   #18820
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Plus those don't even look like trailer tires.
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:03 AM   #18821
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Plus those don't even look like trailer tires.
Standard Bushtec-issued rubber. You think'n car tires would work mo betta?
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Old 01-30-2013, 11:12 AM   #18822
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why is he leaning away from his turn, instead of in to it?
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:40 PM   #18823
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No fail really, just kinda...spooky...

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He may well know what he's doing, but a trailer like that has always impressed me as the tail wagging the dog. And add to it that we don't know how tightly the trailer, sidecases and topcase is packed. I'm Old School, and pack light & balanced.

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Old 01-30-2013, 02:11 PM   #18824
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He may well know what he's doing, but a trailer like that has always impressed me as the tail wagging the dog. And add to it that we don't know how tightly the trailer, sidecases and topcase is packed. I'm Old School, and pack light & balanced.

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So a question to the quandry that presents.

Is it better to overload the bike and do a single vehicle or pack the bike light and the trailer only part to capacity then and thus a tow? This is assuming that even the overloaded bike is packed with best wt distribution and the bike/ trailer set up with same best wt distribution and tongue wt.

To those that tow..we want to know.

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Old 01-30-2013, 02:44 PM   #18825
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why is he leaning away from his turn, instead of in to it?
I see another Kennedy assassination style photo-analysis in the near future.
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