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Old 03-15-2011, 02:05 AM   #1786
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I did a quick search and couldn't find any info about a quickshifter for the MM. Anyone know any more about it?

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I found out that you can use a quick shifter in combination with a rapid bike evo. They sell one to go along with it but I also found one of a different make that says its PC and RapidBike compatible. Lost the link though.
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:53 AM   #1787
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Rangy... that looks like the RH sweeper coming out of the hairpin at Symonds Plains? If it is, that is probably the first time a MM has been round there
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:48 AM   #1788
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I have a question for all you MM owners. I was looking through this thread because I think they are damn fine looking bikes and I enjoy passing some down time drooling over them. My question is it appears like the frame is all one piece including the subframe. What happens if you go down and this gets bent? Am I just missing something? The tail can act like a large lever because of how it protrudes with no supports and can be much more easily bent in the case of a fall.

Anyway, just curious.

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Old 03-15-2011, 09:18 AM   #1789
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It is not one piece but you would have remove some parts to see it
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Old 03-15-2011, 10:31 AM   #1790
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It is not one piece but you would have remove some parts to see it
Very tricky. I was sitting here scratching my head trying to find the logic behind doing that. But it makes sense that its two pieces, very clever.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:36 AM   #1791
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Very tricky. I was sitting here scratching my head trying to find the logic behind doing that. But it makes sense that its two pieces, very clever.
If I recall its joined together close to where the tank and seat front meet. Its readily visible without removing any parts.
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Old 03-15-2011, 02:10 PM   #1792
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crashing??

gtbensley, before the mm i had eh still have a bit conversed 1150gs, just doing the same what i am doing with the mm. not yet crashed the mm yet so no info there but with the 1150gs i did 2 high speed falls 90-100mph and one high sider with about 60 and for the falling part i can tell you that the frame is not the first part to worry about, if to worry about that part at all.
except offcourse when you fall on normal roads withs pedestrian pavements and other walls where the bike could slide into and start to roll or otherwise, then there will be damage on the frame as well.
so mine tip, if you fall, just do it on a closed circuit.
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:07 PM   #1793
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If I recall its joined together close to where the tank and seat front meet. Its readily visible without removing any parts.
oops! you are right as shown in the picture below. Guess it has been too long since I really had a close look at my bike again

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Old 03-16-2011, 07:56 AM   #1794
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a pic here

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Old 03-16-2011, 11:09 AM   #1795
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Got it, thanks
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Old 03-17-2011, 10:14 PM   #1796
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Rangy... that looks like the RH sweeper coming out of the hairpin at Symonds Plains? If it is, that is probably the first time a MM has been round there
That's the one. It took some getting used to - going around a corner at that speed. But it is addictive. Heading that way on the weekend.

I see you've been playing around Ebor again. Similar roads down this way.
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Old 03-19-2011, 07:39 PM   #1797
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they fit...

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Is that a 160 you're about to mount to the rear of a Megamoto?
http://www.dunlopmotorcycle.com/tire...tire.asp?id=93

they fit and look cool, don't know how they'll do on gravel...
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Old 03-22-2011, 05:16 AM   #1798
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MM ugly and not a sports bike?

All my friends say my megamoto is as ugly as hell and bitch and carry on when I choose to ride the MM over my "sports bike".Even when they have been comprehensively butt kicked in the hills they say it's not a sport bike because it looks like a giant trail bike.
People have have crossed the road to tell how fuggin ugly it is.I guess love is blind because it is getting prettier everyday to me but compliments on the MM are few and far between???







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Old 03-22-2011, 06:39 AM   #1799
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Well to my eyes it has a purposeful look, more akin to a Hummer than a say a Ferrari. I think your friends are being pretty uncharitable, but hey, that's what friends are for, to throw you bs and make you laugh!

I tried to 'pretty up' my MM by stripping more stuff off it, painting up a set of HP2E tank covers, recovering the seat and putting on a light weight exhaust. Overall I'm very happy with the results, it looks a little more lithe and athletic.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:13 PM   #1800
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All my friends say my megamoto is as ugly as hell and bitch and carry on when I choose to ride the MM over my "sports bike".Even when they have been comprehensively butt kicked in the hills they say it's not a sport bike because it looks like a giant trail bike.
People have have crossed the road to tell how fuggin ugly it is.I guess love is blind because it is getting prettier everyday to me but compliments on the MM are few and far between???

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To each its own and it is contrary to my experience. I get alot of compliments from other motorcyclist on the road. I see woman (and men) peek out their car windows and drop their jaws. So besides the riding pleasure of the MM this also makes me . The youth diggs it too.
Besides, owning a sportsbike is so last century (except for a s1000rr maybe). I also like the fact that I ride something that stands out from the crowd, itīs a bike you donīt see everyday. I my MM.
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