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Old 08-29-2012, 10:05 PM   #15316
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:57 PM   #15317
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Maybe, but any idiot (and there are quite a lot of them pictured in here) can straighten out the curves using both lanes of the road.
It doesn't even take very much skill (some but not a lot) to get around the corners and stay in your lane, even going fast.
I just don't get all these twits pictured all but deliberately driving their cars, motos, whatever off that road. It isn't that difficult.

Why go to a challenging road then eliminate most of the challenge?
I believe in live and let live. Let everyone ride their own ride as long as they can do it safely. It's not always black or white, pass or fail. There's more than one way to ride a road and everyone gets to choose their own line - as long as they do it safely.

I'm disregarding whether it's legal or illegal - I'm sure we all speed once in a while when it's safe. I'm talking about riding your own ride safely.

From what i saw in the picture, he seemed capable of getting back in his lane if someone was coming the other way - maybe that's incorrect based on those who know the curve better. I was going off what I saw in the pic.

I just think it's hypocritical to immediately call everyone a fail if they cross the line.

Full disclosure - I rarely cross the line, but that's because it's how I like to ride. I rode a bunch of passes with an ex cop a few weeks ago in Austria, and he crossed the line before every switchback. He had full view of what was coming when he did it and was never in danger of being in the wrong lane with oncoming traffic. According to this thread, he was a constant fail. In fact he was a hell of a rider.
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Old 08-30-2012, 04:10 AM   #15318
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Thinc2 I stand behind all this things you said. And chorus judging is something that I do not like.

However...no one knows whats behind corner....and it can be an asshole coming at 150 mph because he did it many times and he practiced that corner. The End for everyone involved....Assume that you DO NOT KNOW whats behind the corner.....much safer for everyone....and its not mind your own riding...I can be that asshole thinking....it is mine line and I am safe there.....not that I ride like that of course
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:00 AM   #15319
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He is nowhere near scraping, you can't even see the shadow on the pavement on the far side.

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Old 08-30-2012, 05:05 AM   #15320
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He is nowhere near scraping, you can't even see the shadow on the pavement on the far side.
Pay closer attention to that shiny spot on his right valve cover...
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:16 AM   #15321
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As a follow-up to the last one I posted. Here is one running all the lights.

How many lights does the average GS rider need to ride to Starbucks??
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:24 AM   #15322
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He is nowhere near scraping, you can't even see the shadow on the pavement on the far side.
I think the previous question may have been in reference to the near-side cylinder head.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:28 AM   #15323
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Pay closer attention to that shiny spot on his right valve cover...
That's the way they come from the factory (with that spot)!
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:32 AM   #15324
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Pay closer attention to that shiny spot on his right valve cover...
Shiny spot on the rocker cover is a titanium insert on the carbon fibre cover, that's factory fitted. Used to own a BoxerCup and he's got a good bit more lean before he's touching down, it's a taller version of the standard 1100S so has more clearance.
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:34 AM   #15325
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That's the way they come from the factory (with that spot)!
Ah


Still, I wouldn't want my cylinder head / valve cover to be the first thing to scrape pavement
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Old 08-30-2012, 05:56 AM   #15326
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Still, I wouldn't want my cylinder head / valve cover to be the first thing to scrape pavement
That's why you stick your knee out, duh!

(BTW... damn, that's a purdy bike).
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:11 AM   #15327
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How many lights does the average GS rider need to ride to Starbucks??
Ha. Enough to roll by the S B and light up all of the 'high mileage' sport tourers, clean and bug free touring barges, chromed-up lowered cruisers, sport classics of any brand and the occasional $5000 bicycle. Must find a place to park afterall. The closer to the door, the better. Don't want to walk too far.
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:18 AM   #15328
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That's why you stick your knee out, duh!

(BTW... damn, that's a purdy bike).
it sure is!!
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:56 AM   #15329
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Shiny spot on the rocker cover is a titanium insert on the carbon fibre cover, that's factory fitted. Used to own a BoxerCup and he's got a good bit more lean before he's touching down, it's a taller version of the standard 1100S so has more clearance.
On a BoxerCup, the sidestand foot is the first to touch down on the left- did it a couple times at track day a few weeks ago.

From personal experience, just before the right cylinder head protector (that shiny spot) touches the asphalt, the rear tire is really close to its traction limit.

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Old 08-30-2012, 06:58 AM   #15330
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Ha. Enough to roll by the S B and light up all of the 'high mileage' sport tourers, clean and bug free touring barges, chromed-up lowered cruisers, sport classics of any brand and the occasional $5000 bicycle. Must find a place to park afterall. The closer to the door, the better. Don't want to walk too far.
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