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Old 10-09-2012, 06:51 AM   #17011
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It's a waste of a perfectly good motorcycle. How stupid can you be to replace the rear suspension with rigid frame members? I really hope this bobber/cafe craze goes away quickly. The original cafe racers were about performance. The trend as it is now is to take a perfectly functional motorcycle, ruin the suspension, ruin the ergonomics, ruin the styling, paint it with a spray can and think you're badass.
When done well, I think they can look good. However, 90% (99%?)of them look like shit.

I'm tall like that guy, and since I am not interested in forward controls, I'm not really sure how I can build one and still have it be rideable. Look how far back he has to sit just to "fit" on the bike.
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:22 AM   #17012
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Just what we need, another "I'm not on my bike" cage sticker.

They serve a nice purpose though, it seems those are the drivers that are more likely to be a jackass to a rider.
Maybe you can stop by and we can discuss your lack of faith.

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Old 10-09-2012, 09:39 AM   #17013
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Anyone ever noticed this sticker on the rubbish bin at the overlook on the dragon?


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Old 10-09-2012, 09:53 AM   #17014
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Never Noticed

Never noticed it before but all I can say is "Amen"! Im just as tired of all the noise as the rest of society.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:00 AM   #17015
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I didn't notice that one, but I did notice the sign at the west end that says "Caution: Racetrack Ahead".....
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:10 AM   #17016
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Official Killboy approved eye bleach!

I was tempted to give them a fail because their boots don't all match. I think I can let them slide, though.

(Up and down would be the preferred sliding direction.)
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:16 AM   #17017
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Anyone ever noticed this sticker on the rubbish bin at the overlook on the dragon?
Urgle? I know a few people that'd like one of those.
click click click CLICK done.
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:43 AM   #17018
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I was tempted to give them a fail because their boots don't all match. I think I can let them slide, though.

(Up and down would be the preferred sliding direction.)
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Old 10-09-2012, 10:52 AM   #17019
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I was tempted to give them a fail because their boots don't all match. I think I can let them slide, though.

(Up and down would be the preferred sliding direction.)
I was at Harpers in Hendersonville during the FJR Forums Eastern Owners Meet a couple weeks back. Great dealer who brought in a special deal on Continental Road Attack 2's (5 sets) and hosted a suspension tuning seminar after touring the Ohlins facility.

Anyway, they had a tent set up outside with some bikes and 2 of them were the fiddies' these girls race.

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Old 10-09-2012, 11:42 AM   #17020
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Anyone ever noticed this sticker on the rubbish bin at the overlook on the dragon?

I saw a t-shirt that said, "Deal's Gap. 143 pull-outs. USE ONE, JACKASS!"
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:43 AM   #17021
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They must have put out a new trash can. The old one had the same sticker though...

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Old 10-09-2012, 11:52 AM   #17022
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I saw a t-shirt that said, "Deal's Gap. 143 pull-outs. USE ONE, JACKASS!"
I'm guessing this is the shirt you're thinking of:


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Old 10-09-2012, 12:25 PM   #17023
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Mmmm... I can taste the fail in the air.

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Old 10-09-2012, 12:25 PM   #17024
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Old 10-09-2012, 12:26 PM   #17025
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