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Old 10-24-2012, 07:47 AM   #17536
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Downhill, changing radius blind right curves in the Alps still scare me. I loved living in Europe, but I still have nightmares of some close calls in the mountains there. :eek:

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I love them, it is the challenge of keeping that line. I had a passenger that would reach out and pluck flowers from the rock walls as we went by.

She presented one to the border guard as we entered Slovenia, should have seen the look on his face, guess not many pretty women offer flowers when crossing the border.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:06 AM   #17537
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i am sure there's posts of this guy in this thread, but here's another. i am sure i couldn't keep up w/him on my buell s2 or motard... (note the cameraman and the other two guys, all on 'wings...)



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Old 10-24-2012, 08:16 AM   #17538
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not the dragon, but one of the sickest rides i have ever seen...


the original post has about 10 million hits; the one i posted is a bit better wideo quality:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XihQeZpwqpE

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Old 10-24-2012, 08:27 AM   #17539
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That's insane! How does that guy still have mirrors?!
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:20 AM   #17540
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That's insane! How does that guy still have mirrors?!
I think it's actually a girl. At least I've heard that somewhere before...
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:38 AM   #17541
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I think it's actually a girl. At least I've heard that somewhere before...
Doesn't matter... he or she will die on that bike.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:38 AM   #17542
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That's insane! How does that guy still have mirrors?!

Still agree it is insane, but a lot of that vid is sped up.
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Old 10-24-2012, 09:57 AM   #17543
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If that was in Humboldt county... he'd likely have $20K of weed under that tarp.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:16 AM   #17544
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Besides that...his vanity plate indicates he doesn't care what we think about his riding style.
Huh?

Looks to me like he has a weird thing about insect poop.










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Old 10-24-2012, 10:17 AM   #17545
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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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Here's someone who has never experienced a Ducati liter+ bike. They are short stroke and oversquare and have a flat torque curve that'll make your eyes water.
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Old 10-24-2012, 10:34 AM   #17546
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Stone Age Man with stone age motor ideas.

The engine to which he refers makes very little torque at all, given its displacement, just has huge flywheels.

Imagine a 2000 cc Multistrada motor.
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Old 10-24-2012, 11:22 AM   #17547
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He is an inmate here.
You should see his FZ1 dual sport rig.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...3&postcount=44
That is even more nuts than the Busa rig. Anybody nuts cool enough to build and/or ride this is simply awesome. Thanks for the link. That made my day.

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Old 10-24-2012, 11:42 AM   #17548
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Here's someone who has never experienced a Ducati liter+ bike. They are short stroke and oversquare and have a flat torque curve that'll make your eyes water.
As in crying? Have a good look at the 1098/1198 torque curves. Nothing flat about it. Don't get me wrong, a big fat hump in the torque curve makes for lots giggles, but that dip around 5k rpm has always bothered me.

Have a look at a speed triple. That is a flat curve.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:04 PM   #17549
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As in crying? Have a good look at the 1098/1198 torque curves. Nothing flat about it. Don't get me wrong, a big fat hump in the torque curve makes for lots giggles, but that dip around 5k rpm has always bothered me.

Have a look at a speed triple. That is a flat curve.
You're looking at stock emissions regulated data. That goes away with a bit of tuning.
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Old 10-24-2012, 12:37 PM   #17550
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I got a GW also so I am going to counter your fail with a not fail. Lines are only painted on the roadway for people who DON"T know where the edge of the road is....he knows exactly where it is and he is using it. and I am going to stick with that answer,
Perhaps, but he still gets a fail for a WAY too early apex.
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