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Old 02-26-2013, 08:06 AM   #19231
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:07 AM   #19232
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Old 02-26-2013, 08:07 AM   #19233
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Old 02-26-2013, 09:57 AM   #19237
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Sheesh, leave town for a few days only to come back in and realize everybody's been threadshitting on me.
"It'll be OK... Here, have a french fry"

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Old 02-26-2013, 10:50 AM   #19238
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"It'll be OK... Here, have a french fry"

Nom nom nom...

BTW, in separate news: this spring, I'm taking my talents to South Be-- I mean, the Dragon.

The upside? First time I'm going, going during the week so hoping it's empty, looking forward to riding the road (and hopefully others just as good or better around it).

The downside? I'm taking that frakkin' Spyder, so look for plenty of photos of me parked halfway over a double yellow wondering why the pig won't lean.
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Old 02-26-2013, 11:05 AM   #19239
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so thats what a crash with a CT looks like? looks like fun!
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:27 PM   #19240
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Please do tell more about the rear tire, I'm interested!
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Old 02-26-2013, 12:47 PM   #19241
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Please do tell more about the rear tire, I'm interested!
I'm guessing that's not the original posters bike. He sig says he is from KC but the bike is from Vermont.

Original thread found on the r1200gs.info forum

I'd post a link but not sure if thats against the rules
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:01 PM   #19242
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Please do tell more about the rear tire, I'm interested!
The owner thinks it is the way to go. http://www.r1200gs.info/forum/17-tir...26-1-word.html Probably works well in Florida.
Don't think I would like to cross a swift creek with that setup.
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:46 PM   #19243
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When miles, not tight twisties, are the goal, I'm convinced a car tire, if one will fit, is the way to go.

I'm certain i wouldn't ave agreed years ago, nor if I had never moved out of pennsylvania, but after commuting a super-highway slab for over 20k miles a year here in south Florida, i don't see a reason a bike used like that shouldn't go darkside.

Likewise, if I was happy enough in the turns with it, I would still go with one. I love how the BMW owners are spazzing out about him going backward so many years in technology to mount a steel wheel. Meanwhile - who's rear wheel is now more reliable?
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Old 02-26-2013, 01:51 PM   #19244
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What?

More reliable? WTF. Twice as heavy, maybe, but a well tuned spoked wheel is about as strong as anything and doesn't get pushed by a sidewind. I can buy the tire lasting longer, but that wheel isn't necessarily more reliable.

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Old 02-26-2013, 02:00 PM   #19245
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so I don't understand the D Side thing either.. BUT... of the crashes we have seen on this thread, of those you know about, of those you see on youtube, of those your buddies talk about, does a car tire show up in them very often? Yes handling will be different, it isn't in keeping with motorcycle engineering, perhaps it isn't as sporty, perhaps it isn't the tire for nimbleness with a light load, perhaps it does narrow the window of possible escape handling in a crisis.. but.. It does have a place within the bike community merely in that it is being used often.

Not a debate question about how wise it is. Not a beer question on why or why not does it work.. not a bragging question about how many miles can you get out one.. In real life it is used by many....

So now does it contribute to more accidents for real?

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