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Old 02-27-2013, 07:36 AM   #19261
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So after a too long winter the weather warms up enough to go for a ride. My first ride in months and am going to meet my riding buddy at our favorite coffee palace and he shows up with his PANTS TUCKED INTO HIS BOOTS! He says that it will keep the pant from sliding up the leg in a crash exposing the skin and that anyone who does not do this has no idea about how to properly wear MC safety gear. He then told me about how he learned this from some lady on youtube who provides videos about proper attire for riding. Seems that she became so popular she had to cancel her postings as it was burning up the internets.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:06 AM   #19262
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So after a too long winter the weather warms up enough to go for a ride. My first ride in months and am going to meet my riding buddy at our favorite coffee palace and he shows up with his PANTS TUCKED INTO HIS BOOTS! He says that it will keep the pant from sliding up the leg in a crash exposing the skin and that anyone who does not do this has no idea about how to properly wear MC safety gear. He then told me about how he learned this from some lady on youtube who provides videos about proper attire for riding. Seems that she became so popular she had to cancel her postings as it was burning up the internets.
I wonder if it's our old friend Little Native.

Did he have on a bandana?
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:38 AM   #19263
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please tell me that's photoshopped
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:42 AM   #19264
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Hold on there.
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I resemble that remark. Where is a moderator when one is needed. I definitely resemble that.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:44 AM   #19265
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please tell me that's photoshopped
You're a little late to the game. We've already established that it is real, it works, he loves it, and the fact that it is pissing off so many people on the thread makes it even more awesome.
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Old 02-27-2013, 09:52 AM   #19266
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You're a little late to the game. We've already established that it is real, it works, he loves it, and the fact that it is pissing off so many people on the thread makes it even more awesome.
Wait, I'm supposed to be pissed. Damn, I missed that aspect of this whole thing.

Okay, now I'm trying to muster up some righteous indignation, here it comes.... yes, now I'm pissed.

What am I pissed about?
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:49 AM   #19267
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You're a little late to the game. We've already established that it is real, it works, he loves it, and the fact that it is pissing off so many people on the thread makes it even more awesome.
the only thing i'm pissed off about is i can't afford to have a gs w/a rear wheel set-up like that!

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Old 02-27-2013, 10:58 AM   #19268
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You're a little late to the game. We've already established that it is real, it works, he loves it, and the fact that it is pissing off so many people on the thread makes it even more awesome.
Im not pissed, but massively confused as to why one would change so drastically how the bike handles. Last time I rode a GS it handled pretty dammed well stock.....not sure why someone would make it worse on purpose.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:03 AM   #19269
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Im not pissed, but massively confused as to why one would change so drastically how the bike handles. Last time I rode a GS it handled pretty dammed well stock.....not sure why someone would make it worse on purpose.
How long will a bike tire last loaded up like that, compared to a car tire?

I doubt he did it FOR the handling, it's just that it wasn't as negatively affected as some would imagine.

BTW, the guy's from Vermont, and he said something about snow traction...
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:14 AM   #19270
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He says it handles just as well, if not better. Videos show the tire flexes just fine in the curves. He rides the shit out of it and hasn't crashed it yet. It obviously works for him, and since I have never piloted a GS with a car tire, I'm going to take his word on it.

Every time somebody posts a "darkside" car tire photo on this site, everybody gets their panties in a wad. I've seen countless people running car tires successfully, and riding hard too. They prove that it works. I've seen thousands of naysayers on this site saying it won't work, but none of them have ever PROVED that it doesn't work. If you don't have any real world experience with it, shut the hell up and ride you're own ride.
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:30 AM   #19271
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The only upside to a car tire is cost, pure and simple. Everything else is a compromise.

"Hasn't crashed yet" doesn't sound like a ringing endorsement from what is truly an idiotic practice by cheap bastards!
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Old 02-27-2013, 11:47 AM   #19272
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He says it handles just as well, if not better. Videos show the tire flexes just fine in the curves. He rides the shit out of it and hasn't crashed it yet. It obviously works for him, and since I have never piloted a GS with a car tire, I'm going to take his word on it.

Every time somebody posts a "darkside" car tire photo on this site, everybody gets their panties in a wad. I've seen countless people running car tires successfully, and riding hard too. They prove that it works. I've seen thousands of naysayers on this site saying it won't work, but none of them have ever PROVED that it doesn't work. If you don't have any real world experience with it, shut the hell up and ride you're own ride.
The problem is when you cram a 17" car tire on a 17" motorcycle rim.
They are not the same size, and it can take a (dangerous) crapload of air pressure to seat a car tire on a bike rim...

This guy didn't use a bike rim, because he had the unique advantage of a single-sided swing arm, in which case he could use a car rim, and not have to ghetto rig the rear rotor.
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Old 02-27-2013, 01:16 PM   #19273
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I've ridden dark side tires on a 1500 Intruder and Yammie Stratoliner. It's works. Requires more turn in effort and more effort to hold your line but it works.

I could drag the floor boards on either one.

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Old 02-27-2013, 01:17 PM   #19274
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FJR 1300 and ST 1300's have succesfully been darksided on 205/50-17 car tires.

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Old 02-27-2013, 01:22 PM   #19275
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The only upside to a car tire is cost, pure and simple. Everything else is a compromise.

"Hasn't crashed yet" doesn't sound like a ringing endorsement from what is truly an idiotic practice by cheap bastards!
So much hate and contempt over what someone else chooses to do with their own lives and machines. Sad.


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