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Old 02-28-2013, 03:29 AM   #19306
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Isn't it cool that the French can do things differently? And not give a flying poop what any one thinks of them?

Actually, for all of the fun people make of French cars, there is a ton of technology that was developed by Citroen that modern vehicles are founded on. His wife machined the first helical gear for him, to cut down on transmission racket. Pretty damn cool.
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:45 AM   #19307
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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.


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Old 02-28-2013, 05:47 AM   #19308
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So...do you run dynabeads to balance the car tire? :-)
I did (actually air gun pellets). Ian, Iowa
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:08 AM   #19309
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Not sure if you've figured it out yet, but car tyres flex quite a bit, and can support healthy lean. They have to, due to higher camber angles. Add into the equation any steering angle inclination, which is a product of high caster, and you can get amazing lean on a car tyre ................

To each his own on the tire issue, but to suggest that car tires experience, or are designed to run angles of 30-45 degrees regularly is a stretch for sure.
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Old 02-28-2013, 06:13 AM   #19310
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:06 AM   #19311
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It's Bush's fault....his administration kept the advantages of car tires on motorcycles a secret to keep us under the thumb of the motorcycle tire manufacturers......it's a conspiracy I tell ya!

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Old 02-28-2013, 07:08 AM   #19312
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Old 02-28-2013, 07:37 AM   #19313
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I think it is MGBs that look as if the rear wheels are going to fall off - the camber is such that the outer edges of the tyres to not actually touch the ground when the car is tracking straight.
If your MGB rear wheels have so much camber that the outer edges of the tires... er... tyres do not actually touch the ground then your rear wheels ARE about to fall off. The MGB had a solid rear axle. Think you are thinking Triumph Spitfire or GT6...
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:21 AM   #19314
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Think you are thinking Triumph Spitfire or GT6...
Spitfire!! Yes, thank you for correcting.

Point is that car tyres can handle far more camber than most people want to admit. And if I look at most of the bikes running them, they are not being leaned over by Dave Rainey. They are chilling at about as much lean as the front end of a Chrysler 300 hits when you parallel park it. It's not nearly the compromise everyone makes it out to be.

I also wonder about stones and glass houses on this topic - which of the loudest even bother with real snows or proper summers?
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Old 02-28-2013, 11:47 AM   #19315
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.... they are not being leaned over by Dave Rainey. ?
Who the heck is Dave Rainey ?
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:33 PM   #19316
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Who the heck is Dave Rainey ?

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Old 02-28-2013, 12:39 PM   #19317
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Om My God! Its a fucking killboy picture in the Killbboy picture thread! Quick everyone, commit this to memory before it gets buried by 4 pages of whiny bitches judging everyone different than them

I know that some of you have sandy vaginas and Parked Motorcycle Syndrome, but please dear god, SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT DARKSIDING! (unless you have a darksider Killboy picture)

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Old 02-28-2013, 12:55 PM   #19318
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Om My God! Its a fucking killboy picture in the Killbboy picture thread! Quick everyone, commit this to memory before it gets buried by 4 pages of whiny bitches judging everyone different than them

I know that some of you have sandy vaginas and Parked Motorcycle Syndrome, but please dear god, SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT DARKSIDING! (unless you have a darksider Killboy picture)

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Old 02-28-2013, 01:33 PM   #19319
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Om My God! Its a fucking killboy picture in the Killbboy picture thread! Quick everyone, commit this to memory before it gets buried by 4 pages of whiny bitches judging everyone different than them

I know that some of you have sandy vaginas and Parked Motorcycle Syndrome, but please dear god, SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT DARKSIDING! (unless you have a darksider Killboy picture)

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Old 02-28-2013, 01:37 PM   #19320
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