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Old 05-05-2013, 12:46 PM   #20791
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:09 PM   #20792
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One would hope he's got a good enough sight-line that it's not an issue but in any case, you have a lot more control with one hand than you might think. It just takes a little getting used to. I have ridden hundreds of miles of twisties in the mountains with a camera in one hand. The camera is usually on a lanyard round my neck and I'm always ready to grab the other grip if necessary but it doesn't prevent me from safely carving up the corners - including some pretty hard braking for switchbacks, etc.
I'm not saying you can't control the bike with one hand by any means. But as a guy who has owned a few old chops, I know forward controls limit your ability to do that a lot. Shifting weight becomes very difficult when you can't use your feet OR the handlebars for leverage.

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I don't think he is saying it is original, just the old type tradional suicide shifter on a new bike. I don't think I would have any use for that, riding a bike has enough danger to it just trying not to get mowed over.
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Old 05-05-2013, 01:50 PM   #20793
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I'm not saying you can't control the bike with one hand by any means. But as a guy who has owned a few old chops, I know forward controls limit your ability to do that a lot. Shifting weight becomes very difficult when you can't use your feet OR the handlebars for leverage.
Yeah! Foot-forward would definitely change the equation. I still think the bike's more of a fail than the rider (footwear nothwithstanding)
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Old 05-05-2013, 02:28 PM   #20794
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that;s called a "fag Rag"
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:26 PM   #20795
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Yeah! Foot-forward would definitely change the equation. I still think the bike's more of a fail than the rider (footwear nothwithstanding)
He has a camera on the back of his bobber. Wonder if he posted on Utube?
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Old 05-05-2013, 03:45 PM   #20796
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Go pro facing forward on the rear fender just to prove he can ride a suicide shift? Wow that's sooooo cool. Dude
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Old 05-05-2013, 05:30 PM   #20797
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Go pro facing forward on the rear fender just to prove he can ride a suicide shift? Wow that's sooooo cool. Dude
Plus it won't show the line of bikes stacked up behind him...
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Old 05-05-2013, 09:47 PM   #20798
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I'd like to try riding a bike with a suicide clutch...
It's interesting. I'd do it again but not if it was my only bike.
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Old 05-06-2013, 04:51 AM   #20799
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You think he went shopping for that TV, or just takes it everywhere so he has something to watch?
Those new bluetooth TVs are awesome!! Pair it with your headset and .. what else do you need?
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:08 AM   #20801
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The only thing wrong with this is that i don't own that bike or that helmet!
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Old 05-06-2013, 06:14 AM   #20802
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Balls of your feet not on the pegs, jeans instead of real riding pants (Draggin jeans are not real riding pants), visor style helmet on the street causes head turbulance, get your ass off the seat and lean the body more and bike less!

How was that?

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Old 05-06-2013, 06:24 AM   #20803
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The only thing wrong with this is that i don't own that bike or that helmet!
I drool every time I see his Husky...
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Old 05-06-2013, 07:34 AM   #20804
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Balls of your feet not on the pegs, jeans instead of real riding pants (Draggin jeans are not real riding pants), visor style helmet on the street causes head turbulance, get your ass off the seat and lean the body more and bike less!

How was that?

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Draggin' jeans have saved my skin on two separate occasions, and I've got knee pads on underneath.
The Variant doesn't pull as bad as you might think, actually.
My butt's off the seat, but I don't have to hang off like a GP rider in the S's in that section.

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Old 05-06-2013, 07:44 AM   #20805
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I asked, didn't I
Does your backpack have anything in it you wouldn't want to fall on? Tools for example?
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