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Old 01-12-2012, 02:44 PM   #6391
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But damn near all Harley's (and model "T" fords) are black! I believe it's the number one choice in colors.
I mean if you are making a rat bike what other color would you use? A nice paint job on a rat bike just isn't natural.
Absolutely agree - but the paint should get "ratty" due to time, neglect and incidental damage/overspray/etc. Deliberately covering up nice paint with a spray bomb for no other reason seems pointless and, as I said earlier, contrived. Furthermore, if something actually needs painting (unlikely) then a true rat bike owner will use either the cheapest possible paint or the first coating that comes to hand, regardless of color.

Finally - You should not "make" a rat bike. It should evolve, naturally, from a non-ratty bike, due to necessity and (possibly benign) neglect. I suppose it could also include some creative adornment that captures some of the bike or owner's history.
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Old 01-12-2012, 02:54 PM   #6392
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Absolutely agree - but the paint should get "ratty" due to time, neglect and incidental damage/overspray/etc. Deliberately covering up nice paint with a spray bomb for no other reason seems pointless and, as I said earlier, contrived. Furthermore, if something actually needs painting (unlikely) then a true rat bike owner will use either the cheapest possible paint or the first coating that comes to hand, regardless of color.

Finally - You should not "make" a rat bike. It should evolve, naturally, from a non-ratty bike, due to necessity and (possibly benign) neglect. I suppose it could also include some creative adornment that captures some of the bike or owner's history.
I agree 110%!
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:42 PM   #6393
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This is not a rat bike thread !
Yeah but there's no new action from "The Tail of the Dugong" and most inmates are stuck inside bored, waiting for the weather to improve (not me BTW - I've been riding every day ).

Besides, this thread has branched off so many times and got away with it, I reckon just about anything goes.

Still, here's a video showing some stupid driving on 129:
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Old 01-12-2012, 03:55 PM   #6394
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That was mild and less than normal.

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Old 01-12-2012, 05:31 PM   #6395
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That was mild and less than normal.

Is there a crash in this vid? I don't want to waste my time watching the whole thing if not
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Old 01-12-2012, 05:34 PM   #6396
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Is there a crash in this vid? I don't want to waste my time watching the whole thing if not
nope I skipped to the end. nothing to see here... move along
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:04 PM   #6397
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Cack! Loved those trip reports. Honda should buy that bike from him and give him a job.

Linky above doesn't work, btw.
The linky has an extra http:// in it. Should be http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265019 and is an absolute hoot to read...

And in the spirit of the topic, here is the picture:

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Old 01-12-2012, 07:53 PM   #6398
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Still, here's a video showing some stupid driving on 129:
It sure looks to me like the folks straightening that curve, at least in one direction (from right to left on the video) have very clear sightlines and are safely crossing the double yellow there. Pretty harmless behaviour, if you ask me.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:32 PM   #6399
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Is there a crash in this vid? I don't want to waste my time watching the whole thing if not

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nope I skipped to the end. nothing to see here... move along


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Old 01-12-2012, 09:15 PM   #6400
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The linky has an extra http:// in it. Should be http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=265019 and is an absolute hoot to read...
Fucker - that just cost me 2 hours of my evening. Thanks!!!!
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Old 01-13-2012, 01:37 AM   #6401
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It sure looks to me like the folks straightening that curve, at least in one direction (from right to left on the video) have very clear sightlines and are safely crossing the double yellow there. Pretty harmless behaviour, if you ask me.
it does look like it but hard to tell exactly what the driver/rider is seeing. I have done it on the PCH to pass and just for the fun of it. If you can see way down the road, there is no danger.
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:03 AM   #6402
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It sure looks to me like the folks straightening that curve, at least in one direction (from right to left on the video) have very clear sightlines and are safely crossing the double yellow there. Pretty harmless behaviour, if you ask me.
Passing in a no passing zone because you want to go faster is never "harmless". It is all fun and games until someone loses an eye.
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:20 AM   #6403
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:24 AM   #6404
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I thought there were pages on this subject, and even a thread on passing or riding LOC in a no-passing zone?

Something about stupid and you shouldn't do it?

Is it "cool" now that shit storm's blew over? Or is it accepted now, even tho it's illegal, if you say "if you can see" and "safely pass" in your post, it's all good?


Hypocrite much, ADV?
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Old 01-13-2012, 04:54 AM   #6405
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That was mild and less than normal.

Is it just me that finds this type of video incredibly boring?

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