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Old 03-01-2012, 04:05 PM   #8281
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Who gives a crap about trucks and transfercases, this is a bike thread
+1000. Start your own thread
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:26 PM   #8282
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Exactly...


"I've seen plenty of bikes with the whips on the bars before....but attaching it to the levers is one of the stupidest things I've seen." spagthorpe

Don't you fret none Spagthorpe. whips have covered many an accident free mile...

Personally if the neighborhood is that bad I'd rather run with this type of setup.
I'm going to go out on a limb and guess you ride a Harley?
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Old 03-01-2012, 04:36 PM   #8283
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Look a little closer Peaches, the boards on that Road King have been ground plenty, they don't come stock that way..
When you get to the rubber part, and have ground the frame, then it is plenty. Those are merely scuffed a bit.
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:17 PM   #8284
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Who gives a fuck about hubs, 4x4 anything on a MOTORCYCLE forum in a MOTORCYCLE thread?!
I've got a 4x4 Jeep, I'm not on the dragon thread spouting off about it, take this shit elsewhere. it's more annoying than the ABS and perfect line arguments, but at least those have relevance!
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:27 PM   #8285
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As for that vegas video... what was that biker trying to accomplish anyways, the car drivers pushes him twice or thrice and the biker doesnt do squat, he literally almost lands on his ass from the first push. I guess thats part of the "trying to act like a tough biker"- thing and he ultimately fails when the car driver decides to brake check him, guess that whip in his hand caused him to fail braking.
What a retard that guy is... I don't get it, when cage drivers fuck with me, I always go for operation GTFO no matter what the situation. Even a motorcycling n00b on a KE100 can lose a car in city traffic without trying very hard. Why stick around to get run over?
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:51 PM   #8286
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Whips ? never seen anything like that ? I thought for a moment that they had completely worn out the puppy
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Old 03-01-2012, 07:54 PM   #8287
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Yes, that was a good one. I gotta clean my screen.
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Old 03-01-2012, 08:06 PM   #8288
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That was one stupid cruiser rider. Even when I'm at my worst I'm not stupid enough to take on a pissed off dude in a cage. Not that he deserved being hurt or hit and run, but he kinda deserved the smack down. What an idiot!

As for the whips, I guess when they can always be ready for "other" uses, you know. But they are still a bad idea due to where they are attached. Not smart at all. You guys keep talking about the clutch, what about the one attached to the brake on the other side? Can you say, DUH?
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:48 AM   #8289
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My Quigley has manual hubs and a manual shift transfer case. In the winter, I leave the hubs locked and run in 2wd and shift to 4wd as needed. In 85K miles, I've had to replace the half shaft universals once.
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Old 03-02-2012, 05:06 AM   #8290
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This is why whips, road rage, kicking car doors, etc. are all bad ideas... Cars have the all the advantages.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAfff...yer_detailpage
Couple thoughts...

1. Touch me, it's game on. I'm gonna' hurt you. The reason is I have no idea what you plan to do after the touch. I'm taking control at that point, not wondering about what you plan for me.

2. The dude on the bike was an idiot for riding that close behind the pissed off cager - he set himself up for the fall.

3. That said, if I didn't hurt you at number 1, I'm definitely going to after number 2.

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Old 03-02-2012, 05:43 AM   #8291
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Well, since it is Friday, let's get the ball rolling.

I will start by pointing out that "pirate" cruiser riders and "bold" adventure riders are much more similar in their attitudes than they like to admit: they are both about accessorizing the bike.

Adding a whip to your handlebar or festooning the bike with electronic gizmos all looks pretty much the same to me. As does dressing up like a pirate or an astronaut. It is all about the image.



























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Old 03-02-2012, 05:51 AM   #8292
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Can't argue that ^^^^ one bit. My guess is a lot of HEAVILY farked "adventure" bikes see mostly to/from work duty... Kinda like gixxer 1000s on the street. REALLY? HAHAHAHAAH

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Old 03-02-2012, 06:09 AM   #8293
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Here is a local Ford dealers website promoting 4x4 vans.

http://www.fordtrucksonline.com/new-...-van-specs.htm
Holy shit - they make an F 750 pick-up truck! How COOL is that?!?!?
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:14 AM   #8294
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I have a lot more in common with those who do solo trips of a week or two a long way from home base -- regardless of the type of bike they ride -- than I do with folks that do only local rides or who ride in a pack. My farkles reflect my riding style and lean toward function over looks: better shocks, extra lights, GPS, PivotPegz and more comfy saddles.

I rarely see a clean bike on a cross-country trip...and I rarely see a cruiser with loud pipes on a long distance journey. But invariably the long distance travelers I meet are of the same breed regardless of brand.
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Old 03-02-2012, 06:21 AM   #8295
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Yes, it is a whip. No, it doesn't get in the way anywhere on a Harley. Yes, it will get sucked into the drive belt of a Victory.
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