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Old 04-07-2012, 07:53 PM   #9631
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205?
Dunno, looks familiar (but then, if you've seen one fail, they all look similar). The comments in the link are interesting, though.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:55 PM   #9632
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I must have seen several hundred bikes today, more than half were H-D. Probably another 20% were metric cruisers...
The rest were BMWs and sport bikes. No dual sport bikes were seen today. Not one Wee other than mine.

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Sounds like what you saw is representative of US bike sales figures. Was this a surprise?
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:58 PM   #9633
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Texas Ranch Road 337 does have it's own version of Killboy. Website is txmotofoto.com.
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Old 04-07-2012, 10:39 PM   #9634
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So the Cruiser fool that needs riding lessons is Bad Ass and the guy that knows what he is doing is somehow not?

Riding lessons? Let's see you bank an iron pig that deep.
The rider pushing the limits of a bike few would dare lean like that is bad ass to me. The twat with the Harley jacket, barely tipped aprilia bike, pudding helmet, no gloves, skate shoes, and flood water pants is "less" bad ass to me.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:44 PM   #9635
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Riding lessons? Let's see you bank an iron pig that deep.
The rider pushing the limits of a bike few would dare lean like that is bad ass to me. The twat with the Harley jacket, barely tipped aprilia bike, pudding helmet, no gloves, skate shoes, and flood water pants is "less" bad ass to me.
I'd agree with that.

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Old 04-08-2012, 03:57 AM   #9636
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Sounds like what you saw is representative of US bike sales figures. Was this a surprise?
Wasn't surprised at all... if anything, a confirmation of US sales results...

To be honest, the cruisers did not look comfortable or even well suited for that road...

I'm sure that as they saw me on my Wee, they thought, "What a homely sight... it's a shame that guy has to ride such an ugly, soul-less bike..."

To each his own...

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Old 04-08-2012, 05:03 AM   #9637
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Wasn't surprised at all... if anything, a confirmation of US sales results...

To be honest, the cruisers did not look comfortable or even well suited for that road...

I'm sure that as they saw me on my Wee, they thought, "What a homely sight... it's a shame that guy has to ride such an ugly, soul-less bike..."

To each his own...

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Old 04-08-2012, 05:30 AM   #9638
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... not much...

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Old 04-08-2012, 06:41 AM   #9639
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205?
More like 2050.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:45 AM   #9640
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So the Cruiser fool that needs riding lessons is Bad Ass and the guy that knows what he is doing is somehow not?

Yeah, I was going to say the same...

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I think he's talking about the gear the (bottom pic) guy is wearing...
At least the second rider is properly taking the turn. The other guy is about to wind up on his ass.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:48 AM   #9641
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For people who like them, cruisers are very comfortable. I had a sportster with mid controls, loved it. Had to sell it, bought a kawasaki concours. Loved everything about the connie except it killed my knees.

Now I'm on a Shadow, much better. My ass goes numb after a while, but that can be fixed with a good seat. The biggest plus is that I can still walk after a three or four hour ride.

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Old 04-08-2012, 06:59 AM   #9642
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Riding lessons? Let's see you bank an iron pig that deep.
The rider pushing the limits of a bike few would dare lean like that is bad ass to me.
If he is pushing the limits in a turn then why is the tail light on and why is he leaning the opposite direction forcing the bike to be leaned further than necessary? His butt is off the seat correctly but his torso is leaning the wrong direction. It also looks like he is blowing the turn and freaking out while doing so.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:34 AM   #9643
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Yikes

Well, if you can't ride, you may as well look the part. Groan.
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:58 AM   #9644
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Riding lessons? Let's see you bank an iron pig that deep.
The rider pushing the limits of a bike few would dare lean like that is bad ass to me. The twat with the Harley jacket, barely tipped aprilia bike, pudding helmet, no gloves, skate shoes, and flood water pants is "less" bad ass to me.
Please tell me this is a troll post and you are not really this dumb.

Pushing a pig deep is not the way navigate a corner at speed.

The guy in the pudding helmet is relaxed and comfortable and clearly knows how to ride. (knowing how to ride is bad ass) The leather clad fool on the cruiser.... Not so much.

Bad ass? The only thing bad about the ATGATT cruiser rider is his riding form. He could go through that turn faster without throwing sparks if he had a little instruction.
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