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Old 01-29-2011, 06:26 AM   #61
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As ever it didn't take long for the bubble to bust and the whole thing to be torn apart

It was a cool video until you realised it was a bunch of wine drinking French guys. Now if it had turned out to be made by a bunch of rednecks who ended up drinking bud light and cooking frogs on the tail gates of their pickup trucks It would have been the coolest thing ever.
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:32 AM   #62
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Now if it had turned out to be made by a bunch of rednecks who ended up drinking bud light and cooking alligator on the tail gates of their pickup trucks It would have been the coolest thing ever.
Is that a challenge?
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:07 AM   #63
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Photos of stern looking french hipsters,




From the blog these video guys put out.

Looks like a "Polo-by Ralph Lauren" ad from Men's Journal or some such thing.













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Old 01-29-2011, 10:33 AM   #64
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Is that a challenge?
You wrestle a gator and I'll take the photographs. It'll be fine trust me.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:43 AM   #65
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I kind of understand wanting to wear leather and 3/4's helmet, I do that for runs to the store, but NEVER without gloves! ouch!
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:54 AM   #66
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:10 PM   #67
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That's a great piece of work.

But not a glove on the lot of 'em - just thinking about those palms sliding down the tarmac and how long it would take in rehab to lift another glass of that Merlot.

And the deleted scenes portion of that video:

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Old 01-29-2011, 01:33 PM   #68
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:37 PM   #69
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The video is still pretty bad ass... I got the beard.. missing the hair on my head though?!? But I rock my 3/4 helmet everywhere I go. Makes me want to shoot a video like this for my band! thanks for that post!
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Old 01-29-2011, 01:55 PM   #70
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:07 PM   #71
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You definitely can't ride it because there's not even a cross brace on the rear.

I'm very curious as to how you came to this decision.

Not jerking your chain on this... I'm really wondering why you would think that.
The /2 frames are BEEFY.
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Old 01-29-2011, 08:29 PM   #72
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I'm very curious as to how you came to this decision.

Not jerking your chain on this... I'm really wondering why you would think that.
The /2 frames are BEEFY.
From an engineering stand point, you can not have a subframe without a cross brace to prevent flex in any leaning. The frame will flex all day and ultimately just break at the welds or warp.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:29 PM   #73
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From an engineering stand point, you can not have a subframe without a cross brace to prevent flex in any leaning. The frame will flex all day and ultimately just break at the welds or warp.
Yeabut, do any /2's have a cross brace on the rear (other than the fender)?
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Old 01-30-2011, 07:47 AM   #74
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Yeabut, do any /2's have a cross brace on the rear (other than the fender)?
That fender can act as a brace, more so than you think.
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Old 01-30-2011, 10:04 AM   #75
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From an engineering stand point, you can not have a subframe without a cross brace to prevent flex in any leaning. The frame will flex all day and ultimately just break at the welds or warp.
Well it just so happens that I'm an engineer and while I specialize in a lot of thermomechanical and mechanical failure mechanisms, I don't know much at all about motorcycle frame stresses; static, dynamic or otherwise.

But what you're saying just doesn't really pass the sniff test. So I'm interested what causes you to say that.

I have one of these bikes on my lift. I think most of them (if not all) of the /2's came with lugs to attach a sidecar.
I would think that sidecar use puts much more torsion along the axis (front to rear) of the frame than what a bike sees while leaning. The bike remains upright with shear and torsion on it during sidecar turns.

During leaning turns, the increased force relative to the bike is more like increased vertical weight.

So the rear fender, according to my calipers, is approximately 0.030" thick and if enough force is making those beefy rear sections of the frame move up and down relative to each other, I just don't see that fender being very significant or effective at getting in their way.

the thing is, it's not really a subframe like on a later GS or G/S. it's all 1 piece of the main frame and it IS very beefy.
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