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Old 11-07-2012, 06:59 PM   #466
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You shouldn't be lane splitting a few inches away from regular lug nuts either.
thats nearly impossible in this town if you ever expect to get around
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:14 PM   #467
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What a bunch of whiners.

Let's get back on track here.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_C-9Zhdimk
Nah- No effin' way I'd lane split in that.
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:43 PM   #468
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That thing is wider than My 950 with Bags on it.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:51 AM   #469
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What a bunch of whiners.

Let's get back on track here.


I love the little wheels high on the sides in case it tips over.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:55 AM   #470
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I love the little wheels high on the sides in case it tips over.
I thought the same, but those are outrigger wheels that do what your feet could do on a "real bike". they drop down at stops, hopefully automatically. This video's pretty lame but you get the idea in the first little bit, of what a pain in the ass these things would be.

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Old 11-08-2012, 08:50 AM   #471
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Supposedly meant to prevent a crashed vehicle bouncing back into traffic. Sure they'd saw/rip a riders leg off if you hit it upright. If the bike was already sliding it might help (had to lay 'er down eh?)

The highway department just installed that cabling on I-540 between Fayetteville and Rogers.

I know they installed it to keep autos from crossing the median, but it sure looks like it would rip the hell out of a motorcyclist...
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:52 AM   #472
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Seriously???
You people can't be this stupid, chopping legs off.....

You're discussing what is not safe to be around on a tractor trailer and these dumbass lug nut covers worry you, you can kick them and they will either pop right off or break off. They are paper thin pot metal or plastic.
And if you call up a company and tell them to remove them because they must be illegal, someone will get a good laugh.
Wow, its no wonder I don't hang here anymore.
+1

A rider has bigger things to worry about if his shin is close enough to contact the lug nuts.

At that point, it doesn't matter what shape the lug nuts happen to be, there's going to be pain involved...
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:58 AM   #473
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I thought the same, but those are outrigger wheels that do what your feet could do on a "real bike". they drop down at stops, hopefully automatically. This video's pretty lame but you get the idea in the first little bit, of what a pain in the ass these things would be.
I always see those things going down the highway or on a track. Somebody show me what it does in a mall parking lot. How tight does it turn? Does it have a reverse? It just seem kind of dumb to me.
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:04 AM   #474
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I always see those things going down the highway or on a track. Somebody show me what it does in a mall parking lot. How tight does it turn? Does it have a reverse? It just seem kind of dumb to me.
120" wheelbase.

Twice as long as many standard motorcycles.

Longer than many small cars.

I don't "get it", either...
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Old 11-08-2012, 09:48 AM   #475
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It just seem kind of dumb to me.
It's for people who have more dollars than sense.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:37 AM   #476
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There are a few diferent versions of enclosed motorcycles out there, the self balancing ones the most interesting to me.

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Old 11-08-2012, 10:46 AM   #477
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There are a few diferent versions of enclosed motorcycles out there, the self balancing ones the most interesting to me.

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That's pretty cool, if it works. I'd commute in something like that.
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Old 11-08-2012, 10:58 AM   #478
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It seems as if the gyroscopes would tend to stop the car from leaning when you counter steer.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:26 PM   #479
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I love the little wheels high on the sides in case it tips over.
They move down and become outriggers when you slow for a stop.

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Old 11-09-2012, 11:23 AM   #480
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They don't show anyone wearing a helmet while "riding" one of those enclosed bikes. I guess state helmet laws would apply (unless the canopy is somehow DOT certified as a helmet)
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