Killboy failure Dragon Fest

Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Hahahah You can easily tell that was photoshopped - The shadows are all wrong. He was on the right side of the double-yellow and you made it look like he's on the left.
  2. zippy

    zippy Hinter dem Feld

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    sarge needs to strap his helmet on :eek1
  3. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Izzat Buttsex2X?:lol3

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  4. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    :lol3 More fuel for the coming implosion......
  5. Minimike

    Minimike Been here awhile

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    I've ridden with those guys on the Cherohala Skyway. They're hilarious. They hunt down people that don't know how to ride in the mountains, pass them, then waive like crazy as they go by. One of the best days I've had riding on the Skyway! Crazy funny day!

    minimike
  6. ParrotheadJeff

    ParrotheadJeff Class A CDL

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    OK, I think they're a bit more than I'd want to spend on one, but they're definitely different and I like that :thumb

    What I'd like to know is do you have to countersteer to turn them or do you steer like you would on a sidecar rig or a trike? I figure it would be regular steering, but maybe the manufacturer did something weird.
  7. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    Good question! Looking at how far they are actually leaning over in the corners, my quess would be that countersteering is still being used.
  8. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Old guys on scooters terrorizing bikers on The Dragon.

    Priceless hoot. :poser

    --Bill
  9. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Yes, countersteering is required. The front seems incredibly well planted but the overall experience is just like a two wheeler.

    My favorite bit about riding one around town was the trick of being able to lock the front suspension as you come to a stop, then it unlocks itself as you accelerate away - so you never need to put your feet down.
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    RDTCU Banned

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    What could go wrong :lol3
  11. ParrotheadJeff

    ParrotheadJeff Class A CDL

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    Those just got about 1000% more attractive to me - thanks :thumb
  12. Photog

    Photog Charismatic Megafauna Administrator

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    I've got one. You countersteer normally. There's a very slightly different "feel" (you've got two wheels up there responding) but other than that, it's absolutely instinctive. It's got a very planted feel to it. Neat bike.
  13. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    There is one being worked on at the Local Bike Shop (sone of a friend, low budget project). I'm inclined to crawl up under it and figure out how that front suspension works. I understand some sort of parallelogram linkage, but Capt'n, ah needs to ken the details...

    --Bill
  14. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    I would imagine with the way the inside wheel moves back towards the rider that they are pretty stable cornering. Instead of human sliding forward to weight the front tire, the front tire moves to human....
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    ErikDK Been here awhile

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    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    Best reason for a top box!:lol3

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    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Well, in a sense, he had a top box, and it fell off.
  18. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    You! I see what you did there! :lol3
  19. slartidbartfast

    slartidbartfast Love those blue pipes

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    Don't know about the injuries of course - but I'll bet that back pack saved the faller from some serious friction burns.
  20. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    Fire Crotch! :kboom :lol3