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

  1. mngl1500

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    That is djfire from gl1800riders.com and he has installed skid plates to make it spark extra like on purpose. He was using titanium blocks but I think he switch to steel.
  2. IheartmyNx

    IheartmyNx Ihave2draft

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    There's a vid on YT too of two Gold Wings tearing it up on the Gap and one's prolly him... They make it look like they're putting some Sumo guys to shame... But that still won't make me (ever) buy one:D
  3. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Oh, I don'tknow. If I decide to get a full dress touring bike, the Goldwing would be at the top of my list.
  4. mngl1500

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    His mom passed earlier this year.

    Nope looks like she was having fun. Made the cover of the 2010 Gold Book (membership directory of who you can call if you need help, want info about an area, etc) for GWRRA

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  5. DAKEZ

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  6. outlaws justice

    outlaws justice Long timer

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    I have been know to drag a knee on a gold wing and I have a friend and fellow instructor who runs his at the track
  7. cliffy109

    cliffy109 Long timer

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    Quite a bit :deal

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    or...

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  8. anotherguy

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    Like to see some photos of that.
  9. MoBill

    MoBill Smiles when says dat

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    Were you crashing when you were known to do this? :D
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    I used to have an 83 Yamaha Venture. Not quite as heavy as a Gold Wing (about 750 lbs) but hanging off the inside made a big difference. Almost everyone I rode with was on sportbikes so I rode the Venture like it was a sportbike.

    And no, I did not drag my knee.
  11. outlaws justice

    outlaws justice Long timer

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    Video of John at the track is posted above, and It was his bike I have dragged knee on.
  12. outlaws justice

    outlaws justice Long timer

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    No it is called proper body position for riding it like it is a track bike!
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    outlaws justice Long timer

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    And the gold wing has better ground clearance than this little VF500F that I took to Pocono in 2009, the more you hang off the less the bike has to lean so the faster I could go to keep up and pass the bigger bikes.

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    Or during a training session in GA a few years ago, This little GZ250 has really crappy ground clearance that did not stop me from using it to actually catch and pass a Yamaha FJR 1300 on the short course where speed and HP did not help!

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    XR650L_Dave Long timer

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    Hell, back before dragging a knee was cool I would chase go-karts on my DR125 with a rear trials tire, just leaned way out there with a metal plate wired to the bottom of my boot...

    Damn kids these days, with their fancy knee pucks...

    Yeah, that's right, I just hipstered yo asses with a hot-shoe reference.

    Dave
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    Wife and I throught the gap from the BRP this spring and... absolutely nothing happened. Except I picked up a "been there done that".

    It is a beautiful area.

    Eric
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    Dilligaf0220 Miserablist

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    Close but not knee draggin'.
  19. Tepi

    Tepi Been here awhile

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    But it gives you much more street credit when at the local rest stop! "OMG, He's got his bodywork grounded off, he's a super badass!"

    Doesnt give much room for error when you're already hitting the bodywork, what if theres suddenly something in the way, maybe an animal or dirt or something you didnt see and you have to decrease your turning radius, you cant, because you're already at the max and tilting more will just lever the bikes tires off the ground.
  20. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    Guess that humor is lost on some folks.

    Little hint...when you see a laughing smiley, there is a fair chance that the statement immediately previous to the smiley was a joke.