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

  1. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    What exactly do cafe racers have to do with the picture of the dude on the bobber? Did it ever occur to you that different people have different tastes in motorcycles?

    I guess I'm stupid because I own two hardtails. Then again, I reckon I'm smarter than the dude who just decided to piss on everyone who doesn't ride his motorcycle style of choice.
  2. protondecay123

    protondecay123 Been here awhile

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    Nice thing about the ignore list is that you don't have to read the drivel unless someone else quotes it. :clap
  3. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    Where's the fun in that? Nothing wrong with differing points of view. Seems to be a lot of that going on around here. It's the ones that do not seem to think that anybody else may be right or have a valid point that crack me up.

    And ain't nothing wrong with a little cafe action...

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  4. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia Tamer

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    I know where you were.

    Just down the road from my house. :D

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  5. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    A welded-on hardtail would be sweet.

    Struts? Dunno about that. From a safety perspective I don't like 'em for a streetbike. Use the highest grade bolts you can get and check the frame for cracks regularly. Probably just :gerg

    My perspective is colored by the fact I broke an aftermarket top shock bolt on my XLH that came with my LeatherLyke bags. :eek1

    It would be interesting to see some durability comparison testing done on a chassis dyno between a stock rear end, bolt-on struts using stock fasteners, bolt-on struts using higher-grade fasteners, and a proper weld-on hardtail.
  6. 2fast4u

    2fast4u What the hell!

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    Well i have heard people say that before but i can not find a road that is eleven miles long (the main part) with only two roads connecting to it and no driveways and 318 curves. Just saying.... Go at first light and you will have it to yourself even on Saturday! ! And yes the smokys are a great place to ride. I LOVE IT!!!
  7. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia Tamer

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    Believe it or not, there are. Let me know when you're coming over to join me on a ride. Mum's the word though. :evil
  8. AZbiker

    AZbiker Crunkin' with crackers

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    We have a few here too. One in particular has seamless new pavement, no tourist-idiot-squid culture on the scale of the 129 and big trucks are BANNED. :deal
  9. 2fast4u

    2fast4u What the hell!

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    I will take you up on that!! Always looking for some good roads.
  10. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer

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    A very helpful woman in a Grand Cherokee we talked to while deciding which way to go next steered us that way. Before that it was some guy walking his dog on a gravel road. That is why we don't carry GPS. Getting lost and asking for help is how you find where the locals ride. That ride was, God help me, a 30th reunion of our first upstate SC ride together for a bunch of old friends. If we all manage to get together agian next year you might be getting a PM from me.

    BTW, we liked your rock.

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    Also nice to get back down to upstate SC for what I think of as BBQ, too.

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  11. LWRider

    LWRider Been here awhile

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    Izzat up the hill from Highlands? There is a similar big slab of rock there from which you look down on the town.

    Cheers,

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  12. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Before Mitt shuts down Sesame Street, better turn it on and watch the "Count". 318 my a$$, 220 maybe.

    The Drives are a valid point, but virtually NO traffic and NO cops on roads that are just as twisty, more than offset that fact. But I do know of a 10 mile section that has just one or 2 drives at best only 1 side road that I recall and NO traffic.
  13. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer

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    We found one road that was six or seven miles of nothing but turns then an eyeblink sized berg followed by another five or six miles of empty twisty road. Which was a nice warm up for the rest of the day spent exploring. Since we ride dual sports we only wanted half asphalt anyway.

    But the best part was that I would be surprised if we passed a dozen cars all day on pavement. On gravel and two track roads we passed on Jeep, one pedestrian and one dog. The two people were very helpful in getting us even more lost. The golden retriever just thought the bikes were cool.

    We took a late afternoon break here after a bunch of gravel roads before we started dead reckoning our way back towards the truck along fun and nearly deserted highways.

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  14. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia Tamer

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    Please do. If I'm free I'll be happy to lead you around.

    Just let me know.

    It is not. This one is ~20 miles northeast of Highlands (as the crow flies). I know the one you speak of though.
  15. B.Curvin

    B.Curvin Feral Chia Tamer

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  16. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer

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    Damn, I thought we were on virgin ground. :lol3

    Great spot to stop for a few minutes off the bike.
  17. DireWolf

    DireWolf Knees in the Breeze

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    Jesus.

    You whine about me trolling, and here you are being a prick in a nonbasement thread with a half assed threat.

    Grow the fuck up.
  18. Wench On Wheels

    Wench On Wheels RuckusRaisingRedhead

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    So if your hypothetical "those" admit they were wrong..... can they call it a speed trap? :D

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  19. Harvey Krumpet

    Harvey Krumpet Long timer

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    My thoughts exacary. I could make a mint importing those down here.
  20. BiGR Rich

    BiGR Rich Been here awhile

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    I know that XS.........the owner is a moderator on Dotheton. While the bike has changed a little since that picture, it's an insane scoot.