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

  1. Tepi

    Tepi Been here awhile

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    Car tire debate aside. Whats worrying me is that he's on the highway pegs (which are ridiculous), thus has no way of downshifting fast nor has usage of the rear brake...
  2. EastSideSM

    EastSideSM Isn't that dangerous?

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    Downshift to what? He is only in first gear.
  3. Craneguy

    Craneguy British Hooligan

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    It is indeed. That'll teach me to comment on a photo, on a cell phone, without glasses.

    Doh!
  4. workerant

    workerant Spaß im Dreck

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    See y'all in hell! :clap

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  5. ohgood

    ohgood Just givver tha berries !!!

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    bwaaaaaahahahahahaha ! :clap:lol3

    i'm slo, so i'm laughin WITH, not at
  6. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Only traffic in your own lane can affect you. By crossing into the other lane, he has made himself safe from the exploding death star.

    Sent from the voices in my head, and transcribed by their drinking buddy.
  7. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome

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    Dammit, I'm going to hell for laughing so hard. My coworkers are now looking at me funny.

    Sent from the voices in my head, and transcribed by their drinking buddy.
  8. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone Innocent culprit

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  9. Aussijussi

    Aussijussi Long timer

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    Indeed not, and the contents of these particular chaps, seem to be in good shape and form.
  10. LowInSlo

    LowInSlo Been here awhile

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    Awesome

    And a pic...

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    Swarms of 'em...
  11. StoneAgeMan

    StoneAgeMan Wanderer

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    Have you ever driven a motorcycle with an engine that is: long-stroke, large-displacement, 45 degree V-twin, and with a shared piston throw on the crank? That's what it looks like he's operating, tons of low-end torque. Typically their second gear is good from about 8mph up to 48mph and will merrily yank you from one to the other pretty darn quick.:deal

    Their throttle is an on/off switch for jumping forward or backwards 20' (7 meters) almost instantly at almost any speed (except for at top-rpm or the very bottom portion of the rpm, which you don't use on that type of engine).

    Long-stroke always means a very wide and flat torque curve and also means a lower top rpm. Only a short stroke engine can hit high rpms, but they have almost no low-end torque. Did you know that a big cruise ship engine typically operates around 10 or 15 RPM and has less than 60 rpm at full speed? It's actually much more about piston speed, typically measured in feet-per-second, long stroke travels farther per RPM. Like a long crowbar vs. a short crowbar.

    StoneAge Man
  12. tedder

    tedder irregular

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  13. bluebye

    bluebye Skin it back

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    At Least read about it before you post. :deal
  14. Tip Over

    Tip Over Whoopsie!

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    Sidecar 'busa. Took me a minute to see it, but that's an awesome setup in back. Someone definitely loves riding.
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  15. Tip Over

    Tip Over Whoopsie!

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    It pains me to see when a goldwinger is failing...
  16. NJ Moto

    NJ Moto Long timer

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    That's not going to rub out.
  17. KMC1

    KMC1 There is no spoon.

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    :yikes :eek1
  18. shrekk

    shrekk Adventurer

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    I Love the spirit of the chair out back and legs tied on but I'M GOING TO RIDE.

    (sorry couldn't delete the first photo)
  19. Big Red

    Big Red Adventurer

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    That's fantastic! There's a guy near me on a really nice Harley (don't know my models, but it's on the smaller side, but customized and with a killer paint job).

    I took double-take the first time he came roaring past me on the freeway, with his crutches loosely bungee'd on the back, good on him!
  20. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    :lol3