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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.
Might lose his wallet
My 5'7", 170lb self LOVES my 600lb+ sport-touring FJR pig. Arguably the best bike I have ever owned (from sportbikes to a cruiser).
I, and most of my ST friends do not like the new VFR because it brings little to the table that is not already out there for less. Besides who the hell builds an ST and has the bags as OPTIONS!
From his blog.
We ride on a little further, and we stop so Adam can take my picture with the Vision tipped over so it looks like I'm screaming around a curve. Cool picture.
Jeans, inside your boots.........................That's soooo 1980's Daharling..................
Those M109R's are turds in the twisties.
First, I don't think that bike will brake fast/well enough to require such protective gear. So my best WAG is that is some sort of massage equipment, like something with the name, "Magic Fingers"? Maybe "Stimulus Package"? If I can come up with a 'second', I will post again.
Many moons ago, a big time bike journo in the Colonies crossed The Pond to ride with the Brits and Euros to see if they were any better than us, riding skill-wise? At the end of the report piece, he wrote that the only difference that he could find was that they preferred to tuck their pant culls into the boots and we preferred to leave them out. I have no idea if this sartorial biker style is still in vogue over there?
If this rider is a Brit, then he is probably having a 'home' moment temporarily riding on the correct side of the tarmac?
Nicely done on the 109R..
I have no idea what your post suggests... I can't tell if you are agreeing with me or not. I suggested practicing and building skills and it seems like you suggest doing the same, and attending high performance riding schools, clinics ,and track days. So... maybe we agree. You CAN practice for times where you need to do other than simply ride down the road at the speed limit safely. And you should practice.
You mean like how his front tire is off the ground because it's just rocking on the crash bar that isn't making sparks?
I'm an Aussie and I tuck my jeans into my boots - must be the Brit heritage. Never thought any different
But I wear my adventure pants over the top of the boots :huh
Motorcycle police here in America wear their boots on the outside, as do any serious horsemen with their cowboy boots - it doesn't pay to have extra wear and tear on one's pants/trousers down there.
Me, I tuck my adventure pants into my adventure boots - again, less wear and tear at highway speeds, and it gets rid of the damned pant-cuffs flapping in the wind.
I'm not sure I'd wear jeans inside the boots for motorcycling though. It just always looks bad. But then if I had a sportbike again, like that guy is riding, I'd have a sportier pair of leather pants to tuck into the boots.
In the summer in textile overpants I wear the jeans/slacks out of the boots. In the winter I tuck 'em in. When I wear leathers I always tuck 'em in, and I NEVER just wear slacks or jeans exposed. Too dang hard on my old, shriveled hide.
Just my 2 cents...
Boots always out
Are we *really* discussing pant cuff style now?
OMD!.................what have I started?
See the front wheel slightly off the ground? That is him power wheeling it out of the curve. Pretty impressive.
Since I don't see any indication of his pant cuffs fluttering in the breeze I suggest that the bike merely tipped over while waiting for some cyclists or wayward transport truck to move out of the way...
and he thought that after going to the gym for the last few months that the bike could be righted using only one leg.
Reading is hard....
The perps responsible for the post could have at least photoshopped the front tire wheelie out of the picture. Or posted some other staged picture with the rider on a believable bike.
Next we will see pics of some alleged edge to edge rear tire wear of what that poser did with his belt sander.
Need a close up of that bikes 2+" chicken strip NOW!