Killboy failure Dragon Fest

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

  1. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    Are we *really* discussing pant cuff style now?
  2. Megamoto

    Megamoto Yes, I do look like this.

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  3. GoGo Gadget

    GoGo Gadget Long timer

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    See the front wheel slightly off the ground? That is him power wheeling it out of the curve. Pretty impressive.









    :evil
  4. Calgary06

    Calgary06 Been here awhile

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    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.

    maybe...maybe not.
  5. Flying-D

    Flying-D Just Passing Through

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    Reading is hard....:D
  6. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    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.

    WTF??

    Need a close up of that bikes 2+" chicken strip :lol3:lol3 NOW!
  7. Shag67

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    He doesn't have a right leg and just has a shoe glued to the right foot peg to fool people. :eek1
  8. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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  9. ibafran

    ibafran villagidiot

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    Hmmmm? Kinda looks that way to me. And I am grateful for the response from Down Under that gives this forum a global feel and keeps me from being as big a parochial puddin head as I moight be otherwise. There are a lot of 'pant cuff' stories that end in tip-over fail and other amusements. Bell bottom jeans were famous for sliding over kick starters, bitd. And recently, an instructor on a GW in a BRC tipped over when coming to a demo stop because his pant cuff hung up on his footpeg and wouldn't let his foot come to the ground. And there is one story of a rider tucking his pant cuff into a subsequently well buckled boot while his foot was on the peg so tightly that he fell over because his leg wouldn't straighten enough to make the save. But, I am really fackin old and used to get around a lot. So, such posts dredge up a lot of memories of the odd fun and frollics of bikin'. And we could move on to 'bootlace' stories when we get bored silly enough to need to do that?
  10. UnsureFooting

    UnsureFooting Title of User Here

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    Chicken strips are pointless on cruisers.
  11. Mambo Dave

    Mambo Dave Backyard Adventurer

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    WEll, it is nearing winter, so good KIllboy pictures are few and far between.

    Back when I had my ZX-7R, while I did ride in Dainese leathers everywhere, I used my EMS uniform's black 'Hi-Tec' brand boots (with the leathers tucked in them, of course). One day, out somewhere on a two lane in the back rounds of PA, my left leg was knocked off and back so hard I swore I had hit a groundhog or something with it. I even looked backwards while still flying along, but didn't see anything.

    Turns out my damned lace - that I normally double knotted and tucked in - got caught int he chain.

    I'm going to agree with you; the stories as to what all happens fully explains why pants are better tucked into boots, and that the boots don't have laces (Gee, and that just happens to be the way motorcycle cops wear their uniforms).

    I'd be willing to read even more of them. I liked reading the anecdotes you wrote, ibafran. But this seems worthy of its own thread, too - "Pants in/out of boots, Laces or no?"
  12. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    The boots and pants thoughts needs to expand to include:
    What kind of oil to use on the boots; synthetic or natural
    What tread design; ATV, urban, or car tread
    Do you put the balls of your feet on the pegs or the center of your feet.
    Soles that are mostly flat or with heels? Why?

    Information that could save your life.

    Or Not!

    :evil
    NCS
  13. antwon412

    antwon412 Been here awhile

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    I wear my boots tucked into my TDI

    wait.....what?
  14. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Pants tucked, so when you kick that moron that crossed the yellow and put you in the ditch, in the A$$, the pants don't get stained. :deal
  15. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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  16. Benesesso

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    Try tucking the legs of a Roadcrafter into some Sidi Vertebras. Let me know how that works for you. :1drink
  17. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Sir Loin of Biff

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    Still doesn't stop the bike from being fugly.
  18. DAKEZ

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  19. livo

    livo Been here awhile

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    Yep, that is why I tuck my pants into my boots ^^^^
  20. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Static? You mean he isn't anti-countersteering?

    Feh.

    --Bill