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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.
Another Killboy fan!
Is that front tire really that bald? Or is the tire tread (or lack thereof) designed that way?
Other than that: no fail.
Slower shutter speed than some other pictures blurs the cross siping and only shows the more longitudinal siping.
Most likely a tire similar to Michelin Power Pure.
I know that many mirrors on bikes are pretty non fuctional. But even so, I can adjust the RC51's mirrors to give a view of whats around me. Still I look back when changing lanes.
So why would a person ride without them?
The MX boots are actually pretty good boots for street boots. I like my Sidi Crossfires very well for the K-RS but the toes are a little boxy for the RC. As for walking in them, it is no worse than the old Raichle Montagna's I used to wear. Still those look more like some good adventure boots looking at the sole.
And they are far easier to wear outside the pants.. LOL
Pluses... Good position and looking ahead through the corner to the exit.
... some good gear
.... reasonable speed it seems.
... great overall picture and form
.. only partial gear
So I would say fail
Now I have a question for those in the know.
What does the header wrap really do for a midsize street bike?
Hmmm... that might not be a fail. Assuming the one on the other side is similarly aimed, he might have adjusted it such that it lights the road when at maximum lean. Not very sophisticated but could be effective on twisties after dark.
It would be silly not to have it since he put the PIAA sticker on the bike.
Keep from melting the belly pan..................................... oh wait.
The same thing it does for any internal combustion engine, retains heat energy in the exhaust to help improve cylinder scavenging. It's gotta be worth at least .03 HP on that bike.
That makes sense. I was asking not because I thought it was a fail, but because I didn't know if there was a genuine good reason for it. Or maybe he just bumped it out of alignment.
Those look like street boots to me (alpinestars scouts). I like a much chunkier boot for actual dirt riding.
I do believe I tend to agree with your observation
If it'll make you feel better, go ahead and buy them. I'll even tell you I used them to make you feel useful.
Probably has more to do with keeping your his pants or boots from melting if he touches it or gets too close...
I like my Gaerne Supermotards for the Husky, but I've got a pair of TCX's for commuting or general goofing off.
This. I have a pair of el cheapo's mounted and aimed as such. I swear, some bike manufacturers do not test after dark in the twisties. Perhaps govts legislate what lights must be without thought to what it does to bikes? Thus, BMW had to go to the fancy gyroscopic headlight. And I will bet that light has limitations too?
Mine got mounted after several near-collisions with joggers, bicyclists, and debris in corners. Joggers are on a parr with road kill for being brain dead.
The cut-off light spread on my bike is so severe that most regulatory roads signs are not reflected. Dipping the bike into acorner, I get maybe 8 feet of pavement showing in front of me. Forget seeing any pedestrians, bicyclists, etc mid-corner.
You have'nt seen a worthless headlight in the twitsties till you ride a 1050 Tiger.
Don't you dare!!