Killboy failure Dragon Fest

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

  1. 100mpg

    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    :lol3 found one. best argument against counter steer?

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  2. LWRider

    LWRider Been here awhile

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    Yeah, I know. It was just tongue in cheek. I have worked on a few motorcycle engines and they are pretty simple (especially my CB350). But the VW 1600 engine is simplicity itself. I once owned a bus in Grand Cayman. I left the island. It was sold but the new owner blew the motor and the person who was selling it for me in my absence gave the guy his money back and took back the van. I had a sailboat delivery to GC so took all the parts with me on the boat and when I got there I pulled the motor in a gravel parking lot, stuck it in the van and rebuilt it completely, then stuck it back in using a cement block and a long timber for a lever to get it in place. Of course, my CB350 motor I can simply lift out of the bike and put on a bench (where it sits right now actually).

    Cheers,

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  3. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Amen, LWR. "BTDT"

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  4. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    There are a lot of motorcycles that use canbus systems. BMW was the first, I think. And anything that uses the newer Marelli ECU also does.
  5. tedder

    tedder irregular

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    You've heard of something called "winter", right?
  6. Mr_Gone

    Mr_Gone The Lejund!

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    Learn to laugh at yourself. It works for me. Plus I get to laugh a lot because I do stoopid stuff every day.
  7. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    Warm weather will be coming. Do you know where you will need to moor your boat? So is the dragon one of those Rivers of Asphalt that poets talk about? Are there places to pull up and enjoy some beach and swim time? Is there room to raft up and party?

    NCS

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  8. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    At least they stayed to the right of the double yellow. :lol3
  9. gmk999

    gmk999 ____ as a Rotax

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    Beachwear is so unflattering off the beach... Good thing I ATGATT:rofl
  10. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    'Spose the guy is a plumber? :eek1

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  11. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    Has anyone seen the motorcycles at Deals Gap thread? :norton
  12. RDTCU

    RDTCU Banned

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    No fail really, just kinda...spooky...

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  13. NCStephen

    NCStephen Riding NC

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    Why spooky?
  14. RDTCU

    RDTCU Banned

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    Semi-blind corner on the gap, bodywork touching pavement, with a passenger and a trailer.

    He probably knows what he's doing, but there's just not a lot of room left for error, or the stupid lurking around the corner.
  15. bwalsh

    bwalsh UUU, UUU!!!

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    Low tide...
  16. clocklaw

    clocklaw Long timer

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    It looks to me like he has a lot of room left...but it would include sliding his butt off the seat and moving his torso to the inside of the turn.
  17. mneblett

    mneblett Professional Lurker

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    I'd vote for "he knows what he's doing." The black spot on the left lower fairing is where a K1200LT touches down at about the same time the stands make contact. Judging from the pretty thorough grinding on both the side and center stands and the footpeg, and the absence of any scrapes on the bags or upper fairing, it's pretty clear this isn't his first rodeo.
  18. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    I vote FAIL!!! Pulling a trailer with a motorcycle is a fools game. :1drink
  19. GSequoia

    GSequoia Where are my tools?

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    Plus those don't even look like trailer tires.
  20. mneblett

    mneblett Professional Lurker

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    Standard Bushtec-issued rubber. You think'n car tires would work mo betta? :lol2