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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Lone Rider, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. SKT

    SKT Long timer

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  2. Mrmerlin

    Mrmerlin Rollin a new 2019 R 1250 GS, N a 2011 K1300S

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  3. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Hippie Ki Yay! Humboldt changed my life.

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    Is the Evil Transporter at Motorcyclepedia?
  4. Nailhead

    Nailhead Inclusion Rider

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    Probably in much the same way that US contractor's former F-150 showed up in news footage of an Isis attack somewhere in the Middle East a few years back. What that way was I don't remember.
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  5. GP640

    GP640 Long timer

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    Sold at auction, stuffed in a container and shipped off.
  6. SKT

    SKT Long timer

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  7. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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    Yeah, with his signage still on the truck. He caught considerable flak for being unpatriotic, to put it politely.

    https://www.cnn.com/2015/12/14/us/terror-truck-lawsuit/index.html

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  8. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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  9. rixcafe

    rixcafe Been here awhile Supporter

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    In Conway SC today.

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  10. Mrmerlin

    Mrmerlin Rollin a new 2019 R 1250 GS, N a 2011 K1300S

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  11. thumpism

    thumpism Between bikes

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  12. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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  13. madeouttaglass

    madeouttaglass Hippie Ki Yay! Humboldt changed my life.

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    That looks as safe as a ball turret.
    You are the crumple zone.
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  14. GP640

    GP640 Long timer

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    Then don't hit shit.

    I'm more worried about rear and side collisions because I rearely have control of
    what the morons around me can do.
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  15. Nailhead

    Nailhead Inclusion Rider

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    Trucker friend of mine hit a dead horse on I-80 and caused several thousand dollars worth of damage to her KW. She didn't see it because the truck in front of her obscured her view of it until the last instant (after nailing it himself).

    "Don't hit shit" make sense as a Best Practice, but it doesn't always work out that way.
  16. Liko

    Liko Got probe?

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    I can think of several department stores in Los Angeles where that goofy truck would have made my life much easier. Trying to back up a 53' reefer attached to my condo into a loading dock designed for 40' trailers (by designed I mean equipped with lots of brick wall action) made for some really crappy mornings. Especially the stores that could not receive between 9pm and 7am. That means I was in the driveway dealing with the short dock lanes (there were 5 doors and lanes but the "Returns" trailer and the "Pallets" trailer were in two of them and naturally some bread truck fuckwit was parked in another), brick wall nonsense and early morning shoppers trying to get in and out of the drive. Fun times.
  17. RidingDonkeys

    RidingDonkeys Purveyor of Awesome Supporter

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    There really is an efficiency level to that design, especially in an urban area.
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  18. greasyfatman

    greasyfatman Long timer

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    Are you talking about the plumbers van?

    Saw some cool 2500 armored suburbans that had to be verified destroyed to keep them from changing hands.
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  19. WhatThaFrig

    WhatThaFrig Been here awhile

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  20. Liko

    Liko Got probe?

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    Noise control and stores built when 40' seemed like a very long trailer was my take-a-way. We had special lowboy trailers for the downtown Sears store. Someone thought pulling rigs into the underground parking was "efficient" I suspect. I guess they didn't realize we'd be tasked with pulling doubles down there and breaking up the kit and reassembling it when they were unloaded (while we waited - aka took a nap). These events are like sprinkles on my already enjoyable retirement.