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Old 11-21-2012, 02:30 PM   #18136
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Jeans, inside your boots.........................That's soooo 1980's Daharling..................
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?
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:40 PM   #18137
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:43 PM   #18138
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First off you can't practice for Oh Shit moments! If you could they would be lets do this again moments!
So by going to Star/CSBS/Barber schools and track days where others and even though I have been doing this for 36 years routinely ask the instructors and the guys that are just plain better than me for tips. Is that not practice? Why are sport bike guys any bigger Asshole's than you latte drinking BMW poser asshole's?


I would and do take all of my bikes to the Track and practice riding them at the edge of my ability. Everyone should test their skill and their bike every now and again and again. It makes decision making moments on the street go your way more often than not. There will be things that crop up on the street that you cannot practice for, but having an intimate knowledge of your's and the bike's capability can never hurt!
The money for fixing your plastics is a lot less than 3 days in ICU and 6 months of PT.
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.

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Old 11-21-2012, 04:24 PM   #18139
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Gotta give him a little credit, while he didn't hang off a bit and help the bike, he hung with it long past the point where a crash was a near certainty instead of bailing. Maybe he just froze, I noticed a pretty tight looking grip on the left bar, angle is wrong to see what with and how hard the seat is being gripped. I too taken in, didn't realize it was static.
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?
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Old 11-21-2012, 04:42 PM   #18140
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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



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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?
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Old 11-21-2012, 09:25 PM   #18141
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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
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.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:18 AM   #18142
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Boots In Or Out?

It depends...

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...
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:00 AM   #18143
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Old 11-22-2012, 09:22 AM   #18144
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Are we *really* discussing pant cuff style now?
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:10 AM   #18145
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Are we *really* discussing pant cuff style now?
OMD!.................what have I started?
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Old 11-22-2012, 12:04 PM   #18146
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See the front wheel slightly off the ground? That is him power wheeling it out of the curve. Pretty impressive.









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Old 11-22-2012, 12:25 PM   #18147
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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.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:18 PM   #18148
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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.
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Old 11-22-2012, 01:31 PM   #18149
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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 NOW!
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Old 11-22-2012, 03:30 PM   #18150
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Whats the fail here?

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