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Old 12-13-2012, 01:46 PM   #31
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No bull! What do they have, maybe 2-3 inches of travel on a 8-900 lb bike? Ridiculous! Lucky he had a helmet.
Still, it looks like he didn't see the bump at all, he wasn't prepared for anything. I don't think it would matter what he was riding just hitting it sitting down half asleep.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:11 AM   #32
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No bull! What do they have, maybe 2-3 inches of travel on a 8-900 lb bike? Ridiculous! Lucky he had a helmet.
Naw, Mexico uses metric. 2-3 cm.

Or maybe it has one of those Harley farkles: Chromed steel bar to replace the shocks. Is that why they call it a hardtail?
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:20 PM   #33
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He laid her down to let the others know what is going on
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Old 12-20-2012, 08:28 PM   #34
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I was on a week long motorcycle tour in the Dominican Republic two weeks ago. The D. R. must use the same speed bump blueprints. The tour has a dozen V-Stroms for the riders, and we all hit at least one bump at speed. Most of the "sleeping policemen" were painted yellow, many were signed, most were in villages for good reason, but a couple were unpainted and in locations that caught us by surprise. Anyway, just a brief flight on the strom. By the way, good tour, my second with this operation. There are a few HD riders down there, and we see them going over the bumps much like the way porcupines make love.......very carefully.
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Old 12-21-2012, 03:11 AM   #35
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If that dude would have let off the front brake once it was all ass up he likely would have been fine.

No brakes more throttle and it may have tossed him later, but he would have been closer to the ground. That looked like it hurt.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:41 AM   #36
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flying over speed bumps like that on my gsa doing 50 and barely feeling a thing>
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:24 AM   #37
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flying over speed bumps like that on my gsa doing 50 and barely feeling a thing>
Uh...... no you wouldn't.
Have you been to Mexico City (or anywhere in southern Mexico) and driven over them?
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:24 AM   #38
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Way too much front brake hitting that bump.
^THIS^
I've always found it bettah ta accelerate over bumps, logs 'n stuff.
I've never understood why peeps who can't ride fer shit, make a live'in tell'in others how to ride.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:04 AM   #39
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205^THIS^
I've always found it bettah ta accelerate over bumps, logs 'n stuff.
I've never understood why peeps who can't ride fer shit, make a live'in tell'in others how to ride.
A little clutch to get the front to skip over the top and ride a long wheelie afterward...

I love riding in the spring time when the pavement gets heaved up all over the place. 4th gear wheelies are possible with a little assistance from a big hump in the road.
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Old 01-10-2013, 04:52 AM   #40
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Why do police departments still use Harleys? Expensive, heavy, crap suspension with low ground clearance. I just don't get it.
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Old 01-10-2013, 05:04 AM   #41
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Why do police departments still use Harleys? Expensive, heavy, crap suspension with low ground clearance. I just don't get it.
Appearances most likely.
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Old 01-10-2013, 06:37 AM   #42
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Why do police departments still use Harleys? Expensive, heavy, crap suspension with low ground clearance. I just don't get it.

The suspension is fine for the type of riding that police typically see. Their weight is on par with other bikes of their "type". As for pricing, they tend to go with whatever brand will provide them with what they need while also being affordable for their respective departments. Initial purchase price is not the only expense when considering fleet vehicles. Long term cost plays a huge role and HD's have a very low long term cost of operation for the most part. The bikes are ultra reliable and are easily maintained. They are comfortable for all day riding which is very important. They are also fuel efficient even when loaded. Ad to that the fact that if they do need repairs, the parts are readily available and inexpensive compared to other makes.
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Old 01-10-2013, 01:58 PM   #43
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Oh wow man.... I don't get the snarky comments.... That poor guy...damn that looks like it really hurt. I've done that in the dirt on my mountain bike and it took like 4 weeks before I could really walk without a limp. That looked way worse.
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