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Old 07-08-2013, 08:37 AM   #22081
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You don't want your friends to find out you dream of riding cruisers hours on end on arrow straight, flat roads??
We have plenty of long, flat, straight, boring roads here...all of them clogged with cruisers loaded down with gremlin bells and ugly old ladies on the back. Nothing to see here, move along...
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:42 AM   #22082
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Old 07-08-2013, 10:49 AM   #22083
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Maybe the thong is Kevlar...
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:00 AM   #22084
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Maybe the thong is Kevlar...
Hopefully it is at least heat and moisture resistant...
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:27 AM   #22085
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Maybe the thong is Kevlar...
At least the Nike's are leather...
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Old 07-08-2013, 03:25 PM   #22086
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Nice of that guy to be the buffer between his lady and the pavement. Chivalry is not dead.
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No wonder he crashed. Look at the front tire in the first picture. He had actually tried to turn it! Kind of hard to push left in a right turn.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:03 PM   #22087
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No wonder he crashed. Look at the front tire in the first picture. He had actually tried to turn it! Kind of hard to push left in a right turn.

Just going from brake light, sparks, and possibly the passengers right foot already off the peg, I'd say the bike is already gone in the first pic. Front wheel possibly unloaded due to grinding parts. Saying that, I would have thought that particular bike could have gotten a lot lower before grinding parts. Incorrect/poor fitting exhaust perhaps?
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:19 PM   #22088
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And Europe roads put the best we have to offer to shame.
You're riding the wrong roads.
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Old 07-08-2013, 04:47 PM   #22089
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Just going from brake light, sparks, and possibly the passengers right foot already off the peg, I'd say the bike is already gone in the first pic. Front wheel possibly unloaded due to grinding parts. Saying that, I would have thought that particular bike could have gotten a lot lower before grinding parts. Incorrect/poor fitting exhaust perhaps?
~120 extra pounds hanging off the tail without jacking the rear spring up a couple notches will do that in a hurry.
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Old 07-08-2013, 05:18 PM   #22090
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~120 extra pounds hanging off the tail without jacking the rear spring up a couple notches will do that in a hurry.
LOL. I didn't even think of that. Sometimes we can't see the forest for the trees, I guess. Thanks for pointing out the obvious to me.
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:00 PM   #22091
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Does it look to anyone else like the pillion is wearing rock climbing shoes? Odd choice of motorcycling footwear.
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:13 PM   #22092
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I believe she "had to climb up on him" as he "laid her down."
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:18 PM   #22093
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Does it look to anyone else like the pillion is wearing rock climbing shoes? Odd choice of motorcycling footwear.
Not really, she wanted to make sure she had good traction to climb up Rock Head's back and kick him between the eyes for that stunt!

^^^ Frick! Too late
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Old 07-08-2013, 06:38 PM   #22094
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You're riding the wrong roads.
No been on the best, twisty roads in the East, and Rocky's, haven't done the left coast yet, but most of the roads there had some engineering involved, meaning they are not as fun as they would have been had they just paved the goat trails like they did in Northern Italy.

There is no place in the US you can ride hard enough to wear off the foot pegs, and make the tires look like you have been to a track day and your moving average speed was only 35 mph! And do it for days on end, with out retracing your steps.
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Old 07-08-2013, 11:05 PM   #22095
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There is no place in the US you can ride hard enough to wear off the foot pegs, and make the tires look like you have been to a track day and your moving average speed was only 35 mph! And do it for days on end, with out retracing your steps.
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