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Old 10-11-2013, 02:04 PM   #24736
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I don't see why you would want to chop a corner off any way. Doesn't that defeat the whole fucking point of going to the gap in the first place?
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Old 10-12-2013, 05:07 AM   #24737
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Thats my friend Jesse, He rides the shit out of that thing. Not sure why he has his toe hanging out though, that would be a fail.

The corners of his bags have holes ground in them, he drags them in almost every corner.

flame away boys, but i have my foot out like that every time i ride my HD agressive, i have an 02 and the floor boards do not fold, so my toe out is an early warning system before the boards drag.
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Old 10-12-2013, 06:10 AM   #24738
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flame away boys, but i have my foot out like that every time i ride my HD agressive, i have an 02 and the floor boards do not fold, so my toe out is an early warning system before the boards drag.
This does make sense....
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Old 10-12-2013, 07:00 AM   #24739
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...HD...agressive....floor boards
Well there's your problem...
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Old 10-12-2013, 09:15 AM   #24740
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Well there's your problem...
me being the FIRST person, ahem, to hammer idiots, this does not appear to be one. He's riding the bike aggressively. People race lawnmowers... the performance envelope is what it is.

Interesting story. Followed what looked to be a "biker" down a windy road I knew quite well. I was in a E60 BMW with sport suspension. I was barely able to keep pace with this guy... he was riding an ancient HD with apehangers. My jaw dropped.

Course, I was only going as fast as I deemed prudent for the very public road we were on, but still... You get my point. Glad someone is actually thinking and riding!

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Old 10-12-2013, 11:22 AM   #24741
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Which is funny, because i got to chase around some locals last weekend when i was down there. They do the opposite of straightening the curves. Kinda do this weird swerve before a corner, in essence adding an extra corner to the one they are already taking. Not the fastest way around, but more fun. I started to pick up on the technique of turning in as late as possible, adding to the sight line through the corner.

That's the right way to do it. You answered it yourself - adding sight line to the corner. Accomplished by setting up on the outside and turning in as late as possible.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:37 AM   #24742
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Also called "charging" the corner. Very effective and can make for some more fun if handled properly.
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Old 10-12-2013, 11:45 AM   #24743
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:01 PM   #24744
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me being the FIRST person, ahem, to hammer idiots, this does not appear to be one. He's riding the bike aggressively. People race lawnmowers... the performance envelope is what it is.

Interesting story. Followed what looked to be a "biker" down a windy road I knew quite well. I was in a E60 BMW with sport suspension. I was barely able to keep pace with this guy... he was riding an ancient HD with apehangers. My jaw dropped.

Course, I was only going as fast as I deemed prudent for the very public road we were on, but still... You get my point. Glad someone is actually thinking and riding!

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I got flat out embarrassed by a guy on a harley bagger of some sort riding through the dixie? National forest outside of taos new mexico. I was on a 625 smc. Granted I was 2 up loaded with gear and not jetted for the altitude, but it took everything that poor lc4 had to keep him in sight. Most impressive harley riding ive ever seen. We were hauling.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:29 PM   #24745
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Oh snap - the van is on the center line too. Feck!
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:51 PM   #24746
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I don't see why you would want to chop a corner off any way. Doesn't that defeat the whole fucking point of going to the gap in the first place?
Because sometimes the apex is just ... over there.
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Old 10-12-2013, 01:55 PM   #24747
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Oh snap - the van is on the center line too. Feck!
I want to know if the groceries made it home ok.
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:32 PM   #24748
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I made a run to Maryville via the Dragon today. Beautiful weather and not too busy. I was on my Ural and only had to use pull offs twice. Even passed a bicycle.
Returned over the Cherohala and saw some color up on the top.
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Old 10-12-2013, 02:35 PM   #24749
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The Van made an effective "Guard Rail" - keep him out of the woods!

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Old 10-12-2013, 05:08 PM   #24750
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Lucky he wasn't a delicate little canadian flower or he would have been a "goner" before he even hit the pavement
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