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Old 09-27-2012, 05:11 AM   #16561
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It may be 205 but I can smell the skin graft from here.............
When it got back to the garage, the Harley told his friends "I had to lay them down."
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:13 AM   #16562
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Who gives a shit about his juristiction.
Who gives a shit what laser/radar shobadedowob gear he has on the bike.

Only thing I wanna know is, Where do I sign up? Might be the most awesome job ever!
My motorcop friends say the only part that sucks about that job is when you on the bike all you do is work traffic. But, yes, that looks like a far more entertaining way to pass a work day than chained to this computer crunching numbers. Even if all you do is hand out tickets and direct traffic around crashes, at least you get to ride a sweet bike.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:29 AM   #16563
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It may be 205 but I can smell the skin graft from here.............
Nope. There are plenty of follow up pics. They were going too damn slow to slide very far.
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:44 AM   #16564
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Wow what a fu&k up that was. His insurance company is going to love him. I doubt your average paint shop would even try to match that CVO paint job. Everything would have to be special ordered from Harley. CHA-CHING
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Old 09-27-2012, 05:59 AM   #16565
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You are correct. For some reason I always thought it was .707 G's for 45 degrees. Since many modern sportbikes are capable of 50+ degrees of lean angle, this means they can pull better than 1 G. This puts them equal to or better than most cars. I had always read that cars with their much larger tire contact patches could pull more lateral Gs than bikes. Most cars pull between .8 and 1 G on the skidpad with a few going higher. Maybe Motorcycle tires are stickier than car tires?
Good motorcycle tires are generally much softer than car tires and run a hotter contact patch.
If they were both on slicks, it would be a closer margin.
Also, a car has a basically fixed CG height, while the bikes is lowered by leaning, even more so when the rider hangs off the inside, in which case the effective lean angle (and therefore lateral acceleration) can be larger than the physical clearance limitations of the bike itself.

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Old 09-27-2012, 06:11 AM   #16566
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When it got back to the garage, the Harley told his friends "I had to lay them down." to avoid an accident

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Old 09-27-2012, 06:17 AM   #16567
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Motorcycle tires are generally much softer than car tires...
If they were both on slicks, it would be a closer margin.
Also, a car has a basically fixed CG height, while the bikes is lowered by leaning, even more so when the rider hangs off the inside, in which case the effective lean angle (and therefore lateral acceleration) can be larger than the physical clearance limitations of the bike itself.
Wrong, but a common misconception. Motorcycle tires are a HARDER rubber compound than most automobile tires.

Look up the durometer (rubber hardness rating) for yourself. Street motorcycle tires generally have a durometer rating of around 65-70. Car tires are generally less (softer) than that.

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Old 09-27-2012, 06:20 AM   #16568
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Wrong, but a common misconception. Motorcycle tires are a HARDER rubber compound than most automobile tires.

Look up the durometer (rubber hardness rating) for yourself. Street motorcycle tires generally have a durometer rating of around 65-70. Car tires are generally less (softer) than that.

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I caught that, and I didn't mean harley/cruiser etc tires, I was leaning more towards sportbike tires, you know, the guys that are actually USING the whole tire. I can tell you how soft and sticky the edges of a Michelin Pilot Power 2CT are...
And the contact patch on a bike runs much hotter than most auto street tires, as the contact pressure is higher on a bike.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:05 AM   #16569
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I'm w JIM... who gives a shit how hard your fkn tires are!!!!
PICTUES!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:13 AM   #16570
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You DO have to be riding FASTER than them for it to happen
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Lots of fail in this one...

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:14 AM   #16571
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huge dildo.
I think they meant the thing on the BACK of the bike.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:14 AM   #16572
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I'm w JIM... who gives a shit how hard your fkn tires are!!!!
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I don't see any pics in this post. You can't bitch if you don't contribute.

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Old 09-27-2012, 07:20 AM   #16573
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I think they meant the thing on the BACK of the bike.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:22 AM   #16574
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I doubt your average paint shop would even going to try and match that CVO paint job.
Sure they would. It's just paint.

Might be cheaper to order the parts from Harley though.
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Old 09-27-2012, 07:30 AM   #16575
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BOOO YYAAAAHHH!!!



Was gonna chop it onto a section of 129 but a weee bit lazy today.
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