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Old 10-24-2012, 01:57 AM   #17521
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Sidecar 'busa. Took me a minute to see it, but that's an awesome setup in back. Someone definitely loves riding.
That's fantastic! There's a guy near me on a really nice Harley (don't know my models, but it's on the smaller side, but customized and with a killer paint job).

I took double-take the first time he came roaring past me on the freeway, with his crutches loosely bungee'd on the back, good on him!
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:05 AM   #17522
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And a shitload of crazy under that red hair.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:08 AM   #17523
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Downshift to what? He is only in first gear.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:13 AM   #17524
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I got a GW also so I am going to counter your fail with a not fail. Lines are only painted on the roadway for people who DON"T know where the edge of the road is....he knows exactly where it is and he is using it. and I am going to stick with that answer,
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It pains me to see when a goldwinger is failing...
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:44 AM   #17525
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And, in a sense, he's to the right of the (a) Solid Line...

Eh.

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Old 10-24-2012, 03:40 AM   #17526
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Long-stroke always means a very wide and flat torque curve and also means a lower top rpm. Only a short stroke engine can hit high rpms, but they have almost no low-end torque. Did you know that a big cruise ship engine typically operates around 10 or 15 RPM and has less than 60 rpm at full speed? It's actually much more about piston speed, typically measured in feet-per-second, long stroke travels farther per RPM. Like a long crowbar vs. a short crowbar.StoneAge Man
Nice write-up---except it's not true.
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Old 10-24-2012, 04:51 AM   #17527
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Have you ever driven a motorcycle with an engine that is: long-stroke, large-displacement, 45 degree V-twin, and with a shared piston throw on the crank? That's what it looks like he's operating, tons of low-end torque. Typically their second gear is good from about 8mph up to 48mph and will merrily yank you from one to the other pretty darn quick.

Their throttle is an on/off switch for jumping forward or backwards 20' (7 meters) almost instantly at almost any speed (except for at top-rpm or the very bottom portion of the rpm, which you don't use on that type of engine).

Long-stroke always means a very wide and flat torque curve and also means a lower top rpm. Only a short stroke engine can hit high rpms, but they have almost no low-end torque. Did you know that a big cruise ship engine typically operates around 10 or 15 RPM and has less than 60 rpm at full speed? It's actually much more about piston speed, typically measured in feet-per-second, long stroke travels farther per RPM. Like a long crowbar vs. a short crowbar.

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Old 10-24-2012, 06:51 AM   #17528
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Besides that...his vanity plate indicates he doesn't care what we think about his riding style.
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I got a GW also so I am going to counter your fail with a not fail. Lines are only painted on the roadway for people who DON"T know where the edge of the road is....he knows exactly where it is and he is using it. and I am going to stick with that answer,
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It pains me to see when a goldwinger is failing...
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:02 AM   #17529
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:09 AM   #17530
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Did his Pillion die during the trip or is he Ted Bundys brother??

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Old 10-24-2012, 07:21 AM   #17531
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Didn't know how to fold his tent? Looks like mine when it came back with my son from Cub Scout campout.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:34 AM   #17532
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He is an inmate here.
You should see his FZ1 dual sport rig.

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Sidecar 'busa. Took me a minute to see it, but that's an awesome setup in back. Someone definitely loves riding.
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Old 10-24-2012, 07:35 AM   #17533
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It pains me to see when a goldwinger is failing...
I would agree with the others, no fail here, he has probably seen this thread and wanted to avoid the clowns coming the other way. Way to many people are afraid of the RH shoulder, but remember the pavement doesn't move, neither does the side hill, or guard rail, but the truck, riding clown, miata, mini coming the other way, they are not predictable at all. Riding far right is a great defensive position.

And I bet he has been to Europe, on the narrow Alps roads this is the PERFECT line around a blind RH turn.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:34 AM   #17534
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Downhill, changing radius blind right curves in the Alps still scare me. I loved living in Europe, but I still have nightmares of some close calls in the mountains there. :eek:

However, you learned to hug the right side of the road quite well.

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Old 10-24-2012, 08:47 AM   #17535
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Downhill, changing radius blind right curves in the Alps still scare me. I loved living in Europe, but I still have nightmares of some close calls in the mountains there. :eek:

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I love them, it is the challenge of keeping that line. I had a passenger that would reach out and pluck flowers from the rock walls as we went by.

She presented one to the border guard as we entered Slovenia, should have seen the look on his face, guess not many pretty women offer flowers when crossing the border.
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