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Old 11-20-2012, 10:53 AM   #18106
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Whats the fail here?

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Old 11-20-2012, 11:05 AM   #18107
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The seat on the black bike looks like a moccasin. Comfy
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:47 AM   #18108
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I don't know how you can judge the guy on the GS from that pic (unless you actually know that turn). The first thing I do when setting up for a turn is slide my butt over. And then when exiting the turn my butt is the last thing to get back to the centerline. So there are typically two times in many turns when I would look like that guy. I can't tell from the pic how much turn is left or whether a right-hander is coming up. It seems conceivable to me that guy simply hasn't apexed, or possibly even he did and is coming out to set up for a right sweeper.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:04 PM   #18109
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Whats the fail here?

Looks brutal in the pic, but needs video to see the context. Pic angle probably not helping either.
Plus he left his sunroof open.
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:30 PM   #18110
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You can argue about the 'right line' untill blue in the face, but in a real world situations, meaning a public road, you just can't take the right line every corner you turn, for hundred different reasons, especially if you never been on that partcular stretch before. On the track it's a different story, actually easier, as there is nobody coming the other way and you know each turn by heart, without a risk of hitting loose gravel, pot hole, assortment of wildlife, car full of drunk's straying onto your side of the road, bloke on a pair of roller skis, harvester at 2am, filling the whole road, to name just few surprises to make it hard to take the right line. I'd worry more about what gear i am in and the speed i am doing, going into a turn. Then again, there are no camera's taking picture's of me riding, oh yeah, i forgot the bloody speed cameras!
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:33 PM   #18111
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You can argue about the 'right line' untill blue in the face, but in a real world situations, meaning a public road, you just can't take the right line every corner you turn, for hundred different reasons, especially if you never been on that partcular stretch before.
Moral relativism is good to a certain point, but there is still such a thing as "wrong".
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:51 PM   #18112
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He isn't dressed like Charley and Ewan!
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:03 PM   #18113
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Moral relativism is good to a certain point, but there is still such a thing as "wrong".
I assume we are talking about the guy on the GS, what's he doing wrong, didn't he make the turn?
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:15 PM   #18114
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:40 PM   #18115
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He isn't dressed like Charley and Ewan!

Have you priced those jackets?
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:48 PM   #18116
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Your line also shows that the gauges are leaning the wrong way too. Hard to tell from this perspective which way his torso is in relation to the center line of the bike.
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:58 PM   #18117
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Anyone know what the tank is from on the black one?

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Old 11-20-2012, 06:37 PM   #18118
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Old 11-20-2012, 07:01 PM   #18119
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Where's the fail? Triumph bike, Triumph jacket. Clearly he's a Brit.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:27 PM   #18120
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Plus he left his sunroof open.
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