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Old 03-04-2013, 11:43 AM   #19501
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Fixed.

Much like riding a hack - if you want to go fast, be prepared to climb all over the bike.

And as Yuu said, don't forget where that brake pedal is located.
This. It's why I can take right corners faster on the Spyder than left ones because the brake is at my right foot, not my left. Cornering to the left I won't let myself get as close to the envelope because I can't dab the brake in a hurry. Would be nice to add the aftermarket handbrake just for that alone, but 98% of the time it's no big deal. Just scoot your butt off the inside and hang on for smiles
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:14 PM   #19502
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This. It's why I can take right corners faster on the Spyder than left ones because the brake is at my right foot, not my left. Cornering to the left I won't let myself get as close to the envelope because I can't dab the brake in a hurry. Would be nice to add the aftermarket handbrake just for that alone, but 98% of the time it's no big deal. Just scoot your butt off the inside and hang on for smiles
What?
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:25 PM   #19503
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Fixed.

Much like riding a hack - if you want to go fast, be prepared to climb all over the bike.

And as Yuu said, don't forget where that brake pedal is located.
Yeah, brain's not up to full power today.

That being said, the only time I rode one, I nearly crashed the demo in the dealer lot. I'd just hopped off two wheels and transitioned to three. Rolling, Looked right, pressed n gassed with my right hand, and OH CRAP! went left.

On topic - Killboy is listening. The caption on this one is "Must be a ADV rider."
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Old 03-04-2013, 01:40 PM   #19504
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:18 PM   #19505
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Not from the dragon, but going back a few pages to the pedal power passing cruisers...
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:37 PM   #19506
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Stereotypes

You guys need to ride with more people. I have owned and ridden most everything over the years. I now have 2 BMWs, a Honda 4 wheeler, an old Bultaco Matador, a Suzuki 185 trials bike from 1985, and a Triumph 500 Scrambler. I have owned Harleys [never again] and ride with a lot of my friends who own Harleys. I only ride with them when my wife is along because that is the only way I can go slow enough for them. Riding two up kicks my "safety mode" into gear. The longest distance I have ever ridden with my Harley buddies is 150 miles to a winery for lunch. My BMW buddies however routinely ride from Wilmington to Daytona Beach without a break for anything but food and drink. The trip last year averaged 75 MPH; that includes all stops. My Harley buddies rarely get to 75 on anything other than an interstate. So from my perspective, Harley riders are slow riders. Yes, I know there are exceptions.

As for the Starbucks comment on the BMW guys; my riding buddies are cheap and usually stop at McDonald's for coffee or more often, have a thermos from home with them because stopping cuts into their average speed. I only stopped in one Starbucks in my life and I was walking in downtown DC.

If any of you go to many of the Annual Rallies posted here, you had best have some tolerance for what others ride. I have seen everything at these events over the years and only met one person that I did not like. It had nothing to do with what he was riding.
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Old 03-04-2013, 02:58 PM   #19507
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When Bubba from the future and Bubba from the past collide - this must be the nexus of the universe.

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Old 03-04-2013, 03:36 PM   #19508
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Looks like someone put a mirror in the road.
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:43 PM   #19509
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:44 PM   #19510
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The trip last year averaged 75 MPH; that includes all stops. My Harley buddies rarely get to 75 on anything other than an interstate. So from my perspective, Harley riders are slow riders. Yes, I know there are exceptions.
Just how many non-interstate roads have a 75 mph speed limit where you live?
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Old 03-04-2013, 03:50 PM   #19511
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Not from the dragon, but going back a few pages to the pedal power passing cruisers...

What's the matter with that center mirror? The rider admiring himself?
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:32 PM   #19512
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Just how many non-interstate roads have a 75 mph speed limit where you live?
why would an "outlaw" be worried about speed limits?
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:57 PM   #19513
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Do you still wear the cloths you had in the 70's and 80's too? Still sporting a mullet I bet.
clothes.

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Cat fight...clean up on isle three.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:02 PM   #19514
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clothes.



aisle.
1 for 2. there on vacation.
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Old 03-04-2013, 05:03 PM   #19515
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1 for 2. there on vacation.
vacation? you mean Isle of Man? That's correct, but that wouldn't be "isle 3". In that context it's "Aisle 3".

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