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Old 03-19-2013, 05:19 PM   #19861
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:20 PM   #19862
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Looking happy... but not looking through the turn.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:21 PM   #19863
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With a complete analysis of the physics of light, perspective, color, and physics, I think he's over the line.
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Old 03-19-2013, 05:23 PM   #19864
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John F. Kennedy's Harley-Davidson?

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Old 03-19-2013, 05:28 PM   #19865
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I'm in the early stages of planning a road trip out to the Knoxville area this summer.

Entertained the idea of heading down to The Dragon.

Then I revisited this thread and realized that I still have no interest in riding that stretch of road.

The rest of the state should be nice, though.
Know what you mean - however, there are SO VERY MANY GREAT roads in that area you won't miss much if you decide to give the Dragon a Pasadena.

IF you get to the area mid-week, preferably on a decent day right after some rainy weather you could just about have the place to yourself - like I did in the Spring of '10 - I never got passed and only came up on a couple of slow-pokes (and I was riding slowly on my FJR, loaded for camping). That said, when I departed the Atlanta area a few days later on a glorious Sunday, I gave the it a wide berth - no need for me to get collected in bike mishandling foolishness.

One thing I noticed was 'the dragon' is VERY technical ( lots of rather tight turns) with MANY marked with paint on the roadway with " SLO " warnings - probably due to crashes, while MANY of the other roads nearby were much more fun, easier and faster with much better views - in my opinion.

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Old 03-19-2013, 06:39 PM   #19866
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[IMG]https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/67065_10151587147868140_312836597_n.jpg[/IMG ]

Are those two small lights the headlights?
Race tupperware, so yes, to meet the letter of the law, they are "headlamps"
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Old 03-19-2013, 06:49 PM   #19867
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:42 PM   #19868
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Are those two small lights the headlights?
And yet he spared no expense at getting OEM mirrors.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:23 PM   #19869
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I'll say it again. I don't understand seeking out a great twisty road then straightening it out by cutting all the corners. (Not to mention the inherent danger and stupidity of ignoring the yellow lines completely).
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:36 PM   #19870
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Victory Riders get no respect.
yer always down on those vic's dakey man.

have you ridden one

and is that

why you think

there $$%^

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Old 03-19-2013, 09:00 PM   #19871
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yer always down on those vic's dakey man.

have you ridden one

and is that

why you think

there $$%^

cheers
I don't think they're "$$%^" I think they are UGLY (with a few exceptions) Their engines remind me of Bee Hives and Most of them look as if they were designed by three different teams of designers. If feet forward Cruising is your thing they deserve to be on the list of bikes to look into. (if you can get past the looks )

Yes I have ridden them. Several in fact. They are OK for the most part in that regard. They do not age as well as other bikes though.
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Old 03-19-2013, 09:29 PM   #19872
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A few friends and I made it down to the Tail last week. The whole time we were out there we saw 6 other vehicles on the Tail. We had plenty of fun and none of us had problems keeping it between the lines. It is beyond me why so many people have problems with that...

pardon the watermarks. Still trying to decide which to buy. I'm on the '86 XT350 and my buddy is on a 2004 KTM 450 EXC.
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Old 03-19-2013, 10:10 PM   #19873
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I don't think they're "$$%^" I think they are UGLY (with a few exceptions) Their engines remind me of Bee Hives and Most of them look as if they were designed by three different teams of designers. If feet forward Cruising is your thing they deserve to be on the list of bikes to look into. (if you can get past the looks )

Yes I have ridden them. Several in fact. They are OK for the most part in that regard. They do not age as well as other bikes though.
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:15 AM   #19874
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Their engines remind me of Bee Hives
hence their unique appeal
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Old 03-20-2013, 01:09 AM   #19875
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Looks like she's squeezing the hell out of her man. And the look on his face is "Doh I got passed by a Honda".

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