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Old 04-26-2013, 02:02 PM   #20521
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Here's a link to the tires.

http://www.jpcycles.com/product/217-...FfE7Mgod1iMAIQ


Also the wood you see on the footpeg was just an extension I made out of a piece of firewood to get me home. The original aluminum ones were pieces of junk, and the steel ones I made out of a pair of bmx pegs were narrow enough that it killed my knees getting around the 6-gallon tanks and onto those narrow pegs, so I improvised. Nobody likes sore knees on a kick-only bike.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:54 PM   #20522
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Oh ye of little confidence. The participates of this thread are among the best experts in the world at finding fails where others have over looked them. Post em up!

NCS

I hope this will provide $6 worth of entertainment. Bring it you FFs!

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Old 04-26-2013, 03:57 PM   #20523
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Bum, bum, bumblebee, bumblebee tuuuunnna....

...hey man, I wear hi viz now too after the 50th time someone damn near killed me.
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Old 04-26-2013, 03:58 PM   #20524
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Bum, bum, bumblebee, bumblebee tuuuunnna....

...hey man, I wear hi viz now too after the 50th time someone damn near killed me.
Yeah, I feel like a dork. But only when I walk into the office or the grocery. I never think about while I'm riding. And I am way past riding a bike to pick up girls. So I don't really care.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:08 PM   #20525
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I have gone to hi-viz too. Jacket and helmet.

Two years ago I rode behind a friend who had gone to hi-viz. Holee krap. VISIBLE +100

Now no smidsy for me

Comments from the public? Don't shiv a git.....but I know they SEE ME.
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Old 04-26-2013, 04:13 PM   #20526
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I have gone to hi-viz too. Jacket and helmet.

Two years ago I rode behind a friend who had gone to hi-viz. Holee krap. VISIBLE +100

Now no smidsy for me

Comments from the public? Don't shiv a git.....but I know they SEE ME.
Same with the white helmet. I used to be into the cool graphics. Then I went riding behind a friend through back roads in the Hudson Valley. I could see his white helmet bobbing around every corner and over every hill. It sold me.
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Old 04-26-2013, 05:14 PM   #20527
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I hope this will provide $6 worth of entertainment. Bring it you FFs!

Looks like you have an outer seal leak on your FD!

Jim
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Old 04-26-2013, 06:45 PM   #20528
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Did my annual run over the Dragon today. Won't do it again this summer unless I have to go to Maryville or Knoxville. Rode my Ural with two other Urals over on the gravel road (FR 71) that parallels the Cherohala to Tellico Plains. Then rode Highways 360, 411, 27 to US129.


Started on the TN side at the overlook.



Finished on the NC side at the Deal's Gap Store.
Light traffic but I did use the turn out three times to let faster bikes past.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:38 PM   #20529
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I hope this will provide $6 worth of entertainment. Bring it you FFs!

Industrial size Aerostich, hi viz colostomy bag!
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:02 PM   #20530
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Yeah, I feel like a dork. But only when I walk into the office or the grocery. I never think about while I'm riding. And I am way past riding a bike to pick up girls. So I don't really care.
Then why is your top box a meter behind where it could be?
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:19 AM   #20531
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Then why is your top box a meter behind where it could be?
Just in case.....
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:43 AM   #20532
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Industrial size Aerostich, hi viz colostomy bag!
Those "Iron Butt" guys will go to great lengths.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:38 AM   #20533
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Fail, none BMW top case. bete.
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:56 AM   #20534
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I hope this will provide $6 worth of entertainment. Bring it you FFs!

Your BMW has some dirt on it... obvious FAIL.

I'm sure you will be receiving a strongly-worded letter from the BMW Markenauftritt und Ruf Division (Brand Appearance and Reputation Division), notifying you that you are in apparent breach of the Upkeep Claus of the BMW Rider Agreement, and that possible legal action is possible due to your negligence. Please be home tomorrow between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to sign for the registered letter.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:11 AM   #20535
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Your BMW has some dirt on it... obvious FAIL.

I'm sure you will be receiving a strongly-worded letter from the BMW Markenauftritt und Ruf Division (Brand Appearance and Reputation Division), notifying you that you are in apparent breach of the Upkeep Claus of the BMW Rider Agreement, and that possible legal action is possible due to your negligence. Please be home tomorrow between the hours of 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to sign for the registered letter.
I don't know what world you live in, but my BMW's get washed maybe twice a year...as do most of my friends. A reasonably clean windshield and I'm good to go.
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