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Old 04-28-2013, 07:48 PM   #20566
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everyone knows that the rear brake does all the work!!!
Obviously you have never ridden a Buell.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:27 PM   #20567
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everyone knows that the rear brake does all the work!!!
Occasional poster? Yes.

Subtle? Not so much.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:31 PM   #20568
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Obviously you have never ridden a Buell.
And you don't know Yellow Wolf. Nor his Wing.

I doubt he'll respond to your sillyness.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:47 AM   #20569
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I think Skyclad may be referring to the insane grab of the Buell ZTL2 front brakes. You haven't lived until you've grabbed a handful of front brake on a Buell with that setup. Hell, a finger of front brake can toss you over the handlebars. It almost worked too good.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:37 AM   #20570
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I think Skyclad may be referring to the insane grab of the Buell ZTL2 front brakes. You haven't lived until you've grabbed a handful of front brake on a Buell with that setup. Hell, a finger of front brake can toss you over the handlebars. It almost worked too good.
Well it IS a Harley after all

And you're basically straddling the front tire on a Buell...

I measured my Husky next to a friend's Lightning, and his wheelbase was 6" shorter than mine!
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:39 AM   #20571
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And you don't know Yellow Wolf. Nor his Wing.

I doubt he'll respond to your sillyness.
While I have never met Yellow Wolf personally, I know who he is and the impressive things he can do with his Wing. In no way was I disparaging Wolf's ability.

However, if you have ever ridden a Buell, you would know that their rear brakes are not exactly powerful.
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Old 04-29-2013, 05:54 AM   #20572
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While I have never met Yellow Wolf personally, I know who he is and the impressive things he can do with his Wing. In no way was I disparaging Wolf's ability.

However, if you have ever ridden a Buell, you would know that their rear brakes are not exactly powerful.


i needed to put a smiley face there to let folks know i was kidding,lol
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:42 AM   #20573
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Obviously you have never ridden a Buell.
ROFL. Back around 2003 I demo'd a Buell (believe it was a "Lightning") and upon returning they asked me what I'd thought.

Conversation that followed went something like this:

ME: I think something is wrong with the rear brake.

THEM: Why?

ME: because it has ZERO stopping power whatsoever.

THEM: oh, that's because it's a "High Effort" brake.

ME: oh, seems the amount of effort it would take to induce braking would break the lever. I'm pretty sure I could get more stopping power by bending the lever into the asphalt. But hey, at least the front brake which is the one that counts is EXCELLENT.

THEM: yeah, thanks.
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:45 AM   #20574
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so YOU are the one that caused the demise of buell? nice goin...
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ROFL. Back around 2003 I demo'd a Buell (believe it was a "Lightning") and upon returning they asked me what I'd thought.

Conversation that followed went something like this:

ME: I think something is wrong with the rear brake.

THEM: Why?

ME: because it has ZERO stopping power whatsoever.

THEM: oh, that's because it's a "High Effort" brake.

ME: oh, seems the amount of effort it would take to induce braking would break the lever. I'm pretty sure I could get more stopping power by bending the lever into the asphalt. But hey, at least the front brake which is the one that counts is EXCELLENT.

THEM: yeah, thanks.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:15 AM   #20575
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I hope this will provide $6 worth of entertainment. Bring it you FFs!

Catching up here. I am not sure you truly got your $6 worth.

OK..
1) as mentioned, dirty BMW!!!
2) Gloves don't match
3) What is that bag on the passenger pegs. BMW KGT riders can pack neater than that.
4) What fashion designer matched your tank bag to your helmet, bike, and hi viz?
5) You lost your chicken strips. seriously, you must save some as you ride a touring bike. Far too dangerous to push a big bike that hard. Bet you had the cruise set as well.
6) Your Vizor is OPEN. Do you know how much grit can ruin your eyes or imagine a yellow jacket flying in there thinking of mating.
7) Cup holder... really? REALLY? and then with a Full Face shield?
8) You are in the twisties, can't you at least put your feet up properly on the pegs... ah that bag on the rear peg is making it so you can't.
9) The stickers on your trunk aren't legible Get bigger ones so us not so younger ones can read em.
10) Brain tumors.. you know you are setting yourself up for brain tumors with all those gadgets on your helmet, let alone all the distractions they created for you when you are trying to use them

OK.. those are my 10. Hope that helps out!

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:24 AM   #20576
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Those yellow bags are Aerostich tank panniers. Never saw them used that way, though. They're handy on an unfaired bike.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:32 AM   #20577
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OK.. those are my 10. Hope that helps out!

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Old 04-29-2013, 09:36 AM   #20578
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Look for a bunch of supermotos in this weeks highlights, we'll be up there Wed/Thurs, then migrating east a bit Fri/Sat.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:47 AM   #20579
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Those yellow bags are Aerostich tank panniers. Never saw them used that way, though. They're handy on an unfaired bike.
I bought them when I had an unfaired bike. They obviously won't fit over the faring on the GT. When I am in LD touring setup I toss them on the rear pegs and it adds a lot of useful storage space. I keep tools in one and other random stuff in the other.

It is true that they prevent me from properly putting my feet on the pegs for twisty riding. This trip to the Dragon was a spontaneous decision. I was riding from Austin to Boston (hence the LD setup) and realized I had the time to swing through. If I was out riding the twisties on a day trip, I would lose the tank panniers and the hard luggage.
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:55 AM   #20580
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I bought them when I had an unfaired bike. They obviously won't fit over the faring on the GT. When I am in LD touring setup I toss them on the rear pegs and it adds a lot of useful storage space. I keep tools in one and other random stuff in the other.
Great idea!!

Keeps extra weight where it belongs, on the passenger seat & pegs.
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