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Old 05-04-2013, 06:26 AM   #20761
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I call BS on your post.
A bash plate should not contact the ground in a turn. Foot peg feelers yes but not a bash plate. Poor design and should not be installed on a motorcycle. It should be tucked tight up against the frame and not extend outside the frame.
Hmmm, I tore up TWO Pat Walsh bash plates on my DL 650 from dragging them in corners. He redesigned them after the 2nd one.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:37 AM   #20762
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Just FYI, keeping the bike more upright does NOT maximize a tires contact patchs. Motorcycle tires are designed so the contact patch actually gets larger, to a point, as the bike leans over. With that said, leaning the body is a good practice in aggressive riding, but not for the reason you mentioned.
Lol it sounds lilke 90% of the posters in this thread have ONLY read about riding, never have actually ridden.

You guys should take a few riding courses and buy a 900lb harley with 20whp and give it a shot!
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:37 AM   #20763
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WTF, over? The bike is just as fugly as the old DCU's. I wear a uniform for a living and you still won't see me riding with it visible, and I sure as shit wouldn't dress my bike up in faux military garb either.




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I like the bike.

The bike rider said he was a 23 year retired AF NCO.
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Old 05-04-2013, 06:42 AM   #20764
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He doesn't necessarily need to have his but off the seat, but rather butt back, upper torso forward & inside, as if to kiss the mirror. For examlpe;



Although that was shot at a track day, that's not a so-called race position. That's my everyday riding style, especially in the mountains. Maximizes contact patch & minimizes lean angle are just two benefits.

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Is that coming out of turn 11 at Jennings?
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:08 AM   #20765
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He doesn't necessarily need to have his but off the seat, but rather butt back, upper torso forward & inside, as if to kiss the mirror.
Exactly the way I ride my FJR. More of a slight slide/shift around the tank rather than getting off the seat.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:14 AM   #20766
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Hmmm, I tore up TWO Pat Walsh bash plates on my DL 650 from dragging them in corners. He redesigned them after the 2nd one.
My pat walsh skid plate has also touched down several times in corners. The plus is that it's pretty flexible, and gives a bit before it starts to lift the bike.

After riding with it for several years I think it's a pretty terrible design.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:23 AM   #20767
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So.


I like the bike.

The bike rider said he was a 23 year retired AF NCO.
To each his own. I was raised to blend in, and never wear or ride your 201 file. I see people doing it all the time though.
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Old 05-04-2013, 07:38 AM   #20768
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I like the bike but really Desert cammies while you ride it?
I agree. Wearing the uniform when you are not on duty is a little over the top and weird if you ask me.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:14 AM   #20769
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Does the Air Force still wear that?? The Army doesn't.

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I agree. Wearing the uniform when you are not on duty is a little over the top and weird if you ask me.
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Old 05-04-2013, 08:15 AM   #20770
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Izzat a Ninja 300?
Yep.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:01 AM   #20771
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Does the Air Force still wear that?? The Army doesn't.
Nope.
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Old 05-04-2013, 09:41 AM   #20772
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He's got enough electronics on that bike to take him to Mars and back! It looks like he's reading a book (far left gizmo, next to the antennaed gizmo in the case, right in from of the AWACS radar gizmo).

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Old 05-04-2013, 10:55 AM   #20773
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I'm not into military bikes, but this is really pretty nice. Sand paint, with the pinup and USAF roundel... pretty slick IMO. I wouldn't ride it, but I certainly prefer this to the overdone Harley mega-cruiser with umpteen hours of airbrushing depicting Iwo Jima, Omaha, et al.
I like it a lot, and maybe the guy is actually in the military!

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Old 05-04-2013, 11:42 AM   #20774
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Does the Air Force still wear that?? The Army doesn't.
Depends on the mission.

ABUs are the norm, at least stateside, and most of the guys I knew that went over used either desert flight suits, or ABUs, though one or two of the higher ranking guys wore DCUs.

I resisted switching from BDUs to ABUs for a long time because of how thick the front was. Gotta say, not having to iron and starch was pretty awesome.
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Old 05-04-2013, 01:11 PM   #20775
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Depends on the mission.
... not having to iron and starch was pretty awesome.
Not having Kiwi fingertips anymore was the best thing for me when the Army switched to ACU's. Of course you AF guys wouldn't know anything about that.
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