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Old 06-08-2013, 06:32 PM   #21361
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I believe that is a metric cruiser.
OK - I wasn't paying that much attention. Just saw the matt black and cropped fender. Does it make a difference?
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Old 06-08-2013, 06:39 PM   #21362
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OK - I wasn't paying that much attention. Just saw the matt black and cropped fender. Does it make a difference?
Yes , if you're behind him he's not dribbling oil down the road.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:13 PM   #21363
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They look like Sidi Adventure Rain boots....great boot....a bit noisy.
a little mink oil on a hot day will fix that....mine used to squeak like my GF till i oiled them up. hmmmmm this gives me an idea.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:15 PM   #21364
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OK - I wasn't paying that much attention. Just saw the matt black and cropped fender. Does it make a difference?
Well, it's just bad form to harley-bash a guy who's not riding one.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:25 PM   #21365
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Well, it's just bad form to harley-bash a guy who's not riding one.


Actually his failure to conform to the expected pirate uniform (including helmet) makes more sense when he's on a metric cruiser except he's obviously chasing a certain "style" with the bike.
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Old 06-08-2013, 07:37 PM   #21366
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Looks like one of the crew escaped the Cygnus:

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Old 06-08-2013, 08:19 PM   #21367
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:48 PM   #21368
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Looks like one of the crew escaped the Cygnus:

I remember that movie.

I think I even had The Black Hole metal lunch box for school.
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:04 AM   #21369
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Old 06-09-2013, 08:55 AM   #21370
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Yet another parenting fail.

I don't agree. They could be wearing more gear but there is nothing wrong with riding in this way.

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Old 06-09-2013, 10:04 AM   #21371
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I don't agree. They could be wearing more gear but there is nothing wrong with riding in this way.

For real? she's wearing a seat belt,it looks like it may hold the kid in place and the kids helmet does not fit, looks like an adult spare one thrown on his head. +1 on the safety factor
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:35 AM   #21372
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I don't agree. They could be wearing more gear but there is nothing wrong with riding in this way.

I'm all for adults doing as they please. Don't want to wear a seatbelt? No problem. Don't want to wear a helmet? Enjoy the ride.

However, kids have to rely in the intelligence level of their parents to survive and be safe. That kid probably asked to ride, as the ones in my family do often. However, that kid doesn't have the means or capacity to fully understand the ramifications of falling when riding on a motorcycle.

There is risk in everything we do. Mitigating that risk is normally how adults make decisions. Mitigating risk for our children is called parenting, and it is our job. The kid should have some gear on, and probably more than the average adult we see on here. That helmet doesn't even come close to fitting the kid either. All it takes is one slip from another rider to ruin this family outing, and nothing that kid has on is going to help much.
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Old 06-09-2013, 10:50 AM   #21373
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you can see the bolts in that pic? man, my eyes are getting bad!
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:34 AM   #21374
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I'm all for adults doing as they please. Don't want to wear a seatbelt? No problem. Don't want to wear a helmet? Enjoy the ride.

However, kids have to rely in the intelligence level of their parents to survive and be safe. That kid probably asked to ride, as the ones in my family do often. However, that kid doesn't have the means or capacity to fully understand the ramifications of falling when riding on a motorcycle.

There is risk in everything we do. Mitigating that risk is normally how adults make decisions. Mitigating risk for our children is called parenting, and it is our job. The kid should have some gear on, and probably more than the average adult we see on here. That helmet doesn't even come close to fitting the kid either. All it takes is one slip from another rider to ruin this family outing, and nothing that kid has on is going to help much.
You know what? It's none of your dam business. Worry about yourself and your own.
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Old 06-09-2013, 11:47 AM   #21375
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OK - I wasn't paying that much attention. Just saw the matt black and cropped fender. Does it make a difference?

I only thought so because of his sweatshirt. They would not approve of a Japanese bike would they?
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