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Old 07-19-2013, 12:56 PM   #22396
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Some pics. I'll let you decide if they are fails.

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This guy looks like he is having a lot of fun, and seems to be riding well, so no fail here.



How does he stop or shift this thing without a clutch?
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:34 PM   #22397
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Chief, probably a twist clutch. Like a throttle, but with the left hand.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:47 PM   #22398
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Chief, probably a twist clutch. Like a throttle, but with the left hand.
Or it's a jockey shift/foot clutch.
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:52 PM   #22399
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Oh man, he's got it all except I don't see a gremlin bell.
Car tire check
no front brake check
Darla Bandana on the forks check

And that hammer should have some good grill marks by the end of the day

Looks like a brake rotor on the right side. Maybe linked brakes????


Whatever,,,, he definitely has the cruiser face down pat!
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Old 07-19-2013, 01:58 PM   #22400
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Huge fail (other than some of his excess shit falling off into his rear wheel or onto the hot muffler) since I can't see the left turn signal or the brake light.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:02 PM   #22401
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Not a whole lot suspension travel left either.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:25 PM   #22402
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Oh man, he's got it all except I don't see a gremlin bell.
Car tire check
no front brake check
Darla Bandana on the forks check

And that hammer should have some good grill marks by the end of the day
The ballpeen hammer is a tough guy thing. Old school 1% bikers carried them as weapons because it was impossible to be convicted of carrying a concealed weapon (it's for repairing the motorcycle your honour). They're also very effective weapons. You could throw one in your saddlebag or bedroll and if you got searched by the police there's no concealed weapon charge, as there would be if it was a knife, etc.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:36 PM   #22403
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I watched that video several times trying to figure out what in the Hell he did....
He's too muscular for the brakes is all.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:41 PM   #22404
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Careful Careful !!! Oh such a fine line we ride... been there and reshaped metal parts on my bike as well.
Don't worry, the gremlin bell will keep him safe.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:41 PM   #22405
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Looks like a brake rotor on the right side. Maybe linked brakes????
I can't see a front brake rotor.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:51 PM   #22406
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Huge fail (other than some of his excess shit falling off into his rear wheel or onto the hot muffler) since I can't see the left turn signal or the brake light.
HEY... Someone catch up to that guy! It might be Nate!!!
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:52 PM   #22407
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Or it's a jockey shift/foot clutch.
If you zoom in the clutch cable is visible; running along the underside of the left bar. The lever for the shift linkage is visible too. There's no shift pad on it; silly detail to skip if you're building a pretty bike.
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:36 PM   #22408
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Yep. It's called a traffic cop. I've heard lots of stories of people hanging a hammer, or even a shortened ax handle somewhere on the bike to be able to beat a car's fender if they are trying to 'lane change' in to them...as if your reaction time would be quick enough to use it...
I tried to kick a taxi cab in D.C. one time. Definitely no time to pull out an implement.
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:39 PM   #22409
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I know someone who has claimed a mirror from an SUV (I think with video proof since he runs a camera when he commutes) but it seems extremely ill-advised... If someone cuts me off or nearly kills me I just stick my hand up as if to say, WTF, but that's the extent of it (don't even give them the finger). I choose life. ;)
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Old 07-19-2013, 04:15 PM   #22410
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... If someone cuts me off or nearly kills me I just stick my hand up as if to say, WTF, but that's the extent of it (don't even give them the finger). I choose life. ;)
Ditto. Too many crazies in bigger, air-bagged, steel, potential weapons.

And then I still watch my mirror for a bit. Lernt that as a yungun on my CL450.
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