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Old 08-08-2013, 07:50 AM   #23131
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Day did not end badly

His day did not end badly, that is my brother. He has been to the dragon about a dozen times. Although the Raider is definitely not my choice of bike, he can hustle that beast surprisingly well. He rode from Richmond, VA to the dragon, and then left to go to Dallas, TX and back to Richmond, 2-up. Until I did a track day and improved my skill set, I used to have trouble keeping up with in in the twisties on my BMW R1100R. He has scraped the pegs and exhaust down quite a bit. His choice of gear is lousy and the exhaust note is a bit loud for my taste, but he won't slow too many folks down on the curves.

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I'm guessing by the Killboy sticker on the frame of his bike that he knows the road well. No reason to believe his day ended badly. His line looks good (though close to the double yellow), he isn't dragging hard parts, and has plenty of lane to the outside. He's even looking through the curve. I'm thinking he made this turn just fine.

Not r[IMG][/IMG]eally seeing a fail.
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Old 08-08-2013, 07:52 AM   #23132
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quick and easy way to pass a harley
I don't have a problem passing them the regular way...
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:22 AM   #23133
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Depth perception. Git sum...
what is the depth perception capability of an flat image on your computer screen ?

you have to say it looks like it is tied to the case
so unless your familiar with the bedazzlement " get back whips" bikers dangle from their bars

you may come to the conclusion that the rope is part of the rifle scabbard

http://www.chilhowee.net/whips.html

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Old 08-08-2013, 08:26 AM   #23134
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You could always ride up along side him and give it a tug, quick and easy way to pass a harley
I was thinking the same thing...
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:38 AM   #23135
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Some knobbies are surprisingly soft and sticky on pavement, they just wear out in no time.
They ALL wear out in no time. Hell street tires wear out in no time for me.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:41 AM   #23136
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Why is the rope fit to the front brake a the gun. It my not end well
What makes you think the front brake gets used?
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:54 AM   #23137
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YaHoo, they make 'em in orange and black - gonna' get me some for the KTM!
The Mobius guys have their "anti-hassle tassels", this could be the "get-a-grip whip".
Seriously, what is/was the purpose of these things - are they weapons? Talk about bringing a knife to a gun fight! Maybe the boys used 'em to keep their bitches in line (euwww), or their bitches used them on them in hat special way (EUWWW)?


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Old 08-08-2013, 09:14 AM   #23138
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Mainly decoration but supposedly you can use them to "whip" cages that get too close.
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:20 AM   #23139
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It's juxtaposition, although I did start wondering if the gun was photoshopped in there as it does not appear to have a reflection in the muffler.

Guy's garb is far too coordinated for him to be a real badass. Note the red bandana matching his t-shirt, matching the whip and even the laces down the side of his bondage vest :ymca
the crazy part is it looks like it is attached to his front break lever
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:21 AM   #23140
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When you see it....

Yea, it's attached to the front break lever
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:26 AM   #23141
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Yea, it's attached to the front brake lever
What could go wrong?
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:36 AM   #23142
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As long as we are discussing whips, I saw this over the weekend and it gave me a chuckle!
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:37 AM   #23143
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What could go wrong?
Can't find it now, there was a video out there of a biker running over his own whip in a turn and crashing.... funny stuff.... google is failing me though.....
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:47 AM   #23144
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Guy's garb is far too coordinated for him to be a real badass. Note the red bandana matching his t-shirt, matching the whip and even the laces down the side of his bondage vest :ymca
The reason for his color coordination is that he is a member of the Viet Nam Veterans MC.

Still questioning his bad assness?
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Old 08-08-2013, 09:47 AM   #23145
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http://youtu.be/KYhEpRYGluI

Old vid showing a real bad rider on the dragon.


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