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Old 08-29-2013, 12:17 PM   #23731
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Thats water on tires from the wet pavement. Look behind bike and you will see a small water puddle.
OMG he rode it on wet pavement!
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:28 PM   #23732
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That was a joke, right? Sorry, it is hard to tell when someone is being sarcastic, you might actually be serious, and if you are, I would suggest getting rid of your motorcycle, as it probably hates you.
Unlikely to be posting on a motocycle forum if he was being serious - huh?
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:30 PM   #23733
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Don't see too many of these:

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Old 08-29-2013, 12:34 PM   #23734
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I am sure someone here knows, what the typical fine for speeding etc. is on the dragon.

Not that would ever speed.
There is no fine for speeding.

















Only for getting caught.

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Old 08-29-2013, 12:41 PM   #23735
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I am sure someone here knows, what the typical fine for speeding etc. is on the dragon.

Not that would ever speed.
I think mine was $248 for 41 mph or so last time from the troopers .... That sucked, felt like I was at walking speed. Another was for 67 and that was my first in TN that year, it was $25 from the Sheriff deputy and I clearly was guilty but it was fun.. The deputies are far nicer than the super troopers IMO.
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:52 PM   #23736
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Old 08-29-2013, 12:58 PM   #23737
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Don't see too many of these:

Don't see many Vstroms? That's just the name in Europe, you can buy decals to change it.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:01 PM   #23738
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That was a joke, right? Sorry, it is hard to tell when someone is being sarcastic, you might actually be serious, and if you are, I would suggest getting rid of your motorcycle, as it probably hates you.
Actually, my motorcycles love me since I never push them hard and perform maintenance per the manufacturers recommendations.

AllTheGearAndMaintenanceAsSpecifiedByTheManufactur erAllTheTimeAndDon'tForgetToGoTenUunderThePostedSp eedLimit
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:13 PM   #23739
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That was a joke, right? Sorry, it is hard to tell when someone is being sarcastic, you might actually be serious, and if you are, I would suggest getting rid of your motorcycle, as it probably hates you.
Dude's username includes KX500 and you wonder if he's being serious? My KX250 is crazy enough...
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:15 PM   #23740
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Dude's username includes KX500 and you wonder if he's being serious? My KX250 is crazy enough...
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:18 PM   #23741
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Those tow hooks are on ALL cars. It's how they are secured in their containers for shipment and is an industry standard. If you look hard enough, you'll find the cover or hole. The dealers usually put the hooks with your spare tire. Take a look...
I had a Mercedes SL that had a loop behind a small grille below the the bumper. My S2000 had little squares on the front and rear bumpers, that, when you popped them out, you screwed a steel rod and tow loop into. Riding around the street with a tow hook sticking out of the bumper would spoil the smooth lines, it seems. I never broke down to need it anyway.
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Old 08-29-2013, 01:51 PM   #23742
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Don't see too many of these:

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Oh look, a sheep in wolf's clothing. All dressed up like a katoom.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:27 PM   #23743
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A road full of drivers loaded with testosterone is what I mean, and especially while wearing no gear whatsoever. I know he's probably driving slow, but that won't help if a reckless Miata driver hits him.

One of my sons is 21 now, and the other 16 - I just let them out from the basement a few weeks back ;)
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:53 PM   #23744
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Fatalities happen where the people are. I have read before that per population the smaller more urbanized states (like MA) have a lower rate of highway fatalities (but a higher rate of fender benders) than rural states like for example MT. This is because average speeds are lower in the more urban states, plus people drive more miles in the more rural ones.

Be careful why you wish for!
AND, it's takes a lot longer to get medical help to ya, and get ya to the hospital if necessary.
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Old 08-29-2013, 04:45 PM   #23745
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Motorcycles are NOT fun, they are a dangerous...

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