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Old 10-23-2013, 08:56 AM   #25021
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There is very little, if zero camber change in that corner. People are just jackasses in front of a camera..... period.

none of these guys seem to be having any problems at all

I'm pleased to see a cop pull out after that bunghole who crossed the double.
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Old 10-23-2013, 09:12 AM   #25022
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I'm pleased to see a cop pull out after that bunghole who crossed the double.
its weird - on the weekends out there the CHP's enforcement is either absolute or non existent. Ive been out there where guys are doing burnouts and wheelies all day, then the next weekend there is an RV command center, 12 bike cops, 6 car cops and a Helo.

This makes some riders a little heavy handed on their front brake

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Old 10-23-2013, 09:55 AM   #25023
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And the ugly bike award goes too....

I prefer my version...

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Old 10-23-2013, 10:41 AM   #25024
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Let the car tire discussion resume...

Ugh....

I'll bite.

Who would have thought that the tire would 'deform' like that and offer a decent sized contact patch.

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Old 10-23-2013, 10:49 AM   #25025
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I actually like that scheme a lot, especially with the pale yellow.
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Old 10-23-2013, 10:53 AM   #25026
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I prefer my version...

Yeah I had Mandarin Taxi once upon a time. Great looking bike.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:14 AM   #25027
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I know this boy, Rusty. His dad restored vintage HD's and was an absolute prince of a guy. One of the most pleasant men i ever met.
He died a few years ago, i think about him every day. Before his death he was wheelchair bound, i would help him in his shop just to learn from him. Both to learn about the old HD's and to learn about life from his point of view. I never saw the man get upset or mad about anything, he always had a big smile on his big burley bearded face.

Cancer sux.
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:24 AM   #25028
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Yeah I had Mandarin Taxi once upon a time. Great looking bike.
Had a friend just trade in his KTM for a yellow 98 K1200RS.

That thing is an overcomplicated boat of a bike...

He got a "good deal" on it, until he realized how much parts cost and how many things actually needed to be replaced.

On the up side, it's got a nice flat torque curve and is smooth as silk.
I was surprised how close the gears are.

RDTCU screwed with this post 10-23-2013 at 11:30 AM
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Old 10-23-2013, 11:24 AM   #25029
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I know this boy, Rusty. His dad restored vintage HD's and was an absolute prince of a guy. One of the most pleasant men i ever met.
He died a few years ago, i think about him every day. Before his death he was wheelchair bound, i would help him in his shop just to learn from him. Both to learn about the old HD's and to learn about life from his point of view. I never saw the man get upset or mad about anything, he always had a big smile on his big burley bearded face.

Cancer sux.


sorry to hear about your loss man. if that bike there in the photo is indicative of the bikes he built then he and I would have gotten along fine. here's to hoping his son keeps the tradition alive Cheers.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:01 PM   #25030
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Let the car tire discussion resume...

Ugh....
Just another Dumbsider.
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Old 10-23-2013, 12:52 PM   #25031
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Just another Dumbsider.

It makes the handling feel like crap, but doesn't really reduce the capabilities or safety, while the tire lasts long enough to have to be replaced due to dry rot. Some feel this tradeoff appropriate.


There, the ultimate darksider post with all viewpoints and facts discussed in an unbiased fashion. There can't possibly be anything further worth saying on the topic.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:05 PM   #25032
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If I run a car tire do I have to rotate it every so often?Just when you thought it was over.
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:09 PM   #25033
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If I run a car tire do I have to rotate it every so often?Just when you thought it was over.
Well the bike isn't going anywhere if the tire isn't rotating, so, YES!
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:10 PM   #25034
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Just another Dumbsider.
Are you also dissing anyone who is not using the absolutely softest compund street-legal tire for his touring bike?

You know, as long as there's a tire with more grip, at lean angles you clearly never use, you are risking your life just for the sake of saving money.

Which RR-teams are using Avon Cobras btw?
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Old 10-23-2013, 01:10 PM   #25035
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Just another Dumbsider.





How original...get some new material.



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