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Old 01-05-2012, 08:55 AM   #5941
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Pretty gay paint scheme. That guy need this jacket...

He looks to be about 6'5" 240lbs. I think YOU should be the one to tell him.


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Old 01-05-2012, 08:57 AM   #5942
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He looks to be about 6'5" 240lbs. I think YOU should be the one to tell him.



Shit, I'm waiting for you to tell the last guy that posted in your "What's up with top boxes" thread what his and his wifes bikes look like with those boxes on them
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:02 AM   #5943
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Harley's have a long wheelbase and low center of gravity. The most effective way to change directions I have found is to use trailing brake (that's REAR braking for you stoppie guys) and allow the front to transition with minimal braking.


Making fun of these guys while sitting at a keyboard is a piss poor substitute for being out on the road. Say what you want, but I see guys like this riding a whole lot more this time of year than anyone else.
I find that turning the handlebars is the most effective way to change direction.
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Old 01-05-2012, 09:26 AM   #5944
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I find that turning the handlebars is the most effective way to change direction.


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Old 01-05-2012, 09:59 AM   #5945
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:08 AM   #5946
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Harley's have a long wheelbase and low center of gravity. The most effective way to change directions I have found is to use trailing brake (that's REAR braking for you stoppie guys) and allow the front to transition with minimal braking.

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that's not the definition of trail braking....



but anyway...
Perhaps he meant TRAILER BRAKING.

Trail braking..meaning only doing a portion of the braking before entering a turn ( turn in), and then slowly "trailing off the brake"...as you reach the apex of turn, to then roll on the gas as you exit the turn.......that's all that crazy track day/racing stuff...just as crazy as the knee dragging smoke and mirrors.

I wish I knew more about doing that crazy stuff.

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Old 01-05-2012, 10:17 AM   #5947
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taking riding on the pegs to a whole new level....

His centre of gravity must be subterranean!
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:29 AM   #5948
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Perhaps he meant TRAILER BRAKING.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:35 AM   #5949
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Shit, I'm waiting for you to tell the last guy that posted in your "What's up with top boxes" thread what his and his wifes bikes look like with those boxes on them
I'll get right on that.


That's debueller. He's one of the good guys.
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:39 AM   #5950
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:43 AM   #5951
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chaps

Jesus, talk about an identity crisis. I can't decide if she fits in with every motorcycle crowd or none of them.

Nice ass, though.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:01 AM   #5952
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This is what I mean....


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Traditionally, trail braking is done exclusively with the front brake even though trailing the rear brake will effectively slow the motorcycle, also decreasing the turning radius. If the motorcycle is leaned over, forces from the front brake and the deceleration causes the motorcycle to yaw (lean), while use of the rear brake generates a torque that tends to align (straighten) and stabilize the motorcycle.[2
The effect of trailing the rear brake on a cruiser is much more useful than on a short wheel base motorcycle with less rake and trail.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:01 AM   #5953
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Jesus, talk about an identity crisis. I can't decide if she fits in with every motorcycle crowd or none of them.

Nice ass, though.

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Old 01-05-2012, 11:11 AM   #5954
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Covering the rear brake. Looks like she doesn't know the ins and outs of trail braking.

Seems she lost her pillion off the back too.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:58 AM   #5955
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This is what I mean....




The effect of trailing the rear brake on a cruiser is much more useful than on a short wheel base motorcycle with less rake and trail.
Semantics. The track edumacation I have gotten simple calls that " tightening the line, by scrubing off some speed with rear brake".

You are correct that sport bikes and cruisers are very different in their geometries and therefore the way the brakes can be best used.
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