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Old 04-27-2011, 11:28 PM   #136
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Old 04-28-2011, 07:35 AM   #137
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Last summer I had to lay it down...

So I could remove the engine from my cb750.



Is there really that much fear of the front brake? When I first got my Honda a few years back I got it running and took it for a spin down the street and back. The front brake didn't work and it was scary stopping using only the rear brake.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:10 AM   #138
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Chuck Norris; old enough to get the senior discount, and still man enough to roundhouse kick you through the window and then 3-way all night long with your girlfriend and your mom after your lame ass tried to make a joke about the Senior Citizen thing.
Are we to assume that Chuck Norris doesn't lay his bike down on the road...but the road lays down for Chuck Norris?
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:46 AM   #139
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:44 AM   #140
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Old 04-28-2011, 10:41 AM   #141
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Last summer I had to lay it down...

Is there really that much fear of the front brake? When I first got my Honda a few years back I got it running and took it for a spin down the street and back. The front brake didn't work and it was scary stopping using only the rear brake.
I have a brother in law who will not use the front brake and refuses to listen when I try to explain that you will not go flying over the handlebars if you use it. The front brake lever was rusted in place and I couldn't even get it to move at all. Fortunatly he rarely rides.
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:25 AM   #142
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Oooh Me! Me! I've got a "laid'er down" story...

The year was 1986, and I was astrise a shiny new Yamaha IT200, zipping along a forest service road in north Georgia. Ahhh, the sweet sound of the 2 stroke- getting gears and pretending to be Bob Hannah.

I came around a sharp curve and met a rail buggy and a quad riding abreast toward me. There was a gap on the very right side of the road, and just as I pointed in that direction, another 4-wheeler came up beside the buggy so that the whole road was blocked.

To be fair, I was traveling at the reasonable speeds one would expect from a 15 year old boy (pretending to be Bob Hannha on a new IT200). In a fraction of a second I attempted to "lay'er down", but no! Once sideways, going that fast, the bike caught traction and highsided.

My right leg was caught between the crankcase of my bike and the front rack of the quad, and my left knee must have hit the other riders face as I was catapaulted through the air like some neon-logoed rocket. I landed about thirty feet past the quad, and when my ears finally stopped ringing, all I could hear was the quad rider screaming, "My nose! My nose!"

I began to check myself: arms, legs...and as I picked up my right leg, my foot flopped to the ground at a very unatural angle. In a fraction of second, my dreams of becoming a dancer were crushed into the red north Georgia clay.

Oh, damn you Bob Hannha, damn you!
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:38 AM   #143
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Statistics show that most solo motorcycle accidents are caused by a defective nut holding the handlebars
Where did you get that statistic? My handlebars have 6 allenhead screws, no nuts involved?
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Old 04-28-2011, 11:48 AM   #144
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Where did you get that statistic? My handlebars have 6 allenhead screws, no nuts involved?
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:04 PM   #145
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Laydowns are for pussies. I practice my highsides.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:08 PM   #146
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I have a brother in law who will not use the front brake and refuses to listen when I try to explain that you will not go flying over the handlebars if you use it. The front brake lever was rusted in place and I couldn't even get it to move at all. Fortunatly he rarely rides.

Tell your sister to take out a large life insurance policy on him.
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Old 04-28-2011, 12:23 PM   #147
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I have hesitated posting because "laying it down" is an absurd concept.......

But it saved my ass once, wasn't intentional but happened anyway.
I will jot this down in my memory as the one time that it ever made sense! Although you went an ruined it by admitting it was unintentional.

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Oh, damn you Bob Hannha, damn you!
Hero mimicking is dangerous... don't ask me how I know...!

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Laydowns are for pussies. I practice my highsides.
Give this guy some Man Points!
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:17 PM   #148
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:20 PM   #149
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"Where did you get that statistic? My handlebars have 6 allenhead screws, no nuts involved?"

You know what they say, "No nuts, no glory!".
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Old 04-28-2011, 01:30 PM   #150
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Laydowns are for pussies. I practice my highsides.
range,i like to just JUMP.
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