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Old 03-17-2014, 09:37 AM   #16
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Did you do that on purpose to get into said lady's lap?
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Old 03-17-2014, 06:16 PM   #17
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naming bikes? Hedi? That is funny. Like haha funny. Guess calling it gay is no good any more.
my girlfriend in H.S. was named Hedi One HOT german girl…….this bike is is just like her HOT,FAST,DaMB good looking.and kicks my ass any time it wants LOL LOL .,,,,did i say fast………
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Old 03-17-2014, 07:16 PM   #18
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The one thing Harley did better.. kickstand lock.



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I got an aftermarket stand for my scooter. Not only does it not lock, but it has concentric springs to make sure it snaps up as soon as the bike is stood up straight. I wonder if locking stands are legal any more. The danger of driving off with the stand down is more serious than falling over when parked, it seems.


harley stands only lock when the weight of the bike is fully leaned over, once you lift the bike upright the stand is free to retract if it strikes something while moving forward.





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Old 03-18-2014, 05:01 PM   #19
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if I think there is even any chance of rolling because its a steeper than average parking spot, of if for some reason I have to park facing downhill I have a velcro strap handy to use as a parking brake, when wrapped around the front brake lever and throttle grip
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:07 AM   #20
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Something they teach in msf is to hold the front brake while getting on and off the bike. Also park in gear. Funny story.
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Old 03-19-2014, 05:18 PM   #21
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At least your are not this guy>
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Old 03-20-2014, 04:32 AM   #22
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I don't even know what to say about that video. How the heck do you tuck the front end going 20 mph in a straight line? At least one of the bystanders saved his fanny pack
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Old 03-20-2014, 05:31 AM   #23
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I don't even know what to say about that video. How the heck do you tuck the front end going 20 mph in a straight line? At least one of the bystanders saved his fanny pack
What amazes me is the respect that fool got from everyone.
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Old 03-20-2014, 06:02 AM   #24
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What amazes me is the respect that fool got from everyone.
Consider the audience that would bother to watch a Harley parade. Life is short.
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Old 03-24-2014, 07:58 AM   #25
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HOW THE HELL

No really, someone explain to me HOW THE HELL he ended up going face first at 20? Did he like Grab a fistfull of front brake and lean hard right or something?!
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Old 03-24-2014, 01:46 PM   #26
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Simple. Watch the video carefully. When he first comes into view, he's on the throttle, being Mr. Big Shot. Then he realizes he's got to slow down and grabs a whole bunch of front brake with the front tire slightly turned. Result: Epic Fail...probably an apt description of his life as well.

Makes you want to drop him a line and say "Hey, nutbag, do the words "motorcycle dynamics" mean anything to you?" On the other hand, forget it. Multi-syllabic terminology discussing the physics of friction coefficients exists in a universe of which he's never even dreamed.
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Old 03-24-2014, 02:45 PM   #27
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To the OP ... that's not so bad. Some years back I had a Benelli 750 Sei, so I was a bad-ass & I knew it. Pulling away from a friends shop one afternoon, I forgot to put the side stand up (& these did not just pop up). Leaning slightly to the right to pull away, as soon as I straightened her up, bam, the side stand slammed into the concrete & bounced me & the bike into the curb at a bus stop with a bunch of folks waiting for the bus. They were laughing with each other a lot too ... ...

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Old 03-24-2014, 03:54 PM   #28
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You can tell when that guy was getting his stuff back that he had been humbled big time. I feel kinda bad for him.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:48 PM   #29
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that helmet really worked, too

I noticed he kept looking at the hand that he wasn't holding his helmet with, as if he had skinned it. Maybe if he had a helmet for both hands he would have been OK.Oh wait, that's what gloves are for! Maybe he could have put gloves on top of his head to match the helmet in his hand. Kinda looked like a darksider, too.
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Old 03-26-2014, 07:58 PM   #30
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gloves on head- that reminds me of a story

This good friend of mine back in the later 70s and early 80s used to ride his Gold Wing down into Mexico every year. This was back before that became popular. Kind of just post-Jupiter's Travels, or maybe even around the same time is when he started. On one of these trips, when he came out, the bike was surrounded by the usual crowd, except there were a lot of nice looking ladies, kind of over-represented. Well, he let some sit on it, and was playing the cool dude on the big manly machine thing, and finally it was time to leave. He starts the bike on the stand (electric start was new back then), and it just purrs. He gets on the bike, and puts on his helmet, with a quick flourish. Then, the gloves he had stowed inside the helmet flip down in front of his face, with the fingers covering his eyes, and the whole crowd roars with laughter. Being a very jovial guy, he does too, fixes the situation, and waves and rides away, still laughing with them, and at himself.
He told it better than I can, but the image of the gloved fingers drooping in front of his face said it well.
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