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post #21151 of 26360
There's another thread for you moto fanbois.

http://jalopnik.com for now
post #21152 of 26360
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post
 

Sorry, I've only heard the term "Dumping a bike."  I'm not familiar with a "Low side."  However, with dumping a bike (or whatever you wish to call it), I've still had client's hit solid objects that do a hell of a lot of damage.  Anyway, good luck and get good insurance.

Fair enough. I guess I wasn't entertaining that thought out of sheer ignorance is bliss.

post #21153 of 26360
GF is Greenfrogging again
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

Low side and high side are crashes that result from losing mechanical grip. A low side is what I posted in the previous Marc Marquez clip (sorry can't embed). 

I really doubt riders have a true low side or high side on public roads too often because they're not taking corners nearly this hard. Dropping the bike or something else stupid, at least imho, is what most often happens.
It couldn't happen to a nicer guy - which makes it hard to hate him. Because of insurance issues, we rarely get to drive his cars. In theory, he could let us, but if we get in a wreck, none of us would want it hanging over his head.

Most of the client's I've had are pretty experienced riders with easily 20-40 years under their belts.  But I'm sure none have the skills or reflexes of a professional rider.

 

Yea, I can understand not wanting something like wrecking an exotic to hang over your buddy's head.  A few guys I know with other exotics have offered to let me drive theirs to see what it is like, and insurance isn't the issue...I'd just feel badly if something happened even if its not my fault.  So I always decline...also my older toy doesn't have electronic save your a$$ traction control etc, and when you get into car's that are out of production they aren't as easy to replace in terms of condition and knowing its full history. 

 

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Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
 

Fair enough. I guess I wasn't entertaining that thought out of sheer ignorance is bliss.

No worries.  Have a great day and wishing you all the best with med school :cheers:

post #21155 of 26360
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I'm all about dat cafe racer aesthetic.
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Originally Posted by mike1445 View Post
 

Duc Sport Classic is it. 

 

 

Or a Triumph Thruxton

 

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Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 3/11/16 at 1:41pm
post #21156 of 26360
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I'm all about dat cafe racer aesthetic.

Back in high school I mod'ed one of the original "superbikes" into a cafe racer. Very similar to this but mine was the blue and I had a quarter cafe style fairing.

post #21157 of 26360
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Originally Posted by ramuman View Post

^ meh on both. I love Ducatis, so the XDiavel would have my vote, but wouldn't fit what you want. If I ever get a motorcycle, it'd be a Ducati Monster, Moto Guzzi, or Triumph. I also like Indians when I see them, but I'm too skinny to ever pull one off.

I have a little naked SV650. It's a fun little bike that has a bit of go and has the added benefit of my always knowing how fast I'm going because anything about 60 feels like hell if you don't have a windscreen taking the air off your chest.

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Here's one in the blue, similar fairing. It was a rear drum and I had the front disc drilled. Tires were spoked on mine and the expansion chambers were black like on the green one above.
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

Years of such activities must have relaxed your sphincter muscles.

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Originally Posted by jet View Post

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Yet another intelligent use of the same emoticon.
post #21161 of 26360
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post


damn dude dat Ducati doe!!

Looks sexy AF. So expensive tho 😭

 

What a difference 10 years can make. Thuxton has hidden liquid cooling, traction control, ABS, 3 differnt rider modes, a cool ass instrument cluster but most importantly a warranty all for under $15k. You'll pay more than that for a used SportClassic

 

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Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 3/11/16 at 4:42pm
post #21162 of 26360

My buddy in SF has a thruxton and loves it. I still think the Duc Sport is better looking but I'm not buying a bike. Far too many dipshits on the road to go cageless with a baby on the way.
Edited by mike1445 - 3/11/16 at 7:44pm
post #21163 of 26360
I bet you guys like all of that thruxton
post #21164 of 26360
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Originally Posted by mike1445 View Post


My buddy in SF has a thruxton and loves it. I still think the Duc Sport is better looking but I'm not buying a cage. Far too many dipshits on the road to go cageless with a baby on the way.

What does that mean?
post #21165 of 26360
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

What does that mean?
Not intending on buying any kind of *motorcycle.
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