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Old 03-12-2005, 10:02 AM   #1
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Someone that rides a motorcycle actually watches this s**t..............
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Old 03-12-2005, 11:41 AM   #2
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Hell, yeah, I watch these. Why would I want to miss flammable seats, broken frames, stripped cylinder-head bolts, airborne seatpans, zero-ground-clearance catastrophic ejections...



Anybody who enjoys superb factory engineering loves watching these glorified welders and their $60,000 deathtraps.



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Old 03-12-2005, 02:07 PM   #3
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Yeah, I watch occasionally, too. When good 'ole Billy designed his "innovative" underseat exhaust ("I ain't never seen a bike with one of them 'fore," said one dumbstruck biker rally attendee.) I just had to watch with morbid curiosity. The sense of comedic impending doom was too strong to resist.



Hey, Billy, did you think routing super-hot exaust gasses up your a$$ was a good idea? (It's supposed to be the other way around, dummy.) How 'bout some insulation? Oh, yeah, after you lit your butt on fire, you "solved" the problem with a sheet of aluminimun foil. Quite an engineer you are.



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Old 03-12-2005, 03:13 PM   #4
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Chopper themed TV shows must be near the end of their 15 minutes of fame. Enough already. Let's see some real world motorcycle programming.
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Old 03-12-2005, 03:23 PM   #5
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What the hell, I watch Jerry Springer once in awhile. Guess I shouldn't be such a snob.
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Old 03-12-2005, 03:58 PM   #6
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Yeah, I have to admit I enjoy watching someone create something with their hands. Unfortunately, there are only so many gas tanks and fenders you can see without being bored very quickly. (And most of those are just ordered from a catalog, along with the frame and every other component, and cut in one of about five or six different ways.)



I really get a kick out of how little thought there is given to function and the seeming lack of any real motorcycle knowledge that some of these guys have. I'm certainly no expert, but it's obvious that some of these guys are completely full of shyte.



No front brakes? Jockey shift? 8 ft. wheelbase? I mean, I know motorcycling always involves some aspect of posing, but really, this chopper thing is totally absurd. "Custom" kit bikes? Are they kidding?



I'd like to know how all of these custom shops are staying in business. When I was shopping for the Daytona, I went to one of my local Triumph dealers that also carries a "custom" bike line. What pieces of shyte these things were--all for an asking price starting at about 30 large. Must be a lot of rubes with some cash.
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Old 03-12-2005, 04:23 PM   #7
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Rubes or "rubs"?
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Old 03-12-2005, 05:27 PM   #8
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A Rub is a "rich urban biker." You gotta get with the lingo bro.
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Old 03-12-2005, 05:41 PM   #9
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Actually it was a pitiful attempt at humor, implying that rubes and rubs were often one in the same.
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Old 03-12-2005, 05:44 PM   #10
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Can you imagine a motorcycle equivalent of "Fifth Gear"? God, that would be sweet.



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