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Old 03-01-2006, 11:17 AM   #61
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Default Re: And sport bikes are not ass candy?

"be flickable and good on road-trips"



I wouldnÂ’t want to do a road trip on a bike that is flickable Â…
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Old 03-01-2006, 11:19 AM   #62
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Default Re: Jesse James on T.V.? No way!

"In the end, Jesse and his team will figure out how to restore the bike's frame, gas tank and motor to its original condition. Jesse's restoration process of this classic machine is a tribute to his heroes whose ingenuity and creativity have inspired him and other chopper builders of today."



Sweet – I guess when he’s done he’ll have an oil-leaking, hard-starting 1969 Shovelhead Electra-Glide dresser, a tribute to the AMF bean-counters whose ingenuity and creativity darn near killed an American icon.

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Old 03-01-2006, 11:23 AM   #63
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I like my posts and the folks who don't can go f*ck themselves
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Old 03-01-2006, 12:07 PM   #64
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Default Re: And sport bikes are not ass candy?

"With sport bikes form still follows function"



That's why they're covered up with plastic body work. A form following function worth looking at hasn't been around since the '70s or all sport bikes would look like Triumph Speed 4s.
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Old 03-01-2006, 12:15 PM   #65
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It's the most contrived show I've ever seen. Well maybe, Survivor, Olympics figure skating, the Daytona 200...Oh nevermind.
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Old 03-01-2006, 12:17 PM   #66
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It's the most contrived show" Yep that is what makes it funny in my opinion.. I like the sensitvity training episode...
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Old 03-01-2006, 12:21 PM   #67
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"...and the various welding techniques they used, to the hand-fabricated materials that were used to create it from the ground up."



Stick welding scrap metal from a rusted Ford Falcon frame. What a study in cultural anthropology!

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Old 03-01-2006, 02:40 PM   #68
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Default Re: Nobody is forcing you to watch dude.

Fairly new to this forum so bear with me. Is Bigdx that KPaul fella that you all seem to have disliked so much?
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Old 03-01-2006, 02:45 PM   #69
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That's about right, hacksaw, hammer and stick welder. If you had any money you could get something from Jammers.....otherwise you cut up stock parts or welded up new ones. The only one making real show bikes then was Arlen Ness, everyone else was making patchwork pattys
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Old 03-01-2006, 03:10 PM   #70
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Default ever heard of motorcycle racing?

heard of something called motorcycle racing? or a 'track day' ? yep, turns out there is a place you can go 180 and it's the place those 180 mph sport bikes were designed for.



But as it turns out.. when you have a bike that is made for the track even on the street on say a windy road at 55, it still does pretty dang well - handles well, stops a lot faster than a harley (safer) accerates alot faster (again safer) and they get pretty decent gas millage - only thing is the riding possition which can be easily changed.



so... how are they useless? I might agree that a 180mph top speed is useless on the street, but sweet handling, great breaks, acceleration and a top gear that will get you some great gas millage if your only going 55 are definatly not useless.



- also of note there are other bikes besides crusers that don't do 180mph. In fact I do see a lot of sport bikes in the hills of malibu, going slower than they might be capible of, but ones that are a bit safer.
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