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Old 01-10-2003, 03:58 AM   #81
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Old 01-10-2003, 06:55 AM   #82
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It seems like the designers have seen the movie "Tron" a few times. I wonder if this thing can actually turn.
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Old 01-10-2003, 07:20 AM   #83
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Bob hit the highside thing right on the head. It is generally the sudden throttle chop from the panicked rider that causes the highside, by giving the rear wheel it's traction back. It is a very hard reaction to un-learn. They can still happen without the throttle chop though, if you get the bike sideways enough.




Contrary popular belief, I have never highsided on pavement. All of my racing crashes were lowsides. I have however gotten so sideways on my CR-500 motard, that it caught and flung (bunnyhopped?) both the bike and I into the air sideways. When that's happend I guess I've just been lucky to land back on the bike and keep going. One time it did this to me right in front of the grandstands at Streets of Willow (where you exit the skidpad section, onto the front-straight) and the announcer and crowd all came over to me after the race and said I was at least two feet in the air and that they thought I was going to get a ride in the helicopter. I guess 13"s of suspension travel makes for bigger launches in a highside situation.
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Old 01-10-2003, 02:26 PM   #84
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Default Re: Mr Leno your bike is ready

Also, he is not wearing motorcycle-specific boots...or even Doc Martens! Also, since he is not wearing arm chaps, he can't possibly be a real motorcyclist!



Can't tell about the Sneaky-Leaker though.
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Old 01-10-2003, 02:29 PM   #85
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Damn, I wish I coulda seen that one!



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Old 01-10-2003, 02:41 PM   #86
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Default Re: Mr Leno your bike is ready

Screw Leno...why should he have all the goodies? I want one and I want it NOW!!! Besides Leno's head is so large it'll get ripped off on the first handful o' throttle.
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Old 01-11-2003, 10:45 AM   #87
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Yeah, but he can use his chin as a spoiler to help hold the thing to the road at high speed

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Old 01-11-2003, 11:58 AM   #88
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Default Re: Mr Leno your bike is ready

The outfit had nothing to do with the leather ripping apart. He wanted to break 150 MPH (he was at something like 149) and figured he could pick up a little more speed by removing a poorly fitted set of leathers. I never met Mr. Free but I know the son of the person who had the bike built, John Edgar. In other words, this is second hand information, pretty good for something that happen almost 50 years ago.



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Old 01-11-2003, 03:51 PM   #89
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Default Re: Mr Leno your bike is ready

A Viper crate motor is $17k. For $250k you'd think they could make the overall package lighter.



Well, anyway, I still think it's cool. But way overpriced.
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Old 01-12-2003, 03:18 AM   #90
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Probably right, but if he opens his big mouth...he's a goner!
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