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Old 09-02-2004, 01:06 PM   #41
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Indeed. That being one of the reasons for so many hit & run accidents WRT cars hitting motorcycles.
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Old 09-02-2004, 01:30 PM   #42
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Default Re: Agreeing with kpaul (ack)

I've got Michelin Harmony's on my van, we had about a foot of snow on the ground for a week or so last winter and I got around fine with just front wheel drive.

I think 4wd is the most over-rated, over-sold thing going. If you actualy NEED it then fine. I think in this area with the rain and hills front wheel drive and ABS are much more valuable tools.
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Old 09-02-2004, 05:03 PM   #43
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Man, I'd love to see a picture of a bison on a K100RS!
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Old 09-02-2004, 05:25 PM   #44
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Have any of y'all almost broken your neck/wet yourself doing a double-take at an opposing vehicle you think has stopped, but as you approach you catch a glimpse of his wheels turning and think, "Sh!t!, he's moving!", but then it turns out he has those spinner hubs?



Me neither.
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Old 09-03-2004, 02:46 AM   #45
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The Spinners should be outlawed, mot only have I been in that situation on my bike, but also in my truck. To compound the situation the guys with the spinners where playing loud music and have limo tint on the side windows so ouy can't even make eye contact. For the cruiser crowd, loud pipes won't help you much.
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Old 09-03-2004, 05:09 AM   #46
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As long as the cops don't keep thinking you are drunk!
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Old 09-03-2004, 05:47 AM   #47
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I have done exactly that for my 25 or so years on a motorcycle. I have been serious accident free during that time. I keep my eyeballs moving, I drive a "little aggressively" in order to try to be noticed and I don't drink and ride and I ride within my limited abilities, esp as I get older and my reflexes slow down. Life without riding is not much of a life, so it is incumbent on us all to ride to stay alive!
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Old 09-03-2004, 05:52 AM   #48
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Excellent point on eye contact. I try hard to make eye contact at every intersection or street entrance. I think eye contact is a highly effective safety strategy because it gives you somewhat of a warning if the driver is off in the ozone or one of those hyper-aggressive idiots.
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Old 09-03-2004, 07:52 AM   #49
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Good Point!
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