Thinking anyone that was already videotaping someone that crashes was sort of expecting something to happen regardless of manufacturer.
FTR Racing on the KTM - Enter into the Twilight Zone......
I love it when they try to load them into a truck. Take an 800lb bike with a 200lb rider = 1000lbs add in an 85hp motor and you have to be very careful to give it enough gas to make it all the way onto the truck. The old guy burning the living hell out of his clutch cracked me up. 1000lb bike dressed out to the max and he thinks that 85hp motor will spin the tire? He just kept heating up the clutch, luckily not enough hp to hurt the clutch.
Falling over at a stop or turn? They were guys who were new to the balance points of the bike. You guys all know I keep my big girl up on the rubber with no problem. Harley should have beginner bikes in their line up. Ones that wiegh around 400 to 500 instead of 800lbs. A mostly aluminum light wieght 1200cc bike with about 90hp. I have seen Harleys on our local roads with the training wheels on them. Kinda wierd!
trying to ride like a performance machine, with grippy tires, which they apparently didn't have.
A lot of the falls looked like inexperience. That one with the middle aged man and woman looked like they rented that bike for a weekend adventure.
only a few of those actually looked like idiots.
I guess it is true with all bikes, but to me, it always seems like that type of bike owner is more worried about the "cool" factor rather than buying quality parts. They will skimp out on things like quality tires and brakes in order to bolt more chrome or another bell or whistle to it.
I've always found that style of bike to be a bit of a pain to keep up right. All the weight, and more importantly, how the weight sits, makes it unwieldy. But then again, I learned to ride on a sports bike, so I'm sure that makes a difference.
i'd bet in the grand scheme of things, there is a certain percentage of idiots on both sides, there just seems to be much greater numbers of harley style bikers.
There's idiots on both sides.
I'm working on unbolting all the useless shit off my bike, all ready got a power pure on the rear, plan to put a 17'' rim on the front, racetek front suspension w/ gold emulators, progressive rear, and a sputhe stabilizer setup.
Ain't no sportbike, but even almost stock, it'll grind pegs if your careful.
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2012 FXDB -Thestral - Raped and put down in the back 40.
^^ I would have went with a stiffer carcass tire than the Pure for a heavy bike like that. The Q2 would have been a better choice, in my opinion, than the Pure. Let us know how it feels once you get to riding it.
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