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Old 10-15-2008, 02:11 PM   #61
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How about just gearing it a little taller?A countershaft sproket is only about $12
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:12 PM   #62
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i cant sit flat footed on any of the motards i ride. as long as u can touch one foot, ur all good
No. That's not true. If a 350 lb bike gets off balanced, my 115 lb won't be able to stop it from falling over.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:14 PM   #63
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No. That's not true. If a 350 lb bike gets off balanced, my 115 lb won't be able to stop it from falling over.
in my present physical condition, i couldnt either. i just dont get off balance
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:14 PM   #64
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Lowering the bike a couple of inches won't make THAT much difference as long as it's balanced..
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:14 PM   #65
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How about just gearing it a little taller?A countershaft sproket is only about $12
So, what you're saying is that I should just make sure I don't have to stop anywhere that there isn't some grass to drop it in? Then, as I'm dropping it, I should jump off to insure I land on my feet. Then pick it up? And I should carry a 1' cube on a rope with me at all times for starting off? Sounds like a good plan.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:15 PM   #66
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in my present physical condition, i couldnt either. i just dont get off balance
If I only have one foot on the ground, how can I keep the bike balanced? I'm just NOT that cool.
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If I only have one foot on the ground, how can I keep the bike balanced? I'm just NOT that cool.


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Old 10-15-2008, 02:17 PM   #68
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Shut up. You have nothing useful to add to my thread. You're not trying to help at all- unless I need advice on how to look prettier while riding...
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Don't forget seat height is measured while the bike is not loaded. When you get on it the suspension should sag about an inch anyway....If it doesn't the suspension is way too stiff....
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If I only have one foot on the ground, how can I keep the bike balanced? I'm just NOT that cool.
im sure u could if u did it all the time. i used to let a 13 yr. kid ride my R6 he couldnt put both feet on the ground. he'd just lean to one side to take off & stop.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:22 PM   #71
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Don't forget seat height is measured while the bike is not loaded. When you get on it the suspension should sag about an inch anyway....If it doesn't the suspension is way too stiff....
That's why I think 30" is a good height.
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:23 PM   #72
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im sure u could if u did it all the time. i used to let a 13 yr. kid ride my R6 he couldnt put both feet on the ground. he'd just lean to one side to take off & stop.
amazing. Maybe I'm not too old to learn this trick. Anybody willing to let me drop their bike a few times until I get the hang of it?
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It's kind of like a plain woman, not as pretty as the Duc, but at least she gets the job done.....

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Old 10-15-2008, 02:27 PM   #74
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I just did a quick check and hers it around 29" unladen.
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It's kind of like a plain woman, not as pretty as the Duc, but at least she gets the job done.....
I happen to think it's lovely.
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I just did a quick check and hers it around 29" unladen.
cool! And it doesn't mess up the way it handles? Mind you I am not going to be racing it. Just commuting in traffic and Sunday riding.
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I happen to think it's lovely.
Kind of the way women describe their friend to a guy they are trying to set them up with "she's cute with a GREAT personality...
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Old 10-15-2008, 02:31 PM   #78
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Kind of the way women describe their friend to a guy they are trying to set them up with "she's cute with a GREAT personality...
She's got a pretty face. Not to mention a huge and back acne..
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No. That's not true. If a 350 lb bike gets off balanced, my 115 lb won't be able to stop it from falling over.
I can't flat foot any of my bikes either! You will get used to it and learn how to balance yourself without much worry!
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