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how real men test road traction.

Discussion in 'Motorcycle Talk' started by Grantizzle, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Is that the Harley rider way of 'knee-draggin' ?!?

    Maybe it is just to make sure the pipes don't drag first.

  2. they should probably slow down on those road sofas then they wouldnt have to worry about their precious chrome
  3. galenernest

    galenernest I bathe with candles, flowers, jazz music, and rub

    If it weren't for their boots touching the ground we wouldn't even know they were taking a corner...
    Skwrl likes this.
  4. Love it when Harley riders brag about dragging hard parts. Cool story bro, you must've been doing 36 through that 35mph rated corner.
  5. also seems like a pretty good way to break an ankle
  6. fuck yeah, I'd rep you if I could grant.

    I'd find a way to adapt pucks the sole of my boot.
  7. Gotta love the "proper gear" as well...
    Sorry - I am wanna those "all the gear" guys...
  8. the chemist

    the chemist ducatiduane

    i love the look of the passengers in both pictures "kewl. i guess"
  9. Patent that shit now! Throw a chrome eagle and the bar&shield on your "soul pucks".... you be a rich bastard:mfclap:
  10. Looks like a blast, nothing like having the wind in your face rockin the half halmet...i know i do when i ride the HD. And by the way i can take a recomended 35 corner faster than 36 on the hog. And it is greatt.
  11. Lol...working on the patent now. Your details will be an important aspect, so I'll pay you 15% royalties on the sales. ;)
  12. Rippn

    Rippn Human Race Qualifier<br>FREE and clean

    Anther "uniformed passenger gear "choice"

    Giddy... w/ potential matching blood types...

    New meaning to...OH SNAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Slowwwly.. roll me...

    Tiptoe... to the ER...

    Harness boots, make traction a breeze... in and out of the hospital.

    Pic 2 she's got that "gimme 3 steps" look.

    crash us... and my pointy boots go right UP yer arse...
    FREE and clean, Ripp'n
  13. At least when my boots touch the ground it's because the bike is actually leaning. My first clue I should slow down a bit.
  14. Thats how they slow down, flinstone style braking.crackup:
  15. Bluuu

    Bluuu Señor verde

    Well, at least he's not using his hands.
  16. To both rider's credit, at least they are covering their brakes. Front brakes even! :scared

    However, both passengers are counter-leaning. If my passenger ever did that, we would have an immediate side-of-the-road refresher on passenger responsibility (aka, a smack upside the head) :angry7:
  17. This guy must have been doing it wrong, i think he lost traction a little bit...
    (should have hung out with the harley riders a bit more)


    Caption: after failing to use the Frobenius method correctly to solve his first order ODE for his current dampened (wait, what was the coeff. for 23 clicks on compression) spring system (calculating normal force) he realized that the precise measurements made by his toes hinting to the tenth of a degree temperature change due to friction (friction coefficient) was now useless in knowing how much traction he had on each tire. Also missing was his knowledge of the several non newtonian ways his tires were making traction and the gradient of his suspension movement field.

    Physics: it's what all Harley riders master.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  18. 'Tail of the Dragon' shot by

    Rider 'mugging' for the photo, until . . .


    Follow the link for the 'rest of the story.'

    Should have used his boot to check for 'asphalt adhesion' !!!
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