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2WheelNut

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Lol. Nice.

You don't need em though....Santa should save them for someone in need.
 
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Years ago, a good friend in Dallas took a taxi to Victory dealer, bought a bike, and took off rinding through Louisiana and Mississippi. He didn't tell his wife or anyone about it. He was gone nearly two weeks, camping as he rode, before he finally called her. Because he hadn't used his credit card, she thought something had happened to him and had reported him missing to the cops. Not long after getting back, he sold the bike and you can bet it was due to an ultimatum. :lol2:
 
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Years ago, a good friend in Dallas took a taxi to Victory dealer, bought a bike, and took off rinding through Louisiana and Mississippi. He didn't tell his wife or anyone about it. He was gone nearly two weeks, camping as he rode, before he finally called her. Because he hadn't used his credit card, she thought something had happened to him and had reported him missing to the cops. Not long after getting back, he sold the bike and you can bet it was due to an ultimatum. :lol2:
That is funny but it was just a tad extreme. Wonder what he was thinking in the last few miles to his home?
 
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Look at the 95° column. So when it's really hot increasing your speed raises the chill temp? But when it's colder increasing your speed lowers the chill temp?
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Look at the 95° column. So when it's really hot increasing your speed raises the chill temp? But when it's colder increasing your speed lowers the chill temp?
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Could be true lol, last summer on a gravel road ride, it was right at a 100, it felt worse on my face with shield up getting air than putting it down. It was like a hair dryer blowing on my face. Either extreme isn't much fun to me, but I am a wussy.
 
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Could be true lol, last summer on a gravel road ride, it was right at a 100, it felt worse on my face with shield up getting air than putting it down. It was like a hair dryer blowing on my face. Either extreme isn't much fun to me, but I am a wussy.
Yes I guess same reason I don't like mesh gear, uncomfortable in hot temps due to the blast.
 
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Look at the 95° column. So when it's really hot increasing your speed raises the chill temp? But when it's colder increasing your speed lowers the chill temp?
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There's a thread on TWT about the effects of temperature and speed. Seem to recall that once the temps reach a certain point speed only makes the temps feel worse.
 
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My ride yesterday morning was "off the chart". Lol
Started the day with a 40° ambient temp and riding 75-80 mph to eat up some boring miles.

But by afternoon the sun was out and I was riding slower and warmer on nice hill country roads.
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My ride yesterday morning was "off the chart". Lol
Started the day with a 40° ambient temp and riding 75-80 mph to eat up some boring miles.

But by afternoon the sun was out and I was riding slower and warmer on nice hill country roads.
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You're a beast!!!! Still on Super T?
 

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Must not be a hydraulic clutch!:eek2::giveup:
Wow...I've seen some bad sprockets....but never one that bad.

Looks like a sport bike with an aluminum sprocket and a 520 chain conversion. Racers / track guys do the 520 conversion with the aluminum sprocket and it saves a few pounds of rotating mass which makes a pretty big difference. But....they last about 1/3 of the time that the stock chain and steel sprockets do.

Makes sense for track bikes but one shouldn't use that setup for street unless they want to be buying sprockets every couple thousand miles or so.
 
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You're a beast!!!! Still on Super T?
Yes, it takes a licking and keeps on ticking. Will be at 125k miles by the time I return. Going to ride the area for a couple days.

I forgot to say, no heated gear, grips or seat. Only hot air was the bubbles of methane from unknown origin that permeated up from the rider's seat. LOL

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Yes I guess same reason I don't like mesh gear, uncomfortable in hot temps due to the blast.


Above 93, heat transfers into your body instead of out below 93.

Mesh gear is good for 75-90 degrees, above 93 a person needs to insulate themselves from the oven.
 

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How true. Some would say it is not a athletic sport (since it is motorized) . I think it is about the most athletic sport there is combining , conditioning, balance, and intuition (which line to take) and most of all, mental endurance.
 
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Years ago I read that motocross was second only to soccer for aerobic endurance.
And I question that. I put MX on top due to the intensity and stress of impending doom that is never absent. Watching high level soccer I see a good portion of the players in a less than strenuous state a good part of the time.
 
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And I question that. I put MX on top due to the intensity and stress of impending doom that is never absent. Watching high level soccer I see a good portion of the players in a less than strenuous state a good part of the time.
Fair enough. There's probably a lot of ways to revise the question, "What is the toughest sport?" I think any of us who remember the twin shock ring dings of the late 70s know what kind of beating they could dish out.
 

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Football/Mx the only comparison is the helmets and pads... In all fairness I guess, players do get run over in both sports.
 
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