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Old 11-08-2012, 04:27 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Baggers will grab your foot and try to drag it under. It really is way to easy to do. I've had it happen a few times. Always at low speed when I had my feed down. You start out walking it and then your stride lengthens out a little....next thing you know the bag tries to wedge your foot under.
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Old 11-09-2012, 08:54 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Should have removed those bags before he started hot doggin it through the corners like that. Glad he's okay. Or he should just buy a FXR!
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Old 11-10-2012, 04:56 AM   #18 (permalink)
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Baggers will grab your foot and try to drag it under. It really is way to easy to do. I've had it happen a few times. Always at low speed when I had my feed down. You start out walking it and then your stride lengthens out a little....next thing you know the bag tries to wedge your foot under.
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Not being a dick... But walking the bike isn't the best practice .IMO
Short pull up in traffic for bike length, maybe ? But anything over bike/ car length , practice getting both feet up and covering the rear brake . Friction brake the clutch and keep your balance. Practice , practice,practice.
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:43 AM   #19 (permalink)
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B61 was the coolest truck to hit the road. a rolling work of art!! wish i could afford to buy one and just drive it around for fun
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:02 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I agree that he didn't really "put" his foot down.
Looks to me like he had his tennis shoe planted off the rear outside edge of the board.
I've inadvertently dragged my heel a few times in corners.
Have learned to slide my feet in so that my shoe sole is 100% on the board.
In this case, looks like the foot was levered back off the board as opposed to him "putting it down". JMO.

I wasn't for sure. Were those stock, non-extended bags?
Even if they were, it confirms my suspicion that extended bags would make an otherwise fun-to-corner-with bagger into a poorly cornering bagger just because of the necessarily reduced lean angle. Again JMO. Everyone I talk to with extended bags claims they don't scrape though.
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Thermodyne.... Damn I love that screen name. Always takes me back to trips with my dad in the ole B 61

Not being a dick... But walking the bike isn't the best practice .IMO
Short pull up in traffic for bike length, maybe ? But anything over bike/ car length , practice getting both feet up and covering the rear brake . Friction brake the clutch and keep your balance. Practice , practice,practice.
I agree, feet belong on the pegs, but in traffic or lines trying to park, you really don't have much choice. I especially hate the slow lines when parking on grass.

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Old 11-10-2012, 09:10 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Should have removed those bags before he started hot doggin it through the corners like that. Glad he's okay. Or he should just buy a FXR!
So true.

If I was going to try that road out, it would for sure be on my FXR.
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Old 11-10-2012, 09:34 AM   #23 (permalink)
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guess that bike didn't quite cornor as well as he thought it did...he was lucky to walk away,especially with no crash bars.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:01 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Baggers don't like dangling feet. Especially ones wearing boat shoes , sneakers, sandals, flip flops or your girlfriends uggs. It makes them easier to bite off.
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Old 11-11-2012, 10:07 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Nice "gitoff"

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Old 11-12-2012, 09:25 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Really surprised his choice in foot wear didn't lead to an uglier outcome. Looked like he lucked out and his foot stayed in the corner between bag and bike as it hit the ground...
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Old 11-16-2012, 04:47 PM   #27 (permalink)
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I'd give him a "10" if he stuck the dismount.
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Old 11-25-2012, 02:13 PM   #29 (permalink)
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I don't understand lowering an already low bike with lean angle issues.
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Old 11-25-2012, 03:12 PM   #30 (permalink)
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