· #1 Gear Nazi
Exactly, and steering dampers weren't designed to make your squid-like wheelie recoveries any easier. If you are going to get a damper use it for what it was intended.
the great ESKIMO said:ive never been on a bike at super high speeds with out one. my friend who has a 600RR said when doin a stoppie on my bike that it didnt help that much. i plan one day to get an aftermarket one. thats after my bike gets as posered out with neon and stobes. damn, dont yall just love it!? :twofinger
Hagios said:firefighter81 - Frankly, if someone doesn't think you're cool if you don't have chrome/dual color tailpipe/whatever then ignore them. That's obviously not the kind of person you are, so associating with them will only cause you a headache. Me, I think you should have the bike to please you. If it does that, it does its job (Which is what you seem to be saying, too).
the great ESKIMO said:i got a gixxer for these reasons:
1. to pose
2. to drop my knee
3. to cruise
4. to get chicks
5. to run from the cops
6. to go on long trips
7. to stunt
8. to say "hey i got a crotchrocket"
9. im tryin to think of other stupid answers...
TJT said:Fact is, they DO make squid-like wheelie recoveries easier, and they'll save your life.
BTW, quit acting like you're the shit because you're probably not. The best "stunters" I know are also the best twisties/track riders. Granted, they're not as good as those stunters in videos, but they can pull some nice tricks. Ever see Rossi ride over the finish line on one wheel and standing on the seat? Then he'll do doughnuts standing beside his bike. What a squid eh!
"Oh, I'm a pure motorcyclist, I don't do squidly crap like wheelies and stoppies. Of course I could do the sickest highchair you've ever seen, but I'm a REAL rider." Yeah, right....
TJT said:That's when you sit on the tank with your legs over the front of the bike and wheelie.
Read the last 5 lines that I edited into my last post...
People are going to wheelie no matter what you say, and this guy is giving good advice.
the great ESKIMO said:Hey Jason, if we ever meet i would like to ride! i ride with this one guy who gets on my nerves! but the sport has got me just to tell him shut up and we ride! :twofinger its more fun to have another rider to ride with, rather than riding solo!