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Re: Judge Weighs Whether Motorcycle

What's the point? The officer is correct in issuing the reckless ticket. Fact, if you rounded a corner on two of four wheels in an auto you would be cited for reckless driving. If you only have one of two on the ground you DO NOT have total control of your vehicle.
 

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Re: Judge Weighs Whether Motorcycle

If the judge tried it himself it probably would be reckless riding. This is really the only shortcoming of a cruiser. I do miss those lazy long wheelies on my 2 stroke H2, torq on low and light front.

Stoppies were harder. In fact it was hard to just to stop.

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Re: Judge Weighs Whether Motorcycle

...only if you're on an Electra Glide....
 

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LEO's discretion

It comes down to the LEO's discretion. If absolutely loony to think that a Judge is going to rule that "wheelies are legal". They won't be in every case, because you can always do them at an inappropriate time!

With that said, they shouldn't call them ILLEGAL in every case.

[email protected]#%ing Lawyers.

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Re: It's the Economy, Stupid

It's an economic issue. The more time you spend with the front wheel in the air, the longer the front tire will last and reduce the bike's maintenance costs.
 

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But then you have to deal with fork seals and bearings that wear faster when the front wheel impacts the pavement.
 

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I feel the righteous (and idiotic) indignation of a whole bunch of squids is about to land on your head.

Didn't you know that only cruiser owners ride recklessly? Especially Harley owners.
 

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Re: Judge Weighs Whether Motorcycle

No you guys (Harley and cruiser riders) just ride unsafe barges... Slow, non agile, bad brakes..
 

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Yep its always a trade off.
 

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Re: Read about wheelies in a book...

Hey Racer Boy? I can pop a wheelie no problem..

Willow Springs July 07 longWeasel vs kpaul... be there...
 

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Re: Read about wheelies in a book...

LOL good one.
 

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Re: Judge Weighs Whether Motorcycle

The Judge was only questioning the "wheelie". This has nothing to do with other reckless driving offenses. I stand by my original comment. If it's in the air and you get busted EXPECT the ticket.
 

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No I only have ridden a Sporster.. I seen guys wreck a few though in slow parking lot manevers.. Come on no way is your average rider on heavy cruiser is safer than a sport bike if he follows all the traffic laws.
 

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Re: Read about wheelies in a book...

longride first then you, then Buzweasel...
 
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