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post #51 of 166 (permalink) Old 07-28-2019, 08:47 PM
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Many do have lead weights on the end and those can be used to wack cars that have pissed off a biker. I have a friend who claims he had the driver-side window busted out of his pickup by one after he accidentally cut a guy off....
I never understood the mindset of bikers that extract "revenge" on cage drivers for whatever reason. Far too many borderline psychotic people out there. The older I get the more I realize this. Trigger the wrong person and it will cost you your life by impact from a vehicle or a bullet.
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post #52 of 166 (permalink) Old 07-28-2019, 09:35 PM
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An old friend's dad used to ride H-D in the 1930's. His explanation of ape hangers was that on the narrow highways of the time, you could pass with your hands [and bars] over the top of the fenders of the cars [think Model A, etc., 'wing fender' style] going in opposite directions.
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post #53 of 166 (permalink) Old 07-29-2019, 02:30 PM
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Fender eliminators?
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In my 20ís I liked the sleek look of fender eliminators and flush mounted turn signals. However, these days I just want to make sure that my brake lights and turn signals are as visible as possible
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For the twins, I nominate the headlight grills. Only because header wrap has already been nominated.

The OEM skid plates which are broken by a stiff breeze get honorable mention.
Those are illegal in Germany (but then again, what isn't?)
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Get back whips are illegal in California. I know someone who got arrested for having one on his bike. He was booked into jail on a weapons charge. California has a Penal Code for them.
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Am I the only one that's really bugged that the direction of the flames on the air filter cover isn't parallel with the direction of the flames on the tank/fenders? Now _that's_ embarrassing.
You're not alone, there. How about the rear fender flames going down? Unless it's a torch, flames don't go down. They ain't torch flames.

I worked with a girl who was very proud of the large flames decals she put on the full length of the sides of her new Chevy. They were put on backwards.

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post #58 of 166 (permalink) Old 07-30-2019, 07:13 PM
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V8 car engines. Or for that matter any car engine including the Munch Mammoth. Amazonas anyone?
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post #59 of 166 (permalink) Old 07-30-2019, 07:28 PM
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Bungee cords.

Well, everything seems to be in order then.
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And turntables.


I suppose you could use a bungee cord to hold a turntable in place, so there's that.
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