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Author Topic: NH 700s: before bikes became "amoeba-like, in their design."  (Read 5675 times)
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« on: February 06, 2013, 09:59:15 AM »

This made laugh a little, keep working through it until you get to the 700s section.

http://www.barking-moonbat.com/index.php/weblog/young_lust/

"There’s never been another motorcycle that had that look, and good luck even finding a new UJM 750 today. After 1984 motorcyles split, amoeba-like, in their design. The hot engines went into “sport bikes”, with their “oh look at me, I’m humping the gas tank” bent over riding position and the full fairings. Fast, but to me riding one looks like you’re having sex with a bass. On wheels. The torquey engines went into “cruisers”, with their laid back, relaxin on the toilet bowl riding position, and got tons of chrome. Little Harley wannabes. Then big Harley wannabes. "   giggle
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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2013, 10:13:18 AM »

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that's a cool article. I didn't know the 700s could pull a wheelie like that though.  yikes

I wonder if the 650 can do that.  naughty
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« Reply #2 on: February 06, 2013, 10:41:10 AM »

that's a cool article. I didn't know the 700s could pull a wheelie like that though.

I'm not sure that they can... 
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« Reply #3 on: February 06, 2013, 11:16:29 AM »

They definitely cannot wheelie in third gear. Hyperbole to the extreme.
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« Reply #4 on: February 06, 2013, 12:33:12 PM »

They definitely cannot wheelie in third gear. Hyperbole to the extreme.

What do you expect from a site with "barking moonbat" in the URL?  Hap1
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« Reply #5 on: February 06, 2013, 04:26:45 PM »

that's a cool article. I didn't know the 700s could pull a wheelie like that though.

I'm not sure that they can...  

so you don't think this can be true for the 700s?

"I remember the first time I cracked the throttle open in 3rd gear on Middletown Rd. The front end came right up, a good 18” off the ground, and I carried a wheelie at 65mph (in a 30mph zone) for a good 400 yards. No bull. Holy crap."

They definitely cannot wheelie in third gear. Hyperbole to the extreme.

you're referring to the 700s.... correct? And consequently, if the 700s can't, I'd bet the 650 can't either. Not even from redline in 2nd to 3rd? What about redline from 1st to 2nd? On either of the bikes?
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« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2013, 09:20:56 AM »

maybe if you got a really heavy passenger, revved it to redline and dumped the clutch.   giggle
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« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2013, 10:59:40 AM »

maybe if you got a really heavy passenger, revved it to redline and dumped the clutch.   giggle

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I was just thinking that...

I think I have heard of people pulling slight wheelies on these bikes though. 18" and 400 yds is probably not true, but I wonder about 6"-1' for like 30 yards...   think2
seems possible without bringing in extreme conditions.
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« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2013, 11:36:11 AM »

If you can control the wheelie and shift while accelerating from low speed, then yeah I guess it's possible. But actually riding, no, it's just not going to happen without really screwing with the weight bias.

A slight wheelie when upshifting is one thing. 18" at 60 mph is in the land of far more powerful bikes. Youtube "Nighthawk wheelie" and you'll surely find something, but they're all going to be low speed clutch wheelies, not power wheelies at speed.
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« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2013, 12:01:50 PM »

nice little story though, I liked reading it!
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« Reply #10 on: February 23, 2013, 12:18:36 PM »

Very nostalgic story. *Like*
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« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2013, 03:07:45 PM »


I've seen 125cc guys wheelie after a race.  If you know the technique, you can wheelie just about anything.   biker_h4h1


Edit:  LOL!  Harley owned by "AMC".  (AMF owned them)   Hap1
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« Reply #12 on: February 23, 2013, 04:33:18 PM »

I'm most amused by the truth of "'cruisers', with their laid back, relaxin on the toilet bowl riding position."  I have no idea why some people think that looks good or is remotely comfortable.
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« Reply #13 on: February 23, 2013, 04:51:37 PM »

I'm most amused by the truth of "'cruisers', with their laid back, relaxin on the toilet bowl riding position."  I have no idea why some people think that looks good or is remotely comfortable.
I completely agree.  I want my feet under me so I can take the weight off my tail bone.  However, a toilet seat could take the pressure off my tail bone.    Hap1
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« Reply #14 on: April 16, 2013, 04:06:52 PM »

I like to wheelie on the center stand
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