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My 2012 RAM 2500 has real nice heated seats and steering wheel. It's got power windows and door locks. Can't get that on your GIZMOSUKI.
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My 2012 RAM 2500 has real nice heated seats and steering wheel. It's got power windows and door locks. Can't get that on your GIZMOSUKI.
And you cannot get 40 degree lean angles in your RAM......ok....you CAN.....but it won't be pretty
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I will mention that's the self same Beemer that just stopped on my nearly every day for NAR. (No Apparant Reason). Generally in the afternoon and mostly around Beer O'Clock.

On the third day in the middle of Texas when it did it's trick my Mate Jock just whipped to coolish beers out of his saddlebags and we drank them and went on our merry way agin.

When we got to the rally we were going to (in Bugscuffle) there were several BMW freaks there. I asked them about this random stopping and they said "Yeah, most of them do that."

When I asked them why and how to fix it they said "No one knows. But it only lasts about 10 minutes so no one really cares that much".

I now believe all K1000 riders MUST be Australian. Falls into the "Duzzinmadder" category.
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From the looks of the wear on my tires I don't get 40 degree lean angles on either of my bikes. At least not often enough to cause any wear.
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We refer to those areas of unused tread as "Chicken Strips".

BUT !

Don't be using extreme lean angles on the street. That's what race tracks are for.
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Neither my Sportster or my Ironhorse is capable of leaning anything close to what my 01 SP1 RC51 was capable of.
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Neither my Sportster or my Ironhorse is capable of leaning anything close to what my 01 SP1 RC51 was capable of.

When we lived at the top of Paris Mtn my tires were worn at 90 degrees....left peg half gone....had Ducati 996 rider turn around to chase me dowqn because he said...

NO Sportster can lean THAT far and not crash....

Well, I do it every day.....

Wait......THAT'S an IRONHEAD......that's impossible.....

Well, no, it isn't
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That's awesome. Are you the guy in the video that's going around carving up a canyon?
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