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darrylri
09-01-2009, 02:46 AM
The following was posted on the R90SWorldNet mailing list today by John Lacko. I thought you might enjoy learning something. :)

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CATHDEAC
09-01-2009, 03:52 AM
Was that "CHIPS" music on that first video?

Very cool video, tho!


"Beauty of Nature..." yup..

darrylri
09-01-2009, 03:58 AM
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kbasa
09-01-2009, 10:40 PM
I want some red leathers like that guy has.

Very snazzy.

JAMESDUNN
09-02-2009, 12:35 AM
"Of course we don't have to demonstrate our superiority. Particularly when the sports car drivers try to challenge us and pull off when the light is still yellow".
Quote from the film. Wonderful stuff. Dated. But wonderful. The safety comments are always applicable however.

darrylri
09-02-2009, 06:46 AM
"Of course we don't have to demonstrate our superiority. Particularly when the sports car drivers try to challenge us and pull off when the light is still yellow".
Quote from the film. Wonderful stuff. Dated. But wonderful. The safety comments are always applicable however.

Yes, but do you realize that in Germany, when the lights go from red to green, there is a brief period where the red and yellow lights are both on? It's kind of a heads-up warning to get your car in gear and get ready to go. It can be taken as jumping the green or like the christmas tree at the drag strip.

JAMESDUNN
09-03-2009, 12:29 AM
Yes, but do you realize that in Germany, when the lights go from red to green, there is a brief period where the red and yellow lights are both on? It's kind of a heads-up warning to get your car in gear and get ready to go. It can be taken as jumping the green or like the christmas tree at the drag strip.
I did not know that. Thanks for the info. and posting the videos. It is nice to see the R90S when new.

Visian
09-03-2009, 03:50 PM
Yes, but do you realize that in Germany, when the lights go from red to green, there is a brief period where the red and yellow lights are both on? It's kind of a heads-up warning to get your car in gear and get ready to go.

man, i really wish they'd have that here... along with a lot the other things that were in that vid... like lane filtering.

while that works in california, in georgia you'd get shot by some redneck or gangbanger if you tried that. :ha

ian

akbeemer
09-03-2009, 05:53 PM
I'd like to hear the original German narration. I suspect the lines "Of course we don't have to demonstrate our superiority. Particularly when the sports car drivers try to challenge us and pull off when the light is still yellow", might have been, "You vill demonstrate your superiority at all times.":german:german

Semper_Fi
09-03-2009, 08:21 PM
Very cool retro stuff.

That was a very elegant move the guy in the red leathers made by spinning the bike around on the centerstand.

texanrt
09-03-2009, 08:41 PM
And when riding in groups -- four or five is enough

+1

I sure like those bikes --- there were at least a couple of those parked at the vintage display in Johnson City that got my attention. Nice soundtrack, too. :)

seniorasi
09-06-2009, 07:06 PM
I want some red leathers like that guy has.

Very snazzy.

I want to weigh what he does so the leathers look like that on me again!

amonshiz
09-09-2009, 03:09 AM
i just want to be able to rotate my bike around like the guy does in the first video. i am quite confident i would drop the k11 on myself. that would not be ideal.

kbasa
09-09-2009, 05:21 AM
i just want to be able to rotate my bike around like the guy does in the first video. i am quite confident i would drop the k11 on myself. that would not be ideal.

It's easy.

You lean it right up against your hip and just spin it around.

amonshiz
09-09-2009, 11:54 PM
It's easy.

You lean it right up against your hip and just spin it around.

i'll take your word for that. as of right now though i think i will pass on trying it. i'm tired of having to reattach the mirrors already! dang k11rs mirrors are not fond of staying on. :D

seniorasi
09-10-2009, 02:24 AM
i just want to be able to rotate my bike around like the guy does in the first video. i am quite confident i would drop the k11 on myself. that would not be ideal.

I tried it with my R100Rt. ( I really didn't want to admit I'd never seen or heard of it being done. ) It really is as easy as it looks. My driveway has a substantial slope and it's really a pain to turn the bike around in it. This technique makes it a breeze.

theLuz
09-10-2009, 09:22 PM
I want to weigh what he does so the leathers look like that on me again!

maybe you could cut off some parts and get down to that weight.:thumb
Leathers would look pretty funny then, though.:dunno

theLuz
09-10-2009, 09:26 PM
i just want to be able to rotate my bike around like the guy does in the first video. i am quite confident i would drop the k11 on myself. that would not be ideal.

Instead of trying that with our heavier bikes, try this:
http://turnabike.com
much easier