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Tony these people have no clue on your skill as a rider ...of course you can go over the edge on a car tire ...with skill you have ...where 99 others would never get there ....

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As pretty much a Facebook Luddite my daughter informs me that you don’t bother reading the comments but for me they are the best part. My favourite bit is in any post where you can see by the person’s comment that they haven’t really read the post properly or understood it and come up with some amazing conclusion. I know my riding skills are reasonably good and I must admit I did find it hard when you read “ he’s probably only rides 20 miles at at a time” not to start justifying by describing my DD or my great adventure in the US with my brother Kim in August 2013. The worst part is I was using my iPhone with the new DashCam app and somehow I ended up with saved video of all the boring stuff only. I really would of loved to have the moment of impact with my foot peg recorded to review and see how the bike and I had actually behaved (and it would of made for a great comment link) and also the last bit where I overtook a silver Porsche Turbo and a horse float in a tight overtaking spot ( he later blew past me going possibly 100 Kph faster than me. :smilie_happy:
The truth of the matter is I had a great ride with a fellow CGW member where I managed to do something that I wasn’t sure about on a fantastic motorcycle. You can’t beat that in my opinion except by having more of those days! :moped: :clapping: :salute:

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This is why I don't like people, and prefer friends to talk to rather than explain something that is basically nothing more than a point to argue to most. If I like to do something, I like to do it. If I want to try something I want to try it. Feedback is one thing, but out and out argueing when it is obvious they have not even attempted it and done nothing more than a lot of reading, their opinions are nothing more than words themself since they have nothing more to argue on than their reading of words in a google search. Good on you for stepping out and doing the research and finding out for your own research in an intentional manner and open mind.

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Comments on YouTube videos can be hilarious at times.
Some of my videos I get asshole comments that have nothing to do with the video. :smilie_happy:
I think some people watching them simply have nothing better to do than to post derogatory crap to troll and hope for the same back.

I started to read more on FB then caught myself and realized 99.9 percent of what I was reading is a complete waste of energy. The last .1% might be slabghosts topics (maybe) lol.
They can get entertaining at times.

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As pretty much a Facebook Luddite my daughter informs me that you don’t bother reading the comments but for me they are the best part. My favourite bit is in any post where you can see by the person’s comment that they haven’t really read the post properly or understood it and come up with some amazing conclusion. I know my riding skills are reasonably good and I must admit I did find it hard when you read “ he’s probably only rides 20 miles at at a time” not to start justifying by describing my DD or my great adventure in the US with my brother Kim in August 2013. The worst part is I was using my iPhone with the new DashCam app and somehow I ended up with saved video of all the boring stuff only. I really would of loved to have the moment of impact with my foot peg recorded to review and see how the bike and I had actually behaved (and it would of made for a great comment link) and also the last bit where I overtook a silver Porsche Turbo and a horse float in a tight overtaking spot ( he later blew past me going possibly 100 Kph faster than me. :smilie_happy:
The truth of the matter is I had a great ride with a fellow CGW member where I managed to do something that I wasn’t sure about on a fantastic motorcycle. You can’t beat that in my opinion except by having more of those days! :moped: :clapping: :salute:

haha, yep. i can assure you all Tony werent messing about. i cant say where he scraped the deck, but i do know when he whipped past the Porsche , i had no hope of going with him, and (to put it mildly), there was a bit of involuntary sphincter tightening when i saw him round up the horse float. :shock:
man o man those Valks go...
i kind of thought that the Porsche wasnt going to take it lying down.... :music:

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Comments on YouTube videos can be hilarious at times.
Some of my videos I get asshole comments that have nothing to do with the video. :smilie_happy:
I think some people watching them simply have nothing better to do than to post derogatory crap to troll and hope for the same back.

I started to read more on FB then caught myself and realized 99.9 percent of what I was reading is a complete waste of energy. The last .1% might be slabghosts topics (maybe) lol.
They can get entertaining at times.


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After all is said and done, I’m kind of with Dan on this one. I believe I’m going to stick with motorcycle tires on my motorcycles. In spite of all the favorable press, (longevity, traction, etc)… Just seems like the way I’m going to go. Boring and conservative, Yep, that’s me!

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More than likely that is where I will eventually end up Darrell. If I could have my wish list for Val it would be two rims so that I could Darkside for everyday use and conventional tyre for when I want to be playful. I still would like to try a runflat in a narrower profile than I am currently running to have exhausted all possibilities.
I really just like the idea that I will eventually have an opinion on Darksiding that will be based on my actual experiences. :yes:

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More than likely that is where I will eventually end up Darrell. If I could have my wish list for Val it would be two rims so that I could Darkside for everyday use and conventional tyre for when I want to be playful. I still would like to try a runflat in a narrower profile than I am currently running to have exhausted all possibilities.
I really just like the idea that I will eventually have an opinion on Darksiding that will be based on my actual experiences. :yes:
Switching to MT for the purpose of being extra-playful has ended up the wrong move for several GL1800 riders. My personal opinion is that they switched and then rode either over their heads or expected better from the MT than from the CT that they had put tens of thousands of miles on. Either way, they both wiped out (on the same weekend). One important thing that must be added if you go RF - TPMS! Because, you may not know for quite some distance that you've had a puncture with one.

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More than likely that is where I will eventually end up Darrell. If I could have my wish list for Val it would be two rims so that I could Darkside for everyday use and conventional tyre for when I want to be playful. I still would like to try a runflat in a narrower profile than I am currently running to have exhausted all possibilities.
I really just like the idea that I will eventually have an opinion on Darksiding that will be based on my actual experiences. :yes:
Switching to MT for the purpose of being extra-playful has ended up the wrong move for several GL1800 riders. My personal opinion is that they switched and then rode either over their heads or expected better from the MT than from the CT that they had put tens of thousands of miles on. Either way, they both wiped out (on the same weekend). One important thing that must be added if you go RF - TPMS! Because, you may not know for quite some distance that you've had a puncture with one.

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After all is said and done, I’m kind of with Dan on this one. I believe I’m going to stick with motorcycle tires on my motorcycles. In spite of all the favorable press, (longevity, traction, etc)… Just seems like the way I’m going to go. Boring and conservative, Yep, that’s me!


I guess I'm sort of in the middle of the road... I have one with a car tire and one with a bike tire. Call me an independent.

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After all is said and done, I’m kind of with Dan on this one. I believe I’m going to stick with motorcycle tires on my motorcycles. In spite of all the favorable press, (longevity, traction, etc)… Just seems like the way I’m going to go. Boring and conservative, Yep, that’s me!


I guess I'm spot of in the middle of the road... I have one with a car tire and one with a bike tire. Call me an independent.

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