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Jul 18, 2009 23:02 |  #1

This thing is street legal and riding down the public streets.


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Jul 19, 2009 08:11 |  #2

Thats a very ...interesting looking bike. No desire to put my a$$ on the seat of that thing and go for a ride, LOL! I bet it doesnt go far on a tank of fuel???


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Jul 19, 2009 08:36 |  #3

surely he can not turn any sort of corner on that thing.....but you are in america ......:D!


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Jul 19, 2009 21:23 |  #4

Bazzon wrote in post #8305945 (external link)
surely he can not turn any sort of corner on that thing.....but you are in america ......:D!

Yeah but he can go really fast between the corners!


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Jul 20, 2009 21:10 |  #5

That is wicked. He appears to be riding on the center of the slick!




  
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Jul 22, 2009 00:16 as a reply to  @ 2bluesti's post |  #6

Thats no drag bike. but if he wants to think it is, it's his life LOL Looks more like an accident waiting to happen!!!


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Jul 22, 2009 06:49 as a reply to  @ kelly andersen's post |  #7

Why isn't this a drag bike? Looked and sounded pretty serious to me (and my untrained eye). Are there design flaws or mistakes (other than the street legal nature of the bike)? Help us out to understand.

Couldn't this be a drag bike, not necessarily competitive with top level racers? Not argumentative here, just asking.


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Jul 22, 2009 10:53 |  #8

He appears to be riding on the center of the slick!

Its probably easier to turn with the back tire being over inflated, it would allow you to lean the bike into a turn. But if you were going down the drag strip you would probably lower the air pressure so the tire would have more contact with the track surface and bite up. He might want to put a wheelie bar on that thing. Looks like it could be an interesting ride, never seen one quite like it.


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Jul 22, 2009 11:09 as a reply to  @ jimken61's post |  #9

I can't tell if he has a blower on that, but if he does I wouldn't want it under my head! I don't see any safety straps on it.


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Jul 22, 2009 12:25 |  #10
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thats funny! older style bike at that too!


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Jul 23, 2009 09:28 |  #11

single_track wrote in post #8323304 (external link)
Why isn't this a drag bike? Looked and sounded pretty serious to me (and my untrained eye). Are there design flaws or mistakes (other than the street legal nature of the bike)? Help us out to understand.

Couldn't this be a drag bike, not necessarily competitive with top level racers? Not argumentative here, just asking.

Well lets start with it has a seat for 2 people,has no wheelie bar and has a car engine, More of a nightmare someone built to look like a dragbike!!! I shoot drag racing for a living and I dont think another rider would want to go down the track next to something like that.


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Jul 23, 2009 13:06 |  #12

Haha, love the old Kawi front fairings. Definately not a "real" drag bike, but kinda cool none the less. I wonder how the chain handles that abuse? Probably hell to ride.




  
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