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    The World Cup Brazil 2014

    I thought the american ref was good today during Spain vs Chile. I play was a bit more physical then other games; enjoyable to watch. Maybe one or two other refs that are pretty good, not sure tho. How does the Refereeing work in the later stages?
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    The General Motorbikers Discussion Thread

    Heh, I was just talking too my neighbor who is a police officer about Motocops. He rides a harley and said the class is really hard. Nice too see Utah police wearing protective gear btw. I think my Hyperstrada wouldn't be a bad Motocop bike, I don't think it would be that hard too convert...
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    The General Motorbikers Discussion Thread

    I think I just need to get me an adventure bike, but after see so many lowered ones it has me worried.
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    The General Motorbikers Discussion Thread

    So in Ducati news, Monster 800 no Single sided swing-arm, same as the 899. :( Next bike in works after that scrambler type retro thing might be a 821 Multistrada, if that does not have a SSA and a centerstand I do not like the direction Ducati is going. Audi/VW is probably working on ways to...
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    Motorcyclists, assemble! I have a few questions about Ducatis.

    Only bad thing I can say about my Ducati is that the suspension is not as good as I thought it would be. If your over 180lbs, the bike really doesn't handle you well, but that's most motorcycles I think. I'm about 240-250lbs with all my gear on and I have too set my spring at the stiffest...
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    The General Motorbikers Discussion Thread

    I went to go sit on that KTM 1190 adventure R. That bike is so big there's almost no way someone under 6 feet can flat foot it. For that reason alone I'm probably going to buy it as soon as possible! Tho I keep hearing stories about massive heat issues with that bike, not sure if the 2014 models...
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    Random Thoughts (Political Edition)

    Didn't China lease 30% of Ukraine's farm land, which if i'm not mistaken is in the Crimea. How are they taking this? I don't think China likes too lose a bad investment.
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    The General Motorbikers Discussion Thread

    At first I thought they could be getting some MPG gains with the roof, but then I saw the front end and all the weight it looks like they are carrying. If I had the money, I'd make an Hyper-mile aerodynamic bike for fun.
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    If Cadillac Keeps Growing Like This, It'll Be America's Bestselling Luxury Car

    I don't like Cadillac's new logo. Where I live I've seen a few people tattoo the old Cadillac Logo's on the back of their shaved heads. Not sure the new logo will inspire that kind of brand loyalty.:lol:
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    Toyota FT-1 concept

    I think the front of this car was designed around a Japanese front plate, which are quite large if I do recall. While it's good that car manufactures have places for front plates for states/countries that require them I think it ruins car design. I think all car companies should come together...
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    Jalopnik: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Has 620 Horses, 650 Pound Feet Of Torque

    Did Michelin engineer special tires for this car again? If it did I could only imagine it the kind of grip it will have. I like Pirelli tires, I use them, but I don't think a supercar or bike will be fastest without Michelins. /French bias
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    The General Motorbikers Discussion Thread

    Disturbing. Adventure bikes is one of the few bikes I can ride at my size, but is just priced out of my wallet due the popularity. The new GS is pathetically small as well and my dealer only really sells lowered suspension models as well. I'm hoping other motorcycle companies can survive like...
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    Random Thoughts... [Photographic Edition]

    Hello photography thread, I took a photography/photoshop class last November when the attention of traveling allot of places on my motorcycle and taking pictures. Alas the photography I'm most interested in Astrophotography. My current Camera is just a SLR d3100 and I think I have and/or can get...
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    The General Motorbikers Discussion Thread

    Good to know!
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    Clarkson: New World War II documentary

    I'd love a good Documentary on the pacific theater. Clarkson went on about that german battleship, but it's nothing compared too the two Japanese ones. The British also lost Singapore in Epic fashion, which would be a good documentary in itself. It is amazing sometimes that Japan lost.
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    The General Motorbikers Discussion Thread

    Hello Motorcycle Thread. Has anyone had experience with top boxes or hardpack motorcycle backpacks improving MPG? My Hyperstrada is about as upright of riding position as you can get but I'm wondering if I can get better then 52 mpg. As I am 6'3'''+ i'm not aerodynamic as other riders and I get...
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    Random Thoughts (Political Edition)

    Tetrahydrocannabinol is drug, but so is caffeine. The definition is very broad. I took a class at Caltech on Drugs and the Brain. It was mostly on nicotine addiction, but covered drugs that affect the brain. I think the Professor of the class said it best. Recreation drugs ? Illegal drugs ...
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    Random Thoughts (Political Edition)

    Not really for using drugs, but if people smoke this nation out of debt then by all means. Pre 1920s the United States had 60% of it's revenue from alcohol & tobacco, and there was no income tax till Prohibition which was started by Evangelican protestants. Tho I do hope that the act of smoking...
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    India retaliates after diplomat arrest in NYC

    When I got my motorcycle license here in the Washington DC area, I got one piece of advice. Avoid diplomat plates, probably the most dangerous place to ride in the country( DC, Virginia, Maryland) and there's a lot of them. Personally I really wish they do away with diplomatic immunity as I view...
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    Pope Francis...Time "Person of the Year"

    I like the new pope, but I hope the Church keeps Latin language alive in it's tradition. It's the only other language I know(somewhat) besides English. A Latin mass is universal in some ways as you can go too an Latin mass in any country and understand it. I'm not tradition-list on other issues...