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The Japanese are crazy!

But this sort of thing makes me smile....

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    Default The Japanese are crazy!

    But this sort of thing makes me smile.

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    Default Re: The Japanese are crazy!

    Good stuff
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    Default Re: The Japanese are crazy!

    A chopper because what could be cooler than waddling like a duck every time you drop under 15MPH
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    Default Re: The Japanese are crazy!

    I think that's one of Taipans old bikes.
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    Default Re: The Japanese are crazy!

    Quote Originally Posted by Jody View Post
    A chopper because what could be cooler than waddling like a duck every time you drop under 15MPH
    I don't think how it rides matters one jot.... What matters most of all is how it looks.
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    One of the crazes when I lived there years ago was surfing. You could buy a car with surfboards bolted to a roof rack. All these Japanese kids driving round in their surfing gear with their surfboards bolted to the roof of their cars. It was most amusing.
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    Default Re: The Japanese are crazy!

    It would be interesting to see one of those attempt an alpine pass.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cousin Jack View Post
    It would be interesting to see one of those attempt an alpine pass.
    From that video, just turning a corner is a feat in itself.

    As is having to peer round the tank to see where you're going.
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    Why would you smoke while riding? I don't look at it from a safety point of view, wouldn't the wind - even at low speed - just make the cigarette burn itself down in a few tens of seconds?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RS250-Squid View Post
    Why would you smoke while riding? I don't look at it from a safety point of view, wouldn't the wind - even at low speed - just make the cigarette burn itself down in a few tens of seconds?
    It stops your pipe going out though:

    Only need to watch the first 90 secs





    Ask yer dad about Sir Ralph...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny_Two View Post
    I think that's one of Taipans old bikes.
    It goes a lot better than his new bike
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    Default Re: The Japanese are crazy!

    Quote Originally Posted by RS250-Squid View Post
    Why would you smoke while riding? I don't look at it from a safety point of view, wouldn't the wind - even at low speed - just make the cigarette burn itself down in a few tens of seconds?
    Ask Harvey Williams.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RS250-Squid View Post
    Why would you smoke while riding? I don't look at it from a safety point of view, wouldn't the wind - even at low speed - just make the cigarette burn itself down in a few tens of seconds?
    Still missing the point, it is all about 'the look' and nothing about if it actually works, bike or rider.
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    Default Re: The Japanese are crazy!

    That is one of the most wonderfully silly bikes around.
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    Default Re: The Japanese are crazy!

    For some reason I actually like that
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