Monday, 8 July 2013
"TALES FROM THE ROAD - SOMETIMES IT'S REALLY ALL ABOUT SIZE" . . . . HALFWAY THROUGH YESTERDAY'S SOJOURN I ROLLED INTO THE TOWNSHIP OF CANUNGRA . . . . USUAL SCENE, LOTSA GUYS IN ALL THE PRESCRIBED GEAR, NOT SMILING, NOT INTERACTING, LIKE, REALLY SHARING THE SENSE OF TWO WHEELED COMMUNITY . . . . I LIKE TO CRASH THROUGH THAT SHIT AND ATTEMPT TO MAKE THEM COM-MUNI-CATE . . . . KINDA LIKE SESAME STREET FOR ADULTS.
I know I'm a bitch when it comes to passing down my decrees on what I consider to be cool and worthwhile and what I figure is bullshit, but it's just personal opinion and the fact remains that even if it mightn't be my bag of frosted cocks, the reality is it's still a motorcycle, despite the sometimes loose definition displayed in said bike's overall 'ness'. Different strokers for different fokkers
Case in point, the big fella who owns this banana yellow road tractor has stuck a whole bunch of time and Bugs Bunny into creating his vision of what his 'scene' is all about, it ain't anything I'd ever want to own, or even ride, yet I can't help feeling respect and admiration for what he's achieved. All the hardware for this massive hairdryer comes from the States and he's assembled it out here himself, so he says, initially he'd had it up at thirty psi boost [???] and explained the numbers were around 500 neddies [???] at the rear wheel and some mid 300 nunnums of torque [????] . . . . apparently the thing's been wound back to about eight psi and now delivers somewhere around 230 gallopers and, if my memory serves correctly, pretty similar figures of torque.
Now, I don't know if these numbers are 'slightly' fictionalised or wishfully enhanced but the whole concept is still pretty out there for me, you know, full size big twin, 105 cube motor, not exactly a hyper sports bike with precision handling character as standard, I can only surmise that this fucker could well prove to be something of a handful at the right time in the wrong situation . . . . for that alone the big unit who owns and rides this behemoth has all due respect from me, giving this a serious handful in a straight line is one thing but attempting to punt it along some of the twisty bits through the mountainous Hinterland around here, that requires some pretty hefty testicular fortitude, and buddy, you're welcome to it, kudos my man !!!
For interest's sake it's also running ceramic heads, no water injection, full whack Kevlar clutch setup, upgraded brakes and a mess of other shit I can't recall . . . . it was certainly well put together as much as an external inspection can ascertain.