Kneedown in Harrogate :)

Discussion in 'UK Motorcycles' started by Nige, Aug 18, 2009.

  1. Nige

    Nige Guest

    Well, i have had my knee down before, but through more luck than judgement,
    on tracks etc. Not had a great day today, so i jumped on the BMW & fucked
    off through Leathley towards Ripon. We do this run quite a bit & there's a
    great roundabout near the Army Foundation College that has knee down written
    all over it, well, that & Massingberd VW :)

    I have tried loads of times to GMKD here & failed. It's fucking annoyed my
    bollocks off for a couple of years. I had been trying in 2nd & way too slow
    making the throttle very twitchy on the BMW. I tried it in 3rd much faster
    tonight & pissed it after one go round. I then did another 20 victory laps
    with my knee down :) I'll bet the cars wondered what the **** was going on



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    Nige, Aug 18, 2009
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    Eiron Guest

    Titanium knee sliders. You know it makes sparks.
    Eiron, Aug 18, 2009
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    Nige Guest

    Nige, Aug 18, 2009
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    Switters Guest

    It's as pointless as getting your knee down on the road anyway. I mean,
    why bother doing it in the first place? On the track, for mere mortals,
    it's just a function of going fast and ooops, there it is. We're not
    holding the front up on the knee. On the road for most people the entry
    speed when you GYKD is slower than when not, so it's not about riding
    fast, it's purely about showing off.

    My mates and I were melting titanium bolts into knee sliders over 10 years

    Your right though, track folk don't like it, so I used to change sliders
    when doing a track day.
    Switters, Aug 19, 2009
  5. Nige

    Nige Guest

    Well, it gave me a stalk on.
    Nige, Aug 19, 2009
  6. Nige

    Switters Guest

    You've missed my point. I'm all for KDs and am very happy that you've
    finally managed to conquer a roundabout. However you claimed that
    titanium sliders are pointless, but if you're going to show-off, why not
    do it with sparks. Just not the falling off kind.
    Switters, Aug 19, 2009
  7. Nige

    Nige Guest


    I'm buying some now :)
    Nige, Aug 19, 2009
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    BRC Guest

    Yep - know the one :) Nice one. Think I'll keep my KD's for the
    track ...oh that'll be tomorrow then....
    BRC, Aug 19, 2009
  9. Nige

    Nige Guest

    Lucky you!
    Nige, Aug 19, 2009
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    Switters Guest

    Just get some bolts and drill/screw/melt them in. Much cheapness. Mine
    lasted fucking ages.
    Switters, Aug 19, 2009
  11. Lighter flints...
    Simon Atkinson, Aug 19, 2009
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