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Nice day for a ride in Texas

Went for a little ride today, still getting used to how the Spyder handles compared to a motorcycle. Lots of things to like, but not a much fun on the curves as a motorcycle.


Can anyone help me with why the thumbnails are upside down, but when you open them they are right side up? So annoying!!

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Honda DCT history:
Honda Worldwide | Dual Clutch Transmission | History of Automatic Transmission


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Sometime back in the 80's when Honda was the pinnacle of works MX bikes they developed an automatic CR250 for one of the big names (Bayle?) to race at a european supercross. The rider stated if they could bring it to production, he could win the american supercross title with it. Obviously they never did, but the DCT started gaining huge popularity with the Africa Twin.

I have not ridden one (DCT bike) myself, but I would like to. Speaking to many, many people around the Africa Twin the consensus is that those brave enough to buy one have loved them. Save for the one guy on the forums who bought a lemon and it shifted itself into neutral winding the engine out, then dropping itself into gear launching him off the back. Last I heard, Honda finally bought it back from him, although I might not have all the details right.

Goldwing doesn't personally interest me, however the 2018 model is quite something. From talking to the people I know and reading a lot on the forums, people really do like it. Sorry I can't offer personal experience

Pretty sure my brother's Honda Rubicon 4 wheeler has a DCT - think they started them around '06 or so.


As far as a 4 wheeler goes, I like the transmission, I'm just not a fan of 4 wheelers - I have a hankering for the Honda big bore dirt bikes/dual sports.


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Saw this at the Calgary bike show last week.

https://www.yamaha-motor.ca/products...d=133#overview

Someone want to tell me the advantage of that?
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Make you stronger if you lay the sucker over? The only thing I can see as an advantage is city riding. Might never have to put a foot on pavement at a red light.

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It leans 45 degrees both ways while keeping both wheels on the road surface, would be an interesting ride the first time for sure.
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Well, I got out on the MX track here at the yard tonight for the first time this season. I don’t usually do that during seeding for fear of wrecking my body when we’re busy. It was a fun night with about six guest riders, three of them were kids along with their mom who had never rode here before.

Im loving my favourite ride at the moment, a 13 KX 450. My older son’s 450’s crankshaft is due for replacement so he used our old 95 KX 500 to play with tonight. A year ago the old 500 broke the bearing keepers behind the clutch during practice for the Legends of MX 500 class over at Austin and had to scratch for the day. It was back on top for 2019 though, winning the 500 two stoke class for the second time in three years. He had a good day overall adding a second place in the Open class using his own 450 earlier that day.

A couple of riders bit the dirt hard tonight and had to actually share the Dumbass Cup Today award. Silly kids gotta learn, you can’t land a bike swapped sideways nor let the same thing happen exiting the high speed whoops.

No one was seriously hurt though, just a bunch of happy people enjoying the long pleasant spring evening.

The 500 leaping in the twilight.

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And some guests experiencing the school of hard knocks.

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Another shot from last night of man, machine and nature connected by physics.

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Can you believe this?!

Who’d thunk Harley would be first to the electric motorcycle party?!

https://www.harley-davidson.com/ca/e...Z,LL22E,3V2E,1

Rode the proto in 2015, doubly memorable as it was the same afternoon I turned my FD75 upside down on the highway.
The instant torque still sticks in my mind!
ALL other Harleys are too noisy for me.

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