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Guess the Fat Nikens weight!

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shinyribs
4 hours ago, Beemer said:

I didn't watch the video until just now and I was totally wrong about it being able to act like a standard trike and balance for you at a stop, I didn't realize it worked the way it does. BUT! Now that I know that it was designed mainly to give more traction in curves I find myself saying, come on, really?! All that sacrifice of acceleration is suppose to be worth maybe a fraction of a second gain in speed in the corners and a little  confidence boost to go along with it? Not on any race track it's not and who's to say that both tires won't lose traction in a corner on the street? All kinds of things on an un-manicured surface can make two tires lose traction just as fast as one tire so I think the Niken can give people a false sense of security.

 

Really, if you're that worried about traction in curves you probably shouldn't be traveling by way of bike. A street rail with 4 tires would be more suitable for your paranoia. Just my opinion. I don't mean to discourage from buying a Niken, they're  great! 😏

 

 

I have mixed emotions on the Niken. Heavy bikes definitely put me off. I'm not scared of weight. I've owned a few 500lb'ers, I just don't like it. 

 

So, yeah, the heavy, complicated front end doesn't excite me. However, there is an old fart in a nearby town that has a scooter type bike ( I don't know what it actually is) that has a leaning front end like the Niken. I've seen him absolutely hauling ass around some corners in the rain before. My buddy has a bike shop in this town. Him and I were outside moving some bikes around one day ( getting them out of the rain that snuck up on us). That old guy on his whatever-it-is comes railing around the block in the rain...you could hear tires chirping and skidding and slinging water, but he was still throttle-on and flatout hauling. I was impressed. I looked at my buddy and he said aloud what I was thinking inside: "Not me. Not in this water". Was is the twin-tire'd front end making it possible, or was he just a lunatic behind a set of bars? I don't know, but I'm finding myself curious to ride a Niken. I know ( i think) I'd never want to own one.  That CP3 engine has plenty of grunt to push the Niken around. 

 

 

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r1limited
2 hours ago, mjh937 said:

You win our undying confusion 😋.

The orignal post was
Guess the Fat Nikens weight!

 

So I guessed it oh confused one

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Beemer
On 1/11/2018 at 1:43 PM, r1limited said:

10,478,333.254

What I win

You win 10,478,333.254 peanuts! WOOT!

 

 

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r1limited
6 minutes ago, Beemer said:

You win 10,478,333.254 peanuts! WOOT!

 

 

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Loks like a pack of commifornians in the wlefare line

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Beemer
3 minutes ago, r1limited said:

Loks like a pack of commifornians in the wlefare line

If only they would work the jobs Americans don't work because they don't pay. Wait a minute ...... 😵

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r1limited
3 minutes ago, Beemer said:

If only they would work the jobs Americans don't work because they don't pay. Wait a minute ...... 😵

You mean work for peanuts?  LOL welfare pays better and all the subsidies form the free shot trees planted by moon beem pretty soo of Commifornia will be anothershithole country ;)

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Beemer
3 minutes ago, r1limited said:

You mean work for peanuts?  LOL welfare pays better and all the subsidies form the free shot trees planted by moon beem pretty soo of Commifornia will be anothershithole country ;)

Don't worry, all sh*t finds it's way to the ocean and the San Andreas Fault is standing bye, patiently.  Rest easy and battle that pesky moon beem with Jim Beam. 😆

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r1limited
40 minutes ago, Beemer said:

Don't worry, all sh*t finds it's way to the ocean and the San Andreas Fault is standing bye, patiently.  Rest easy and battle that pesky moon beem with Jim Beam. 😆

Dont drink dont live there anymore.  When I left I had no reason to drink ;)

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Beemer
22 minutes ago, r1limited said:

Dont drink dont live there anymore.  When I left I had no reason to drink ;)

Was more a joke than anything, guys our age really shouldn't be drinking as though we are in our 20's to drown our sorrows.

 

We should instead eat pot brownies because they don't kill you. 😁 😉

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r1limited
11 hours ago, Beemer said:

Was more a joke than anything, guys our age really shouldn't be drinking as though we are in our 20's to drown our sorrows.

 

We should instead eat pot brownies because they don't kill you. 1f601.png1f609.png

I ride, no need for alternative measures

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