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riding with no hands on the bars ?

how many of you ride with no hands on the bars? my bike will drift to the right in about 5 seconds. i cannot ride with no hands all my other bike in the past i could ride for ever or till i had to or wanted but this bike will everytime drift to the right . bummer for me i have been riding bikes since i was 4 and goldwings since 11 5 81 and a gpz 1100 since 85 and even bikes that were not mine but the one now pulls to the right. does your bike track down the road with out hands. this is not a thread to start a fight or a debate. or is it safe or not. i know it is not safe. the only way to be safe is be like Howard Hughes. the recluse! wash hands wash hands wash hands

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I remember a a chopper builder a few years back would do that
while standing on his seat. Have not heard much of him lately . I think they called him idiot Larry. ( or something like that. )
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If you are leaning to one side the bike it will go the way you are leaning , like on a bicycle.
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I stand on the Mick-O-Pegs and lean back on the backrest for miles at a time.

I also just lay my hands on my legs, and do the same.

I control the bike by leaning towards the way I want to go.

Works for me even while pulling the trailer.
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I remember a a chopper builder a few years back would do that
while standing on his seat. Have not heard much of him lately . I think they called him idiot Larry. ( or something like that. )
The reason you haven't heard much from him is that he passed away while performing one of those stunts. I wish I could do only half of what he did for the motorcycle community in my lifetime, but resort to name calling if you must.
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I remember a a chopper builder a few years back would do that while standing on his seat. Have not heard much of him lately . I think they called him idiot Larry. ( or something like that. )
That was Indian Larry and he died in 2004 from falling off and hitting his head while doing that stunt (no helmet of course.

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That was Indian Larry and he died in 2004 from falling off and hitting his head while doing that stunt (no helmet of course.
I think he was standing on the seat while he was doing that stunt if I recall .
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That was Indian Larry and he died in 2004 from falling off and hitting his head while doing that stunt (no helmet of course.
He should be better known for the bikes he built. I loved his old time bobbers he built. He lived life to its fullest.
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I remember a a chopper builder a few years back would do that
while standing on his seat. Have not heard much of him lately . I think they called him idiot Larry. ( or something like that. )
Unfortunately that guy died while doing it at some bike gathering.

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Now I can (again)

When I first bought my bike new in October, 2013 my bike would go straight as an arrow for as long as I wanted. Unfortunately, in November, 2013, an idiot in an SUV pulled out in front of me and that tweaked the steering a tad. I couldn't convince the dealer when I got it back that something was wrong and, if I let loose of the bars, the bike took an immediate sharp right dive. Following my run-in with the second cage idiot the dealer commented about how bad the bike pulled to the right. Hallelujah sister!!! Now I can let go and no worries. Again, straight as an arrow.

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