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post #1 of 52 (permalink) Old 03-25-2019, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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What does it mean to go to the dark side?

Since I joined this forum I have heard different people mentioning going to the dark side. I assume it involves replacing the rear tire with a car tire and other modifications as well. I'm sorry if this sounds like a rhetorical question but what is exactly mean to go to the dark side? Is it just changing all the Chrome to Black? And no I'm not talking about Anakin Skywalker throwing his Jedi friends under the bus kind of dark side😉
All jokes aside, can someone please explain this to me?
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It’s just the car tire on the rear. Double darkside is a car tire on the rear and a rear bike tire on the front.




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Since I joined this forum I have heard different people mentioning going to the dark side. I assume it involves replacing the rear tire with a car tire and other modifications as well. I'm sorry if this sounds like a rhetorical question but what is exactly mean to go to the dark side? Is it just changing all the Chrome to Black? And no I'm not talking about Anakin Skywalker throwing his Jedi friends under the bus kind of dark side😉
All jokes aside, can someone please explain this to me?
And all this time....??
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It means to trade your soul to the gods of being cheap in exchange for years of constantly defending your decision to run car tires on a motorcycle - forever thumbing your nose at common sense and the laws of physics equipped with nothing more than "I heard somewhere that a bunch of people have ridden bikes like this and most are still alive"
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It means to trade your soul to the gods of being cheap in exchange for years of constantly defending your decision to run car tires on a motorcycle - forever thumbing your nose at common sense and the laws of physics equipped with nothing more than "I heard somewhere that a bunch of people have ridden bikes like this and most are still alive"



This was my first attempt going darkside with a car tire. The fireball explosion happened just like the naysayers said it would. I've gotten much better since then .
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This was my first attempt going darkside with a car tire. The fireball explosion happened just like the naysayers said it would. I've gotten much better since then .



What the hell?



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This was my first attempt going darkside with a car tire. The fireball explosion happened just like the naysayers said it would. I've gotten much better since then .

Well, I told ya so, but nooooo .... ya just wouldn't listen.
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Seriously though, and not to dissuade anyone, many have done a dark side conversion. As far as I know there has never been an issue attributable to the conversion. I personally do not support it, but it is only my opinion. I'm a right tool (purpose designed tool) for the job kinda guy. Again, JMHO.
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