Edit : Not worth the timeI fully support and applaud any rider who's able to ride all over the world. I however am also able to see the stupidity of modifying a motorcycle so it rides so poorly that you have to find work-a-rounds like a modified headlight and saddlebags full of spare parts because the bike now is literally slamming itself apart, due to poor/no suspension. Whatever admiration I have for the guy's riding distance/adventures is diminished by his determination to do it what looks like the dumbest way possible.
Sorry, just my take.
It's quite fascinating to see motorcyclist jumping to the defense of someone modifying a motorcycle so it rides FAR worse than stock, especially when the bike is being ridden long distances, and rattles itself apart to such an extreme the rider has to carry spare parts loaded up in the saddlebags, and had to install a special headlight to take the abuse of his mods.Sorry to agree with HOP but it is a dumb bike for the job. I like choppers but for short runs.This looks like way more fun to me
Nope, not really all that fascinating. It’s simply called freedom. Most bikers support this. Folks choose to do things differently than you would choose. Many of us are fine with others who make choices for themselves. Even when those choices appear impractical or silly TO US. Folks who exercise their own free will don’t have to justify their choices to the rest of us.It's quite fascinating to see motorcyclist jumping to the defense of someone ….. “doing their own thing”.
There is nothing sacred about motorcycles. If someone does something stupid to the design, we all have the freedom to critique the modification, and offer that it's "dumb" or "stupid" or any other adjective we might offer, regardless of whatever the rider gets out of it. I support a riders right to do whatever they like to a bike and have all the fun with it they can, but that doesn't mean I have to support the design, or refrain from saying I think it's stupid, impractical, or whatever.If you think it's dumb, then you clearly don't see the reward this rider is getting from it. Not that anyone has to, and we are all entitled to an opinion, but the guy clearly loves the bike. So I say, ride 'til you put the horizon behind you. Whatever floats your boat brother. I hesitate to call names when one's passion is their own.
Most people that are risk takers don't care what others think. I'm sure the guy in the OP's video couldn't care less what I think of his motorcycle design, regardless of how many on this forum thinks he needs them to stand up for his rights, defend his decisions, and shame me for "casting shadows" on his joy.Well… somebody’s GOT to say it…
We all know that to a large group of people (maybe the majority?) our choice to put ourselves at risk and to endure the discomforts and inconveniences that are a part of motorcycle riding puts us immediately in the category of stupid decision makers. Their beliefs have never bothered me a bit.
He does have an Instagram account, and you are free to tell him how you feel .Most people that are risk takers don't care what others think. I'm sure the guy in the OP's video couldn't care less what I think of his motorcycle design, regardless of how many on this forum thinks he needs them to stand up for his rights, defend his decisions, and shame me for "casting shadows" on his joy.
It goes without saying that there are various degrees of 'stupid'. In terms of making the choice to increase one's exposure to risk, or voluntarily put ourselves 'in harms way' one at least could argue that life without some degree of risk isn't worth living, or basically that the risk is justified by the quality of life/joy it provides when compared to a safer, more boring life.
All the above being said, if someone chooses to do something 'stupid' it's on them and if someone makes a video of the stupid and posts it, we shouldn't be surprised when someone notices the stupid, no matter how much it may be justified.
I wouldn't dream of 'casting shadows on his joy'. My comments were meant for our readers and the OP, who was looking for a reaction to the video. If peeps don't like my reaction, well this just casts shadows on my joy (((sniff, sniff))).He does have an Instagram account, and you are free to tell him how you feel .
That would be effective?