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Please explain DK 3955 LP by Andrew Priest, on Flickr

Scooter with training wheels? Some other reason besides balance? What am I missing here?

Spotted on the streets of Ubud, Bali, Indonesia. Apologies for the poorly framed photo.
Perhaps for a disabled rider? I have a paraplegic friend, who wanted to continue riding motorcycles, after the accident that caused the paraplegia. Her partner and I designed/built a couple of different versions of training wheels that retracted above a certain speed, to facilitate this. That could, possibly, be a budget version of the same concept. Only guessing.
I see both "training wheels" are independently suspended, which you really need, to stop any bumps/potholes etc spearing you of in an unintended direction.
 

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It is with tremendous sadness that I post this. It has been reported on both Pentax and Fuji forums that our own Denny ( @CWRailman ) passed away last month in a motorcycle accident.

Denny was an avid motorcyclist, a lover of trains and a very valued member of this site, amongst other things being a chief proponent of the diminutive GM5 body. I always enjoyed his input and as a fellow rider felt a sense of affinity with his chosen hobbies. RIP , Denny, you will be missed. May your roads be long and enjoyable, wherever you may be.

Condolences to family and friends.

A photo in his memory. Ride on, lad, ride on.

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A little messing around on the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia :)

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OK it's electric but I don't think he cares

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'A nice piece of machienery' is what my photographic eye was looking for. This fits the bill although I am no bike enthusiast. (please let me live!)
 

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Love these KTMs, one of my favorite bikes was a '97 RXC/e - which is the previous version of this bike. These things go anywhere.
 

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I don't think I've put a shot of my latest ride here yet. Sold the HD in 2017 and replaced it with this F3-S. This pic was taken earlier this month in Glacier National Park, on a 5,600 mile road trip. For the trip, I put a nice Shad box on the back rack, but this was a day trip so it's at the hotel. Besides carrying my µ4/3 gear (in the top of the Kuryakyn bag), I've got a GoPro Hero7 mounted right in front of my left mirror (controlled by my iPhone on my handlebars). I got some great time-lapse with the GoPro on Beartooth and Needles Hwy, among others.
 

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I would love one of those Ron...
Would be perfect where I am.
I am not sure how the new ones are, but the old ones were a bit of a cement mixer, they would shake quite hard until you hit about 4000 rpm, so you usually had to ride them hard to be comfortable. The rxc/e was not that bad, but I had a ktm Duke before it and sold it when I realized I would crash sooner or later, could not ride it without a lot of throttle.
 

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Oh, that’s not so good.
My DR650 is nice and smooth, but lacking the excitement...
Probably just as well.
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Oh, that’s not so good.
My DR650 is nice and smooth, but lacking the excitement...
Probably just as well.
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Never had a chance to ride one but I suspect that for most uses it is great. I had a Honda nx650 that I sold to get my first ktm, and I wish I never had, it did everything really well but I wanted the excitement. To be fair, when you are in the zone, the ktm was wonderful, and faster and more exciting, but it was harder to enjoy it every time as I did with the Honda.
 

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