longest skidstop (50ft) what you got?

General Jackson /

ok, I wanna hear about you longest skid stop on a moped.

ironically mine was about 50 feet but that's because my back tire went flat and came off on a left turn.

luckily i was ready for this and cut back into the skid and put my left foot down.

since it was a five lane road i just slid into the turning lane all the way threw the intersection till i finally just stopped.

it was rediculous, i had time to think, "is my shoe gonna melt off before i stop?" but it didn't.

and i happened to be two blocks from my friends house after a four hour ride (thank you fates)

ok, what you got?

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haha lucky if i can even stop it must be nice having brakes that actually work

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my brakes dont stop me for shit

brakes? what brakes?

General Jackson /

well, there were no brakes involved in that stop. i've only owned one ped with brakes that actually work and that was my 79 moby 7.

it's my party bike because the brakes work, it only goes 25, and my girl can fit on the back easily.

way easy to ride drunk. not that i condone that...

Re: longest skidstop (50ft) what you got?

Wasn't a moped, but I skidded about twice that far on a '73 Harley Sportster when it locked up solid at about 70 mph. Fishtailed all over the place, but never dropped it. That was like 25 years ago. Peace. Jerry.

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General Jackson /

well done.

some people got it some don't.

i think most people would have bit it in our cases. nice recovery

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I.R.E. Mike Pee /

I'm putting rear coaster brakes on my kitted rigid maxi. That shit should have crazy skids.

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General Jackson /

i never even thought of that shit. you gotta let me know how that goes. that's freakin sweet

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coaster brakes is the best idea ever! where did you find coaster brakes that wont just destroy themselves trying to stop that much weight? i need them.

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i've done skids well over 100ft. really fucks up your rear tires.

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no way mike! I thought of that yesterday when I was riding my friend's brother's bike and skidding around the street. I just didn't know it was called a coaster brake. I was just like "this could fix my no brake problem"

Maybe all St. Louis dudes should get coaster brakes. That'd be so fucking cool.

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they should make rear disc brake kits...

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General Jackson /

why don't they have rear disc brakes?

my motorcycle was the same way. shitty rear drum brakes, amazing front disc brakes that almost killed me on several occasions.

maybe it's because of all the sprockets...

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I.R.E. Mike Pee /

I only know of one other set of coaster brake moped wheels, and they're identical to mine.

Now the part to make you uber-jealous: they're Puch 5 stars. Some special kind of set they didn't sell in the US or some jibba jabba like that.

And that is all you can know of my secret plans.

Alex, I'm coming to get that gas can today. I'm going to make it there on fumes since I was on reserve coming to work this morning...

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Mr. Richard Dickrich /

How about a powerslide? Then what happens when you win a new Tomos. Both happened at Hold My Beer This is Going to be Awesome in Portland this weekend.

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Re: longest skidstop (50ft) what you got?

when my rear wheel locked at 50mph on my monza i had to have skid at least a 100 feet lol.

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that powerslide was sooooo sick.

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