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Feb 8th 2018, 06:29 PM   #1
 Sentinel's Avatar
 
  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2015 Kawasaki Concours 14 - The Origame Sea-Dragon
Does a bike ....

... push you down the road or pull you down the road?

It feels like pull, to me.

I would say something like, "It pulls really hard."
Feb 8th 2018, 06:35 PM   #2
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  Jan 2016
  Spokane Wa/Knoxville Tn

  2007 BMW F800S. 1999 ATK 605ESDS Sumo
Momentum says pull, the bike is trying to accelerate without you and thus is pulling you forward. Now if you have a giant saddle and backrest then *maybe* i'd say push, but it's gotta be pull for most everything
Feb 8th 2018, 06:35 PM   #3
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  Apr 2016
  Kitsap

  Yamaha Venture --Victory Octane
The ZX14 felt like getting hit by a Semi doing 80. definitely a push. Really hard awesome push.

The Octane with its feet forward laid back posture pulls hard on the arms under hard acceleration.

The Big Old Venture just kinda carries you along rather pleasantly and smoothly.

The sensations are related to posture.

On the 14 I was always weight forward, ass planted, knees gripping with loose arms when I lit the fuse, therefore it was a smack in the ass.

Edited by Skiffman on Feb 8th 2018 at 06:41 PM
Feb 8th 2018, 07:59 PM   #4
 SilvieFox's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  welches, Oregon

  08Kawasaki Versys(Sylvester),72Suzuki RV90(vanvan),81Honda TwinStar(Bobber),Yamaha225,Honda Shadow
well on a few cases i pushed it down the road xD
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Feb 8th 2018, 09:29 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  Seattle

  Ducati Diavel, Aprilia Scarabeo
I'd say it is flying me along the road. But I am prone to self-flattery.
Feb 8th 2018, 09:46 PM   #6
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  Jan 2016
  Garden Home

  2012 Versys...'83 BMW R80 RT...Suzuki GS 450t
it's the road that pushes you down the road...I believe I first heard about this in 7th grade science class...

http://mathforum.org/library/drmath/view/67379.html
Feb 10th 2018, 01:17 PM   #7
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  Jan 2016
  Adjacent to the Hobbit Garage

Neither.

The bike moves my soul down the road; my body is just along for the ride.
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Feb 10th 2018, 04:14 PM   #8
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  Feb 2016
  Bellingham, WA

  Yamaha FZ-07
And all this time I thought it was the engine that was pushing/pulling me down the road.
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