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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 10:11 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 37,765
Posted By Izzo
(I just returned from Germany, where the bikes...

(I just returned from Germany, where the bikes all have impeccable manners- great, but I don't want everyplace in the world to be the same)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 37,765
Posted By Izzo
More laws is the last thing we need. My bike's...

More laws is the last thing we need. My bike's stock and staying that way, but I don't mind hearing the Harleys - one of the sounds of summer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,244
Posted By Izzo
I've been told that standing on the pegs lowers...

I've been told that standing on the pegs lowers the center of gravity on the bike/rider, making handling easier. I'm no scientist, but it seems like it would make it higher-(there are good reasons...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,430
Posted By Izzo
Funny how you get the same questions over and...

Funny how you get the same questions over and over. My experience riding Triumphs; on the 05 Bonneville I got asked "What year is it, a '73?" On the Rocket 3, "Wow, what's that got, 6 cylinders?" The...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-26-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By Izzo
Touratech crashbars won't work with OEM fog...

Touratech crashbars won't work with OEM fog lights either
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-17-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,309
Posted By Izzo
I've got 10k on my 2014, and haven't experienced...

I've got 10k on my 2014, and haven't experienced any of those problems. (Except for a very sensitive throttle, but I've come to like that). I think the bugs are pretty much worked out.
Forum: Face plant 02-11-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,719
Posted By Izzo
When I took delivery of my bike on a palette it...

When I took delivery of my bike on a palette it was a hair raising experience that seemed like it cold have gone south at several points. They're supposed to be the experts, I think you WOULD be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2015, 10:20 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,979
Posted By Izzo
I agree- Faced with a crash situation, head...

I agree- Faced with a crash situation, head knowledge is probably out the window- reflexes take over. The only way to develop that is off-road.
Forum: Road warriors 02-10-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,040
Posted By Izzo
I liked my 05 Bonnie a lot- don't care for the...

I liked my 05 Bonnie a lot- don't care for the new fake carb, fake cooling fins etc approach. Form should follow function. Just my opinion
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 629,704
Posted By Izzo
http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/donstuart...

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/donstuart/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_1004_zps461d7930.jpg (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/donstuart/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_1004_zps461d7930.jpg.html)
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Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 629,704
Posted By Izzo
http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/donstuart...

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/donstuart/Mobile%20Uploads/Izzobike_zps820569ae.jpg (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/donstuart/media/Mobile%20Uploads/Izzobike_zps820569ae.jpg.html)
My last...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2015, 05:21 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 9,494
Posted By Izzo
Sounded to me like there should have been a road...

Sounded to me like there should have been a road sign warning of the drastic changes just ahead
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,735
Posted By Izzo
My GF is very anti-Harley, but when she was...

My GF is very anti-Harley, but when she was having problems with the chain on her BMW on a long trip, the only help we could find was from a custom Harley shop. The went the extra mile to get the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,735
Posted By Izzo
A few years ago I was on a Triumph Bonneville...

A few years ago I was on a Triumph Bonneville riding from Cleveland with a group of mostly Harley riders to Tail of the Dragon. Very hot weather, and had to sit through several traffic jams. I don't...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,651
Posted By Izzo
Gerbing heated jacket and Triumph heated grips!...

Gerbing heated jacket and Triumph heated grips! (got them early to get the most use out of them)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 27,519
Posted By Izzo
You have to ride in a way that conforms to the...

You have to ride in a way that conforms to the norms of where you are. It's not a matter of this way is right, that way is selfish- doing the unexpected is what's dangerous. In my area (Ohio) I've...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-09-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8,456
Views: 8,297,115
Posted By Izzo
My girlfriend with her BMW. My old Rocket in the...

My girlfriend with her BMW. My old Rocket in the background
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-09-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8,456
Views: 8,297,115
Posted By Izzo
http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/donstuart...

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/donstuart/Mobile%20Uploads/Annebikes_zps5bcbfee5.jpg (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/donstuart/media/Mobile%20Uploads/Annebikes_zps5bcbfee5.jpg.html)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 05:54 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,636
Posted By Izzo
I guess so the spot where someone's loved one...

I guess so the spot where someone's loved one died doesn't become just another forgotten piece of roadside real estate- at least for a while. I kind of get it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 13,942
Posted By Izzo
My Explorer has spoked wheels AND tubeless tires

My Explorer has spoked wheels AND tubeless tires
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,068
Posted By Izzo
Still not sure exactly what it was, but I hit a...

Still not sure exactly what it was, but I hit a chunk of metal about 4 or 5 inches square. I was going about 65 mph when it appeared from under the car ahead of me- front wheel flipped it up and I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-08-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,067
Posted By Izzo
What do you mean by "engine squeal"? Mine has a...

What do you mean by "engine squeal"? Mine has a high pitched whine around 4000 rpm, especially in 6th. Figured this was normal but not sure.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,432
Posted By Izzo
Rode from Cleveland to the Dragon with a bunch of...

Rode from Cleveland to the Dragon with a bunch of guys on a really hot day, pulled up at the hotel and shut bike off, and when I tried to restart it wouldn't turn over. Something having to do with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,905
Posted By Izzo
I had a crazy experience about 3 years ago- I...

I had a crazy experience about 3 years ago- I bought a bike from someone I knew from an internet motorcycle forum. Great guy and very knowledgeable about the bike but going through a rough time-...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 08-08-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5,881
Views: 1,095,247
Posted By Izzo
Looking at getting one of those- how are you...

Looking at getting one of those- how are you liking it?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,017
Posted By Izzo
I think it's hilarious when they dub in tire...

I think it's hilarious when they dub in tire squealing sounds when the bike/car is on dirt.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-15-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 73,051
Views: 6,186,829
Posted By Izzo
When I traded in my Triumph Rocket on a new Tiger...

When I traded in my Triumph Rocket on a new Tiger 1200, Nationwide tried to raise my rate by over 300%. WTF? on a bike with half the displacement? I canceled and switched to Rider's
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-01-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 5,881
Views: 1,095,247
Posted By Izzo
I'm picking up a 2013 explorer this weekend-...

I'm picking up a 2013 explorer this weekend- making some decisions about how I want it set up. What about engine bars, are Triumph's the best or are there better out there? I also want to protect the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 492,760
Posted By Izzo
A skull cap with fake hair!? Never heard of such...

A skull cap with fake hair!? Never heard of such a thing- you'd look pretty silly if you took it off!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,083
Posted By Izzo
"Confessions of a Barbarian" consists of journals...

"Confessions of a Barbarian" consists of journals Abbey kept through most of his life- you get a sense of who he really was
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2014, 05:57 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,083
Posted By Izzo
"I still have it, and might read it again when...

"I still have it, and might read it again when I'm bored one day, but whatever. Go read Edward Abbey's The Monkeywrench Gang, it's a much better book about the drive to do what's right, even if you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 18,083
Posted By Izzo
I read it back then and liked it. Wasn't until...

I read it back then and liked it. Wasn't until later that I actually got interested in zen and realized the book didn't have that much to do with it. I've heard it still has a huge cult following,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,646
Posted By Izzo
Did roll off throttle, glad I didn't slow more or...

Did roll off throttle, glad I didn't slow more or I wouldn't have made it. To stop I would have to have slowed to like 20, and I don't know of anyone who rides like that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,646
Posted By Izzo
I was going about 55 on a 2 lane country road,...

I was going about 55 on a 2 lane country road, coming up on a flashing yellow light- driver with a flashing red starts coming SLOWLY across the intersection like I'm not there. Can't stop, have to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 105,777
Posted By Izzo
http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/donstuart...

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/donstuart/Mobile%20Uploads/Izzobike_zps820569ae.jpg (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/donstuart/media/Mobile%20Uploads/Izzobike_zps820569ae.jpg.html) Here's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 105,777
Posted By Izzo
http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/donstuart...

http://i797.photobucket.com/albums/yy252/donstuart/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_1004_zps461d7930.jpg (http://s797.photobucket.com/user/donstuart/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_1004_zps461d7930.jpg.html) I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,867
Posted By Izzo
I'm on my 2nd Rocket III, never heard of a...

I'm on my 2nd Rocket III, never heard of a reverse kit. Love the bikes, they're a blast to ride and haven't given me any problems. Some of the early ones, though, had major transmission and final...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2013, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 629,704
Posted By Izzo
Sorry, tried to post photo of my Rocket, can't...

Sorry, tried to post photo of my Rocket, can't seem to get it to work
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2,092
Views: 629,704
Posted By Izzo
/Volumes/Work/Users/dstuart/Desktop/dcamera/IMG_10...

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