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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 9,279
Views: 1,855,385
Posted By DesertTortoise
What does a lack of dental hygiene have to do...

What does a lack of dental hygiene have to do with being colorblind ??
Forum: Thumpers 08-12-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 4,480
Views: 747,874
Posted By DesertTortoise
Congratulations on your sherpa ! You and the wife...

Congratulations on your sherpa ! You and the wife are going to have a ton of fun on this little bike.
I've had some luck buying parts on Amazon, but I haven't bought a chain.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,713
Posted By DesertTortoise
Get side bags for sure. I like the top box too...

Get side bags for sure. I like the top box too even if they are ugly. Aside from traveling, luggage makes it really easy for me to commute and run errands on the bike.

Agree on driving lights...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,179
Posted By DesertTortoise
These are outdated laws which are focused on...

These are outdated laws which are focused on wiretapping and clandestine recording before a technological and cultural shift towards recording and publishing videos. US laws dealing with emerging...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,179
Posted By DesertTortoise
There is a certain way that a mature officer uses...

There is a certain way that a mature officer uses interpersonal communication skills (verbal judo) to deescalate a situation that could be used against them in a recording. Not talking about the hot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,179
Posted By DesertTortoise
Two questions for you or other municipal LEOs.......

Two questions for you or other municipal LEOs.... I've heard that officers can give less warnings due to keeping stats for racial profiling. Reasoning is they have to show that one racial group isn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,179
Posted By DesertTortoise
A question for LEOs, a little long.

It is indeed a slippery slope from a coke fountain to a mountain of coke.

Btw, since you mentioned education (guessing you are a student), go take a criminal justice class for fun. There is a ton...
Forum: Thumpers 08-04-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 4,480
Views: 747,874
Posted By DesertTortoise
+1 This thing is so simple I suspect it would...

+1
This thing is so simple I suspect it would take some real effort to kill it. Other than tuning the carb, I haven't seen any mechanical complaints from owners.
28k km on the clock and looking so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,179
Posted By DesertTortoise
A question for LEOs, a little long.

Aaaaand... Did being accused of murder, getting a huge ticket, plus losing the license change your behavior down the road?


My opinion is you should get a lecture or a ticket but not both. Unless...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 05:37 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,179
Posted By DesertTortoise
A question for LEOs, a little long.

Can't ask more than that. Law enforcement should be consistent and impartial.

The only thing I can't understand is those fascist looking uniforms the state troopers wear up there...
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,179
Posted By DesertTortoise
Last ticket I got was for a master at arms in...

Last ticket I got was for a master at arms in Cuba.


No professional courtesy there!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,179
Posted By DesertTortoise
A question for LEOs, a little long.

Just a question for you since you take a strong position. Do you expect or give professional courtesy? As in, I'm speeding because I'm a cop? Some do, some don't care at all.



Military police...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,179
Posted By DesertTortoise
A question for LEOs, a little long.

Trumped up charges, intimidation of witnesses, tampering with audio evidence, destruction of video evidence, the dying declaration of a police captain, refusal to appear before the court after being...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,443
Posted By DesertTortoise
Paying attention doesn't mean you know what to...

Paying attention doesn't mean you know what to look for.
When you make a (harmless) mistake like this use it as a chance to learn what hazards are out there and recreate the situation till you get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,179
Posted By DesertTortoise
Military police are not allowed to do this for...

Military police are not allowed to do this for just the reason you stated. The idea is that a traffic patrol is set up based on reports or observations of unsafe driving in an area, a patrol is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,179
Posted By DesertTortoise
A question for LEOs, a little long.

Thinking it makes a better story on the internet.


Show us the video!!! Then we can all hate on the POS lying cops !!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,165
Posted By DesertTortoise
Twin headlights

Come to think of it, I've had a few near death experiences like the OP described in a Korean taxi
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 6,336
Views: 2,498,499
Posted By DesertTortoise
Really excellent work !

Really excellent work !
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,477
Posted By DesertTortoise
Nail and shredded front tube???

The Tubliss inner tube probably would have survived that one... You'd still have a hole in the sidewall and need a new tire tho instead of a new tube
Forum: GS Boxers 07-21-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,853
Posted By DesertTortoise
Ohlins service interval is 20k km and can cost...

Ohlins service interval is 20k km and can cost quite a bit if they need repair. But they can be rebuilt rather than replaced.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,477
Posted By DesertTortoise
Nail and shredded front tube???

Tubliss isn't rated for road use if that matters to you. It has a bike tube at 100+psi which basically seals it and makes it like a tubeless tire + rim lock. You can still get a flat tho, it can just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,165
Posted By DesertTortoise
Here goes my reading comprehension test.... ...

Here goes my reading comprehension test....




How'd I do ???
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4,480
Views: 747,874
Posted By DesertTortoise
Don't know a thing about clutch replacement, but...

Don't know a thing about clutch replacement, but I hope you can get back on the road soon!
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By DesertTortoise
Thanks, I'm sure this is what happened. Next pair...

Thanks, I'm sure this is what happened. Next pair is going to be done right.
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By DesertTortoise
Sorry it was Red Wing leather oil, not cream

Sorry it was Red Wing leather oil, not cream
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,145
Posted By DesertTortoise
Aerostich Gloves turn to mush

Applied some leather cream to my aerostich ropers as I noticed they were starting to dry out. They were only cracked on the outside thumb of one hand.

Picked them up today after a short ride and...
Forum: Face plant 07-18-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 95,515
Posted By DesertTortoise
Glad your recovery is progressing. Stay the...

Glad your recovery is progressing. Stay the course and trust in God.
Sending you a PM.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,179
Posted By DesertTortoise
One thing the LEOs here have not mentioned is the...

One thing the LEOs here have not mentioned is the short leash they are kept on. "Officer discretion" and "officer safety" are double edged swords. They have to justify everything they do, why they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,165
Posted By DesertTortoise
Twin headlights

Ok I keep trying to give the benefit of doubt... But then you keep removing all doubt.

First they were dressed in black on black bikes that looked like distant cars and the road was black and...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,495
Posted By DesertTortoise
I found the iraq map from gpsfiledepot.com to be...

I found the iraq map from gpsfiledepot.com to be very accurate when I was in the South
Here is the link for the file: http://www.gpsfiledepot.com/maps/view/85/

Edit. Looks like that map is based...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By DesertTortoise
OK I've actually seen that.

OK I've actually seen that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,172
Posted By DesertTortoise
I give the secret signal that's so subtle only a...

I give the secret signal that's so subtle only a real motorcyclist would understand

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/92d1xtjXf8E" frameborder="0"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 9,279
Views: 1,855,385
Posted By DesertTortoise
Your MSF card must have fallen out while you were...

Your MSF card must have fallen out while you were putting on your PT belt
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,997
Posted By DesertTortoise
http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/15/u5unyrym.jpg ...

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/15/u5unyrym.jpg


Wow. Now I see why people ride sport bikes. It's all noise, pure speed, and heat. Beautiful!

This is either the best idea ever or the worst!
Forum: Americas 07-14-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,945
Posted By DesertTortoise
Carrying a pistol across state lines

If you have a concealed carry permit and are in a state with reciprocity, you are good as long as you follow the laws of the state you are in. If you are in a state without reciprocity you are still...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-14-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By DesertTortoise
Best XM radio for use with Autocom?

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/15/8ybebuhe.jpg

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,165
Posted By DesertTortoise
I see what you are saying. It's a good point...

I see what you are saying. It's a good point about how a rider can appear to others on the road.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,165
Posted By DesertTortoise
I don't run over women or saxophone players....

I don't run over women or saxophone players. Light and road conditions don't change in the 30 inches between driver passenger. The difference is the inches between the ears. You were looking for a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-13-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 351
Views: 149,054
Posted By DesertTortoise
What about this stuff... 3m VHB tape......

What about this stuff...

3m VHB tape... Apparently it tests stronger than rivets and is used on the glass facade of skyscrapers ?
...
Forum: Thumpers 07-12-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4,480
Views: 747,874
Posted By DesertTortoise
Congratulations! Best looking Sherpa on here

Congratulations! Best looking Sherpa on here
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