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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,975
Posted By Dave in IL
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

I've been riding since 1968 and I fell in love with my first street legal bike a 70 Honda SL100. Today, several bikes later I ride an 06 Triumph Tiger.

I like the SUVs of the motorcycle world, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 29,370
Posted By Dave in IL
I'll let you know when it happens

At 55 a lot of things remind me I'm getting older, like a few years ago when some one asked how long I'd been riding, after some quick math I determined it was more than 40 years. Yikes!

But...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 13,001
Posted By Dave in IL
Just bought a HiViZ yellow mesh jacket, only have...

Just bought a HiViZ yellow mesh jacket, only have ridden with it on once. I usually lead our small group and my buddies say it's easier to keep me in site LOL! I also wear a white helmet and have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2011, 02:56 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,742
Posted By Dave in IL
I can hear it now! I got passed today by...

I can hear it now!

I got passed today by some twatwaffle on his overgrown dirt bike. Dam thing was so quite I didn't even hear it comin.

Ya I hate them twatwaffles in their spaceman get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2011, 08:59 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,757
Posted By Dave in IL
OK as a guy who owned the SAME KLR from 1990 to...

OK as a guy who owned the SAME KLR from 1990 to 2010 I have to say this. A couple people have said that a KLR does NOTHING perfect, well the one thing it does is put a smile on your face every time...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2011, 08:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,909
Posted By Dave in IL
Have to say even in the flatlands where I live...

Have to say even in the flatlands where I live the darned things have ruined riding after dark. There seems to be no ryme or reason to where they show up, at least until the corn starts to grow you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,102
Posted By Dave in IL
If you can find a rider education course that...

If you can find a rider education course that would be my first suggestion.

Plenty of good advice here too.

Find someone to ride with who is experienced that can give you pointers.

But...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2011, 07:32 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 60,231
Posted By Dave in IL
Exhaust can be music or just a loud noise. While...

Exhaust can be music or just a loud noise. While I usualy leave exhaust stock on my bikes, I have modified or replaced a few. The stock mufflers on my Harley were very quite, they had 3/4" openings...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,757
Posted By Dave in IL
I think alot more depends on you than the bike...

I think alot more depends on you than the bike itself. You have to be realistic about how you're really going to use the bike and the image your looking at.

If you're going to spend most of your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,892
Posted By Dave in IL
Bluhduh A deer?

So she hits a DEER and gets a ticket for not paying attention? To bad she didn't hit a motorcycle all she would have had to say is "I didn't see it." and she would have been on her way.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,948
Posted By Dave in IL
In more than 40 years I've never intentionally...

In more than 40 years I've never intentionally "laid down" a motorcyle, it must be like recreational skydiving. The few times I've been up in a small plane I've really enjoyed it but I sure couldn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2011, 06:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,665
Posted By Dave in IL
Bundu, I have the same (apparently bad) habit....

Bundu, I have the same (apparently bad) habit. I've tried to change but after more than 40 years it's pretty well ingrained. I get the above explanation about why to put your left foot down. But in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4,107
Views: 373,235
Posted By Dave in IL
I think Harley is in a self made trap. When your...

I think Harley is in a self made trap. When your selling a "lifestyle" it's hard to change. I think Buells success "confused" traditional Harley riders because the bikes did not fit the Harley ideal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2011, 07:30 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,827
Posted By Dave in IL
I know your asking fellow riders why they ride,...

I know your asking fellow riders why they ride, but when I'm asked by a non rider I generally use the old cliche "If you have to ask I really can't explain it to you."

For instance, I have a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2011, 09:06 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 9,574
Posted By Dave in IL
It's a fact, loud pipes save lives, when you see...

It's a fact, loud pipes save lives, when you see a line of Harleys wobble out of the bar parking lot you almost never see them run into the back of one another. The loud pipes make up for the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2010, 09:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,627
Posted By Dave in IL
When my first daughter was born my wife and I...

When my first daughter was born my wife and I went from riding all summer and vacationing every year on the bikes (or a bike) to not vacationing at all for a few years. I sold the Harley and bought a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2010, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 715
Posted By Dave in IL
One of these helped my wife:...

One of these helped my wife: http://throttlerocker.com/

or a throttle lock, my favorite: http://throttlemeister.com/ or look at JC Whitney for cheaper versions.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,291
Posted By Dave in IL
I didn't mind the advice, I assumed it was ment...

I didn't mind the advice, I assumed it was ment well.

I was making an atempt at humor... apparently not a very good one, LOL.

Art got a new Springfield Arsenal 1911 in .45. Andrew got a spin...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2010, 06:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,291
Posted By Dave in IL
Stabil in the fuel, battery tender on and coolant...

Stabil in the fuel, battery tender on and coolant checked before putting them to sleep.

Arts 2006 still on the original battery. My 06 had a new battery this spring. Run them until therm opens +...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2010, 07:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,291
Posted By Dave in IL
Winter wonderland

Well the Sunday after Christmas was a sunny, balmy 29 degrees. I plowed snow around the machine shed just leaving the layer of rutted ice. The plan was to open the south doors, set up targets out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,000
Posted By Dave in IL
3. Your joints are now smoked not sore. I...

3. Your joints are now smoked not sore.

I think this one is backwards
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2010, 08:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,862
Posted By Dave in IL
I've been riding over 40 years, been married to...

I've been riding over 40 years, been married to the same woman 29 years, we went on our honeymoom on a bike, known her 33 years, btw she rides too, both daughters ride (the 13 year old is off road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2010, 07:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,383
Posted By Dave in IL
My 2006 Triumph Tiger could do all that easily...

My 2006 Triumph Tiger could do all that easily and comfortably. From what I've read I don't think the current Tigers would like the trail that much, but I haven't ridden one.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2010, 08:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,570
Posted By Dave in IL
DR400, DR650 or KLR650 would be good choices, but...

DR400, DR650 or KLR650 would be good choices, but you might consider a Triumph Scrambler since you are used to the Bonnie already. It will handle dirt roads and easy trails and handle touring duty.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2010, 11:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,828
Posted By Dave in IL
Rider Safety Courses usually are not taken by the...

Rider Safety Courses usually are not taken by the ones who need them most.

Ever met anyone too macho to need someone to tell them how or what to ride?

How many of you know somebody who rides...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2010, 11:14 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,217
Posted By Dave in IL
I stop, at the very least I'll offer to call...

I stop, at the very least I'll offer to call someone for them, usually will help if I can. Dad would do it when I was a kid and I've done it since I started driving. Must be a midwest thing.

The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2010, 07:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,799
Posted By Dave in IL
Who's idea is it?

Sounds like you've been married awhile and I'd guess you ride 2 up. The scooter is a lot different that a motorcycle as you know. Is it her idea to step up to a bike?

My wife has ridden since we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2010, 03:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,139
Posted By Dave in IL
Mark your points are all valid, what makes the...

Mark your points are all valid, what makes the ATV dangerous is that the parent knows it won't fall over and will put a totally unprepared child with no saftey gear on it and assumes they will be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2010, 07:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,783
Posted By Dave in IL
It could have been lack of skills or possibly an...

It could have been lack of skills or possibly an imparement of some type?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2010, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,094
Posted By Dave in IL
Wasn't there a recent thread that was a debate if...

Wasn't there a recent thread that was a debate if you should take your dog or cat on the bike and how to do it? Does this give any perspective to all that? Kinda makes you think worrying about the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,168
Posted By Dave in IL
On a motorcycle, your body is the crumple zone.

On a motorcycle, your body is the crumple zone.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 40,986
Posted By Dave in IL
"Is there such a thing as the "perfect" dual...

"Is there such a thing as the "perfect" dual sport bike? The bike that will carry a 200+lb rider plus 50lbs of camping gear, comfortably, 500 miles in a day, on four lane highways AND some easy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2010, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,108
Posted By Dave in IL
Having not ridden an ABS equipped bike, I have a...

Having not ridden an ABS equipped bike, I have a question. When does the ABS kick in? Having ridden 40 plus years I've developed the habit of using both brakes and without going into a lot of detail,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,604
Posted By Dave in IL
Stand & lean forward.

Stand & lean forward.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2010, 05:38 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,690
Posted By Dave in IL
So the answer is wave when and if you feel like...

So the answer is wave when and if you feel like it. Don't take it personal if you wave and the other guy or gal doesn't wave back. So many people feel snubbed when the other guy "ignors" them when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2010, 12:09 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,792
Posted By Dave in IL
1. Riding with friends, pulled up to a red light,...

1. Riding with friends, pulled up to a red light, put my foot down... into a pot hole, and fell over. Took a long time to live that down.

2. Forced off the road when an oncoming driver leaned...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2010, 11:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,958
Posted By Dave in IL
I'm old, so you think can remember?

OK, back when I used to herd dinosaurs on my 1970 Honda SL100, I believe they were referred to as a trail bike or enduro. I had a new 68 Honda "Mini Trail" 50 before that. I have a recollection of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2010, 09:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,624
Posted By Dave in IL
I know I'm in the minority here but I would...

I know I'm in the minority here but I would suggest the Honda 250 Night Hawk. Better ergonomically for a tall guy than a Rebel, just as reliable, will handle gravel roads, and I think he (very...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2010, 08:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,911
Posted By Dave in IL
Well it seemed like such a good idea at the time!

Well it seemed like such a good idea at the time!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2010, 08:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,017
Posted By Dave in IL
Forward isn't half as bad as the first time he...

Forward isn't half as bad as the first time he forgets and it backs up. LOL!
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