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Forum: Face plant Today, 03:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By DougFromKentucky
If they have given you antibiotics then no beer....

If they have given you antibiotics then no beer. None while taking antibiotics. Believe me, as bad as you might want a beer, don't do it. Wait until the antibiotics are done before having one....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,763
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Uphill or downhill makes no difference to me but...

Uphill or downhill makes no difference to me but I have been riding a long time (over 50 years). Recently though, they just aren't as much fun as they used to be. I think this is because my skills...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,555
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Prior to buying our 650 Burgman, I rode a 2001...

Prior to buying our 650 Burgman, I rode a 2001 Honda Helix for about 10 years (in addition to a motorcycle). My wife and I rode it two up as well and although it would pull us okay on US and State...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,861
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Remember that the second thief took a Chinese POS...

Remember that the second thief took a Chinese POS scooter (the Sundiro)? If he would stoop to that, he would for sure take my '07 Wee. You must live where there is a better class of thieves.

Doug...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,861
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I have had two bikes stolen over the years. The...

I have had two bikes stolen over the years. The first a Honda 3 wheeler happened back in the late 70's. Never recovered and as I didn't have insurance was a total loss to me. The second happen on...
Forum: Face plant 07-15-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 86,567
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I somehow almost missed your post Diesel. I am so...

I somehow almost missed your post Diesel. I am so glad I didn't. You continue in my prayers. I hope you can return to full duty even if you are not a motorcycle cop anymore. You can (will) ride your...
Forum: Latin America 07-14-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 77,716
Posted By DougFromKentucky
May he rest in peace. I was afraid that this was...

May he rest in peace. I was afraid that this was going to be the outcome of this. Have had him on my mind since first hearing about this when he first disappeared. I hope finding the results of the...
Forum: Face plant 07-13-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,483
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Handlebars are cheap. Just buy new ones. You say...

Handlebars are cheap. Just buy new ones. You say the stock ones are too low for you anyway, get a handlebar with the correct height and sweep for you. This will make your bike much more enjoyable.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,458
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Not me but an old timer I ran in to at Vintage...

Not me but an old timer I ran in to at Vintage Dasy in 2007. He was on a Harley Davidson he bought new from the late 50's that he had bobbed back in the 60's. Still riding the same bike over 50 years...
Forum: Face plant 07-05-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,598
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Congratulations on coming out of this as well as...

Congratulations on coming out of this as well as you did. I have a friend who was hit from behind by a drunk at a stoplight several years ago. He will never ride again as he can't walk any more...
Forum: Face plant 07-03-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,876
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Gus, I understand when anyone decides not to ride...

Gus, I understand when anyone decides not to ride on the street any more. You don't have to have a bad accident although I did. All you have to do is decide that the risks just aren't' worth it. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 42,338
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I have seen this on the interstate while riding...

I have seen this on the interstate while riding my Burgman 650. I can be doing 75 per my gps and pass someone and they will still come around me once they see it is a scooter. After passing me a lot...
Forum: Face plant 07-03-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,876
Posted By DougFromKentucky
You are a gutsy person. I am not saying this...

You are a gutsy person. I am not saying this without reason for I was in a bad motorcycle accident back in 1972 and almost died. I too decided not to give up riding just as you have. I couldn't ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,001
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I am an old "enlightened" pirate. I have been...

I am an old "enlightened" pirate. I have been riding for over 50 years and about 20 years ago moved from cruisers to standard bikes. I didn't know that I was breaking the pirate rules riding my...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-26-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,280
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Good luck on the bike. I will be following along...

Good luck on the bike. I will be following along on your adventure getting the bike up and running. No suggestions from me as it looks like you have your bases covered pretty well.

Doug from...
Forum: Battle scooters 06-24-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 726
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I had a 2001 Helix until I traded it last year...

I had a 2001 Helix until I traded it last year (mistake on my part, should have kept it). I took that Helix all over the south-east united states from here where I live (Bowling Green, KY). Took it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,548
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I have several motorcycles. I have been riding...

I have several motorcycles. I have been riding for over 50 years. I am retired. In spite of all this, there are times when I just don't feel like getting one of the bikes out and going riding. After...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,966
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I am not a member of a patch club so this may...

I am not a member of a patch club so this may disqualify my answer...

I go out the back door heading to my bike storage, if it is pissing down rain I go back into the house and take my Honda...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,949
Posted By DougFromKentucky
If they somehow took every bad driver here off...

If they somehow took every bad driver here off the road we wouldn't have much traffic. This problem isn't just localized to one area. It is nationwide. I suspect it is related to most Americans being...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,159
Posted By DougFromKentucky
And possibly the most important thing, have you...

And possibly the most important thing, have you seen the bike? Is it truly in a repair shop waiting for warranty repair? How can they get warranty repair without you being involved as you haven't...
Forum: Face plant 06-11-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 85,732
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Cut yourself some slack girl. Think about how far...

Cut yourself some slack girl. Think about how far you have come already. You are being too harsh on yourself. The brain takes time to repair what was done to it. Sometimes the brain has to find new...
Forum: Face plant 06-09-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 85,732
Posted By DougFromKentucky
So, you did a buyback on the bike from the...

So, you did a buyback on the bike from the insurance company. I did that on a bike that I got hit on several years ago. Put what I needed to into the bike and then rode it for another 5 or 6 years....
Forum: Battle scooters 06-04-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,394
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I was going to comment about the picture size too...

I was going to comment about the picture size too but someone beat me to it. From what I can see (looking at about 25% of the bike at a time) it looks pretty good.

Doug from Kentucky
Forum: Ride reports 06-02-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 18,831
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Subscribed. Love to read the ride reports of...

Subscribed. Love to read the ride reports of people who tour on small bikes. Maybe you will win the Cannonball.

Doug from Kentucky
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,000
Posted By DougFromKentucky
And another ER RN(retired) checking in. This one...

And another ER RN(retired) checking in. This one from Kentucky. I hadn't realized how many of us are here on ADV although it shouldn't surprize me. The whole bunch of us are adrenaline junkies....
Forum: Battle scooters 05-30-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,472
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I guess I had better give a reply here too. I...

I guess I had better give a reply here too. I have a Suzuki V-Strom 650 which after many mods is as comfortable a ride as I have ever had once I am rolling. Last year, I decided that I had to do...
Forum: Face plant 05-27-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 85,732
Posted By DougFromKentucky
The doctors can usually put the body back...

The doctors can usually put the body back together again so that we can resume our lives. When you add traumatic brain injury into the mix, everyone just has to give things time. We either recover,...
Forum: Face plant 05-26-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,736
Posted By DougFromKentucky
No, we both have much smaller tents but Dale also...

No, we both have much smaller tents but Dale also has this monster tent. It is nice to have on trips as we don't have to be cooped up if it starts raining (as it did the weekend of the European...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-25-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,530
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Not Captain Jim and it has been a long while...

Not Captain Jim and it has been a long while since I took the BRC but they didn't allow riders to use their own bikes here in Kentucky during the BRC. They told me to come back for the ERC with my...
Forum: Face plant 05-24-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,736
Posted By DougFromKentucky
It wasn't until I read about you being at the...

It wasn't until I read about you being at the European Rally that I went back and looked. I am from Bowling Green too and was at that rally to boot. I was riding my Suzuki Burgman 650 (the black...
Forum: Face plant 05-24-2014, 05:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,449
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Two big thumbs up from me... Doug from...

Two big thumbs up from me...

Doug from Kentucky
Forum: Face plant 05-22-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 353
Views: 86,567
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Glad you came through your latest surgery with no...

Glad you came through your latest surgery with no problems. You are still in my daily prayers Diesel. Keep on fighting the good fight. If you have a bad day, go out and see one of your bikes. I am...
Forum: Face plant 05-22-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,273
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I had a really bad accident back in 1972, I...

I had a really bad accident back in 1972, I almost died. It took me almost a year of hard work just to return to duty as a US Marine. I tried to return to street riding after my accident but couldn't...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,733
Posted By DougFromKentucky
You are quite welcome. I expect we will see...

You are quite welcome.

I expect we will see all motorcycles coming from the factory with ABS in the near future. I seem to remember that the European Union has mandated this to take effect with...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,733
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and ruined base...

I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and ruined base joints on my hands (worse on my left hand). My choices were to quit riding or go to some sort of automatic transmission. Rather than go the autoshift...
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,462
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I have the older version of Adventure Tech foot...

I have the older version of Adventure Tech foot lowering kit on my '07 V-Strom 650. That and putting MSR ADV-HI bars on worked wonders for my bike. For me I also had to put a different seat on as my...
Forum: Beasts 05-14-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3,623
Views: 652,052
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Only problem that I see is that you are going to...

Only problem that I see is that you are going to be spending money on her bike for farkles. Makes them twice as expensive. What we won't do to keep the wife happy. :rofl

Doug from Kentucky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,126
Posted By DougFromKentucky
The video appears to me that the rider is trying...

The video appears to me that the rider is trying to justify the choice he made (#3). He also tells us that if he gets on the brakes he is afraid the bike will lowside right after he tells us that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,866
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I hope it comes out on DVD the same time as it is...

I hope it comes out on DVD the same time as it is released in theatres. We never get independent movies here, only the big studio ones. Crossing fingers...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-11-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,297
Posted By DougFromKentucky
You are right. Tried to sell my Wee-Strom but no...

You are right. Tried to sell my Wee-Strom but no one has the money to buy it. I got some real lowball numbers offered. I will just keep it and ride it when my arthritis allows. I have my Burgman 650...
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