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Forum: Canada 07-21-2010, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 581
Posted By rockjock699
PD 13 - August 13, 2010 - tips?

I am planning to do the PD13 trip this year from Ta'ronna for the first time. Just wondering if anyone can offer any suggestions that might make life easier...routes, parking, what time to get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2007, 01:16 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 13,897
Posted By rockjock699
Every BMW print ad I have ever seen advertising...

Every BMW print ad I have ever seen advertising the GS shows a guy standing on the pegs on a dirt road making time. These bikes were designed to be ridden standing up ...I am sure you can find an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2007, 03:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,162
Posted By rockjock699
Economics of commuting

The first step is considering whether the operating costs of your bike (gas, maintenance, insurance, interest on the loan if any and depreciation) add up to more or less than the total additional...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2007, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By rockjock699
Question Yuasa?

Does YUASA make a lead acid that would substitute? I have heard of the YB12-AL-A2 (I believe), but that may have been in the F650 context.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2007, 02:02 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,782
Posted By rockjock699
CB360, don't ask why, then Nighthawk 750, then...

CB360, don't ask why, then Nighthawk 750, then 1986 VFR750.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2007, 01:53 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,654
Posted By rockjock699
Zero tolerance, just my personal policy. With...

Zero tolerance, just my personal policy. With everything else stacked against riders to begin with, no need to further reduce the odds.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2006, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,092
Posted By rockjock699
Out of necessity only. But strictly out of...

Out of necessity only. But strictly out of necessity.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2006, 04:21 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,655
Posted By rockjock699
Everything is a function of the specific...

Everything is a function of the specific individual's skill and the circumstances. I don't believe the dogma that staying put is in fact the best answer. I sure as hell would not watch my wife and...
Forum: Canada 12-13-2006, 01:20 PM
Replies: 22,240
Views: 2,293,359
Posted By rockjock699
I tried to take my gs to work on Monday and after...

I tried to take my gs to work on Monday and after wondering why it felt squishy in the corners found a nice screw through the middle of the tread...bought a patch kit so hopefully I'll be back on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2006, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,775
Posted By rockjock699
Boorman

I saw him at the T.O. show last year and he had this "I am really hungover/exhausted from partying so please leave me alone" look, plus he was being swarmed by the press so I didn't have the chance...
Forum: Canada 11-08-2006, 12:18 PM
Replies: 22,240
Views: 2,293,359
Posted By rockjock699
Fin, what did they charge you for the battery? ...

Fin, what did they charge you for the battery? Just curious since mine is also on the outs for the same reason. Also, I assume that they are doing the inaugural charge for you, or are you just...
Forum: Canada 11-08-2006, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By rockjock699
Welcome. It's a better world on two wheels. ...

Welcome. It's a better world on two wheels.
Cheers,
R.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2006, 01:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,140
Posted By rockjock699
My GS is a fun tool for my soul. Or a tool of...

My GS is a fun tool for my soul. Or a tool of soulful fun. In other words, it's all of those things together. I commute to work every day and that short ride is the most fun I have all day and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2006, 10:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,625
Posted By rockjock699
Ricardo, I saw the nifty bike rack you set up for...

Ricardo, I saw the nifty bike rack you set up for your GS. Maybe you could rig something to fit three carseats for my three sub 2.5yr old daughters.

Cheers!:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2006, 10:33 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,954
Posted By rockjock699
Riding is still so counterculture in North...

Riding is still so counterculture in North America. It is becoming mainstream for the Sunny Sunday 1500 mile a year cruiser set, but people can't seem to figure out why anyone would ride a bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2006, 04:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,658
Posted By rockjock699
Laugh http://www.wheels4tots.com/Pictures/mn_Yamaha%20TT...

http://www.wheels4tots.com/Pictures/mn_Yamaha%20TTR-50%201.jpg
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2006, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 896,434
Posted By rockjock699
North Face Superlight 650 powerfill goose down...

North Face Superlight 650 powerfill goose down sleeping bag...17 years and counting of hard use in 4 seasons. Excellent product.

Elkskin ropers

My GS.
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2006, 07:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,983
Posted By rockjock699
Ht IIs

I am happy with my HTIIs for overall value. They are waterproof/breathable so they cool down in the wet weather and can feel a little damp in the very wet areas (knees and groin), but in my limited...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2006, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 482
Posted By rockjock699
Question Battery Tender Question

Can somebody tell me whether the Battery Tender for Gel batteries can also safely be used to charge lead acid batteries? My understanding is that this shouldn't be a problem since the charging curve...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2006, 09:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,932
Posted By rockjock699
kidz

I have three kids now and my distance riding has been pretty much cut out, except when there is a work related conference in another nearby city... I get my fix now from a relatively mundane 5 mi....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2006, 07:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,146
Posted By rockjock699
I haven't read every post but the answer in part...

I haven't read every post but the answer in part is for you to put your weight on the inside peg and lean your body to the inside. Result: lower center of gravity and weight to the inside of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2006, 07:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By rockjock699
Thumb +1

+1
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2006, 12:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,913
Posted By rockjock699
Whine not

I haven't done anything longer than 7 or 8,000kms at a stint but I think that the complaining has to be taken into perspective... If you are planning a long arduous trip, you want to accumulate as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2006, 12:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,520
Posted By rockjock699
Wicked With chiclets like those, why wave when you can...

With chiclets like those, why wave when you can smile...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2006, 12:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,520
Posted By rockjock699
sich heil

Hold your belly laughs: I like to wave because I continue to harbour this foolish ideal that we are members of a small, distinct and diverse community interconnected by our love of adventure and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2006, 04:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 506
Posted By rockjock699
Thumb Nice vid

Good on ya. I am juiced up for my first track day on Sept 13...gave myself a little birthday present. Can't wait.

Cheers,
:freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2006, 04:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,271
Posted By rockjock699
I can appreciate the tactic of standing one's...

I can appreciate the tactic of standing one's ground but it seemed like you'd have to be Chuck f%$!'in Norris to go from 100 mph to 0 with a car in hot pursuit, adopt a defensive position (behind...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2006, 07:35 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,271
Posted By rockjock699
Eh? Let's get real...

We can all say what we want about "what I would have done..." but at the end of the day I would bet dollars to donuts that most of us in the exact same set of circumstances would have done exactly...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2006, 11:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,930
Posted By rockjock699
Thumb Awesome report..thanks for sharing.

Awesome report..thanks for sharing.
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2006, 06:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,017
Posted By rockjock699
Thumb East Coast rocks

Enjoy yourself and don't rush... The East Coast is fantastic and part of the joy is getting into the rhythm of the place,which pulses at a much deeper and slower frequency than southern Ontario IMHO....
Forum: Face plant 08-14-2006, 03:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,471
Posted By rockjock699
I agree with Ruffus...If it's right you'll know...

I agree with Ruffus...If it's right you'll know it, and if it ain't right, you'll know that too. My brother in law asked me the other day if I ever get scared riding on the road, with all the...
Forum: Face plant 08-14-2006, 03:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,349
Posted By rockjock699
Pissed What a dumbass...there's only one thing worse...

What a dumbass...there's only one thing worse than uninformed one-sided illogical propaganda and that is poorly written uninformed one-sided illogical propaganda.

There are so many holes in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2006, 10:31 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,601
Posted By rockjock699
That does....many thanks. With the twins...

That does....many thanks. With the twins approaching 4 months now we are right in the thick of things and I feel more chained down than I ever have in my life. My post demonstrated a bit of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2006, 10:28 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,601
Posted By rockjock699
Thanks... I appreciate the insight. R.

Thanks... I appreciate the insight.

R.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2006, 10:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,636
Posted By rockjock699
I get on the bike and ride...that is my...

I get on the bike and ride...that is my relaxation.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2006, 10:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,993
Posted By rockjock699
[/QUOTE] I have three little girls that...

[/QUOTE]


I have three little girls that I love dearly and even if this post is a piece of fiction, which I highly doubt, it is a damned good one and speaks truths of love and life and loss....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2006, 10:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,098
Posted By rockjock699
In response to the initial post, my reaction is...

In response to the initial post, my reaction is to avoid preaching and let the guy dress as he pleases, except that I would feel some legal and moral responsibility if he had a getoff on my bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2006, 04:03 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,601
Posted By rockjock699
My heart goes out to you. I saw that your wife...

My heart goes out to you. I saw that your wife is expecting again...best wishes to you both and hang in there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2006, 03:43 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,601
Posted By rockjock699
Thanks for the encouragement... I am 36 with 2...

Thanks for the encouragement... I am 36 with 2 stepkids (girls), and 3 kids of my own (a 2 yr. old daughter and 3 month old twin girls.) I am a lawyer with a good salary and no complaints...my wife...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-18-2006, 01:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,952
Posted By rockjock699
I ride an '01 GS in the City and have been caught...

I ride an '01 GS in the City and have been caught a couple of times in traffic with the temp gauge heading to the red line. The first time I turned my bike on and off repeatedly to try to hold off...
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