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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-11-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 1,510,269
Posted By glenn514
Absolutely RIGHT ON, Cataract2! Any man can...

Absolutely RIGHT ON, Cataract2! Any man can become a "Daddy;" however, it takes a REAL man to become a "Father." When we take the time to share with our children our love of motorcycles and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-10-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 1,510,269
Posted By glenn514
As a father of FOUR daughters...with a grandson...

As a father of FOUR daughters...with a grandson and a granddaughter...permit me to say two things:

#1...this is one of the very best threads on the entire Web! and...

#2...how in the world can...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-07-2010, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 1,510,269
Posted By glenn514
I told my kids...FOUR girls, by the way...that...

I told my kids...FOUR girls, by the way...that when they could touch the passenger foot pegs, they could ride with Dad. I got rid of that bike before the youngest two were long enough!
...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2010, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,097
Views: 341,641
Posted By glenn514
When I lived in Wisconsin, our township shop used...

When I lived in Wisconsin, our township shop used drain oil for heat in the winter. I'd collect my drain oil bottles, drive over to the shop, and pour the waste oil into a pan attached to the...
Forum: Vendors 01-03-2010, 09:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,310
Posted By glenn514
Ditto that! glenn514

Ditto that!

glenn514
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2009, 11:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,321
Posted By glenn514
The only brand-new bike I ever bought was a 1976...

The only brand-new bike I ever bought was a 1976 CB550. Kept it until the mid-80's, and sold it because I had four kids by then. Should've kept that bike! Smooth-running with a saddle like a...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-22-2009, 06:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,325
Posted By glenn514
Hmmmm. Field Museum of Natural History. The...

Hmmmm. Field Museum of Natural History. The Shedd Aquarium. Millenium Park. Willis Tower. There, that should take care of three days!

And driving in Chicago isn't the problem. Parking IS!
...
Forum: Ride reports 12-18-2009, 08:40 AM
Replies: 896
Views: 197,902
Posted By glenn514
In. Vermin had me in his FIRST rr! glenn514

In. Vermin had me in his FIRST rr!

glenn514
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2009, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 650,695
Posted By glenn514
Erica, I, too, was saddened to hear about...

Erica,

I, too, was saddened to hear about the abrupt end to your odyssey. I have been following along, and your photography is excellent! I have a new appreciation for the exhuberance and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 12-08-2009, 12:21 PM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 1,510,269
Posted By glenn514
I am so pleased that you have some answers to...

I am so pleased that you have some answers to your daughter's condition! I rejoice with you that your entire family could leave the hospital at the same time! Stay strong, Alex. It only gets...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 12-02-2009, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 854
Posted By glenn514
Yup, my family and I were living in Dallas then. ...

Yup, my family and I were living in Dallas then. I remember the punters falling on their asses every time they tried to kick the ball! That was a fun game to watch! And the drive from west Dallas...
Forum: The Garage 12-01-2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,349
Posted By glenn514
There is a small, metal "key" that holds the...

There is a small, metal "key" that holds the "top" of the whole engine in the proper place. That part is the one with magnets in it, to cause the spark plug to fire at the proper time. When that...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-20-2009, 01:32 PM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 1,510,269
Posted By glenn514
Tears and Prayers

Knee...
After I read and reread your post, I had to wipe the tears away before I could write this. I have been blessed with FOUR of those female-type children...now 31, 28, 26 and 24. I cherish...
Forum: Face plant 11-19-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2,624
Views: 623,627
Posted By glenn514
I just finished reading this entire thread. Good...

I just finished reading this entire thread. Good thing I'm retired, and can sit here in front of the computer all day!

I am amazed at the viewpoints I have seen from Dale and from the rest of...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-04-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,973
Posted By glenn514
I bought a refurbished 2720 a few months back...

I bought a refurbished 2720 a few months back from TVNav, and am very pleased with it. It was factory refurbished and looks brand new. So far, so good.

Glenn514
Marengo, IL
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2009, 06:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,384
Posted By glenn514
Yes, in the past I HAVE had drinks and...

Yes, in the past I HAVE had drinks and ridden...and it scared the shit out of me! Totally different perspective/outlook/attitude on riding that I didn't like one single bit. I will have a beer with...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-01-2009, 10:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,323
Posted By glenn514
I'm not in quite the same situation as FatChance,...

I'm not in quite the same situation as FatChance, but as of 12 midnight CDT last night, I am RETIRED.

I turn 63 next birthday, and must pay for my own health insurance between now and when I'm...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,038
Posted By glenn514
BMW parts and accessories at a discount? You...

BMW parts and accessories at a discount? You gotta be kidding, right?:rofl :rofl :rofl

Glenn514 [with TWO Honda's]
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-22-2009, 05:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,744
Posted By glenn514
Thank you, woodland hank, for the suggestion of a...

Thank you, woodland hank, for the suggestion of a ride after a visit to the brewery in Chippewa Falls. I did break down and buy a Garmin Street Pilot. From what I have read, it will let me...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-16-2009, 07:18 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,744
Posted By glenn514
My wife and I will be spending a week in La...

My wife and I will be spending a week in La Crosse in August. While I live in northern Illinois, I am a native Wisconsinite, and we look forward to riding Wisconsin's wonderful roads in the...
Forum: Vendors 06-16-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,286
Posted By glenn514
The cost of automobile or motorcycle insurance is...

The cost of automobile or motorcycle insurance is partially based on zip code. In my zip code, Progressive's rate is the lowest. That varies substantially, and rises dramatically in large, urban...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2009, 11:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,964
Posted By glenn514
At my particular stage in life [coming up on 63...

At my particular stage in life [coming up on 63 years old], and considering the amount of hair I have left [NOT a hell of a lot], I don't do anything! And what I have left is already chromed!
...
Forum: Ride reports 06-04-2009, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 420
Posted By glenn514
Yuppers, southwestern Wisconsin is a wonderful...

Yuppers, southwestern Wisconsin is a wonderful place to ride! As a transplanted native Wisconsinite, there are a "few" roads here in north central Illinois that are ride-able, like Route 2 south...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-07-2009, 06:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By glenn514
I'm not certain that the U.S Congress should get...

I'm not certain that the U.S Congress should get involved, but the state assemblies most definitely should! I signed the petition.

Glenn514
Marengo, IL
AMA member
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-24-2009, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 1,510,269
Posted By glenn514
Well, as a father of four adult girls [30, 28,...

Well, as a father of four adult girls [30, 28, 25, 23], I never forced them to ride with me as children. All four of them have ridden with me on my current scooter...a 1999 Gold Wing...and said that...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,281
Posted By glenn514
I've had my Alaska Leather sheepskin for over 5...

I've had my Alaska Leather sheepskin for over 5 years, and both my wife and I absolutely LOVE it. The 'skin keeps the seat cool on hot days, and much more comfortable on cool days. It has gotten...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2009, 07:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,326
Posted By glenn514
Depending where you are, get an electronic toll...

Depending where you are, get an electronic toll pass. Here in northern Illinois, it's called an EZ-pass. When you purchase one, you register the vehicle(s) you are going to use it with. My bike is...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-07-2009, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By glenn514
Mine's got starting issues. Put the charger on...

Mine's got starting issues. Put the charger on the battery...AND bought a NEW set of jumper cables. Methinks the old set of cables has bit the dust! Anyway, it will be Spring soon, right?:dunno
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2009, 06:26 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 30,888
Posted By glenn514
How old am I? Lemesee...is that mental or...

How old am I? Lemesee...is that mental or chronological? The mental age varies from 12 to 35, depending on what I'm doing. Chronological age tells me that my next birthday will be the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-02-2009, 06:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,908
Posted By glenn514
I've had experience with both Progressive [good]...

I've had experience with both Progressive [good] and Geico [bad].

My wife and I were t-boned on our old Gold Wing...the other driver's fault. It took Geico almost NINE months to complete my...
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2008, 07:44 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 10,182
Posted By glenn514
Be EXTREMELY careful about burning used vegetable...

Be EXTREMELY careful about burning used vegetable oil...aka cooking oil...in a used oil burner. The vegetable oil is MUCH more flamable than automotive-type drain oil, and may even destroy the...
Forum: Europe 11-11-2008, 05:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By glenn514
Ah! Thanks, so much! As another noOb, I didn't...

Ah! Thanks, so much! As another noOb, I didn't know either. Now I do. I feel sooooo much better now!

glenn514
Forum: Ride reports 09-29-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 215
Views: 83,432
Posted By glenn514
Dave and Julie... My sincere thanks for...

Dave and Julie...

My sincere thanks for allowing us along on the journeys. I, too, was sad to see it come to an end. Do another one?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-12-2008, 01:10 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 42,786
Posted By glenn514
Just shows to go ya...I need to check in more...

Just shows to go ya...I need to check in more often! NOPE...never owned a Kawi of any flavor! I DID own a H-D...a 350 Sprint...man, that kickstart really did a number on my left shin!

Ride...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-12-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,234
Posted By glenn514
I'm not certain that there is anything with GOOD...

I'm not certain that there is anything with GOOD camping and hiking close to Chicago. The best would be either Castle Rock State Park on State Highway 2, north of Dixon, Illinois, or Starved Rock...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-05-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 530
Views: 37,654
Posted By glenn514
Born and raised in Milwaukee. Lived in Sussex...

Born and raised in Milwaukee. Lived in Sussex and Oconomowoc before moving to Texas for 5 years. Now in Marengo, Illinois...just 17 miles south of where God lives [Wisconsin, don't ya know!]. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2008, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,257
Views: 445,277
Posted By glenn514
I'm with ScorpioVI...I'm four years late to this...

I'm with ScorpioVI...I'm four years late to this party!

Mike, my thanks. Wow!:clap :clap :clap :clap

Glenn514
Marengo, Illinois
AMA member
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2008, 11:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,383
Posted By glenn514
Bugs are composed of protein. Hydrogen Peroxide...

Bugs are composed of protein. Hydrogen Peroxide "fizzes" up and dissolves protein. I use a mixture of 50/50 water and hydrogen peroxide, with just a TAD of baby shampoo mixed in...you know, the "no...
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By glenn514
It's been a LOOOOONG time since I was in your...

It's been a LOOOOONG time since I was in your situation...and I really don't remember it fondly! By all means, take the MSF course, and get well-acquainted with riding before doing something you'll...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-05-2008, 04:47 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 42,786
Posted By glenn514
Doh! Just joined this wonderful board, and here...

Doh! Just joined this wonderful board, and here I am...in the teeming metropolis of Marengo, east of Rockford and near the Wisconsin border.

Glenn

Marengo 60152
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