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Forum: Battle scooters 05-01-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,407
Posted By Tall Man
:fpalm Anyone else want to try here?

:fpalm


Anyone else want to try here?
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,772
Posted By Tall Man
The thread title is "Bike weapon mounting/carry",...

The thread title is "Bike weapon mounting/carry", and we're presently 5 pages deep into the discussion. Not sure why pocket knives and axes should be thought of as having assumed a position of...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-30-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,407
Posted By Tall Man
Exactly. There's no storytelling here. Just a...

Exactly. There's no storytelling here. Just a reporting of our exposure to a known and admittedly unfortunate dealer policy. And I too want all zeros on the clock when I write a check for a new...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-29-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 5,407
Posted By Tall Man
Ditto. And I did something about the desire to be...

Ditto. And I did something about the desire to be shiftless. :D

http://i162.photobucket.com/albums/t253/TallMan_06/PC060166.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,092
Posted By Tall Man
I'm becoming increasingly convinced that my...

I'm becoming increasingly convinced that my Stebel Nautilus isn't an air horn so much as it is a "Request middle finger from the inattentive driver in front of me" device.


In my experience,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 08:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,024
Posted By Tall Man
The legal requirement to put a foot down when...

The legal requirement to put a foot down when stopped on a motorcycle will vary according to jurisdiction, as this thread illustrates.

Per the State Trooper with whom I had a compulsory...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-21-2015, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,874
Posted By Tall Man
Carrying a first aid kit on all rides is personal...

Carrying a first aid kit on all rides is personal policy. Tank bags make this easy. My preferred brand:
https://www.adventuremedicalkits.com/
The kits are assembled to a reasonably high standard,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-30-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,442
Posted By Tall Man
You stink. :bluduh

You stink. :bluduh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2015, 02:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,977
Posted By Tall Man
Not sure why the source website thought the...

Not sure why the source website thought the fictional article was worth the effort to pass off as legitimate. As "registered" motorcyclists, we are by definition already on file in our respective...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,088
Posted By Tall Man
Yes. Just as I predicted in post #1.

Yes. Just as I predicted in post #1.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3,720
Views: 557,077
Posted By Tall Man
Had to Google "coal roller"; hadn't heard that...

Had to Google "coal roller"; hadn't heard that term before. Now I know. Found an explanation in Newsweek. Please pardon the author's visceral, pantie-twisted ultra-leftism.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 3,720
Views: 557,077
Posted By Tall Man
I'll admit that the volume of black smoke put out...

I'll admit that the volume of black smoke put out by a modded truck is a mystery to me. Wouldn't that indicate a too-rich mixture, and thus a waste of pricey diesel? I'm referring to the trucks that...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2015, 12:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,033
Posted By Tall Man
I was an early adopter of the first generation...

I was an early adopter of the first generation Hornet. If what the vendor told me was correct, I purchased one of the very first ones to reach these shores in early 2008. The Hornet was just retired...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,088
Posted By Tall Man
I'm in agreement with the guys who said they'd...

I'm in agreement with the guys who said they'd attempt to ride away after the car stopped, or at least no later than when the VW driver exited his vehicle.

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Speaking of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,088
Posted By Tall Man
Rider slapped in the helmet by dangerous idiot

Didn't find this elsewhere, so here it is.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBtE-SwEnM4
(This site requires some sort of voodoo for YT embedding, which I'm not yet familiar with. Apologies.)
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3,720
Views: 557,077
Posted By Tall Man
A not-unknown caste of motorcycle riders employs...

A not-unknown caste of motorcycle riders employs the same behavior, in my experience.

Yes, I know you're there, pal. You're impeding the normal flow of traffic.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 12,002
Posted By Tall Man
"As soon as I can afford the matching trailer." ...

"As soon as I can afford the matching trailer."

"As soon as the dealer stocks a pirate costume that fits me."

(If the questioner is overweight; said with a smile) "As soon as you give up second...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 16,141
Posted By Tall Man
Astride a motorcycle, I'd agree with the guys...

Astride a motorcycle, I'd agree with the guys that say using the brakes and throttle to set up evasive maneuvers is demonstrably safer and better than attempting to take a shot at the offending...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,811
Posted By Tall Man
This is ADV Rider. For many of us on the forum,...

This is ADV Rider. For many of us on the forum, the GSA is a desirable sport bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 10,297
Views: 2,202,367
Posted By Tall Man
Hand to God, someone said almost exactly the same...

Hand to God, someone said almost exactly the same thing to me last summer. He had to do a double-take of my V-Strom, from 10 feet away, before realizing that it wasn't a chopper.

I don't know...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,321
Posted By Tall Man
They can't because they can't. Installing...

They can't because they can't.

Installing the quick release base on the SWM tank bag at the time of manufacture might prevent a particular tank bag from being fitted properly, if at all, on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 04:38 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,028
Posted By Tall Man
That video was inspirational. :thumb

That video was inspirational. :thumb
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,830
Posted By Tall Man
By way of example, I use and recommend this bivy...

By way of example, I use and recommend this bivy sack:
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/ZWB-157
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,028
Posted By Tall Man
Waze responds

"Real-time traffic app Waze’s police spotting feature is a deterrent for dangerous driving, not a tool that can 'track' police officers, company officials said in response to concerns from the Los...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,028
Posted By Tall Man
This thread has enjoyed a reasonably mature and...

This thread has enjoyed a reasonably mature and snark-free discussion of the subject matter. Absent your sophomoric post, it still is.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,028
Posted By Tall Man
Police say Waze cop-tracker is threat to officers

"Sheriffs are campaigning to pressure Google Inc. to turn off a feature on its Waze traffic software that warns drivers when police are nearby. They say one of the technology industry's most popular...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 01:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,486
Posted By Tall Man
I've made test ride inquiries (for new...

I've made test ride inquiries (for new motorcycles) at several multi-line Jap dealerships. I was flatly told that they weren't available. This was due to the rules imposed by the finance or insurance...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,727
Posted By Tall Man
Jaguar's "Bike Sense" feature reminded me of a...

Jaguar's "Bike Sense" feature reminded me of a particular bit of technology installed in the Subaru that an acquaintance of mine just purchased:
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,822
Posted By Tall Man
The rider (pilot) area of the taller seats* does...

The rider (pilot) area of the taller seats* does sit higher, but it isn't any longer fore-to-aft. Said differently, the length is fixed and the rider can't slide back without also sliding up into the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,922
Posted By Tall Man
Varnish formation. Not all stabilizers work as...

Varnish formation. Not all stabilizers work as advertised. Not everyone knows how to use them correctly (if at all.)

Corrosiveness. The ethanol in gasoline will harm rubber fuel lines, plastic...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,286
Posted By Tall Man
I'm aware of Third World fuel-storage habits....

I'm aware of Third World fuel-storage habits. Recall that the OP is planning some multi-day dual sport riding in off-road trails. Plastic soda bottles are hardly robust enough to be considered a...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,286
Posted By Tall Man
If you've disqualified a Safari fuel tank, as...

If you've disqualified a Safari fuel tank, as well as proper supplemental fuel carriers like fuel bottles or Kolpin fuel packs, your remaining options are few.

Consider this:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3,720
Views: 557,077
Posted By Tall Man
Pinlocks work well. They do, however, have a...

Pinlocks work well. They do, however, have a performance threshold, as you (and I) have discovered.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 85,718
Posted By Tall Man
Brother, your eyes could not be more tightly...

Brother, your eyes could not be more tightly closed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2015, 10:41 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 85,718
Posted By Tall Man
Re: brand denigration Full agreement. I said...

Re: brand denigration
Full agreement. I said earlier in this thread that I really wanted to give a new XR1200 a go, but for their functional absence from the local market. Sans this particular ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 85,718
Posted By Tall Man
As I read the hang tag in the photo, "$9,199.00 +...

As I read the hang tag in the photo, "$9,199.00 + taxes & fees & accessories" means that the OTD price is higher than $9.2K, and not yet calculated.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 85,718
Posted By Tall Man
They didn't, and they didn't. The XR1200 was...

They didn't, and they didn't.

The XR1200 was available for sale in the U.S. for MYs 2009 through 2012. I've never seen one on the road; try saying that about any other Motor Company model. Wanting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 19,322
Posted By Tall Man
1. Distracted driving, usually via texting and...

1. Distracted driving, usually via texting and usually manifested in the form of drifting into the oncoming lane of traffic. This is the most frequently occurring and most dangerous event on the road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3,720
Views: 557,077
Posted By Tall Man
A few years back, I filtered past some urbanettes...

A few years back, I filtered past some urbanettes who stopped in the middle of the street just because they wanted to talk to (yell at, actually) another urbanette on the sidewalk. I was taking an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 82,892
Posted By Tall Man
The only machine that I've owned that didn't need...

The only machine that I've owned that didn't need rejetted, or the use of a fuel controller with a corrective fuel map, was my Yamaha Zuma (BWS) 125cc scooter. The factory FI mapping was dead nuts...
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