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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2015, 10:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,738
Posted By CaseyJones
After thirty years as a rider, I had my first...

After thirty years as a rider, I had my first fall two months ago.

Dead stop. Selling my BMW R1100RT. We'd agreed on a price; paid for it; all that was left was delivery.

He lived three...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,892
Posted By CaseyJones
Uh...yeah...when I'm not able to ride and tied to...

Uh...yeah...when I'm not able to ride and tied to a computer...sneering at the ignorami is as good a pastime as any.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2015, 11:05 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,891
Posted By CaseyJones
Interesting comment. When I started riding,...

Interesting comment.

When I started riding, ATGATT was a not-PC concept. This was the 80s; and everyone was excited that helmet laws were getting repealed.

With one year riding experience, I...
Forum: Face plant 05-16-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,952
Posted By CaseyJones
This probably won't comfort you; but the reality...

This probably won't comfort you; but the reality of it is: Some things, just cannot be reasonably avoided.

Stuff happens. Happened to me in 1986, when I started an ADV ride that ended on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,891
Posted By CaseyJones
Yeah, I know. Well, the expression "been...

Yeah, I know.

Well, the expression "been there, done that" pretty much applies. Unlike hipsters, I can learn from the mistakes of others; and I don't need weird fashion and bizarro choices to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 10,892
Posted By CaseyJones
Well said. No matter the quality of the welding,...

Well said. No matter the quality of the welding, what you have there is a fashion accessory. It's next to useless as a motorcycle...for ANY purpose.

Sometimes the build quality is high. But...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-15-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 11,571
Views: 2,347,089
Posted By CaseyJones
More trivia: I worked with those things. They...

More trivia: I worked with those things. They did NOT have oil injection - later, Yamaha did and ate their market-share for lunch. They DID have a lean 100/1 oil mix; and I was using a Johnson...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-15-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 11,571
Views: 2,347,089
Posted By CaseyJones
It's pretty beat-up; missing seats (easily...

It's pretty beat-up; missing seats (easily replacable) but otherwise, what's wrong with it?

If you're in the market for such a thing.

FWIW, this was Willie Davidson's first corporate job -...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,411
Posted By CaseyJones
I'm not a fan of old Harleys; but that's a GOOD...

I'm not a fan of old Harleys; but that's a GOOD reason to get one and keep it up...a rolling monument to your dad's memory; a tip of your hat to his belief in Harley-Davidson when H-D was in its...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-15-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2,900
Views: 431,941
Posted By CaseyJones
Completely unrideable. Notice where the...

Completely unrideable.

Notice where the pipes end - the exhaust would set your boots on fire.

I doubt he's even ever started it since he cobbled this junk together.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,166
Posted By CaseyJones
If it had, it would have wrecked the bike. And...

If it had, it would have wrecked the bike. And the flying chain probably killed the rider.

This was a projectile or scrap off a truck. The sad thing is that these alleged "journalists" couldn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,891
Posted By CaseyJones
I think what you're missing, what I'm missing, is...

I think what you're missing, what I'm missing, is how wearing a goatee and tattoos and cheap plastic-framed glasses; and buying a motorcycle based on STYLING...and planning to ride it across the...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-12-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,721
Posted By CaseyJones
You may well find one. You may find the wait...

You may well find one.

You may find the wait is not worth the reality.

I had a BR. I now have a TW200.

The BR has twice the charm; but the TW is...not twice as useful but more useful. A...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-12-2015, 09:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,721
Posted By CaseyJones
For what it's worth. I owned, for a short...

For what it's worth.

I owned, for a short time, a BR. It was a well-made piece of hardware; but it is overrated.

It LOOKS like a Mad Max ride for Apocalypse Now, but it is not. A well-padded...
Forum: Thumpers 05-12-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8,850
Views: 1,643,842
Posted By CaseyJones
YES! Now WHY did Suzuki abandon that...

YES!

Now WHY did Suzuki abandon that paintjob in favor of that ghastly, all-pupropse industrial silver? I DESPISE that color. I hate it on every bike it's been on; and it's been on an inordinate...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By CaseyJones
What this illustrates is WHY Chinese scoots will...

What this illustrates is WHY Chinese scoots will remain bottom-shelf or even less.

The Chinese figured out industrial assembly quickly. They figured out how to quickly tool up and supply to a...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-10-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,900
Views: 431,941
Posted By CaseyJones
You'd think they'd LEARN. Before they get...

You'd think they'd LEARN.

Before they get the sawzall and channel iron out, they would NOTICE that similar "kewel" bobbers have been on CL for a year and more.

...no? I know they're not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2015, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,703
Posted By CaseyJones
Pain relief? That's why God gave us bars and...

Pain relief?

That's why God gave us bars and taverns.

For the morning after? Aspirin.

If a cold one isn't practical? Ibuprofen.
Forum: Battle scooters 05-10-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 712
Posted By CaseyJones
Yup. And worth even less. My Son-of-a-VOG...

Yup. And worth even less.

My Son-of-a-VOG had what turned out to be CHRONIC camshaft-chain slip. First time it happened it was under warranty. Took the shop, which had a Xingyue dealer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,891
Posted By CaseyJones
Nope. They never heard of it. And it...

Nope.

They never heard of it.

And it doesn't look like anything that was in Easy Rider.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,703
Posted By CaseyJones
I'm curious how the two compare. I owned a TU250...

I'm curious how the two compare. I owned a TU250 for a year; had to sell when I had a sudden move; but that was long ago.

At the time I lived in a real small town - it was just the thing to get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2015, 08:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,703
Posted By CaseyJones
A TW200 weighs about 185 lbs, is a dual sport,...

A TW200 weighs about 185 lbs, is a dual sport, 350lbs capacity. Even with trail tires on it, 70mpg.

Easy to push around. But your top speed is limited; it'll do 55 but scream. You can change...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-09-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,805
Posted By CaseyJones
Well, there was a nooze blurb some time back,...

Well, there was a nooze blurb some time back, about a guy riding to Sturgis on...gee, guess what brand?...and a frame weld failed.

Supposedly on flat pavement. He was part of a group and no one...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-08-2015, 07:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By CaseyJones
It probably was there or is unrelated. In...

It probably was there or is unrelated.

In any event...it will cost a lot to tear it down to LOOK for a noise, when the engine is running right. If it's under warranty, they will want to wait for...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-08-2015, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5,464
Views: 550,773
Posted By CaseyJones
Nice layer of rust on the rims, too. Guess...

Nice layer of rust on the rims, too.

Guess that area has a crack problem...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2,900
Views: 431,941
Posted By CaseyJones
Why? You have a Kawasaki CB750? Look :deal...

Why? You have a Kawasaki CB750?

Look :deal at the pics on the ad.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-08-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2,900
Views: 431,941
Posted By CaseyJones
And I was looking for a K75, a few months ago...

And I was looking for a K75, a few months ago before giving up.

What is with these people? There IS no market for these destroyed cycles - we see it as they appear on CL, butchered by...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2015, 08:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By CaseyJones
Helpful solutions. I didn't know I could buy...

Helpful solutions. I didn't know I could buy those vents.

I had played with the gap at the bottom; I had it as wide as six inches and as little as a quarter-inch. Lower seems better.

From my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,490
Posted By CaseyJones
Well...you could do your ADV duty and perform a...

Well...you could do your ADV duty and perform a Bike Rescue.

Snatch it away from the man who would drown it!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2015, 08:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,490
Posted By CaseyJones
Insure it to the max; and then "disappear" it. ...

Insure it to the max; and then "disappear" it. I'd recommend a float check - preferably in salt water; should authorities happen upon your failed experiment, you want to be sure to have tested the...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 538
Posted By CaseyJones
WINDSHIELD FAIL - on a CB1100

I am bummed out. The Little Brown Truck brought me a big sheet of plexiglass; and it's not working like a magic mirror should.

The windshield is a National Cycle Plexistar 2. The machine is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,626
Posted By CaseyJones
Told ya. Piece of cake. I get it, that...

Told ya.

Piece of cake.

I get it, that you had a lot riding on it...but...cripes, it was JUST a driving test.

Anyway...enjoy your holiday. :freaky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,891
Posted By CaseyJones
When they run it dry, and it seizes at...

When they run it dry, and it seizes at speed...they'll have learned.

Learned more.

If they learn enough, they'll learn that on a cycle, form follows function; and that modern bikes really ARE...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,891
Posted By CaseyJones
At least they didn't get hurt. Not yet,...

At least they didn't get hurt.

Not yet, anyway.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,626
Posted By CaseyJones
The statistics are bigger works of fiction than...

The statistics are bigger works of fiction than the Stephen King Library.

And put out for far-more-creduous persons.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,626
Posted By CaseyJones
Since their immigration laws are very, very...

Since their immigration laws are very, very strict...I'm sure their licensing requirements are also not a falling-off-a-log snap.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,377
Posted By CaseyJones
There can be a time when you do have to lay it...

There can be a time when you do have to lay it down.

A deer is not that time. Maybe not even hitting another rider.

AS IT HAPPENED...my contracting Road Rash involved brain flatulance on a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-04-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 508
Views: 130,731
Posted By CaseyJones
My second Honda; the first that's actually in a...

My second Honda; the first that's actually in a shape to ride.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v260/JustPassinThru/cb1100-2.jpg

Got a couple up in LoLo National Forest, but they're still in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,626
Posted By CaseyJones
Not exactly true, either. There is no FEDERAL...

Not exactly true, either. There is no FEDERAL law per se forbidding multiple licenses - that I'm aware of - YET. But the FedGov has REQUIRED States to forbid it by law - or forfeit federal highway...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,626
Posted By CaseyJones
Sounds like they're trying to keep new riders...

Sounds like they're trying to keep new riders from passing - throwing bull$hit in their way.

Just relax. If you don't pass, can you take it again? And if you can't...you could make inquiries...
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