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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2010, 09:02 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 24,994
Posted By rco
55-8-164. Riding on motorcycles.

Just so everyone is aware, in the state of TN. they have the following law:

55-8-164. Riding on motorcycles. (a) A person operating a motorcycle shall ride only upon the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-04-2010, 06:14 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,262
Posted By rco
I always want to ride, I just don't get that much...

I always want to ride, I just don't get that much of a chance anymore. But hey, let me know when you're heading out and I'll see if I can arrange it.

BTW, I live in memphis, where the city...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-03-2010, 10:06 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,262
Posted By rco
Hmmm beer for a password

That's not a problem, but is there a special handshake as well?:freaky

Someone asked how far I was from Memphis, I have to say ground zero.:norton

I will order the parts and see how soon I can...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-03-2010, 12:16 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 7,262
Posted By rco
Can I come too?

Ok, technically, I'm not supposed to be surfing the gulf states region, but everything listed for TN tends to be in East TN. Anyway, if I can, I'd like to head down and I would really like to see if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2009, 10:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,914
Posted By rco
I'm a little slow

but i usually catch up. Apparently this exact issue is being discussed here;
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=350429
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,914
Posted By rco
As i said, i can wear the jacket since i have a...

As i said, i can wear the jacket since i have a mesh jacket, but I've been catching myself dreading the idea of putting on the pants and just opting for jeans or something similar. I've seen the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,914
Posted By rco
The heat wave is here

So I have to ask, how do you manage to stay cool, or at least short of heat stroke when commuting? Yeah I know, split lanes, keep moving, etc. but I'm finding that when ATGATT, I can't stay cool...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2009, 10:33 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,608
Posted By rco
Actually,

I think they've been planning the one on the Blue Ridge Parkway for a while and not because of the cruiser crowd. They've been having a lot of problems with individuals playing in the curves and that...
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2008, 08:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,209
Posted By rco
Bluhduh Slightly taller stance my foot.

Hey Now! That's about how i look standing next to my KLR and I ride it just fine.
:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 09-19-2008, 08:04 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 8,209
Posted By rco
Bluhduh Slightly taller stance my foot.

Hey Now! That's about how i look standing next to my KLR and I ride it just fine.
:lol3
Forum: Face plant 09-15-2008, 11:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,946
Posted By rco
guardian angel

I'm betting your right, altough I'm thinkin his guardian angel was using him like a surf board. :rofl:rofl

glad you are ok, sorry about the bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2008, 08:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By rco
Talking copus interuptus

Besides, I wouldn't want to take them away from their doughnuts.:ddog
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2008, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By rco
Eh? Taxi ride? duuuuuuude, are you nuts?

I not sure that would have helped, but I know it would have cost a nice chuck of change. :D

I think I've been in a taxi in this town once in 4 years I've lived here and that was enough for me. If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2008, 01:24 PM
Replies: 1,188
Views: 239,039
Posted By rco
Here's mine

https://www.felicitouscurmudgeon.org/uploads/photos/933.jpg

This pic was posted in another thread. Let me know what you think? :ear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By rco
Glad to know I'm not the only one to have seen...

Glad to know I'm not the only one to have seen the cops on their cell phones around here. Was yours weaving across multiple lanes of traffic as well? :huh
OH, WAIT, I think the best one I saw...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2008, 10:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By rco
You are correct sir,

and that is really sad.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2008, 10:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By rco
So, what do people deal with elsewhere?

I know there is a bunch of idiocy around Memphis, and I suspect I've just hit the tip of the iceberg, what kind of idiocy do motorcycles deal with elsewhere?

I suppose it makes sense that in a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2008, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By rco
It was a flatbed car carrier, used by a tow...

It was a flatbed car carrier, used by a tow service, so it's not like he's carrying new cars. So any damage the cars get would be chalked up to the accident and not a word would be said to him....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2008, 12:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By rco
No, it was yellow, and I was busy working the...

No, it was yellow, and I was busy working the bike, so I didn't catch the name or the number. I had full intentions of calling the dispatcher if I could have gotten the number of the truck. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By rco
Bluhduh yeah, I've done it quite a few times

I guess I just have a tendency to hold LEO's to a higher standard than the rest of the idiots on the road. As i see it, they are the ones that are enforcing the laws, and should also be setting the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2008, 10:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By rco
yeah you're prolly right about the smoking. ...

yeah you're prolly right about the smoking. :bubba But so far they are keeping others alive. :D

I just don't get it though, I've dealt with a number of idiots around Memphis and the outlying...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,490
Posted By rco
Bluhduh LEO's and tow truck drivers

I may be posting this in the wrong area. If so, please feel free to move it where it needs to go.

On my way into work this morning just cruising along in the rain on 51 south which is a four lane...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2008, 10:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,821
Posted By rco
Been there done that and you are correct sir, it...

Been there done that and you are correct sir, it does suck. The first time it happened to me, my brain went into a momentary meltdown because I could swear the car was moving but the wheels were not...
Forum: Face plant 08-26-2008, 10:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,714
Posted By rco
I ride a KLR, stylish is NOT a concern. :lol3

I ride a KLR, stylish is NOT a concern. :lol3
Forum: Face plant 08-25-2008, 12:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 10,714
Posted By rco
so, you wanna share the wealth of knowledge?

I've been thinking about getting a FG Kil-a-man ( at least that's what I get from the looks of your scrapes ). I don't know much about the Moto Kevlar gear but I will look into it. If you are...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-15-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 5,733
Views: 265,258
Posted By rco
Thumb I'd be interested in tagging along on sunday if...

I'd be interested in tagging along on sunday if you don't mind dealing with a complete noob. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-12-2008, 09:04 AM
Replies: 5,733
Views: 265,258
Posted By rco
Hmm I've said this before...

I'd like to join you for one of these dinners and / or rides, I just need to know when so I can try to make plans and clear the time.

I'm doing waaaay too much commuting on my bike...:cry
I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2008, 10:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,086
Posted By rco
I really don't expect to gain much myself. It's...

I really don't expect to gain much myself. It's just something I'm used to doing in the car ( where it does make a difference ) and I tend to do the same on the bike.
As I stated earlier ( at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,086
Posted By rco
Clutch life?

I suppose this could also lead into a good discussion about what the life expectancy of a clutch is?
I would expect that the same tactics for clutch preservation that work in a cage would also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 10,086
Posted By rco
coast and shift

I don't think it's going to hurt the clutch although I may be wrong. On my KLR as I come up to a light or something where I have to slow or stop, I pull the clutch and coast. As my speed drops, I...
Forum: Americas 08-01-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 785
Posted By rco
Where to ride websites

I've been looking for sites like the one you just posted. I actually just found that one this morning. Yeah, maybe I'm slow, but i was going to share and when I logged in, i saw your post. :huh
...
Forum: Face plant 05-21-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 20,251
Posted By rco
I didn't see you

I was driving to work the other day and as I exited the expressway using a cloverleaf, I looked back over my left shoulder to check for traffic and then my mirror as i was changing lanes to the left....
Forum: Thumpers 05-01-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 529
Posted By rco
Best lock for my new cans?

OK, I just put a set of cans on my KLR from Happy Trails, and I wanted to find out what your opinions were concerning locking them. Yes, I am aware that it wouldn't take much to break the lock off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,583
Posted By rco
Go Granny, Go, Go!

You never met my grandmother. I remember riding down the road with her and listening to her yell at other drivers "It's the skinny one, MORON." She was great. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2008, 11:42 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,738
Posted By rco
About the 'Long haired hippy' stereotype

I will, just as soon as it's long enough to donate to Locks of Love. And then the process of growing it out will begin again.

I always enjoy dealing with people that want to get into the...
Forum: Face plant 11-28-2007, 08:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,601
Posted By rco
Granted, which is a major reason i would like...

Granted, which is a major reason i would like input on this from the person wearing that helmet. Look at the scratches. At some point he did a true, down to earth face plant. :lol3 Not to make...
Forum: Face plant 11-28-2007, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,601
Posted By rco
Helmet damage

Ok, I have to ask about the helmet. I can see the damage in the pics but I'd like to know how well the latch held together. I just bought one of those and I'm interested in how well it's going to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2007, 09:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,496
Posted By rco
Memphis responders?

WOW!
Dude the police and the Emergency Crews in Memphis were a major reason I almost didn't bother getting back into riding. I've seen them damned near cause and number of accidents around here and...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-08-2007, 05:31 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,764
Posted By rco
I'm interested, assuming a mere n00b is welcome. ...

I'm interested, assuming a mere n00b is welcome. :freaky

Where do you suggest?:ear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,251
Posted By rco
Which would explain why I stated that you...

Which would explain why I stated that you wouldn't catch them all. There are a large number of things that can go wrong that are outside of your control. Which is all the more reason to check your...
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