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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2013, 03:50 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 98,611
Posted By whvaughn
In cases like this I do think about guys how...

In cases like this I do think about guys how tour/race bicycles. ATGATT for them is spandex shorts, t-shirt, helmet and gloves. In many cases I imagine they reach speed exceeding the 20-30 miles an...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 95,640
Posted By whvaughn
Love for the Wing and a funny story about me getting "schooled" by Wings -

The closest thing I've owned to a Wing was an 86 Voyager 1200; however, my dad had a couple of Wings in the stable and they were great bikes!
Back when I was in my early 20's I had a Sportster 883...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8,107
Views: 1,229,380
Posted By whvaughn
Yeah, the Sabre was a great mile eater for me....

Yeah, the Sabre was a great mile eater for me. Sorry to hear yours got totaled, hope you faired better than the bike!
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2013, 09:24 AM
Replies: 8,107
Views: 1,229,380
Posted By whvaughn
Thanks for the heads up, I actually felt the same...

Thanks for the heads up, I actually felt the same about the aftermarket fairing I put on, buffeting was pretty bad. If I ever get another Sabre I'll stick with the naked one. I always wanted to check...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-10-2013, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 214,421
Posted By whvaughn
Yeah, I like the fact that you could possible...

Yeah, I like the fact that you could possible switch out the struts for shocks- put some shocks on it, maybe more street oriented tires and deal with the likely very loud cherry bomb and it could be...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2013, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8,107
Views: 1,229,380
Posted By whvaughn
V65 Sabre- My first long distance machine

I wish I still had my '84 V65 Sabre- Back in 1996 I had an '89 883 Sportster that I had purchased new, had driven it the 50 miles back and forth to college for four years, then finally took a trip...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,626
Posted By whvaughn
also, beware GPS directions/instructions

I travel a decent amount for work and am often driving rental cars and using GPS to try to find my way around (though I tend to study a map first, before taking off just to have a better idea of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9,279
Views: 1,856,400
Posted By whvaughn
Yeah, of course this is the same bro-in-law that...

Yeah, of course this is the same bro-in-law that argued with my best mate who is an Astronomy PhD regarding whether, from Earth, we ever see "the other side" of the moon. I'll admit I didn't know...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,497
Posted By whvaughn
Same here

I learned how to ride on my dad's bikes back in the day. These days, when I get a new bike one of my first rides is to take it to my dad's place and let him go for a spin (he does the same with me). ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 9,279
Views: 1,856,400
Posted By whvaughn
Nah, I think those are German bikes

Ok, so this wasn't while riding. Years ago I was watching TV with my brother-in-law, there was a scene in Germany with some nice older boxers. I comment about the BMW bikes and he says "No, I don't...
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