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Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 18,631
Posted By siclmn
My rebuilt seat from Rich's in Kingston...

My rebuilt seat from Rich's in Kingston Washington.
http://i585.photobucket.com/albums/ss295/layzellphoto/newseatrichs011_zps39bbaa9f.jpg...
Forum: Ride reports 12-17-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 19,446
Posted By siclmn
Excellent ride report. I have been reading so...

Excellent ride report. I have been reading so many things about riding in Mexico that I have been scared away from even trying it. You presented it in a way that I though it should be. In a month I...
Forum: Face plant 11-20-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,660
Posted By siclmn
I sold a 4 month old Bonneville just because it...

I sold a 4 month old Bonneville just because it didn't have ABS. I have gone 100,000 miles on my present bike without skidding a wheel. ABS saves you.
Forum: Face plant 11-20-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,034
Posted By siclmn
When I ride in the wet, I pretend it's ice. I...

When I ride in the wet, I pretend it's ice. I just don't ever want to go down on my 620 lb bike. That is called respect. Don't get me wrong, in the dry it's a whole other story. But in the wet I...
Forum: Face plant 08-26-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,295
Posted By siclmn
I ride that road 20 times a year. I love those...

I ride that road 20 times a year. I love those turns.

" In the middle of a curve, a 2011 Toyota Camry crossed the center line and crashed into the motorcycle."

Now I will have something...
Forum: Face plant 07-05-2011, 10:16 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,991
Posted By siclmn
Yes, the Vantage windstorms. I know all about...

Yes, the Vantage windstorms. I know all about them, I have ridden through two of them. I have no solution for how to not be scared of riding in those conditions, but what I have learned is if I get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,423
Posted By siclmn
Funny how you lost the high and the low beam at...

Funny how you lost the high and the low beam at the same time.
Forum: Face plant 12-20-2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 21,881
Posted By siclmn
At the least you two had an activity that you...

At the least you two had an activity that you could share with each other for a short time. That is priceless. I have screwed up many times on the bike and by the grace of god have gotten away with...
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2010, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,949
Posted By siclmn
I have seen those covers flipped out of their...

I have seen those covers flipped out of their holes by cars all the time. They are just laying next to the holes. Bad design.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,522
Posted By siclmn
Yup, sooner or later those laces will get you....

Yup, sooner or later those laces will get you. Even if you have them tucked in they will get untucked at some point. After about ten close calls of almost dumping the bike when the laces would grab...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2010, 09:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,965
Posted By siclmn
Lee Parks gloves. Not all hyped up like the other...

Lee Parks gloves. Not all hyped up like the other brands. Mine are 4 years old going on to be 20.
Forum: Day Trippin' 01-30-2010, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,487
Views: 576,174
Posted By siclmn
Is that ET on the back of your bike? Please tell...

Is that ET on the back of your bike? Please tell us the story.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2009, 09:34 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 22,183
Posted By siclmn
I have never ever read a post from someone with...

I have never ever read a post from someone with ABS who said they locked up a wheel and went down. I have never ever read a post from someone who said my ABS caused the crash. And I am not talking...
Forum: Face plant 12-01-2008, 09:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,566
Posted By siclmn
on my bike there is no way to just apply the...

on my bike there is no way to just apply the front brake only, when you squeeze the front brake lever both wheels do the braking and it's abs so in this situation the rear would not have locked and...
Forum: Face plant 11-28-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,566
Posted By siclmn
Skippii, If you owned a bike with ABS you would...

Skippii, If you owned a bike with ABS you would not of had to make this post. With ABS you don't have to ever use the word "lockup" it is that simple.
Forum: Face plant 11-07-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 7,512
Posted By siclmn
I am getting so tired of this same reply, if you...

I am getting so tired of this same reply, if you had a bike with ABS you would not of had to make this post. Thank god it was not any worse.
Forum: Face plant 11-01-2008, 03:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,853
Posted By siclmn
If you had ABS brakes you would of applied the...

If you had ABS brakes you would of applied the brakes as hard as you could and they would have done the work for you. You would have stopped without skidding and you would never have wasted valuable...
Forum: Face plant 08-31-2008, 11:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 18,590
Posted By siclmn
No one talks about why you went down. You said,...

No one talks about why you went down. You said, "I touch the brake with one finger out of panic and down goes Frasier" You locked up a wheel in a panic situation. If you had a bike that came with...
Forum: Face plant 08-09-2008, 10:31 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,300
Posted By siclmn
Peacemaker, maybe if your bike had ABS you would...

Peacemaker, maybe if your bike had ABS you would not of had to think about braking techniques in an emergency situation. You would just have grabbed your front brake lever which stops both wheels and...
Forum: Face plant 05-19-2007, 10:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,032
Posted By siclmn
There seems to be this perception that dirt...

There seems to be this perception that dirt biking is somehow not as dangerous as street riding for the lack of cages to deal with. I don't get it. The same hazards that will take you down on hard...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2007, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,577
Posted By siclmn
When you have a bike with ABS you just slam on...

When you have a bike with ABS you just slam on the brakes and you stop. None of this front rear modulating shmodulating bs. In a panic stop you just have time to do one thing quickly and that would...
Forum: Face plant 04-09-2007, 09:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,620
Posted By siclmn
All the how to brake your bike threads, I do this...

All the how to brake your bike threads, I do this or I do that the front the rear bla bla bla. Sorry for how this sounds but my bike has a system where you cannot brake with only the front wheel. If...
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2007, 11:22 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 27,423
Posted By siclmn
Pleeeeese, 8 pages of testimony about jeans with...

Pleeeeese, 8 pages of testimony about jeans with patches of protective material in the knees and butt. You all sound like the Hardly crowd talking about the new carbon fiber beany helmet and how it...
Forum: Face plant 11-18-2006, 07:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,663
Posted By siclmn
Another "grabbed too much brake story" or as the...

Another "grabbed too much brake story" or as the Yardly guys say "had to layer down" My life is too valuable for me to insist that my bike have separate controls for the front and rear brakes. Why is...
Forum: Face plant 10-24-2006, 11:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 781
Posted By siclmn
Where do you live? I am always curious where...

Where do you live? I am always curious where these strikes happen.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2006, 10:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,637
Posted By siclmn
When will it be cool to have ABS?

I so hate to hear of another story about someone locking up a wheel and going down. Why do 90% of the bikes sold still not have ABS? I almost lost it the other day on a very twisty bumpy section of a...
Forum: Face plant 07-02-2006, 11:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,098
Posted By siclmn
Yes you should say something for it is better...

Yes you should say something for it is better then saying nothing. In the bicycle community when someone is not wearing a helmet people will say "where is your helmet" to any non helmet rider. It is...
Forum: Face plant 06-05-2006, 12:42 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,503
Posted By siclmn
Sometimes my intuition says just don't stop there...

Sometimes my intuition says just don't stop there this time. If there is a lot of traffic behind me I say just don't hope that they will see me sitting there. Like the other people said just keep...
Forum: Face plant 05-02-2006, 11:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,987
Posted By siclmn
Would you buy a car that had separate brakes for...

Would you buy a car that had separate brakes for the front and rear? It always kills me how people think anti lock brakes on a motorcycle might not be a good thing. Of course you locked up a wheel...
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