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Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 03:51 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 89,733
Posted By klaviator
Thanks for the info. Your's was the first and...

Thanks for the info. Your's was the first and only response on this subject.


For everyone out there following along on this thread, Merry Christmas.

...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By klaviator
Thanks. It looks pretty much the way I remember...

Thanks. It looks pretty much the way I remember it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 03:38 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,129
Posted By klaviator
Lets assume for a minute that group rides are...

Lets assume for a minute that group rides are more dangerous. Well, I'm pretty sure that riding a motorcycle is more dangerous than driving a minivan. I guess that means we should all give up...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 01:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 479
Posted By klaviator
That's it. No presents for you this year! ...

That's it. No presents for you this year! :lol3:lol3

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSkSHqB2xnY5Zyy7siR6tJWpetI1dX_eQpA6E5YoiReocCwtY-K7Q
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 11:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 479
Posted By klaviator
Happy Christmas and a Merry New year to all!

Happy Christmas and a Merry New year to all!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 11:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,960
Posted By klaviator
The sad fact is that a large percentage of the...

The sad fact is that a large percentage of the population probably agrees with the author and his article. Here's my take on all this. Many, if not most of the people in this country don't want...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 18,596
Posted By klaviator
Hey Vince. In the interest of research for this...

Hey Vince. In the interest of research for this thread I think you should ride your Dong Fang to the nearest Harley dealer and see what kind of reactions you get.

Or maybe one of your monkey...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:30 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,129
Posted By klaviator
That describes my group rides. People who have...

That describes my group rides. People who have problems with group rides are either riding in "Parades", riding with the wrong people or are part of the problem themselves. There are plenty of us...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By klaviator
Don't count on it. It seems that many of today's...

Don't count on it. It seems that many of today's older riders who can't handle bigger bikes are getting trikes. Most of them won't consider a smaller bike or scooter.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-23-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 30,142
Posted By klaviator
What is your height and inseam?

What is your height and inseam?
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-23-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,343
Views: 305,577
Posted By klaviator
10:00 AM to 3:55PM. What a contrast. I'm sure...

10:00 AM to 3:55PM. What a contrast. I'm sure elevation had something to do with it too. That's one of the things I love about the riding in the west. I've gone from 80+ degree temps to 40...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-23-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By klaviator
79 just North of Santa Ysabel was a big speed...

79 just North of Santa Ysabel was a big speed trap. I got nailed for 75 in a 55 but couldn't really complain since 30 seconds earlier I was doing 120+:D
76 was patrolled too.

Some day I hope...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-23-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,036
Posted By klaviator
I used to ride Palomar almost every weekend when...

I used to ride Palomar almost every weekend when I lived in San Diego. I have great memories of that road and hanging out in the parking lot of Mother's Kitchen. Is Mothers Kitchen still there?
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,129
Posted By klaviator
This has nothing to do with the group rides I go...

This has nothing to do with the group rides I go on. It might describe some group rides but I don't go on those types of rides.

For me the benefits of group rides far outweigh the minor...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4,465
Views: 195,986
Posted By klaviator
Trashcan has moved on up to a bigger, more...

Trashcan has moved on up to a bigger, more sophisticated ride:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3915/15306697211_2c83df564d_z.jpg

:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-22-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 89,733
Posted By klaviator
I really liked the styling but I'm not sure I...

I really liked the styling but I'm not sure I would want it as a commuter. I'll stick with my scooter for that. It does look like it would be fun to ride though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,960
Posted By klaviator
Well, I happen to agree with them. Gun control...

Well, I happen to agree with them. Gun control is dangerous!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 35,612
Views: 9,004,964
Posted By klaviator
Cruisers with their long wheelbases and low...

Cruisers with their long wheelbases and low center of gravity don't transfer as much weight to their front wheels under braking as a sport bike or super moto. I'm not saying they should have shitty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 18,596
Posted By klaviator
The moral of this story is that sometimes good...

The moral of this story is that sometimes good help is hard to find. If you are dealing with an idiot you can sometimes get better results by asking too talk to the idiots boss.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,960
Posted By klaviator
I made that mistake. Actually, amid all the...

I made that mistake. Actually, amid all the sheer stupidity there were a few reasonable responses from people who actually rode motorcycles.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,960
Posted By klaviator
Yeah, you're going to die but at least you'll...

Yeah, you're going to die but at least you'll have some fun before you do:ricky:ricky:ricky

I've been riding for 30+ years and 400,000+ miles. I have crossed a bunch of Double yellow lines,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,960
Posted By klaviator
I took a look at the site and considered...

I took a look at the site and considered registering just to reply to that article. Of course I'm sure I'd be banned in no time if I did that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,960
Posted By klaviator
What is this Gawker site? I never heard of it...

What is this Gawker site? I never heard of it before. Based on the comments it seems to be populated by people without a clue.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 35,612
Views: 9,004,964
Posted By klaviator
"I just hope my friends on ADV don't see...

"I just hope my friends on ADV don't see this."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 35,612
Views: 9,004,964
Posted By klaviator
You gotta stop passing all those bigger bikes on...

You gotta stop passing all those bigger bikes on the double yellow, it embarrasses them.
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4,465
Views: 195,986
Posted By klaviator
That photo was taken back in 1987 in Hawaii. ...

That photo was taken back in 1987 in Hawaii. That's Diamond Head in the background. It's a Riva 125

OOPS, now I have given away what an old fart I am:rofl:rofl

Another pic:
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 18,596
Posted By klaviator
Not disputing anything in the previous posts but...

Not disputing anything in the previous posts but my point is that there are two sides to the dealer - customer interaction. The really good dealers will be polite to everyone. Get a marginal dealer...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 4,465
Views: 195,986
Posted By klaviator
I have always liked red myself. Here's a pic of...

I have always liked red myself. Here's a pic of the first scooter I ever rode. The one that sparked my desire to buy a scooter some day. It was just a rental but I had a blast on it:
...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,649
Posted By klaviator
More of the old days

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2011%20PICS/JUNE%202011%20DSR/CIMG3083.jpg

Too small to read in the pic but this pump says $36.9 per gal
...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,649
Posted By klaviator
The way things used to be.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2012%20pics/Ohio%20trip%202012/CIMG4228.jpg

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http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu171/wknudsen/2012%20pics/Ohio%20trip%202012/CIMG4229.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 332
Views: 18,596
Posted By klaviator
No doubt there are some Asshat customers but the...

No doubt there are some Asshat customers but the fact remains that there is also a wide range of dealers out there. In my recent stop at the local Harley Shop, I was not there to buy anything. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-22-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 4,465
Views: 195,986
Posted By klaviator
I've been lurking here for a while and thought...

I've been lurking here for a while and thought I'd finally chime in. Great thread you have going here.

I applaud you for getting by without a cage. The idea really appeals to me but then reality...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-21-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 3,447
Views: 1,362,739
Posted By klaviator
Nice pic!

Nice pic!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 09:49 PM
Replies: 35,612
Views: 9,004,964
Posted By klaviator
I've seen your posts in a few other threads...

I've seen your posts in a few other threads lately so I thought i'd say hi in this one.:wave

With a little luck I'll make it out your way sometime in the off season.

Tell Brad that those...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 35,612
Views: 9,004,964
Posted By klaviator
It must really suck riding out there with no...

It must really suck riding out there with no traffic or cops around:D
Forum: Battle scooters 12-21-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,554
Posted By klaviator
Now that we have more details on this I'd say...

Now that we have more details on this I'd say that Jerry's banning was inevitable. He was warned repeatedly and ignored the warnings. What choice did the mods have? At least it isn't permanent. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 18,596
Posted By klaviator
I was on a trip a few years ago on my Aprilia. I...

I was on a trip a few years ago on my Aprilia. I needed a new tire and was out in the mountains of Virginia. I called the local four brand Japanese bike dealer. They had a tire that fit but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,129
Posted By klaviator
I also often ride in mixed groups. I just don't...

I also often ride in mixed groups. I just don't see where different speeds are such a big deal. The fast guys ride out front and the slower riders at the back of the group. We may very well get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,129
Posted By klaviator
Group rides don't have to be in formation. All...

Group rides don't have to be in formation. All the rides I go on are ride your own pace and re-group at all turns. I enjoy group rides but have no desire to ride in a parade.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 4,129
Posted By klaviator
OK, 20 expert riders may not be normal, but I'm...

OK, 20 expert riders may not be normal, but I'm sure it does happen. 20 competent riders on the other hand, I have seen that. More than 5 competent riders? I go on those types of rides frequently....
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