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Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 12:36 AM
Replies: 441
Views: 64,163
Posted By ezrydr
Just finished reading this whole thread through...

Just finished reading this whole thread through and it's been fascinating. Fascinating in its own right, of course (I can't believe one man could have that kind of dogged persistence - I thought I...
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,458
Posted By ezrydr
"Picked up a 2013 690 Duke today"? God...

"Picked up a 2013 690 Duke today"?

God DAMN, you must be strong.
Forum: Face plant 03-05-2014, 02:37 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,343
Posted By ezrydr
Undoubtedly the most egregious case of...

Undoubtedly the most egregious case of "distracted driver" I ever saw was up on I-40 in east Tennessee. Big expensive-looking powder-blue convertible - don't know the make, all cages look alike to...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2014, 12:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,612
Posted By ezrydr
Unreliable bikes? Somebody couldn't spell...

Unreliable bikes?

Somebody couldn't spell "Ural"?
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,812
Posted By ezrydr
Yo, Sledge! Been a few years, hasn't it? ...

Yo, Sledge! Been a few years, hasn't it?

I'll PM you with the story. Don't imagine these guys would find it all that interesting.
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 873,646
Posted By ezrydr
BSA Rocket Goldstar. That's strictly an...

BSA Rocket Goldstar.

That's strictly an esthetic evaluation, no desire at all to own one. A joy to look at, but I'd rather cross the country on a Suzuki GT380. (Which incidentally I've done -...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By ezrydr
Yeah, I've heard that about the XJ. Why do they...

Yeah, I've heard that about the XJ. Why do they do these things to us? Like the lovely old CBX, that I pined after for years - any outfit that can produce a bike that brilliantly engineered (for...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 02:46 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,775
Posted By ezrydr
As Louis Armstrong said when somebody asked him...

As Louis Armstrong said when somebody asked him to define jazz: "Man, if you gotta ask, you'll probably never know."
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 42,824
Posted By ezrydr
Honda Pacific Coast. Strictly a demo ride, never...

Honda Pacific Coast. Strictly a demo ride, never even considered buying it - you couldn't have GIVEN me one, then or now. However I would like to have a DVD of the damn thing buzzing down the road;...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,812
Posted By ezrydr
I got my one and only (and hope to keep it that...

I got my one and only (and hope to keep it that way) Magna, specifically a 2000, back in the summer of '07. At the time I was just looking desperately for any decent bike. My dear old GS1000G...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 962
Posted By ezrydr
Honda Magna: Those Damn Little Springs

Yes. If you own, or have owned, or have ever had any long-term dealings with a Magna - or, I understand, a Sabre, though I've never had one - you already know where I'm going with this.

That...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2014, 01:17 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,204
Posted By ezrydr
Two helmets, one occasion: my helmet and my...

Two helmets, one occasion: my helmet and my wife's were both stolen off my old 750 Four in the parking area during a powwow in Oklahoma. Cheap Wal-Mart helmets, no great loss - no great profit to...
Forum: Face plant 02-16-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,231
Posted By ezrydr
Oh, and Pecha? Haista paska.

Oh, and Pecha? Haista paska.
Forum: Face plant 02-07-2014, 03:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 12,231
Posted By ezrydr
Congratulations, luisfarina, and well done! I...

Congratulations, luisfarina, and well done! I wish it were somehow possible for me to buy you a drink and shake your hand.

This is what is needed: more MEN ready to stand up to the punks and hand...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,403
Posted By ezrydr
Let's see...OK, we were in Phoenix so my wife...

Let's see...OK, we were in Phoenix so my wife could visit her mother in the nursing home. I dropped her off there and then went to this bike shop to get some chain lube. Passed the nursing home on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,344
Posted By ezrydr
If a young man staying with his parents wants to...

If a young man staying with his parents wants to move out, but wants to be sure of some income and the necessities of life while he's getting his shit together, my usual response would be: "There...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2014, 12:21 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,228
Posted By ezrydr
1. Lie there and say shit repeatedly. 2. ...

1. Lie there and say shit repeatedly.

2. Wait (usually not more than a few minutes) till old lady in Lincoln pulls up alongside you and says anxiously, "Did you fall?"

3. Say, "No, ma'am,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,344
Posted By ezrydr
You don't need a pickle. You just need to ride...

You don't need a pickle. You just need to ride your motorcycle.

(With feeling. Like you'd just squashed a cop.)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 9,286
Posted By ezrydr
Pretentious drivel. I know, I know, you say that...

Pretentious drivel. I know, I know, you say that in some circles and it's like walking into an Orthodox synagogue bareheaded and handing out ham sandwiches, but I don't give a damn. No doubt Pirsig...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,820
Posted By ezrydr
I think it started when I was a little kid - and...

I think it started when I was a little kid - and I mean LITTLE, like preschool; I think I must have been 3 because I'm pretty sure WWII was still on. I was with my mother in a dime store and I was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 16,697
Posted By ezrydr
Oh, no, you miss the point. I don't personally...

Oh, no, you miss the point. I don't personally have any problem with Germans; I've had some good times there - one of the great loves of my life was from Munich, in fact. I sometimes wish I could...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 16,697
Posted By ezrydr
I'm not getting involved in this debate; I have...

I'm not getting involved in this debate; I have some opinions of my own on the subject, but nothing that others haven't said as well as I could. I just wanted to say -

You know, this thread has...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-06-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 777
Views: 270,399
Posted By ezrydr
Oh, MAN...big thanks for this thread; it really...

Oh, MAN...big thanks for this thread; it really set me off down Memory Lane. I had a 1966 CB160 back in the 70s (I think) because I simply couldn't afford anything else. (I had to pass up a clean...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2013, 12:49 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 873,646
Posted By ezrydr
Wha??? Is it possible I got me a brother in...

Wha??? Is it possible I got me a brother in here? And how did you get that thing to print Cherokee? Or if not, where did you learn -

Wait up. I think I better take this to PM.
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8,351
Views: 1,288,771
Posted By ezrydr
I Think I Was Unclear

Me too - but notice what I'm riding these days. A Magna is Japanese, and a four, and well built if you get one of the later ones - but it ain't inline and oh, my brother, it definitely isn't...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 8,351
Views: 1,288,771
Posted By ezrydr
My old GS1000 Suzuki, sitting in my driveway just...

My old GS1000 Suzuki, sitting in my driveway just as it was before some nameless son of a bitch set fire to it.

Second choice: my '78 Honda 750K, just as it was before that retard in the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 873,646
Posted By ezrydr
Hesketh Vampire. (OK, OK, not...

Hesketh Vampire.




(OK, OK, not really. Don't mind me, I'm just jerking dick. A thread like this brings out the irresistible dick-jerker in all of us. The really funny ones are the ones...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 915
Posted By ezrydr
If I go to that one in Missouri - as I'm hoping...

If I go to that one in Missouri - as I'm hoping to do, if my circumstances allow - I'm sure as hell showing up on my Magna, and if anybody has a problem with that I'm sure they know what they can...
Forum: Latin America 01-12-2008, 12:03 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,062
Posted By ezrydr
Don't even think about it. Mexican gun laws are...

Don't even think about it. Mexican gun laws are draconian, even for their own citizens. (The penalties are almost as horrendous as their shooting-homicide rate. Ah, the benefits of strict gun...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2008, 12:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,749
Posted By ezrydr
In theory this is a wonderful development. In...

In theory this is a wonderful development. In the real world, I doubt that it will have much if any effect.

This is simply because I almost never see an Oklahoma state trooper on the highway. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2008, 11:48 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,551
Posted By ezrydr
I don't know about the percentages (95% sounds a...

I don't know about the percentages (95% sounds a bit high) but you've definitely put your finger on something there. Back in Little Rock we had a county sheriff who was just about as big a shithead...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-07-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,006
Posted By ezrydr
You too? Oh, I love that plane. Really...

You too? Oh, I love that plane. Really outstanding modeling, too - assuming you've got the same model I have, and I bet you do. (Did you get it from Avsim?)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,551
Posted By ezrydr
About that hair thing - what has been said is...

About that hair thing - what has been said is quite correct, but there's a little more to it, at least in some places.

Among the more traditional or militant American Indians, especially the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,551
Posted By ezrydr
::steadfastly refraining from going there::

::steadfastly refraining from going there::
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2008, 11:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By ezrydr
Weird Fixup Experiences

What's the weirdest thing that ever happened to you in the process of trying to resurrect an old bike?

I put a Suzuki T500 together once using parts from three different salvage bikes, all in...
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2008, 11:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,895
Posted By ezrydr
$3000 is exactly what I paid for my Magna, and it...

$3000 is exactly what I paid for my Magna, and it works fine for me in the applications you cite. But I've been told that I got an unusually good deal.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2008, 11:20 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,551
Posted By ezrydr
As little use as I've got for cops as a breed,...

As little use as I've got for cops as a breed, I'm downright fond of them compared to my feelings toward the copsucker civilian - the asshole who isn't and never has been a cop himself, but leaps...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2008, 02:18 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 14,551
Posted By ezrydr
I've never made any secret of it: I don't like...

I've never made any secret of it: I don't like cops. I don't like authority figures of any kind. I've met a few exceptions, but I think good cops are the most dangerous of all, because they...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-04-2008, 11:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,799
Posted By ezrydr
Locally-brewed beer? In east Oklahoma? It is to...

Locally-brewed beer? In east Oklahoma? It is to guffaw.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2008, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,239
Posted By ezrydr
Well, I hope this works out for you both. Having...

Well, I hope this works out for you both. Having somebody aboard with inappropriate reactions can be pretty scary, or worse.

My wife took to it naturally; I never had to tell her which way to...
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