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Forum: Ride reports 07-11-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,773
Posted By Hoppalong
As always, I'm enjoying your ride report, Dr....

As always, I'm enjoying your ride report, Dr. Greg.

Regarding Wotan: have you ever wished you had gotten the adv version specifically for its larger gas tank?

Thanks
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,773
Posted By Hoppalong
I'm looking forward to following along, Dr. Greg....

I'm looking forward to following along, Dr. Greg.

Have fun!
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 906,519
Posted By Hoppalong
Unfortunately, the possibilities for problems are...

Unfortunately, the possibilities for problems are not all that remote. More like probabilities than possibilities. Many of the '07 models have already had disastrous crank problems at roughly the...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4,258
Views: 906,519
Posted By Hoppalong
Character, comfort, and great handling versus...

Character, comfort, and great handling versus reliability and large dealer network. The more of one, the less of the other.

Which bike(s) do you have in mind?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2013, 04:36 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 195,246
Posted By Hoppalong
And in order to make the sale, to keep you from...

And in order to make the sale, to keep you from going elsewhere, dealers will flat-out lie to you about how soon your order will be available. Just like they flat-out lie about when your service or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2013, 03:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,162
Posted By Hoppalong
Yes, I've noticed this on a restored Triumph...

Yes, I've noticed this on a restored Triumph Bonneville that was built when 100 octane gasoline was commonly available.

I worked with a guy that had water-injection on his hot-rodded truck. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,153
Posted By Hoppalong
"butt hurt" and "stalker". How imaginative. I'm...

"butt hurt" and "stalker". How imaginative. I'm impressed (I'm being facetious since I assume you're not a twelve-year-old).

O.K. I went back a re-read your post. Twice. And I stick by what I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 3,707
Views: 342,605
Posted By Hoppalong
"less interested" is kinder than "wouldn't be...

"less interested" is kinder than "wouldn't be caught dead"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,153
Posted By Hoppalong
It's quite simple, Daddyo: Riders posted...

It's quite simple, Daddyo:

Riders posted about putting car tires on their motorcycles, supposedly to invite discussion. And discussion, if done correctly, can include disagreement and criticism as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,153
Posted By Hoppalong
Please, kingby, it's not fair using logic.

Please, kingby, it's not fair using logic.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,153
Posted By Hoppalong
That's a far cry from some of the others' dubious...

That's a far cry from some of the others' dubious claims of mixing it up with the local squids.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,153
Posted By Hoppalong
Not likely. I'd be afraid to ride anywhere near...

Not likely. I'd be afraid to ride anywhere near you guys. You're on motorcycles with _car_ tires, fer chrissakes.

Reminds me of the movie 'Dumb and Dumber'.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,153
Posted By Hoppalong
This is hilarious. This guy buys a modern...

This is hilarious. This guy buys a modern motorcycle, puts a _car_ tire on it, and then says:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,153
Posted By Hoppalong
No irony there!

No irony there!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,153
Posted By Hoppalong
Only through turns. So don't do that. ...

Only through turns. So don't do that.


It's interesting that some of those espousing car tires on motorcycles identify themselves as part of a group, calling themselves 'Darksiders' as if they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2013, 08:59 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,153
Posted By Hoppalong
No, by definition that's the very person that...

No, by definition that's the very person that caused the idiot's warning label to be required.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,153
Posted By Hoppalong
That can't even reach the level of even a silly...

That can't even reach the level of even a silly stereotype.

A poorly informed person putting car tires on a motorcycle is a "pioneer"?

We "wouldn't have anything we have today" unless there...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,153
Posted By Hoppalong
When ancient space aliens visited Earth they used...

When ancient space aliens visited Earth they used car tires on their motorcycles. And so do our current space-alien abductors. And so does Bigfoot. If it's good enough for them, it's gotta be good.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,153
Posted By Hoppalong
I'm not questioning the capabilities of the...

I'm not questioning the capabilities of the Vstrom.

And I also know there are some pretty bad sport bike riders out there. So just because a bike with a car tire passed a sport bike rider of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2013, 06:02 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,153
Posted By Hoppalong
Anyone can pin it in a straight line and think...

Anyone can pin it in a straight line and think they are fast. That's why the cops hide along the straightways.

You see it all the time: Newbie buys a 1000cc RR and pins it on the straights but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2013, 05:21 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,153
Posted By Hoppalong
There are compromises, and there is being...

There are compromises, and there is being _compromised_.

The only way I would compromise and use a car tire is if I were in a car.

I suspect many of the CT advocates don't live near any real...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 36,153
Posted By Hoppalong
I do not think you are cheap. I think you found a...

I do not think you are cheap. I think you found a workable (if less than ideal) solution for a problem.

However, I think another solution to the problem is to store replacement tires, (parts,...
Forum: Beasts 04-05-2013, 08:39 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 53,228
Posted By Hoppalong
I saw this today on ultimatemotorcycling.com ...

I saw this today on ultimatemotorcycling.com

Suzuki DL650 Exhaust
Two Brothers Racing has released a new two-into-one 3/4″ exhaust system for the Suzuki V-Strom DL650.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,993
Posted By Hoppalong
I know very little about the business of...

I know very little about the business of motorcycle sales and service. So my questions are: who pays for the waranty work? Does any of it come out of the dealer's pocket? If not, if HD pays for it,...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 18,994
Posted By Hoppalong
Understood. But ask yourself why there is...

Understood.

But ask yourself why there is so much 'anti Harley' sentiment. Or should I say, "If you have to ask why, you wouldn't understand."
Forum: Beasts 12-23-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 18,994
Posted By Hoppalong
Thanks for the information. I still own and love...

Thanks for the information. I still own and love my Uly, so if I ever need to go to an HD dealer again (hopefully that will never happen) I'll consider Mitchell's.

And as far as me ever owning an...
Forum: Beasts 12-22-2012, 06:02 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 18,994
Posted By Hoppalong
You were smart not to buy and then deal with the...

You were smart not to buy and then deal with the parts people. I wasn't.

My experiences with three different HD dealers (trying to find one that didn't treat me like sh!t) has really soured me on...
Forum: Ride reports 10-05-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 25,977
Posted By Hoppalong
Dr. Greg, about the horrors of that war. This is...

Dr. Greg, about the horrors of that war. This is a question that comes to my mind always:

If the Northerners had decided a War was not worth the horrific cost, or if the Southerners had "won our...
Forum: Ride reports 08-23-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 1,190,173
Posted By Hoppalong
AntiHero, Concerning the Game Con types as...

AntiHero,

Concerning the Game Con types as opposed to the Harley wannabees:

The Game Con types appear to have a sense of humor about it: They know they're wearing silly costumes and that they...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,924
Posted By Hoppalong
Whenever a manufacturer makes it a big deal to...

Whenever a manufacturer makes it a big deal to use a classic name, that should be everyone's first indication that the motorcycle is probably a piece of crap because of poor engineering, cheap...
Forum: Airheads 07-24-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,456
Posted By Hoppalong
A few years ago Palo Alto Speedometer fixed the...

A few years ago Palo Alto Speedometer fixed the speedometer from a '74 R90S I was restoring. At the time they had a good reputation in the local BMW shop, but I have no idea if they still do that...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 33,710
Posted By Hoppalong
Doc, I think that makes you a somewhat atypical...

Doc, I think that makes you a somewhat atypical engineer.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 07-08-2012, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,290
Posted By Hoppalong
"The History channel: Where the Truth is History"...

"The History channel: Where the Truth is History"

from South Park
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 124,385
Posted By Hoppalong
Great pictures

I enjoyed every word and every picture.

Thanks
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2012, 07:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,110
Posted By Hoppalong
First: the price sounds way high to me, also. ...

First: the price sounds way high to me, also.

Second: Are you sure the seller is being honest with you?

Do yourself a favor and double check EVERYTHING.

Check the V.I.N. number, etc, with...
Forum: Ride reports 05-10-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 124,385
Posted By Hoppalong
Brian, great ride report. I'm really enjoying it....

Brian, great ride report. I'm really enjoying it.

Several years ago I was a tourist in Mexico. I was walking alone one day when a local police car pulled right into my path. The officer, and 3...
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By Hoppalong
Extremely well done! The video is very...

Extremely well done! The video is very professional.

Not only did you show me how to replace the cluster lights on my Uly, but also how to do a howto.

Thanks
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,658
Posted By Hoppalong
@ausfahrt, Are you going to add any...

@ausfahrt,

Are you going to add any tie-downs? Is the front wheel tied to the chock so it can't bounce out?
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 157,926
Posted By Hoppalong
This link answers some questions about trailer...

This link answers some questions about trailer wheels and tires.

http://www.etrailer.com/answers.aspx?productgroup=Tires_and_Wheels
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 157,926
Posted By Hoppalong
Thanks!

Thanks!
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