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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,834
Posted By RydinFool
Simple solutions

You wanted simple.

This is what I practice all the time. When entering a turn I lean my upper body toward my inside mirror. If turning right it will be the right mirror and vice-versa. I call...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 06:16 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 67,111
Posted By RydinFool
Back in the Day

When I was a young (and dumb) rebel I did. I was successful also. I would usually hit dirt as I lived in a very rural area. The operative words here are young and dumb.

Today, no way. Wouldn't...
Forum: Ride reports 08-26-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 48,320
Posted By RydinFool
Impressed

Paramud, if you and Natalie don't turn this into a book, well.....

Honestly, I have always admired Airborne troops, when I was in 7th grade at Fort Benning my school was next to your jump towers. ...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 25,140
Views: 2,997,503
Posted By RydinFool
KLR to DR

I have one of each. I bought the KLR thinking I would get dirty with it and discovered it's just too big for ME on trails or challenging terrain. I picked up a 93 DR and love it, WHEN IT IS...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-31-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 580
Posted By RydinFool
Parris Island 2 MCRD San Diego

I just competed a 50CC on my Wee Strom and am in the process of submitting my paperwork to the Iron Butt Association.

I had a lot of help in the form of suggestions that made the ride possible,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2013, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3,076
Views: 502,703
Posted By RydinFool
Beautiful

What a beautiful machine..congrats. I won't start telling you how jealous I am cause there ain't enough room here.....
Forum: Ride reports 01-11-2013, 06:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,481
Posted By RydinFool
Thanks for the Post

This is a great ride post. I am planning a 50CC and am trying to glean as much from previous riders as I can. I have put quite a bit of planning into my ride so far. Plan your ride, Ride you...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-18-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,535
Posted By RydinFool
CalimusJohn, you are an inspiration. I hope I am...

CalimusJohn, you are an inspiration. I hope I am still riding like you in fifteen years. Thanks for the report.:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-18-2012, 04:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,445
Posted By RydinFool
Beautiful pics. Thanks for showing them. ...

Beautiful pics. Thanks for showing them. Someday.......
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-11-2012, 05:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 661
Posted By RydinFool
Great Lakes 100 Challenge

I just submitted my documentation to the Iron Butt Association for a successful :clap(imho) Great Lakes 100. The idea is to ride around the Great Lakes in less than 100 hours. The details for...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 25,140
Views: 2,997,503
Posted By RydinFool
New DR to me

Well folks I just got home with my new 1993 DR. I bought it because my KLR was just to big in the woods. The DR has only 1500 miles on it and runs beautiful. I'm just wondering what things I might...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,588
Posted By RydinFool
Impossible

I Can't do it!!:cry Peter Egan talked about five as being the right number of motorcycles for a guy to own, in his book "Leanings". I think it was a Tourer, a Classic, a Sportbike, a dirtbike and a...
Forum: Airheads 11-24-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,749
Posted By RydinFool
Airhead, Yes

Is an airhead for you? An airhead is for anyone who appreciates great motorcycles. I have two and love them both. My first motorcycle ride was more than a few years ago. But when I was a kid, real...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2011, 07:15 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 16,635
Posted By RydinFool
A number of folks have suggested you get off your...

A number of folks have suggested you get off your bike. I would suggest not. Unless you are asked to. My rationale is this: as long as you are on the bike, with the engine off, you do not pose a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 26,841
Posted By RydinFool
Loved Them, still do

My first Buell was the 2006 Ulysses. I started riding it and based on all the reports I'd read. It seemed a little doggy compared to my sportster. So, I ran a few timed accelerations, etc., and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 15,876
Posted By RydinFool
People not Brand

I have people loyalty and bike loyalty, but I think no brand loyalty. If the people at a dealership treat me right, I am loyal. Even if it costs a little more to do business with them. I am very...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 17,446
Posted By RydinFool
I think an ST 1300 would fill the bill. A corbin...

I think an ST 1300 would fill the bill. A corbin seat with the ovalback rest would be comfortable for your lady. The switch back and forth between the two seats would take 30 seconds. I prefer the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,034
Posted By RydinFool
Depending on how much power you want, I think the...

Depending on how much power you want, I think the Wee Strom would suit your purposes nicely. I own a few bikes and I can honestly say the Strom is the best all around motorcycle I have ever ridden. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 794
Views: 187,301
Posted By RydinFool
Two

Is that yours? - in reference to a number of bikes I have owned; ranging from my Harley Evo chopper (sold) to my '86 BMW cafe racer.

What is that? In reference to my BMW cafe racer, the person...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2011, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,467
Posted By RydinFool
I Love Canada

I had a similar experience last year. I was riding west to Shannonville for the races and moving along. Doing miles per hour instead of kilometers. Beautiful road and just as nice a day. I look to my...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 433
Views: 47,956
Posted By RydinFool
Go for It

My first Harley was a Sportster. Wanted a Harley ever since I was a kid. Ridiculed them, in part because I couldn't afford one. Then came the affordable 883 in '86. Bought it and have owned a Harley...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,493
Posted By RydinFool
45+mpg @ 85-100 mph - NO! Not in my experience. ...

45+mpg @ 85-100 mph - NO! Not in my experience.

My ST got 44mpg traveling from Florida to NY at interstate speeds around 75-80.

My Wee got 51 mpg traveling the same route the year before,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,569
Posted By RydinFool
2007 st

I bought my 2007 ST used because I wanted the visibility of silver. It has been said, the bike is a relentless mile eating machine. I have ridden mine from Potsdam, NY to Haines City, FL and back...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-27-2011, 04:35 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,221
Posted By RydinFool
no whiner just a voyeur

I love BMW airheads. I am interested in an oilhead, but perhaps I listen to much to the whiners. Modern BMW's interest me, but worry me. Initial outlay is a concern, but for reliability cost isn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,833
Posted By RydinFool
Sure

Go for it...but....it's been said "the most important part of the motorcycle is the "nut" holding the handlebars." You said you drove your porsche like an idiot. If that means what I think it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,424
Posted By RydinFool
Soo What did you do?

That's what I want to find out. Don't have a job, wondering if you should take the plane or pump the company for a minivacation before you go to work for them and consensus is, "get serious, get the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2011, 06:42 PM
Replies: 986
Views: 59,949
Posted By RydinFool
From my experience, YES!!!! I live in a rural...

From my experience, YES!!!! I live in a rural area. Lots of deer. I have had three close calls with deer, the closest actually touching the deer with my front wheel as I stopped. All my close...
Forum: Airheads 05-16-2011, 09:06 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,665
Posted By RydinFool
This has been a great read. I never knew an...

This has been a great read.

I never knew an airhead was an airhead until about five years ago. All I knew was I had wanted a BMW ever since I was a little kid. Wanted a Harley too. Couldn't...
Forum: Road warriors 04-19-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 424
Posted By RydinFool
+2 on the KLR, but for a little more money a...

+2 on the KLR, but for a little more money a Suzuki Wee Strom would make a nice bike, much cheaper than a BMW. Both have tons of stuff to farkle them up with. Check out the Stromtroopers site or...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-19-2011, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By RydinFool
Next?

I don't know Dan. There are two rallies close to me in May: the Minuteman and Mason Dixon 20/20. I was thinking I'd like to try a rally for the comraderie before and after, as well as the ride. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-18-2011, 06:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 728
Posted By RydinFool
First BunBurner

Well, I just completed my first BunBurner. I rode my Honda ST 1300 from Haines City, FL to Potsdam, NY - 1552 miles in 33hrs,38mins. I wanted to get into long distance riding and was looking at a...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2011, 06:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,085
Posted By RydinFool
Need?

Well, NEED is a powerful word. I like the idea of "all of them", but Peter Eagan wrote an article in his book Leanings (I or II, not sure which) and he made a good case for five. I think maybe...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2011, 05:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,424
Posted By RydinFool
Thumb Old Bikes for Old Men

Old Man, I wouldn't get rid of my Strom if I were you. I'd just buy another bike. :evil If you are patient, (old men can be that way, at least more so than back in the day) you can find some sweet...
Forum: Thumpers 02-07-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,166
Posted By RydinFool
Well, I didn't dump my big bikes, but I bought a...

Well, I didn't dump my big bikes, but I bought a KLR. Used 2008 with less than 3,000 miles, for 3800$. Every time I think it's time to sell a bike or two, the first one that comes to mind is the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,505
Posted By RydinFool
Any rural road in Canada. Can't comment on...

Any rural road in Canada. Can't comment on cities because I avoid all of them I can. No matter where I am. I've been on two long trips in Canada. One to Mirimichi, NB one summer and the other to...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,063
Posted By RydinFool
Great Thread. Overall I think any ten year old...

Great Thread. Overall I think any ten year old Japanese bike will be a good value. You can pick them up for next to nothing. I think it was last year Cycle World or Motorcyclist had an article...
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2010, 05:21 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,359
Posted By RydinFool
Shit-I can't believe I forgot my Yamaha XS 1100. ...

Shit-I can't believe I forgot my Yamaha XS 1100. I had that in graduate school. It almost killed me too.
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2010, 05:15 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 20,359
Posted By RydinFool
Memory Lane

1. Yamaha step thru frame 55cc three speed with a broken clutch cable. First bike didn't know nothing and beat it to death. Push started it in gear, stopped by falling off or braking to a stall. I...
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2010, 09:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,206
Posted By RydinFool
Great Report

Thanks for the report neighbor. It sounds just like the trip I'm planning in the future. Beautiful pictures. Thanks again.:super
Forum: Ride reports 12-04-2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 32,357
Posted By RydinFool
Respect

Krabill, I have to salute you. :thumbYou are hard core. I've done a couple thousand mile days (I'm an IronButt guy, new at it tho), but I didn't do it on a 250. You get right to the heart of what...
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