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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2013, 07:17 PM
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Views: 278,138
Posted By Forty Years Ago
Read the post by Foot Dragger. Then, if you are...

Read the post by Foot Dragger. Then, if you are able, think about it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 278,138
Posted By Forty Years Ago
Why did you roll the stop sign? Was it just to...

Why did you roll the stop sign? Was it just to make it more difficult for those of us that obey traffic traffic laws when riding our bikes?
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2013, 09:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,412
Posted By Forty Years Ago
Invested 2k in new shocks and forks, re jetted...

Invested 2k in new shocks and forks, re jetted the carbs, replaced the rear sprocket, mounted TOR silencer, put in new headlights, mounted a fly screen and added a Ventura luggage system and Metzler...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2013, 11:39 PM
Replies: 21,117
Views: 6,077,145
Posted By Forty Years Ago
There is no large gas tank sold for the Bonnie or...

There is no large gas tank sold for the Bonnie or the Scrambler. The tank on the EFI bikes are larger( IMHO, not as attractive)in order to accommodate the in tank electric fuel pump
Forum: Face plant 06-25-2013, 08:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,979
Posted By Forty Years Ago
Last July, in a crash I have no memory of, I ...

Last July, in a crash I have no memory of, I
a thoracic vertebrae and a lumbar vertebrae. I was in a neck brace for the upper vertebrae for six weeks and and a torso brace for the lumbar...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 16,357
Posted By Forty Years Ago
I'm guessing that your English class at...

I'm guessing that your English class at Tallahassee Community College was a little short on fundamentals.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 16,357
Posted By Forty Years Ago
Are you aware of the concept of quotation marks?

Are you aware of the concept of quotation marks?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 16,357
Posted By Forty Years Ago
IMHO not using a turn signal is not only...

IMHO not using a turn signal is not only dangerous but qualifies you as a "self-entitled asshole".

Here in Southern California we have a very large immigrant population from all over the world and...
Forum: Face plant 08-27-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 44,840
Posted By Forty Years Ago
Perhaps now is the time.

Six weeks ago I had an accident after coming out of the Malibu Mtns. after a great ride. Total amnesia from before accident until waking up in the hospital a day and a half later. Results: Triumph...
Forum: Face plant 07-22-2012, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,849
Posted By Forty Years Ago
How do you know if the dealer put any air in the...

How do you know if the dealer put any air in the tires?:D
Forum: Face plant 07-21-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,546
Posted By Forty Years Ago
If it was me and especially after the accident I...

If it was me and especially after the accident I wouldn't have hopped on that GS to move it down the road without a helmet. Just saying.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,122
Posted By Forty Years Ago
For starters, your bike is overloaded. ...

For starters, your bike is overloaded.

Approximate figures GVWR 738 lb
Curb Weight 416
Your weight ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2012, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,859
Posted By Forty Years Ago
I beg to differ. Most people over 70 don't know...

I beg to differ. Most people over 70 don't know how to text.:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2012, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 278,138
Posted By Forty Years Ago
It's sort of like driving down the freeway and...

It's sort of like driving down the freeway and trying to keep from looking at the accident in the other lane.You know you shouldn't do it but your eyes are dawn to the horror of it all.:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,714
Posted By Forty Years Ago
My Shoei X12 is considerably noisier than my X11...

My Shoei X12 is considerably noisier than my X11 even though it has an advanced system for sealing the face shield to the helmet. I attribute the increased noise to the overall design of the 12 and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,859
Posted By Forty Years Ago
You have a good point. However, older drivers,...

You have a good point. However, older drivers, unlike anyone under 30, don't text and drive.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 278,138
Posted By Forty Years Ago
Go on down the road.

Is there a sub basement of Jo Momma that we can banish Gumme to? I am also an avid bicyclist, but if I want to go on line and read and post about bicyclists, I do it on a bicycling forum.

I used...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2012, 11:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,319
Posted By Forty Years Ago
A large cup of very strong coffee consumed far...

A large cup of very strong coffee consumed far enough in advance to get my bowels moving. My younger brother and his buddy actually smoke a bowl before a ride. Personally, I think they're crazy.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-11-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,514
Posted By Forty Years Ago
I lived in Novato for ten years before escaping...

I lived in Novato for ten years before escaping to San Rafael. You're right, the rest of Marin thinks of Novato as South Petaluma. Seriously, a great place to raise a family.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 2,659
Views: 360,533
Posted By Forty Years Ago
Sounds suspiciously like illegal immigrants in...

Sounds suspiciously like illegal immigrants in Los Angeles:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2012, 08:59 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,434
Posted By Forty Years Ago
Mesh has always worked for me. This is Death...

Mesh has always worked for me. This is Death Valley at 115 degrees. Polypro T shirt and shorts underneath. I wore a Cool Tie Hydration scarf around my neck. The Camelbak tube fits easily under my...
Forum: Ride reports 07-09-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 262,735
Posted By Forty Years Ago
That's funny:rofl

That's funny:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,807
Posted By Forty Years Ago
Damn, the demographic for cream sherry drinkers...

Damn, the demographic for cream sherry drinkers is well north of 75. I'm in awe that you're still riding:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2012, 03:33 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 22,501
Posted By Forty Years Ago
Let me see...Ibafran has been a member of this...

Let me see...Ibafran has been a member of this forum for about 5 years and has recorded about 1050 posts. You on the other hand have been here about 4 years and have posted 4750 times. Talk about...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2012, 03:25 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 262,735
Posted By Forty Years Ago
Actually Cliff, it wasn't me it was this: ...

Actually Cliff, it wasn't me it was this:

http://education.ti.com/educationportal/sites/US/productDetail/us_baii_plus.html

Time value of money calculations. Costs about $25.00. I never buy a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 22,501
Posted By Forty Years Ago
All of the noise sources you mentioned...

All of the noise sources you mentioned theoretically benefit some group or person other than the originator of the noise(except perhaps the home generator).

Who or what does the loud bike benefit...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 262,735
Posted By Forty Years Ago
According to my mental math, your payments are...

According to my mental math, your payments are about $620.00 per month. If it's much more than that Long Beach BMW really put the blocks to you. In any event the dealer laid you away big time. My...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,683
Posted By Forty Years Ago
Exit 101 at the 23. Over Grimes Canyon to...

Exit 101 at the 23. Over Grimes Canyon to Fillmore to Santa Paula. Take 150 to Ojai around Lake Casitas to 101. Take 154 to the top exit Stagecoach Rd. Lunch at Cold Springs Tavern (Famous biker hang...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2012, 12:50 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 262,735
Posted By Forty Years Ago
Deja vu. It's like reading Carlos Castenada's "...

Deja vu. It's like reading Carlos Castenada's " The Teachings of Don Juan, a Yaqui Way to Knowledge" in the 60's.
Extremely interesting but turned out to be total bullshit.

The difference is,...
Forum: Ride reports 07-07-2012, 04:58 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 262,735
Posted By Forty Years Ago
It might have been the worst decision of your...

It might have been the worst decision of your trip. Did you take the time to figure out how much interest you will be paying over five years to finance the cost of your BMW at MSRP plus setup, plus...
Forum: Ride reports 07-06-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 262,735
Posted By Forty Years Ago
"Huge payments for the next five years"? ...

"Huge payments for the next five years"?

Final proof that Cliff is certifiable.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 31,626
Views: 7,731,160
Posted By Forty Years Ago
No self respecting ex bicycle shop owner would...

No self respecting ex bicycle shop owner would bother hauling that Wal Mart special around on the back of his moto.
Bicycle is a cheap piece of crap.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,340
Posted By Forty Years Ago
Manual says don't, so I don't. Only used it twice...

Manual says don't, so I don't. Only used it twice when bike took a nap in deep sand.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 31,626
Views: 7,731,160
Posted By Forty Years Ago
Kudos! That's very clever.

Kudos! That's very clever.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 22,501
Posted By Forty Years Ago
I think the anger, frustration and rude posts by...

I think the anger, frustration and rude posts by those that oppose loud pipes, myself included, is engendered by feelings of helplessness in our failure to convince the loud pipe folks of our concern...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,853
Posted By Forty Years Ago
Being a lifelong ADHD sufferer, as I suspect you...

Being a lifelong ADHD sufferer, as I suspect you may be , I discovered, quite by accident, that the mental alertness required by a prudent motorcyclist in the perfect antidote. Serious bicycling also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2012, 07:55 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 278,138
Posted By Forty Years Ago
You seem to be very knowledgeable film fan...

You seem to be very knowledgeable film fan perhaps you would be kind enough to share with us your bicycling experience.
How long have you been riding? How many miles in an average week. Length of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,486
Posted By Forty Years Ago
I watched 5 minutes of your video before getting...

I watched 5 minutes of your video before getting bored. My question is who is dogging whom? You spent an awful long time right up his ass. That would piss me off. It appears that he continually gave...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2012, 07:14 PM
Replies: 5,048
Views: 278,138
Posted By Forty Years Ago
You brilliant people cannot even comprehend a...

You brilliant people cannot even comprehend a sentence in simple English. You are in the right lane, your mirror is on the left side of your helmet because the traffic will be passing on your left....
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-02-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,080
Posted By Forty Years Ago
Pissed It only took three posts before someone...

It only took three posts before someone highjacked the Lefthand Canyon thread! It would be nice if you exhibited some forum courtesy. I was looking forward to reading about one of my favorite roads.
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