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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 07:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,841
Posted By RedShark
Local Suzuki dealer here picked up the...

Local Suzuki dealer here picked up the Victory/Indian lines recently, seem to have a LOT of them on the showroom floor at present, but not the new Scout yet.

Fit & finish look nice, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6,871
Views: 392,866
Posted By RedShark
I dunno, I'd check my lighting system. ...

I dunno, I'd check my lighting system.

Big enough to jam the front ? I think that would be visible unless riding too fast or close for the conditions, in my opinion - but then I hate riding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3,427
Views: 492,156
Posted By RedShark
I have just decided that at least half the...

I have just decided that at least half the operators (many don't even qualify as 'drivers' they are so vacuous) of motor vehicles are simply complete morons without a care or concern about anything...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 3,427
Views: 492,156
Posted By RedShark
I can just hear the PSA now: "Don't have...

I can just hear the PSA now:

"Don't have your head up your ass when you drive and for God's Sake - if someone passes you it's NOT anything that effects your precious little snowflake of an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 3,427
Views: 492,156
Posted By RedShark
Because having an angry crazy person that you...

Because having an angry crazy person that you have just assaulted directly BEHIND you in a 4-wheeler sounds like a good idea ?

I don't think you've thought this one through...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 9,997
Views: 2,086,764
Posted By RedShark
"It would be a shame if someone yanked off an old...

"It would be a shame if someone yanked off an old guy's arm and beat him with the bloody stump."

But seriously, having had someone do the passive-aggressive thing about my own bike - because...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,579
Posted By RedShark
" Mandrake, do you ever wonder why I only drink...

" Mandrake, do you ever wonder why I only drink pure rain water or Grain alcohol ?" - Sterling Hayden, Dr. Strangelove
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9,997
Views: 2,086,764
Posted By RedShark
eh, try doing a cross-country with Hawaii...

eh, try doing a cross-country with Hawaii plates...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 424
Views: 80,699
Posted By RedShark
I've owned 2 Ducati, an older M900 Monster and an...

I've owned 2 Ducati, an older M900 Monster and an ST4 - both dry clutches and didn't think there were hard to service or overly expensive to operate - what they sure DIDN'T like was stop-and-go...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,339
Posted By RedShark
Do you know what Proper entry speed is ? Not...

Do you know what Proper entry speed is ?

Not being mean here - an honest question even many experienced riders might "know" by feel and not by definition.

It is the speed at which you can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9,997
Views: 2,086,764
Posted By RedShark
Then faked a prolonged coughing and sneezing fit.

Then faked a prolonged coughing and sneezing fit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3,427
Views: 492,156
Posted By RedShark
Worst part of my little wake-up this morning was...

Worst part of my little wake-up this morning was that the rest of the way in the song "You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel" kept running through my head.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 3,427
Views: 492,156
Posted By RedShark
Not five minutes into my morning ride a white...

Not five minutes into my morning ride a white Ford F-150 work truck right in front of me coughed up it's right rear wheel.

Guy was about 6+ car lengths ahead of me on a straight-ish country...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,736
Posted By RedShark
Generally favorable response, right up to: ...

Generally favorable response, right up to:


Sue for what, exactly ? Posting photos of someone driving poorly ?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 04:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,736
Posted By RedShark
Funny. I got tail-gated pretty close on Saturday...

Funny. I got tail-gated pretty close on Saturday by a CAKE DELIVERY mini-van with full graphic wrap on it - and when I ducked between two cars to scrape him off my back tire, I looked over to see...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,487
Posted By RedShark
My old Honda Hawk GT ! Bought it ages ago...

My old Honda Hawk GT !

Bought it ages ago to use as a track bike, then they closed the track here so I converted it BACK to street use, and continued to dial it in with various improvements.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 3,427
Views: 492,156
Posted By RedShark
"We're not satisfied until YOU'RE not...

"We're not satisfied until YOU'RE not satisfied."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 22,266
Posted By RedShark
Sorry for the late check in, just found the...

Sorry for the late check in, just found the thread.

1. "Are you KIDDING me ?" - I hope this was your first words to him, followed by " You have GOT to be Kidding me..."

2. As a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,553
Posted By RedShark
It keeps the dust down ? Once had rain...

It keeps the dust down ?

Once had rain all day - riding the length of the Shenandoah valley, and you know, - those times it's BLASTING down really make you appreciate the times it's just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,981
Posted By RedShark
I still want the guy to show me a Harley on it's...

I still want the guy to show me a Harley on it's center stand.

Just one.

Only thing I can think of (aside from him being a complete lying fool) is that he thinks the side-stand IS the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,981
Posted By RedShark
1. This person is an adult in possession of a...

1. This person is an adult in possession of a driver's license ? I weep for our nation.

2. Is aluminum NOT metal ?

3. Constant pressure on the forks is detrimental ? Like when it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,781
Posted By RedShark
Another reason to love my little utility trailer...

Another reason to love my little utility trailer ! The deck is maybe a foot off the road - I can load my WeeStrom without even using a ramp - just a little throttle burp while standing alongside...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,046
Posted By RedShark
I had the same concern, hence locking hard side...

I had the same concern, hence locking hard side cases and tail box.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,213
Posted By RedShark
Another 'missed bike' - Had a buddy leave...

Another 'missed bike' -

Had a buddy leave school mid-semester in college and as a favor bailed him out of a nice clean Honda Aero 50. Not being much of a scooter guy I figured I'd just sell it on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,213
Posted By RedShark
I remember those well - they were pretty damn...

I remember those well - they were pretty damn good bikes. Funny front wheel size though.

I sold a Cagiva-vintage Monster M900 a few years back. About a week or two later the buyer calls me up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,076
Posted By RedShark
You are doing it WRONG !

You are doing it WRONG !
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 3,048
Views: 850,718
Posted By RedShark
Good thing she didn't come out of the car...

Good thing she didn't come out of the car shooting !
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,445
Posted By RedShark
Doing a cross-country ride I pulled into a...

Doing a cross-country ride I pulled into a covered gas station in Northern Nevada one hot, hot afternoon.

Dressed for the occasion in vented gloves,boots, pants & perforated leather jacket...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3,427
Views: 492,156
Posted By RedShark
This. Good write-up, btw.

This. Good write-up, btw.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-26-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,212
Posted By RedShark
Barbers Vintage Festival

I see the big fall AHMRA meet is scheduled for Oct 9-12 this year and I'm thinking of making the pilgrimage:

(fly to Philly, pick up bike stashed there, ride South for a day or 2, see...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,067
Posted By RedShark
Shared the upstairs 'apartment' at the old Two...

Shared the upstairs 'apartment' at the old Two Wheels Only roadhouse in Suches GA once with a 350+ pound Baptist minister and his not-small wife who had ridden in on an Intruder - I was thinking "How...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,088
Posted By RedShark
This morning I encountered a mid-20s couple on a...

This morning I encountered a mid-20s couple on a tired old Honda Shadow, no doubt doing the 'ride of shame' - neither wearing a stich of gear - shorts, light shirts, sandals - not even eyeglasses (...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9,997
Views: 2,086,764
Posted By RedShark
[QUOTE=mjfields_228;24167392] Homeless Man:...

[QUOTE=mjfields_228;24167392]
Homeless Man: "Ha, what are you worried about, getting fucked?!?!"
[QUOTE]

Hell yeah !
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 888
Views: 89,354
Posted By RedShark
"I'm at the apex already ?! That was quick..." ...

"I'm at the apex already ?! That was quick..."

Gotta keep up, you know.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9,997
Views: 2,086,764
Posted By RedShark
I got that more than a few times too with my...

I got that more than a few times too with my BMWs, VFR and Futura (all single-sided swing arms) - very concerned people asking "Are you sure that's strong enough?" - because you know what whimsical...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 10,966
Posted By RedShark
http://www.aerostich.com/sundry/mugs-posters-more/...

http://www.aerostich.com/sundry/mugs-posters-more/stickers-and-magnets/if-found-unconscious-sticker.html
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,928
Posted By RedShark
One Man Caravan by Robert Edison Fulton -...

One Man Caravan by Robert Edison Fulton - required reading, and clear proof that "adventure riding" isn't some recently-invented fad.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 3,427
Views: 492,156
Posted By RedShark
The rule is: If is small enough to eat in...

The rule is:

If is small enough to eat in one sitting, Just Hit It.

If it is larger than that; deer, boar, elk, etc - then you'd be best-off avoiding running it over.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 113,112
Posted By RedShark
"Cemeteries ? - Nah, too popular." ...

"Cemeteries ? - Nah, too popular."

"How do you figure ?"

"People are dying to get in there..."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,253
Posted By RedShark
The kickstand cut-out is there to TRY to keep you...

The kickstand cut-out is there to TRY to keep you from crashing from forgetting it.

other ways of going about it:

Ducati tried the spring-tension method: pick the bike off the side-stand...
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