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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 93,574
Posted By WDG
Ain't THAT the truth, though. (And "reality"...

Ain't THAT the truth, though.
(And "reality" shows may be the worst of the lot. They're anything BUT reality.)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 1,579,768
Posted By WDG
Francis 'Psycho' Soyer from the movie Stripes: ...

Francis 'Psycho' Soyer from the movie Stripes:
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I was wondering the origin of...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-31-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 221,968
Posted By WDG
OT: Joe's Guide to Zion National Park

BTW, for those who don't know about Zion, one of my favorite sites on it is Joe's Guide to Zion National Park (http://www.citrusmilo.com/zionguide/). It includes guides to the trails and some very...
Forum: Road warriors 03-30-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,670
Posted By WDG
I've read somewhere that the Indians really don't...

I've read somewhere that the Indians really don't get our "obsession" with model years. No idea whether that's a factor, or not.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-29-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 221,968
Posted By WDG
Cool! I'm hoping we can do Angel's Landing next...

Cool! I'm hoping we can do Angel's Landing next time we're in Zion. I'm in better shape than last time, so that should help.
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,087
Posted By WDG
Was the XBR500 ever imported to the U.S.? I could...

Was the XBR500 ever imported to the U.S.? I could surely be tempted by one of those, today.

My first bike was an Ascot FT500. I'd love to see an updated modern EFI version of it.
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 169,648
Posted By WDG
To my eye, ALL the matte black and gray paint...

To my eye, ALL the matte black and gray paint jobs pretty much look like the painters inhaled too many fumes, and forgot to get around to applying the actual paint. :freaky
(But, to each his own....
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,524
Posted By WDG
I'd love to be able to rent one for a week or...

I'd love to be able to rent one for a week or two, and really get a feel for it, as the demo ride was my first experience with sidecar. I can see where it might not be for everyone, as the handling...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,670
Posted By WDG
Is that due to being near the engine's limits, or...

Is that due to being near the engine's limits, or due to how the bike handles at speed?

(I'm hoping ACE will have a Fireball conversion for the UCE engines available soon, both for power as well...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,670
Posted By WDG
I saw one of these in this new color at a car...

I saw one of these in this new color at a car show, of all places. It's not a color I would have normally thought I would choose, but I find myself REALLY liking it. To my eye, it perfectly fits the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 280,661
Posted By WDG
Ditto! Fortunately, I usually had my friend along...

Ditto! Fortunately, I usually had my friend along to help push the car out.



After this year's big ice storm in Fort Worth, my wife & I went out in the Jeep, just blasting around, having a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 1,579,768
Posted By WDG
Based upon the few HD riders I know, I'm guessing...

Based upon the few HD riders I know, I'm guessing their point of view would be 'if Harley doesn't make it, nobody needs it.' :rolleyes
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 1,579,768
Posted By WDG
A: "Have you been full of it all day, or did you...

A: "Have you been full of it all day, or did you stop in here just to top up?" :D
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 61,746
Posted By WDG
That 160 Touring Kit looks interesting. Anyone...

That 160 Touring Kit looks interesting. Anyone here put one one yet?
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,670
Posted By WDG
Agreed about the "doghouse." I rather like the...

Agreed about the "doghouse."
I rather like the beehive taillight they have at Retrocycle: (http://www.retrocycle.com/CustomChromeSku/26357/Beehive_Taillight.html) ...
Forum: Hacks 02-24-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,524
Posted By WDG
There's an orange 2013 like that at Storm's in...

There's an orange 2013 like that at Storm's in Grand Prairie, TX, too. It's a great looking rig! Their demo day is March 7, so I'm looking forward to trying one out. I have absolutely no experience...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-09-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 221,968
Posted By WDG
Is this the same place, or a different but...

Is this the same place, or a different but similar looking tower?
http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd306/WDGF/06123101_R7_0050.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 11-24-2013, 05:25 PM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 169,648
Posted By WDG
I was hoping to see these at the Dallas show, but...

I was hoping to see these at the Dallas show, but the reveal was just days prior, so I really wasn't surprised they weren't there.
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 169,648
Posted By WDG
But is there any need for the U.S. versions to be...

But is there any need for the U.S. versions to be limited? Correct me if I'm wrong, but wouldn't a restrictor plate of some kind meet the European power limits, on the models sold there?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 280,661
Posted By WDG
On any roads around the Fort Worth/Dallas area...

On any roads around the Fort Worth/Dallas area that had any level of heavy traffic -- especially stop & go -- I prefer to avoid the center, as that's where the grease track is. Especially when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2013, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 1,579,768
Posted By WDG
If I'm not mistaken, Yamaha also did the head...

If I'm not mistaken, Yamaha also did the head design on the original Ford Taurus SHO.

(Whoops, should have read further before posting. ttpete beat me to it.)
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-17-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,095
Views: 221,968
Posted By WDG
This pic looks like it could make you a nice...

This pic looks like it could make you a nice avatar. Love it!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2013, 08:08 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 280,661
Posted By WDG
Are you saying it's wrong? :D

Are you saying it's wrong? :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 280,661
Posted By WDG
Or those akward times when you honk before...

Or those akward times when you honk before getting a better look. :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 169,648
Posted By WDG
I expect it's seriously off-topic, but here's the...

I expect it's seriously off-topic, but here's the opening paragraph from a book released in 1993. It's always seemed to me an apt description of what it was looking like to be born Gen-X (AKA: 13th...
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2,016
Views: 169,648
Posted By WDG
Thumb I'm not a Harley-Davidson fan by any stretch of...

I'm not a Harley-Davidson fan by any stretch of the imagination, but find myself liking these two anyway... much to my surprise. I'd love to take a test ride on both of them, if they have a local...
Forum: Road warriors 09-11-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 420
Views: 61,746
Posted By WDG
Interesting that Tyga doesn't seem to have the...

Interesting that Tyga doesn't seem to have the yellow panels available. Or I'm just not seeing them.

Here's an accessory line for this bike that I think Honda is overlooking. If the color body...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 189,312
Posted By WDG
Sounds like they did a good job of it, too. ...

Sounds like they did a good job of it, too.

It's amazing how much damage a single bad employee can do to a business (ANY business,) especially if he's in some key position. Your story is a good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 280,661
Posted By WDG
Y'all actually stop for those silly lights?...

Y'all actually stop for those silly lights? Dallas used to have them on Central Expressway in the 80's. I (and at least half the other drivers) have never run so many red lights as I did with those...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7,833
Views: 1,579,768
Posted By WDG
"Well, there's your trouble, pal. You don't...

"Well, there's your trouble, pal. You don't think." :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 280,661
Posted By WDG
Many of them go into government.

Many of them go into government.
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2013, 10:33 AM
Replies: 698
Views: 140,347
Posted By WDG
That looks GREAT! I'm definitely going to keep...

That looks GREAT! I'm definitely going to keep the colored stitching in mind, if I ever have a seat reupholstered.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2013, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 280,661
Posted By WDG
She sounds like the kind that would likely do the...

She sounds like the kind that would likely do the same in front of a truck. Sadly, there wasn't one there to help filter some of the glop out of the gene pool.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2013, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 280,661
Posted By WDG
Someone told me once, that the more insecure...

Someone told me once, that the more insecure people are, the more keys they tend to carry around with them. I have no idea if that's true. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 189,312
Posted By WDG
^^^ THIS! (I know... I'm dredging up an old...

^^^ THIS!
(I know... I'm dredging up an old part of the thread. Getting caught up.)

Not only does the customer get his tires done and the dealership make a profit, but the kid gets valuable...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 280,661
Posted By WDG
Lived there for many years, and followed my own...

Lived there for many years, and followed my own advice in #1 & #2, so I didn't have to be #3. :D

Dallas is WHERE I came to understand the "Stay out the way" rule. It works everywhere. What it does...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2013, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,259
Posted By WDG
Government probably pays better. Plus, there's...

Government probably pays better. Plus, there's less chance of prison time. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 280,661
Posted By WDG
^^^THIS! My primary rule for driving is...

^^^THIS!

My primary rule for driving is "Stay the hell out of other people's way." Be it for speed or for other reasons, if more folks drove by this one simple rule, there would be a LOT less...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 2,064
Views: 280,661
Posted By WDG
Three options for you, there: 1) Move. 2)...

Three options for you, there:
1) Move.
2) Quit whining.
3) Enjoy a reputation as the whiner who wouldn't do anything about it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,751
Posted By WDG
Yep. I should have done that, first.

Yep. I should have done that, first.
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