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Forum: Face plant 10-12-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,719
Posted By lineareagle
Lucky you missed the culvert. That would have had...

Lucky you missed the culvert. That would have had a far different result.
Forum: Face plant 09-22-2013, 12:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,527
Posted By lineareagle
Hey, I'm 65 and recently broke a couple. Fear not...

Hey, I'm 65 and recently broke a couple. Fear not we are made of tougher stuff than you whipper snappers.

Just don't make him laugh too much, or sneeze, or roll around on the ground or . . .
Forum: Face plant 09-21-2013, 07:13 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 85,338
Posted By lineareagle
Speedy recovery and best wishes for everything to...

Speedy recovery and best wishes for everything to turn out well.
Forum: Face plant 08-29-2013, 03:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,894
Posted By lineareagle
Probably one of the hardest things to be...

Probably one of the hardest things to be consistent on is STOPPING at every unmarked intersection and taking the time to look. So easy to snap a look back and forth and then proceed.
Do this enough...
Forum: Face plant 07-07-2013, 03:21 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 38,598
Posted By lineareagle
@ Zora

"So in other words, it will be dark and gloomy for awhile there, my fellow injured inmates, but if you live to ride, there is hope! "

I believe just about everyone on this thread plans to ride or...
Forum: Face plant 06-07-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,549
Posted By lineareagle
WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. See above. Fine to ride like...

WRONG, WRONG, WRONG. See above. Fine to ride like that on the straight and narrow and little traffic, but as soon as you get to a corner it should be balls of feet on pegs and toes pointed in...
Forum: Face plant 06-07-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 38,598
Posted By lineareagle
That's a lot of steel in the paw Hev. Is it all...

That's a lot of steel in the paw Hev. Is it all still in there? That arm must be a lot more muscular than the other! :)
Forum: Face plant 06-06-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,549
Posted By lineareagle
You REALLY want to keep your toes tight to the...

You REALLY want to keep your toes tight to the bike or you might end up with:

http://lineareagle.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/moto-photo/i-jg2mzq4/0/M/Whole%20Plate.001-M.jpg

It is called a...
Forum: Face plant 06-05-2013, 02:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,739
Posted By lineareagle
I fight this battle every time I ride. Failure to...

I fight this battle every time I ride. Failure to come to a full stop has cost me many scrapes and a few near misses.

Amazing I just don't break the habit. Good reminder - AGAIN!
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,038
Posted By lineareagle
I would be interested to know if an insurance...

I would be interested to know if an insurance company can deny a claim if they can show you failed to observe the official regs or the manufacturers suggested time to replace. That would worry me...
Forum: Face plant 06-01-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,475
Posted By lineareagle
That really sucks, I have heard nothing about...

That really sucks, I have heard nothing about that up here, but I am not a big news man either.
Forum: Face plant 06-01-2013, 01:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,245
Posted By lineareagle
I was looking for a new bike and bought it as...

I was looking for a new bike and bought it as soon as the insurance check arrived. I was still on my back with a leg in the air. It was another 2 months before I could go and pick it up.
I was...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2013, 03:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,253
Posted By lineareagle
Every bike I have seen that did an endo has frame...

Every bike I have seen that did an endo has frame damage. Good luck on getting anywhere near what you think it is worth.

Glad you are ok, nice pic.
Forum: Face plant 05-15-2013, 11:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,465
Posted By lineareagle
Assume jeans, chaps, work boots, fingerless...

Assume jeans, chaps, work boots, fingerless gloves, loose jacket (orange and black maybe?) and half a lid.

Now review the damage to your gear and think of the damage had you been wearing the...
Forum: Face plant 04-29-2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 38,598
Posted By lineareagle
Ouch

Nice piece!
This is the full Monty for sure. Hope the healing proceeds well and quickly. Vitamin d and good nutrition help a lot at this stage and the fun is just beginning, but you shall prevail!
Forum: Face plant 04-25-2013, 07:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,560
Posted By lineareagle
Wham

JettPilot said it. It is not speed per se that causes injuries like yours - and mine. Often it is the acceleration forces. If you have ever dropped a bike like the GS stopped you will often be...
Forum: Face plant 03-16-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 38,598
Posted By lineareagle
Probably one of the lessons from this thread is...

Probably one of the lessons from this thread is that although injuries do happen and surgery is called for and modern orthopaedic surgery can put together just about any bone disturbance, the spirit,...
Forum: Face plant 02-18-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 34,013
Posted By lineareagle
In addition strong winds can create a vortex...

In addition strong winds can create a vortex effect as they pass over an object. In other words you will feel the wind coming from the other side, then when you pass out of the shadowed area you will...
Forum: Face plant 02-02-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 38,598
Posted By lineareagle
As the OP I hereby nominate you for NBHM honorary...

As the OP I hereby nominate you for NBHM honorary member. NonBikeHeavyMetal.
Forum: Face plant 12-24-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 38,598
Posted By lineareagle
So I actually did see an ortho about removing the...

So I actually did see an ortho about removing the hardware.
1. You should have it done by whoever put it in.
2. They probably won't do it either if it has been more than a year or so unless you...
Forum: Face plant 12-02-2012, 05:47 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,837
Posted By lineareagle
One of the reasons I like my 'stich' You put on...

One of the reasons I like my 'stich' You put on the jacket, the pants are right there as well.

Plus when you slide your jacket, or your pants don't slide apart and leave you exposed and

You can...
Forum: Face plant 10-16-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,460
Posted By lineareagle
When it is not fun anymore.

When it is not fun anymore.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,117
Posted By lineareagle
What a couple of dicks, blasting through the...

What a couple of dicks, blasting through the water and splashing one of the locals.

Then the local goes up and gives them a hand. Who is the better human here.

Idiots.
Forum: Face plant 09-18-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,895
Posted By lineareagle
Betcha didn't think you had it in you to do...

Betcha didn't think you had it in you to do summersaults at your age!:eek1

Hope that hand heals well so you can keep on doing what you do.

Yep any animals around - slow down or stop and let...
Forum: Face plant 09-03-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,442
Posted By lineareagle
Thumb Tai-Chi

Its been TWO YEARS.
Wow, I still have very fond memories of this get off and the folks I met.

I did retrieve the bike. I rode it home direct from Wasilla to the GTA but did no camping just...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-01-2012, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,475
Posted By lineareagle
The comfort of the seat lets me ride where and...

The comfort of the seat lets me ride where and when I want with no - gonna skip its cause my ass will hurt - events.

No I found no difference in how I ride, have had one on my RT and now on The...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-02-2012, 08:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,829
Posted By lineareagle
Did this on my '06. I still have a big foot on...

Did this on my '06. I still have a big foot on the side stand, mainly for soft soil. I left the center stand alone and when I put the bike on the center stand I just run the rear wheel up on a piece...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,932
Posted By lineareagle
A quick response to the question of 'Why having...

A quick response to the question of 'Why having the controls handy is a good thing.'

I have had the Ralle-Moto on my '06 for 2 or 3 years. Dempster, Dalton, etc.

The great advantage of being...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,729
Posted By lineareagle
I have the rallemoto on my '06. Fantastic...

I have the rallemoto on my '06. Fantastic difference and as they say if it saves one drop it is worth. On my run up the Dempster and Dalton plus lots of loose gravel, sand and rocks in between, love...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 752
Posted By lineareagle
I remove the cover. then release the stick...

I remove the cover.
then release the stick cable from the indents and get it loose as far back as possible.
grip the stick boot with the puller and with the thumb on the cylinder head pull firmly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2012, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,306
Posted By lineareagle
If it is 205 doesn't matter. Still a good...

If it is 205 doesn't matter. Still a good reminder. Tough dude able to walk away from that one.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-15-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,174
Posted By lineareagle
Well if you are really going to do mostly dirt...

Well if you are really going to do mostly dirt roads and fire roads I think you are looking at the wrong bikes - personally.
The GSA is a phenomenal long distance traveller and gravel dirt road...
Forum: Face plant 03-29-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,313
Posted By lineareagle
Fuuuck. Ouch, Ouch, Ouch. Heal well, oh man,...

Fuuuck. Ouch, Ouch, Ouch.

Heal well, oh man, shivers.
Forum: Face plant 03-26-2012, 06:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,632
Posted By lineareagle
Saw that coming. Combination of ruts, pot...

Saw that coming.
Combination of ruts, pot holes and a closing dirt track. BTDT
Plus the pulsing tail light of your buddy in front, slowing, slowing.

Glad you are AOKAY.
Forum: Face plant 03-13-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,195
Posted By lineareagle
I'm thinking if there are no one way trails I...

I'm thinking if there are no one way trails I would be riding with a whip flag. Could have just as easily crested that hill and run into a 4 wheeler.

He certainly did fixate and the bike followed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,261
Posted By lineareagle
Been riding for 50 years and never broke anything...

Been riding for 50 years and never broke anything until 5 years ago when I low sided at 70 mph on a sanded corner. Broke my leg on the way down, toe caught the pavement before the rest of me. If it...
Forum: Face plant 03-07-2012, 06:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,180
Posted By lineareagle
My greatest fear is pounding into a wood rat....

My greatest fear is pounding into a wood rat. Glad you survived the encounter.
Looks like the deer gave you a parting gift of slowing you down - with the hair in the helmet.

I punched a deer with...
Forum: Face plant 02-26-2012, 05:12 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 38,598
Posted By lineareagle
Interesting. BTW my time under the knife in the...

Interesting.
BTW my time under the knife in the OR for the placement of the hardware - 45 minutes!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 99,009
Posted By lineareagle
http://lineareagle.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/moto-ph...

http://lineareagle.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/moto-photo/Bultaco1/126024704_SHybh-M.jpg

But they wouldn't let me stand up on the pegs!
Forum: GS Boxers 02-25-2012, 06:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,328
Posted By lineareagle
VERWY VERWY CAREFULLY> You learn to pick...

VERWY VERWY CAREFULLY>

You learn to pick yours spots to park so you can ride out. Frankly surprised at how many park and then have to back out.

I usually move the bike dismounted. In 50 years...
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