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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,167
Posted By blackx70
Went out to the country on an overnight trip. ...

Went out to the country on an overnight trip. Later the next day, I went to put my helmet on, locked to the side of the bike, and found that a bird had started to construct a nest inside.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-22-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,242
Posted By blackx70
Loosened the filter on mine once to drain off...

Loosened the filter on mine once to drain off some and very little came out. When you go the bolt route, just be sure that she is not hot. Keep your fingers on the bolt and keep it butted up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,739
Posted By blackx70
Absolutely! I do not get the idea that you would...

Absolutely! I do not get the idea that you would take corners like you are in a race. There is too much crap on the roads for that.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-22-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 388,969
Posted By blackx70
Well, if you have been sitting in N with the...

Well, if you have been sitting in N with the clutch out, Pull in the clutch, wait a moment for things to spin down, then shift to 1. Works fine for me, no clunk.
Forum: Americas 04-03-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,089
Posted By blackx70
I put 40k miles on my Ninjette. Of course, it...

I put 40k miles on my Ninjette. Of course, it took me 4 years.:roflGood luck to you.:clap
Forum: GS Boxers 02-14-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 12,853
Posted By blackx70
Speaking of hall sensors. When I first got my...

Speaking of hall sensors. When I first got my 1100R and rode in the rain, I experienced the hesitation non sense. From prior reading, i knew where to look. I pulled off the front cover and could...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 22,320
Posted By blackx70
And all of the miles that you are putting on the...

And all of the miles that you are putting on the bike are not miles on the more expensive to replace truck or car.
Forum: The Garage 02-05-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,124
Posted By blackx70
I did htis to mine with a very thin piece of...

I did htis to mine with a very thin piece of plastic. Oil would travel up the left fork during a ride. Running the plastic around between the fork and seal fixed the problem and has not been an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 16,023
Posted By blackx70
70 mph on my old Ninja 250 was 9000 rpm. It...

70 mph on my old Ninja 250 was 9000 rpm. It would do that all day long.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-08-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 685
Views: 173,645
Posted By blackx70
M24 Duster

Gainesville, FL VFW.

http://i42.tinypic.com/33uwtbn.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 224,612
Posted By blackx70
Riding along a side street, a cat darted in front...

Riding along a side street, a cat darted in front of me from between two cars. It turns out, he was being chased by another cat that promptly stopped in front of me. I rode right over the top of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2013, 10:08 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,024
Posted By blackx70
Brake check to cause fraud? I can not imagine a...

Brake check to cause fraud? I can not imagine a motorcycle rider wanting to get hit by a car.
Forum: The Garage 01-17-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 29,953
Posted By blackx70
When I got my bike, there were weights on the...

When I got my bike, there were weights on the front wheel. I replaced the tire and removed the weights. I did a spin balance and could not find a heavy spot. I have been running with no weight on...
Forum: Face plant 10-01-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,795
Posted By blackx70
I have gone through 4 sets of tires in my short...

I have gone through 4 sets of tires in my short riding career and have yet to have any issues. I don't know.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,107
Posted By blackx70
Just replaced my lines a couple of weeks ago. ...

Just replaced my lines a couple of weeks ago. You replace the hard line going across with the longer of the two. I actually threaded it through the rubber bushing on the left side before connecting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 106,034
Posted By blackx70
During lunch, I rode over to the local big box...

During lunch, I rode over to the local big box store sans my jacket. I had my boots, gloves, and full face helmt. Nothing happened. Felt kind of exhilarating, like I was doing someting naughty. ...
Forum: Face plant 09-12-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,032
Posted By blackx70
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Face plant 08-31-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 11,723
Posted By blackx70
You all drive on the wrong side of the road. ...

You all drive on the wrong side of the road. :roflGlad you were relatively unscathed.
Forum: Face plant 08-28-2012, 09:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,874
Posted By blackx70
I also responded in that thread, secretly hoping...

I also responded in that thread, secretly hoping that I was not bringing bad karma onto myself. Glad that you are ok.
Forum: Face plant 08-28-2012, 06:12 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 61,632
Posted By blackx70
The reaper can come anytime and anywhere. ...

The reaper can come anytime and anywhere.

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/topstories/article/270760/483/Van-slams-into-home-killing-sleeping-17-year-old-girl
Forum: Face plant 08-27-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 61,632
Posted By blackx70
I have been riding for 4.5 years now. About...

I have been riding for 4.5 years now. About 46,000 miles give or take. I do admit that starting later in life probably has made me appreciate and work harder at keeping body and soul together.
Forum: Face plant 08-27-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 61,632
Posted By blackx70
42. A youngin in this crowd, I guess. :rofl

42. A youngin in this crowd, I guess. :rofl
Forum: Face plant 08-27-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 61,632
Posted By blackx70
Fine, but there seems to be a streak of fatalism...

Fine, but there seems to be a streak of fatalism that is kind of silly.
Forum: Face plant 08-27-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 61,632
Posted By blackx70
Sorry, but riding a motorcycle is not a...

Sorry, but riding a motorcycle is not a prescription for death. People die every day, all kinds of ways.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-24-2012, 10:58 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 30,144
Posted By blackx70
Cost not retail, if that. That is BS.

Cost not retail, if that. That is BS.
Forum: Face plant 08-24-2012, 10:14 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 61,632
Posted By blackx70
I bought my first bike from out of state and I...

I bought my first bike from out of state and I did not have my endorsement (was waiting for the class). I needed to get it registered but could not get the bike to the DMV so they gave me a form to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2012, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 205,334
Posted By blackx70
Stopped by the new local BMW dealer in Orange...

Stopped by the new local BMW dealer in Orange Park, FL to see if they happen to have any dash lights in stock for my 1100R (thought that I would throw a couple of bucks their way). Parts guy was nice...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,174
Views: 230,883
Posted By blackx70
I love this topbox. It is very useful. Helmet,...

I love this topbox. It is very useful. Helmet, gloves, bringing a lot of stuff home from a quick trip to the store.

http://i46.tinypic.com/23s8cbr.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-12-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,800
Posted By blackx70
Very cool. Thank you for the pictures.

Very cool. Thank you for the pictures.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2012, 02:53 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,450
Posted By blackx70
You are driving the rental. Do you expect them...

You are driving the rental. Do you expect them to pay for your gas also?
Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2012, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 444
Posted By blackx70
Not an answer to your question, but it brings up...

Not an answer to your question, but it brings up something that I always wondered about. You see plenty of pictures and movies of BMWs, Zundaps, etc. stuck in the Russian mud during WWII. Either...
Forum: Face plant 07-26-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,495
Posted By blackx70
What exactly was the dispute? Where your medical...

What exactly was the dispute? Where your medical bills not covered regardless of fault?
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-24-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By blackx70
That sounds like a cool idea. Good luck with...

That sounds like a cool idea. Good luck with your trip. :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2012, 10:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,417
Posted By blackx70
I have been a member two years. As long as you...

I have been a member two years. As long as you renew with a CC, you get the roadside assistance. 35 miles is covered. I have used it twice. No issues.
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2012, 09:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,377
Posted By blackx70
The rack on my wife's Jaguar XJ12 was leaking. I...

The rack on my wife's Jaguar XJ12 was leaking. I removed and sent it to a rebuilder that replaced all of the seals, etc. for $250. He mailed it back and I reinstalled. No issues 2 years later.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,586
Posted By blackx70
A couple of years ago, I was riding along one of...

A couple of years ago, I was riding along one of the local streets when a cat darted across in front of me. It turns out that he was being chased by another cat that froze directly in front of me. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-31-2012, 08:21 PM
Replies: 277
Views: 54,923
Posted By blackx70
http://i49.tinypic.com/2vmeef5.jpg

http://i49.tinypic.com/2vmeef5.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2012, 09:54 AM
Replies: 35,539
Views: 8,979,931
Posted By blackx70
Wow, you have to be pretty small to make an EX250...

Wow, you have to be pretty small to make an EX250 look that big. :rofl
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,668
Posted By blackx70
I have AMA for two years. They towed a car home...

I have AMA for two years. They towed a car home for me last year and towed a motorcycle this year. Certainly worth the price of admission to me.
Forum: Face plant 04-09-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 10,488
Posted By blackx70
There was no way that the driver did not notice...

There was no way that the driver did not notice that he was involved judging from the damage to the truck. It is likely that the driver was in a little bit of shock and did not really know how to...
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