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Forum: Road warriors 09-24-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,190
Posted By 2slo
I have an 08 Tiger 1050. It rails just fine...

I have an 08 Tiger 1050. It rails just fine including two up. The big triple gets down the road in a hurry too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 177,300
Posted By 2slo
So I went out to the local HS parking lot today...

So I went out to the local HS parking lot today to give this stuff a try. Wow, harder than I expected. I just set up a GP8 and did maybe 50 laps. I never did get to full lock, but I did try to...
Forum: Face plant 11-11-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 13,814
Posted By 2slo
Real4Life1 - Glad you're OK. Some thoughts...

Real4Life1 - Glad you're OK.

Some thoughts on Interstate riding and passing:

When there are more than two lanes, I like to stay in the right track of the left lane going a bit faster than...
Forum: Face plant 11-13-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,874
Posted By 2slo
Glad you're mostly OK. Heal fast. [Insert...

Glad you're mostly OK. Heal fast. [Insert safety lecture here.]
Forum: Face plant 11-13-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,873
Posted By 2slo
I would caution against stopping more than a car...

I would caution against stopping more than a car length behind a stopped car. I usually cheat to the side with the best escape but stay fairly close to the car in front of me.

My theory, based...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2011, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 233,056
Posted By 2slo
Yeah. I don't worry so much I'm willing to give...

Yeah. I don't worry so much I'm willing to give up the convenience. Those big aluminum side cases look like a disaster waiting to happen but you never hear about somebody snapping their leg off on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2011, 08:18 AM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 233,056
Posted By 2slo
I sometimes worry about the increased potential...

I sometimes worry about the increased potential for injury if rear-ended. Seems like my top box would break my back - hopefully the seat latch would fail first.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,731
Posted By 2slo
I have tried a variety of things over the years -...

I have tried a variety of things over the years - moving works the best. Vigilance is always called for too.

Bright colors, high beams, looking at people in the eye - all fails. The z-line and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,652
Posted By 2slo
So I came up behind a couple of guys on new...

So I came up behind a couple of guys on new Victory Cruisers a couple weeks ago. There were cruising along nicely on Alabama Hwy 25 between the old 29 Dreams location and Vincent - I was moving...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 14,731
Posted By 2slo
Can't believe Dakez hasn't replied with this yet...

Can't believe Dakez hasn't replied with this yet - http://allaboutbikes.com/motorcyle-news/safety/4399-the-smidsy-how-to-stay-visible-on-a-motorcycle-video
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,968
Posted By 2slo
That video was sad.

That video was sad.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,621
Posted By 2slo
I used to commute ~170 miles per day on my DR on...

I used to commute ~170 miles per day on my DR on the Interstate. I was not interested in getting on the bike on weekends. Now I work from home and riding is recreational again. I think my wife...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,799
Posted By 2slo
Hmmm. You dropped a DR? Say it so. ...

Hmmm. You dropped a DR? Say it so.

http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-snc1/v2668/165/25/805845853/n805845853_1540813_4868815.jpg

This one hurt.
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Forum: Thumpers 09-23-2011, 11:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,431
Posted By 2slo
WR250? 6 Speeds for better on-road behavior. ...

WR250? 6 Speeds for better on-road behavior. Easier to pick up. Good offroad too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,466
Posted By 2slo
I occasionally take my top-box off the bike...

I occasionally take my top-box off the bike because I like the naked look better. Then I forget that it's off and stop at the grocery - I remember when I go to put my helmet and jacket away. What a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,376
Posted By 2slo
It pisses me off when shit falls off trucks.

It pisses me off when shit falls off trucks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,244
Posted By 2slo
Spend 1/3 to 1/2 the money on a DR650. Then...

Spend 1/3 to 1/2 the money on a DR650. Then spend the money you saved on trips.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,115
Posted By 2slo
One other thing - are you running a top box? I...

One other thing - are you running a top box? I have found that a top box causes high speed instability when there is a gap between my back and the box.

The advice to get your weight forward is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,759
Posted By 2slo
I really love my wife and I would seriously miss...

I really love my wife and I would seriously miss her if she made such an ultimatum.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2011, 09:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,115
Posted By 2slo
As with almost all riding issues - relax and add...

As with almost all riding issues - relax and add gas. That and don't stay behind big trucks. For a couple of years I did a lot of freeway commuting on my DR and you just get use to it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2011, 10:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,219
Posted By 2slo
Even if they made exactly what I want, I would...

Even if they made exactly what I want, I would probably be too cheap to buy it new. I am not unique in that regard.

The DR650 is pretty close - maybe the TU250 FI can make it's way to the DR one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2011, 09:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,974
Posted By 2slo
Shit. You think waking up on the back of a...

Shit. You think waking up on the back of a Motorcycle is bad - I have woken up to find myself operating a Motorcycle. Really not good - now I will stop and walk around or even take a nap on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,974
Posted By 2slo
Re-consider the top-box too. You might not like...

Re-consider the top-box too. You might not like the way they look - I don't like the way mine looks - but damn they are handy. And not just for keeping SO in place.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2011, 06:42 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,532
Posted By 2slo
RIP Rider - Sad to see anybody go so young. ...

RIP Rider - Sad to see anybody go so young.
Thoughts to the Family - I can only imagine the hell they are living, having lost their child.

Shame on those passing judgement on the parents. You...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,885
Posted By 2slo
I have actually been ticketed for parking in a...

I have actually been ticketed for parking in a car space in Tuscaloosa - apparently they have some specific moto spaces that I should have know about.

I usually park in a regular space or in the...
Forum: Face plant 08-23-2011, 12:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,861
Posted By 2slo
Glad you're around to write it up. The young and...

Glad you're around to write it up. The young and fit can compensate a LOT for a serious injury right up until their body loses too much blood and they're in real trouble. I've seen this even in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2011, 10:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,651
Posted By 2slo
Because I don't need any more broken/dead body...

Because I don't need any more broken/dead body images in my head. And it would be cool with me if my daughters never get any in their heads. There's plenty of shit to run into but why add to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2011, 04:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,651
Posted By 2slo
Seriously consider making your mailbox...

Seriously consider making your mailbox break-away. Ask your neighbors to think about it too. We had a rider go down in a corner and take out a mailbox. It the post had not been toe nailed into the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,562
Posted By 2slo
That's funny. I always wonder what guys are...

That's funny. I always wonder what guys are thinking when they prepare their KTM for a TAT trip?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,562
Posted By 2slo
You're right about the Chryslers being first with...

You're right about the Chryslers being first with longer warranties and about offering junk at the time.

It's odd to me though that Honda and BMW cars still offer only a 36k warranty. BMW...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2011, 06:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,562
Posted By 2slo
I think this is backwards - all Brands are...

I think this is backwards - all Brands are reliable, some Bikes might be lemons. Otherwise manufacturers would not be able to offer warranties.

The Korean car makers started first with the long...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,562
Posted By 2slo
You know you're not supposed to run Nitro-methane...

You know you're not supposed to run Nitro-methane in those - right?:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2011, 03:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,845
Posted By 2slo
State Farm kept my '07 DR650 with 47k miles on it...

State Farm kept my '07 DR650 with 47k miles on it and gave me $3,360. Seemed fair to me :-)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,406
Posted By 2slo
I think the Honda is cool - all the Japanese 250s...

I think the Honda is cool - all the Japanese 250s really.

I would steer a beginner to a Dual Sport though because they are so versatile and accelerate the learning curve if you go off road.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2011, 03:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,080
Posted By 2slo
I frequently find big metal government furniture...

I frequently find big metal government furniture on I-85 just west of the Georgia border. I'm sure it's the same guy every month or so. This is why I don't tailgate or get stuck behind vehicles I...
Forum: Face plant 08-15-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,895
Posted By 2slo
Sorry to hear about the knee. Apparently you did...

Sorry to hear about the knee. Apparently you did make it out which is good. Hope you have a full and speedy recovery.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,145
Posted By 2slo
So this happens frequently where you live? ...

So this happens frequently where you live? Certainly there is an expectation of other road users at least kind of adhering to the rules of the road. And in this case you still rely on the luck of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,145
Posted By 2slo
I think surprise is included in definition of...

I think surprise is included in definition of close calls. I avoid a lot of potentially dangerous situations but almost never have a 'close call.' For it to be a close call you have to have missed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,682
Posted By 2slo
My New Speed Triple was more expensive to operate...

My New Speed Triple was more expensive to operate than say a New Civic - but still cheaper to buy at about half the OTD price. A Civic gets the same mileage and goes ten times further on a set of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,145
Posted By 2slo
I have a bunch of gear - mostly black but some...

I have a bunch of gear - mostly black but some yellow too and a White and Grey vintage looking Triumph jacket. It does not seem to make a difference in whether or not people see me. I did start...
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