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Forum: Road warriors 09-23-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By QuickMule
Thanks all for the replies and info - looks like...

Thanks all for the replies and info - looks like I may have found a ride to KC today.

I'll check back if that falls through.
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By QuickMule
I'm in a roadside motel in Eureka, ain't nothing...

I'm in a roadside motel in Eureka, ain't nothing happening today either way - everything is closed on Sunday here.

The dealership in KC isn't open 'till Tuesday, there's a Wichita shop 60 miles in...
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By QuickMule
nearest truck rental is 50 miles away in the...

nearest truck rental is 50 miles away in the opposite direction, so either way I'll be taking a chance of being stranded.
Forum: Road warriors 09-22-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,346
Posted By QuickMule
Driveshaft a-klunkin' in Eureka Kansas

So I'm cruising along through Kansas, when I start to notice some backlash chatter on deceleration. Stopped to check it out and the driveshaft on my 04 RT is now making a clunking noise when I turn...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,290
Posted By QuickMule
I've arrived by bike for every interview I've...

I've arrived by bike for every interview I've ever had in the last 40 years - done in a way (park out of site of the building, stow gear on the bike, etc.) that no interviewer would've been able to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,481
Posted By QuickMule
I've had a nut vibrate loose from a chainguard,...

I've had a nut vibrate loose from a chainguard, fall on the top of the chain and get wedged between the chain and sprocket recess in the transmission case, locking up the rear wheel in heavy 45mph...
Forum: Face plant 10-28-2009, 05:31 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,417
Posted By QuickMule
Yup. When my previous 1150GS got totaled in a...

Yup. When my previous 1150GS got totaled in a rear-ender, the other driver's insurance offered peanuts for it even though it was just a few years old and in good shape, just because it had 80,000...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2009, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,283
Posted By QuickMule
I've been hit three times, this last time I...

I've been hit three times, this last time I retained a lawyer because:
1- I was injured and the bike was totaled.
2- I called the insurance company that the driver had declared at the scene and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,423
Posted By QuickMule
Last time that happened to me, when I got...

Last time that happened to me, when I got released from the local hospital with a broken collarbone and foot, I took a cab to the impound yard - the bike had structural damage but would start and...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,228
Posted By QuickMule
Went looking for the pictures, can't find them. ...

Went looking for the pictures, can't find them. It's not real involved though; it's just a generic car-trunk type folding bike rack, an older version of this one at Target....
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2009, 04:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,228
Posted By QuickMule
This is exactly how I do it - post 10 in this...

This is exactly how I do it - post 10 in this thread - although I notice the pictures are gone from my original thread. I found a "car" trunk-mount bike carrier that easily mounts across the back of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2009, 05:23 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 30,602
Posted By QuickMule
About 20 years ago my wife and I were rear-ended...

About 20 years ago my wife and I were rear-ended in traffic. The bike was totalled but we were thrown clear, and left feeling sore for a few days but otherwise unscathed. The following week we were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 30,602
Posted By QuickMule
Both my wife and I use those terms to refer to...

Both my wife and I use those terms to refer to our GS and XR respectively.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 30,602
Posted By QuickMule
When somebody refers to my GS as a rice-burner I...

When somebody refers to my GS as a rice-burner I tell them it's made in Germany so that makes it a beer-burner.
Forum: Canada 10-30-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 28,290
Posted By QuickMule
Tow rope + skateboard = problem fixed.

Tow rope + skateboard = problem fixed.
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2008, 01:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,988
Posted By QuickMule
Several manufacturers offer mesh summer gear in...

Several manufacturers offer mesh summer gear in white or mostly white. I’ve got an Icon Ti-max mesh in white (well, ok it's grey now) with black elbow, shoulder, and back pads, the wife has a couple...
Forum: Face plant 07-30-2008, 06:31 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 29,071
Posted By QuickMule
Welcome to the club, and don't forget yer Tshirt!...

Welcome to the club, and don't forget yer Tshirt! (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=64418)

Wear it proudly!
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2008, 01:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,699
Posted By QuickMule
Why would you even consider dating someone who...

Why would you even consider dating someone who wouldn't already have her own gear?! :ddog
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,375
Posted By QuickMule
My hydration pack *is* my tankbag....

My hydration pack *is* my tankbag. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21635)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2008, 06:55 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,135
Posted By QuickMule
I'm in my 50's and I've been carless for most of...

I'm in my 50's and I've been carless for most of my life - even when I lived in N. Illinois - though I'll admit that AZ heat beats snow and ice all to hell. It actually makes dating easier - if she...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2008, 04:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,363
Posted By QuickMule
For years I got by with just two keys in my life...

For years I got by with just two keys in my life – the house and the bike. I don’t have any pictures, but I removed the big plastic head from the bike key, cut down the two little “horns” that the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,882
Posted By QuickMule
http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?atta...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=20250&stc=1&d=1053485132
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2008, 01:01 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 7,682
Posted By QuickMule
The US (at least in all the states I’m aware of)...

The US (at least in all the states I’m aware of) does it exactly backward in that you have to get a car license first and drive for a couple of years picking up all manner of bad habits before being...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-17-2008, 03:04 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 125,692
Posted By QuickMule
The foil pouches of tuna are easier to pack and...

The foil pouches of tuna are easier to pack and eat from – soy sauce packets from Chinese fast food places like Panda Express are pretty good on otherwise dry tuna.

If you’re not in a hurry, Maki...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,663
Posted By QuickMule
During summer thunderstorms the lights go out...

During summer thunderstorms the lights go out here a lot - we have a half dozen of these stashed around the house, Wallymart had 'em for something like $6 each.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,347
Posted By QuickMule
This is a good reason....

This is a good reason. (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=310365)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2008, 02:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,624
Posted By QuickMule
Speed bumps smooth right out at speeds over 50mph.

Speed bumps smooth right out at speeds over 50mph.
Forum: Thumpers 02-06-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By QuickMule
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-05-2008, 06:00 PM
Replies: 347
Views: 22,381
Posted By QuickMule
My wife has been working as a trainer for some...

My wife has been working as a trainer for some time now, pays rent at a local gym (which isn't all that high), but she had also gone around to retirement communities to sell them on contracting her...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 796
Posted By QuickMule
Aftermarket XR600R kickstand?

My stock kickstand ('93 Honda XR600R) just folded to about a 45 degree angle midway down. Before I buy a new OEM, does anyone here know of an aftermarket alternative that is stronger and/or with a...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-02-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By QuickMule
How much power does a parked GS require?

My 2000 R1150GS is starting to have battery drain-down issues if I ride the other bike for a week or two between startups. I've got an AGM battery that's a litle over a year old - running the bike...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2007, 05:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,978
Posted By QuickMule
Of course removable Gore-tex is the way to go,...

Of course removable Gore-tex is the way to go, the STUPIDSTUPIDSTUPID part are the manufacturers that put it on the inside!

The Marsee system is the right idea, but don't forget that you don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2007, 09:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,100
Posted By QuickMule
Good job! My wife and I were walking in our...

Good job!

My wife and I were walking in our neighborhood (in Tucson also) one evening when the passenger in a car driving by threw an egg at us from less than ten feet away – it hit me directly in...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2007, 09:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,609
Posted By QuickMule
Don’t forget also that the little rubber donuts...

Don’t forget also that the little rubber donuts are a wear item. Exposure to sunlight and ozone ages and stiffens the rubber – here in Arizona we’re lucky to get two years out of them. Once the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,675
Posted By QuickMule
When you call anything in like this, ask the 911...

When you call anything in like this, ask the 911 operator for the case number before you hang up. Every report has to have one (at least here they do), so no case number = nothing's being done.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2007, 06:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,959
Posted By QuickMule
In Arizona it’s all about the shade. Most large...

In Arizona it’s all about the shade. Most large parking lots at any mall or big-box will feature several car-space-wide “dirt islands” in the pavement in which is planted a small tree. The smaller...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2007, 06:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 957
Posted By QuickMule
In the 70s I had an afterschool job stripping...

In the 70s I had an afterschool job stripping saleable stuff (plumbing, windows, doors, usable framing, etc.) out of condemned houses before demolition. I also rode a stripped down KZ100 2-smoke at...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2007, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,863
Posted By QuickMule
The KLR solution... Does Casio still sell...

The KLR solution...

Does Casio still sell their Pocket Viewer? I got one a few years ago as an ebook reader for about $40 - it would be real easy to write a simple C program to display a text...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2007, 03:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,427
Posted By QuickMule
:razor Now imagine doing that every day all...

:razor

Now imagine doing that every day all summer. Locals are pretty pissed about losing *all* our I-10 exits simultaneously for an estimated 3 years.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2007, 03:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,427
Posted By QuickMule
Built one from a rusted wreck that a coworker had...

Built one from a rusted wreck that a coworker had piled in the back of his garage.
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