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Forum: Battle scooters 02-13-2013, 09:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,247
Posted By Cheshire
I've had my motorcycle endorsement for 4 years...

I've had my motorcycle endorsement for 4 years now. I started out on a 125cc scooter and put 19,000 miles on it in 2 years. Sold that for a ninja 250, put 3,000 miles on it. Sold it for a Vulcan...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-15-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,244
Posted By Cheshire
My current limit is $5k. I paid $3k for my...

My current limit is $5k. I paid $3k for my 125cc, $3.3k for my Vulcan 900. A Blur 220 should run about $4.5k.
I ride between 500 and 1500 miles/month...around 10k/year.

Initial cost isn't as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2011, 09:39 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,050
Posted By Cheshire
Dakez: I'm stealing that pic. :lol3 Where'd...

Dakez: I'm stealing that pic. :lol3 Where'd you get that?

To all you CA folks: You're cheating. Stop talking about riding year-round when you have no stinking winter...especially between...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,905
Posted By Cheshire
:lol3 You best back up!! Don't make me use my...

:lol3 You best back up!! Don't make me use my other foot! FEAR MY REAR BRAKE!! :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,905
Posted By Cheshire
Got my first stupid question (and slight...

Got my first stupid question (and slight confrontation) on the cruiser today at a traffic light in downtown Asheville.
I'm at the front of the line at a light waiting to turn right (no right on red...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2011, 02:02 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,050
Posted By Cheshire
My subaru forester was my crap-weather...

My subaru forester was my crap-weather vehicle...until I slid off the road last christmas. Pissed me off...first time in over a decade of driving in every bout of bad weather (including several...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,158
Posted By Cheshire
This is one of the things I like about my Vulcan:...

This is one of the things I like about my Vulcan: the gear lever has a heel shift as well as a toe shift. Stomp fore to downshift, stomp aft to upshift, lift with toe from 1st for neutral. I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,653
Posted By Cheshire
The Dragon...ugh. I live near it and have no...

The Dragon...ugh. I live near it and have no desire. Too many other fun roads here that aren't widely known...why would I want to ride a tourist trap just to say I did? Everyone keeps asking me,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,729
Posted By Cheshire
I sold my 125cc scooter this past spring. I felt...

I sold my 125cc scooter this past spring. I felt alright at the time with the thought that it had found a good home and someone who would continue to ride it regularly. I almost got physically sick...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2011, 12:31 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,552
Posted By Cheshire
I use all of 'em. Habit for me, PITA for a...

I use all of 'em. Habit for me, PITA for a thief.
Kill switch for engine, key for electrics and fork lock, turn off fuel at petcock, sidestand. My house key is on the same ring as my mc key, so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,905
Posted By Cheshire
Stop looking at the thermometer and then laughing...

Stop looking at the thermometer and then laughing at me when I haven't had my coffee yet! :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,905
Posted By Cheshire
"You're right, it's a Honda. Hey...your...

"You're right, it's a Honda. Hey...your headlight fluid's getting low. Might want to get that checked."
Forum: Battle scooters 01-18-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 6,845
Posted By Cheshire
The second vid, rear wheel locked...looked like...

The second vid, rear wheel locked...looked like he panicked.
1st and 3rd vid: c'mon, people...pick yer damn feet UP!! That's the cause. The second the foot grabs, it torques the bike sideways. ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-18-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 4,320
Views: 284,781
Posted By Cheshire
I'll be there. :1drink

I'll be there. :1drink
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-15-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,310
Posted By Cheshire
AFAIK, most motorcycle shops can do inspections. ...

AFAIK, most motorcycle shops can do inspections. Myers Motorcycles in Asheville is where I go. Then again, it's local to me. I'd look up the closest dealer to you that you'd trust with your bike...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2011, 05:39 PM
Replies: 4,320
Views: 284,781
Posted By Cheshire
I was there, but didn't see anyone. (6:30-7:10)

I was there, but didn't see anyone. (6:30-7:10)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,518
Posted By Cheshire
My scooter: Pooka. It's got the same wheelbase...

My scooter: Pooka.
It's got the same wheelbase as my mountain bicycle and goes 60+ mph. Pookas are a mischievous Irish spirit that are known for taking the form of a black horse and calling on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-12-2011, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4,320
Views: 284,781
Posted By Cheshire
I'm debating it. I'll probably end up there...

I'm debating it. I'll probably end up there around 6pm, see what's happening.
I'll be taking the car this time, though. Sub-20's temps, no heated gear, the thought of pulling a FF helmet over...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-29-2010, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4,320
Views: 284,781
Posted By Cheshire
Great to meet y'all! Not only did I meet some...

Great to meet y'all! Not only did I meet some cool people, I discovered a new place. Definately showing up again. :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,905
Posted By Cheshire
She was an older lady, probably in her late 60's,...

She was an older lady, probably in her late 60's, if I had to guess.
More likely she was thinking, "What a nice young man. Completely off his rocker, but nice." :lol3
Can't really be mean or...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-29-2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 4,320
Views: 284,781
Posted By Cheshire
I'll make an attempt. :)

I'll make an attempt. :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2010, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,905
Posted By Cheshire
I know it's been said before (many times), but...

I know it's been said before (many times), but first time I actually got it myself.

Went to the NC-Dept of Revenue (annoying quarterlies). There's still over a foot of snow on the ground, though...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-28-2010, 10:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,918
Posted By Cheshire
I've got almost 19,000 miles logged in not quite...

I've got almost 19,000 miles logged in not quite 2 years, by the 2 year mark end of January I'll probably have 20,000 miles on my 125cc scooter. No collisions yet. You may need the acceleration,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2010, 10:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,904
Posted By Cheshire
L-5 partial here. If you can hold a bike up, I...

L-5 partial here. If you can hold a bike up, I strongly recommend looking at twist-and-go stuff. I'm on a little 125cc scooter (first bike, I wanted to start small and work up the displacement...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,905
Posted By Cheshire
I usually say "ride safe" thinking more of the...

I usually say "ride safe" thinking more of the other idiots on the road than the person I'm saying it to. Faster to get out than "May your ride be unhindered by twits not looking where they're...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-26-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4,320
Views: 284,781
Posted By Cheshire
Coo. I'll try to make it this wednesday,...

Coo.
I'll try to make it this wednesday, assuming my artist-scatterbrain doesn't space on the date. Downside to working at home and being snowed in...screw "what time is it"...what DAY is it? ...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 12-24-2010, 04:47 PM
Replies: 4,320
Views: 284,781
Posted By Cheshire
So...for first-timers, is it "just show up"? I...

So...for first-timers, is it "just show up"? I wouldn't mind meeting some other riders in the area.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,218
Posted By Cheshire
I use the two-finger wave to make a distinction...

I use the two-finger wave to make a distinction from the "slowing down" hand signal. I don't mind if you don't wave back (ride your own ride).
Now, if I see you start and try to snub me for what...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,088
Posted By Cheshire
Mom hates it. Dad threatened to "accidentally"...

Mom hates it. Dad threatened to "accidentally" run it over the first year I had it when I came to visit them. Sister hates it. Brother also rides but wishes I'd get a bigger bike to be safer.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,905
Posted By Cheshire
Would've responded sooner. Modem died, didn't...

Would've responded sooner. Modem died, didn't want to ride in snow and ice to get a replacement.

Dakez has it kinda right. I got turned into someone's hood ornament. That'd be the hit-and-run...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2010, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,905
Posted By Cheshire
I can understand Firefast's POV, though. I beat...

I can understand Firefast's POV, though. I beat out a 7% chance of survival in a high-speed hit-and-run a few years ago. I'm of the belief that when it's my time, it's my time, not before or after....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2010, 09:47 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,909
Posted By Cheshire
My winter boots are 200g thinsulate and rated for...

My winter boots are 200g thinsulate and rated for -40 temperatures. I've ridden down to 20F, so far so good. I'd go lower, but I need heated gloves first.
Forum: Battle scooters 11-28-2010, 04:46 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 157,731
Posted By Cheshire
2009 Buddy 125 with STUFF!! :D ...

2009 Buddy 125 with STUFF!! :D
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=14588298#post14588298
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2010, 12:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,250
Posted By Cheshire
What about the reason they're stopped you can't...

What about the reason they're stopped you can't see because they're obstructing it or you're just not in a position to see it? Then there's the reasons TO stop that have popped up BECAUSE there's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2010, 12:03 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,652
Posted By Cheshire
Benefit of a doubt: I think Max was saying he...

Benefit of a doubt: I think Max was saying he won't shoot you, but he's pretty sure several of the people he sees at the shop/dealer/riding around probably would.

Please tell me it's not people...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2010, 11:47 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,168
Posted By Cheshire
It's been said, but I think the main culprit here...

It's been said, but I think the main culprit here is that rear disc brake: most cruisers have rear drum, like the V-Star. If you're locking the rear wheel, you're braking for drums when you've got...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2010, 10:17 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,517
Posted By Cheshire
How fast are you passing them and how much room...

How fast are you passing them and how much room are you giving them?
Sometimes it's not so much the startling but the draft that pulls them laterally. Before I got into motorized 2 wheels, that was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2010, 03:42 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,652
Posted By Cheshire
I've had that happen before. Complete asshole on...

I've had that happen before. Complete asshole on a sport bike. 2-lane 55 mph highway with double-yellow the entire way and the occasional passing lane. I was following a couple seconds behind a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2010, 11:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,832
Posted By Cheshire
:rofl He probably just wanted to see how long it...

:rofl He probably just wanted to see how long it would take before you realized you were lost and whether or not you'd find your way back on your own.







Or you were getting close to his...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,832
Posted By Cheshire
Hill folk my ass. That's Smokey Mountains, that...

Hill folk my ass. That's Smokey Mountains, that is.
*little bit of research*
Yup. :rofl The guy who posted the video is from Murphy, NC. I thought that sounded local! I know WAY too many people...
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