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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,397
Posted By slide
I too enjoy rain riding. I really loved it in FL...

I too enjoy rain riding. I really loved it in FL during warmer weather as you don't get cold at all but just warm and wet instead of warm and dry.

I once stopped in for some beers to go at a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,078
Posted By slide
I'd put the items in your OP as more bad luck...

I'd put the items in your OP as more bad luck than most face. it's not as if you make the same error over and over. First,you learned the most important thing: ride your own ride. Then a road hazard...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 352,882
Posted By slide
The people there are really good people. For...

The people there are really good people. For example a lot of guys go there and get so drunk then afterwards they can't find their motorcycle among the crowd of motorcycles.

All the people around...
Forum: Face plant 06-28-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 215,625
Posted By slide
I agree. C&D did an analysis of the dead ones....

I agree. C&D did an analysis of the dead ones. Something like 70% of those who died when their ignition switch cut off were drunk or drugged or both.
Forum: Face plant 06-24-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,537
Posted By slide
The dealer can be your source for expert advice...

The dealer can be your source for expert advice on diminished value and also be your expert either in court or to the insurance company when you discuss the matter with them.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 352,882
Posted By slide
Because you haven't or hadn't the wit or skill to...

Because you haven't or hadn't the wit or skill to avoid these downs doesn't make them unavoidable. Of course your retelling of the events would have you the hapless victim of events but then that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 352,882
Posted By slide
Beats me why you are bragging about how many...

Beats me why you are bragging about how many times you've crashed or been down. That's hardly going to raise your credibility as a rider anywhere there are sane folks around to listen to that hot...
Forum: Thumpers 04-23-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,128,506
Posted By slide
Iirc, check eBay for them on cd.

Iirc, check eBay for them on cd.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 415,262
Posted By slide
Locally we call those strips of sealing tar 'tar...

Locally we call those strips of sealing tar 'tar snakes' as they can really throw you for a loop if you run over one on a hot day while leaned over.

I suppose it's about the same as if you ran...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 9,803
Views: 1,989,921
Posted By slide
I get asked that because here, like FL, when it...

I get asked that because here, like FL, when it rains, it rains hard so I look like a drowned rat when I enter a store from my bike.

I too answer truthfully by saying:

"This is the way I"ve...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9,803
Views: 1,989,921
Posted By slide
Anywhere, but preface your question(s) with some...

Anywhere, but preface your question(s) with some background so folks know what level float an appropriate response.

If you feel shy, pick a likely inmate and send a PM (private message).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 40,162
Posted By slide
Really? Well, why does a bike stop better laid...

Really? Well, why does a bike stop better laid down on dirt than with the brakes?
Forum: Face plant 04-21-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 56,931
Posted By slide
Gosh knows, I need the help. Ride safe, old timer.

Gosh knows, I need the help. Ride safe, old timer.
Forum: Face plant 04-21-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 56,931
Posted By slide
Ha ha I'm kind of busted. I do play video games...

Ha ha I'm kind of busted. I do play video games but on a PC not a video console.
Forum: Face plant 04-21-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 56,931
Posted By slide
Video thumb?

Video thumb?
Forum: Face plant 04-21-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 56,931
Posted By slide
You don't say how old you are, but I think...

You don't say how old you are, but I think anybody who is 40 or over and still riding dirt is insane and asking to be crippled for life.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 415,262
Posted By slide
Ignorance sleighs (sic).

Ignorance sleighs (sic).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 40,162
Posted By slide
There's a further aspect to avoiding crashes and...

There's a further aspect to avoiding crashes and that's keeping aware and keeping an escape route planned. Frex, a rear ender when you are at a light is generally classed as unavoidable and it may...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,824
Posted By slide
Yes, you are nuts. Happy? AARP? Have you any idea...

Yes, you are nuts. Happy? AARP? Have you any idea what TF you are talking about? The AARP is nothing but distracted drivers.
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 7,240
Views: 1,128,506
Posted By slide
Yeah, I agree. It's like the fork failures in the...

Yeah, I agree. It's like the fork failures in the F models which hit a few but alarmed many including me. Not that it was something very widespread but that his should be beyond the pale for any...
Forum: Face plant 03-12-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 311
Views: 56,931
Posted By slide
Explain me the mechanism he can get any...

Explain me the mechanism he can get any shortfalls from his own insurance unless his policy has that provision in which case he hardly needs a lawyer.
Forum: Face plant 03-11-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 56,931
Posted By slide
Ah, that stinks about you not being compensated...

Ah, that stinks about you not being compensated for your expenses.

BTW, I'm speaking from experience. I had spinal surgery which left one leg poorly functioning. The cause wasn't riding.

I...
Forum: Face plant 03-11-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 56,931
Posted By slide
Did you get the chick to give you adequate...

Did you get the chick to give you adequate compensation?

My suggestion is to, when you are up to it, get out and take a ride. You'll either relax and want to continue or you'll get a bad feeling....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9,803
Views: 1,989,921
Posted By slide
Yes and now we know that Harley is the generic...

Yes and now we know that Harley is the generic name for bikes not only in the US, but the ROW too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9,803
Views: 1,989,921
Posted By slide
For some in the US Harley is synonymous with...

For some in the US Harley is synonymous with motorcycle so one may be asked 'what type of Harley is that?' meaning what marque is your bike?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 352,882
Posted By slide
You seriously blamed the bike for that? Good...

You seriously blamed the bike for that? Good grief.
Forum: Face plant 03-02-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 311
Views: 56,931
Posted By slide
Men grow bald as a result of high levels so...

Men grow bald as a result of high levels so testosterone. Good to see you haven't that problem.

Btw, it's not the white elephant, but the 800 pound gorilla you mean that's in the room.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 415,262
Posted By slide
The UK study shows your information isn't just...

The UK study shows your information isn't just wrong, but laughable.
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2013, 06:34 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 52,639
Posted By slide
Seems like you had great trip and now have the...

Seems like you had great trip and now have the girl to look forward to. Win-win from my POV. Good travels.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 352,882
Posted By slide
I don't see how the chain locked the rear wheel...

I don't see how the chain locked the rear wheel so I'm saying it was the brake. After all, if the chain jammed locking the rear wheel, the rider wouldn't THEN put on the rear brake so I reason that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 1,573
Views: 352,882
Posted By slide
Rear brake high side classic.

Rear brake high side classic.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 40,162
Posted By slide
You guys? He crashed. I was miles away.

You guys? He crashed. I was miles away.
Forum: Ride reports 09-13-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 52,639
Posted By slide
Looks great. Nice b&w shot too.

Looks great. Nice b&w shot too.
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 52,639
Posted By slide
I' d say it was beyond weird. I guess Islam has a...

I' d say it was beyond weird. I guess Islam has a good deal of variety about itself from place to place. Try putting a statue like that girl in Saudi Arabia and see what happens.
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 270
Views: 52,639
Posted By slide
Since Islam overtook the place a long time ago,...

Since Islam overtook the place a long time ago, those temples must be really really old. Interesting that no fanatic group ever decided to destroy them or are there Buddhist and Hindu elements still...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9,803
Views: 1,989,921
Posted By slide
I"d guess he got a Touareg or a Porsche. They get...

I"d guess he got a Touareg or a Porsche. They get maybe 20 mpg.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2013, 05:59 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,052,690
Posted By slide
I suggest you take a look inside asap and before...

I suggest you take a look inside asap and before riding any further to assure yourself that something hasn't come loose which will make the damage impossible to repair with just new plates.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,052,690
Posted By slide
I suppose, but you need to answer if you think...

I suppose, but you need to answer if you think the engine is making less power or if the engine is revving more than you think it should for any given speed and gear.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2013, 02:08 PM
Replies: 5,805
Views: 1,052,690
Posted By slide
I think you mean a slipping clutch where the...

I think you mean a slipping clutch where the entire power of the engine isn't transmitted to the rear wheel. If so, you should sense the engine is revving too fast for any road speed achieved.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 38,249
Posted By slide
Typo. I"m in NM.

Typo. I"m in NM.
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