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Forum: Asia 01-18-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 402
Posted By jpgrego
Malaysia Riding Recommendations

I've been working in Singapore for several months, and my assignment will be wrapping up shortly. I'm trying to plan a last minute trip to Malaysia to rent a bike and do some riding for 1-2 days.
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,093
Posted By jpgrego
I definitely agree with everyone else that loves...

I definitely agree with everyone else that loves the 2 valve Ducatis, they sound simply amazing stock.

The one that makes me laugh the most though is my PC800. Every time I ride near a wall or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,131
Posted By jpgrego
Last week heading home from work I had to swerve...

Last week heading home from work I had to swerve to miss a full size extension ladder laying all the way across the lane. I've also seen a washing machine still strapped to a tow dolly, and many...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,738
Posted By jpgrego
Not actually a road sign, but I got a laugh out...

Not actually a road sign, but I got a laugh out of it every time I saw it.

Located in Esslingen just outside of Stuttgart.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,494
Posted By jpgrego
truck 8 wife's suv 4 convertible 4 ...

truck 8
wife's suv 4
convertible 4
sedan 4

sv650 2
buell 2
pc800 2

boat 8
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,494
Posted By jpgrego
How many cylinders is a 2 rotor RX-7 engine...

How many cylinders is a 2 rotor RX-7 engine worth?

-Patrick
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,211
Posted By jpgrego
Mine happened on a ride, but at the time I was...

Mine happened on a ride, but at the time I was pushing the bike instead of riding it. I ran out of gas on a stretch of I-95 going to visit friends near Cape Canaveral. I hadn't passed an exit with...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,884
Posted By jpgrego
I've always had a thing for v-twins, they're just...

I've always had a thing for v-twins, they're just extremely usable in everyday riding and they don't get buzzy the way a lot of inline 4's do. I just realized that all the bikes I currently own are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 189,139
Posted By jpgrego
When I bought my Buell, I was really surprised...

When I bought my Buell, I was really surprised what a great price they were willing to agree to. I had seen the bike on their showroom floor for quite awhile so I figured they just wanted it off the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7,825
Views: 1,576,679
Posted By jpgrego
I have a new co-worker who was really trying to...

I have a new co-worker who was really trying to strike up a conversation with me this afternoon. I was polite, but I had a really hard time not laughing at him more than I did.

He walked into...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 329
Views: 54,098
Posted By jpgrego
I actually stole a trick from my days with a...

I actually stole a trick from my days with a Miata and built a channel out of cardboard. Anyone who has changed oil on one of those has to either use cardboard to redirect the oil, or else get oil...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 329
Views: 54,098
Posted By jpgrego
To start off, I have to say that I love my Buell...

To start off, I have to say that I love my Buell XB and the incredibly low maintenance relative to every other bike I've ever owned.

However it does have one flaw that drive me up a wall.... when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,148
Posted By jpgrego
People stopping in both lanes for a conversation...

People stopping in both lanes for a conversation caused my first serious pucker moment right after getting a street bike. It was a twisty road and right after a blind corner there they were blocking...
Forum: Face plant 07-21-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,409
Posted By jpgrego
First Get Off

I had my first get off on the track this past Saturday. This was my second track day, but first one on my SV650. It was the next to last session of the day and I was getting pretty comfortable...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,544,394
Posted By jpgrego
Awesome helmet cam! Are the headers...

Awesome helmet cam!

Are the headers glowing red or are they just that color?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2012, 10:10 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,621
Posted By jpgrego
Since most dealers don't offer test rides, I...

Since most dealers don't offer test rides, I always keep my ears open for any demo day type events nearby. Generally, they are usually pretty crowded, but even if you don't have a specific bike in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2010, 07:53 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,116
Posted By jpgrego
In college, I had an older honda vlx, and I've...

In college, I had an older honda vlx, and I've never owned a bike that was more cold natured. I had to ride it with the choke on for miles before it would finally warm up and run well. I was late for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,634
Posted By jpgrego
I didn't go through and read all the posts, but...

I didn't go through and read all the posts, but I'll give a recent example from a somewhat similar situation. My former boss at work was a huge Corvair nut, owned 2 or 3 and autocrossed them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,699
Posted By jpgrego
I don't like riding with a passenger at all, so...

I don't like riding with a passenger at all, so when I got married I convinced my wife to do the MSF class and bought her a bike of her own. She hated it and was too scared to even do the speed limit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,717
Posted By jpgrego
It's not fun, my first time out of gas was on...

It's not fun, my first time out of gas was on I-95S between Cape Canaveral and Melbourne at about 10:30PM. Thank goodness Florida is flat because it was a long push to a gas station. On a funny...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,046
Posted By jpgrego
This morning coming in to work, I was halfway...

This morning coming in to work, I was halfway through the cloverleaf on ramp leaned and moving at a pretty good clip when I realized that last night they scraped off part of the top surface of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,262
Posted By jpgrego
I don't normally pay much attention to my jacket...

I don't normally pay much attention to my jacket and pants pockets, but every time I come to a stop I check the zipper on my backpack if I'm wearing it. I've lost one too many things when I didn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,804
Posted By jpgrego
I am in the habit of only using it after someone...

I am in the habit of only using it after someone is already in the process of doing something stupid like merging into me or slowly pulling out in front of me when I have ample room to avoid it....
Forum: Road warriors 12-31-2009, 08:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,099
Posted By jpgrego
I've got an '06 Ss and I have absolutely loved...

I've got an '06 Ss and I have absolutely loved it. I've done 1200 miles over the course of a long weekend comfortably, although long sections of interstate aren't fun without any kind of windshield....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,840
Posted By jpgrego
Like everyone else said, being honest and polite...

Like everyone else said, being honest and polite goes a long way... I got a written warning for 48 in what was apparently a 25 by telling him I thought I was driving at a safe speed and had no idea...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,250
Posted By jpgrego
In college I was with some buddies down in Myrtle...

In college I was with some buddies down in Myrtle Beach during Memorial Day bike week. We were having a beer sitting on the front porch watching the squids etc going by on the strip. Out of nowhere...
Forum: Thumpers 07-30-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,157
Posted By jpgrego
I bought a Blast for my wife about a year ago. ...

I bought a Blast for my wife about a year ago. Unfortunately she didn't take to riding like I'd thought she would, but I learned a lot about the blast. I'm 6' and my wife is 5'9" but the Blast was...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2008, 08:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By jpgrego
I'm actually in the upstate, near Greenville. ...

I'm actually in the upstate, near Greenville. I've got a few buddies who still go dirt riding on a pretty regular basis so I will hopefully be able to track down a bike through one of them, or if...
Forum: Thumpers 11-25-2008, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By jpgrego
Someone beat me to it, but thanks for your advice...

Someone beat me to it, but thanks for your advice everyone. Would have been an awesome deal, and I've been looking to get back into dirt bikes after being away since I was a teenager. Hopefully...
Forum: Thumpers 11-22-2008, 04:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By jpgrego
Cheap XT350

I found a guy locally selling an '89 XT350 for very cheap. He says it runs great but the kick start is broken. Is this a relatively common problem that's easy to fix or will it be a big issue? I...
Forum: Face plant 06-27-2008, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By jpgrego
Thanks for the comments everyone, she is...

Thanks for the comments everyone, she is recovering fine and starting to show interest in getting back on. It may be another week yet but I'm certain she is more excited about riding than she is...
Forum: Face plant 06-24-2008, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,041
Posted By jpgrego
Minor accident Sunday

I don't post on here very often, but figured this might help someone new to riding. I've been riding for years but my wife has become interested in it so I bought her a Buell Blast to learn on. ...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2007, 07:25 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,856
Posted By jpgrego
Off topic, but.. Hughlysses, where in SC...

Off topic, but..

Hughlysses, where in SC are you from? I'm in the Easley/G-ville area and have yet to run into another buell on the road.

As to the thread, I love the XB for what it is. The...
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