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Old 10-26-2013, 08:53 AM   #7231
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I disagree that you needed to be there, this is basic human psychology 101.
Or maybe she was saying "Here I just spent an ass ton of money and you're still having more fun than me. I feel ripped off, pathetic, and jealous of you. Now do me"
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:37 AM   #7232
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The first time I rode a boxer, I said to myself "who the f*ck designs a bike with torque steer?"

I still want one.
I still chuckle when I hit the starter or blip the throttle on my new I me GSA and feel the bike crank to the side.

For a guy raised on metrics, it's pretty damned funny, but I love it.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Harley-BMW sniping.
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Old 10-26-2013, 11:14 AM   #7233
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Or maybe she was saying "Here I just spent an ass ton of money and you're still having more fun than me. I feel ripped off, pathetic, and jealous of you. Now do me"
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:37 PM   #7234
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Moto Whatsy?

Out and about on the Stelvio......
"Um, nice bike..... " (long pause, usually accomponied by some head scratching) Oh, its a Moto Guzzi, hey cool....." more long pause.....
"Erm.... who makes those?"

It just never grows old.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:56 PM   #7235
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Out and about on the Stelvio......
"Um, nice bike..... " (long pause, usually accomponied by some head scratching) Oh, its a Moto Guzzi, hey cool....." more long pause.....
"Erm.... who makes those?"

It just never grows old.
Why is there a neutral between every gear?
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Old 10-27-2013, 07:56 AM   #7236
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Out and about on the Stelvio......
We saw more Guzzis on Stelvio than anywhere else! Bunches of them. I think they are made by Moto...

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Old 10-27-2013, 08:07 AM   #7237
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I still chuckle when I hit the starter or blip the throttle on my new I me GSA and feel the bike crank to the side.

For a guy raised on metrics, it's pretty damned funny, but I love it.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Harley-BMW sniping.
Quite right , everyone and there cross dressing brother knows that Katyms are oh so much better.
Eh I don't actually have a cross dressing brother, its my father
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Old 10-30-2013, 11:25 AM   #7238
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I still chuckle when I hit the starter or blip the throttle on my new I me GSA and feel the bike crank to the side.

For a guy raised on metrics, it's pretty damned funny, but I love it.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Harley-BMW sniping.
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:59 PM   #7239
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Somehow it all sounds a bit too sporty to describe my KL250 Super Sherpa; I refer to it as "just a farm bike". Ideal for rounding up sheep, cattle, pedestrians, traffic...
You Sir are hilarious.

This is one of the posts that actually made me lol. Luckily I haven't been to a public place while reading it

From now on - and for the rest of the entire work-week - I will carry the image of a KLR-rider wearing fancy enduro-gear rounding up pedestrians in a busy downtown shopping area in my head. Priceless.

Nonetheless German Police relies on horses to round up soccer fans. Maybe that will change if someone finds out that 250 Kawasakis are cheaper to maintain
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Old 11-01-2013, 06:34 AM   #7240
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I wouldn't want to piss off a horse. Bite on one end, kick on the other, and they outweigh me. A KLR, though, what's it going to do? Go 'meep-meep' with it's little horn?


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Old 11-01-2013, 08:05 AM   #7241
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I wouldn't want to piss off a horse. Bite on one end, kick on the other, and they outweigh me. A KLR, though, what's it going to do? Go 'meep-meep' with it's little horn?


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LOL - risk analysis!
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Old 11-01-2013, 10:34 AM   #7242
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I wouldn't want to piss off a horse. Bite on one end, kick on the other, and they outweigh me. A KLR, though, what's it going to do? Go 'meep-meep' with it's little horn?


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Funny. When I was riding my horse, whether street or dirt, the motorcyclists always slowed and were careful when passing. My horse, Reno, was always fine with them. I think he heard them soon enough and wasn't surprised. On narrow trails he let them pass very closely without much concern. (Even let KLRs by)

Now the idiots (not all mountain bike riders are idiots, just dealing with the idiots here) on mountain bikes who came ripping down hill with out a sound or a warning were really risking injuring me (I'd hate to be part of a horse/rider roll over down the mountain side) and themselves (I suspect they wouldn't want to be sent flying down the side of the mountain with the aid of a little kick by an 800 pound horse). We had several close calls. The ones that gave a warning, I'd just stop Reno and we'd wait for their passage without any incident.
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Old 11-01-2013, 02:13 PM   #7243
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I wouldn't want to piss off a horse. Bite on one end, kick on the other, and they outweigh me. A KLR, though, what's it going to do? Go 'meep-meep' with it's little horn?


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So a KLR doesn't outweigh you?
How big a boy are ya anyway?
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:37 AM   #7244
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The horse. The KLR does not outweigh the horse. Even with a milk crate. BTW - if I put a beer crate on my F, does that make it a German KLR? lol

All of the stupid questions I got this weekend were weather-related. Nothing new there.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:31 AM   #7245
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Dang- I was hoping after the "Did you ride here?" and "No, we teleported from Venus!" exchange you'd have more comedy gold.


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