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Old 10-17-2008, 02:28 AM   #196
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Bad deal. Pics on the news showed the guy's full-face helmet carefully hung on the helmet lock on the bike. What's up with that? Seems to be popular with squids to buy the full-face helmet and then hang it off the bike like an ornament.
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Old 10-17-2008, 09:45 AM   #197
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Wow, this is an awesome week for bikers. Again off Aviation, again right before 7, in the parking lot of the Citgo between 26 and the train tracks. This one you probably won't hear about on the news.

A friend from work that rides a Harley Nightster had an attempted robbery at the gas station when a guy walked up, held up a knife, demanded his money, proceeded to stab him 5 times, but my friend got the knife and the mugger ran off.
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Old 10-17-2008, 01:28 PM   #198
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Holy crap- how's your friend?
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Old 10-17-2008, 03:08 PM   #199
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All is well with him now. After the police came and the paramedics bandaged him, I drove him to a Doctor's Care (faster than the ER, great service, little to no wait ever) to get stitched up. Luckily, all his wounds were on his upper arm and shoulder, because he was leaning over to pick something up when the stabbing ensued, but hit the guy's arm when he sat up, dislodging the knife. The police have the knife now, so hope they can get some prints off of it.
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Old 10-17-2008, 05:46 PM   #200
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Old 10-17-2008, 08:35 PM   #201
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Wow, this is an awesome week for bikers. Again off Aviation, again right before 7, in the parking lot of the Citgo between 26 and the train tracks. This one you probably won't hear about on the news.

A friend from work that rides a Harley Nightster had an attempted robbery at the gas station when a guy walked up, held up a knife, demanded his money, proceeded to stab him 5 times, but my friend got the knife and the mugger ran off.
Hope your friend is going to be ok. Too bad he wasn't (legally, of course) carrying a sidearm- could have dropped the SOB right there and saved us all the worry.

Knife fights are bad news. Sorry your friend got into one. :(

EDIT: no, this isn't politically correct. Nor should it be.

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Old 10-22-2008, 11:10 AM   #202
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Agree 100%

Draechon...Sorry to hear about your buddy. Here's hoping for a speedy recovery.

My Thoughts:

Knives scare the hell out of me, and if someone pulls one on me, they should expect to have as many rounds of 45 pumped into them as needed for them to drop the knife


No need to be PC in a situation like this. Deadly force should, and in my eyes, MUST be met with deadly force (Legaly as you said JAFO). I have been training in one of the best self defense systems around...called Krav Maga...Invented for the Israeli Military..Highly recomended! It has changed my perspective of how quickly the shit hits the fan!

If the knife blows were a few inches in another direction it could have been your buddies throat or abdomen...far more serious

Here's to hoping the knife weilding scumbag gets what is coming to him...

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Hope your friend is going to be ok. Too bad he wasn't (legally, of course) carrying a sidearm- could have dropped the SOB right there and saved us all the worry.

Knife fights are bad news. Sorry your friend got into one. :(

EDIT: no, this isn't politically correct. Nor should it be.
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Old 10-24-2008, 01:09 AM   #203
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Twinmax or the like?

Does any body in our group have a twinmax or other electronic throttle body balancer that could be borrowed?
Alternatively would anyone be interested in a joint purchase of said item? I am reluctant to cough up a C-note for 15 minutes use of a tool.

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Old 10-24-2008, 06:29 AM   #204
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Hey Marty,

Absolutely interested. I have been planning on doing my own services, as Champion is out of control with !!! I'm done with them.

Let's chat.

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Does any body in our group have a twinmax or other electronic throttle body balancer that could be borrowed?
Alternatively would anyone be interested in a joint purchase of said item? I am reluctant to cough up a C-note for 15 minutes use of a tool.

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Old 10-27-2008, 02:28 PM   #205
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Fellow Riders......Airport Parking Question !

anyone ever left the bike at the airport. good idea or bad idea. I december, I need to fly away, was figuring that I could leave the bike at the airport. suggestions, advice....what do you peeps think?
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Old 10-27-2008, 03:21 PM   #206
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Go for it....

I don't think it would be such a problem. I would park in the covered parking and lock it with a big cable lock to something solid.

I wonder if you could negotiate with the parking attendants for a 1/2 rate. I've always wanted to try!

Let us know how it works out for you.

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Old 10-27-2008, 04:06 PM   #207
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TwinMax!!!

Hell yeah!! I'm (and probably my brother too!) totaly down with a group purchase of a synch tool!!! just my 2cents, the twinmax is probably the more accurate and easier to use of the many tools on the market! i made a home-made unit, not very accurate, but did the job!!

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then we could spend more time drinking beer!!
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:28 AM   #208
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airport parking

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anyone ever left the bike at the airport. good idea or bad idea. I december, I need to fly away, was figuring that I could leave the bike at the airport. suggestions, advice....what do you peeps think?

If you were here in the Goose Creek area, and my schedule permitted, you could leave the bike at my place and I'd give you a ride to the airport.

Rob
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Old 10-29-2008, 03:26 PM   #209
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Twinmax ordered

I ordered a twinmax. It is going to come in at around $100 ($88+ $12 shipping) between the 3 or 4 of us we should definately get our money's worth. I'll let everyone know when it comes in. Perhaps we should plan a tech day?

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Old 10-31-2008, 04:16 PM   #210
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Twinmax is here

Jason, Jim, Rockey
Just got the twinmax in. I probably won't be able to use it this weekend so if one of you wants it....
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