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Old 07-15-2014, 11:11 AM   #8491
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I think that's the only guy on earth ever called one tough looking, for sure.
He may have meant "tuff," like The Outsiders tuff.
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Old 07-16-2014, 07:22 AM   #8492
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If it is a white PC800, you could have responded 3.8 liters. As in 3.8 liters per flush.


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Riding home from work Friday on my 1989 PC800, a guy in a minivan pulls up beside me at a light and rolls down his window.

Minivan guy yells "Hey what size is that?"
I reply "800cc's"
him: "Issata Honda?"
me: "Yeah, a Pacific Coast 800"
him: "That thing looks tough, they sure are making some nice bikes these days!"

Thankfully my helmet mostly covered my confused look. I think I said something like thanks.

I'm fairly certain that's the first time anyone has ever complimented the style of a PC800, and I'm positive that's the first time since the 90's it's been mistaken for a new model.

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Old 07-18-2014, 04:20 AM   #8493
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I just got back from a cross country trip (NC-CO, 4880miles, 11days) and as I was taking a Ferry across Mississippi I ran into a group of what I can only assume was a pretty rough MC, called the Sons of Silence (don't know too much about them). Imagine cresting a hill to the ferry waiting point, me on my BMW G650 in ATGATT and seeing about 30 HDs with some of the roughest dudes I've ever seen. I was a little worried but parked my bike and went over to read the sign about fees and times when about 7 of them started circling my little bike. I calmly walked over and the biggest of them said to me "where you going on the dirt bike?" I said I was going to CO, left NC and plan to ride a little under 5000miles in my two weeks of leave time. After that I couldn't turn down enough smokes, these guys loved it. They thought I was the crazy one for riding so long so fast. Though it was insane I would camp out. I showed them my homemade panniers and how I was set up with food, stove, tent, etc. We road the ferry across and they told me to ride in the rear to the next town so I'd know how to get there. I'm still not sure what type of illicit activities these guys are involved in, but they were great to me.
Almost tasered one, he respectful of the roll and the situation he was in was starting to escalate, he didn't want to be in it either. We had a group of them in our area but they were relatively quiet and stayed off the radar for the most part.
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Old 07-18-2014, 07:27 AM   #8494
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Sons of Silence

I went to a rally in Iowa once and overhead a conversation. The son and father were going to meet Thursday night but didn't connect until the morning. When the son asked where the dad and slept he said over by the deaf motorcycle gang, the dad thought it would be a quiet place to sleep. Turned out the Sons of Silence were not as quiet as he expected.

Everyone around got a big kick out of it.
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:05 PM   #8495
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Almost tasered one, he respectful of the roll and the situation he was in was starting to escalate, he didn't want to be in it either. We had a group of them in our area but they were relatively quiet and stayed off the radar for the most part.
The Prez of the Rock Springs Chapter is a welder where I work. Very low key MC, which tells me they are running guns for the Irish or some other shit.

Very low key.................................
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Old 07-19-2014, 06:40 PM   #8496
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The Prez of the Rock Springs Chapter is a welder where I work. Very low key MC, which tells me they are running guns for the Irish or some other shit.

Very low key.................................
I used to live near a chapter clubhouse in Indiana. You'd never know what it was from the outside. All the bikes parked in back.
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:13 AM   #8497
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The Prez of the Rock Springs Chapter is a welder where I work. Very low key MC, which tells me they are running guns for the Irish or some other shit.

Very low key.................................
Funny
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Old 07-21-2014, 09:10 AM   #8498
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Funny

Do you happen to live in Alaska!! I ride by Attu Hall every morning to work.
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Old 07-22-2014, 11:58 AM   #8499
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Stopped in a store today, I'm ATGATT, carrying my jacket, and the guy behind the counter asked why I was all bundled up, was it cold out? (87*F and very humid) I said, no, it was to keep from needing a skin graft. He looked puzzled, so I explained about the cagers that are intent on not paying attention and trying to kill me, and the deer at night on my way home that want to ride with me. After talking for a few minutes, he said, "Oh, I never thought of that." Life is continuing education and I'm more than happy to help those that are willing to learn.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:01 PM   #8500
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I sometimes wonder if the average non-rider realizes that real riding gear (as opposed to the Army/Navy store MC jackets that were popular with the heavy metal crowd) is armored and for protection from more than just the elements...
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:04 PM   #8501
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I sometimes wonder if the average non-rider realizes that real riding gear (as opposed to the Army/Navy store MC jackets that were popular with the heavy metal crowd) is armored and for protection from more than just the elements...
Stop wondering. The answer is NO.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:09 PM   #8502
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Stopped in a store today, I'm ATGATT, carrying my jacket, and the guy behind the counter asked why I was all bundled up, was it cold out? (87*F and very humid) I said, no, it was to keep from needing a skin graft. He looked puzzled, so I explained about the cagers that are intent on not paying attention and trying to kill me, and the deer at night on my way home that want to ride with me. After talking for a few minutes, he said, "Oh, I never thought of that." Life is continuing education and I'm more than happy to help those that are willing to learn.
When I was doing my ride around the US I was constantly asked that same question - I gave a very similar response you "because when I fall off, I want to be able to get up after and keep going".

I must have been asked at least a dozen time in the space of 5 weeks - far more than I've been asked in over 20 years of riding in the UK and Europe.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:33 PM   #8503
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That is because European riders are a different breed. I usually knew from a distance if a rider was American. He was the only one wear jeans on a tour. That is were I started wearing real motorcycle gear including m/c pants.
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:39 PM   #8504
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I never know what people are asking me, too lazy to take the earplugs out
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Old 07-22-2014, 12:52 PM   #8505
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I sometimes wonder if the average non-rider realizes that real riding gear (as opposed to the Army/Navy store MC jackets that were popular with the heavy metal crowd) is armored and for protection from more than just the elements...
I take it you've never had some dude just squeeze the armor in your jacket before?

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