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Old 10-23-2013, 03:11 PM   #25006
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How original...get some new material.
Thanks. I did coin the term. I'm good with calling them as I see them.
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Old 10-23-2013, 03:22 PM   #25007
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Speaking of auto tires...

Does anyone know how to fit a set of Super Swampers on my F650? I think these would really help my offroad capability.



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Old 10-23-2013, 03:26 PM   #25008
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its weird - on the weekends out there the CHP's enforcement is either absolute or non existent. Ive been out there where guys are doing burnouts and wheelies all day, then the next weekend there is an RV command center, 12 bike cops, 6 car cops and a Helo.

This makes some riders a little heavy handed on their front brake

I always point to that as an example of someone who's out of control. It could have been a disaster if a bicycle had been where the motorcycle slid. If the sight of an LEO caused him to crash imagine what a 'real' emergency would have caused.
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Old 10-23-2013, 04:06 PM   #25009
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What color is the Dumbsider's Milk Crate?
ask him yourself : http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=820120

Here he is in Ushuaia

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Old 10-23-2013, 05:29 PM   #25010
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What brand of oil should I use to balance my car tire?
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:33 PM   #25011
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Duh, Japanese sourced whale oil from the Fukushima region.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:42 PM   #25012
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I know this boy, Rusty. His dad restored vintage HD's and was an absolute prince of a guy. One of the most pleasant men i ever met.
He died a few years ago, i think about him every day. Before his death he was wheelchair bound, i would help him in his shop just to learn from him. Both to learn about the old HD's and to learn about life from his point of view. I never saw the man get upset or mad about anything, he always had a big smile on his big burley bearded face.

Cancer sux.
Thanks for sharing the story, sorry for your loss, badass looking Pan.
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Old 10-23-2013, 05:58 PM   #25013
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Duh, Japanese sourced whale oil from the Fukushima region.
I should probably get that from my local brand specific motorcycle dealer?
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:02 PM   #25014
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I mount and balance exclusively using Cambodian breast milk.
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Old 10-23-2013, 08:30 PM   #25015
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hmmm... at least she's good with only the one bag?

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Old 10-23-2013, 08:30 PM   #25016
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I mount and balance exclusively using Cambodian breast milk.
you've got to try the Polynesian stuff
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:11 AM   #25017
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Thanks. I did coin the term. I'm good with calling them as I see them.
I once called a chicken a dog...
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Old 10-24-2013, 07:21 AM   #25018
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I once called a chicken a dog...
Did you try to put a dog collar on it and go jogging with it on a leash?
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:35 AM   #25019
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IIRC, when that was posted before, some people were blaming the cop.
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I always point to that as an example of someone who's out of control. It could have been a disaster if a bicycle had been where the motorcycle slid. If the sight of an LEO caused him to crash imagine what a 'real' emergency would have caused.
But here's the "funny" part and what it feels like the two of you fail to see in all this. Judging by the preceding seconds before the crash, the guy was NOT riding "out of control". I blame the cop purely from the standpoint that he picked a very dirty place to sit (mid-corner). This guy comes into the turn fine, sees the cop and INSTINCTIVELY hits the breaks which is the cause of this crash. I find that I INSTINCTIVELY hit the breaks everytime I see a cop too. To me this is a simple case of classical conditioning (see Pavlov's dog).

What I still find dirty in all this is the cops intent. If he's there to control speeding, WHY would he sit hidden at the APEX of the turn (slowest point). If he really wanted to control/enforce speeding, he should be positioned at a place whereby he could actually hit a rider with laser/radar before reaching his turn-in point. Please educate me on why this is a good place for a LEO to park unless looking to invoke the response that he got with a bike tucking the front end by touching the brakes?
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Old 10-24-2013, 08:47 AM   #25020
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But here's the "funny" part and what it feels like the two of you fail to see in all this. Judging by the preceding seconds before the crash, the guy was NOT riding "out of control". I blame the cop purely from the standpoint that he picked a very dirty place to sit (mid-corner). This guy comes into the turn fine, sees the cop and INSTINCTIVELY hits the breaks which is the cause of this crash. I find that I INSTINCTIVELY hit the breaks everytime I see a cop too. To me this is a simple case of classical conditioning (see Pavlov's dog).

What I still find dirty in all this is the cops intent. If he's there to control speeding, WHY would he sit hidden at the APEX of the turn (slowest point). If he really wanted to control/enforce speeding, he should be positioned at a place whereby he could actually hit a rider with laser/radar before reaching his turn-in point. Please educate me on why this is a good place for a LEO to park unless looking to invoke the response that he got with a bike tucking the front end by touching the brakes?
While I understand what you're saying, and agree to an extent, if you don't have enough sense about you not to grab a handful of brakes, mid corner, regardless of what you see off to the side of the road, you're going too fast for your skill and awareness.
Standing on the brakes is the LAST thing you should do if you see a cop looking right at you, that close, as it's pretty much always too late by that point. If they see the front end dive, that just draws their attention all the more, even more than the number on the radar screen.

Moral of the story (which I know none of us will heed, myself included) is that if you don't make a habit of speeding, you won't feel like you should be slowing down every time you see a cop.

It is kind of a dick move on the cop's part though.
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