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Old 06-21-2013, 05:38 PM   #436
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Once again you respond to a post of mine, you never learn, do you? I guess your dislexia extends into your thinking as well!

Post all the drivel you want, but do NOT post to me at all!

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no jimmy I thought you might get a laugh out of my stupidity

I thought we could have a laugh

I was not looking for your post

just saw it

anyway I should know better by now

lighten up buddy

this is not the McCoy's and the Hatfield's

anyway sorry

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Old 06-21-2013, 06:06 PM   #437
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You should probably spell "dyslexia" correctly when using it as an insult.
Piss off!

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Old 06-21-2013, 06:55 PM   #438
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Piss off!

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What has got into you this eve Jim? You seem exceptionally tetchy. Time to sit down with a cool beer I think.
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Old 06-21-2013, 07:06 PM   #439
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What has got into you this eve Jim? You seem exceptionally tetchy. Time to sit down with a cool beer I think.
To be honest, it is Anorak who never fails to make a smart ass comment to me, and Fallingoff who refuses to honor his agreement to not respond to my posts. I am tired of both of their shit if you want to know.

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Old 06-21-2013, 09:17 PM   #440
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To be honest, it is Anorak who never fails to make a smart ass comment to me, and Fallingoff who refuses to honor his agreement to not respond to my posts. I am tired of both of their shit if you want to know.

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jimmy I never made that agreement

you just made a thing

now I was just trying to be friendly

ie bury the hatchet

still too early

hope you have a good weekend

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Old 10-10-2013, 12:42 AM   #441
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I had a friend of mine return to riding after a bit of a break. He had an old old 440 cc (?) Kwak of some sort years ago as an A.F. serviceman, but having greatly prospered lately, he decided nothing but an H-D would do. My initial comments that maybe he needs to get a 250 cc or at most, something like a KLR or Versys to return were shut down hard by him.

No, he needed that H-D to show his prosperity and his 'custom' style.

It took him maybe 3 months of pain before his body could tolerate more than 50 miles of that idiotic 'clamshell' riding position which H-D riders think is so cool. Oh, and in those 3 months he had maybe 8 slow speed falls including the classic where he went to pick the bike up and it over balanced so he ended up with it toppled onto the other side and him on top.

Figuring to bond with his now slightly ragged but still new H-D he embarked on a 200 mile trip which needed liberal doses of both aspirin and breaks to complete. After a bit of a struggle, he made it to a beach resort where the H-D's were on parade.

To fit in, he bought a shorty helmet and joined in the cruise for a day or two reveling his membership in this styling club. After a bit, worked called so he set off for the 200 miles homeward bound.

However, by this time, the fatigue had built up him him so his reflexes weren't what they should have been. Finding himself needing to stop fairly hard to avoid making a groove in a Yukon XL, he lost it and ended up under his bike which itself was under the Yukon XL.

He gave me a call while sitting in the ambulance and actually said, in a put on cowboy drawl, "I had to lay 'er down." Note, he did not say "lay it" or "lay her" but the real "lay 'er".

I need to ask this group. Is there an H-D school where these riders learn this phrase and the logic that they didn't really fall due to losing control of one's bike but instead heroically sacrificed himself and his bike to save the Yukon? Or what?

Anyway, I didn't let him get away with this and drilled into him what happened in the crash. I did he feel the rear swing out? He finally admited that he did feel that swing. I explained what caused him to crash (locked rear wheel released to high side him) and now he agrees that he didn't intentionally "lay 'er down" but lost control of his bike due to lack of ABS and poor riding technique.

Still, where does this crap come from? How many riders have crashed like this and then, instead of learning to brake and/or get an ABS bike, figure that they did the best they could by "laying 'er down".

Good grief.
maybe you guys have little dirt experience, i went off the front of a hodaka racing mx, and that was my last highside.
i figured over 20 years of dirt, i crashed weekly, possibly a thousand notches on my crutches.
that's what layin er down is about, slide into the best turf available.
i did go off the front again, i hit a hay bale on a dusty start, target fixation.
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Old 10-10-2013, 05:30 AM   #442
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maybe you guys have little dirt experience, i went off the front of a hodaka racing mx, and that was my last highside.
i figured over 20 years of dirt, i crashed weekly, possibly a thousand notches on my crutches.
that's what layin er down is about, slide into the best turf available.
i did go off the front again, i hit a hay bale on a dusty start, target fixation.
You guys? He crashed. I was miles away.
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Old 02-27-2014, 05:43 PM   #443
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'N loud pipes save lives!

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Old 02-27-2014, 05:55 PM   #444
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Laid Her Down (Loud Pipes and All)!

I love it - great post. I always suspected that there was a strong inverse correlation between the length of your mullet and said mullet wearer's IQ -- now we have the proof.

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Old 03-01-2014, 06:29 AM   #445
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'n loud pipes save lives!

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Old 03-01-2014, 10:23 AM   #446
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He gave me a call while sitting in the ambulance and actually said, in a put on cowboy drawl, "I had to lay 'er down." Note, he did not say "lay it" or "lay her" but the real "lay 'er".
Most Harleys are bought by people who really don't belong on a motorcycle. Makes all of us look bad.
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Old 03-01-2014, 10:03 PM   #447
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I love it - great post. I always suspected that there was a strong inverse correlation between the length of your mullet and said mullet wearer's IQ -- now we have the proof.

Kent
I live in "Mullet Central" and I can confirm the scientific, statistical validity of your thesis: there is a nearly perfect inverse correlation between the length of one's mullet and said mullet wearer's IQ.
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Old 03-03-2014, 04:41 PM   #448
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Most Harleys are bought by people who really don't belong on a motorcycle. Makes all of us look bad.
i disagree.some harleys are bought by people who dont belong on a motorcycle.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:34 PM   #449
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Most Harleys are bought by people who really don't belong on a motorcycle. Makes all of us look bad.
Oh well...

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Old 03-21-2014, 08:57 AM   #450
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There are a lot of responses and comments here about:
"how can you say all crashes can be avoided"
"you guys must be perfect riders in a perfect world"
"what about the guy that rear ended me"
"what about truck tires coming across the centerline"

and many others. Truth is not all crashes can be avoided. Some crashes really are instances of being in the wrong place at the wrong time, doing the wrong thing. But, I still hold to the attitude that MOST crashes CAN be avoided. Because that ATTITUDE is what guides my riding choices and prepares me for the risks in riding. It's a prepatory attitude rather than a reactionary attitude, and it has worked VERY well for me for well over 20 years and 200,000+ miles.

Like riders who claim "I had to lay it down" reflects an attitude of "I could do nothing about it and this is the result." In my 42+ years of riding, mostly up in Wisconsin, ride from March to end of November, I have never had to lay it down. My attitude is "it's ALL up to ME first to rider the best I can, every ride, and ONLY I can do something about the results."
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