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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 09:19 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,075
Posted By Badjuju
There are group rides that are a disaster looking...

There are group rides that are a disaster looking for a place to happen….

….and there are group rides that are safe, enjoyable, and include camaraderie amongst like-minded riders.

I'll take the...
Forum: Ride reports 12-01-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,468
Posted By Badjuju
Wow!!! You captured a photo of one "in the wild"...

Wow!!! You captured a photo of one "in the wild"

I took this during my visit to the Barber Museum in Birmingham, AL, this summer. They look very similar. Beautiful old bike.
...
Forum: Ride reports 11-26-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,468
Posted By Badjuju
Wonderful journey and great pictures!!! My dream...

Wonderful journey and great pictures!!! My dream is to go back to the Alps region--I spent a year bumming around Switzerland and surrounding countries back in the late 60s--and spend at least two to...
Forum: Face plant 11-16-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,894
Posted By Badjuju
Any one who has ever ridden the Beartooth Hwy--or...

Any one who has ever ridden the Beartooth Hwy--or any mountain road at high elevation--should ALWAYS be prepared for sand, gravel, poor pavement conditions, and a wide disparity in vehicle speeds,...
Forum: Americas 11-15-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,003
Posted By Badjuju
Don't overlook the Vstrom DL650. It's a very...

Don't overlook the Vstrom DL650. It's a very capable tourer and prolly cheaper/simpler than the Triumph.
Forum: Americas 11-15-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,003
Posted By Badjuju
Seems like a reasonable time schedule, although...

Seems like a reasonable time schedule, although you won't find much extra time each day for sightseeing. If you haven't done extended touring, i.e., multi-day, I think the biggest obstacle will be...
Forum: Face plant 11-12-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,666
Posted By Badjuju
First, my condolences to the OP. Things like...

First, my condolences to the OP. Things like that should never happen. Loss of a young life so full of promise is not pretty or fair….

Warning--Threadjack





I always cringe when I read...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,645
Posted By Badjuju
I'm 64 and gave it up a few years ago. Wasn't...

I'm 64 and gave it up a few years ago. Wasn't because of the kids or the wife. Wasn't the broken collarbones (yup, L & R, not at the same time) or the 13 busted ribs (again, not all at the same...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-09-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 414
Posted By Badjuju
Help! Need front/left cowl fairing parts for '91 CBR600F2

Not sure where to put this, but figured the Old Stuff forum might get more hits. Long story short, I've been working to bring this bike back from a stack of parts in boxes for several years. Wasn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,645
Posted By Badjuju
It's fairly easy to do on a bicycle--as noted...

It's fairly easy to do on a bicycle--as noted above--because the mass of your body is a multiple of the bike and you can affect the balance point more easily. On a motorcycle where the bike's mass...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,277
Posted By Badjuju
I think it depends on how you plan on using your...

I think it depends on how you plan on using your motorcycle in the winter. Touring? Definitely go with the heated gear and bite the bullet on cost. However, if you're just talking about day...
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 248,439
Posted By Badjuju
Holy crap! Where the hell were you when I was in...

Holy crap! Where the hell were you when I was in college nearly 5 decades ago trying to find a way to make philosophy courses un-boring?

After I graduated from high school in '68, I knew I wasn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,235
Posted By Badjuju
Depending on where and how I'm riding, I...

Depending on where and how I'm riding, I occasionally wear jeans as well. One thing I'm never without, however, is the protection from a fall. At a minimum--when I'm not in full gear--I wear a pair...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-23-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,557
Posted By Badjuju
Just saw this on another MC forum. Stolen in...

Just saw this on another MC forum. Stolen in Tacoma. Very sad.

"storage trailer full of cannonball run classic HDs stolen from hotel last night. Lost is a big gray trailer w/cannonball logo, a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 39,658
Posted By Badjuju
Shoot, that isn't too bad. Wait until you start...

Shoot, that isn't too bad. Wait until you start to get mailings for hearing aids, assisted living communities, and--God help me--burial plots. :cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 39,658
Posted By Badjuju
Just a few months away from 64 and been riding...

Just a few months away from 64 and been riding since I was 14. Currently street riding an '09 DL650, a '10 Z1000, and a vintage '91 CBR600F2. Previous bikes in the last 10 years: '07 FJR, '09 FZ1,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,166
Posted By Badjuju
There are innumerable examples on ADV forums of...

There are innumerable examples on ADV forums of the sage axiom: Don't override your sight lines! Of course, it also applies to driving a car as well, and nearly impossible in practice at night on a...
Forum: Face plant 08-06-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,905
Posted By Badjuju
To be fair, it's very difficult--if not downright...

To be fair, it's very difficult--if not downright impossible, given that we are imperfect humans--to live without error. Luckily, 99% of our daily fuckups are non-lethal learning experiences. I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,641
Posted By Badjuju
Wait….I had to read thru 8 pages of this thread...

Wait….I had to read thru 8 pages of this thread to find out there's a Hot Nanny thread? Why the hell couldn't you have posted this info on the first page and a hot link to aforementioned thread? ...
Forum: Regional forums 07-28-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,715
Posted By Badjuju
If you plan on riding the entire Cherhola...

If you plan on riding the entire Cherhola Skyway/BRP/Skyline Dr in the fall, the thing you'll need most is patience! Too many leaf peepers in RVs doin' 10 under the 45 MPH limit. Frequent heavy fog...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Badjuju
Second vote for the Lee Park Total Control...

Second vote for the Lee Park Total Control course. Expensive, but you learn a lot in a short amount of time. All done in a parking lot environment at relatively low speeds, but at the end of each...
Forum: Face plant 05-17-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,426
Posted By Badjuju
Ah yes….the old "Look before you leap"...

Ah yes….the old "Look before you leap" axiom.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,388
Posted By Badjuju
There you go--proof positive that...

There you go--proof positive that counter-steering is a myth!!! :rofl

That guys a rank amateur compared to these guys. Who says you should always be ATGATT?
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,605
Posted By Badjuju
Got a chuckle out of the "Stickers….Should I?"...

Got a chuckle out of the "Stickers….Should I?" post. A riding buddy and I used to ride dirt/singletrack together, and we would secretly 'stock up' on mfr and gear stickers from the local MC shops...
Forum: Beasts 04-20-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 588
Posted By Badjuju
Definitely a faring/"tupperware" bolt, most...

Definitely a faring/"tupperware" bolt, most likely one that joins TWO plastic pieces together, based on the depth of the shoulder. I'll wander out in a few and have a look see, but based on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,662
Posted By Badjuju
You didn't by any chance get the officer's badge...

You didn't by any chance get the officer's badge number, did you? I've got a bridge in Brooklyn I'd love to sell him…. :lol3
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,927
Posted By Badjuju
I've owned lots of bikes--several dozen over the...

I've owned lots of bikes--several dozen over the past 45+ years--and of all the bikes I've loved to ride most, it's the Wee. Make no mistake: there are better bikes, faster bikes, better handling...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,339
Posted By Badjuju
At least once every ride in the winter, but not...

At least once every ride in the winter, but not for the normal reason. Heavy winter mitts and close proximity of the horn button to the turn signal switch on my Suzuki occasionally leads to a toot...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-05-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 188,398
Posted By Badjuju
Welcome to Cinti--a great place to ride street. ...

Welcome to Cinti--a great place to ride street. Not so much if you're into DS or woods riding. Comet is an interesting venue. Whoever reviewed the place and said "welcoming staff" must be...
Forum: Beasts 03-26-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6,184
Views: 1,282,692
Posted By Badjuju
Excuse this question…if it has already been...

Excuse this question…if it has already been posted and discussed ad nauseum/ad infinitum, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa, but I couldn't bring myself to wade thru 368 pages of reading. So….

Has...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-20-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 188,398
Posted By Badjuju
Tom: Boy Howdy! You weren't kiddin' about the...

Tom: Boy Howdy! You weren't kiddin' about the diminished mental capacities. Bought a bike from ya, rode with ya before your accident several times, and now you can't remember my name….either you...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-16-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3,392
Views: 188,398
Posted By Badjuju
Hi, Tom!!!! How's things? Hope the leg is back...

Hi, Tom!!!! How's things? Hope the leg is back to semi-normal.

For resizing--I assume you're using MS Vista or similar--I use MS Picture Manager. Easier than Paint.
Forum: Beasts 02-15-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 671
Posted By Badjuju
What year of Wee is the modded shock for? If...

What year of Wee is the modded shock for? If it's from the '07 thru '11 years, I might be interested in making you an offer. My '09 stocker is feeling a bit tired and my BMI, uummm….is a bit more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,497
Posted By Badjuju
Strange story….but oddly compelling. :evil

Strange story….but oddly compelling. :evil
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 02-14-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 70,548
Views: 5,764,248
Posted By Badjuju
"I …. stopped by the "Ohio" thread...not really...

"I …. stopped by the "Ohio" thread...not really Ohio at all...at least not my part of Ohio...this thread is ruled by a group of Eastern Ohio Hill~Jacks…"

Jeez. I've lived in southwestern Ohio for...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-13-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,175
Views: 103,117
Posted By Badjuju
Anne. Hound/??? mix. About 99% nose-driven. ...

Anne. Hound/??? mix. About 99% nose-driven. OCD to the max, but hands-down the smartest dog I've had or known. Rescued at about 10 mos--9 yo now and still a pup. She's got the biggest smile/dog...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-12-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,382
Posted By Badjuju
It's a shame you couldn't make the hike up...

It's a shame you couldn't make the hike up Angel's Landing--one of the more spectacular trails in a supremely spectacular place! Very beautiful photography, BTW!!!
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,328
Posted By Badjuju
Damn! Where the hell do you live that the...

Damn! Where the hell do you live that the freeze-thaw depth is at 5 ft? I want to stay away from there if at all possible. :eek1 As for thawing, I've helped a friend thaw his cistern line by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 07:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By Badjuju
^^^This^^^

^^^This^^^
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,249
Posted By Badjuju
Agree that he seemed less than competent--for...

Agree that he seemed less than competent--for whatever reason--but my question is why did you even hang around in the same 'highway universe' as him? You on a 900# scoot and him in a 2-ton cage =...
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