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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 39,977
Posted By WoundedKnee
Back home in the UK my brother was pulled over...

Back home in the UK my brother was pulled over (in his car) doing 120mph+ on the motorway, with a 70mph limit. In the UK 30mph or more over the limit is an automatic license suspension for six...
Forum: Face plant 12-09-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 9,781
Posted By WoundedKnee
Glad you made it out okay. Case of scotch...

Glad you made it out okay.

Case of scotch for the ranger?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,480
Posted By WoundedKnee
Can't say I drive at any different speeds than I...

Can't say I drive at any different speeds than I ride. On local streets usually 5 - 10 over the posted limit. Actually at the limit, or below, if it's a residential neighborhood. On the freeway I...
Forum: Face plant 11-21-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,796
Posted By WoundedKnee
Yeah ... ouch! Makes my own look tame in...

Yeah ... ouch! Makes my own look tame in comparison. Heal up quickly - physical therapy ftw!
Forum: Face plant 11-15-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 18,280
Posted By WoundedKnee
It's early morning in Spring 1982 in rural...

It's early morning in Spring 1982 in rural England and I'm riding my CB250RS to college, about a 30 minute ride. At one point the country road I'm on meets up with a somewhat larger country road as...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-24-2011, 10:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,579
Posted By WoundedKnee
Ssssh! It's a secret.

Ssssh! It's a secret.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,136
Posted By WoundedKnee
Had to lay 'er down?

Had to lay 'er down?
Forum: Ride reports 09-28-2011, 12:13 PM
Replies: 315
Views: 55,037
Posted By WoundedKnee
And you managed to do it in the middle of nowhere...

And you managed to do it in the middle of nowhere without pinching the tube. Awesome! Maybe you should change all your tires in the desert?

Mike

PS Great ride report, thank you for your time.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-21-2011, 09:57 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,517
Posted By WoundedKnee
In my opinion you'll be more at danger from RVs,...

In my opinion you'll be more at danger from RVs, pickups, minivans etc while riding the BRP than from anything that could realistically happen while camping.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 13,679
Posted By WoundedKnee
The basic saddle sore ride is more a teaser than...

The basic saddle sore ride is more a teaser than a real endurance ride. I did a SS1000 on a 400cc bike a few years ago, 1100 miles in just under 20 hours. As others have said, it really wasn't that...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 57,498
Posted By WoundedKnee
What, You don't carry a jack with you!?!

What, You don't carry a jack with you!?!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 436
Views: 69,210
Posted By WoundedKnee
The other day my neighbors 4-year old daughter...

The other day my neighbors 4-year old daughter rode up to me on her training wheel equipped bike, patted her helmet and said "I haz my helmet on so I don't fall down". I didn't have the heart to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2006, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,157
Posted By WoundedKnee
+1. My ins co has a lower rate for the 919 than...

+1. My ins co has a lower rate for the 919 than the CBR. I test rode one (919) two years ago and certainly liked the smooth power. Bit buzzy though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2006, 11:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 699
Posted By WoundedKnee
Nice quote. 'Course that goes for just about...

Nice quote. 'Course that goes for just about everything. Skydiving, Surfing (both types), Eating, Bathing.
Forum: Face plant 08-02-2006, 11:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,478
Posted By WoundedKnee
There's a neat pickup line I'd not thought of... ...

There's a neat pickup line I'd not thought of...

'Hey baby, wanna see my road-rash'.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2006, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,757
Posted By WoundedKnee
Coffee (and tea) makes me pee! I try to avoid.

Coffee (and tea) makes me pee! I try to avoid.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2006, 09:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,383
Posted By WoundedKnee
Ahh, there's the key to using dealer or...

Ahh, there's the key to using dealer or manufacturer financing. Which is almost the same as using cash. I'd say if you have the green then pay cash, otherwise get a loan. For $5K you could try a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2006, 01:53 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 38,671
Posted By WoundedKnee
Perhaps the driver was remembering John Cleese in...

Perhaps the driver was remembering John Cleese in Monty Python and the Holy Grail speaking English with a heavy French accent?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-16-2006, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,412
Posted By WoundedKnee
Question +2 cents

Don't own any of those bikes but here's my comment anyway :norton

You said '...which bike to go with for more off-road touring than on.' (my emphasis) From what I've read on this site then I...
Forum: Face plant 06-16-2006, 11:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By WoundedKnee
Good job

Bah !!! Another perfectly good face plant story ruined by one riders excellent riding skills!!!

My suggestion - Since you obviously use this piece of road regularly you may want to use the right...
Forum: Face plant 06-14-2006, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,070
Posted By WoundedKnee
Well I guess it's good that someone is looking at...

Well I guess it's good that someone is looking at this. Perhaps it will starting getting some room in drivers ed classes. But who came up with this gem?



Well, duh!
Forum: Face plant 06-12-2006, 08:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,028
Posted By WoundedKnee
Where'd that curb go?

Back in the mid-eighties when I still lived in England, and I commuted to college, on my morning ride I had to cross a line of hills to get there. At one stop sign I had to make a sharp left turn...
Forum: Racing 06-08-2006, 06:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 774
Posted By WoundedKnee
TT 'Fan' Puts Beer Can on Course

Is hanging, drawing and quartering too good for him?

See this article on the BBC web site...

Anger over TT fan's TT course stunt (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/isle_of_man/5058900.stm)
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2006, 01:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,627
Posted By WoundedKnee
Wow! I wish I'd written that! Mike

Wow! I wish I'd written that!

Mike
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2006, 07:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,627
Posted By WoundedKnee
That depends on you, and your bike. How long (in...

That depends on you, and your bike. How long (in hours) are you comfortable on your bike? For my first SS1000 I used a bike with a 120-140 mile range. I could stay on the bike long enough to drain...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2006, 07:33 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,269
Posted By WoundedKnee
Nice article. Yep, that's me. ...

Nice article.


Yep, that's me.


That's me too. Small amount of comfort from that statement since I've been mentally kicking myself for not avoiding that Buick on NC route 226 2 years ago.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2006, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,661
Posted By WoundedKnee
As rider33 said there are pros and cons to both...

As rider33 said there are pros and cons to both sides. But my preference would be behind.

No matter how much you say 'ride your own pace', if you are in front she will try to keep up.

IF you...
Forum: Racing 05-03-2006, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By WoundedKnee
For lap-times the F1 car wins everytime, even...

For lap-times the F1 car wins everytime, even against MotoGP bikes! Why? One word: Downforce. Cars have it, bikes don't. An F1 car has so much downforce that hypothetically you could drive it on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2006, 07:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,085
Posted By WoundedKnee
Even the Goldwing is not a clear winner in the...

Even the Goldwing is not a clear winner in the Winnebago class. The K1200LT has some distinct advantages over it, and it looks sharper too.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-01-2006, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,440
Posted By WoundedKnee
Mega-congratulations. It only took you 65 miles...

Mega-congratulations. It only took you 65 miles to get home, that's a short trip :D
Forum: Face plant 05-01-2006, 07:16 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,574
Posted By WoundedKnee
DUI if you ask me

No-one, not even soccer-moms, are this f*cking stupid. Unless you're on drugs. Manslaughter.
Forum: Face plant 04-27-2006, 11:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,486
Posted By WoundedKnee
I've seen drivers leaning back in their seat to...

I've seen drivers leaning back in their seat to try and watch mid-mounted DVD screen in SUVs and Minivans.
Forum: Face plant 04-27-2006, 11:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,676
Posted By WoundedKnee
'Course you do know that most life insurance...

'Course you do know that most life insurance policies exclude aircraft crashes if you're the pilot. Not only are they out to get you, they want your money too!

Years ago I had a cage make a turn...
Forum: Face plant 04-26-2006, 11:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,168
Posted By WoundedKnee
The key is that modulators don't actually FLASH...

The key is that modulators don't actually FLASH the headlights. By which I mean turn them on and off. Modulators simply alternately increase and decrease the brightness. There are no regulations...
Forum: Face plant 04-26-2006, 10:47 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,168
Posted By WoundedKnee
That's pretty much what happened to me. ...

That's pretty much what happened to me. Unfortunately some left-turners are just gonna getcha. All the brights and modulators in the world won't work if he can't even see you.
Forum: Face plant 04-25-2006, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,985
Posted By WoundedKnee
Absolutely, everyone loses. And that includes...

Absolutely, everyone loses. And that includes you and me.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2006, 08:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,170
Posted By WoundedKnee
Nice to see that someone has their priorities straight!

Didn't see any Triumphs on your list. How about a Speed Triple? Or a Thruxton? IMHO you're going to find it difficult to beat your Wee-Strom experience on just planning to run it "around town". ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2006, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,314
Posted By WoundedKnee
People jerking off

I've seen many items come back on after someone clicked 'buy it now' and then b*ggered off. It's too easy to get an email address, register on eBay and then spend an evening messing with other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2006, 10:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,750
Posted By WoundedKnee
Do it !!!

If you can then my vote is take the trip. Take a sabbatical whatever, but do it while you can. I'll reinforce and alter Monkey Boys statement:

You MAY regret going (that's life). You WILL...
Forum: Face plant 07-14-2005, 07:23 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,666
Posted By WoundedKnee
Or a cage?

Or a cage?
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