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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 05:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 538
Posted By DougFromKentucky
How about a new Bonneville?

How about a new Bonneville?
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,768
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I had a 1989 Honda Pacific Coast that I put over...

I had a 1989 Honda Pacific Coast that I put over 120K on before I gave it away to a friend. Was a good solid bike, never had the engine apart in the time I owned it. Gave it away because the riding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,813
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I waited too long and my health failed. Four...

I waited too long and my health failed. Four heart attacks, COPD and Rheumatoid Arthritis. I was the picture of health and had no excuses to not go when I was 50, by the time I was 51 the downward...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 916
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Thank you so much. I have read the book three...

Thank you so much. I have read the book three times I believe. Your post has caused me to get the book out, dust it off (not in fact as I have an eBook copy now in addition to the print edition) and...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-16-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By DougFromKentucky
You have my sympathy. All of the really big...

You have my sympathy. All of the really big scooters are heavy. I know, I own a Burgman 650 Executive. You do get used to the weight after a while. I am really glad that I can flat foot my bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,442
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Hitting a skunk is one thing... I almost hit a...

Hitting a skunk is one thing... I almost hit a bear when I was last in the Smokies. Scared the crap out of me. I was scared I was going to hit him first, and then was scared that I was going to hit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,424
Posted By DougFromKentucky
My son was the original owner of the Vstrom I...

My son was the original owner of the Vstrom I ended up owning. He bought it new and then parked it in the parking lot of his apartment complex. That bike sat out in the open for it's first year. No...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-04-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,307
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I miss Jerry. I almost always enjoyed reading his...

I miss Jerry. I almost always enjoyed reading his posts.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-30-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,437
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I had a scooter stolen out of my driveway about...

I had a scooter stolen out of my driveway about 10 years ago. It was a Chinese scooter but still, it was mine and I knew how to keep it running. I still keep an eye out for it but as every year goes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 1,371
Views: 66,012
Posted By DougFromKentucky
There are many reasons for not riding a lot of...

There are many reasons for not riding a lot of miles. When I had several heart attacks followed by getting Rheumatoid Arthritis my yearly mileage on my motorcycles dropped from 20,000 plus miles per...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,870
Posted By DougFromKentucky
For me, ATTATT consists of wearing my helmet. It...

For me, ATTATT consists of wearing my helmet. It is not mandatory in my state but I wear it anyhow. I almost always wear a motorcycle jacket (my 20 year old trusty leather coat if it is cool enough...
Forum: Face plant 03-15-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,305
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Added to my prayer list... I do hope he...

Added to my prayer list...

I do hope he fully recovers.

Doug from Kentucky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,096
Posted By DougFromKentucky
If she is looking for a bike that can ride the...

If she is looking for a bike that can ride the interstate easily as well as surface streets she might want to look for a Honda Shadow Spirit 750. Stock seat height is 25.9 inches. Put a pair of...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-23-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By DougFromKentucky
If you have an Android phone, Google Translate...

If you have an Android phone, Google Translate allows speech translation. It also has Vietnamese as one of it's language. It is pretty amazing. Will allow you to say a sentence in English and then it...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,490
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Thank you Klavaitor. I am a little older than you...

Thank you Klavaitor. I am a little older than you but the bikes you are sharing with us in your "other thread" also bring back a lot of memories for me. I am thinking about doing something like this...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,607
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Never thought I needed ABS until the time I did...

Never thought I needed ABS until the time I did and didn't have it. It had started raining and I was on my way home from the hardware store. Had a car panic stop in front of me and I got on the front...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-15-2015, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 439
Posted By DougFromKentucky
LordSmoke, my Helix is the one bike I have had...

LordSmoke, my Helix is the one bike I have had that I have regretted selling. I loved that bike, not sure even now why I let it go. Looking at the pictures of yours reminded me of this.

The Honda...
Forum: Face plant 02-03-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,634
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I feel for you for sure. Injured myself back some...

I feel for you for sure. Injured myself back some years ago while backing my bike that I had at the time off of a motorcycle trailer. Never backed a bike again while straddling it. I always walk...
Forum: Face plant 01-11-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 132,728
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Diesel, it is good to hear all of this. You are...

Diesel, it is good to hear all of this. You are one badass dude. Keep it up guy. I have been following from the beginning and watching you heal. I take it you are not planning on returning to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,639
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I have used AMA a couple of times over the years....

I have used AMA a couple of times over the years. The first was back over 10 years ago when it was AMA-MOTOW and I had been hit by a car. They dispatched a tilt-back promptly (maybe because I was...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2014, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,257
Posted By DougFromKentucky
My 2001 Helix had right angle valves on both the...

My 2001 Helix had right angle valves on both the front and rear wheels from the factory. By the way, it sounds as if your rear valve has been mounted wrong. It is supposed to come out at a 45 degree...
Forum: Face plant 10-30-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 132,728
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Thank you for the video Diesel. Now I can put a...

Thank you for the video Diesel. Now I can put a face with your name. You are one tough guy, hang in there. You have been through a lot of pain and are showing results of all the hard work you have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,193,870
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I have been following this with great interest. I...

I have been following this with great interest. I do expect that given some time, the police will figure out who some of these riders are. When they do, I expect that some of them will get to meet a...
Forum: Face plant 10-23-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 399
Views: 81,051
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I turned 63 yesterday, have been riding since I...

I turned 63 yesterday, have been riding since I was 11. I will quit riding the day it isn't fun anymore. That day hasn't happened yet.
Forum: Face plant 10-21-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 113,699
Posted By DougFromKentucky
MTgrrl, just saw your post. The cognitive...

MTgrrl, just saw your post. The cognitive problems you are having are sometimes something we brain injury survivors have to live with. I still have problems at times and my brain injury was back in...
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,132
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I am sorry for your nieces loss. We have way too...

I am sorry for your nieces loss. We have way too many of our young people who are lost this way. Those of us still here have somehow managed to live through our youth and have pretty much come though...
Forum: Face plant 10-06-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 113,699
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Thank you for the update MTgrrl. I am glad to...

Thank you for the update MTgrrl. I am glad to hear that your journey back to something resembling normal has been going pretty well (speaking as one head injury survivor to another). Now it is time...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,606
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I have been reading this thread and feeling sorry...

I have been reading this thread and feeling sorry for myself. We have some scooter riders around here other than myself but all of them seem to be riding the 50cc scooters. Even though we here in...
Forum: Face plant 09-14-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 434
Views: 132,728
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Diesel, this is so cool. Man, you stood on your...

Diesel, this is so cool. Man, you stood on your own two feet again! Keep on keeping on.

You keeping the guys at your Post informed? I ask because this type of severe injury is in the back of every...
Forum: Face plant 09-09-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 19,131
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Retired Emergency/Trauma RN here. Sounds like...

Retired Emergency/Trauma RN here. Sounds like everything you did was proper. The only thing I would have done differently was to have sent someone else to call 911. As to liability, you are covered...
Forum: Face plant 09-03-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,913
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I am glad you are alive to learn this lesson,...

I am glad you are alive to learn this lesson, many don't live through the type of collisions you seem to be having. Please do learn from this. We like our members healthy and able to post.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,323
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Thanks for the heads up. I just went and...

Thanks for the heads up. I just went and programmed my DVR to get it when it shows again on Saturday. Didn't know about it last night.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,645
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Don't know for sure but I bought a seat backrest...

Don't know for sure but I bought a seat backrest one time from a guy in Germany. He shipped it to me and I expected to get a bill from customs before they would release it. Didn't happen that way. It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,416
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I really get this. I was raised out in the...

I really get this. I was raised out in the sticks. My parents didn't even have a key to the doors. We went on vacation and just left the house unlocked. The car and pickup keys were always easily...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,416
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I turn the bike off, take the keys. Usually take...

I turn the bike off, take the keys. Usually take the jacket and helmet with me. If I am just going into a convenience store I might even leave the helmet on my handlebars. Been riding for over 50...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 15,544
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I had a 1987 Honda Shadow VT1100 some years back....

I had a 1987 Honda Shadow VT1100 some years back. That thing was a POS. Stranded me with great glee I swear. Had stator problems, replaced the R/R twice, carb problems, electrical problems that were...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,835
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Subscribed to this thread. I find it very...

Subscribed to this thread. I find it very interesting. I have a 1980 Honda Express NC50 that I have replaced the jug and piston with a 70cc kit and got it running. It will go about 45 mph with my 230...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,194
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Been riding for over 50 years. Been down and hurt...

Been riding for over 50 years. Been down and hurt badly. No one will ever convince me that helmets don't save lives - I had a head injury back in 1972 from a motorcycle accident and I am only here...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,618
Posted By DougFromKentucky
True, true. I bought my Burgman 650 Executive...

True, true. I bought my Burgman 650 Executive about a year and a half ago. My V-Strom didn't get much action after that. Finally gave up and sold it this past Friday. No reason to keep it if I wasn't...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,242
Posted By DougFromKentucky
You might look at a 250cc class scooter. I had a...

You might look at a 250cc class scooter. I had a Honda Helix for over 10 years. 250cc motor in it, rode it all over the Smokey Mountains. It did slow a little climbing up the Tail of the Dragon but I...
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