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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By ColonelDibsies
Missing Bolt

This morning - after staying at my parents house - I went out to my Ninja 250, went to start it up and sure enough my steering stem bolt is missing. My question is - was it stolen or did it vibrate...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2013, 10:39 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 28,070
Posted By ColonelDibsies
The reason people are alone in big cars is...

The reason people are alone in big cars is because a lot of people can't afford to have two cars, one that does what they need it to do (take the whole family, tow the boat, etc...) and one that's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,216
Posted By ColonelDibsies
The only time I wish I had louder exhaust (on a...

The only time I wish I had louder exhaust (on a ninja 250 - mouse fart is about the current level) is when I lane split. When I follow another bike that's louder than me I do notice people scoot over...
Forum: Face plant 05-29-2013, 04:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,974
Posted By ColonelDibsies
That makes sense to me! Remembered someone told...

That makes sense to me! Remembered someone told me - while driving, you don't brake so you don't swerve, lose control and crash more.... But the answer to that is to brake like you aren't a moron.......
Forum: Face plant 05-29-2013, 03:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,974
Posted By ColonelDibsies
Explain to me the logic behind not braking? I've...

Explain to me the logic behind not braking? I've heard that before but can't really fathom why.

Amazing how little damage your fairing took!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2013, 06:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,756
Posted By ColonelDibsies
I'm confused by all the - don't teach her...

I'm confused by all the - don't teach her yourself, the emotional connection there is too strong.

If your relationship can't handle you teaching her new skills or vice versa without an instant...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-24-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,882
Posted By ColonelDibsies
instead of a tablet, you could get a small...

instead of a tablet, you could get a small laptop. That should have a large enough hard drive to save your pictures, also you could then get a usb powered external hard drive. Double redundancy.
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,195
Posted By ColonelDibsies
very good advice! Will say that! Much much better...

very good advice! Will say that! Much much better phrasing!
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,195
Posted By ColonelDibsies
also just a little background - I'm a 23 year old...

also just a little background - I'm a 23 year old college student - so no kids, and definitely no grandkids!

Also the Colonel is because my last name is Sanders.... i.e. KFC and Dibsies came from...
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,195
Posted By ColonelDibsies
Found out a little more about it today. ...

Found out a little more about it today.

First of all this is Iowa - Nice folks here - most aren't the kind to shoot random people looking at piles of rusted metal....
it's in a...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2013, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,195
Posted By ColonelDibsies
Laugh after a little stalking on google earth, I saw...

after a little stalking on google earth, I saw that it wasn't a lot, but someone's backyard. Just set up funny with no fences and the way the street runs.

I think I will stop by monday and just...
Forum: The Garage 04-19-2013, 06:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,195
Posted By ColonelDibsies
How to rummage through one's property politely?

Driving home from work this morning after a long exciting day of Cleaning floors, oh yeah, living the dream.

But anyway, got in my old truck, and was driving past a dirty lot, it's got a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,773
Posted By ColonelDibsies
Frankly I'm not sure I'd be willing to end the...

Frankly I'm not sure I'd be willing to end the life of another human being, regardless of how much of a scumbag he is. A bike is just stuff, and stuff can be replaced.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,337
Posted By ColonelDibsies
I'm kinda a first gen rider. My dad used to ride...

I'm kinda a first gen rider. My dad used to ride an old CB450 a lot, raced dirtbikes when he was in his 20's and then got married and that kinda just faded away. Now he hates the idea of me riding. I...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,790
Posted By ColonelDibsies
Kershaw is my go to brand. Perfect balance...

Kershaw is my go to brand. Perfect balance between quality and price. My edc is a orange kershaw zing. It's great for an edc because of the color it's a friendly looking, or non threatening knife....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 23,014
Posted By ColonelDibsies
http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-mo-aut...

http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-mo-autos-motorcycle-sales-2012-20130205,0,7904379.story

Good news, not doomed! Yay!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 23,014
Posted By ColonelDibsies
Im going to be a pastor, if I ever make above 40k...

Im going to be a pastor, if I ever make above 40k in my life, ill be surprised. but ill ride right there with ya until i can't
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 23,014
Posted By ColonelDibsies
Im saying thats how things are. An astounding...

Im saying thats how things are. An astounding amount of my generation was told they would be nothing, by their parents, if they didnt go to college (during a horrible economic downturn) thats a fact...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 23,014
Posted By ColonelDibsies
There is way to much freaking generalizing on...

There is way to much freaking generalizing on this post. Oh my soul! A bunch of pussies? Sure maybe we stopped beating the gay out of kids but there are still plenty of boys scrapping up there knees...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-27-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,499
Posted By ColonelDibsies
What is worth patina? Is my old dime a dozen kz...

What is worth patina? Is my old dime a dozen kz worth keeping its crapping paint? Or a 1995 nighthawk. If its a nice bike in nice shape than keep it. But if its a cheap bike or a common bike, do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2012, 08:31 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 20,115
Posted By ColonelDibsies
The issue for me is not helmets... I live in...

The issue for me is not helmets... I live in Iowa... A choice state and I with very very very few exceptions always ride with helmet. But where does it stop? What if government decides motorcycling...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-29-2012, 11:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,697
Posted By ColonelDibsies
Older bike, didn't think of that, they are...

Older bike, didn't think of that, they are perfect beginner bikes the best looking in my opinion, I started out on an old kz400... Well have to have her sit on some and see where she lands, easier to...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-24-2012, 10:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,697
Posted By ColonelDibsies
I suppose. 2 up would have just been a nice...

I suppose. 2 up would have just been a nice option, but sounds like solo riding might be the way to go, if she stays interested, dad can get his own bike....
If solo riding, the dl650 should be fine...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-23-2012, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,697
Posted By ColonelDibsies
Only the worst mental image of my mother, ever...

Only the worst mental image of my mother, ever ever ever!

the v strom looks like a perfect bike, just worried about the more sporty seat, but I imagine Corbin can fix that, what's the ride...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-23-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,697
Posted By ColonelDibsies
Mumsy is a biker?!?!?!

So about a month ago my mother (a 49 year old white woman who has never shown interest in motorcycles since my dad stopped riding back in the 80's) texted me Asking if she should buy a ninja and come...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2012, 07:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,731
Posted By ColonelDibsies
Couldn't there also be legal ramifications since...

Couldn't there also be legal ramifications since one you jump off - you are failing to mantain proper control of your vehicle..... seems like an accident that would have been there fault could become...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-20-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By ColonelDibsies
Definitely something I'll look into, haven't done...

Definitely something I'll look into, haven't done a long ride on this bike, but should be able to vary position enough to keep rest of me comfortable, but I'll see about the throttle rocker!
Forum: Trip Planning 07-20-2012, 01:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By ColonelDibsies
And I will be taking 80, when I come out for...

And I will be taking 80, when I come out for good, I'm planning on taking much longer and taking slower, more interesting roads...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-20-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By ColonelDibsies
Plane tickets are around 600 dollars...

Plane tickets are around 600 dollars...
Forum: Trip Planning 07-19-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By ColonelDibsies
Put a Ring On it...

I'm living in Iowa, but going home to San Jose, Ca to propose to her! I am planning on making it a quick trip out there and back on my 2012 Ninja 250. I'm leaving friday, getting there sunday night,...
Forum: Americas 07-18-2012, 09:34 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 483
Posted By ColonelDibsies
Road trip...

I have a ninja 250, I'm going back to Cali from iowa end of this month to surprise my gf and propose... I'm hoping to take 2 days out, 2 days back.... Given the whole proposing to the love of my...
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