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Forum: Face Plant 06-23-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,860
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I hate hearing about this kind of accident....

I hate hearing about this kind of accident. Happens way too often. May your friend rest in peace.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-21-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 39,963
Views: 10,699,612
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Followed your link. This place looks like a...

Followed your link. This place looks like a burger joint, not a barbeque joint. The post you replied to asked for a decent barbeque joint.
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-16-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,845
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I have an Airhawk R for use on my Burgman 650. I...

I have an Airhawk R for use on my Burgman 650. I put my 10 year old Alaska Leather sheep skin over it. I don't use the straps for my Airhawk but do use the strap for my sheep skin fastened loosely...
Forum: Battle Scooters 06-12-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 16,156
Posted By DougFromKentucky
These guys have had a horrible record in customer...

These guys have had a horrible record in customer satisfaction on returns for years. When their backrests work for someone, they work well but if you have problems expect to be lied to and told your...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-10-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,882
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I would just assume that he nodded off while...

I would just assume that he nodded off while driving. The odds of that happening would be higher than that of him deliberately pulling into you. If that had happened to me, I would have pulled off...
Forum: Face Plant 05-11-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,103
Posted By DougFromKentucky
RIP. It is always tough to loose a rider. To...

RIP. It is always tough to loose a rider. To loose one that has young children is a tragedy.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-09-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 22,145
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Even here in Kentucky where the city I live in...

Even here in Kentucky where the city I live in has a population of only 65K we have pretty severe traffic problems. I had a doctors appointment a couple of days ago and left 45 minutes early for the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-09-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,381
Posted By DougFromKentucky
a prior poster said... This ride tested some of...

a prior poster said... This ride tested some of my limits and I was not 100% fighting off a cold...

If I am sick I get off the road and get a hotel, stay at a friends, or head home by the shortest...
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-08-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,323
Posted By DougFromKentucky
+1. My Burgman 650 has replaced both my V-Strom...

+1. My Burgman 650 has replaced both my V-Strom 650 and my Helix 250. The Burgman is a wonderful ride.
Forum: Battle Scooters 05-08-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,571
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I have always found 250cc (or larger) to be the...

I have always found 250cc (or larger) to be the break-over point for riding 2-up out of the city. We had a Honda Helix for about 10 years that did just fine for us. It was getting a little long in...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-25-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,054
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I know you said no scooters but I have a...

I know you said no scooters but I have a suggestion anyhow. I can't pull a clutch any more due to medical issues (Rheumatoid Arthritis) so I had to find something to keep me on two wheels. I looked...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-25-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,381
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Yep, been there, done that except mine was on...

Yep, been there, done that except mine was on I-40 shortly after coming out of the Smokey Mountains. We (I was with two other riders) took an Oak Ridge exit when we saw heavy black clouds ahead of...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-24-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 22,046
Posted By DougFromKentucky
How about a new Bonneville?

How about a new Bonneville?
Forum: Road Warriors 04-22-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,651
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: 100
Views: 7,795
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: 1,116
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: 885
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: 1,698
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: 2,835
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: 2,891
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: 45
Views: 4,579
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: 1,395
Views: 82,077
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: 4,359
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: 3,583
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: 4,735
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: 984
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: 1,669
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: 4,199
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: 540
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: 2,779
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: 439
Views: 139,456
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: 4,054
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: 1,342
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: 439
Views: 139,456
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: 10,552
Views: 2,296,545
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: 406
Views: 88,636
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: 115,117
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: 6,274
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: 115,117
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: 4,021
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...
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