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Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2010, 09:20 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,729
Posted By Motor31
NS I actually did look at Harley about a...

NS

I actually did look at Harley about a year ago. I got the wife to go with me to a dealer in Kansas when we were stopping there for a bit. She sat on one and thought the seat on the "glide" was...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,729
Posted By Motor31
Talking Decision made delivery accepted

After all the agonizing about it I made up my mind when i saw a price listed by a dealer that was lower than any I have seen for any Gold Wing in the US. Yesterday I took delivery on my new 2010...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2010, 08:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,729
Posted By Motor31
Thanks for the replies folks. I do appreciate it....

Thanks for the replies folks. I do appreciate it.

The Concours was on the list mostly because of cost and reliability factor as well as close weight to the R1150RT. The riding position and old...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2010, 08:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,530
Posted By Motor31
Even though the bank has to file a form it does...

Even though the bank has to file a form it does not preclude the shop from reporting a + $10k cash purchase. They are seperate entities that each have to report on their own AFAIK. I could be wrong...
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2010, 09:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,721
Posted By Motor31
A couple things to consider and this is from a...

A couple things to consider and this is from a long time (1976 to now) beemer owner. I'm also looking to switch brands to the same bike.

What is the availability of shops if you need repairs on...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2010, 09:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,530
Posted By Motor31
Lots of posts on the bmw owners web site about...

Lots of posts on the bmw owners web site about final drive problems but nothing really about servo failure. There are a bunch of threads about bleeding the brakes though.
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2010, 08:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,530
Posted By Motor31
I haven't seen anything like that and mine has...

I haven't seen anything like that and mine has been riden in the summer in Tucson as well as other warm areas.
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2010, 09:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,729
Posted By Motor31
Question Bike choice question, advice sought

I'm going to be changing bikes shortly from my 04 1150RT. I have narrowed the choices down to 3. I am looking for a touring bike and have some considerations.

Choices, not in any particular...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,530
Posted By Motor31
I went with the 04 1150RT for 2 reasons. The...

I went with the 04 1150RT for 2 reasons. The first was I needed more HP than my old K75RT had for 2 up riding. The second reason was that it gave me a full upright riding position where the Kawasaki...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2010, 08:59 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,388
Posted By Motor31
Eh? To some folks, anyone riding a motorcycle is an...

To some folks, anyone riding a motorcycle is an unacceptable risk. Now where are you going to draw the line for risk? Someplace between getting out of bed in the morning and bathing?

Keep in mind...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,388
Posted By Motor31
Cliffy, Communication is a huge problem in a...

Cliffy,
Communication is a huge problem in a pursuit by a Motor, but not for the reason you think. We did and do use PTT switches on the bikes and have a set of speakers with a noise canceling...
Forum: Road warriors 11-09-2010, 08:03 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,388
Posted By Motor31
My Department doesn't do funerals unless it is...

My Department doesn't do funerals unless it is one of our own.

The only escorts we do are the ones the Secret Service requests for the President or VP should they visit.

The charger is not a...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2010, 09:35 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,388
Posted By Motor31
Bluhduh Not going to get into trying to re-educate the...

Not going to get into trying to re-educate the armchair cops who never did the job but have a vast store of knowledge they gained in their imagination. It's a waste of time.

I had over 12 years...
Forum: Road warriors 11-04-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,361
Posted By Motor31
I had a 91 K75RT for more than a decade. I liked...

I had a 91 K75RT for more than a decade. I liked the bike for solo riding. Two up, not so much but I also knew about riding the upper revs to compensate. Still there is no comparison to a bike with...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 587
Posted By Motor31
Question Transmission question

I had heard a rumor that there had been problems with some of the early model 04 year transmissions in the 1150's. It had something to do with vibration issues I believe. Has anyone heard anything...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2010, 10:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,355
Posted By Motor31
Bluhduh I love to see all the rationalization for...

I love to see all the rationalization for motorcyclists to drive however they want to on the road. Speed laws, double yellows and so on as "suggestions" only because they feel entitled because they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 9,716
Posted By Motor31
Eh? +1,000,000,000 For crying out loud, if...

+1,000,000,000

For crying out loud, if getting a wave is what you are most concerned about for motorcycle riding, get another pastime. I ride for my reasons and don't care if I get a wave or not,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2009, 08:55 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,035
Posted By Motor31
When I was a Motor Officer I waved back and...

When I was a Motor Officer I waved back and sometimes even waved first.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2009, 08:31 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,394
Posted By Motor31
Adventure touring in this country started long...

Adventure touring in this country started long before motorcycles were ever invented.
Forum: Face plant 10-24-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,612
Posted By Motor31
You already have plenty of advice regarding a...

You already have plenty of advice regarding a lawyer. I would suggest you take it and cease posting about the situation on the board here. Wait until you talk with the lawyer before you mention...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,124
Posted By Motor31
Basic Police Motor Officer Rodeo operation there....

Basic Police Motor Officer Rodeo operation there. Most of the events he did are the ones used to train Motor Officers. It's all a timed and judged event. If you just touch a cone it counts off as you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,097
Posted By Motor31
Bluhduh BS. :topes I investigated collisions for a...

BS. :topes I investigated collisions for a living. ( I don't call them accidents) The majority were rear enders because folks can't be bothered to pay attention to traffic conditions even without...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,048
Posted By Motor31
Good post and I'm glad you came out of it with...

Good post and I'm glad you came out of it with only a scare.

Far too often we take driving for granted and run on auto pilot and need a reminder that the auto pilot is STUPID. Driving is probably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 986
Posted By Motor31
Get a fairing bike or a windshield. Put the bugs...

Get a fairing bike or a windshield. Put the bugs on the plexiglass not on your clothing.
Forum: Face plant 08-31-2009, 09:33 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 24,423
Posted By Motor31
Driving is one of the most hazardous things most...

Driving is one of the most hazardous things most folks do during their lives. Yet almost all of us fail to recognize how dangerous and potentially fatal an activity it is. We drive consistently with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,165
Posted By Motor31
I served, retired in 2000, I signed the Army...

I served, retired in 2000, I signed the Army Reserves check. Uncle Sugar didn't cash that one (came close a few times!) but the city partially cashed the one I wrote it. Retired disabled from them.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,165
Posted By Motor31
Thumb I have to say I "stole" it from another web site,...

I have to say I "stole" it from another web site, the Patriot Guard. I'd love to claim it as original but can't. I love the concept from it and agree with it. That is especially so since I have been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,165
Posted By Motor31
Eh? Ya can't fix stupid and often when you try,...

Ya can't fix stupid and often when you try, stupid even gets mad at you.
:norton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,372
Posted By Motor31
Bluhduh I don't drink and ride, period. I spent too much...

I don't drink and ride, period. I spent too much tme dealing with drunks and their aftermath. I also don't ride with folks who are drinking. I have too much time and effort in maintaining my hide in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2009, 10:41 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,935
Posted By Motor31
Talking I try to never turn over my bikes. I want them to...

I try to never turn over my bikes. I want them to stay upright especially with me on it!!! :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2009, 10:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 763
Posted By Motor31
Don't forget PUI for the noobs to the board as...

Don't forget PUI for the noobs to the board as well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2009, 10:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,512
Posted By Motor31
Bluhduh During the late spring of 08 I was riding the...

During the late spring of 08 I was riding the bike to go see grand kids in Louisiana from the RV park where we set up. Some damn wasp did a belly flop into the helmet. I had the frickin face shield...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2009, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,958
Posted By Motor31
Bluhduh That's a hell of an assumption there and shows a...

That's a hell of an assumption there and shows a very large bias on your part. Given the circumstances of witnesses to the situation there is no reason to assume the scenario would play out like you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2009, 10:40 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 21,776
Posted By Motor31
Yeah I stopped reading his rant at that point too.

Yeah I stopped reading his rant at that point too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2009, 11:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,350
Posted By Motor31
Laugh When I was in competition, Police Motorcycle...

When I was in competition, Police Motorcycle Rodeo, there were always folks who would misjudge something or simply forget the have the kick stand down all the way and drop the bike. Those situations...
Forum: Face plant 08-07-2009, 11:25 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 24,423
Posted By Motor31
Cage vs bike, the cage will win. There is nothing...

Cage vs bike, the cage will win. There is nothing that you are going to go to that is so important that it's worth dying for. Never assume the left turning cage (or bike for that matter) is going to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,350
Posted By Motor31
Wink There are 3 kinds of bikers / motorcyclists. ...

There are 3 kinds of bikers / motorcyclists.

Those that are going to crash.

Those that have crashed.

Those that are going to crash again.

Gravity, conditions and other vehicles /...
Forum: Face plant 08-05-2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,073
Posted By Motor31
RIP, Semper Paratis :cry I sincerely...

RIP, Semper Paratis :cry

I sincerely apologize if my spelling of the motto is off, no disrespect intended.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,586
Posted By Motor31
As long as Police Departments (any kind of agency...

As long as Police Departments (any kind of agency for that matter) are forced to recruit from the general population of people there will always be mistakes on who should not have been hired. People...
Forum: Face plant 07-28-2009, 09:52 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,587
Posted By Motor31
A coworker of mine had an identical collision on...

A coworker of mine had an identical collision on the highway on the way to work. The cager fell asleep and rear ended the bike as they were both going at highway speed. My buddy's bike, a full size...
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