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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 364,672
Posted By TinyTrains
I love Tuna Canyon. Not as convenient since you...

I love Tuna Canyon. Not as convenient since you cannot enter off of PCH any more, but still a fun half-a-road.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,973
Posted By TinyTrains
The sad part is, I'd bet the bike did not even...

The sad part is, I'd bet the bike did not even belong the moran the sent it into the pool. Stupid and drunk is a bad combination.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 364,672
Posted By TinyTrains
Sorry, Los Angeles (County) Sheriff's Office....

Sorry, Los Angeles (County) Sheriff's Office. They have motor units.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 364,672
Posted By TinyTrains
I was up there a month ago on a Saturday. The...

I was up there a month ago on a Saturday. The Snake was deserted. No bikes, no cops. Only Paul taking photos in his usual spot. Fair crowd at the Rock Store. But down on Malibu Canyon past Peperdine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 552
Posted By TinyTrains
I really miss Motorcyclist Radio. Steve Natt had...

I really miss Motorcyclist Radio. Steve Natt had the best MC podcast and a great cross section guests. Not just racers. It just stopped without warning a in 2013.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,656
Posted By TinyTrains
A lot different. Two miles of surface street v.s....

A lot different. Two miles of surface street v.s. 24 miles of So Cal freeway.

I realize I was not on the same topic. His real question is "when is a new rider to ready to mix it up with real...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,656
Posted By TinyTrains
I had a motor cycle license before I had a car...

I had a motor cycle license before I had a car license, so I have always commuted!

First bike was a 1969 CL175 in 1977 and I rode to high school.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-28-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 556
Posted By TinyTrains
You can buy a GS911 from Ted Porters for $299 and...

You can buy a GS911 from Ted Porters for $299 and use a laptop to clear it. It also will allow you to lock the servos for throttle body sync and reading codes.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-10-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 37,332
Posted By TinyTrains
Almost blew myself up with a shop vac. I was...

Almost blew myself up with a shop vac. I was changing an air filter on my 84 Toyota truck when a bug fell down the carburetor. No problem, just grabbed the shop vac to suck it out. When I saw the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 35,490
Views: 8,944,296
Posted By TinyTrains
In the NHRA the quickest car gets lane choice.

In the NHRA the quickest car gets lane choice.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 364,672
Posted By TinyTrains
I have been around that curve many times, and the...

I have been around that curve many times, and the only thing unusual is the steepness of the grade. But it not steeper than the rest of the road. It is just people getting in over their heads showing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 364,672
Posted By TinyTrains
What is so impressive about following a top heavy...

What is so impressive about following a top heavy camera truck around?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 364,672
Posted By TinyTrains
French motorcycle publication Moto-Journal...

French motorcycle publication Moto-Journal (http://www.moto-journal.fr/) was doing a shoot when things went terribly wrong.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 364,672
Posted By TinyTrains
It seems to be shot at least semi-pro. Fluid head...

It seems to be shot at least semi-pro. Fluid head tripod, and good camera. I don't know what they were trying to do, but I bet that was not it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,169
Posted By TinyTrains
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This is Cajon Pass in So Cal. Lots of folks ride there legally,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 364,672
Posted By TinyTrains
Crashes came first. Squids have been crashing on...

Crashes came first. Squids have been crashing on the Snake since LONG before camcorders. It was just as wacky in the late 70's. I have been riding around there for years, and chasing off the cameras...
Forum: The Garage 02-26-2012, 09:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,342
Posted By TinyTrains
Are you talking cars? Most BMW bike shims are $6...

Are you talking cars? Most BMW bike shims are $6 each (K75/100, K1300, New boxer). Amazingly cheap.

My K75 has needed a total of 4 shims in 70K miles.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2011, 08:13 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,792
Posted By TinyTrains
Here is a more motorcycle version of a previous...

Here is a more motorcycle version of a previous joke.

Billy gets a call from his friend Buba, who asks "I need to set the gap on my plugs, but I do not have a feeler gauge. What should I do"
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2011, 08:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 18,792
Posted By TinyTrains
What do (insert brand here) motorcycles and...

What do (insert brand here) motorcycles and German Shepard's have in common?

They both like to ride in the back of pick-up trucks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2011, 09:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,296
Posted By TinyTrains
No question about it.

No question about it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2011, 11:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,296
Posted By TinyTrains
There could have been something slippery on the...

There could have been something slippery on the road too. I dumped my K75 years ago while braking. I was distracted by something, and had to hit the brakes harder than normal. Everything looked fine,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2011, 11:45 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,286
Posted By TinyTrains
First, efficiency improvements are funneled into...

First, efficiency improvements are funneled into horsepower, not MPG. Customers seem to value performance over everything else. Look at how complex maintenance is on most bikes today verses almost...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2011, 10:31 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,545
Posted By TinyTrains
And what is the deal around York PA? They ALL...

And what is the deal around York PA? They ALL stop at the top of the on-ramp! Thank god I was not driving or I would rear ended them. I have never seen that in my life. You would die here in LA if...
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2010, 07:16 PM
Replies: 536
Views: 170,342
Posted By TinyTrains
Yes, according to BMW literature, it has tubes,...

Yes, according to BMW literature, it has tubes, but they are in tubeless tires.
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2010, 12:39 AM
Replies: 536
Views: 170,342
Posted By TinyTrains
They have a 2011 on display at the Long Beach...

They have a 2011 on display at the Long Beach show.
Sorry about the cell phone pict.

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac74/tinytrains/2011.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-18-2010, 12:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,466
Posted By TinyTrains
I just saw it at the Long Beach show. I thought...

I just saw it at the Long Beach show. I thought it was pretty cool. The pipes are dead on vintage Honda, as is everything but the V twin. They had a dirt track version too. I gather they are just...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2010, 11:25 PM
Replies: 1,498
Views: 320,642
Posted By TinyTrains
Here is my 1988 K75 Low Seat. Just turned 70K...

Here is my 1988 K75 Low Seat. Just turned 70K miles, all by me.

Scott

http://i887.photobucket.com/albums/ac74/tinytrains/k75_600.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2010, 11:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,412
Posted By TinyTrains
I had this 1980 GS550E for 10 years and 60,000...

I had this 1980 GS550E for 10 years and 60,000 miles. Sold it for a K75.

Great bike, but the electrical system was junk. It ate voltage regulators quite often.

Scott
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2010, 11:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,295
Posted By TinyTrains
California: V C Section 27400 Wearing of...

California:
V C Section 27400 Wearing of Headsets or Earplugs


Wearing of Headsets or Earplugs

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,059
Posted By TinyTrains
I went to the court house first. They said take...

I went to the court house first. They said take it to the PD. It all worked out fine.

Scott
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2010, 04:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,059
Posted By TinyTrains
I got a parking ticket (I deserved) once with no...

I got a parking ticket (I deserved) once with no violation indicated. I took it to the police department and the Traffic Sargent said "well, it is your lucky day". He voided out the the ticket.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2010, 11:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,474
Posted By TinyTrains
I rode my GS550E and K75 to Cal State Long Beach...

I rode my GS550E and K75 to Cal State Long Beach for several years with never a problem. Nor did I ever hear of any. The Suzuki even spent the night once with a flat.

I really depends on the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2010, 10:03 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 49,019
Posted By TinyTrains
Here is what a guy here in Los Angeles does with...

Here is what a guy here in Los Angeles does with K75s.

http://specialks.net/

Scott
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2010, 08:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By TinyTrains
I have never seen such an assortment of bikes on...

I have never seen such an assortment of bikes on one ride. No one type was dominate. I posted on other forums and no one know what it was. Rather strange.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-01-2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By TinyTrains
Huge Column of Bikes headed up PCH Sunday (1-31)??

I passed a line of at least 200 bikes going from the Santa Monica Freeway onto Pacific Coast Hwy Sunday (1-31) at noon. Every kind of bike you can imagine. Choppers, dual sports, touring bikes, and...
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