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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-08-2014, 03:16 PM
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Views: 225
Posted By IrishJohn
ST Louis MO - Weekend Workers?

Anyone else in the same boat as I? I work weekends so miss out on all the rallys, gathering points etc. Wondering if there are enough of us in the St L area to justify a Friday-Day kind of thing? : )
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 94,442
Posted By IrishJohn
I can't believe....

this thread is still going and so much of it differing ideas and arguments to what was something that I thought was just confusing me! Just to explain what the original problem for me was...
On the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,683
Posted By IrishJohn
It has been a heck of a long time since I read...

It has been a heck of a long time since I read 'Jupiter's Travels' but I do remember that he said his black leather Bomber jacket actually insulated him from the high temps. Sorry cannot remember the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,683
Posted By IrishJohn
Well Sir, I did not comment on anyone's choice of...

Well Sir, I did not comment on anyone's choice of ride or what their risk acceptance tolerance level is, nod did I think this thread was about how one looks while on a motorcycle but since you are so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,540
Posted By IrishJohn
Cool2 Too true - and proof that hard work, a sense of...

Too true - and proof that hard work, a sense of community responsibility and taking no crap from any overlord-type pays off http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/Cool3.gif
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,683
Posted By IrishJohn
Wicked My sentiments exactly!!! Anything that gives me...

My sentiments exactly!!! Anything that gives me an edge while still not detracting from comfort/practicality/enjoyment is a win-win situation. It will take only ONE distracted HUA driver to maim or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,726
Views: 414,538
Posted By IrishJohn
My advice is maybe simplistic but it has saved me...

My advice is maybe simplistic but it has saved me from a few prangs both on two wheels and on four - 'Better be five minutes late than dead on time'...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 08:31 AM
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Views: 414,538
Posted By IrishJohn
[QUOTE=Newbedonnie;23890124] Had a similar...

[QUOTE=Newbedonnie;23890124]

Had a similar feeling when I bought my first bike after decades off the road. Left hand turns in particular felt really 'wobbly' I put it down to being older/more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 08:26 AM
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Views: 449,604
Posted By IrishJohn
Was driving a car with one of those roofs a while...

Was driving a car with one of those roofs a while back and the guy in back was doing the same thing with his ciggie. All of a sudden he goes batshit crazy - starts screaming and threshing about....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,540
Posted By IrishJohn
First (and last :) time pulled over for speeding...

First (and last :) time pulled over for speeding - 'Oh god - sorry officer, I only have this a few days and waited YEARS to get it -the missus you know...anyway, clean forgot its MPH on the speedo...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,668
Posted By IrishJohn
Agree with you on that, especially the white...

Agree with you on that, especially the white colors. I rode around on a white Kymco People 50 for a few years before getting my TU. It was amazing to me how many times I heard the comment 'For a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,767
Posted By IrishJohn
Thank you all :)

You lot are amazing!! :feelgood I went out again and this time, keeping what you all posted in mind, was able to crack the puzzle. While the gloves 'fit' properly when put on/'normal' activities etc....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,767
Posted By IrishJohn
Gloves problem

This is nuts. I have a Suzuki TU 250 for well over a year now but was all set to give up on it today. The problem has been that my wrists ache like heck after ten or twenty minutes on it, feel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2013, 02:32 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 28,586
Posted By IrishJohn
There are a LOT of 'good people' on here and I...

There are a LOT of 'good people' on here and I learned, and continue to do so, a lot of good things.

As for the misbegotten offspring of gargoyles crossed with mange-ridden Baboons...well, lets...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 28,586
Posted By IrishJohn
I got a Suzuki TU 250 when I finally was able to...

I got a Suzuki TU 250 when I finally was able to get back into the sport after a break of decades. I was not looking forward to all the 'hate' I expected to get from HD riders though - I mean it is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 36,468
Posted By IrishJohn
Don't know about these days but used to be if you...

Don't know about these days but used to be if you were nailed with just one DUI in Sweden you lost your licence for life. Personally I never had a problem with that approach .
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 04:48 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 94,442
Posted By IrishJohn
Thumb THANK YOU!!! I wish I'd never asked the darn...

THANK YOU!!! I wish I'd never asked the darn question but this along with maybe a handful other answers actually gives me the info I need. Now hopefully this thread will be put our of it's (our)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 36,468
Posted By IrishJohn
Might get real interesting next year if they come...

Might get real interesting next year if they come back....http://blogs.riverfronttimes.com/dailyrft/2013/08/ride_of_the_century_st_louis_police.php?page=2.

Read the 'comments' section (and if you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 36,468
Posted By IrishJohn
Two dead. One of whom was protesting to the...

Two dead. One of whom was protesting to the police about their 'infringement' before the ride on his 'right' to stunt on the highway.

Cops described it as 'ironic' in the newspaper reports.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 36,468
Posted By IrishJohn
Better than what you probably gag on you...

Better than what you probably gag on you shirt-tail lifter.:wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 36,468
Posted By IrishJohn
I am simply stating that next year if the same...

I am simply stating that next year if the same occasion under the same circumstances arise I will NOT be stomping on my brakes when two fucktards decide to do a double-UE right in front of my fender....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 36,468
Posted By IrishJohn
I guess you would know all about that - and while...

I guess you would know all about that - and while I am pretty new around here I know enough to know your input on any subject posted here is worthless. Go play troll with someone else loser ...hear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 36,468
Posted By IrishJohn
A- a Highway with heavy traffic is not a 'safe...

A- a Highway with heavy traffic is not a 'safe place' b_ the assholes jeering and laughing at cars with frightened kids and drivers in them is not 'play' C- Cut across me as close as you did again...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 36,468
Posted By IrishJohn
Stuntriding retards

All the 'brave' and 'skilled' asshole's stunting on the highways in St Louis at the weekend - thanks for scaring the shit out of motorists, pissing off the cops and general public and making life...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2013, 02:42 AM
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Views: 94,442
Posted By IrishJohn
Well Ladies and Gentlemen, I have been riding all...

Well Ladies and Gentlemen, I have been riding all summer now and so far so good. I am rather amazed that my question is till running here but sincerely thank you for all the efforts shown to help...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 19,437
Posted By IrishJohn
[ Remember driving in this country is a...

[

Remember driving in this country is a privledge, not a God given right! Though many folks seem to think otherwise.

Rick G[/QUOTE]

Sorry, but by European standards driving in this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 3,319
Views: 449,604
Posted By IrishJohn
I drove 18 wheelers in Germany 25 years ago and I...

I drove 18 wheelers in Germany 25 years ago and I can assure you that even back then there was 'really heavy traffic' On a visit back a few years ago there were even more vehicles on the autobahn so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,828
Posted By IrishJohn
Probably for the guy back in '73 in Ireland it...

Probably for the guy back in '73 in Ireland it was me. I was working as a 'petrol pump attendant' for the summer. Aged 13, I had never been on a motorbike. One of the mechanics in the shop had a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2013, 02:00 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 94,442
Posted By IrishJohn
I see what you are saying Phil. I am always aware...

I see what you are saying Phil. I am always aware that stuff happens, had a close call just a few weeks ago myself. I guess what I was trying to say is that at the relatively lower speeds than most...
Forum: Face plant 06-01-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,334
Posted By IrishJohn
Went down hard back home in Wexford in '79. Had...

Went down hard back home in Wexford in '79. Had to get back in the saddle right away as it was my only transport - but for months didn't 'enjoy' riding and ended up selling the bike and getting a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3,319
Views: 449,604
Posted By IrishJohn
Up to now I always thought it was flashing the...

Up to now I always thought it was flashing the headlight was the only signal for Cop ahead! Ir someone met me twirling their finger around their head before now I would have thought they meant a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2013, 10:19 AM
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Views: 94,442
Posted By IrishJohn
Pissed Like I said way back - they confused the hell out...

Like I said way back - they confused the hell out of me at the Riders Edge class I took. For starters they need to stop saying 'press' the handlebars, - what swivel-eyed old loonie thought that was a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2013, 09:40 AM
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Views: 94,442
Posted By IrishJohn
Right on !!! The other day while meandering along...

Right on !!! The other day while meandering along some twisty roads and still trying to 'understand' the whole countersteering thing I suddenly found myself looking at it from the other side of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,573
Posted By IrishJohn
Out of State tickets - here's what I have been...

Out of State tickets - here's what I have been told, dunno if it is true or not but it makes sense...you get pulled over in some other state, say the fine is $100. You mail them a money order for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2013, 04:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,585
Posted By IrishJohn
my knees were de-skinned (thankfully not...

my knees were de-skinned (thankfully not de-boned) and the next month was horrible showers, terrible stairs, painful walking and awful sleep.

Thank you for writing this part in particular - I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2013, 04:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,566
Posted By IrishJohn
I see how guests at the hotel I work in drive in...

I see how guests at the hotel I work in drive in our parking lot/front drive/parking garage and imho its more dangerous to ride through parking lots than on the street - people turn their brain off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2013, 04:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,833
Posted By IrishJohn
The penalties for riding unlicenced in Europe are...

The penalties for riding unlicenced in Europe are so darn stiff you would be an idiot to risk it. Over here in the US its so lax it encourages laziness and an uncaring attitude. Basically I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 94,442
Posted By IrishJohn
THIS I can understand and do :clap Thank you -...

THIS I can understand and do :clap Thank you - will be trying this : )
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2013, 11:15 PM
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Views: 94,442
Posted By IrishJohn
Thank you KX50002 : )

Thank you KX50002 : )
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2013, 11:14 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 94,442
Posted By IrishJohn
(reposted this so you would not have to hunt for...

(reposted this so you would not have to hunt for it)
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