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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8,526
Views: 1,726,210
Posted By Mr_Gone
You should have your daughter tested... she might...

You should have your daughter tested... she might be a genius!!! :clap
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 31,025
Views: 7,506,373
Posted By Mr_Gone
I never let anyone else wrench my wrench......

I never let anyone else wrench my wrench... although perhaps I'd have more fun on Saturday nights if I did!!! :wink:
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By Mr_Gone
On my first Badlands, I didn't remove them and...

On my first Badlands, I didn't remove them and they drove me nuts... but I left them in because it really wasn't a big deal.

On my second Badlands, I removed the foreskins because I didn't find...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 8,526
Views: 1,726,210
Posted By Mr_Gone
When I first jumped on a motorcycle, I thought I...

When I first jumped on a motorcycle, I thought I was doing well to have some SWAT boots, a $99 helmet, some ski gloves, and a leather jacket.

Then I came to advrider and realized that, no matter...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 31,025
Views: 7,506,373
Posted By Mr_Gone
I thought that was a Jersey thing. :huh

I thought that was a Jersey thing. :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 31,025
Views: 7,506,373
Posted By Mr_Gone
Both "us'uns" and "we'uns" are perfectly...

Both "us'uns" and "we'uns" are perfectly acceptable, but usually only if you live on a dirt/gravel road. If you live within a mile of a paved road, the lexicon gets more complicated. And of course,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31,025
Views: 7,506,373
Posted By Mr_Gone
My anonymous source is only speaking for the...

My anonymous source is only speaking for the Arkansas Ozarks rednecks/good ole boys/hillbillies/etcetera. He makes no linguistic claims for any other region of the country.

Y'uns have a good day,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 31,025
Views: 7,506,373
Posted By Mr_Gone
1-5 = "y'all." 6+ = "all y'all." I have...

1-5 = "y'all."

6+ = "all y'all."

I have this on pretty good authority, but my source wishes to remain anonymous because he's not authorized to speak on behalf of all the rednecks down here. He...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,082
Posted By Mr_Gone
That's a rumor. Don't believe everything you read...

That's a rumor. Don't believe everything you read on the internet. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,727
Posted By Mr_Gone
False.

False.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,727
Posted By Mr_Gone
A "community activist" is just a "civil...

A "community activist" is just a "civil servant/politician" in 10 years.
Forum: Americas 07-18-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By Mr_Gone
See? I told you others would disagree with me. :D...

See? I told you others would disagree with me. :D

Anyway, they're probably right... if you don't take it, you'll need it. So if you have room, pack it. The weather in the U.S., even during the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3,769
Views: 591,319
Posted By Mr_Gone
2005 was the last year for the Generation 1 FJRs,...

2005 was the last year for the Generation 1 FJRs, so most of the Gen 1 kinks had been worked out. And with only 9165 miles on it, the price is fair, in my opinion. The biggest complaint about the Gen...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3,769
Views: 591,319
Posted By Mr_Gone
I bought these from amazon.com. ...

I bought these from amazon.com.
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,540
Posted By Mr_Gone
I'm with you. Most of the time I'm just riding...

I'm with you. Most of the time I'm just riding around town, and I average around 33-34 mpg. And my bike's the same... it starts flashing somewhere between 150-180 miles, and then I go fill up.

On...
Forum: Road warriors 07-17-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,540
Posted By Mr_Gone
That's less than 30 mpg. You should be able to...

That's less than 30 mpg. You should be able to get over 200 easily, and 250 on the highway without too much worry. My best was 240 miles, and I put in 6.1 gallons, so I still had a half-gallon in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,727
Posted By Mr_Gone
I wouldn't think that "revenue" is a...

I wouldn't think that "revenue" is a consideration for any LEO who actually patrols the street. They have WAY more important things to worry about. That sort of consideration is usually dealt with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,727
Posted By Mr_Gone
I have no problem with that. It makes sense to me.

I have no problem with that. It makes sense to me.
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,540
Posted By Mr_Gone
Aren't you just a little biased, based on your...

Aren't you just a little biased, based on your username? :D

Nevertheless, the K1600 is a fantastic bike. I did a test ride on one about three years ago and I seriously considered selling a kidney...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,540
Posted By Mr_Gone
I could have written this exact same sentence. ...

I could have written this exact same sentence.

As for sport-touring, I'm faster on my FJR through the curves that I was with my VFR800.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,727
Posted By Mr_Gone
Speaking as a non-LEO, I think a lot of community...

Speaking as a non-LEO, I think a lot of community concerns actually are from residents who do talk to the city leaders and say, "There are too many speeders going through this school zone," or...
Forum: Americas 07-16-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 881
Posted By Mr_Gone
You probably won't need it. The desert at night...

You probably won't need it. The desert at night can sometimes get cold, but usually it's not too bad during the summer. Some high mountain passes will be cold, also, but you're usually not staying up...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 7,540
Posted By Mr_Gone
In no particular order: Triumph Sprint ...

In no particular order:

Triumph Sprint

Kawasaki Concours

Yamaha FJR [I own one, and I think it's brilliant for high-speed long-distance touring]

Suzuki Hayabusa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,727
Posted By Mr_Gone
I've always heard from both speeders and LEOs...

I've always heard from both speeders and LEOs that there's an attitude test: be polite, maybe you don't get a ticket; be an asshat, you're probably getting a ticket. Everything else is a variable you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 31,025
Views: 7,506,373
Posted By Mr_Gone
That's some unassailable logic right there. :D

That's some unassailable logic right there. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,727
Posted By Mr_Gone
Okay, no more Stats talk from me. I thought...

Okay, no more Stats talk from me.

I thought this is an interesting article

http://posttrib.suntimes.com/news/4243600-418/speeding-tickets-what-youve-always-wanted-to-know.html#.U8ZbVrEyamQ
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,727
Posted By Mr_Gone
First thing you learn in your first statistics...

First thing you learn in your first statistics class: "There are lies, damned lies, and statistics. Mark Twain."

The second thing you learn in your first statistics class: anything can be proven...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,727
Posted By Mr_Gone
From Forbes magazine: 1. CEO 2. Lawyer ...

From Forbes magazine:

1. CEO
2. Lawyer
3. Media (Television/Radio)
4. Salesperson
5. Surgeon
6. Journalist
7. Police officer
8. Clergy person
Forum: Equipment 07-14-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,515
Posted By Mr_Gone
Pretty much this. I agree with bikerfish. ...

Pretty much this. I agree with bikerfish.

Cheap waterproof gear means buying something like Frogg Toggs. It means stopping to put on your raingear when you encounter rain. It also means carrying...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31,025
Views: 7,506,373
Posted By Mr_Gone
put flowers on the back? :D

put flowers on the back? :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 31,025
Views: 7,506,373
Posted By Mr_Gone
Are there doughnut shops on the Dragon?

Are there doughnut shops on the Dragon?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31,025
Views: 7,506,373
Posted By Mr_Gone
easier to run from... yet more likely to just...

easier to run from... yet more likely to just shoot you rather than chase you. :D
Forum: Racing 07-13-2014, 12:40 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,362
Posted By Mr_Gone
Did I see the qualifying times correctly? Marquez...

Did I see the qualifying times correctly? Marquez fastest by nearly a second?

That kid is supernatural.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 31,025
Views: 7,506,373
Posted By Mr_Gone
If I'm enjoying the ride, I consider it a good...

If I'm enjoying the ride, I consider it a good ride if the number of vehicles who pass me is greater than the number of vehicles I pass. I pull over and let people past me all the time. It just means...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 31,025
Views: 7,506,373
Posted By Mr_Gone
I'm gonna simply the answer down to its purest...

I'm gonna simply the answer down to its purest form: they're assholes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 31,025
Views: 7,506,373
Posted By Mr_Gone
You must have been using the right oil.

You must have been using the right oil.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 31,025
Views: 7,506,373
Posted By Mr_Gone
Must be borrowed. That rider is not overweight. :D

Must be borrowed. That rider is not overweight. :D
Forum: Americas 07-09-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 623
Posted By Mr_Gone
If possible, stay in Eureka Springs. It's a biker...

If possible, stay in Eureka Springs. It's a biker town. Very biker-friendly. There are at least a couple biker-only hotels, in fact.

From Eureka Springs, take 23 south all the way to I-40. You...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 31,025
Views: 7,506,373
Posted By Mr_Gone
My Kleenex is made by Kleenex. My Weedeater is a...

My Kleenex is made by Kleenex. My Weedeater is a goat. :D
Forum: Trip Planning 07-08-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,978
Posted By Mr_Gone
Riding and sleeping... I haven't mastered that...

Riding and sleeping... I haven't mastered that skill, yet. I guess I'll need some sort of throttle lock.... :D
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