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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 34,332
Views: 8,432,109
Posted By JimNtexas
That poor kid, that helmet is too large to really...

That poor kid, that helmet is too large to really project his head, and of course when they go down the kid will be skinned alive.

I give the finger to those so-called parents.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 34,332
Views: 8,432,109
Posted By JimNtexas
Some please tell me why a Honda trike needs...

Some please tell me why a Honda trike needs tassels on the handlebars?

Even if tassels made you look badass, instead of like a small child, there just is not any way to look bad ass on Honda...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34,332
Views: 8,432,109
Posted By JimNtexas
FAIL! Big metal panniers, yet hardly any...

FAIL! Big metal panniers, yet hardly any stickers!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 34,332
Views: 8,432,109
Posted By JimNtexas
The only possible fail I see on the rain soaked...

The only possible fail I see on the rain soaked BMW is that license plate. I'm not certain, but does that say 'New Jersey'?

If so, that's a fail!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 34,332
Views: 8,432,109
Posted By JimNtexas
:topes ...

:topes

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-G3JODVSKrvs/VBcG23u58JI/AAAAAAAAQxw/OvBH6CoX0iw/w886-h664-no/Yamaha-Brno-2014.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 34,332
Views: 8,432,109
Posted By JimNtexas
https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/3964270336/h64BF6873/

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/3964270336/h64BF6873/
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3,983
Views: 647,361
Posted By JimNtexas
If you ever drop or scratch that plastic will you...

If you ever drop or scratch that plastic will you be happy to have a paint shop color match the replacement part?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 34,332
Views: 8,432,109
Posted By JimNtexas
Every day is Halloween if you ride a Harley! ...

Every day is Halloween if you ride a Harley! :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,606
Posted By JimNtexas
I'm 62, I get that all the darn time! :bluduh ...

I'm 62, I get that all the darn time! :bluduh

Nothing against cruisers, but gee whiz, there are other motorcycles.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,736
Posted By JimNtexas
Try to visit during a Red Flag. Nellis...

Try to visit during a Red Flag.

Nellis Exercise Schedule (http://www.nellis.af.mil/library/flyingoperations.asp)
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-04-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,556
Posted By JimNtexas
THIS!!!!!! Uncle Sam...

THIS!!!!!!



Uncle Sam (http://www.occ.gov/news-issuances/consumer-advisories/2007/consumer-advisory-2007-1.html)
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,100
Posted By JimNtexas
I'm an Enrolled Agent, so I can only speak to the...

I'm an Enrolled Agent, so I can only speak to the federal tax issues for a person doing side jobs like this. Since I live in Texas, we don't have state income tax (:clap) so I'll ignore that also.
...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-11-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,155
Posted By JimNtexas
You can rent a Concours at Sport Ryder Rentals...

You can rent a Concours at Sport Ryder Rentals (http://www.sportryderrentals.com/Main_Pages/Motorcycles/Motorcycles.php) in Carrolton Texas (near Dallas).
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-11-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2,087
Views: 560,787
Posted By JimNtexas
I-10, near Fort Stockton Texas: ...

I-10, near Fort Stockton Texas:

http://i.imgur.com/RCxQGfLl.jpg?1
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,302
Posted By JimNtexas
I had the opportunity to ride the Pig Trail area...

I had the opportunity to ride the Pig Trail area in Arkansas just a couple of weeks ago. I was blown away with how much fun it was.

We just don't have roads like these in central Texas!

I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 34,332
Views: 8,432,109
Posted By JimNtexas
Ok, it's not Killboy, but I figured it's time to...

Ok, it's not Killboy, but I figured it's time to take a break from quibbling and post a motorcycle picture.

http://i.imgur.com/sfdnq9f.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 11,245
Posted By JimNtexas
This is 100%, and not just for the visibility...

This is 100%, and not just for the visibility alone. When I wear my hiviz motoport jacket and hiviz helmet people think I'm an authority figure.

I've had cars see me in the mirror and start to...
Forum: Racing 05-28-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,346
Posted By JimNtexas
Winning any motorcycle race requires a lot work....

Winning any motorcycle race requires a lot work. Who really needs that?

I suggest you get jollies by trolling on the internet.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 34,332
Views: 8,432,109
Posted By JimNtexas
http://i.imgur.com/x5geGXe.png

http://i.imgur.com/x5geGXe.png
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 582
Posted By JimNtexas
There is a lot to see and do in the Balmorhea...

There is a lot to see and do in the Balmorhea (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/balmorhea)/Fort Davis (http://www.fortdavis.com/)/Marfa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marfa,_Texas) area!

I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 240,612
Posted By JimNtexas
After coming back to motorcycles after a 30 year...

After coming back to motorcycles after a 30 year break I did a lot of touring on my Ninja 250, including a Saddle Sore 1000.

I figured out that I wanted a powerful good handling bike that would...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,673
Posted By JimNtexas
I spent the weekend riding the Pig Trail in the...

I spent the weekend riding the Pig Trail in the Ozarks with several other riders.

I really gained a new appreciation for the paddle shifter system on my FJR. Thanks to the YCCS every shift is a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,673
Posted By JimNtexas
"Miserable" may be an overstatement, but...

"Miserable" may be an overstatement, but certainly AE's cost less on the used market than ordinary FJR's.
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,673
Posted By JimNtexas
You really need to look in an FJR AE. In the US...

You really need to look in an FJR AE. In the US the AE models were imported from 2006 to 2009.

The FJR AE has the same transmission as the ordinary FJR, including the clutch. The difference is...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-07-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,309
Posted By JimNtexas
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/27/38428790_33d0a2b...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/27/38428790_33d0a2b9a2_o.jpg

Take 27 August 2005 in Crawford, Texas, USA.
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3,983
Views: 647,361
Posted By JimNtexas
Twenty thousand miles, including a Saddlesore...

Twenty thousand miles, including a Saddlesore 1000, and 3 years on my 2008 FJR and I like the stock the seat just fine. YMMV.

What is the bike that comes with a universally liked stock seat?

A...
Forum: Face plant 03-23-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 27,206
Posted By JimNtexas
This thread reminded me to look on the web for a...

This thread reminded me to look on the web for a 2008 Austrailian study I'd heard about on a video in which the authors studied hundreds of injury accidents to determine the effectiveness of...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,943
Posted By JimNtexas
Perhaps the best motorcycle gear safety study ever performed

I saw a video a few years ago about this 2008 study in Australia which evaluated the effectiveness of motorcycle protective clothing in reducing injuries in crashes.

Ever since I've been looking...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 9,262
Posted By JimNtexas
So it's ok to park your bike in such a way that...

So it's ok to park your bike in such a way that the bike behind you just has to wait until you return to ride his bike?

I see this boorish parking behavior fairly often when a lot of bikes want to...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 315
Posted By JimNtexas
Best Aerostich warm weather pants?

If this is TL;DR jump to bold text at the bottom of the post:

Howdy riders, here is my situation.

For about five years I've been riding with a two piece Motoport mesh jacket and pants...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-20-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 710
Views: 113,915
Posted By JimNtexas
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6738037353_ab05...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6738037353_ab05921e97_b.jpg

Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Shiner, Texas

This is one of the famous 'Painted Churches...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3,983
Views: 647,361
Posted By JimNtexas
I said previously that I prefer my little Ninja...

I said previously that I prefer my little Ninja 250 for committing, but I suspect that the FJR is one of the cheapest bikes on the road to maintain, possibly even cheaper than a Ninja 250.

The...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3,983
Views: 647,361
Posted By JimNtexas
My commute is 22 miles each way, usually in stop...

My commute is 22 miles each way, usually in stop and go traffic. The AE paddle shifter makes it tolerable, but she's a bit hefty for that kind of travel.

I prefer to commute on my Ninja 250.
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3,983
Views: 647,361
Posted By JimNtexas
They are not regular torx heads, they are #10...

They are not regular torx heads, they are #10 Security Torx, aka Tamper-Resistant Torx (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torx#Variants) type of heads. Using the wrong tip on your screwdriver will strip...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-16-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 219,195
Posted By JimNtexas
Sands Restaurant, Van Horn Texas ...

Sands Restaurant, Van Horn Texas

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6093/6255094256_b5cc19a073_z.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-16-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,761
Posted By JimNtexas
Vicksburg National Battlefield - Gun position...

Vicksburg National Battlefield - Gun position overlooking the Mississippi River.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4087/4972392494_2bbbff3341_z.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3,983
Views: 647,361
Posted By JimNtexas
Here is what we're talking about: ...

Here is what we're talking about:

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4014/4525145586_26ba4af779_z.jpg

You can also get the correct bits at any good hardware store.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-13-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,036
Views: 327,370
Posted By JimNtexas
My bike with my flying club...

My bike with my flying club (http://chandelleflyingclub.com/)'s Cessna Cardinal:

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4017/4431068122_d556fddc00_z.jpg

Ok, although not strictly speaking an airplane,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-13-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,060
Views: 556,721
Posted By JimNtexas
Two central Texas gas stations: ...

Two central Texas gas stations:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/9111343940_eba69497fd_c.jpg


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8474/8399548093_c44ae958ae_c.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 79,270
Posted By JimNtexas
I've never notice any buzz or 'vibs' on my...

I've never notice any buzz or 'vibs' on my 2008AE. The throttle spring is very tight, that can get tiresome.
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