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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By sop
In the future...you didn't "drop" your SM, you...

In the future...you didn't "drop" your SM, you just "had to lay'er down".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,691
Posted By sop
"These courses teach riders to be aware of the...

"These courses teach riders to be aware of the path of least resistance to minimize injury."

I'm still trying to visualize how jumping from a moving motorcycle is the "path of least resistance to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,177
Posted By sop
The day I switched from my old, black leather...

The day I switched from my old, black leather riding jacket to a Joe Rocket with large neon yellow panels front and rear, the number of close calls I experienced went down significantly. It seems...
Forum: Face plant 07-05-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,228
Posted By sop
There are two totally separate potential claims...

There are two totally separate potential claims here.

If the at-fault driver's insurance company wants to pay for the damage to the bike alone, that's fine. You can settle just the property...
Forum: Face plant 07-05-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,660
Posted By sop
Glad you're not seriously injured, you were...

Glad you're not seriously injured, you were fortunate it wasn't worse.

Some insurance information others involved in similar incidents might find useful:

Damage to one's own vehicle caused by...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,371
Posted By sop
I'd love something along the lines of a BSA Gold...

I'd love something along the lines of a BSA Gold Star.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 28,219
Posted By sop
Is that a security video camera up on the back...

Is that a security video camera up on the back corner of the building? The crash will be on YouTube soon.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 12,380
Posted By sop
Learning to "lay 'er down"....

It's not an easy skill to master, so some enterprising instructor should teach a class on how to properly "lay 'er down". The class should be BYOB (bring your own bike), of course, preferably...
Forum: Face plant 09-06-2011, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,756
Posted By sop
Good to learn your friend is OK. I rode from...

Good to learn your friend is OK. I rode from Cedar Key to Gainesville, Fl, late one afternoon, just as it was getting dark. The open stretches of the arrow-straight two-lane road were teeming with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,878
Posted By sop
Anyone old enough to remember home milk delivery,...

Anyone old enough to remember home milk delivery, when the milkman would leave the bottles inside an insulated, lidded metal box on your mom's porch? Those ancient metal milk containers suspiciously...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 13,485
Posted By sop
A friend is a sales manager at a large dealership...

A friend is a sales manager at a large dealership in Miami, the kind of place where the salesmen ring a large bell on the floor when they get someone to sign on the dotted line. They know their...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-18-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,440
Posted By sop
Yeah, a scarf works well, and it's also a great...

Yeah, a scarf works well, and it's also a great look. Used to wear one years ago. Looks really cool flapping behind you at speed, like Marlon Brando in the Wild One, or Snoopy strafing the Red Baron.
Forum: Face plant 08-17-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 21,083
Posted By sop
Good to know it wasn't worse and you're ok. With...

Good to know it wasn't worse and you're ok. With all the dangers we face on the road, now we also have to worry about being attacked from the sky.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2011, 08:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,619
Posted By sop
SinFrenas (if you want to spell it correctly, try...

SinFrenas (if you want to spell it correctly, try "Sin Frenos"...spanish for "no brakes"), maybe if you install some brakes on your bike you can enjoy those twisty sections.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,944
Posted By sop
All these unresolved feelings could be the result...

All these unresolved feelings could be the result of your head injury.

Two years ago I was hit directly from behind while stopped on a bike by a driver doing 50 mph...the guy was fooling around...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,326
Posted By sop
Wheeled vehicles are fun, two wheels are even more fun

From the time I rode a bicycle as a kid, I loved balancing and turning on two wheels. Add an engine.....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2011, 03:49 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 19,879
Posted By sop
Research the legal terms "bailment" and "care,...

Research the legal terms "bailment" and "care, custody and control" as they relate to the tow company's liability in this situation.
Forum: Face plant 07-07-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 213,984
Posted By sop
Most insurance companies, and particularly a...

Most insurance companies, and particularly a self-insured entity (like BMW ?), operate on a "claims made" basis when it comes to these types of non-warranty liability issues.

"Claims made"...
Forum: Face plant 06-30-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 213,984
Posted By sop
As for that swarm of "sharks" circling your boat...

Jaws sounds like a really scary guy. I've met a few of these, but not that often. Just to clear up some misconceptions, and for general information....

The standard personal injury attorney...
Forum: Face plant 06-29-2011, 05:33 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 213,984
Posted By sop
Consult an attorney specializing in Product Liability

Every single thing you stated in your last post is correct, Antiquewidow. The speculation and accusations here are irrelevant. This should never have happened, particularly to a middle-aged woman,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2011, 04:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,027
Posted By sop
Ride it like a surfboard...

I heard some fool tell a new rider not just to "lay 'er down", but then get on top of the sliding machine and ride it to a stop.
Forum: Face plant 06-24-2011, 04:58 AM
Replies: 830
Views: 213,984
Posted By sop
Research the legal doctrine: Joint and Several...

Research the legal doctrine: Joint and Several Liability. It matters not what factor(s) caused the fork to fail, which party in the entire chain of design, manufacture or sale is/was negligent, or...
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 213,984
Posted By sop
Research the legal doctrine: Res Ipsa Loquitur.

Research the legal doctrine: Res Ipsa Loquitur.
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2011, 04:29 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 213,984
Posted By sop
Having done defense work for a major insurance...

Having done defense work for a major insurance company for many years, I can tell you have an excellent product liabilty case....if you choose to pursue it.
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 45,537
Views: 8,926,960
Posted By sop
Thanks, Krabill and Skierd.... I've read...

Thanks, Krabill and Skierd....

I've read reports on other sites claiming the '08 WR250R's pump issues were heat related; often letting the things cool down allowed them to start again....until the...
Forum: Thumpers 08-26-2010, 12:06 PM
Replies: 45,537
Views: 8,926,960
Posted By sop
Other than the obvious potential resale value...

Other than the obvious potential resale value down the road for a more recent model year, if buying new is there any advantage (mechanical, reliability, design changes, etc.) to finding an '09-'10 MY...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,685
Posted By sop
There's little doubt bicycles are more dangerous...

There's little doubt bicycles are more dangerous than motorcycles. I've been doing both for about the same amount of time, motorcycling for fun and bicycling mostly for fitness (and fun). Just...
Forum: Thumpers 08-17-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 45,537
Views: 8,926,960
Posted By sop
Differences...2008, 2009 & 2010 WR250R?

Forgive me if this was discussed somewhere in this looooong thread....

Have there been any changes (other than graphics and any other insignificant stuff) to the WR250R from the 2008 model year to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,700
Posted By sop
Chasing women and running from the cops....yeah,...

Chasing women and running from the cops....yeah, that's exactly why I bought an XLCH nearly forty years ago.
Forum: Battle scooters 08-15-2010, 04:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,352
Posted By sop
In Florida if a two-wheeled, gas-powered vehicle...

In Florida if a two-wheeled, gas-powered vehicle is smaller than 50cc (49cc or less) you don't need a motorcycle rider's endorsement. You do have to comply with all other state laws: have a regular...
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2010, 01:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,805
Posted By sop
My '69 Bonneville was always easy to kickstart....

My '69 Bonneville was always easy to kickstart. My early seventies XLCH wasn't, and the BSA 441 Victor Special would kick back.

But the one that would always leave me gasping for breath and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2010, 04:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,443
Posted By sop
If suppose if everything has a "cycle", then...

If suppose if everything has a "cycle", then "labor laws", "OSHA", "unemployment (benefits)" and "a bevy of other great services" are also at the end of their natural cycles, like the American middle...
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,443
Posted By sop
"Why does everyone assume they are talking about...

"Why does everyone assume they are talking about moving to a different country? I can't imagine that is even a thought. "

Tell that to all the people who saw their jobs shipped off to China,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2010, 07:23 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,443
Posted By sop
If this outsourcing and off-shoring trend...

If this outsourcing and off-shoring trend continues, soon there will be precious few buyers remaining in the good old USA able to afford H-D's bikes. Henry Ford realized that when he raised his...
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2010, 05:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,489
Posted By sop
Right...these are all modern bikes, most two to...

Right...these are all modern bikes, most two to five years old, with digital instrumentation/odometers. I'm seeing a good number of 2005, 2006 or 2007 bikes advertised on various sites by private...
Forum: The Garage 07-22-2010, 08:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,489
Posted By sop
Buying used...should I be suspicious about odometer mileage?

How difficult (or easy) is it to alter a modern bike's odometer? Is it possible? I don't have any specific instances, but I've been looking at several very low mileage used bikes from private sellers...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-07-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,407
Posted By sop
I don't see too many out-of-shape professional...

I don't see too many out-of-shape professional MX'ers...or road racers. I do see a lot fat guys cruising around on road bikes, though.
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