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Forum: Face plant 02-12-2010, 04:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,682
Posted By hotshoetom
Typical of the younger generation of drivers that...

Typical of the younger generation of drivers that could give a shite less about anyone or anything except themselves. A word to the wise is sufficient. Carry full coverage on the bike and make sure...
Forum: Face plant 02-12-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,504
Posted By hotshoetom
2 face plants, two different occasions

The first one happened probably 25 years ago. During that time I was young and indestructible and rode a bicycle to work every day, about 11 miles one way. I had worked over till 8pm and was about...
Forum: Face plant 02-12-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,909
Posted By hotshoetom
Eh? I have ridden the Dragon a few times, but never...

I have ridden the Dragon a few times, but never that fast...yikes. Did I hear hard parts dragging in most corners???? I bet he needs a wheelbarrow to carry his testicles around in...when I think...
Forum: Ride reports 02-09-2010, 08:09 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 49,937
Posted By hotshoetom
That sign says 'crooked road for approximately...

That sign says 'crooked road for approximately 17km' or, loosely translated, '15 minutes of fun' :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2010, 03:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,005
Posted By hotshoetom
My now ancient 98 corvette has TBW and it has...

My now ancient 98 corvette has TBW and it has been totally reliable in terms of how the throttle behaves. There are other things about the car I don't like but that belongs in another thread. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2010, 02:44 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 24,338
Posted By hotshoetom
HEy thanks for that Sit. You wouldn't be a lawyer...

HEy thanks for that Sit. You wouldn't be a lawyer would you? I guess I'll have to ask the local Commonwealth's Attorney for a read on that statute. It'll be interesting to see how it is interpreted.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 15,810
Posted By hotshoetom
Well said. I think there is a related way to look...

Well said. I think there is a related way to look at it. The term biker sounds more like a slang expression for the word motorcyclist to me. It also is a confusing term and in this area of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2010, 02:23 PM
Replies: 784
Views: 101,678
Posted By hotshoetom
Ok, this is my story and I am sticking to...

Ok, this is my story and I am sticking to it.:evil As I was growing up and living at home, I wanted a bike and was forbidden to get one as long as I lived there. I wasn't ready to leave, so there it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 24,338
Posted By hotshoetom
Anybody know if standing on the pegs is illegal...

Anybody know if standing on the pegs is illegal in VA?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2010, 01:57 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,995
Posted By hotshoetom
And while we are on the subject...I avoid temps...

And while we are on the subject...I avoid temps below 35 for the same reasons as others here do. I like keeping things rubber side down and don't have the skills to ride on ice. Rain, no problem as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 10,995
Posted By hotshoetom
Wicked On the other hand, you guys are probably riding...

On the other hand, you guys are probably riding in temps well over a 100 at times...something the so-called RIDERS from the Great White North probably can't ever claim. :evil Yeah, I know, I just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 323
Views: 29,631
Posted By hotshoetom
You make me feel young

Thanks Guys....you make me feel young at 57. I guess I am the only 18 year old here with 57 year old gray hair at his temples. :freaky I hope I can ride until the day I draw my last breath. I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,542
Posted By hotshoetom
Loaning almost anything

Within a fairly wide range, if someone needs to use something I have, it usually is not of such a high price that I could not afford to replace it. That said, I don't loan my car, my wife, or my...
Forum: Beasts 02-07-2010, 07:55 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 31,082
Posted By hotshoetom
Hey, thanks for the info on that. I have pretty...

Hey, thanks for the info on that. I have pretty much decided that nothing short of a major get off will separate me from my wee. (ok, no funny comments :lol3 ) It is entirely adequate for my needs,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-01-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 832
Views: 45,043
Posted By hotshoetom
Thats about as sensible as having 2 places named...

Thats about as sensible as having 2 places named Frogjump. Yeah I have been to both (yeah both are in Tennessee). Have family in the Huntingdon area. Usually get down there for a visit once a year or...
Forum: Beasts 01-31-2010, 02:50 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 31,082
Posted By hotshoetom
Could someone enlighten me about the Sasquatch...

Could someone enlighten me about the Sasquatch spring/shock setup? Price and what it compares to? Interested in getting the stock spring shock reworked...

Hotshoetom
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,729
Posted By hotshoetom
The Wee grows on you, much like a properly chosen...

The Wee grows on you, much like a properly chosen wife. You will appreciate the reliability and the versatility, eventually making what was initially repugnant something desireable. It has for many...
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2010, 12:36 PM
Replies: 2,427
Views: 279,593
Posted By hotshoetom
I think what Honda is responding to is the...

I think what Honda is responding to is the innaccurate notion that all americans want everything 'bigger and better' and that everything that is bigger, is better. Some opinions of the fairer sex...
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2010, 12:08 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,046
Posted By hotshoetom
At 57, I'm no spring chicken, and have never...

At 57, I'm no spring chicken, and have never owned a sportbike and probably never will. I don't do track days because of expense and lack of proximity to the facilities where they happen. The DL650...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,140
Views: 123,427
Posted By hotshoetom
This seems like a fair analysis to me...and with...

This seems like a fair analysis to me...and with the cost savings of a massed produced design that the engineering was basically paid for by the military contract, the price should easily be under...
Forum: Beasts 01-30-2010, 12:20 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 36,957
Posted By hotshoetom
08 Weestrom, 31k miles on it. Worst mileage 48....

08 Weestrom, 31k miles on it. Worst mileage 48. Best ever 65 mpg. During warm weather and easy cruising, it will pretty consistently get in the high 50s to low 60s without too much trouble. Two up,...
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2010, 07:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 18,554
Posted By hotshoetom
Most of the DL complaints are valid for me, the...

Most of the DL complaints are valid for me, the windshield sucks, the seat sucks, the stock tires suck, but really other than that, it is a good bike at a reasonable price. I don't think you can do...
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2010, 07:46 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 29,231
Posted By hotshoetom
The bike I will probably most regret losing,...

The bike I will probably most regret losing, whether to a sale or to some other incident is likely the one I have now. BIke number 4 in 6 six years. The first bike was a regrettable mistake, a POS...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2010, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 386,177
Posted By hotshoetom
Yeah you are probably right about that...but even...

Yeah you are probably right about that...but even so, you never know when some loony is gonna go postal. I don't want a confrontation with someone in an SUV while I am on a bike...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2010, 01:33 PM
Replies: 1,798
Views: 365,258
Posted By hotshoetom
Sounds like the description of the perfect wife....

Sounds like the description of the perfect wife. :lol3

Hotshotom
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 386,177
Posted By hotshoetom
Hey I'm with you on this one...I am so tired of...

Hey I'm with you on this one...I am so tired of the straight pipes roaring through our neighborhood at all hours of the night and day, rattling windows with no regard for anyone elses rights. Their...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 64,108
Posted By hotshoetom
I might as well throw in here... Advice to...

I might as well throw in here...

Advice to keep you alive on the street...If you have to ask yourself whether you should or shouldn't, then don't do it. That one has saved my bacon more times...
Forum: Ride reports 01-12-2010, 04:31 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 26,698
Posted By hotshoetom
http://rider27.smugmug.com/photos/558062347_7JFB5-...

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Not bad focus....camera shake due to a too slow shutter speed. If it was a focus problem, the picture would be sharper in part of...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2010, 01:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,837
Posted By hotshoetom
Yeah, the bias type works pretty well on the...

Yeah, the bias type works pretty well on the strom. The 880 handles tar snakes and bridge gratings better than the factory tire by far. The slightly larger size of the 880 helps the speedo error...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2010, 10:08 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,837
Posted By hotshoetom
Long lasting tires....

I know many of you here are knee draggers and if you are this may not be useful information. My vstrom came with Deathwings on it, and lasted about 5000 miles. I tend to ride something more than...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2010, 09:18 PM
Replies: 2,122
Views: 520,158
Posted By hotshoetom
I always thought one of these would make a good...

I always thought one of these would make a good day-trip bike and commuting bike. Hafta like the looks and from what I have read, the power band is more torque than horsepower, just the thing you...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2010, 09:12 PM
Replies: 945
Views: 204,429
Posted By hotshoetom
difficulty of maintenance

+1 on keeping the vstrom...I kinda lucked into mine and havent been disappointed. I have to wonder how others judge the difficulty of maintenance on the vstrom. I am new to bike maintenance and slow...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2010, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 386,177
Posted By hotshoetom
All I can say is WOW! I have never seen such a...

All I can say is WOW! I have never seen such a factual and unbiased explanation of the Harley Mystic and whether anyone else does or not, I appreciate that you took the time to write all of that....
Forum: Beasts 01-08-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 16,909
Posted By hotshoetom
A rose by any other name...

Admitedly, I haven't owned a bimmer or the triumph, but I do have the weestrom. I can think of several parallels in the automotive world to the comparison of the three bikes. To me it is like...
Forum: Beasts 01-07-2010, 06:37 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 16,909
Posted By hotshoetom
This made me think of something I thought was...

This made me think of something I thought was funny. When I first started riding seriously I took a start to finish blue ridge parkway ride and had a blast...every slow vehicle I ran up behind seemed...
Forum: Vendors 05-26-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,572
Posted By hotshoetom
I love it....you said that right! On the other...

I love it....you said that right! On the other hand, how do folks like the hyperpro stuff? Is it good and how is price/quality trade off. Personally, while I would love to throw hyper dollars at this...
Forum: Ride reports 05-15-2008, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 538,878
Posted By hotshoetom
Wow.....what a fabulous trip!

It is is really encouraging to see someone jump off the cliff into the abyss and find a whole new life. A new love, a new perspective on life in general, a bucketload of new friends, and an...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2008, 07:05 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 58,693
Posted By hotshoetom
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2008, 08:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,478
Posted By hotshoetom
But then on the other hand....

She might just be of the right mindset to ride one of the large displacement scooters out there. The Burgman 400 or 650 and the Yamaha Majesty are all good bikes with real engines and solid...
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