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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,907
Posted By CharlesLathe
My motorcycle and I are not big on personal...

My motorcycle and I are not big on personal hygiene so a bath -- infrequent as they are -- doesn't impress him, but he appreciates new oil and always rewards me with an extra turn of speed and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,648
Posted By CharlesLathe
All that effort and he forgot a rear fender.

All that effort and he forgot a rear fender.
Forum: Road warriors 11-03-2014, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By CharlesLathe
Some of the newest tires on the market -- Metzler...

Some of the newest tires on the market -- Metzler Tourance, Michelin Anakee 3, Pirelli Scorpion -- are bias ply for the narrower fronts. For example, my Bonneville likes a 100/90/19 front and this is...
Forum: Road warriors 11-01-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 796
Posted By CharlesLathe
My bike is one that normally runs a radial in...

My bike is one that normally runs a radial in back and a bias ply in front. At one tire change, I put a matching bias ply on the rear and liked it, but it wore out faster than the radials. I am back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 03:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By CharlesLathe
Traditionally, Italian riders have the front...

Traditionally, Italian riders have the front brake lever on the right. Even though I built my own bikes, I like Italian style and have run the front brake lever on the right for longer than I can...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-30-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,097
Posted By CharlesLathe
I don't know what you guys are talking about. I'm...

I don't know what you guys are talking about. I'm 61and there ain't no kid in here with me.

I was out in the woods with my youngest, grown son. We took a pee break and while he blew bark off a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,253
Posted By CharlesLathe
This is what I got from it: Carter Evans did the...

This is what I got from it: Carter Evans did the story and included three crashes. We don't see enough of the third to know if it was lane splitting related or not. And we are not told where these...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,983
Posted By CharlesLathe
The first year Triumph offered mag wheels on a...

The first year Triumph offered mag wheels on a Bonneville was 1979. They were Morris mags and it was a special addition. Spoked wheels on Bonnevilles remained popular and Triumph kept selling them...
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,995
Posted By CharlesLathe
Would a Triumph Bonneville count? I know they...

Would a Triumph Bonneville count? I know they have a lot less body work than most naked bikes, but they have good ergonomics, almost no vibration, and enough power and handling to be fun. I've ridden...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 38,957
Posted By CharlesLathe
I'm 61 today and I can ride further, faster, and...

I'm 61 today and I can ride further, faster, and better than any of y'all who are even twice my age.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,462
Posted By CharlesLathe
I ride a Bonneville T100 and after 78,000 miles...

I ride a Bonneville T100 and after 78,000 miles in almost 4.5 years, I am very happy with it. But, every time I am at a triumph dealer or Triumph event, I am all over the Street Triple. My wife says,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,300
Posted By CharlesLathe
A guy named, Siegfried Bettmann -- a German,...

A guy named, Siegfried Bettmann -- a German, started Triumph in England. He feared his name might hinder sales in England and maybe the rest of Europe so chose Triumph as the company name. Triumph is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,839
Posted By CharlesLathe
One of the reasons a company like Triumph has...

One of the reasons a company like Triumph has such a nice warranty is that they figure that most of their bikes will not develop warranty issues.

A lot of the vintage bike guys have no dealer...
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,785
Posted By CharlesLathe
I love riding my Bonneville. I hate that my job...

I love riding my Bonneville. I hate that my job interferes with riding my Bonneville. I'm strongly considering early retirement.
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,983
Posted By CharlesLathe
I have a Bonneville T100 with 78,000 miles on the...

I have a Bonneville T100 with 78,000 miles on the clock and Alpina, tubeless, spoke wheels. My bike came stock with a combination of radial and bias ply tires, but I have since run bias front and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 50,404
Posted By CharlesLathe
I've found lots of stuff including Channelock...

I've found lots of stuff including Channelock pliers, but a few years ago in Florida, I saw a twenty on the side of the road and clamped the binders. When I went back for it, I saw more of them. I...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,890
Posted By CharlesLathe
I showed this post to my 2010 Bonneville T100 and...

I showed this post to my 2010 Bonneville T100 and he laughed until oil began weeping from his cam cover.
Forum: Road warriors 10-07-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,890
Posted By CharlesLathe
One good thing about old bikes is that they...

One good thing about old bikes is that they pretty much all had good fenders while many new bikes have very little in the way of fenders.
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,890
Posted By CharlesLathe
I've had my 2010 modern bike for 77,000+ miles....

I've had my 2010 modern bike for 77,000+ miles. I'm the only one who has touched it with a wrench since it was new. It has required less maintenance than my bikes that would now be vintage, but were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,176
Posted By CharlesLathe
The bullwhips are not for cars. They're for cows....

The bullwhips are not for cars. They're for cows.

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Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 2,024
Views: 588,833
Posted By CharlesLathe
He absolutely has to get the stick out before...

He absolutely has to get the stick out before starting the engine. Bross is at least partly right. Wood fibers will plug oil passages. But, it might not get chewed up. Instead, it very well might jam...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,852
Posted By CharlesLathe
Two guys walk into the Triumph dealer in 1968....

Two guys walk into the Triumph dealer in 1968. There are four bikes on the floor: two '68 Bonnevilles and two 2014 Bonneville T100s transported back in time.

The guys look at the T100s and say,...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,852
Posted By CharlesLathe
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2lFGl1_uw08/U0q...

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I am less than 150 miles from the 75,000 mile mark on my 2010 T100 and I still like it a lot. I...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-02-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 162,555
Posted By CharlesLathe
New Hampshire, on the way to the Maine coast from...

New Hampshire, on the way to the Maine coast from the Olympic Peninsula on a trip that began in North Carolina. I assured her that it was about to stop raining and we should definitely camp. It was...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-02-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 966
Views: 170,042
Posted By CharlesLathe
Western Virginia. Not West Virginia. ...

Western Virginia. Not West Virginia.

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Forum: Australia 07-29-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By CharlesLathe
When people say heavier oil, they mean oil with a...

When people say heavier oil, they mean oil with a higher viscosity. Viscosity in a liquid means resistance to flow. Your suspension has holes called, orifices. As the suspension compresses and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,974
Posted By CharlesLathe
His name is Bearshark. He was named after the...

His name is Bearshark. He was named after the animal sitting on him.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-8xLi_QtpNVA/UF-jNb1G2yI/AAAAAAAAAfw/lJx2uqWChLk/s800/BS%25204.jpg

I was crossing the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-13-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 1,834
Views: 451,770
Posted By CharlesLathe
Tried out my new Hilleberg Angen this weekend at...

Tried out my new Hilleberg Angen this weekend at The Blue Ridge Motorcycle Campground in Cruso, North Carolina.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 741
Views: 252,506
Posted By CharlesLathe
I laced up a set of Alpina wheels for my...

I laced up a set of Alpina wheels for my Bonneville T100 last summer and I like them.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-01-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 84,687
Posted By CharlesLathe
Bearshark getting cartridge emulators. ...

Bearshark getting cartridge emulators.

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Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,584
Posted By CharlesLathe
I've had my GT-Air for some time now and don't...

I've had my GT-Air for some time now and don't have any complaints about it. The sun visor comes down far enough and I can still look under it to see my bar mounted GPS.

I had Pinlock before and...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-28-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10,375
Views: 3,380,850
Posted By CharlesLathe
I went to Colorado College from 1973 to 1976 and...

I went to Colorado College from 1973 to 1976 and climbed all over those rocks. I also started riding motorcycles while at that college. And I met my wife there. Thanks for the memories.
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8,638
Views: 1,355,893
Posted By CharlesLathe
I want a Street Triple bad, and my wife tells me...

I want a Street Triple bad, and my wife tells me to get one, but after 70,000 miles, I've got my 2010 Bonneville T100 pretty well sorted out. Every time I ride it, I admit to myself that it's not...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-27-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 10,375
Views: 3,380,850
Posted By CharlesLathe
Got up early, rode to Holden Beach, snapped the...

Got up early, rode to Holden Beach, snapped the photo, and rode to Carthage for a 2:00 pm get together at the Pick n Pig. There were a lot of Harleys in the parking log and about a dozen Adv bikes,...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,264
Posted By CharlesLathe
I agree with you that the Klim gear is very nice....

I agree with you that the Klim gear is very nice. My oldest son and my wife went with Klim.

I am absolutely convinced that my Roadcrafter, even after almost 40,000 miles, is ideal for me.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-13-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 10,375
Views: 3,380,850
Posted By CharlesLathe
Spring is finally arriving here in North Carolina...

Spring is finally arriving here in North Carolina and Bearshark and I are very happy about it.

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2lFGl1_uw08/U0qCB5x6kGI/AAAAAAAAA3k/5zIgYiMILgY/s800/Spring.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-13-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10,375
Views: 3,380,850
Posted By CharlesLathe
I like your bike better than the plane. I took 22...

I like your bike better than the plane. I took 22 hours of flight instruction in the early 90's, but decided that while taking off and landing were fun, the rest of it wasn't worth the cost....
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,264
Posted By CharlesLathe
I dropped in on them today. They had parking on...

I dropped in on them today. They had parking on the sidewalk in front, but I evidently parked too close to the place next door. One of the Aerostich people asked a couple of us to move our bikes more...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,092
Posted By CharlesLathe
I carry a pair of Outdoor Research mitten shells...

I carry a pair of Outdoor Research mitten shells in my tank bag. They are light and waterproof. I pull them over my gloves when it starts raining. In the winter, they add a bit of warmth. I think the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 415
Views: 111,417
Posted By CharlesLathe
This year, I bought a black, lightweight bike...

This year, I bought a black, lightweight bike cover because people see the bike before they see me. A couple of summers ago, I was sleeping in the trees next to the parking lot of a boat launch area...
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