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Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,336
Posted By hippiebrian
I honestly think Harley needs to take a lesson...

I honestly think Harley needs to take a lesson from Triumph, now the fastest growing motorcycle company in the U.S.

They build the Bonnie for younger people who like to customise and older folks...
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-22-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 262
Views: 23,337
Posted By hippiebrian
You just brought tears to my eyes. I grew up in...

You just brought tears to my eyes. I grew up in Northbridge, but my Dad used to live in the Grafton Inn. At the time, in the 70's, it was pretty much a flop house for drunks with a bar downstairs. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,010
Posted By hippiebrian
My condolences to you and your family and...

My condolences to you and your family and espescially to his family. It's always tough to lose a loved one no matter how they go.

This may sound crass, and if it does I apologize in person, but...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-22-2014, 03:37 AM
Replies: 2,618
Views: 3,316,135
Posted By hippiebrian
Don't forget the shake!

Don't forget the shake!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-22-2014, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7,658
Views: 6,913,671
Posted By hippiebrian
Alone time?

Maybe I've been single way too long here. These are great pictures in this thread, but I have a question for all of you married / in a relationship people. How much alone riding time do you all get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 8,618
Views: 1,736,082
Posted By hippiebrian
I ain't even got a garage, you can go home and...

I ain't even got a garage, you can go home and ask my wife!

Oops. 205ed, sorry.

Oh well...

I wonder if anyone'd think I'm mad if I went on to L.A. via Omaha.
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,286
Posted By hippiebrian
Not a four, but my favorite commuter (I also tour...

Not a four, but my favorite commuter (I also tour and use it for everyday riding) is the Triumph Bonneville. Enough power to get you down the road without being intimidating, naked like you seem to...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,050
Posted By hippiebrian
How big is the gas mileage hit on longer trips? ...

How big is the gas mileage hit on longer trips? Looking at the Rocket or the Thunderbird LT. Right now the LT wins just on mileage alone.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,186
Posted By hippiebrian
He'd have been a stunta'! ...

He'd have been a stunta'!

http://static.comicvine.com/uploads/original/4/43563/1710327-ruffryder.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,852
Posted By hippiebrian
I ride everywhere. I have a car, but it hasn't...

I ride everywhere. I have a car, but it hasn't moved since September, and probably it was 6 months before that.

The ATGATT people will probably tear me a new one, but I had to tone down the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-19-2014, 03:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,341
Posted By hippiebrian
Sadly, Leonard is no longer with us. His art will...

Sadly, Leonard is no longer with us. His art will always remind us of his indominable spirit.

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-leonard-mountain-20140210,0,4207000.story#axzz2tlXLXoxA
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,194
Posted By hippiebrian
This little statistic is a bit obvious: ...

This little statistic is a bit obvious:

http://g.foolcdn.com/editorial/images/104131/problems-by-class_large.JPG

Seems to be in line with how much each type of bike gets ridden to me. You...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,563
Posted By hippiebrian
I'm partial to it. Better than a face im-plant.

I'm partial to it. Better than a face im-plant.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,181
Posted By hippiebrian
I thought he was wondering what tire companies...

I thought he was wondering what tire companies considered off road, which evidently is different than what he considers off road. Maybe I misread.

Maybe he's just being a douche with no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,181
Posted By hippiebrian
The o.p, prior to bathing in Summer's Eve, was...

The o.p, prior to bathing in Summer's Eve, was talking about tires. In the tire world, the on/off road (90/10, 70/30, whatever) is describing tarmac, off tarmac. Period. Pick out how much you are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,563
Posted By hippiebrian
You don't buy into replacing a helmet after a...

You don't buy into replacing a helmet after a crash, yet you believe said helmet is moving your teeth.

Dude, quit bogarting and pass that thing over! :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 06:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,181
Posted By hippiebrian
Yup. O.P.'s a douche. I used to ride and...

Yup. O.P.'s a douche.

I used to ride and race motocross. Now I'm old and don't stray off the fire roads (much) and do 99% of my riding on the tarmac.

If there is no pavement under your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,860
Posted By hippiebrian
I'm missing something. Both my Bonneville and my...

I'm missing something. Both my Bonneville and my KLR are cheaper together than a car. I do all my own maintenance on both, so labor charges are zero (I don't count my time as a "cost" because in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,799
Posted By hippiebrian
I never got listening to music when riding. ...

I never got listening to music when riding.

I crank the stereo when I'm driving because I HATE FREAKING DRIVING and it distracts me from how much fun I'm not having.

I listen to the ipod on...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 12:46 AM
Replies: 294
Views: 41,028
Posted By hippiebrian
To me, any 4 cylinder Japanese bike on the road. ...

To me, any 4 cylinder Japanese bike on the road. They are fast, probably a blast on the track (although I have no interest there) but at sane speeds they are too smoothe and have no character. At...
Forum: Road warriors 02-08-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 53,695
Posted By hippiebrian
I bought a t-100 in '03. Crashed a t-100 in '03...

I bought a t-100 in '03. Crashed a t-100 in '03 (3 months later) with about 5000 miles on it. Except for the seat, I loved it. I crashed it near the end of a 700 mile day.

I've owned several...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2014, 11:44 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,860
Posted By hippiebrian
I think the numbers just in gas mileage alone...

I think the numbers just in gas mileage alone would suprise you. The difference more than makes up for tires and, if you do the maintenance yourself, service costs. By a large margin.

That...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,865
Posted By hippiebrian
Sorry, it was just an opinion. A reason I don't...

Sorry, it was just an opinion. A reason I don't wear it. What goes through MY mind, right or wrong, when I see it. That's all. Wasn't meant to be an insult.

Like I said, I had to think long...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,860
Posted By hippiebrian
Not real transportation?

Talking to a dude at work a bit ago. He was bitching about how much gas he has to buy to commute to work (in his sparkly 1 year old Range Rover). Now I know the man has a Harley sitting in his...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,865
Posted By hippiebrian
Make no mistake, the kids are suffering for their...

Make no mistake, the kids are suffering for their "safe" lifestyle.

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/30/health/research/obesity-and-type-2-diabetes-cases-take-toll-on-children.html?_r=0

That...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,865
Posted By hippiebrian
I've searched, since I first saw this thread, for...

I've searched, since I first saw this thread, for where my aversion to high viz comes from, and finally figured it out.

To me, while I wear a helmet everywhere, at minimum kevlar Rider's pants...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,640
Posted By hippiebrian
They are not simple to maneuver. The power of a...

They are not simple to maneuver. The power of a big twin, believe it or not, can sneak up on someone without throttle control experience. They do not corner well. They are by no means beginner...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,748
Posted By hippiebrian
All you've done is to make me respect my new...

All you've done is to make me respect my new Bonnie more. I'd trust it on a long haul long before I trusted a beemer with all the new issues they seem to have.

That said, in general a new bike,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,640
Posted By hippiebrian
This right here. I am a big fan of the European...

This right here. I am a big fan of the European style tiered licensing just because of that reason.

Case in point. At my last job, this dude told me he was buying his first bike. "Cool" I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,748
Posted By hippiebrian
While a lot of dealerships won't work on bikes...

While a lot of dealerships won't work on bikes older than 10 years, I have been able to get parts at different dealers for older Hondas, Suzukis and Beemers still. Maybe your local dealership won't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,748
Posted By hippiebrian
Nothing against older bikes for a long trip. I...

Nothing against older bikes for a long trip. I am of the opinion that the bike you own is the greatest bike made. Then there's affordability. Older bikes can be had more cheaply.

That said, it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,668
Posted By hippiebrian
I see. I misunderstood his statement on...

I see. I misunderstood his statement on lightening his bars. I never heard of lightening bars to reduce vibrations. Interesting, however I've never had a problem with the weights in, so I'd never...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,709
Posted By hippiebrian
Maybe on hard old tires and drum brakes. ...

Maybe on hard old tires and drum brakes.

Not seeing it with modern tires and modern brakes however. It'sway too easy to scrub some speed down these days and reduce the force of the impact than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,748
Posted By hippiebrian
Old bikes are fun to tinker with and ride short...

Old bikes are fun to tinker with and ride short distances.

Modern tech is far more reliable, never mind modern materials in engines. It is rare these days to check valves the first few times and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,640
Posted By hippiebrian
Jazz hands to the end!

Jazz hands to the end!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By hippiebrian
Thanks all. Got my subscription in!

Thanks all. Got my subscription in!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,444
Posted By hippiebrian
Bike magazine in the U.S.

Bike is one of my favorite motorcycle magazines (second to Road Runner but far ahead of any other American magazine available.

Does anyone here in the States have a subscription or know how I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 817
Posted By hippiebrian
Bummer. Condolences to his family.

Bummer. Condolences to his family.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,485
Posted By hippiebrian
I got stupid and bought another car a couple...

I got stupid and bought another car a couple years ago. In two years I have put less than 200 miles on it. Why I get it into my head I would like to have a car around, I have no idea. I buy them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 04:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,668
Posted By hippiebrian
What is the horsepower of your bike? And how...

What is the horsepower of your bike? And how much do the bar ends weigh? Can you really feel the power difference enough to remove them?

Sounds like nothing but bench racing "I've dropped more...
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