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Forum: The Garage Yesterday, 03:20 PM
Replies: 1,624
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 364,958
Posted By alii1959
My wife bought a 1st gen for dirt cheap. I had...

My wife bought a 1st gen for dirt cheap. I had to put a tune-up in that miserable piece of...... 3speed on the column, awful brakes, etc.

got rid of it quick. Was so bad that they gave her an...
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,650
Posted By alii1959
Agreed, at least for the extremely forward...

Agreed, at least for the extremely forward position. However, as we age some of us don't do well with bent knees, they don't always like to unbend.

More to the OP, try a Road King. Best of...
Forum: Face plant 05-20-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,627
Posted By alii1959
Heal quickly! Don't be too macho, have yourself...

Heal quickly! Don't be too macho, have yourself checked out just in case something shows up later. As you well know, sometimes things don't show up right away.

Sadly, your wreck reminds me of...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 249,661
Posted By alii1959
I have found the trigger clamps to be OK. ...

I have found the trigger clamps to be OK. Especially if you take the red plastic protectors off.
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 20,546
Posted By alii1959
You know if they had had this when I bought my...

You know if they had had this when I bought my GSX600r, I would probably be still on one.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2015, 06:02 PM
Replies: 38,476
Views: 10,213,512
Posted By alii1959
That is exactly what I see with most sport bike...

That is exactly what I see with most sport bike riders. If he hadn't crashed he would have been telling his friends how he tore up the Dragon.

Better to ride a fast bike stupid than a slow bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,479
Posted By alii1959
An ancient biker gave me the best advice I ever...

An ancient biker gave me the best advice I ever heard for motorcyclists:

The only two things keeping a biker alive: his skill and paranoia.

Never forget the cages are trying to kill...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 06:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,479
Posted By alii1959
There have been a number of deaths around here...

There have been a number of deaths around here lately. The most notable was last week Joey Brush a former state congressman died when a lady blew a stop sign. For the pics on his Facebook page, no...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 1,223
Views: 249,661
Posted By alii1959
I purchased one of the Motorcycle Lifts, $129 (I...

I purchased one of the Motorcycle Lifts, $129 (I think), and have been extremely pleased. Even used it as a transmission jack.

Otherwise, some hand tools are good. I use one of the composite...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,624
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 364,958
Posted By alii1959
All this reminds me of a Honda Accord Hatchback I...

All this reminds me of a Honda Accord Hatchback I had 20 years ago in Texas. I had been working on the brakes and left a can of "brake quiet" in the back while I did some other things. Didn't think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,301
Posted By alii1959
I agree wholeheartedly. However, regardless of...

I agree wholeheartedly. However, regardless of the make or model in question, its the guys who only ride on nice days, some weekends, etc. that scare the crap out of me. I see way too many "riders"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,807
Posted By alii1959
The times that I have been down didn't shake me...

The times that I have been down didn't shake me as much as those times where I nearly went down. Close calls, especially with cages tend to give me the jitters. Or, with deer. The ones that really...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-10-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By alii1959
Your bike in front of the Opera House

Took a short ride today, as I told my wife I needed to make sure the new oil cooler was installed properly, up to Abbeyville, SC. Nice quiet ride. This is the Opera House...one of the oldest in the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,328
Posted By alii1959
I have an '04 Road King Classic. I have had a...

I have an '04 Road King Classic. I have had a great time with it so far. It has never let me down. The most fun bike I have ever owned. I only have 33K on her so far, but I am very excited about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,821
Posted By alii1959
According to my students: don't even know...

According to my students: don't even know shit!!!:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 39,979
Posted By alii1959
My Road King is an '04, and at the 30K service I...

My Road King is an '04, and at the 30K service I spent the money and had the cam chain tensioners changed. I had the Screaming Eagle hydraulic version installed. Mine weren't spent, but the change...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,075
Posted By alii1959
Blip the throttle.......I ride a Harley:D

Blip the throttle.......I ride a Harley:D
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,539
Posted By alii1959
Went from a GSX600r to a Road King. Changed the...

Went from a GSX600r to a Road King. Changed the brake pads. Changed the shocks and added fork cartridges. Its still not a sport bike, but I find myself riding at nearly the same speeds..........in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,896
Posted By alii1959
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,896
Posted By alii1959
Well I for one will never naked speed...

Well I for one will never naked speed again........got a beetle launched up my hoooha, took 3 nurses, a paramedic, a preist, a rabbi, and a budhist monk to sort things out (still walk with a limp).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 493,264
Posted By alii1959
I am not sure where, or by which manufacturer,...

I am not sure where, or by which manufacturer, one expects to find a better long distance tourer than a Harley. They say the new ones are amazing. But, I don't have the wallet for that.

So, I...
Forum: The Garage 02-08-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 1,624
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 364,958
Posted By alii1959
Chainsaws.....

Before taking the bar, chain, plastic sheilding off of a jammed saw, make sure the chain brake is fully disengaged, or you will feel like a moran😡
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,753
Posted By alii1959
I rode a Ducati Hypermotard when they first came...

I rode a Ducati Hypermotard when they first came out.....doesn't suit me at all. I have tried Ducati after Ducati....really want to like them. They are sexy, sound amazing, etc...but I don't enjoy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,753
Posted By alii1959
I know that there are many bike in-between, but...

I know that there are many bike in-between, but it is just a bit of jolt sometimes recognizing that somethings just aren't what they used to be.

Had held-bars on my GSXr, didn't help much. My...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,753
Posted By alii1959
So, I am getting old.....

I went to the local Japanese multiline dealer a couple of days ago to pick up a battery for the Road King and while I was there I checked out some of the bikes. Hmmmm.

I traded in a GSXr for my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,267
Posted By alii1959
AK650 and TheProphet have said it very well. I...

AK650 and TheProphet have said it very well. I don't understand the obsession with the way others ride their ride. I don't give a rip what you ride....just ride, man, ride. While I may not like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,267
Posted By alii1959
Yes, because they were a discontinued item and...

Yes, because they were a discontinued item and the local dealer didn't have one in stock.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,267
Posted By alii1959
Stupid, stupid me.....I have read this whole...

Stupid, stupid me.....I have read this whole thread. I am an ignorant fool.

Further, I feel compelled to reply...again.

I keep hearing people say they wouldn't buy a Harley because of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 89,267
Posted By alii1959
These are always the weirdest discussions. I...

These are always the weirdest discussions.

I have owned Kawasaki, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Triumph motorcycles. All were nice. I really enjoyed them. Each change in bike was warranted by various...
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 55,424
Posted By alii1959
It is amazing to me that so many of the posters...

It is amazing to me that so many of the posters continuously state that they want HD to broaden their market appeal, then when HD does roll out something completely different they immediately bash...
Forum: The Garage 11-29-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 6,543
Views: 2,944,076
Posted By alii1959
dhallilama--looks a lot like my workspace....cept...

dhallilama--looks a lot like my workspace....cept I don't have a concrete floor...yet. I do my best work in chaos. I really would feel at home there.
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 83,302
Posted By alii1959
Just read the last two posts, before mine....this...

Just read the last two posts, before mine....this is weird I am 5'6" as well. Didn't have any trouble lifting the big girl when she took a nap....well, a couple of naps...and I am 55.
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 83,302
Posted By alii1959
Was for me...

I spent a great deal of time looking for a new bike when I got off of the GSXR (due to an aging back). Took a hard look at everything. Even those that didn't suit me much. Kept coming back to the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 24,151
Posted By alii1959
I replaced the front fork inserts and the rear...

I replaced the front fork inserts and the rear springs with progressives. Since then, I haven't felt many curves that weren't planted. Maybe I never rode it fast enough to get the wobble before,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-02-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 1,038
Views: 173,280
Posted By alii1959
Congratulations!! 33 is a great milestone. It...

Congratulations!! 33 is a great milestone. It is exciting to be married that long and still having a blast! How do I know....my wife and I celebrate 35 years next Feb, and we are having the time...
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,645
Posted By alii1959
Laugh I have a Bersa as well

I have a Bersa as well
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,645
Posted By alii1959
Hey, I was actually considering an Uberti or...

Hey, I was actually considering an Uberti or Ruger Vaquero for CCW....probably would need an older Harley though.
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,645
Posted By alii1959
Sadly, the truth is that I was actually...

Sadly, the truth is that I was actually considering a GP100 3" .357...which they had in stock. That thing was massive. At 5'6" and 150lbs, I would have had to hire someone much larger to conceal it...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,645
Posted By alii1959
I am a luddite!

I ride a Harley! AND, I just ordered a Ruger SP101 .357revolver for CCW. And I am excited about both......old and pathetic I are a luddite.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 7,976
Views: 486,512
Posted By alii1959
I am able to get out on the road once a week for...

I am able to get out on the road once a week for about 20-25 miles, most of my riding is in the house on a trainer. I have been known to go for 30-40 miles on occasion. I ride a Cannondale F7,...
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