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Forum: Ride reports 01-06-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 30,182
Posted By steingar
Did a trip not unlike this on '78 CB400 back in...

Did a trip not unlike this on '78 CB400 back in the 90's, minus the panniers. Mexico is awesome. Don't worry over the topes, they didn't destroy my bike (which was already going pakita pakita and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
Posted By steingar
Better off getting the same vintage Goldwing. ...

Better off getting the same vintage Goldwing. Way more bike for the same money.
Forum: Ride reports 07-23-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,951
Posted By steingar
Forgive me, but every time I see the front of...

Forgive me, but every time I see the front of that Speed Triple I can't help thinking of this:

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51KvZNS3vpL.jpg

Nice story, have a fun ride.
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,900
Posted By steingar
right up my alley

Years ago (21, to be precise) I took a 78 Honda Hawk 400 from San Diego to Huachuca City in about 6 weeks. Thing fell over in a rainstorm and broke off the clutch lever, so I sold it for a jet...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-24-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
Sorry to hear about your travails. I bought one...

Sorry to hear about your travails. I bought one of those things for the exact same reason (Mrs. Steingar was less than enthusiastic about riding pillion on the sport bike) and have crashed mine as...
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,097
Posted By steingar
Played that little game in the 90s. Enjoy the...

Played that little game in the 90s. Enjoy the ride, Mexico is full of awesomeness.
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 674
Views: 119,337
Posted By steingar
This is someone else's 83 Gl 1100: ...

This is someone else's 83 Gl 1100:

http://img144.imageshack.us/img144/4628/p4240269.jpg

...which is just like mine minus the bugs, dirt, crash damage...

When I picked up the sport bike that...
Forum: Ride reports 01-24-2013, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4,896
Views: 3,373,731
Posted By steingar
I might tremulously add that racers often leave...

I might tremulously add that racers often leave things off bikes because they add extra weight, and racers need to go fast above all things. Thus I consider the reasoning perhaps a bit suspect on...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-22-2011, 02:51 PM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
Meef, normally I'd be happy to join you, and the...

Meef, normally I'd be happy to join you, and the Gateway is within a minute of my lab and a few of Steinholme. But I have a pal coming over for dinner tonight (he's doing the bachelor thing as well...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-15-2011, 09:34 AM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
Not a problem, but I am in the middle of town,...

Not a problem, but I am in the middle of town, aways from Dublin. If nobody closer ponies up, I can loan you some garage space, at least a bicycle's worth.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-14-2011, 10:56 AM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
What you really need is one of these: ...

What you really need is one of these:

http://www.tekarbon.com/store/images/Honda_CBR1000RR_2008.jpg

The thing is so uncomfortable you'll never ride it, and be perfectly safe.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-14-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
Seriously glad to hear you're on the mend.

Seriously glad to hear you're on the mend.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-10-2011, 08:27 AM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
I wish I had a photo of the Free Bird's cockpit,...

I wish I had a photo of the Free Bird's cockpit, because, while looking very different, it has the same instruments! And yep, I mostly look out the window.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-09-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
ABS doesn't belong on a bike either. Same thing,...

ABS doesn't belong on a bike either. Same thing, weight, expense and something to break that gets between the rider and the ride. The sportbike I have now might be the last one I buy, as the newer...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-09-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
What a girly man!

Traction control? I wouldn't buy a bike with it. Just a gizmo that adds weight and expense, and gets between the rider and the bike.

And heated grips?

Good luck finding a Connie. I hear...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2011, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,232
Posted By steingar
Hope to hell they NOTAM'd that runway closed.

Hope to hell they NOTAM'd that runway closed.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
The world is becoming pussified because I'm a...

The world is becoming pussified because I'm a dick? I never thought in my wildest and most grandiose dreams that I was so important.

But seriously, I've had so many people do idiot stuff like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2011, 11:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,403
Posted By steingar
See, now you can see why I always go full...

See, now you can see why I always go full throttle when I hear those sirens. Have to keep out of the way for safety. And I leave it at full throttle unless I see helicopters.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
You guys need faster bikes

I'm a total dick, especially when riding. I've had cagers do the road rage thing more times than I can count. Or at least try. I can't see them for very long as they diminish in my rear view...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-18-2011, 07:54 AM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
Funny hearing about the Spots...

They were giving them away at the big airshow in Wisconsin a few years ago. I thought about getting one, but I rarely fly past civilization, or at least what passes for it here. I thought about...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-17-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,949
Posted By steingar
I take a trip to Wisconsin every summer, and...

I take a trip to Wisconsin every summer, and interviewed for grad school in Madison. I have no bad things to say about it. Winter is just a state of mind. If you decide it won't bother you, it...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-12-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
Note, busts. As in busted. As in going to jail,...

Note, busts. As in busted. As in going to jail, and not making any money.

I've never met a rich, old retired drug dealer.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-12-2011, 08:26 AM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
There is some truth to the saying that crime...

There is some truth to the saying that crime doesn't pay, though it should be appended to crime doesn't pay until you hit Wall Street.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-11-2011, 03:04 PM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
I bought a pair of Cortech boots off Ebay a few...

I bought a pair of Cortech boots off Ebay a few years ago (for $20 even). On the few rides I've worn them they have been utterly impervious to rain.
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,777
Posted By steingar
I've a Fireblade and a Goldwing. The Wing gets...

I've a Fireblade and a Goldwing. The Wing gets used when its too cold for the blade, and when I want to take the Mrs. somewhere. Other than that, its the blade. Not comfortable, for I wouldn't...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-10-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
Definitely a new take on being too lazy to wash...

Definitely a new take on being too lazy to wash my bike.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-09-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
years ago...

I had a nasty KZ750 to which I added a luggage rack from a junk yard and a milk crate. That damn milk crate was the handiest piece of motorcycle luggage I ever came across. Might have improved the...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-06-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
You dah man. :super I used to do all my...

You dah man. :super

I used to do all my wrenching with my fellow reprobates. These days I seem to travel in better company, leaving me all alone in the garage. Not as much fun.

I know, I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-06-2011, 09:23 AM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
You are a far better mechanic than I. I did that...

You are a far better mechanic than I. I did that stuff long ago because it was necessary to keep my aging rides going. These days my bikes are in far better shape and need less wrenching, so I do...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-06-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
BTDT. Try doing the same thing in south central...

BTDT. Try doing the same thing in south central Los Angeles. Or in Yosemite. Or in La Paz.

I doubt I'll ever give up bikes. Its in my blood. I rode in today despite the fact that I don't...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-05-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
I never once rode just to ride until I got the Sportbike

I always rode to get somewhere, often very very far away. I used to commute regularly between D.C. and Cincinnati. I rode up and down the West Coast from San Francisco to La Paz. I've ridden to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-04-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
Happy Star Wars Day to everyone.

May the 4th be with you.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
If I could only binge on certificates of deposit...

...I suppose I could get really small ones...

No, compact discs from the used book store. Got the vast majority for a buck each.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-25-2011, 09:33 AM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
Funny to read all these flooding posts

I flew up to Toledo one January, and I swear just about the whole state was underwater except the runway I landed on.

No flying or moto for me this weekend, too much rain. I took all the money I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
Hard to believe, since it makes such good sense. ...

Hard to believe, since it makes such good sense.

Oh, and I arrogantly forgot to say thanks. I honestly didn't know that, and learned something valuable today.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
I can order a pizza 4am, install tires at...

I can order a pizza 4am, install tires at midnight, and go to the urgent care center on Sunday (some of us have insurance). Thus I have no need to complain about any of these things. Being limited...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2011, 12:53 PM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
That's assuming they're open during the evening...

That's assuming they're open during the evening or on weekends, when I usually carry out such transactions. Some of us work.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2011, 12:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,106
Posted By steingar
If you can get more jollies out of a V-twin than Honda's V4

Then there is a problem with your cephalic wiring.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-21-2011, 12:46 PM
Replies: 71,503
Views: 5,887,649
Posted By steingar
So to legally purchase a bike I have to have a...

So to legally purchase a bike I have to have a bike trailer, not to mention a vehicle that will pull it. Having neither, I am unable to legally purchase a bike. Like I said, dumb laws.
Forum: Vendors 04-21-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 1,398
Views: 358,401
Posted By steingar
If someone already suggested this please forgive me. Its a long thread.

You might see what it costs to be part of the big airshow in Oshkosh. Pilots love stuff like this.
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