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Forum: Road warriors 10-15-2009, 06:42 AM
Replies: 474
Views: 28,034
Posted By VFR_firefly
Harley <a...

Harley <a href="http://www.reuters.com/article/rbssConsumerGoodsAndRetailNews/idUSN1529149020091015">discontinues Buell</a>

CHICAGO, Oct 15 (Reuters) - U.S. motorcycle maker Harley-Davidson Inc...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2009, 04:53 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 104,041
Posted By VFR_firefly
I had someone break into my garage and steal all...

I had someone break into my garage and steal all my tools. But it amounts to the same thing. I replaced EVERYTHING I had for about $600 at Harbor Freight. Replacing them with name-brand tools ...
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 104,041
Posted By VFR_firefly
Don't try to order online though!

You can also buy it all online too but that is annoying for a number of reasons. Unlike most online sellers they don't get around to actually packing and shipping off your newly-purchased junk for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,149
Posted By VFR_firefly
And your write to! :deal My fingers have a...

And your write to! :deal

My fingers have a mind of their own -which is a good thing since mine doesn't seem to always be working correctly...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2009, 07:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,363
Posted By VFR_firefly
We must have been separated at birth. I love...

We must have been separated at birth.

I love my gloves. I can't seem to be on the bike without at least 3 pair, and a pair of waterproof 3-digit 'stich overgloves as well. 2 of them are usually...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2009, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 388,141
Posted By VFR_firefly
And I wish you luck and good fortune too. Have a...

And I wish you luck and good fortune too. Have a nice life.:deal
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2009, 06:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,320
Posted By VFR_firefly
Eh? I used to fuel up while sitting, but with the...

I used to fuel up while sitting, but with the tank bag in the way and not much room to put it I started getting off and putting it on the C-stand.

Then I inspect each tire for nails, check the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,496
Posted By VFR_firefly
I think the correct smiley to use with BOHICA is...

I think the correct smiley to use with BOHICA is :kat
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 388,141
Posted By VFR_firefly
So you feel I'm prejudiced and negative, and...

So you feel I'm prejudiced and negative, and inject stereotypes and misrepresentations against whole groups of people? And you bring up my alleged hypocrisy (or you have already adjudicated me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2009, 06:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,149
Posted By VFR_firefly
Almost Certainly?

A helmet always helps. What data are you using to determine that she would "almost certainly" be alive if she was wearing a helmet?

Are helmets magic?

Do helmets somehow impart a super-duper...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2009, 05:53 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 104,041
Posted By VFR_firefly
But think of all the DEALS you missed that...

But think of all the DEALS you missed that weren't in the flyer!!!!

You might NEED those tools someday and then they won't be on SALE anymore!!!

Oh, the tragedy!
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2009, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 388,141
Posted By VFR_firefly
Now THAT is funny! :lol3

Now THAT is funny!

:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2009, 12:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,956
Posted By VFR_firefly
Sitting on the remote control

Understanding WHAT is going on is sometimes hard for the non technically-minded.

But believing you have a magic butt because every time you lean to your left and put pressure on your left buttox...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2009, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 388,141
Posted By VFR_firefly
My posts (and everyone's here) say...

My posts (and everyone's here) say <i>everything</i> about Me (them).

I yam what I yam...

Deep down, we are all just the words and images in our heads. We share them here. Reading some of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2009, 11:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By VFR_firefly
Neat picture! I find it interesting that two...

Neat picture!

I find it interesting that two bikes that are so similar (other than the seat/fender/pipes) can have such radically different-sized rear tires. I'm assuming this is the same general...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,969
Posted By VFR_firefly
I hear what you are saying. I assert that an...

I hear what you are saying. I assert that an independent free-market testing/standards body will be superior to any government-run/mandated standards simply due to the fact that politics and...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2009, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 388,141
Posted By VFR_firefly
Like self-delusion? This is the "Harley...

Like self-delusion?

This is the "Harley Bashing: What's it all about?" thread.

I read this as: "Why do people bash Harleys? -discuss"

If people don't want to read why we bash Harleys,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2009, 11:04 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,911
Posted By VFR_firefly
Decoupling. It lowers the apparent CG, but...

Decoupling.

It lowers the apparent CG, but only if the rider consciously & successfully keeps his decoupled CG directly over the bike's area of support.
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2009, 10:56 AM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 388,141
Posted By VFR_firefly
Just STFU...

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Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 388,141
Posted By VFR_firefly
You can say that again. Just like the fact that...

You can say that again. Just like the fact that what American consumers think of as "romantic love" was created out of whole cloth by marketers to sell pantyhose and diamonds.

:clap More power...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 388,141
Posted By VFR_firefly
Pointing out the obvious seems to upset some...

Pointing out the obvious seems to upset some people. Apparently it is "contributing nothing to the discussion."

:deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2009, 10:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,956
Posted By VFR_firefly
Peg weighting -bah!

Push harder right to go more right.

Maintenance throttle to keep the bike settled and with enough ground clearance or if you need to trail-brake and take your lumps with the bike wanting to...
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 498
Views: 104,041
Posted By VFR_firefly
I can't get in/out of Harbor Freight in less than...

I can't get in/out of Harbor Freight in less than 2 hours. That is if I am in a HURRRY and only want to pick up one or two things.

Stuff at HF when it is on SALE is unbelievably low-priced. When...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2009, 09:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,969
Posted By VFR_firefly
Where do you get that 10% number? I'd say, seat...

Where do you get that 10% number? I'd say, seat of the pants, that the difference between the different helmet certifications today are probably so small as to be impossible to measure. Less than 1%...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 34,340
Posted By VFR_firefly
Too bad they don't make a sequel to <i>On Any...

Too bad they don't make a sequel to <i>On Any Sunday</i> that isn't a Kawasaki infomercial.

Dust to Glory was good...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2009, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 388,141
Posted By VFR_firefly
We don't use that front brake anyhow as it'll...

We don't use that front brake anyhow as it'll throw you 75 feet right over the handlebars!

One disk up there is enough to keep the guys at the DMV happy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2009, 09:41 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 23,890
Posted By VFR_firefly
You said what I was going to say. Rebuilding the...

You said what I was going to say. Rebuilding the engine and putting new HEADS on at 25k???

Hell, at least they didn't take your legs clean off when they blew!

Reliable for a BMW I guess...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2009, 09:37 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,947
Posted By VFR_firefly
Talking Now it is after you bumped it! :lol3

Now it is after you bumped it!

:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,407
Posted By VFR_firefly
There are huge differences between different...

There are huge differences between different bikes and different frame geometry. Saying something like this belies a limited experience of different bikes.

Some bikes are neutral. Some tend to...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2009, 05:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,691
Posted By VFR_firefly
Heavy use of downshifting before corners to...

Heavy use of downshifting before corners to control speed causing micro tire-skidding. Compression braking and sloppy engine-speed matching will look just like this. Tire itself might not be quite...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2009, 05:40 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 21,170
Posted By VFR_firefly
Sometimes "natural" isn't so natural

People do it unconsciously and don't know why their bikes steer. Eventually, they get in a situation where it doesn't "just happen" like they expected it to.

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Forum: Thumpers 10-14-2009, 05:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,707
Posted By VFR_firefly
You've probably never seen a heating/AC zip-tie. ...

You've probably never seen a heating/AC zip-tie. They are used to connect a flexible air duct drop to the metal ductwork. They are about 1/2" wide and 20" long. You put a couple of those on a flat...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2009, 05:05 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 10,434
Posted By VFR_firefly
If I'm at the side of the highway wrenching on my...

If I'm at the side of the highway wrenching on my bike, please don't stop and make the air smelly near me. Pull a hundred feet or so down the road to light up.
Forum: The Garage 10-14-2009, 05:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,655
Posted By VFR_firefly
Fm

Frakin' Magic!

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Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2009, 04:48 AM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 388,141
Posted By VFR_firefly
I would have thought that "progress" would have...

I would have thought that "progress" would have brought improvements like dual front disk brakes. But that is me being used to the Asian OEM's. I guess "progress" is different with "The Motor...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2009, 07:33 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 388,141
Posted By VFR_firefly
Which one is which?

Which one is which?
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,969
Posted By VFR_firefly
It saved your life? You KNOW this? Did you do a...

It saved your life? You KNOW this? Did you do a double-blind study with an unhelmeted rider in the exact same situation?

No, then you are attributing something as miraculous that you have no...
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 388,141
Posted By VFR_firefly
They call that Ro-De-Oh! 10-4 good buddy,...

They call that Ro-De-Oh!

10-4 good buddy, yuck-yuck-yuck! :lol3
Forum: The Garage 10-13-2009, 06:40 PM
Replies: 498
Views: 104,041
Posted By VFR_firefly
Yup, they sold off a TON of the K-mart properties...

Yup, they sold off a TON of the K-mart properties and liquidated all that inventory.

With the cash they raised they just outright BOUGHT Sears. They'll tell you it was a merger. But that is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2009, 06:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,013
Posted By VFR_firefly
I'd believe that if they weren't always so damn...

I'd believe that if they weren't always so damn CLEAN and shiny.

And slow down the gravel roads....:lol3 Really pisses 'em off when some guy on a sport-tour bike and big wide Givi's, wearing a...
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