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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 08:35 AM
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Posted By doug s.
counter-steer?

think this guy knows about it? :eek1
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doug s.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 06:54 AM
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Posted By doug s.
i beg to differ - these women look great compared...

i beg to differ - these women look great compared to most "pirate booty", imo...

doug s.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 05:30 AM
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Posted By doug s.
even if it *were* the harley bash thread, that...

even if it *were* the harley bash thread, that wideo doesn't do it. it just made me feel embarrassed for whoever it was that took it, edited it and decided it was worthwhile to post on line.

doug...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 05:26 AM
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Posted By doug s.
only if they have a death wish. doug s.

only if they have a death wish.

doug s.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 05:12 AM
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Posted By doug s.
if you take movies and edit them like this, do...

if you take movies and edit them like this, do everyone a favor and sell your camera...

doug s.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 12:41 PM
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Views: 152,459
Posted By doug s.
going uphill at 20mph in 5th gear is one example...

going uphill at 20mph in 5th gear is one example of lugging the engine... :wink:

doug s.
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 12:39 PM
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Views: 152,459
Posted By doug s.
right click on your fotobucket pic, then click...

right click on your fotobucket pic, then click "copy link location" or "view image", and paste the url from that... like this:...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-25-2015, 11:37 AM
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Posted By doug s.
i'd seriously reconsider the swing-arm mount mod,...

i'd seriously reconsider the swing-arm mount mod, and/or beef-up like crazy what you have left of it. i remember jay's frame issues on his dr650 in his "jammin thru the global south" thread. go to...
Forum: Thumpers 01-25-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 152,459
Posted By doug s.
cryo treatment (cryogenics) is a cooling...

cryo treatment (cryogenics) is a cooling treatment, not a heat treatment. do a web search on it. i would also recommend cryo treatment of any new gears you replace.

to upload pics directly,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 12:44 PM
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Posted By doug s.
it's hard to imagine anyone having this problem. ...

it's hard to imagine anyone having this problem. and i thought i always had a problem cuz i usually forget to use my rear brake. hmmm...
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 08:05 AM
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Posted By doug s.
the ebr bikes would be on my short list if i had...

the ebr bikes would be on my short list if i had +$15k to drop on a new bike. personally, i would wan to try the sx (also now on "special" for $15k at $2k off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 09:18 AM
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Posted By doug s.
h-d's action was simple ignorant arrogance. h-d...

h-d's action was simple ignorant arrogance. h-d never let erik do what he wanted to do w/the buells regarding engineering and marketing. and, then, even when h-d had a legitimate serious buyer, it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 09:04 AM
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Posted By doug s.
only for bikes w/lean angles <30 degrees... ...

only for bikes w/lean angles <30 degrees... :1drink

doug s.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 08:17 AM
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Posted By doug s.
better than the automotive h-d equivalent of...

better than the automotive h-d equivalent of what's in front of it. :lol3

doug s.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 07:33 AM
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Posted By doug s.
i find it difficult to have a fail when there's a...

i find it difficult to have a fail when there's a '95 buell s2 in the pic. but, then again, i am a little bit biased. :D
http://i1051.photobucket.com/albums/s437/sedond/index-1.jpg

(of course,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 06:43 AM
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Posted By doug s.
my fave video that should never have been made,...

my fave video that should never have been made, because of everything you say. :1drink
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 10:15 AM
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Posted By doug s.
ya, i am the only one who has posted about it. ...

ya, i am the only one who has posted about it. you, didn't, right? :deal

doug s.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 06:42 AM
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Posted By doug s.
i'm with you on this, 1911 fan. this only got...

i'm with you on this, 1911 fan. this only got out of hand cuz some folks did not like the fact that i would rather have *no* motorcycle than this one, even if it meant driving a scion:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 06:17 AM
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Posted By doug s.
never tried the decaf, but a company i used to...

never tried the decaf, but a company i used to work for had a keurig in the kitchen, and the strong brew choice was pretty decent. certainly way better than any drip into a glass pot on a burner...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 06:14 AM
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Posted By doug s.
that's ok, i pretty much write off anyone that...

that's ok, i pretty much write off anyone that pretty much writes off anyone just cuz they drive/ride something they might not like to drive/ride; and those who pretty much write off anyone w/o...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 06:03 AM
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Posted By doug s.
thanks - i had to google gta5 to see what it was!...

thanks - i had to google gta5 to see what it was! :lol3

doug s.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 06:00 AM
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Posted By doug s.
if i were a pretentious snob, i wouldn't be...

if i were a pretentious snob, i wouldn't be driving a scion. and i certainly wouldn't be admitting it. but it's an excellent ride, so i don't care. and i don't care about naysayers either.

the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2014, 07:39 AM
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Posted By doug s.
i love this thread! :D no, sorry, you don't...

i love this thread! :D

no, sorry, you don't get it. all you got was how to belittle a simple comment that someone might not prefer a chopper over not having any motorcycle at all. i was using...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 01:09 PM
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Posted By doug s.
it is a shitbox. at least that's what i call it....

it is a shitbox. at least that's what i call it. but thank dog it isn't a h-d. :lol3

i guess if my other rides weren't such shite, mebbe my shitbox xb wouldn't seem so nice in comparison? ya,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 12:29 PM
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Posted By doug s.
ok tell me jim - a h-d w/an extended front fork -...

ok tell me jim - a h-d w/an extended front fork - that's gonna help it? :lol3

my xb is rated at 108 hp. w/intake/exhaust mods, it is ~116hp. not much; sure more power would be nice. but w/a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 10:58 AM
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Posted By doug s.
funny, last i checked, i have put a few miles on...

funny, last i checked, i have put a few miles on a gen-1 scion xb. how about you? yup, there's certainly irony in your posts! :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 10:56 AM
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Posted By doug s.
the gen-1 scion xb also won many "10 best" awards...

the gen-1 scion xb also won many "10 best" awards when it first came out. again, another comment from one w/no experience about what they are talking about.

that quote fits me? whatever. ya, i...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 10:42 AM
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Posted By doug s.
yes - no doubt, my idea of a cruiser is different...

yes - no doubt, my idea of a cruiser is different than most.

"it is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society"
- krishnamurti
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 10:31 AM
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Posted By doug s.
ignorance is bliss, eh? :lol3 it's great to...

ignorance is bliss, eh? :lol3 it's great to hear folks give opinions about stuff they don't know anything about.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 10:27 AM
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Posted By doug s.
right. all i am doing is saying what *i* get out...

right. all i am doing is saying what *i* get out of riding a moto.


i don't. all i am doing is expressing the fact that it's not an objective experience, contrary to some who are. like:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 09:12 AM
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Posted By doug s.
i understand perfectly. i see enough h-d's...

i understand perfectly. i see enough h-d's around, to know that, for some reason, some folks like them. sorry you are unable to understand that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 09:09 AM
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Posted By doug s.
vstrom is an awesome bike, imo. certainly more...

vstrom is an awesome bike, imo. certainly more fun to ride than a gen-1 scion xb is to drive! :1drink the vstrom is my idea of a great cruiser. multi-strada is on the top of my cruiser list only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 09:08 AM
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Posted By doug s.
spoken like a true never-driven-an-xb person! ...

spoken like a true never-driven-an-xb person! :1drink
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 08:00 AM
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Posted By doug s.
no i won't. cuz i have never, nor will i ever...

no i won't. cuz i have never, nor will i ever buy one.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 07:59 AM
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Posted By doug s.
driving a gen-1 scion xb is fun. riding a h-d...

driving a gen-1 scion xb is fun. riding a h-d cruiser is boring. i'd rather have basic fun than a boring adventure. period.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 12:44 PM
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Posted By doug s.
yup, different horses for different courses, for...

yup, different horses for different courses, for sure; especially if your 300+ hp car that weighs <2400lbs is not as much fun to drive as that chopper! :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 12:41 PM
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Posted By doug s.
the car was 4 years old when i got it, it's now...

the car was 4 years old when i got it, it's now 11. i did not (and do not) want to take responsibility for the paint fade. and, after a few weeks, i got used to it. while i can't say i actually...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 12:14 PM
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Posted By doug s.
i like to ride for the ride's sake, too. but if...

i like to ride for the ride's sake, too. but if it's more boring than driving my gen-1 scion xb? then, i prefer the more entertaining ride, regardless of how many wheels it may or may not have. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 10:32 AM
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Posted By doug s.
i'd like a cruiser - i am also not just about...

i'd like a cruiser - i am also not just about going fast; i like to enjoy the scenery, too. but, when i can make enough room for another bike, (i only have room/$$$ for the three bikes i already...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 08:47 AM
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Posted By doug s.
the only grin i got when i rode the h-d heritage...

the only grin i got when i rode the h-d heritage softtail was when i got off of it. yay! i was done; the ride was over!

doug s.
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