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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-18-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 40,019
Views: 10,735,201
Posted By Robert OK
Nope, can't see my cruiser face with that...

Nope, can't see my cruiser face with that contraption.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-18-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 40,019
Views: 10,735,201
Posted By Robert OK
Yeah, I got the part about the two variables. ...

Yeah, I got the part about the two variables. You wrote that the first time. Why not throw a few of the other variables he mentioned in there while you're at it (driving distance, age, discomfort,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-18-2015, 02:15 AM
Replies: 40,019
Views: 10,735,201
Posted By Robert OK
Obviously he meant both the bike and the helmet. ...

Obviously he meant both the bike and the helmet.

I actually thought his theory was interesting and one I hadn't heard before. Not the usual "cruiser face blah, blah, blah" - "I'm so superior...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-17-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 40,019
Views: 10,735,201
Posted By Robert OK
He wrote about riding a cruiser all day with a...

He wrote about riding a cruiser all day with a half helmet.

What does your riding a sport tourer with a FF helmet have to do with it?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-17-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 40,019
Views: 10,735,201
Posted By Robert OK
You forgot too hot, only reason I wouldn't wear...

You forgot too hot, only reason I wouldn't wear one, but then I don't have a choice as it is required by law in the states I've lived in.

None of your other reasons apply. I own 4 full facers(3...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-10-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 14,866
Posted By Robert OK
"...puts a grin on my face..." visually...

"...puts a grin on my face..."

visually disturbing, especially when repeated for the nth time.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-04-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,785
Posted By Robert OK
The demands on the 390 would be low. Mostly for...

The demands on the 390 would be low. Mostly for puttering on local mountain roads around speed limit. No high spirited. She's got other bikes for longer rides and dirt.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-04-2015, 07:13 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,785
Posted By Robert OK
Thanks. I don't think my wife has ever wanted a...

Thanks. I don't think my wife has ever wanted a bike so bad. A perfect fit, hopefully it works out.

I do believe the dealer here is very good and fairly close. Until recently I lived in...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-04-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,785
Posted By Robert OK
These are people you know? How many? Also,...

These are people you know? How many?

Also, from what I've read on the internet, some problems with the bikes may have had something to do with poor dealer prep. Surely you're not including those...
Forum: Road Warriors 05-31-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 108,996
Posted By Robert OK
Saw one at the dealers. I don't think they're...

Saw one at the dealers. I don't think they're clear coated. Looks like they might come off with a hair dryer?
Forum: Road Warriors 05-31-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 108,996
Posted By Robert OK
Good to hear, thanks. Now if the dealer would...

Good to hear, thanks. Now if the dealer would only get enough in stock to hit our number on the waiting list.
Forum: Road Warriors 05-17-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 108,996
Posted By Robert OK
Would anyone who owns one of these care to...

Would anyone who owns one of these care to comment on how hot they get for the rider?

I've put a deposit on one for my wife, but haven't been able to test drive one yet. Size and weight seem...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-09-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Robert OK
Thanks Gravelforlunch. Maybe I should try it on...

Thanks Gravelforlunch. Maybe I should try it on a mountain bike first? Less likely to stir up trouble and I could do a little recon.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-09-2015, 04:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By Robert OK
Reasonover Road in Cedar Mountain, NC

Anyone know what the legality is of riding that dirt road that runs under the power lines off Reasonover Road? It's about 1/2 mile before you get to junction of Pinnacle Mountain and Green River...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-07-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 11,498
Posted By Robert OK
I thought about Nashville and environs. Too hot...

I thought about Nashville and environs. Too hot in the summer for me.

I'd check out Eastern TN or Western NC in the mountains. Asheville for instance. Great roads right in your own back yard....
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-07-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 40,019
Views: 10,735,201
Posted By Robert OK
I'm curious about that too. Judging by the...

I'm curious about that too. Judging by the number of wrecks there must be whole riding-season industry of rental cars, trash collectors, tow trucks, E.M.T.s, hotels, etc. that is a life source for...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-31-2015, 02:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By Robert OK
Never ridden a Concours, but did have a K1600GTL,...

Never ridden a Concours, but did have a K1600GTL, which is kind of similar. Also had a 2011 GSA. Would take the GSA any day. True the GSA is too much for a person of my size (5'8") on trails, but...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-16-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15,162
Views: 2,731,559
Posted By Robert OK
I wish him all the best and send out positive...

I wish him all the best and send out positive vibes to him and his family. I never met Kenny, but did have a few positive online interactions with him during some of the tag games in the Hudson...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-17-2014, 02:00 AM
Replies: 753
Views: 96,316
Posted By Robert OK
My wife has an '09 SE. I disagree about the...

My wife has an '09 SE. I disagree about the heat. I find the seat gets very hot in hot weather. Okay for short rides, but on anything longer than 40 minutes both my wife and I find it...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-15-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,786
Posted By Robert OK
Can't say enough good things about the Street...

Can't say enough good things about the Street Triple R. It's even comfortable in the heat. Only caveat would be your height. 6'3" might be pushing it.

There may be options to adjust the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-11-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 40,019
Views: 10,735,201
Posted By Robert OK
Maybe you ought to start a Killboy "so much win"...

Maybe you ought to start a Killboy "so much win" thread? More appropriate to bitch about JVB's bitching there than on this fail thread.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-10-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 40,019
Views: 10,735,201
Posted By Robert OK
Wonder if the guy behind is hamming it up for the...

Wonder if the guy behind is hamming it up for the photographer or raising his hands in exasperation because of #3?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-05-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,270
Posted By Robert OK
I've lived in more than a few states and...

I've lived in more than a few states and countries. Last 8 years near Armonk with part time abodes in DC and Manhattan. I like it a lot here. The population density is low because so much of the...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-25-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 16,626
Posted By Robert OK
Yamaha Seca II, early 90s, had a fuel pump issue...

Yamaha Seca II, early 90s, had a fuel pump issue that would cause the engine to die. Happened to me once starting to merge onto a freeway. Scary.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-19-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By Robert OK
Just so you don't get your hopes up, I think DC...

Just so you don't get your hopes up, I think DC is the worst city I've ever driven in for motorcycles. Something about how slow the lights are. Manhattan is 1000 times more fun. I lived in DC part...
Forum: Road Warriors 07-07-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 952
Views: 193,540
Posted By Robert OK
+1 on that question. If it's anything like...

+1 on that question.

If it's anything like the s1000RR I wouldn't even consider it. Too many hot days here.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-21-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By Robert OK
Have fun. Think I may have been looking at...

Have fun.

Think I may have been looking at the wrong part of Joe's Hill, I was thinking about the stretch that is in NY. Close to where Dingle Ridge comes into 6, didn't realize there was...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-21-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By Robert OK
I never knew there were trails there. Are you...

I never knew there were trails there. Are you talking about the Joe's Hill between 6 and what becomes Federal Hill to Milltown? I use that road all the time to avoid the ugly stretch on 22 going...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-19-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 24,976
Posted By Robert OK
eatpasta, Saw your commute picture in the...

eatpasta,

Saw your commute picture in the the commute thread. Looked kind of like the PCH. If that's where you're driving, the WR and Grom don't seem like viable options.

There's someone...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-19-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 24,976
Posted By Robert OK
You ought to put that in your sig. Won't have to...

You ought to put that in your sig. Won't have to say it so much.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-18-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 16,217
Posted By Robert OK
It would actually surprise me if it didn't become...

It would actually surprise me if it didn't become a "classic" at some point in time. Or at the least some kind of cult item, especially if it was kept mint.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-18-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 16,217
Posted By Robert OK
CB1100 fugly? Saw one in person the other day, I...

CB1100 fugly? Saw one in person the other day, I thought it was a nice looking bike.

http://www.j-mart.biz/j-parts/images/over-racing/25-18-31.jpg
Forum: Road Warriors 06-17-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 24,976
Posted By Robert OK
Wouldn't a >32 inch seat heigh be a little tall...

Wouldn't a >32 inch seat heigh be a little tall for a "hobbit sized" inseam?
Forum: Road Warriors 06-17-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 24,976
Posted By Robert OK
Maybe a BMW G 650 GS, low suspension + low seat =...

Maybe a BMW G 650 GS, low suspension + low seat = 30.3 inch seat height? 439 lb wet weight. Haven't ridden one, but if it's anything like the F700 it would be a lot of fun, great cornering.
...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-16-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 24,976
Posted By Robert OK
But not quite as funny as twats that don't know...

But not quite as funny as twats that don't know how to read.
Forum: Road Warriors 06-16-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 24,976
Posted By Robert OK
I may be confused as well. What I meant about...

I may be confused as well. What I meant about the Road King was that it was easy to do tight turns slowly and in general was very easy to balance when going slow. I was referring to slow speeds on...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-16-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 24,976
Posted By Robert OK
I owned a Road King which weighed (I'm guessing...

I owned a Road King which weighed (I'm guessing 800 pounds). The thing handled great at low speeds. Not sure weight is the ultimate arbiter in handling. Of course if you have to push it, that's...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-16-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 24,976
Posted By Robert OK
I've read various remarks about how "soulless"...

I've read various remarks about how "soulless" the modern Bonines are, can't say I agree with it, but as for as being poor handling I strongly disagree with that. I live in an area with lots of...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-12-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,071
Posted By Robert OK
Sneaky does own a Bolt. It all makes sense (long...

Sneaky does own a Bolt. It all makes sense (long toes). :lol3
Forum: Road Warriors 06-12-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,071
Posted By Robert OK
Not really, and why's that? Did you buy a Bolt?...

Not really, and why's that? Did you buy a Bolt? :ear
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