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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 10,769
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
There was a German study tabulating helmet damage...

There was a German study tabulating helmet damage that determined the rider who sustains helmet damage will hit chin first about 30% of the time. I hate wearing a FF in Florida heat/humidity, but a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,983
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
Bikeless, want another wife...NOT! Thrilled!...

Bikeless, want another wife...NOT! Thrilled! Compromise?

There, fixed it for you......punctuation is important.
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,475
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
That's fair. There's a lot of great info on...

That's fair. There's a lot of great info on R3owners.com and R3owners.net as well. I've had a burnt ignition switch and a corroded radiator, but still love the bike. It's not for everyone, but if...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,475
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
I'm sure there are more than two threads...

I'm sure there are more than two threads "proving" Harleys are junk as well.....
Forum: Road warriors 01-09-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,475
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
The RIII requires a full-face helmet, and a...

The RIII requires a full-face helmet, and a tinted shield in the daytime. Otherwise, everyone will see you giggling like a lunatic. It's that awesome.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-22-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 28,160
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
17/19" spoke wheels, bash plate, crash...

17/19" spoke wheels, bash plate, crash bars.....NOW the new Capo is what a lot of people hoped it would be in the first place..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gANJe5h4pmc
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,071
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
Rocket III Roadster w/ Carpenter Silverback kit. ...

Rocket III Roadster w/ Carpenter Silverback kit.

CVO Road King

KTM 950 SuperEnduro

Kawasaki Concours

Aprilia Dorsoduro 1200
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,088
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
Im 51, have what American's call "football...

Im 51, have what American's call "football knees". Sportbike riding positions are uncomfortable, and a commercial airliner trip in coach kills me. My Rocket III Classic doesn't hurt a bit, Road King...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 08:13 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,724
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
I've noticed this too. I have a Bell Revolver,...

I've noticed this too. I have a Bell Revolver, and the drop-down shield isn't dark enough to really matter, and the optical quality is poor. Bell makes a darker one that I've considered getting, but...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 18,330
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
I had a Kawi Concours that I traded in towards a...

I had a Kawi Concours that I traded in towards a CB 1000 (Big One). Thought about trading it for an ST1000. Wished I had..... The CB was nice, but underpowered, more of standard than the naked...
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,483
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
I have a 2007 RIII, love the bike, but there are...

I have a 2007 RIII, love the bike, but there are a few annoying quirks, which along with their respective 'fixes' are well documented on dedicated sites like triumphrat.net, r3owners.net and...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,008
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
I'm a full-face kind guy, but hey, to each his...

I'm a full-face kind guy, but hey, to each his own. Even the 'novelty' helmets have a poly or 'glass shell and usually 1/4 to 1/2" of EPS, so I'd argue they protect your head better than hair gel or...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,172
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
Russian Tarus motorcycle

Anyone know if this is a real deal or not?

http://www.wtvideo.com/video/1619/the-extraordinary-and-superlight-russian-motorbike...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 617
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
The "Winter Soldier" should ride a KTM

After seeing the latest Captain America flick, I realized that the Captain has his Harley, the Black Widow her 'Vette, and Nick Fury has a custom SUV. Now that he's liberated from Hydra, the Winter...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,310
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
I took it a few years ago when I got back into...

I took it a few years ago when I got back into riding and thought it was an excellent investment. I'm planning to retake it on my Rocket III as a refresher, since although I understand the...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,782
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
Smith 642 in a Bianchi clip holster at 2:00...

Smith 642 in a Bianchi clip holster at 2:00 (appendix)... hides well under a t-shirt, less risk of being driven into a kidney or hip.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 10,080
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
To be fair then, a minor traffic violation that...

To be fair then, a minor traffic violation that doesn't kill someone should be sentenced as an attempted murder, right? :huh
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 11,250
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
I think the Street Glide is the best looking bike...

I think the Street Glide is the best looking bike H-D makes (which explains partly why it's their best seller). I rented one a few years ago when I was bikeless, and my wife and I really liked it,...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,687
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
I've had a set of M40's on my Caponord a few...

I've had a set of M40's on my Caponord a few hundred miles, good tire for the money. You feel the knobs a bit at low speed, but they handle well. They work well in dry dirt or gravel, but aren't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2014, 04:51 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,275
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
Actually, at the time, I was a single, hard-dick...

Actually, at the time, I was a single, hard-dick poonhound. :evil It was mostly motivated by vanity.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,275
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
I commuted on a motorcycle nearly every day for...

I commuted on a motorcycle nearly every day for 11 years. I carried a hand-sized towel, a brush, and a tube of hair gel. Just hit the restroom, soak your hair in the sink, and towel dry. If you...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,197
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
Sandals are great until you start having foot...

Sandals are great until you start having foot problems, YMMV. I loved TEVAs until I had a couple rounds of Plantar Faciitis. There are a lot of "minimalist" running shoes out now that are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
It will get better - I had an ACL reconstruct and...

It will get better - I had an ACL reconstruct and meniscus trim a few years ago, and the day after the surgery, I was really depressed and thought it was worst thing I'd ever done. A couple days...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 1,009
Views: 166,921
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
I think it's arrived...

...but instead of a sudden nationwide event, it's a gradual spread of the virus.

Remember this?

http://miami.cbslocal.com/tag/miami-guy-eating-face/...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,574
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
They have something like 500 bikes in stock, and...

They have something like 500 bikes in stock, and they send you everything you need to register it in your state. I'd never bought a vehicle other than in person before, but they were great, I got a...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,574
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
She likes the weight, stability, and lower seat...

She likes the weight, stability, and lower seat height. But, she's a bit of a white knuckle passenger, so I take it easy 2-up. The 140hp is for when I'm solo. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,574
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
Update

I decided to go with one bike, and sell the Ape. I bought a 2007 RIII Classic, I'm happy, Mrs Curmdugeon/CFO is happy, all is good. As much as I like the Caponord, the Rocket is just mind-blowingly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,657
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
I agree w/ Robert on the solo practice. Also, a...

I agree w/ Robert on the solo practice. Also, a dual sport 650 like your Dakar is a great bike for new rider, but isn't ideal for a new passenger. The high seat height and light weight don't conspire...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,762
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
I bought a Ninja 900 right after Top Gun came...

I bought a Ninja 900 right after Top Gun came out! Didn't particularly go looking for one, but the opportunity came up. Finish quality wasn't great, and it was quickly eclipsed by other bikes, but...
Forum: Road warriors 12-14-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,574
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
Just closed the deal on a 2007 RIII Classic....

Just closed the deal on a 2007 RIII Classic. Going to get rid of the Caponord, though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2013, 05:16 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,660
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
I have several

My first bike in 1986 was a leftover Nighthawk 650, I could have had a 700S for just a few hundred more, and wish I had, the 700 was way cooler than the regular 650. During the early 90's I had a...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 10-23-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 889
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
Mt Dora is a fun daytrip loop to a really cool...

Mt Dora is a fun daytrip loop to a really cool little town, very un-Florida like, if you're headed over to Space Coast, Lou's Blues is a cool biker/surfer hangout on the beach with good food and live...
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,574
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
I'm planning to look at a local 06 RIII that has...

I'm planning to look at a local 06 RIII that has < 3k miles. Living in S Florida, the riding is suited for cruisers,most of the roads are fairly strait and flatter than central Kansas. I like...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,574
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
Thanks for all the replies. I looked a 2013...

Thanks for all the replies. I looked a 2013 Roadster, $15K flat out the door, tempting, but way over budget. I've noticed that Vulcan 2k's seem to go pretty cheap in the used market, cheaper than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 125,904
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
Another odd thing here - the officer is not some...

Another odd thing here - the officer is not some snot-nose right out of the academy who might have slipped thru the selection process, he's an NYPD Detective, and promotion to that rank is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 125,904
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
There are a couple issues at play there. Several...

There are a couple issues at play there. Several Supreme Court cases have been ruled that while police have a general public duty to prevent crime, they are not responsible to an individual victim of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,636
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
First and second-gen Concours are...

First and second-gen Concours are passenger-friendly, especiall w/ a backrest. If you want a cruiser, the Vulcan Nomad is pretty comfortable as well, and is a good deal in a used bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 13,524
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
Blast from the past, there - I studied film...

Blast from the past, there - I studied film acting under Adam Roarke years ago. He was a righteous dude...

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0730126/
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 10,574
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
Rocket III vs Road King vs Vulcan 2k

First and foremost – this will be a second, rather than an only bike. I was planning to trade my Aprilia Caponord in on a new Rocket Roadster, but….Mrs Curmudgeon said if I stay within budget, she...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 18,233
Posted By Celtic Curmudgeon
Taking your helmet off is a good move especially...

Taking your helmet off is a good move especially if you have gray hair. Stay on the bike with the kickstand up until instructed otherwise. You don't have to grovel, but OTOH, being a dick isn't a...
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