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Forum: Face plant 03-23-2010, 09:55 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,104
Posted By John2453
I'm glad that your son walked away with only road...

I'm glad that your son walked away with only road rash and a lesson learned. I'm also a father and my palms sweat a bit reading your post.
Forum: Face plant 12-13-2009, 08:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,049
Posted By John2453
71 years old and bounced back after hitting a...

71 years old and bounced back after hitting a deer at 70mph? You, sir, are a stud. Heal up fast and keep on riding!

John

P.S. No pics of the deer?:deal
Forum: Face plant 12-12-2009, 02:07 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 15,952
Posted By John2453
Glad you're no worse for the wear

Great write up - Your stubbornness had me laughing my @$$ off. Your parents rock! Yay dad for riding the bike back. And what a great sport your mom is to take all those pics!

Pneumothorax is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2009, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 99,694
Posted By John2453
1986 Honda Shadow VT1100 Had to ride in a...

1986 Honda Shadow VT1100

Had to ride in a circle and was supposed to keep both wheels between the lines. The wheelbase was too long and they let my rear wheel cross the line on the inside of the...
Forum: Ride reports 11-24-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,005
Posted By John2453
Nice RR. Thanks for serving our country and...

Nice RR. Thanks for serving our country and keeping the fight over there so my family can be safe over here!:clap :clap :clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 457
Views: 301,314
Posted By John2453
Awesome RR

Thanks, MJ. I was absolutely captivated. You are quite the ambassador for South Africa and motorcyclists! You've enriched my life as well.

Thanks and God bless you and your beautiful family....
Forum: Face plant 06-07-2009, 09:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,518
Posted By John2453
Yo Revelstoker - glad you're still with us!

Yo Revelstoker - glad you're still with us!
Forum: Ride reports 06-07-2009, 09:15 PM
Replies: 1,585
Views: 1,203,135
Posted By John2453
Awesome!

Thanks for taking us along. This is a great RR.

John
Forum: Ride reports 05-30-2009, 05:57 PM
Replies: 1,625
Views: 399,368
Posted By John2453
Yeah she does!

Go Erica!:clap:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Face plant 01-28-2009, 12:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,701
Posted By John2453
Glad you're basically no worse for the wear. You...

Glad you're basically no worse for the wear. You can always get another bike. Body parts are hard to replace. Cheers to a full and speedy recovery.
Forum: Face plant 01-22-2009, 12:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,053
Posted By John2453
Just found this. Youch! Keep on keepin' on,...

Just found this. Youch! Keep on keepin' on, fellow rider!
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 83,299
Posted By John2453
Oh man, this is good stuff!

Awesome RR! I wish I was there with you!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2009, 12:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,856
Posted By John2453
Pissed Hey you helmet nazis - It's About Individual rights

News flash! Riding a motorcycle is dangerous. If you feel like harping on people not wearing helmets, man up when someone harps on you for riding a scoot. How about if you ride a motorcycle,...
Forum: Face plant 01-08-2009, 10:42 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,500
Posted By John2453
Dude, I'm so sorry for your loss. Godspeed.:cry

Dude, I'm so sorry for your loss. Godspeed.:cry
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-28-2008, 05:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,499
Posted By John2453
Front page material

I love this pic.

http://riceless950.smugmug.com/photos/443920485_Y2HMB-L.jpg
Forum: Face plant 12-20-2008, 05:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,798
Posted By John2453
Sounds like your gear did what it was supposed to...

Sounds like your gear did what it was supposed to do. Glad you're ok!

Question about your wreck: Was your neck sore after landing on your head or did you roll on your head/shoulder? Tuck and...
Forum: Ride reports 12-14-2008, 01:14 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 15,141
Posted By John2453
Awesome RR. Wish I was there!

Awesome RR. Wish I was there!
Forum: Vendors 11-26-2008, 11:39 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,925
Posted By John2453
On order. :clap :clap :clap

On order. :clap :clap :clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-25-2008, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,949
Posted By John2453
I want your job!

I want your job!
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,194
Views: 411,131
Posted By John2453
Posted this on:...

Posted this on: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=8383896#post8383896

I tried on both the Alpinestar Tech 3 and the Thor Quadrant today and ended up buying the Quadrant. The Tech 3 was,...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2008, 02:17 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,420
Posted By John2453
I tried on both the Tech 3 and the Quadrant today...

I tried on both the Tech 3 and the Quadrant today and ended up buying the Quadrant. The Tech 3 was, by far, more comfortable. If comfort is King, then read no farther and buy the T3s.

The...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,472
Posted By John2453
I use the bottle opener side of a church key...

I use the bottle opener side of a church key which fits the slot curvature perfectly and is the exact width and thickness of the slot. I hold it with one hand and use my 10" adjustable wrench to...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,648
Posted By John2453
I'm in the process of upgrading from my O'Neal...

I'm in the process of upgrading from my O'Neal Element boots. I have a KLR with aftermarket footpegs and shifting gears is a total PITA. I bought some Fox Comp 5s and couldn't shift the bike at...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-07-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 1,509,380
Posted By John2453
Front page material!

This is a great pic!

http://www.fassrainer.org/Garda/garda_068.JPG
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-30-2008, 11:24 PM
Replies: 3,543
Views: 1,509,380
Posted By John2453
http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh18/John2453/L...

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh18/John2453/Library-6023.jpg
Forum: Face plant 10-19-2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,282
Posted By John2453
Riot Grrrrl and BTD - God bless both of you. ...

Riot Grrrrl and BTD - God bless both of you. Scary stories, both. I've overcooked a couple turns in my day and know only dumb luck kept me upright. Also, I commute in the Los Angeles area. ...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2008, 09:50 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 8,883
Posted By John2453
I've got the Darien. It's about 12 years old. ...

I've got the Darien. It's about 12 years old. I've ridden in heavy rain and not gotten wet. The pockets are big, the zips are big, vents work, fits over my work clothes and doesn't wrinkle my...
Forum: Ride reports 10-17-2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 295
Views: 62,124
Posted By John2453
Great RR!

Squonker, all I can say is WOW! Thanks for posting. Great pics and narrative. I got sucked in by your trucking report too. Incredible! Thanks!!!
Forum: Face plant 07-29-2008, 10:05 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 24,865
Posted By John2453
Just saw this

I'm at a loss for words. I've almost been smoked by people running red lights. Godspeed Dennis and my condolences to your family. :cry

John
Forum: Face plant 07-29-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,268
Posted By John2453
Is it the pain or the inability to obtain a solid...

Is it the pain or the inability to obtain a solid cheek weld? If the pain, you can drop to a smaller caliber. I don't know if you hunt. But, .243 and even .22-250 will take down most medium size...
Forum: Ride reports 07-26-2008, 06:40 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,778
Posted By John2453
Your son is so cool! And, you're a great dad! ...

Your son is so cool! And, you're a great dad! Great RR and great pics!!

John

P.S. Little Bones: Eat your vegetables! :deal
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2008, 06:50 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,959
Posted By John2453
Oh man, that's just like a horror movie. You...

Oh man, that's just like a horror movie. You know exactly what's coming but can't quite look away. All you need is the scary music! Waaaaa! :eek1

Easy-out to the rescue!:clap
Forum: Ride reports 06-18-2008, 09:34 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 137,425
Posted By John2453
That's funny. I reading the thread thinking,...

That's funny. I reading the thread thinking, "Young punks." Then, I looked in the mirror and thought, "Old fart."

Good on you both for taking this ride! Wish I did what you're doing before I...
Forum: Face plant 06-15-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,911
Posted By John2453
+1 on that. We all make stupid mistakes. I try...

+1 on that. We all make stupid mistakes. I try to learn from others. I hope someone learns from yours. I know I've learned from others on this forum.

Thanks for posting Nikitino25. 20 years...
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2008, 11:27 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,133
Posted By John2453
Way too cool! I have a 12 year old daughter love...

Way too cool! I have a 12 year old daughter love taking her riding with me. I'd love to take her on a multi-day trip. Excellent RR. Happy Father's Day!!
Forum: Ride reports 06-15-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,267
Posted By John2453
Very Nice RR

I love your bike and the pics. Good job!

John
Forum: Thumpers 06-10-2008, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,003,727
Posted By John2453
I used a DeWalt cordless drill and used the two...

I used a DeWalt cordless drill and used the two drill bit method. It took me about an hour to drill through the 1st time with the smaller bit. I only went through 1 battery pack. I used low speed...
Forum: Thumpers 06-05-2008, 09:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,252
Posted By John2453
You might want to look at KTM

Someone as tall as you will want to look at a KTM — nice tall seat height and plenty of power to move the weight. I have a 32" inseam and find the KLR to be a little cramped on long rides. I'm only...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 26,253
Posted By John2453
Great RR!

Keep it coming!:clap :clap :clap
:lurk
Forum: Face plant 06-02-2008, 10:22 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,027
Posted By John2453
Sympathies for your loss

My prayers are with you and your family. Your dad sounds like he was a cool dude.

John
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