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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 188,355
Posted By 15dollar
I was not even on my bike at the time... I go...

I was not even on my bike at the time... I go into a HD shop to burn some time between meetings today. I ask about the new V-Rod (It has less forward forward controls; I'm short and I like fast...
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2011, 06:51 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 14,524
Posted By 15dollar
Beautiful bike and I hate you! I loved the VRod...

Beautiful bike and I hate you! I loved the VRod but the forward controls were always a bit too forward, I had no idea they moved them back. Now it's back on the shopping list.
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2011, 08:29 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 38,298
Posted By 15dollar
Here is my 2012 Ninja 250. I won it in my...

Here is my 2012 Ninja 250. I won it in my dealer's Ticket to Ride give away. So far so good, but I can't wait until the break in period is over!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2009, 06:44 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 17,115
Posted By 15dollar
I see no problem trailering a DS bike. They're...

I see no problem trailering a DS bike. They're not exactly the best slab bikes. However, if you were talking about a street only trip, slab to get to the twisties, I'd say ride. The interstate is...
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,540
Posted By 15dollar
Tell Miss Busa not to worry, she is younger and...

Tell Miss Busa not to worry, she is younger and prettier than Miss Viffer.:babe
Forum: Ride reports 11-20-2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,540
Posted By 15dollar
Really enjoying this RR. I love the Busa's...

Really enjoying this RR. I love the Busa's paint! With your permission, I'd like to try that on my VFR.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2009, 11:46 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,674
Posted By 15dollar
Seals are a problem. Sir is right, fuel...

Seals are a problem. Sir is right, fuel consumption is high for such a small motor. Rotary motors are also very sensitive to heat. Overheating can kill a rotary.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,378
Posted By 15dollar
Roadrunner, I was referring to the story from our...

Roadrunner, I was referring to the story from our friend Wannabe. I have no clue what you are talking about.

I think we are on the same side. I'm a bit passionate about this issue. My wife...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2009, 12:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,378
Posted By 15dollar
My hat is off to the Marine who actually did...

My hat is off to the Marine who actually did something about a bad situation. It saddens me to read that most people would consider a phone call the most intervention possible. I'll guess that most...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,631
Posted By 15dollar
How about just a down shift or two and getting...

How about just a down shift or two and getting out of there? If ther is no traffic in front of you, show them what a bike can do.
Forum: Road warriors 06-02-2009, 10:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,183
Posted By 15dollar
4th are most basic with carbs, standard brakes...

4th are most basic with carbs, standard brakes and gear driven cams
5th have the gear driven cams and fuel injection, but have linked brakes
6th have the most gadgets with VTEC, (optional) ABS, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 172
Views: 11,294
Posted By 15dollar
The comment "one more thing to get between us"...

The comment "one more thing to get between us" worries me. If you two don't spend much time together now, this won't change for better or worse if you get a bike.

Like others, motorcycling is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2009, 09:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,329
Posted By 15dollar
I'll bite, what type of bike is this? If you...

I'll bite, what type of bike is this? If you plan to modify it maybe go with the special construction route. Or, could it be made into a track bike, thus no title needed?
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 76,185
Posted By 15dollar
The squid in me would love one of those! :clap

The squid in me would love one of those! :clap
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3,035
Views: 519,697
Posted By 15dollar
I love my '94! It rolled over 60K miles while on...

I love my '94! It rolled over 60K miles while on a week long tour to Northern Arkansas and back. To borrow from another thread, this bike is a keeper.

Tried to post a pic. Didn't work. See...
Forum: Road warriors 02-26-2009, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,463
Posted By 15dollar
Sweet set up! I took a ride out to Big Bend last...

Sweet set up! I took a ride out to Big Bend last year about this time. It was beautiful! It also took me about 1100 miles to get there, and I never left the state! Texas, It's like a whole other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,068
Posted By 15dollar
The only problem with the bill is the helmet...

The only problem with the bill is the helmet requirement. This is a big sticking point for alot of motorcycle advocacy groups. If that provision is removed, it will get way more support.
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 727
Posted By 15dollar
Why are you selling an RZ? As for his problem,...

Why are you selling an RZ? As for his problem, it's a 2-stroke sportbike. He'll be rebuilding the motor pretty soon anyway.
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2009, 02:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,723
Posted By 15dollar
Nice bike! The XR1200 may very well be my next...

Nice bike! The XR1200 may very well be my next bike. I'm envious of all those that bought the first US run; not only will you have a cool bike but you have a collectors item. Something for the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,963
Posted By 15dollar
I'll guess that Zagger's bike was a V-Max at one...

I'll guess that Zagger's bike was a V-Max at one time.
Forum: Face plant 11-06-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,233
Posted By 15dollar
To add some detail to kwh's statements, one needs...

To add some detail to kwh's statements, one needs only to check the brake specs of a HD. The front and rear discs will usually be about the same size. Also, in the case of the 'Crossbones' at...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2008, 09:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,003
Posted By 15dollar
I have a '94 VFR with 56k miles. The motor is...

I have a '94 VFR with 56k miles. The motor is very reliable, cool gear whine, plenty of power... what's not to like? The overall bike is pretty awesome too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2008, 11:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,549
Posted By 15dollar
I love TopGear. Jeremy is pretty anti-bike, but...

I love TopGear. Jeremy is pretty anti-bike, but in a humerous manner. He interviewed John Mayer (sp?) and learnd that John did not own a car and only rode motorcycles. Jeremy responded "I didn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2008, 07:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,076
Posted By 15dollar
I'll echo Viverrid, you don't need to flat foot a...

I'll echo Viverrid, you don't need to flat foot a lighter bike. Coming off a GoldWing, any of the bikes mentioned is going to feel like a featherweight. Get used to sliding to either side and just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2008, 07:24 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By 15dollar
I think we are getting to the meat of the finance...

I think we are getting to the meat of the finance question.

1. you 'want' a certain bike
2. you have a modest level of debt (house, cc)
3. I would guess you have a good, stable job

If my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2008, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,110
Posted By 15dollar
Unless you can get a really good intrest rate, I...

Unless you can get a really good intrest rate, I would not finance a bike right now. And when I say a really good intrest rate, I mean a low fixed rate from a bank or credit union. Not a low teaser...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2008, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,077
Posted By 15dollar
Old Sport or Sport Touring bike

A little over a month ago, I bought a '94 VFR 750 for $2700. It is fun around town, can run the super slab for hours on end, and it gets over 40 mpg. This spring I plan to buy some saddlebags,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,092
Posted By 15dollar
I've seen a YouTube vid of a guy doing that trick...

I've seen a YouTube vid of a guy doing that trick on a Hayabusa.
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2008, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,005
Posted By 15dollar
I don't care for it. For the same $ you could...

I don't care for it. For the same $ you could get;
1. FZ6 that looks better, is lighter and has a center stand.
2. Kawasaki Versys that looks better, has better suspension and the ability to do...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2008, 07:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,428
Posted By 15dollar
I have a '94 VFR. It's plenty fast, and very...

I have a '94 VFR. It's plenty fast, and very comfortable at high speed. My bike has 55k miles and I won't hesitate to ride it across the state. If you can find a clean, low mileage Gen 5 for a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,063
Posted By 15dollar
The sportster motors that most of the Buells are...

The sportster motors that most of the Buells are based on are great motors. Strong low end torque, easy to maintain and will probably last a long time. The frame geometry lends itself to good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2008, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 792
Posted By 15dollar
Since riding a motorcycle with basic gear...

Since riding a motorcycle with basic gear (full-face helmet, armored jacket, gloves; boots and armored pants are on the Christmas Wish List) I've thought about my cycling gear. Looking back, it was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2008, 08:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,690
Posted By 15dollar
Now wait a second! I ride a VFR and I try to...

Now wait a second! I ride a VFR and I try to wave to everyone. I'll even wave to cyclist. Riding on two wheels is cool! Motor, no motor. Ape-hangers, clip-ons and everything in between. Hell, if...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2008, 11:07 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 64,268
Posted By 15dollar
A person is smart, people are stupid. In...

A person is smart, people are stupid.

In order to be old and wise, you must have been young and stupid.

"Speak softly and carry a big stick." Teddy Roosevelt
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2008, 07:38 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,865
Posted By 15dollar
Passing on the right is not smart. Not being...

Passing on the right is not smart.
Not being aware of your surroundings is not smart.

I agree that passing on the right is far higher on the 'not smart' scale.

Many sport bike riders want...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2008, 07:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,945
Posted By 15dollar
Snapper, you reminded me of when my mom first...

Snapper, you reminded me of when my mom first rode a motorcycle. I was a kid and she was trying out my first bike, a little Suzuki RM60. She twisted the throttle, dumped the clutch, and rode a...
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