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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-01-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,309
Posted By SAWBONES
I was once actually ticketed by a cop for weaving...

I was once actually ticketed by a cop for weaving while riding my motorcycle, way back in '70.

The charge was "reckless driving". :evil

Only happened the one time, though, and hopefully,...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-16-2010, 06:46 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 15,578
Posted By SAWBONES
Three; one to have for source parts :evil since...

Three; one to have for source parts :evil since as a new, way-expensive bike in this economy, it will probably disappear soon.

I do like its looks, though.
Forum: Vendors 06-14-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 86,046
Posted By SAWBONES
Top quality parts and service

Got the parts a couple weeks ago. Nice packing job too! :D

My '07 F650GS now has the Kildala rear rack exension, master cylinder cover, rear reservoir cover and centerstand skidplate.

All...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-07-2010, 12:14 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,142
Posted By SAWBONES
I've only seen one of these "in person", and...

I've only seen one of these "in person", and never ridden one.

They look sorta interesting, but they're awfully bulky, not to mention WAY overpriced.

Rather have a bike with a hack.
Forum: Face Plant 06-01-2010, 06:16 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 81,924
Posted By SAWBONES
Sorry for your trouble. That looks like ...

Sorry for your trouble.

That looks like really wide acromioclavicular joint separation along with the clavicular fracture; best to you in healing up!
Forum: Road Warriors 06-01-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 25,237
Posted By SAWBONES
:rofl Made me laugh! Is Soichiro Honda even...

:rofl Made me laugh!

Is Soichiro Honda even still alive?
Forum: Road Warriors 05-31-2010, 09:37 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 68,211
Posted By SAWBONES
My green '96 R1100R got sold after injury. ...

My green '96 R1100R got sold after injury.
Great bike, but the tank always reminded me of an ant head...:lol3


http://y2u.co.uk/Knowledge_Information/I_zq5/RN_Animal_Insect_Ant_7.jpg
...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-28-2010, 07:23 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,850
Posted By SAWBONES
I rode with my boys on the back since they were 8...

I rode with my boys on the back since they were 8 & 10 years old, respectively.
Always dressed for it, with kid-size DOT helmets, etc. They loved it.

My older boy did the MSF course just a...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-23-2007, 04:29 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,900
Posted By SAWBONES
Edited for truthfulness.:evil

Edited for truthfulness.:evil
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2007, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10,051
Views: 1,610,839
Posted By SAWBONES
How's the seat comfort on those X-Countrys?

How's the seat comfort on those X-Countrys?
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2007, 03:17 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,348
Posted By SAWBONES
It's obvious that if they want it, they'll get...

It's obvious that if they want it, they'll get it.

It helps to have a "not too popular" bike, of course, and chaining a lightweight bike to an immovable object obviously enhances the deterrent...
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2007, 11:26 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,892
Posted By SAWBONES
I vote for touring boots. Many touring...

I vote for touring boots.

Many touring style boots can of course double as casual day-to-day footwear.
For a trip as you describe, you'll not want your only foot covering to be motocross or...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-24-2007, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,661
Posted By SAWBONES
The "collector" value of the "limited edition",...

The "collector" value of the "limited edition", with Erik Buell's name on the bike, would mean nothing to me.

As to the bike itself, I owned one in '95 and sold it.

It was top heavy, slow,...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2007, 05:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 899
Posted By SAWBONES
No, the Shoei orange is lighter than the KTM...

No, the Shoei orange is lighter than the KTM orange, but it's hard to miss visually, which is obviously the point; it's more visible by far than a white helmet.
Forum: Thumpers 11-12-2007, 10:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,467
Posted By SAWBONES
Welcome. I'm on TCG too. I have the same bike...

Welcome.
I'm on TCG too. I have the same bike in the '07 black version.
Dunno about bars, I've been satisfied with the stock setup, apart from adding handguards.

I've also kept the stock...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2007, 12:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 605
Posted By SAWBONES
I have one. No question but that they work. ...

I have one. No question but that they work.

When the cost is as high as it is for one in the UK, though, I'd think that a local custom seatmaker might be a more economical alternative.
Forum: Road Warriors 11-11-2007, 07:05 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,632
Posted By SAWBONES
OK. I'm not arguing about decade of cruiser-craze...

OK. I'm not arguing about decade of cruiser-craze onset or picking on HD, rather I was describing why I feel that "derivative cruisers" are neither very intersting nor desirable to me. I recognise...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-11-2007, 10:13 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 16,632
Posted By SAWBONES
If you enjoy it, that's what counts most. ...

If you enjoy it, that's what counts most.

Brief gripe-monologue follows. (It's a quiet morning.)

My own major objection to "metric cruisers" is their derivative nature, that is, this style of...
Forum: Road Warriors 11-11-2007, 09:21 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,068
Posted By SAWBONES
Made with small parts which frequently fall off,...

Made with small parts which frequently fall off, and with which there's a choking risk.:D
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2007, 09:36 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 76,231
Posted By SAWBONES
In the '60s most bikes had 5 gears at most, and...

In the '60s most bikes had 5 gears at most, and some still had only 4, and we did OK.
If you're on a DS or road bike and your first gear is adequately low for starts, ascents and dirt, your...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2007, 07:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,173
Posted By SAWBONES
+1. The comsensus view is: no synthetic oil...

+1.
The comsensus view is: no synthetic oil while breaking the engine in, perhaps never.

Here's the BMW F650 position statement on oil in the F650:
"Brand-name HD oil, API classification SF, SG...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2007, 06:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 942
Posted By SAWBONES
That's what I thought. Fargo.:eek1

That's what I thought. Fargo.:eek1
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 37,740
Posted By SAWBONES
Camp Dry is noted as usable on just about all...

Camp Dry is noted as usable on just about all fabrics and leathers, while the water repellant Scotch-Guard products mention use on "canvas shoes", but not on leather, so I've used it only on fabrics....
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2007, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,018
Posted By SAWBONES
I have a Vanson California Highway jacket that I...

I have a Vanson California Highway jacket that I wear a lot, as it fits well and has a warm removable liner as well as a warm removable mouton lamb collar.
It's heavy, being made of very heavy...
Forum: Vendors 11-06-2007, 01:28 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,834
Posted By SAWBONES
Got 'em in today's mail. Thanks, GB!

Got 'em in today's mail.
Thanks, GB!
Forum: Vendors 11-06-2007, 07:25 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 13,066
Posted By SAWBONES
That's my situation. It's in the bike tool kit,...

That's my situation. It's in the bike tool kit, which I hope will magically prevent Mr. Murphy from ever making me need to use it on the road.
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2007, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,050
Posted By SAWBONES
I've ordered stuff from them a dozen times. ...

I've ordered stuff from them a dozen times.
Good quality, good prices (at least for many things) and quick service.
Forum: Road Warriors 11-04-2007, 07:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,831
Posted By SAWBONES
Low seat, cruiser-style seating position with...

Low seat, cruiser-style seating position with forward controls, "no-thought" automatic transmission.

It's seemingly aimed at the folks who've heretofore bought scooters, and at new motorcycle...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2007, 05:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,668
Posted By SAWBONES
Easiest of all is to replace taillight bulb and...

Easiest of all is to replace taillight bulb and module at once. No installation per se, just like replacing the stock #1157 bulb! I've got it and it works well.
...
Forum: Thumpers 11-02-2007, 01:26 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 11,695
Posted By SAWBONES
I've ridden since '70, and have always preferred...

I've ridden since '70, and have always preferred surface roads, canyons and backways to superslab.
If my need for travel requires speed as well as long distance, I'll take the car. I'm not one of...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-02-2007, 12:57 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,900
Posted By SAWBONES
These discussions do tend to get tiresome. ...

These discussions do tend to get tiresome.

Usually, someone argues in favor of safety equipment, then two other groups chime in, one to state that having the safety equipment will promote undue...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,590
Posted By SAWBONES
My Underpants. Couldn't resist.:D

My Underpants.

Couldn't resist.:D
Forum: Thumpers 10-30-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 831
Posted By SAWBONES
Yes. I've done it for years, never take the...

Yes.
I've done it for years, never take the battery out, and the bikes are stored covered in an unheated shed with typical local winter temperatures from 0-30 degrees F. Never any problems in the...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2007, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 962
Posted By SAWBONES
No soot here, '07 F650GS, 91 octane gas.

No soot here, '07 F650GS, 91 octane gas.
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2007, 01:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,847
Posted By SAWBONES
Longer than from weekend evening till noon of...

Longer than from weekend evening till noon of next day, that's for sure!
I never received anything so fast from the USPS, and about a week later, I got yet another sample pack of just the Skull...
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2007, 01:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By SAWBONES
He's probably poisoned his catalytic convertor,...

He's probably poisoned his catalytic convertor, if he has one.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-29-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,012
Posted By SAWBONES
I got this too, about not "covering" the brake...

I got this too, about not "covering" the brake with a couple fingers, rather gripping the brake lever with the whole hand only.

While I understand and agree with usually using a full grip on the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-28-2007, 01:43 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,900
Posted By SAWBONES
Hard to argue with that. I've not seen an...

Hard to argue with that.
I've not seen an important downside to having ABS as long as ou can turn 'em off at will, but I wouldn't pass on a bike I wanted just 'cause it didn't have ABS.
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,231
Posted By SAWBONES
Neither are any other BMWs, or any KTMs, Suzukis,...

Neither are any other BMWs, or any KTMs, Suzukis, Yamahas, Hondas, Husqvarnas, Triumphs or Ducatis.:D
Forum: Thumpers 10-28-2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,962
Posted By SAWBONES
Hooray!

Hooray!
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