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Forum: Day Trippin' 10-01-2012, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,114
Posted By Bobblehead
You learn by doing. :rofl Sucks that you...

You learn by doing. :rofl

Sucks that you felt so much pressure to get to work that you put yourself at risk. Chill, stay on the road, and enjoy the ride.

Thanks for sharing! :clap
Forum: Face plant 08-23-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,006
Posted By Bobblehead
Whoa. Lucky man. Lottery ticket time! :D

Whoa. Lucky man. Lottery ticket time! :D
Forum: Face plant 06-17-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,948
Posted By Bobblehead
:rofl you know all the things you did wrong. I...

:rofl you know all the things you did wrong. I have gone down once without gear, I am never doing that again.

Shorts. Sandals. New knobbies. :rofl
Forum: Face plant 05-24-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,166
Posted By Bobblehead
Ouch! This past weekend, I came around a...

Ouch!

This past weekend, I came around a turn on a gravelly road only to find myself confronted with a pair of Canada Geese and their dozen goslings, right in the road. I slowed down cautiously,...
Forum: Face plant 05-23-2012, 09:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,879
Posted By Bobblehead
I did the pant-leg thing fooling around offroad...

I did the pant-leg thing fooling around offroad on a Honda ST90. The idea was to put my right foot down in a sharp right turn and hit the throttle to pivot the bike. Well, things were going great...
Forum: Face plant 05-23-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,450
Posted By Bobblehead
Ouch. Best wishes. Good to hear he is showing...

Ouch. Best wishes. Good to hear he is showing improvement already. :clap
Forum: Face plant 05-23-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,321
Posted By Bobblehead
Ouch. The sound was the worst. I don't know...

Ouch. The sound was the worst.

I don't know the rider, but I think he might have made the simple mistake of trying to keep up with the rider ahead of him rather than riding the trail at a speed...
Forum: Face plant 05-22-2012, 07:55 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 86,676
Posted By Bobblehead
I am going to assume you meant to select A. ...

I am going to assume you meant to select A.

I don't see where the OP said he was hiding behind a road sign looking to nab unsuspecting motorists. He might have been hidden, he might have been...
Forum: Face plant 05-15-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,590
Posted By Bobblehead
We will only hear stories from the folks who made...

We will only hear stories from the folks who made it back out. :D
Forum: Face plant 05-15-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,637
Posted By Bobblehead
Sadly, we really are are not built to sustain...

Sadly, we really are are not built to sustain impacts like that, which is why we should do everything within our power to avoid them!

Crazy pic, with the KLR upright, I've never seen something...
Forum: Face plant 05-14-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,590
Posted By Bobblehead
Very good advice. :clap

Very good advice. :clap
Forum: Face plant 05-04-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 86,676
Posted By Bobblehead
http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/919/gettothecho...

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Forum: Face plant 05-03-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,082
Posted By Bobblehead
Yup. Had a lady who had waited patiently in line...

Yup. Had a lady who had waited patiently in line in the right-turn-only lane for her turn, and she made a prompt left turn just as I reached her. :huh She thought it was a two-way street, not a...
Forum: Face plant 05-03-2012, 07:58 PM
Replies: 354
Views: 86,676
Posted By Bobblehead
It was Nam, man. You wouldn't understand. You...

It was Nam, man. You wouldn't understand. You weren't there.
Forum: Face plant 05-03-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 354
Views: 86,676
Posted By Bobblehead
It takes quite an impact to break both femurs...

It takes quite an impact to break both femurs like that, and no manner of attachment is 100% effective. The forces involved were pretty severe, and it could have had a much worse outcome. (OP forgot...
Forum: Face plant 03-08-2012, 07:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 11,722
Posted By Bobblehead
My thoughts are with your family. I had a close...

My thoughts are with your family. I had a close friend endure a similar crash five months ago, he finally went home last week. Being a medic you know the long road to recovery. Stay strong, remain...
Forum: Face plant 11-21-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,664
Posted By Bobblehead
I was just about to bring up that thread. Damn, I...

I was just about to bring up that thread. Damn, I can't imagine he could sit still long enough to take that pic.
Forum: Face plant 11-21-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,694
Posted By Bobblehead
Trying to park my bike, with the motor running,...

Trying to park my bike, with the motor running, finessing it between a car and a dumpster in a parking lot, I leaned it too far over, panicked trying to recover, hit too much throttle, launched the...
Forum: Face plant 11-21-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,570
Posted By Bobblehead
The folks I would loan my bike to are those that,...

The folks I would loan my bike to are those that, if they crash it, I would care much more that THEY were okay and not the bike. And, for the most part, as it so happens, these are the people who...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-28-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,450
Posted By Bobblehead
If I found out that the CB750 I picked up for...

If I found out that the CB750 I picked up for cheap on CL was a sandcast model, I'd sell it to a collector for as much as he would want to pay for it due to the historical significance of the bike....
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,269
Posted By Bobblehead
If that carb is leaking, you might want to check...

If that carb is leaking, you might want to check your oil to make sure that it isn't fouled with gas, which could, um, create some interesting results.

Also, if you have a cylinder that's...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 32,314
Posted By Bobblehead
Yeah, that's pretty standard. :rofl One bike I...

Yeah, that's pretty standard. :rofl One bike I drained had water on one side, and what looked like unicorn blood from Harry Potter on the other--some sort of silvery oil, probably oil, water, and...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-19-2011, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,783
Posted By Bobblehead
I have a 1970 CL350, and I had an issue with some...

I have a 1970 CL350, and I had an issue with some points I just installed and gapped.

First, no matter how well I gapped them and adjusted the timing, when I buttoned everything up, I couldn't...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-24-2010, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,378
Posted By Bobblehead
You have my condolences. :D There still are...

You have my condolences. :D

There still are lots of good old bikes that need a bit of TLC for cheap, so keep looking.
Forum: Thumpers 11-24-2010, 10:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 15,315
Posted By Bobblehead
:D My CT90's usual top speed is about 50 mph with...

:D My CT90's usual top speed is about 50 mph with me tucked down (accurate as measured against a car speedo) but I've been up over 60 indicated on it under special circumstances--bus in front, bus...
Forum: Face plant 11-18-2010, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,358
Posted By Bobblehead
Awesome thread idea. :rofl I haven't sped away...

Awesome thread idea. :rofl I haven't sped away with the front fork locked to the side, but I have tried to leave without taking the cable lock out of the rear wheel. :lol3 Nowhere near as tragic, it...
Forum: Face plant 11-18-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,266
Posted By Bobblehead
Great post. Great description of the situation,...

Great post. Great description of the situation, great analysis of what happened, what you did wrong, and what you need to do right next time.

My closest situation like that was negotiation a...
Forum: Face plant 11-18-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,965
Posted By Bobblehead
↑ This. I've done my fair share of commutes...

↑ This. I've done my fair share of commutes in/out of NYC, and it is a constant test.

As for the stripes, a lot of the new stripes are full of glass bead, and occasionally, excess actually dumps...
Forum: Face plant 11-18-2010, 08:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,748
Posted By Bobblehead
Personally, I'd think you're more likely to get...

Personally, I'd think you're more likely to get hurt on the SL350, not less. :D Me, I would stick with the more modern stuff for dirt/street. A friend has an XT225 and loves it, it would have been my...
Forum: Face plant 11-18-2010, 08:41 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,131
Posted By Bobblehead
Glad you are relatively okay--it could have been...

Glad you are relatively okay--it could have been a lot worse, there could have been other vehicles involved, a concrete curb, or whatever.

I went down like that on my road bicycle once--riding...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,590
Posted By Bobblehead
If the new/replacement part works, I take it upon...

If the new/replacement part works, I take it upon myself to throw the receipt out. :lol3 No use crying over spilled milk, or cash dumped into a bike.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2010, 02:49 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 38,438
Posted By Bobblehead
Total rust bucket rack that I got for...

Total rust bucket rack that I got for $10--including shipping. :D Lots of elbow grease (naval jelly) and paint later and it looks great. They show up on Ebay on occasion.
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2010, 01:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,003
Posted By Bobblehead
Yep. I spent a couple weekends intermittently...

Yep. I spent a couple weekends intermittently trying to track down my "running on two cylinders . . . no, one . . . no, two again" problem. Turned out to be a float that was hanging up while bike was...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-13-2010, 11:18 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 38,438
Posted By Bobblehead
My girl regularly sees the sights, now. :D ...

My girl regularly sees the sights, now. :D

http://img215.imageshack.us/img215/6894/attachmentaju.jpg
Forum: Face plant 03-24-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,275
Posted By Bobblehead
I thought this, too. Sliding out in a turn from...

I thought this, too. Sliding out in a turn from too much speed, instead of going wide? It's likely that you panicked from the speed and hit the brakes while leaned over. As folks have said, slow in,...
Forum: Face plant 12-09-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,176
Posted By Bobblehead
"Went down on a watermelon." :rofl But then there...

"Went down on a watermelon." :rofl But then there is this prophetic statement:
Forum: Face plant 12-09-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,176
Posted By Bobblehead
Same thing here, that was a real wake-up call....

Same thing here, that was a real wake-up call. Now I'll move if I see I'm about to hit a gum wrapper. Doesn't take much at all.

But a banana peel? Sorry about your damage, but man, that's a story...
Forum: Face plant 12-02-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,268
Posted By Bobblehead
I would rather have those vehicles in front of me...

I would rather have those vehicles in front of me than behind me in some situations. In city traffic, I often let bigger vehicles run as blockers while I follow. :D This is in traffic that does NOT...
Forum: Face plant 11-30-2009, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,268
Posted By Bobblehead
Yup. And the SUV might have not seen the problem...

Yup. And the SUV might have not seen the problem and might have slammed right into the car, leaving the biker with no warning whatsoever that he was about to run out of clear road.

Most of my...
Forum: Face plant 11-29-2009, 08:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,268
Posted By Bobblehead
Yup. Don't out ride your vision. You simply can't...

Yup. Don't out ride your vision. You simply can't expect the road around the bend or beyond the rise to be free of obstacles. And part of that is knowing how long it takes the bike you currently are...
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