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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 12:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,381
Posted By vecchio Lupo
I originally wrote a sarcastic, smart ass...

I originally wrote a sarcastic, smart ass response about .... Does it matter? No it does not.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 11:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,381
Posted By vecchio Lupo
The line

I'll jump in on this. I've got 40 honest years of riding all sorts of bikes. Yes I went through a Chopper thing, and a Dual sport, sport bike, sport tour, vintage, British, Italian, German, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 702
Views: 253,286
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Pics

That's a great picture of an imminent head on, but I heard it worked out for them with no real damage. I'd love to see the follow on pictures where the guy on the V star or Vulcan ( whatever it is)...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-20-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Yes

That's what I love about the ADV community. Well played Sir, to whomever helped this young man out today. I know he is a young man because he is riding a super Sherpa to Montreal. I couldn't make it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 31,167
Views: 7,557,664
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Uh-oh

I retract my previous support of said GSA sticker cycle. I see on his windscreen that he is a Military Intelligence Officer (insert joke here) and a White Sands decal explains the NM plates, but the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 31,167
Views: 7,557,664
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Stickers

I can't believe I'm chiming in on the BMW GSA w/stickers, but into the stupidity I go...

Having spent more than a few years in Germany with the US Army, and having fallen prey to the sticker...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,275
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Yeah

I want in on this if the program is still up and running. A retired ID card should be good for more than free coffee. Well, free plus a dollar.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 15,747
Posted By vecchio Lupo
The end

I am paraphrasing the quote because I don't remember exactly, and I'm not sure of the racer who said it. I only know it was not me. I think it was Kenny Roberts, but it sounds like Wayne Rainey a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,865
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Well Said, bravo

Well Said, bravo
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,865
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Bring it

KirkN, I get what you are saying. Most accidents happen very close to home and you have no control over other people.

It's risk management, not risk mitigation. You can't replace the physical...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,865
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Under age, hahahaha

Must be the desert sun, UV takes its toll.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 13,558
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Opinion

I purchased a 15 year old Combat Commando from the then defunct Norton Dealer in New Orleans in 1986. He told me that when it was new it was the first Superbike for about 10 minutes until the Kawa Z1...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,865
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Good show

Good thread and good responses. The question you asked seems to resonate with riders of a certain age, I'd say over 50, we remember seeing the R100RS and the first generation Katana sport bikes and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,865
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Yeah

I think I know what you are getting at. My bikes got bigger and faster with years, my gear improved at the same rate. I am a faithful member of the church of full on ATGATT. Then it was too much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,877
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Mindset

I think the answer to the question is yes, so long as you choose a commuter bike. Just as much motor as you need, comfortable, some luggage and the ability to run cheap rubber.

For instance, a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,682
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Shop

Friend,

In 1990 I turned my love of motorcycles to a business. I purchased a struggling British bike shop that was itself the remnant of the old BSA Triumph dealer, so i had some legacy...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-11-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10,393
Views: 346,178
Posted By vecchio Lupo
The 17th

Choices made, I will not venture up to Annapolis to meet up and ride MD on the 17th. Thank you very much, but I'll stay closer in.

Thinking of exploring the Northern Neck that day if any King...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10,393
Views: 346,178
Posted By vecchio Lupo
J4S, wish I could see more, my Dad got his...

J4S, wish I could see more, my Dad got his masters at CSU and I went to grade school there from 1968-70. So I can't help at all unless you want to know who had good cookies in the student housing...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 02-08-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10,393
Views: 346,178
Posted By vecchio Lupo
17th

Im up for a ride the 17th, I would however prefer to stay further south and maybe learn this rap-o-tap route. I think Annapolis is too far north for me to start my day from. My Hack is ready and so...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-31-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10,393
Views: 346,178
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Cool, I like both routes. I will stay tuned....

Cool, I like both routes. I will stay tuned. Tough call on whether to wrestle the R100 hack or flog the Bonneville.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-31-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 10,393
Views: 346,178
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Bring my hack

Where and what time does this ride on the 17 th begin? I will fit a new tire to the tug this week and I'll be ready.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-30-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 10,393
Views: 346,178
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Here I am

Im new to this area, just moved to Dahlgren, VA. Currently no dirt bike (I like older 2 strokes, grew up Bultaco and CZ) sporting a new Bonneville and a BMW hack, with another airhead in resto....
Forum: Airheads 10-27-2012, 05:33 AM
Replies: 316
Views: 37,929
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Omg

I had no idea, he was always so fast with a response to help, he hid his condition well. Prayers and best wishes my friend.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2012, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,925
Posted By vecchio Lupo
yeah

which one is TrayVonn?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 195,767
Posted By vecchio Lupo
H-D v Buell...Hit and Miss

I was on my way to the Iron Horse Resort and Campground near Deals Gap NC a few weeks ago for the Triumph Rally. I pulled out of Leesburg, VA on my Buell S3 and headed south. 250 miles into my day I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2012, 01:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,518
Posted By vecchio Lupo
yeah that

Wow, now I understand. I am such an ass, I am going to start taking the bus as punishment for my moto-sins.:cry

My first wife said I was a jerk, how come I didn't listen? Oh yeah, I'm a jerk.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2012, 01:01 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,518
Posted By vecchio Lupo
I failed

So YOU choose which cars deserve to be "touched" or not?

I apologize for giving that impression...I meant to convey that very high end exotica draws attention to itself by definition. Since we are...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2012, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Just sending up a flare

Gentlemen,

Just running this up the flagpole to see if somebody salutes,...my 81 R100 with 100k plus miles has alot of drive line lash. I suspect I am need of a final drive. Since the Bob's...
Forum: Airheads 10-04-2012, 06:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 986
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Airheads Unite

I am new to the Metro Area, Leesburg, VA. I ride a 1981 R100 with Vesco Fairing. Always looking for rides and or activities. Oilheads are nice people, but they seem a little slippery to me. Keep us...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,518
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Rule

I employ the 20mph rule, if traffic is moving at 20mph or better, I take a place in a lane of trafic. If traffic is floundering at less than 20mph, somewhere around the 10 mph mark I'll slip out onto...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2012, 03:30 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,518
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Such Emotion

Calm Down Boys. Having lived in parts of the world where "Filtering" or "Lane Splitting" as we say on this side of the Atlantic was the norm. I am very much missing the legal blind eye to LS. I think...
Forum: Airheads 09-11-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,056
Posted By vecchio Lupo
fairing

I am a Rabid Transit, alla Don Vesco, certified freak. I love them and would most definately make you a fair offer should you decide to part with it.

I have an 81 R100 with a Rabid Transit, I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-09-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By vecchio Lupo
wtf

what do you mean shutting down the riding? Are you talking about restricting off road use, or the local police clamping down on all riding? I don't have a dirtbike, just an Old Airhead with 100000...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-08-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 725
Posted By vecchio Lupo
need reccomendation at 29 Palms

I am moving to Marine Corps Base, Twenty Nine Palms August 20th. I will be arriving with a loaded honda element pulling a motorcycle trailer with a bike (Not sure which one yet) strapped to it. I...
Forum: Airheads 08-04-2012, 11:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,444
Posted By vecchio Lupo
wrong nomenclature

Wiresppokes, I'm sorry I wasn't clear, this is a Don Vesco, Rabid Transit thread so I abbreviated Rabid Transit as RT. I now realize that in the airheads forum. the RT is a BMW nomenclature for...
Forum: Airheads 08-03-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,444
Posted By vecchio Lupo
got it

OK I spent 4 hourd pivking up a pretty nice RT. When I hold up my Lufty/Windjammer bracket, it is too narrow to sit under the RT fairing. Is there an "L" bracket I am missing or something? I know ,...
Forum: Airheads 07-31-2012, 01:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 12,444
Posted By vecchio Lupo
another RT

I just sealed the deal fro a RT with no brackets, but luckily my R100 came fitted with a luftmeister copy of a Vetter, so I've got brackets after all. Any body have need of the Lufty/Vetter, mine is...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-29-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 16,039
Views: 999,936
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Bored

I'm about to head over to Nashville out of sheer boredom. My big ride plans fell through, how dare my Pal not feel good today. I'll be on a 1981 R100 waving at everyone from Bloomington to Nashville...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2012, 07:02 PM
Replies: 767
Views: 250,227
Posted By vecchio Lupo
my bad

I was mistaken, in low light, a german 2 looks like a 7, so...

I actually have a 32/11 and the housing is ribbed, not a smooth casting like I've seen.

I think the diffs might be OK what do...
Forum: Airheads 06-30-2012, 03:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,452
Posted By vecchio Lupo
Thank You

2VEZR25, thank you for allowing me to interlope on your thread. I apologize if it is bad form to piggyback prior to the OP getting an answer.
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