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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,156
Posted By Big Doobie
Thanks wise-ass. :rofl Seems like a dumb...

Thanks wise-ass. :rofl

Seems like a dumb question, but I just couldn't imagine a situation where I saw an advantage to using it.
And I felt like a dumb ass when it took me as long as it did to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,156
Posted By Big Doobie
Who uses their "Kill Switch"?

I know they suggest using the kill switch, when one is finished riding, but I don't know why.

I've been riding for years and use the key.

Let my buddy ride my bike, went the start it, and had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,613
Posted By Big Doobie
Disclaimer, I do not own a BMW motorcycle. ...

Disclaimer, I do not own a BMW motorcycle.

I'm smart enough to not think of myself as "that good" of a rider.

But I have test ridin BMW motorcycles, and believe me, when I say I will have one....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2012, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,010
Posted By Big Doobie
When you ask which is superior, you don't specify...

When you ask which is superior, you don't specify that speed is all that matters.

I'd say the bikes have it toughest. So even if your quickest, it takes the most talent and physical effort.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,089
Posted By Big Doobie
Kinda get what you're saying, but don't think...

Kinda get what you're saying, but don't think it's right.

The old man has to live with the guilt of ending the life of another human being, but the bicyclist lost everything he has, and was ever...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2011, 05:26 AM
Replies: 165
Views: 16,838
Posted By Big Doobie
If as riders we always blame the "cagers" we...

If as riders we always blame the "cagers" we become as closed minded as those who always blame the motorcyclist.

Hate the "road captain" mentality.

Maybe Mr. road guard should have accepted...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 35,523
Views: 8,976,058
Posted By Big Doobie
I guess if you know that you're so good, that you...

I guess if you know that you're so good, that you are that rider,
who will never crash, you can paint as you like, and skip the gear.

Yet most of the riding critics, listed over the past several...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2011, 04:18 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,480
Posted By Big Doobie
Nice Garage Stu, I'm jealous.

Nice Garage Stu,
I'm jealous.
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2011, 04:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,361
Posted By Big Doobie
Gotta put an "R" on there if you want the 20...

Gotta put an "R" on there if you want the 20 somethings to buy it.

Ford would still be selling Crown Victorias if they'd have introduced an R model.
Forum: Beasts 12-08-2011, 05:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,480
Posted By Big Doobie
I've riden my 1050 on dirt/gravel roads, and I'd...

I've riden my 1050 on dirt/gravel roads, and I'd say it's capable, but not optimum.

Keep the pace reasonable, and you can do it.
But I wouldn't try to push my luck too far.

I haven't had to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2011, 05:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,437
Posted By Big Doobie
Well yeah, If we are going to be honest, most...

Well yeah, If we are going to be honest, most people exceed the speed limit at least once a day, at least by a little bit.

On a road trip when I've got hours on the road, I'll run 10 over maybe...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,168
Posted By Big Doobie
My 08 KLR shut off on the way to work once, and...

My 08 KLR shut off on the way to work once, and it was the ignition switch.

Replaced under warrenty.

I can't remember for sure if everything died, as its been a couple years, but I think it...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 11-26-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,350
Posted By Big Doobie
You are a Tough, Resourseful and Brave Dude! ...

You are a Tough, Resourseful and Brave Dude!

Much Respect!

You haven't lost until you quit trying.
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2011, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8,899
Views: 1,417,655
Posted By Big Doobie
For the past year its been a GSA, couple days a...

For the past year its been a GSA, couple days a Triumph Scrambler, but today, I want a new Norton.
http://www.bikeexif.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/06/Norton_Commando_961.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,513
Posted By Big Doobie
Two up and free K1600, Riding solo, GSA, which...

Two up and free K1600,
Riding solo, GSA, which I'm kinda looking for but not over seriously yet. :D

I did ride a K1400 GT, at a BMW demo day, which was the nicest motorcycle I've ever riden.
If...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 59,374
Posted By Big Doobie
I did ride the VFR 1200, liked the ride even if I...

I did ride the VFR 1200, liked the ride even if I found the headlight kinda goofy looking.

Always thought that it is more important to be satisfying to the operator, than worry about looks.
But...
Forum: Road warriors 11-26-2011, 10:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,784
Posted By Big Doobie
There is some wear showing on my Triumph Tiger, I...

There is some wear showing on my Triumph Tiger, I did think, of maybe, a union jack wrap, or painting it like a spitfire could be cool.

I also thought something like a pysicodelic 70s van paintjob...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2011, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,172
Views: 230,509
Posted By Big Doobie
I bought my Tiger 1050 with all three bigs, rode...

I bought my Tiger 1050 with all three bigs, rode home decided I didn't like the way the top box looked, took it off and put it on the shelf for a year.

The argument for bags is clear if you want...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2011, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35,523
Views: 8,976,058
Posted By Big Doobie
Aren't those called "Gimp Masks"? I mean...

Aren't those called "Gimp Masks"?

I mean like in Pulp Fiction.
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,892
Posted By Big Doobie
I'm a fan of Mr. Buell. I like to buy...

I'm a fan of Mr. Buell.

I like to buy American whenever I can, but have little interest in cruisers.

Think the bike is beautiful, although it's probably a little hard edged for a 45 year old...
Forum: Airheads 09-26-2011, 05:43 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 22,415
Posted By Big Doobie
Just checking in, enjoying your project, and to...

Just checking in, enjoying your project, and to encourage.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-24-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,058
Posted By Big Doobie
Update? :ear

Update? :ear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 12,100
Posted By Big Doobie
I think a cruiser might be safer, just because...

I think a cruiser might be safer, just because you are going to ride slower.
Higher speed means another rung on the risk factor.

Comming from a KLR, I know I ride my Tiger 1050 faster.

A...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2011, 07:56 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 330,407
Posted By Big Doobie
Oddly enough, I really like this one too. ...

Oddly enough, I really like this one too.
http://i1002.photobucket.com/albums/af147/motoenth/motorcycle/Rat%20Bobber/ccb643ef.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2011, 07:36 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 330,407
Posted By Big Doobie
DITTO, Nice job!

DITTO,

Nice job!
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-16-2011, 05:31 PM
Replies: 884
Views: 333,034
Posted By Big Doobie
Really liking these dual sport sportster builds. ...

Really liking these dual sport sportster builds.

Wish Harley would offer something like a Sportster Scrambler.

Wish they'd make a modern Cafe Racer too.

Wish I could buy 3 XR1200s, and...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-16-2011, 05:18 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 118,262
Posted By Big Doobie
Yeah, what he said. I found this, looking...

Yeah, what he said.

I found this, looking for Jimmy the Hogs build, both are really cool.
Thanks for sharing your build. :clap
Forum: Old's Cool 04-16-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 14,058
Posted By Big Doobie
You Sir, have teriffic skills, and good eye for...

You Sir, have teriffic skills, and good eye for style.

I look forward to following your progress.

Thanks for sharing your build.
Forum: Face plant 03-25-2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,326
Posted By Big Doobie
I find it particularly disgusting that it was a...

I find it particularly disgusting that it was a hit and run.

Thats a humanbeing on the ground that you put there, so the thing to do is split? :huh

I hope guilt consumes that driver for the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,932
Posted By Big Doobie
Thumb I love that response.

I love that response.
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,757
Posted By Big Doobie
The KLR 650 is the most motorcycle you can buy...

The KLR 650 is the most motorcycle you can buy for the money.
(At least new)

The best motorcycle I've ever riden was a BMW K1400 GT.
That thing was friggin awesome. But it also stickered for 23...
Forum: Thumpers 03-10-2011, 02:38 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,955
Posted By Big Doobie
When I first read the title of this one, the...

When I first read the title of this one, the first number that popped into my mind was 100.

I had a KLR 650, (what about 38 hp?)

Currently Tiger 1050, (about 115 hp.)

I'd thought this...
Forum: Thumpers 03-05-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 22,819
Posted By Big Doobie
Just posting to encourage you, and Thank You for...

Just posting to encourage you, and Thank You for sharing your resto adventure.
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2011, 04:00 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 118,689
Posted By Big Doobie
I'm moved.

I had just read Bendernz's ride report.
I liked it, thought I'd look for more.
Saw what he'd written about this one.
Thought I'd look,
Glad I did.

Your writing is great, your pictures...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2011, 02:59 PM
Replies: 521
Views: 229,251
Posted By Big Doobie
Gator could certainly bend a phrase. I was...

Gator could certainly bend a phrase.

I was once on the recieving end of a "Why are you mucking up my thread" from him. I'd thought I was mearly joining in.

He suggested I delete my post in...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 52,813
Posted By Big Doobie
We are a country of big people. Alot of fat...

We are a country of big people.

Alot of fat people but some just plain big.

I'm 6'-4" and 250 lbs. I won't even concider less than a 600cc bike.
It's kind hard to find bike with big dude...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2011, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1,902
Views: 345,057
Posted By Big Doobie
Hiya Jesse, I read your reply to my suspension...

Hiya Jesse,
I read your reply to my suspension question, and it's given my direction.

Thanks
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2011, 07:28 AM
Replies: 1,902
Views: 345,057
Posted By Big Doobie
Please forgive my laziness

Howdy to you all.
I did a search and didn't find an answer, scanned the last serveral pages and didn't find it either.
I've got an 09 Tiger 1050 abs, with 15 thousand miles on it.

Love the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 1,158
Views: 199,188
Posted By Big Doobie
Nice pile of parts. This should be a really...

Nice pile of parts.

This should be a really nice build.

Can hardly wait to see the end product.
Forum: Thumpers 02-05-2011, 01:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,422
Posted By Big Doobie
I've ridden the pre 08, was thinking of buying...

I've ridden the pre 08, was thinking of buying one new.

Some how farted around and bought an 08 new in the summer of 07.

I think that the guys who prefer the older ones, already have the...
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