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Forum: Americas 10-12-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,667
Posted By SilentJohn
Ditto, I rented a Harley for a day in college and...

Ditto, I rented a Harley for a day in college and was sure to note the drag marks on the floor boards before I left.

Almost as amusing was riding up to the dealership on a 50cc honda ruckus and...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-09-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,807
Posted By SilentJohn
The glue is most likely part of the waterproofing...

The glue is most likely part of the waterproofing process for the black box. With the glue you wouldn't think anything could move let alone lose connection.

Do you have pictures of your cable end...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,870
Posted By SilentJohn
As many as you have time for and you only “need”...

As many as you have time for and you only “need” bikes for the things you do. I.E. you don’t need or want a motocross bike with knobbies to commute 20 miles of slab back and forth to the office.

...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2011, 12:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,489
Posted By SilentJohn
Personally, I wear cheap thin khaki pants that...

Personally, I wear cheap thin khaki pants that are 100% cotton underneath due to the fact that a hot exhaust pipe can melt the mesh pants and won't melt the cotton.

Mesh riding pants are usually...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2010, 09:14 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 10,501
Posted By SilentJohn
FYI, my progressive policy states something along...

FYI, my progressive policy states something along the line of not covering anything on a race track temporary or permanent. I figured it was the "track day/autocross" clause regardless of being a...
Forum: Face plant 10-20-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,804
Posted By SilentJohn
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Forum: The Garage 10-11-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,973
Posted By SilentJohn
I always figure dirty lube is better than no...

I always figure dirty lube is better than no lube. I carry a small can of something to add lubrication, even if I make dirt particles muddy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2010, 11:44 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 30,812
Posted By SilentJohn
I recently saw two HAs in Wal-mart shopping in...

I recently saw two HAs in Wal-mart shopping in the underwear aisle. If it weren't for that, I'd figure the HAs were something made up in the news to scare the average man.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2010, 03:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,397
Posted By SilentJohn
I'm not 100% convinced. My only evidence is I...

I'm not 100% convinced. My only evidence is I was pulled over for 49 in a 35 less than 100 ft. from the 45 sign. ATGATT and the officer commented that I "look safe with all the gear." He still...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By SilentJohn
If you look hard enough and watch ebay, new...

If you look hard enough and watch ebay, new shivers have sold ~$6k.

I got my rear bag new off ebay for $120. Not a lot of offerings for luggage or windscreens, but I think there are some...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 817
Posted By SilentJohn
Besides the obvious tires as mentioned. I've...

Besides the obvious tires as mentioned. I've seen skid plates added to dorsoduros. Same motor so that should work. Otherwise it is still a semi tall semi heavy motorcycle.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-19-2010, 12:35 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,034
Posted By SilentJohn
I'd also venture a guess that another 30,000 buy...

I'd also venture a guess that another 30,000 buy one and never have an issue or ignore the issues. Then Garmin thinks it's just a handful of people with issues.



Back in the day, some Garmin...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 39,233
Posted By SilentJohn
I think the rules of the internet, or maybe...

I think the rules of the internet, or maybe debate or something says I can/owe a rebuttal.

Instead of counter points, all I can say is you made a lot of assumptions about what I typed. I never...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2010, 01:30 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 39,233
Posted By SilentJohn
I've followed this thread and never commented...

I've followed this thread and never commented since I currently don't own a one, and haven't ridden enough, but I'm glad the OP "settled" on something.

I do have a word for those who buy tons of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2010, 11:12 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,340
Posted By SilentJohn
I don't have a problem with this, but I have...

I don't have a problem with this, but I have noticed some drivers hitting the brakes on stale green lights 25 ft from crossing the crosswalk lines. I figure if your that close and it goes yellow you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2010, 12:31 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 6,426
Posted By SilentJohn
I wore my gear into the local outdoor store the...

I wore my gear into the local outdoor store the other day, and the greeter asked me if I was riding a BMW. It must be something people have put together. If you wear full gear, you ride a BMW.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2010, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7,848
Views: 1,580,953
Posted By SilentJohn
I get the who makes Aprilia comment often enough....

I get the who makes Aprilia comment often enough. I say Piaggio and people really get confused.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,279
Posted By SilentJohn
On the subject of Western Union, I have heard the...

On the subject of Western Union, I have heard the new thing is to hack into someone else email, facebook, or whatever personal communication and tell your friends and contacts you're in Mexico and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 56,361
Posted By SilentJohn
I think it could be done in stages by allowing...

I think it could be done in stages by allowing filtering at stoplights of 4 lane intersections only.

I'd be happy if that's all that was ever allowed. Most of the heavy traffic areas I've been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2010, 02:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,046
Posted By SilentJohn
Had mine yesterday... I saw a plain white...

Had mine yesterday...

I saw a plain white crown vic pulling out in front of me from a perpendicular street. At first it was oh shit they're trying to kill me.

Then when I saw the lights and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 05-12-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,705
Posted By SilentJohn
I bought a 285WT for my brother for christmas,...

I bought a 285WT for my brother for christmas, and he likes the MSN direct features as well, but 2011 is too soon.

Maybe I'm weird and expect my GPS units and features to last for many years and...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-29-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,705
Posted By SilentJohn
The 285WT uses MSN direct which is canceling...

The 285WT uses MSN direct which is canceling soon, I'm guessing all the sellers want to get rid of them before that happens.

From my nuvi 500 the battery door at least has a sealed gasket around...
Forum: Beasts 03-31-2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 76,867
Posted By SilentJohn
As a current shiver owner, this is semi exciting...

As a current shiver owner, this is semi exciting as I think I'd like a big ADV style bike for my next bike.

What I am not excited about is my shiver weighs ~485 lbs. wet and has a 100 mile range...
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