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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,130
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Every once in a while, I just don't have it. My...

Every once in a while, I just don't have it. My mind isn't clear enough, the weather makes me uncomfortable, whatever.....not very often but when it happens I go home and park it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:22 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,012
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Riding in a group by accident, or Karma's a bitch

So a couple of days ago I posted on this topic stating that the IQ of a group is equal to the lowest member's IQ and I got a little tiny bit of shit about it because hey, it's ADV. No problem. But...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,012
Posted By SkiFastBadly
A dogsled can only go as fast as the slowest dog,...

A dogsled can only go as fast as the slowest dog, and the IQ of a group is that of the lowest member.
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-18-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Thanks. That's exactly the information I needed...

Thanks. That's exactly the information I needed and have already wired the GPS. Hardest part was threading the power cord under the tank. (Hint, use a wire hanger.)
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5,877
Views: 1,095,046
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Those look good. That's the other option for...

Those look good. That's the other option for symmetry, the cutout.

The reality is I was in the same state, trying to figure out what to get. I am also putting a mount for my Zumo 550 on the...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5,877
Views: 1,095,046
Posted By SkiFastBadly
I know what you mean, my Ulysses has bags the...

I know what you mean, my Ulysses has bags the same size (since the muffler is under the bike) but I've seen enough other ADV bikes with this sort of arrangement that I've become used to it. And...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2015, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5,877
Views: 1,095,046
Posted By SkiFastBadly
They are unequal in size, due to the muffler on...

They are unequal in size, due to the muffler on the right side. If they were both the same size, the bike would be wider on the right than the left. I'm no mechanical engineer, but I think symmetry...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Switched power for GPS on TEX

If the information is here someplace, the search function failed to harvest it.


I'm looking to put a Zumo 550 on my TEX with switched power. I understand the front socket is always powered,...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-12-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 5,877
Views: 1,095,046
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Picked up a '14 TEX a couple of months ago and...

Picked up a '14 TEX a couple of months ago and I'm really loving it. It took me awhile to decide on panniers, but in the end I went with the Touratech Mundos.

Here's what the brown truck...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 03:05 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,245
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Oh, so THOSE are assless chaps.

Oh, so THOSE are assless chaps.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,959
Posted By SkiFastBadly
I suspect you'd get more help if you included a...

I suspect you'd get more help if you included a photo of your wife.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,655
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Not quite the right spelling <iframe...

Not quite the right spelling

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/eSyVbd6ug2Y" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,144
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Assume you are visible to every other driver on...

Assume you are visible to every other driver on the road and they are trying to kill you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 11:25 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,909
Posted By SkiFastBadly
I live east of Seattle, right on the edge of the...

I live east of Seattle, right on the edge of the exburbs. I can be in the mountains in a half hour, be riding along Puget Sound in about the same amount of time, and I ride all year around. It...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-19-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Not sure. The Scram is so different that it's...

Not sure. The Scram is so different that it's fun to have as an alternative. The Uly? Hard to say. From an insurance standpoint, the multi-bike discount almost makes it free. I may park it in...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 02-19-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 509
Posted By SkiFastBadly
OK, I'm in.

I've been thinking about the TEX for a couple of years, and then today I saw that Triumph's running a promo on '14 bikes which is a buck over invoice, they waive the setup and shipping fees, and they...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 02-18-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,454
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Well I found this just at the right time. I'm...

Well I found this just at the right time. I'm seriously considering a Caponord. I took a test ride yesterday, but I gotta tell you, the dealer is a multi brand dealer and nobody seemed to know much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 11:33 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,413
Posted By SkiFastBadly
I got into biking when my wife saw how much I was...

I got into biking when my wife saw how much I was insured for. She made me buy a Harley.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,941
Posted By SkiFastBadly
The way I'm approached and by whom is a function...

The way I'm approached and by whom is a function of what I'm riding.

If I'm on the Harley, an occasional female will strike up a conversation, but it's usually guys on other Harleys.

If I'm on...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-30-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,110
Posted By SkiFastBadly
I have an 08 which I bought used after my 07...

I have an 08 which I bought used after my 07 crank grenaded. I was one of the unlucky ones. I have a friend with a GSA and I wouldn't trade him even up. It's a nice bike for sure but I HATE the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-18-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22,630
Views: 2,261,682
Posted By SkiFastBadly
I see nothing's changed in here. Merry...

I see nothing's changed in here.

Merry Christmas
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-04-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4,840
Views: 1,015,117
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Index, WA

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w191/SkiFastBadly/IMG_2620_zps03a0e0ba.jpg
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-23-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,299
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Welcome to the Buell Ulysses world. While ADV is...

Welcome to the Buell Ulysses world. While ADV is a great resource, for your bike you'll want to go here: http://www.badweatherbikers.com/buell/messages/142838/142838.html?1414084231

That's a Uly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,354
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Like a girl in orthopedic shoes, I stand...

Like a girl in orthopedic shoes, I stand corrected.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,354
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Mostly good advice in your post but nobody I know...

Mostly good advice in your post but nobody I know would ever sit down and read a shop manual cover to cover. My god, you'd be at that for a year on my Buell, assuming you could stay awake.

The OP...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 10-22-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 5,877
Views: 1,095,046
Posted By SkiFastBadly
At the risk of being scolded for not reading all...

At the risk of being scolded for not reading all 300+ pages I have a question for the collective:

I like the TEX, I really do. I'm currently on a Uly. The TEX is a lot of dough, but it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,675
Posted By SkiFastBadly
I used to swerve to avoid tar snakes. It took me...

I used to swerve to avoid tar snakes. It took me forever to get anywhere.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,874
Posted By SkiFastBadly
I assume it was pining for the Fjords.

I assume it was pining for the Fjords.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 37,442
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Did you ride it like you stole it to break it in?

Did you ride it like you stole it to break it in?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 10,061
Posted By SkiFastBadly
I had a set of etymotic 6i's for years but...

I had a set of etymotic 6i's for years but finally the wire broke near the earpiece. I now have a set of etymotic M5 but i'm not quite as thrilled with them, albeit i'm still dicking around with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 18,610
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Not completely related but since we're waving our...

Not completely related but since we're waving our hands around, I do have a question: if tapping one's helmet indicates a cop ahead, how would one signal "thanks for warning me"? And while we're on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 16,416
Posted By SkiFastBadly
I like to drink, and I like to ride motorcycles. ...

I like to drink, and I like to ride motorcycles.

I like to eat ice scream, and I like to take a dump.

But in both cases, these are things that must not be done simultaneously.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,625
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Exactly so. Beginning skiiers lean backwards and...

Exactly so. Beginning skiiers lean backwards and hence don't get the bite of the edges that one needs to execute a turn under control. Also, beginning skiers are scared that they're going to get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,062
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Show me an 'adventure' bike that hasn't been...

Show me an 'adventure' bike that hasn't been dropped, and i'll show you a bike that's never been on an adventure.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 36,920
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Here's my story: ...

Here's my story:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=876754
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 07-08-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 870
Posted By SkiFastBadly
You were on a KLR in Woodinville

and I was on a Scrambler. You had ADV stickers all over your bike and on your helmet. My bike was unadorned, you just don't stick crap on a Scram. You, in true ADV style, stood up on the bike as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 15,400
Posted By SkiFastBadly
How current are we talking about here? ...

How current are we talking about here?

http://i176.photobucket.com/albums/w191/SkiFastBadly/ThreeBikes.jpg
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-17-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 4,840
Views: 1,015,117
Posted By SkiFastBadly
American Sport Bike is who I used. If you're not...

American Sport Bike is who I used. If you're not familiar with the BadWeatherBikers site, an all Buell forum, suggest you head over there. Questions like yours will be enthusiastically responded...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,428
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Mystery solved. I've been wondering about this...

Mystery solved. I've been wondering about this for years. Thanks for clearing that up. We now return you to your regularly scheduled insanity.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,428
Posted By SkiFastBadly
Anybody know what these freeway features are?

Not solely motorcycle related, but I first noticed these on a bike so maybe...

I've tried searching but nothing comes up, either because I have poorly framed my search or whatever. But since the...
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