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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,231
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
My current bike came with ridiculously...

My current bike came with ridiculously obnoxiously loud Cobra straights.
I have to wear hearing protection.
I thought seriously about getting rid of them....then I was transferred here to shitty...
Forum: Africa & Mid East 04-18-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 2,727
Views: 255,512
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
Hello folks, I hope I am posting in the...

Hello folks,

I hope I am posting in the correct location. It looks like I am going to be posted to RSA (Pretoria)/Swazi coming later this year and will be there for close to three years which is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 03:39 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,654
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
I am in the midst of a PCS (moving) and the...

I am in the midst of a PCS (moving) and the shippers asked me to ride my bike up the ramp last Friday. It was 2 foot wide and perhaps 8 foot long giving close to a 45 degree slope to a dock-high full...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 850
Views: 46,265
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
I just got my bike back from my mechanic...

I just got my bike back from my mechanic yesterday with brand new Dunlops fore and aft.

After reading the majority of the thread I am mostly :huh.

I asked my guy and he said basically take it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 29,496
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
It's tough being a "Rider" in a "Biker" world....

It's tough being a "Rider" in a "Biker" world. Paging Cyndi Lauper!

:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 29,496
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
I live and ride in PA as well (well until the...

I live and ride in PA as well (well until the first week of Feb when I move)and while I have observed that skipping any sort of protective gear is quite common stating "majority" is a touch strong....
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 72,981
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
When you say "buzziness" are you referring to...

When you say "buzziness" are you referring to V-twin vibration? Or just the ability to keep the revs low at highway speed?
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2013, 04:57 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,291
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
I see your :evil and raise a :ear ...

I see your :evil and raise a :ear








:lol3
Forum: Road warriors 12-20-2013, 04:50 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 72,981
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
I was going to say something but was not quite...

I was going to say something but was not quite sure. It looked really familiar as I looked at the Phantom quite seriously; however, I went with the Sabre as it fit me better and way more power.

I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,291
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
"Save our Spines" I too enjoy reading about...

"Save our Spines"

I too enjoy reading about bikes other than my own preferred style.

I wish I could get properly comfortable on an SV650 or whatever; however, my back prefers what I have.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2013, 03:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,978
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
Hi, Just as a non-bike related note on this...

Hi,

Just as a non-bike related note on this particular topic I would avoid enlisting in the military based on a bonus-rather-enlist in a career field that will serve you well later on down the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 11,750
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
I loved the review. Thanks for taking the time...

I loved the review.
Thanks for taking the time and for being one entertaining dude!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2013, 04:09 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,886
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
It is hard to distinguish between jest, sarcasm,...

It is hard to distinguish between jest, sarcasm, and real belief in what you write. I am not going to get in a debate with you as thats a no-win and I really don't care enough to get in an internet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2013, 03:34 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,886
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
Down wit it :evil. I'll be formally moved to...

Down wit it :evil.
I'll be formally moved to the area first week of February.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,886
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
Sometimes I get slightly depressed when I read...

Sometimes I get slightly depressed when I read comments like this.

The "large number" you refer to is more like the tiny number of elected and politically appointed officials that are currently...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,886
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
Where are Mulder and Scully when you need 'em?

Where are Mulder and Scully when you need 'em?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,886
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
While I get the sarcasm the majority of the...

While I get the sarcasm the majority of the government agencies I am aware of (DoD/LE-related) tend to start pretty early. Personally I am in the office at 0600 and at the door at 1430; however, this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2013, 06:52 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,886
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
In all fairness the locale may have something to...

In all fairness the locale may have something to do with it. Your federal government in the D.C. area is shut down in it's entirety while the rest of the storm-hammered east coast just keeps on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2013, 05:22 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,886
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
Initially I am being put up in corporate housing...

Initially I am being put up in corporate housing by my employer. Actually food is one of the good points moving to the area. Bye bye disgusting Amish buffets and Giant/Food Lion. Hello Whole Foods...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,886
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
I am promoted/transferred to Rosslyn in early...

I am promoted/transferred to Rosslyn in early February from the boondocks of south central PA.

I am so NOT looking forward to the thrill of commuting around that area.

I AM investing in a Go...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2013, 03:36 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 72,981
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
Those are not stock controls. Just looking at...

Those are not stock controls. Just looking at what is on that bike makes my back hurt and I am 6 foot tall :lol3. My pegs are right around where the mounting bolts are for your extensions if thats...
Forum: Road warriors 11-27-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 660
Views: 72,981
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
I finally remembered to get a photo uploaded of...

I finally remembered to get a photo uploaded of my new-to-me 2007 Honda Shadow Sabre 1100.

Rumble rumble rumble :D
http://i1287.photobucket.com/albums/a638/ted_gold/IMAG0457-1_zps3979a26c.jpg
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2013, 03:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,503
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
You are not making feel so hot about my coming...

You are not making feel so hot about my coming transfer/promotion that will have me commuting into the Suitland area.

I wonder just how many lights I can run on my bike's electrical system....and...
Forum: Road warriors 11-22-2013, 05:45 AM
Replies: 660
Views: 72,981
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
I will post an image later on today of my fairly...

I will post an image later on today of my fairly new (to me) 2007 Honda Shadow Sabre.

I looked at, sat on, and test rode a wide variety of bikes before picking the Sabre. ST1100, 700NX, KLR,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2013, 09:13 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,590
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
I rode to work on my Sabre this morning....it was...

I rode to work on my Sabre this morning....it was 27 degrees -- I wish I had your heated gear :lol3
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 11-14-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 697
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
Coming through Gettysburg gives the option to...

Coming through Gettysburg gives the option to roll through the mountains into Waynesboro and visit High Rock. You can see for miles and miles and miles and....:
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-30-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 1,778
Views: 115,053
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
Checking in from the Chambersburg area. Like the...

Checking in from the Chambersburg area. Like the guy above me I ride mostly the Caledonia/Michaux hardtop roads (no offroad at the present time) with further rambles as far as Altoona, Baltimore,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,920
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
Thanks for the SOLAS tape tip. A roll of that...

Thanks for the SOLAS tape tip. A roll of that stuff is under 10 bucks and as I ride to work before dawn most days and enjoy night riding this is getting ordered today.

**edit**Ordering in strips...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,294
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
I have my bike up for partial trade as an option...

I have my bike up for partial trade as an option simply because one never knows who might come along looking for a winter cosmetic restoration project and happens to have what I am looking for.....
...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-24-2013, 03:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,189
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
Hi, Another inmate helped my find my...

Hi,

Another inmate helped my find my new-to-me 1985 XJ700NC. Aside from a pretty good size dent in the tank Jackie (all proper scoots should have a name right?) is in pretty good shape with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2013, 04:58 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 8,713
Posted By Jumping Jack Flash
Hi, I am new to this forum (aside from...

Hi,

I am new to this forum (aside from lurking) and having just taken the MSF BRC this past weekend as a returning rider I thought I would make an observation or three:

1-PA is a strange...
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