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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,079
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I have used AMA a couple of times over the years....

I have used AMA a couple of times over the years. The first was back over 10 years ago when it was AMA-MOTOW and I had been hit by a car. They dispatched a tilt-back promptly (maybe because I was...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-03-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By DougFromKentucky
My 2001 Helix had right angle valves on both the...

My 2001 Helix had right angle valves on both the front and rear wheels from the factory. By the way, it sounds as if your rear valve has been mounted wrong. It is supposed to come out at a 45 degree...
Forum: Face plant 10-30-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,564
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Thank you for the video Diesel. Now I can put a...

Thank you for the video Diesel. Now I can put a face with your name. You are one tough guy, hang in there. You have been through a lot of pain and are showing results of all the hard work you have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,043,585
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I have been following this with great interest. I...

I have been following this with great interest. I do expect that given some time, the police will figure out who some of these riders are. When they do, I expect that some of them will get to meet a...
Forum: Face plant 10-23-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 62,178
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I turned 63 yesterday, have been riding since I...

I turned 63 yesterday, have been riding since I was 11. I will quit riding the day it isn't fun anymore. That day hasn't happened yet.
Forum: Face plant 10-21-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 111,336
Posted By DougFromKentucky
MTgrrl, just saw your post. The cognitive...

MTgrrl, just saw your post. The cognitive problems you are having are sometimes something we brain injury survivors have to live with. I still have problems at times and my brain injury was back in...
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,919
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I am sorry for your nieces loss. We have way too...

I am sorry for your nieces loss. We have way too many of our young people who are lost this way. Those of us still here have somehow managed to live through our youth and have pretty much come though...
Forum: Face plant 10-06-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 111,336
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Thank you for the update MTgrrl. I am glad to...

Thank you for the update MTgrrl. I am glad to hear that your journey back to something resembling normal has been going pretty well (speaking as one head injury survivor to another). Now it is time...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-22-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,159
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I have been reading this thread and feeling sorry...

I have been reading this thread and feeling sorry for myself. We have some scooter riders around here other than myself but all of them seem to be riding the 50cc scooters. Even though we here in...
Forum: Face plant 09-14-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,564
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Diesel, this is so cool. Man, you stood on your...

Diesel, this is so cool. Man, you stood on your own two feet again! Keep on keeping on.

You keeping the guys at your Post informed? I ask because this type of severe injury is in the back of every...
Forum: Face plant 09-09-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 15,887
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Retired Emergency/Trauma RN here. Sounds like...

Retired Emergency/Trauma RN here. Sounds like everything you did was proper. The only thing I would have done differently was to have sent someone else to call 911. As to liability, you are covered...
Forum: Face plant 09-03-2014, 03:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,412
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I am glad you are alive to learn this lesson,...

I am glad you are alive to learn this lesson, many don't live through the type of collisions you seem to be having. Please do learn from this. We like our members healthy and able to post.
Forum: Battle scooters 09-02-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,105
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Thanks for the heads up. I just went and...

Thanks for the heads up. I just went and programmed my DVR to get it when it shows again on Saturday. Didn't know about it last night.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Don't know for sure but I bought a seat backrest...

Don't know for sure but I bought a seat backrest one time from a guy in Germany. He shipped it to me and I expected to get a bill from customs before they would release it. Didn't happen that way. It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,598
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I really get this. I was raised out in the...

I really get this. I was raised out in the sticks. My parents didn't even have a key to the doors. We went on vacation and just left the house unlocked. The car and pickup keys were always easily...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,598
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I turn the bike off, take the keys. Usually take...

I turn the bike off, take the keys. Usually take the jacket and helmet with me. If I am just going into a convenience store I might even leave the helmet on my handlebars. Been riding for over 50...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 01:13 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 14,045
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I had a 1987 Honda Shadow VT1100 some years back....

I had a 1987 Honda Shadow VT1100 some years back. That thing was a POS. Stranded me with great glee I swear. Had stator problems, replaced the R/R twice, carb problems, electrical problems that were...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-20-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,506
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Subscribed to this thread. I find it very...

Subscribed to this thread. I find it very interesting. I have a 1980 Honda Express NC50 that I have replaced the jug and piston with a 70cc kit and got it running. It will go about 45 mph with my 230...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,018
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Been riding for over 50 years. Been down and hurt...

Been riding for over 50 years. Been down and hurt badly. No one will ever convince me that helmets don't save lives - I had a head injury back in 1972 from a motorcycle accident and I am only here...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,147
Posted By DougFromKentucky
True, true. I bought my Burgman 650 Executive...

True, true. I bought my Burgman 650 Executive about a year and a half ago. My V-Strom didn't get much action after that. Finally gave up and sold it this past Friday. No reason to keep it if I wasn't...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-17-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,403
Posted By DougFromKentucky
You might look at a 250cc class scooter. I had a...

You might look at a 250cc class scooter. I had a Honda Helix for over 10 years. 250cc motor in it, rode it all over the Smokey Mountains. It did slow a little climbing up the Tail of the Dragon but I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,674
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Thought the same thing when I saw his post......

Thought the same thing when I saw his post... Getting ready to hit 63 here. I am still as excited by motorcycles now as I was at age 11 when I was first exposed to riding on my uncles Vespa. I find...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 39,789
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I regrettably have a genetic problem causing...

I regrettably have a genetic problem causing small vessels (arteries). Added to that was that I was pre-diabetic (no one knew, even my doctors) and had developed diabetic arteries. Then add what...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,608
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Why did you leave out the Burgman 650? I have one...

Why did you leave out the Burgman 650? I have one and it rides good and can keep up in traffic or interstate. It is really a nice bike. You can find one used pretty easily at $3000-$4000 as they have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 39,789
Posted By DougFromKentucky
We all hit old age at different times. Up until I...

We all hit old age at different times. Up until I was 50 I was fit and could do almost anything I could at age 21 and in the US Marines. At 50 I had a big heart attack that was followed by a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,932
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Back when I was young, I was deep in debt. Viewed...

Back when I was young, I was deep in debt. Viewed that if I could buy something on credit that I was good to go. At some point (around age 40, I am almost 63 now) I decided that I was tired of paying...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 21,732
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I wasn't going to respond here but I finally...

I wasn't going to respond here but I finally decided I had to so I could ask, just how old is this guy? I am hearing stuff from him (as translated by you) that I would expect out of maybe a high...
Forum: Face plant 07-29-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,279
Posted By DougFromKentucky
If they have given you antibiotics then no beer....

If they have given you antibiotics then no beer. None while taking antibiotics. Believe me, as bad as you might want a beer, don't do it. Wait until the antibiotics are done before having one....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,989
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Uphill or downhill makes no difference to me but...

Uphill or downhill makes no difference to me but I have been riding a long time (over 50 years). Recently though, they just aren't as much fun as they used to be. I think this is because my skills...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,750
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Prior to buying our 650 Burgman, I rode a 2001...

Prior to buying our 650 Burgman, I rode a 2001 Honda Helix for about 10 years (in addition to a motorcycle). My wife and I rode it two up as well and although it would pull us okay on US and State...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,043
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Remember that the second thief took a Chinese POS...

Remember that the second thief took a Chinese POS scooter (the Sundiro)? If he would stoop to that, he would for sure take my '07 Wee. You must live where there is a better class of thieves.

Doug...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,043
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I have had two bikes stolen over the years. The...

I have had two bikes stolen over the years. The first a Honda 3 wheeler happened back in the late 70's. Never recovered and as I didn't have insurance was a total loss to me. The second happen on...
Forum: Face plant 07-15-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,564
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I somehow almost missed your post Diesel. I am so...

I somehow almost missed your post Diesel. I am so glad I didn't. You continue in my prayers. I hope you can return to full duty even if you are not a motorcycle cop anymore. You can (will) ride your...
Forum: Latin America 07-14-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 89,912
Posted By DougFromKentucky
May he rest in peace. I was afraid that this was...

May he rest in peace. I was afraid that this was going to be the outcome of this. Have had him on my mind since first hearing about this when he first disappeared. I hope finding the results of the...
Forum: Face plant 07-13-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,242
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Handlebars are cheap. Just buy new ones. You say...

Handlebars are cheap. Just buy new ones. You say the stock ones are too low for you anyway, get a handlebar with the correct height and sweep for you. This will make your bike much more enjoyable.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,298
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Not me but an old timer I ran in to at Vintage...

Not me but an old timer I ran in to at Vintage Dasy in 2007. He was on a Harley Davidson he bought new from the late 50's that he had bobbed back in the 60's. Still riding the same bike over 50 years...
Forum: Face plant 07-05-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,545
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Congratulations on coming out of this as well as...

Congratulations on coming out of this as well as you did. I have a friend who was hit from behind by a drunk at a stoplight several years ago. He will never ride again as he can't walk any more...
Forum: Face plant 07-03-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,856
Posted By DougFromKentucky
Gus, I understand when anyone decides not to ride...

Gus, I understand when anyone decides not to ride on the street any more. You don't have to have a bad accident although I did. All you have to do is decide that the risks just aren't' worth it. I...
Forum: Battle scooters 07-03-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 52,209
Posted By DougFromKentucky
I have seen this on the interstate while riding...

I have seen this on the interstate while riding my Burgman 650. I can be doing 75 per my gps and pass someone and they will still come around me once they see it is a scooter. After passing me a lot...
Forum: Face plant 07-03-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,856
Posted By DougFromKentucky
You are a gutsy person. I am not saying this...

You are a gutsy person. I am not saying this without reason for I was in a bad motorcycle accident back in 1972 and almost died. I too decided not to give up riding just as you have. I couldn't ride...
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