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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 10:04 PM
Replies: 27,411
Views: 5,393,866
Posted By steve68steve
I took the pillion seat off and lowered the rear...

I took the pillion seat off and lowered the rear rack to create the "long bed" configuration on my 2014.

The rear rack in this config interferes with the grab handles, tho. Is that right, or am...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 03:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 495
Posted By steve68steve
From the first link replied: Throw...

From the first link replied:



Throw this out into the next mandatory helmet law debate.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2015, 04:36 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 39,328
Posted By steve68steve
If you don't already write professionally, you...

If you don't already write professionally, you should.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-25-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 28,889
Views: 1,336,208
Posted By steve68steve
I might go if the weather doesn't suck. ...

I might go if the weather doesn't suck. Hopefully on my new Super Tenere... else I'll be looking to buy one there.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-22-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,670
Posted By steve68steve
April 2012: First one I saw in person. Texted...

April 2012: First one I saw in person. Texted this crappy cell phone pic to my wife. Rode the bike home the following day. Currently for sale in Flea Market, btw. ;)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 963
Views: 39,328
Posted By steve68steve
Agree, but I think HD is singled out as...

Agree, but I think HD is singled out as 'intruders' here.
HD dominates the market, HD riders dominate the ridership, HD aesthetic dominates motorcycling... to the point that non-riders see...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-21-2015, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9,303
Views: 2,153,241
Posted By steve68steve
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-T6BKpvBHy3c/VQ2WBsxe17I/...

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-T6BKpvBHy3c/VQ2WBsxe17I/AAAAAAAACuI/1MtZF4ZPtjA/s1600/s10%2Bresized.jpg

I realize this is just a pic of a bone-stock 2014 sitting in a dealership.

... but if you look...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 39,328
Posted By steve68steve
Curious: are 20% of the threads on HD forums...

Curious: are 20% of the threads on HD forums about riding enduro/ off-road/ ADV bikes?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 04:47 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 39,328
Posted By steve68steve
An HD guy posting pictures of himself doing...

An HD guy posting pictures of himself doing stuff:

"Here I am working on my bike in a Kawi hat."
"Here I am welding a pipe."

That might sound like a douchy bash, but it's really just an...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-15-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,269
Posted By steve68steve
Yamaha's website is not up to date in my area. ...

Yamaha's website is not up to date in my area. Dealer websites aren't, either, tho.

I just put a deposit on a 2014 non-ES for $12,500.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,399
Posted By steve68steve
If I felt like figuring out how to post a poll,...

If I felt like figuring out how to post a poll, it would be:

Vote once:
1. Loud and free! "Free" means I can do whatever I want, without restriction. No limits. If there was a law, I'd break...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 283
Views: 13,944
Posted By steve68steve
I didn't tell you that.

I didn't tell you that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 05:05 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 13,944
Posted By steve68steve
A barking dog is warning you, not attacking. An...

A barking dog is warning you, not attacking. An attacking dog will strike without warning.... just like people.

A pack of dogs is bolder than an individual. If the pack is led by a bully,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,944
Posted By steve68steve
Re: Britts fighting fascism, had they started...

Re: Britts fighting fascism, had they started resisting sooner instead of "appeasing" for so long (including throwing Poland under the bus) maybe there wouldn't have been a WWII (Europe) and a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,944
Posted By steve68steve
Worse: a Myers-Briggs INTP.

Worse: a Myers-Briggs INTP.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,944
Posted By steve68steve
The message of this song seems to be, "if you're...

The message of this song seems to be, "if you're not as jingoist as me, I'll beat you up."

Freethought (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freethought)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 03:00 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,944
Posted By steve68steve
LOL!! Wow. I'll say this about you,...

LOL!!

Wow.

I'll say this about you, CW: you stick to the script!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 12:30 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,944
Posted By steve68steve
I agree whole-heartedly - but I think that could...

I agree whole-heartedly - but I think that could be because of the bad memory of WWII, not because "fascist" is not the correct term.
I'm looking for a better term (if it exists) which can be used...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,944
Posted By steve68steve
Excerpted from link:...

Excerpted from
link: (http://www.ellensplace.net/fascism.html)
Excessive nationalism, idolization of the military, marginalization of dissenters, identifying a scapegoat group, corporatism,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 06:06 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,944
Posted By steve68steve
OK, I'll pick .1% of bikes is illegal - 1 in...

OK, I'll pick .1% of bikes is illegal - 1 in 1000;

say the stop is 20 minutes instead of 5 or 10; the stops are monthly instead of quarterly, so 4 hours/ year;

and I live in a place where...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,944
Posted By steve68steve
So the "degree" people make the following...

So the "degree" people make the following "argument" more and more emphatically:

"By ANY measure, genocide is very, very, very, very much worse than a moto checkpoint!!"

But no one disagrees...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,944
Posted By steve68steve
Short answer: because both have roots in...

Short answer: because both have roots in fascism. (http://www.ellensplace.net/fascism.html)

Long answer: many (most?) people seem to be rooted in "degree," while others are rooted in "kind."
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-18-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27,411
Views: 5,393,866
Posted By steve68steve
I noticed that, too. If the "G" is for gravity,...

I noticed that, too. If the "G" is for gravity, it goes from .82 to 1.92 (almost 2g's). That's either whacking it to get to 72mph to get around him or jumping on the brakes after having just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,944
Posted By steve68steve
Hmm: he didn't add "freedom from summary...

Hmm: he didn't add "freedom from summary execution without trial", either. Can we infer that he was in favor of lynch mobs, then? ... or is parsing "essential" vs. "non-essential" not a great line...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,944
Posted By steve68steve
CT, I will bet you a brazillion internet bucks...

CT, I will bet you a brazillion internet bucks you are a Myers-Briggs INTP (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/INTP).
I think the greatest failing of our species is our need to form 'ingroups.' By...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,944
Posted By steve68steve
I'm curious where you were heading with this. ...

I'm curious where you were heading with this.

My understanding is that Franklin's quote appeared in a number of different print sources slightly altered.
I see the same idea expressed over and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 6,944
Posted By steve68steve
Stopping a targeted class of citizens and...

Stopping a targeted class of citizens and compelling them to prove their innocence is a small price to pay for catching a lawbreaker. We have to do SOMETHING. There will always be a tiny minority...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,630
Posted By steve68steve
"Attribution bias"....

"Attribution bias". (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attribution_bias)

I love armchair psychology!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 04:44 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,884
Posted By steve68steve
Physician: heal thyself! If you would like...

Physician: heal thyself!

If you would like to meet somewhere IRL for me to tell you your HD sucks, I can meet you at Keystone HD in Parryville, PA. I usually get home from work around 6PM, or we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,884
Posted By steve68steve
Hey, it's your lucky day: I've done that!

Hey, it's your lucky day: I've done that!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,884
Posted By steve68steve
Looking back over a few replies, the data is...

Looking back over a few replies, the data is consistent with my theory of 'douchebag concentration'

The West is more friendly than the East, IME.
The South is more friendly than the North, IME....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-16-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 12,919
Views: 1,061,127
Posted By steve68steve
That's funny, right there - I don't care who you...

That's funny, right there - I don't care who you are.
(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFlCD5CYAcU)
:rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,884
Posted By steve68steve
Hey ruin, I just quoted you because you made me...

Hey ruin, I just quoted you because you made me think of the "regional" thing - didn't mean to put anything on you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 03:59 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,710
Posted By steve68steve
The fallacy in your argument here is called...

The fallacy in your argument here is called "false dichotomy."

I also think you're being a little hyperbolic: speeders driving cars outnumber police. People texting in their cars outnumber...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,884
Posted By steve68steve
Holy crap - that's the other thing I learned...

Holy crap - that's the other thing I learned about HD on this forum (if not entirely in this thread): People assume all people are like the people they themselves know.

I think that's a big part...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 04:16 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,710
Posted By steve68steve
How is it anything BUT being lazy? If loud pipes...

How is it anything BUT being lazy? If loud pipes are illegal, then pull over guys who have loud pipes. Pulling everyone over to verify their innocence is an presumption of guilt, and an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,884
Posted By steve68steve
I did. I don't think HD should try branching...

I did.

I don't think HD should try branching out from cruisers anymore.... and I strongly felt they should before this thread.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,710
Posted By steve68steve
Your point seems to be that since an adulterated...

Your point seems to be that since an adulterated Constitution is still a Constitution, no one has grounds to lament.

I believe the USC was founded on certain principles, and some of those...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,710
Posted By steve68steve
The federal gov't has gained a HUGE amount of...

The federal gov't has gained a HUGE amount of power since the Constitution was ratified. They use the interstate commerce clause to insert themselves everywhere, and the threat of repealing funding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 15,710
Posted By steve68steve
I know many people who have principled attitudes...

I know many people who have principled attitudes towards freedom and liberty who are very lawful and civic-minded. Some are even public servants.

I don't think you were trying to paint with a...
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