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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,598
Posted By Tall Man
My general spares inventory includes a new helmet...

My general spares inventory includes a new helmet and a new sump pump. Some spares I will allow to go out of stock for a time, but never these two particular items.

I know you're referring to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,196
Posted By Tall Man
'Round these parts, observation reveals that ~90%...

'Round these parts, observation reveals that ~90% of the motorcycles on the road are cruisers, of which ~90% are Harley Davidsons. Again, this is just a statement based on someone who has eyes with...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-28-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 77,812
Posted By Tall Man
Tour of Chinese scooter factory: ...

Tour of Chinese scooter factory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gglh6WPmssw

I know that YT videos can be embedded here, but this site requires some stupid cryptic voodoo that eludes me at the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,381
Posted By Tall Man
That was a difficult video to watch, made more so...

That was a difficult video to watch, made more so by the many valid points made in this thread.

If we expect others to respect our lane space, we must return the courtesy. The Ducati rider...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2014, 05:07 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,727
Posted By Tall Man
Jeebus, catweasel, did you wake up on the...

Jeebus, catweasel, did you wake up on the pedantic side of bed?

The linked articles contain enough information to confirm the likelihood of the events reported therein. That's why I thought them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,727
Posted By Tall Man
The wrong person died.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2624579/Woman-21-killed-tragic-accident-drunk-driver-distracted-cell-phone-crossed-center-line-hit-car-head-on.html

Woman, 21, killed in tragic accident...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3,376
Views: 1,311,418
Posted By Tall Man
Congrats. Be sure to show us where Yamaha hid the...

Congrats. Be sure to show us where Yamaha hid the extra 25cc. :D

http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/products/modelspecs/608/0/specs.aspx
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2014, 05:03 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 11,727
Posted By Tall Man
Texting driver causes own death

...and not the death of the oncoming driver. For once. Thank Heaven.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 2,655
Views: 359,938
Posted By Tall Man
That's sig line material. Claim it while it's...

That's sig line material. Claim it while it's still yours.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,109
Posted By Tall Man
I had that happen when I sold my previous...

I had that happen when I sold my previous motorcycle...all from folks who hadn't yet viewed the bike in person. One fellow, who self-identified as active duty Army (what relevance does that have to...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-25-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,658
Views: 387,472
Posted By Tall Man
Might want to tell the woman, and perhaps the...

Might want to tell the woman, and perhaps the instructors, that the valves are at the front.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 932
Views: 136,598
Posted By Tall Man
This fellow, a friend of the other Zuma rider,...

This fellow, a friend of the other Zuma rider, also carries electrical tape...and a heater. Maybe they'll remember the WD-40 for next time.

<iframe width="560" height="315"...
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2013, 06:03 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,510
Posted By Tall Man
On general terms, your willingness to invest in a...

On general terms, your willingness to invest in a custom tall saddle, lower pegs and bar risers will serve to increase, however modestly, the number of motorcycles that can be made to fit you.

The...
Forum: Face plant 04-24-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 18,642
Posted By Tall Man
?? Did the fellow that hit you actually leave the...

?? Did the fellow that hit you actually leave the scene, or not?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 932
Views: 136,598
Posted By Tall Man
This fellow seems to be prepared, to some degree....

This fellow seems to be prepared, to some degree.

<iframe width="420" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lj1rkxh-Bek" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By Tall Man
CJGamer - the 'Stitch elk skins are the most...

CJGamer - the 'Stitch elk skins are the most comfortable gloves I've worn to date. Although fractionally thicker and objectively stronger than deerskin, the elk skin leather on the palm doesn't...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 14,298
Posted By Tall Man
Tegaderm. ...

Tegaderm.
http://www.amazon.com/Nexcare-Tegaderm-Transparent-Dressing-4-Count/dp/B004MBW2M2/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1361663447&sr=8-7&keywords=tegaderm

Apologies if this data was already provided...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 758
Posted By Tall Man
An (early) rite of Spring - Andy's catalog

The 2013 Aerostitch print catalog arrived in the post today.

I entertain myself by comparing current pricing to the price I originally paid for my Aero gear (e.g., the Elkskin gauntlets in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 2,655
Views: 359,938
Posted By Tall Man
Intermodal (rail) freight transport. The US needs...

Intermodal (rail) freight transport. The US needs more of it. A lot more. We must radically reduce the number of 18 wheelers on our highways and byways.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 9,011
Views: 1,794,504
Posted By Tall Man
Good Lord. What sort of cretins are you dealing...

Good Lord. What sort of cretins are you dealing with that would offer violence when (correctly) denied permission to ride your motorcycle?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,369
Posted By Tall Man
I've owned 3 VWs: 2 Golfs and a Jetta. I really...

I've owned 3 VWs: 2 Golfs and a Jetta. I really like the brand. I just wonder sometimes why guys choose to lower the cars when they already sit pretty low from the factory.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2012, 05:12 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,369
Posted By Tall Man
Hall of Fame Lifted F250s, and/or any light...

Hall of Fame
Lifted F250s, and/or any light truck with exhaust stack(s) in the bed
I don't know what it is about the mindset of the drivers of these trucks, but in terms of poor road craft, they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2012, 09:26 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 9,819
Posted By Tall Man
Brake riders

Yes! I call that behavior the "automatic creep". More than once have I simply gone around these folks, only to have them suddenly pull right up to my rear tire. I choose to go around them because my...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,837
Posted By Tall Man
If you want to tour two-up, with luggage, at...

If you want to tour two-up, with luggage, at sustained highway speeds, the 1000 is hands-down the best choice. You won't need to constantly row through the gears when passing or climbing long grades,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2012, 07:56 AM
Replies: 31,612
Views: 7,724,546
Posted By Tall Man
It absolutely is an issue. Traffic lights aren't...

It absolutely is an issue. Traffic lights aren't the only place that we have to bring our bikes to a stop.

It would seem that our legless friend would be challenged by having to quickly come to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2012, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31,612
Views: 7,724,546
Posted By Tall Man
I can't help you, friend. Q: Could typing...

I can't help you, friend.

Q: Could typing "I can't help y'ins, friend" pass muster, too? Is y'ins singular as well as plural?

I miss cole slaw on my sangwiches...

...and getting WTPA...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2012, 10:59 AM
Replies: 31,612
Views: 7,724,546
Posted By Tall Man
Yes, of course. Note that the referenced...

Yes, of course.

Note that the referenced non-fail straps his artificial left leg to the rear of the hog. When rolling to a stop, he must get his balance right (in both senses) every. single....
Forum: Americas 05-30-2012, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,859
Posted By Tall Man
I took care of everything at a local AAA office...

I took care of everything at a local AAA office -- paperwork, temp tag, etc. Easy peasey. Buyer and seller were equally pleased.
Forum: Beasts 05-30-2012, 08:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,106
Posted By Tall Man
Where is it on the 1000?

Where is it on the 1000?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2012, 06:20 AM
Replies: 31,612
Views: 7,724,546
Posted By Tall Man
That's what I was thinking, RB. It certainly adds...

That's what I was thinking, RB. It certainly adds another challenge to the ride, but this guy seems to be capable.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 31,612
Views: 7,724,546
Posted By Tall Man
How does this non-fail hold his bike up when...

How does this non-fail hold his bike up when stopped?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2012, 05:44 AM
Replies: 9,011
Views: 1,794,504
Posted By Tall Man
Yes. ...

Yes.
http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Bike_Specific/VStrom/body_vstrom.html#lobeamcut
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2012, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9,096
Views: 3,525,926
Posted By Tall Man
Two Qs: 1. Your vertical parking method...

Two Qs:
1. Your vertical parking method notwithstanding, do you like the Anakees? They and the Pilot Road 3s are on my short list.
2. How do you pass the NH motorcycle safety inspection when your...
Forum: Beasts 05-25-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,728
Posted By Tall Man
Yes, but the XC is hardly a skyscraper. I found...

Yes, but the XC is hardly a skyscraper. I found the ergos to be bit cramped, actually, but I have a high Ape Index.

You might consider sitting on one to determine if it can provide a good,...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,724
Posted By Tall Man
Um...

Um...
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,728
Posted By Tall Man
Insomuch that the Yamaha's price is an issue, I'd...

Insomuch that the Yamaha's price is an issue, I'd recommend a late model, used V-Strom DL1000. It's a functionally perfect fit, based on your (presumed) budget and planned riding habits.
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,977
Posted By Tall Man
You're welcome. You've got 400 watts...

You're welcome.

You've got 400 watts available to power everything: lights, instruments, charging, heated ashtray, etc. That's not a lot of current. Don't go nuts with the e-accessories.
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2012, 08:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,977
Posted By Tall Man
The Strom's headlight voltage flows through the...

The Strom's headlight voltage flows through the thin wiring of the starter switch. You discovered why this price point engineering is a bad idea.

You might consider purchasing a headlight relay...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,370
Posted By Tall Man
There it is. People spend money on what...

There it is.

People spend money on what is important to them.

At least our intrepid rider got a signal quickly enough so that a call to Mom wasn't delayed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2012, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5,030
Views: 277,550
Posted By Tall Man
Oh, it was a semi? Even as an avid bicyclist, I...

Oh, it was a semi? Even as an avid bicyclist, I certainly wouldn't have minded if you needed extra lane space.

Some guys, though, you just can't please. Like Hose Boy. Ah, well. Keep on...
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