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Forum: Americas 11-03-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,187
Posted By txwanderer
As others have noted, you may need to hug the...

As others have noted, you may need to hug the gulf coast to stay in riding weather that time of year. West Texas to California, well that could be anywhere from balmy to bitter depending on how...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,489
Posted By txwanderer
An adventure to the next town,,,,,,hmmmmm. Just...

An adventure to the next town,,,,,,hmmmmm. Just busting your chops a bit. Plenty have already said it,,, seat time. I don't know the nuances of a scrambler, and naked bikes are far in my past, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 35,127
Views: 8,767,505
Posted By txwanderer
Unfortunately, many trikers find this out when it...

Unfortunately, many trikers find this out when it is too late.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,095
Posted By txwanderer
Depending on where you live, you have all winter...

Depending on where you live, you have all winter to read. Reading about riding is great, reading the right things is another story. I'm sure the recommendations of folks here is OK, the few I looked...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,700
Posted By txwanderer
Camera isn't helping much, but from what I can...

Camera isn't helping much, but from what I can see there is a ridge in the center of the tire. E3's are notorious for it. Just part of owning one, and keeping the inflation per the tire maker and not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 35,127
Views: 8,767,505
Posted By txwanderer
Simple solution,,,,,don't bounce your head off...

Simple solution,,,,,don't bounce your head off the ground. :augie
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 31,274
Posted By txwanderer
So you don't know either, huh. You are...

So you don't know either, huh.


You are right. The comparison was to the statement that 900 pounds is nearing the weight of a small car. Sounds like some don't know the weight of a small car. I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 31,274
Posted By txwanderer
Why does that seem to scare so many people here? ...

Why does that seem to scare so many people here?



Perhaps not, but at 900 pounds it is about 1/3 the weight of a Mini Cooper, so still quite a way from a small car.

I'm not a HD fan but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 08:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,851
Posted By txwanderer
Doubtful unless you live in Canada or UK. I'm not...

Doubtful unless you live in Canada or UK. I'm not even too ssure about Canada, UK seems to have specific wording in their laws per some of the UK guys on different sites.
Unless specified, US DOT...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,892
Posted By txwanderer
Motorcycles split lanes. Not cars, trucks, and...

Motorcycles split lanes. Not cars, trucks, and SUV's. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,851
Posted By txwanderer
Good advice. I'll have to say I never heard...

Good advice.

I'll have to say I never heard of someone putting that kind of air in a tire for a Venture. I have a coupe hundred thousand miles on them, so we aren't guessing plum out of the blue...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,765
Posted By txwanderer
Google is your friend. Blood sugar spikes rarely...

Google is your friend. Blood sugar spikes rarely have anythnig to do with sleepiness after a meal. Hormones and blood redistribution do.

As for how to stay awake, well 2 things.
1) Don't. A 15...
Forum: Road warriors 06-01-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 293,452
Posted By txwanderer
Ride it 20-30 miles and see how loose the belt...

Ride it 20-30 miles and see how loose the belt it. The chassis expands on the X bikes. Vic seems plagued with over tightened belts because of this.
I get a woo-woo sound from the rear at low...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 35,127
Views: 8,767,505
Posted By txwanderer
Rick Fairless. Nice guy. Loves bikes. Extremely...

Rick Fairless. Nice guy. Loves bikes. Extremely successful. Does his thing his way and really doesn't care what the next person thinks about it. Has his own vision of things for sure.

Yea I can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,391
Posted By txwanderer
Ever wonder why some folks pay north of a grand...

Ever wonder why some folks pay north of a grand for a seat?Because,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,IT'S WORTH IT!!!!!

You may not need to go that far and the rides in your sig are very different. I do have...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-10-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7,974
Views: 7,477,929
Posted By txwanderer
It ain't bragging if you can back it up. Looks...

It ain't bragging if you can back it up. Looks like you did well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,176
Posted By txwanderer
Never done anything like this, probably never...

Never done anything like this, probably never will. Got my chance at thing in the Navy.
Sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders and motivation. That goes a long way.
Most folks regret...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,341
Posted By txwanderer
Most around here are a bit conservative. Every...

Most around here are a bit conservative. Every now and then they mean it though. No way to really know if you aren't on the road occasionally.
We have found some posted in the Hill Country at 15...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,958
Posted By txwanderer
My Hi- Wiiyan flowerdy shirt nor my Bermuda...

My Hi- Wiiyan flowerdy shirt nor my Bermuda shorts are tucked into the flip flops.






:hide
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 845
Posted By txwanderer
Haven't tried that, but wear 30db reduction foam...

Haven't tried that, but wear 30db reduction foam plugs. Listen to music. Talk to wife. Have no problems except I lose the little buggars from time to time.
I can still hear things around me, even...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 35,127
Views: 8,767,505
Posted By txwanderer
Yea,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,well, it doesn't count...

Yea,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,well, it doesn't count when the said aircraft is sitting on the tarmac. :hide
I wear gear when riding too. Unless you are riding behind me, I won't tell you that you should...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,052
Posted By txwanderer
When you retire, get the next smaller tire. B90...

When you retire, get the next smaller tire. B90 or MB90 16 IIRC. This will help a bit in low speed but be careful until you get used to it. This won't make it twitchy, but will make it much more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,032
Posted By txwanderer
I can't say much for the physical changes. ...

I can't say much for the physical changes.
However your helmet fit is too constrictive. You should be able to chew, smile, talk, and be comfortable in general.
It sounds like high time to get a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 29,536
Posted By txwanderer
LMAO :rofl Lots of good and not so good opinions...

LMAO :rofl Lots of good and not so good opinions around here.
Any motorcycle will out turn most riders. There are exceptions but that is why they call them "exceptions". Parking lot drills teach...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,182
Posted By txwanderer
:clap

:clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,996
Posted By txwanderer
This is a good place to look in to. You mentioned...

This is a good place to look in to. You mentioned km, so are you in Canada, South America, Europe? I would guess not Europe, since most of them have extensive riding courses that seem to be...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 293,452
Posted By txwanderer
Can AM makes a fun ride. Never gave them much...

Can AM makes a fun ride. Never gave them much thought but the dealer I use had one out for demo one day. Demo guy said the got all the power steering problems, along with some others addressed. He...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 293,452
Posted By txwanderer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSQhQWT7pNQ ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSQhQWT7pNQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5k4Uj3YTnY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDR856eBy1c This one need to use a little more of what God gave her and not so...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 293,452
Posted By txwanderer
Picked up the XCT more times than I want to...

Picked up the XCT more times than I want to admit. It is being smarter than the hunk of metal lying on the ground. My 130 pound grandma of a wife can snatch a WIng off the floor without ruffling a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,266
Posted By txwanderer
Goody an oil thread!! :rofl Yanking your...

Goody an oil thread!! :rofl

Yanking your chain. Sometimes synthetic oil can clean things up and cause marginal gasket seals to leak. This is usually on older machines with what would be leaks...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2013, 06:04 AM
Replies: 35,127
Views: 8,767,505
Posted By txwanderer
She is riding, well, on her custom bike with what...

She is riding, well, on her custom bike with what seems to be an ear to ear smile.
He is banging a keyboard talking about such activity.

Yep you're probably right, it would be interesting. :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 35,127
Views: 8,767,505
Posted By txwanderer
Where do I get a cup like that.?

Where do I get a cup like that.?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,817
Posted By txwanderer
Some people just have no sence of humor. :deal ...

Some people just have no sence of humor. :deal
Looks like a fun day.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,261
Posted By txwanderer
Buy What Gives You Wood!

I believe their is a certain section of the population that frowns on this. :killen

Could be wrong.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,933
Posted By txwanderer
Can't comment on the GSA, but my wife has been a...

Can't comment on the GSA, but my wife has been a near constant companion over the past 10-12 years. Can't remember exactly when she climbed on and said "take me for a ride", but it was on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2013, 07:48 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 23,533
Posted By txwanderer
What ever you do, STAY OUT OF TEXAS!! There are...

What ever you do, STAY OUT OF TEXAS!!
There are no National Forests, No mountains, No praries, No deserts, No coast lines, No forests, No twisties. Despite all the things you hear the economy sucks...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2013, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 293,452
Posted By txwanderer
I would run a dedicated plug from the battery....

I would run a dedicated plug from the battery. The wiring on Vic's seems a bit fragile.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2013, 05:18 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,359
Posted By txwanderer
How often do you get pulled over and what is the...

How often do you get pulled over and what is the beef. Just do it, be polite and maybe, just maybe you will become a human being instead of a traffic stop-possible hazard.

Probably something in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2013, 08:37 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,529
Posted By txwanderer
LMAO, I'll bet you are a hoot at parties. Yes,...

LMAO, I'll bet you are a hoot at parties. Yes, you said take the course after a full out assault on anyone who thought there might be a better way. "Just throw a leg over and ride" is not always a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2013, 04:30 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,529
Posted By txwanderer
Back in "the day" there weren't the dangers on...

Back in "the day" there weren't the dangers on the road there are now. Bikes didn't go and stop like modern ones either. Plenty has changed. I took my first course 20 odd years after learning to ride...
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