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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,614
Posted By tallnbig68
Age 16 if you must know, Have never been able...

Age 16 if you must know,
Have never been able to ride what may be termed a sportbike.
I am just way too physically big by height and height. Even at age 16, very tall and about 3/4 my present...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By tallnbig68
I looked, interesting items, however with the...

I looked, interesting items, however with the current exchange rate between where I live in Canada and the US dollar, not going there.

And have looked at hardware and related as well.
Perhaps a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 729
Posted By tallnbig68
Have you really given up riding if you are still reading?

>I have a question for some of the posters who have given up riding. >Have you really given up riding if you are still reading (and posting on) >motorcycle forums? Does being on the forum give...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 367
Posted By tallnbig68
Have you really given up riding if you are still reading?

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>I have a question for some of the posters who have given up riding. >Have you really given up riding if you are still reading (and posting on) >motorcycle forums? Does being on the forum give...
Forum: Face plant 01-08-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,469
Posted By tallnbig68
Problem is some jurisdictions studded tires are...

Problem is some jurisdictions studded tires are banned in the winter. The province of Ontario is one and in Quebec certified proper snow tires are required by law
fro the entire winter usually ...
Forum: Face plant 12-21-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,303
Posted By tallnbig68
Pissed Slam bam and the motorcyclist is going to live

Am looking at not so much the motorcycle damage,
rather the damage to the other vehicles.
All may well be beyond economical repair.
As to penalties, the best capital punishment
is that which is...
Forum: Face plant 11-13-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 37,231
Posted By tallnbig68
Thumb It Doesn't Fit!

Seeing all these comments, have often wondered if there is a manufacturer
who would be able to assemble a motorcycle boot in a custom size.
One of the (many) reasons am reluctant to return to...
Forum: Face plant 11-02-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,067
Posted By tallnbig68
Whatever happens in your future may or may not...

Whatever happens in your future may or may not cause your demise. Keep in mind you had physical trauma to your anatomy which will mess your life for the rest of your days. You might have received...
Forum: Hacks 09-04-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,356
Posted By tallnbig68
All well and good. However before purchasing any...

All well and good. However before purchasing any sidecar first check with your state motorcycle testing division.

Some jurisdictions are unable to or unwilling to accomodate a sidecar equipped...
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,994
Posted By tallnbig68
Canon P&S are good, don't spend a lot of money...

Canon P&S are good, don't spend a lot of money say $300.00 maximum including sales taxes.

You might want to look at KEH.com near Atlanta or B&H in NYC for used Canon gear.
Forum: Hacks 08-20-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,276
Posted By tallnbig68
Doug Bingham closing his shop?

Doug and I corresponded at length over the years. When I stopped riding dropped him a note and told him why.
He responded with the comment..keep riding even with a chair. Sadly for me that was not...
Forum: Hacks 08-15-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 16,525
Posted By tallnbig68
As suggested, any Ural tub or anything will fit....

As suggested, any Ural tub or anything will fit. What happened to the original tub?

And is that a Volvo PV 544 lurking on the far back side of your garage??
Forum: Hacks 08-01-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,212
Posted By tallnbig68
If you're concerned about under the tub clearnce,...

If you're concerned about under the tub clearnce, check the minimum road clearance distance under one of the mainstream US big three pickup trucks or perhaps a Subaru Forester. Don't for get if you...
Forum: Hacks 08-01-2014, 10:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 12,790
Posted By tallnbig68
i Each Canadian province controls licensing;...

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Each Canadian province controls licensing; however the vehicle must conform to Canadian federal regulations ie daytime running headlamps or equivalent;
metric speedometer and kilometre speeds...
Forum: Hacks 05-02-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,168
Posted By tallnbig68
Had the same problem with my Goldwing and...

Had the same problem with my Goldwing and Hedingham sidecar here in Ontario.
Most insurance underwriters have no earthly idea of which you speak when you talk to them.
Best look for an insurer in...
Forum: Hack Vendors 05-02-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,605
Posted By tallnbig68
New IMporter to USA?

Assuming then that Doug Bingham is no longer the official importer to the USA?
Forum: Hacks 04-29-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,679
Posted By tallnbig68
Canada imports Urals, does an excellent tourist...

Canada imports Urals, does an excellent tourist rade with Cuba, Cuban cigars are readily available and the Lada when available as i understood would only turn right and was only available in red...
...
Forum: Face plant 04-19-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,892
Posted By tallnbig68
Public floggings serve no purpose other than...

Public floggings serve no purpose other than giving the flogger some exercise.

Public beheadings do a much better job and if done properly can attract a
crowd. The chop chop solution removes one...
Forum: Face plant 01-09-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 9,182
Posted By tallnbig68
You might wish to either rent or purchase what is...

You might wish to either rent or purchase what is called a doughnut.
Basically a circular rubber ring, inflatable to either hard or soft.
The ring may look odd and perhaps bring weird comments,...
Forum: Face plant 12-02-2013, 07:32 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 37,231
Posted By tallnbig68
One of the primary reasons I have not returned to...

One of the primary reasons I have not returned to riding after serious illness was finding suitable footwear. Aside from finding suitable external riding wear, footwear is a more severed problem. My...
Forum: Face plant 09-18-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 129,004
Posted By tallnbig68
Looked at your most recent photographs, and...

Looked at your most recent photographs, and thought, damn he was lucky!
Although older in chronological years my left leg looks not unlike yours, however for a different reason.

Stopped riding a...
Forum: Hacks 12-26-2012, 10:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,531
Posted By tallnbig68
How wide is too wide?

Just reading the thread and thinking...metric width of 1850mm is roughly six feet give or take.

Legal width of any vehicle here in the province of Ontario Canada is 108" or nine feet.

My Honda...
Forum: Face plant 11-09-2012, 10:03 AM
Replies: 432
Views: 129,004
Posted By tallnbig68
Still enduring similar deep leg wounds although...

Still enduring similar deep leg wounds although from the after effects of Celulitus. In my case my entire left leg, and yes deep leg ulcers/woundsas a result. Glad for once am no longer on two...
Forum: Hacks 11-06-2012, 05:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,045
Posted By tallnbig68
Pink is reserved for elephants after a late night

Actually its width is the same as my height. <g><g>

However for those of you young enough can you recall a 1960 Buick with those
huge fins? There wider than the 108" allowed for vehicles, then. I...
Forum: Face plant 08-21-2012, 07:01 PM
Replies: 385
Views: 75,898
Posted By tallnbig68
When Do You Call It Quits?

As with others, a little voice (one of many I hear) was louder than the others, Stop, if you wish to stay alive.
Round that time (2005) was experiencing medical maladies, first a diagnosis of...
Forum: Face plant 05-12-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,886
Posted By tallnbig68
Pissed :rofl As someone similar however much...

:rofl


As someone similar however much larger in size and weight was advised you'd be better off not
even taking the course. In my case had ridden since age 15, that was 45 years of riding...
Forum: Face plant 12-13-2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,705
Posted By tallnbig68
These days it seems, and not just in the City of...

These days it seems, and not just in the City of Angels, to be involved in anything
often causes legal conundrums
later, for you or the person you may have helped.

Then too so many are in the...
Forum: Face plant 11-08-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,242
Posted By tallnbig68
Talking Regardless, your son is home , alive and quite...

Regardless, your son is home , alive and quite likely to fully recover.

His riding season is over, that ankle injury may well be more bothersome than anything..
He may well require therapy to...
Forum: Hacks 11-07-2011, 12:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 7,805
Posted By tallnbig68
Thumb Moto Guzzi Rig

History lesson. When I was contemplating an update to my the 1981 Honda Goldwing
with Velorex chair, was duly impressed by Unit Sidecars. Unit was the name
of the leading link fork, the sidecar...
Forum: Hacks 11-04-2011, 09:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,394
Posted By tallnbig68
Thank you both for your offers. This shall...

Thank you both for your offers.

This shall not be a short-term project.

I also need to do some digging of sourcing.

You're both on the west coast although Kamloops is
closer to the drier...
Forum: Hacks 11-04-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 24,608
Posted By tallnbig68
To paraphrase PopEye: "I is what Is" or...

To paraphrase PopEye: "I is what Is" or variations on the teme.

So have decided something to fit me is not a URAL.
they are just too darned physically small. Wonder wah the germans used to...
Forum: Hacks 11-04-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 9,835
Posted By tallnbig68
Perhaps off topic; however aside the actual...

Perhaps off topic; however aside the actual motorcycle, what did such a setup cost? IN US dollars, natch;
sales taxes need not be applied.

Food for thought...
Forum: Face plant 11-04-2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,234
Posted By tallnbig68
Bluhduh Sadly our society has become much more intolerant...

Sadly our society has become much more intolerant of certain acts, however one must ask why the
delay in either dealing with the problem, or solving the choice, the choice
of operating ANYTHING...
Forum: Hacks 10-30-2011, 01:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,394
Posted By tallnbig68
Question Need some (helpful?) advice...

In the last few years have been ill. However once the sidecar bug has bitten it is impossible
to even quench the desire to have a third wheel to the side.

Reluctantly sold my '81 Honda Goldwing...
Forum: Hacks 10-30-2011, 01:00 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,272
Posted By tallnbig68
Wink Doug Bingham

I corresponded with Doug way back when I was an importer to Canada of Unit Leading Link forks.
I also owned the first Hedingham XL in north America.

Those days, sadly are long gone. However my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 12,267
Posted By tallnbig68
he's from the Republic of Quebec, a fleur de lis...

he's from the Republic of Quebec, a fleur de lis would be more appropriate....
Forum: Face plant 09-13-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 20,330
Posted By tallnbig68
You shall always love her, however the world is...

You shall always love her, however the world is ours, and yours, now.
A large part of you also died, and that too is difficult to reconcile.

May you rejoice in the good times, the happy times and...
Forum: Regional forums 09-05-2011, 01:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 15,389
Posted By tallnbig68
Quitting Riding Motorcycles

Rode BMW's with a sidecar summer and winter when younger. About 1978 an altercation with a Toronto streetcar on a wet slippery winter's night destroyed the chair, the bike and my physical being....
Forum: Face plant 09-03-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,149
Posted By tallnbig68
Sometime though one tumble can in turn lead to...

Sometime though one tumble can in turn lead to physical and I suppose mental complications
later, after the physical parts appear to have healed.
Had one major mess some three years ago; still ...
Forum: Face plant 08-08-2011, 09:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,850
Posted By tallnbig68
Sounds as if the police will ensure justice is...

Sounds as if the police will ensure justice is done, however that may be.
As for your foot surgery, ensure the wound is kept scrupulosly clean,
maybe keep a bottle of sterile water solution with...
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