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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,131
Posted By TheProphet
Talking I try to park the bike in an area that is heavily...

I try to park the bike in an area that is heavily trafficked, close to an entrance... in plain site.

Honestly, in 46 years of riding, I park the bike, click the strap of my helmet around the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,907
Posted By TheProphet
Question Just out of curiousity: Why is it that you never...

Just out of curiousity: Why is it that you never hear about a trike accident? I never have.

All accident reports involving motorcycles are around the two-wheel type, and I cannot ever recall...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 01:49 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,554
Posted By TheProphet
Question Try to just ride... and enjoy the ride. It...

Try to just ride... and enjoy the ride.

It seems like some riders worry waaaaaay too much about image, what others are doing, what others are riding, why they are riding and doing what the ride...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 07-11-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 236
Posted By TheProphet
This looks to be right across the street from the...

This looks to be right across the street from the world renowned Brookfield Zoo.
Forum: The Garage 07-11-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,832
Posted By TheProphet
Laugh FWIW, I rented a 4000 psi gas pressure washer...

FWIW, I rented a 4000 psi gas pressure washer three weeks ago to clean my 10 year old brick patio.

What fun! Patio looks like new now, as it neatly and easily took off the original layers of...
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,706
Posted By TheProphet
Nice bike, but IMO, the Fairing looks like it was...

Nice bike, but IMO, the Fairing looks like it was an afterthought - like someone just slapped it on at the last minute.

Liquid cooling will allow for the additional heat generated by higher...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 4,191
Views: 382,822
Posted By TheProphet
Cycle World just recently published an in-depth...

Cycle World just recently published an in-depth article stating that MotoGP Racing actually generates nearly zero sales. What it said was that racing by the Japanese bike companies was more of a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,485
Posted By TheProphet
Talking If you keep reading the Posts in this Thread long...

If you keep reading the Posts in this Thread long enough... you'll Crash! :ricky:muutt
Forum: The Garage 07-08-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,033
Posted By TheProphet
Laugh Rustoleum has a removable spray on clear plastic...

Rustoleum has a removable spray on clear plastic film for this application. You can buy it at Home Depot - I saw it on their store shelf yesterday!

Maybe try it on a non conspicuous area first?
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-07-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 788
Posted By TheProphet
Thumb Riding up from Elkhorn, WI. on a combination of...

Riding up from Elkhorn, WI. on a combination of the Scenic Drive and Route 67 is a great way to spend a day.

We try to make the June 8,9,10 (?) weekend up at Road America every year. Vintage Bike...
Forum: Road warriors 07-07-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,907
Posted By TheProphet
Thumb IMO Trikes have two advantages: 1.) They...

IMO Trikes have two advantages:

1.) They allow riders who are too old, or riders that have obtained some physical malady that prevents them from continueing on two-wheeled rides, to ride once...
Forum: The Garage 07-07-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,832
Posted By TheProphet
+1.... What he said. :thumb In the end...

+1.... What he said. :thumb

In the end though, it all depends on what you intend to do with it. IMO, not a good idea to use it on a bike - what are you planning to use it for?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,485
Posted By TheProphet
Laugh Add to that list habitual "crashers"! :D ...

Add to that list habitual "crashers"! :D

Supporting the myth makes it seem ... O.K.:eek1

Never drinking and riding, getting proper training, being additionally careful through your first 3 or...
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,646
Posted By TheProphet
Talking Then this Thread doesn't exist, no one ever got a...

Then this Thread doesn't exist, no one ever got a bad deal on a "Used" bike, and the OP's situation never actually happend!:lol3

More reading comprehension, less knee-jerk!:deal
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,646
Posted By TheProphet
Laugh Like you said... "for the most part".:D A...

Like you said... "for the most part".:D

A kudo's to you for selling good bikes. :beer
Forum: Thumpers 07-05-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,646
Posted By TheProphet
Question Nightmare of purchasing a used bike, what now? ...

Nightmare of purchasing a used bike, what now?

Never buy a used Vehicle from someone you do not know very, very well. A quick peruse of any internet motorcycling forum "technical" section will run...
Forum: Face plant 07-05-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,047
Posted By TheProphet
Pissed I think you should go visit your Doctor, and make...

I think you should go visit your Doctor, and make sure all checks out OK. X-Rays. etc., can reveal stuff that might not show up for weeks.

Bikes are easy to fix, people... not so much.

At any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,485
Posted By TheProphet
Thumbs down Lke any other activity, motorcycling seems to be...

Lke any other activity, motorcycling seems to be filled with tribal beliefs, myths, legends, and a ton of fabricated "facts".

Most often gullibly absorbed and then repeated by each oncoming...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,174
Posted By TheProphet
Thumb Thank you, nice job. :beer "And now, back to...

Thank you, nice job. :beer

"And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming... "
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,150
Posted By TheProphet
Question Isn't it possible to merely delete those posts...

Isn't it possible to merely delete those posts that are obviously useless and child-like, add zero value, and are only meant to disrupt or destroy the Thread subject matter? Why stop an otherwise...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-01-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,354
Posted By TheProphet
Laugh I guess I'm Lucky as well... but not a genius...

I guess I'm Lucky as well... but not a genius either!

Riding regularly since 1967, always prefer Shell gasoline. Have NEVER experienced a fuel-related problem.

Tip: Try to purchase fuel from a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 08:43 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 56,607
Posted By TheProphet
Laugh I bought my Road King Classic new in 2011. ...

I bought my Road King Classic new in 2011.

31,400 miles later:

Most reliable bike I've ever owned... zero, yes zero issues whatsoever.

Most comfortable bike as well. I'll add here that I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,438
Posted By TheProphet
Laugh I think beauty is in the eye of the beholder. One...

I think beauty is in the eye of the beholder. One man's treasure.. abother man's trash and all that.

I also think it depends somewhat on the viewers age, background, place of origin, etc.

I'm...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,174
Posted By TheProphet
Thumb Excellent hands-on review MoreCheese. It...

Excellent hands-on review MoreCheese.

It will be great to see the results of all the public feedback, and I am certain that they will work out the "range" challenge. The various write-ups in the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 03:49 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,150
Posted By TheProphet
Laugh Once you have a little more experience with...

Once you have a little more experience with motorcycles, broaden your technical background, and begin to understand the difference between various bike styles...
Forum: Road warriors 06-30-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,174
Posted By TheProphet
Thumbs down A perfect example of cutting off one's nose to...

A perfect example of cutting off one's nose to spite his face. :loco


Does THIS sound familiar? :

http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spite
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,174
Posted By TheProphet
wow...

wow...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,174
Posted By TheProphet
Talking A little more information: ...

A little more information:

http://www.latimes.com/business/autos/la-fi-hy-harley-davidson-electric-livewire-20140618-story.html

I think the whole thing brings a lot of positive attention to the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-29-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,174
Posted By TheProphet
Thumb Fixed! with all the negative opinions,...

Fixed!

with all the negative opinions, unnecessary remarks and "anti" toxic type blarb edited out, it's a great write up!:D
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 1,560
Views: 166,336
Posted By TheProphet
Thumb Just an FYI - try these guys out: ...

Just an FYI - try these guys out:

http://www.meancitycycles.com/


You tell them about the bike, the seat, and your height/inseam and they take the stock seat (you ship it to them) and custom...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,174
Posted By TheProphet
Talking Exactly. I appreciate the calculated approach of...

Exactly. I appreciate the calculated approach of getting the prototype bikes out there for the public the see, ride, touch, experience - and gather all the feedback. Has this approach been done...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,174
Posted By TheProphet
Talking It's interesting to compare the typical...

It's interesting to compare the typical profile/character (or lack thereof) of a habitual Internet Hater/Basher, wieghed against the subject matter attempted to be bashed! :D Who's worse? The...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,174
Posted By TheProphet
Question Why didn't you just go to your convenient, local...

Why didn't you just go to your convenient, local KTM dealership?:D

No doubt amply staffed by slender, highly intelligent, non-poseur types.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 4,191
Views: 382,822
Posted By TheProphet
Question Vicious Hatred? Wasn't he the drug crazed, moody...

Vicious Hatred? Wasn't he the drug crazed, moody lead singer in some long ago Punk Band?:D :eek1
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,174
Posted By TheProphet
Talking Tesla is a USD$90,000 dollar luxury 4 wheel...

Tesla is a USD$90,000 dollar luxury 4 wheel enclosed vehicle. Perhaps it requires more R&D capital to continually develop such a vehicle?

Why draw a comparison between this, and a (guessing) say...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,174
Posted By TheProphet
Question Can you post a copy of this Income Statement?...

Can you post a copy of this Income Statement? Your resource for this information?

I found these two:
...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,174
Posted By TheProphet
They've already been reviewed in Cycle World: ...

They've already been reviewed in Cycle World:

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/06/19/harley-davidson-livewire-electric-motorcycle-first-ride-review-photos-video/

I think they have the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 29,174
Posted By TheProphet
Thumb +10 on that. Absolutely true.:beer I think...

+10 on that. Absolutely true.:beer

I think HD has deep enough pockets, and the R+D / Product Development capabilities to develop a commercially viable Electric Ride. Former posters have already...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-22-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,155
Posted By TheProphet
Thumb Excellent, open-minded approach Thread. Go...

Excellent, open-minded approach Thread.

Go for it!!! :beer
Forum: Road warriors 06-10-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,555
Posted By TheProphet
Talking A lesson for all bike owners. No dealer ever...

A lesson for all bike owners. No dealer ever gives anyone extra bucks for chrome, performance upgrades (?) and/or bling. Better for the seller to take off all that personalization stuff off the bike,...
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