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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 3,318
Views: 449,221
Posted By genespleen
When I find myself in these situations, I try to...

When I find myself in these situations, I try to eliminate any ambiguities. I'll point my finger at them and motion them through, playing traffic cop, I guess. Usually it gets them on their way,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,270
Posted By genespleen
I enjoyed the photos, but there's a lot of New...

I enjoyed the photos, but there's a lot of New Age corporate silliness attached.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,041
Posted By genespleen
Basic Safety 101, but especially so for...

Basic Safety 101, but especially so for interstates where stack-up driving and tailgating always occur:

Most bikes have much stronger engine-braking than most cages; a throttle roll-off that to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,939
Posted By genespleen
Some folks who study this sort of thing connect...

Some folks who study this sort of thing connect it to Maya Lin's Vietnam memorial in DC, where visitors soon started leaving various "offerings" in memory of loved ones after the memorial's unveiling...
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 962,447
Posted By genespleen
Hi folks, Can someone clarify/verify...

Hi folks,

Can someone clarify/verify something for me? Does the 83-85 Nighthawk 650 have permanently-magnetized alternator rotors, or field-induced magnetization? I replaced the oil seal on my...
Forum: Road warriors 06-15-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 962,447
Posted By genespleen
Do you mean this Nighthawk forum?: ...

Do you mean this Nighthawk forum?:
http://nighthawk-forums.com/index.php
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2014, 06:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,123
Posted By genespleen
Perhaps consider less-complicated riding gear.

Perhaps consider less-complicated riding gear.
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 962,447
Posted By genespleen
Hmmm... http://www.bikeexif.com/honda-nighthawk

Hmmm...
http://www.bikeexif.com/honda-nighthawk
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,219
Posted By genespleen
No questions from me--which shouldn't surprise,...

No questions from me--which shouldn't surprise, given what I wrote...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2013, 06:32 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,219
Posted By genespleen
I'd like to think that most of the dudes in this...

I'd like to think that most of the dudes in this thread defending objectification of women as a mainly harmless and entirely human practice would step back from what they were writing if their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,794
Posted By genespleen
This story will help me see more in Vettel. It's...

This story will help me see more in Vettel. It's been difficult to rate him, given the rocketship at his disposal.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2013, 07:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,990
Posted By genespleen
Even a gent who's only 4' 2" wants to play pirate...

Even a gent who's only 4' 2" wants to play pirate once in awhile.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,219
Posted By genespleen
Well said.

Well said.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 34,998
Views: 8,728,524
Posted By genespleen
Try to keep the rest of us in mind as you play...

Try to keep the rest of us in mind as you play the Rugged Individualist re rules that "don't apply" to you. I don't want to die for your misjudgements (you do make them, right?).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 06:23 PM
Replies: 34,998
Views: 8,728,524
Posted By genespleen
Of course not "most." But we should all be aware...

Of course not "most." But we should all be aware of the abuses; just as in other fields, abusive practices tarnish all. I believe that most LEOs are good folks; I don't believe they do as much as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,888
Posted By genespleen
And yet it's never happened. Maybe it...

And yet it's never happened.

Maybe it will, but I've been using a modulator for about 9 years now, and remain glad for it. It may simply be that the same cautious attitude that prompted me to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,888
Posted By genespleen
Purely anecdotal, but after reading through this...

Purely anecdotal, but after reading through this thread, yesterday I went out on 75-mile ride and switched *off* my headlight modulator for the entire ride (that leaves the light on low-beam). Three...
Forum: Road warriors 09-29-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 962,447
Posted By genespleen
Beautiful day...Arrow Rock State Park in...

Beautiful day...Arrow Rock State Park in mid-Missouri:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b217/genespleen/AR3SEPT29_zps975414b0.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-29-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 2,210
Views: 513,633
Posted By genespleen
Arrow Rock State Park, in mid-Missouri: ...

Arrow Rock State Park, in mid-Missouri:

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b217/genespleen/AR28SEP_zps6657ebdc.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,883
Posted By genespleen
Wow--they really do see it as appropriate (see...

Wow--they really do see it as appropriate (see no. 15): http://www.warthogsmc.com/Documents/GroupRiding.pdf
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 34,998
Views: 8,728,524
Posted By genespleen
Not covering the brake...?

Not covering the brake...?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 567
Posted By genespleen
Bystanders lift car to save trapped motorcyclist

http://thelede.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/13/bystanders-lift-flaming-car-to-save-a-man/

Not sure if this has already been posted.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2013, 07:56 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,661
Posted By genespleen
Can't wait!

Can't wait!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,779
Posted By genespleen
Self-absorption ain't pretty, folks. ...

Self-absorption ain't pretty, folks.

http://tomsmithh.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/obsession_men_1.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,779
Posted By genespleen
Or perhaps they just wanted you to keep buying...

Or perhaps they just wanted you to keep buying shit at their mark-up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,779
Posted By genespleen
O.F.F.S. Mate, try and put yourself in the shoes...

O.F.F.S. Mate, try and put yourself in the shoes of the employees. You make yourself look silly with that crap about burkas...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 08:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,007
Posted By genespleen
Hell, the Austrians produced some of the worst...

Hell, the Austrians produced some of the worst Nazis of all--why be surprised? But anyway, back to the thread.
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By genespleen
Solved. Dammit.

Thanks folks; turned out to be a refrigerant leak. The repair estimate was large enough to make me simply buy a new unit instead.
Forum: The Garage 06-14-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 569
Posted By genespleen
AC Window Unit advice

Hi folks,

I've got a problem with a not-very-old GE window AC unit. When I switch it on, the compressor cycles on and off rapidly, but does not stay on. Problems I've eliminated: dirty filter...
Forum: The Garage 05-31-2013, 08:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,848
Posted By genespleen
And yet the majority of sturdy sandals Americans...

And yet the majority of sturdy sandals Americans wear are made in China.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 729
Views: 286,527
Posted By genespleen
No, other places than that.

No, other places than that.
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 962,447
Posted By genespleen
Well, you're carrying about 150 lbs more weight...

Well, you're carrying about 150 lbs more weight when you're on the Nighthawk; it'd take a lot of extra brake even to make it feel near the 250. Braided steel lines will help ensure that all of your...
Forum: Road warriors 05-09-2013, 05:54 AM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 962,447
Posted By genespleen
Remember: unless the PO has changed it, the main...

Remember: unless the PO has changed it, the main fuse is an old-style ribbon fuse located inside a substantial little fuse holder.

Not entirely unlike this:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 34,998
Views: 8,728,524
Posted By genespleen
Cool2 Plus it won't show the line of bikes stacked up...

Plus it won't show the line of bikes stacked up behind him...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2013, 08:09 PM
Replies: 34,998
Views: 8,728,524
Posted By genespleen
Don't be so defensive--and thanks for the...

Don't be so defensive--and thanks for the plural:wink::

Anyone heard the joke about the Jewish mother at the beach one day? She looks out to the surf, sees something awful, and starts yelling: ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5,594
Views: 1,096,181
Posted By genespleen
Very fertile blinker fluid in these new bikes.

Very fertile blinker fluid in these new bikes.
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 962,447
Posted By genespleen
Hey hey! Welcome to you! Folks, AWB's a valued...

Hey hey! Welcome to you! Folks, AWB's a valued dude on the nighthawk-forums. It'll be great to see him over in this corner of the 'net.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2013, 09:39 PM
Replies: 34,998
Views: 8,728,524
Posted By genespleen
Good read on this; well-said.

Good read on this; well-said.
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2013, 05:57 AM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 962,447
Posted By genespleen
Up at Boonslick State Park...

Up at Boonslick State Park (http://www.stateparks.com/boonslick_state_park_in_missouri.html) yesterday, to trundle around the old salt works facility.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2013, 05:31 AM
Replies: 4,755
Views: 962,447
Posted By genespleen
Has anyone replaced the head bearings on their NH...

Has anyone replaced the head bearings on their NH with tapered bearings? I might want to do that--wanted to see if there are any tips, things to look out for, as I do.
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