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Old 10-01-2012, 05:11 AM   #5476
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I was discussing old British cars with a guy once and at some point said I'd never really want to own a British car ( an old mini might be the exception)
Have I got a deal for you.
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=815305
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:51 AM   #5477
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Old 10-01-2012, 10:31 AM   #5478
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Never heard of one here in the US. It was always Morris Minor. Sure sounds funny.
When I worked in an import car shop, we called them Morris Minuses........

We had a guy from Ohio come in with a 1000 that had a rod bearing going out and needed to get home, so we removed the offending rod and piston and pushrods and wrapped a piece of gasket material around the crankpin and secured it with safety wired hose clamps to close off the oil hole, then put the head and pan back on. It vibrated some, but he made it home.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:54 PM   #5479
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Today, for the first time, I had someone ask if my blue Yamaha FJR was a BMW. I didn't take it as a stupid question. Instead I pointed out that it's an easy mistake given the roundel emblem, and gave a quick explanation of the three tuning forks on the Yamaha emblem, since Yamaha was originally a piano company.

The guy seemed genuinely interested in the bike, and said it looked like an awesome bike. I told him I just returned from the Rockies, Grand Teton NP, Yellowstone, Badlands, and it is indeed an awesome machine.

So I didn't think it was a stupid question. I thought it was a great way to initiate a conversation.

Back to the discussion of British cars.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:25 PM   #5480
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I had a young african american child ask me if my xr650r could wheelie......he soon found out
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:30 PM   #5481
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I had a young african american child ask me if my xr650r could wheelie......he soon found out
Hey Cornbread, can you poppawheelie?
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Old 10-02-2012, 07:27 AM   #5482
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Nice KTM!

Do you also own an old POS Britsh car?




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Old 10-02-2012, 07:35 AM   #5483
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Today, for the first time, I had someone ask if my blue Yamaha FJR was a BMW. I didn't take it as a stupid question. Instead I pointed out that it's an easy mistake given the roundel emblem, and gave a quick explanation of the three tuning forks on the Yamaha emblem, since Yamaha was originally a piano company.

The guy seemed genuinely interested in the bike, and said it looked like an awesome bike. I told him I just returned from the Rockies, Grand Teton NP, Yellowstone, Badlands, and it is indeed an awesome machine.

So I didn't think it was a stupid question. I thought it was a great way to initiate a conversation.

Back to the discussion of British cars.

Well played! You easily could have been a smart aleck and belittled this person. Instead you gave him some insight into the many joys of motorcycling.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:48 AM   #5484
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Well played! You easily could have been a smart aleck and belittled this person. Instead you gave him some insight into the many joys of motorcycling.
Yep.

I talked to couple of kids a month or so ago in a small town about 30 miles from my hometown who asked me a bunch of questions about my KTM 990.

Fast forward to last Friday. I was gassing up before a ride (I did mention the KTM part right ) a couple of blocks from my house and some boys were going wild waving and hollering at me from inside a little truck. They were really excited. It turned out to be the same kids, and they remembered every last detail I'd told them. I have forgotten what it's like to get that fired up over just seeing a cool bike.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:11 PM   #5485
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Takin' a trip?

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Old 10-05-2012, 02:14 PM   #5486
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Takin' a trip?

Is that available for streaming somewhere? I mean the rest of the show.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:03 PM   #5487
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We have introduced foxes throughout Melbourne; they particularly like railway lines as ways to get about. The only wild skunk I have ever seen was in a parking lot near the corner of Yonge and Eglinton, near the centre of Toronto:


"That's a Toronto skunk -- my jurisdiction."
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Old 10-05-2012, 09:36 PM   #5488
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"That's a Toronto skunk -- my jurisdiction."

Give him a jelly. He likes jelly! Jelly donut coming boy!

haven't watched that movie in forever...
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Old 10-05-2012, 11:10 PM   #5489
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Over 25 years riding trials. The most often asked question besides where's the seat;

Is that a flat tracker? Yea I say. Does it go fast, real fast I say.
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Old 10-06-2012, 12:46 AM   #5490
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I had a young african american child ask me if my xr650r could wheelie......he soon found out
I bet that kid is still talking about it too. I refuse to wheelie for anyone but little kids are an exception.

Does anyone let kids sit on their bike? I've let a few people sit their small kids on my bike before. Even helped a handicapped kid (like 12ish) on my DRZ once. It's amazing how the simplest things will make a kid's day.
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