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Old 02-12-2013, 09:00 AM   #5911
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The biggest question that comes to my mind is, what does that say about the condition of my life?

Wait....are you saying that's a stupid question? I can come up with a stupid answer if you want.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:51 PM   #5912
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I think it says more about your rekindled passion for motorbikes.

And that it's Feb, and you live in the beautiful but snowbound state of Colorado...

Hope ADVRIDER helps you through the winter!
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You got it. I must have packed that bike mentally for my first Spring road/camping trip 50 times. Can't even get up my north facing ice filled driveway, and it was still -8 this morning. But, Spring is right around the corner!!

I have been enjoying the insanity and banter of this site a lot.
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Old 02-13-2013, 10:35 AM   #5913
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"Do you know why I stopped you?"
"Why DID you stop me?"

Or, my favorite response that pretty much covers any question: "What makes you ask that?"
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:34 AM   #5914
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dumbest question anyone asks,,

"Do you know why I stopped you?"
Every time I've heard that they've just wanted my autograph.
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Old 02-14-2013, 10:38 AM   #5915
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"Why DID you stop me?"

Or, my favorite response that pretty much covers any question: "What makes you ask that?"
I once responded to that question with "No, the only reason I stopped was to find out why."

Amazingly, I got a performance award that day. No sense of humor....

Sent from the voices in my head and transcribed by their drinking buddy...
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:17 AM   #5916
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Amazingly, I got a performance award that day. No sense of humor....
The only thing that seems to work for me is showing humility and true sorrow for having broken the law. Okay, that and appearing to be "older".

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Old 02-15-2013, 10:42 PM   #5917
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The only thing that seems to work for me is showing humility and true sorrow for having broken the law. Okay, that and appearing to be "older".

I was a lot younger then, and I've since learned. I haven't had a ticket in over a decade now. I have had some close calls though. I got pulled over testing the top speed of a new to me Bonnie/Cargo Hack. I was fully loaded and blasting down an isolated stretch of highway at the end of a 3k mile trip, a mere 20 miles from home. About the time I got it up to 87, I see lights. He asked me how fast the rig would go. I told him "I don't know, only had it two weeks. That's what I was trying to figure out though. What did you clock me at?" He looked at me in disbelief. We ended up having a nice conversation. He took my info, ran my tags, and let me off with a simple "Be safe next time."
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:57 PM   #5918
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I bought my XRL last Saturday, couldnt be happier. Well i have to ride it 100 miles back home, i got asked some pretty stupid questions. Never got asked that when i was on the sportbike.....

1. Is that thing street legal?
2. You need to help me push you out of the parking spot? ( okay i know i aint the tallest dude alive but damn, it one of my dream bikes.)

Why do Dual Sports/ Adventure bikes get all the attention?

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Old 02-16-2013, 04:29 AM   #5919
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I bought my XRL last Saturday, couldnt be happier. Well i have to ride it 100 miles back home, i got asked some pretty stupid questions. Never got asked that when i was on the sportbike.....

1. Is that thing street legal?
2. You need to help me push you out of the parking spot? ( okay i know i aint the tallest dude alive but damn, it one of my dream bikes.)

Why do Dual Sports/ Adventure bikes get all the attention?

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I don't get that much, but I do get stares from just about every policeman when they see it - until they see the turn signals and/or license plate. DS's just aren't that common in major metropolitan and suburban areas.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:24 AM   #5920
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Why do Dual Sports/ Adventure bikes get all the attention?

Chris
Maybe it's inspirational to the uninitiated.

Who wouldn't like the idea of jumping on a motorcycle that can take you to the backwoods to explore areas that many may never see, then bring you back?

...Isn't that why you bought it?
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:22 AM   #5921
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20 years ago just after I bought my second Harley I pulled into work one evening when I was off duty. A number of guys came out to check it out and one of our Job's notorious Bigmouths arrived. Elbowing the guy beside him and speaking Loud enough to get everyone's attention, Bigmouth points to the air cleaner cover and says...

"What does this mean '80 cubic inches Fatboy'?"

Me..."80 cubic inches is the engine displacement, it's 1340 cc's and Fatboy is the model name"

BM laughs and sarcastically says..."Fatboy? That's kind of fitting isn't it?"

Me..."That's right and when Harley Davidson makes one called a 'F***ing A**hole' I think YOU should buy one"

The group erupts with laughter and Bigmouth is left sneering at me nodding his head with an "Ill get you" look on his face. I smile politely with an "anything else?" look on my face and he leaves red faced.
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Old 02-18-2013, 05:00 PM   #5922
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I had a kid tell me the other day, after seeing me putting my gear on, he has a bike. OK.
Said it's a 750Vstar and he has had it up to 120mph. OK.
He got it, didn't know who to ride, so he watched Youtube videos to learn. OK.
Said he got caught without a MC endorsement and got in big trouble with the law, lost his license, etc. OK.
I said you should take the MSF course at the local community college when you get your bike back.
Said he did. He said he now wants to take the experienced rider course because he wants to learn how to do wheelies. I told him they won't teach him how to do wheelies. He said, "yeah, I figured." I hurried up and got the hell out of there! What a TFM!
The sad part is, he's the nephew of a friend of mine...
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Old 02-18-2013, 10:35 PM   #5923
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I had a kid tell me the other day, after seeing me putting my gear on, he has a bike. OK.
Said it's a 750Vstar and he has had it up to 120mph. OK.
He got it, didn't know who to ride, so he watched Youtube videos to learn. OK.
Said he got caught without a MC endorsement and got in big trouble with the law, lost his license, etc. OK.
I said you should take the MSF course at the local community college when you get your bike back.
Said he did. He said he now wants to take the experienced rider course because he wants to learn how to do wheelies. I told him they won't teach him how to do wheelies. He said, "yeah, I figured." I hurried up and got the hell out of there! What a TFM!
The sad part is, he's the nephew of a friend of mine...
Ummmmmm Late at night, fairly thick fog, I did what I have to say was a pretty damned good wheelie.

Cops really don't seem to appreciate a good wheelie like normal people do. Young cop about half my age comes up and yells at me: "Do you feel really smart, or really stupid right now?"

I said "Ummmmmmm"

Then the radio comes on and I have expired plates....

He mutters something about 'Jesus Christ"


he takes my Lic and goes back to the car.

A few seconds later comes running back and says he's gonna let me slide on the reckless driving because he's gotta go to a domestic violence call.

Honeslty, I felt pretty damned smart at that point, I got out of a reckless driving, expired plate AND probably a DUI as well.
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:47 AM   #5924
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A few seconds later comes running back and says he's gonna let me slide on the reckless driving because he's gotta go to a domestic violence call.
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My wife was pulled over a number of years ago for speeding (small back road). Policeman asks for license and registration. He returns to his car to check it all out.

Suddenly, she sees the lights go on and he takes off, obviously on another call ... with her license and registration.

She sat there shocked, not knowing what to do. A few minutes later he returned and handed her back her papers along with the ticket and a sheepish "Sorry."
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Old 02-19-2013, 06:08 AM   #5925
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Back when I was 20 and stupid I was HAULING ASS in a buddy's Chevelle SS in the two way left turn lane in the middle of a five lane road to get by traffic. I have no idea how fast I was going but I was going about as fast as a punched 454 would let me.

I saw a Seattle PD car several blocks ahead in the right lane and hoped that he hadn't seen me in his mirrors. I slowed down immediately and took the next right, then a left, parked it and waited about five minutes.

When I got back on the main road and went a few blocks, sure enough, he was off on a side road waiting for me. He pulled in behind me and lit me up. My two buddies and I were headed back to the dorm from the head shop where we'd just pitched in together to buy a ginormous 3 foot bong. It was in the passenger compartment and way too big to hide from the LEO if he came up to the window so I got out and met him between our cars.

I don't think he knew how fast I'd actually been going earlier because he didn't seem extremely upset with me. While I started giving him a line of bullshit about it not being my car, blah, blah, blah he got a call over the radio, handed me my license, told me to slow down and took off to respond to whatever it was. Phew!
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