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Old 11-05-2012, 05:14 PM   #5581
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Eek B. B. B. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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I am not sure what I will say if I am on the bike in Canada in sub-freezing temperatures.

I usually just say: "B--B-BRRRRRRRRRRR".



In '08 I rode from Vancouver to Toronto in the last week of Nov.

Snow in Roger's Pass, and north of the Great Lakes.

The snow in the Rockies was not much trouble.

The snowstorm north of the 'Lakes would have been doable if it hadn't been night, and

if the road wouldn't have kept meandering about.

Kept my heels on the ground like outriggers so I knew what vertical was...

I went off the road 4 times before I found a motel.

I'm afraid I don't recall anybody saying anything stupid to me.

Hell, nobody ever says ANYTHING to me, except for cops.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:11 PM   #5582
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Some KTM Humor today

Driving home from work today. Bunch of people having a car wash. Truck was dusty I pull in and get it washed. Very nice people sad story. Take the truck home and get wifes bike, BMW X country and head back down for a wash. Girls liked it as they didnt have to jump to reach the top. Keep in mind I have the only bike in the parking lot,Plus the only fellow in gear holding an Arai helmet. One of the car wash guys not 10' away goes(Wow who the hell brought a bike to get washed? Crickets chirp and the girls all laugh.
Take it home and get the Suzuki DR-200. Again girls think its Neat i brought a bike to get washed. I leave and go home.
Get the KTM 990 ADV warmed up, Ride down to the lot. They wash it and again the fellow comes over and after looking at the bike says. (What is that? Some kinda dirt bike) Me yep its a dual sport. The guys says you mean its got plates on it. Yep I rode it here. Then he asks( can you ride it anywhere?) I say sure I take it lots of places.
He asks how big the fuel tank is. I show him the dual tanks. Here it comes.
He says I just bought a 2012 Yamaha Star 1800cc vagina slide XYZ something or other. Lots of crome he says.
He then asks me( Could you ride that bike to Los Angeles?) I said sure its about a 2 hour ride.
Deer in the headlights look. You mean you could ride a bike that far he asks. Sure no problem I say. He says thats way to far to ride. I then noticed his wife in the background rolling her eyes and giving me the look ( sorta a dont give him any ideas look).
So I again gave condolences to the girls, fired the bike and rode the long way hope to dry it off.
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Old 11-10-2012, 10:20 PM   #5583
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Back in the days... So, you ride a crotch rocket. That's dangerous. (as opposed to your HD, scooter, tourer being much safer)

Now... single sided swingarm huh? Did they fix that flexing issue with those? - Ok this only happened once but I found the question very annoying for some reason. What is it with people wanting to sound smart all the time about any given topic, hobby, whatever the case might be.
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Old 11-11-2012, 09:42 AM   #5584
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"So how fast have you gone on it?"

Ugh...
My favorite response to this is: "Well, I've never had it over 205." If you whisper conspiratorially, it adds to the drama.

Of course, I've never had my bike past 150 and it tops out soon after that, but it's also technically true that I have never had it over 205 mph.
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Old 11-12-2012, 03:59 AM   #5585
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I've never had mine over 205kph. Of course, it doesn't even make that.....
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:29 AM   #5586
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This time of year I get a lot of the same 'How do you stay warm in this weather' type of stuff.
I usually just point to the Gerbings controller clipped ot my jacket and say 'works just like your car heater'.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:32 AM   #5587
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Of course, I've never had my bike past 150 and it tops out soon after that, but it's also technically true that I have never had it over 205 mph.
funny shit right there
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:18 PM   #5588
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Now... single sided swingarm huh? Did they fix that flexing issue with those? - Ok this only happened once but I found the question very annoying for some reason. What is it with people wanting to sound smart all the time about any given topic, hobby, whatever the case might be.
Just yesterday a lady asked what was holding my Speed Triple's wheel on....
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Old 11-12-2012, 02:22 PM   #5589
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Just yesterday a lady asked what was holding my Speed Triple's wheel on....
Magic..
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From what I understand from frequenting various forums you are handling this critisim completely wrong. You are supposed to get bent out of shape and start turning towards personal attacks. Get with the program!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:20 AM   #5590
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Just yesterday a lady asked what was holding my Speed Triple's wheel on....
That's actually not a bad question. She noticed your bike, noticed the single-sided swingarm, realized it was different, and asked a question about it. I'd say she's alert, observant, and a motorcycle enthusiast.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:10 AM   #5591
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Just yesterday a lady asked what was holding my Speed Triple's wheel on....
That could have been comedy gold. "The same thing that holds onto the handlebar, a nut!"
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Old 11-13-2012, 06:51 PM   #5592
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That's actually not a bad question. She noticed your bike, noticed the single-sided swingarm, realized it was different, and asked a question about it. I'd say she's alert, observant, and a motorcycle enthusiast.
I remember when airhead BMWs first started growing single sided swingarms and being vaguely horrified until I realised that the back of my car had two (mirror image) single sided swing arms, aka trailing arms, and the wheels didn't fall off that. very often. and that was a front wheel anyway. it was quite exciting. and entertaining for the guy mowing his lawn 20 feet away.

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Old 11-14-2012, 11:17 AM   #5593
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^2CV??

at work... "You aren't going to wear that ugly yellow vest, are you?"
"Uh, yeah...."
"You are SUCH a BMW rider....."

I smiled.
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Old 11-14-2012, 03:42 PM   #5594
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^2CV??
I'll answer, because I know that's the ass end of a Mini (the proper one, not the BMW replica). Just sold mine last month.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:11 PM   #5595
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I'll answer, because I know that's the ass end of a Mini (the proper one, not the BMW replica). Just sold mine last month.
Thank you!
2CV indeed! hah! They're hung on springs and wires, not bits of rubber and levers.

Mine was a Moke and actually looked completely different in almost every respect to that car, different body, longer trailing arm, different (spaced) brake drum, but it had the same after market adjustable length link to the rubber cone to alter the ride height. I tore the centre out of the front left wheel (fatigue not fanging!) on a 90deg right turn (no intersection) in suburbia, so we calmly stopped and jacked it up and put the spare on and continued on our way, to the amusement of the guy mowing the nature strip next to us. He never said a word to us.
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