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Old 04-16-2012, 07:42 PM   #2041
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Fuss farts These over emotional types probably fret over whether their socks match too. Sorry, but I don't need my ego stroked.



Awwww, come on! You can try on a pair of shoes in the store and maybe walk around in them right there but the shoe sales person is not going to let you take off with them for a 1/2 hour. Let me get this right, you try on a new pair of shoes and tell the sales person, yeah, I just need to go for a little walk to make sure these shoes are just perfect for my feet, I need to feel that special connection. I'm just going to go around the block here and make sure they will make me feel special while I'm sitting atr Starbucks enjoying my latte. Yeah right! Listen, you can sit on any bike in any showroom to see how it feels the same way that you can try on any pair of shoes at a shoe store to see how they feel. Your comparisson is bogus.

Princess and the pea.
I'm guessing you're still a young buck. When you get a few more years under your belt, you'll realize that it isn't so easy to conform to a bike that doesn't fit well, as the knees, neck, etc., don't flex like they used to. I need to sit on a bike and ride it a bit to see what my body feels like when I am on it. Having an idea of what adjustments can be made is only useful if you have actually felt the dimensions of the bike. I envy you your youth and your don't-give-a-shit attitude, but I don't envy your ignorance; the fact is that others may indeed have legitimate reasons why a test ride may still be important.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:05 PM   #2042
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I'm guessing you're still a young buck. When you get a few more years under your belt, you'll realize that it isn't so easy to conform to a bike that doesn't fit well, as the knees, neck, etc., don't flex like they used to. I need to sit on a bike and ride it a bit to see what my body feels like when I am on it. Having an idea of what adjustments can be made is only useful if you have actually felt the dimensions of the bike. I envy you your youth and your don't-give-a-shit attitude, but I don't envy your ignorance; the fact is that others may indeed have legitimate reasons why a test ride may still be important.
Yeah just 44; thankfully geriatric considerations are not my priority.
I've been riding on the road since 1983 (just 29 years of riding experience) you dipshit.

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Old 04-16-2012, 08:33 PM   #2043
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Yeah just 44; thankfully geriatric considerations are not my priority.
I've been riding on the road since 1983 you dipshit.
And still haven't learned any manners

We all age differently and you are lucky to be healthy enough that your bones don't ache and your joints don't creak; enjoy the time.

I took the MSF course at the weekend and sat on a 250 Rebel for the first few hours riding. Could barely walk after just 3 hours. Swapped it out for a 250 Nighthawk and felt the pains disappear after an hour. Next day got on the Nighthawk and no twinges at all. Imagine how I would have felt if I had bought that Rebel instead of just using the one provided by the class? Oh wait, how silly of me, given your last comments you appear not to consider anyone else but yourself so ignore my last statement.
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Old 04-16-2012, 08:43 PM   #2044
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And still haven't learned any manners

We all age differently and you are lucky to be healthy enough that your bones don't ache and your joints don't creak; enjoy the time.

I took the MSF course at the weekend and sat on a 250 Rebel for the first few hours riding. Could barely walk after just 3 hours. Swapped it out for a 250 Nighthawk and felt the pains disappear after an hour. Next day got on the Nighthawk and no twinges at all. Imagine how I would have felt if I had bought that Rebel instead of just using the one provided by the class? Oh wait, how silly of me, given your last comments you appear not to consider anyone else but yourself so ignore my last statement.


Be nice guys. Play nice.

Just as a data point I live a VERY high energy life, but several years ago I was DUI'd because I failed a field sobriety test because I was so stiff from arthritis (hadn't been taking my meds) that the cop was convinced that I was drunk.

Imagine his surprise when the breathylizer came back very low and the prosecuting attorney dropped the case.

Anyway ... the man who comments about ergonomics has a point. I was still competitive with college students who were racing bicycles at 40 but damned ,,, it was hard. The big adventure bikes (I ride a BMW GS) offer plenty of adjustment in most cases.

Here is to hoping that the Triumph does the same 'cause I am planning to get one.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:03 PM   #2045
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Yeah just 44; thankfully geriatric considerations are not my priority.
I've been riding on the road since 1983 (just 29 years of riding experience) you dipshit.
So in Canadian riding time ... what is that about 6 years total? I grew up in L.A. and rode over 300 days a year. But who cares?
Obviously you've nothing to learn here son, why not move on?
I was riding 8 years before you were born (I started at age 10, racing by age 14) ... and you know what? I still have plenty to learn.

Lessons can sometimes present themselves in unexpected ways from unexpected sources.

I learned that the first time I raced Dick Mann ... and lost. 60 year old Mann on a 40 year old GoldStar BSA, 42 year old me on a year old Yamaha motocrosser.
Grand National Champion really does mean something extraordinary.
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Old 04-16-2012, 09:13 PM   #2046
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So in Canadian riding time ... what is that about 6 years total? I grew up in L.A. and rode over 300 days a year. But who cares?
Obviously you've nothing to learn here son, why not move on?
I was riding 8 years before you were born (I started at age 10, racing by age 14) ... and you know what? I still have plenty to learn.

Lessons can sometimes present themselves in unexpected ways from unexpected sources.

I learned that the first time I raced Dick Mann ... and lost. 60 year old Mann on a 40 year old GoldStar BSA, 42 year old me on a year old Yamaha motocrosser.
Grand National Champion really does mean something extraordinary.
Just heard an old guy say last night "I never learned anything by talking."
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Old 04-16-2012, 10:17 PM   #2047
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Just heard an old guy say last night "I never learned anything by talking."
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:08 PM   #2048
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Almost time to go Farside, hope that your "Barge" can keep up with us
Fighting talk as always B&D I don't think my "barge" will be holding anybody up, especially not you
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:22 PM   #2049
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We need a "My panties are bunching up" forum, NOW!!!
+1

Can we stop talking about meds, how well we used to ride when we were in nappies (diapers for you across the pond), fussing in shops etc. I still have the picture in my ind of OP walking around the shop in his new shoes and with helmet on in the lingerie section .

This has turned out be yet another pissing contest...

Tiger Explorer is the topic and I'm getting mine this week
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:42 PM   #2050
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Fuss farts These over emotional types probably fret over whether their socks match too. Sorry, but I don't need my ego stroked.



Awwww, come on! You can try on a pair of shoes in the store and maybe walk around in them right there but the shoe sales person is not going to let you take off with them for a 1/2 hour. Let me get this right, you try on a new pair of shoes and tell the sales person, yeah, I just need to go for a little walk to make sure these shoes are just perfect for my feet, I need to feel that special connection. I'm just going to go around the block here and make sure they will make me feel special while I'm sitting atr Starbucks enjoying my latte. Yeah right! Listen, you can sit on any bike in any showroom to see how it feels the same way that you can try on any pair of shoes at a shoe store to see how they feel. Your comparisson is bogus.

Princess and the pea.
It was a great comparision and like another poster stated,,,,, many places will let you buy, try and return if you don't like em. You wrong on this un ole sport and it seems your manners are what's bogus.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:43 PM   #2051
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Old 04-17-2012, 01:04 AM   #2052
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So in Canadian riding time ... what is that about 6 years total? I grew up in L.A. and rode over 300 days a year. But who cares?
Obviously you've nothing to learn here son,
Typical American arrogance, oh joy
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Old 04-17-2012, 03:29 AM   #2053
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Typical American arrogance, oh joy

Pot, meet kettle. Maybe look in the mirror?
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:31 AM   #2054
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Back on track

Now taking deposits for the Explorer... The first ones should arrive in 3 weeks and most of the first arrivals will have the "Launch Pack".

Still trying to get a straight answer as to just what the launch pack includes.
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Old 04-17-2012, 07:57 AM   #2055
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Still trying to get a straight answer as to just what the launch pack includes.
Solid fuel boosters, perhaps?
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