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Old 11-05-2013, 10:41 AM   #16
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A guy on a VStrom told me that my Uly wasn't leaking, it was menstruating. I thought that was very mean.
My R80/7 has a kotex pad on the shelf below the transmission. The pad lasts a long time before needing to be changed. She has needed that pad for the last 20+ years. Eventually, I plan to 'rebuild' the gearbox and replace the rear seal, which will likely stop the leak. The bike will remain female, however.

It has gotten worse at gas stations in the last few years. After dark, anyone approaching while I am getting gas is ignored as much as possible. Most times, they want cash. I found spotting the weirdos before they spot you is a useful skill.
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:05 PM   #17
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Attitudes from bikers can be puzzling. You can imagine that riding an obscure scooter for many years, I have had to deal with some now and then. But I think the strangest experience I ever had was when I rode my friend's old black MotoGuzzi up the Barre Montpelier Road (Rt. 302) and for miles, everyone on or beside a large motorcycle gave me a big smile and a wave. Like we were pals. But that is how many bikers are. They could care less about the rider, it's the bike they are waving at.
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:17 PM   #18
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My brother-in-law and I participated in Emily's Parade in Denver a few years ago. It's mostly Harleys but there are several other types of bikes as well. We were walking back to our bikes (an FZ1 and Aprilia RSV4) through the parking lot and this older woman on the back of a Harley qued up to go sneered and called us assholes. I have no idea why to this day. I just ignored her and kept going. The whole day was a pretty good experience all the way around otherwise.

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Old 11-05-2013, 01:18 PM   #19
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Bottom line is if you weren't riding a "piece of German shit" it wouldn't have happened. (that's sarcasm in case your wondering).
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:31 PM   #20
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I usually don't get too much attitude from other bikers. Main reason is probably because I have a USMC sticker on the bike that is very visible. I am also pretty big and don't intimidate worth a damn either. I tell my wife it is because predators leave other predators alone. There is easier game out there.
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Old 11-05-2013, 01:44 PM   #21
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I have had different bikes from my current Triumph, to past bikes such BMW, Yamaha, Suzuki, and Kawis and no matter what I get some kind of smack talk. doesn't matter what I'm on, people talk shit! I have friend who only ride Japanese, who only ride Harleys, and then all in between. I ride what I want to ride because it's mine and I'm the one paying for it....so screw them and their opinions!
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:18 PM   #22
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I usually don't get too much attitude from other bikers. Main reason is probably because I have a USMC sticker on the bike that is very visible. I am also pretty big and don't intimidate worth a damn either. I tell my wife it is because predators leave other predators alone. There is easier game out there.
I'm short and unassuming, but I don't get intimidated either. It messes with a lot of heads.

I rarely get messed with by other riders though, and I've never had another surfer give me a hard time either, even in L.A., S.D, and O.C. I have no idea why not, as everybody else with an attitude problem seems to want to try to bully me when they have superior numbers/drunkeness. I've even ridden my DR and my YX600 up to Daytona Bike Week in different years, and everybody that came in contact with me there seemed either friendly or uninterested. Other riders and other surfers seem to leave me well enough alone, for some reason. Maybe I seem like a gun-nut or a Unabomber type to them or something.
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Old 11-05-2013, 02:51 PM   #23
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Each one of us has the asshole gene coursing through our veins. Society dictates that we keep it under control if we care to have a modicum of success in our lives.

A small segment of society have simply given up trying to suppress it or are straight up sociopaths that never catered to even trying except when they do so to manipulate their victims.

Add a substance impairment to the mix and you have an Instant Asshole.

Never turn your back on them and never let them strike first.
Hey Dakez, what do you think about car tires on motorcycles?

Come on! I mean, if you're going to make a statement like this the least you could do is provide an example...
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:27 PM   #24
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You did right by backing off and letting his friend take care of it. Even without his friend's better judgement intervening the worst he can do (is likely to do) to your bike is knock it over. If he stops with that, then let the police deal with it.

I carry concealed whenever its legal to do so, but I still wouldn't fight over a dropped bike unless I was in fear of my life.

Not everything can be avoided but it helps to look around before you enter a situation. If you don't like what you see, keep going down the road till you do.

Its impossible to reason with a drunk!
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:32 PM   #25
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Something happened to me on Saturday that I am still wondering about. I was getting gas in my BMW K1100RS when I noticed a guy staring at me. I looked away, but then he say, "You need to get a Harley."
I said, "No thanks, I like what I have."
"Piece of German shit." he replies.

I was almost done filling so I chose to ignore him. I was securing the tank bag when he starts to approach. I did not want to be sitting on the bike in case I needed to defend myself and he had a buddy with him, a peacemaker it turned out. I was wearing full gear so I really wasn't scared of him, I just didn't want to deal with any crap. The bike was on the center stand and he sort of kicked at it, like he wanted to knock it over. He missed and I get the impression that he is either drunk or under the influence of something. I said something like "WTF is your problem." and his buddy comes over and grabs him and walks him to their truck. I got on and made a hasty retreat. This is a first for me and I am still wondering what his deal was. I understand brand pride, but that seemed a little extreme to me.

Anyone else ever have to deal with something like this? How did you handle it?
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:37 PM   #26
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I carry concealed whenever its legal to do so, but I still wouldn't fight over a dropped bike unless I was in fear of my life.
C'mon, don't turn this thread into another gun thread.


The guy encountered a weirdo, nobody was hurt in the process, shit happens.


End of story.
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Old 11-05-2013, 03:57 PM   #27
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You did right by backing off and letting his friend take care of it. Even without his friend's better judgement intervening the worst he can do (is likely to do) to your bike is knock it over. If he stops with that, then let the police deal with it.

I carry an ice cream cone whenever its legal to do so, but I still wouldn't fight over a dropped bike unless I was in fear of my life.

Not everything can be avoided but it helps to look around before you enter a situation. If you don't like what you see, keep going down the road till you do.

Its impossible to reason with a drunk!
fixed. Now let the debate begin.
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:14 PM   #28
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fixed. Now let the debate begin.
I think every body should have an icecream cone. The right to keep and bare cones.
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:15 PM   #29
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fixed. Now let the debate begin.
Any way you look at it, it's a self defense situation. Asshole drunk's going to love you assaulting him with an ice cream cone. Why not a nerf bat?
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Old 11-05-2013, 04:23 PM   #30
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Any way you look at it, it's a self defense situation. Asshole drunk's going to love you assaulting him with an ice cream cone. Why not a nerf bat?
I think if you shove the cone in his mouth he will either, like the flavor, get distracted eating the cone and you can go on your way, or he will be lactose intolerant and develop gas and intestinal cramping, which will disable him so you can go. Either way the cone saves your ass. So, how do you keep the ice cream from melting while it is in its holster?
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