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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Long timer

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    had the field jacket and Army boots once upon a time. I probably still would, but they, ahem, don't make them in my size any more. :lol3
  2. UnsureFooting

    UnsureFooting Title of User Here

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    I wear mine on occasion. Of course, I'm still in..
  3. squiffynimrod

    squiffynimrod maximum shrinkage

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    Probably posted :drif too many times, took himself literally.
  4. MisterPX

    MisterPX Been here awhile

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    Hell, i was running boots and filed jackets til 2006
  5. beemerphile

    beemerphile Long timer

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    That was my ATGATT too. The Bell Star 90 had about as much room to look out as a medieval knight's helmet and probably weighed as much too. My Honda 500-4 had six-over forks and 'hangers and open pipes with Snuff-r-nots that you could close in the presence of LE activities. Back then the dream was to one day have a Superglide.
  6. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    And don't forget the sissy bar that was a good functional luggage rack.
  7. FLARider1

    FLARider1 Long timer

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    come to south Florida where the closest thing to a curve is when you get on and off Florida's Turnpike!!!
  8. kfsinc

    kfsinc Chaingolian Observer

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    I went back to 5/14 and didn't see this posted -- great pic!

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  9. No False Enthusiasm

    No False Enthusiasm a quiet adventurer

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    In the mid '70's, my uniform of choice was Cav boots, tanker's jacket, and a Bell Star.

    Non-reg, but our unit allowed a bit of flexibility...

    NFE
  10. Grreatdog

    Grreatdog Long timer

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    Back in the late 70's a friend of mine used to ride in retired fire department turnout gear with the heavy insulating liners removed. It was an interesting look and definitely high viz since we had yellow gear. I don't know how well Nomex holds up to road rash but he was ready in case the gas tank blew up.
  11. InTheSticks

    InTheSticks Been here awhile

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    Late 60's. When I used to ride the 150 miles home from college in the winter, my riding gear was EVERY BIT OF CLOTHING I OWNED !!!!

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  12. kerhonky

    kerhonky Adventure Poser

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    Dig the matching peace sign helmets!
  13. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Oh wow. A Lambretta (??) with 'Roo Bars and an aftermarket horn...

    Memorable.
  14. Dan-M

    Dan-M Long timer

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    Actual touring trunk on a KLR?!?!? I hear you can get arrested is some states for that.:evil
  15. InTheSticks

    InTheSticks Been here awhile

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    Those crash bars came in handy as I dropped it twice. The 2nd time it wouldn't start afterwards, I walked around it puzzlin', then noticed that the megaphone tail pipe was stuffed full of grass/mud (it had slid backwards into a grassy bank). Dug it out and off I went !! *grins*
  16. Skyclad

    Skyclad Original Bastard

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    No worries...they picked it up at the Tree of Shame.:lol3
  17. The_Commander

    The_Commander The Man.

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    "on the road" isn't that hard of a concept to grasp.

    The "road" where one would ride a street bike primarily.

    Not "US 129" which is a road.
  18. philp38

    philp38 Long timer

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    :lol3 It was on my last bike. My wife asked me what the meaning of FYYFF was . I told her it was have a nice day in the ADV community.
  19. philp38

    philp38 Long timer

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    My chain looks a little tight.:D
  20. thetable

    thetable Long timer

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    Yup, Tennessee, it's definitely the bikes that are the problem.

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