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Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-02-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 126
Posted By MikeB
US 250 south of Wooster will take you through the...

US 250 south of Wooster will take you through the OH Amish country, and that's a pretty nice area. If you want to see something really, really interesting check out the glass-blowing workshops around...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-02-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 558
Posted By MikeB
Maybe Mr. Ed came up lame. (Only the...

Maybe Mr. Ed came up lame.

(Only the old-timers will get that.):mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-01-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 897
Posted By MikeB
I didn't do an upgrade but started with the 1100...

I didn't do an upgrade but started with the 1100 Spirit specifically because of the shaft drive, alloy rims and speedo location you mention. As for the passenger seat it did NOT get rave reviews from...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 03-01-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,197
Posted By MikeB
I think the Shadow line is well-suited for...

I think the Shadow line is well-suited for touring, especially shaft-drive models. Heck, my first ride to AK was on an 1100 Spirit. Even without saddlebags you can strap a pretty big bag onto the...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-28-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 464
Posted By MikeB
On any given day you can find multiple CL...

On any given day you can find multiple CL listings that defy common sense and the marketplace. It seems like the older a bike gets the more the rate of depreciation slows down to the point where it...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-28-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 970
Posted By MikeB
This ain't rocket surgery. If you feel you are...

This ain't rocket surgery. If you feel you are too old to ride then you are too old to ride. Until then you are not.

Unless you die first. Then you should stop.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-25-2015, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 925
Posted By MikeB
You've been warned in advance. This direct...

You've been warned in advance. This direct approach sure beats the time-honored veiled internet threat. If everyone's avatar looked like that there would probably be fewer slurs and insults thrown...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-25-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 872
Posted By MikeB
Nothing humorous about a broken arm unless it was...

Nothing humorous about a broken arm unless it was his funny bone.:mrgreen:

Sorry, couldn't resist. Hope he gets well soon.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-25-2015, 10:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,097
Posted By MikeB
Well, that's the first time I've seen idle speed...

Well, that's the first time I've seen idle speed used a criterion to evaluate a man's mental health. I shudder to think what his choice of tires might indicate.

And motor oil? Don't ask.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-23-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 951
Posted By MikeB
I didn't take it seriously, except as an example...

I didn't take it seriously, except as an example of some jackass locking up his brakes and low-siding, with incredible luck he didn't get squashed like a bug under the truck's tires. He would not...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-23-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 951
Posted By MikeB
Quite so. The only usefulness of "crash" bars are...

Quite so. The only usefulness of "crash" bars are that they prevent the bike from falling all the way onto its side, and thus make it easier to pick up. for this reason alone I think they are a good...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-22-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 518
Posted By MikeB
I figured as much. You are having a bad spell for...

I figured as much. You are having a bad spell for sure. The coldest I can ever remember back there was -19F when I was in HS. I knew the temp was really cold that night leaving my GF's house when I...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-22-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,063
Posted By MikeB
I took the easy way out with the El Cheapo...

I took the easy way out with the El Cheapo Ebay-sourced Mutazu-like topbox on my late Vulcan 1600 -- laid down a couple layers of fiberglass as a lining on the bottom half to reinforce the thin...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-22-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 518
Posted By MikeB
C'mon, Phil, don't try to sell that tale of woe...

C'mon, Phil, don't try to sell that tale of woe to get sympathy from denizens here.:roll: I grew up just a few miles south of you near Perrysburg, OH. April can be a little showery, but it's usually...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-22-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 11,733
Posted By MikeB
Dave, if I've told you once I've told you a...

Dave, if I've told you once I've told you a thousand times...STOP BASHING HARLEYS! :mrgreen::mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-21-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 448
Posted By MikeB
Only two days of summer? That's hardly enough...

Only two days of summer? That's hardly enough time for the mosquitoes to hatch and ruin your outdoor activities.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-21-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,400
Posted By MikeB
That works for tomcats, and it's OK if you have a...

That works for tomcats, and it's OK if you have a private place to do it, but pissing in public -- even if only on your own gear -- is probably illegal in most jurisdictions.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-20-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By MikeB
Very clever. Whenever I see something like this I...

Very clever. Whenever I see something like this I wonder why no one thought of it sooner. Great for the tool box, but I'm not so sure it has application for a motorcycle tool kit because so many...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-20-2015, 10:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 644
Posted By MikeB
Let's not get carried away with the "wider is...

Let's not get carried away with the "wider is better" idea. If that were the only consideration manufacturers as well as race teams would be running tires as wide as those on sports cars. Clearly...
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-19-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,713
Posted By MikeB
Look like pieces of a broken spacer from the...

Look like pieces of a broken spacer from the transmission assembly. I had an old Yamaha DT-1 250 enduro that seemed to have an appetite for them.

Of course I haven't seen an exploded diagram of...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-19-2015, 07:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,097
Posted By MikeB
OK, I'll bite...why would someone in Olde Blighty...

OK, I'll bite...why would someone in Olde Blighty have the slightest attachment to an American brand? If it were a Triumph or even Enfield I could understand, but an Indian?
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-19-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 644
Posted By MikeB
One thing to keep in mind is that comparison...

One thing to keep in mind is that comparison between different tires is very difficult, for the simple reason that you are usually replacing a worn set with brand new ones. Of course the initial...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-19-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 644
Posted By MikeB
Tire choice is like personal preference for...

Tire choice is like personal preference for anything else -- you will get opinions all over the place, none of which is necessarily the right one for you. If you are not an aggressive rider there is...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 02-19-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,646
Posted By MikeB
School buses here have special signals (usually...

School buses here have special signals (usually flashing stop lights but also sometimes signs that swing out) to indicate that they are not just stopping but dropping off students. The reasoning...
Forum: Technical Discussion 02-17-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 563
Posted By MikeB
And don't forget I also tried to turn you into a...

And don't forget I also tried to turn you into a Cockney flambe' on the Madura. You're a hard man to put down, Graham. I'm running out of schemes.
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