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Forum: General Bike Discussion Today, 11:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 344
Posted By MikeB
Yeah? How many would-be thieves have you shot? ...

Yeah? How many would-be thieves have you shot?

Silliness like this aside, as some have said insurance is your best protection against bike loss. There are really no physical measures you can take,...
Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 273
Posted By MikeB
Just what I was talking about in my earlier post...

Just what I was talking about in my earlier post about prices.:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 03:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By MikeB
The solution to that is perfectly easy: put your...

The solution to that is perfectly easy: put your ear closer to the pipe.

Geez, can't people figure out anything any more?:mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 220
Posted By MikeB
Used bike prices

Having bought and sold a number of bikes over the years I'm used to buying and selling at a price point somewhere between KBB or NADA trade-in (too low) or retail dealer sales (too high) value,...
Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By MikeB
Having owned a number of different marques and...

Having owned a number of different marques and types of bikes over the years and participating in numerous owner's forums I can tell you that it is very rare -- exceedingly rare -- to find a bike...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 12-18-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 644
Posted By MikeB
You guys with carbureted bikes can get away with...

You guys with carbureted bikes can get away with hitting reserve as a way to tell you it's time for gas, but just a reminder to anybody with a fuel-injected bike (such as the VTX1800) reading this...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 12-18-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By MikeB
Well, this is turning into quite a mystery, isn't...

Well, this is turning into quite a mystery, isn't it? Is it an '06 or '96, 650 or 750? Or maybe a Suzuki?:mrgreen:

One thing I have learned from messing with old bikes is that carb boots get too...
Forum: Pacific Northwest Riders 12-17-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 106
Posted By MikeB
I agree completely with jpr1968. To begin with if...

I agree completely with jpr1968. To begin with if you intend to leave Dallas in the evening and make it to Visalia by the evening of next day (surely you can't mean that -- it's an Iron Butt and a...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 12-17-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,014
Posted By MikeB
Either. But maybe you would get more lookers in a...

Either. But maybe you would get more lookers in a new thread titled "West Coast Swing" or something like that.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 12-17-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 796
Posted By MikeB
Six FEET?! Hell, even a hopeful Hollywood starlet...

Six FEET?! Hell, even a hopeful Hollywood starlet on the casting couch couldn't spread her legs that far. At 3' wide I feel like a cowboy just a-gettin off Old Paint.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 12-17-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 796
Posted By MikeB
Metal floor? Wet tires? Eek! Stopping at ANY...

Metal floor? Wet tires? Eek! Stopping at ANY speed will be a sphincter-clenching exercise. At 15mph.......:-(

I have ridden an 1100 Shadow up a ramp and into the 8' bed of an F-250 successfully,...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 12-17-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,014
Posted By MikeB
If your GF is prepared to do back-to-back 650+...

If your GF is prepared to do back-to-back 650+ miles days just to get to the lengthy touring part of the trip she is a better man than me. Can the bike do it?...sure, you can probably run WFO all day...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 12-16-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 754
Posted By MikeB
You are dating yourself, dude. More than half the...

You are dating yourself, dude. More than half the readers here are scratching their heads and thinking, "What the hell is that about?":mrgreen:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 12-12-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By MikeB
I like the smiley one better. But I'm a happy...

I like the smiley one better. But I'm a happy guy.:mrgreen:

However I'd rather have a week-old dead cat dangling from my forks than either one of those hideousities.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 12-11-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 438
Posted By MikeB
High mileage, low mileage, synthetic, dino or...

High mileage, low mileage, synthetic, dino or anything else is irrelevant -- the only important thing to note when you buy oil for a wet clutch motorcycle is whether the container says it has...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 12-11-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By MikeB
You used to putt-putt around lugging the engine,...

You used to putt-putt around lugging the engine, but now you bounce off the rev limiter. Have you not heard the expression "moderation in all things?"

There are those who will tell you that the...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 12-11-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,299
Posted By MikeB
I had not thought of that. My feeling was that...

I had not thought of that. My feeling was that chaps ought to be worn only under two circumstances: 1) by cowboys on horseback; and 2) by nubile, curvaceous women with a bikini underneath. I guess...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 12-09-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 426
Posted By MikeB
Not me. We will be in Bangkok where the weather...

Not me. We will be in Bangkok where the weather permits riding but the traffic discourages it.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 12-08-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 643
Posted By MikeB
Even better, your loud pipes allow you the...

Even better, your loud pipes allow you the mystical power to see inside the heads of cagers to know what they are sensing. Astonishing! Everyone should have a set of your magical pipes.:roll:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 12-07-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,466
Posted By MikeB
Two identical bikes? If not, comparison is...

Two identical bikes? If not, comparison is impossible. The only definitive judgement I am able to make about tires from my 40+ years of riding experience is that radial tires are vastly superior to...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 12-06-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,466
Posted By MikeB
When experiencing a profound improvement in...

When experiencing a profound improvement in handling after changing tires it should be kept in mind that the vast majority of said improvement is probably due to the fact that old tires are being...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 12-03-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,447
Posted By MikeB
Which is how it's customarily done.

Which is how it's customarily done.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 12-01-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,447
Posted By MikeB
Get some 18"x18" pavers from Home Depot and lay...

Get some 18"x18" pavers from Home Depot and lay them down in a row to make a path. Getting the bike behind the house is easily the best way to keep it out of sight and away from harm.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-18-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,084
Posted By MikeB
That's utter nonsense. Just a quick glance at any...

That's utter nonsense. Just a quick glance at any listing of bike specs will tell you that manufacturers have been increasing power output regularly year after year in the same models and...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 11-18-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 294
Posted By MikeB
I put cheapass bags and topbox on the Vulcan. I...

I put cheapass bags and topbox on the Vulcan. I have had more expensive GIVI luggage on other bikes and while the quality is superior the important thing is that they all hold stuff inside. And with...
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