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Forum: General Bike Discussion Today, 06:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 35
Posted By MikeB
Stopping to smell the....

...poppies. OK, they don't smell, but they looked nice with other wildflowers along an abandoned railroad track near my house. Beautiful ride in the country today -- Norcal in the spring is awfully...
Forum: General Bike Discussion Today, 09:53 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 15,208
Posted By MikeB
I was about to take a badass pic for this thread...

I was about to take a badass pic for this thread until I noticed that the rash had gone away.

Oh, well, maybe when it gets hotter this summer.
Forum: General Bike Discussion Today, 09:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 924
Posted By MikeB
I have a fairly steep driveway, and at the bottom...

I have a fairly steep driveway, and at the bottom need to make a 90 degree left turn to enter the garage. Obviously under these circumstances it makes good sense to use the rear brake alone. It's...
Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 11:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 550
Posted By MikeB
Must be nice to be young and forward-looking. For...

Must be nice to be young and forward-looking. For me my "next" bike -- two of them, in fact -- are already in the garage. The big Kaw will be the first to go when I begin to wind it down, and before...
Forum: General Bike Discussion Yesterday, 10:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 924
Posted By MikeB
I'll try not to mention the humorous aspect of...

I'll try not to mention the humorous aspect of discussing cornering technique in a cruiser forum...but I doubt if I'm the only one who has noticed that cruisers are limited by the stuff they drag on...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-21-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 877
Posted By MikeB
It's probably used by the Harley dealership as a...

It's probably used by the Harley dealership as a sales prop:
"Look at this Jap motorcycle -- boringly dependable and basically bulletproof. Who wants to just ride along day after day with no drama...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-21-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 877
Posted By MikeB
If you hurry back there before they sell the...

If you hurry back there before they sell the Yammy maybe you can trade the Harley even-up for it.

I know that may sound unfair, but there is no reason to feel sorry for a penny-grubbing...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-20-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By MikeB
Not so funny to me. In Custer State Park, SD,...

Not so funny to me. In Custer State Park, SD, during mating season, my Honda Nighthawk and I got caught in a traffic jam of bison-watchers when a snorting and slobbering bull approached. Whether his...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-20-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 513
Posted By MikeB
Naah. Mine doesn't fool them into waving, and I...

Naah. Mine doesn't fool them into waving, and I doubt if his will either. They have a sixth sense about these things.:mrgreen:...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-19-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 951
Posted By MikeB
Somebody should be cited for double parking.

Somebody should be cited for double parking.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-18-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 443
Posted By MikeB
You have tubeless. If you go to a slightly...

You have tubeless. If you go to a slightly narrower tire or one with slightly less circumference you may notice a minor tendency to quicker turn-in when steering and maneuvering. Unless you are a...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-18-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 555
Posted By MikeB
There is no bike better suited to my wants/needs...

There is no bike better suited to my wants/needs than my Wee-Strom, so that's that. But if somebody wanted to give me any bike as a gift I'd ask for an Aprilia Tuono.

So if anyone out there wants...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-16-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 2,315
Views: 75,102
Posted By MikeB
I rode it. Sorry to hear (:mrgreen:) about the...

I rode it. Sorry to hear (:mrgreen:) about the bad weather in other parts of the country. About 75 degrees in Norcal today, perfect riding weather. See below:...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-16-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 351
Posted By MikeB
Hey, stop yer bitchin'. I'll probably get a nasty...

Hey, stop yer bitchin'. I'll probably get a nasty burn in the bright 80 degree sun today.:lol:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-16-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,293
Posted By MikeB
What an irresponsible idiot! What a poor example...

What an irresponsible idiot! What a poor example to set for any child! The kid will probably grow up to be a hoodlum!

Uhhh...no, not the motorcycle riding; that's cool and no doubt a really...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-15-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 288
Posted By MikeB
The OEM tool kit plug wench is usually the only...

The OEM tool kit plug wench is usually the only part of the kit I keep, and even then it's just in the kit I carry for emergency on-the-road service. Everything else gets replaced with REAL tools.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-15-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 313
Posted By MikeB
Ummm.....every engine I have ever worked on was...

Ummm.....every engine I have ever worked on was in black and white (or actually metallic silver) and varying shades of gray. Only the wiring is in living color.

A carb tear-down and cleaning IS...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-15-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 375
Posted By MikeB
To be fair, that is one of the most...

To be fair, that is one of the most traffic-congested spots in all of Bangkok. While motorcycle accidents are not uncommon there they tend to be low-speed brushes and are probably less frequent than...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-14-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By MikeB
Beast! Animal! I'm reporting you to PETOM (People...

Beast! Animal! I'm reporting you to PETOM (People for the Ethical Treatment of Motorcycles).

A group which I just started. Donations welcome.:wink:
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-14-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,021
Posted By MikeB
That's why insurance companies are so quick to...

That's why insurance companies are so quick to total a bike with cosmetic damage -- they have to pay full retail replacement price for parts, and things like tanks and seats are REALLY overpriced...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-13-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By MikeB
"Can do it" is not much of an endorsement. I...

"Can do it" is not much of an endorsement. I spent a day wrestling my '04 R1150GS around sand washes in the Mojave and would have preferred a cage match with a mountain gorilla.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-12-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,021
Posted By MikeB
They will almost certainly total it. Usually you...

They will almost certainly total it. Usually you will have the option to "buy" it back from them with a deduction from the settlement amount. Depending on the type of damage and whether you are...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-12-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 317
Posted By MikeB
Your thinking apparently fails to include the...

Your thinking apparently fails to include the possibility that the bike's many flaws cannot be corrected except at great expense -- or maybe not at all. The fact that the owner has not addressed...
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-12-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By MikeB
That's not the point. BMW's boxer GS series bikes...

That's not the point. BMW's boxer GS series bikes are pigs, too, but they just have to hint at off-road capabilities, not actually be useful in that regard.
Forum: General Bike Discussion 04-11-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By MikeB
Didn't the 1100 Spirit come with OEM...

Didn't the 1100 Spirit come with OEM semi-buckhorn bars? I'm a big believer in bar comfort, but even with my 32" reach I found the bar ergos on my '94 Spirit just fine once I installed a driver's...
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