This is the one he got, but flat black motor and green and silver tank with
a solo seat. It dethroned the BMW from the top of my nu-bike, must-have list :cry:
Motorcyclists are complete friggin utter screaming idiots. Nothing will ever change. And that makes it the perfect companion hobby to cycling. In the meantime, helmets are for Wussy, Loud Pipes Save Lives, and ABS is the Man's Plot to Wrest Control of our Motorcycles from Us.
wow.... just wow.
I think pcad just got added to my ignore list. This thread went from nice to jump-off-a-cliff insane reaallly quick.
Here's a pic of my motorcycle (06' Triumph Thruxton) to help bring things back to bikes:
I've put 6500 miles on it since last may (lotsa opportunities to ride in the south) and have replaced the tires w/new Avon's since this pic.
Give me some credit. I'm not dead yet. That's a miracle, all things considered. I even ride into Manhattan a few times a year.
Motorcycle threads are like Idiot Fly Paper.
If I don't alienate one new BFer each day, I feel I've let somebody down.
BTW, I love Thruxtons
I sold my Rat Norton cafe a couple year's ago, I should never have done that. Ya gotta love that front brake:D
My assistant Larry rides a 2007 Triumph T-100 with modified pipes, bars, mirrors, lights, air filter, a headlamp visor and a pedestrian slicer. To that I can only add:
motorcycles are just bicycles for lazy people
So the bikes that do have self-canceling turn signals use a combination of distance traveled and time. The signals stay on until the set distance has been traveled and the timer has expired. So when riding slowly, the signal will cancel after a certain distance; when riding fast, after a certain time. Yamaha pioneered this scheme in their '76 model street bikes and that's what's been used by various mmanufacturers since.
I find that it is a bit of a hassle. I have to put at least as much thought into ensuring that the signal is still on after I merge onto the freeway and then across a couple lanes of traffic as I would to turn off the signal when I was done merging. But I can deal with it, it is not the most anoying thing about my BMW. None of my other bikes have it so I have to remember which bike I am on and which one needs manual cancelling. Not having the signal on when I want it on is worse than signalling when I don't want to. Of course any motorcyclist who depends on cars seeing his turn signal and avoiding him is probably not going to live long.
None of the cars I have driven have been able to cencel the turn signal when I make a lane change. The steering wheel doesn't turn far enough to engage the cancel switch. So I am wondering Pcad, do you regularly drive down the road with your blinkers on after making a lane change?
Fortunately the turn directional thing has become rather automatic, I don't take my thumb off it until I flick it off now.
That whole shifting thing must play havoc with your muscular neurological systems.:D
Holy cow, the right hand has to roll off the throttle, the left hand must pull in the clutch lever, the left foot must lift or press, and thenů. Wow! You are only about half way done with the process.:p
You do sound like one of those idiots who think they know everything about motorcycling. Uh-huh. We'll inscribe that on your gravestone there genius.