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-=(8)=- 05-04-09 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by RichinPeoria (Post 8850832)
You can buy them new....I really like them too.

http://www.triumph1.com/images/Scrambler_3_800x600.jpg


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:

patentcad 05-04-09 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by -=(8)=- (Post 8850914)
Stuff like this wont be an issue for you in a few years. Really.

Like I said, I turn the signal off 95% of the time, even more. But I do occasionally find it on because I forget. I understand that for you this is not an issue, because you are utterly flawless, so this gives you a huge advantage over ordinary humans. The one time some cager clips me because I have that turn directional on, it will suck, won't it? The same thing goes for you. Oh wait, you never make mistakes, never mind.

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.

-=(8)=- 05-04-09 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by patentcad (Post 8850946)
Like I said, I turn the signal off 95% of the time, even more. But I do occasionally find it on because I forget. I understand that for you this is not an issue, because you are utterly flawless, so this gives you a huge advantage over ordinary humans. The one time some cager clips me because I have that turn directional on, it will suck, won't it? The same thing goes for you. Oh wait, you never make mistakes, never mind.

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.

:lol: :roflmao: :lol:
unball dose widdle fisties and take a d e e p - b r e a t h ....
Its Ok widdle boy, its Ok.....

:lol:

patentcad 05-04-09 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by -=(8)=- (Post 8850980)
:lol: :roflmao: :lol:
unball dose widdle fisties and take a d e e p - b r e a t h ....
Its Ok widdle boy, its Ok.....

:lol:

You'll see.

Hickeydog 05-04-09 09:25 AM

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Originally Posted by patentcad (Post 8851172)
You'll see.

incorrect

crispy010 05-04-09 09:44 AM

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.

Hickeydog 05-04-09 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by crispy010 (Post 8851353)
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.

You haven't been here long enough to learn about Pcaddy. Give him a few months. He'll grow on you.

buckstoy 05-04-09 11:10 AM

Here's a pic of my motorcycle (06' Triumph Thruxton) to help bring things back to bikes:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3068/...d3b33a39_b.jpg

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.

-=(8)=- 05-04-09 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by buckstoy (Post 8852034)
Here's a pic of my motorcycle (06' Triumph Thruxton) to help bring things back to bikes:

http://farm4.static.flic.com/3068/36...d3b33a39_b.jpg

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.

That bike is simply too gorgeous for words !! :beer:

How do your wrists and forearms feel after 3 or 4 hours ?
I mean, could doing a state-to-state run be done with any
type of comfort ?

con 05-04-09 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by patentcad (Post 8850727)
One thing that strikes me as the dumbest thing imaginable is the lack of self-cancelling turn directionals on bikes. What would that cost to implement brand-wide? $5 per bike? I've been riding for 5 years, and every now and then I get distracted in the intersection and forget to kill the switch. Here I am on a motorcycle tooling up the road with my right blinker on, telling all those 2-ton cagers I'm about to do something that I'm NOT going to do. That's very dangerous indeed. Not that any of these idiot m/c companies seem to care. Amazing.

Get back to me when you learn to ride:lol:

patentcad 05-04-09 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by con (Post 8852176)
Get back to me when you learn to ride:lol:

I'll never learn to ride, but then the cagers will never learn to drive, so I figure it's a tie. And in motorcycling, the tie goes to the cager, as we all know.

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.

patentcad 05-04-09 11:36 AM

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Originally Posted by crispy010 (Post 8851353)
This thread went from nice to jump-off-a-cliff insane reaallly quick.

That's what I do here.

You can ignore me, but you can't forget me.

You'll see.

patentcad 05-04-09 11:37 AM

Motorcycle threads are like Idiot Fly Paper.

patentcad 05-04-09 11:37 AM

If I don't alienate one new BFer each day, I feel I've let somebody down.

con 05-04-09 11:43 AM

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Originally Posted by patentcad (Post 8852222)
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.

Fair enough:thumb:

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
http://rad.smugmug.com/photos/91988206_z3zmK-M.jpg

patentcad 05-04-09 11:45 AM

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:

http://images.motorcyclecruiser.com/...ution_sign.jpg

c0urt 05-04-09 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by RichinPeoria (Post 8850669)
I had a 1994 FZR600 like this. I should have kept it. Decent road bike and after I pulled all the stupid "sponsor" stickers off of it, changed the chain/sprockets/tires it was like new. The kid I bought it from didnt really ride it much. New it was around $5600. I paid $2500 for it and sold it for $3500.

http://p1.bikepics.com/pics/2006/10/...704841-200.jpg


the fzr was my second bike waaay back when, i loved that bike and was glad i bought it, but i did notice a diff when i went to a highly modified 750.

MillCreek 05-04-09 12:41 PM

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Originally Posted by patentcad (Post 8852306)
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:

http://images.motorcyclecruiser.com/...ution_sign.jpg


I had to Google 'pedestrian slicer'. Excellent.

patentcad 05-04-09 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by MillCreek (Post 8852704)
I had to Google 'pedestrian slicer'. Excellent.

And they call me a Motorcycle Fred. At least I know the way cool lingo.

Word up homey.

Harun 05-04-09 01:06 PM

motorcycles are just bicycles for lazy people

:p

ericm979 05-04-09 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by patentcad (Post 8850727)
One thing that strikes me as the dumbest thing imaginable is the lack of self-cancelling turn directionals on bikes. What would that cost to implement brand-wide? $5 per bike? I've been riding for 5 years, and every now and then I get distracted in the intersection and forget to kill the switch.

It's actually not that easy to detect when a motorcycle has finished making a turn and. With a car, you can have a switch in the steering column that detects when the wheel is turned back to center after making the turn, and switch off the turn signals then. But a motorcycle doesn't turn the front wheel very far or in the same direction of the turn (except at low speeds, when it does). There is no easy way to tell if the rider has made a turn and straightened up again.

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?

patentcad 05-04-09 01:18 PM

Fortunately the turn directional thing has become rather automatic, I don't take my thumb off it until I flick it off now.

con 05-04-09 01:55 PM

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Originally Posted by patentcad (Post 8853012)
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

buckstoy 05-04-09 02:24 PM

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Originally Posted by -=(8)=- (Post 8852104)
That bike is simply too gorgeous for words !! :beer:

How do your wrists and forearms feel after 3 or 4 hours ?
I mean, could doing a state-to-state run be done with any
type of comfort ?

Thanks for the compliment! I've been wanting a Triumph since learning to ride on my brothers 76' Tiger. The wrists and such do take a bit of abuse on this bike but with only about 110 til reserve you get the opportunity to stretch. Love this bike!!

patentcad 05-04-09 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by con (Post 8853279)
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 then…. Wow! You are only about half way done with the process.:p

Oh stop, I have no problem riding my ST without crashing it. I do it every friggin day this time of year. In fact my favorite ride is down to Manhattan. Riding in NY City RULES.

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.


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