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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crispy010 View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post

    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by buckstoy View Post
    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.
    That bike is simply too gorgeous for words !!

    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 ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by con View Post
    Get back to me when you learn to ride
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crispy010 View Post
    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.

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    Motorcycle threads are like Idiot Fly Paper.

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    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

    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

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    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:


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    Quote Originally Posted by RichinPeoria View Post
    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.


    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    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:


    I had to Google 'pedestrian slicer'. Excellent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MillCreek View Post
    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    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?

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

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    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.

    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by -=(8)=- View Post
    That bike is simply too gorgeous for words !!

    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!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by con View Post
    That whole shifting thing must play havoc with your muscular neurological systems.

    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.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    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.
    Not everything

    But, after 45 years of riding street and dirt and teaching the silly sport, ya do pick a thing or two

    And when I die, I kind of hope it is on a motorcycle

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    I hate group rides.
    I actually agree with this. Unless I'm the one leading the ride.
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    Quote Originally Posted by con View Post
    And when I die, I kind of hope it is on a motorcycle
    The odds are with you. But you know that.

    This is what I know about motorcycling so far:

    • Don't overcook the turns.

    • Be careful in the rain.

    • Watch out for the cars, you are invisible to them.

    • If they should happen to see you they would just as soon flatten you.

    • Society figures that if you're on a motorcycle and you get killed, what the F did you expect?

    • It's not if you'll put the bike down but when and will you survive the experience.

    So what did I miss? By the way, they only covered parts of this in the two MSF courses I took. They also seemed to think ABS was the Man's Plot to Wrest Control of Our Motorcycles from Us. I told them to take it up with BMW, Honda, Yamaha and all the other major manufacturers.

    By the way, even though I ride only 3000 miles annually (on the motorcycle, much more than that on the bicycle) I do think most motorcyclists ride less than that. It's a weekend warrior culture.

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