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Ducbsa
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 05:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Getting towed must have been the scariest part.

https://www.adn.com/sports/national-sports/2018/09 /18/u-s-woman-pedals-a-bike-184-mph-smashing-recor d-held-by-men-for-more-than-100-years/

http://theprojectspeed.com/wp-content/uploads/2018 /07/bike-donation-project-speed.jpg
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86129squids
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:35 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Duc- read about that earlier this morning. Gearing was so tall she had to be towed past 100mph to start pedaling!! Their goal was 175, overshot it a bit...

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86129squids
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:36 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Here's something interesting:

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2018/09/indian-conf irms-production-ftr1200-will-debut-october-1-and-g o-on-sale-next-year-with-video/
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Ratbuell
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 01:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Yep, they announced that a while back. Tight-lipped on details (even WE don't know anything) but we got the green light to start taking deposits. Be interesting to see a) what the new engine is like and b) how close they keep to the concept.

Looking forward to seeing them.
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Uncle
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 04:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I watched the video in that link of Jason Mees on the track. Is it me, or does the soundtrack (bike shifting) not match up with the video? I expect that mistake from Hollywood but not from a bike manufacturer.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 05:29 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It's you.

Watch his throttle hand, you can see him twitch off for preload shifts. I do it all the time on my bikes, when I don't want to mess with the clutch (especially the CR). Preload my toe under the shifter, little bit of pressure on the shift peg, then twitch a hair off the throttle to release the pressure on the gearset, and the shifter slips right up into the next gear.
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Ducbsa
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 08:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I used to do that all the time with my ‘77Airhead BMW.
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Uncle
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 09:25 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Ratbuell...Yeah. I've done that too but some of that definitely doesn't sound right. And yes, I know I typed Jason instead of Jared. Doh!!!
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1313
Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 09:53 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

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But Brad 'started it'...
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86129squids
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:16 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I made it to 4.

Meh. Rode the old R75/7 down to the lake, carried back a to-go box of wings and a half-Reuben with onion rings for my honey, and a 5 gallon bucket of peach and cherry wood to use for tomorrow's smoker dinner. Only used less than half of its carrying capacity. +-70 up the highway.


Honestly, an old BMW like mine beats dang near everything. Watching marketing vids like that... meh.
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Ducbsa
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 08:00 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Good news for some!

https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=11319
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Ratbuell
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 09:23 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

...or you can move to Key West, where you'll simply blend in...
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Sifo
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 09:42 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Interviewer Phil Leonard then asks “what if they find a photo of you dressed as a Nazi but it’s in a kink scene?”

“I think that’s a complicated issue,” Hughes answers. “I think that’s probably going to require some sort of conversation at the legal level. That might be firing them for a political affiliation rather than for [kink].”


Interesting that he thinks you should not be fired for being kinky, but based on political affiliation...?
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Ratbuell
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 09:56 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I don't think he's supporting a firing based on politics, only pointing out the shift in reason behind the firing.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Emailed from my 81 year old mother:

Number One Idiot
I am a medical student currently doing a rotation in toxicology at the poison control center. Today, this woman called in very upset because she caught her little daughter eating ants. I quickly reassured her that the ants are not harmful and there would be no need to bring her daughter into the hospital. She calmed down and at the end of the conversation happened to mention that she gave her daughter some ant poison to eat in order to kill the ants. I told her that she better bring her daughter into the emergency room right away.
Here's your sign, lady. Wear it with pride.
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Number Two Idiot
Early this year some Boeing employees on the airfield decided to steal a life raft from one of the 747s. They were successful in getting it out of the plane and home. Shortly after they took it for a float on the river they noticed a Coast Guard helicopter coming toward them. It turned out that the chopper was homing in on the emergency locator beacon that activated when the raft was inflated. They are no longer employed at Boeing.
Here's your sign, guys. Don't get it wet, the paint might run.
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Number Three Idiot
A man wanting to rob a downtown Bank of America walked into the Branch and wrote this, "Put all your muny in this bag." While standing in line waiting to give his note to the teller he began to worry that someone had seen him write the note and might call the police before he reached the teller's window so he left the Bank of America and crossed the street to the Wells Fargo Bank. After waiting a few minutes in line he handed his note to the Wells Fargo teller. She read it and surmising from his spelling errors that he wasn't the brightest light in the harbor told him that she could not accept his stickup note because it was written on a Bank of America deposit slip and that he would either have to fill out a Wells Fargo deposit slip or go back to Bank of America. Looking somewhat defeated the man said, "OK" and left. He was arrested a few minutes later as he was waiting in line back at Bank of America.
Don't bother with this guy's sign. He probably couldn't read it anyway.
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Number Four Idiot
A motorist was unknowingly caught in an automated speed trap that measured his speed using radar and photographed his car. He later received in the mail a ticket for $140.00 and a photo of his car. Instead of payment he sent the police department a photograph of $140.00. Several days later he received a letter from the police that contained another picture, this time of handcuffs. He immediately mailed in his $140.00.
Wise guy ... But you still get a sign.
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Number Five Idiot
A guy walked into a little corner store with a shotgun and demanded all of the cash from the cash drawer. After the cashier put the cash in a bag the robber saw a bottle of Scotch that he wanted behind the counter on the shelf. He told the cashier to put it in the bag as well but the cashier refused and said, "Because I don't believe you are over 21." The robber said he was but the clerk still refused to give it to him because she didn't believe him. At this point the robber took his driver's license out of his wallet and gave it to the clerk. The clerk looked it over and agreed that the man was in fact over 21 and she put the Scotch in the bag. The robber then ran from the store with his loot.
The cashier promptly called the police and gave the name and address of the robber that he got off the license. They arrested the robber two hours later. This guy definitely needs a sign.
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Idiot Number Six
A pair of Michigan robbers entered a record shop nervously waving revolvers. The first one shouted, " Nobody move!" When his partner moved the startled first bandit shot him.
This guy doesn't even deserve a sign.
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Idiot Number Seven
Arkansas: Seems this guy wanted some beer pretty badly. He decided that he'd just throw a cinder block through a liquor store window, grab some booze, and run. So he lifted the cinder block and heaved it over his head at the window. The cinder block bounced back knocking him unconscious. It seems the liquor store window was made of Plexi-Glass. The whole event was caught on videotape.
Yep, here's your sign .
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Idiot Number Eight
I live in a semi-rural area. We recently had a new neighbor call the local township administrative office to request the removal of the Deer Crossing sign on our road. The reason: "Too many deer are being hit by cars out here! I don't think this is a good place for them to be crossing anymore."
Take the sign - Please!
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Ourdee
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:10 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

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Ducbsa
Posted on Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 04:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

A friend who was a glazier had a story about a genius who decided to blow out a window with a shotgun at point blank range. The window was plexiglass and the massive ricochet was gruesome.
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1313
Posted on Friday, September 21, 2018 - 12:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Trying to compare videos to actually riding motorcycles? that!

The latest FTR 1200 teaser

I remember the last time I was enticed by an LED headlight teaser shot...
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Court
Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:34 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If they get them out the door at $15,000 . . . I'll bet they sell like hotcakes.

If it gets "consumer legalized" to death . . . it'll be a novelty.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2018 - 10:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

The giveaway is classified as a "15,500 cash value"...but even us dealers don't have any information on these bikes yet, beyond what's out on the interwebs...
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Sparky_494
Posted on Monday, September 24, 2018 - 07:53 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I was on the couch last night watching the opening to Sunday Night Football with my 3 boys. My 3 1/2 year old (Gavin) yells to my wife who was in the kitchen, "Hey mom, their is a girl singing on tv. My wife smiles and says, "Oh yeah, is she pretty?" Gavin replies, "Yeah..... especially her little shorts." His brothers and I start rolling with laughter, even mom thought it was funny.




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