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Old 10-13-2006, 08:29 PM
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My (not the best) favouite is to put on the gloves and then realize that my key is in the pocket still. It's my favourite because I still do it. I have long complained to my wife as to why would the chaps manufacturer put a pocket on the left side near the top of my leg, anything you put into that pocket would fall out the minute you get on the scoot. Well all on my own, without anyones help, the lights came on this week. IT'S A KEY POCKET, duhh.
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Old 10-22-2006, 09:47 PM
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I was just getting back into biking and found my beautiful babe at a Roseburg Or Yamaha shop.

Had never ridden a big bike, but being a big guy, I thought it would be better than ... well a smaller bike that was dwarfed by my magnificence.

Had never ridden a bike with a heal shifter ... gulp.

went out on a 4 lane highway, waited for no traffic, started to make a U turn---remember this was a 4 lane highway with about a 2% rise.. and hit the heal shift, stalled the bike, and dropped her.

Luckily, I had asked the proper way to pick up a big bike, turned my back to her and thank god she came up easily. Two older gentlemen (I was about 55 at the time) stopped to see if everything was all right and if the bike would start again. she did I thanked them, and rode off into the sunset .. or west bound at least mike
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Old 10-22-2006, 10:50 PM
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A "friend of mine" let his 1500 'Wing fall over, in traffic in Branson, while it was running and it died, he had help to stand it back up but it woukdn't start. He (and his wife) pushed it to the side of the road. It wouldn't start for ten minutes; until he turned the ignition off and then back on to reset the safety switch! i've thought of this the couple of times i've dropped mine! Yeah, I admit that;>)
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Old 10-22-2006, 11:36 PM
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Yup,
Been there done that, please don't tell everybody.
and maybe a couple of other things we can talk about some other time.

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Old 10-25-2006, 11:23 PM
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I have done the kill switch off, won't start situation myself...However, this little saga is not about me..I was returning from the beach here in NC when I saw a gentleman pushing a fully loaded 1500 Goldwing just off the road.
He was getting ready to turn into a service station on HWY 70 near Raleigh.

I pulled in front of him and asked what he thought the problem was.
Don't have a clue he said, I was just riding along and it quite running.
I said, these bikes rarely just quit...what position is your kill switch in?

He looked down...said a dirty word..and fired up his bike.
He thanked me and rode off into the sunset....

Experience is a great teacher...huh?

Last edited by Tommy; 10-27-2006 at 01:25 PM. Reason: typo
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:48 PM
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There I was , me a buddy had pulled into this little Texas town to get a cold drink... when we came out to leave, there where a few locals standing around, so of coarse I had to act cool... we both started up our bikes and reved the engine a bit, my buddy takes off and I go to follow him.. and find out that I hadn`t unlocked my stearing......
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Old 05-10-2007, 04:07 PM
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Which is not bad ifin ya had to make a sharp left turn!
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I've NEVER done any of these EMBARASSING THINGS!

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(oh no...not ME!)

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Old 05-10-2007, 04:17 PM
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There I was , me a buddy had pulled into this little Texas town to get a cold drink... when we came out to leave, there where a few locals standing around, so of coarse I had to act cool... we both started up our bikes and reved the engine a bit, my buddy takes off and I go to follow him.. and find out that I hadn`t unlocked my stearing......
how many circles around them thar "locals" didya make before ya realized THAT?

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Old 05-10-2007, 05:09 PM
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some day, when i get all grown up, - - - - i want to do ALL the things that you old timers do!
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Old 05-10-2007, 05:12 PM
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some day, when i get all grown up, - - - - i want to do ALL the things that you old timers do!
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"old timer"??? -:P~~~~

not ME!!!
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Iowa guy says he loves it when he can save some money. Why on earth then would you buy a motorcycle? They were designed to have money spent on them!
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:05 PM
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Iowa guy says he loves it when he can save some money. Why on earth then would you buy a motorcycle? They were designed to have money spent on them!
Howard ... what's up buddy? I've seen 2 posts by you in the past 15 minutes and both were to extremely old threads LOL

Were you hired by the Boss to come in and revive all the old threads?

Just kiddin ya ... welcome to the site. Become a member ... it's the best $12 you'll ever spend but beware, once you do, you'll be hooked and wind up spending a whole ton more on fixin and farkle for that scoot of yours!
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:26 PM
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"old timer"??? -:P~~~~

not ME!!!
Jeepers that was almost 5 years ago, so maybe now you are an old timer.

Howard Welcome to the site.

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When I first pick up my bike in march 2012 brand new I was riding it home from the dealer and came back some pretty dusty roads so when I got home I put it in my shed put a block of wood under the stand so my bike would be straight up and started to clean it I seam to push a little to hard on the tank and over she went had to holler for my son to help me pick it up. twenty minutes later I was backing out of the shed turning a little which I always did with my 1100 and down I go again this time my wife came out with my son only to tell me the bike was to big for me. Well I was beginning to think so a couple of other times I was riding turning a corner at a walking speed and just about lost it now two years later I know how to handle it and I love it.
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