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Forum: Off-Topic Yesterday, 11:42 AM
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exercise

exercise
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion December 5th, 2018, 07:37 AM
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Views: 106
Posted By adouglas
Me too. I had my left knee replaced two weeks...

Me too. I had my left knee replaced two weeks ago. Been stuck at home since, with one outing for physical therapy and breakfast. I can't even go down to my workshop to work on the bikes.

I was so...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 28th, 2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 311
Posted By adouglas
Your state may give paper maps away for free....

Your state may give paper maps away for free. Mine used to, but not any more. Go find a visitor center on an interstate... that's usually where they're found and you may have to ask for it.

If you...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 28th, 2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 311
Posted By adouglas
Koala PM'ed you a killer Instant Pot recipe

Koala PM'ed you a killer Instant Pot recipe
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 28th, 2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 311
Posted By adouglas
Non-motorcycle-related: Cook. I mean really...

Non-motorcycle-related:

Cook. I mean really cook, not make mac and cheese from a box or slap together a PB&J. Take real food (that your great-grandmother would recognize as food), a knife, a pan...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed November 22nd, 2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 489
Posted By adouglas
That depends heavily on which track day provider...

That depends heavily on which track day provider you ride with. They're all over the place in terms of quality, from wild-west "Just send it, bro!" to highly safety-oriented.
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 22nd, 2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 158
Posted By adouglas
Winter prep routine: 1) Go for one last...

Winter prep routine:

1) Go for one last ride, need not be long (10 minutes). Put stabilizer in first to make sure it gets into the carbs.

2) If you're going for a longer ride, bring the...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 14th, 2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By adouglas
I can give you that answer: It's because...

I can give you that answer: It's because artificial knees don't last forever. I'm old enough that I may very well not need to revisit it.

But yeah... it'll be amazing to be able to do things like...
Forum: Ninjettes At Speed November 14th, 2018, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 489
Posted By adouglas
csmith12 Sirref How much money does it take...

csmith12 Sirref

How much money does it take to go to the track?

All of it.

How much does racing cost?

More than that.
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 14th, 2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By adouglas
PS: The kicker was that I was having severe knee...

PS: The kicker was that I was having severe knee problems at the time and walking on a cane. I kept a folding one tucked under the windshield.

To test whether I could do long days on the bike with...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 14th, 2018, 05:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By adouglas
Motels. It was a great trip. I had a couple...

Motels.

It was a great trip. I had a couple of vacation weeks to burn and my wife had commitments, so I just decided to hop on the bike and head out to Indianapolis (from Connecticut) for the...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 13th, 2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 304
Posted By adouglas
About 10 years ago I did a 2,600 mile summer trip...

About 10 years ago I did a 2,600 mile summer trip on my newgen. Your assessment is pretty much right... it can certainly do it, but acceleration is limited. The 650 is a good transportation appliance...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion November 8th, 2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,089
Posted By adouglas
The trick is to pander to the audience. You...

The trick is to pander to the audience.

You know, rile up the base to get 'em to turn out at the polls.

Don't knock it. It works.
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Farkles November 5th, 2018, 04:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By adouglas
Here you go: ...

Here you go:

https://www.ninjette.org/forums/showthread.php?t=42690

Yes, the OEM fairings are ABS plastic, so you want ABS plastic cement. This is nasty stuff (don't get it on your skin or on...
Forum: Riding Skills November 1st, 2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 39,226
Posted By adouglas
There are a few things in there that seem to be...

There are a few things in there that seem to be at odds with one another. Taken as a whole, though, it sounds like you're having trouble working towards an overall flow. This was the big advance I...
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Tech Talk October 30th, 2018, 10:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By adouglas
My GSX-R was like this. The pin would not clear...

My GSX-R was like this. The pin would not clear the fairing as the stand was inserted.

I dealt with it in one of two ways:

1) Lift the front a bit with my free hand, pulling up on the fairing....
Forum: 2008 - 2012 Ninja 250R Farkles October 25th, 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By adouglas
Update: I just picked up a Plugfones...

Update:

I just picked up a Plugfones Liberate 2.0 bluetooth earbuds. So far, liking 'em a lot. Not that expensive at $80 and they come with the silicone "Christmas tree" tips that have worked well...
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! October 23rd, 2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By adouglas
I also have a pair of overpants that I wear when...

I also have a pair of overpants that I wear when it's cold enough that my perforated leather pants would not work well. They don't fit over the leather pants, so I wear jeans underneath.

To me,...
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! October 22nd, 2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By adouglas
Shopping tip: Don't think "two-piece suit."...

Shopping tip:

Don't think "two-piece suit."
Think "Jacket and pants that zip together."

The difference is really more marketing than anything else, but if you look specifically for two-piece...
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! October 20th, 2018, 04:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By adouglas
Based on a name my wife frequently calls me, she...

Based on a name my wife frequently calls me, she believes that even my buttocks are intelligent.

I take it as a high compliment.
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! October 19th, 2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By adouglas
Read more. Surf less. Pay attention to...

Read more.

Surf less.

Pay attention to intelligent humor.
Forum: !%@*#$%!)@#&!%@ I crashed! October 19th, 2018, 07:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 693
Posted By adouglas
Partial answer. Your ability to brake massively...

Partial answer. Your ability to brake massively is conditional.

You shouldn't GRAB a massive amount of brake all at once. That pops you over the limit of traction. But if the tire is already...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion October 13th, 2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 293
Posted By adouglas
Yes it is.

Yes it is.
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion October 8th, 2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 839
Posted By adouglas
it's in the Triumph Street Triple International...

it's in the Triumph Street Triple International group on Facebook, so that might be the reason. Just poke around on youtube. You'll find some clips
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion October 7th, 2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,985
Posted By adouglas
I'm in love. Does she have a sister?

I'm in love. Does she have a sister?
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