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Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion Today, 07:33 AM
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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 Today, 05:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
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 Yesterday, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 106
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: 45
Views: 584
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: 107
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: 37,774
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: 214
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: 333
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: 528
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: 528
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: 528
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: 528
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: 528
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: 218
Posted By adouglas
Yes it is.

Yes it is.
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion October 8th, 2018, 04:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 727
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: 1,622
Posted By adouglas
I'm in love. Does she have a sister?

I'm in love. Does she have a sister?
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion October 7th, 2018, 05:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 727
Posted By adouglas
This is one very good reason why you should...

This is one very good reason why you should consider a Street Triple.

Click the link and turn up the volume.

It sounds like sex.
...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion October 7th, 2018, 05:09 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,622
Posted By adouglas
I used up my shenanigan budget last time around,...

I used up my shenanigan budget last time around, I'm afraid.
Forum: Ride Reports October 7th, 2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 427
Posted By adouglas
There are these really cool things called "maps."...

There are these really cool things called "maps." Rarely seen these days and essentially unknown to younger people, they are large sheets of paper that fold up into a nice handy size. They show all...
Forum: Ride Reports October 7th, 2018, 04:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 427
Posted By adouglas
Since we're on the topic of long rides, a couple...

Since we're on the topic of long rides, a couple of tips that will GREATLY help your endurance:

1) Stop every hour and get off the bike even if you don't think you need to. Just for a minute or...
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion October 6th, 2018, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 727
Posted By adouglas
Well, you can put a windshield on just about...

Well, you can put a windshield on just about anything....

I'm loving my new-to-me 2012 Street Triple R. Great motor that sounds just awesome. If you care about better suspension get the R version....
Forum: Motorcycle Gear October 6th, 2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 571
Posted By adouglas
Epic Monty Python and the Holy Grail aspect...

Epic Monty Python and the Holy Grail aspect aside, I'd HATE to have to wear a 16 lb shirt in addition to my regular gear. That would get fatiguing really fast, I think.

Plus there's the whole...
Forum: Ride Reports October 6th, 2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 427
Posted By adouglas
When coming up on a slower semi, it's useful to...

When coming up on a slower semi, it's useful to back off and get a run on it so you pass as quickly as possible.

A lot of people (bikers and cagers both) are intimidated by the giant truck and...
Forum: Motorcycle-related October 3rd, 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,533
Posted By adouglas
Hey, Blair. Loving my stand but traded my...

Hey, Blair.

Loving my stand but traded my GSX-R for a 2012 Triumph Street Triple. Do you have a pin kit for that bike?
Forum: General Motorcycling Discussion October 3rd, 2018, 09:28 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,622
Posted By adouglas
Well there's yer problem. Ya got the dang drain...

Well there's yer problem. Ya got the dang drain goin' through the wall, and it's higher than the sink!
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