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It won't be the last. Be careful and alert to the stupid cage drivers around you at all times. :yes:

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Had my first little RV-dodging incident this morning on the way in. The light was turning yellow as I entered the intersection, and the RV made a left turn almost into me.

 

I don't think I should have to play chicken on my bike. I think I will lose most times.

 

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Adam

By RV I expect you mean a huge, lumbering recreational vehicle with someone maybe from out of state behind the wheel who doesn't know where they're going (or what they're doing). Please be careful--the life you save may be your own! :medic: Edited by ebrke
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Had my first little RV-dodging incident this morning on the way in. The light was turning yellow as I entered the intersection, and the RV made a left turn almost into me.

 

I don't think I should have to play chicken on my bike. I think I will lose most times.

 

:angry:

 

Adam

 

Sheesh, and I thought it was bad with motor cycles.

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You do remember Jim telling you about the bozo who made a left turn out of a parking lot right in front of Jim when he was on his motorcycle. It's how the bike got totaled and his ACL was destroyed.

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V.T. Eric Layton

You do remember Jim telling you about the bozo who made a left turn out of a parking lot right in front of Jim when he was on his motorcycle. It's how the bike got totaled and his ACL was destroyed.

 

There are three things that will kill you deader than a Seagate hard drive when it comes to motorcycling...

 

(in order of probability)

  • the dumb ass turning left in front of you
  • the dumb ass hitting you from behind
  • the dumb ass holding the handlebars

Experience talking here from someone who's been riding motorcycles for 35+ years. :yes:

 

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I loved that ol' Harley. Sure wish I still had her. I'll have another someday. :yes:

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There are three things that will kill you deader than a Seagate hard drive when it comes to motorcycling...

 

(in order of probability)

  • the dumb ass turning left in front of you
  • the dumb ass hitting you from behind
  • the dumb ass holding the handlebars

Experience talking here from someone who's been riding motorcycles for 35+ years. :yes:

 

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Great pic! Nothin' like getting out there on a bike. Jim had a Honda black and chrome w/burgundy accents ... it was beautiful. It was no Harley, but we all ride what we can afford. Now we don't ride anything but old clunkers. ;)

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Better pics of that bike taken by ChipDoc at a picnic for my club sometime back in '04, I think...

 

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Heritage_01.jpg

 

Hey! I'm still on topic. I'm showing my bike. That's what the title says. ;)

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Great pic! Nothin' like getting out there on a bike. Jim had a Honda black and chrome w/burgundy accents ... it was beautiful. It was no Harley, but we all ride what we can afford. Now we don't ride anything but old clunkers. ;)

 

The 2003 H-D Heritage Softail Classic (FLSTC) was my first official Harley. I did keep my brother's '02 H-D Dyna WideGlide at my house for the first year he owned it. He didn't have any place to put it. ;)

 

I rode a lot of Hondas and Yamahas over the years. I'm not one of those snobby Harley riders. In my club, if you're on two wheels (preferably with a motor ;) ), you're a brother... or sister. :yes:

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Jim used to take me riding. He had a queen seat for me and I loved to ride. Would relax me so much it could on occasion actually nearly lull me to sleep late on a summer night.

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Jim used to take me riding. He had a queen seat for me and I loved to ride. Would relax me so much it could on occasion actually nearly lull me to sleep late on a summer night.

Not sure you really want to get that relaxed on any motorcycle.

 

Eric, only thing on two wheels I ride anymore is my wife's Electra bicycle. I am the motor.

Does that count?

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Yeah... my biking is limited to non-motorized models these days, too. :(

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The classiest bike ever made in the states was the ***INDIAN*** A purely magic machine for work and pleasure. Friend has one hidden in his lockup. Only takes it out just to run it up . 'n" do a little cruising .

 

Over here one don't ride a Harley . It a fashion accessory you wear it.

Me I fancy a Ducatti.

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Not sure you really want to get that relaxed on any motorcycle.

 

Jim was a very careful driver. But there are very few things that feel as good as riding a bike. Not sure with my arthritis if I could feel as comfortable on it these days, but great memories!

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Thanx for the photo .. It's a pity it's swamped in leather. My friend's bike is original with the cream tank .It may have been a cop bike before it was imported here.

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Knew a fellow back in the day who didn't own a car for years (admittedly there was almost always a woman in his life who had a car). His bike of choice was the Triumph--he loved them. He gave up riding when he passed 50, saying he had already broken too many bones and knew he wouldn't heal like he did 30 years before. I often wondered if he stuck to it.

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I fractured a couple ribs on a motorcycle once. I've had a couple other scrapes and bruise along the way, too. I'll ride till I feel I no longer have the reflexes for it. It's very, very difficult for a motorcycle rider to give that up. It's like telling a pilot they can no longer fly. It's been a torment to be without a motorcycle since March of 2009; longest stretch I've ever been without a bike, actually. :( The bicycle makes up for it a bit, but it ain't quite the same without all that power between your legs. ;)

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Had a BSA 650 Gold Star when I was nineteen . Wish I had it now . I sold it for the money to get married. I was one crazy chucklehead

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I finally wore my bike out. :(

 

http://noctslackv2.w...05/12/somedays/

 

YAY! Only one more tool coming before I can reassemble my bike and start riding again. I can hardly wait. I sure have missed riding every day. It's my mental health therapy along with exercise.

 

On a side note: the package I received today with one of the tools came from Guangdong (Canton), China. It only took 12 days for it to go around the world and end up in my mail box out by the street in front of my house. I know this is the new millennium and all that and I should be used to all this miraculous "smaller world" carp, but the fact is that I'm still darned impressed when holding a little package in my hands that was packed and shipped by a Chinese fellow or lady just 12 days ago and thousands of miles away on the other side of the world. Just fluking amazing, I think.

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I'd have been happier if it came from somewhere in the U.S., but there's nothing you personally can do about that. :'(

Glad your bike is almost on the road though. :thumbup:

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I'm out in the shop right now. I re-assembled everything I could on the bike. I just have to take the rear rim to my local shop and have them replace two broken spokes and straighten it a bit. Once that's done, I can put the cassette (rear sprocket set) on and the tube/tire and install it on the bike. Lastly, install the chain, adjust dérailleur cables, if necessary.

 

Then... RIDE! Woo-hoo! :yes:

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Yeah, me too. However, that previous post was about my bicycle... just so you know. ;)

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Well, must be a Friday the 13th/full moon thing.

 

I got my bike all back together. I even rode it around the block a couple times. However, while doing the final adjustments on the rear derailleur, a shifter cable broke.

 

*sigh*

 

I'll fixed this bike someday. I will, d*mmit! :angry2:

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