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    Sticky: A coworker lost his bike and car in the Harvey...

    A coworker lost his bike and car in the Harvey flooding. Replaced only the bike for now. He picked up a new FZ-07. It's a nice ride. Other coworkers have the FZ-09. All love 'em.

    Yep, we have a...
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    OK, Shadow. You win. I can't say I've ever gotten...

    OK, Shadow. You win. I can't say I've ever gotten an animal on my bike. Happy birthday to lil' Shadow!
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    I've already managed five bags of groceries,...

    I've already managed five bags of groceries, including a frozen pizza in the 52-liter top case. That day, I moved my backpack to my back, and I bungied my gym bag to the pillion. I've actually had...
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    We can't sell Lindsey's car, because she needs it...

    We can't sell Lindsey's car, because she needs it (and its carrying capacity) for work. I have actually thought numerous times about going "bike only" and selling my car. When I can complete the...
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    I have always had only one bike. 1) That's all I...

    I have always had only one bike. 1) That's all I can afford to buy, and 2) That's all the fits in the garage with the two cars.
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    From one Texan to another, you may want dedicated...

    From one Texan to another, you may want dedicated winter gear. I have a mesh jacket that I use Spring/Summer/Fall, and I have a winter jacket I use for the Almost Winter/Winter/It's Only Winter in...
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    Oh, hey! Welcome back, Bull! I was JUST wondering...

    Oh, hey! Welcome back, Bull! I was JUST wondering how you were, as I recently told the story of the Waco ride -- which was my first BB ride *and* my first weekend trip -- and your unnatural...
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    Best advice yet.

    Best advice yet.
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    Here's how I handle it: "Of course there's a...

    Here's how I handle it:

    "Of course there's a level of risk with riding motorcycles. To mitigate that risk, I have taken training courses, I have learned how to be a defensive rider, and I wear the...
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    I can't say I like a certain model, but I chose...

    I can't say I like a certain model, but I chose the Countour ROAM3, because it has a similar design to the one you posted. That said, the mic is crap. The Sena you posted has a true mic and would be...
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    First and foremost, I don't lump scooter riders...

    First and foremost, I don't lump scooter riders into one group. People do that with motorcyclists -- how we ALL speed, do wheelies, lane split at 75 MPH, and likely sacrifice baby llamas in our spare...
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    Sounds like this is a cambered road. My...

    Sounds like this is a cambered road. My hairdresser lives on such a road. When I go for my appointments, I am very careful when I park. Granted, my bike is only about an inch or so shorter than the...
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    2007 Triumph Rocket III Ad Campaign :lol:

    Someone posted a link to this in our company HipChat channel for Motorcycling. Of course, I had to share it here.


    https://youtu.be/n0LSh97AbMw
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    I meant exactly what I said. Of course mileage...

    I meant exactly what I said. Of course mileage may vary, depending on where you are. Since we don't know where the OP is, I qualified my statement with my local conditions (as you did), just in case...
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    When the temps are in the 90s and above, which is...

    When the temps are in the 90s and above, which is basically every day here from now until mid to late September, this white-mesh-jacket-wearing rider emphatically disagrees with this statement.
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    To drive for Uber, you have to have a valid...

    To drive for Uber, you have to have a valid driver's license, your car has to be a late-model vehicle in good working order, and you have to pass their background check. Apparently it's the last part...
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    I don't know where you live, but I'm in the Texas...

    I don't know where you live, but I'm in the Texas Gulf Coast, where it's hot and humid in the summer. Even on the hottest days, when the heat index is over 100*, it's still relatively cool (about...
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    It wasn't officially part of the public school...

    It wasn't officially part of the public school system when I took Driver's Ed in 1980. The year I turned 16, the course was offered only as an elective and only the first semester of the school year....
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    BMWs have a weird blinker system. There are, for...

    BMWs have a weird blinker system. There are, for lack of a better term, flipper paddles on each side, and a cancel button on the throttle side. The horn button is exactly like the cancel switch, but...
  20. My Shadow didn't have the issue, but the Beemer...

    My Shadow didn't have the issue, but the Beemer does. I can't trigger the exit gate to open in my condo complex. I got a green light trigger, and it seems to work for lights, but not my complex gate....
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    I thought about this post after a slight incident...

    I thought about this post after a slight incident during my commute home. I was coming around a curve, when someone who had entered the median to turn into the direction I was headed, did not stop...
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    Sticky: YAY! Another Texan! There's some great riding...

    YAY! Another Texan!

    There's some great riding in your area, BTW. I love the Hill Country.
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    I didn't even mind the construction traffic I hit...

    I didn't even mind the construction traffic I hit getting to the office. Sure, it cut down on the "WHEEEE!" factor a bit, but it helped me test how the bike idles after it really warms up. I'm...
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    Happy to announce that, after 2.5 weeks in the...

    Happy to announce that, after 2.5 weeks in the shop, Eyegore is back on the road, and the idle/stalling issue seems fixed. Even better? Cost of repair was way lower than expected.

    For those who...
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    That's exactly why, despite being drawn by the...

    That's exactly why, despite being drawn by the challenge of the road, I'm not overly anxious to ride it.
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