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    Looks more like Mars with a paved road. :sad:

    Looks more like Mars with a paved road. :sad:
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    Prophetic post, here. My thoughts and prayers to...

    Prophetic post, here. My thoughts and prayers to those affected by the fires, some really intense videos out there :shock:
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    Wow, hood flew up on the vehicle, the driver...

    Wow, hood flew up on the vehicle, the driver probably bought it to a stop in a panic and collected the rider. Wrong place, wrong time. RIP

    :(
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    That pic looks like an airbag deployed?

    That pic looks like an airbag deployed?
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    Whenever there is a 4 lane street with a suicide...

    Whenever there is a 4 lane street with a suicide turn lane I always go to the inside of the inside lane, hugging the solid line for the turn lane. This gives maximum visibility from both sides, to be...
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    The wheel and steering head bearings are fine, no...

    The wheel and steering head bearings are fine, no play... fork air pressure a bit above maximum spec of 10 psi. It just felt like the front tire was digging in, causing the forks to compress, and the...
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    Front end "tuck"?

    Not finding anything with a forum search on this one, so here goes.

    This morning, finishing my commute to work on my Voyager XII, kinda big old sofa on wheels and air suspension... the last turn...
  8. Thread: New "old guy"

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    Great post.

    Great post.
  9. Thread: Crash!

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    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Brake-flasher-s...

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/Universal-Brake-flasher-strober-flasher-for-any-car-bike-moped-or-atv-/272694124005?hash=item3f7dd61de5

    All my bikes have this flasher, it's about the size of a postage...
  10. Thread: Crash!

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    The mirrors on my bikes are slightly convex so...

    The mirrors on my bikes are slightly convex so things are a little closer than they appear. It *is* tricky to judge distance and speed, so I stay glued to them until the approaching vehicle is...
  11. Thread: Crash!

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    Glad to hear you are OK. Bikes can be fixed,...

    Glad to hear you are OK. Bikes can be fixed, wounds take more time to heal.

    Out of fear of this kind of incident, my bikes have been farkled to include bright LED tail/stop lamps and have...
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    ARC's are hard to find, period, so I considered...

    ARC's are hard to find, period, so I considered myself fortunate to have one close by. They said that ARC is only offered on the local range because it has the best quality surface of all the...
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    Well, did the course last weekend, it was...

    Well, did the course last weekend, it was identical to the course I had two years ago. The only difference this time was that there were no rider coaches among the students.

    Nine students. Roll...
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    Not sure i want to be downwind of a guy breaking...

    Not sure i want to be downwind of a guy breaking wind :vomit: :shock:

    Yep, lean into it and suck it up. It's about all you can do with a strong crosswind, IMO
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    Advanced Rider Course, I'm going

    Some changes have taken place in the local instruction scene. The rider education programs are now administered locally by Illinois Central College, instead of the University of Illinois. And,...
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    I've had my Voyager out for a couple work...

    I've had my Voyager out for a couple work commutes this week, but not today cause it's the 118th of January :evil:
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    Weather to ride, or not

    Is this winter ever going to go away? I'm going to have to get the trickle charger back out!! :saaad:
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    A windshield makes a big difference in the amount...

    A windshield makes a big difference in the amount of wind pressure against your chest, which may feel as if it's trying to push you away from the handlebars. As for helmet buffeting, it 'might' help,...
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    Photobucket used to be awesome.

    Photobucket used to be awesome.
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    Challenge met, move on to the music store! ...

    Challenge met, move on to the music store!

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    The Christmas movie season is upon us, so... ...

    The Christmas movie season is upon us, so...

    Your motorcycle in front of a movie theater marquee. Bonus for old theater still in operation.
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    Closest thing I could find. Santa's house,...

    Closest thing I could find. Santa's house, downtown in Central Park.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20171210/dc91b01301189520e27685a08d377bfd.jpg

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    The answer depends largely on things like cloud...

    The answer depends largely on things like cloud cover, wind and humidity. A sunny calm 38 day isn't as bad as an overcast and windy 38 day. A windshield helps a lot. Gauntlet gloves prevent cold air...
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    :( That sucks. How old was the bike?

    :( That sucks. How old was the bike?
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    meh... steak n shake used to sell a burger with...

    meh... steak n shake used to sell a burger with seven, count em, seven patties with cheese...
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