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    I have a tough time lumping Honda's new...

    I have a tough time lumping Honda's new Not-Rebels into the beginner bike category. While on paper it makes the perfect beginner, the reality is a raked tree is something that serves to hamper the...
  2. Off topic --- when I saw the title I couldn't...

    Off topic --- when I saw the title I couldn't help myself for being reminded of the Dudeman Files...

    http://shadow-shack.20m.com/dudeman.html

    It's a lengthy yarn, but well worth the read:
  3. What kind of bike is it for and what does it...

    What kind of bike is it for and what does it attach to?

    I ran the part number through google and got nothing resembling the pic above --- I'm getting a small black Philips or JIS screw, neither of...
  4. Not necessarily. A facebook group can be started...

    Not necessarily. A facebook group can be started by anyone, and that starter can always turn admin rights over to anyone else and leave the group or "demote" themself to a regular member. For...
  5. I still chuckle at the irony behind the lengthy...

    I still chuckle at the irony behind the lengthy facebook BBO discussion several years ago about how the BBO forum isn't active.




    Seriously, think about that for a bit...and then go back and...
  6. Could this be an internet first? A spammer...

    Could this be an internet first? A spammer responding to a spammer?!?
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    I just got transferred to the graveyard shift and...

    I just got transferred to the graveyard shift and will be wearing the indoor uniform. Anyone following along from the first post knows what this means: I'm going back to the false sense of security...
  8. Personal observation? Freeway riding is the...

    Personal observation? Freeway riding is the endgame for beginning riders, not the starting point. You need to develop skills in braking and avoidance maneuvers and learning to do so at 80mph (posted...
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    Note that I was referring to LEGAL marijuana....

    Note that I was referring to LEGAL marijuana. There is still such a thing as illegal marijuana even where MJ is legal, i.e. you can't legally buy Maui Wowie, which is far more potent than the...
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    NV legalized it. I tried the legalized stuff. ...

    NV legalized it.
    I tried the legalized stuff.
    It was expensive.
    It took hours to produce the euphoric feeling.
    The euphoria lasted a whopping 15 minutes.
    Liquor is quicker, cheaper, and...
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    We have RideNow dealerships here (formerly...

    We have RideNow dealerships here (formerly Arizona Motorsports Group), the few times I've set foot in one --- and this was before the name change --- I was the only knowledgeable person on the...
  12. See, this is what we need to cater to if we have...

    See, this is what we need to cater to if we have any hopes of attracting social media users:
    ...
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    Personally I fail to see the difference between...

    Personally I fail to see the difference between impaired driving and finger banging on a phone while driving.
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    Like my sig says... Emphasis on the last...

    Like my sig says...



    Emphasis on the last two being applicable to this discussion.
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    In the immortal words of Chris Farley (in Tommy...

    In the immortal words of Chris Farley (in Tommy Boy)



    :mrgreen:

    My new (at the time) Honda never needed the warranty, although I would question the mechanically sound angle in relation to a...
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    Yep, and not ironical at all...it's often...

    Yep, and not ironical at all...it's often associated with dismantle/sawzall/rattlecan "itza bobber dood" bikez, "boiiiiiiiiii". :mrgreen:

    Unfortunately the OEM versions cost a lot more for the...
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    Rest assured, Trudeau is doing his best to make...

    Rest assured, Trudeau is doing his best to make things worse.
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    Chrome is definitely being phased out in favor of...

    Chrome is definitely being phased out in favor of the less expensive process, there are only a handful of chromium mines on the planet and the stuff just keeps getting more expensive. Like you said,...
  19. The simple fact is that the current trend is...

    The simple fact is that the current trend is social media, and forums are not social media (not by mainstream standards anyways). You can add all the special features you want and it's still a forum,...
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    I just use a cut-off wheel. Quick and easy,...

    I just use a cut-off wheel. Quick and easy, nothing worth preserving when it comes to a chain replacement. :wink:
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    I paid $500 for that grey one. :mrgreen: ...

    I paid $500 for that grey one. :mrgreen:



    Therein lies the problem. I could never get those parts plated no matter how much I was willing to spend. You can't polish something that has been...
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    Therein lies the problem, I just can't stomach...

    Therein lies the problem, I just can't stomach YABOB. It's far cheaper and easier to YABOB something that isn't (even if it means actual powder coating instead of rattle canning) than it is to...
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    Yeah we have a $15K minimum liability on any...

    Yeah we have a $15K minimum liability on any registered vehicle here. There are efforts to raise that to $25K, at which point our insurance policies will need adjusting if it goes through.



    The...
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    Just realize the 500 is a detuned version of your...

    Just realize the 500 is a detuned version of your CB500X. The +2 raked tree would take some getting used to, initially anyways. Frankly I find it disturbing Honda would bill a bike with a raked tree...
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    Speaking of "living the lie"... Ladies and...

    Speaking of "living the lie"...



    Ladies and gentlemen, I present you the VW Beetle of motorcycles. What Honda did here was take a pre-existing model --- the CB/CBR 300 & 500 (or in car speak,...
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