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  1. Kawasaki motorcycles to be spun off from KHI in 2022....

    Yup.

    In other news, Zero signed an agreement with Polaris.

    Look for an electric "side by side" in a showroom near you. Maybe even an "Indian" that's electric...
  2. Thread: Crashing

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    Poll: Yup, crashing forwards does give you a chance to...

    Yup, crashing forwards does give you a chance to prepare for a known impact.

    Crashing backwards leaves little more than "hope for best."

    Crashing backwards leaves all your knowledge to the...
  3. Thread: Tire studs

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    They're also very effective in wet/slimy...

    They're also very effective in wet/slimy leaves/roots.
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    Even better, instead of coolant, use ethanol....

    Even better, instead of coolant, use ethanol....
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    How about this?...

    How about this?
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201015/68ec1e047a666541c8a65d48503a4a14.jpg


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Lemme try a better pic....

    Lemme try a better pic.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20201015/fee9dc62ea4c5038ccebf50f7875e71f.jpg


    EDIT~ The front wheel was laced typically.
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    I went to a Honda dealer this am. I walk in the...

    I went to a Honda dealer this am. I walk in the showroom, and see a MONTESA!

    Anyway, as I’m twisting the rear tire knobbs, I notice the rear wheel spokes. I saw this and thought “hummm...”

    What...
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    Harley rear wheel bearings?

    Harley rear wheel bearings?
  9. If she would have started on dirtbikes, she...

    If she would have started on dirtbikes, she would've been ready for that edge's effect on her moto...

    She's also a bit short for that seat height, and the lower part of the shoulder.

    Being...
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    Nice to see "Lucy55" checking in!

    Nice to see "Lucy55" checking in!
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    You are aware that Shoei has a custom fitting...

    You are aware that Shoei has a custom fitting program and can change/adjust the pad sizes to help fit riders?

    It's very close to the MSF Headquarters office in Irvine. Just FYI.

    I'm pretty...
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    I know where there's a BLUE Triumph Tiger... ...

    I know where there's a BLUE Triumph Tiger...


    ...and, as an added plus, you've already ridden it, Missy!8)
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    steve...get the house BEFORE the bike. Dunno if...

    steve...get the house BEFORE the bike. Dunno if now is a good time to buy, but money's cheap, but prices are strong. I'm thinking in 12-18 months, there should be a "price correction" as LOTS of...
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    Be sure you hold on to those dumb bells. Those...

    Be sure you hold on to those dumb bells. Those are commanding good pricing, right now.

    Maybe substitute rubber bands for string. Just inter lock them together, then stretch 'em.

    I've been...
  15. Thread: 2020

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    Yup, 2020 is certainly for the history books....

    Yup, 2020 is certainly for the history books....
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    What I’ve recently discovered is that some...

    What I’ve recently discovered is that some motorcycles come with tire pressure monitoring systems AND temperature monitoring systems, in real time.
    This may cause riders to “obsess” over this add’l...
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    I’ve used string, flourescent bulbs, rubber bands...

    I’ve used string, flourescent bulbs, rubber bands tied together, bar stock, all to get the rear wheel as close as possible, to the longitudinal axis.
    Even need to inspect the rear tire carcass for...
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    My brother had this painted on the back of his...

    My brother had this painted on the back of his yacht:

    "You can't put a price on a good time."
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    Sounds like you taught him well. He's way ahead...

    Sounds like you taught him well. He's way ahead of the curve, if he's got any kind of retirement strategy.

    50% of Americans have *zippo in any retirement. That's kinda scary. I guess those will...
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    Likely. I don't recall seeing that you changed...

    Likely. I don't recall seeing that you changed the sprockets, along with the chain. Did you?
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    Saving 30% of his income is admirable. It sounds...

    Saving 30% of his income is admirable. It sounds like his previous experience taught him financial responsibility. He can shop for the KaTooM as long as he has all the more important things in his...
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    CC companies go to college campuses, and "enroll"...

    CC companies go to college campuses, and "enroll" students to their credit treadmill. Some, even come to high schools...

    Well, they did, up until COVID...
  23. Thread: On any Wednesday

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    The downside to tapatalk is you can only put 1...

    The downside to tapatalk is you can only put 1 photo per post, unless you pay for an upgrade. (I like to give the mods here, something to do, by collating the photos into 1 single post!)...
  24. Thread: On any Wednesday

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    Here’s an example of yesterday’s ride....

    Here’s an example of yesterday’s ride.
    https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20200625/8d49641ffec23337572e24a9222f3a52.jpg


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. Thread: On any Wednesday

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    If you have "phone" pics, just use "tapatalk."...

    If you have "phone" pics, just use "tapatalk." It's super easy, but you can only load 5mg size (or smaller) pics, IIRC.

    On 2nd thought, I might be thinking of "garagetalk."

    Yes, I think...
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