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    A quick member/name search reveals as of October...

    A quick member/name search reveals as of October 27 (two full weeks after that bit of brilliance) she put the bike up for sale. Obviously she got bored and outgrew it. Her choice of gear will serve...
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    So this one got the necromancy...

    So this one got the necromancy treatment...frankly I'm amazed that someone took the time ---what with facebook being the welcoming instant gratification home that it is --- to scroll through five...
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    Poll: Does falling off the back during a wheelie count?...

    Does falling off the back during a wheelie count?

    (asking for a friend)
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    Hardly. That bike wouldn't pass any inspection in...

    Hardly. That bike wouldn't pass any inspection in any state. Wheelies are illegal in every state. No license plate on the bike is illegal...which means there's no insurance on it either, also illegal...
  5. Well...there was a merger with Suzuki back around...

    Well...there was a merger with Suzuki back around 2001 where the two companies were rebadging each other's models in their line ups and sharing production technologies. Getting involved with the...
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    That too has actually been a thing for some time...

    That too has actually been a thing for some time now. And look...he even performed the customary "cut the exhaust off after the first bend" mod too:

    ...
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    Poll: C> None of the above. This sounds suspiciously...

    C> None of the above.

    This sounds suspiciously like my attempt at a "Lay 'er Down" thread at the BBO facebook group. :mrgreen:

    (I'm actually disappointed at how all of the big beginner bike...
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    Seriously, you JUST can't make this stuff up: ...

    Seriously, you JUST can't make this stuff up:
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    I think the facebook group needs to be renamed...

    I think the facebook group needs to be renamed "Guess what liter+ motorcycle I'm learning on?"

    The mission is dead. The few voices of reason are the silent minority. I just don't see much in the...
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    You don't have to do facebook, you can still...

    You don't have to do facebook, you can still click the link and read the posts. :wink:

    So far, only the BBO crew has responded in a responsible manner. I'm actually upset that the low information...
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    I hit my limit at the FB BBO group. ...

    I hit my limit at the FB BBO group.

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3276903905732317&set=gm.10158621920101217&type=3&theater&ifg=1

    Can't wait to read the responses.
  12. ...and this is why too much seat height is never...

    ...and this is why too much seat height is never a good idea for a new rider.

    On top of all the other issues that disqualify that bike as a beginner bike too.
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    One of the facebook bike groups I...

    <facepalm>

    One of the facebook bike groups I oversea is having a lengthy discussion regarding "Tell us about how you had to lay it down". I'm almost tempted to post that one in the BBO facebook...
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    The problem with that is the facebook URL for the...

    The problem with that is the facebook URL for the pic is never permanent. It might last a few months, a few weeks, a few days, or a few hours...so if you link the FB pic to a forum the image...
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    Check it out doodz, I made my car into a hot rod...

    Check it out doodz, I made my car into a hot rod using the same principals:

    https://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/hosted/philwormald/images/MVC-854S.jpg
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    As I've alluded to in this thread, the vast...

    As I've alluded to in this thread, the vast majority of folks on facebook are not looking for advice. They want justification for their (often poor) choices. Which (again, more often than most want...
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    That 8 second/12 word attention span is a tough...

    That 8 second/12 word attention span is a tough one to penetrate. No matter how hard I try to use smaller words and shorter sentences, I just can't achieve those parameters.
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    You should try a non-beginner bike group on for...

    You should try a non-beginner bike group on for size, the levels of ignorance and "experts" increase exponentially.




    I admin a Shadow VLX group at facebook along with mod duties at a Rebel...
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    I simply measure the distance center-to-center...

    I simply measure the distance center-to-center between the axle and swingarm mount on both sides, adjusting the axle until both match.
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    I endorsed the hardtail mod, and Jeff comes along...

    I endorsed the hardtail mod, and Jeff comes along with a Dark Side endorsement. :mrgreen:
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    Not sure, but overinflated can lead to the same...

    Not sure, but overinflated can lead to the same blowouts that underinflated can.



    Well...my bike is rated for 29psi on the rear with a solo rider so I was at about 2/3 at 20. That said, I took...
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    Back when I had a hardtail* I dropped my back...

    Back when I had a hardtail* I dropped my back tire pressure down to 20psi, just for a little "boinginess". It held in turns (at least as well as a hardtail can hold) but I could tell when it dropped...
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    True, they don't. But you had best believe...

    True, they don't.

    But you had best believe they certainly did help folks with fair to decent credit (which hadn't been affected yet as UE began ramping up). One can maintain good credit and live...
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    Cut link off old chain, leave chain on bike. Tie...

    Cut link off old chain, leave chain on bike. Tie end of new chain to end of old chain with wire, twine, whatever. Pull new chain around front sprocket via old chain.
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    One unit = one motorcycle sale Type of...

    One unit = one motorcycle sale

    Type of motorcycle is irrelevant. In other words, Harley sells more cruisers (which is the only thing they sell) than Honda sells TOTAL COMBINED in cruisers, sport...
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