MOTORCYCLIST QUOTES

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#41
This is my all time favourite of all favourite quotes ever. It came to me in a dream as I was relaxing under the tree of knowledge in a rest area somewhere...

"I ride it like I stole it in the morning, and then I ride it like I stole it in the afternoon, I wake up and ride some more just like I stole it in the evening until I get a free ride in the back of a police car, so when I make it to jail I will arrive in a very unattractive body, sliding sideways, body and mind throughly worn out, covered in unnecessary and ugly looking scares screaming, HeeeHawww, what a dumbass I am!"
 

SHUMBA

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#46
Most people crash because they give up on the turn. Just tip it in and BELIEVE
Freddy Spencer
Yes, and learn not to do that again...remember NEVER EVER LOOK at where you DON'T WANT TO GO.
Select a quiet stretch of road with a curve, and at a moderate or manageable speed; ride it and see if you are able to keep a constant track or distance from the centre line (on left curves) and a constant distance away from the outside line or shoulder of the road. Practice the same technique on the return right hand curve ensuring that you can keep a constant track. In both left and right hand curves; remember to accelerate as you are about to exit the curve.
Most importantly pick your entry speed by observing the (usually yellow) road signs that recommend a safe speed to negotiate the curve. Note, and very important, watch out for gravel that other vehicles often have sprayed onto the pavement.
as toompine stated, just tip it in and ride it out or you will get a new name and we would have to refer to you as
"tombpine"
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Yes, and learn not to do that again...remember NEVER EVER LOOK at where you DON'T WANT TO GO.
First ride on an S10 was a Star Days Demo in St Charles MO. Maybe 500 yards into it on a mild curve there was something off to the left that I focused on. Then OH CRAP where am I and this is not my bike! I was exactly where I should be if paying attention! That is when I knew a Ténéré would be mine!
 

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Sure they are....well, at least the quiet ones....
Hmmm, so what's this got to do with farts??
On hot days or on longer rides I frequently lock my feet onto the foot pegs and pinch my inner thighs into the petrol tank so I can stretch and if I want to look ahead above the cars ahead of me I can see what lies ahead. If a foot were to slip off the foot peg, that could lead to a disaster. I installed some tank pads on either side of the tank. So lock your knees onto a non slip surface as well.

Yes, I guess it does have something to do with farts because I almost always blow off a few when I am standing on my pegs.
Note, if you haven't tried or done this, please do so with the bike on the centre stand to get the hang of it. If you get it wrong on the road it can be hazardous.
Check with your local constabulary to ensure you are not "stunting". The tenere is a great bike and one can perform some cunning stunts with a little practice.
Ride safely...
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#51
Shumba, I have wondered how the Harley cruiser types ever get a nice fart, I can barely squeak one out when sitting on the saddle. I have to stand for relief. They can't stand on those laid back bikes, can they?
 
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OOOOO....that reminds me of another broken Beemer story. 1150RT-P....stopped....put the side stand down....let the bike start to lean....and realized "hey, this seems awfully far over"....just as it reached the point of no return. (even for me) The side stand snapped in two, about half way down the stalk, and the bike went clunk. The dealer put the blame on me, saying "that's from sitting on the bike when it's on the side stand". Due to the excessive gravity that I exert on things, I have NEVER sat on a bike that way. It was just an inferior piece of equipment.
 
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#54
OOOOO....that reminds me of another broken Beemer story. 1150RT-P....stopped....put the side stand down....let the bike start to lean....and realized "hey, this seems awfully far over"....just as it reached the point of no return. (even for me) The side stand snapped in two, about half way down the stalk, and the bike went clunk. The dealer put the blame on me, saying "that's from sitting on the bike when it's on the side stand". Due to the excessive gravity that I exert on things, I have NEVER sat on a bike that way. It was just an inferior piece of equipment.
BTDT. Shortly after I got the DR350 I pulled into the gas station at Panamint Springs Resort (Death Valley way), put my stand down, and started getting off the bike only for it to go *pop* and hit the ground.
 
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