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6 hours ago, Perro Del Diablo said:

isn't that same thing as the bike peeing itself with different clothes :P

I have no idea what that means. 
 

Is this slow biker humor? 
 

Slow as in :wacko:

 

 

:P

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Here's a fine bike video for you!

 

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I had not watched that video until Pat made his comment. My first thought was that was a wonderful takedown. Thought number two was that they sure hell could not get away with that here in the states.

 

How would he know it was a gassed up motorcycle? If I was planning that, from the police point of view, I would have rigged that bike with a itty bitty tank holding just a couple ounces of gas. Just enough to keep it sitting there idling till he came out and got on and goosed it.

 

Yeah, maroon about covers it.

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6 minutes ago, Alpo said:

If I was planning that, from the police point of view, I would have rigged that bike with a itty bitty tank holding just a couple ounces of gas. Just enough to keep it sitting there idling till he came out and got on and goosed it.

 

Or just turn the fuel off. In his state of mind, he probably wouldn't have realized that it was shut off.

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The first time I rode a motorcycle.

 

My friend had a lady Yamaha 50. He's riding down the road and I'm following him in my car and the bike stopped. He reaches underneath the tank and turn some little lever, starts the bike back up and we go to a gas station. I asked him about that and he tells me it's to turn the reserve on. When the tank runs dry you flip that little lever and that gives you a pint or so of gasoline, which should normally give you enough fuel to get to a gas station and fill the tank up.

 

Later that day we are at my house, and he offers to let me ride his bike. I get about two blocks away and the bike dies. I think, "out of gas", and reach down and turn the little lever. Then I think, "no he just put gas in it. It can't be out of gas", and I turn the little lever back to where it was. Now, just for gits and shiggles, I attempt to start it, and it fires right up, so I ride it another couple of blocks, and it dies again.

 

After pushing it four blocks back to the house, my friend explains to me that the little lever is three position. One position turns the fuel off from the tank to the gas line. And he had automatically put it in that position when he stopped the bike at my house. Not knowing about this, I had not turned it back on, so when I started it and drove off, I went as far as the fuel in the line would take me. Then when I thought I needed to turn it on reserve, I had actually turned the fuel on, which filled the line back up. Then when I turned the switch back the other way, I turned the gas off again, and was able to ride only another two blocks on the gas that was in the line.

 

Motorcycles are fun.

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My bike doesn’t have a little valve for on / off / reserve. It’s fuel injected so the gas s always on. It holds 5 1/2 gallons of gas. When you get down to 1 1/2 gallons the LCD flashes. Not very prominent or attention getting but when you get down to 1/2 gallon the black LCD flashes faster and a red light comes on. 
I get around 50 MPG so when you get down to where indicators are coming on you still have a ways to go before you end up pushing the bike. 

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My bike would go 11 miles on reserve. How do I know - the nearest gas station was 11.25 miles. Fortunately, I was able to coast down hill the rest of the way (on the sidewalk on the left side of the road).:rolleyes:

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That appears to be a strange way to do it.

 

I would take my left foot and push the center stand down. My right foot would be on the ground. While holding the center stand down with my left foot, I would pull backwards on the handlebars while pushing with my right leg, which rocked the bike up onto the center stand.

 

I don't know if I could have done that with an ElectraGlide, but it worked pretty good with my 850 Commando.

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Don't use a center stand when parking on hot asphalt. Use your kickstand with a soda can under it.

 

Saw a BMW in the casino parking lot at Stateline NV being lifted out of the asphalt by a tow truck one summer.  

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7 hours ago, Sedalia Dave said:

Don't use a center stand when parking on hot asphalt. Use your kickstand with a soda can under it.

 

Saw a BMW in the casino parking lot at Stateline NV being lifted out of the asphalt by a tow truck one summer.  

An extended kickstand is handy, no digging in a saddle bag for a parking puck before you can dismount.  Also works for grass parking.

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11 hours ago, Sedalia Dave said:

Don't use a center stand when parking on hot asphalt. Use your kickstand with a soda can under it.

 

Saw a BMW in the casino parking lot at Stateline NV being lifted out of the asphalt by a tow truck one summer.  

 

Years ago I was pulling into my shop parking lot at our rail facility in downtown LA. It was around 105 degrees. Just a tad warm.;)

Anyway, one of my guys had this beautiful Harley 1200 Sportster and it was literally almost on it's side. His kickstand had sunk into the asphalt. I ran in and got him and he and I had to pick that bike up after the shade of  the bike cooled  the asphalt and it solidified around the kickstand. It took 3 of us to stand it up.

That day I went to this little bike shop in Pasadena and bought some kickstand pucks  to leave i the bike parking area so that wouldn't happen again.

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When my (former) company built a new office complex, I was queried about motorcycle parking requirements as I was probably the most consistent and well known rider in engineering.

 

I told them to put in concrete pads instead of asphalt for the reasons stated previously and to put the parking in the areas closest to the buildings to deter theft (which had occurred at the previous location).

 

To my surprise, they listened to me and followed both suggestions!:D

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I have a stand puck attached to a length of paracord. The other end is attached to my LH saddle bag. Whenever I need it I can retrieve it without dismounting. When leaving I can retrieve it just as easily.

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Vroom vroom

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1 hour ago, Perro Del Diablo said:

170 Bicycle Memes and Humor ideas | bike, bicycle, cycling memes

I can hear it now…

 

Doctor: How did you get gored by a bull’s horns?

PDD: Oh, I crashed my bicycle.

Doctor: :blink:

 

Just show the doctor the photo Perro…don’t bother explaining. :lol:

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Bidgun Quail: what happened Pat? Were you running with the bulls at Pamplona?

 

Pat: no. There was this dork on a bicycle...

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1 minute ago, Cold Lake Kid, SASS # 51474 said:

2035, Canada and California approved bike.

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Meet the "Phallicycle..."

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