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    My Aching Back!

    Any suggestions on some sort of back brace for long rides? After about 400 mi it starts aching and I was thinking about one of those weight lifterÔÇÖs belts, but donÔÇÖt know if that would...
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    Positively Adorable

    When I read this article this morning my first impression was, "how cute".
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    I always ride within the posted speed limit...

    I always ride within the posted speed limit because I consider myself a responsible, mature adult citizen. Speeding is just stoopid!
    What I like to do is bust red lights----God I love that,...
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    Will be there for sure cuz it's only 225 miles...

    Will be there for sure cuz it's only 225 miles from home. Here's a better satellite photo of the fairgrounds' location at the junction of Rtes 185 & 8.
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    Night Vision Gadget

    We all know one or two of our friends who are gizmo/gadget addicts who are always buying frivolous high-techÔÇÖ toys and then, almost as an after thought, try to justify it by rationalizing it...
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    Heat resistant duct tape-----it fixes anything.

    Heat resistant duct tape-----it fixes anything.
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    Can you over-shoot the top by some distance or...

    Can you over-shoot the top by some distance or have to stop right at the crest? If it's really steep, I wouldn't carry a passenger for fear of pulling a wheel stand going up. When I used to trail...
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    Mine died at 40 MPH (2007 R1200R) just as though...

    Mine died at 40 MPH (2007 R1200R) just as though I switched off the ignition, quite suddenly with only 16K miles! Jump starting does no good and I was 100 mi from home---got it towed cuz there was...
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    Maybe the battery

    Same thing happened to me 1 yr ago this month at 40 MPH everything shutdown, no warning, nothing---just like I switched off the ignition key----5 hrs later and a tow truck. It was a faulty battery...
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    Great! Thanks---I'll do it.

    Great! Thanks---I'll do it.
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    I'd try a heat gun to soften it and use a wood or...

    I'd try a heat gun to soften it and use a wood or plastic scraper. Like the way you remove glued-on labels or decals without harming the substrate.
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    Get off your bike and give him a real big kiss on...

    Get off your bike and give him a real big kiss on the mouth and tell him you can't bare the thought of him not acknowledging your love for him any longer. He'll starting waving at you.
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    Michigan Ride Suggestion?

    I live in central IL and haven't been to Michigan since I was a young kid. I'm asking for suggestions for a scenic ride that includes small towns (not interested in large cities or congested roads)....
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    Turkey Vulture Bombardier

    Was southbound on Rt 26 near Brownsville, MN 2 weeks ago when I saw a turkey vulture in the middle of the road pecking on something about 300 yds ahead. As I got nearer it picked up the very, very...
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    Flying creature from the Apocalypse

    I was riding back from Ferryville, WI en route to central IL yesterday when I hit some sort of giant flying bug. It was like hitting a Cessna filled with yellow paint!
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    Jeesh, I'd forgotten about those bikes! All...

    Jeesh, I'd forgotten about those bikes! All bikes were cool to a young male. Females generally don't get it when it comes those macho things.
    rr
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    "the next month we were all sporting tassels on...

    "the next month we were all sporting tassels on our bike handlebars, and cards in our spokes"
    Ha,ha----forgot about that. Me and my "ridin" pals would also used cards with clothes pins and balloons...
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    What started it?

    This is (not actual photo) what put the bug in me in 1964 when my older brother bought an old Whizzer motorbike. One day he was gone and I worked up the nerve to sneak it out of the garage----had a...
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    I doubt any such lawsuits exist or advanced...

    I doubt any such lawsuits exist or advanced beyond the whining stage.
    What's so completely stoopid are shows like Myth Busters that give disclaimers before and after the show, "Don't try this at...
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    Oh, thanks a lot! Now I won't be able to sleep!...

    Oh, thanks a lot! Now I won't be able to sleep!
    That thing is way off the coolness chart!
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    Tick Warning!!!!!!

    Tick Warning !
    I hate it when people forward bogus warnings, and I have even done it myself a couple times unintentionally but this one is real, and it's really important!

    Please send...
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    I agree with the 12K switch over from...

    I agree with the 12K switch over from petrol-based to synthetic as I did and I run it for 10,000 miles thereafter between changes. Ya gotta let those rings seat! After 12K (after the 600 mile...
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    I'm a true believer in wearing high visibility...

    I'm a true believer in wearing high visibility outerwear, like a neon yellow vest and high vis' markings on my helmet. I even installed an amber headlamp bulb that is very noticeable day or night...
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    Corn---goooood, oak trees----baaaaaad. Glad...

    Corn---goooood, oak trees----baaaaaad.
    Glad there were no Harley riders around at the time!
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