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  1. Thread: Baiku

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    Baiku

    New tires Saturday
    Dealer made fun of my 'stitch
    It's hot but safer
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    Great rejoinder!

    Oh, very good!
  3. Court web site

    Here is the case page on the court's website...

    I'm going to try to go up there for the sentencing.
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    The First Afghan War 1838-1842 by J. A. Norris

    The First Afghan War 1838-1842 by J. A. Norris, 1967, Cambridge U. Press. Basically a recounting of the political and military miscalculations regarding an apparent threat from a foreign power to...
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    Sticky: How old at 600 miles?

    I'm not sure. I bought with a little less than 1200 original miles on it and I am almost sure that was in the year before I got it. It's like new...really...except that I slid into an irrigation...
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    Sticky: Motosport 1987 K100RS

    Just turned over 3000 miles on the ODO. Reportedly was previously owned by an industrial designer who bought it in 1987 and kept it in his living room as an art piece for 15 years. Purrs like a...
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    "like you didn't know"

    Actually the data is pretty strong that people are largely unaware of the extent of their own performance degradation through fatigue and, more importantly, through sleepiness. By the time one "feels...
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    How far do I have to ride for the best meal?

    I am in a slightly different position. I have eaten in great restaurants all over the world including Michelin 3 star restaurants in Europe. The best meal possible is the one I have when I get home....
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    What's all this talk about your anium?

    Depleted uranium is used in high velocity anti-aircraft guns like the Phalanx because it is extremely dense and therefore quite effective, especially against armored targets. It was used for...
  10. Thread: Baiku

    by RichardCook
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    Baiku

    RV lurks and reads
    Posts from many admirers
    Spring comes to my heart
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    Wrong order of learning things

    A lot of the trouble is the order in which skills are learned. Unfortunately, at present people learn to use phones, then learn to drive, and then learn to drink alcohol. It's crazy to allow a 16...
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    It's the one-way, no left turn nature of the road...

    What the highway engineers have told me:

    Dividing traffic and eliminating left turns are probably the most significant factors in slab safety but there are other elements as well.

    Keeping...
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    d'accord

    The only thing good about the good ole' days is that they're gone.
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    Talk to the Chief

    This is an easy one. Call the Chief or, even better, stop by his or her office and explain what happened. Don't complain...explain. Senior policemen are constantly reminded of the importance of...
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    New fairing!

    I just bought a new fairing in primer for my 1987 K100RS. Soon as I can get it painted, I will have the bike back to unblemished condition. Anyone want to recommend a paintshop?
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    1969

    Hodaka Ace90... brand spankin' new. Thought I was the bee's knees on that bike.
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    Pregnant....

    Excellent news about your first. I am about to be a grandfather for the fifth time.
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    Well, sort of...

    I've only taken two people for a ride on the MC. My Mom and my Aunt Kathy. Mom is 78 yrs old and has two artificial knees and an artificial shoulder. I gave her a ride to the cemetery where my Uncle,...
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    Paint work; where would you go?

    Where in Chicago would you go to have restoration paint work done? I would be willing to send the fairing out of state if I could be sure that the job would be done really well but I would, of...
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    Meep meep meep

    Beaker is definitely IN!
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    Great stuff...

    Wow, a great thread -- especially Paul's post just above this one.

    I wish I were someone who had overcome obstacles and struggled hard to make it but I have to tell you that my life has been a...
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    All well and good but...

    But what about the substance of the rumor? Is there any indication from any source that it is based on evidence? Aprilia manufactures in Italy. Manufacturing in China may be feasible and even...
  23. Thread: Baiku

    by RichardCook
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    Baiku

    Heart says go and ride
    Head says no, must stay at work
    All the gear, no time
  24. IPass and other thoughts

    Thanks, all, for the thoughtful comments. I am on call in the hospital tonight and won't be on the road until around 9AM tomorrow -- actually a good time to start a ride towards Detroit as the...
  25. Chicago to Toronto...suggested routing? hints & kinks?

    I am planning on riding from Chicago to Toronto next Monday and returning on Wednesday. Any suggestions on routing? Any hints or kinks re: crossing the border or Canadian travel? Thanks, RIC
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