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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobmws View Post
    I'll bet he has deer whistles on his bike too.....
    I had a deer whistle. No matter how hard I blew on the thing the damn deer would not come. I think I was swindled.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyTrains View Post
    This whole myth got started by English car guys who thought their positive ground cars would get dead batteries if the bumper touched a tree.

    Scott Schifer
    So as an Electrical Engineer, I'm sure you know that ground is supposed to be (-)ve, positive volts will not flow in black wires, and Lucas Industries ruined British Leyland.

    Edit: Holy crap, 1,000 posts and only 4 good ones, counting this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobmws View Post
    I'll bet he has deer whistles on his bike too.....

    And a traffic signal magnet...

    Great things for attracting $$ out of wallets ....

    Quote Originally Posted by f14rio View Post

    fwiw, i have heard that you shouldn't store car batteries on a concrete floor. they should be stored on pieces of 2x4's
    That is done to avoid any battery acid residue on the case, or a crack leaking acid, from eating the concrete (calcium carbonate) making a nice white powder. It has nothing to do with electrics, only basic chemistry.


    Quote Originally Posted by MotorradMike View Post
    So as an Electrical Engineer, I'm sure you know that ground is supposed to be (-)ve, positive volts will not flow in black wires, and Lucas Industries ruined British Leyland.
    Don't forget Jaguar and Triumph...
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    Quote Originally Posted by AKBeemer View Post
    I had a deer whistle. No matter how hard I blew on the thing the damn deer would not come. I think I was swindled.
    You have to spit on 'em first; .......the deer, not the whistle.
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    Real helmets have magic coatings to protect your brain from gamma rays.....

    If you wear a fake beanie helmet gamma rays will pierce your brain....

    If gamma rays start piercing your brain you get brain damage....

    If you get brain damage you begin to think crazy things...

    If you begin to think crazy things you soon think the floor is sucking electrons from your battery....

    Stop thinking the floor is sucking electrons from your battery - wear a real helmet.

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    Which would cost more, a genuine HD kickstand insulator or a genuine BMW kickstand insulator?
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    Quote Originally Posted by twheats1 View Post
    Which would cost more, a genuine HD kickstand insulator or a genuine BMW kickstand insulator?
    Well, obviously the BMW insulator.

    Afterall, it would have 19 moving parts, involve a crown bearing that mysteriously self-destructs, have required maintenance every 4,000 miles and is on back-order from the Fatherland!
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    Quote Originally Posted by twheats1 View Post
    Which would cost more, a genuine HD kickstand insulator or a genuine BMW kickstand insulator?
    It would probably sell better if it had a 'Stich' logo on it somewhere and was "HI-VIZ" in color.
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    The myth about not setting batteries on concrete goes way back to when the case was made of wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14rio View Post
    anybody here heard that?
    Remember, the internet is the greatest source of unconfirmed information. I'm amazed at the amount of pure BS that can be found on it.

    Here is an example. Some will have you believe that an AGM battery is the battery of choice because it has an extremely low rate of self discharge. Thats fine if it is parked on a shelf, but when the standby current while it is connected to a parked motorcycle is hundreds of times greater, who cares how low the rate of self discharge is.

    I'd love to hear that Harley fella's theoretical explanation as to why he believes what he does.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalRider View Post

    I'd love to hear that Harley fella's theoretical explanation as to why he believes what he does.

    Assless chaps too tight ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ka5ysy View Post
    Assless chaps too tight ?
    I PM'd him for details, but he said he was busy ........... something about checking the blinker fluid level before a big 120 mile trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cehlbeck View Post
    If he's on Harley wouldn't the "loud pipes save lives" mantra frighten off the deer?

    But seriously a stock HD sounds pretty nice.
    you're right. Stock, they do sound sweet. But that crowd is into noise! So ya seldom hear a stock one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by f14rio View Post
    fwiw, i have heard that you shouldn't store car batteries on a concrete floor. they should be stored on pieces of 2x4's
    fwiw, I've been contacted by a Nigerian prince who needs my help in getting millions of dollars out of his country. I just need to send him all my ID and bank info so the money can be transferred into my account. I'm on the fence as to whether or not I believe him.

    Make sure the 2x4's are made of pine as they are more resistant to current flow than other woods. I think there's a mil-spec for this....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ka5ysy View Post
    Assless chaps too tight ?
    Are there chaps with asses? Wouldn't they just be pants?

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