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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: OEM Brake Pad question
« Last post by gPink on Today at 07:01:11 am »
RIP R. Lee
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Open Forum / Re: Hawaii votes to allow motorcycle shoulder passing
« Last post by Deziner on Yesterday at 11:38:44 pm »
I've only ridden in Arizona for about 35 years now so I may not know as much as others about riding in the heat. At times, I find it quite uncomfortable when stuck in traffic and the temperature is well in excess of 100 degrees. Maybe it's just me....

I also spend a lot of time on the Left Coast. Been there several hundred times over the years, both riding and driving. Usually riding. I'm sure I have thousands of miles splitting lanes and for the vast majority of those miles, have usually been given more than enough room to split lanes safely. I can say without reservation that in all but a few instances, the a$$holes that crowded me had OTHER THAN CALIFORNIA PLATES. Usually AZ or NV tags.

Please don't go on about special privileges. Unless, of course, you bring up the 1 ton extended cab, 8 foot bed dually with just the driver in it that takes up as much room as at least 4 motorcycles. Or the motorhome that takes up as much as 8. (Unless it's towing a huge trailer then it's up to about 12 motorcycles worth of road.) Or special parking for "Low Emitting, Fuel Efficient Vehicles" that motorcycles are prohibited from using. Or all of the Handicapped spots being used by people, and I use that term loosely, too daggum fat to walk to the store. Or bicycle lanes. Or pedestrians crossing the street with the "Don't Walk" sign flashing while they mess up traffic. I could go on and on, but I digress.

If you don't want to split lanes, don't. No one is forcing you to do so. Don't do anything that you don't feel safe doing. I know good and well that every time I ride my motorcycle may be my last. I accept that. If you're going to ride,  you're gonna go down. Believe it. Motorcycling it self is not inherently dangerous. It is, however, extremely unforgiving of inattention, ignorance, and/or incompetence. Of the motorcyclist AND those around him. Riding at a snail's pace in traffic readily lends itself to inattention. I have never been anything but ON TOP OF MY GAME  when splitting lanes. Or riding fast. That's just me.

All of that aside, I would much rather split lanes than ride on the shoulder.
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: OEM Brake Pad question
« Last post by MAN OF BLUES on Yesterday at 09:47:00 pm »
If not then he's not really GODDDD!

meh, Abe had an Amish beard...  :chugbeer: :thumbs: :rotflmao: :rotflmao:
I was gonna say something like that, but this says it better...

https://youtu.be/9t4FgmaKOy8

and it ain't the "Jung ian thing, y'a know, about duality of war,  and stuff" :hail: :grouphug: :salute: :salute: :salute:
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Open Forum / Re: Hawaii votes to allow motorcycle shoulder passing
« Last post by bigdt73 on Yesterday at 08:48:26 pm »
I just want to not die from heat stroke wearing protective gear and helmet, in the full sun, with no wind, and cars all around spewing tons of additional heat, while cagers are sitting in air conditioned lounge recliners reading their phones, listening to 7 speaker stereos, in the shade, in shorts, and sipping nice beverages, usually without having to cycle a clutch constantly, during the extreme delays.

On other fronts, motorcyclists push for HOV access, and that seems reasonable, just like tolls should be less.  Motorcycles are only a fraction of the weight, emissions, gas use, and size of cars, and only a fraction of the wear on the roads.  Many can only [or reasonably only] carry one person.  And in many situations, they take up far less parking space.

I certainly don't expect special motorcycle lanes, that really is unreasonable.

I agree with you regarding the tolls as well as the HOV access.  Here in Arizona we have many HOV lanes that allow motorcycles all the time and it really is a godsend even thought I sometimes get the "evil eye" from the cagers.
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Wanted / Re: WTT: 1972 VW Beetle for C14
« Last post by blue72beetle on Yesterday at 07:53:35 pm »
Indiana Dunes, Lake Michigan.
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The Bike - C10 / Re: Fuel injection retrofit
« Last post by gpineau on Yesterday at 07:30:30 pm »
Not keeping it secret. Just wanted to understand it and that is is a viable solution before sending everyone off to chase after it. Looks good so far.

Maybe you have already heard of them but I never did until about 4 days ago.

I think they are based in England and are miles ahead of my one off prototype.

Here is a link that will get you to their website.

https://speeduino.com/wiki/index.php/Overview
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Wanted / Re: WTT: 1972 VW Beetle for C14
« Last post by gPink on Yesterday at 07:10:30 pm »
Is the photo Great Lakes or salt water?
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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: OEM Brake Pad question
« Last post by gPink on Yesterday at 07:02:06 pm »
There we go, two exact opposite opinions (mine thoughts are the exact inverse).  ;D  This is what happens when we humans are given choices; Henry Ford had it right in only offering the Model T in black- no one complained about the color until there were choices.

I think Mr. Lincoln might say, if he was a motorcycle rider, something such as: ' In great questions in motorcycling, each party claims to act in accordance with the will of God. Both may be, and one must be, wrong. God cannot be for and against the same thing at the same time.' So one or both of us is wrong and now it is up to Marty to decide which it is.....    :rotflmao:

Brian

If not then he's not really GODDDD!
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Wanted / Re: WTT: 1972 VW Beetle for C14
« Last post by MAN OF BLUES on Yesterday at 06:40:21 pm »
Amazing. I remember the day my dad  brought home  a 1969 Beetle.   $1,900  out the door.

yeah, it was about the same in '72-'73, they couldn't give them away...
a "loaded de-lux Super Beetle" $2200 o.t.d., about the same price as a Vega...with a 4 spd, and airconditioning... and if you popped the big $$ you could get a Cosworth Vega for $3000..
asking for a trade on a '10-'12 C14, today, is kind of humorous, and provokes one to laugh, and ask.... how many miles on the Bug... as for picture, the Bug doesn't have a lot of 'shiny' surfaces ......
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Wanted / Re: WTT: 1972 VW Beetle for C14
« Last post by Daytona_Mike on Yesterday at 05:55:41 pm »
Amazing. I remember the day my dad  brought home  a 1969 Beetle.   $1,900  out the door. 
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