Author Topic: How to ride a motorcycle  (Read 992 times)

Offline Chaos

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How to ride a motorcycle
« on: July 16, 2018, 12:46:17 PM »
I believe learning to "tootel melodiously" is the key here  :hehehe
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1987 K75S    VIN 0231
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Offline Laitch

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Re: How to ride a motorcycle
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2018, 12:52:18 PM »
Get yer festive dog outta my yard!
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Offline Barry in IN

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Re: How to ride a motorcycle
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2018, 01:27:17 PM »
Or you’ll press his brake foot?
Please don’t explode his exhaust box.
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Offline Filmcamera

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Re: How to ride a motorcycle
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2018, 01:39:57 PM »
Oh save me from the dreaded skid demon...
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Offline bocutter Ed

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Re: How to ride a motorcycle
« Reply #4 on: July 16, 2018, 03:01:56 PM »
Imagine having that quality of translation in your service manual ...  :yow

I wonder if that era moto manuals were better than the press manuals I had to deal with in the late '70s.  :falldown:
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Offline Gibson

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Re: How to ride a motorcycle
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2018, 03:42:25 PM »
That's great!! :clap:Beware the wondering horse :nono
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Offline Martin

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Re: How to ride a motorcycle
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2018, 04:25:28 PM »
 Confucius say man who tape Hondas warning to tank may fear not the festive dog the wandering horse or the skid demon. And the tootling of your melodious horn will bring joy to all you tootle at. :riding:

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Offline bocutter Ed

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Re: How to ride a motorcycle
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2018, 04:45:20 PM »
the tootling of your melodious horn will bring joy
Tootling on the DS60 gives "quack, quack" ... and gets wtfoo
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Offline duckhawk

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Re: How to ride a motorcycle
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2018, 05:01:50 PM »
#5 sounds familiar.
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"Go soothingly on the grease mud as there lurk the skid devil."

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Offline Martin

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Re: How to ride a motorcycle
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2018, 05:12:52 PM »
The tootling of my Bricks melodious 140 Db airhorn brings on heart attacks, causes small children to cry and dogs to bolt at the speed of a thousand startled Gazelles. :hehehe
Regards Martin.
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Offline The Mighty Gryphon

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Re: How to ride a motorcycle
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2018, 10:00:24 PM »
Reminds me of the Kawasaki factory shop manual for my 1968 F3 Bushwacker.  In the chapter on preparation for competition was this nugget of advice regarding the chain:  "caulk the chain continuously in advance of loss"

I must admit whoever did the translation did an infinitely better job than I would have done.

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Offline Skunky

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Re: How to ride a motorcycle
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2018, 05:34:59 PM »
Here's a lovely piece of BMW marketing from New York 1965.

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Offline beemuker

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Re: How to ride a motorcycle
« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2018, 09:16:12 AM »
#4 revised for 2018: Give big space to cagers on mobile devices held in hand
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