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Forum: New Riders   07-05-2012, 10:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,892
Posted By TMK
Jahkx's comment is a great one that bears...

Jahkx's comment is a great one that bears repeating. Too much bike is frightening and if you are afraid to get out there and practice, you will never get better.

So, bearing in mind what the man...
Forum: New Riders   07-05-2012, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,154
Posted By TMK
I keep my visor about half way down most of the...

I keep my visor about half way down most of the time, it keeps the wind and most things out of my eyes. One time I had a bee clip the edge of my visor and explode into my face - thank God I wear...
Forum: New Riders   06-19-2012, 11:22 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,988
Posted By TMK
I didn't know that was a problem. You look...

I didn't know that was a problem. You look taller on the internet. :banana
Forum: New Riders   06-19-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,988
Posted By TMK
I don't like to walk next to bikes, I've seen...

I don't like to walk next to bikes, I've seen enough of them fall over away from people to think that's a bad idea.

I get on the bike, make the first point of the turn under power and then clamp...
Forum: New Riders   06-18-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,988
Posted By TMK
Backing into your parking spot works sometimes -...

Backing into your parking spot works sometimes - usually it's best with a crowned road where the gutter is a little lower than the middle of the road. The idea is to always have the part where you...
Forum: New Riders   06-18-2012, 04:10 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,988
Posted By TMK
Get a basic measurement, some sidewalk chalk and...

Get a basic measurement, some sidewalk chalk and hit a local parking lot. Mark out the limits in the chalk and then practice. You may find that it just can't be done and that's OK.

The kickstand...
Forum: New Riders   06-13-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,198
Posted By TMK
This is the right answer. You did your best, but...

This is the right answer. You did your best, but while you were riding you should have been thinking about just this situation and already had two or three escape routes up your sleeve. Sound...
Forum: New Riders   06-11-2012, 08:17 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,773
Posted By TMK
Great - you are off to an auspicious start! :) ...

Great - you are off to an auspicious start! :)

Mastering the basic controls means you are on your way to becoming a safe motorcyclist. It allows you to put your attention out on the road and be a...
Forum: General Sportbikes   06-08-2012, 12:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 586
Posted By TMK
Be carefully Lenny, that thing will get Squiggy...

Be carefully Lenny, that thing will get Squiggy with you.
Forum: General Sportbikes   06-08-2012, 12:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,801
Posted By TMK
If you are smashing your nuts you might be...

If you are smashing your nuts you might be reaching too far across the tank. Do your bars have any room to adjust? If you bring them up and back a bit (assuming they don't hit anything) it might...
Forum: General Sportbikes   06-13-2009, 01:56 AM
Replies: 6
  Um
Views: 394
Posted By TMK
400 bucks is a lot of money for a kid - or at...

400 bucks is a lot of money for a kid - or at least it used to be...

If its in halfway decent shape and lasts more than a year it would be worth it.
Forum: New Riders   06-03-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,018
Posted By TMK
Those pads didn't protect you from his...

Those pads didn't protect you from his abrasiveness now, did they? :)
Forum: General Sportbikes   06-03-2009, 12:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,244
Posted By TMK
They sell a product called "Heet" that is a kind...

They sell a product called "Heet" that is a kind of alcohol for gas tanks, but why would you think there is water in there?

Have you left it out in the rain a long time or hosed down the fuel cap...
Forum: General Sportbikes   06-02-2009, 07:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,807
Posted By TMK
This thread needs pics. Next time you meet...

This thread needs pics.

Next time you meet a chick from the internet for a ride, you should have Beowulf along so he can document it.
Forum: General Sportbikes   06-01-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,807
Posted By TMK
That's because the friend had a vision of her...

That's because the friend had a vision of her being choked to death at an isolated campground in the middle of the night by a crazy man she had just met on the internet....

Defineitly NOT on the...
Forum: New Riders   06-01-2009, 02:39 AM
Replies: 15
  Parking
Views: 1,183
Posted By TMK
Some places have a lot of leeway in where they...

Some places have a lot of leeway in where they will let you park, some will write you tickets if you stop in the striped zones. The only way to find out is ask or risk it and see if you get...
Forum: New Riders   06-01-2009, 02:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,938
Posted By TMK
Yep, as usual Kevin is right on - it will be a...

Yep, as usual Kevin is right on - it will be a great beginner bike.

Its a shame they've stopped making bikes like this.
Forum: General Sportbikes   06-01-2009, 12:41 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,807
Posted By TMK
Assless chaps and a picnic table....

Assless chaps and a picnic table....
Forum: General Sportbikes   05-31-2009, 07:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,329
Posted By TMK
Holy shit, dude! That's a lot a work. Its...

Holy shit, dude! That's a lot a work. Its awesome.

Best thing I can fab-up is a triple decker sammich.
Forum: General Sportbikes   05-31-2009, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,136
Posted By TMK
Those kind of threads get removed because they...

Those kind of threads get removed because they are death porn.

They're not especially hard to find if people want to google them. We mods don't advocate them being removed from the whole...
Forum: General Sportbikes   05-31-2009, 03:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,573
Posted By TMK
Wow, six weeks of experience. He must be an...

Wow, six weeks of experience. He must be an expert then.

Learning to really ride is like learning a language. When you first start out everything you learn makes you better. You go from nothing...
Forum: New Riders   05-31-2009, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By TMK
Nail polish is the way to go if you can find a...

Nail polish is the way to go if you can find a color that matches. Its durable as hell and even fills in the the area of the chip.

Otherwise, yeah your helmet is fine. If it was a huge rock and...
Forum: General Sportbikes   05-30-2009, 08:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,882
Posted By TMK
Has anyone made the obligatory Corey Hart joke...

Has anyone made the obligatory Corey Hart joke yet?
Forum: New Riders   05-28-2009, 08:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,940
Posted By TMK
You got any closeups of that 900? That looks...

You got any closeups of that 900? That looks like a pretty wild paint job.
Forum: New Riders   05-28-2009, 07:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,940
Posted By TMK
Dude, here's some advice you can use - either...

Dude, here's some advice you can use - either clean your garage or keep the door shut when you take photos.
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