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by JC Viper
Sat May 28, 2011 7:06 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5427
Views: 609264

Re: What did you do today...

Greetings from California (back in NYC for Memorial day and my B-day) http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5149/5766610432_c77c38e6c4_b.jpg California and the Dodge Challenger have turned me into a Steve McQueen. I've been enduring a torturous examinations with the last one being on a borrowed Navy obstac...
by JC Viper
Sat May 28, 2011 6:57 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: E for Effort..and an EF for Epic Fail
Replies: 9
Views: 4573

Re: E for Effort..and an EF for Epic Fail

I don't see a problem with it. I've seen people who get sponsored to race with only a year or so riding under their belt and they weren't really any good.
by JC Viper
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:00 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Have used bike prices stablized from last year or even lower
Replies: 6
Views: 1736

Re: Have used bike prices stablized from last year or even l

Kawasaki has been aggressive at moving their bikes on the sales floor. Pricing, rebates, financing, cash incentives, etc. Used bikes are also pretty darn cheap now. I look through craigslist and find bikes that are in good shape and the asking price is very low from what I would expect at the dealer...
by JC Viper
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:42 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: 2010 Manual Stick Shift Cars (manual transmissions) list
Replies: 10
Views: 5183

Re: 2010 Manual Stick Shift Cars (manual transmissions) list

My brother and I share a Mazda 3 and it has Tiptronic-like semi-auto transmission. It's great if stuck in backed up traffic and you don't want to deal with a clutch but other than that I couldn't deal with it. Going from 1st to 2nd gives me a jolt that I wouldn't get in a manual transmission. It pre...
by JC Viper
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:28 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Why are Harleys cool?
Replies: 296
Views: 58982

Re: Why are Harleys cool?

Ahh, the Brits already did a nice study on the use of ABS in a magazine, either Visor Down or BIKE. All I can remember is the chart showing that ABS had the lowest braking distance compared to both brakes, front only and rear only. Though many of them would turn it off when taking their bikes off ro...
by JC Viper
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:21 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5427
Views: 609264

Re: What did you do today...

Backpacked all weekend, woke up this morning to realize me and one of the dad's on the trip had pitched our tent in a dip :?. At least the standing water was mostly on his side :lol:. But in all seriousness we had thick enough sleeping pads it did not bother us until we were awake, so not too bad. ...
by JC Viper
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5427
Views: 609264

Re: What did you do today...

Damn, my dad is being all pissy with me because he thinks I have all this money to go on trips which he thinks the one to California is my vacation. I come home to ask a favor or talk about whatever to my brother or mom and he becomes real annoyed and demands that I start supporting my sister if I h...
by JC Viper
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:40 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: What should be my first bike? Need lots of help.
Replies: 13
Views: 4624

Re: What should be my first bike? Need lots of help.

Ahh, the Speed Triple. The bike most rated as the best Hooligan bike out there 8)
by JC Viper
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:39 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: P.I.T mortors in NJ and the CCW Heist
Replies: 10
Views: 7274

Re: P.I.T mortors in NJ and the CCW Heist

That's a sweet bike. Getting to spend quality time with it now that it's home?
by JC Viper
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:35 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Good Morning / Goodnight
Replies: 33
Views: 8382

Re: Good Morning / Goodnight

I would love to be called away for work, any time, any day as it gives me a sense of purpose. Being at home it hits me that I have no life. Employers love me though, I am very flexible when out of school and in school I would fill up my schedule with any science lab/ Forensics Lab I can take as they...
by JC Viper
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:27 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: What did you do today...
Replies: 5427
Views: 609264

Re: What did you do today...

Good luck Wrider (yes I know I said it on Facebook as well) considering the job would fit you like a glove. Just discovered more of my friends and most of my family have given up on me leading me to the danger of constantly contacting the ones I have left to hang out only to leave them very annoyed ...
by JC Viper
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:19 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: 2010 Manual Stick Shift Cars (manual transmissions) list
Replies: 10
Views: 5183

Re: 2010 Manual Stick Shift Cars (manual transmissions) list

You know, I searched out for renting a manual transmission car for my stay in California to no avail. I, for some reason, hate driving automatic. Even if I'm tired, the manual drive keeps me engaged.
by JC Viper
Sat Apr 09, 2011 3:17 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Gone For a Few!
Replies: 9
Views: 3397

Re: Gone For a Few!

Have fun. No one needs fancy things to be real man anyway (How about iodine to purify the water... yes it's nasty tasting).
by JC Viper
Wed Apr 06, 2011 10:15 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Why are Harleys cool?
Replies: 296
Views: 58982

Re: Why are Harleys cool?

I thought the Yamaha FJR AE was doing well in terms of sales. Then there's the DCT Honda VFR 1200 and Aprilia Mana.
by JC Viper
Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:49 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Budget Jacket and Boots
Replies: 18
Views: 4844

Re: Budget Jacket and Boots

My leather jacket is supposed to only be water resistant but it takes a hell of a soaking before it lets any moisture through. Of course the jacket does get a bit heavy when wet and it doesn't smell to pleasant in that condition. I bought it from a small company at the International Motorcycle Show....
by JC Viper
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:30 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Why are Harleys cool?
Replies: 296
Views: 58982

Re: Why are Harleys cool?

I have always like the idea "The simplier the better", or K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple Stupid rule. Less to break, less to worry about, less cost and more reliablility. It's doesn't work for everything, but it does work. I'll even take a car with roll up windows and manual door mirrors in standard trans...
by JC Viper
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:12 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Brrrrr
Replies: 235
Views: 30498

Re: Brrrrr

Snowing hard here at work in Princeton, NJ. Fortunately too warm to stick (35F), but...... c'mon!!!! It's April, ferpetesake!!! Snow and 35F Friday, today it's 76F here. Tonight, violent thunderstorms, then back to more "normal" mid-50's temps. Good old NJ in spring...... :roll: We were at 62°F... ...
by JC Viper
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Safety at a Harley Biker Bar
Replies: 33
Views: 5094

Re: Saftey at a Harley Biker Bar

LOL.. is that true? AMF that used to own Harley-Davidson is the same AMF that owns Bowling Alleys? AMF was quite a powerhouse in its heyday; they were involved in NASA space projects, made bombs and other munitions for the US military, large scale food processing eqiupment and systems, etc, etc. Bu...
by JC Viper
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Budget Jacket and Boots
Replies: 18
Views: 4844

Re: Budget Jacket and Boots

They have composite toe boots that are lighter and just as strong... and don't show up on metal detectors.... Have you tried those? What brand (if so), do you like them? Mike I have tactical Magnum boots that contain a composite toe protector and non-metallic shank. It holds up as well as steel toe...
by JC Viper
Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:14 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Beer!
Replies: 30
Views: 10409

Re: Beer!

I was never a fan of alcohol... couldn't stand the taste. The few that I tolerate and actually like are Stella, Blue Moon and Corona, my asian family has a thing for Tsingtao. Even though I dislike alcohol, I have this weird admiration for whiskey (the American, Irish, whatever) because I love the a...