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by bok
Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:48 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Please critique me...constructively
Replies: 21
Views: 8363

i'll just say that pushing your butt over to the outside of the turn gives you a bit more stability. sure you could do the tight stuff with yourself just bolt upright in the saddle, but by putting yourself off to the side a bit you counteract the forces a bit better...of course the exact opposite is...
by bok
Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:41 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: not entirely a new guy but HI
Replies: 3
Views: 1694

thanks :) i'll try not to be a stranger, but i am still strange :)
by bok
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:44 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: not entirely a new guy but HI
Replies: 3
Views: 1694

not entirely a new guy but HI

it's been a while since i have had time to pop in and say hi to all my TMW friends.

Maybe this year i will have time to type more than one sentence

Hope everyone is doing well and it's good to be back :)
by bok
Thu Mar 20, 2008 9:41 pm
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Calgary TMW Pub Nights
Replies: 65
Views: 37760

Damn, no pub nights for a while...i see a direct correlation to me losing my mind and not being around here....

who wants a pub night!?!?!
by bok
Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:08 pm
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: More smilies added than you can shake a stick at!
Replies: 38
Views: 30151

i guess it would work for either, but usually for when a user gets their new bike
by bok
Fri Sep 08, 2006 3:05 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Zongshen
Replies: 19
Views: 4759

given time i'm sure their production standards on bikes will get better, kind of like the Hyundai cars used to be cheap pieces of crap that would get 1 star ratings...now they get good reviews since they fixed a lot of their quality issues. If the Koreans can do it, i'm sure the Chinese can get it t...
by bok
Fri Sep 08, 2006 2:27 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Homebrew!
Replies: 17
Views: 4090

last time i tried "home brew" it was actually home brewed 'shine....i think mead would taste good after that, no matter how disgusting mead is heh
by bok
Fri Sep 08, 2006 11:21 am
Forum: The Funny Farm
Topic: you can't have one
Replies: 2
Views: 1862

you can't have one

Every day a 4th grade boy walks home from school past a 4th grade girl's house. One day he is carrying a football, and he stops to taunt the little girl. He holds up the football and says "See this football? Football is a boys game and girls can't have one!" The little girl runs in the house crying ...
by bok
Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:46 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Motorcyclists other hobbies?
Replies: 79
Views: 16964

for me i combine my love of photography with motorcycling, and i have fun teaching people, so i combined that with motorcycling as well....hm, non bike related, i guess XBox and my MINI
by bok
Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:38 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Steering the wrong way?
Replies: 24
Views: 5698

not riding until taking the course is not bad advice really. Since you have no real training, you might start making some bad habits that will be tough to correct when you get to the course. I've seen it many times where someone wants to "get the feel for riding" ends up in an accident (usually mino...
by bok
Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:31 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: More smilies added than you can shake a stick at!
Replies: 38
Views: 30151

i rarely use the smilies other than :laughing: or :mrgreen: ...but can we whip up a :happybikeday: similar to :happybirthday: ?

if i was home more than 2 hours a night before sleep i could do it....maybe a weekend project for me or something lol
by bok
Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:41 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: suzukiGS500f?
Replies: 17
Views: 4306

i don't know your area, but if there are a lot of traffic jams/slow speed idling/construction zones for half an hour or more in 100+ degrees, that air cooled engine might not like it so much, but really it's a matter of fit and finances before fashion. if it fits you and you can afford it, go for wh...
by bok
Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:31 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: First hour long ride made to class!
Replies: 7
Views: 1932

helmet is either too small or you haven't worn it for 20+ hours. It takes time for the foam to start to "pack in" and fit to your head, after a while of wearing it, it "should" feel better.
by bok
Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:03 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Steering the wrong way?
Replies: 24
Views: 5698

too see countersteering in action, check out the steps below you will see three countersteering pictures of a guy on a green kawasaki. "turning" the wheel like you would drive a car is something that will pretty much make your turns too wide or take you in the opposite direction. basic steps: 1) loo...
by bok
Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Zongshen
Replies: 19
Views: 4759

new chinese bike or 5-6 year old japanese bike? with no other criteria, i would say the japanese bike. now, if that 5-6 year old japanese bike has been ridden really hard and you can't get parts for it the weight shifts a bit toward the chinese bike. a lot of mitigating factors in buying a used bike...
by bok
Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Bought a 07 Harley
Replies: 51
Views: 11430

Congratz on the new bike man, have you been camped out in front of the dealership, with your leathers on making vroom vroom sounds til they get the hint? :laughing:

how many miles have you put on "their" new bike since you ordered yours?
by bok
Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:29 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Too Soon To Upgrade?
Replies: 34
Views: 9958

congratz CP!!!

I think we need to get Mr. TotalMotorcycle to get us a :happybikeday: emoticon something like ==> :happybirthday:
by bok
Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:21 am
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Calgary TMW Pub Nights
Replies: 65
Views: 37760

Hey folks, we need another pub night soon. I've been pretty busy with work/teaching/the MINI/etc. that i haven't had a chance to hang out with y'all. Just not at that place on 12th again, don't want to dodge bullets to get some wings :laughing:
by bok
Fri Aug 25, 2006 1:31 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Religious riders....
Replies: 79
Views: 17910

if he's happy with it, that's cool. I think it could have been done better with some airbrushing of words on scrolls or some stained glass look instead of the etched plaques, but that's my take.

the religious part of it doesn't bother me at all, just the execution of it /shrug
by bok
Thu Aug 24, 2006 2:40 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: How long until second bike?
Replies: 26
Views: 5567

bought my 750 shadow 3years or more ago as first bike.planned on trading up or handing it down and buying a bigger one but instead bought a 250ninja for my fiance to learn on. frankly i like the shadow, there are times i want a bigger/different bike, but i don't think i "need" to upgrade any time so...