What did you do today...

Message
Author
User avatar
fireguzzi
Site Supporter - Bronze
Site Supporter - Bronze
Posts: 2248
Joined: Fri Aug 20, 2004 9:00 pm
Real Name: Trevor
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 12
My Motorcycle: dream bike (really, it's in my dreams)
Location: Covington, Georgia
Contact:

#2321 Unread post by fireguzzi » Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:42 am

So far I have slept late cause all the schools in the county are closed due to some bridges and roads being flooded.
Me and my son are watching most extreme water parks on TV and just chillin.
[img]http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f101/fireguzzi/papabarsig.jpg[/img]

User avatar
Amdonim
Legendary 300
Legendary 300
Posts: 365
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:20 pm
Real Name: AJ
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 10
My Motorcycle: 2000 ZG1000
Location: Alabama

#2322 Unread post by Amdonim » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:07 pm

I saw something very upsetting today. I went to the computer store to pick up some thermal paste. As I was leaving, two kids came outside. As I sat down, one of the kids turned to me and said "Don't turn it on." All I could think was "What the hell?" Is I put the key in, I saw the two kids run away in terror with their ears covered. Of course when I started my bike, it was very quiet, and they kind of looked at me strange.

tl;dr loud pipes ruin it for everyone.

User avatar
ofblong
Legendary 2500
Legendary 2500
Posts: 2638
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:51 am
Real Name: Ben
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 4
My Motorcycle: 1996 Honda Shadow Deluxe VLX
Location: Michigan
Contact:

#2323 Unread post by ofblong » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:14 pm

Amdonim wrote:I saw something very upsetting today. I went to the computer store to pick up some thermal paste. As I was leaving, two kids came outside. As I sat down, one of the kids turned to me and said "Don't turn it on." All I could think was "What the hell?" Is I put the key in, I saw the two kids run away in terror with their ears covered. Of course when I started my bike, it was very quiet, and they kind of looked at me strange.

tl;dr loud pipes ruin it for everyone.
They def dont save lives....

Anywho took my bike to the stealership to have the tires replaced. I couldnt beat the $25 per axle install fee and the fact they got the tires cheaper than I could. Bought the MT66 Pirelli tires. 100/90-19 for the front was like $52 and the 170/80-15 for the rear was like $88. I couldnt find it cheaper than 60 and 105 online. Anywho with tubes and tax's total comes to $235 but I had to leave it there cause they dont have the tires in stock.
96' Honda Shadow Deluxe VLX
Dream bike: Ducati Multistrada 1100S
[img]http://hdbits.org/pic/smilies/hdlove.gif[/img]

User avatar
Amdonim
Legendary 300
Legendary 300
Posts: 365
Joined: Fri Jun 05, 2009 3:20 pm
Real Name: AJ
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 10
My Motorcycle: 2000 ZG1000
Location: Alabama

#2324 Unread post by Amdonim » Fri Sep 25, 2009 9:58 pm

$235 for front and back? I must be getting ripped off, I paid that much for just the back about a month ago.

User avatar
JC Viper
Legendary 2000
Legendary 2000
Posts: 2198
Joined: Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:12 am
Real Name: JC
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 7
My Motorcycle: 1984 Kawasaki GPz900R
Location: New York, NY

#2325 Unread post by JC Viper » Fri Sep 25, 2009 10:43 pm

Amdonim wrote:$235 for front and back? I must be getting ripped off, I paid that much for just the back about a month ago.
That depends, are they the only quality shop in your area? Getting 2 tires replaced with tubes and right angle valves (gotta specify that for the rear) cost me $148 and the tires cost $120 total and this is in NYC where everything costs more.
One thing you can count on: You push a man too far, and sooner or later he'll start pushing back.

Image

jaskc78
Site Supporter - Platinum
Site Supporter - Platinum
Posts: 703
Joined: Sun May 24, 2009 12:39 pm
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 6
My Motorcycle: N/A
Location: Iola, KS

#2326 Unread post by jaskc78 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:28 am

i stayed out way later than i'm used to last night to be the designated driver for a bunch of friends from work. one of my buddies is getting out of the air force so a big group of us all went out for his going away party.

woke up way earlier than i would have liked to after being awake until almost 3am, so now it feels like i've got sand packed under my eyelids. ugh...why didn't i set up the auto-brew function on my coffee maker last night?
"Dude, women are like Vol-Tron. The more you can hook up the better it gets!" --RvB
Currently waiting on a new hip before I can get a new bike.

User avatar
Johnj
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3806
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:34 pm
Real Name: Johnny Strabler
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 34
My Motorcycle: A Bolt of Lightning
Location: Kansas City KS

#2327 Unread post by Johnj » Sat Sep 26, 2009 1:31 pm

This morning I got up and took off to Strasburg MO to pick up a brace of BING. Bing Carburetors that is. I found set for $100 on Craigslist.

:mrgreen:
People say I'm stupid and apathetic. I don't know what that means, and I don't care.
Image
Always wear a helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing. Never ride under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

User avatar
ofblong
Legendary 2500
Legendary 2500
Posts: 2638
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:51 am
Real Name: Ben
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 4
My Motorcycle: 1996 Honda Shadow Deluxe VLX
Location: Michigan
Contact:

#2328 Unread post by ofblong » Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:10 pm

Amdonim wrote:$235 for front and back? I must be getting ripped off, I paid that much for just the back about a month ago.
yup...

Pirelli MT66 100/90-19 front with tube for $52 and $10 for tube
Pirelli MT66 170/80-15 for the rear with tube $88 plus $15 for tube.

With tax and mounting fee of $25/tire came to $235. They sell the tires at a loss hoping you will come in and buy the highly inflated prices on everything else.

For example they had a SHOEI helmet I wanted but they wanted $650 for it even though the sticker price at other places was $514. I ended up finding it elsewhere for $299 :D. I shopped around for the tires I wanted to try and no one could beat paw paw cycles prices not even the internet.
96' Honda Shadow Deluxe VLX
Dream bike: Ducati Multistrada 1100S
[img]http://hdbits.org/pic/smilies/hdlove.gif[/img]

User avatar
ofblong
Legendary 2500
Legendary 2500
Posts: 2638
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:51 am
Real Name: Ben
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 4
My Motorcycle: 1996 Honda Shadow Deluxe VLX
Location: Michigan
Contact:

#2329 Unread post by ofblong » Sat Sep 26, 2009 4:13 pm

JC Viper wrote:
Amdonim wrote:$235 for front and back? I must be getting ripped off, I paid that much for just the back about a month ago.
That depends, are they the only quality shop in your area? Getting 2 tires replaced with tubes and right angle valves (gotta specify that for the rear) cost me $148 and the tires cost $120 total and this is in NYC where everything costs more.
Thats one thing I forgot to ask for thanks for reminding me AFTER the fact lol. all well at least on my rear tire it doesnt have to be right angle :D.

as for shops around me I have about oh 25 or so within a 25-30 minute ride.
96' Honda Shadow Deluxe VLX
Dream bike: Ducati Multistrada 1100S
[img]http://hdbits.org/pic/smilies/hdlove.gif[/img]

User avatar
PacificShot327
Site Supporter - Silver
Site Supporter - Silver
Posts: 276
Joined: Sun Sep 14, 2008 9:51 pm
Sex: Female
My Motorcycle: 2000 Kawasaki ZRX1100
Location: Dallas, TX

#2330 Unread post by PacificShot327 » Sat Sep 26, 2009 11:29 pm

Took a month break from the site.

Focusing on school, trying to find a new job, filling out more police apps, etc.

Have managed to put riding out of my mind for the most part. Guess I've just been too busy to worry about it. It's been a rough month.
"Man cannot remake himself without suffering, for he is both the marble and the sculptor." Alexis Carrel

User avatar
dr_bar
Site Supporter - Diamond
Site Supporter - Diamond
Posts: 4531
Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 10:37 am
Real Name: Doug
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 44
My Motorcycle: 2007 Yamaha Royal Star Venture
Location: Surrey BC, Canada

#2331 Unread post by dr_bar » Sun Sep 27, 2009 1:15 pm

New recruits to the CanadianWorldDomination army...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWQf13B8epw
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Four wheels move the body.
Two wheels move the soul!"

User avatar
BuzZz
Site Supporter - Platinum
Site Supporter - Platinum
Posts: 4723
Joined: Sat Mar 20, 2004 6:02 am
Real Name: Never Used Here
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 38
My Motorcycle: makes my 'nads tingle
Location: Buttfluck Nowhere, Manitoba

#2332 Unread post by BuzZz » Sun Sep 27, 2009 2:25 pm

And the movement grows ever larger....... :twisted:

A couple more years of Obama-omics, and the States will be Ours!

:laughing:
No Witnesses.... :shifty:

User avatar
Skier
Site Supporter - Platinum
Site Supporter - Platinum
Posts: 2243
Joined: Sat Aug 07, 2004 4:44 pm
Sex: Male
Location: Pullman, WA, USA
Contact:

#2333 Unread post by Skier » Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:12 pm

Nice find, dr_bar.

In the interest of being able to keep the northerners at bay, my wife and I mercilessly slaughtered a lot of paper targets and innocent cans yesterday.

My XD45 finally has more than a hundred rounds through it and my AR-15 is starting to get a decent round count. :)
[url=http://www.motoblag.com/blag/]Practicing the dark and forgotten art of using turn signals since '98.[/url]

User avatar
dr_bar
Site Supporter - Diamond
Site Supporter - Diamond
Posts: 4531
Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 10:37 am
Real Name: Doug
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 44
My Motorcycle: 2007 Yamaha Royal Star Venture
Location: Surrey BC, Canada

#2334 Unread post by dr_bar » Sun Sep 27, 2009 4:24 pm

So much for the conspiracy theorists belief that there's no ammo available for the general public... :laughing:
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

"Four wheels move the body.
Two wheels move the soul!"

User avatar
ofblong
Legendary 2500
Legendary 2500
Posts: 2638
Joined: Thu Apr 27, 2006 12:51 am
Real Name: Ben
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 4
My Motorcycle: 1996 Honda Shadow Deluxe VLX
Location: Michigan
Contact:

#2335 Unread post by ofblong » Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:36 pm

dr_bar wrote:So much for the conspiracy theorists belief that there's no ammo available for the general public... :laughing:
Depends on your definition of ammo. I mean a screwdriver can be ammo as well as an effective weapon should you need it to be....

I also know of about 4 peeps off hand that "make" their own ammo as in they fill the bullets and press them together.
96' Honda Shadow Deluxe VLX
Dream bike: Ducati Multistrada 1100S
[img]http://hdbits.org/pic/smilies/hdlove.gif[/img]

User avatar
JC Viper
Legendary 2000
Legendary 2000
Posts: 2198
Joined: Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:12 am
Real Name: JC
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 7
My Motorcycle: 1984 Kawasaki GPz900R
Location: New York, NY

#2336 Unread post by JC Viper » Mon Sep 28, 2009 9:57 am

I get to deal with my insurance adjuster and NYPD for the week. NYPD for my accident and also they're checking out our family because my bro wants to be NYPD and I'm in the Forensics Program.

Still in disbelief that my bike got rear-ended and the pieces of my tail section is still scattered on the street along with the mounting brackets...

Later I'm going to take a video of the traffic light because it changes from green to yellow to red in little under a second... but any action I take may hurt our standings in the NYPD...

At least I get to watch House, M.D. that'll definitely cheer me up.


* scratch that, now I got one of my counselors telling me some f*d up news about my status and that I need to go somewhere to regain acceptable social skills. If anyone saw Last weeks Episode of House that's actually how I might end up in November if I follow thru... or risk being kicked out of the program.
One thing you can count on: You push a man too far, and sooner or later he'll start pushing back.

Image

blues2cruise
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 10005
Joined: Fri Apr 22, 2005 10:28 pm
Sex: Female
Years Riding: 11
My Motorcycle: Rocky Mountain Bicycle
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Contact:

#2337 Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Sep 28, 2009 10:04 pm

I went to work in the sunshine...narrowly avoided being run over by a tractor trailer, then rode home in the rain.

As for the tractor trailer....(Perry Trucking)....

Traffic was moving downhill at 80kmh(50mph)...the overhead warning lights began flashing yellow...I started slowing down for the red light....
In my mirror I saw that the truck was not stopping....Luckily the lane beside me was empty...I quickly moved over and the truck just blew by me and through the red light....
It was obvious he had no intention of stopping.....If I had not moved over, he would have ran me over. He was going too fast to have stopped even if he intended on stopping....
Image

User avatar
JC Viper
Legendary 2000
Legendary 2000
Posts: 2198
Joined: Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:12 am
Real Name: JC
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 7
My Motorcycle: 1984 Kawasaki GPz900R
Location: New York, NY

#2338 Unread post by JC Viper » Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:39 am

yeesh, not liking this trend of people running a solid red light despite there being vehicles in front of them...

glad to hear you didn't suffer the same fate.
One thing you can count on: You push a man too far, and sooner or later he'll start pushing back.

Image

User avatar
Johnj
Moderator
Moderator
Posts: 3806
Joined: Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:34 pm
Real Name: Johnny Strabler
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 34
My Motorcycle: A Bolt of Lightning
Location: Kansas City KS

#2339 Unread post by Johnj » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:42 am

I'd think, living in the city and all, you'd be used to people doing the dumbest things possible, like B2C check your 6...a lot.

Anonymous Grizzled Old Man wrote:If you ride a motorcycle often, you will be killed riding it. That much is as sure as night follows day. Your responsibility is to be so vigilant and careful as to push that eventuality so far forward that you die of old age first.

User avatar
JC Viper
Legendary 2000
Legendary 2000
Posts: 2198
Joined: Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:12 am
Real Name: JC
Sex: Male
Years Riding: 7
My Motorcycle: 1984 Kawasaki GPz900R
Location: New York, NY

#2340 Unread post by JC Viper » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:01 am

I prefer Homer Simpson's take: I'll leave the world the same way I came into it - dirty, screaming and torn away from the woman I love.
One thing you can count on: You push a man too far, and sooner or later he'll start pushing back.

Image

Post Reply