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Re: Motorcycles.
« Reply #7860 on: February 16, 2017, 07:45:21 am »
I feel like they are easier to strip if you aren't as careful.

They're more easily ruined by rust IME. The little star points degrade very quickly, and because the diameter of the tool is often smaller than the diameter of the bolt, it often strips out before the bolt turns. It's also more important to get the bottom of the hole cleaned out so that the tool is all the way in.

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« Reply #7861 on: February 17, 2017, 12:37:08 am »
Graham Jarvis is a machine.  He just walks past traffic.  So much throttle/clutch/balance control.

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« Reply #7862 on: February 17, 2017, 01:04:11 am »
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« Reply #7863 on: February 17, 2017, 02:46:18 pm »
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« Reply #7864 on: February 18, 2017, 08:17:48 pm »
We broke a temp record here today, hit ~13C/55F or something like that. Supposed to be almost as warm tomorrow as well.

Didn't ride today but fired the bike up. Honestly wasn't expecting the bike to start after it's been sitting for 3.5 months (I think I rode it last week of October), but she fired right up. Ridin' tomorrow.
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« Reply #7865 on: February 20, 2017, 08:13:58 am »
Rode yesterday, was just chillin' out enjoying the weather when a FZ09 caught up to me. I noticed he was riding like a maniac, we chatted at a couple of lights and I decided I'd try to keep pace with him.

Launched together at a couple of lights, I didn't have much of an issue keeping pace with him until we shifted into 2nd but that's also when we're approaching double the speed limit around town. He was starting to pull away from me when I looked down at the speedo and realized I was doing well above double the speed limit  :lol: Decided I wanted to keep my license and got on the brakes while this guy just kept going. Dat FZ09 sounds pretty good with a can though.
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« Reply #7866 on: February 20, 2017, 03:17:30 pm »
My boy that rides the 600 Gixxer like mine was hit Saturday afternoon! Some ditzy heffa in a SRX pulled off a side street as he was passing! Broke his arm in 6 places and totalled his bike!
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« Reply #7867 on: February 20, 2017, 03:35:07 pm »
Fuuuuckkkkk

Hopefully he recovers quickly. Is he planning on riding again?
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« Reply #7868 on: February 20, 2017, 03:44:18 pm »
I hope he's alright. Sue the fuck out of that bitch. I broke a damn rib once because I ditched my bike when a silver Dodge Ram pulled out in front of me. Asshole just kept on going. In hindsight, I should have crashed into it so there would have been evidence, but it's hard to think about that when you are about to die.
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« Reply #7869 on: February 20, 2017, 03:46:13 pm »
My boy that rides the 600 Gixxer like mine was hit Saturday afternoon! Some ditzy heffa in a SRX pulled off a side street as he was passing! Broke his arm in 6 places and totalled his bike!
That's a pretty bad break.  Hope it heals okay.
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« Reply #7870 on: February 20, 2017, 04:27:39 pm »
That sucks, hope he heals fast.

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« Reply #7871 on: February 20, 2017, 04:56:12 pm »
Damn, speedy recovery for the bro
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« Reply #7872 on: February 20, 2017, 06:49:22 pm »
He's doing good! He went through a 2 hour surgery Sat night. He said they told him it'll be at least 5 months before he'll have full use of his arm also. I' didn't ask him if he was gonna get back on a bike but I doubt it. Last year was his (And his girlfriend) second full season and I think His girl will have the final say if he can get another bike!

That's a pretty bad break.  Hope it heals okay.
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« Reply #7873 on: February 20, 2017, 07:09:17 pm »
He's doing good! He went through a 2 hour surgery Sat night. He said they told him it'll be at least 5 months before he'll have full use of his arm also. I' didn't ask him if he was gonna get back on a bike but I doubt it. Last year was his (And his girlfriend) second full season and I think His girl will have the final say if he can get another bike!
Yeah! Two bones penetrated his skin!
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« Reply #7874 on: February 21, 2017, 02:00:38 am »
Hope he recovers well.  Never fun to hear of a fellow rider getting hurt. :( :cheers:

That's part of what makes me so okay with not riding the street.  If I crash in the woods and hurt myself, that's my bad, not the fault of a 4,000lb vehicle getting in my way.  Scary shit.

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« Reply #7875 on: February 21, 2017, 04:32:03 am »
Bruv a tree is no better than a car at speed

And if you're out in the woods alone there's nobody to call for help

This is just the risk we take..... freedom comes with a price
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« Reply #7876 on: February 21, 2017, 04:51:01 am »
Bruv a tree is no better than a car at speed

And if you're out in the woods alone there's nobody to call for help

This is just the risk we take..... freedom comes with a price

Trees don't pull out in front of you because they were texting and didn't see you.  Hitting a tree is like smacking a parked car.  If it happens, it's because you done messed up.
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« Reply #7877 on: February 21, 2017, 06:03:13 am »
If a tree falls on a dirt biker in the woods, does the tree's insurance pay the damages?
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« Reply #7878 on: February 21, 2017, 06:04:03 am »
If a tree falls on a dirt biker in the woods, does the tree's insurance pay the damages?

LAND owner does.
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« Reply #7879 on: February 21, 2017, 06:21:17 am »
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« Reply #7880 on: February 21, 2017, 07:14:34 am »
Bruv a tree is no better than a car at speed

And if you're out in the woods alone there's nobody to call for help

This is just the risk we take..... freedom comes with a price

I'm aware, just...

Trees don't pull out in front of you because they were texting and didn't see you.  Hitting a tree is like smacking a parked car.  If it happens, it's because you done messed up.

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« Reply #7881 on: February 21, 2017, 08:00:59 am »
The fact is that motorcycling in any form isn't the safest activity. All you can do is try not to go down and stay aware of the situation.

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« Reply #7882 on: February 21, 2017, 10:01:16 am »
Trees don't pull out in front of you because they were texting and didn't see you.  Hitting a tree is like smacking a parked car.  If it happens, it's because you done messed up.

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« Reply #7883 on: February 21, 2017, 11:29:54 am »
Gotta have that Spidey sense to know when a driver is gonna do something stupid

Just assume that they are going to do something stupid and be pleasantly surprised when they don't.
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