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gonefirefightin

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I think we all had mouses or Tubliss that day and had minimal tools on the bikes or in jacket pockets. That is behind our house so we aren’t so far that a flat would be a big problem.

We have bib mouses in most of the wheels now so you can’t get a flat. Some others have Tubliss and you can ride home slowly on a flat pretty easily. We have tools strapped to our bikes and tubes in pockets or backpacks and use a bike pump and tire irons. It’s the same as riding an Mtb.

There’s all kinds of different mouses now. This is one of the stranger designs. It‘s supposed to work like a lower pressure tube without flats. It’s not great but I don’t mind it with a sticky tire. They are all compromises for durability.
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FYI, I have been running the Michelin bibs on my plated 500 and they are rated to 80mph, they will last the duration of a rear tire even on asphalt without breaking down.
 

Westy

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Was behind a motorcycle yesterday and the rider kept turning around to look at me. Didn't understand what was going on until I noticed his rear view mirrors were the size of postage stamps.

SMRT
 

MikeD

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I used to be entirely of the "why have mirrors since you need to head-check anyway" school...but now that I have not been riding Fonzie's bikes for a few years, I've gotten used to using them for general awareness prior to making shoulder checks.
 

Westy

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I used to be entirely of the "why have mirrors since you need to head-check anyway" school...but now that I have not been riding Fonzie's bikes for a few years, I've gotten used to using them for general awareness prior to making shoulder checks.
Still need to have the head on a pivot but still good for a quick situational scan while keeping an eye on the road ahead. Also this place isn't the environment for wide open highway cruising.
 

MikeD

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Bout to drag the f650 thru some local guided off-road/dirt-road tour today
 

MikeD

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Way too much bike, way too little tire for that route. Yikes. Fun five-hour wrestling match.

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There were rewards.
 

kidwoo

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The old timey times
Was going to ask if you remembered the 1990s
Son, my pants still fit like that.


the two days a week I wear them at least







Yeah things were pretty round weren't they?




Look I was on skateboards (translation: in the back of cop cars) and yeah those were round too.......dammit
 

MikeD

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Is that a Pilsen? Looks so refreshing!
Pilsner is a brand here...somewhat limits their lineup. But it's cold and refreshing, which meet the Anthony Bourdain standards for local beers. Good enough for me.

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Flo33

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Had a 125 SX in 2003 when I was racing DH as a sort of trainer vehicle.
Sold it when I quit racing.
Got this instead.

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Was a beast, Mahle piston, bigger better carb, hydro polished in- and outlets, Akrapovic Ti exhaust and custom tuned suspension. 66 hp at the wheel...

My former boss and later buddy also rides. Did a nice trip once, Stuttgart-Reutte-Hahntennjoch-Timmelsjoch-Jaufenpass-Penserjoch-Sarntal-Porsche Bozen-Brenner-Innsbruck-Telfs-Fernpass-Stuttgart.
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~1000 km in one day of riding, couldn't type for two days. All to pick up this little car:

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Now I've got kids. :cray: Oh, and a 1978 Vespa P200E with a nice Malossi Sport 210 kit and sone suspension that deserves its name. The brakes though :s
 

MikeD

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How do two people who arrive on motorcycles drive away a car??

Also, :eek:.