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Old 07-14-2004, 09:41 AM   #61
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I'd bet a year's salary you are correct.
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Old 07-14-2004, 10:07 AM   #62
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I don't know who originally wrote it but I have the following sign on my cubicle:



"There is no 'idiot proof' - only 'idiot resistant'.

The ingenuity of idiots knows no bounds."
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Old 07-14-2004, 10:24 AM   #63
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I thought you were an Orange County guy Capt.?



You know where the Burger Barn is. Is there one in Chicago too?



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Just let KP be the idiot he is. You'll end up in the same mental hospital as him if you keep replying.
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Old 07-14-2004, 11:27 AM   #64
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Another quote I've love goes :



There are no stupid questions....

but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots!
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Old 07-14-2004, 11:40 AM   #65
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>The original CB750, while outdated by

>today's standard's never made as much

>power as a lightly modified Dyna.



Lemme get this straight. So the Dyna is not underpowered because if you buy some tune-up parts you get as much power than a 30-year old Jap bike of half the size?



Hey I have a stock Fat Boy and swopping bikes the other day with a Triumph Thunderbird owner was truly bloody EMBARRASING. I knew there would be some difference but...



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Old 07-14-2004, 12:00 PM   #67
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Sort of both, actually. I live in SoCal (I just moved from Orange County to the 909) but I'm originally from Chicago, and I go back there often enough to visit family that I could almost still be a resident.



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Old 07-14-2004, 12:05 PM   #68
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So in other words, just about everythign tht makes life enjoyable, including the literacy which enables us to participate in this forum, the technology that creates motorcycles and computers, and the collective effort needed to build and regulate the roads and create the conditions for workable markets to exist, are not the result of nature or our own efforts, but of human cooperation through society. Maybe we're not all the rugged individualists we suppose afterall.
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Old 07-14-2004, 01:20 PM   #69
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Oh I agree completely Sean. Here in Minneapolis I recently witnessed three accident in which one resulted in the death of the young man (not three hours after he purchased a new R1). None of the riders had taken a MSF course and they all recently just received there learners "permit".
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Old 07-14-2004, 01:23 PM   #70
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Hey, the point is that some newby runs out and buys a Harley and then they often bolt a bunch of Screaming Eagle stuff on and then they get themselves in serious trouble. 70HP is more than enough to get someone in hot water really fast regardless of the displacement or how old the design is or any other arbitrary consideration. Especially on a bike as heavy as a Harley.



Just because an R1 may get 140HP doesn't mean that 70HP doesn't have serious danger potential. Most people kill themselves off at far less than 100 mph.
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