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Old 01-08-2007, 11:59 AM   #11
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Yes it must be frustrating to be as wrong as you guys are. Here you have a guy, kpaul, with only 5 years riding experience who predicts things better than all of you and is a better rider...

For example kpaul said Triumph was doing a better job attracting younger riders than Buell and he was scoffed at. Then seruzawa said Buell sold more motorcycles than Triumph.. He was wrong again... I feel your pain Buz... See below..

Click on English.. I can read French so ...



"Together with TriumphÂ’s focus on distinctive stylish design, it has attracted a significant number of younger customers. TriumphÂ’s global customer research shows that over the last few years the proportion of customers aged under 35 years, buying a new Triumph, has more than doubled. This customer segment now represents almost a quarter of all TriumphÂ’s customers."

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Old 01-08-2007, 12:38 PM   #12
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A 16p nail at 70 on I-5 through downtown Seattle will put the fear of god in you, trust me.
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Old 01-08-2007, 12:59 PM   #13
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Default Whoa, Whoa, Whoa-Whoa-Whoa...

And here I got all excited because I thought this might be a New Kids on the Block feature.
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Old 01-08-2007, 01:02 PM   #14
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Great article for patching tube tires. There are multiple choices for plugging tubless tires. Could we have a comparision of all the different types of plugs and the best techniques for roadside repair?
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Old 01-08-2007, 02:00 PM   #15
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Nice article. Reminded me of when I was racing bicycles. Prolly went through a couple hundred patches in those days, except......



Didn't have a 400 lb. motorcycle to get off the weight of the tire, especially seeing I have a side stand.



Didn't have to use a 18" breaker bar in order to remove the rear wheel.



Didn't have 14" tire irons so I could break the bead, and etc. etc. etc.



IOW, all the article did was show me how to repair a flat. What good does that do me when I got a flat on the freeway?
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Old 01-08-2007, 02:40 PM   #16
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Old 01-08-2007, 03:29 PM   #17
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That's my technique!
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Old 01-08-2007, 05:10 PM   #18
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WHAT !! Is this advice from a guy who could not fix his own flat ?
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Old 01-08-2007, 05:14 PM   #19
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So much for tubless tire blowouts being mellow.. i.e. that's what my MSF instructor said.. He said tube tires were worse.. I didn't quite believe him given my experience with shytty tubless tires on my RX-7 I had during college. Course the fact I was doing 100 on the Denver Boulder turnpike (US 36) had nothing to do with it..
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Old 01-08-2007, 05:15 PM   #20
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Very good advice Bob, that is the way to fix a flat! Of course having a spare tube would be the best way to deal with that kind of a problem, short of that, a puncture prevention system is the best insurance, I used to use Slime, but it is H2O based which means that eventually it will promote corrosion on all metal parts, and could ruin your rims. There is however another product that is an excellent puncture control system, it's name is P.C.C. (puncture control compound) It is a polyalcohol resin that is specially formulated for off-road vehicles and will not rust your rims, it also works on automotive and road going tires and bicycles. It will not brake down or deteriorate over time. Anyway, to find out who sells it around you, contact, www.hollanderproducts.com
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