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Old 03-05-2003, 10:18 AM   #61
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you're not supposed to wash them, after a while the dirt, grease and natural oil's form a wind proof water tight seal, now you'll have to start all over.
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Old 03-05-2003, 10:23 AM   #62
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And the problem with that would be???????
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Old 03-05-2003, 10:33 AM   #63
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He rides a GSX1100G, and he owns a Thompson, God knows what he'd do if cornered
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Old 03-05-2003, 12:41 PM   #64
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Actually Buz is too busy trying to run down a surplus T-72 and a bazooka so he can attack Australia.



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Old 03-05-2003, 01:24 PM   #65
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Problem? Did I say it was a problem? I'm of Italian blood so wine, clothes and butt pinching are rather instinctual. Is that a word?
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Old 03-05-2003, 01:25 PM   #66
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I'm staring at it right now in the garage.



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Old 03-05-2003, 02:10 PM   #67
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Image matters in most areas of life, so why would it be any different in motorcycles? I read a recent 600 sports bike comparo of the most recent weapons (including the Duke 749). personal preferences and looks placed a big part in "the winner". The GSXR600 was at least as functionally as good on track and road as the latest and greatest bikes, but it looked dated and did not have the trick looking bits.



This is not to say that for racing the newer bikes may have more ultimate potential.



If new image was not relevant, new sales of consumer goods would not look too healthy...



Luckily I have stayed with my 78 GS1000 since 1980. Every year it joins the list of all the outdated bikes. It still does all I need to enjoy riding. Perhaps I am just as bad by keeping the image of not having to changing my bike?
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Old 03-05-2003, 02:14 PM   #68
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Careful with the butt pinching talk you'll have ,,,,,,,,THE HIGHWAYMAN,,,,,,,,,frothing in his chaps
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Old 03-05-2003, 02:22 PM   #69
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Hey, speaking of fat accountants, I just heard a good joke; If a lawyer and an IRS accountant were drowning, would you read the paper before or after you got a latte`?? ha-ha-ha-ha-ha
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Old 03-05-2003, 02:39 PM   #70
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Yes, that accident was unavoidable. In that accident, the clothes wouldn't have made the slightest difference. Can you, from my example and from other sources you may have read, make the leap that there will be accidents which are 1) unavoidable and 2) are not so severe that helmet and suit won't protect from most injury?



As for "help[ing] at all", it certainly shifts the odds in my favor. If I happen to lowside the bike for some reason I can't avoid, the suit, gloves, boots and helmet ought to reduce my injuries. If there is a sustained skid, the injuries are reduced from skin grafts and months of physical therapy to a hot seat.



As for your assertion about what I will and will not do, I won't ride without the Aerostitch or the helmet. I will use hiking boots instead of the touring boots until I can manage to break those bastards in. I haven't yet bought good gloves, so eh...



Also, I don't own a car. I have one motorcycle and that's it. If I don't ride, I'm walking. Which I have done and will do in the future. It's only about 4 miles to work. When I sent the Aerostitch back for some work, I'll be walking or riding a bicycle for about a week.



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