Go Back   Motorcycle Forum > Motorcycle.Com General Discussion > Motorcycle News > Old News > MO vs. World

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-05-2005, 05:41 PM   #1
dylanmo
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 356
Default Re: It Ain't The Tool

I don't give a f**k what certain spelling pedants think, there is some serious good writing happing 'round heah. Huzzar!
dylanmo is offline   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links Remove Advertisements
Motorcycle Forum
Advertisement
Old 04-05-2005, 05:42 PM   #2
dylanmo
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 356
Default Re: It Ain't The Tool

er, happening
dylanmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2005, 06:18 PM   #3
Fenton
Founding Member

 
Fenton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Arvada, CO
Posts: 1,900
Default Re: It Ain't The Tool

Great article. So true. I sold a nice VFR to buy a new 99 R1100GS. I was sure I needed a new "adventure" bike. I rode the same roads at pretty much the same speeds with the same people. I learned I wasn't an "adventure" rider. So I went and got another VFR. The ZRX I had to have is sold as of today. I think it might be time for a nice used R1150R with ABS and a couple of classes. Then read maps instead of supersport shootouts.
Fenton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2005, 06:44 PM   #4
sarnali
Founding Member
 
sarnali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 3,415
Default Re: It Ain't The Tool

What a coup for MO. I've been reading and agreeing (mostly) with Fred Rau ramblings in MCN for years.



Under Seans firm yet tender hand MO's getting better all the time



LOL
sarnali is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2005, 07:04 PM   #5
SeanAlexander
Founding Member
 
SeanAlexander's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Newport Coast, CA
Posts: 1,538
Default Fred / MO

Aw schucks.... Thanks.



I consider myself lucky to know Fred and when he agreed to start doing monthly MO columns, I couldn't shake his hand fast enough
__________________
I thought I'd found true happiness in my personal bath body bar.... Then I tried DOVE! with 1/4 moisturizing cream!!!
SeanAlexander is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2005, 07:13 PM   #6
chilipeppernorm
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1
Default Re: It Ain't The Tool

Excellent! Sort of puts a stake through the heart of all the endless forum blather about my bike is better than yours because of HP/Torque/quarter mile times/ lean angle, blah, blah, blah. Well done Fred, you said it right and you said it well.
__________________
Norm
chilipeppernorm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2005, 07:35 PM   #7
dylanmo
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 356
Default Re: It Ain't The Tool

puts a stake through the heart of all the endless forum blather about my bike is better than yours because of HP/Torque/quarter mile times/ lean angle



If only
dylanmo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2005, 07:57 PM   #8
ender
Registered Member
 
ender's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 34
Default Yeah, amazing how many of those other guys can't ride

uh, oh yeah, he's talking about me. When's the next track day?
ender is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2005, 08:13 PM   #9
piinob
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 67
Default Re: It Ain't The Tool

So true. Reality can be a very humbling slap in the ego sometimes. Anyone ever done track days on a Wide-Glide?
piinob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-05-2005, 10:31 PM   #10
xlr8r
Founding Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Posts: 277
Default Re: It Ain't The Tool

Yes. Not me personally, but there's an H-D dealer here in the UK who issued a challenge a year or so ago to anyone on any stock sportbike of the GSXR/RR/ZX variety to match him around a race circuit when he was riding a Glide. He never lost his money, because what the squids of two years' experience didn't know was that ten years previously he'd been a top-level racer, and knew just how far over you can get things to go, plus how to go through turns with the rear wheel purposely sliding. Thus proving once again that it ain't the tool...

Whatever you're paying Fred for his articles isn't enough. His article was worth the MO subscription on its own. More, please...
xlr8r is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off