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Old 04-20-2009, 01:32 PM   #31
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Yep, and to make matters worse, I invited her to Burbank for a booz-taising session, and she couldn't or wouldn't make it the 80 miles on her Honda to bench race with an old fart. Oh well, I think she was a little too touchy for this site, everything had sexist or racist overtones (for her). I actually liked Sachi when she came aboard, but like KP things started spiining out of control...and she got pi$$ed, said bye bye.
OK so sexism, well someone said that you know when you are too old. Its when a waitress brings you the food and you pay more attention to the food than to the waitress.

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Old 04-21-2009, 03:05 AM   #32
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Oh well, I think she was a little too touchy for this site, everything had sexist or racist overtones (for her)
At least it wasn't me. Us Europeans are not sexist

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Old 04-21-2009, 05:48 AM   #33
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As far as the grammar and usage discussion goes, at this point, I would be pleased if at least people stopped writing and saying "based off" when they mean "based on." It's completely illogical. Drives me nuts. Where did that come from all of a sudden?

The Mana? Eh, I tend to agree with Seruzawa in that I'm not sure people who are afraid of manual gears are really motorcycle material. It's way better than the DN-01, though.
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:19 AM   #34
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If you visit the NYC area, the "on line" vs. "in line" thing will drive you nuts.
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Old 04-21-2009, 02:27 PM   #35
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At least it wasn't me. Us Europeans are not sexist

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I have to admit, that was pretty funny.
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Old 04-21-2009, 03:12 PM   #36
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If you visit the NYC area, the "on line" vs. "in line" thing will drive you nuts.
Actually, it's worse, I live there.

I can actually see some logic in using "on line," as you are, in a sense, standing on an imaginary line, although "in line" certainly is the best way to put it.
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Old 04-21-2009, 06:09 PM   #37
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Actually, it's worse, I live there.

I can actually see some logic in using "on line," as you are, in a sense, standing on an imaginary line, although "in line" certainly is the best way to put it.
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The Mana? Eh, I tend to agree with Seruzawa in that I'm not sure people who are afraid of manual gears are really motorcycle material.
Then think of it as a scooter you straddle instead of step through.

Sheesh. You guys are just too cool for school. Bet all your bikes have kick-start, huh? I'm not sure people who need electric start are really motorcycle material...
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:13 AM   #39
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Then think of it as a scooter you straddle instead of step through.

Sheesh. You guys are just too cool for school. Bet all your bikes have kick-start, huh? I'm not sure people who need electric start are really motorcycle material...
Don't be ridiculous. If someone lacks the basic physical co-ordination to shift a motorcycle he doesn't belong on one. We're not talking pole vaulting or professional basketball skills here. We're talking being able to pull in a clutch, push on a shift lever and release the clurtch without kiling the engine. Can't do it? Ride the bus.

I'd apply the same standard to cagers. Can't clutch? No license! I'd add parallel parking also. Wouldn't that empty the roads, eh?
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Old 04-22-2009, 06:25 AM   #40
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"Bet all your bikes have kick-start, huh? I'm not sure people who need electric start are really motorcycle material... "

I think it has been stated by a few that when they put electric starters on motorcycles then anybody could ride one. With auto trans you just bring in a whole new cache of basically unskilled riders.
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