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seruzawa 08-28-2007 11:34 AM

I'm not so sure about this book. Part of me wants to see everyone else go through the same pain I did through learning to ride without any advice... except stupid advice like, "Never use the front brake" or "Learn how to lay 'er down".

seruzawa 08-28-2007 11:40 AM

Well then...
 
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Originally Posted by Kenneth_Moore (Post 168352)
PS: I feel your pain. I can't tell you how many times I heard some variation of the "KenMore" washer/dryer joke. And every damn one of them thought they'd just thought it up.

.... at least you were prepared for the "originality" we hear all the time from the non-riding public. How many times have you heard someone call bikes "donorcycles" as if it's the cleverest thing in the world? When someone says that to me I usually say, "We have names for non-riders, too. Pu$$y boy is a good one. Want to bandy more insults?" Usually they change the subject and go away. That knife I carry in my teeth might have something to do with it too.

tripleripple 08-28-2007 12:18 PM

Nice write up, but is there a chapter on what kind of oil to use? Newbies need to learn this stuff.

Kenneth_Moore 08-28-2007 12:26 PM

Last Call for Spartacus, Party of 300!
 
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Originally Posted by Cheesebeast (Post 168364)
I wouldn't trade my name now. I have too much ridicule equity invested in it.

I would trade it for Spartacus, though. SPARTACUS! Table for six for SPARTACUS!

That would be wicked awesome.

No problemo, just tell the Hostess "Spartacus" when you step up to the podium. Me, I just wait for the hostess to call the same name twice and then take the table. If they're looking for four and there's only two of us, "the other couple will be right here." So far I only got busted once...I just looked confused and said I thought they called my name.

seruzawa 08-28-2007 01:35 PM

Spartacus?
 
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Originally Posted by Kenneth_Moore (Post 168373)
No problemo, just tell the Hostess "Spartacus" when you step up to the podium. Me, I just wait for the hostess to call the same name twice and then take the table. If they're looking for four and there's only two of us, "the other couple will be right here." So far I only got busted once...I just looked confused and said I thought they called my name.

I think "Sweaty Boatman" has mountains more cool than Spartacus.

Kenneth_Moore 08-28-2007 01:50 PM

"Swarthy Negro" used to be my favorite, but it seems to have fallen out of favor here of late.

Cheesebeast 08-28-2007 06:29 PM

Oil???

The book is about learning to ride and skirts around religious topics like oil. There is some mention of basic maintenance, though.

I remember the first time I switched to synthetic. You always remember your first... I didn't think Amsoil was a very good name for an oil. It sounded dirty. Paying $9.00 a quart made me feel dirty, at least.

Lube For Newbs, unfortunately, wasn't a topic covered in this book.

The_AirHawk 08-28-2007 07:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Cheesebeast (Post 168390)
Oil???

Lube For Newbs, unfortunately, wasn't a topic covered in this book.

What about Lube for NUBES?

:D

BrowningBAR 08-28-2007 07:58 PM

I'll send you some pirate shirts for your birthday!

Cheesebeast 08-29-2007 06:40 AM

Avast! You warming up for September 19th?

September 19th is International Talk Like A Pirate Day.

Any tradition started by a trio named Cap'n Slappy, Pilferin' Pooter and Ol'Chumbucket can't be ALL bad.

I doubt Al Gore envisioned Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19 when he invented the internet.


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