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post #1 of 28 Old 02-28-2012, 04:15 PM Thread Starter
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"You're gonna kill yourself on that thing."

No, I won't. Do you eat high fat foods, walk in traffic, drive a car, drink alcohol, stress about things, constantly look at the glass as half empty, have family and friends, fly in planes, have a history of any terminal disease in your family, drink a lot of coffee, smoke, spend time with people who smoke, work around chemicals, live near powerlines - careful, that shit'll kill you. Life is about mitigating the risk of activities you enjoy. I wear all the gear all the time, ride with constant awareness, and understand the risks. Thanks for the positive thinking though.

Little dialogue I just had on FB. Nimrods. Why do we let them procreate. Tom Schmitz is the smartest person I know and he rides. That's good enough for me.




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post #2 of 28 Old 02-28-2012, 04:37 PM
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My response is simple: "I just hope to be able to ride long enough that it kills me."

And walk away. They'll figure it out, and if they don't, they'll just think I'm suicidal and leave me alone. Either way, I'm finished with the discussion.
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post #3 of 28 Old 02-28-2012, 04:42 PM
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You may need to get out and meet more people, LJ.

Took the Beemer in for it's 6000 mile service, with 8700 on the clock. They thought that was kinda stupid. I said I'd been busy...

First time in my life I've ever taken a vehicle in to a dealer for any kind of service. It was weird.

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post #4 of 28 Old 02-28-2012, 04:57 PM
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First time in my life I've ever taken a vehicle in to a dealer for any kind of service. It was weird.

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Tom. You could not have shocked me more if you told me that you were really a woman. For shame. FOR SHAME!!!

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You may need to get out and meet more people, LJ.

Took the Beemer in for it's 6000 mile service, with 8700 on the clock. They thought that was kinda stupid. I said I'd been busy...

First time in my life I've ever taken a vehicle in to a dealer for any kind of service. It was weird.

T



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I like that. My old response was "**** off". I'm trying to be more diplomatic.

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My response is simple: "I just hope to be able to ride long enough that it kills me."

And walk away. They'll figure it out, and if they don't, they'll just think I'm suicidal and leave me alone. Either way, I'm finished with the discussion.



"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
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AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

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A HUMBLE ROCKET SCIENTIST. What will they think of next. LOL.




"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

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In my defense, I did the 600 mile service and actually did the 6000 mile service (at 6000 miles!) myself. Now I can hear a loose valve adjustment on the upper right hand exhaust. Seemed prudent, from a warranty perspective, to get one major service done at the dealer and let them deal with the valve adjustments this go-round, so I took it in and asked for a 'formal' 6000 mile service.


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post #9 of 28 Old 02-28-2012, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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So you ARE a woman, I'm confused. Prudent? This from a man who rides 18 hours straight and then calmly sits and sips coffee and smokes a cigarette while everyone else tries to extract their genitalia from their asses...wait a second...this is all making sense now.

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In my defense, I did the 600 mile service and actually did the 6000 mile service (at 6000 miles!) myself. Now I can hear a loose valve adjustment on the upper right hand exhaust. Seemed prudent, from a warranty perspective, to get one major service done at the dealer and let them deal with the valve adjustments this go-round, so I took it in and asked for a 'formal' 6000 mile service.


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"In a car you're always in a compartment, and because you're used to it you don't realize that through that car window everything you see is just more TV." R. Pirsig

PPMC #1.
Soon, we ride.

AKA JD Mader or you can call me "Dan" just not early for dinner.

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post #10 of 28 Old 02-28-2012, 07:47 PM
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I'm shocked that Tom is a woman. Such an odd name for a chick. I don't like "judgement" assessments from mechanics. I'd be real inclined to talk about the heart attack I just recovered from and how my jack-ass brother-in-law rode my bike coast-to-coast and make the guy feel bad. That's just me. Why does a better motorcycle take more maintenance?

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