Re: reason behind turning the fuel petcock off?
EFFing H3LL! You know what I did just tonight? I'm taking the bike out for a nice ride, beautiful night, all that. Trying to get the ordinarily-reliable ol' girl started. I've hit the switch, primed the carb, pulled out the choke only 1/4 the way, because it's not THAT cool out. The bike's having none of it. No go.
Then I look down at the ----er ---ing petcock. All the years, I should know by now. And we were just talking about these things. So anyway, I opened the petcock. And she fired right up, of course. I must be getting senile. Yeah, that's it.
"There is nothing wrong with wanting a motorbike that is an extension of your personal taste and fashion sense; if you must ride somewhere, I say do it with style