what did you do to your motorized bicycle today?

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  1. maniac57

    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    I don't use any pressure when re-assembling the links so they are nice and free when finished.
    As far as changing flats, the security of no masterlink outweighs the inconvenience when removing the rim to me.
     
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    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Scored a nice canvas bag for holding small bouncy stuff in the basket on The Pig. Less than $10bucks at a yard sale and fits like it was custom made.
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    Immediately wasted yard sale savings on a can of silicone spray to waterproof the new bag. :)
     
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    A 20-minute amusement ride thru 6 miles in congested traffic got me to work. Before day's end, the sky emptied and roads were totally drenched. I fought the urge to have my wife pick me up at work and leave "My Precious". I had to test her worth in worst road conditions. The bike performed flawlessly. The roads dried out at the half point, so normal cruising speed was resumed. When I got home, all I needed to do was wipe the bike down and relube the chains.

    What a ride!dance1
     
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    back in the 70s, master link clips weren't allowed on the drag strip so we used a double winding of safety wire in the groove of the pin of the master link and left a 1/4 inch of tail on it so we could get it off easily - still do that once in a while when clip breaks
     
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    Good to know when in a pinch....three important things to carry,,duck tape,,wire,and a big hammerlaff!!!!
     
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    I got pulled over by a female cop, on the way to work.

    I'm sure it's odd seeing a senior citizen in full protective gear and motorcycle helmet pedalling furiously up a steep hill @ 25mph.xct2

    She said she knew it was prolly illegal, but she'd let me go. The cop also said she was VERY impressed with the bike's performance, asked if it was gas engined. I told her I was enroute to work @ Child Protective Services. She let me go.

    What surprised me was that throughout the encounter, she had the biggest smile I've ever seen on a cop.

    Lol, too bad I'm old enough to be her grandfather.dance1
     
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    Hahaha,,thats funny,,I thought you where gonna say she had the biggest you know whats,,LOL,,anytime I see a cop i always back it WAY down and start to pedal,,they have not bothered me yet,,and if they do Ill just ride over in PA,,I see a bunch of motorized bicycle there all the time rippin around :)

    Good Times....

    Tom :)
     
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    I've never had issues with cops. My bike is LOUD LOUD, so sometimes I'll let off the gas a bit so it's not as noisy. But they usually just waive and smile :)
     
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    Good story... Some female cops can be cool if treated the right way.... Well I guess any female is good when treated good....lol
     
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    Yes, I treat all cops with great respect. They go beyond the call protecting us. Besides, I don't ever want to be manhandled.

    And sometimes they let you go with a warning, if you behave yourself.:)
     
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    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Is it still manhandling if a woman does it?
    I find the idea of being womanhandled kinda interesting....
     
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    I'd say almost all cops are out there to protect the public and keep people safe. Generally these cops are pretty cool about things like motorized bikes that sort of ride the grey area of the law. They're not harming anyone, so most cops don't care. But every now and again I come across a cop (fortunately not yet on my motorized bicycle) who's just a plain jerk for no reason. It's these ones you really have to watch out for. But fortunately, at least where I am in Maine, everyone is fairly easy going.
     
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    ALWAYS let the cop(s) know that you'll be reaching into your pocket for your wallet/ID.
    Ask me how I know this. It almost got ugly one time.
     
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    LOL 5-7, great story and really enjoyed reading it. Some thing about motorized bicycles just seem to put peace officers at ease. Always kinda fun to interact with em when ridding.
     
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    I've had a (younger than me) police woman flirt with me years ago. I could tell she was waiting for me to make the first move. I didn't, because I was married. It did boost my ego though, and I smile whenever I think about it.
     
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    Quoted for the truth.

    When I was pulled over in my Ram though, since my wallet is in my back pocket, the officer knew what I was getting. lol.
     
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    When I was a kid, 16 or so, I was hitch hiking to Florada from Hartford. Really cool time in my oddly spent youth.
    A female N.J. trooper stops us. (I was with my best bud Dave) During being fisked, she seemed to take extra time doing the tailor's inseem thing. Could have just all been a teenaged boy's hopeful thoughts but 30 yrs later, still makes me grin.

    Youth really is wasted on the young. To counter this, I refuse to grow up.
     
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    I always carry my wallet in my front pocket. Harder to be pickpocketed.

    Besides, my access card to my workplace parking is in my wallet. When I ride my bike to work, I simply ride directly up to the sensor, lift my leg a few inches and trigger the entry/exit gate.
     
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    Eh, you'd carry a concealed firearm in your front pocket, wallet more likely in the back. So the cop won't have an issue with you lifting your ass you pull out something. lol

    That's my logic at least.
     
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    maniac57 Old, Fat, and still faster than you

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    Whipped up a new version of the Pig Pipe today. Just swapped out the cone section for a smoother, better looking one from a bigger engine.
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    The larger diameter silencer did not make it louder like I expected, rather it made it sound even quieter and more motorcycle like than before. No detectable change in power.
     

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