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post #21 of 33 (permalink) Old 10-07-2011, 11:03 AM
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Do they really have to warn you not to use a match to check the fuel level?
You guys don't use a match to check the fuel level???
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I was amused to read, on buying a Bonny locking fuel cap for my Tbird, the warning "...must be fitted by a qualified Triumph Technician...do not exceed 80mph..."

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Read The F*ing Manual.

I do commiserate with almost anyone dropping the bike, I don't know any biker who hasn't done this.
Now you know one!

"RTFM" I like it!

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Good points all and, as any American woman will tell you, REAL AMERICAN men don't read directions. Guilty as charged!

Seriously, part of the problem is that because of our damn lawyers and lawsuits they have to warn about so much nonsense and obvious stuff you feel like an idiot just trying to read it all. Do they really have to warn you not to use a match to check the fuel level?
I must take insult to that!
being a Real American Male I almost always read the owners manual or instructions. I am also not afraid to ask for directions but will still look at the map to ensure the directions make some kind of sense!

Its sad to see all the litigation for senseless acts of stupidity in the world when most of these people should be locked up so they arent a threat to society rather than passing the cost of thier stupidity along to us!

I could never understand how a jury could find in favor of some of the frivolus law suits??
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[QUOTE=paulfun;2035225]Now you know one![QUOTE]

I'm number 2 in that line but in aviaion they say there are two kinds of pilots: those that have landed with the landing gear up and those who are going to. I have a feeling we might be able to use that in bike riding too.
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Here, here! I think you're right on - haven't done it yet, but keeps "all green" landing gear down, top of mind!

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I confess something similar happened to me just the other day, backed my bike into a parking bay kicked the stand down just as something caught my eye,lent the bike over but the stand hadn't fully deployed and had flicked back up.I couldn't hold the weight once it was on it's way over but the front dresser bar and my knee took the brunt of it and I didn't do any damage.Thing was it was right outside the big glass windows of my local pub!.
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I confess something similar happened to me just the other day, backed my bike into a parking bay kicked the stand down just as something caught my eye,lent the bike over but the stand hadn't fully deployed and had flicked back up.I couldn't hold the weight once it was on it's way over but the front dresser bar and my knee took the brunt of it and I didn't do any damage.Thing was it was right outside the big glass windows of my local pub!.
How sore were you afterwards?
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How sore were you afterwards?
Dont know what hurt more at the time, my pride or my knee?!.
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How sore were you afterwards?
He wasn't as sore as you're going to be wet in Sanford tomorrow!
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