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Black Friday CB ride
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The ferret Offline
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Black Friday CB ride
Brother and I got out for 107 miler today out to Rockin Robins in Ripley Ohio

Barge making its way down the Ohio

İmage

Rockin Robins Soda shop

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Bogart Burger (no gluten aka bun) chips and pickle

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long shadows come early this time of year

İmage

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2014 DLX and 2006 ST 1300
"a good chunk of life's problems can be solved by going for a ride"...Guth ..... "daily" ...Ferret
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11-24-2017 04:27 PM
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swifty Offline
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RE: Black Friday CB ride
Mine is under its cover in my garage as I had to work today.. the weather is fantastic here at the moment for bike riding at the moment
11-24-2017 04:50 PM
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RE: Black Friday CB ride
the tug and barges look just like what we have on the intracoastal canal

pretty day here also 70's all week so my wife and i rode to a 3 mile nature board walk " which wore me out ! "

The best part about growing up in Florida is i didn't have to move here when i got old.
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11-24-2017 05:37 PM
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RE: Black Friday CB ride
Good Pictures Ferret.. I see a red cord from clutch lever to the side stand which I guess is more of a safety reminder for the rider.. can you throw some more light and share your safety precaution?

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11-25-2017 05:59 AM
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The ferret Offline
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RE: Black Friday CB ride
(11-25-2017 05:59 AM)venturer434 Wrote:  Good Pictures Ferret.. I see a red cord from clutch lever to the side stand which I guess is more of a safety reminder for the rider.. can you throw some more light and share your safety precaution?

In certain parking situations (surface drops away on left of bike) I put a block of wood under the side stand so it doesn't lean over so far. Makes it easier for me to get off the side stand. The cord loop which I put between grip and bar end reminds me the wood is there, so I straighten up the bike, grab the cord, reel in the block of wood, wrap up the cord and stow it in my tank bag. If I'd have parked facing the other direction the block would not have been necessary.

I have one for the ST too.

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"a good chunk of life's problems can be solved by going for a ride"...Guth ..... "daily" ...Ferret
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11-25-2017 07:15 AM
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RE: Black Friday CB ride
(11-25-2017 07:15 AM)The ferret Wrote:  
(11-25-2017 05:59 AM)venturer434 Wrote:  Good Pictures Ferret.. I see a red cord from clutch lever to the side stand which I guess is more of a safety reminder for the rider.. can you throw some more light and share your safety precaution?

In certain parking situations (surface drops away on left of bike) I put a block of wood under the side stand so it doesn't lean over so far. Makes it easier for me to get off the side stand. The cord loop which I put between grip and bar end reminds me the wood is there, so I straighten up the bike, grab the cord, reel in the block of wood, wrap up the cord and stow it in my tank bag. If I'd have parked facing the other direction the block would not have been necessary.

I have one for the ST too.

Good precautionary steps.. thanks for sharing..

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2001 Triumph Bonneville
2004 BMW R1150RT
2014 Honda CB1100 STD
11-25-2017 10:02 AM
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RE: Black Friday CB ride
Part of the problem is I am small. At 5'6" with a 26 ish inseam I have to be ultra careful about parking motorcycles. Lifting them off the side stand is ok on level ground, but on sloped ground, if I have to park with the stand on a downhill slope, I can barely get them upright, especially the ST, and especially if my wife is riding pillion. Of course if I can park with the side stand on the uphill side it's a piece of cake lol.

When I pull into a parking lot I really have to look at the grade to decide how where to park. Don't get me started on having to back one up lol.

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11-25-2017 10:28 AM
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RE: Black Friday CB ride
I was lucky when I owned my Goldwing Aspencade. Both my wife and I are tall. At that time she only weighed about 100 pounds. So I could sit on the bike, push it off the center stand, and hold the front brake while she used the rear footpeg and my shoulder to slip in her cushy sofa.

Backing up on a parking lot slope with a heavy bike is another story. My foot slipped on some sand in a parking lot after Penny had mounted the Wing. I was able to slowly set the bike down, and Penny was nimble enough to slip off the seat before the bike touched down.

Fortunately the Aspencade came engine crash guards, so there was no damage done. They also keep the bike from laying flat. That and the low center of gravity of the Wing made it easy to push it back up on its wheels.

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11-25-2017 10:56 AM
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RE: Black Friday CB ride
good idea The ferret on the cord , i carry an oyster shell for the side stand

The best part about growing up in Florida is i didn't have to move here when i got old.
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11-25-2017 11:05 AM
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RE: Black Friday CB ride
Hello use2b!

It was mentioned in another thread that you may be running Avon Roadriders on your CB1100. They are the only properly fitting replacement tires I can find for my 2017 CB1100 EX. If you are running them, can I assume they can be used with tubes?

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11-25-2017 12:03 PM
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