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Bike cam 15 Nov 2015 11:33 #698780

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At the end of my patrol I came up to some guys with crotch rockets. The yellow Honda just stopped. None of them had any tools and didn't even know where the fuses were.

I went back to the fire station and got my meter and a screw driver. The seat wouldn't come off without one. The battery was at 5.37 V. I had cables in our unit and let them jump it. It ran for a few seconds then died. I had them do it again and managed to test for charging. Nothing. At 11 V and falling fast. One said his brother was coming with a trailer. No fuses in the obvious places I wished them luck and went on my way.
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Bike cam 15 Nov 2015 11:48 #698784

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Those fellas knew nothing about bikes - sounded like the break down didnt even know it was a CBR 1000 and looked "SO GRATEFUL" that you took the time to stop for them.The stealer ships just love that sort - are they not interested in learning anything about their transport.
They looked extremely interested when you told them you had a Z 1000 :huh:
Couple of harleys have stopped for over the years didnt want my help cause i was on a (far superior :) as far i was concerned) Jap bike - found out later on the battery terminals had come loose and they were too dumb to check.
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Bike cam 15 Nov 2015 11:57 #698786

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Bike cam 15 Nov 2015 13:17 #698800

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If I were to get another dog, it will be like Rocky. I'd strap his carrier to the back and go.

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Bike cam 15 Nov 2015 13:23 #698805

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One for Jon.

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Bike cam 15 Nov 2015 16:47 #698840

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So you are allowed to carry animals on the bike there ?
They banned that here years ago - you know we cant take responsibility for our actions - the government has to hold our hands :dry:
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If they're in a cage, yes. I guess that's why you see so many people with their dogs in their laps :dry: They're in cages right? Something I noticed too, women my age have dogs and hate men. Gone are the days when men were men and women loved it. Now I have to compete with a dog? They see me on Bossie and sneer at me. F em, she gets me off more than they ever could. :whistle:
Now where in Nevada is the Chicken Ranch? :woohoo:
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Don't know a damn thing about women but i still prefer them :laugh:
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I see a trip to Nevada in my future :evil: . I use to go to bars, spend $100 and maybe get laid. Had a chick borrow my car and she froze the motor trying to start it when it was out of gas. Kept getting guys to jump it till it wouldn't turn over. That $100 will buy a hour and I can go home or play the slots and drink for free. Spend the night in the hotel, then ride home. I'm talking myself into it. Better stop now. :whistle:
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Bike cam 15 Nov 2015 17:29 #698852

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+1 I suppose thats why I have a hard time referring my bike as she or her especially with the balls its got and at my age I like women easier to catch.
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Can't get away from Bossie and she is meaner than they ever could be. :lol:
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I was sizing up their swing arms and front ends. One guy looked at me and I told him guys on our site take these parts and put them on KZ's. They laughed. Yep, those parts would look better on a KZP and not be hidden by all that plastic. B)
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I put our unit in the barn and rode home. They were still there. A few left. They put their belts together and tried to tow it. Not even leather belts. Didn't work. :whistle:

No tools, don't know where the fuses are, What's becoming of our youth? A Harley rider rode past with a smile. I'll remember that when he is on the side of the road. This is a small community, it WILL happen. :evil:
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swest wrote: I put our unit in the barn and rode home. They were still there. A few left. They put their belts together and tried to tow it. Not even leather belts. Didn't work. :whistle:


No tools, don't know where the fuses are, What's becoming of our youth? A Harley rider rode past with a smile. I'll remember that when he is on the side of the road. This is a small community, it WILL happen. :evil:
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Heh. They thought they could tow it with another bike? I guess none of these guys have insurance, or even $50 for a tow truck? Wow. Those all of those bikes are probably stolen.
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Steve didnt read your post about Bossie properly - thought you were talking about your dog - boy did i stuff up :woohoo:
Of course our bikes are many times better than a woman and "easy to get along with" - Sorry about that Bud !
Towing a bike with belts - were they trying for a Darwin ? Dumb as F**k
You will see that chinese boat anchor on the side of the road one day - no doubt about that,
My bikes have always just been "IT". Never understood why Bikes, Boats etc are she ??
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Tradition. Maybe wishful thinking? :whistle:
I think it's a group of "Hispanic" guys, (gotta be politically correct) :dry: that formed a club and bought crotch rockets to be cool. At least they weren't Sprotsers. You know what they say about them. I could tell most of them resented me. I wonder why? :huh:
When I bought my Z1 in 75, there were four of us. Jim M 73 Z!, Larry M 74 Z1a, me 75 Z1b and Jim Erwin with his new 76 KZ 900. He and I were the only ones that knew how to work on bikes. The other two would take their bikes to the shop and brag about how much they spent. :S Jim M was the veteran. He was unbeatable in the turns. I could keep up with him, Larry spent $2000 on a 1015 kit, Kirker, cams, shocks and other mods but couldn't ride for SHT. He'd walk away from us in the straights and be in the way in the turns. Jim E was the slowest of the group. The KZ 900 was detuned. :unsure: We were on top of the food chain but it didn't last. I left LA and never looked back.
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a lil peg pushing would've gotten em on down the road. :whistle:

or at least in one pile anyways :evil:

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:lol: The thought of being tied at the hip to a dealer for service is just frightening. No center stands. WTF? I carry a patch kit and a mini compressor. Last year I passed by some Ninja's at 70 crossing the Mojave. I was at 4000 RPM and they were at 65 at 5000. All hunkered down like that. I was on a 400 mile ride, they were just going to the next town. To each his own. :whistle:
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swest wrote: :lol: The thought of being tied at the hip to a dealer for service is just frightening. No center stands. WTF? I carry a patch kit and a mini compressor. Last year I passed by some Ninja's at 70 crossing the Mojave. I was at 4000 RPM and they were at 65 at 5000. All hunkered down like that. I was on a 400 mile ride, they were just going to the next town. To each his own. :whistle:
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I don't think these are the kind of guys who get their bikes serviced. They wreck it before the first oil change.
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I started on a Sears All State. My first real bike was a 350 Honda. I learned to work on it and kept riding everywhere.
Took the alarm out of my truck and put it in the bike.

I don't work out of town anymore and it will be fun seeing the look on the faces of the low life's, :evil:
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