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Forum: Street & Track   04-22-2014, 09:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,791
Posted By banda
Self confessed weirdo here. I LOVED the VTEC...

Self confessed weirdo here. I LOVED the VTEC motor. With Staintune cans, that motorcycle made the most pleasing visceral sounds. I would seek out specific riding circumstances just to hear the...
Forum: Dirt & Off Road   01-19-2013, 12:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,888
Posted By banda
The KTM 50s (and the Cobra 50s that they compete...

The KTM 50s (and the Cobra 50s that they compete against) are race machines for kids who are going to compete at MX.

I would highly recommend that you steer clear of them until your kid actually...
Forum: War Room   12-18-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,135
Posted By banda
Our country was founded by people seeking...

Our country was founded by people seeking individual liberty who were subjugated by an armed power claiming to be their government. We have guns. It's in our Bill of Rights. Military style weapons...
Forum: War Room   12-17-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,135
Posted By banda
Homicidal lunatics are not dissuaded by...

Homicidal lunatics are not dissuaded by inconvenience. I am struggling to imagine anything more inconvenient than the "blaze of infamy" suicide. Yet occasionally, deranged individuals plan just such...
Forum: Street & Track   11-10-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,765
Posted By banda
There's a lot to think about here, and I can only...

There's a lot to think about here, and I can only assume things - here's what I'm thinking:

rear fish-tailing - I think this means it steps out and back in, maybe repeatedly. This tells me you're...
Forum: Street & Track   11-07-2012, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,765
Posted By banda
Supermoto slipper thopughts: Is your back...

Supermoto slipper thopughts:

Is your back wheel hopping on corner entry? You'll know if it is. It's like riding a pogo stick, with all the resulting noise of the swing arm topping out over and...
Forum: Street & Track   11-01-2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,082
Posted By banda
Uh, not really - That was it's intended use...

Uh, not really - That was it's intended use decades ago - now it is a training supplement for body builders, one that has been implicated in the deaths of athletes and soldiers...

Let's not...
Forum: The Lounge   10-15-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,096
Posted By banda
Good for you! Keep Pressing Play!

Good for you! Keep Pressing Play!
Forum: The Lounge   10-04-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,096
Posted By banda
It's the Mad Cow Disease. I ate enough school...

It's the Mad Cow Disease. I ate enough school lunches in England in the eighties to virtually assure myself of some serious Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy problems. And they made me hold my fork...
Forum: The Lounge   10-04-2012, 01:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,096
Posted By banda
NO arguments there. I spend a lot of time...

NO arguments there. I spend a lot of time outdoors, but I'm wearing full gear almost 95% of that time. I think I quit producing melanin in my early teens when I lived in England. At some point when...
Forum: The Lounge   10-03-2012, 09:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,096
Posted By banda
A digital caliper set from my local GNC, $39.95....

A digital caliper set from my local GNC, $39.95. They're cheaper over the Internet. This one does the math based on age, gender, and three site measurements - the chest, the belly, and the thigh. But...
Forum: The Lounge   10-03-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,096
Posted By banda
This girlfriend... does she live in a pit in your...

This girlfriend... does she live in a pit in your basement?

It's ok, you can tell me. We're buds. I ain't gonna judge.
Forum: The Lounge   10-03-2012, 03:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,096
Posted By banda
Kind of glad the smart ass chimed in. As a matter...

Kind of glad the smart ass chimed in. As a matter of fact, I lost 50 pounds in the first 6 months of 2004. I can appreciate what Turbo did. I lost it all through diet. My motorcycles were faster, but...
Forum: The Lounge   10-02-2012, 11:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,096
Posted By banda
Aw dude - my wife is a killer home brewer....

Aw dude - my wife is a killer home brewer. There's no way I could cut out the beer. I allowed myself one a day, and counted it as one of my two "snack" portions. Some Sundays I'd have three.

I'm...
Forum: The Lounge   10-02-2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,096
Posted By banda
I have to answer this in two parts: Before...

I have to answer this in two parts:

Before my flat track crash, I followed the diet to the letter. No cheat days. In about 75 days I went from 163 lbs to 147 lbs. I used the portion guide. I was...
Forum: Street & Track   10-02-2012, 05:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,761
Posted By banda
Have had the exact same experience. Early braking...

Have had the exact same experience. Early braking twits that use every inch to the outside and then cry when you go around on the inside instead of... what? Asspack them? Ride off the track? Follow...
Forum: The Lounge   10-02-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,096
Posted By banda
P90X for motorcycling

Not trying to sell anything - just saying that Beachbody's P90X home fitness program flat out works. Here's a link: P90X info (http://www.beachbody.com/product/fitness_programs/advanced/p90x.do)
...
Forum: Street & Track   09-22-2012, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By banda
What was the plan exactly? Do showroom bikes have...

What was the plan exactly? Do showroom bikes have charged batteries and the keys in them? These twits were thinking they'd ride off, yes? And leave the scooters there?

The scooter guy was clearly...
Forum: Street & Track   09-18-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,101
Posted By banda
I would have thought this too, but the reports...

I would have thought this too, but the reports indicate that Lorenzo never saw the "Pedrosa OUT" message on his pit board in the opening laps.

Still, to your point, Lorenzo managed his gap over...
Forum: Street & Track   09-14-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,175
Posted By banda
I feel like there's something about this bike...

I feel like there's something about this bike that makes it ever so slightly gayer than a normal ZX-7... not sure what it is. Mirrored windscreen probably.
Forum: Dirt & Off Road   09-13-2012, 02:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,251
Posted By banda
Some Husky updates: I had the suspension...

Some Husky updates:

I had the suspension lowered 2 inches by MXTech.

In my first evening of TT racing on the new bike, I was faster than hell...

and then I crashed and broke nine ribs and a...
Forum: Dirt & Off Road   09-13-2012, 01:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,251
Posted By banda
Sorry I didn't see this for months - wasn't that...

Sorry I didn't see this for months - wasn't that a hoot? I answered a question posed on the AMA's facebook page about why I bought my cheap bike (not the Husky) and what I liked about it. They liked...
Forum: Street & Track   09-12-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,569
Posted By banda
Inadvertent humor to be sure. I based this on: ...

Inadvertent humor to be sure. I based this on:
Who did it first.
Who sold the most bikes.

The Z is/was big in Europe when Europe was a big naked market. Once you wrap your head around that,...
Forum: Street & Track   09-11-2012, 01:43 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,569
Posted By banda
Ducati Streetfighter. Aprilia Tuono Honda...

Ducati Streetfighter.
Aprilia Tuono
Honda CB1000R
Suzuki GSR750

All acclaimed motorcycles. All following the design language started by Kawasaki in 2003.

Clearly it's a terrible idea, and...
Forum: Street & Track   09-10-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,569
Posted By banda
Have you told anyone about this idea?

Have you told anyone about this idea?
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