Just failed the CA DMV motorcycle popsicle test (and I thought Ihad passed)

Discussion in 'Bay Area Bikers' started by Joe Mastroianni, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Joe Mastroianni

    Tom $herman Guest

    On some bikes it is tempting to come to a stop in neutral, because good
    luck finding it when stopped. :(
    Tom $herman, Mar 10, 2013
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  2. Joe Mastroianni

    Tom $herman Guest

    In the US cruiser crowd, a Honda Shadow 750 or a H-D Sportster 883 is a
    "girl's bike", and not something a Real Manâ„¢ would be seen on.

    And if you look at the online sport-bike forums, people will post that
    only a wuss would not be able to handle a liter-bike, and that you
    should start at least with a 600cc super-sport as anything else is boring.

    I could happily live with something like a Suzuki TU250X for everything
    but freeway riding, where the lack of acceleration takes away one option
    for maintaining space from the cagers in urban areas, and the engine is
    too small for maintaining a 70-75 mph pace on rural sections.
    Tom $herman, Mar 10, 2013
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  3. Joe Mastroianni

    Tom $herman Guest

    The MSF BRC training suggests not locking up the front wheel, or doing a
    stoppie (as I did on a TU250X). One the other hand, during ARC-2 class,
    the instructor wanted all of us on non-ABS bikes to give a final hard
    squeeze of the front brake when almost stopped to either skid the front
    wheel or get the back wheel off the ground.
    Tom $herman, Mar 10, 2013
  4. Joe Mastroianni

    Tom $herman Guest

    You really are being an idiot here.

    When I turn a motorcycle I am pushing around the garage, I do not have
    to lean it at all to get it to turn. In fact, with me providing the
    balance, it behaves exactly like a multi-track vehicle would.

    Q. If I have a trike conversion done to a Gold Wing, does it still turn
    by counter-steering?

    A. Only in Pete/Twibil's screwed up imagination.
    Yes is does. But you will never admit to being wrong about anything.
    Tom $herman, Mar 10, 2013
  5. Joe Mastroianni

    Twibil Guest


    Since I can't recall ever having mentioned it here
    before, then what you might know about what
    I know about Communisim is absolutely nothing.

    Why do you insist on demonstrating your inability to
    think things through to the end of a short sentence?
    Twibil, Mar 11, 2013
  6. Joe Mastroianni

    Twibil Guest

    It comes as no surprise to anyone that you'll
    immediately jump in on the side of a obsessive-
    compulsive fruitcake, Tom.

    Gee, I wonder why that is?
    Twibil, Mar 11, 2013
  7. Joe Mastroianni

    Twibil Guest


    And they've been made by folks like you who
    don't understand why none of said proposals
    are possible or affordable.

    Which is why nobody takes then seriuously.
    Twibil, Mar 11, 2013
  8. Joe Mastroianni

    Twibil Guest

    Your initial assumption is idiotic.

    First because motorcycle accidents can -and
    do- involve innocent citizens just like any other
    accident, and secondly because (read this
    carefully) cleaning up after those accidents
    costs the state, the counties, and the localities
    money that they can't afford to spend.

    If safety classes save us all tax money (and
    they do) then that's a cost which should be
    borne by the bikers themselves: not by the
    general public.
    Twibil, Mar 11, 2013
  9. Joe Mastroianni

    Twibil Guest

    Ditto for those who prefer conspiracy theories and
    delusions to reality.
    Twibil, Mar 11, 2013
  10. Joe Mastroianni

    T0m $herman Guest

    Seriously, cannot a genius use a spell checker?

    If they can afford to have an examiner ride around with the applicant in
    a car, why could they not have the examiner follow the applicant around?
    Time is the same, and the cost of a vehicle could be covered by
    increasing the test fee.

    The real answer is the state legislatures and bureaucracies are filled
    with people who really do not give a damn.
    T0m $herman, Mar 15, 2013
  11. Joe Mastroianni

    T0m $herman Guest

    Your comment above provided enough information to prove that you are
    clueless. Duh.
    T0m $herman, Mar 15, 2013
  12. Joe Mastroianni

    T0m $herman Guest

    You are not that bright for being a genius.
    T0m $herman, Mar 15, 2013
  13. Joe Mastroianni

    T0m $herman Guest

    So when you add a trike conversion kit, turning is no longer possible?
    That is what your claim means.
    Keep digging yourself in a hole. It is bloody obvious you are an
    ignorant fool, despite being a genius.
    Your repeating something wrong does not make it so.
    T0m $herman, Mar 15, 2013
  14. Joe Mastroianni

    Twibil Guest

    Sure. But since the post was intended for you, why
    would anyone care?
    Oh, good! you want to increase everyone's taxes
    because you think it might be a good idea!

    What a surprise.
    The truth is, the legislatures etcetera are filled with
    people who care a bit too much, and who are willing
    to spend our collective tax money to correct every
    wrong they can imagine. We can't afford to do that.
    Twibil, Mar 15, 2013
  15. Joe Mastroianni

    Twibil Guest

    I like the way you try to include "duh" in your every post.
    It's so -I don't know- *appropriate* coming from you.

    Particularly because you seem to think that posting baseless
    insults without attempting to justify them is going to win you
    Twibil, Mar 15, 2013
  16. Joe Mastroianni

    Twibil Guest

    It's like the two guys who met a bear in the woods, Tom.

    They took off running -with the bear closing in from behind-
    and one guy says "Why are we running? We can't outrun
    a bear!"

    And the second guy replies, "I don't have to outrun the bear.
    I just have to outrun *you*!"

    Ya see, there are several guys here who are quite likely a
    match for me in the intellect department, but I only have to
    outrun *you*.
    Twibil, Mar 15, 2013
  17. Joe Mastroianni

    Twibil Guest

    Holy cow! (Snicker, chuckle, guffaw, snort, titter, Etc.)

    Thanks for the best laugh I've had in a week. :p

    But alas, bikes are not trikes.
    Ah, but I don't think that trikes and motorcycles are the same
    things, so you're still losing that race with the bear.
    You may be the first person I've ever met with your unique
    ability to combine stupidity, misinformation, and bull-
    headed subbornness with a complete inability to recognise
    reality even when it's kicking you in the shins.

    Congratulations. You've run me almost out of superlatives
    for "dumb".
    Twibil, Mar 15, 2013
  18. Fees and taxes are different things. http://www.octax.org/cat2sub3.php
    Sure we can. Raise taxes. A big portion of our current state problem
    would have been avoided had the governator not screwed up the vehicle
    fee as his first act, calling it some kind of tax reduction. A bigger
    portion would have been avoided had proposition 13 been thrown away
    before it caused our current mess. The biggest portion of all would
    be to call supply side economics the bullshit that it is.

    jgar the jorrible, Mar 15, 2013
  19. Joe Mastroianni

    T0m $herman Guest

    You are really full of self-projection.

    T0m $herman, Mar 17, 2013
  20. Joe Mastroianni

    T0m $herman Guest

    T0m $herman, Mar 17, 2013
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