one hand riding? - Page 3 - VTXOA
 129Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #21 of 70 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 10:43 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
skeeter69392's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: rochester new york
Posts: 257
i have been asked many times"don't you wish you didn't have to wear a helmet".
i want my helmet!!
most people are surprised at my answer but i think they don't ride.
bad enough i wear a half helmet ,jean shorts and sneakers all the time but i got my hands planted on the bars.
had to avoid animals on the back roads and locked it up a couple times in low speed zones due to people pulling out in front of me.
i have no doubt i wouldn't have been able to do these things with one hand.
we all take chances every day we ride.
proper gear is my dice gamble but i am in control of my bike always.
skeeter69392 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #22 of 70 (permalink) Old 08-11-2019, 11:43 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Central Wisconsin
Posts: 1,367
OK, lets add to the conversation,

Steering with your feet.


And yes I have seen it but I have never done it.
skeeter69392, Harkon and lofty like this.

2002 1800C ILLUSION BLUE - Cobra angle slash cuts - Cobra FI2000 - Memphis Fats 21" - Hondaline 24L bags with Easy Brackets - Corbin Gunfighter and a lot more.....


. ====>> KEEP IT VERTICAL <<====
Jim Travis is offline  
post #23 of 70 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 02:39 AM
Senior Member
 
Xerothermic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2017
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 270
How would you signal your intentions if you lose your turn signals?

How would you check to see if your wife is still back there or feel her up?

How would you fling your sunglasses off at 65mph when a wasp gets between them and your eyeball? Actually happened to me.

At lot of HOWOs, I know. You ride your way and I'll ride mine. Nothing about being cool.

It's all good. Relax.
beachbumdrl and Harkon like this.

When you are young you want what everyone else has . . when you are old you want what everyone else had.
D. Lee Schulte I ride a Honda because Toyota doesn't make motorcycles. 2005 VTX 1800N3 (black)
Xerothermic is offline  
 
post #24 of 70 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 07:50 AM
Senior Member
 
Q 1300r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: north Arkansas
Posts: 375
HA! no. no feet. Balance too bad. Self preservation too high

Your mileage may vary
Q 1300r is offline  
post #25 of 70 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 01:50 PM
RBS
Senior Member
 
RBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Corrupticut
Posts: 24,602
Quote:
Originally Posted by skeeter69392 View Post
i have been asked many times"don't you wish you didn't have to wear a helmet".
i want my helmet!!
most people are surprised at my answer but i think they don't ride.
bad enough i wear a half helmet ,jean shorts and sneakers all the time but i got my hands planted on the bars.
had to avoid animals on the back roads and locked it up a couple times in low speed zones due to people pulling out in front of me.
i have no doubt i wouldn't have been able to do these things with one hand.
we all take chances every day we ride.
proper gear is my dice gamble but i am in control of my bike always.

I always wear a helmet (3/4), long jeans & a T shirt and work boots.
I may ride with 1 hand on the highway, with light traffic.
As soon as a vehicle is within a hundred yards both hands are in the grips.

Around here, the only ppl I see with a hand on hip are riding Donor cycles.

'07 1300 S XTreme Revolution Intake, Cobra Streetrod Slashdowns, Monster Baffles. 128,788 Miles R.I.P.

'05 1300 S. BAK Slimline, Cobra Streetrod Slashdowns, Monster Baffles, Ultimate Big Boy, Saddlemen Drifter Bags. 6,700 Miles. Sold.

(New) 2014 V-Star 1300 Tourer, Lindby Hi-Way Bar, Saddle Bag Protectors, Cobra Slip-On, Cobra Fuel Processor, Cobra PowerFlo Intake. Wolo Bad Boy,
ED Seat, Yamaha Light Bar.
RBS is offline  
post #26 of 70 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
skeeter69392's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: rochester new york
Posts: 257
whats a donor cycle?
skeeter69392 is offline  
post #27 of 70 (permalink) Old 08-12-2019, 03:48 PM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: MISSISSIPPI
Posts: 110
Crotch rockets

2007 1300 C Metallic Cabernet----34, 513 miles when purchased 09/2015
Now----92,365 miles
2007 1300 C Black----4,506 miles when purchased 12-31-2016
now----27,068 miles
07Blackcherry is offline  
post #28 of 70 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 01:35 AM
RBS
Senior Member
 
RBS's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Corrupticut
Posts: 24,602
Quote:
Originally Posted by skeeter69392 View Post
whats a donor cycle?
Quote:
Originally Posted by 07Blackcherry View Post
Crotch rockets

Yep.
A LadyFriend of mine is a nurse in the ER.

Most of the accidents are pretty gory according to her.
skeeter69392 likes this.

'07 1300 S XTreme Revolution Intake, Cobra Streetrod Slashdowns, Monster Baffles. 128,788 Miles R.I.P.

'05 1300 S. BAK Slimline, Cobra Streetrod Slashdowns, Monster Baffles, Ultimate Big Boy, Saddlemen Drifter Bags. 6,700 Miles. Sold.

(New) 2014 V-Star 1300 Tourer, Lindby Hi-Way Bar, Saddle Bag Protectors, Cobra Slip-On, Cobra Fuel Processor, Cobra PowerFlo Intake. Wolo Bad Boy,
ED Seat, Yamaha Light Bar.
RBS is offline  
post #29 of 70 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 07:07 AM
Senior Member
 
Q 1300r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: north Arkansas
Posts: 375
No hand on hip.... but i am guilty of grabbing the guard bars right in front of my side bags, they are a few inches more to the rear than my butt. A little pull on them is a good back twist/stretch. Or a push takes weight off the lower back. Usually just for a few seconds, I don't cover distance like that. It is warm down there too.

Your mileage may vary
Q 1300r is offline  
post #30 of 70 (permalink) Old 08-13-2019, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
skeeter69392's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: rochester new york
Posts: 257
lol...i like it
doner cycle..so true!!
skeeter69392 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the VTXOA forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome