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1. A motorcycle cannot fall over without an audience.

2. The odds of a motorcycle falling over are directly proportional to the size of the audience and of the owner's ego. (Newness and expense of the bike are contributing factors.)

3. Motorcycles are to yellow bugs as aircraft carriers once were to Kamikaze pilots.

3(b) Yellow motorcycles are to dark bugs as dark motorcycles are to yellow bugs.​
4. You will not feel the need to go to the restroom until after you have put on your rainsuit.

5. The fact that your keys are still in your pants pocket (or that you haven't fastened your helmet strap) will only become apparent after you have put on your gloves.

6. Quick fixes are so named for how long they stay fixed.

7. The only part you really need will also be the only part on permanent backorder.

8. Nothing is harder to start than a used motorcycle being shown to a prospective buyer.

9. You will never suffer a punctured tire on the road until you leave the repair kit at home.

10. "Universal" accessories are so named because that is what you must search to find the bike they fit
 

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5. The fact that your keys are still in your pants pocket (or that you haven't fastened your helmet strap) will only become apparent after you have put on your gloves.
IM GUILTY
 

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Hey Cap'n here's one for you:

2. The odds of a motorcycle falling over are directly proportional to the size of the audience and of the owner's ego. (Newness and expense of the bike are contributing factors.)

Not sure if you had an audience though, I think you said you did, but the newness applies, etc.. lol..
 

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Alright, I'll give a small explanation here. One of the greatest experiences I ever had was taking summer classes at So. IL. University...now mind you, this was in the 70's when SIU was voted into Playboy's 10 ten party schools. In the summer, there are maybe 15k students attending classes and 80% are female...also, the summers in Carbondale are horrible, it is 100 degrees with 90% humidity...sticky, wet, heat...so the female population were dressed, remember, this was the 70's, in super hot pants and mesh Tank tops. well this one particular cheerleader was walking across the street in front of me to her VW convertible, I was watching those hot pants when she turned and smiled and waved...as I flipped up my visor and started waving back I didn't see the physical plant truck parked on the street and I ended up in the bed and my poor 750 lost a headlight, signals and front fairing. On the plus side...I GOT HER PHONE NUMBER AND A DATE!!
 

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5. The fact that your keys are still in your pants pocket (or that you haven't fastened your helmet strap) will only become apparent after you have put on your gloves.
Happens to me all the time!!! :bonk:
 

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Murphy's 10 Laws of Motorcycling: Amendment

Some things have changed over time....

  1. A motorcycle cannot fall over without an audience.
  2. The odds of a motorcycle falling over are directly proportional to the size of the audience and of the owner's ego. (Newness and expense of the bike are contributing factors.)
  3. Motorcycles are to yellow bugs as aircraft carriers once were to Kamikaze pilots.
  4. You will not feel the need to go to the restroom until after you have put on your rainsuit.
  5. The fact that your keys are still in your pants pocket will only become apparent after you have put on your gloves.
  6. Quick fixes are so named for how long they stay fixed. [is he talking about Harleys?]
  7. The only part you really need will also be the only part on permanent backorder.
  8. Nothing is harder to start than a used motorcycle being shown to a prospective buyer.
  9. You will never suffer a punctured tire on the road until you leave the repair kit at home.
  10. "Universal" accessories are so named because that is what you must search to find the bike they fit.
 

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1. A motorcycle cannot fall over without an audience.

5. The fact that your keys are still in your pants pocket (or that you haven't fastened your helmet strap) will only become apparent after you have put on your gloves.

7. The only part you really need will also be the only part on permanent backorder.
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1. I broke that law trying to get my motorcycle out of the garage. Bad part is I struggled with it for a few seconds and almost had it but then had to sneeze and down it went. But yeah very true. You'll also only stall out at a redlight on a hill in front of multiple cars.

5. Guilty

7. That or the $5 part you need only comes in a kit that comes with everything you don't need and costs 5x as much.
 

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7. That or the $5 part you need only comes in a kit that comes with everything you don't need and costs 5x as much.
Yeah i agree!! i needed a spark plug wrench for my 1st bike 88 ninja 7 and i'd have to but a whole kit for like $100! the stealership told me they got theirs from the tool truck to get around the issue, but that didnt help me so i ended up using a regular socket after taking a saws-all and grinder to it!
 
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