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  1. Bob Friend

    Thinking about buying a motorcycle.

    When storing mine for the winter I fill the tank with gas, add a couple ounces of Stabil and unhook the battery. It's fired right up after sitting for a few months each of the two winters I've stored it that way.
  2. Bob Friend

    Thinking about buying a motorcycle.

    And so many more are caused by the infamous "car makes a left hand turn in front of an oncomming bike"
  3. Bob Friend

    What sorts of milage do motorcycles get?

    You most deffinately will not get more than 40 on a 600cc super sport. Not sure of you experience level, but they can be pretty unforgiving to an unexperienced rider. The local Suzuki dealer has a sign on their GS500Fs that say they get over 50mpg. Not sure it it's true or not.
  4. Bob Friend

    What sorts of milage do motorcycles get?

    I have an '05 CBR600RR. If I exercise a little self control I'm lucky to get about 35 miles per gallon.
  5. Bob Friend

    Is a HD tuner required to display HD from the XBox 360?

    The 360 outputs in HD. Assuming your monitor is, in fact, HD Ready and has component imputs it will display the 360 output in HD. No need for a tuner.
  6. Bob Friend

    *** Official *** XBox 360 Hardware DISCUSSION Thread

    12 Hours in line at Walmart (My wife came and releived me for an hour twice). The decision to wait was a snap decision. I happened to have the day off and was in the store and saw the line forming. We had preordered a system from Gamestop back in June and were told last week not to expect one...
  7. Bob Friend

    Treo 650 anyone use one ?

    I've got one. It's great that I don't have to carry several devices. I can connect to my Exchange server at work for email. As a phone, it sucks. The volume is very low at it's lowest setting. Bluetooth support is pretty poor as well.
  8. Bob Friend

    Cold weather and engine detonation?

    May have been bad gas. I ran it dry and filled up with 93 Octane from a different station and all seems to be well. The engine has a fairly high compression ratio (13.5:1) but Honda says it'll run fine on 87. I'll stick to the super to be on the safe side.
  9. Bob Friend

    Cold weather and engine detonation?

    Can anyone tell me if cold weather is more or less likely to affect engine knock? I use 87 octane (as prescribed by the owners manual) in my '05 Honda CBR600RR (motorcycle) and noticed a lot of knocking on the way to work this morning. I've been using the 87 octane for months and have never...
  10. Bob Friend

    Motorcycles - How long does it take to learn to ride and get my license?

    Had that happen too. Had to pull over and take the helmet off to get rid of it. Luckily it didn't sting me.
  11. Bob Friend

    Motorcycles - How long does it take to learn to ride and get my license?

    I swear, if I get hit with one more cigarette butt, I'm going to go friggin postal.
  12. Bob Friend

    Thinking about buying a motorcycle...

    Congrats! I'd love to see pics. Ride Safe.
  13. Bob Friend

    scorching hot computer deal of a lifetime

    Drats! "The AMD/Microsoft Tech Tour 2005 Desktop and Server Promotional Bundles are now sold out and no longer available."
  14. Bob Friend

    Car needs a paint job ...

    http://www.kustomrides.com/chromepaint.htm At $85 a pint it aint cheap.
  15. Bob Friend

    Car needs a paint job ...

    I'd hate to be driving near you on a sunny day.
  16. Bob Friend

    Thinking about buying a motorcycle...

    Jeremy, You should check out Cycle Forums (look under the sport bikes section, there's a euro bike sub-section there).That site has TONS of good info and helped a lot when I purchsed my bike earlier this year (I got a Honda though). As mentioned above, you'll find that maintenance on the...
  17. Bob Friend

    Anyone use Novel Groupwise for email?

    Haven't used it in a few years (5.5 with the Enhancement Pack), but when you hit reply, a box would pop up (asking if you wanted to reply or reply to all) and there was a check box in the lower left corner that said include original message or something to that effect.
  18. Bob Friend

    It's grillin' time........

    For ribs I set my grill to it's lowest setting (which usually equals about 225 degrees) and cook em for a about two hours. Then I turn the heat up and add the sauce and cook for another minute or two. They taste great.
  19. Bob Friend

    Automatic watches

    I've had a Titanium Pulsar Solar for 6 years. It works flawlessly. I paid $150 for it. Money well spent. Edit: After re-reading your post, I see you're looking at Tag Heuers. I'm pretty sure my Pulsar isn't in the same league as the Tags.
  20. Bob Friend

    What was the First concert you ever went to?

    Megadeth. Forget the year, but it was for the So Far, So Good, So what... Album Warlock opened for them.
  21. Bob Friend

    I need a hangover remedy

    I wasn't even aware it was Fat Tuesday.
  22. Bob Friend

    I need a hangover remedy

    My boss is the one who paid for the drinks and ain't feeling too hot himself. I just took a nap in the conf room and downed a greasy steak and cheese. I'm feeling a little better now. I'm never doing this again... (famous last words)
  23. Bob Friend

    I need a hangover remedy

    I'm at work and it's ugly. I was out too late last night. Any suggestions?
  24. Bob Friend

    Early 1970's toy car question

    I had these as well. Loved them! http://www.feelingretro.com/view_toy.cfm?id=15
  25. Bob Friend

    Networking Help Needed.

    Sorry for the late reply. I was thinking that perhaps you had to DHCP servers running on your network and they were perhaps handing out address on 2 different subnets.
  26. Bob Friend

    Networking Help Needed.

    How are your IP addresses assigned?
  27. Bob Friend

    Any Testament Fans in here??

    Check out their "The New Order" album.
  28. Bob Friend

    Day trip to Manhattan?

    Jeff. I'm pissing myself laughing. As far as not knowing where I'm going. That's not much of a problem. With the Big Dig here the roads change daily and I'm pretty much used to driving in circles. Thanks for all the feedback guys.
  29. Bob Friend

    Day trip to Manhattan?

    Mark, Is this a commuter rail or Amtrak you're referring to? Bob