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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:06 AM
Replies: 33,087
Views: 8,065,365
Posted By Ernest T
And very petite. She makes that bike look big.

And very petite. She makes that bike look big.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,716
Posted By Ernest T
I think the car is at fault, at least he would be...

I think the car is at fault, at least he would be in Texas as the passing vehicle has the responsibility for making sure its safe to pass, even if he has the dotted line. A buddy tried to pass a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:57 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,360
Posted By Ernest T
I have a good friend who just cannot seem to ride...

I have a good friend who just cannot seem to ride unless he is in a group. He was into the meet up thing and invited me along with one of his meet up organized rides. I don't normally like riding in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,905
Posted By Ernest T
Yes I do, but I foolishly thought the OP was...

Yes I do, but I foolishly thought the OP was talking about a normal riding situation. Not something at the far end of extreme. How can anyone, (or a bunch of people) pick up a bike when your feet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,905
Posted By Ernest T
I've seen video of a 120 lb woman picking up a...

I've seen video of a 120 lb woman picking up a Gold Wing so I have to wonder what kind of bike you can't pick up? Maybe it's a matter of technique?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,096
Posted By Ernest T
I usually stand when I need to use my legs as...

I usually stand when I need to use my legs as additional suspension. Nothing like hitting a big, hard bump while seated to jar your spine. As for control, on a sub 300 lb dirt bike its been my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,981
Posted By Ernest T
Muscle Memory, never thought about that, I just...

Muscle Memory, never thought about that, I just thought they were just posers. I passed a couple riders on GS' on US 281 in Marble Falls--a four lane black top, and both were standing up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,981
Posted By Ernest T
I conserve more energy sitting down than standing...

I conserve more energy sitting down than standing up myself. I've seen lots of video of "adventure" riders standing up and in most of them there is no good reason to be standing. The only time I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,755
Posted By Ernest T
I have all that covered. I have high liability...

I have all that covered. I have high liability coverage, have good health insurance, and purchased long term care insurance, life insurance and have a prepaid funeral. Got it all covered no matter...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,964
Posted By Ernest T
Don't think its necessary. I'd be interested to...

Don't think its necessary. I'd be interested to hear how many of you who advocate covering the front brake do it in your car.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 05:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,755
Posted By Ernest T
Okay, let me rephrase. You need to look at your...

Okay, let me rephrase. You need to look at your policy to see if you have uninsured/underinsured property damage coverage AND bodily injury coverage. In Texas my carrier won't sell me the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,755
Posted By Ernest T
I think that only covers property damage.

I think that only covers property damage.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,755
Posted By Ernest T
I can't imagine riding without liability...

I can't imagine riding without liability insurance. Other coverages are optional, but it's a zoo out there. We have collision, comprehensive, uninsured/underinsured motorist and medical coverage.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 45,359
Posted By Ernest T
A picture is worth a thousand words!

A picture is worth a thousand words!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 45,359
Posted By Ernest T
Turning off the ABS on the Tiger is a PITA and I...

Turning off the ABS on the Tiger is a PITA and I don't do it very often. I've started down smooth gravel roads that ended up being pretty rough with lots of loose marble size rocks and wish I'd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 05:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,024
Posted By Ernest T
I was in Canadian, Texas this January when the...

I was in Canadian, Texas this January when the wiring harness on my six month old Triumph Trophy parted somewhere deep down inside the bike and the start button lost its function. Luckily I was at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,503
Posted By Ernest T
He didn't use a turn-out:rofl

He didn't use a turn-out:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33,087
Views: 8,065,365
Posted By Ernest T
As a bonus, its much cooler on the north rim too.

As a bonus, its much cooler on the north rim too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,307
Posted By Ernest T
Don't get me wrong, I get plenty of enjoyment...

Don't get me wrong, I get plenty of enjoyment from riding and ride just about every day of the year. You have to love it to do it in central Texas in August. I just don't think there is anything...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,773
Posted By Ernest T
I wonder that as well, our motor officers wear...

I wonder that as well, our motor officers wear all the gear in the winter, but not the summer. We had a motor cop injured in an accident this spring. while he was wearing all the gear. He survived,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,307
Posted By Ernest T
Why can't that be enough. Why the need to...

Why can't that be enough. Why the need to romanticize the experience?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,307
Posted By Ernest T
I don't think there is an "essence" of...

I don't think there is an "essence" of motorcycling. It's a vehicle. Some are fun to ride and others are purely functional. I don't need the "wind in my face" or "knees in the breeze" or any other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,800
Posted By Ernest T
While there are no guarantees, owning property is...

While there are no guarantees, owning property is about as sure a thing as there is over the long haul.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,218
Posted By Ernest T
The convenience store isn't convenient anymore! ...

The convenience store isn't convenient anymore! It seems I'm always in line behind someone with a fistful of lottery tickets to redeem or purchase.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,800
Posted By Ernest T
Prices always increase. Sure there have been...

Prices always increase. Sure there have been short periods of time when home prices have decreased, but usually that has been caused by financial shenanigans such as the Savings and Loan crisis of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,800
Posted By Ernest T
Not my experience. I've moved around quite a bit...

Not my experience. I've moved around quite a bit so we've owned 8 different houses and the first one financed the next and so on. Our first mortgage was 30 years, but the others have been 15 years...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,909
Posted By Ernest T
Not the same technique. I pick my wing up while...

Not the same technique. I pick my wing up while facing it, but not by the handle bars. They are pretty long and I'd be worried they'd snap off.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,800
Posted By Ernest T
Interesting concept, but it totally ignores the...

Interesting concept, but it totally ignores the fact that buying a house is a much better financial decision than paying rent for the 15-30 years you are paying on a mortgage, not to mention the fact...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,800
Posted By Ernest T
Isn't 70 percent most? Nearly everyone I...

Isn't 70 percent most?

Nearly everyone I know does, including my coworkers, business associates, friends, family and acquaintances. I don't pal around with a bunch of rich people either. My wife...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,800
Posted By Ernest T
Why don't you explain it to me.

Why don't you explain it to me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,800
Posted By Ernest T
Realistically I don't see that happening--I...

Realistically I don't see that happening--I suppose it could if you know the exact date you'll expire, but since we don't, we have to keep some assets to provide for us until that unknown future date...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,800
Posted By Ernest T
So what do you advocate doing with the money when...

So what do you advocate doing with the money when the parents depart the earthly world?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,909
Posted By Ernest T
Looks easy to do with a 500 lb bike, but I wonder...

Looks easy to do with a 500 lb bike, but I wonder if you can do that with a 900 lb wing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 33,087
Views: 8,065,365
Posted By Ernest T
Bad cruiser riders aren't the problem. There are...

Bad cruiser riders aren't the problem. There are bad riders on all types of bikes, there just happen to be more cruisers on the road, ergo more bad cruiser riders. I've seen a boatload of idiots on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,909
Posted By Ernest T
I'll try that next time I change the tire. I...

I'll try that next time I change the tire. I think part of the reason I can't lift the bike up backwards like that video is that my garage floor is very smooth and my feet slide. Facing the bike I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,800
Posted By Ernest T
Why the vitriol?

Why the vitriol?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 398,705
Posted By Ernest T
I like Harleys and have owned several over the...

I like Harleys and have owned several over the years so I'm not a Harley Hater. However, Id argue that Harley hasn't offered a truly middle weight anything in a long time. My naked FXDL weighed over...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,427
Posted By Ernest T
We don't have a lot of ducks around central...

We don't have a lot of ducks around central Texas, but I killed a Canada Goose while playing golf in Denver. There were hundreds of them all over the course and I hit a low line drive that went into...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,800
Posted By Ernest T
Absolutely wrong.

Absolutely wrong.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,909
Posted By Ernest T
I cannot pick up a bike that way. I change the...

I cannot pick up a bike that way. I change the rear tire with the wing laying on its side and I've tried that method several times to put it back up right and just can't make it work. I face the...
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