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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2007, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,035
Posted By J. Clarke
I looked for that on Amazon and couldn't find it....

I looked for that on Amazon and couldn't find it.

Are you sure that's not "Total Control" by Lee Parks? If it's not then could you provide an author name or ISBN?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2007, 11:46 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,815
Posted By J. Clarke
I have fallen asleep in moving vehicles twice....

I have fallen asleep in moving vehicles twice. The first time I knew I wasn't in shape to drive, but my Catholic virgin girlfriend wouldn't enterain the thought of getting a room and crashing for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2007, 09:22 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,701
Posted By J. Clarke
I wouldn't have minded having ABS last night. ...

I wouldn't have minded having ABS last night. Was coming home late, there was _something_ on the road because I could see tire tracks, tried feeling out the limit of braking and it seemed to be...
Forum: Americas 11-14-2007, 07:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,721
Posted By J. Clarke
Any scheduled maintenance that you know is going...

Any scheduled maintenance that you know is going to come during the trip, do first--that way you won't have to do it on the road.

Non-obvious stuff to carry--ibuprofen and antacids (don't need a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2007, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,122
Posted By J. Clarke
Don't haul your bike like this

http://break.com/index/driver-loses-bike-on-highway.html

Couple of points to ponder--

First is that his load came off to the side, not the back--if someone had been passing him close aboard...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2007, 01:08 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,571
Posted By J. Clarke
In the US ask for a "China marker".

In the US ask for a "China marker".
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,116
Posted By J. Clarke
Just for hohos you might want to try hooking +12...

Just for hohos you might want to try hooking +12 to Terminal 86 (so you have +12 on both 86 and 30) and the "load wire" from the switch to Terminal 85 and see what happens.

You might also want to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2007, 04:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,171
Posted By J. Clarke
Regular maintenance is fine, but it's not going...

Regular maintenance is fine, but it's not going to tell you that you picked up a nail hole in the construction area you passed through ten miles out of the last fill-up. At least not before the tire...
Forum: Face plant 10-31-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,127
Posted By J. Clarke
Common Sense NOT EQUAL Common Law The...

Common Sense NOT EQUAL Common Law

The statute will be interpreted in accordance with its wording and with precedent, not with some ideal of the way things ought to be. It's up to the legislators...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2007, 02:23 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,856
Posted By J. Clarke
To take offense at being yelled at yes. If you...

To take offense at being yelled at yes. If you want "voice inflection to convey passionate speech" you use *bold* and _italic_ although here you can just use bold and italic directly.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,856
Posted By J. Clarke
By long establieshed convention, the use of...

By long establieshed convention, the use of capital letters is considered to be shouting. So yes, the guy appears to be shouting.
Forum: Face plant 10-31-2007, 12:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,127
Posted By J. Clarke
Well, your system certainly gives your average...

Well, your system certainly gives your average disgruntled high school kid a great way to get even with the Driver's Ed teacher.

Maybe it works in Japan.

Oh, and does that mean that the first...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2007, 09:04 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,543
Posted By J. Clarke
As has been said many time, the rules for audio...

As has been said many time, the rules for audio and video are different. In the US if you are in a public place you can pretty much photograph or film or videotape anything that you can see without...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2007, 09:00 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 6,701
Posted By J. Clarke
That's on an R1200GS? If so, have you tried...

That's on an R1200GS? If so, have you tried holding down the ABS reset button while you're starting the engine?
Forum: Face plant 10-31-2007, 08:41 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,127
Posted By J. Clarke
The trouble with "arresting him at his house" is...

The trouble with "arresting him at his house" is that if they don't catch him in the act or get film that shows identifying characteristics or positively identify him in some other way then they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2007, 03:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,171
Posted By J. Clarke
Trucks generally have bigger and better chunks...

Trucks generally have bigger and better chunks though. Today I stopped behind a flatbed at a traffic light and noticed that it had a pile of something that looked like gravel on the bed, and a...
Forum: Vendors 10-29-2007, 08:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 494
Posted By J. Clarke
Harbor Freight Fuse Recall

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/recalls/fuse_sets.html

Wouldn't have thought they could screw up anything that simple, but apparently they did.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2007, 08:04 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 14,310
Posted By J. Clarke
Somebody should introduce him to Roadrashqueen.

Somebody should introduce him to Roadrashqueen.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2007, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 957
Posted By J. Clarke
Just a comment but if your throttle doesn't close...

Just a comment but if your throttle doesn't close when you grab the front brake, try rotating the brake lever down a bit--if it's adjusted right then grabbing the brake will roll your hand forward so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2007, 07:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,031
Posted By J. Clarke
Just to give you a little perspective on North...

Just to give you a little perspective on North American wildlife, it is estimated that in the US there are maybe 900,000 bears of all kinds, 50,000 cougars in the entire world (and most of those...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2007, 02:13 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,171
Posted By J. Clarke
You seem to be assuming that the only things that...

You seem to be assuming that the only things that come off of trucks are those things that are part of the truck. That is not the case. The cargo also sometimes comes off, either all at once or in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2007, 08:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,171
Posted By J. Clarke
If he's hauling pulpwood either get by or get way...

If he's hauling pulpwood either get by or get way back. I wouldn't worry about the tread so much--pulpwood trucks occasionally shed bark, limbs, squirrels, and every once in a while a whole log or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2007, 06:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,171
Posted By J. Clarke
Once the tread is off the tire, and until it...

Once the tread is off the tire, and until it stops moving, treat it like an animal--it's going to go where it wants to go.

Slow down, stop if possible, wait for it to stop moving, then proceed.
Forum: Latin America 10-27-2007, 10:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,850
Posted By J. Clarke
Have you practiced fighting with a machete?...

Have you practiced fighting with a machete? Unless you know what you're about you're more likely to damage yourself than your opponent. Don't assume that you can fight with it because you can cut...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2007, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,195
Posted By J. Clarke
The Expedition is a different bag from the...

The Expedition is a different bag from the Explorer--the Explorer is not and is not claimed to be waterproof--you need a rain cover for it. With the rain cover it and the contents stay dry during...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2007, 11:21 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,543
Posted By J. Clarke
But when do you say that? The more they say...

But when do you say that? The more they say before being informed that they are being recorded the more likely they are to feel tricked.
Forum: Americas 10-24-2007, 07:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,449
Posted By J. Clarke
I've been toying with the idea of doing something...

I've been toying with the idea of doing something like that myself. Was thinking about hitting the northernmost, easternmost, westernmost, highest, and lowest rideable points in North America and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,543
Posted By J. Clarke
Good, now we're getting somewhere. Now you've...

Good, now we're getting somewhere. Now you've approached me. Should I wait for you to start talking or should I start talking? If I start, what should be the first thing I say? If I wait for you,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2007, 10:41 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,543
Posted By J. Clarke
So those words are contained in legislation...

So those words are contained in legislation somewhere? I'm dying to see that.

And you have not in any post said what action I should take to avoid setting you off.

Start like this. I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2007, 09:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,543
Posted By J. Clarke
The only "exact words" I've seen from you were...

The only "exact words" I've seen from you were ""Sir, my name is xxxxx from xxxx. I am warning you that recording this conversation without my permission may be an offence, so do not record this. If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2007, 09:36 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,543
Posted By J. Clarke
Trying to weasel out of your assertion that the...

Trying to weasel out of your assertion that the statute made no distinction between public and private conversations?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2007, 09:39 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,977
Posted By J. Clarke
Uh, attempting to countersteer in the absence of...

Uh, attempting to countersteer in the absence of a skid is going to just put you into the ditch. Standing up in the abence of an obstacle will do the same thing it does in the presence of an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2007, 09:33 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,543
Posted By J. Clarke
:lol3

:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2007, 08:45 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,543
Posted By J. Clarke
I tried to assume that but then you carried it...

I tried to assume that but then you carried it through into the context of a traffic stop.



Are you saying that if you turn the lights on and induce someone to stop, then you stop behind them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2007, 08:20 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,543
Posted By J. Clarke
:(:

:(:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2007, 07:43 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,977
Posted By J. Clarke
The countersteering part is not what would get...

The countersteering part is not what would get you in trouble there, it's the skidding part that would get you in trouble. On dry roads cars don't spontaneously skid in curves at legal speeds unless...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2007, 07:41 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 10,977
Posted By J. Clarke
"Perjury" IIRC is lying after swearing to tell...

"Perjury" IIRC is lying after swearing to tell the truth. However even if you lied under oath it would be difficult to prove perjury if your testimony was "I thought I saw" as nobody else is privy...
Forum: Face plant 10-21-2007, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,281
Posted By J. Clarke
Just remember that uniformed cops don't get to...

Just remember that uniformed cops don't get to decide what they wear. Decisions like that generally get made by some REMF or committee of same.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2007, 10:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,543
Posted By J. Clarke
So you trace your authority to the Crown but you...

So you trace your authority to the Crown but you aren't an agent of the government?



Since the context of the discussion was that of a police officer stopping a motorist, one would assume...
Forum: Face plant 10-21-2007, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,481
Posted By J. Clarke
On the other hand, the family of the 19 year old...

On the other hand, the family of the 19 year old . . .

But America in the 21st Century being what it is the family of the 15 year old might nonetheless attempt the suit on the same sort of...
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