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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,022
Posted By monkeythumpa
http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/motorcycles_more_...

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/motorcycles_more_dangerous_than_combat/
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 608
Posted By monkeythumpa
Gears 4, 5, 6 stopped working

After shifting up through the gears just fine and riding over the San Mateo bridge for 10 minutes at 80mph, I downshifted to slow down for the 880 interchange. It was hard and found a false neutral....
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By monkeythumpa
I don't think you should be pulling a Willie...

I don't think you should be pulling a Willie while riding. Any impairment can be bad news.

http://bossip.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/willie_nelson.jpg?w=531&h=411
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,558
Posted By monkeythumpa
I really noticed it over the San Mateo Bridge...

I really noticed it over the San Mateo Bridge highrise. I had to slow from splitting at 70 to only splitting at 50mph.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,529
Posted By monkeythumpa
I bought my '05 GS with 36,000 miles for $6,500,...

I bought my '05 GS with 36,000 miles for $6,500, private party. It had all the farkles you could ask for. Never buy on impulse. If you don't insult at least one seller with your offer, you are paying...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,344
Posted By monkeythumpa
Click through and read the vehicle code. For most...

Click through and read the vehicle code. For most states that have the law, it is exempt on divided highways, one way roads, or roads with more than one lane. So basically it is not against the law...
Forum: Face plant 03-15-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,390
Posted By monkeythumpa
Best $200 gadget (http://gopro.com) I have bought...

Best $200 gadget (http://gopro.com) I have bought to insure against this. I wear it every day for just this occasion (and to prove cops wrong too).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,278
Posted By monkeythumpa
"Aerostich condoms"

"Aerostich condoms"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,122
Posted By monkeythumpa
Easier than that...get some decomposed granite...

Easier than that...get some decomposed granite and a tamper. It'll firm it right up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,863
Posted By monkeythumpa
You are still going to get written up for unsafe...

You are still going to get written up for unsafe speed, unsafe lane change, or straddling the lane if the CHP deems you a hazard.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,557
Posted By monkeythumpa
The red triangle means you are in invincibility...

The red triangle means you are in invincibility mode. You are immune from tickets, collisions and banana peels.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,622
Posted By monkeythumpa
I thought I would get used to it but I have not....

I thought I would get used to it but I have not. From the perspective of a comparative physiologist, the motion of using the side of your thumb to hit a switch is anatomically opposed (no pun...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,075
Posted By monkeythumpa
I am a big 'stich fan, think they are worth every...

I am a big 'stich fan, think they are worth every penny and I am have been glad I have been in it a handful of times like when I had to ride from Ensenada to Oakland in 15 hours of rain (The first...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,075
Posted By monkeythumpa
I probably split much faster than is recommended,...

I probably split much faster than is recommended, but most of the time savings comes from the ability to use carpool lanes. I am doing 80mph while traffic is stop and go. It is a 35 minute commute...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,075
Posted By monkeythumpa
Here in the Bay Area between tolls and parking...

Here in the Bay Area between tolls and parking rates, motorcycles are much cheaper than a car even when factoring in tires and maintenance.

Every month I save ($6-$2.50) x 20 days/month = $70 on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 20,453
Posted By monkeythumpa
There are a couple trends that are influencing...

There are a couple trends that are influencing the notion that the industry is in decline, but in no way (unless the health and safety nazis get their way) is the industry "doomed".

First is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,319
Posted By monkeythumpa
So I bought a GS 1.5 years ago with the thought...

So I bought a GS 1.5 years ago with the thought that I wanted to learn to ride dirt. Bad idea. I finally went out with some BARF guys to Carnegie in Livermore and I had a blast. BUT I was in constant...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,158
Posted By monkeythumpa
The COG would be lowered 1/2" for every inch of...

The COG would be lowered 1/2" for every inch of lowering. If the bike was 1 inch tall the COG would be around 1/2 inch from the ground, give or take.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,230
Posted By monkeythumpa
I was inspired by an Englishman. Here is how I...

I was inspired by an Englishman. Here is how I get dressed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk6zbY8i4_8&t=1m4s
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,641
Posted By monkeythumpa
I have talked to the Indian, Chinese and Thai...

I have talked to the Indian, Chinese and Thai people I work with about this. Even they think it is a dumb move.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,641
Posted By monkeythumpa
Here is how I transport my little one: ...

Here is how I transport my little one:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/90845432/motorcycletyke.JPG

But seriously, you came on a public forum asking "whether it is possible" to take your kid on your bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 56,315
Posted By monkeythumpa
I split whenever I am in Nevada, Arizona, or...

I split whenever I am in Nevada, Arizona, or Utah. It seems like I am the only one. Nobody is looking behind them, and I am well past before they notice. They must approve, because they honk and yell...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,560
Posted By monkeythumpa
It depends if you want to break your knee or...

It depends if you want to break your knee or break your foot.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,593
Posted By monkeythumpa
It is calles FARS....

It is calles FARS. http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Main/index.aspx
Forum: EMEA 11-24-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 942
Posted By monkeythumpa
I have been planning a trip through the former...

I have been planning a trip through the former Eastern Bloc countries. Trieste, Zagreb, Budapest, Bucharest, Belgrade and Sophia. With the exception of Albania, the Balkans are supposed to be safe,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,599
Posted By monkeythumpa
It is the one that fits you, goes where you want...

It is the one that fits you, goes where you want to go, the way you want to get there.

Now, what is the best sandwich?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,292
Posted By monkeythumpa
You forgot pasteurization, the calculator, the...

You forgot pasteurization, the calculator, the bikini, SCUBA equipment, the diesel engine, the parachute, braille, and mimes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,292
Posted By monkeythumpa
You are wrong, it stands for "trouble".

You are wrong, it stands for "trouble".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,903
Posted By monkeythumpa
According to the Hurt Report, "Vehicle failure...

According to the Hurt Report, "Vehicle failure accounted for less than 3% of these motorcycle accidents, and most of those were single vehicle accidents where control was lost due to a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,282
Posted By monkeythumpa
Don't use housepaint or fingerpaint!

Don't use housepaint or fingerpaint!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,031
Posted By monkeythumpa
Whenever I rape and pillage, I consider it fair...

Whenever I rape and pillage, I consider it fair game for them to try to run me over.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,168
Posted By monkeythumpa
Considering that my underpants rarely catch on...

Considering that my underpants rarely catch on fire, this may be more than I need. The anti-static features might be useful, but the only time I get tazed I am streaking naked.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2011, 02:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 9,031
Posted By monkeythumpa
Here is a link to the video:...

Here is a link to the video: http://blog.motorcycle.com/2011/09/07/design/nissan-juke-hunts-and-runs-down-motorcyclists-in-commercial-video/

If you can't leave a Juke behind in a chase, you...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-29-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By monkeythumpa
Coronodo trail, old route 666. Great road. ...

Coronodo trail, old route 666. Great road.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,574
Posted By monkeythumpa
Upgrade your lines and levers for more feel, but...

Upgrade your lines and levers for more feel, but if your reactions are slow, you need to kick the pace down a notch. Good riders have the skills to get out of tricky situations. Great riders have the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,839
Posted By monkeythumpa
First, we need pics of your wife to give you...

First, we need pics of your wife to give you fully informed advice.

Second, I don't think the problem is with the motorcycle. It is with your level of communication. Your first question, before...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,623
Posted By monkeythumpa
How else do you share your jerky or talk to your...

How else do you share your jerky or talk to your buddy while riding?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,031
Posted By monkeythumpa
Don't know the specifics in your area but in CA...

Don't know the specifics in your area but in CA you can get a moto permit without a car permit. It should be the same in Penn.

This should answer all your questions:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,666
Posted By monkeythumpa
They only fall asleep and topple off once. That...

They only fall asleep and topple off once. That experience usually prevents any further drowzyness while on the bike.
Forum: Face plant 08-23-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,538
Posted By monkeythumpa
You might want to double check your coverage. It...

You might want to double check your coverage. It covers under-insured motorists, but if there is no motorist to track down, no payout.
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