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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 19,272
Posted By portablejohn
Why did you need to have the Harley Dealer search...

Why did you need to have the Harley Dealer search out Harley Brand jacket?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 19,272
Posted By portablejohn
The foot peg is mounted on the exhaust pipe?

The foot peg is mounted on the exhaust pipe?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 19,272
Posted By portablejohn
I think there are many people here that don't...

I think there are many people here that don't even ride motorcycles.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 19,272
Posted By portablejohn
I don't have a group.

I don't have a group.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-20-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,868
Posted By portablejohn
I hear final drive whining in the future.

I hear final drive whining in the future.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 19,272
Posted By portablejohn
I keep seeing very low mileage Harleys for sale. ...

I keep seeing very low mileage Harleys for sale. While I know that some people ride theirs a lot, but many more just buy them and don't ride them. Since so few actually get worn out, it seems like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 19,272
Posted By portablejohn
Build your own? I settled on a BMW because...

Build your own?

I settled on a BMW because I wanted an air/oil cooled engine, and it was one of two choices. Made more sense to have the cylinders out in the wind.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 19,272
Posted By portablejohn
If anything, HD is a one trick pony. I don't...

If anything, HD is a one trick pony. I don't stop at HD dealers because I don't want HD branded stuff.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-16-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,259
Posted By portablejohn
Can you get non ethanol gas?

Can you get non ethanol gas?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 19,272
Posted By portablejohn
I never liked having a piston aimed straight at...

I never liked having a piston aimed straight at my penis.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,868
Posted By portablejohn
I still think the count down should be from green...

I still think the count down should be from green to yellow to red. The countdown to green would cause more wrecks, at least here in America. The people trying to be the last be the yellow would be...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-11-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,009
Posted By portablejohn
http://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyuyhrBAQK1r42mk...

http://33.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lyuyhrBAQK1r42mk2o1_400.gif
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,009
Posted By portablejohn
injury! And/or death!!!!!!!!!!

injury! And/or death!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 08:41 PM
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Views: 27,382
Posted By portablejohn
Lobbyist? You will never be.

Lobbyist? You will never be.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,009
Posted By portablejohn
My side stand sinks into the hot pavement or soft...

My side stand sinks into the hot pavement or soft ground, sometimes. I try to park so that my bike is as close to upright as I can, and I always get on and off of it while standing on the left peg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,868
Posted By portablejohn
Count down traffic lights

I was psyched that this thread had gone to the idea of count down timers for traffic lights. I thought they would be light the ones for pedestrians, indicating the time left to safely cross the...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,009
Posted By portablejohn
There is this guy: ...

There is this guy:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kRFyw57o_Ic

I don't dare try it though. I get on with the side stand down,
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 814
Posted By portablejohn
Is it my imagination, or is everything in the way...

Is it my imagination, or is everything in the way of everything else on that set up? The ropax cans hide the latches on the pelican case, and the pelican case blocks the lids on the bags?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,868
Posted By portablejohn
Yes, I do. I follow at an appropriate distance...

Yes, I do. I follow at an appropriate distance as well. I signal when changing lanes. I change one lane to the left when I see heavy entering or exiting traffic. I yield, stop, go and turn in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,868
Posted By portablejohn
What really pisses me off are the people that...

What really pisses me off are the people that don't obey the law.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,042,888
Posted By portablejohn
I think Genka was (kind of) joking a few posts...

I think Genka was (kind of) joking a few posts back.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-07-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,040
Posted By portablejohn
So, what's the word? I never wait on anyone...

So, what's the word?
I never wait on anyone for anything. I would have fully charged the battery by now. I would have metered it (voltage), with my cheap Harbor Freight meter. I would 'load'...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,580
Posted By portablejohn
I don't know if I liked or disliked his comments...

I don't know if I liked or disliked his comments to a rider he met heading east.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-05-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,218
Posted By portablejohn
One must take into account the temp of the fuel. ...

One must take into account the temp of the fuel. If the ground temp is below the air temp, then fuel from stations with underground tanks. If the air temp is lower, you are better off decanting the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,042,888
Posted By portablejohn
Funny, I always refer to my motorcycle as a...

Funny, I always refer to my motorcycle as a 'scooter'. My Concours was "Scooty-puff". My GF calls my BMW "Snooty-puff" just to bug me.

I offended some guy at a party last Christmas, asking him...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,844
Posted By portablejohn
Ever figure out how much money you loose with...

Ever figure out how much money you loose with each transaction?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-03-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,040
Posted By portablejohn
Try charging the battery. 30 minutes is nothing...

Try charging the battery. 30 minutes is nothing at a low charging rate.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,844
Posted By portablejohn
I always thought it was weird that quite a few...

I always thought it was weird that quite a few riders need to buy new/different motorcycles every year or so. I bought a used '86 Concours ($2300) and rode it for a few years. My insurance agent...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,546
Posted By portablejohn
Not many motorcycles break down in dealer parking...

Not many motorcycles break down in dealer parking lots. The odds go down even more when you factor in that many of them are closed two days a week.

If I need parts on the road to keep me moving,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,217
Posted By portablejohn
"How fast do you ride off road?" Slightly...

"How fast do you ride off road?"

Slightly slower than I was going while still on the road?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,546
Posted By portablejohn
I think it is more a question of the riders'...

I think it is more a question of the riders' skill as a mechanic than anything else. Some people would be stranded for more that a week with a ruptured brake line, waiting on the dealer. Some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,546
Posted By portablejohn
I would think that any motorcycle considered...

I would think that any motorcycle considered "disposable" will have been maintained rather poorly, if at all.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,623
Posted By portablejohn
The "shorts and sandal" riders are long gone. ...

The "shorts and sandal" riders are long gone.

Back to the OP: It depends entirely on where you are, where you are going, and how long you will be. Time the same journey using each method of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,623
Posted By portablejohn
Upper 40's in the morning is cold?

Upper 40's in the morning is cold?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,546
Posted By portablejohn
Parts and Labor. If you can get any part you...

Parts and Labor. If you can get any part you need in a timely fashion (fedex), carry tools and know how to use them (a service manual counts as a tool) you could ride almost any bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,181
Posted By portablejohn
http://2.media.dorkly.cvcdn.com/41/71/7e7b13a3acae...

http://2.media.dorkly.cvcdn.com/41/71/7e7b13a3acaeb1cb58d175a1f3730efc.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,181
Posted By portablejohn
That falls into the category of "Risk...

That falls into the category of "Risk Compensation". The riders know that riding on a sunny day is safer than riding at night and/or in the rain. Since they know it is safer, they drive faster and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,181
Posted By portablejohn
http://media.giphy.com/media/ns6PnjY73xofS/giphy.g...

http://media.giphy.com/media/ns6PnjY73xofS/giphy.gif


With ABS, he could have slowed down for at least twenty more feet before hitting the car. And he would have not been hitting it with his...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,181
Posted By portablejohn
The time that the pavement offers the least...

The time that the pavement offers the least friction is just after it starts to drizzle. The longer the dry spell before the rain, the slipperier it will be. After it rains a while and rinses the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 6,181
Posted By portablejohn
If you haven't found the situation common, then...

If you haven't found the situation common, then how do you know that it is possible to "catch it before it goes"?
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