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Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 08:46 PM
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Posted By Jedl
Can someone tell me what bike this is? ...

Can someone tell me what bike this is?



Can someone tell me what bike this is?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
Now that you have experienced the effect first...

Now that you have experienced the effect first hand, you may become more aware of it on a very subtle level more often. Next time out, check out this idea: It's not about the actual turning of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
IrishJohn, As you have noticed, this...

IrishJohn,

As you have noticed, this thread stopped being about your initial inquiry a long, long time ago. Iím happy to hear that you are enjoying your riding. Itís OK that you donít know how...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
Duly noted, in the future I'll be mindful not to...

Duly noted, in the future I'll be mindful not to start my posts with such language. From now on language like that, when required, will only appear at the end of my posts.

In the meanwhile, let's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
Maybe you are just confused and not totally...

Maybe you are just confused and not totally ignorant, we'll see.

1) "the front wheel turning in the opposite direction to initiate the turn"
This is inaccurate. The front wheel doesn't have to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 12:53 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
Oh No You Didn't !?!? Did you really just...

Oh No You Didn't !?!?

Did you really just try to make this shitefest about physics? What place could physics possibly have in an opinion thread ?? Please, let's not confuse the subject or the...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,425
Posted By Jedl
No doubt I'll feel like a dope for asking but . ....

No doubt I'll feel like a dope for asking but . . . .
Does RE stand for Royal Enfield ?

cheers,
Forum: Americas 06-04-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Jedl
My understanding is that if you've got the money,...

My understanding is that if you've got the money, any US dealer will sell any bike to you. Getting the bike registered would probably require US residency (as this is a state / local issue). Any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,707
Posted By Jedl
Read everything you can about cornering from any...

Read everything you can about cornering from any of the many published moto teachers. You've received good information thus far in this thread but, just as sure as the sun will rise, too many...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,707
Posted By Jedl
I have never flown a plane, but I would imagine...

I have never flown a plane, but I would imagine that the acceleration resulting from the craft being banked is enough to allow the pilot (& passengers) to be able to sit straight compared to the...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,874
Posted By Jedl
I've got a Western Moutaineering Ultralight that...

I've got a Western Moutaineering Ultralight that I've used regularly for over 20 years. Best bag I've ever owned and I own lot's of bags for different uses. The Ultralight is my go to bag for temps...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,480
Posted By Jedl
Not many honest (non facetious) responses, so...

Not many honest (non facetious) responses, so here a direct reply to your question. On my bike (an R12R) I always shift only one gear at a time. I was taught early on (30 years ago) to always keep...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,751
Posted By Jedl
Opinions on a R12R stablemate needed

So I have a 2010 R12R that Iíve had since new. Great bike, smooth, lotís of character - overall a great bike for speeds from 50 mph to 90 mph. But these days most of my riding is back roads and...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2013, 01:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,510
Posted By Jedl
Western Mountaineering Ultralight - if you don't...

Western Mountaineering Ultralight - if you don't mind spending the coin for a top-of-the-line down bag
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 09:03 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,952
Posted By Jedl
The best, no the only thing we can do for our...

The best, no the only thing we can do for our children to keep them safe - is to educate them as best we can. Kids are not stupid, but they are often ignorant of the risks involved and unable to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 08:04 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,952
Posted By Jedl
Before my kids were born I was involved in what...

Before my kids were born I was involved in what many people would describe as dangerous sports - street riding, rock climbing, mountaineering, etc. Once they were born we naturally included them in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 117,322
Posted By Jedl
Hollywood Stuntz speaks out

Hopefully this isn't 205.

http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2013/10/jamie-lao-man-behind-hollywood-stuntz-biker-gang.html
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 117,322
Posted By Jedl
I like this idea. No doubt it would have taken a...

I like this idea. No doubt it would have taken a concerted effort of both the NYPD and possibly the NYFD to effectively contain the whole group (block all potential exits). But they could have had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2013, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1,839
Views: 177,189
Posted By Jedl
What bike is that used in the Round # clip ? ...

What bike is that used in the Round # clip ?

cheers,
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
Of course to attribute the slow learning of...

Of course to attribute the slow learning of physical skills to being highly educated, is equally inaccurate. There are many different and divergent methodologies that various people use for learning...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
The physics of how the bike or moto operates...

The physics of how the bike or moto operates (balances and steers) is the same irrespective of speed. The two in-line wheels and the geometry define the physics.

What does change with speed are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
What is it that causes the bike to lean in the...

What is it that causes the bike to lean in the direction you want to turn ?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,531
Posted By Jedl
Perhaps you can cite some examples of this...

Perhaps you can cite some examples of this "empirical evidence"? I, for one, am always eager to learn something new. No offense intended, but I think you might be confusing empirical with anecdotal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,531
Posted By Jedl
Yeah, I knew what you meant. The physics is the...

Yeah, I knew what you meant. The physics is the same either way. Total of all forces and all that. BTW the physics lesson wasn't for you . . . ;-) It was for the legions of people laying in wait...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2013, 08:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,531
Posted By Jedl
Actually they do . . . Counter-steering is...

Actually they do . . .

Counter-steering is a technique for inducing lean so that a turn can be made. This is separate from the fact that once leaned in the proper direction - all bikes,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,078
Posted By Jedl
I'm not seeing how the concept of...

I'm not seeing how the concept of counter-steering applies to sea kayaks (without rudders). A sea kayak hull can turn in either direction once the hull is leaned in either direction. (once the keel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2013, 11:52 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
That would be fine if you didn't need to get the...

That would be fine if you didn't need to get the motorcycle back upright. Gravity surly has an effect on the motorcycle leaning from an upright position but if that were the only force at work it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2013, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
Dude, you cannot win a debate by being more...

Dude, you cannot win a debate by being more obtuse and obstinate than the other side. We get it. Your are intractable in your position. You are unable to consider an alternate explanation for what...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2013, 07:46 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
You are, of course, free to to believe what ever...

You are, of course, free to to believe what ever you want. My contention is that you are not applying those forces (shifting your wight) at the contact patch but rather at some point above them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2013, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
Shaddix, When we start from a steady-state...

Shaddix,

When we start from a steady-state balanced & non-turning condition (see disclaimer), and we shift our weight to one side, the bike naturally has to lean in the opposite direction. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
It is to many words and concepts :lol3....

It is to many words and concepts :lol3. Unfortunately there are a lot of different forces and factors that make counter steering work. If the broom example helps anyone understand why it works and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
This !!

This !!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
Not true ! Not true ! ...

Not true !



Not true !



There is no transition point relative to steering while in a turn. Anytime and every time a single-track vehicle is turning, the front wheel is turned into the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
And that is exactly the group to which I was...

And that is exactly the group to which I was referring.



My post did not refer to, nor was it intended to imply any correlation relative to the skills that "cyclist" may or may not have.

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2013, 07:43 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
Just because there's only one wheel doesn't mean...

Just because there's only one wheel doesn't mean it doesn't counter-steer to initiate the lean. "Out-tracking" is just steering outwards from the intended turn to initiate or deepen the lean. That's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2013, 07:33 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
Interesting dynamics in this discussion. A lot...

Interesting dynamics in this discussion. A lot of people presume to know what the OP "needs" and how he "needs to learn it". Or how other people should think and learn about these things. It's a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2013, 09:13 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
I'll point out some of the more obvious...

I'll point out some of the more obvious counter-steering events in your video so you can see them for yourself (There are too many to count them all):

@0:09 sec, just as you start rolling you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
Let's try this another way, . . . have you ever...

Let's try this another way, . . . have you ever tried to balance a broom upside down with your hand? You know when the broom sweeper is pointing to the sky and the end of the broom handle is in your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
Nice vid, looks like a fun ride. But back to...

Nice vid, looks like a fun ride. But back to technicalities . . . . did you read the article? I know you said that you weren't a physicist but did you read the article? Did it not make sense?
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 97,435
Posted By Jedl
People can ride for years and never be aware of...

People can ride for years and never be aware of how counter-steering works. I was riding with a friend on the Angel's Crest decades ago when I kept seeing him riding wide on the corners. He was...
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