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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,100
Posted By Sparrowhawk
This is the core of your main question. He...

This is the core of your main question. He could/would not let you ride away, or push it out of sight and then ride away, because he had reason to believe you did not have a valid license. Once you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Isn't it about time for more Harley pictures?

Isn't it about time for more Harley pictures?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Brammo although I am not sure about their status...

Brammo although I am not sure about their status after being recently bought by Polaris. Mission and Lightning will keep you entertained. 2013 Pike's Peak and Isle of Man show their competence...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Very true. It's an interesting study from both a...

Very true. It's an interesting study from both a human and marketing perspective. It is really amazing what the Motor Company has achieved. Not many years ago Harley riders were mostly white male...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
It was designed to make a specific sound. Sort...

It was designed to make a specific sound. Sort of like a Star Wars speeder bike, which a certain age demographic will identify with. There are some early marketing videos produced you can find on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
What do you think? ...

What do you think? http://add.about.com/u/ua/adhdthebasics/ADHD-and-Sensitivities.htm

Sensory sensitivity. It's real by the way, not fun for those that experience it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
One would think so by looking at the past but...

One would think so by looking at the past but things they are a changing.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Polaris just purchased Brammo and will likely...

Polaris just purchased Brammo and will likely sell them under the Victory name. Not sure if that counts. KTM currently sells a line of street legal e-bikes but only in Europe at this point. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Whew! Like many Harley threads, and Harley riders...

Whew! Like many Harley threads, and Harley riders negotiating a curvy stretch of road, this one has certainly gotten off in the weeds. :lol3

One should distinguish between the characteristics of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
How about the costume? We backcountry discovery...

How about the costume? We backcountry discovery riders like to dress alike so we fit in.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 04:09 PM
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Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Lockhart Basin Road about half way between...

Lockhart Basin Road about half way between Needles Outpost and Moab, UT along the Colorado River. A talented (and ballsy) rider could get most any bike through there but the rock ledges that are part...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,211
Posted By Sparrowhawk
So, is that hill something you have access to? ...

So, is that hill something you have access to? If so, go ride up and down it a few times for a day each week over the next few weeks. After that you will be able to give advice. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Nice! Red Rock Canyon?

Nice! Red Rock Canyon?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
I liked it better when it was a photo thread with...

I liked it better when it was a photo thread with lots of pretty bikes and scenery. How about places that Harley riders will never see.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
All Harley riders are the same. Antisocial...

All Harley riders are the same. Antisocial bastards acting out and causing mayhem. It's the Harley riders that give motorcyclists a bad name. Just look at how all these Harley riders disrespect...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Your observations are accurate for a certain...

Your observations are accurate for a certain portion of the Harley rider population, but it's hard to share your rage against people that are simply out trying to enjoy life in a manner that pleases...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
I appreciate the offer and will take you up on it...

I appreciate the offer and will take you up on it if I ever get down that way. Unless my life conditions change the idea of taking vacation time to ride across eastern Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 10:30 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Maintenance is a vital skill but trouble shooting...

Maintenance is a vital skill but trouble shooting and repair are at another level altogether.

Maintenance is the ability to follow directions. A person who can bake a cake using a mix can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Ever read Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew...

Ever read Shop Class as Soulcraft by Matthew Crawford? It describes the virtues required of those that fix and maintain motorcycles. I recommend it to anyone that works on their own bikes or hires...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
So that's what Harley riders are doing. Looks...

So that's what Harley riders are doing. Looks like fun.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Just curious, looking at your sig line, while...

Just curious, looking at your sig line, while living in a place where everybody drives 85 and there are so many beautiful places to visit on unpaved roads, what makes an unfaired, pavement-only bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
You doubt the performance of the mighty Toyota...

You doubt the performance of the mighty Toyota RAV?

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Top speed on the RAV...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,211
Posted By Sparrowhawk
I agree with most responses with just a few...

I agree with most responses with just a few suggestions.

Stand up for sure. Never sit down riding rocks.

http://i242.photobucket.com/albums/ff142/Tognar/IMGP0115.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
The rider wasn't clueless. They had been riding...

The rider wasn't clueless. They had been riding in light traffic and passing plenty of cars and trucks. I was probably the first thing to pass them in 50 miles. Maybe a little complacent but not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 05:07 PM
Replies: 983
Views: 40,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
One thing Harley riders are not doing? Riding...

One thing Harley riders are not doing? Riding performance bikes.

Just came back from a family gathering on the Gallatin River in Montana. Heading west up over Lookout Pass on I-90 I see a couple...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 65,204
Posted By Sparrowhawk
I will add another vote for the GS. Competent,...

I will add another vote for the GS. Competent, sure, but it was too much like the angel on my shoulder. "Slow down, relax, enjoy the scenery. Of course you can ride faster but there's no reason. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 08:56 AM
Replies: 4,389
Views: 471,364
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Harley continues to try to expand its universe of...

Harley continues to try to expand its universe of buyers with a new Roll Your Own advertising campaign. Move over fat, old, slow baldies and pirates. Harley is pumping a little excitement into the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 09:53 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,831
Posted By Sparrowhawk
If you are interested in fun find a used...

If you are interested in fun find a used Hyperstrada. All the fun the Yami lacks.
Forum: Road warriors 03-03-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 9,670
Views: 1,616,665
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Me too except I want the Hyperstrada. Same crazy...

Me too except I want the Hyperstrada. Same crazy factor but made to travel. There is nothing else like it. Everything else is naked or fat-assed 1200+ cc, 600+ pound sport-touring. The FJ-09...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 374
Views: 30,156
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Which JD kit you running? Have you installed a...

Which JD kit you running? Have you installed a Power Commander? When do you plan to invest the $2,000 for the Akrapovic exhaust system to boost power?

That's all in jest to highlight the $$...
Forum: Thumpers 02-25-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 6,912
Views: 1,253,783
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Detonation is only one theory of the cause. ...

Detonation is only one theory of the cause. Maybe true, maybe not. Did you hear any sounds at any rpm, or at high engine heat, (ping, knock, etc.) that would support detonation as a cause?
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 83,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
True that. It is especially difficult if you...

True that. It is especially difficult if you tend to ignore the lines between artificial marketing pigeon holes and just focus on what a motorcycle is capable of and how it performs. The options...
Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 83,589
Posted By Sparrowhawk
I went and took a look and sit on the R1200R...

I went and took a look and sit on the R1200R yesterday. I like the seating position of the R and can't wait to check out the RS. Just enough forward lean to counteract wind at higher speeds. The R...
Forum: Racing 02-25-2015, 04:53 PM
Replies: 5,889
Views: 736,303
Posted By Sparrowhawk
I believe that guarentee/responsibility to supply...

I believe that guarentee/responsibility to supply spares for ten years fell on the previous owner, BMW, not KTM.

It's hard to see the advantage for Pierer Ind. AG to buy Gas Gas, unless ... ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 13,839
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Sorry to be so obtuse. Just agreeing to some...

Sorry to be so obtuse. Just agreeing to some degree with SP's statement in the interview. I simply don't believe a rider can make full use of 200 HP on public roads.

Open the throttle at any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 11:19 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 13,839
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Offer still stands. No nanny electronic...

Offer still stands. No nanny electronic governors to cut power. 200 BHP WFO. S1000RR, Panigale 1299, wherever. Give any bike unregulated 200 horsepower at street legal speeds. I will hold your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 13,839
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Because, if you turn on the electronic controls...

Because, if you turn on the electronic controls you will not experience the full 200 HP (-15% from powertrain loss). Have some faith man. Your equations clearly show everything will be just fine. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 13,839
Posted By Sparrowhawk
I'm not sure I am buying into your interpretation...

I'm not sure I am buying into your interpretation of how all the formulas apply so I'll propose a simple experiment instead.

You be the grown man, OK? Hop on a S1000RR, turn off traction...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 02-20-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,539
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Actually, I have not confirmed that, just...

Actually, I have not confirmed that, just assuming it will be available again this year. I will try to find out.
Forum: Battle scooters 02-20-2015, 04:46 PM
Replies: 1,408
Views: 264,205
Posted By Sparrowhawk
As someone who grew up terrorizing vacant lots...

As someone who grew up terrorizing vacant lots and blasting through the woods on a CT-70, I am wondering if anyone has taken a Grom off road? Seems like with some suspension work, maybe some Kenda...
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