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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,202
Posted By aldend123
An extra 100 lbs on a 500lb bike is 20% more. I...

An extra 100 lbs on a 500lb bike is 20% more. I notice a difference if I carry a couple 2Liter sodas home from the store. Emphasize how slow speed handling is significantly impacted by the extra...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,858
Posted By aldend123
I realize the Pc800 isn't the epitome of cool,...

I realize the Pc800 isn't the epitome of cool, nor the retro style but I wouldn't be surprised if it becomes a popular hipster bike in the next 5 years. Same with the mid 90's cars. That era's over...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,858
Posted By aldend123
Anything from BikeEXIF...

Anything from BikeEXIF (http://www.bikeexif.com/)? How bout a V-MAX? It doesn't have enough of the british look, but can probably be found cheap and will have power for two-up on the highway.

Oh...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,084
Posted By aldend123
Probably. But I think the problem lies with...

Probably. But I think the problem lies with prosecution - whether or not one of the broader laws could be applied to a device like that. You could argue the same about using a detector to "help you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,022
Posted By aldend123
Tall Man, care to share the state? Because it...

Tall Man, care to share the state? Because it seems quite possible the Trooper was misinformed. It could vary by state, but I think the consensus so far is that the majority (if not all 50?) don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 05:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,084
Posted By aldend123
It might help to share your region, find a...

It might help to share your region, find a regional forum, or consult the regional section here. They'll get more specific. There's usually a few known spots that are reasonably safe from other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,022
Posted By aldend123
You can't force someone to be a good driver. You...

You can't force someone to be a good driver. You can try to indirectly impose it by enforcement of strict laws, but I think he's arguing that enforcing the stop rather than unsafely...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,882
Posted By aldend123
Other - I have the vacation time, I have some...

Other - I have the vacation time, I have some money in the bank, I don't have family obligations. I'd like to do some long trip, but then I think about the effort, the planning, the commitment, the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,022
Posted By aldend123
Rule of thumb sure. But I don't think any state...

Rule of thumb sure. But I don't think any state law requires any amount of time. I think some drivers ed courses have taught that it "should take x seconds" to check if it is safe to proceed - but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,318
Posted By aldend123
I like the all-out event idea. But what about a...

I like the all-out event idea. But what about a loose weekly gathering? Say Thursday nights - 8pm. Sometimes no one will be there, sometimes a few people might stop by, hang out and practice their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,318
Posted By aldend123
Excellent idea. Even if you can't get official...

Excellent idea. Even if you can't get official support, you could unofficially develop a relationship with a local trackday org to help get the word out. It gives riders easily justified reason to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,318
Posted By aldend123
Maybe I don't fully grasp the military life, but...

Maybe I don't fully grasp the military life, but I think the heavy-handed requirements won't get you as far as you can with suggestions and a strong supporting social culture. E.g. you don't have to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,189
Posted By aldend123
I think some might be asking the wrong question....

I think some might be asking the wrong question. Could an expert or very lucky rider hit a 5inch square edged depression, even with lean, and be stable? Possibly. But is it concievable that OP's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 5,450
Posted By aldend123
This is probably difficult to say. It depends on...

This is probably difficult to say. It depends on the disc size, drilled or not, pad surface size, pad material, usage, and weight. I think you'll find anecdotal reports like 'my single disc bike pads...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3,720
Views: 556,990
Posted By aldend123
This problem happens all over. My current theory...

This problem happens all over. My current theory (still evolving) is that it is worse in more populated areas. The biggest offenders being 9-5'ers who rarely travel outside of congested highway where...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,623
Posted By aldend123
I think you might be attempting to educate a...

I think you might be attempting to educate a someone on a topic they already fully understand. All based on a misreading/misunderstanding of the original post. He isn't asking how countersteering...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,557
Posted By aldend123
Winter sports. And it does make the good weather...

Winter sports. And it does make the good weather seem that much more impressive. We also don't have the heat you guys face in trade-off.

Also, IMO it's worth it just to see the landscape covered...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,442
Posted By aldend123
Motor vehicle deaths in the US per capita, as...

Motor vehicle deaths in the US per capita, as well as per mile traveled, have been on a steady noteworthy decline since the late 60's.

Just because your skill and vehicle become...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 12:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,788
Posted By aldend123
Maybe a bit harsh for a guy who at 18, recently...

Maybe a bit harsh for a guy who at 18, recently licensed, successfully handled an accident without serious injury.

You felt you "had to" put down the bike, but it sounds like that might be because...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 14,956
Posted By aldend123
Ones with a tax derived from engine displacement....

Ones with a tax derived from engine displacement.

200-250hp in a light commuter car geared right is reasonably quick. It doesn't compare to a bike, but it isn't that slow for the street.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 14,956
Posted By aldend123
It's a good thing the current conservative party...

It's a good thing the current conservative party has never advocated for laws telling people what they can and can't do. Like vices, abortion, or marriage. Gat dang liberals at it agiiin! NOBAMA,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 2,202,144
Posted By aldend123
The question was not small talk, it is just made...

The question was not small talk, it is just made to seem that way. He was stopped by the officer, not voluntarily engaged while waiting in line at the grocery store. The rider was pretty impolite,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,432
Posted By aldend123
I think you should re-read the posts up to this...

I think you should re-read the posts up to this point. Most were constructive. There really isn't much for snide commentary. A few imply you might have been in the wrong, but aren't exactly fighting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,432
Posted By aldend123
I find it an odd mix of tense and relaxing? I...

I find it an odd mix of tense and relaxing? I think because it makes me happy, it allows this mix. I'm usually able to avoid traffic/urban areas, but I ride "spirited" so there is no calm moment. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 06:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,774
Posted By aldend123
I started with my practice on a mountain bike....

I started with my practice on a mountain bike. You get good at knowing when to abandon ship and how to get your feet and hands out. Sometimes you win, sometimes the ground does. Because of this,...
Forum: Face plant 02-09-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,486
Posted By aldend123
I just had something similar happen in my car....

I just had something similar happen in my car. Deer was climbing up the hill like this, and over the snowbank. High beams on and knowing it's a deer-heavy area, there was still no seeing him till he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,922
Posted By aldend123
Here's a list of claimed E0 locations, but I...

Here's a list of claimed E0 locations, but I think these are user submitted, so they could be wrong. http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=WA
And according to this site, WA doesn't have to label...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,418
Posted By aldend123
Just in case you think the sky is falling, that...

Just in case you think the sky is falling, that collection has national exposure to the mechanics in North America who provide those shots, and gets some international action too. There's so many...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,418
Posted By aldend123
http://imgur.com/r/Justrolledintotheshop There...

http://imgur.com/r/Justrolledintotheshop
There are many like it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,922
Posted By aldend123
A faster way to do this is reset the ECU by...

A faster way to do this is reset the ECU by pulling the battery cables off and turning on a light to drain the remaining power. This will reset any adaptive values back to default.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,922
Posted By aldend123
Most cars made after the late 90's should have...

Most cars made after the late 90's should have some basic level of knock detection and a way to respond, usually by retarding the knock. Based on the research I've done on various bike's from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,423
Posted By aldend123
"World's Best All-Around Motorcycle Helmet...

"World's Best All-Around Motorcycle Helmet Bargain?"
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motorcycle-helmet/best-motorcycle-helmet/

The Chinese make both off-brand and name brand products today. While...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,418
Posted By aldend123
Paying attention is the most important skill....

Paying attention is the most important skill. It's step #1, and it's fundamental.

But accidents happen. Lapses in judgement happen. And failsafe's or improvements in safety-related tech can help...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,382
Posted By aldend123
While you can put seafoam in the tank, as you can...

While you can put seafoam in the tank, as you can with most cleaners, there are two other reasons people buy it. One is to add it the oil as a detergent, similar to the way people use Marvel Mystery...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,382
Posted By aldend123
I'm surprised it took this thread 6 pages to get...

I'm surprised it took this thread 6 pages to get to the legend of Seafoam. Commence debate on whether it's snake oil or not :rofl I've got a bottle or two in the garage right now. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,507
Posted By aldend123
Gawker is the more gossipy, dramatic, and...

Gawker is the more gossipy, dramatic, and news-like sub-section of the brand (Kinja?). The comment section is mildly better than most news sites, but no shortage of useless commentary. Obvious...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 37,669
Views: 9,930,506
Posted By aldend123
Dual disc and larger discs isn't just for braking...

Dual disc and larger discs isn't just for braking power. It's also to resist heat build-up, and dissipate it quicker. Which doesn't play too much a role in a single street-pace stop.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 27,582
Posted By aldend123
Not all acts of stupidity are equal. One can be...

Not all acts of stupidity are equal. One can be dumber than another. Stopping in the middle of a moving highway voluntarily is extremely dumb.

Seems like it would be smart to include this type of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 10,295
Views: 2,202,144
Posted By aldend123
IXII. People who don't give three shits. The...

IXII. People who don't give three shits. The point was still conveyed clearly. But I wouldn't have picked up on it as a joke unless that was the person's usual humor. I'd figure it was just a simple...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,462
Posted By aldend123
Sounds like you weren't inserting the foams far...

Sounds like you weren't inserting the foams far enough in? When I have mine in, they are more than flush with the surface of my ear (but not the canal).

I love my Etymotic ER20...
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