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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 12:13 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
What took you so long to start derping this time?...

What took you so long to start derping this time? For a little bit there I thought you'd grown up. My mistake.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
When I was spending a lot of time on that kind of...

When I was spending a lot of time on that kind of terrain (mostly sand flats), skidding around was simply for fun, and what I noticed was exactly the opposite. If I wanted fun, I slid the back end...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4,622
Views: 636,466
Posted By ruin
MIG works as well either way, doesn't really...

MIG works as well either way, doesn't really matter.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
That's probably the best explanation I've heard...

That's probably the best explanation I've heard for why someone might want to turn it off on the back end, ever. Several of the newer trail oriented bikes I've looked at lately do allow you to turn...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 36,126
Views: 9,403,158
Posted By ruin
Yanking my chain? I thought I felt a tingle..

Yanking my chain? I thought I felt a tingle..
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 03:09 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
I grew up riding on the dirt like just about...

I grew up riding on the dirt like just about everyone else. Being a "well known technique" doesn't make it a better way to stop than proper braking, no matter how strongly you feel about it.

It's...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2015, 02:34 PM
Replies: 4,622
Views: 636,466
Posted By ruin
Potting is obnoxious. It prevents end user...

Potting is obnoxious. It prevents end user repair, and can actually cause problems itself when it sets or when it shrinks from being left out in a garage all winter. Most of the PCBs in vehicles,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
That simply isn't true. I suspect you are just...

That simply isn't true. I suspect you are just going with your gut here, as most do, and choosing to not believe in the science. Skidding is never more "efficient" (meaning less stopping distance,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 36,126
Views: 9,403,158
Posted By ruin
I see people doing this kind of stupid crap on...

I see people doing this kind of stupid crap on all different kinds of bikes, and in their vehicles too for car meets/rallies. Funny thing. If you just keep going like you don't see them, they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
It has been. ABS works in those conditions quite...

It has been. ABS works in those conditions quite well. Saying it doesn't is like saying that skidding gives you more control or better stopping distance, but neither of those is true. Expert MX...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
You explained how going down stairs "works" but...

You explained how going down stairs "works" but not how it could potentially "confuse" the ABS system, or how simply not having it would improve the situation. Skidding is dangerous enough on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
It's not impossible to have a solid answer, it's...

It's not impossible to have a solid answer, it's science. How is the system going to "get fooled?" This is the part of the discussion where all the yelling starts, or someone just walks away. It's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 11:55 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
What the hell keeps going batty with the damn...

What the hell keeps going batty with the damn quote button.

The price will be reflected in that bike and all their others, over some amount of time. The aftermarket switches are "hack jobs." ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
I don't understand how turning ABS off would have...

I don't understand how turning ABS off would have been beneficial when going down stairs. Unless you were really flying (ABS shuts off below 10mph or so) while doing a wheelie down the stairs, it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
It was a question, not an argument. I'm awaiting...

It was a question, not an argument. I'm awaiting an answer.



This is that BS I mentioned. Can you explain in detail one of these situations?



Already covered this. Making a bad...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
There's no such switch on your car, why does your...

There's no such switch on your car, why does your bike need one? Bikes and cars have traction control switches, but not ABS switches, for exactly the same reasons. Traction control can be a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,541
Posted By ruin
Being "conformist" has everything to do with why...

Being "conformist" has everything to do with why you make your decisions, and nothing to do with the actual decisions made. If you're buying make/model _____ for any reason other than it being...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
There is a difference between having the freedom...

There is a difference between having the freedom to make a decision, and then using that freedom to make a poor one. Everyone is free to make their own decisions, and others are free to criticize...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
Good grief. This whole thing is a terribly...

Good grief. This whole thing is a terribly simple concept to grasp, the angst is baffling.

ABS works. It works on bikes. It works on cars. It gives you an extra "oh shit" margin and will allow...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
Yeah, no. Most are inactive below 10mph or so. ...

Yeah, no. Most are inactive below 10mph or so. At some point they have to switch off and let the bike actually stop rather than interpreting stopped tires as a skid.

It's most helpful when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
I believe I've explained that it doesn't only...

I believe I've explained that it doesn't only compare rates. It does both. There's a reason that it's driven by a microprocessor (well ASIC actually).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
Wheel speed is somewhat incidental, that is not...

Wheel speed is somewhat incidental, that is not the primary factor the system is measuring -- it's measuring deceleration rate and acting primarily based on that. On one of the newer Ducati's they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
Meaning ABS will activate (the solenoid will...

Meaning ABS will activate (the solenoid will start its open/close cycling) on the wheel experiencing the greatest deceleration, reducing braking force to that wheel.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
I'm not sure what you mean? Braking...

I'm not sure what you mean? Braking independently doesn't really change anything. Either the wheels are decelerating at similar rates or they're not. If they are, but the rate is about to get "too...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 08:09 AM
Replies: 10,245
Views: 2,147,062
Posted By ruin
*facepalm* You know I new it was wrong when...

*facepalm*

You know I new it was wrong when I was replying but my brain was stuck in gear and the only other thing that came up was the made up word 'monodirectional' which would still mean the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
ABS solenoids can activate independently at each...

ABS solenoids can activate independently at each wheel, but the computer is looking at both signals and comparing them to detect impending slip. You can read Bosch's materials if you don't believe...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
That or the suspension is functional.

That or the suspension is functional.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10,245
Views: 2,147,062
Posted By ruin
You have bad information. The bomb was...

You have bad information. The bomb was unidirectional. It left a gigantic crater. There was a parking lot across the street, all the vehicles there were destroyed as well. As for the license...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
Modern ABS does not work this way most of the...

Modern ABS does not work this way most of the time. It doesn't wait for tires to break traction before activating, it anticipates it by looking at the deceleration rates of the wheels and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
Your contribution is appreciated.

Your contribution is appreciated.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 08:17 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,146
Posted By ruin
ABS did save me (or assist in saving me) from a...

ABS did save me (or assist in saving me) from a minor fender bender last year, I have told the story here already, but once again. I'm riding with a buddy, I on a '13 Ninja 1000 ABS, he on an FZ8. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 509,961
Posted By ruin
You're welcome to do so with your bikes. ...

You're welcome to do so with your bikes. Exposure to gas slowly destroys paint.


Motorcycling is extremely dangerous. They should just ban that and call it done.
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 509,961
Posted By ruin
You did. The amount of gasoline that actually...

You did. The amount of gasoline that actually ends up on the glove is so small it does not have the impact you imply, but you knew that. Take a Ritalin or something, your angst is misdirected.
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 509,961
Posted By ruin
You seem to have really missed the point. I...

You seem to have really missed the point.

I use my palm to catch splashback, I don't shower in the stuff. Benzene in the blood causing cancer because I caught a mist of gasoline in my glove.....
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 05:42 AM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 509,961
Posted By ruin
Which would you rather pay for, a new set of...

Which would you rather pay for, a new set of gloves or having the tank painted? Gloves are disposable.
Forum: Road warriors 01-28-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2,607
Views: 509,961
Posted By ruin
I used the same "tricks" on my 250 as I use on...

I used the same "tricks" on my 250 as I use on every motorcycle. Note that I fuel up sitting on the bike without putting the stand down or anything.

1. Place other (gloved) hand over the filler...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,541
Posted By ruin
My MSF BRC was in the back parking lot of an HD...

My MSF BRC was in the back parking lot of an HD dealership as well, and upon completion I was given a bunch of coupons for gear shopping there with the certificate. Lost on me since I was riding my...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 08:41 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 515,616
Posted By ruin
Yeesh. Do you know if others got the same...

Yeesh. Do you know if others got the same results? I expect mfgs to fudge a bit on their weight numbers in the promo materials, but that seems a bit much.

Edit: Well if the pictures are any...
Forum: The Garage 01-25-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2,876
Views: 398,745
Posted By ruin
This is one reason I don't really "understand"...

This is one reason I don't really "understand" battery tenders on bikes that are stored in a cold garage. Running them up to temperature every week will keep the battery charged, and prevent that...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4,334
Views: 515,616
Posted By ruin
If it wasn't obvious from my post a page back, I...

If it wasn't obvious from my post a page back, I was talking about the VFR800 before the clarification about the VFR1200 was made. The numbers I've been able to find say:

Motus: 585
VFR1200a:...
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