ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Search Forums
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Showing results 1 to 40 of 47
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: MauiCowie
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 452
Posted By MauiCowie
Some "smart" trickle chargers will not work on a...

Some "smart" trickle chargers will not work on a deeply discharged battery. I know that Battery Tender Juniors won't. (Both from their documentation and personal experience.)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,744
Posted By MauiCowie
I live in WA and have several MCs. I only keep...

I live in WA and have several MCs. I only keep one insured at a time. If I plan to ride one of my bikes out of state then I switch my policy to that bike so I'm covered if I happen to get pulled...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By MauiCowie
I suppose there's no harm in being paranoid and...

I suppose there's no harm in being paranoid and believing in old wives' tales you read on the The Internet or heard at a bar from some drunken idiot but nothing will change the fact that the amount...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By MauiCowie
Feel free to continue to demonstrate your...

Feel free to continue to demonstrate your ignorance (I find it amusing) but the FACT is that the output of an alternator is limited by its voltage regulator. The notion that a car's alternator can...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By MauiCowie
A single deep discharge is not fatal to most...

A single deep discharge is not fatal to most batteries.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 934
Posted By MauiCowie
The amount of electrical ignorance demonstrated...

The amount of electrical ignorance demonstrated by posts such as yours on The Internet is stunning.:rofl

"Current is common on a parallel circuit?" WRONG! Voltage is common on a parallel circuit....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By MauiCowie
I'll bet he was going 205 kph. ...

I'll bet he was going 205 kph.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1003258
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,948
Posted By MauiCowie
Sure, if you weigh 100 pounds and drink 3 beers...

Sure, if you weigh 100 pounds and drink 3 beers in an hour.

http://www.moderation.org/bac/bac-men.shtml

Certainly not advocating drinking and operating a vehicle (even under .08) but the your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,363
Posted By MauiCowie
In much of the US, subject to age and other...

In much of the US, subject to age and other requirements. no formal training is required to get a MC endorsement. All you need to do is, after passing a written test, (rote memory of a DMV book) show...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 941
Posted By MauiCowie
Didn't vote. Here's why: It's a spectrum,...

Didn't vote. Here's why:

It's a spectrum, not either/or. I prefer something in the middle that is somewhat aggressively tuned but see no need for race bike performance on the street.

And then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 9,279
Views: 1,855,023
Posted By MauiCowie
Ride safe? Safe is an adjective. Safely is...

Ride safe?

Safe is an adjective. Safely is an adverb.

I ride safely.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 7,305
Posted By MauiCowie
One critical aspect to having earbuds not fall...

One critical aspect to having earbuds not fall out is to, like earplugs, make sure that they're fully inserted into your ear canal using this technique:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,612
Posted By MauiCowie
Car or bike, I don't ALWAYS shoulder check but...

Car or bike, I don't ALWAYS shoulder check but usually do unless I'm 120% positive the place I'm planning to go to be clear. Like when I just passed a car doing 55 and I'm doing 80.

For freeway...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,090
Posted By MauiCowie
How is this relevant to anything? The color of...

How is this relevant to anything? The color of your bike has no bearing on your right of way or who is at fault in accident.
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,986
Posted By MauiCowie
At least for me, cruise control is useful for far...

At least for me, cruise control is useful for far more than just long straight stretches of freeway slab. I use it when riding twisties and sweepers as well. For most sweepers I just leave it on at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,018
Posted By MauiCowie
If safety from bodily injury were that high on my...

If safety from bodily injury were that high on my list of priorities and I had a supposedly high IQ then riding street would not be an activity I've chosen to pursue for the last several hundred...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,022
Posted By MauiCowie
The people in this thread who advocate standing...

The people in this thread who advocate standing the bike up and heavy braking in the middle of a turn are totally clueless.

If a bike is at or near it's performance limits then heavy braking is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,854
Posted By MauiCowie
As a rule I routinely run both motorcycles and...

As a rule I routinely run both motorcycles and cars at 8-9 over on cruise control to avoid getting performance awards. I get hit by LD/instant on radar all of the time. I don't care how well trained...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,022
Posted By MauiCowie
Your bike is much better than you are at riding....

Your bike is much better than you are at riding. (and will always be - this is true for 99.9% of riders) The best approach is to look through the turn and not upset the bike while it is doing its job.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 9,612
Posted By MauiCowie
Last time I checked my shoulders were still there.

Last time I checked my shoulders were still there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 14,280
Posted By MauiCowie
Your rong.

Your rong.
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,595
Posted By MauiCowie
And you thought Victories were ugly?

And you thought Victories were ugly?
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,103
Posted By MauiCowie
Needs more cowbell.

Needs more cowbell.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,018
Posted By MauiCowie
I started out on an over-weighted high-centered...

I started out on an over-weighted high-centered 750cc worn out glop of shit from the late 70s and taught myself. Never crashed it.

People who started out on small displacement bikes are pussies.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,018
Posted By MauiCowie
An unprotected human head is OBVIOUSLY subject to...

An unprotected human head is OBVIOUSLY subject to more potential damage from fracture/edema/road rash/whatever during a getoff than one protected by a decent FF helmet. You probably don't need an IQ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,690
Views: 396,200
Posted By MauiCowie
And leave extra room in front of you when...

And leave extra room in front of you when following a vehicle you can't see through or around (like a truck.) If something happens in front of them that causes them to slam on their brakes you will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,487
Posted By MauiCowie
If'n you put car tires on it then you won't have...

If'n you put car tires on it then you won't have to countersteer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,018
Posted By MauiCowie
The Internet is a wonderful thing. From it I've...

The Internet is a wonderful thing. From it I've learned that:

1) Only people who ride dirt will ever be decent street riders.

2) Anyone who rides without a helmet has an extremely low IQ and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,363
Posted By MauiCowie
I did this on my first minibike ride when I was...

I did this on my first minibike ride when I was 12. The harder I tried to brake (like I was used to on my bicycle) the more throttle I gave it. I ended up rocketing off into the bushes where I biffed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,962
Posted By MauiCowie
If you have the cash on hand then buy another...

If you have the cash on hand then buy another FJR.

The only faux pas here is the other guy being a whiny dickhead.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,059
Posted By MauiCowie
My solution: Take several pairs of gloves.

My solution: Take several pairs of gloves.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,886
Posted By MauiCowie
Oh, the horror. Now there are 30 pirates who...

Oh, the horror. Now there are 30 pirates who don't like motorcyclists.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,473
Posted By MauiCowie
Never had an issue with leaning back. I lean...

Never had an issue with leaning back. I lean forward and into the turn whether it's down flat or up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9,279
Views: 1,855,023
Posted By MauiCowie
The stupid comments thread has now devolved into...

The stupid comments thread has now devolved into another "Americans are stupid but I'm a smart American" thread. I hope somebody brings up Hitler soon.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 570
Posted By MauiCowie
Did you happen to notice that every Killboy proof...

Did you happen to notice that every Killboy proof has his logo on it? (but no copyright) Threads like this with his logo on every pic are free advertising for him.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,443
Posted By MauiCowie
Since I wasn't there I can't guarantee that this...

Since I wasn't there I can't guarantee that this would've avoided your drop but one thing you can do if you notice something like this ahead of time is go as far right in your lane as possible and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9,279
Views: 1,855,023
Posted By MauiCowie
I doubt an American was trying to stop your...

I doubt an American was trying to stop your progress. That would require using the rear view mirror.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 9,279
Views: 1,855,023
Posted By MauiCowie
A few months ago I was touring on a two-laner on...

A few months ago I was touring on a two-laner on a somewhat busy day so there was a fair amount of traffic and, being on a MC, I was passing whenever it was legal, often multiple cars at a time at a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,963
Posted By MauiCowie
Lie everything else, start out easy and work up...

Lie everything else, start out easy and work up to it.

First, be comfortable riding at freeway speeds. Get out on some rural 2 lane roads with decent speed limits to do that.

Next, take you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 880
Posted By MauiCowie
Only people in big cities steal things? ...

Only people in big cities steal things? Interesting concept.
Showing results 1 to 40 of 47

 
Forum Jump

Times are GMT -7.   It's 05:49 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014