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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4,905
Views: 265,228
Posted By ObiJohn
I looked at the video on YouTube and noted that...

I looked at the video on YouTube and noted that it is possible to see the license plate on the front of the pickup. I hope the driver got everything he or she deserved for hitting someone and driving...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,893
Posted By ObiJohn
We'll see your DRZ in the 12 O'Clock Boyz...

We'll see your DRZ in the 12 O'Clock Boyz sequel...

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 12,040
Posted By ObiJohn
Not quite right. If I happened to be...

Not quite right.

If I happened to be handling a hunting rifle, and it discharged unintentionally due to my negligence, but no one was hurt... little if any punishment. If this happened in town and...
Forum: Americas 06-24-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,436
Posted By ObiJohn
I travel internationally for business. I use...

I travel internationally for business. I use Travisa (http://www.travisa.com) to get my passport renewed, pages added, visas to certain countries, etc. They are very good, and very fast... if you are...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-24-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 10,439
Posted By ObiJohn
I would never try to ride for a distance longer...

I would never try to ride for a distance longer than my ability to maintain focus and awareness.

If I'm in a hurry to get somewhere, I like to ride a full tank to empty. On my bike (FJR1300AE),...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 314,872
Posted By ObiJohn
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 314,872
Posted By ObiJohn
Cyclists have as much right to ride on a public...

Cyclists have as much right to ride on a public road as anyone else. The problem here is a*holes on motorcycles who think the road belongs to them, that it's their own private racetrack, and that...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 02:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,471
Posted By ObiJohn
I expect that Honda will up the displacement on...

I expect that Honda will up the displacement on the CTX to match the NX's 750cc... since it is the same motor. According to Honda, both performance and fuel economy improve significantly. Maybe...
Forum: Face plant 06-11-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 343
Views: 45,020
Posted By ObiJohn
Bollocks, don't feel guilty about surviving. (Or...

Bollocks, don't feel guilty about surviving. (Or should I say, "Bollocks! Don't feel guilty about surviving!") Everyone makes their own choices, and particularly on motorcycles the penalties for bad...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,421
Posted By ObiJohn
A transmission is an artifact of the limitations...

A transmission is an artifact of the limitations of the internal combustion engine. Electric motors truly remove the effects of the limitation... twist the throttle and go. Engine braking is another...
Forum: Road warriors 06-09-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,421
Posted By ObiJohn
I like my FJR1300AE's auto clutch, but I'd much...

I like my FJR1300AE's auto clutch, but I'd much rather have the Honda's DCT. Or, better yet, I'd love the CTX1300 with the DN-01's HFT. That is a butter-smooth hydraulic CVT and would be a great...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 10,051
Posted By ObiJohn
I don't get it. A CBR250 costs less, rides and...

I don't get it. A CBR250 costs less, rides and handles better, is faster and quicker, gets much better mileage, and doesn't suffer from parts falling off. Sheesh, everyone laughs at the DN-01 but my...
Forum: Face plant 06-01-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,312
Posted By ObiJohn
You could have easily prevented this accident by...

You could have easily prevented this accident by riding defensively. Yes, the truck shouldn't have turned into the far lane, but you didn't have to get right up on him and then run out of options,...
Forum: Face plant 06-01-2014, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,954
Posted By ObiJohn
Given that you've admitted you aren't...

Given that you've admitted you aren't mechanically inclined, and that you seem to care for your wife... why not take the bike to the local Honda dealership? Or, if they won't work on it due to age,...
Forum: Face plant 05-30-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,914
Posted By ObiJohn
Gotta say that being 300 lbs probably contributed...

Gotta say that being 300 lbs probably contributed to the broken ribs. I can say this having been 50 lbs overweight and falling and getting bruised ribs when a fall like that back at my 'normal'...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-30-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,831
Posted By ObiJohn
Possession of an unloaded handgun is legal in...

Possession of an unloaded handgun is legal in nearly all states. If carrying an unloaded handgun is illegal, then pull the slide off the frame and put one on each side of your jacket (inside pocket)....
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 596,026
Posted By ObiJohn
If your front wheel is wobbling in turns, it's...

If your front wheel is wobbling in turns, it's most likely cupped. That can be caused by low tire pressure. I have learned to check tire pressures before each day's ride. A cupped tire will only get...
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,172
Posted By ObiJohn
Can you say, "Royal Enfield?" Sure you can... ...

Can you say, "Royal Enfield?" Sure you can...



The secret to success is delayed gratification. The secret to happiness is staying out of debt and always spending less than you earn. Success and...
Forum: Face plant 05-28-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 35,057
Posted By ObiJohn
Before I chose my FJR, I had read that heavy...

Before I chose my FJR, I had read that heavy bikes are better for long distance touring because they withstand wind gusts (passing semis, etc.) better than lighter bikes.

I've found this to be...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,848
Posted By ObiJohn
First, install a Battery Tender pigtail lead onto...

First, install a Battery Tender pigtail lead onto your bike's battery. That gives you an SAE 2-pin connector.

I bought a NOCO ISCC2 5-Way SAE Adapter Connector...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,961
Posted By ObiJohn
I have one of the Hero 3 black editions. Great...

I have one of the Hero 3 black editions. Great camera, in terms of video quality. Not so great, in terms of practical usefulness for long trips.

I have the extended battery back, and I've also...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-27-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By ObiJohn
Here's what I don't get... a chain is, what,...

Here's what I don't get... a chain is, what, $60-$70? A sprocket set (front and rear) is $100? What happens if the chain breaks while you're on the interstate, or in the middle of a curve on a remote...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-24-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,579
Posted By ObiJohn
I own a DN-01, along with a CRF230L, an...

I own a DN-01, along with a CRF230L, an FJR1300AE, and a Rincon.

The DN-01 was my first pure street bike. It's very easy to ride, surprisingly agile, and very comfortable. It gets in the mid-40...
Forum: Road warriors 05-04-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3,786
Views: 596,026
Posted By ObiJohn
There must be considerable variation in the...

There must be considerable variation in the composition of factory FJR seats. Mine was hard enough to force me to stop every 90 minutes or so. The Rick Meyer seat has let me ride comfortably as long...
Forum: Face plant 05-04-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,800
Posted By ObiJohn
I went with the PR3s when my '09 FJR's factory...

I went with the PR3s when my '09 FJR's factory Bridgestones wore out at around 4K miles... got the service and decided to replace the tires since the front was cupped and the rear was down to the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-03-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,363
Posted By ObiJohn
Look at that biomass. Maybe getting all of...

Look at that biomass.

Maybe getting all of the carbon that has been removed from the environment over millions of years back into circulation will actually benefit the Earth. Carbon is the basis...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-02-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,856
Posted By ObiJohn
Jeezus. A serious question: if you were...

Jeezus.

A serious question: if you were trapped in a car under a slide like this, maybe 10' down, and assuming the car wasn't smashed and you had a few minutes to think about it, would you have...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-02-2014, 11:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,363
Posted By ObiJohn
I vote a strong NO. I used to be...

I vote a strong NO.

I used to be lethargically supportive of wind farms. But Cripes! they're popping up everywhere. Rode the Green Dots a few weeks ago, and the Whishey Dick are is lousy with...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-12-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,856
Posted By ObiJohn
I dunno if the cause of the slide was logging,...

I dunno if the cause of the slide was logging, but I do think the video was interesting in that it clearly showed the gradual movement of the slope before the landslide.

Wonder if anyone is...
Forum: The Garage 04-12-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,192
Posted By ObiJohn
I found this thread after getting a screw in a...

I found this thread after getting a screw in a brand-new PR3 on the rear of my FJR... less than 100 miles on it! The hole was 1/2 way between the center of the tread and the sidewall, and the screw...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,968
Posted By ObiJohn
How much longer is your brother going to use the...

How much longer is your brother going to use the excuse of 'he made a mistake when he was a kid' to keep avoiding paying his fine and abiding by the suspension? He may not be an asshole, but he's not...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-09-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,960
Posted By ObiJohn
I have a Nexus card, and am a Global Entry...

I have a Nexus card, and am a Global Entry participant, so I get to go to the head of the line. If you are in the Global Entry program, you might be able to go in the special lane... I just got email...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-07-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,582
Posted By ObiJohn
If I have a destination and a timeline, sometimes...

If I have a destination and a timeline, sometimes it's just better to hit a low-priced motel in the evenings. If I have lots of time and no particular place to go, camping works. But camping is...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-07-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By ObiJohn
If you can cross the Cascades at Hwy 2, then I'd...

If you can cross the Cascades at Hwy 2, then I'd do that. Then take 28 on the east bank of the Columbia to 281, down to I-90 back to Vantage, then down 243/240 to Richland, then I-82 cross the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,726
Posted By ObiJohn
^^This. Countersteering creates the...

^^This.

Countersteering creates the imbalance to lean the bike... and then the rider must increase/decrease the angle of the front wheel appropriately to keep the bike on the desired path.

The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,968
Posted By ObiJohn
Well, I understand that the other fellow from PA...

Well, I understand that the other fellow from PA who tried that excuse (sign, not double yellows, indicates illegal to pass) got shot down by the judge. I can read the law... and it says ANY...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 02:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,731
Posted By ObiJohn
I wuz thinkin' go left, too. Also, more speed....

I wuz thinkin' go left, too. Also, more speed. I've been there/here, have the bent clutch lever to prove it. Learned that momentum is your friend, even though that's counterintuitive. Let the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 31,213
Views: 7,568,330
Posted By ObiJohn
I would have stopped to see if he was okay out of...

I would have stopped to see if he was okay out of genuine concern... and when he walked his ass up that hill and back onto the road and I could see he was uninjured I would have knocked him back down...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 02:12 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,968
Posted By ObiJohn
Has common sense left the building? I've...

Has common sense left the building?

I've already answered the question of whether or not passing a single car in a no-passing zone on an isolated highway in the middle of nowhere with perfect...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 01:57 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,968
Posted By ObiJohn
Actually, it didn't work out so well for the poor...

Actually, it didn't work out so well for the poor fellow who got clobbered by the OP's motorcycle... because the OP took it upon himself to disregard the law. That's what happens when everyone gets...
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