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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,178
Posted By Griffin44
I'm an old guy, been riding about 35 years. And...

I'm an old guy, been riding about 35 years. And I'm tall, 193 cms. Mostly sport bikes.

First thing I do with a new bike is drop the bars, not raise them. Makes it much more comfortable for me.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,140
Posted By Griffin44
Yep. 20+ years ago in a rural area. Set it down,...

Yep. 20+ years ago in a rural area. Set it down, walked a short distance away and someone riding two up stopped, picked up my lid and rode off at speed.

My helmet is expensive and I like it. If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,053
Posted By Griffin44
I've been riding since 1977. From drum brakes, to...

I've been riding since 1977. From drum brakes, to combo drum and disc, triple disc, and now race ABS. ABS wins, hands down. I'll never buy another bike without it.

I practice hard braking nearly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 95,791
Posted By Griffin44
I like his chances. Surprised it didn't note...

I like his chances. Surprised it didn't note anything in his suit application about the police not doing more to prevent this likely outcome, knowing what they knew about these group events.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,240
Posted By Griffin44
Good points. I was taught, and have always,...

Good points.

I was taught, and have always, pulled the clutch in when braking hard. Engine braking on a motorcycle is negligible. On my bike its less than useless. My bike is on its nose under...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,508
Posted By Griffin44
Why would I do that? That's idiotic. ...

Why would I do that? That's idiotic.

Besides, my daughter is the perfect example of a young human being and needs no correction, ever. :D

In my jurisdiction, one in three young women is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,633
Posted By Griffin44
That's good advice and I hadn't thought of it...

That's good advice and I hadn't thought of it before. Thanks. (no sarcasm inherent or implied).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,508
Posted By Griffin44
Well said. Not all, but a...

Well said.



Not all, but a disturbingly high number are rapists and sexual assaulters.

As the father of a young woman, I have no tolerance for this crap. And, while I realize many men do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 25,633
Posted By Griffin44
This! I hope to have the thinking process working...

This! I hope to have the thinking process working to do this type of thing. Very clever. (Not sarcasm).



I've been riding for 35 years and the ONLY asswhipes that give me any lip about what I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 95,791
Posted By Griffin44
I dunno whether to laugh or cry reading some of...

I dunno whether to laugh or cry reading some of his/her posts. My children were NEVER this clueless. This poster seems more likely to be either a) functionally illiterate in English or b) has a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2013, 07:17 PM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,545,027
Posted By Griffin44
Yep. Otherwise she's a 29 kg projectile. I clean...

Yep. Otherwise she's a 29 kg projectile. I clean that stuff up for a living. No thanks. Don't want it happenin' to my baby.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,545,027
Posted By Griffin44
Yeah, it's interesting how some...

Yeah, it's interesting how some "anti-politically-correct" types are trying to use "fireman" as some sort of statement, around here. They don't even realize it was the old red necks that would have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,545,027
Posted By Griffin44
The OPP in Ontario set up nearly ALL their traps...

The OPP in Ontario set up nearly ALL their traps on secondary highways (like Hwy 7) in the passing zones for this very reason.

No one can convince me that cops enforcing speeding is about safety....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2013, 11:41 AM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,545,027
Posted By Griffin44
Even if the helmet fit snugly, the weight and...

Even if the helmet fit snugly, the weight and leverage of that helmet on that kid's neck would snap it like a twig.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,545,027
Posted By Griffin44
I was always taught by the old timers that...

I was always taught by the old timers that "firemen" stoke locomotives, we put the damn things out. We're "firefighters". To which sentiment I agree completely.:D

Your point though, is well...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 28,474
Posted By Griffin44
Everything seems to have already been said in...

Everything seems to have already been said in this thread. I just feel compelled to post to show that yes, the majority of posters clearly do regard the posts by the morons I think of as the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,288
Posted By Griffin44
I only figured it out from the thread title - VP...

I only figured it out from the thread title - VP = Village People, aka pirates.

They drive me crazy. Any herd of fucktards that feel they have more right to the road then other people annoys the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2013, 02:04 PM
Replies: 516
Views: 28,474
Posted By Griffin44
Unless they're a criminal. In which case it...

Unless they're a criminal. In which case it somehow becomes correct and effective. :D At least according to one vacuous poster ad nauseum.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 28,474
Posted By Griffin44
Really? It seems to me you've "judged"...

Really?

It seems to me you've "judged" long ago in this thread that the riders were hard done by and the SUV driver was criminal. Any information provided to the contrary you ignore.

Pretty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,347
Posted By Griffin44
I do the same thing for some of the same reasons....

I do the same thing for some of the same reasons. Also, for me, it's about having my head in the game. If I'm leaning into the turn I am much more engaged, poised and able to respond to changing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,849
Posted By Griffin44
I think you're missing the point. Once the laws...

I think you're missing the point. Once the laws get passed EVERY bike will be stopped at roadside checkpoints and hassled with the valid excuse that the LEO's are checking exhaust sound levels....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2013, 09:57 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,849
Posted By Griffin44
Because some Americans on this forum seem to...

Because some Americans on this forum seem to think that any discussion about laws has to involve a reference to guns.



And some people here are assholes. What's your point?



Handguns...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,849
Posted By Griffin44
They never came for our handguns. We never had...

They never came for our handguns. We never had them. We've just never felt the need to go armed in a civilized society. :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2013, 08:28 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,849
Posted By Griffin44
The groups of sport bikes racing through...

The groups of sport bikes racing through residential neighbourhoods and up and down the expressways using the ramps as race tracks is a problem. It annoy a lot of folks. Usually done late at night.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2013, 01:20 PM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,545,027
Posted By Griffin44
That's actually pretty awesome. If I tried that,...

That's actually pretty awesome. If I tried that, I'd fall over. :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,078
Posted By Griffin44
:huh I have no idea what you're trying to convey....

:huh I have no idea what you're trying to convey. Is it that most loud pipe equipped riders are in fact funtionally deaf?

Or that I should hang out in Timmies? (I don't, this was a once in a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,078
Posted By Griffin44
I walked into a Tim Horton's coffee shop last...

I walked into a Tim Horton's coffee shop last weekend that was full of pirates. The guy behind the counter was trying to get the next guy in line to come up to order but the guy couldn't hear him....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 516
Views: 28,474
Posted By Griffin44
I agree with this, too. And I AM a boomer. ...

I agree with this, too. And I AM a boomer.



You gave me some food for thought. Thanks. Useful insights to me.

I'm not a fan of ANY group of motorcycles on the road. In my experience it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,519
Posted By Griffin44
Regardless of the accurracy of the phrase, it's...

Regardless of the accurracy of the phrase, it's intent is valid:

If you ride expecting that you will never crash you will not take reasonable precautions to protect yourself in the event of a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2013, 01:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,078
Posted By Griffin44
An interesting factoid for me occurred a couple...

An interesting factoid for me occurred a couple of weeks ago while driving my car. I was behind two morons with straight pipes for about 5 minutes until I decided their annoying me was not to be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,545,027
Posted By Griffin44
Well poop. I'm at work and didn't think of any...

Well poop. I'm at work and didn't think of any other thing for "FF" than firefighter. :D

BTW, there are a lot of FF (firefighters) that do have flames on stuff. I just think it's sad, lol.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,709
Posted By Griffin44
You folks have heard of sewing, right? Cut the...

You folks have heard of sewing, right? Cut the strap and it's useless until you find a needle and thread and do some sewing.



This happens occassionally in downtown Toronto. The spitting in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,545,027
Posted By Griffin44
FF's don't put flames on stuff (not if they're...

FF's don't put flames on stuff (not if they're thinking, anyways :wink:). We fight 'em, we don't light 'em. FF's having flames on stuff is like cops with pictures of homicidal lunatics on their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,357
Posted By Griffin44
When fuelling, I don't even remove my gloves. I...

When fuelling, I don't even remove my gloves. I almost never have to get off my bike.

If for some reason, due to a problem with teh pump or whatever, I have to go inside to pay, I don't take off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,505
Posted By Griffin44
It isn't about pissing others off, IMO. It's...

It isn't about pissing others off, IMO. It's about fucking other people up.

You want to sport a bumper sticker saying "gays deserve to be shot" that will piss me off. Oh well.

You want to hold...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 7,505
Posted By Griffin44
Is the first pirate a cop on a marked bike? If...

Is the first pirate a cop on a marked bike? If not, I'm not stopping.

Self-absorbed dickwads.

Many people are using the roads to get from one point to another in a timely manner. Some are in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2013, 06:58 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,471
Posted By Griffin44
Hmm, good point. And point taken.

Hmm, good point. And point taken.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2013, 06:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,595
Posted By Griffin44
As I recall the story, it was Victoria, not...

As I recall the story, it was Victoria, not Vancouver and they tracked the bike which was owned by his mother, then they leaned on her till the kid confessed.

It was a notorious ride up the Sea...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2013, 06:27 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 8,471
Posted By Griffin44
You used the "S" word in a forum frequented by...

You used the "S" word in a forum frequented by Americans. Are you nuts?

Everyone knows that the only people on the planet that know how to "live" properly are Americans. The rest of us are merely...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2013, 06:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,045
Posted By Griffin44
I just reviewed noise suppressing headsets and...

I just reviewed noise suppressing headsets and ear buds for a work application. Pretty amazing technology. It can suppress background noises in excess of 110db to less than 82db while enhancing...
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