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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 12:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By Ernest T
I'll try that next time I change the tire. I...

I'll try that next time I change the tire. I think part of the reason I can't lift the bike up backwards like that video is that my garage floor is very smooth and my feet slide. Facing the bike I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 12:29 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,929
Posted By Ernest T
Why the vitriol?

Why the vitriol?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:45 AM
Replies: 4,148
Views: 379,786
Posted By Ernest T
I like Harleys and have owned several over the...

I like Harleys and have owned several over the years so I'm not a Harley Hater. However, Id argue that Harley hasn't offered a truly middle weight anything in a long time. My naked FXDL weighed over...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By Ernest T
We don't have a lot of ducks around central...

We don't have a lot of ducks around central Texas, but I killed a Canada Goose while playing golf in Denver. There were hundreds of them all over the course and I hit a low line drive that went into...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,929
Posted By Ernest T
Absolutely wrong.

Absolutely wrong.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 981
Posted By Ernest T
I cannot pick up a bike that way. I change the...

I cannot pick up a bike that way. I change the rear tire with the wing laying on its side and I've tried that method several times to put it back up right and just can't make it work. I face the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,380
Posted By Ernest T
What kind of dog was it?

What kind of dog was it?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 06:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,188
Posted By Ernest T
What kind of duck was it?

What kind of duck was it?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 6,510
Posted By Ernest T
I have no problem with having people who take...

I have no problem with having people who take part in risky activities bearing the cost of rescuing them from their own ineptitude. It's not only a monetary cost, but some types of rescue put others...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 6,510
Posted By Ernest T
I think that boat left the dock years ago on that...

I think that boat left the dock years ago on that argument, I think we can agree that the advantages of wearing a helmet greatly outweigh the disadvantages. Just like seatbelt use. The one poor,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 31,856
Views: 7,793,175
Posted By Ernest T
Doesn't he seem to be pretty far into the corner...

Doesn't he seem to be pretty far into the corner to have that much lean? It's almost like he's drifting around that corner, it looks like he's aimed at the oncoming lane.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,256
Posted By Ernest T
There's a car dealer of the same name here that...

There's a car dealer of the same name here that uses the catch phrase "You're speakin' Eakin"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,782
Posted By Ernest T
Once upon a time the banks used to make sure that...

Once upon a time the banks used to make sure that a borrower had the means to repay a loan. That was when banks kept the loans and made money by the difference between what they paid in interest on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,929
Posted By Ernest T
Ain't that the truth.

Ain't that the truth.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,929
Posted By Ernest T
According to Experion, 15.2 percent of buyers...

According to Experion, 15.2 percent of buyers paid cash for their vehicles in 2013 and we're expected to believe that 70 percent of motorcycle buyers on this forum paid cash?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,418
Posted By Ernest T
Salado, TX, its small, no traffic light. Not even...

Salado, TX, its small, no traffic light. Not even a DQ. Just go to the Ace Hardware and ask for Ernest.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,929
Posted By Ernest T
Why do you assume I have purchased something on...

Why do you assume I have purchased something on time that I can't pay for?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,929
Posted By Ernest T
Some insurance companies use the credit score as...

Some insurance companies use the credit score as part of the algorithm to set insurance rates. There is a correlation between bad credit scores and high insurance claims. There is some push back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,929
Posted By Ernest T
No real reason if you don't anticipate borrowing,...

No real reason if you don't anticipate borrowing, except its creeping into other areas of finance like insurance. The real reason is still to get the best interest rates. If you don't own a house,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,929
Posted By Ernest T
I don't have the patience to save the money. Or...

I don't have the patience to save the money. Or the discipline to not spend it on something else. Once you have the loan you are kinda obligated to make the payments.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,929
Posted By Ernest T
Neat story

Neat story
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,782
Posted By Ernest T
There aren't too many you can't fix, even on new...

There aren't too many you can't fix, even on new bikes. The new technology requires more tools though. When I got into Triumph's I had to buy a Dealer Tool (Interfaces a PC with the ECM) and keys...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,929
Posted By Ernest T
With all the cash buyers on this site its a...

With all the cash buyers on this site its a wonder we ever got into the subprime mess.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,782
Posted By Ernest T
So you are assuming a person financing something...

So you are assuming a person financing something for 15 years does it because they can't afford the payments if they financed for 5 years?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,782
Posted By Ernest T
I subscribe to that philosophy too.

I subscribe to that philosophy too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,929
Posted By Ernest T
I had an economics professor in college do a...

I had an economics professor in college do a similar thing with a car. He kited the balance for something like six months by moving it from card to card before paying it off. Somehow he came out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,418
Posted By Ernest T
My Ram dually crew cab with the 8' bed is longer...

My Ram dually crew cab with the 8' bed is longer than that and wider too, but is easier to drive than my F150 with a 6 1/2 foot bed and only an extended cab. The Ram has towing mirrors with the wide...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,418
Posted By Ernest T
So you say. Come adjust them for me.

So you say. Come adjust them for me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,929
Posted By Ernest T
Credit isn't evil if you don't abuse it. ...

Credit isn't evil if you don't abuse it.

I've always borrowed to pay for big ticket items. I don't want to ride a $500 motorcycle or drive a $5000 car or live in a $50,000 house. I pay my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,256
Posted By Ernest T
I say Sid-e so obviously that's not how its...

I say Sid-e so obviously that's not how its pronounced
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,782
Posted By Ernest T
Good, civil explanation.

Good, civil explanation.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 31,856
Views: 7,793,175
Posted By Ernest T
While she looks attractive (as far as we can see)...

While she looks attractive (as far as we can see) I think that accessory pillion would probably cost you waaay more than you anticipate.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 05:25 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,782
Posted By Ernest T
There's a lot of interesting thoughts about...

There's a lot of interesting thoughts about financing and debt in this thread.

Paying cash is absolutely the best way to buy anything, but using credit prudently isn't a bad thing. In today's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,256
Posted By Ernest T
So, what's up with Brett Fav-Ray?

So, what's up with Brett Fav-Ray?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,256
Posted By Ernest T
Apparently I've been mispronouncing almost...

Apparently I've been mispronouncing almost everything.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,418
Posted By Ernest T
Lately it seems like it means I'm half way though...

Lately it seems like it means I'm half way though a lane change and thought it'd be nice to finally hit the turn signal.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,418
Posted By Ernest T
I loved them on our Mazda CX5. It had huge blind...

I loved them on our Mazda CX5. It had huge blind spots that even shoulder checking couldn't help. The only downside is the cost of replacing a mirror if one fails or gets damaged, upwards of $700.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 7,418
Posted By Ernest T
I don't know what you are driving or riding. My...

I don't know what you are driving or riding. My SUV and pickup have blind spots big enough to hide a deuce and a half. A couple of my bikes give me better views of my shoulders than the road behind...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 11,256
Posted By Ernest T
You are from what I understand. I've also heard...

You are from what I understand. I've also heard that retailers get their tailfeathers in an uproar if you mispronounce it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 25,679
Posted By Ernest T
I have a vague recollection of a motorcycle...

I have a vague recollection of a motorcycle traffic stop gone bad which was recorded by a helmet cam. The next day the cops executed a search warrant and searched the riders house looking for the...
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