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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 31,092
Views: 7,528,085
Posted By Calimari
Exactly. Hanging off doesn't change the combined...

Exactly. Hanging off doesn't change the combined CM lean angle. If it did, the bike would fall over.

If one is going to arbitrarily select lean angles to try to make a case that the lateral forces...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 31,092
Views: 7,528,085
Posted By Calimari
You're forgetting that the lean angle of the bike...

You're forgetting that the lean angle of the bike and the lean angle of the bike/rider CM are not necessarily the same, and while one can indeed reduce the lean angle of the bike by hanging off, the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2013, 01:19 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,721
Posted By Calimari
Bought a new '82 GS650e when it was "last year's...

Bought a new '82 GS650e when it was "last year's model" for $2,000. Same dealer had an '82 1100e for $3,000. Still bummed about that one. Don't know what I was thinking.
...
Forum: Face plant 10-12-2013, 12:12 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,951
Posted By Calimari
Oh, brother. Slowing down would have made the...

Oh, brother. Slowing down would have made the face plant avoidable.

Not judging the OP, because I've made the same mistake, but to say that this crash was unavoidable is asinine.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2013, 05:07 PM
Replies: 4,867
Views: 262,056
Posted By Calimari
Trying to reason with entitled assholes who think...

Trying to reason with entitled assholes who think everyone else should stay off "their" roads seems kind of pointless.

Ever know an entitled asshole who was reasonable when called on their sense...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 21,666
Posted By Calimari
Moving objects, motorcycle riders included,...

Moving objects, motorcycle riders included, cannot diverge from a linear path without lateral g's. It takes force and acceleration to move in anything other than a straight line.

My point was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 21,666
Posted By Calimari
In a 20 banked curve, so not at all comparable...

In a 20 banked curve, so not at all comparable to the lateral g figure from a skid pad.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2013, 09:59 AM
Replies: 4,867
Views: 262,056
Posted By Calimari
Self-loathing, closeted homosexual, homocidal...

Self-loathing, closeted homosexual, homocidal road-rager, attention-craving troll with short man's complex?

Nah, couldn't be. What are the odds?
Forum: Face plant 03-17-2013, 11:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,538
Posted By Calimari
No, please try to explain. What feature of that...

No, please try to explain. What feature of that part of the world compels one to close on the rear end of the truck in the fast lane at warp speed then slash over and gas it trying to pass in the...
Forum: Face plant 03-08-2013, 11:02 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,538
Posted By Calimari
The nature of Thai traffic somehow necessitated...

The nature of Thai traffic somehow necessitated that aggressive, impatient pass? What hogwash.

That said, I'm sure I've done the same pass, except without the oil slick. But I would never make...
Forum: Face plant 03-05-2013, 05:43 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,538
Posted By Calimari
You have better luck than I do. Seems like...

You have better luck than I do. Seems like whenever I tailgate a vehicle like you're tailgating the truck in your first video, a ladder, 2' deep pothole or roadkill comes shooting out from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,681
Posted By Calimari
I used to do it, usually right by the front door....

I used to do it, usually right by the front door. Was always mindful of not obstructing anyone. Never had any issues at all, whereas I did come back to a dumped bike once while parked in a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2012, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,491
Views: 313,921
Posted By Calimari
It means you might want to check your math? ...

It means you might want to check your math?

Flatlanders as opposed to those hard men from the mountains of Agoura Hills?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,440
Posted By Calimari
Somebody's going to ship the bike to the Mainland...

Somebody's going to ship the bike to the Mainland and then ship it back, all at their expense, if you decide you don't want it "for whatever reason?"

Right.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,943
Posted By Calimari
I've seen guys with 1" chicken strips who are...

I've seen guys with 1" chicken strips who are smoother and faster than guys with none.

If you really care about erasing them, you can do it in a few seconds. Just push the bike down, the opposite...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,040
Posted By Calimari
Get a little beanie/skullcap that covers the tips...

Get a little beanie/skullcap that covers the tips of your ears, and they won't fold over when you pull your helmet on, and the cap is easier to wash than the helmet liner.

A cap is also good for...
Forum: Face plant 06-05-2012, 01:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,558
Posted By Calimari
Have had two separated shoulders, one per side....

Have had two separated shoulders, one per side. The right shoulder should have had surgery, but didn't, and it was pretty crippled for about 3 years before finally coming back to near 100%....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2012, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31,092
Views: 7,528,085
Posted By Calimari
I know it's happend to me not paying attention...

I know it's happend to me not paying attention just as I come to a stop, and a wheel falls in a rut or something and pushes the bike to the unintended side, and I have to dab my right foot. Not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2012, 10:01 AM
Replies: 31,092
Views: 7,528,085
Posted By Calimari
You mean you've never had to dab a foot other...

You mean you've never had to dab a foot other than the one you planned to put down, not ever? Man, I sure have. Doesn't happen a lot, but never is a long time. And if the fellow started going over on...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-31-2012, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 473
Posted By Calimari
Changed from OEM ESA to non-ESA Ohlins front and...

Changed from OEM ESA to non-ESA Ohlins front and back on an '09 RT at 20k miles. No error display.
Forum: Face plant 05-26-2012, 09:06 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 86,267
Posted By Calimari
WOT acceleration with redline shifts in traffic...

WOT acceleration with redline shifts in traffic in a school zone all to write a speeding ticket? Not too prudent.

A moderate acceleration with short shifts will catch the car plenty fast enough,...
Forum: Face plant 05-26-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 86,267
Posted By Calimari
If you read the OP, you'll find that he wasn't in...

If you read the OP, you'll find that he wasn't in hot pursuit chasing a fleeing suspect. He was accelerating from a stationary position to pull a car over to write a speeding ticket, so WOT...
Forum: Face plant 05-26-2012, 01:23 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 86,267
Posted By Calimari
All you guys saying that "shifting into 4th at 55...

All you guys saying that "shifting into 4th at 55 mph doesn't compute" don't know the RT. The OP never said he was shifting at redline. 55 MPH corresponds to about 4,700 rpm in 3rd and 3,700 rpm in...
Forum: Face plant 05-10-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,827
Posted By Calimari
I separated both shoulders in separate incidents...

I separated both shoulders in separate incidents about 20 years apart, one football, one soccer.

The football one was in my early 20's, and it took a full three years to come back to 100%. The...
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2012, 09:24 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 86,267
Posted By Calimari
I think most accidents, with very few exceptions,...

I think most accidents, with very few exceptions, can be avoided or at least mitigated and involve some element of human error on the part of the rider, especially when examined with the luxury of...
Forum: Americas 05-05-2012, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Calimari
Traffic is bad during the morning and evening...

Traffic is bad during the morning and evening commutes on weekdays and it can be bad on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The rest of the time you should be fine. No reason not to stay in the City if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,768
Posted By Calimari
Many 100,000+ moto mile years Over 2 million...

Many 100,000+ moto mile years
Over 2 million moto miles
180 mph low side into a guardrail and survived
Head on with pickup truck at 200 mph closing speed and unhurt
Routinely rides in 45...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2012, 10:28 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,924
Posted By Calimari
My aging body would prefer 816 miles on an RT to...

My aging body would prefer 816 miles on an RT to 443 miles on a crotch rocket.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,924
Posted By Calimari
SF Bay Area to Blue River Oregon via a scenic and...

SF Bay Area to Blue River Oregon via a scenic and very indirect route. Around 700 miles. I forget the exact figure.

Rained most of the way.

'09 RT
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 31,092
Views: 7,528,085
Posted By Calimari
Also looks to be Christian Vande Velde. I believe...

Also looks to be Christian Vande Velde. I believe Hincapie lives somewhere in the Carolinas.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2012, 01:07 PM
Replies: 31,092
Views: 7,528,085
Posted By Calimari
:ddog

:ddog
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2011, 03:05 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 23,524
Posted By Calimari
Here in CA, I have no problem splitting lanes on...

Here in CA, I have no problem splitting lanes on the freeway or on surface streets when traffic slows. Every commute, I pass hundreds of cars in this fashion. Only about one out of every thousand...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2011, 01:47 PM
Replies: 31,092
Views: 7,528,085
Posted By Calimari
It's because tobacco ads are illegal in some...

It's because tobacco ads are illegal in some countries, so the "Marlboro" gets disguised. At least that's the way it works in auto racing.
Forum: Road warriors 10-13-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,403
Posted By Calimari
r1200

r1200
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2011, 01:24 PM
Replies: 31,092
Views: 7,528,085
Posted By Calimari
"So he loaded up the bike and moved to...

"So he loaded up the bike and moved to Tennessee..."

Sing to the tune of, well, you know.
Forum: Face plant 09-16-2011, 03:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,661
Posted By Calimari
You conveniently forget that you asked a direct...

You conveniently forget that you asked a direct question just two posts before your little online temper tantrum quoted here. Unfortunately, the answer to your question left you upset, agitated and...
Forum: Face plant 09-15-2011, 04:58 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,661
Posted By Calimari
Not avoiding a face plant. There are motorcycle...

Not avoiding a face plant. There are motorcycle accidents that are completely unavoidable by the rider, but this wasn't one of them, as the OP has already acknowedged.

Being "legally" in the...
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2011, 07:34 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 14,661
Posted By Calimari
As noted, be very careful passing when there are...

As noted, be very careful passing when there are left turn opportunities, especially when the vehicle ahead is already acting squirrelly. Be careful passing vehicles that pull to the right,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,222
Posted By Calimari
No doubt, with the longer wheelbase and lower...

No doubt, with the longer wheelbase and lower seat, the Harley will handle better at low speed, but at anything much above walking speed, and in the turning radius and ground clearance departments,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2011, 02:22 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 42,222
Posted By Calimari
Responding to a post from a few days ago about...

Responding to a post from a few days ago about the supposedly catastrophic results of dropping an RT:


An RT can actually take a drop pretty well. I dropped my '09 hard in the driveway. (It's...
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