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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-26-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,093
Posted By AdvSkier
Riding like you are invisible is the way to go....

Riding like you are invisible is the way to go. But that has to be combined with an escape route (planning ahead) when the vehicle enters your space because you are invisible.
A good friend of mine...
Forum: Face plant 12-23-2008, 06:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,061
Posted By AdvSkier
Think on the bright side. 6 hours on the...

Think on the bright side.
6 hours on the driveshaft, it was time to replace it anyways.

Seriously, glad you are ok.
Forum: Beasts 12-20-2008, 06:48 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,624
Posted By AdvSkier
Tuono is a great bike.

Tuono is a great bike.
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2008, 10:10 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,624
Posted By AdvSkier
Comparing a water cooled (new model at that) 848...

Comparing a water cooled (new model at that) 848 to a 1100 MS is apples and oranges.
They have nothing in common, other than the name on the tank.
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2008, 01:00 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,624
Posted By AdvSkier
So far we've been told how much the MS cost to...

So far we've been told how much the MS cost to maintain, it's underpowered, and now it will be reduced to shrapnel on a trail. And this comes from your test ride?

I've owned a KTM 950. It's an...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2008, 12:16 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,624
Posted By AdvSkier
O.K. We've decided the Multistrada requires...

O.K.

We've decided the Multistrada requires more maintenance than any bike ever made (with no facts to back that up) and now it's "fragile feeling", so no need to back up something subjective like...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2008, 05:25 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,624
Posted By AdvSkier
I don't see where you get that double the...

I don't see where you get that double the maintenance cost figure. Please share that with us if you are going to throw that around.
I change the oil on my bike myself, and while it might require a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2008, 04:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,384
Posted By AdvSkier
Slide, do you realize you can never crash now? ...

Slide, do you realize you can never crash now?

Seriously, there are always going to be exceptions, but a vast majority of riders will crash at some point. And for that matter, whether at fault or...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,624
Posted By AdvSkier
Nowhere did I say the Multi is the best. I did...

Nowhere did I say the Multi is the best. I did say it is overlooked. And if someone is going to say things about it being high maintenance, need to be over 6', uncomfortable, or whatever, they need...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2008, 03:30 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,624
Posted By AdvSkier
You like your HD, great. I wouldn't compare the...

You like your HD, great. I wouldn't compare the maintenance on a Uly to a 'Strada. Go to any owners forums and compare. Breakadge and major repairs are almost-non existant on multistrada.net, as are...
Forum: Beasts 12-11-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 14,624
Posted By AdvSkier
Probably the most overlooked bike is the...

Probably the most overlooked bike is the Multistrada. It will fit your needs easily, and is a proven bomb proof design.
The newer models are very low maintenance.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-07-2008, 02:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,701
Posted By AdvSkier
If you are trying to build a good relationship...

If you are trying to build a good relationship with a particular dealer, over paying $700 is a bad place to start.

First, if you have that many dealers so close to you, and one of them is willing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2008, 11:28 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 46,830
Posted By AdvSkier
Sorry, you're right. Maybe Cohiba can shove it...

Sorry, you're right.
Maybe Cohiba can shove it up Like A Virgin.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2008, 10:54 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 46,830
Posted By AdvSkier
Take one of your Cohiba's and shove it!

Take one of your Cohiba's and shove it!
Forum: Face plant 11-24-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,787
Posted By AdvSkier
Where in my post did I even suggest the OP NOT...

Where in my post did I even suggest the OP NOT buy a bike with ABS???
I told him to learn to use his brakes, and buy a bike with ABS if he thinks he needs it.

And your b.s. about not matching the...
Forum: Face plant 11-24-2008, 09:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,787
Posted By AdvSkier
ABS, the answer for everything. Why work on...

ABS, the answer for everything. Why work on skills when you can just trade the SV in for an ABS equipped bike?

That many crashes in so short a time means you need serious help with your braking...
Forum: Face plant 11-18-2008, 12:26 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,214
Posted By AdvSkier
SocalRob, When you're out and about on the...

SocalRob,

When you're out and about on the Hyper, find a safe clean piece of pavement to try this little exercise.

Get your bike up to a speed your are comfortable with. Apply enough rear brake...
Forum: Face plant 11-17-2008, 09:10 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,037
Posted By AdvSkier
And you're calling me a shit hole??? Anyone who...

And you're calling me a shit hole???
Anyone who rides a motorcycle should avoid you like the plague.
Forum: Face plant 11-17-2008, 07:39 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,214
Posted By AdvSkier
I didn't miss the point at all. Riders wear...

I didn't miss the point at all.
Riders wear helmets for comfort, visibility, and to protect themselves in a crash, many of which can be unavoidable at that.
Putting on a helmet does not require...
Forum: Face plant 11-16-2008, 08:34 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,214
Posted By AdvSkier
Still laughing about helmets being the eq of abs...

Still laughing about helmets being the eq of abs brakes. Next time a deer jumps in front of you, grab your helmet and squeeze it with proper technique.
If you're really good, you'll squeeze it just...
Forum: Face plant 11-15-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,214
Posted By AdvSkier
My point exactly. Typical of a LOT of the...

My point exactly.

Typical of a LOT of the "ABS ONLY" crowd. They don't know the difference between ABS and Linked brakes, let alone how to use them.

And as to comparing helmet use to ABS, how...
Forum: Face plant 11-15-2008, 03:05 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,214
Posted By AdvSkier
This had to turn into an ABS thread. Once...

This had to turn into an ABS thread.

Once again, I'm all for ABS for certain types of bikes, riding, and riders.

One thing that seems common to all these brake crashing threads though, is how...
Forum: Face plant 11-10-2008, 10:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,037
Posted By AdvSkier
At the very least, jumping to blame the dead and...

At the very least, jumping to blame the dead and injured riders for crashing because of a railroad tie left across the road (at night) is a jerk or an asshat. I have better names, but not appropriate...
Forum: Face plant 11-09-2008, 01:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,037
Posted By AdvSkier
You tell 'em Oldturtle. We should all expect...

You tell 'em Oldturtle. We should all expect railroad ties layed across the road when we are on group rides. And if we don't happen to see them, then we all deserve to die.

Seriously, when is it...
Forum: Face plant 11-08-2008, 03:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 8,037
Posted By AdvSkier
You tell them, Jason. Because you are the perfect...

You tell them, Jason. Because you are the perfect rider, wear perfect gear, and could never die or get injured on a bike.
Asswipe.
Forum: Face plant 11-05-2008, 01:56 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,817
Posted By AdvSkier
If there wasn't any contact between the...

If there wasn't any contact between the motorcycle and the car, the driver might not have even known the rider crashed.
Forum: Face plant 11-04-2008, 02:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,238
Posted By AdvSkier
Just what we need, another primadona with an...

Just what we need, another primadona with an attitude. And this is your 2nd post?? Why don't you go crawl back into your hole.

To the O.P., I'm glad you're relatively unscathed and alive to post...
Forum: Face plant 11-02-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,817
Posted By AdvSkier
Any excuse to turn this into an ABS thread. I'm...

Any excuse to turn this into an ABS thread.
I'm not anti ABS, but if you can't stop a motorcycle faster than the car ahead of you, especially on a dry surface (not that that should be a factor) you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2008, 06:22 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,546
Posted By AdvSkier
Mark53 and Basso, Say whatever you want, but...

Mark53 and Basso,

Say whatever you want, but I don't see any correlation between the way I taught braking, and ABS.
So twist it any way you want. You say you brake similar to ABS, but with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,546
Posted By AdvSkier
Basso, When you came to Mark53's defense,...

Basso,

When you came to Mark53's defense, Mark was comparing modulating brakes manually to ABS, and using that as a matter of rule for the best stopping technique.
When you qouted MSF curriculum,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,546
Posted By AdvSkier
Calling people "Asshats" for teaching braking...

Calling people "Asshats" for teaching braking properly, and going on to misinterpret the MSF curriculum to mean something entirely different isn't exactly brilliant.
Also, since most of the crashes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2008, 08:55 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,546
Posted By AdvSkier
Maybe you are too stupid to understand, but MSF...

Maybe you are too stupid to understand, but MSF is not teaching that as a braking method. They are teaching to release and reapply if you make a mistake and apply too much braking.
So instead of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2008, 04:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,546
Posted By AdvSkier
Mark53, This thread is about ABS braking,...

Mark53,

This thread is about ABS braking, minimum stopping distance, and non ABS in that regard.
You can't begin to tell me that modulating non ABS brakes is in any way efficient compared to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2008, 07:59 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 46,830
Posted By AdvSkier
DAKEZ As disgusting as it is, a lot of people...

DAKEZ
As disgusting as it is, a lot of people here just don't get it.
In another thread in faceplant, a rider got clipped from by a car that overtook him and cut in. Probably the same crowd on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2008, 06:41 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,546
Posted By AdvSkier
Mark53, If you want to go around trying to...

Mark53,

If you want to go around trying to modulate your brakes at the threshold (simulating abs) go for it. Getting into a discussion over whether that is the right way to brake is idiotic,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2008, 12:18 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 4,546
Posted By AdvSkier
Out of curiosity, why are MSF Ridercoaches NOT...

Out of curiosity, why are MSF Ridercoaches NOT the people you would trust to know about the pros.cons of ABS brakes?

It's pretty obvious you don't know how to use whatever brakes you have if you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,095
Posted By AdvSkier
I'd go watch an MSF class before buying a bike...

I'd go watch an MSF class before buying a bike from one. Those are the hardest 250 miles you can put on a bike, so the price had better be great.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2008, 06:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,712
Posted By AdvSkier
I picked up a 1098 this year, and couldn't be...

I picked up a 1098 this year, and couldn't be happier with it on the track. The first day or two with it was a bit intimidating, because I didn't want to be the one to take a new bike out and wad it....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,712
Posted By AdvSkier
A skilled rider on a modern sportbike will leave...

A skilled rider on a modern sportbike will leave a GS in the dust, on just about any normal paved road. I've left plenty of sportbikes behind on my MS, but am not so dellusional as to think I could...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,712
Posted By AdvSkier
ROFL!!!!!:rofl What did you add to that coolaid?

ROFL!!!!!:rofl
What did you add to that coolaid?
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