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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 10,262
Posted By kwh
Well now.. 1. 'I ride home totally wasted...

Well now..

1. 'I ride home totally wasted every day and I've never killed myself, that proves it's totally safe, right?'

2. You've been riding for 30 years. You are therefore clearly not a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 10,262
Posted By kwh
No, you tighten the turn momentarily using the...

No, you tighten the turn momentarily using the countersteering skills that you have acquired at your MSF class, THEN stand the bike up & brake. You can brake a hell of a lot harder like this, if you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 10,262
Posted By kwh
I'm not sure that easing the transition into...

I'm not sure that easing the transition into their future road-racing careers is a good justification for trying to teach people how to trail-brake into corners as novices. Those that already can,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 10,262
Posted By kwh
This should be obvious, but if you apply the rule...

This should be obvious, but if you apply the rule that you must be able to stop n the distance you can see to be clear on your own side of the road then it doesn't matter _how_ poor you are at...
Forum: Racing 07-28-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 40,512
Posted By kwh
In answer to the question 'is anybody watching...

In answer to the question 'is anybody watching road racing in the rest of the world', this was last weekend's BSB meeting here in the UK... Live TV all day and check out the crowd!...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 10,262
Posted By kwh
I seriously would be inclined to think that the...

I seriously would be inclined to think that the guys advocating entering corners actually on the brakes have never ridden a motorcycle!! Which end of your motorcycle would you like to lose grip mid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 10,262
Posted By kwh
No, absolutely not. On both counts. That's not...

No, absolutely not. On both counts. That's not what I (and acres of literature) recommend, and Nick's storied race career is a terrible basis for him to tell anybody anything about how to ride on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 10,262
Posted By kwh
If he is advocating trail braking as a street...

If he is advocating trail braking as a street riding technique then he's lost the plot. Falling off on the street is a complete no no, even an apparently innocuous get off at corner entry on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 10,262
Posted By kwh
I have read both articles, but some time ago - I...

I have read both articles, but some time ago - I fundamentally disagree with his new idea that because trail braking is the fastest way round some corners on the track, that makes it a sensible...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 10,262
Posted By kwh
That's not an inability to trail brake mid...

That's not an inability to trail brake mid corner, is it. I mean yes, in some cases superior mid-corner braking skills might have reduced an impact speed marginally here or there but the only common...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 10,262
Posted By kwh
Entering every corner on the brakes is the...

Entering every corner on the brakes is the complete antithesis of slow in fast out, and you are loading the front of your bike in a situation where one tar-snake, one patch of slimey leaf mold, one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 10,262
Posted By kwh
Separation, & a low gear...

Separation, & a low gear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 03:53 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 10,262
Posted By kwh
Demonstrably and as a matter of observation you...

Demonstrably and as a matter of observation you are wrong. If you need to use your brakes mid corner more than once in a blue moon then you are definitely doing it wrong!

Slow in, fast out plus...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 02:21 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 10,262
Posted By kwh
An obvious point when attempting to teach novice...

An obvious point when attempting to teach novice riders to stop mid corner is that you are going to smash a lot of bikes and injure or worse a lot of trainee riders, because until you have developed...
Forum: Face plant 07-27-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 43,425
Posted By kwh
Worth noting that the wind doesn't even have to...

Worth noting that the wind doesn't even have to blow the bike, if it can blow your upper body & you let yourself tense up, because the wind acting on your upper body through tense arms will apply a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,604
Posted By kwh
My Eyebrows, meanwhile, are so out of control...

My Eyebrows, meanwhile, are so out of control that they are currently sueing me for emancipation... :-)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,604
Posted By kwh
Thank you kind sir!

Thank you kind sir!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,604
Posted By kwh
In response to demands for 'More Maria!'...

She's been starring in other people's videos - she's curator of a local museum and the local tourist board have produced a video highlighting it, featuring her dulcet tones...

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,595
Posted By kwh
Ah, right... hmm... well as you can see from...

Ah, right... hmm... well as you can see from the video, I don't seem to have that problem... do you think it's a mechanical issue, being tense in the upper body meaning that turning your head adds...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,595
Posted By kwh
Sir needs to know about the limit point and...

Sir needs to know about the limit point and positioning for the view :-).

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,604
Posted By kwh
<iframe width="853" height="480"...

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Forum: Airheads 04-07-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,358
Posted By kwh
I guess a good plan would be to go & take a test...

I guess a good plan would be to go & take a test ride on a Tiger 800 XC, then... See what you make of some Triple pot goodness...

Or keep your airhead, and pick
up a cheap used Honda Bros or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,604
Posted By kwh
Thank you!

Thank you!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,604
Posted By kwh
Thank you! Believe me, when I started making it I...

Thank you! Believe me, when I started making it I thought I was making a 10 minute video... then I glued all my footage together as a rough cut and realised that a) It was nearly an hour long, plus...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,604
Posted By kwh
Funnily enough I've ridden the thing, or the UK...

Funnily enough I've ridden the thing, or the UK version of it, and unsurprisingly it doesn't turn when you shift bodyweight. A better data point might be the two motorcycles I've owned for extended...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,604
Posted By kwh
Thank you. Re. 1, This entire short Youtube...

Thank you.

Re. 1, This entire short Youtube video is solid gold & well worth watching (from the Twist of the Wrist 2 DVD, which is well worth buying), but I've linked to where it covers the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,604
Posted By kwh
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,604
Posted By kwh
Thank you. You won't regret it. Unless...

Thank you. You won't regret it.

Unless watching it means you miss that really funny episode in season three where Mork...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,604
Posted By kwh
I would say this, but it's worth persevering a...

I would say this, but it's worth persevering a little past three minutes :-). There's on bike filming, Inception style graphical effects, and real time slow-motion side by side analysis of somebody...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,604
Posted By kwh
I've really sold this, haven't I!

I've really sold this, haven't I!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,604
Posted By kwh
I dun made me a how to go round a corner video...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaBtGqHiEyM


It's very long and boring. Although it does have some cool high speed crash analysis in near the end. But hey, it was a lot of work, so I feel duty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,536
Posted By kwh
Lose the GSA, buy either a Triumph Tiger 1050 or...

Lose the GSA, buy either a Triumph Tiger 1050 or a Triumph Sprint GT or something of that ilk for one up & two up street bike and touring duties, either more fun on the street than a GSA. With the...
Forum: Racing 03-22-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 40,512
Posted By kwh
But the banking is the thing that makes the...

But the banking is the thing that makes the Daytona 200 a distinctive event. Without that it's just an uninteresting 3 hour endurance race...

I do not believe that
nobody can build tyres that...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 18,347
Posted By kwh
There were those reports from journalists, who...

There were those reports from journalists, who presumably push the envelope more than the average owner. But, did they fit a steering damper for artistic reasons or functional ones? And if they...
Forum: Racing 03-12-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 40,512
Posted By kwh
PS: Watch BSB, it's a high quality series... ...

PS: Watch BSB, it's a high quality series...


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Forum: Racing 03-12-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 40,512
Posted By kwh
I paid, from the UK, to watch a livestreamed AMA...

I paid, from the UK, to watch a livestreamed AMA DSB race. It didn't work, at all, and I was unsuccessful getting anybody to even acknowledge my existence, never mind give me a refund. So they owe me...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 18,347
Posted By kwh
Well, no, but that's not the issue; the fact that...

Well, no, but that's not the issue; the fact that BMW won't say what they know about the bike that Kevin Ash died on, but did fit a steering damper etc to the following model year of the same bike,...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-12-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 255
Views: 18,347
Posted By kwh
Oh dear... :-(

http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/kevin-ash-inquests-accidental-death-verdict/24663.html

A key passage is:



So, what did the spokesman for BMW specifically not include...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 35,670
Views: 9,029,352
Posted By kwh
PJFZ1, please feel free to quote away :-). ...

PJFZ1, please feel free to quote away :-).

Homey, my point was aimed at those who were faintly sneering at the Duke rider for not dragging knees. It's possible that the Winger is close to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2014, 01:32 AM
Replies: 35,670
Views: 9,029,352
Posted By kwh
There's the obvious point that any time you are...

There's the obvious point that any time you are riding at speeds that exceed your ability to stop within your sight lines on the public road you are exceeding the third of the triumvirate of crucial...
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