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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 10,018
Posted By PJay
Try FasterSafer.com. Nick Ienatsch quotes...

Try FasterSafer.com.

Nick Ienatsch quotes studies showing just what you say isn't shown.

I guess Ienatsch is biased, being an advanced riding instructor and all.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 10,018
Posted By PJay
For those who are prepared but don't have your...

For those who are prepared but don't have your research skills, would you mind, please, posting links to relevant peer reviewed studies?

Obviously, since as you point out the results seem...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By PJay
Back in the day when I was building production...

Back in the day when I was building production roadrace bikes for other people, I eliminated weaving in corners on several machines by persuading the riders to try using shorter bars.

Their...
Forum: 2 smokers 12-09-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By PJay
Here's my take on the repainting thing. I've...

Here's my take on the repainting thing.

I've restored a lot of machines over the years, starting with a 1946 Ariel in the late 70s, then a few 1960s Nortons and Hondas during the 80s, and on and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,618
Posted By PJay
On the topic of the cost/value correlation, it...

On the topic of the cost/value correlation, it has always struck me that some of us buy stuff and some of us get sold stuff.
Forum: New Zealand 11-20-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 67,636
Posted By PJay
Contrasted with the shitboxes I detailed earlier,...

Contrasted with the shitboxes I detailed earlier, I did massive distances in 2 Nissan Patrols: the '88 SWB 3.3 turbo diesel manual flew until finally dying of rust at 420,000km; the '92 LWB was still...
Forum: New Zealand 11-19-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 1,295
Views: 67,636
Posted By PJay
I've gone around this circle - all the way...

I've gone around this circle - all the way around.

In the 1980s I'd had enough of new vehicles and went for "character", sort of. I started with a '67 MG Midget as a daily driver, then it bred an...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 16,103
Views: 9,622,592
Posted By PJay
What about "Lay 'er down", then?

What about "Lay 'er down", then?
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,608
Posted By PJay
Thanks, Risingson - yep, easily done and without...

Thanks, Risingson - yep, easily done and without paying Snap-On (whose tools I greatly admire and one of whose toolchests I have), that's my way when possible.

My #1 point about center stand...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,608
Posted By PJay
Fuck me. A tool for brake springs. I've never...

Fuck me. A tool for brake springs. I've never needed to use one on motorcycle drum brakes in my life.

Put the springs on the brake shoes with the shoes married up to each other (if you need to...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-14-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 30,524
Posted By PJay
I have a fairing mould taken off one of Ginger...

I have a fairing mould taken off one of Ginger Molloy's factory Bultacos. Years ago, I even made a replica fairing for Ginger with this mould.

(Not much use for most on here, I guess, since I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,083
Posted By PJay
Yes, and that's the point of structured...

Yes, and that's the point of structured instruction, even if it is the limited sort that addresses only machine control and is entirely at a closed race circuit.

No advanced instructor I have...
Forum: New Zealand 11-14-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By PJay
Interesting; so there's a really weird mix of GSs...

Interesting; so there's a really weird mix of GSs and GSXs all on the same day. Could be the first of the GSXs, and WMC testing as to what better, I guess.

The GSXs were first released in 1980....
Forum: New Zealand 11-13-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By PJay
Yes, dead right - they reckoned the fairings...

Yes, dead right - they reckoned the fairings slowed the bikes, and I suspect the stock CB1100R half fairings probably did. IIRC, Vince and Steve Ellison were the only guys in Australasia who left...
Forum: New Zealand 11-13-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By PJay
The Bull Ring? Yes, for sure, Nev; bet few other...

The Bull Ring? Yes, for sure, Nev; bet few other tracks in the world have had such an agricultural, but serviceable, set-up.

And I reckon the track surface has never recovered from the...
Forum: New Zealand 11-13-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 886
Posted By PJay
Pretty sure the red GSX750 #57 shots are all...

Pretty sure the red GSX750 #57 shots are all Robert; it's a different year from the GS750 (and I think that's Nifty Neville in the first pic), but it's Nifty again on the #41 silver GSX1100. Nifty...
Forum: New Zealand 11-13-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By PJay
No addition from the era would be a hijack, K1W1....

No addition from the era would be a hijack, K1W1. Thanks for the other thread.
Forum: New Zealand 11-11-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 452
Posted By PJay
1980 Six-hour at Manfeild

Amazing how many of our old mates from back then are still racing similar stuff today eg Vince Sharpe, Scotty, Pete Daniell, Lindsay Pinker.

RIP Robert Holden and Nev Hiscock, though...

...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-11-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,531
Posted By PJay
I have a (from memory) 28mm Mikuni on my MAR - a...

I have a (from memory) 28mm Mikuni on my MAR - a really good solution. Cheap as chips from a wreckers.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 9,907
Views: 2,033,005
Posted By PJay
"Would you still ride if you couldn't be killed?"...

"Would you still ride if you couldn't be killed?" :D
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By PJay
I've road raced Historics - Norton, Royal...

I've road raced Historics - Norton, Royal Enfield, AJS, Ariel, Yamaha RD, LC and TZ 250-750, Suzuki, Kawasaki and Honda - with rear wheel horsepowers from 26 to 156, since 1982.

I also raced new...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-06-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,608
Posted By PJay
No idea how they run on this machine, but 2...

No idea how they run on this machine, but 2 techniques we used in the shop:

1. Loop the ends where they go and then line up and run the stand's pivot through-bolt through (almost always the...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-05-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,060
Posted By PJay
If it salves your conscience, Rumba, Bootlace is...

If it salves your conscience, Rumba, Bootlace is from a country that was on the winning side, so he's interested in the losers' technology, that's all.

So he's interested in Italian stuff, as...
Forum: New Zealand 11-05-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,724
Posted By PJay
There is no statutory requirement in New Zealand...

There is no statutory requirement in New Zealand for insurance. But third party property damage, fire and theft only is relatively inexpensive (note that we do not have civil liability for personal...
Forum: 2 smokers 11-04-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,531
Posted By PJay
Yeah, something I've been seriously considering,...

Yeah, something I've been seriously considering, too, as well as the '74 SDR dream.

I already have a set of Honda Superhawks (1965 CB77 and 2006 VTR1000 - though they were neither ever called...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 02:17 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,766
Posted By PJay
Small inputs avoid the big traction-breaking...

Small inputs avoid the big traction-breaking mistakes.

That's my point in the last couple of pages. I am assuming the novice rider hasn't developed the delicacy of brake or throttle control to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,766
Posted By PJay
Another BTW about CSS: at least in Australasia,...

Another BTW about CSS: at least in Australasia, their courses at Levels 1 to 4 are heavily biassed to road riding.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,766
Posted By PJay
Yup, sure am comfortable doing just this. In my...

Yup, sure am comfortable doing just this. In my >30 years of instructing, the advice has never failed one of my instructees yet. One could characterize the success of my approach as a triumph of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,766
Posted By PJay
An inexperienced rider gets into a corner and...

An inexperienced rider gets into a corner and think he's going in too hot. What should he do?

Depends on the level of inexperience.

Let's assume he's never practised or been taught...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,083
Posted By PJay
Times advanced courses were available in other...

Times advanced courses were available in other countries:

IAM in the UK commenced motorcycle rider training in about 1956, I think; others in Europe commenced advanced training pre-WWII.

As...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,083
Posted By PJay
Yes, I've been a university Senior Lecturer in my...

Yes, I've been a university Senior Lecturer in my time, too, and know you strike this at all levels.

However, I will take issue with the poster earlier who seemed to imply that postgraduate...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,083
Posted By PJay
[QUOTE=Chuckracer;25398857].... There are...

[QUOTE=Chuckracer;25398857]....

There are those who like to be taught in a regimented, structured environment, and those who learn by self-teaching/doing and keenly observing/listening....
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 336
Views: 15,083
Posted By PJay
Actually, I pitted with Barry at Phillip Island...

Actually, I pitted with Barry at Phillip Island one time, and had met him several times before (as with 3 of the others, Mike H when he lived in NZ and Messrs Surtees and Agostini through my...
Forum: Airheads 10-30-2014, 01:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,871
Posted By PJay
No wonder these airheads are grounding if they...

No wonder these airheads are grounding if they use these sorts of cornering lines (yes, the RS included).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,681
Posted By PJay
Here in New Zealand, there is not "unrestricted...

Here in New Zealand, there is not "unrestricted trail/forest access".

A lot of the country is national parks (motorcycles prohibited); the rest is privately owned.

Mind you, many of our gravel...
Forum: New Zealand 10-28-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 932
Posted By PJay
True, Te Hopo: that's how both Nev and I started.

True, Te Hopo: that's how both Nev and I started.
Forum: New Zealand 10-28-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 932
Posted By PJay
Yeah, why do you think Dave built up the Enfield?...

Yeah, why do you think Dave built up the Enfield? :rofl:rofl:rofl
Forum: Old's Cool 10-28-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 8,243
Views: 3,272,330
Posted By PJay
Air cooled V4 with longitudinal crankshaft and...

Air cooled V4 with longitudinal crankshaft and gearbox, so probably from a car.

I'd guess eastern European or Russian (Zaphorozhets? -sp?). I'm sure there was some 1960s Russian thing with a...
Forum: New Zealand 10-28-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 932
Posted By PJay
Yup, me, too, plenty, with several unlikely...

Yup, me, too, plenty, with several unlikely racebikes.

2 examples:

1. My 1951 Royal Enfield Bullet 350 that from 1985 onward I used to beat Manxes and 7Rs on, and on which I won the Hugh...
Forum: New Zealand 10-28-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 932
Posted By PJay
Volty, this somewhat misses the point of the...

Volty, this somewhat misses the point of the Vince & Hyde Racing machine. The guys want to see what a 60-year-old rider can do on a machine that some years ago was written off in its class as being...
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