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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-20-2015, 05:28 AM
Replies: 40,019
Views: 10,734,568
Posted By txwanderer
Me too. Unfortunately BBQ has become commercial,...

Me too. Unfortunately BBQ has become commercial, and big business. Just not the same any more. In years not far gone, the best East Texas BBQ could be found on the side of the road with just and...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-19-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 40,019
Views: 10,734,568
Posted By txwanderer
Meh, but you do. You clog up the line at...

Meh, but you do. You clog up the line at Starbucks. :oscar
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-16-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,299
Posted By txwanderer
Poor Road Captain

Yea it might sting a bit, but as a road captain you have to account for the weakest rider and the types of roads you will be on.
As tacky as it sounds, you may have to tell the newer riders they...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-12-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,259
Posted By txwanderer
Yep, you can go deaf. :evil Enough of that,...

Yep, you can go deaf. :evil

Enough of that, if you want to protect your hearing there are several options that may help.
First, where do your ear/cheek pads hit your head under your ears? This...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-12-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,164
Posted By txwanderer
I don't dwell on if I'm a poser or not. Don't...

I don't dwell on if I'm a poser or not. Don't feel the need to prove it to anyone.

Does this make me one, or am I the real deal? :rofl
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-11-2015, 12:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,900
Posted By txwanderer
:stupid This. Seems more and more common and...

:stupid This. Seems more and more common and although illegal in a commercial vehicle the folks are as stupid as the 4 wheelers they gripe about constantly.
It used to be about once every 2-3 months...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,523
Posted By txwanderer
Looking at your face and head, you bought the...

Looking at your face and head, you bought the wrong helmet. A 2x should fit a gorilla. Some run small, but the cheek pads are too tight as well as the length of the internals.
Time for a drawing...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-24-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 40,019
Views: 10,734,568
Posted By txwanderer
Perhaps the bigger question is how does he now...

Perhaps the bigger question is how does he now about the jeans? :huh
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-23-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,413
Posted By txwanderer
Doubtful. MC's work off a laundry list of...

Doubtful. MC's work off a laundry list of dynamics. Some can change, some not so much. Every bike has it's own set of strong and weak points.
Can't say for sure if it will or won't, or will for the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-19-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 40,019
Views: 10,734,568
Posted By txwanderer
He's pissed off. Someone put a bow tie on his...

He's pissed off. Someone put a bow tie on his windshield. :lol3
Forum: Photos 03-28-2015, 05:45 AM
Replies: 3,988
Views: 934,882
Posted By txwanderer
Noone said it had to be straight highway. :rofl

Noone said it had to be straight highway. :rofl
Forum: Road Warriors 03-16-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,681
Posted By txwanderer
Save your money and wait on your install of the...

Save your money and wait on your install of the pipes. A Vic "stage 1" is a sound mod, and nothing else on a X bike. Put the PCV and the Lloydz filter on with the pipes and find a dyno tuner that...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-07-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,681
Posted By txwanderer
I voted Victory. We have a Vic XCT, and the HD...

I voted Victory. We have a Vic XCT, and the HD just really didn't do it for me. Good ergo's, but not what I wanted.
We got off a Wing, and as far as Txwife is concerned, it is the gold bar standard...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-13-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,182
Posted By txwanderer
So, you made a short coffee run with a breeze. ...

So, you made a short coffee run with a breeze.

Really, that is about it. Many have already said it. Ride well ahead, stay loose and correct when need. Much less is actually needed than many...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-10-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,584
Posted By txwanderer
I have a bit different perspective of most of the...

I have a bit different perspective of most of the folks here. :rofl
http://i1097.photobucket.com/albums/g357/mbkwp/StarbucksVerdeValley.jpg
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-19-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,627
Posted By txwanderer
Not really trying to bust your chops. Just...

Not really trying to bust your chops. Just pointing out some things that have been learned by myself and a lot of fine folks before me. LOL It seems I may have miss-under-read some of your post,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-18-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,627
Posted By txwanderer
Great list, except these. I'm not sure what you...

Great list, except these. I'm not sure what you are saying with #1, so will give the benefit of doubt.
If I'm reading you right #2 will get you killed. Maybe not today or next week, but it will get...
Forum: Americas 11-03-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,716
Posted By txwanderer
As others have noted, you may need to hug the...

As others have noted, you may need to hug the gulf coast to stay in riding weather that time of year. West Texas to California, well that could be anywhere from balmy to bitter depending on how...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-20-2014, 06:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,471
Posted By txwanderer
An adventure to the next town,,,,,,hmmmmm. Just...

An adventure to the next town,,,,,,hmmmmm. Just busting your chops a bit. Plenty have already said it,,, seat time. I don't know the nuances of a scrambler, and naked bikes are far in my past, but...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-12-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 40,019
Views: 10,734,568
Posted By txwanderer
Unfortunately, many trikers find this out when it...

Unfortunately, many trikers find this out when it is too late.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-09-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,627
Posted By txwanderer
Depending on where you live, you have all winter...

Depending on where you live, you have all winter to read. Reading about riding is great, reading the right things is another story. I'm sure the recommendations of folks here is OK, the few I looked...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-24-2014, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,382
Posted By txwanderer
Camera isn't helping much, but from what I can...

Camera isn't helping much, but from what I can see there is a ridge in the center of the tire. E3's are notorious for it. Just part of owning one, and keeping the inflation per the tire maker and not...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-17-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 40,019
Views: 10,734,568
Posted By txwanderer
Simple solution,,,,,don't bounce your head off...

Simple solution,,,,,don't bounce your head off the ground. :augie
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-04-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 38,831
Posted By txwanderer
So you don't know either, huh. You are...

So you don't know either, huh.


You are right. The comparison was to the statement that 900 pounds is nearing the weight of a small car. Sounds like some don't know the weight of a small car. I'm...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-04-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 38,831
Posted By txwanderer
Why does that seem to scare so many people here? ...

Why does that seem to scare so many people here?



Perhaps not, but at 900 pounds it is about 1/3 the weight of a Mini Cooper, so still quite a way from a small car.

I'm not a HD fan but...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-14-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,638
Posted By txwanderer
Doubtful unless you live in Canada or UK. I'm not...

Doubtful unless you live in Canada or UK. I'm not even too ssure about Canada, UK seems to have specific wording in their laws per some of the UK guys on different sites.
Unless specified, US DOT...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-08-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,805
Posted By txwanderer
Motorcycles split lanes. Not cars, trucks, and...

Motorcycles split lanes. Not cars, trucks, and SUV's. :deal
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-10-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,638
Posted By txwanderer
Good advice. I'll have to say I never heard...

Good advice.

I'll have to say I never heard of someone putting that kind of air in a tire for a Venture. I have a coupe hundred thousand miles on them, so we aren't guessing plum out of the blue...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-07-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,280
Posted By txwanderer
Google is your friend. Blood sugar spikes rarely...

Google is your friend. Blood sugar spikes rarely have anythnig to do with sleepiness after a meal. Hormones and blood redistribution do.

As for how to stay awake, well 2 things.
1) Don't. A 15...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-01-2014, 01:37 PM
Replies: 2,281
Views: 360,149
Posted By txwanderer
Ride it 20-30 miles and see how loose the belt...

Ride it 20-30 miles and see how loose the belt it. The chassis expands on the X bikes. Vic seems plagued with over tightened belts because of this.
I get a woo-woo sound from the rear at low...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-31-2014, 05:43 AM
Replies: 40,019
Views: 10,734,568
Posted By txwanderer
Rick Fairless. Nice guy. Loves bikes. Extremely...

Rick Fairless. Nice guy. Loves bikes. Extremely successful. Does his thing his way and really doesn't care what the next person thinks about it. Has his own vision of things for sure.

Yea I can...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-30-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,285
Posted By txwanderer
Ever wonder why some folks pay north of a grand...

Ever wonder why some folks pay north of a grand for a seat?Because,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,IT'S WORTH IT!!!!!

You may not need to go that far and the rides in your sig are very different. I do have...
Forum: Photos 05-10-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8,573
Views: 8,486,485
Posted By txwanderer
It ain't bragging if you can back it up. Looks...

It ain't bragging if you can back it up. Looks like you did well.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-10-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,600
Posted By txwanderer
Never done anything like this, probably never...

Never done anything like this, probably never will. Got my chance at thing in the Navy.
Sounds like you have a good head on your shoulders and motivation. That goes a long way.
Most folks regret...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-12-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,460
Posted By txwanderer
Most around here are a bit conservative. Every...

Most around here are a bit conservative. Every now and then they mean it though. No way to really know if you aren't on the road occasionally.
We have found some posted in the Hill Country at 15...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-12-2014, 05:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,367
Posted By txwanderer
My Hi- Wiiyan flowerdy shirt nor my Bermuda...

My Hi- Wiiyan flowerdy shirt nor my Bermuda shorts are tucked into the flip flops.






:hide
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-06-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,231
Posted By txwanderer
Haven't tried that, but wear 30db reduction foam...

Haven't tried that, but wear 30db reduction foam plugs. Listen to music. Talk to wife. Have no problems except I lose the little buggars from time to time.
I can still hear things around me, even...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-30-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 40,019
Views: 10,734,568
Posted By txwanderer
Yea,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,well, it doesn't count...

Yea,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,well, it doesn't count when the said aircraft is sitting on the tarmac. :hide
I wear gear when riding too. Unless you are riding behind me, I won't tell you that you should...
Forum: Road Warriors 02-16-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,238
Posted By txwanderer
When you retire, get the next smaller tire. B90...

When you retire, get the next smaller tire. B90 or MB90 16 IIRC. This will help a bit in low speed but be careful until you get used to it. This won't make it twitchy, but will make it much more...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-09-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,534
Posted By txwanderer
I can't say much for the physical changes. ...

I can't say much for the physical changes.
However your helmet fit is too constrictive. You should be able to chew, smile, talk, and be comfortable in general.
It sounds like high time to get a...
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