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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2013, 05:06 PM
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Views: 6,543,813
Posted By dazeedmonds
Ah yes....good ole' Cacky Lacky. Where the boys...

Ah yes....good ole' Cacky Lacky. Where the boys go to dances in Drag. People wonder why I want to put my daughter in private school............
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 70,409
Posted By dazeedmonds
Texting and riding is one thing, but I can't...

Texting and riding is one thing, but I can't imagine trying to read advrider and ride at the same time.

:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,543,813
Posted By dazeedmonds
If rocker59's explanation didn't clarify it for...

If rocker59's explanation didn't clarify it for you allow me to attempt to assist:

Let me paint you a mental piksure. The side of the trailer with the wheels was pointing towards the sky, and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,507
Posted By dazeedmonds
Well the introductions usually go " Hi my name is...

Well the introductions usually go " Hi my name is Daze, and this is my bike" So I guess "My Bike" is my bike's name.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2013, 11:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,527
Posted By dazeedmonds
Cool2 Excellent, free protein storage......just one...

Excellent, free protein storage......just one question. How does one get to one's headlight at approximately 75MPH? I usually just flip up the chin bar and try to catch them with my mouth ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 70,409
Posted By dazeedmonds
Right. Practice. And KNOW that pushing right...

Right. Practice. And KNOW that pushing right can get you farther over in a right hand turn. Why exactly it happens is an interesting exercise in brain aerobics.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,543,813
Posted By dazeedmonds
Ok lets try again Piggy. Repeat after me "la la...

Ok lets try again Piggy. Repeat after me "la la la laaaaa"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,543,813
Posted By dazeedmonds
That's funny. So was I.

That's funny. So was I.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 70,409
Posted By dazeedmonds
Ok, Having sobered up some this is getting...

Ok, Having sobered up some this is getting confusing again....

But throughout the turn our contact patches are out of line with the bike, turning the wheel farther into the turn brings the front...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2013, 03:55 AM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,543,813
Posted By dazeedmonds
Ok. So first off: If you are going to say I'm...

Ok. So first off: If you are going to say I'm not experienced enough, then actually read my posts to get the millage right. (It's less than 2,000 miles)

Secondly. Show me where I critiqued...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2013, 03:40 AM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,543,813
Posted By dazeedmonds
Offended? Oh no. It is possible that I...

Offended? Oh no.

It is possible that I may have had one beer (maybe two) more than I should have.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,543,813
Posted By dazeedmonds
A wise man once said "Never try to teach a pig to...

A wise man once said "Never try to teach a pig to sing, it is a waste of time, and it annoys the pig"

Sometimes a pig needs to be annoyed. :evil

I love my bike. It's teaching me all kinds...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 70,409
Posted By dazeedmonds
Yeah, I get that. I'm simply interested in the...

Yeah, I get that. I'm simply interested in the physics of why it occurs. A mental exercise if you will. What specifically brings the bike upright again. I thought it was gyroscopic precession,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 70,409
Posted By dazeedmonds
Ok. I follow. so moving the contact patch...

Ok. I follow.

so moving the contact patch right, moves the contact patch closer to the center line of the bike?

Does that mean that the front wheel has been to the left of the center line...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 06:16 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 70,409
Posted By dazeedmonds
So to make sure I understand (things are a bit...

So to make sure I understand (things are a bit fuzzy but I think I get what you are saying) In making a Right turn we turn the wheel to the left, by pressing on the Right handlebar, this makes the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,543,813
Posted By dazeedmonds
And after reading his TR thread, the kid is NOT a...

And after reading his TR thread, the kid is NOT a small man. I know how my back, hips, knees feel after just an hour or so on my little bike. :cry So +100 for balls and stamina! :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 06:08 PM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,543,813
Posted By dazeedmonds
I should blither less? Ok. Yes a 250, I...

I should blither less? Ok.

Yes a 250, I recognize that I am not a strong rider, and need to learn, so I chose a small bike to learn on. I commute on my bike on city/small town/country roads...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 70,409
Posted By dazeedmonds
In search of knowledge I ask: Why then do I press...

In search of knowledge I ask: Why then do I press on the left handlebar to pull the bike out of a right handed turn?

(seriously asking, accepting the possibility that I may be wrong)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,543,813
Posted By dazeedmonds
Yamaha Vstar 250. I've put less than 2000 miles...

Yamaha Vstar 250. I've put less than 2000 miles on my bike. So I AM A NOOB! ALMOST EVERYONE ON THIS SITE HAS MORE KNOWLEDGE THAN I DO. I know what I am, and I know what I know, and I'm learning...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,543,813
Posted By dazeedmonds
In all seriousness, that was my point. I realize...

In all seriousness, that was my point. I realize this thread probably didn't start out as a serious thread, but I've seen several things here that have helped me ride better, or at least form as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,543,813
Posted By dazeedmonds
+1

+1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 05:40 PM
Replies: 27,446
Views: 6,543,813
Posted By dazeedmonds
Yes, perhaps irrelevant to you. But maybe, just...

Yes, perhaps irrelevant to you. But maybe, just maybe giving an OPINION, let me say that one more time: OPINION, of something a rider could be doing differently or better may help a new rider make...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 70,409
Posted By dazeedmonds
Correct, that is what I said. Release the...

Correct, that is what I said. Release the handlebar and the bike will right itself, UNLESS you have pushed the bike far enough over that other forces will guide the bike and continue the lean. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 86,416
Posted By dazeedmonds
The best ear plugs are made from a combination of...

The best ear plugs are made from a combination of 24 karat gold and the inner ear membrane of a Canadian Lynx. Only one company in the world makes them, and you have to be invited by a member of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 70,409
Posted By dazeedmonds
No.....both are gyroscopic properties. The wiki...

No.....both are gyroscopic properties. The wiki article in my previous post has a pretty informational gif.

The gyroscopic action of the wheels does help balance the motorcycle, however the same...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 70,409
Posted By dazeedmonds
65 Pages in...impressive. So I am a n00b. ...

65 Pages in...impressive.

So I am a n00b. I have put less than 2000 miles on my bike. I actually took an MSF course (twice in about 4 years) And they explained counter steering. It made no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2013, 05:03 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,685
Posted By dazeedmonds
Come down south and read some of our healthcare...

Come down south and read some of our healthcare options. :deal :kboom :eek2
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2013, 05:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,139
Posted By dazeedmonds
Last week riding home from a late night staff...

Last week riding home from a late night staff meeting the bugs were out in force. It was like riding through fog that is out to kill you. I was wearing my gear (everything but armored pants) and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2013, 04:49 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,685
Posted By dazeedmonds
Racers paying more is not limited to motorcycles,...

Racers paying more is not limited to motorcycles, all racers pay more for insurance, in fact most athletes pay more. Their bodies simply take more abuse whether or not they die as a result. Ripping...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2013, 04:35 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,685
Posted By dazeedmonds
The company I work for has a system like that. ...

The company I work for has a system like that. There are 5 categories ranging from Dead Man Walking to Mr. Universe. What category you fall into is based on a number of factors including Weight,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2013, 01:54 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 16,963
Posted By dazeedmonds
You missed a bit.. It goes "I'm gonna do...

You missed a bit..

It goes "I'm gonna do whatever I want and the government can't stop me" right up to the point where they hurt themselves and then they are looking for someone to sue "Someone...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2013, 02:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,459
Posted By dazeedmonds
Whille the MSF courses don't teach you to ride in...

Whille the MSF courses don't teach you to ride in traffic, I feel that they can help you learn to think about how a bike will handle in the real world. Having a coach stand there and explain how you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2013, 05:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,870
Posted By dazeedmonds
Talking New to adventures myself....

I recommend finding the nearest, dirtiest biker bar you can find. Walk inside, stand on the pool table and yell "Harleys Suck!! and a loud exhaust is a sure sign of homosexuality"
Then run outside...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2013, 05:33 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,459
Posted By dazeedmonds
Wink Yes but that's Europe...and Europeans tend to...

Yes but that's Europe...and Europeans tend to have different views on things than Americans. They also believe people should enjoy their lives, that women should actually NOT go back to work the day...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2013, 09:54 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,459
Posted By dazeedmonds
Well Texas probably counts for at least three if...

Well Texas probably counts for at least three if you ask Texans ......

Sent from.......where am I again?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 16,963
Posted By dazeedmonds
All of the rider clubs offer some sort of...

All of the rider clubs offer some sort of reimbursement, not much typically.

A quick google search came up with this info from a Boston area riding school:



From This Site...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,459
Posted By dazeedmonds
I suspect that it would be nearly impossible to...

I suspect that it would be nearly impossible to find a politician willing to push that type of legislation.

The other option I see is for the industry to self regulate, and that means the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2013, 05:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,459
Posted By dazeedmonds
Wicked I think you just have the local LEO agencies take...

I think you just have the local LEO agencies take the MSF/RidersEdge/whatever is offered courses. Then when they are out patrolling they can just stop people that obviously haven't taken the courses...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2013, 05:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,459
Posted By dazeedmonds
Wink Oh we should absolutely have tiered licensing for...

Oh we should absolutely have tiered licensing for cars. Start out in a Fiat or smart car, and gradually move up to a 17' SUV. Imagine how much easier parking at a mall would be if the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2013, 05:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,459
Posted By dazeedmonds
I work with two of them....the aforementioned...

I work with two of them....the aforementioned individuals who were certain I would be in far more danger on a 250 than an 1100 :huh I've never seen anything but pictures of their bikes, but I ride...
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