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Forum: Equipment Today, 04:52 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 96
Posted By foxtrapper
http://www.flyracing.com/product/street/apparel/he...

http://www.flyracing.com/product/street/apparel/helmets/trekker-helmet/207/gloss-black
Forum: Equipment Today, 04:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,623
Posted By foxtrapper
Yep. But I doubt I would have received the brain...

Yep. But I doubt I would have received the brain damage I did if the foam liner in my cheap helmet would have properly absorbed the impact. It didn't, so my brain did.

Btw, a Snell rating means...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2015, 07:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,802
Posted By foxtrapper
http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/technical/200202forkseal...

http://www.mcnews.com/mcn/technical/200202forkseals.pdf

Gators also help prevent rock dings and other surface damage.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2015, 04:15 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,802
Posted By foxtrapper
Concur. I've no data from a logger or track...

Concur. I've no data from a logger or track times, but when I have made and installed them on bikes with very wiggly flexy forks, things felt much better and more stable once the brace was installed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2015, 02:50 AM
Replies: 38,554
Views: 10,250,270
Posted By foxtrapper
http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/mabernich...

http://i201.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/mabernichjr/757596_zpspznzrolm.jpg

This of course could never have happened.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2015, 02:44 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 40,822
Posted By foxtrapper
Many strive to reduce sound volume to levels far...

Many strive to reduce sound volume to levels far below the maximum legal limit. Hence the variance in volume while staying below the maximum legal limit. There is also tonal difference.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,576
Posted By foxtrapper
And sometimes a hard tail is made because the...

And sometimes a hard tail is made because the shock broke on your ujm and as a kid you've no money to fix it, but you do have a welder. You ride it for years that way, because it does work and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By foxtrapper
I would say your arm, and particularly your wrist...

I would say your arm, and particularly your wrist are stiff. By all means, have a solid grip, but be supple also. Allow your shoulders, your elbows and your wrists to move. Knees and hips to. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By foxtrapper
Not a big fan of the weave, but I do like to do...

Not a big fan of the weave, but I do like to do the handlebar waggle to flash the headlight around.

Anyhow, I'd like the car to take the bait on the space behind me. To that end, I'd likely...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,621
Posted By foxtrapper
Some years ago a kid showed up with his mother...

Some years ago a kid showed up with his mother all in a lather over my old Honda CRX. A car with all the safety of a roll of tinfoil. Great fun, but you don't want to even hit a poodle with one.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2015, 05:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 812
Posted By foxtrapper
As stated previously by another, crashing hurts. ...

As stated previously by another, crashing hurts. As such, I go to lengths to avoid it.

So I don't fly into turns blindly, especially sharp downhill turns on a dirt and gravel road. I'll slow...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,576
Posted By foxtrapper
I suspect they are strongly related. As well the...

I suspect they are strongly related. As well the reduction of lean angle.

Many of those works of art are not for riding. Just as many a street rod is not for driving. Yes, either can be...
Forum: Face plant 05-20-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,815
Posted By foxtrapper
Reorganized into paragraphs, for easier reading: ...

Reorganized into paragraphs, for easier reading:

BMW F700GS. I was traveling down the road at around 7:30PM. One quarter of a mile from my house. An intersection that shouldn’t be bad but has had...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,824
Posted By foxtrapper
I wouldn't say shunned. They are ridiculed by...

I wouldn't say shunned. They are ridiculed by forum trolls who've never been on them but are experts in their own minds. Those who do ride them tend to keep quiet because they tire of the yipping...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,192
Posted By foxtrapper
Mail ordering parts works fine for schedule...

Mail ordering parts works fine for schedule maintenance. Not so well when the saw breaks and you need it to work again, right now. That's when running to the dealer so you can continue working that...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,192
Posted By foxtrapper
It's what I have, a 5105. Closest to a down side...

It's what I have, a 5105. Closest to a down side compared to Stihl is the much thinner dealership network. I have to drive by about half a dozen Stihl dealers to get to the closest Dolmar dealer.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2015, 04:50 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,999
Posted By foxtrapper
http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/KrianBanner.j...

http://d26ya5yqg8yyvs.cloudfront.net/KrianBanner.jpg

That's about the best all day riding posture, in my experience. Neither curled up into a ball, nor stretched out like on a lounge chair. ...
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,192
Posted By foxtrapper
You're talking about one of these, right? ...

You're talking about one of these, right?

http://www.northerntool.com/images/product/features/1976.jpg

Agreed. You get consistent angles and depth with that tool.

As opposed to using the...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,742
Posted By foxtrapper
Worse. In a sea of garish hi-vis, what would...

Worse. In a sea of garish hi-vis, what would stand out better than...

black? :rofl
...
Forum: Equipment 05-13-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,742
Posted By foxtrapper
Of course. It only stands out because it stands...

Of course. It only stands out because it stands out as the single weird garish green/yellow thing in your field of vision. When it becomes one of a dozen garish green/yellow things, it will no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 12,913
Posted By foxtrapper
I doubt the dynamics of hitting the ground have...

I doubt the dynamics of hitting the ground have changed appreciably in the past 34 years.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,372
Posted By foxtrapper
Gasp! So what are you saying? That my...

Gasp! So what are you saying?

That my neighbor, with the sparkly clean BWM equipped with glow in the dark panniers and an ADV sticker is perhaps less a rider just because his bike sits there in...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2015, 06:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,742
Posted By foxtrapper
Hi-viz doesn't end with clothing color though. ...

Hi-viz doesn't end with clothing color though. It doesn't even have to start there. Using lights, reflectors, sound, motion, lane placement etc are all important for visibility and awareness to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2015, 12:04 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 40,822
Posted By foxtrapper
Yep. But when the issue is simply "too loud" it...

Yep. But when the issue is simply "too loud" it doesn't have to get that fancy.

Courts regularly penalize industrial clients of mine for those very sound violations you say a good attorney...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 38,554
Views: 10,250,270
Posted By foxtrapper
Not if the clutch is adjusted properly. Heck,...

Not if the clutch is adjusted properly. Heck, with a dog box you don't even need the clutch for shifting.
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 537
Posted By foxtrapper
Customer satisfaction warranty? If so, return it...

Customer satisfaction warranty? If so, return it and try something else.

Many times the buffeting is your location within the air stream. Generally too far back, so the calm pocket is in front...
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2015, 10:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,192
Posted By foxtrapper
Click on this Stihl link: ...

Click on this Stihl link: http://www.stihlusa.com/products/chain-saws/professional-saws/

Now select the two saws and compare them. Note the differences. Biggest thing to catch my eye is the...
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 850
Posted By foxtrapper
You're mixing sag and fatigue. Closely related,...

You're mixing sag and fatigue. Closely related, even arguably intertwined, but different things.

Sag is reduced length. If it happens you will be able to measure it both compressed and in free...
Forum: The Garage 05-06-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,192
Posted By foxtrapper
Weight is always an issue. A heavy saw can...

Weight is always an issue. A heavy saw can fatigue you in a few minutes and have you doing stupid stuff as a result. Yes, power is great. But arborist saws exist for a reason. You don't need the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,372
Posted By foxtrapper
Riding leisurely doesn't equate to riding poorly,...

Riding leisurely doesn't equate to riding poorly, just as riding fast doesn't equate to riding skillfully.

I recently did a ride where I stayed with the pack, focusing on turns and other things...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2015, 05:55 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,372
Posted By foxtrapper
There was a reason. You don't know what it was. ...

There was a reason. You don't know what it was. Instead of making assumptions, investigate. You could start with asking him what happened.
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,067
Posted By foxtrapper
Xt600, look up zip tie tire change. $20 on...

Xt600, look up zip tie tire change.

$20 on Amazon will buy you a motorcycle wheel balancer, you supply the 2x4s. $40-60 will buy you the whole thing. Solder wire makes great balance wire...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-23-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,284
Posted By foxtrapper
Cool. This could save me some money. Time spent...

Cool. This could save me some money. Time spent riding is not time spent shopping!

Seriously, about how long a ride are you guys planning, and any idea how many folk will be riding it? I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 78,584
Posted By foxtrapper
Come over to my neck of the woods. Prius drivers...

Come over to my neck of the woods. Prius drivers here seem to believe they've an environmental exemption from speeding tickets. Judging by the lack of Prius I see pulled over, seems they might be...
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,374
Posted By foxtrapper
Never said I did. You need to go back and read...

Never said I did. You need to go back and read the OP's description of his parts washer.
Forum: The Garage 04-22-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,374
Posted By foxtrapper
Aerosol sprayed perc is better for you. ...

Aerosol sprayed perc is better for you. Interesting thinking.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-22-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 26,462
Posted By foxtrapper
Most GPS units are hard to see in the bright sun....

Most GPS units are hard to see in the bright sun. There's also a zillion different formats for the different units, and the fun of loading them, if a particular unit can even be loaded. Then...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-21-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2,576
Views: 718,940
Posted By foxtrapper
I bought mine a few years ago for $1,200. All...

I bought mine a few years ago for $1,200. All gone through and nice, though not quite as pretty as yours. I did put it up for sale last summer. Got it up to almost $1,600.

Here's a reference...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-21-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 594
Views: 26,462
Posted By foxtrapper
I'll echo all the positive comments on the roll...

I'll echo all the positive comments on the roll charts as well. Both them being a single sheet without the need for taping, and the accuracy of the symbols. I also liked the frequency of the...
Forum: The Garage 04-20-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,374
Posted By foxtrapper
Ever look at the contents of a spray can of brake...

Ever look at the contents of a spray can of brake cleaner? Until very recently, 100% perc.
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