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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,626
Posted By Snowbird
Got it. Thanks.

Got it. Thanks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,626
Posted By Snowbird
Ah, yes. A full worldview in one motorcycle...

Ah, yes. A full worldview in one motorcycle thread. Nice.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 07:35 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,626
Posted By Snowbird
Actually "that someone can pass a 2-mile road...

Actually "that someone can pass a 2-mile road test in a Civic, and then drive a 40', 35,000+lb motorcoach with full air brakes" is a myth. Anything with air brakes requires testing and training in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,626
Posted By Snowbird
Just a note: I tried to edit my post to change...

Just a note: I tried to edit my post to change "primitve" to "refined" but the strike-out code must not work here in ADV. Or I did it wrong. My brain fart...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 04:58 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,626
Posted By Snowbird
Buy a KLR and alternate between the two. The FJR...

Buy a KLR and alternate between the two. The FJR will always feel powerful... and <s>primitive</s> refined too, providing you bought the FJR ES.

Edited to strike out a brain-farted word.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 9,626
Posted By Snowbird
That's what Justin Bieber said. The...

That's what Justin Bieber said.

The astuteness never ends.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,177
Posted By Snowbird
I think small nimble bikes are at least as much...

I think small nimble bikes are at least as much fun as the larger, more powerful road burning bikes I own and dual-sports can be ridden where it minimizes interaction with traffic. Are bikes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,792
Posted By Snowbird
Meh, no harm, no foul. Ride on.

Meh, no harm, no foul. Ride on.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 04:54 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,038
Posted By Snowbird
Snowbird two pages ago: I'm no...

Snowbird two pages ago:




I'm no expert, but IMO if you ride competitively on the street, on public highways, you have earned the right to crash like the total idiot you are. Next thing,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,900
Posted By Snowbird
I really like the brightwork on the front of the...

I really like the brightwork on the front of the Roadmaster. It's not only good looking, but makes the bike highly visible to on-coming traffic... like a Goldwing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,556
Posted By Snowbird
I'm sometimes surprised there even are OEM shops...

I'm sometimes surprised there even are OEM shops any more, considering the stories dealers tell me of having slow selling stock dumped on them. I'm glad some persevere, though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,038
Posted By Snowbird
Thanks. It reminded me of a guy I used to work...

Thanks. It reminded me of a guy I used to work with whose hunting stories started with what he had for breakfast.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,038
Posted By Snowbird
tl;dr

tl;dr
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 07:41 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,038
Posted By Snowbird
1-800-ama join

I'm surprised no one has mentioned the capabilities of the newest generation of ABS by Bosch that will (already has?) debut on certain KTM and BMW models which not only works in the dirt but also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,038
Posted By Snowbird
Some areas have better signage than other areas....

Some areas have better signage than other areas. Sometimes signs get knocked down or stolen. An excellent reason not to go "about 60 - 70 mph, and just as I crested a small rise."

Yeah, no one is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,038
Posted By Snowbird
Yeah, now the OP can ride even further beyond his...

Yeah, now the OP can ride even further beyond his ability and sight.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,556
Posted By Snowbird
When I shop on-line-- and I sometimes do-- I...

When I shop on-line-- and I sometimes do-- I never run into other riders and strike up conversations. When I'm out traveling, I often take a break at motorcycle shops because I enjoy looking around;...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,556
Posted By Snowbird
Regardless of the return policy, it's stil way...

Regardless of the return policy, it's stil way more hassle than just buying locally. Whatever trips yer trigger.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,556
Posted By Snowbird
All very true, especially the low-lives who try...

All very true, especially the low-lives who try on then buy on-line. There's some extreme irony in this statement: "Unfortunately that dealership just closed up." Here's a news flash: It costs tens...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 05:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,524
Posted By Snowbird
How long before the Aussie and Euro members come...

How long before the Aussie and Euro members come and confuse the issue?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,393
Posted By Snowbird
I look around for cops before I do much of...

I look around for cops before I do much of anything.

Regarding the FL anti-stunting law, it's also illegal to let your front tire leave contact from the road by any amount. I don't even bring one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,564
Posted By Snowbird
When buying a bike with "known issues," let the...

When buying a bike with "known issues," let the seller know you know about the issue and if the price is lowered enough, you'll do him a favor and take it off his hands. heh, heh, heh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,180
Posted By Snowbird
I have a question for those from other countries:...

I have a question for those from other countries: Do your police have random checkpoints where all vehicles are stopped for a legality shakedown? Does your country allow a class of motorists to be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 05:26 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,180
Posted By Snowbird
Because of this, John: Many of the...

Because of this, John:



Many of the conversations here get dragged off-topic when confusion arises between expectations of the US-centric ADV population and expectations of those who live...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 05:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,338
Posted By Snowbird
As I said, it isn't like I've never done either....

As I said, it isn't like I've never done either. It's just that I prefer to find my own way. I'm like that. :norton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,900
Posted By Snowbird
Well, I have been stalked a bit. :deal Some...

Well, I have been stalked a bit. :deal Some people....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2015, 08:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,338
Posted By Snowbird
Everyone is going to have their own opinion on...

Everyone is going to have their own opinion on this, but personally, I prefer exploring and finding things for myself. I don't like reading ride reports nor do I enjoy RR magazine. I can't say that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,180
Posted By Snowbird
Cripes, Mat. Yeah, there's always something...

Cripes, Mat. Yeah, there's always something bigger to "cry" about. What's your point? Do you want to talk about motorcycles, or don't you? Yeah, you could go over to a forum about people being...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,900
Posted By Snowbird
In that brownish-yellow area, Great Lakes side....

In that brownish-yellow area, Great Lakes side. (Appalachian Plateaus.) You now know I'm not on the Great Plains, In California, or the PNW, not South America or some other continent, or on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 05:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,900
Posted By Snowbird
With this group? Not a chance, LOL.

With this group? Not a chance, LOL.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 05:08 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,180
Posted By Snowbird
Oh, I'd pull over ASAP, but fight the charges. Of...

Oh, I'd pull over ASAP, but fight the charges. Of course, the way police are getting away with killing people lately... :eek1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 14,529
Posted By Snowbird
Years ago, I was poor and had transmission...

Years ago, I was poor and had transmission problems on a bike, including damage to the lower case while on a cross country ride. I ended up pulling the engine and repairing everything with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,900
Posted By Snowbird
Even at that, I had to add it after my post. My...

Even at that, I had to add it after my post. My listed location gives plenty of information about the climate and riding conditions that might influence my motorcycle selection. I don't give a rat's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 14,180
Posted By Snowbird
Naturally, as a motorcyclist, I'm against...

Naturally, as a motorcyclist, I'm against motorcycle only checkpoints even though I've never actually encountered one myself. If I was clean at the time, I think I'd be very tempted to make a point...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,900
Posted By Snowbird
I wish some of the posters here would fill in...

I wish some of the posters here would fill in their locations with at least a general area. We promise not to show up at your house to rape your dog or kill your lawn mower. Having that info would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2015, 05:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,338
Posted By Snowbird
No, absolutely DO NOT stop ANYWHERE when you are...

No, absolutely DO NOT stop ANYWHERE when you are out riding. Motorcycling is all about going as fast as possible, looking ONLY far ahead enough to set up for the next curve where you can exhibit your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,080
Posted By Snowbird
Short answer, is Yes. ...

Short answer, is Yes.

https://www.yahoo.com/health/can-cold-temperatures-make-you-sick-science-may-107235784772.html

From the above article:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 77,892
Posted By Snowbird
I'm working as fast as I can! Gimme a break. ...

I'm working as fast as I can! Gimme a break. :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 07:19 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 25,099
Posted By Snowbird
You, then, have never ridden on an urban...

You, then, have never ridden on an urban interstate. Traffic can and does often stop dead. I once traveled from Washington DC to Daytona, FL with 70 to 80 mph traffic that would periodically stop...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 77,892
Posted By Snowbird
Sorry, my bad. The thread title should be Harley...

Sorry, my bad. The thread title should be Harley Cheering Section. LOL



One of my favorite KLR tricks has been to pass Harley riders at the end of long, curving on-ramp freeway entrances as we...
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