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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,067
Posted By monkeythumpa
Mendocino county, CA. Snow is rare, lots of trail...

Mendocino county, CA. Snow is rare, lots of trail riding, the best motorcycle roads, cost of living is not bad. Cons: not many jobs, that is why I live in the Bay Area and you have to deal with all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,547
Posted By monkeythumpa
These are the ones I have been using for 10...

These are the ones I have been using for 10 years. They are better than any $50-$80 phones I tried and they are only $10.

http://www.amazon.com/Koss-Plug-In-Ear-Headphones-Black/dp/B00001P4XA
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,920
Posted By monkeythumpa
Do you want to come down to the Bay Area...

Do you want to come down to the Bay Area (Hollister) to take a Doc Wong off-road clinic? It really helped my dirt skills both on my V-Strom and my XT250. The morning is exercises on the flats and the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 09-04-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,144
Posted By monkeythumpa
I am pretty sure "wreckless" is how everyone...

I am pretty sure "wreckless" is how everyone should ride. "Reckless" is another thing.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-28-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,761
Posted By monkeythumpa
I downgraded from a 1200GS to the GleeStrom 650....

I downgraded from a 1200GS to the GleeStrom 650. I lost about 20HP and a lot of torque as well as about 50 pounds. I don't mind a bit. In fact, it is smoother at freeway speeds and much more...
Forum: Face plant 08-11-2014, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,171
Posted By monkeythumpa
http://www.findmespot.com/en/

http://www.findmespot.com/en/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,305
Posted By monkeythumpa
Koss plugs. They are 10 bucks, block out the...

Koss plugs. They are 10 bucks, block out the noise better than $100+ phones and sound better too. I use them every day for listening to my podcasts at 80-90 mph. Some people say that their ears don't...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-27-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,508
Posted By monkeythumpa
This happened to me on my 2005. It is the brake...

This happened to me on my 2005. It is the brake lever switch. Grime got in there and was sticking, making the power brake servo stay on after release. Just clean out the switch to see if that fixes...
Forum: Racing 06-08-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,296
Posted By monkeythumpa
Do you weigh more than 130 lbs?

Do you weigh more than 130 lbs?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,378
Posted By monkeythumpa
http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/motorcycles_more_...

http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/motorcycles_more_dangerous_than_combat/
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 704
Posted By monkeythumpa
Gears 4, 5, 6 stopped working

After shifting up through the gears just fine and riding over the San Mateo bridge for 10 minutes at 80mph, I downshifted to slow down for the 880 interchange. It was hard and found a false neutral....
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-12-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 929
Posted By monkeythumpa
I don't think you should be pulling a Willie...

I don't think you should be pulling a Willie while riding. Any impairment can be bad news.

http://bossip.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/willie_nelson.jpg?w=531&h=411
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,273
Posted By monkeythumpa
I really noticed it over the San Mateo Bridge...

I really noticed it over the San Mateo Bridge highrise. I had to slow from splitting at 70 to only splitting at 50mph.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-03-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,914
Posted By monkeythumpa
I bought my '05 GS with 36,000 miles for $6,500,...

I bought my '05 GS with 36,000 miles for $6,500, private party. It had all the farkles you could ask for. Never buy on impulse. If you don't insult at least one seller with your offer, you are paying...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,834
Posted By monkeythumpa
Click through and read the vehicle code. For most...

Click through and read the vehicle code. For most states that have the law, it is exempt on divided highways, one way roads, or roads with more than one lane. So basically it is not against the law...
Forum: Face plant 03-15-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,071
Posted By monkeythumpa
Best $200 gadget (http://gopro.com) I have bought...

Best $200 gadget (http://gopro.com) I have bought to insure against this. I wear it every day for just this occasion (and to prove cops wrong too).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 21,856
Posted By monkeythumpa
"Aerostich condoms"

"Aerostich condoms"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,816
Posted By monkeythumpa
Easier than that...get some decomposed granite...

Easier than that...get some decomposed granite and a tamper. It'll firm it right up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2013, 03:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,526
Posted By monkeythumpa
You are still going to get written up for unsafe...

You are still going to get written up for unsafe speed, unsafe lane change, or straddling the lane if the CHP deems you a hazard.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2013, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,966
Posted By monkeythumpa
The red triangle means you are in invincibility...

The red triangle means you are in invincibility mode. You are immune from tickets, collisions and banana peels.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2013, 04:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,297
Posted By monkeythumpa
I thought I would get used to it but I have not....

I thought I would get used to it but I have not. From the perspective of a comparative physiologist, the motion of using the side of your thumb to hit a switch is anatomically opposed (no pun...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,490
Posted By monkeythumpa
I am a big 'stich fan, think they are worth every...

I am a big 'stich fan, think they are worth every penny and I am have been glad I have been in it a handful of times like when I had to ride from Ensenada to Oakland in 15 hours of rain (The first...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2013, 10:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,490
Posted By monkeythumpa
I probably split much faster than is recommended,...

I probably split much faster than is recommended, but most of the time savings comes from the ability to use carpool lanes. I am doing 80mph while traffic is stop and go. It is a 35 minute commute...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,490
Posted By monkeythumpa
Here in the Bay Area between tolls and parking...

Here in the Bay Area between tolls and parking rates, motorcycles are much cheaper than a car even when factoring in tires and maintenance.

Every month I save ($6-$2.50) x 20 days/month = $70 on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 24,192
Posted By monkeythumpa
There are a couple trends that are influencing...

There are a couple trends that are influencing the notion that the industry is in decline, but in no way (unless the health and safety nazis get their way) is the industry "doomed".

First is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2012, 03:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,537
Posted By monkeythumpa
So I bought a GS 1.5 years ago with the thought...

So I bought a GS 1.5 years ago with the thought that I wanted to learn to ride dirt. Bad idea. I finally went out with some BARF guys to Carnegie in Livermore and I had a blast. BUT I was in constant...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,495
Posted By monkeythumpa
The COG would be lowered 1/2" for every inch of...

The COG would be lowered 1/2" for every inch of lowering. If the bike was 1 inch tall the COG would be around 1/2 inch from the ground, give or take.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,669
Posted By monkeythumpa
I was inspired by an Englishman. Here is how I...

I was inspired by an Englishman. Here is how I get dressed: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mk6zbY8i4_8&t=1m4s
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,686
Posted By monkeythumpa
I have talked to the Indian, Chinese and Thai...

I have talked to the Indian, Chinese and Thai people I work with about this. Even they think it is a dumb move.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2012, 07:22 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,686
Posted By monkeythumpa
Here is how I transport my little one: ...

Here is how I transport my little one:
https://dl.dropbox.com/u/90845432/motorcycletyke.JPG

But seriously, you came on a public forum asking "whether it is possible" to take your kid on your bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2012, 01:10 PM
Replies: 936
Views: 81,528
Posted By monkeythumpa
I split whenever I am in Nevada, Arizona, or...

I split whenever I am in Nevada, Arizona, or Utah. It seems like I am the only one. Nobody is looking behind them, and I am well past before they notice. They must approve, because they honk and yell...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,230
Posted By monkeythumpa
It depends if you want to break your knee or...

It depends if you want to break your knee or break your foot.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,058
Posted By monkeythumpa
It is calles FARS....

It is calles FARS. http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Main/index.aspx
Forum: EMEA 11-24-2011, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,086
Posted By monkeythumpa
I have been planning a trip through the former...

I have been planning a trip through the former Eastern Bloc countries. Trieste, Zagreb, Budapest, Bucharest, Belgrade and Sophia. With the exception of Albania, the Balkans are supposed to be safe,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 15,279
Posted By monkeythumpa
It is the one that fits you, goes where you want...

It is the one that fits you, goes where you want to go, the way you want to get there.

Now, what is the best sandwich?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,239
Posted By monkeythumpa
You forgot pasteurization, the calculator, the...

You forgot pasteurization, the calculator, the bikini, SCUBA equipment, the diesel engine, the parachute, braille, and mimes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2011, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,239
Posted By monkeythumpa
You are wrong, it stands for "trouble".

You are wrong, it stands for "trouble".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,108
Posted By monkeythumpa
According to the Hurt Report, "Vehicle failure...

According to the Hurt Report, "Vehicle failure accounted for less than 3% of these motorcycle accidents, and most of those were single vehicle accidents where control was lost due to a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2011, 12:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,553
Posted By monkeythumpa
Don't use housepaint or fingerpaint!

Don't use housepaint or fingerpaint!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2011, 10:40 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,279
Posted By monkeythumpa
Whenever I rape and pillage, I consider it fair...

Whenever I rape and pillage, I consider it fair game for them to try to run me over.
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