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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,158
Posted By Frostback
I like the majority responses above. It would be...

I like the majority responses above. It would be an interesting experiment to post this on the Harley site and see what the response would be. I just don't know any Harley sites.

Lee
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,097
Posted By Frostback
Many have said it better than me but once set in...

Many have said it better than me but once set in a life's work, some recreational avocations are great to spice it up and keep life interesting. I used to love duck hunting, became a professional...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 8,158
Posted By Frostback
Drinking alcohol and riding a motorcycle

Here is a peer-reviewed journal article on drinking and riding in European countries. The authors were cautious but their findings are somewhat confirmatory of conventional wisdom.

It seems...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,005
Posted By Frostback
I also notice that my expanded hard bags knock...

I also notice that my expanded hard bags knock about 5 mpg off my R12GS' gas mileage at 75 mph+ cruising speeds. I try hard to use the large soft dufflel directly behind me and out of the windstream...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,005
Posted By Frostback
Custom bike luggage is really nice. I have used...

Custom bike luggage is really nice. I have used the Caribou system on my F650 and the stock hard bags on my R12GS.

However, get two Roc straps and a couple of 45 litre river bags and they work...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By Frostback
Thanks for the tips. WD-40 with the red spray...

Thanks for the tips. WD-40 with the red spray tube should do the trick.

'09 R12GS is getting spoiled. Hit 35K and my conscience got to me. Installed new alt belt, tires, air filter, set...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 920
Posted By Frostback
Goofy little cleaning question

Anyone got a good trick for removing the road debris that gets stuck in the wells created by the cooling fins on an air/oil cooled GS? water and air gets some out but sticky bits of road tar or...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,227
Posted By Frostback
Tire wear patterns and distances- the realm of...

Tire wear patterns and distances- the realm of the faeries.

I just rolled into Western Oregon BMW after a two day romp all over Montana and Idaho backroads, like 9 hours per day of pushing and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,279
Posted By Frostback
Simple fix, just go to the southern hemisphere,...

Simple fix, just go to the southern hemisphere, get your magnets screwed in right under your tinfoil hat and you will be a right turn demon. Of course you may suck at left handers there.
Lee
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,088
Posted By Frostback
Hey, I had to put those extenders on my 09...

Hey, I had to put those extenders on my 09 R1200GS because it kept melting the left turn signals. After two blinkers turned to dripping black and gold goo, it was obvious that it would be cheaper to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,308
Posted By Frostback
I had to laugh at whomever said "I get off every...

I had to laugh at whomever said "I get off every second tank"! I ran out of stamina reading the whole thread so pardon any repetitions.

On big days I do 220 mile runs back to back on the R1200GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,864
Posted By Frostback
Lhendrik - roast sheep sounds good. The...

Lhendrik - roast sheep sounds good. The symptoms you describe with a lean fuel mix is exactly what my bike sounds like at -10 C cranking temps. I just have to keep it going with the starter and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-03-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,864
Posted By Frostback
With a certain admiration and envy for your...

With a certain admiration and envy for your determination here, I want to add some small caution to your intentions to ride regularly in snow and ice.

I live in Edmonton, Alberta where we can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 695
Posted By Frostback
Good for the goose, good for the gander.

Motorcycling continues to give gifts of technique to my car driving. Yes, all the escape avenues, head checks, looking waaay ahead apply but recently I applied the "pre-load the shifter" technique...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2013, 05:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,680
Posted By Frostback
Riders, riders, think about it . . .they mob your...

Riders, riders, think about it . . .they mob your steak, hamburgers and ribs this time of year too. Try cleaning ducks grouse or deer in warmish weather. They are looking for protein meals to stock...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,754
Posted By Frostback
I guess I got bogged down at the first sentence "...

I guess I got bogged down at the first sentence " I rounded up a few HP2s over the summer. . .".

If you can do THAT miracle you should have no trouble getting one down to 380 lbs.

Lee
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By Frostback
Phloid Thanks for the very cool vid from the...

Phloid

Thanks for the very cool vid from the hello. Things are looking good for me to be riding in Oct. if we don't get early snow.
Lee
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-21-2013, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,004
Posted By Frostback
Tom Wonderful report with enough details for...

Tom

Wonderful report with enough details for us to duplicate it should us non-residents choose to do so. You are a good writer and should do copy for Garth's photos in mag articles.

I have...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-21-2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By Frostback
Some follow up thoughts. Edits- the...

Some follow up thoughts.

Edits-
the rockies = the Rockies
aroused = roused. ;(
150 rider days = 225 rider days

Now, in praise of off road gear. And a little data from our GS Challenge.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-21-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By Frostback
Hi Colin: Just out pf surgery after 3 days...

Hi Colin:

Just out pf surgery after 3 days of sitting in the hospital waiting for a slot to do a bicep between car wrecks and industrial accident victims. Muscle is now stitched up and if lucky,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-21-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By Frostback
Rocky Mountain GS Challenge 2013

Third Annual Rocky Mountain GS Challenge


Why would someone want to take a very heavy, very expensive motorcycle into a running creek, over fields of sharp rocks the size of baby heads and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,186
Posted By Frostback
Impressive but nowhere near what he does with the...

Impressive but nowhere near what he does with the 800. He is jerking, dealing with torque reactions, bogging, putting his feet down and just basically struggling to pull off the big four, burnouts,...
Forum: Canada 08-02-2013, 05:30 PM
Replies: 724
Views: 36,177
Posted By Frostback
Folks on this forum should consider signing up...

Folks on this forum should consider signing up for the GS Challenge to be held fully supported west of Rocky Mountain house.

Looks like fun. Being run by Argyll Motorsports.

Lee
Edmonton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2013, 05:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 18,918
Posted By Frostback
Wow, it wasn't until post 29 that someone...

Wow, it wasn't until post 29 that someone mentioned a Ducati. they were fabled machines in Louisiana but I never recalled seeing one until I left the state. They were like unicorns.

I would offer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,841
Posted By Frostback
I kind of like the imagery of an oncoming tuck...

I kind of like the imagery of an oncoming tuck dumping a couple of tons of ginormous buckshot at a combined closing speed of 220 km/hr. Must be what a duck feels like. It would only be fitting for...
Forum: Canada 07-22-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 10,281
Posted By Frostback
No good riding, scenery or weather in Western...

No good riding, scenery or weather in Western Canada. Move along folks, Nothing to see here. The motorcyclists are not friendly, the girls all heavy and homely and gas costs a whole lot more, when...
Forum: Racing 07-19-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5,469
Views: 459,097
Posted By Frostback
I have a little different tqke on this from most....

I have a little different tqke on this from most. I really love the fact that CC is campaigning a Tech 3 bike and outpacing the full on factory boys. it makes the field seem somehow less spread...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,018
Posted By Frostback
Well Apostis, there is probably a reason for tour...

Well Apostis, there is probably a reason for tour guides. Clearly my submersion into the Vienese life was a glancing blow and my impressions were, whle honest, very uninformed and full of wrong...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,039
Posted By Frostback
I simply cant understand why the beads don't end...

I simply cant understand why the beads don't end up in the heavy, outer bulge of a tire. Imagine an egg-shape forming at speed, wouldn't the beads end up in the worst possible outer bulges? In...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By Frostback
Oh Lomax, silly engineer, nobody expects this...

Oh Lomax, silly engineer, nobody expects this relationship to be linear at the extremes but my highway riding was pretty well constrained between 60 and 80 mph (avg read on digital log) on my recent...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,468
Posted By Frostback
Myths inside my helmet

Lots of time to think with ear plugs in and a steady drone.

I have developed an algorithim of mileage and speed.

first I noticed I could make the Edmonton to Calgary run on one tank (R12 GS,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2013, 10:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,611
Posted By Frostback
I have great sympathy for such a chronic problem....

I have great sympathy for such a chronic problem. Once 40 years ago as a 17 year old, I was riding across a bridge with a steel superstructure and had the terrifyingly real impression that the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-04-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,418
Posted By Frostback
My sheer unmitigated envy makes me hate the OP. ...

My sheer unmitigated envy makes me hate the OP. Of course, that antipathy could be quenched if he would tell us the price. If it was something like $2500 though it will just make matters worse.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,159
Posted By Frostback
Kinda reminds me of a Hodaka layout with couple...

Kinda reminds me of a Hodaka layout with couple of extra unnecessary cross braces and a XR250 engine stuffed in.

I would expect it to be a dog. A stiff dog but a dog none the less.

Lee
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,541
Posted By Frostback
Glassware- Edmonton of the pancake...

Glassware-

Edmonton of the pancake topography.

I consider anything west of the Sask border to be western Canada though.

Lee
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2013, 03:05 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,541
Posted By Frostback
Let me be contrary: I do enjoy the game of...

Let me be contrary:

I do enjoy the game of rapid transit. I live in western Canada which has many hundreds of kilometers of straight roads before one hits mountaims or twisties. I have learned...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,544
Posted By Frostback
I think Foxtrapper nailed it. Go to a busy...

I think Foxtrapper nailed it. Go to a busy station and fall in behind any Audi, Beemer, Porsche, or Cadillac. The hose will contain their residual high octane for you.

I used to inherit the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2013, 06:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,182
Posted By Frostback
I figured there was a rub. Still impressed with...

I figured there was a rub. Still impressed with the speedway bikes that ran straight methanol (?) on ice in an enclosed arena. Slowly, heat after heat, the fog of combustion filled the whole place...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,182
Posted By Frostback
Do I see some proponents for ethanol in gasoline...

Do I see some proponents for ethanol in gasoline here?

Lee
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 583
Posted By Frostback
Simplest trick I know is a small piece of black...

Simplest trick I know is a small piece of black electrical tape to obscure the light.

Lee
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