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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,095
Posted By Ernest T
I been riding with more than one person who had a...

I been riding with more than one person who had a tire failure and it turned out the tire that failed was worn down to the cords.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 35,947
Views: 9,224,915
Posted By Ernest T
Ditto. Never been there, but I gather sight...

Ditto. Never been there, but I gather sight lines are limited so he should have stayed on his side of the road. However, since they obviously have a little bit of a production crew, they probably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,764
Posted By Ernest T
Love mine.

Love mine.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 14,838
Posted By Ernest T
Except for limited access highways, our roads are...

Except for limited access highways, our roads are generally wider, with more space on the sides which gives you more margin for error. One thing I noticed when I travel in Europe is that most cars...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,764
Posted By Ernest T
Its imported.

Its imported.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,764
Posted By Ernest T
The only downside to heated gear is it makes you...

The only downside to heated gear is it makes you a sissy. Before heated gear I didn't consider it a cold ride until it was below 40 degrees. Now if its below 60 its cold.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,428
Posted By Ernest T
A car can be driven faster by a bad driver than a...

A car can be driven faster by a bad driver than a bike can be ridden by a bad rider.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,764
Posted By Ernest T
That's what everyone says. It really is a game...

That's what everyone says. It really is a game changer. Sure you can tough it out and ride without it in the cold, but why would you want to?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,764
Posted By Ernest T
I've never, ever heard of anyone trying heated...

I've never, ever heard of anyone trying heated gear and saying they didn't like it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,764
Posted By Ernest T
Yup, same here

Yup, same here
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,764
Posted By Ernest T
LOL. Thread bleedover.

LOL. Thread bleedover.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,764
Posted By Ernest T
Electric gear is the simplest way to dress for...

Electric gear is the simplest way to dress for the cold.

With unheated gear. Put on base layer, put on clothes, put on over layer, put on jacket with liner, put on thick gloves. hop on bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,428
Posted By Ernest T
yes

yes
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,996
Posted By Ernest T
One thing it does do is raise octane without...

One thing it does do is raise octane without putting harsh chemicals in the environment. You need a cheap replacement for that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,996
Posted By Ernest T
After taking great pains to make sure I never...

After taking great pains to make sure I never left any gas in the lawn mower between uses and still having to have the carb rebuilt every other year, I've taken to separating the alcohol from the gas...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,887
Posted By Ernest T
The Tiger XC is the best all around bike of the...

The Tiger XC is the best all around bike of the three you mentioned. I ride my Tiger off road quite a bit, but not like its a "dirt" bike. I don't climb steep hills or ride willy nilly down dry...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 35,406
Posted By Ernest T
I can't wait for cars to get integrated internet...

I can't wait for cars to get integrated internet access.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,921
Posted By Ernest T
I rode my ST-1300 about 50 miles on a rear flat....

I rode my ST-1300 about 50 miles on a rear flat. I was so far out in west Texas I didn't have cell service when I had the flat and the tire had a cut that couldn't be plugged. I rolled along about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 13,548
Posted By Ernest T
yes, they are evil

yes, they are evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 35,947
Views: 9,224,915
Posted By Ernest T
They may be riding below the speed limit, but its...

They may be riding below the speed limit, but its not because the trike isn't capable of doing the limit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 35,947
Views: 9,224,915
Posted By Ernest T
ditto

ditto
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,854
Posted By Ernest T
There's a policy for collector cars and bikes...

There's a policy for collector cars and bikes which has a clause called "agreed value". It's one of those things where you get what you pay for. Agree to a higher value and pay more.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 35,947
Views: 9,224,915
Posted By Ernest T
That's gotta be a bear on corners. With tandem...

That's gotta be a bear on corners. With tandem axels, one tire is always scrubbing around the corner.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,854
Posted By Ernest T
You can actually do that. The insurance company...

You can actually do that. The insurance company is going to want to know if you fixed the car if they give you the check instead of the repair facility. Sometimes they want a picture of the vehicle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,854
Posted By Ernest T
You can upgrade easily if the shop will work with...

You can upgrade easily if the shop will work with you and most will. I got rear ended while driving my truck. Insurance paid to replace the stock bumper, but I told the repair shop to use a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,700
Posted By Ernest T
Our older brothers rode scooters made by...

Our older brothers rode scooters made by Allstate, Riverside and a bunch of eastern European countries, then 3-4 years later my friends and I had small capacity dirt bikes like Suzuki 90's, Honda...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,715
Posted By Ernest T
I know Progressive Direct is a different animal...

I know Progressive Direct is a different animal than what you can buy over the internet or via phone. I think the claim process is the same for both though. I had a small fender bender in my truck...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,715
Posted By Ernest T
Progressive doesn't exclude riding gear, they...

Progressive doesn't exclude riding gear, they paid me for a helmet, gloves and leather jacket. They wouldn't pay for my Rockports.

They paid me exactly what I paid for the gear, but I had to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,189
Posted By Ernest T
I passed on buying the VFR1200 when it came out...

I passed on buying the VFR1200 when it came out because insurance was going to cost twice what I was ensuring four bikes for, three with full collision coverage. I think it was progressive at the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,189
Posted By Ernest T
Maybe because BMWs generally aren't ridden by...

Maybe because BMWs generally aren't ridden by squids.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,715
Posted By Ernest T
Progressive, and Safeco both will reimburse if...

Progressive, and Safeco both will reimburse if you have original receipts showing what you paid for the items. This falls under accessories and has a pretty generous allowance in their basic policy....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,700
Posted By Ernest T
That's the wrong comparison--Triumph Bonneville,...

That's the wrong comparison--Triumph Bonneville, Honda CB1100, and Moto Guzzi Sport are the appropriate targets
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 10,700
Posted By Ernest T
"There are a few guys who get it of course. You...

"There are a few guys who get it of course. You can spot them riding around in their Roadcrafters, with tool rolls strapped to the back of their immaculately maintained sport tourers and adventure...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 24,998
Posted By Ernest T
With today's technology, swapping out a gasoline...

With today's technology, swapping out a gasoline powered engine for coal fired power plant produced electricity causes more pollution, not less.

Now, if you can charge those batteries with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,032
Posted By Ernest T
That's the charm of the movie. It captures the...

That's the charm of the movie. It captures the era. A modern, slick production covering the same events wouldn't work. I can do without all the herky jerky camera work they use today BTW. The new...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,032
Posted By Ernest T
It might be a good movie, but you can't capture...

It might be a good movie, but you can't capture that moment in time again. It seemed like every kid in my neighborhood had a dirt bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 35,947
Views: 9,224,915
Posted By Ernest T
Or use riding boots with the strap that captures...

Or use riding boots with the strap that captures the loose laces.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 35,947
Views: 9,224,915
Posted By Ernest T
Aren't they like fuzzy dice? You really know...

Aren't they like fuzzy dice? You really know they're silly.
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,919
Posted By Ernest T
Just my two cents based on my experience. Do...

Just my two cents based on my experience. Do what you really want to do, because you'll kick yourself in the butt if you cut it short when you really want to ride all the way across country.
Forum: Ride reports 10-01-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 22,919
Posted By Ernest T
You use dryer sheets?

You use dryer sheets?
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