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Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 54,549
Posted By PalePhase
Actually my point was simply that the dealerships...

Actually my point was simply that the dealerships have no real incentive to carry what they think will be a slow-selling model. That's Honda's corporate fault, not for introducing an expected sales...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,744
Posted By PalePhase
Actually, I was kind of thinking the same thing...

Actually, I was kind of thinking the same thing about your own ability to catch what I was saying. I don't know how I could have made it any plainer but I don't see any ROI on trying to figure out...
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 02:24 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 54,549
Posted By PalePhase
Unless m/c dealerships operate differently from...

Unless m/c dealerships operate differently from automotive dealerships, they're making monthly payments on a bike that just sits on the floor. It's hard enough for them to sell enough of the popular...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,744
Posted By PalePhase
I certainly agree with your points, and I think...

I certainly agree with your points, and I think you could go a step further and say that every ride should be practice and that you should be wary of allowing yourself to indulge in sloppy riding....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 12:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,744
Posted By PalePhase
Would you feel more comfortable with two feet of...

Would you feel more comfortable with two feet of clearance splitting lanes while going with traffic or going against it?:ear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,744
Posted By PalePhase
David Hough opens Proficient Motorcycling with a...

David Hough opens Proficient Motorcycling with a crash that unfolded in much this same way. It is harder to manage than the usual in-too-hot reaction because your time factor is cut seriously by your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 709
Posted By PalePhase
American Supercamp and California Superbike...

American Supercamp and California Superbike Levels 1 & 2, both this year for me. (Which explains a huge dent in my checking account.)

Danny Walker runs American Supercamp, and it was very useful...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 505,785
Posted By PalePhase
It seems to be an odd damage pattern. What...

It seems to be an odd damage pattern. What happened? :ear[/QUOTE]

I'm going to guess collision with Ye Olde Left-Turning Automobile.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 01:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,578
Posted By PalePhase
And it will have no more effect than this one...

And it will have no more effect than this one (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxgaAn6IR9E) had. Or all the gory driver's ed movies had.

Stupid drivers will go on being stupid because they do not...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 227,142
Posted By PalePhase
That works! :thumb

That works! :thumb
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 227,142
Posted By PalePhase
Bike prices vary all over the map, quite...

Bike prices vary all over the map, quite literally, but that does sound high to me. On the other hand, beware the older bikes with really low miles. Some of the problems that come from the bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,249
Posted By PalePhase
You might want to also consider posting a general...

You might want to also consider posting a general itinerary and ask for comments from people living in the areas through which you plan to ride. Some weather events can very bad yet still be very...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,128
Posted By PalePhase
Laugh +1 on the photochromatic shields. I have one for...

+1 on the photochromatic shields. I have one for my Bell RS1. Best $120 I have ever spent.
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,451
Posted By PalePhase
"Modern" is subject to interpretation, but for...

"Modern" is subject to interpretation, but for Honda, I'd say any model year in which "bold new graphics" were not headlining the changes. :rolleyes

For Harley, I think we have to roll the clock...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 54,549
Posted By PalePhase
I really thought I wanted a Street Triple as my...

I really thought I wanted a Street Triple as my second bike when they first came out, as a way of making it up to myself for never buying the Speed Four that I had really wanted when I wound up with...
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 505,785
Posted By PalePhase
:thumb One of the few bikes that looks good in...

:thumb One of the few bikes that looks good in black, IMO. That looks classy. :evil Congrats!
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 2,933
Views: 505,785
Posted By PalePhase
A buddy of mine at work had both for a few months...

A buddy of mine at work had both for a few months and opted to keep the 1200 and sell his '08. Besides the obvious increase in power, he cites more comfortable riding characteristics (think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 215,710
Posted By PalePhase
:lol3 Using too much brake.:lol3

:lol3

Using too much brake.:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,906
Posted By PalePhase
:rofl:rofl:rofl Your forgot to add their...

:rofl:rofl:rofl

Your forgot to add their latest porker, the Diablo (http://images.motorcycle-usa.com/PhotoGallerys/xlarge/Ducati-Diavel-11.jpg). Looks liked a beached whale being wheeled around on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,906
Posted By PalePhase
Yes, they look good standing still, but looks...

Yes, they look good standing still, but looks notwithstanding, cars today are far better in terms of reliability than any of your dreamboats there. A car that lets you down a critical moment starts...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,599
Posted By PalePhase
Tunes while riding? :puke1 I'd rather listen...

Tunes while riding? :puke1

I'd rather listen to the intake honk and exhaust note. Now that's music. :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2014, 12:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,935
Posted By PalePhase
Maybe it wasn't accidental... :patch

Maybe it wasn't accidental... :patch
Forum: Road warriors 05-22-2014, 06:11 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 227,142
Posted By PalePhase
Great photo. Should be in the front page...

Great photo. Should be in the front page rotation, IMO.
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 227,142
Posted By PalePhase
Mine is more bike than I can use. I finally...

Mine is more bike than I can use. I finally tracked down some OEM sidecases for mine. Just wish I had time to take ride farther than from home to the office and back again. You're Viffer is...
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 227,142
Posted By PalePhase
Just scoping out the bike. Looks very good in...

Just scoping out the bike. Looks very good in Deep Space Black.
Forum: Road warriors 05-20-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 227,142
Posted By PalePhase
Exercising your powers of observation?

Exercising your powers of observation?
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,378
Posted By PalePhase
The dyno figures just reinforce my belief that...

The dyno figures just reinforce my belief that H-D have a potential sleeper on their hands if they put that engine in the right chassis. (And they still can.) In a cruiser, it is certainly...
Forum: Road warriors 05-15-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 86,221
Posted By PalePhase
I've only had two motorcycles but on the positive...

I've only had two motorcycles but on the positive side I have never been to Disney World. Ah, life is good. :norton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,346
Posted By PalePhase
That's what I love about this thread. It's a...

That's what I love about this thread. It's a one-stop shop for riding tips and career counseling. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 12,215
Posted By PalePhase
:huh Those weren't women?!

:huh Those weren't women?!
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,241
Posted By PalePhase
Isn't that a contradiction in terms?

Isn't that a contradiction in terms?
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,378
Posted By PalePhase
That expression on his liittle emo face... is...

That expression on his liittle emo face... is that cruiser pout? :lol3
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 05:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,378
Posted By PalePhase
I'll agree with you on that and add that all...

I'll agree with you on that and add that all motorcycles are compromises, as is any design effort. I'll also say that just because neither of the Streets is what I think Harley should have built,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 848
Views: 70,879
Posted By PalePhase
:fpalm Didn't need that image...

:fpalm Didn't need that image...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,378
Posted By PalePhase
I have a friend who had an uphill battle with...

I have a friend who had an uphill battle with Ducati for the same issue. He said if he had wanted to be ignored for warranty claims, he would have bought a BMW. :deal
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 09:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,378
Posted By PalePhase
It's one thing to make a good product, although...

It's one thing to make a good product, although as much as I like the XR1200, I would have a preferred something with a bit more engineering to it than a modified Sportster. But making a good product...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 86,221
Posted By PalePhase
And the only thing that matters is that it makes...

And the only thing that matters is that it makes you happy. I like my VFR for similar reasons (I love the sound of that engine), but I'd be delusional if I thought I were riding a fast bike... or...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 714
Views: 86,221
Posted By PalePhase
I'm certainly not bashing the bikes and the real...

I'm certainly not bashing the bikes and the real riders, but I've developed a really bad taste for the pirate brigade who only ride H-Ds because of their linked image to the outlaw lifestyle....
Forum: Road warriors 05-11-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,378
Posted By PalePhase
I'm not an HD owner or purist, but IMO, HD missed...

I'm not an HD owner or purist, but IMO, HD missed an opportunity to start positioning themselves to expand beyond their cruiser/bagger base by offering a practical, mid-displacement standard with a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,526
Posted By PalePhase
OP, your goal is laudable, but the fundamental...

OP, your goal is laudable, but the fundamental problem with owner surveys is that they report perceptions, which are not necessarily facts. You can glean some useful verbatim observations here and...
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