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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:08 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,446
Posted By 4TooMany
Nope. I'm not saying all of our instructors are...

Nope. I'm not saying all of our instructors are exactly the same, but every one of our instructors can do every demo and pass with zero points.

Either you're blowing this way out of proportion,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,446
Posted By 4TooMany
Think about what you're saying... if it's really...

Think about what you're saying... if it's really enough harder that some RC's couldn't pass it, what percentage of brand new students could? 3%? That's ridiculous. I took the test last year, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,446
Posted By 4TooMany
Oh come now, it's not that hard. If your average...

Oh come now, it's not that hard. If your average (or even below average) RC couldn't pass, virtually no students could pass.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,446
Posted By 4TooMany
Yes, though there are very few conditions that...

Yes, though there are very few conditions that will allow you a second attempt. Too slow, wrong direction, or anticipation in the swerve, and too fast, too slow, or anticipation in the quick stop. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,446
Posted By 4TooMany
That still doesn't make sense. If you were...

That still doesn't make sense. If you were required to go around again, it's because you swerved the wrong direction (or went too slow). So unless you swerved AGAIN TO THE SAME SIDE, you would have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,446
Posted By 4TooMany
I'm sorry to doubt you, but the eval isn't run...

I'm sorry to doubt you, but the eval isn't run twice unless you swerve in the wrong direction. That means if you did it a second time, you had to have swerved incorrectly the first time. So unless...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,446
Posted By 4TooMany
If you don't upshift to second, and therefore you...

If you don't upshift to second, and therefore you don't downshift to first, you should get points for that. However, those points are minimal. To fail the test you'd have to make far more serious...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,446
Posted By 4TooMany
Huh?? Where does it say to push the bikes while...

Huh?? Where does it say to push the bikes while walking next to them? Edit to add: I'm confused. I don't think you read the thread as you're agreeing with me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,446
Posted By 4TooMany
Reminds me of Prep. It was like that every day. ...

Reminds me of Prep. It was like that every day. As if Prep wasn't bad enough already...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,446
Posted By 4TooMany
In addition to the negatives already mentioned,...

In addition to the negatives already mentioned, I'll throw in hot weather, cold weather, rainy weather, standing in a parking lot for 12 hours a day, and many hours spent teaching when you could be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,446
Posted By 4TooMany
Strange... not only does that disagree with the...

Strange... not only does that disagree with the MSF, it also seems a bit more dangerous (which is probably why the MSF doesn't agree). Having students push bikes from the side is a great way have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,446
Posted By 4TooMany
At the end of Ex. #1 you're supposed to have them...

At the end of Ex. #1 you're supposed to have them straddle-walk to the start of Ex. #2 so that they can practice using their front brake smoothly. It's in the cards. Just sayin'.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,446
Posted By 4TooMany
Wait, you have them dismount between #1 and #2?

Wait, you have them dismount between #1 and #2?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,446
Posted By 4TooMany
I could see that happening, though fortunately...

I could see that happening, though fortunately it's never happened to me. And it's nearly impossible as a student would have to take their left hand off the clutch of a running bike to reach down to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,446
Posted By 4TooMany
If you read the objective for exercise #2 you'll...

If you read the objective for exercise #2 you'll see it says nothing about shifting or finding neutral. With that in mind if I see a student struggling at all, I'll reach my hand down to the shifter...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,436
Posted By 4TooMany
I agree about dragging the rear brake, but not...

I agree about dragging the rear brake, but not necessarily "modulating" with it. Though I'm not sure what you mean. Simply apply some rear brake before you begin your U-turn, and keep it applied...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 5,446
Posted By 4TooMany
Never use the wrong hand. Use your left hand,...

Never use the wrong hand. Use your left hand, otherwise if they mess up it's YOUR fault. Also, you could turn around while showing hand movements. Or your second coach (if you have one) could be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,315
Posted By 4TooMany
Being allowed to by law and being qualified are...

Being allowed to by law and being qualified are really two different things. Semantics aside, most students who have no more experience than just one BRC are dangerously unready for the road. It's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,315
Posted By 4TooMany
I disagree. Good clutch control is extremely...

I disagree. Good clutch control is extremely important for more than just u-turns. Also, while we don't tell students the exact number of points they can receive in the box, we do tell them that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,315
Posted By 4TooMany
Yep, it's a sad world. All I did was pat a guy...

Yep, it's a sad world. All I did was pat a guy on the back with my range cards for doing a good job on an exercise during student teaching. Hey, at least no "unsat" for that. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,315
Posted By 4TooMany
I got yelled at in Prep for doing that. Fear of...

I got yelled at in Prep for doing that. Fear of lawsuits I guess.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,917
Posted By 4TooMany
It's a testament to how well the MSF curriculum...

It's a testament to how well the MSF curriculum works. Brand new riders (even ones without previous shifting experience) can walk away able to ride a motorcycle. That's pretty incredible for a two...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-15-2014, 10:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 590
Posted By 4TooMany
My dealer made an even swap (didn't even charge...

My dealer made an even swap (didn't even charge labor) for some TKC-80s.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-09-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,968
Posted By 4TooMany
I have the same RAM mount pictured above, but my...

I have the same RAM mount pictured above, but my phone is in a Taktik Extreme case. Best case money can buy. I've ridden in the driving rain with no ill effect to the phone.
...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-19-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 719
Views: 50,867
Posted By 4TooMany
Welcome to the game, but you may have missed one...

Welcome to the game, but you may have missed one of the primary rules. It doesn't appear to be on a dirt road. My apologies if I'm wrong!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-17-2013, 04:53 AM
Replies: 719
Views: 50,867
Posted By 4TooMany
Leo Vince Carbon. No performance gain that I can...

Leo Vince Carbon. No performance gain that I can tell, but it's half the size, a third the weight, and sounds nicer. Oh, and the carbon stays cool enough to touch even at its hottest.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-16-2013, 08:10 AM
Replies: 719
Views: 50,867
Posted By 4TooMany
From one 800GS to another... Out with the...

From one 800GS to another...

Out with the old...

http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff505/waltherpps/IMG_3836_zpsbfad04cd.jpg...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2013, 10:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By 4TooMany
I don't know what year your bike is, but there's...

I don't know what year your bike is, but there's a recall for sidestand switch issues I believe with certain years. Make sure that's not the problem.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-12-2013, 07:25 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 12,323
Posted By 4TooMany
I'm 45, and I've been riding off and on for about...

I'm 45, and I've been riding off and on for about 35 years. Whoa, I'm old!


http://i1239.photobucket.com/albums/ff505/waltherpps/19800700000034-1.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,080
Posted By 4TooMany
That's why you need one of these. Brilliant in...

That's why you need one of these. Brilliant in its simplicity. I won't mention any names, but there are some in this thread I'd like to see on this bike.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,080
Posted By 4TooMany
Depends on the state. In Michigan at least, you...

Depends on the state. In Michigan at least, you can go to a 3rd party and test out instead of taking the class. But because Michigan heavily subsidizes the training programs, it's only $25 to take...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2013, 06:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,080
Posted By 4TooMany
No, "aggressively countersteering" (as you call...

No, "aggressively countersteering" (as you call it) is done when the muffler falls off the car in front of you, or a pothole suddenly appears, or a deer jumps out in front of you even if you're only...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-07-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 398
Posted By 4TooMany
Mine does it too. A bit unnerving for sure.

Mine does it too. A bit unnerving for sure.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,080
Posted By 4TooMany
In the basic MSF course, Exercise 7, 11, 12, 13,...

In the basic MSF course, Exercise 7, 11, 12, 13, 16, and to a lesser extent Exercise 5 all reinforce countersteering and/or proper cornering. And it's also part of the skills test. Why? Because...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-06-2013, 12:55 PM
Replies: 10,824
Views: 827,244
Posted By 4TooMany
I'm in AA myself. And surprise surprise I also...

I'm in AA myself. And surprise surprise I also have a DR200 for my wife to ride. Are you by chance at U-M on North Campus? I see a Speed Triple up here often.

If you want to meet some of the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-02-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 775
Posted By 4TooMany
It may not have anything to do with the clutch. ...

It may not have anything to do with the clutch. Mine does it too, though mine also does it downshifting. I think it's a strange trait of the transmission. I think that because I know the clutch is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2013, 06:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,562
Posted By 4TooMany
Here's a great video on the subject. ...

Here's a great video on the subject.

https://www.facebook.com/WCCMotorcycleSafetyProgram/posts/487431964673908
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,461
Posted By 4TooMany
That's humorous given that you've got just as...

That's humorous given that you've got just as many posts on the subject as anyone else. All I did was give the official position according to the class you took, but you want to keep arguing about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,461
Posted By 4TooMany
Um, no. Google search for: "slow look...

Um, no.

Google search for:

"slow look press roll" = 36,000 hits
"slow look push roll" = 153 hits
and best of all...
"slow look push turn" (like you claimed in this thread) = 2 hits (one of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2013, 04:33 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 10,461
Posted By 4TooMany
Interestingly, if you do a google search for...

Interestingly, if you do a google search for "slow look push roll" it automatically corrects you and changes it to "press". Don't argue with google. :D
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