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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 97,468
Posted By hugerider
June 26 '08 ...

June 26 '08

http://www.edgeperformance.ca/kawasakioffroad-2007/images/kawasaki-SuperSherpa.jpg

One of the bikes from the course I took.
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2009, 06:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,849
Posted By hugerider
One thing I didn't mention was that most of the...

One thing I didn't mention was that most of the miles in that link are from in city commuting. Stop and go. I've never recorded a tank that was mostly highway kilometres. It seems to go forever on...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2009, 03:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,849
Posted By hugerider
These numbers are from last year, but it'll give...

These numbers are from last year, but it'll give you a sense.

http://hugerider.blogspot.com/search/label/Fuel%20Economy

It varies with how aggressively I ride. Also, performance wise, the bike...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2009, 09:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,849
Posted By hugerider
Er, it's not really a naked Ninja. A Ninja 650R...

Er, it's not really a naked Ninja. A Ninja 650R sure, but not a real, honest to goodness, super sport Ninja. Different engine, suspension, etc...

I'm sure you're aware, I just thought it might...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,291
Posted By hugerider
I know what you mean. I have a Versys (650cc...

I know what you mean. I have a Versys (650cc parallel twin), and often think that I could get away with less.

Like most (all?) of us, I'm always dreaming about my next bike, and I just can't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 11,032
Posted By hugerider
I just don't order one. Though, I understand that...

I just don't order one. Though, I understand that social pressures in a bar can be easy to bow to.
Forum: Ride reports 04-20-2009, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 991
Posted By hugerider
Nice pics. I would have hated for that sculpture...

Nice pics. I would have hated for that sculpture to be the last thing I saw before going to bed :eek1. Nightmare city...
Forum: Face plant 04-17-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By hugerider
That's interesting to hear. Maybe I should have...

That's interesting to hear. Maybe I should have found someone to fab a part for me. I'm still waiting for my part to come in. The waiting sucks.

On the upside, in my spare time, I've been...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2009, 05:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,948
Posted By hugerider
I'd like my gloves to stay on my hands for the...

I'd like my gloves to stay on my hands for the duration of the slide. I'm not sure if that answers your question.
Forum: Canada 04-14-2009, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,228
Posted By hugerider
I'm confused, were the comebacks supposed to be...

I'm confused, were the comebacks supposed to be funny? :confused
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 16,093
Posted By hugerider
Sorry, I meant that being in gear is taught. I...

Sorry, I meant that being in gear is taught. I didn't quote your whole quote, and clearly didn't understand what you were asking.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 16,093
Posted By hugerider
Yes, it is.

Yes, it is.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2009, 12:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,197
Posted By hugerider
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2009, 05:16 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,828
Posted By hugerider
Used. For the same reasons Olas Atlas stated. I...

Used. For the same reasons Olas Atlas stated. I saved over $2000 buying used, for a year-old bike that had 2500 Km's on it. After having purchased a brand new car a couple of years ago, I swore I'd...
Forum: Face plant 04-07-2009, 07:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By hugerider
Yeah, least year I was wearing cruiser boots (no...

Yeah, least year I was wearing cruiser boots (no protection comparatively), I cringe thinking about what could have happened.
Forum: Face plant 04-07-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By hugerider
Bolded for truth. I knew it was a bad idea when I...

Bolded for truth. I knew it was a bad idea when I was doing it. Shame on me.




$63.18 from my dealer in Canada. ;)
Forum: Beasts 04-07-2009, 07:31 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,361
Posted By hugerider
It looks pink to me too, but it's red. :lol3

It looks pink to me too, but it's red. :lol3
Forum: Face plant 04-07-2009, 07:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,721
Posted By hugerider
Bluhduh Stupid Lowspeed Wipeout

Inmates,

I had my first wipeout today. Nothing major, bruised ego more than anything.

I was exiting the parking lot at work onto an empty, gravel-covered side street. Everything was going fine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,933
Posted By hugerider
Yes. Plastics generally aren't known for their...

Yes. Plastics generally aren't known for their abrasion resistance. Not to the same degree as leather or cordura. I could also see a situation where the pads have more to catch on when sliding across...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 16,093
Posted By hugerider
Sometimes I like to pretend I'm in California....

Sometimes I like to pretend I'm in California. :jkam
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2009, 12:15 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 16,093
Posted By hugerider
Sure it is. It's the very definition of...

Sure it is.

It's the very definition of being physically incapable of operating your vehicle. Stop and go traffic falls within the realm of normal usage, for me anyway. If your clutch hand gets...
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2009, 09:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,472
Posted By hugerider
I have never heard of a Strom being described...

I have never heard of a Strom being described this way. I've seen it ba called many things, but never like a road-racer. :)
Forum: Beasts 04-03-2009, 07:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,361
Posted By hugerider
It's red. Assuming he didn't paint it.

It's red. Assuming he didn't paint it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 16,093
Posted By hugerider
If their clutch is that heavy they need these: ...

If their clutch is that heavy they need these:
http://www.ukfitnesssupplies.co.uk/prodimg/305-001_1_large.jpg

Or a different bike that they are physically capable of handling.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2009, 06:09 PM
Replies: 313
Views: 16,093
Posted By hugerider
What's so hard about keeping the bike in gear,...

What's so hard about keeping the bike in gear, exactly?
Forum: Beasts 04-02-2009, 02:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,468
Posted By hugerider
I think I've heard this somewhere before, what...

I think I've heard this somewhere before, what kind of life do you see out of your chains?
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2009, 03:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 941
Posted By hugerider
Scorpion EXO-400's are Snell and Dot approved and...

Scorpion EXO-400's are Snell and Dot approved and cost ~$100 online. You can afford Snell and a rider's course.
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2009, 02:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,687
Posted By hugerider
There's a lot of good advice in this thread, but...

There's a lot of good advice in this thread, but I would never buy a used helmet for protection.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2009, 10:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,617
Posted By hugerider
When it's not winter (read: no snow on the...

When it's not winter (read: no snow on the ground), my bike is my main form of transportation. Sure, I own a car (I kind of wish I didn't) but that doesn't make motorcycling a hobby for me. I may...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2009, 11:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 617
Posted By hugerider
It doesn't say to follow closely. I just says to...

It doesn't say to follow closely. I just says to ride in the wheel track of the vehicle in front of you, so that debris in the center of the road doesn't surprise you. I'd be wary of flying retread...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2009, 01:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,975
Posted By hugerider
+1 I wave, depending on whether or not I...

+1

I wave, depending on whether or not I feel like it. I've never felt snubbed by someone who didn't wave at me. What difference does it make, really?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,212
Posted By hugerider
The problem is that your opinion is, as you have...

The problem is that your opinion is, as you have admitted, uninformed. It's based purely on speculation. First, you should read the Hurt Report [link (http://www.clarity.net/%7Eadam/hurt-report.html)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,475
Posted By hugerider
The real point is that you made a decision to...

The real point is that you made a decision to escalate a situation because you felt the other driver wasn't being prudent. Whether he was or wasn't, it wasn't your decision to make. If you felt that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 21,212
Posted By hugerider
Sure you will. I'd be willing to bet...

Sure you will.


I'd be willing to bet that everyone thinks that of themselves.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,475
Posted By hugerider
I don't know. It's a Rashomon-ish retelling of a...

I don't know. It's a Rashomon-ish retelling of a different story in this thread. I imagine it's two lanes in each direction. My post was an exercise in perspective.

The line you quoted was pulled...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2009, 09:02 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 17,475
Posted By hugerider
This one time, me and my buddies were heading...

This one time, me and my buddies were heading from NYC to somewhere upstate. I forget which highway I was on, but it was a 2-lane.

Anyway were cruising along and there's some cager in the left...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,109
Posted By hugerider
I leave mine in gear and look back a lot....

I leave mine in gear and look back a lot. Actually, only until a car stops behind me. Then, I tend to stop looking.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2009, 08:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,105
Posted By hugerider
Crafty, I like it. :evil

Crafty, I like it. :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2009, 08:49 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,105
Posted By hugerider
Also, I put mine on the ground, but I think I may...

Also, I put mine on the ground, but I think I may start hanging it off of a foot peg.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2009, 08:43 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,105
Posted By hugerider
Jay Leno spoke to Bruce Porter from Arai, about 7...

Jay Leno spoke to Bruce Porter from Arai, about 7 minutes into the vid they discuss helmets falling a few feet to the ground (and a bunch of other stuff). Apparently, it's not as bad as you may...
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