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Forum: Face plant 08-09-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,070
Posted By mfgc2310
Humility

Taking on risk with skill and experience is a big part of what riding a motorcycle is about.

What is sad is people who are just unaware of what the risks are. Not even aware of the basic things...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,419
Posted By mfgc2310
In the top picture right at the front tire it is...

In the top picture right at the front tire it is 90 deg. Tire is almost locked into a pocket.


In the bottom picture back tire is kicked out which helps push the bike around the corner but also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,419
Posted By mfgc2310
There is no lean angle here, the bike is 90...

There is no lean angle here, the bike is 90 degrees to the surface it is riding on.

Nice picture!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,419
Posted By mfgc2310
That's it but then you don't lean much off road....

That's it but then you don't lean much off road. Off road it's everything all at once.

On road it's all about the lean and yet so many people you see riding are hardly leaning at all. I don't even...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,456
Posted By mfgc2310
Don't worry about the back tire. It's all about...

Don't worry about the back tire. It's all about the front tire. Look where you want to go and keep the front tire rolling in the direction the bike is moving.

You should be relaxed and loose on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,871
Posted By mfgc2310
Cannot resist

When you lean into the curve, hang off the bike, with your knee out, etc you are increasing the speed the bike can go around the corner at a given lean angle, which maybe the maximum lean angle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,915
Posted By mfgc2310
That's so they can claim that's how they found...

That's so they can claim that's how they found you and keep some ambitous lawyer from retiring early from your misfortune, while the rest of us pay higher insurance rates, to pay for it.

Think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,915
Posted By mfgc2310
If the crash didn't break your neck taking the...

If the crash didn't break your neck taking the helmet off sure isn't!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,916
Posted By mfgc2310
You have to protect your head. Wind in your...

You have to protect your head.

Wind in your hair buy a convertible.

You are trying to protect yourself from an injury that would ruin your day or ruin your life where otherwise you might be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,814
Posted By mfgc2310
Balance

Only need to do one thing on a motorcycle - balance.

The most intresting thing is that control of the motorcycle - making it go where you want it to go - requires you to create instability and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,043
Posted By mfgc2310
Isn't the whole idea of the adventure including...

Isn't the whole idea of the adventure including the stealth camping part is sticking to your plan and completing the mission, no matter what happens.

Everybody can do what they want but you have...
Forum: Face plant 03-01-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 9,120
Posted By mfgc2310
I have only come close to hitting animals, deer,...

I have only come close to hitting animals, deer, beavers, dogs, bears, sheep, cows, moose, elk, bison, horses, a few I'm not sure what they were. These are all incidents on the road requiring some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 86,005
Posted By mfgc2310
Forgive me if somebody said this in the 7 pages...

Forgive me if somebody said this in the 7 pages but there is so much confusion about this.

Countersteering does not make the bike turn! Countersteering makes the bike fall or lean which is...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,690
Posted By mfgc2310
OP you have some experience as to what is...

OP you have some experience as to what is possible, and others have shared, so one easy way to answer your question is - just decide which body part you are willing to live without and put that gear...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-19-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 537
Views: 215,462
Posted By mfgc2310
Anybody tried these

I am thinking of these for my 2008 F650GS but don't see them represented in this thread.

Anybody try them - seems well made - I have had SW-MoTech crash bars before and they are an honest effort...
Forum: Face plant 02-16-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,970
Posted By mfgc2310
The value of ABS is to allow the rider to apply...

The value of ABS is to allow the rider to apply maximum braking, as quickly as possible, without risk of crashing due to lock up, in even the best of traction conditions.

It is not meant to...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-14-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By mfgc2310
Same sprocket for 520,525,530 chain

So do people run all of the 520,525,530 chains on the same sprockets which must look thin on the 530 chain.

Does it matter? Should I just run a 520 chain?
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-14-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By mfgc2310
Bicycle and Motorcycle Chain Dimensions ...

Bicycle and Motorcycle Chain Dimensions

<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=3 align=center><TBODY><TR bgColor=silver><TH>Chain No.</TH><TH>Pitch</TH><TH>Roller Diameter</TH><TH>Roller...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-14-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 438
Posted By mfgc2310
2008 F650GS Chain Questions

Do the F650, F700, F800 all use the same chain and sprockets aside from different tooth counts on the sprockets?

I think my F650GS is spec'd for a 525 chain but these are hard to come by and I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 19,770
Posted By mfgc2310
That's it - the one factor that determines it. ...

That's it - the one factor that determines it.

Adventure is doing something that turns out not the way you expected but works out ok in the end. By that definition riding a 500 lb plus, 100 hp...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,909
Posted By mfgc2310
Your probably right, but a small back tire skid...

Your probably right, but a small back tire skid shouldn't automatically get you to high side. Stay on the power, weight the pegs properly, weight forward, elbows bent

Some of that you have to do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2014, 05:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,909
Posted By mfgc2310
Exactly at low speed and you still fell. The...

Exactly at low speed and you still fell.

The bike, the road, the other cars, they don't give a shit how cautious you feel. It is physics and skill to exploit those physics to control the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,909
Posted By mfgc2310
Lack of awareness and skills

Sorry to be harsh but how else will people learn.

I watched your video and the way you crashed shows many mistakes but the big overall mistake is complete unawareness and preparedness for how to...
Forum: Face plant 05-12-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,737
Posted By mfgc2310
Tires help but if your going down your going...

Tires help but if your going down your going down. You need to be standing up with your weight way forward as far as you can go while the bike is still straight. Elbows bent and out on your toes and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,412
Posted By mfgc2310
Hang on to the bike with our knees and try to...

Hang on to the bike with our knees and try to keep weight off the bars. Also try the same braking with a passenger if you carry a passenger on occassion.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 386,442
Posted By mfgc2310
Not really - you can get the bike to do...

Not really - you can get the bike to do everything under 50 km/hr or slower and the landing can be a lot softer. Ironically it's best not to have aggressive dirt tires. While it is never fun to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2013, 12:26 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 386,442
Posted By mfgc2310
Motorcycles are dangerous because ...

Motorcycles are dangerous because you can be in control but then you are not and getting back to being in control again requires a whole set of skills that have nothing to do with riding the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2013, 11:57 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,705
Posted By mfgc2310
There are two types of braking 1. Stopping ...

There are two types of braking

1. Stopping
2. Slowing down

If you decide you are stopping grab with 4.

If you are slowing down grab with 4 or less, or whatever you have on the lever.

If...
Forum: Canada 05-10-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 8,910
Views: 542,551
Posted By mfgc2310
[QUOTE=damurph;21375015] Without a doubt...

[QUOTE=damurph;21375015]


Without a doubt mans best friend!
Forum: Canada 05-09-2013, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8,910
Views: 542,551
Posted By mfgc2310
Tire was worn before mounting but check the piece...

Tire was worn before mounting but check the piece of metal sticking out of the tire that looks like it's been there for 100 km or so.

I thought I picked up a piece of metal on the road but when I...
Forum: Canada 05-08-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8,910
Views: 542,551
Posted By mfgc2310
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<a href="http://s1112.photobucket.com/user/mfgc2310/media/DSCF5498.jpg.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k499/mfgc2310/DSCF5498.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,045
Posted By mfgc2310
Using the front brake through a turn weights the...

Using the front brake through a turn weights the front tire, increasing traction on the front tire, as well as loading the front suspension so that when the suspension loads up due to the turn...
Forum: Canada 09-14-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8,910
Views: 542,551
Posted By mfgc2310
There is a bad smell coming out of my computer -...

There is a bad smell coming out of my computer - how did you do that! :lol3
Forum: Canada 09-14-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8,910
Views: 542,551
Posted By mfgc2310
Had to look that up

I looked this up, and the best I can come up with is "He demurred." Meaning he objected. Demure means shy. It is actually two different words demur vs demure

He was demure while he demurred. Maybe...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,348
Posted By mfgc2310
I disagree with having to pay for formal training...

I disagree with having to pay for formal training (shameless plug). Spend the money on a cheapo, light bike, maybe not even licensed for the road and experiment and practice.

Lot's of local riding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2012, 05:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,348
Posted By mfgc2310
I disagree and agree. Yes the front tire has...

I disagree and agree.

Yes the front tire has way more grip than most riders will ever have the courage to use on a dry clean warn road with no bumps. Especially if the corner has a positive bank...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2012, 02:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,348
Posted By mfgc2310
Uphill vs Downhill Corning

I love these threads !

Most normal riding means slowing for corners and speeding up outside of corners. You also have constant speed driving which is slightly different.

Difference between...
Forum: Canada 09-07-2012, 11:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,033
Posted By mfgc2310
It is just stupid waiting in line when you have...

It is just stupid waiting in line when you have room to move forward. I always just move forward when traffic is stopped.

You stop with all the other cars/trucks and if the line is not moving...
Forum: Canada 09-07-2012, 07:35 AM
Replies: 8,910
Views: 542,551
Posted By mfgc2310
I am jealous ! 250 lbs and probably 60 hp...

I am jealous !

250 lbs and probably 60 hp WOW - not a good deal though you can get 500 lbs of KLR for half the money.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,371
Posted By mfgc2310
Wrong - You hang on with your legs and knees....

Wrong - You hang on with your legs and knees. Mostly you don't hang on that much because you should be perfectly in synch with the bike.

It's not handle bars versus pegs, versus head, etc, etc....
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