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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,743
Posted By dduelin
That's good and more than I can say. I pipe up...

That's good and more than I can say. I pipe up about U & U in insurance threads because a lot of riders, including myself at one time, declined it on my bike policies as unnecessary until I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,743
Posted By dduelin
Well, yes. You can't pick out uninsured motorist...

Well, yes. You can't pick out uninsured motorist and decline other coverages or take minimum coverages and high U & U. U & U is part of a comprehensive policy. You probably also were told you can't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,743
Posted By dduelin
Not true. For a motorcyclist uninsured &...

Not true. For a motorcyclist uninsured & underinsured coverage may be the most important type of coverage. If you survive the accident caused by an uninsured or underinsured motorist this coverage...
Forum: Road warriors 09-09-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By dduelin
Thanks for the tip. Michelin USA website does...

Thanks for the tip. Michelin USA website does list and feature/benefits a tire called Pilot Street Radial but it seems to only be in sizing for 250/300cc street bikes at least for the time being. It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,590
Posted By dduelin
Although there are exceptions sport bikes that...

Although there are exceptions sport bikes that tend to be bought and ridden by younger buyer groups have the worst resale. They ride them hard & put them up wet, neglect maintenance, and don't own...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,590
Posted By dduelin
What brand and model bike?

What brand and model bike?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,590
Posted By dduelin
All you proved so far is that $4185 is not fair...

All you proved so far is that $4185 is not fair market value where you are trying to sell the bike. Books are books and not always reliable. When I was in the business there was always someone...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 52,993
Posted By dduelin
Well there you go. We were staying 6 miles up 28...

Well there you go. We were staying 6 miles up 28 from Franklin.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 52,993
Posted By dduelin
Last weekend in the Blue Ridge I saw 5 or 6...

Last weekend in the Blue Ridge I saw 5 or 6 separate riders on F6Bs and one couple on two of them riding together. I thought wow Honda must be selling the heck out of them.
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,996
Posted By dduelin
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,590
Posted By dduelin
This really depends on the bike. There are many...

This really depends on the bike. There are many ST1100s, ST1300s, Goldwings well into a second or even third 100k with no major work getting there. If the engine fails or develops a serious problem...
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,996
Posted By dduelin
One of the most descriptive lines I've heard...

One of the most descriptive lines I've heard about big boxers is they sound like an old man coughing. That came from a fellow that owned a dealership from the time of Airheads to the Hexheads. The...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,273
Posted By dduelin
A tailor or seamstress in an alteration shop can...

A tailor or seamstress in an alteration shop can work wonders. I'm not especially short at 5' 6" 29" inseam but several times over the years I've taken jackets or pants to one shop in particular and...
Forum: Road warriors 08-29-2014, 02:40 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By dduelin
They make bikes for carrying you and your stuff...

They make bikes for carrying you and your stuff on tour and the manufacturers don't tout how light they are in the ad copy. In two years look for a sport tourer or adventure tourer.
Forum: Road warriors 08-26-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,762
Posted By dduelin
These should keep you busy for a few days. ...

These should keep you busy for a few days.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=728895


http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=815958

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,781
Posted By dduelin
The wall gives a resistance to acceleration...

The wall gives a resistance to acceleration forces (remove the wall, go riding, and inertia supplies the same resistance to acceleration) so the force applied to the rear wheel makes it "climb" up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,781
Posted By dduelin
For those that can't or won't follow the math -...

For those that can't or won't follow the math - try this simple exercise. Place the front wheel of your motorcycle against a wall, engage first gear, release the brakes, slip the clutch and add some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,373
Posted By dduelin
Move along all you left lane blockers. If...

Move along all you left lane blockers.

If you are going to pass on the right - watch the closing speeds.

Target fixation is a powerful thing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,888
Posted By dduelin
Life has chapters. Sometimes we know when to...

Life has chapters. Sometimes we know when to close one and turn the first page of the next one and sometimes we don't know we've ended one until we are well into the next and sometimes we revisit a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 04:44 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,781
Posted By dduelin
Are you sure about that? ...

Are you sure about that?


http://www.promecha.com.au/myths_misconceptions.htm
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 03:44 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,781
Posted By dduelin
The rear suspension on all bikes extends upon...

The rear suspension on all bikes extends upon acceleration regardless of chain, belt, or shaft drive mechanisms. Careful design and/or engineering of the relationship of the swing arm pivot axis to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 26,582
Posted By dduelin
That is something the NC700X and the FZ-07 have...

That is something the NC700X and the FZ-07 have in common.
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,366
Posted By dduelin
In the interest of full disclosure many of the...

In the interest of full disclosure many of the last 6500 miles were on the slab. I had a week of vacation and wanted to do a 50CC and about the only way across the continent in <50 hours is to ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,558
Posted By dduelin
I guess I'm fortunate at almost 60 to still be...

I guess I'm fortunate at almost 60 to still be able to ride long days and multiple day after day rides without any pain that two Tylenol every 4 to 6 hours can't handle. I think for me the key is to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 28,194
Posted By dduelin
I just did a similar ride on my ST1300 except...

I just did a similar ride on my ST1300 except across the lower tier of states. I did a 50CC to get west, crossing from Jacksonville Beach FL to San Diego in 42 hours 30 minutes. I then rode up to the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,366
Posted By dduelin
Update. ...

Update.

http://s115.photobucket.com/albums/n291/dduelin/imagejpg1_zps5ce96e93.jpg[/URL]
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,424
Posted By dduelin
If the tire is hardly flat-spotted it has a lot...

If the tire is hardly flat-spotted it has a lot of life left in it. Z6 rears start life with a bit more than 5.5 mm of tread depth. Yes, without sipes on the centerline it's impossible to measure...
Forum: Road warriors 08-01-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 28,194
Posted By dduelin
I think I passed you on TN 360 on the way to...

I think I passed you on TN 360 on the way to Tellico Plains from Venore. In the 100 mph corner at the horse pasture. At 100.
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 5,557
Views: 1,055,958
Posted By dduelin
Honda is going to shave 75 lbs of weight off,...

Honda is going to shave 75 lbs of weight off, move the gas tank back where it belongs, fit a 19" front & Ohlins suspension and a real tool kit, add a cylinder, boost the hp to 79, raise the redline...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 5,557
Views: 1,055,958
Posted By dduelin
Have you been following the Temporary Fuel Cell...

Have you been following the Temporary Fuel Cell thread over in the NC700 forum? I put 2 gallons in my tank last evening at 70 mph from an aux tank. It was neat to see the fuel gauge rising after I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,159
Posted By dduelin
You would enjoy reading The Upper Half Of The...

You would enjoy reading The Upper Half Of The Motorcycle by Spiegel.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,159
Posted By dduelin
Hint: It's not the OPs two car lengths. C's...

Hint: It's not the OPs two car lengths.

C's extra Mississippi gives the Navy Chief all the cover his variables need for "safe minimum distance". Variables add, not subtract.
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 5,557
Views: 1,055,958
Posted By dduelin
When I think how little time I spend next to gas...

When I think how little time I spend next to gas pumps vs how much time I spend riding I don't understand what is the big deal but lots of folks subscribe to "I always do it this way there's no other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,159
Posted By dduelin
Here's the puzzle. At 65 mph what is the minimum...

Here's the puzzle. At 65 mph what is the minimum safe following distance behind a semi and five cars? A. 40 feet. B. 192 feet or "One Mississippi Two Mississippi" C. 192 feet plus extra Mississippi...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 5,557
Views: 1,055,958
Posted By dduelin
Don't worry.......your in good company here.

Don't worry.......your in good company here.
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,896
Posted By dduelin
Amen brother.

Amen brother.
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,896
Posted By dduelin
Congratulations are in order. Were they out of...

Congratulations are in order. Were they out of leftover 2013s? (Post #31)
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,896
Posted By dduelin
A deposit on a $5400 leftover? Why not just buy...

A deposit on a $5400 leftover? Why not just buy it? It's not like they have to order one and they are holding your spot in line.
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,896
Posted By dduelin
Where's the Like button?

Where's the Like button?
Forum: Road warriors 07-19-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 9,896
Posted By dduelin
I don't think anyone has paid MSRP for a ST1300...

I don't think anyone has paid MSRP for a ST1300 for the last 10 years. Asking and getting is two different things.
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