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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 08:35 PM
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Posted By ruin
"It's fast enough."

"It's fast enough."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 11:01 AM
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Views: 9,553,864
Posted By ruin
Well I suppose staying below 5mph and/or...

Well I suppose staying below 5mph and/or duckwalking every where are other methods one could use.. I'm not sure I'd call either of those riding though. Plenty of people successfully counterlean in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 10:58 AM
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Views: 9,553,864
Posted By ruin
It's a common term in motorsport.

It's a common term in motorsport.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 36,567
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Posted By ruin
Refusing to lean is not the same thing as saying...

Refusing to lean is not the same thing as saying "I don't countersteer." One might be true (but stupid), the other is impossible unless you never ride outside of empty parking lots, or get on/off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 10:43 AM
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Views: 9,553,864
Posted By ruin
All of them that think they aren't doing it, in...

All of them that think they aren't doing it, in fact.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 10:35 AM
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Posted By ruin
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Edit: playable.
Forum: Road warriors 03-10-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4,443
Views: 531,025
Posted By ruin
Comparing the Motus to Koenigsegg is... rather...

Comparing the Motus to Koenigsegg is... rather ridiculous, I agree. Tthe first car they delivered (8 years, not 12) was a premium supercar, on par with a McLaren F1.

The Motus is a nice looking...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 11:13 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
What took you so long to start derping this time?...

What took you so long to start derping this time? For a little bit there I thought you'd grown up. My mistake.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 10:54 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
When I was spending a lot of time on that kind of...

When I was spending a lot of time on that kind of terrain (mostly sand flats), skidding around was simply for fun, and what I noticed was exactly the opposite. If I wanted fun, I slid the back end...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2015, 07:28 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 647,354
Posted By ruin
MIG works as well either way, doesn't really...

MIG works as well either way, doesn't really matter.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
That's probably the best explanation I've heard...

That's probably the best explanation I've heard for why someone might want to turn it off on the back end, ever. Several of the newer trail oriented bikes I've looked at lately do allow you to turn...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 06:39 PM
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Views: 9,553,864
Posted By ruin
Yanking my chain? I thought I felt a tingle..

Yanking my chain? I thought I felt a tingle..
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
I grew up riding on the dirt like just about...

I grew up riding on the dirt like just about everyone else. Being a "well known technique" doesn't make it a better way to stop than proper braking, no matter how strongly you feel about it.

It's...
Forum: The Garage 02-07-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4,700
Views: 647,354
Posted By ruin
Potting is obnoxious. It prevents end user...

Potting is obnoxious. It prevents end user repair, and can actually cause problems itself when it sets or when it shrinks from being left out in a garage all winter. Most of the PCBs in vehicles,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
That simply isn't true. I suspect you are just...

That simply isn't true. I suspect you are just going with your gut here, as most do, and choosing to not believe in the science. Skidding is never more "efficient" (meaning less stopping distance,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 12:57 PM
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Views: 9,553,864
Posted By ruin
I see people doing this kind of stupid crap on...

I see people doing this kind of stupid crap on all different kinds of bikes, and in their vehicles too for car meets/rallies. Funny thing. If you just keep going like you don't see them, they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
It has been. ABS works in those conditions quite...

It has been. ABS works in those conditions quite well. Saying it doesn't is like saying that skidding gives you more control or better stopping distance, but neither of those is true. Expert MX...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 12:03 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
You explained how going down stairs "works" but...

You explained how going down stairs "works" but not how it could potentially "confuse" the ABS system, or how simply not having it would improve the situation. Skidding is dangerous enough on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
It's not impossible to have a solid answer, it's...

It's not impossible to have a solid answer, it's science. How is the system going to "get fooled?" This is the part of the discussion where all the yelling starts, or someone just walks away. It's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
What the hell keeps going batty with the damn...

What the hell keeps going batty with the damn quote button.

The price will be reflected in that bike and all their others, over some amount of time. The aftermarket switches are "hack jobs." ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
I don't understand how turning ABS off would have...

I don't understand how turning ABS off would have been beneficial when going down stairs. Unless you were really flying (ABS shuts off below 10mph or so) while doing a wheelie down the stairs, it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
It was a question, not an argument. I'm awaiting...

It was a question, not an argument. I'm awaiting an answer.



This is that BS I mentioned. Can you explain in detail one of these situations?



Already covered this. Making a bad...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
There's no such switch on your car, why does your...

There's no such switch on your car, why does your bike need one? Bikes and cars have traction control switches, but not ABS switches, for exactly the same reasons. Traction control can be a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 81,365
Posted By ruin
Being "conformist" has everything to do with why...

Being "conformist" has everything to do with why you make your decisions, and nothing to do with the actual decisions made. If you're buying make/model _____ for any reason other than it being...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
There is a difference between having the freedom...

There is a difference between having the freedom to make a decision, and then using that freedom to make a poor one. Everyone is free to make their own decisions, and others are free to criticize...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
Good grief. This whole thing is a terribly...

Good grief. This whole thing is a terribly simple concept to grasp, the angst is baffling.

ABS works. It works on bikes. It works on cars. It gives you an extra "oh shit" margin and will allow...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
Yeah, no. Most are inactive below 10mph or so. ...

Yeah, no. Most are inactive below 10mph or so. At some point they have to switch off and let the bike actually stop rather than interpreting stopped tires as a skid.

It's most helpful when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
I believe I've explained that it doesn't only...

I believe I've explained that it doesn't only compare rates. It does both. There's a reason that it's driven by a microprocessor (well ASIC actually).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
Wheel speed is somewhat incidental, that is not...

Wheel speed is somewhat incidental, that is not the primary factor the system is measuring -- it's measuring deceleration rate and acting primarily based on that. On one of the newer Ducati's they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
Meaning ABS will activate (the solenoid will...

Meaning ABS will activate (the solenoid will start its open/close cycling) on the wheel experiencing the greatest deceleration, reducing braking force to that wheel.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
I'm not sure what you mean? Braking...

I'm not sure what you mean? Braking independently doesn't really change anything. Either the wheels are decelerating at similar rates or they're not. If they are, but the rate is about to get "too...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,173,804
Posted By ruin
*facepalm* You know I new it was wrong when...

*facepalm*

You know I new it was wrong when I was replying but my brain was stuck in gear and the only other thing that came up was the made up word 'monodirectional' which would still mean the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
ABS solenoids can activate independently at each...

ABS solenoids can activate independently at each wheel, but the computer is looking at both signals and comparing them to detect impending slip. You can read Bosch's materials if you don't believe...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
That or the suspension is functional.

That or the suspension is functional.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,173,804
Posted By ruin
You have bad information. The bomb was...

You have bad information. The bomb was unidirectional. It left a gigantic crater. There was a parking lot across the street, all the vehicles there were destroyed as well. As for the license...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
Modern ABS does not work this way most of the...

Modern ABS does not work this way most of the time. It doesn't wait for tires to break traction before activating, it anticipates it by looking at the deceleration rates of the wheels and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
Your contribution is appreciated.

Your contribution is appreciated.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,376
Posted By ruin
ABS did save me (or assist in saving me) from a...

ABS did save me (or assist in saving me) from a minor fender bender last year, I have told the story here already, but once again. I'm riding with a buddy, I on a '13 Ninja 1000 ABS, he on an FZ8. ...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 513,847
Posted By ruin
You're welcome to do so with your bikes. ...

You're welcome to do so with your bikes. Exposure to gas slowly destroys paint.


Motorcycling is extremely dangerous. They should just ban that and call it done.
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2,610
Views: 513,847
Posted By ruin
You did. The amount of gasoline that actually...

You did. The amount of gasoline that actually ends up on the glove is so small it does not have the impact you imply, but you knew that. Take a Ritalin or something, your angst is misdirected.
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