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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,465
Posted By randyo
not sure I understand the question, XV920R/TR1...

not sure I understand the question, XV920R/TR1 came with enclosed chain from the factory, 70k on original chain I bought bike from original owner with 30k, still had original chain, OM calls for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,219
Posted By randyo
tecumseh sno king ...

tecumseh sno king

http://di3-1.shoppingshadow.com/pi/i.ebayimg.com/00/$(KGrHqZ,!jgFDKvN0GfYBQ7985jQ9w~~_32-260x260-0-0.JPG
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,465
Posted By randyo
I tried non o-ring on my SV as well, got nearly...

I tried non o-ring on my SV as well, got nearly 8,000 miles with a scottoiler, regular o-ring chain lasted me 35k with the scottoiler, if I did not consider labor to change the chain 4 times as much,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,219
Posted By randyo
good motor for sure, but I kinda like the...

good motor for sure, but I kinda like the AMC/Jeep 4.0 that Chrysler kept in the lineup till '06

small block chevy v8 and the Motus v4

http://motusmotorcycles.com/i/american_v4_engine.png
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,104
Posted By randyo
when are you going to start riding it

when are you going to start riding it
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 05:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,976
Posted By randyo
why bother have insurance if you only carry the...

why bother have insurance if you only carry the minimum state requirements
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 04:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,976
Posted By randyo
2 years ago, in December, I received a notice...

2 years ago, in December, I received a notice from my homeowners insurance that I would not be renewed on the renewal date of March 15 if I did not replace the roof on my house (something I was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,529
Posted By randyo
yes, but there was also green stuff (smaller...

yes, but there was also green stuff (smaller lateral branches), my front wheel was likely already in the air, and it wasn't perpendicular to travel
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,529
Posted By randyo
maybe I'm lucky on a windy day, I had a...

maybe I'm lucky

on a windy day, I had a limb from a pine tree fall right in front of me, over 6" in diameter main stem with green branches coning off the main stem, over 30 feet long as it went...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,880
Posted By randyo
there is no right of way violation when both have...

there is no right of way violation when both have as much right to be there, in case of accident the person over the line would be civilly responsible that's it

the only summonses I have ever...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,880
Posted By randyo
there is nothing in the law about "when it is...

there is nothing in the law about "when it is safe to do so" because there is no law that says you can, like lane splitting in California, there is just no law prohibiting it
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,880
Posted By randyo
All I can say is don't ride in Vermont if yer...

All I can say is don't ride in Vermont if yer scared, it's legal to cross yellows there, bike do it, cars do it, trucks do it
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 06:57 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,529
Posted By randyo
pothole is an expression for dips, heaves and the...

pothole is an expression for dips, heaves and the plate tectonics that goes on on out local roads

abrupt 5-6" sheer is just as common as a tiny 1' puddle
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,469
Posted By randyo
so, what brand do I ride ? based on my response

so, what brand do I ride ? based on my response
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 07:50 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,529
Posted By randyo
that's how I see it

that's how I see it
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,469
Posted By randyo
are not Victory and CanAm the same manufacturer ?...

are not Victory and CanAm the same manufacturer ? Polaris

appears to be some kind of study with the typical skewed question(s) to manufacture a justification for an opinion

I do not work on my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,529
Posted By randyo
6" deep potholes are common place in northern New...

6" deep potholes are common place in northern New England, specially this time of year

yes, you can hit them at 70mph and barely notice them

crashing.... someone panicked

I would agree...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 9,201
Posted By randyo
a mid 60's, hell, even a late 50's Corvette is...

a mid 60's, hell, even a late 50's Corvette is faster than a mid 70's vette
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,563
Posted By randyo
actually, no my ex was kicked out of MSF...

actually, no

my ex was kicked out of MSF after looping one of their bikes about 1 hour into her first session on the range

I arranged personal instruction thru MSF coach that I know, first...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2015, 02:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,563
Posted By randyo
when my now ex-wife was learning to ride, I would...

when my now ex-wife was learning to ride, I would ride her bike to the local high school parking lot on a weekend, she would follow me in her car, I would hang loose while she practiced what she...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 9,201
Posted By randyo
they wouldn't, Insurance rates are tied to claims...

they wouldn't, Insurance rates are tied to claims made, always have been, and always will be

while some insurance companies offer discounts for training, the base rates are based on claims made...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2015, 05:18 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 9,201
Posted By randyo
you spew unsupported conjecture and then feel...

you spew unsupported conjecture and then feel insulted by an internet statement

there is no evidence that tiered licensing makes a difference
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 9,201
Posted By randyo
I understand that it is common, but to they have...

I understand that it is common, but to they have any lower accident rates

if they don't, why penalize new riders, because you are a vindictive asshole that thinks he's better than a newby ?
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 9,201
Posted By randyo
that might be great and necessary in the...

that might be great and necessary in the Commonwealth of Virginia, go for it, get your state legislature to introduce and pass such a law and have your governor sign it

what might be good for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 9,201
Posted By randyo
Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 9,201
Posted By randyo
shit happens, tiered licensing won't change that,...

shit happens, tiered licensing won't change that, people die, tiered licensing won't change that, there are no guarantees in life except death and taxes

we already have consequences,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 9,201
Posted By randyo
in the US as a whole, NO WAY, licensing is a...

in the US as a whole, NO WAY, licensing is a STATE issue, if individual states want to consider tiered licensing, I have no issue with that, Feds already usurp too much authority
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 933
Views: 79,310
Posted By randyo
this would be closest in size comparable to what...

this would be closest in size comparable to what I am running

205/70-15 is 133.25mm tall section compares to 150/90-15
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 79,310
Posted By randyo
my experience with the General Altimax Arctic on...

my experience with the General Altimax Arctic on the rear of my V-strom in northern New England winter and spring (mud season) conditions leads me to believe that you could not find a better tire for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,889
Posted By randyo
https://youtu.be/bP8oCvacvAg

https://youtu.be/bP8oCvacvAg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 7,889
Posted By randyo
I'd get my potato gun and start firing snowballs...

I'd get my potato gun and start firing snowballs back
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 06:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,728
Posted By randyo
they show the same pothole in the video while...

they show the same pothole in the video while speaking with the lady that hit the pothole the previous day also the damaged guardrail she hit
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,728
Posted By randyo
pic came from local media news at the scene ...

pic came from local media news at the scene

http://wkrn.com/2015/03/09/pothole-couldve-caused-crash-day-before-fatal-briley-parkway-wreck/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,728
Posted By randyo
https://mgtvwkrn.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/still...

https://mgtvwkrn.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/still0309_000011.jpg?w=300&h=169


doesn't look especially deep to me

pothole did not cause accident day before or motorcycle accident

panic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 686
Posted By randyo
unless yer gonna travel a lot on muddy gravel...

unless yer gonna travel a lot on muddy gravel roads, stick with sport touring tires, dual sport tires really don't help on pavement, even if its got a lot of dirt on it, if anything, on pavement,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 04:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,728
Posted By randyo
I dunno, a pothole killing someone... sounds...

I dunno, a pothole killing someone... sounds kinda lame to me

maybe potholes are a big deal in Tennessee, here in notheren New England, potholes are pretty routine

calling one in:rofl before...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,118
Posted By randyo
It started deflating long before you noticed it ...

It started deflating long before you noticed it

I lost a caliper and put a 6" gash in my wheel @ 60mph, took 10-15 seconds just to come to a stop and air was still hissing out the opening, for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,118
Posted By randyo
if your tires go "flat" your not paying...

if your tires go "flat" your not paying attention, its too easy to feel they are soft and repair them before they get flat
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 07:14 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,118
Posted By randyo
for me, new tires are nail magnets, I use my bike...

for me, new tires are nail magnets, I use my bike as a "company vehicle" to visit job sites, many of which are construction sites, I average a dozen nails a year but have never had a "flat" tire...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 01:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,454
Posted By randyo
in northern Maine, it's not uncommon for diesel...

in northern Maine, it's not uncommon for diesel spill in corners, Canadian truckers overfill their tanks with cheaper american fuel before their return trip
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