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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,606
Posted By willierides
My standard advice for any ticket, and this is...

My standard advice for any ticket, and this is supported by advice given to me by law enforcement acquaintances AND successful outcomes in my own experience, is to show up in court, dress and act...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-24-2012, 03:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,392
Posted By willierides
I've had a small dirt bike and atv repair side...

I've had a small dirt bike and atv repair side business for few years now. I get a lot of young riders that are trying to get by on a budget. That's fine and I've been there. But this is an expensive...
Forum: Ride reports 06-27-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 30,956
Posted By willierides
Nice. I'll be watching from NY!

Nice. I'll be watching from NY!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,008
Posted By willierides
I'm a member for one reason: So I can race AMA...

I'm a member for one reason: So I can race AMA sanctioned events. I scan the letters to the magazine and occasional interesting article. I do think they provide some lobbying efforts that at least...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-11-2012, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8,130
Views: 357,834
Posted By willierides
I see from the carry case in the background that...

I see from the carry case in the background that someone has the same "designer" reading glasses that I carry. It's nice to be able to actually READ the menu without wearing my glasses inside my...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-04-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8,130
Views: 357,834
Posted By willierides
Too bad I didn't know who you were. I was...

Too bad I didn't know who you were. I was probably standing just off to the right, a little further down the back stretch wall, from where this picture was taken. Glad to see Landon riding well...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-01-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 8,130
Views: 357,834
Posted By willierides
I'm on the fence about the adventure ride....

I'm on the fence about the adventure ride. Depends on whether or not I'll have passengers riding with me to the races. I WILL be racing tomorrow night. If I end up going solo, I'll throw the DR in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 258
Views: 27,421
Posted By willierides
Kinda did the opposite today. I was out working...

Kinda did the opposite today. I was out working on my track when my tractor ran out of gas. I hoofed it a few hundred yards to the shop to grab gas. Decided to grab a bike to try out some track...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-15-2012, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By willierides
We left around 11:00, too. Wasn't sure we'd be...

We left around 11:00, too. Wasn't sure we'd be able to get out, as the place was pretty packed in.

The 150 class is all fun! I rode the heat, but skipped the main because my Sr B class was...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-14-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 832
Posted By willierides
I'll be flattrackin' it that night, for sure! I...

I'll be flattrackin' it that night, for sure! I am toying with doing the adventure ride, too. I know the guys that run it and I'm sure it'll be awesome. I saw pics from last year and I'd like to do...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-27-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8,130
Views: 357,834
Posted By willierides
Nice "Fast Times" reference! :D

Nice "Fast Times" reference! :D
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-26-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,981
Posted By willierides
I just saw your signature line. Damn. Hang in...

I just saw your signature line. Damn. Hang in there. I lost a very good friend and riding partner way too young to PC. Let's hope it's "to be continued" for a VERY long time!
Forum: Old's Cool 12-24-2011, 04:53 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 80,934
Posted By willierides
I'll bore you all with a couple: 2001...

I'll bore you all with a couple:

2001 CR250R:

From this:
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f358/willierides/The%20Stable/CR250/CR250ROct2006005.jpg

To this:...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-23-2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,034
Posted By willierides
Bought this in '04: ...

Bought this in '04:
http://i51.photobucket.com/albums/f358/willierides/Maxim%20Pics/Maxim%20May04/Maxim5-2-04001.jpg

Nice "fuses":...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,686
Posted By willierides
Guess I'll ask...whose land do you build these...

Guess I'll ask...whose land do you build these trails on? Where I live illegal "trail building" recently put the legal trails built and maintained by our club in jeopardy. We almost lost ALL the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 24,623
Posted By willierides
My brother-in-law bought a bike several years...

My brother-in-law bought a bike several years ago. The dealer told him it was a good bike to learn on. It was a Kawasaki Vulcan "88" (1500cc).

Even though he is a big guy, I tried to talk him...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,204
Posted By willierides
Hmmm...leaving their feet down until they have to...

Hmmm...leaving their feet down until they have to shift up? That's a relatively long time. Doesn't sound like outrigging to me. I can see myself doing that if I've been on a very long ride, just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2011, 03:51 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,642
Posted By willierides
Mert Lawill (flattracker made famous in Bruce...

Mert Lawill (flattracker made famous in Bruce Brown's "On Any Sunday") invented a device for his friend that lost their arm (left arm, I believe). It was simply a way to lock his prosthetic device to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,388
Posted By willierides
Nice. It would be nice to hear some more...

Nice. It would be nice to hear some more stories...maybe your next "gig" could be writing....kind of a motorcyclist's memoirs. I'm sure you have a lot of stories to tell. Details and pictures, the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2011, 05:29 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,517
Posted By willierides
Um...here?? "Only" seems pretty specific to me....

Um...here?? "Only" seems pretty specific to me. :dunno

" These are the only bikes specifically made for truck routes only. Ok, fire up the flame throwers. "
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2011, 02:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,858
Posted By willierides
Gotcha. I don't have long hair, but it is an...

Gotcha. I don't have long hair, but it is an issue for my wife. My friend and his wife both have long hair. They either braid it or wear kind of a "wrap" around the part in the back the sticks out of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2011, 05:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,858
Posted By willierides
Absolutely! My brother and my closest friends and...

Absolutely! My brother and my closest friends and I are non-stop ball busters. But it is all in good fun. From snowboarders vs. skiiers, skaters vs. bikers, Harleys, Beemers, "crotch rockets"....I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2011, 03:58 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,858
Posted By willierides
I had a thought (:eek1). Maybe some of these...

I had a thought (:eek1). Maybe some of these so-called "posers" and "pirates" (maybe a Jimmy Buffet song in there somewhere) are more like their biker personas than their daily appearances would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-10-2011, 06:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,858
Posted By willierides
A lot of cruisers out there yesterday.....

I have some rambling thougts this morning......

I've been reading all the cruiser bashing on here lately. I ride a cruiser and do not claim to be Valentino Rossi on the road. So I've been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,734
Posted By willierides
HA! Dungey only won last year because the top...

HA! Dungey only won last year because the top three riders were out with injury or still riding the Lites class. He's fast, but he will have his hands full this year with Villopoto, Canard, Stewart,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2011, 03:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,734
Posted By willierides
I do not care at all about being fast on the...

I do not care at all about being fast on the street. But SMOOTH is my goal!

We moved into a "new" house a little over three years ago. I sold my daily rider about then because I knew I would be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,603
Posted By willierides
"There are skilful fast rider's, on ds, sports...

"There are skilful fast rider's, on ds, sports bike's, cruiser's, super motos, scooter's, moped's. "

Um...for some it's just a fun past time. Doesn't have to be all or nothing. I can ride fast,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2011, 04:56 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,603
Posted By willierides
It's good to hear some reasonable discussion on...

It's good to hear some reasonable discussion on this. I ride a cruiser because I enjoy it, period. I also ride a DR650SE, ride motocross, ride woods and race flat track. I like all kinds of bikes...
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2011, 03:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,324
Posted By willierides
Come on, really? The cat knocked the Purple Power...

Come on, really? The cat knocked the Purple Power over and it spilled onto your bike engine? Did the dog eat your homework, too? :rofl
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-19-2011, 03:57 AM
Replies: 276
Views: 15,305
Posted By willierides
I know the area, travel it for work quite...

I know the area, travel it for work quite regularly. It's probably about an hour or so from my house. Always thought it'd be a fun area to explore on a dual sport and I JUST picked up a 2006 DR650SE....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2011, 03:19 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,159
Posted By willierides
That's pretty cool. "Reasonable", being a...

That's pretty cool. "Reasonable", being a subjective term, leaves it open for interpretation. I wonder if Alaska, where the OP was ticketed, has a similar law on the books. I'm thinking 71 in a 55...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,179
Posted By willierides
Two things helped my wife and me to eliminate the...

Two things helped my wife and me to eliminate the "helmet smack".

First, the free option, and, as covered already, try to be smoother on shifts, stops, starts, acceleration and deceleration. My...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,159
Posted By willierides
Yup. It's illegal in NY and PA to exceed the...

Yup. It's illegal in NY and PA to exceed the posted speed limit. Period. You can't speed to pass. I'd like to see it in writing that it IS legal somewhere.

Besides, you are saying that the car...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By willierides
Thanks! I am picking it up at 5:00. Can't wait! ...

Thanks! I am picking it up at 5:00. Can't wait!

I am not planning any serious off-roading with this bike, as I have several bikes to quell those urges...an old Bultaco Astro 360, a CR250, a...
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2011, 03:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 484
Posted By willierides
I'm comin' over....(from "Old's Cool")....

Guess I'm going to spend a little more time checking out the "Thumper" forum and a little less time on "Old's Cool".

Sold this:...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-12-2011, 04:22 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 57,011
Posted By willierides
Actually only one of the lines goes to the...

Actually only one of the lines goes to the "bottom end" (ie. the left crank bearing). The line right above that injects oil in the the intake stream right after the carb. So, you're right, it doesn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2011, 05:57 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,233
Posted By willierides
Yep, I agree. I loved my HD but got very sick of...

Yep, I agree. I loved my HD but got very sick of the whole weird-ass closed society thing. The only year I belonged to HOG was the first year because it was free. Never been to HOG rally, don't every...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,101
Posted By willierides
Flattracking is another story. When I strap my...

Flattracking is another story. When I strap my steel shoe on it's for a reason. No way you'll "snag" that puppy. The bottom is coated with VERY slippery metal. I think it's actually stellite(sp) or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 10,233
Posted By willierides
I hate to generalize, but stereotypes exist for a...

I hate to generalize, but stereotypes exist for a reason.

Beemer riders are the biggest snobs on two wheels. I can honestly say that I have had MANY incidental contacts with BMW riders where they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2011, 11:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,101
Posted By willierides
When riding in the dirt, you have your weight as...

When riding in the dirt, you have your weight as far forward as possible (head over your number plate) and you extend the inside leg and foot as far forward as possible, right next to the front axle...
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