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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2015, 07:39 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,939
Posted By sloperut
Use the SMIDSY...

Use the SMIDSY (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqQBubilSXU) maneuver.
Forum: Thumpers 01-02-2015, 06:09 PM
Replies: 461
Views: 60,394
Posted By sloperut
Subscribed. :ear

Subscribed. :ear
Forum: Ride reports 12-24-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 145,621
Posted By sloperut
:clapGreat RR, I'm in.

:clapGreat RR, I'm in.
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-09-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,002
Posted By sloperut
Great job Terry. Cool achievement. Signed,...

Great job Terry. Cool achievement.

Signed, a Fan Boy :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,035
Posted By sloperut
Yeah, probably should of said slow down instead...

Yeah, probably should of said slow down instead of stop. Nits will be picked. :deal

However, we did stopping drills from 25mph to 0 and practiced unloading the front end smoothly. I suppose that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,035
Posted By sloperut
A track day/lesson will teach you many things: ...

A track day/lesson will teach you many things: Higher speed braking, confidence in your tires, confidence in yourself, how to be smooth, etc.

One example: When I was learning, I used to wonder...
Forum: Racing 08-10-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 19,886
Posted By sloperut
Agreed, FS1 coverage sucks. Now only raw feed. ...

Agreed, FS1 coverage sucks. Now only raw feed. No announcers.
Forum: Racing 08-10-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 19,886
Posted By sloperut
FS1 just reported the loss of feed was due to a...

FS1 just reported the loss of feed was due to a power outage at Indy.

Update - now on last lap.
Forum: Ride reports 07-21-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 229,242
Posted By sloperut
Oh my, J-Bay looking great there. :clap You...

Oh my, J-Bay looking great there. :clap

You just filled up your good karma account for giving Jackson your board - excellent.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-03-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,959
Posted By sloperut
:tb ...

:tb

http://www.wheelshots.com/Motorcycles/Ride-Outs-and-Bike-Meets/The-Leigh-Arms-Northwhich/i-8K7V9xD/0/L/IMG_3199-L.jpg
Forum: Racing 04-27-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 15,834
Posted By sloperut
Last week FS1 showed all three classes. Re-runs...

Last week FS1 showed all three classes. Re-runs this week? Really FS1? :huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,135
Posted By sloperut
Craig Vetter built a recumbent back in '81 ...

Craig Vetter built a recumbent back in '81 http://www.craigvetter.com/pages/Motorcycle_Designs/Streamliner.html
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,081
Posted By sloperut
To quote Rossi:...

To quote Rossi: (http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news--general-news/rossi-iom-tt-is-too-dangerous/22211.html)

'I did a lap of the Isle of Man, and I understand why people love this because...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 22,429
Posted By sloperut
I have had random strangers thank me for wearing...

I have had random strangers thank me for wearing this day-glow vest (bought it at Cyclegear). I suppose that means it is doing some good. However, I still ride like I'm invisible too.
...
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 164,658
Posted By sloperut
Yes, words to live by when traveling - especially...

Yes, words to live by when traveling - especially #3.
Forum: Ride reports 01-16-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 818
Views: 164,658
Posted By sloperut
The floating islands of the Uros people, on Lake...

The floating islands of the Uros people, on Lake Titicaca, are interesting and touristy. The visit would have taken about half of you day. My wife and I traveled to Peru in 2010 (non moto). ...
Forum: Ride reports 12-29-2013, 09:03 PM
Replies: 818
Views: 164,658
Posted By sloperut
Subscribed :nod Great RR.

Subscribed :nod

Great RR.
Forum: Ride reports 11-11-2013, 11:33 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 229,242
Posted By sloperut
:clap:clap:clap

:clap:clap:clap
Forum: Ride reports 11-10-2013, 07:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 30,031
Posted By sloperut
Thank you. :clap

Thank you. :clap
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-30-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7,563
Views: 2,600,232
Posted By sloperut
Ennistymon<wbr>, Ireland ...

Ennistymon<wbr>, Ireland

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-EsUnWbExy1o/UnBEnzNZdWI/AAAAAAAAMLQ/ebDjYrNrKsM/s512/DSCN1345.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 10-12-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 759
Views: 229,242
Posted By sloperut
I'm in. Land locked ex surfer in Utah. Time to...

I'm in. Land locked ex surfer in Utah. Time to live vicariously.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,365
Posted By sloperut
U.S. 189 between Orem and Heber Utah then hooking...

U.S. 189 between Orem and Heber Utah then hooking up the the I-80.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2013, 09:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,365
Posted By sloperut
Of course, there is the ultimate slab along that...

Of course, there is the ultimate slab along that stretch. :evil

http://capitalcitywhips.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/bonneville_salt_flats.jpg
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-06-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,668
Posted By sloperut
Subscribed. :clap

Subscribed. :clap
Forum: Some Assembly Required 05-22-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 8,996
Posted By sloperut
I rode with Alan (the silver Ninja 250...

I rode with Alan (the silver Ninja 250 stream-liner) on the I-80, through Utah, in gusting 35mph crosswinds, during a downpour, complete with simi-trucks, and he wasn't getting blown around any more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,186
Posted By sloperut
Where can I find some better lean angle...

Where can I find some better lean angle components? :wink:

Carry on.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2013, 11:47 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,930
Posted By sloperut
On my bike, nothing spectacular, a trailer hitch...

On my bike, nothing spectacular, a trailer hitch assembly and critters of various types: fox, coyote, deer.

In my car: I was driving north on the 405 in by Seal Beach, at night, and saw this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,186
Posted By sloperut
I couldn't agree more. Even at sensible, street,...

I couldn't agree more. Even at sensible, street, speeds trail braking is very useful on a twisty mountain decent.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 37,318
Views: 9,791,357
Posted By sloperut
Yep.

Yep.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2013, 07:48 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,186
Posted By sloperut
It does. However, I prefer to have more than one...

It does. However, I prefer to have more than one option at hand for any given circumstance. I'd rather not limit myself to one way, for instance, only setting up speed prior to turn in.

Why is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,186
Posted By sloperut
I was reading something, I believe by Keith Code,...

I was reading something, I believe by Keith Code, where he hinted that trail braking was the less expert technique vs. braking upright prior to the turn. I thought about it and it kind of makes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2013, 11:31 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 42,258
Posted By sloperut
A number of years back, I locked up the front...

A number of years back, I locked up the front stopping in cold/frosty conditions which, in-turn, caused the the front to tuck. Boy, when the front tucks things happen quickly. :eek1

A couple...
Forum: Ride reports 02-24-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 884
Views: 490,293
Posted By sloperut
Just spent two mornings reading this great RR...

Just spent two mornings reading this great RR over multiple cups of jo. Very inspiring Anna.
Forum: Ride reports 12-16-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,200
Posted By sloperut
Great photos, looking forward to more, thanks. ...

Great photos, looking forward to more, thanks.

My wife and I just returned from a two week tour (non motorcycle) of Myanmar. Beautiful country and people. Go there before it becomes awash...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,125
Posted By sloperut
It took me a track day in the wet to figure out...

It took me a track day in the wet to figure out that rain riding wasn't as scary as I imagined it to be. Trust your tires and ride smooth.

Proper gear cannot be emphasized enough. Also, having...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-27-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 7,563
Views: 2,600,232
Posted By sloperut
A photo I snapped in Spain last year. Hope this...

A photo I snapped in Spain last year. Hope this isn't a repeat.

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UzTqi_zCuT0/ULUF-_j6V6I/AAAAAAAABdU/NEKdZ1jUdTw/s800/IMG_0751.jpg?gl=US
Forum: Road warriors 09-06-2012, 11:30 AM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 313,615
Posted By sloperut
Did this on my 2005. Big difference. Currently I...

Did this on my 2005. Big difference. Currently I have the preload at the highest setting (set it for a day at the track) and haven't changed it. It is a little harsh that way when I am on the freeway...
Forum: Racing 07-18-2012, 11:07 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,954
Posted By sloperut
Vic and Alan traveled about 115 miles from...

Vic and Alan traveled about 115 miles from Wendover, UT to where we met in Salt Lake. Prior to heading out, Vic topped of his tank and added a little over a gallon. I'd guess real world around...
Forum: Racing 07-18-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,954
Posted By sloperut
I met up with Alan and another Vetter Challenge...

I met up with Alan and another Vetter Challenge rider Vic for lunch in Salt Lake City and rode with them for a while after meeting them for lunch. Both of their stream-liners had no trouble coping...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2011, 03:09 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,885
Posted By sloperut
The photo is correct per the manufacturer...

The photo is correct per the manufacturer (http://www.modernworld.com/2009/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=55&category_id=6&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=12). :deal ...
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