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Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 10:14 PM
Replies: 9,057
Views: 1,901,496
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Thanks for all the replies. My transition from a...

Thanks for all the replies. My transition from a 640 to the 500 should be cake.
Forum: Thumpers Yesterday, 08:23 AM
Replies: 9,057
Views: 1,901,496
Posted By Sparrowhawk
How is the vibration of your 500 compare to the...

How is the vibration of your 500 compare to the 690 at highway speeds? I am considering a similar change of bikes. I've read complaints about vibration on the 500 but never sure the frame of...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:07 AM
Replies: 663
Views: 98,372
Posted By Sparrowhawk
A tube of JB Weld costs less than $10.

A tube of JB Weld costs less than $10.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:53 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 66,400
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Nah, we're gonna hate you because you can afford...

Nah, we're gonna hate you because you can afford two nice bikes. Make sure to get some loud pipes for your Beemer. There are still plenty of lives that need saving.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:48 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 37,141
Posted By Sparrowhawk
We are saying the same thing. Electric...

We are saying the same thing. Electric motorcycles are very good at some things and less suitable for others.

A person loading up a motorcycle on the back of a pickup to go play at a track or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 37,141
Posted By Sparrowhawk
This is really all it boils down to. EVs are so...

This is really all it boils down to. EVs are so new that people have a hard time wrapping their minds around the idea. Few people would argue that battery operated power tools are a bad concept and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,582
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Let's see, that means maybe 3 shirts, socks, &...

Let's see, that means maybe 3 shirts, socks, & undies, a couple pair of pants, shorts that double as swim trunks, a little detergent for laundry in a sink, walking shoes, a tooth brush, deodorant,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 37,141
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Now this is fun. The Energica Ego...

Now this is fun.



The Energica Ego passed EPA this week and will be delivered to the US customer this year.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 01:29 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 37,141
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Motocross racing - the sound of silence.

You could build a motocross track in a vacant lot in a neghborhood.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,582
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Traveling light has many advantages for both...

Traveling light has many advantages for both safety and pleasure of the ride. Few appreciate the difference a light load makes or understand how a bunch of small decisions can add up to a bunch of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 05:43 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 37,141
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Not to belabor the topic but heat-fired power...

Not to belabor the topic but heat-fired power plants are only a little better. They lose 65% of the energy contained in the fuel as waste heat (35% efficient). It seems like that should enter into...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 11:30 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 37,141
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Thanks for taking the time to write one of the...

Thanks for taking the time to write one of the best pieces on the scientific method I have read. If more people understood how scientific knowledge is advanced there would be much less shouting and...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-17-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 13,698
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Respect! I had to miss it this year because of a...

Respect! I had to miss it this year because of a broken ankle. It is a huge event put on by volunteers. I appreciate the comments that lead to improvements and the wisdom of understanding the...
Forum: Racing 04-16-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 6,110
Views: 761,656
Posted By Sparrowhawk
With Salar de Uyuni back on the route, Team ROKON...

With Salar de Uyuni back on the route, Team ROKON has started testing their new rally bike for the 2016 Dakar. Tom Blais, President of ROKON, the second oldest motorcycle manufacturer company in the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 11,007
Posted By Sparrowhawk
... for a Harley.

... for a Harley.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,236
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Cry Buell closes its doors.

Yesterday's Milwaukee Sentinal (http://www.jsonline.com/business/erik-buell-racing-closes-files-for-receivership-b99481936z1-299863281.html)

Erik Buell Racing, an East Troy motorcycle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,582
Posted By Sparrowhawk
As Scott mentioned, 20 psi is a good starting...

As Scott mentioned, 20 psi is a good starting point for heavier bikes off pavement and 15 psi for a big thumper.

That's a starting point and will work well at moderate speeds in most conditions....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,055
Posted By Sparrowhawk
$345 1969 Kawasaki 90, G3TR bought new when I was...

$345 1969 Kawasaki 90, G3TR bought new when I was 16 from wages earned as a box boy. Great bike rode the hell out of it until the mid 1980s but also wanted something faster for the street. Ultimately...
Forum: Racing 04-15-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,834
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Since I already have a KTM I just need to pick up...

Since I already have a KTM I just need to pick up a spray bottle of KH-7 degreaser for cleaning it. Maybe then I will be as fast as Laia.
Forum: Racing 04-15-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 6,110
Views: 761,656
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Paulo gives a fun interview over at Ultimate...

Paulo gives a fun interview over at Ultimate Motorcycling HERE (https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2015/04/15/paulo-goncalves-interview-maybe-im-maturing-like-a-bottle-of-port/).
...
Forum: Racing 04-10-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 6,110
Views: 761,656
Posted By Sparrowhawk
205? LLewellyn Pavey talks about his Dakar...

205? LLewellyn Pavey talks about his Dakar experience in Enduro Illustrated on page 41.

http://issuu.com/enduro21.com/docs/enduro_illustrated__08
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,320
Posted By Sparrowhawk
It is great fun. It would take a long time to...

It is great fun. It would take a long time to learn the course.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 66,400
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Don't forget the Goldwing. I'm not sure what's...

Don't forget the Goldwing. I'm not sure what's antiquated about the 2015 BMW water boxers. Unusual, sure, but the engine design & components are as modern as anything available. Have you seen the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 11:28 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 66,400
Posted By Sparrowhawk
The Spanish brought chaperajos – a word meaning...

The Spanish brought chaperajos – a word meaning leather breeches or “leg of iron” – to the Americans when colonists from that country started establishing large ranches in Mexico, Central America,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 66,400
Posted By Sparrowhawk
No worries, Harley will be a safe haven for...

No worries, Harley will be a safe haven for neo-luddites for the foreseeable future.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 66,400
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Two large capacity V-twins compared for the sake...

Two large capacity V-twins compared for the sake of contrast. The Harley, a low revving, low HP engine, with high initial torque. The other a high revving, high torque, high HP engine with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 66,400
Posted By Sparrowhawk
You could be right but I think what keeps them...

You could be right but I think what keeps them from producing high HP bikes is the desired power curve and sound, not the design specifics. An engine designed for torque at low RPM is going to be a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 481,463
Posted By Sparrowhawk
But they do get the award for the most improbable...

But they do get the award for the most improbable 4/1 prank. :D

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 481,463
Posted By Sparrowhawk
More evidence that Harley is expanding beyond the...

More evidence that Harley is expanding beyond the cruiser market.
http://www.riderfiles.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Carr-on-Lucifers-sm.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 37,141
Posted By Sparrowhawk
This thread reminds me of a power tool discussion...

This thread reminds me of a power tool discussion from decades ago. Anybody ever have an old 9 V Makita rechargeable drill? They were expensive, ran down quickly, took a long time to charge, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 19,814
Posted By Sparrowhawk
This is the core of your main question. He...

This is the core of your main question. He could/would not let you ride away, or push it out of sight and then ride away, because he had reason to believe you did not have a valid license. Once you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 66,400
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Isn't it about time for more Harley pictures?

Isn't it about time for more Harley pictures?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 66,400
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Brammo although I am not sure about their status...

Brammo although I am not sure about their status after being recently bought by Polaris. Mission and Lightning will keep you entertained. 2013 Pike's Peak and Isle of Man show their competence...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 66,400
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Very true. It's an interesting study from both a...

Very true. It's an interesting study from both a human and marketing perspective. It is really amazing what the Motor Company has achieved. Not many years ago Harley riders were mostly white male...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 66,400
Posted By Sparrowhawk
It was designed to make a specific sound. Sort...

It was designed to make a specific sound. Sort of like a Star Wars speeder bike, which a certain age demographic will identify with. There are some early marketing videos produced you can find on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 66,400
Posted By Sparrowhawk
What do you think? ...

What do you think? http://add.about.com/u/ua/adhdthebasics/ADHD-and-Sensitivities.htm

Sensory sensitivity. It's real by the way, not fun for those that experience it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 66,400
Posted By Sparrowhawk
One would think so by looking at the past but...

One would think so by looking at the past but things they are a changing.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 66,400
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Polaris just purchased Brammo and will likely...

Polaris just purchased Brammo and will likely sell them under the Victory name. Not sure if that counts. KTM currently sells a line of street legal e-bikes but only in Europe at this point. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 66,400
Posted By Sparrowhawk
Whew! Like many Harley threads, and Harley riders...

Whew! Like many Harley threads, and Harley riders negotiating a curvy stretch of road, this one has certainly gotten off in the weeds. :lol3

One should distinguish between the characteristics of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,373
Views: 66,400
Posted By Sparrowhawk
How about the costume? We backcountry discovery...

How about the costume? We backcountry discovery riders like to dress alike so we fit in.
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