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Forum: The Garage 12-27-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 514
Posted By JohnCW
A very soft high speed polishing wheel mounted in...

A very soft high speed polishing wheel mounted in a polishing machine using a polishing compound suitable for plastic (blue in the brand I buy) will completely buff out the haziness that's commonly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
Yes it truly is. I suppose childish name calling...

Yes it truly is. I suppose childish name calling is all some can resort to when unable to mount even the most basic case as to why blasting around a track testing the absolute limit of the bikes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
While i don't really care what you believe, if...

While i don't really care what you believe, if you can't see that its completely plausible for me to write a negative comment about "hot-shots" (something was the motivation). You respond but they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
Brilliant, why didn't I think of that earlier. I...

Brilliant, why didn't I think of that earlier. I see plenty of riders in the forums who have long incident free riding history. Thirty years or more is actually nothing unique. These are the ONLY...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
Yes he did say that, that's the very point being...

Yes he did say that, that's the very point being refuted by a number of people. What else do you take 'riding around the street won't achieve much' to mean?

Not sure I understand your point about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
+1 The safest riders I know are actually...

+1

The safest riders I know are actually not that 'technically' skilled as riders. They are experienced conservative riders with excellent 'road craft'.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
Spending the best part of two hours extracting...

Spending the best part of two hours extracting the guys damaged bike out of the farm paddock last Sunday was the motivation for that comment. Luckily he got away with bad brusing but the bike is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,905
Posted By JohnCW
Perhaps your taking the wording a bit to...

Perhaps your taking the wording a bit to literally, I understood the problem and also experience it. Same deal with an overtaking lane when approaching where it merges back into one. The rider in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 12:08 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
Not far off. There are actually things I could...

Not far off. There are actually things I could do to be a safer rider, slow down in the twisties, and stop riding with young hot-shots who regularly do track days and push (I think pass) the limits...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,905
Posted By JohnCW
I think its only fair that everyone be on a equal...

I think its only fair that everyone be on a equal footing in discussing not only this topic, but others in The Perfect Line. As some appear to have already mastered the following instruction guide,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
So really just another of your silly posts that...

So really just another of your silly posts that no-one every takes any notice of or responds to. I'll do the same from this point on.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
Then answer the question, what will I learn at an...

Then answer the question, what will I learn at an unsupervised track day that will improve a 46 year incident free riding record? How difficult is that to answer, your big chance.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
I think people should go back to the OP as you'll...

I think people should go back to the OP as you'll soon be discussing the 'meaning of life' if the discussion digresses further. There it is above, reduced to what seem to me to be its basic premise....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-21-2014, 03:07 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
Wouldn't that be 'just faster bad riders'?

Wouldn't that be 'just faster bad riders'?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
You must be the biggest tool I've think I ever...

You must be the biggest tool I've think I ever come across on the internet. Do you have any worthwhile contribution to the discussion other than bagging people. 13,000 post of negative crap, must...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 11:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,597
Posted By JohnCW
Don't worry to much, you probably eat it or...

Don't worry to much, you probably eat it or inhale it every day. It's only when you absorb over a certain amount that you have a slight problem, called death.

How many people would buy salt if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,905
Posted By JohnCW
I'll even admit to riding completely on my own...

I'll even admit to riding completely on my own through the twisties and I seeing a rider in the distance I've up the pace to catch him. Ego, childish, stupid, who cares, .... yes guilt of all as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,905
Posted By JohnCW
Pretty much how all the groups I ride with work. ...

Pretty much how all the groups I ride with work. Even the one large group of 40+ riders mid week (an over 40 age club so mostly retired riders) will quickly break out into 5 or so sub-groups to ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 5,905
Posted By JohnCW
Not all 'group rides' are 40 or 50 HD riders of...

Not all 'group rides' are 40 or 50 HD riders of poor riding ability blocking up the road or squids doing stunts for Youtube videos. Where I live they are only a small minority. Virtually all the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
I'll pass that bit of wisdom onto tomorrow's...

I'll pass that bit of wisdom onto tomorrow's riders being the social arm of the local race club doing one of their monthly 'day rides'.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
Just for the record, here's an extract from about...

Just for the record, here's an extract from about the only post (#336) where I gave my own opinion on 'track days' in relation to becoming a 'safer rider':

My opinion, attending a well designed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
Perhaps I'm fortunate that I live about 20...

Perhaps I'm fortunate that I live about 20 minutes ride away from one of Sydney's classic road rides. 40? kilometers along a national park road, no intersections, twistie all the way, little traffic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
Proverbs 26:4 - Answer not a fool according to...

Proverbs 26:4 - Answer not a fool according to his folly, Lest thou also be like unto him

You want to dispute people can get seriously hurt and do major expensive damage to their bikes doing high...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,597
Posted By JohnCW
When I read the article my first though was this...

When I read the article my first though was this was written by someone who has not worked in a company with best-practice safety culture. I worked for DuPont for a number of years and their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
Exactly what I've wondered from the beginning. I...

Exactly what I've wondered from the beginning. I only entered into this discussion when the above belief had become a 'fact', and others putting a different point of view were simply sprouting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
Well that improved the standard of it.

Well that improved the standard of it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
You are now just totally waffling. If you think...

You are now just totally waffling. If you think blasting around a track exploring the limits of your tires traction is going to make you a safer road rider all power to you. My opinion, attending a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 11:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,824
Posted By JohnCW
Trying to start the bike with the kill switch in...

Trying to start the bike with the kill switch in the on/off?? (you know what I mean) position. Never usually use it just turn off the key. But one day filling up at gas station did before going to...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 396,256
Posted By JohnCW
The same motor in the XT was used in the 250...

The same motor in the XT was used in the 250 Raptor quad bike I believe. I've seen that stated to demonstrate the point that any motor that can withstand the total flogging those quad bikes take is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
Yes. Your statement was "Haworth's work does not...

Yes. Your statement was "Haworth's work does not survive detailed statistical analysis" is so incorrect and misleading that arguing about minor statistically anomalies which these people, whoever...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
A perfect example of a highly misleading...

A perfect example of a highly misleading statement not supported by fact.

I assume your talking about the article 'Motorcycle Rider Training for the Prevention of Road Traffic Crashes"? If it...
Forum: Thumpers 12-17-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 2,478
Views: 396,256
Posted By JohnCW
Why would the motor have needed rebuilding at...

Why would the motor have needed rebuilding at 20,000 miles? There is a bloke in the UK that put 50,000 something miles up on an early Japanese predecessor to the XT with the same engine. The bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
Your just doing the predictable. The studies...

Your just doing the predictable. The studies aren't consistent with your opinion so bag out academic/scientific methodology and the authors. I actually thought the author had a lot of expertise in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
You take an 'executive summary' from an 80 page...

You take an 'executive summary' from an 80 page academic paper full of graphs, data, references to other studies, which is just one of the many many papers this seemingly highly respected researcher...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
Glad we found out no study of motorcycle safety...

Glad we found out no study of motorcycle safety conducted anywhere in the world by professional researchers involved competent street riders in the design of the study. Thanks for letting us know. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
Sure you're looking at the right stuff? She is a...

Sure you're looking at the right stuff? She is a Professor at a university, has a doctorate, Fellow of National Executive Committee Australasian College of Road Safety, Member US Transportation...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
While the Hurt and MAIDS are very well know...

While the Hurt and MAIDS are very well know studies, many more recent ones have been conducted. Google "narelle haworth motorcycle" to find someone of credibility who seems to be constantly involved...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
While I have the highest regard for Nick Ienatsch...

While I have the highest regard for Nick Ienatsch ideas and methods, yes you are correct that his opinion or presentation of evidence is not independent or unbiased because of commercial interests in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 13,413
Posted By JohnCW
All you need to do is go to Google and search...

All you need to do is go to Google and search "advance rider training" and "research". The first hit will most likely be Wikipedia and at the bottom of the page you'll find referenced to dozens of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,976
Posted By JohnCW
Why does that matter? Who am I to tell other...

Why does that matter? Who am I to tell other people what is the 'correct' speed from a legal or moral perspective to ride at, or that they should have the same attitude to motorcycling that I might...
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