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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-30-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 194,378
Posted By EddieMac
I hope it stays Ukranian!

I hope it stays Ukranian!
Forum: Ride reports 02-03-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,741
Posted By EddieMac
Awesome trip to say the least! The Corps of...

Awesome trip to say the least! The Corps of Discovery has to be one of the greatest adventure stories of all time. And a great idea for a bike trip!
Forum: Ride reports 06-17-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,723
Posted By EddieMac
Awesome stuff. Loving every post!

Awesome stuff. Loving every post!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2013, 03:03 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,339
Posted By EddieMac
When I'm on a long straight-away and encounter a...

When I'm on a long straight-away and encounter a stop sign, I come to a complete stop with both feet down. I'm calling that trail braking also.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2013, 10:10 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,339
Posted By EddieMac
In this vlog the host is doing a test ride on a...

In this vlog the host is doing a test ride on a GS and he describes "dragging the rear brake" which I take to be a kind of trail braking. He first mentions it around 2:45 and again in a few other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,916
Posted By EddieMac
It's a fun little bike, but after doing 300 miles...

It's a fun little bike, but after doing 300 miles one day on a Blast, I took to calling it the Ass Blaster.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2013, 01:02 PM
Replies: 2,606
Views: 701,954
Posted By EddieMac
All those bad Russian drivers are why we have so...

All those bad Russian drivers are why we have so much good video of that meteor impact a while back.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 04-05-2013, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4,843
Views: 362,407
Posted By EddieMac
Almost all the crashes were the biker's fault. ...

Almost all the crashes were the biker's fault. Target fixation, too fast for the curve or skill level, hotdoggin, using the shoulder to pass (a lot of that in this vid), rear-ending the car in...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-31-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,332
Views: 543,140
Posted By EddieMac
Thanks for great pics and the history lesson!

Thanks for great pics and the history lesson!
Forum: Europe 02-27-2013, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By EddieMac
Wow, great resources! Thanks!

Wow, great resources! Thanks!
Forum: Europe 02-26-2013, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,087
Posted By EddieMac
Motorcycling the F out of Switzerland

I'm planning a trip to Switzerland for summer 2013 and I'm interested in renting a bike for 3 or 4 days. I've motorcycled before and I've been to Switzerland before. Now I plan to combine the two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2013, 02:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,903
Posted By EddieMac
The article is not crap. It makes sense and the...

The article is not crap. It makes sense and the data support it. 'Round these parts we call something like that a "fact."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,449
Posted By EddieMac
How in the world did that guy crash his bike at...

How in the world did that guy crash his bike at the end of the video? His bike was vertical, he wasn't navigating a curve, and he wasn't struck. Nevertheless, his bike suddenly goes haywire and he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 258,885
Posted By EddieMac
When going into a corner hot, always grab a big...

When going into a corner hot, always grab a big handful of front brake. And stab at the thing, too.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,093
Posted By EddieMac
Consider adding the GSA panniers and tail rack. ...

Consider adding the GSA panniers and tail rack. Looks sharp with the Rallye color scheme.




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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 258,885
Posted By EddieMac
Commenters on the rnickeymouse version of the...

Commenters on the rnickeymouse version of the video point out that he made a braking error. Easy to see in the slow-mo replay at about 0:23 on the rnickeymouse video.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2013, 04:27 AM
Replies: 1,212
Views: 258,885
Posted By EddieMac
Man, his lines really did suck! And I know suck!...

Man, his lines really did suck! And I know suck! He started one of his last right turns on the inner third of his lane. I'm sure it was all an "optical illusion" so who knows where the F he really...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2013, 04:34 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,449
Posted By EddieMac
Quotations are for terrorists. Why do you hate...

Quotations are for terrorists. Why do you hate freedom?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2013, 02:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,455
Posted By EddieMac
Oh poor baby! I had to ride one for a 300+ mile...

Oh poor baby! I had to ride one for a 300+ mile tour around Texas when I visited some friends out there. It's not a horrible bike for what it is, but I did name it the Ass Blaster.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2013, 12:02 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,449
Posted By EddieMac
Pfft. That's crap they used 40 years ago.

Pfft. That's crap they used 40 years ago.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,449
Posted By EddieMac
Mythbusters did an episode on how green bikes are...

Mythbusters did an episode on how green bikes are vs. cars. Bikes win the MPG contest easily, but bikes also spew out much more of other types of garbage than cars do.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2013, 08:47 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,449
Posted By EddieMac
The LA Times has a good article...

The LA Times has a good article (http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-smith-lane-split-20130119,0,3665468.story) (with video) on lane splitting/filtering today. The comments section is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2013, 03:27 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,449
Posted By EddieMac
I'm in Florida and I've only done a right-turn...

I'm in Florida and I've only done a right-turn filter. This just means that I'll use the right-hand margin to advance to a right-turning lane if I'm stopped at a light no more than 4 or 5 car...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-13-2013, 02:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 12,037
Posted By EddieMac
yeah war pig.

yeah war pig.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 497,172
Posted By EddieMac
Replaced the stock skid plate with the larger TT...

Replaced the stock skid plate with the larger TT variety. Also installed a flux capacitor. Can't wait to get this baby to 88.
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-07-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,577
Posted By EddieMac
The 1200gs needs to warm up for about a minute on...

The 1200gs needs to warm up for about a minute on a cold day before it gets smooth.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 219,228
Posted By EddieMac
Oh look, the 2013 GSA.

Oh look, the 2013 GSA.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-31-2012, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By EddieMac
Yes, that's the direction I am leaning.

Yes, that's the direction I am leaning.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 799,060
Posted By EddieMac
Love it! Plus, it reminds me of Hogan's Heroes.

Love it! Plus, it reminds me of Hogan's Heroes.
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-29-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,012
Posted By EddieMac
Re-tool the twin or sell?

I'm looking to do more off-roading in the near future (an increase from almost none), but I need to decide which of my current bikes to abuse, if either. I have little such experience so whatever I...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-28-2012, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,548
Posted By EddieMac
You're not the boss of me!

You're not the boss of me!
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,548
Posted By EddieMac
A friend of mine is a Schaffer oil rep. I...

A friend of mine is a Schaffer oil rep. I recently emailed him the engine oil specs for my oil-cooled boxer and what Schaffer can offer. He sent this reply:

Schaeffer's chief chemist Larry...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-22-2012, 01:20 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 19,872
Posted By EddieMac
I thought David Brooks had an interesting...

I thought David Brooks had an interesting suggestion a few days about in his column. He suggested that people get a license to own a gun, similar to a drivers license. Take a course, then pass a...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-22-2012, 04:45 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 19,872
Posted By EddieMac
An armed guard at each school may or may not...

An armed guard at each school may or may not help. But it is worth noting that Virginia Tech, like all campuses, has an entire police department devoted especially to protecting their campus and the...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-21-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 19,872
Posted By EddieMac
The gosh darn Germans got nothing to do with it!

The gosh darn Germans got nothing to do with it!
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-20-2012, 05:02 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 19,872
Posted By EddieMac
I honestly don't know what the solution is to...

I honestly don't know what the solution is to these tragedies. The US has more gun violence per person than any other western industrialized country (USA, Canada, Europe, Japan, Oz, etc.). After...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-14-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3,413
Views: 497,172
Posted By EddieMac
Where did you find the winglets?

Where did you find the winglets?
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,676
Posted By EddieMac
Good point. I was wondering about the K60s. ...

Good point. I was wondering about the K60s. Many trails around these parts are sandy.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-10-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,676
Posted By EddieMac
Heidenaus for the GS

Word on the street is that these are pretty good dual-sport tires. I'm mainly a street rider; how much street performance does this set of tires surrender compared to the stock Tourance tires?
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 12-08-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,101
Posted By EddieMac
Indeed, I have. To great comedic effect. ...

Indeed, I have. To great comedic effect.


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