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Forum: Face plant 09-20-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 282
Views: 175,972
Posted By PT Rider
BMW F650 GS accident damaged For sale is a...

BMW F650 GS accident damaged

For sale is a BMW F650GS , the result of an accident ( slipped into the ditch ) no longer roadworthy . But the engine and transmission are still undamaged and fully...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By PT Rider
Look for the parts 'n pieces on eBay.

Look for the parts 'n pieces on eBay.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,413
Posted By PT Rider
The stiffest part of a car, the part that will...

The stiffest part of a car, the part that will hit you back the hardest, is the edge of the roof line, over the doors and windows. Ideally, you'd want to jump over that just before hitting. I'll...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,946
Posted By PT Rider
If you own nothing, no net worth, then there is...

If you own nothing, no net worth, then there is no financial reason for insurance. If you lose a law suit they might garnish your pay for many years, but that's about all you'll owe. Well, if you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,081
Posted By PT Rider
Very important video. We naturally do things in...

Very important video. We naturally do things in the way we usually do them. In an emergency, we'll do what we know and what we always do, maybe faster, but there's no time to think of anything...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,763
Posted By PT Rider
Prof, always negotiate. A negotiation always...

Prof, always negotiate. A negotiation always must have two things under consideration, not just one such as price. One of the subjects under negotiation must be more valuable to you than the other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 11:04 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,844
Posted By PT Rider
Really? ...

Really?

http://thinkprogress.org/justice/2014/08/25/3475106/georgia-restores-gun-rights-to-ex-cop-who-tried-to-sexually-assault-a-woman-with-his-gun/

"According to the record in Krauss’ trial,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,209
Posted By PT Rider
There is time. Doing it wrong to save time is NO...

There is time. Doing it wrong to save time is NO solution.

Did you hammer the rear brake pedal? Really stomp on it? Bad move.

At every stop, every time, train yourself.
--Smoothly squeeze...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,834
Posted By PT Rider
As you brake you transfer weight to the front,...

As you brake you transfer weight to the front, and the front suspension compresses--the front gets lower. As you accelerate you transfer weight off the front and the front gets higher.

The front...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 08:14 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 8,027
Posted By PT Rider
http://www.harley-davidson.com/content/h-d/en_US/h...

http://www.harley-davidson.com/content/h-d/en_US/home/owners/financing-and-insurance/finance-your-ride.html

Harley will go up to 7 years. The independent dealerships can cut their own deals with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,844
Posted By PT Rider
Ah...photography, including video photography, of...

Ah...photography, including video photography, of things that are plainly visible from public spaces is your constitutional right. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,960
Posted By PT Rider
Here's good laser info from Valentine: ...

Here's good laser info from Valentine:
http://www.valentine1.com/v1info/whatyoushouldknowlaser.asp

The laser beam scatters very little, so there is little to detect before the laser detects you. ...
Forum: Face plant 07-26-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,021
Posted By PT Rider
She may have been reckless, but, alas, she wasn't...

She may have been reckless, but, alas, she wasn't wreckless.
Forum: Face plant 07-24-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,632
Posted By PT Rider
The DOT code on the tire sidewall has a bunch of...

The DOT code on the tire sidewall has a bunch of letters and numbers that identify the plant that made the tire (first two characters), i.d. of the manufacturing lot, and the date, the last four...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,877
Posted By PT Rider
If you're falling to the inside, give it a bit...

If you're falling to the inside, give it a bit more speed. Not, much, just a little, but the added speed will keep you from falling inward. Note how the bike in your second video seems to pick up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,714
Posted By PT Rider
As JohnCW stated above, there are parts of the...

As JohnCW stated above, there are parts of the chain that are not in the o-ring sealed area.

http://www.ekchain.jp/feature/img/quadra_01.jpg

O-ring, x-ring, xyz-ring, the ring seals the lube...
Forum: Face plant 06-28-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 211,969
Posted By PT Rider
Many drivers do not realize that they must muscle...

Many drivers do not realize that they must muscle the steering when the power steering stops, and that they may need to put two feet on the brake pedal when the power brakes quit. They weren't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,869
Posted By PT Rider
If the consignment shop had not come forward as...

If the consignment shop had not come forward as you describe, one avenue to pursue would be the state agency that regulates motor vehicle dealers. The shop should have been prompt with their info to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,801
Posted By PT Rider
Luck counts. You have no idea what stupid move...

Luck counts. You have no idea what stupid move the driver will make, or start to make and stop, or start then do something else.

Would louder horns help? FIAMM Freeway Blasters or Hella Twin...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,482
Posted By PT Rider
E. Brain fart

E. Brain fart
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,193
Posted By PT Rider
Would people be willing to pay more for a longer...

Would people be willing to pay more for a longer course to cover that same amount of material? Probably not. The course should be much longer and cover even more riding technique and practice, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,708
Posted By PT Rider
"Sleep increases the reproduction of the cells...

"Sleep increases the reproduction of the cells that go on to form the insulating material on nerve cell projections in the brain and spinal cord known as myelin, according to an animal study. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,110
Posted By PT Rider
Back in the days of yesteryear, a farmer sat all...

Back in the days of yesteryear, a farmer sat all day and every day during the season in a cast iron tractor seat that was shaped like a human butt....
Forum: Face plant 05-30-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 29,992
Posted By PT Rider
Any experience with the new Avon Storm 3D X-M? ...

Any experience with the new Avon Storm 3D X-M?
Storm 3D X-M

High Mileage Sport Touring Tire

http://www.avonmoto.com/images/Storm-3D-XM-Combo-267x300.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 648
Posted By PT Rider
Part it out, or sell for parts?

A friend crashed his BMW R1100GS (might be 1150). Frame is bent, one cylinder knocked off. Engine casing isn't cracked. Don't know about the crank. Wheels & forks seem OK; needs more inspection....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,391
Posted By PT Rider
Well, yeah. The temperature sensor is usually in...

Well, yeah. The temperature sensor is usually in the head. The top of the engine is the hot part. The combustion chamber where the gas burns is on the top. Heat rises. You shut the engine off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,516
Posted By PT Rider
A 6 ounce magnet, rare earth or just plain steel,...

A 6 ounce magnet, rare earth or just plain steel, works exactly as well as 6 ounces of scrap iron duct taped to the bike. It is the mass of metal, not its flux, that matters. The induction loop can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,756
Posted By PT Rider
Forget about putting a knee out. Let it dangle. ...

Forget about putting a knee out. Let it dangle. If it swings out, OK, but don't push it out. Your want to get your body's center of mass away from the bike's center line toward the inside of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,026
Posted By PT Rider
Instincts bad Training (of the right stuff)...

Instincts bad
Training (of the right stuff) good

There is no instinct to lean toward the pavement when cornering. Nor to look away from where we're going and look where we want to go. There...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,052
Posted By PT Rider
Jpike, go into several dealerships and sit on a...

Jpike, go into several dealerships and sit on a lot of bikes. Find out which riding position feels best to you, and to you and your Mrs.

You don't need a "sport bike" to be sporty. There are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 33,453
Views: 8,168,524
Posted By PT Rider
Many riders do better with their eyes held level....

Many riders do better with their eyes held level. Tilting the head like this does no good and may hinder some riders.

Swiveling the body on the seat toward the inside of the turn helps the rider...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 61,724
Posted By PT Rider
It would take a lot of education. No,...

It would take a lot of education.

No, nothing is being taken away from the car & trucks stuck in the traffic.

No, filtering/splitting does not mean riding 80 between cars creeping at 20.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,095
Posted By PT Rider
As always, the quality of the coaching makes a...

As always, the quality of the coaching makes a huge difference, as much as the content of the curriculum (maybe more).

I've taken Lee Parks' Total Control and Advanced Street Skills #1 from a...
Forum: Face plant 05-03-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 282
Views: 175,972
Posted By PT Rider
The theory is that BMW designed the parts too...

The theory is that BMW designed the parts too weak. BMW later improved the parts but retained the same part numbers. This part number game is exactly what GM is being castigated for regarding the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,403
Posted By PT Rider
Washington state does not allow going through a...

Washington state does not allow going through a red light that does not detect the bike.

I've pulled as far ahead as possible, then waved the car behind me up close and over the back half of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,117
Posted By PT Rider
Usually, but the center of a lane at a stop can...

Usually, but the center of a lane at a stop can be oily. The center where there is a hump after a dip can be oily as the hump shakes off the drops of oil that were forming under the cars that had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,925
Posted By PT Rider
Was it a blind turn? Even if it wasn't, always,...

Was it a blind turn? Even if it wasn't, always, always give yourself an escape route. Don't count on anyone else to make your ride safe.

Never chase them down. His two favorite kids might be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,411
Posted By PT Rider
Capt You got short changed. You did not get...

Capt

You got short changed. You did not get what you were paying for. You paid for good coaching for a first time rider. Did you get that? (One coach for three riders is appropriate.)

I'd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,352
Posted By PT Rider
Understanding that the plural of anecdote is not...

Understanding that the plural of anecdote is not data---

I've had no close calls while I've been wearing hi-viz. If the hi-viz causes the drivers who see me rise from 50% to 51%...is that bad?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,117
Posted By PT Rider
Balance the important of the factors on each...

Balance the important of the factors on each piece of road--
--best escape route
--best traction
--best visibility & best conspicuity (a local rider traveling behind a dump truck was killed when a...
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