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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 946
Posted By PT Rider
Body dimensions and bar mount & bar size matters....

Body dimensions and bar mount & bar size matters.

Very slow tight right turns require the left arm fully extended and control of the clutch. Reach too far and clutch control might be hindered,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,528
Posted By PT Rider
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and...

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/n/napoleonbo108861.html?src=t_death)
Napoleon Bonaparte...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 35,630
Views: 9,012,473
Posted By PT Rider
Even with the fashionably skinny front tire? ...

Even with the fashionably skinny front tire?

Brake rotors are ugly. Chrome cruiser front wheels are beautiful. One disc allows the wheel beauty to be seen from one side, anyway.
Forum: Face plant 12-20-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,567
Posted By PT Rider
It sounds redundant and obvious, but too much...

It sounds redundant and obvious, but too much speed for the traction you had. Maybe the tire's rubber compound wasn't warmed & softened sufficiently even by your 20 miles of riding. What inflation...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By PT Rider
Have you checked the hearing aids at Costco? ...

Have you checked the hearing aids at Costco? Seems to be excellent service and very good prices....
Forum: Face plant 12-17-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,831
Posted By PT Rider
SOLAS retroreflective tape is the most reflective...

SOLAS retroreflective tape is the most reflective in a narrow angle back to the light source. SOLAS, Safety Of Life At Sea, is designed to reflect light back from a life boat or personal flotation...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 971
Posted By PT Rider
+1 for the AirFlow. Look at this MRA...

+1 for the AirFlow.

Look at this MRA windscreen: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/mra-variotouringscreen-windshield-for-honda-cb500x-13

You can make one yourself. Try just a piece of 1/4"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,043,245
Posted By PT Rider
Yep. Big difference between seeing and noticing.

Yep. Big difference between seeing and noticing.
Forum: Face plant 12-10-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,664
Posted By PT Rider
It is important to talk to your insurance...

It is important to talk to your insurance companies about covering the huge cost of the helo transport. I contacted one Medicare Advantage outfit, and they said that any ambulance, ground or air,...
Forum: Face plant 11-29-2014, 06:57 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 186,316
Posted By PT Rider
A properly designed and manufactured fork tube...

A properly designed and manufactured fork tube would had to have sustained some damage from something extreme.

If it was properly designed and manufactured in the first place, why would BMW...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,043,245
Posted By PT Rider
Piaggio, you know, they make Vespa...

Piaggio, you know, they make Vespa scooters.....:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,432
Posted By PT Rider
Boeshield T-9, ACF50, CorrosionX are all aircraft...

Boeshield T-9, ACF50, CorrosionX are all aircraft industry products that do a better job at stopping corrosion than WD-40.

What's WD-40 best for?...look at the name--it is the inventor's 40th...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,595
Posted By PT Rider
$14 for a set of four fabric tape figure-eight...

$14 for a set of four fabric tape figure-eight straps. Use two on the upper fork legs just above the seal. Use the other two on the grips. Put stout eye bolts into the trailer frame. Use the two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 834
Posted By PT Rider
Put some soft polyfill in the scooped out areas...

Put some soft polyfill in the scooped out areas to hold the cover up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,368
Posted By PT Rider
The brain demands that it keep itself warm, and...

The brain demands that it keep itself warm, and #2 the vital organs in the trunk. Keep head warm and there'll be more warm blood to flow to the extremities. Let the head & trunk cool and blood flow...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 09:41 PM
Replies: 35,630
Views: 9,012,473
Posted By PT Rider
Going to be cool there for a while: ...

Going to be cool there for a while:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vOdzrorwD4Y/VFaazRwdhbI/AAAAAAAAc3E/6P0q7h-p1Nk/s1600/610temp.new%2B%281%29.gif
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 09:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,596
Posted By PT Rider
Test for ethanol in gasoline: ...

Test for ethanol in gasoline:
http://www.autofuelstc.com/fuel_testing.phtml

Pure gasoline will absorb some moisture, but not nearly as much as ethanol blend.

Startron might be the best...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,820
Posted By PT Rider
tessalino, lots of good info in many of the...

tessalino, lots of good info in many of the postings. #78 is a good compilation.

The most important thing--don't give up. Don't bail. Ride the corner through using the technique you know, just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By PT Rider
Skid it around until the wheels are lower. Not...

Skid it around until the wheels are lower. Not pretty, but if your really stuck....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4MPyX0QCYw
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,456
Posted By PT Rider
I switched the brake cables on my bicycle so the...

I switched the brake cables on my bicycle so the right hand is the front brake. Some cycles make that hard to switch, though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 474,142
Posted By PT Rider
Mon-Fri the pros are on the road. Weekends the...

Mon-Fri the pros are on the road. Weekends the amateurs are out. Same things on holiday weekends--the drunks at 2 am on Saturday morning are the pros, not as dangerous as those coming home from a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,236
Posted By PT Rider
The choice of hearing protection is very...

The choice of hearing protection is very individual. The Amazon reviews for the plugs noted above show that. I used to wear EAR brand yellow foam plugs at work--in a ship's engine room with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,666
Posted By PT Rider
Tes, yup, been there. Get more riding time on...

Tes, yup, been there. Get more riding time on the freeway. Pick days and routes with as little traffic as possible. Get accustomed to the speeds. Learn how your bike feels on curves at freeway...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,947
Posted By PT Rider
Vibranators help. They're tuned weights that...

Vibranators help. They're tuned weights that vibrate out of phase with the engine vibrations yielding a net reduction in vibration.
http://www.vibranator.com/

Bar Snake is a weighted vibration...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,292
Posted By PT Rider
" Someone REALLY thought this through before...

" Someone REALLY thought this through before going off and building it."
Legal Speeding invented the Helmet Assisted Radar Detection system, now version V....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,631
Posted By PT Rider
"Safeco provides up to $1,000 per person, per...

"Safeco provides up to $1,000 per person, per incident, to replace safety apparel lost or damaged in a collision at no extra charge and no deductible. This coverage is also included with liability...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,454
Posted By PT Rider
Started from that stop sign in 1st gear, or 2nd...

Started from that stop sign in 1st gear, or 2nd gear by mistake?

I tell every new rider to practice starting out in 2nd. It isn't recommended, but we all have done it. That's an easy way to dump...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,624
Posted By PT Rider
Check each city's rules or recommendations. ...

Check each city's rules or recommendations.

New York says this:
"Like other motorists, motorcyclists using Pay and Display Meters, must display their receipt on their vehicle. To prevent theft...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,103
Posted By PT Rider
I've seen it too. I consider it to be arrogance.

I've seen it too. I consider it to be arrogance.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,207
Posted By PT Rider
Han, first check to see if your medical insurance...

Han, first check to see if your medical insurance covers you in foreign countries. Expect that it does not. In Canada, there are two options--Visa and Mastercard. You can buy trip insurance for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 11:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,325
Posted By PT Rider
A memorial that made sense would be one that...

A memorial that made sense would be one that identified the cause and offered a solution. Like, "Jane Doe killed here by John Smith, drunk driver." Or, "Bill Brown, motorcycle rider, killed here by...
Forum: Face plant 10-02-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,987
Posted By PT Rider
Several things to check: --Balance the tires. ...

Several things to check:
--Balance the tires.
--Set the sag. I think about 2.5" is right for the KLR, but check this. The sag is set with the preload adjusters. It is the difference between the...
Forum: Face plant 09-20-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 186,316
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, 11:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,321
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, 11:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,045
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, 11:36 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,933
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, 12:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,223
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, 01:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,366
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, 12:04 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 32,439
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, 11:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,791
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...
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