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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 08:34 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,924
Posted By windblown101
Well actually... the ONLY EFI bike I ever had a...

Well actually... the ONLY EFI bike I ever had a moments trouble with (and I've owned several) was my KTM 990 SM-T. Stock fueling was very snatchy. I hear the stock fueling on the '06 & '07 FZ1 was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 08:13 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By windblown101
Yeah. I really don't think the Gen1 FZ1 needs a...

Yeah. I really don't think the Gen1 FZ1 needs a fork brace. At least I never felt the need for one on mine and I rode it a few track days. I'd say you made the right call. Suspension upgrade for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 07:56 PM
Replies: 7,953
Views: 482,188
Posted By windblown101
Yep, pretty much. ;) As an aside,...

Yep, pretty much. ;)


As an aside, cyclists have been out in force out here lately. The majority know how to share a road with others just fine. A few remind me of a motorcycle cruiser rider I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 07:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,924
Posted By windblown101
This place needs a "like button" ;)

This place needs a "like button" ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 07:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,924
Posted By windblown101
Myth. '05 Concours & '03 FZ1 - Never did...

Myth.

'05 Concours & '03 FZ1 - Never did anything other than fill the tank with stabilized fuel and park it.

'05 KTM & CRF250X, DRZ-400 - turn off the fuel, run it dry. Turn the fuel tap back...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 06:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,365
Posted By windblown101
I've ridden heavy street bikes off pavement and...

I've ridden heavy street bikes off pavement and enjoyed myself. I've ridden light bikes off pavement and enjoyed that too.

My only off pavement injuries involving broken bones have all (3 times)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 06:18 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,924
Posted By windblown101
Both have their advantages. A properly sorted...

Both have their advantages. A properly sorted motorcycle with carbs or FI will rarely have to be touched. I have yet to have to touch the carbs on my '03 Yamaha FZ1. Never had to touch the FI on my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By windblown101
You gotta do whatever it takes to sleep at night....

You gotta do whatever it takes to sleep at night. If they are over 18 they are free to make their own decisions. The only one that gave me a few qualms was selling an R6 to a young military guy with...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) Yesterday, 03:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 738
Posted By windblown101
The 1190 has a slightly better power to weight...

The 1190 has a slightly better power to weight ratio. But it's really so close it would be tough to feel the difference unless there are also differences in the torque curve or gearing making it feel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,342
Posted By windblown101
I'm not an attorney basher, I'm an ambulance...

I'm not an attorney basher, I'm an ambulance chaser basher. If you are in the business you know the difference. "Let us help you get what's you have coming to you out of the goodness of our heart......
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2015, 07:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,738
Posted By windblown101
On a motorcycle? Nope. Being passenger on a...

On a motorcycle? Nope. Being passenger on a motorcycle requires a bit of skill. Not going to just allow a random stranger on, no matter how good they look.

In a car? Sure. I've hitched and given...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,342
Posted By windblown101
Your advice is duly noted. I don't deal with...

Your advice is duly noted. I don't deal with attorneys looking for a payday, I hire very expensive attorneys to deal with them. Regardless, I'm not looking to pay someone to deal with them if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,342
Posted By windblown101
Jim M: Seriously? You're stooping to...

Jim M:

Seriously? You're stooping to pointing out spelling errors on an informal forum in order to make a point? Ok... thanks. If I write a formal piece I'll probably not use my cell phone to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,342
Posted By windblown101
Geez, tough crowd. Nah, I appreciate...

Geez, tough crowd.

Nah, I appreciate everyone's input. I realize folks can't know how this all played out since folks don't know me or my nephew nor my history with him. But I really don't have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,342
Posted By windblown101
No. I should have worded it a bit more carefully....

No. I should have worded it a bit more carefully. Just wasnt the main thrust of the question. It started by him asking if he could come out and borrow a ride a couple of times this summer. WWe've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,342
Posted By windblown101
Thanks for the feedback! I like that idea of...

Thanks for the feedback!

I like that idea of letting him title it in his name with me as the lean holder. If he breaks it I'll not lose any sleep over the bike. It's just metal, plastic & rubber....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 08:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,342
Posted By windblown101
Loaning a bike to a family member?

My 22yo nephew has ridden dirt bikes since he was about 8 years old. Raced mx. Has his mc endorsement and has ridden his dads ultraglide a few times. In general he's a responsible kid. Just got his...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,187
Posted By windblown101
I ride alone much more often than with a group on...

I ride alone much more often than with a group on and off pavement. I occasionally wick it up, especially in the twisties. I'm pretty selective about who I ride with anymore. I don't care if they are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,506
Posted By windblown101
We don't have many hipsters (I don't think...) in...

We don't have many hipsters (I don't think...) in my neck of the woods. What the heck exactly is a "hipster" anyway?

Regardless, it takes all sorts to make the world spin. As long as they aren't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,792
Posted By windblown101
Now that's what I'm talking about. :) I...

Now that's what I'm talking about. :)

I don't get exited over chicken strips much anymore. But dang it, I did try to scrub the little side nubbs off the rear of a DR-Z I was using on the street a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,792
Posted By windblown101
If ya gonna post pics from a track day I expect...

If ya gonna post pics from a track day I expect to see a triangular tire with nothing left on at least one side and plenty of tread left in the middle. Just getting to the edge is a given. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,365
Posted By windblown101
I like a bit heavier bike off pavement - to a...

I like a bit heavier bike off pavement - to a degree. It always sucks more to pick one up though, and unless one is speaking of a heavier "dirt" bike, repairs required as a result of riding off-road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 8,303
Posted By windblown101
Street bikes off-pavement? Well that's sort of a...

Street bikes off-pavement? Well that's sort of a given from time to time around here. :)

Cooling off on the FZ1...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 05-16-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,752
Posted By windblown101
If you are getting full throw from the slave, the...

If you are getting full throw from the slave, the basket is ok and secured properly, and you don't want to take it to a dealer I'd join the others that have said to replace the entire clutch pack. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 07:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,985
Posted By windblown101
Full blown Southpaw here. As a lefty there are a...

Full blown Southpaw here. As a lefty there are a lot of things I've had to adapt to though in all honesty I never noticed anything in particular on a motorcycle that gave me trouble.

Having said...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 38,387
Posted By windblown101
No. I'm saying it doesnt matter anymore than the...

No. I'm saying it doesnt matter anymore than the guy who wants spoked wheels versus cast wheels on his Triumph 800.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 06:53 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 38,387
Posted By windblown101
That's a bit of a strawman argument don't you...

That's a bit of a strawman argument don't you think? The same could be said for any options on any bike. Yet no one complains about those other options. Take the Triumph 800 as one example: They make...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 38,387
Posted By windblown101
OK, I chuckled. :D There are some "anti"...

OK, I chuckled. :D

There are some "anti" folks that hate change in all forms, regardless of the benefits.

However the majority of those that have an issue with ABS being made mandatory seem to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 05:27 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 38,387
Posted By windblown101
Hahaha. Yep, I figured that's what most of the...

Hahaha. Yep, I figured that's what most of the "pro-ABS should be required" crowd thought. But as usual, they're wrong. :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 07:51 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 38,387
Posted By windblown101
Two of three bikes with ABS that I've owned came...

Two of three bikes with ABS that I've owned came with ABS an an option (the Sprint ST & FJR) Never was asked about whether those 2 had ABS or not by the insurance rep one way or another.

I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 38,387
Posted By windblown101
LOL. Such utter BS. I let it go the previous...

LOL.

Such utter BS. I let it go the previous times you brought it up but seriously, quit already. ABS will never be even close to that cheap. Brembo brake calipers are pretty common and just a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-26-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 32,070
Views: 1,944,478
Posted By windblown101
Elizabeth Furnace holds some possibilities along...

Elizabeth Furnace holds some possibilities along passage creek. Some non-campground spots, and some part of a campground.

Low water bridge campground is a stones throw from Bentonville.

You...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 38,387
Posted By windblown101
Amen. There are those who enjoy simple...

Amen.

There are those who enjoy simple things (for various reasons), and those who don't (for various reasons). The world will continue to spin with both types in it.

Some (in both camps) seem...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 38,387
Posted By windblown101
Slow day? You want to debate about a system with...

Slow day? You want to debate about a system with someone who doesn't know anything about it?

I'm curious, have you ridden a motorcycle equipped with MSC? If so has it gotten you out of a jam? If...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 38,387
Posted By windblown101
Yup. Was a fun run. Since you didn't run me over...

Yup. Was a fun run. Since you didn't run me over I'm gonna have to go with ABS not required. I was on the gen1 fz1, so no ABS that day for me either. ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 38,387
Posted By windblown101
That's true. Unless someone has ridden every ABS...

That's true. Unless someone has ridden every ABS system made it's not possible to predict performance.



No guessing about it in my case. With switchable ABS on my KTM 990 SM-T and an entire day...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 10:46 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 38,387
Posted By windblown101
You do have a talent for irony. There's not much...

You do have a talent for irony. There's not much in the way of "rational argument" for riding a motorcycle for most of us. Most don't ride a motorcycle to save money, many buy expensive bikes with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,853
Posted By windblown101
It doesnt count because it doesnt have cast...

It doesnt count because it doesnt have cast wheels... ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,404
Posted By windblown101
Not too much difference from bike to bike. I give...

Not too much difference from bike to bike. I give most drivers a friendly wave as I pass them on the local backroads ut I don't see their responses.

If I turn off my headlight on the thumper...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 04-15-2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 32,070
Views: 1,944,478
Posted By windblown101
Great pic! :)

Great pic! :)
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