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Forum: Face plant 08-18-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,083
Posted By echo15
We do assume more risk by riding, but.......

We do assume more risk by riding, but.... Whenever someone says to me,"I had a friend that died on a motorcycle.... I'd never ride one," I ask if they ever had a friend die in a car. They always...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,116
Posted By echo15
Anytime you are on a new bike, it feels...

Anytime you are on a new bike, it feels wrong/different/alien. After several days it feels right.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,077
Posted By echo15
"I would counter that there are sophists among us...

"I would counter that there are sophists among us who would simply argue something for the sake of arguing. I mean like, really stupid stuff."


Not on this site...
Forum: Face plant 07-29-2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,012
Posted By echo15
To repeat another post, "Eye contact means...

To repeat another post, "Eye contact means nothing." Almost everyone who has pulled out in front of me looked me in the eye first. My alert level actually goes up when they look me in the eye.
I am...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,255
Posted By echo15
The Buell Ulysses main flaw wasn't the bike, but...

The Buell Ulysses main flaw wasn't the bike, but that warranty work was done at Harley dealerships... They could take a minor problem (cracked ECM) and turn it into months of misery.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,434
Posted By echo15
I rode back in the early 70s (you know, get on...

I rode back in the early 70s (you know, get on the bike and if you're still alive after a few months, you're a rider).
I took the MSF course about 10 years ago and quickly realized just how poor a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 31,608
Views: 7,721,217
Posted By echo15
It's not the helmet fitting poorly.... it's just...

It's not the helmet fitting poorly.... it's just the airflow from the speed she's going.
...
Forum: Face plant 06-04-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,887
Posted By echo15
I was following a friend who didn't hit the...

I was following a friend who didn't hit the buzzard (why he tried to fly across the road while all his buddies just hopped over to the side I'll never know) but scared the bird bad enough that it let...
Forum: Face plant 06-04-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 9,543
Posted By echo15
My story for your edification: 55mph on a 2006...

My story for your edification:
55mph on a 2006 (Indian) Enfield; the rear brake pedal comes loose. I hear what sounds like a little bell (the pedal bouncing along the ground... until it finds...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,754
Posted By echo15
After several 120-160hp bikes, I got an NC700X...

After several 120-160hp bikes, I got an NC700X for commuting (65-70mpg!). After spending a few weeks hitting mister rev limiter, I got it and have been enjoying the ride...planning a trip to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,090
Posted By echo15
Down here in Florida even when there are tar...

Down here in Florida even when there are tar snakes you don't need to worry because there are so few curves. But when I ride up to northern Georgia, Tenn, and NC they can scare me on a sunny day.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2014, 05:55 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,257
Posted By echo15
I don't own a car, so between commuting and...

I don't own a car, so between commuting and travel I put on over 20,000 miles a year.
I too have neighbors who put on about 500 miles a year and don't consider me a "real" rider because of what...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,693
Posted By echo15
I don't have too much to contribute here, but my...

I don't have too much to contribute here, but my Tiger 1050 (over 20,000 miles) is the only ABS bike I have ever owned. I ONCE got the ABS to engage, but I really had to replicate a total panic stop...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 17,159
Posted By echo15
OK, I have a Hi-Viz helmet (It's up there where...

OK, I have a Hi-Viz helmet (It's up there where it can be seen... AND where I don't have to see it). Do I think it makes me safe? Hell no. But if one potential idiot notices because of it and doesn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,753
Posted By echo15
No pics:cry. It was a 65 BSA Lightning I bought...

No pics:cry. It was a 65 BSA Lightning I bought from the dad of a friend in 1972. He had been going to race her. Did up the engine (high compression, cam, exhaust, etc.) then decided he didn't want...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,841
Posted By echo15
I have 3, now grown, kids; 2 of them ride. My...

I have 3, now grown, kids; 2 of them ride.
My oldest boy doesn't, and shouldn't... he is too abrupt with everything to be a good rider (and now his wife would put her foot down anyway).
The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 7,841
Posted By echo15
I hit a wild pig while on my mountain bike. He...

I hit a wild pig while on my mountain bike. He squealed and ran; I laid there and groaned.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,614
Posted By echo15
Perhaps, there really is a God....

Perhaps, there really is a God....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,138
Posted By echo15
My daughter has been riding for about 6 years...

My daughter has been riding for about 6 years now. She has had a few boyfriends ride "Bitch" on the back... they have to be secure in their masculinity to hang with her.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,659
Posted By echo15
What I learned while living in Boston some years...

What I learned while living in Boston some years ago was that when a driver cut you off, he then signaled to let you know that he had meant to do it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,358
Posted By echo15
Actually, they do it all the time...

Actually, they do it all the time...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,158
Posted By echo15
About a decade ago, the Florida legislature...

About a decade ago, the Florida legislature passed a bill making the left lane a PASSING lane; Jeb Bush vetoed it because it would, "Confuse the older drivers.":dog
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 106,426
Posted By echo15
Young men in groups are like dogs in a pack;...

Young men in groups are like dogs in a pack; sweet little Fifi when in a pack of other dogs will gladly bring down a deer, kill neighborhood cats, even attack a child. We guys (yes, I am including...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,669
Posted By echo15
Down here in Florida it's Love Bug season. In...

Down here in Florida it's Love Bug season. In addition to the joy of their little bodies writhing in death throes on your visor (or is it death throes?... those little buggars are still joined, if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2013, 05:27 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 21,205
Posted By echo15
A friend from the police academy named her. ...

A friend from the police academy named her.



Love that!

I just got a Honda NC700x for the commute... name is Lloyd as in Harold Lloyd (comedian from the silent movie era with a total...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 12,838
Posted By echo15
OK, he dropped it. Thank God I never did that......

OK, he dropped it. Thank God I never did that... as long as you don't count that time I pulled up by a group of hot women, coolly stopped & got off........without putting down the side stand.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2013, 08:20 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,514
Posted By echo15
My girlfriend is a new rider and using my Cardo...

My girlfriend is a new rider and using my Cardo system we communicate about road conditions, proper gear to be in, look out for that driver! issues, etc.
This kinda talk does not lower road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 31,608
Views: 7,721,217
Posted By echo15
That's not cruiserface, that's copface. ...

That's not cruiserface, that's copface.

https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/1167193_10151907834113140_752106111_o.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2013, 11:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,615
Posted By echo15
Cry Alright, I've just got to chime in on the Buell...

Alright, I've just got to chime in on the Buell Blast:
Harley asked Eric Buell to design a beginner's bike; something suitable for the Rider's Edge course. So he did. It had 1/2 a sportster engine,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,895
Posted By echo15
I don't really mean to hijack this thread (much),...

I don't really mean to hijack this thread (much), but WTH is it that the offender (someone who pulls out in front of you or in any other way almost causes your death and is by ANY standard the one at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2013, 01:12 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,437
Posted By echo15
Absolutely lived on my bicycle from 8 years...

Absolutely lived on my bicycle from 8 years old... my grandfather's bike from during the depression when he lost the car and had to ride a bicycle to odd jobs to feed his family. It was truly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,615
Posted By echo15
1966 BSA Lightning. My friend's dad was going to...

1966 BSA Lightning. My friend's dad was going to race her, got the engine done up (did the cam, high compression pistons, etc) then lost interest & sold it to me for $200 (1972 dollars). Well, she...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31,608
Views: 7,721,217
Posted By echo15
"Turn signal...TURN SIGNAL?!?!?" (spoken in the...

"Turn signal...TURN SIGNAL?!?!?" (spoken in the Jim Mora "Playoffs, Playoffs?!?!?" style).

I lived in Boston for 9 years, where I learned that a turn signal's actual purpose was to alert you that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2013, 05:18 AM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 213,423
Posted By echo15
Is it my imagination, or is that thing becoming...

Is it my imagination, or is that thing becoming erect?

http://images.craigslist.org/00d0d_azoH6rkRFKU_600x450.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2013, 05:15 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,611
Posted By echo15
The most important gear is what covers the part...

The most important gear is what covers the part that hits first.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,356
Posted By echo15
1976 I let a possible purchaser test ride my '64...

1976 I let a possible purchaser test ride my '64 BSA Lightning. He didn't just wreck it; He ended up riding it into a (fairly deep) pond. Muddy water got sucked into the intake... it damn near...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 21,849
Posted By echo15
That didn't work so well in Tombstone back in the...

That didn't work so well in Tombstone back in the day.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2013, 07:42 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,065
Posted By echo15
Wow. I don't look at this thread for several days...

Wow. I don't look at this thread for several days and look what happens...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 30,522
Posted By echo15
Regional AND era related. Rural Illinois in the...

Regional AND era related.
Rural Illinois in the early 70's; more than once I was deliberately run off the road by older guys (heck, now that's me!!!) in older pick-ups. Now-a-days in Fl. it's...
Forum: Face plant 07-11-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,836
Posted By echo15
Those who are suggesting using the horn to get...

Those who are suggesting using the horn to get attention must no longer have the OEM versions.
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