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Forum: Road warriors 12-28-2013, 02:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,583
Posted By RMZMZM
Congrats on your new bike & adventure(s). You...

Congrats on your new bike & adventure(s). You have already been given good advice regarding the bike. What you think you want (in a bike & farkles) could change alot as you gain experience. ...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By RMZMZM
There are three generations of Ninja 650R. ...

There are three generations of Ninja 650R. ('06-'08, '09-'11, '12-??) The changes to the fairings from '08-'09 were significant and changed the aerodynamics, not just the fastener locations....
Forum: Road warriors 11-30-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 838
Posted By RMZMZM
I added a laminar lip to mine (2007). It is an...

I added a laminar lip to mine (2007). It is an improvement over stock, but not a total solution. Without it the wind hits at the bottom of my helmet and buffets my head (causes a sore neck and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,007
Posted By RMZMZM
As I was leaving work today, I noticed a bike...

As I was leaving work today, I noticed a bike with lights on. No one near it (we have designated motorcycle parking) HMMMM. I checked, owner had left the key in the ignition in the "on" position.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,747
Posted By RMZMZM
+1 Ordered a custom made pair for hubby 5 years...

+1
Ordered a custom made pair for hubby 5 years ago . He also has very flat feet. Wears a 13 narrow. Very expensive, but well worth every penny . His description - "stupid comfortable"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2013, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,641
Posted By RMZMZM
I spoke with a regional sales rep from BMW at the...

I spoke with a regional sales rep from BMW at the IMS this weekend. They now offer the G650GS with factory options to lower it. The base price for 2013 is $7,850 which includes ABS.

The one I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2013, 01:59 PM
Replies: 323
Views: 19,328
Posted By RMZMZM
Life is not fair . The people who love...

Life is not fair
.

The people who love us will suffer for our poor decisions
.

Bad things happen to good people for no reason
.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 399,925
Posted By RMZMZM
Hmmm -- interesting statements. I guess...

Hmmm -- interesting statements.

I guess you have a different definition for "cult appeal" than I do. EBRs initial bikes for sale had a base price of 40K, although the new production line has a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 38,080
Posted By RMZMZM
DING! DING! DING! - I think we have a winner! The...

DING! DING! DING! - I think we have a winner! The BRC is designed to teach adults of all ages who have never ridden any type of motorcycle. Also many of them have not touched a bicycle since they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2012, 05:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,481
Posted By RMZMZM
+1 on the silk liners - get some velcro and trim...

+1 on the silk liners - get some velcro and trim a mating piece to fit over the last 1/4-1/3 of the the closure strap, then you don't tear up the silk.

Rubber household cleaning gloves are cheap,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2012, 07:33 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 38,080
Posted By RMZMZM
It is unfortunate you feel the instructor was not...

It is unfortunate you feel the instructor was not professional with the manner he spoke to you.

As an instructor myself, what you have described is exactly what the MSF Beginning Rider's Course...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 31,376
Posted By RMZMZM
2 points: 1) I don't see where this law...

2 points:

1) I don't see where this law prohibits the use of non-oem parts or other measures to assure proper fit (which is what I was addressing).

2) Laws to protect children from poor...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 31,376
Posted By RMZMZM
:norton Better yet, why don't we pass laws...

:norton

Better yet, why don't we pass laws that prevent anyone not exactly 5'10" tall and 165lbs to prevent people who are not the exact size the manufacturers design around from ever operating...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 31,376
Posted By RMZMZM
The thread will only live on as long as some...

The thread will only live on as long as some individuals insist on having the last word.

Vince - next time you turn down an invitation to tie up some Chick; make sure to be more polite about it. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 417
Views: 31,376
Posted By RMZMZM
Please define this "inherent" skill set for...

Please define this "inherent" skill set for us.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2012, 10:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,956
Posted By RMZMZM
To re-phrase your previous statements: One...

To re-phrase your previous statements:

One basic skills course taught you all you will ever need to know about riding a "bike".

One uses different skills to corner or brake at 60mph than one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,666
Posted By RMZMZM
Please elaborate. Either I'm not understanding...

Please elaborate. Either I'm not understanding the specifics regarding when you were told to "duckwalk" or your MSF instructors were not teaching to the current program.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,783
Posted By RMZMZM
So you got your brains from your...

So you got your brains from your mother?:evil:evil:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,699
Posted By RMZMZM
Do I perceive different levels of risk for...

Do I perceive different levels of risk for different types of riding?

Yes, but not based on the type of motorcycle (cruiser, vs chopper, vs sport bike). The dangers at 60 mph in an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2012, 12:25 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,699
Posted By RMZMZM
Somehow I have missed how the OP's question...

Somehow I have missed how the OP's question relates to anything in the article he is referencing.

The engineer dresses the way he wants to when he is on his own time (dime) pursuing his hobbies....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2011, 08:51 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,051
Posted By RMZMZM
+1 Does this bike have any electronics...

+1


Does this bike have any electronics or computerized controls on it?


Knowing electricity and knowing electronics are not the same thing. (at least from conversations I have had various...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2011, 04:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 9,238
Posted By RMZMZM
Doesn't the "Motor Fuel Tax" already accomplish...

Doesn't the "Motor Fuel Tax" already accomplish that? I hope the sheeple fight this type of tracking tooth and nail. I'm pretty sure it could also be done with odometer readings as well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2011, 04:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,202
Posted By RMZMZM
What happened to the front brake lever?

What happened to the front brake lever?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2011, 05:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,029
Posted By RMZMZM
It is not just Oregon and I also see more...

It is not just Oregon and I also see more reluctance to use the front brake from dirt riders than total novices .
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2011, 04:09 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,425
Posted By RMZMZM
The original question was properly addressed in...

The original question was properly addressed in the first 25 posts.

I'm not sure an emergency situation is the place to worry about engine braking.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2011, 07:59 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,425
Posted By RMZMZM
You have developed a technique that works for you...

You have developed a technique that works for you over years of practice. We have 10 hrs (on the motorcycle) to impart very basic techniques.
People who become serious about riding will continue...
Forum: Road warriors 10-18-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,696
Posted By RMZMZM
Again, how many SUPERBIKES are tested in public...

Again, how many SUPERBIKES are tested in public roadways where there are speedlimits?

I'm fairly certain when magazines run these types of comparisons, the article's author rides all of the bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 6,696
Posted By RMZMZM
This is standard protocol for...

This is standard protocol for "Superbikes"?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 26,441
Posted By RMZMZM
Zerk, I've been following this thread with...

Zerk,

I've been following this thread with interest because I believe most of the bias people demonstrate is rarely the result of direct experience and more often related to perception (at least...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2011, 08:04 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,425
Posted By RMZMZM
Experience does not equal skill. What people...

Experience does not equal skill. What people "should" do, and what they actually do are rarely the same thing. Most will not actively try to improve their skills.

This is the interweb, threads...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2011, 08:42 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,425
Posted By RMZMZM
Yes I am a rider coach. Using 4 fingers in the...

Yes I am a rider coach. Using 4 fingers in the BRC - The reason I was given (and agree with) using the entire hand is easier to develop a smooooooth squeeeeeeeeze for the majority of adults....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2011, 09:30 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,425
Posted By RMZMZM
That must be the reason I was told in instructors...

That must be the reason I was told in instructors training to make sure students use 4 fingers on both levers.
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 50,857
Posted By RMZMZM
I was just showing hubby this post, so he can...

I was just showing hubby this post, so he can admire your baby. As it is under the seat, the vinyl paint guard might work. Have to ask an autobody/paint expert.

Hubby has a 2004 XB12S. Erik...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 50,857
Posted By RMZMZM
Great Post - Gotta love those pleasant surprises!...

Great Post - Gotta love those pleasant surprises!




A better question is how to preserve it? Hubby put a piece of clear vynal "paint guard" stuff on top of his and it has still faded alot....
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 65,259
Posted By RMZMZM
When there is a will, there is a way. ...

When there is a will, there is a way. Personally, I'll stick with my pitbull.

Next dumb question - what are the advantages of having a center stand?

(The only things I can think of, are...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2011, 09:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,345
Posted By RMZMZM
You say you are very new to the US and LA. Have...

You say you are very new to the US and LA. Have you already acclimated to the traffic you plan to ride the motorcycle in? As you pointed out, traffic may be equal in congestion (and perhaps stupid...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2011, 08:20 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 65,259
Posted By RMZMZM
Maybe I'm demonstrating how little I know about...

Maybe I'm demonstrating how little I know about these things, but given the configuration on the underside, could a centerstand be mounted? If it could, would it be very stable given the width of...
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 380
Views: 65,259
Posted By RMZMZM
Nice looking bikes! Looking at their other...

Nice looking bikes! Looking at their other models, it seems they are trying to make all of them appear more aggressive.

I have an '07 and really enjoy it. As a short female I really like how...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2011, 06:52 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,425
Posted By RMZMZM
Can someone explain to me how using 1 or 2...

Can someone explain to me how using 1 or 2 fingers (instead of 4) on the lever will improve a person's ability to squeeeeeeeeze it properly :scratch ?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2011, 01:53 PM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 399,925
Posted By RMZMZM
"We can’t survive on our core customers alone"

If I recall correctly, it was to focus on their "core customers" and now almost exactly 24 months later the same executive with a multi-million dollar annual salary has concluded that their "core...
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