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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 12:49 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,242
Posted By randyo
no, that was the 914, a glorified Karman Ghia

no, that was the 914, a glorified Karman Ghia
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 901
Views: 70,441
Posted By randyo
ya, that would be nearly 3/4 inch taller from the...

ya, that would be nearly 3/4 inch taller from the axle, a 185/60 would only be 2-3 mm taller

not sure what kind of bike does your chain/belt/shaft have 3/4 inch clearance from the side ? if so,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 901
Views: 70,441
Posted By randyo
you may have to settle for a 155/80-13 or...

you may have to settle for a 155/80-13 or 185/60-13

what is oem bike tire size?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 6,242
Posted By randyo
minutes ? I live about 25 miles from Laconia, NH...

minutes ? I live about 25 miles from Laconia, NH and about 2 miles thru the woods off one of the major roads leading to Laconia

I can hear the exhausts 24/7 for about 2 weeks before the noise...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 08:53 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,854
Posted By randyo
good for you why climb a mountain ? why...

good for you

why climb a mountain ?

why run a marathon ?

why discuss experience on the internet..... maybe to help others who enjoy the same experience as you
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 10,569
Posted By randyo
I guess the Boss Hoss LS445 is a bit over the top...

I guess the Boss Hoss LS445 is a bit over the top with 445 hp
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,854
Posted By randyo
proper tires, it is just as safe as driving a...

proper tires, it is just as safe as driving a cage. one thing I like about riding in winter conditions, cagers are much more courteous of motorcycles in such conditions, you are given wide berth, no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,854
Posted By randyo
New Hampshire has a law about cleaning snow and...

New Hampshire has a law about cleaning snow and ice off vehicles, and they enforce it. It was passed several years ago when a woman was killed when a sheet of ice came off the roof of a bread truck...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 03:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,171
Posted By randyo
while most people first think of deer, around...

while most people first think of deer, around here, odds are that wild turkeys will be what gets you, they have become so prolific since their reintroduction only 40 years ago, the seasonal bag limit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,780
Posted By randyo
which one is more distracting? the one on the...

which one is more distracting? the one on the left, or right
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 08:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,921
Posted By randyo
double bungee net with 2 different color nets so...

double bungee net with 2 different color nets so they are easier to untangle
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,524
Posted By randyo
:rofl hmmm, although only 5% or so of my...

:rofl

hmmm, although only 5% or so of my miles are those that you speak of (yes, in your area) with $135k, that is still several thousand miles, never a flat, never a dinged header or damaged...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,524
Posted By randyo
insurance? what ta hell does a tourance insure...

insurance? what ta hell does a tourance insure against, their not that cheap either
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,780
Posted By randyo
a rider must be aware of his surrounding hazards...

a rider must be aware of his surrounding hazards to be prepared , it's not policing unless you confront them

do you not look to your side before you change lanes

a rider that keeps his eyes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,854
Posted By randyo
my range to date is -25f to 106f, snow and ice...

my range to date is -25f to 106f, snow and ice do not stop me

even been known to take a shortcut across the pond...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2015, 05:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,921
Posted By randyo
all tank bags suck to begin with, a cheapo...

all tank bags suck to begin with, a cheapo Walmart backpack and a bungee net mounted on the tail works so much better and ya don't have to take it off to put gas in
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,854
Posted By randyo
don't let that stop you, amazing what a set of...

don't let that stop you, amazing what a set of studded tires will do for a bike
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2015, 07:46 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,854
Posted By randyo
cold air = free horsepower

cold air = free horsepower
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,780
Posted By randyo
most smart phones can dial by voice command ...

most smart phones can dial by voice command


'call so an so' next thing you know, your party has answered,


where have you been ,I don't even have any kind of cell phone and I know that
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,780
Posted By randyo
some people can walk and chew bubble gum at the...

some people can walk and chew bubble gum at the same time, some people can't
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 947
Posted By randyo
imho, first bike should be kick start, if he...

imho, first bike should be kick start, if he can't get it started, he shouldn't be riding
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 08:00 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,780
Posted By randyo
my biggest concern are wild turkeys during day,...

my biggest concern are wild turkeys during day, and deer at night
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 03:50 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,780
Posted By randyo
not sure where you get your facts from, NH where...

not sure where you get your facts from, NH where I live is only 1.3 million people and most of those are crammed into and area that is 75 miles away from where I live, and area is 9,304 square miles ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,780
Posted By randyo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwvJaNtP4SE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QwvJaNtP4SE
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,780
Posted By randyo
that is a huge problem in public safety, that...

that is a huge problem in public safety, that less attention is acceptable1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,164
Posted By randyo
rule book ? only one that is important,...

rule book ?

only one that is important, "Opinions are like assholes, everyone has one"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,954
Posted By randyo
a silk balaclava will go a long way protecting...

a silk balaclava will go a long way protecting the inside of your helmet

if you let your helmet get so grungy that it saturates through the liner and attacks the EPS, your doing it wrong

I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,954
Posted By randyo
IMHO, its more about miles of use rather than age...

IMHO, its more about miles of use rather than age

a helmet that sits in a closet is not exposed to anything that will degrade it
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,266
Posted By randyo
I have ridden the forest service roads you speak...

I have ridden the forest service roads you speak of, with my 1st gen. nekid SV650, on several trips to the northern GA/NC/TN mountains. Compared to my V-strom, the SV is much more capable of the 2,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,311
Posted By randyo
and education about drunk driving and...

and education about drunk driving and manufacturers building safer cars had nothing to do with it. Average vehicle speeds are faster than every before. most of the time, above the posted speed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,790
Posted By randyo
If my V-strom wasn't broken today, I would have...

If my V-strom wasn't broken today, I would have gone riding, wouldn't be the first time I've gone riding in a blizzard
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,790
Posted By randyo
way too much traffic and congestion for anyplace...

way too much traffic and congestion for anyplace I wanna ride or live
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,879
Posted By randyo
my SV650 started great, soon as I thumbed the...

my SV650 started great, soon as I thumbed the starter in temps down to -15f, had a hard time starting it at -25f, but that wasn't cause of the starter, it was cause I had 15w40 in it

my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,077
Posted By randyo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_average_wage

http://1-million-dollar-blog.com/average-monthly-salary-for-72-countries-in-the-world/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,879
Posted By randyo
even then it wasn't a modern design

even then it wasn't a modern design
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,077
Posted By randyo
Pakistan, second from bottom in pay scale, half...

Pakistan, second from bottom in pay scale, half of what workers in China earn, a quarter of what workers in Malaysia earn
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,396
Posted By randyo
No, I remember when snow tires were used, I'd...

No, I remember when snow tires were used, I'd like to see a few states follow Quebec's lead and make real winter tires mandatory and get the idiots with all seasons off the road during winter months
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,879
Posted By randyo
thanks for letting me know my first car, a '68...

thanks for letting me know my first car, a '68 Beetle was high performance at 35hp/liter and it got 30mpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,879
Posted By randyo
and I am tired of ignorance, Euro 6/VI...

and I am tired of ignorance, Euro 6/VI regulations are the more stringent
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,458
Posted By randyo
other than knock, any performance difference...

other than knock, any performance difference would be imperceivable by the common ass dyno. I dare say with most engines, put on a real dyno, with a change in AKI, performance would not be seen...
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