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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 06:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 841
Posted By pretbek
See, now that is a well argued and informative...

See, now that is a well argued and informative point you make.

Why don't you start with posts like this one, and omit the argumentative nitpicking? That way you don't sound like a troll half...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 2,303
Views: 319,796
Posted By pretbek
Agree! Those Stroms really do look horrendous.

Agree! Those Stroms really do look horrendous.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By pretbek
Whoosh. I guess :huh isn't enough of a "JUST...

Whoosh.

I guess :huh isn't enough of a "JUST KIDDING!!!" tag... :lol3
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 312
Views: 16,326
Posted By pretbek
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/Pretbek/Fun...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v237/Pretbek/Funny/Technology_zps5d0bca11.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,021
Posted By pretbek
...but it's a dry heat. :huh

...but it's a dry heat.

:huh
Forum: Beasts 07-16-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,227
Posted By pretbek
Ride, my friend, ride. It's not THAT big.

Ride, my friend, ride. It's not THAT big.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 30,974
Views: 7,490,783
Posted By pretbek
He doesn't need gear. He is a good rider. And...

He doesn't need gear. He is a good rider. And he's ridden all these years and nothing happened to him. So he will be fine.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 1,139
Views: 211,310
Posted By pretbek
Hey? Ehm... there is no right turn there.

Hey? Ehm... there is no right turn there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 1,721,954
Posted By pretbek
a bit *discriminatory

a bit *discriminatory
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 1,721,954
Posted By pretbek
That's exactly it, proportions. The Honda ST-1300...

That's exactly it, proportions. The Honda ST-1300 also gets mistaken for a scooter.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 30,974
Views: 7,490,783
Posted By pretbek
That's the joke; walruses do!

That's the joke; walruses do!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 83,075
Posted By pretbek
Good summary, I'm in with that. I'm...

Good summary, I'm in with that.



I'm happy that it is working out for you but I'm curious: how did you used to get around corners? What did you do and how effective was it?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,047
Posted By pretbek
I have a tendency to ride bikes with a higher age...

I have a tendency to ride bikes with a higher age average than my own among its riders: Honda ST-1100, now Super Tenere...
OK, I sneaked a Versys in between there for 4 years, does that count?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2,303
Views: 319,796
Posted By pretbek
Well of course a Harley big twin, those little...

Well of course a Harley big twin, those little 250s are for girls!
Sigh.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 83,075
Posted By pretbek
My main concern is inexperienced riders and also...

My main concern is inexperienced riders and also experienced but unskilled riders, who think you steer a motorcycle by only leaning your body and who don't actively push the handlebars. They will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 83,075
Posted By pretbek
Nope, looks like we didn't. :D

Nope, looks like we didn't. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,453
Posted By pretbek
The one and only time that I did a fly and ride...

The one and only time that I did a fly and ride was to buy a Honda ST-1100 from a long time owner and st-owners forum member. It is a tight-knit community of old codgers :D so when they vouched for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 2,303
Views: 319,796
Posted By pretbek
I hope for his next of kin that he has good life...

I hope for his next of kin that he has good life insurance.

I'm confused, which is the pirate instructor, Polo and full face helmet, or Pirate Gear?
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 24,004
Views: 4,352,325
Posted By pretbek
Right. And DS is not Dual Sport. It's...

Right.

And DS is not Dual Sport.
It's this:

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/07/04/amuvuqa2.jpg
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 26,756
Posted By pretbek
The S10 makes a killer espresso and owning an S10...

The S10 makes a killer espresso and owning an S10 makes your stock portfolio go up by 23%.
Those are good reasons.

True story.
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24,004
Views: 4,352,325
Posted By pretbek
I'm glad your situation got resolved. Time to...

I'm glad your situation got resolved. Time to wire the grips to turn off when the bike is turned off.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,892
Posted By pretbek
The expression is an exaggeration and untrue, but...

The expression is an exaggeration and untrue, but it indicates in very few words the ever-present chance of having some kind of crash when you ride, even if you are experienced or careful.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 83,075
Posted By pretbek
Phew, at least it doesn't have one of those...

Phew, at least it doesn't have one of those dangerous front brakes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 339,409
Posted By pretbek
Those stupid round o's roll away so easily.

Those stupid round o's roll away so easily.
Forum: Beasts 07-01-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 1,430,661
Posted By pretbek
Another Aussie on the forum. Welcome!

Another Aussie on the forum. Welcome!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,222
Posted By pretbek
I just replace my chain every other fill-up (4.9...

I just replace my chain every other fill-up (4.9 gallon tank). Sprockets every other chain.

Wait, what? DuPont Multipurpose doesn't contain wax anymore? Crap, I love that stuff. I guess I need...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,246
Posted By pretbek
Slow down there, bucko. I got out of breath just...

Slow down there, bucko. I got out of breath just trying to read this and keep up. Lay off the espresso-less iced Americano, will ya!?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,358
Posted By pretbek
Heh, I thought this was only done in front of...

Heh, I thought this was only done in front of trains. I guess the first cars were deemed dangerously fast too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 30,974
Views: 7,490,783
Posted By pretbek
That's the target-fixation-twist: bike pushed out...

That's the target-fixation-twist: bike pushed out to where it needs to go, but the body still leaning into wherever the eyes were looking. Guess where he went...
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24,004
Views: 4,352,325
Posted By pretbek
Has anyone ridden both a 2012/2013 S10 with Gen 2...

Has anyone ridden both a 2012/2013 S10 with Gen 2 ECU reflash AND a 2014? Was there any difference in power delivery, power restrictions in 1st/2nd/3rd, etcetera?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 83,075
Posted By pretbek
And when you sit down again the earth's axis is...

And when you sit down again the earth's axis is off by another 0.1 degrees.
Forum: Beasts 06-26-2014, 05:11 PM
Replies: 312
Views: 16,326
Posted By pretbek
I think it depends on what adventure touring is...

I think it depends on what adventure touring is for you. For some it is almost fully on the side of dual sport riding, i.e. plated motocross bike riding.
For others, it is a touring bike that is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,241
Posted By pretbek
Almost exactly the same font and sign color....

Almost exactly the same font and sign color. Looks legit.
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 6,549
Views: 1,430,661
Posted By pretbek
Have you done a throttle body sync? That might...

Have you done a throttle body sync? That might help a lot.
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,357
Posted By pretbek
I bet that owner's gonna be pissed when he...

I bet that owner's gonna be pissed when he discovers that someone wrote on his yellow tank.
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By pretbek
The only experience with value of ST1300's that I...

The only experience with value of ST1300's that I have is from the st-owners.com forum. Good bunch of guys, fair prices for the bikes that they post in the "for sale" forum and also willing to answer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 8,498
Views: 1,721,954
Posted By pretbek
Sooooo Paebr332, how is the scar doing? And...

Sooooo Paebr332, how is the scar doing? And bought another bike yet?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3,643
Views: 339,409
Posted By pretbek
So there. VT wasn't paying...

So there.




VT wasn't paying attention. That $50 is mine now. Well, minus your cut of course.

Thanks for a good cooperation, pleasure doing business with you.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 30,974
Views: 7,490,783
Posted By pretbek
2000 pages, 1000 pages, blah. This is page...

2000 pages, 1000 pages, blah.
This is page 600 for those of us who updated their posts per page setting to something less silly than the default.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-19-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 12,090
Posted By pretbek
Yeah, if only hand signals or intercom existed,...

Yeah, if only hand signals or intercom existed, that would be so convenient.
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