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Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,581
Posted By filmfan
My darling wife bought me a Snap-on 3/8 ratchet...

My darling wife bought me a Snap-on 3/8 ratchet for my Bday last year to replace a Craftsman I've had for years. :clap

How to compare a Yugo to a Rolls? The Snap-on feels great in the hand,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
It's really hard to tell exactly how much traffic...

It's really hard to tell exactly how much traffic that road carries just from 2 seconds of Gif animation. It's entirely possible that there weren't any other cars for 10 minutes.
So, in your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,158
Posted By filmfan
BMW K75 The tiny Honda 6 (don't remember the...

BMW K75
The tiny Honda 6 (don't remember the displacement)
Jaguar DOC 6
Chrysler Hemi
Not sure for 5, probably the HD twin, because of how old it is and how much it's been copied
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
Actually, not trying to be aggressive at all,...

Actually, not trying to be aggressive at all, sorry that you took it that way.

But, you point out the "Being in the right isn't enough to keep you safe…" thing quite a lot, and anyone with half a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
No sh*t? Wow, thanks for pointing that out, who...

No sh*t? Wow, thanks for pointing that out, who knew that it could be like that?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 847
Posted By filmfan
I would try it, if it were available on this side...

I would try it, if it were available on this side of the pond.
That it washes off seems like a mixed case benefit-wise though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
Yes, it would be interesting to know what went...

Yes, it would be interesting to know what went into the numbers, and how they were crunched.
I'm not surprised that the "society" cost is higher, but it seems pretty large.
Forum: The Garage 04-07-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 871
Posted By filmfan
I hate it when my truck jiggles and curses.

I hate it when my truck jiggles and curses.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
I have no disagreement with that, don't know why...

I have no disagreement with that, don't know why anyone else would either.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
I wonder how often they did.[/QUOTE] One...

I wonder how often they did.[/QUOTE]

One would think that percentage would be incredibly low too.

But it's an easy thing for a driver to say when there is only one live witness.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
Statistics like that make the Fly6 tail light...

Statistics like that make the Fly6 tail light camera look appealing.
Here's a review of it;...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By filmfan
+1, have had very good dealings with them. And...

+1, have had very good dealings with them. And the OP reminds me that I need to order up one of those fuel pump kits.
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,939
Posted By filmfan
Here's an interesting announcement in the realm...

Here's an interesting announcement in the realm of table saws;

http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/117465/bosch-releases-a-flesh-detecting-tablesaw

Bosch has added a "flesh detecting" system to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
:rofl sorry, no choice. Last time it was in the...

:rofl sorry, no choice.
Last time it was in the 60's at any time here was probably 3 months ago.

Our roads are mostly clear of snow now, but covered in sand and so are pretty sucky. I've not been...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,620
Posted By filmfan
Nope, I do not work for a stealership either. But...

Nope, I do not work for a stealership either. But am in agreement with Sailah, for 40 bucks it's not worth messing with, given that the rebuilt caliper comes nice and clean and (presumably) is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,769
Posted By filmfan
I haven't, but it looks fun.

I haven't, but it looks fun.
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,620
Posted By filmfan
This, IMHO I am all for saving money, and DIY...

This, IMHO
I am all for saving money, and DIY and all that, but it's not like correctly working brakes are important or anything.
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,547
Posted By filmfan
How valuable is your saw if you can't do what you...

How valuable is your saw if you can't do what you need with it?
Machine cost and tooling cost are two different things. If the blade enables an operation to be easier, more accurate, and perhaps...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
As for stopping, looking, seeing, moving on. How...

As for stopping, looking, seeing, moving on. How much time do you need to see that no one else is at the intersection? Consider that you may be rolling at walking speed or less for the last 4 or 5...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,144
Posted By filmfan
You could try a real hardware store rather than...

You could try a real hardware store rather than HD or Lowes which only pretend at being hardware stores. Getting Allen heads down to about 4mm should be pretty easy, but maybe not so much for Torx....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 685
Posted By filmfan
An "adventure-touring" tire with large tread...

An "adventure-touring" tire with large tread blocks and open grooves can help the rubber get to the pavement to some degree.

In spring, you can barely tell the road I live on is paved due to all...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,354
Posted By filmfan
Thanks for posting this, I've been curious as to...

Thanks for posting this, I've been curious as to what all that stuff is for:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
Not sure if they meet your definitions, but there...

Not sure if they meet your definitions, but there is a T intersection near here with a traffic light for the left turning traffic, and a yield sign for the right-turn traffic. At the next...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,920
Posted By filmfan
I am at the point where I don't think about it...

I am at the point where I don't think about it very much if it's raining.
I check the weather and pack or wear appropriate gear.

A couple of years ago, on a rainy ride, I encountered a dude on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
So, at one time or another, you've broken one or...

So, at one time or another, you've broken one or another traffic law. Welcome to the club.
Was it intentional or accidental? If it was intentional, and the law is so important, then why?

The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,241
Posted By filmfan
No. Had you been there, what transpired...

No.

Had you been there, what transpired would have been different, but you don't know, and you can't know what the difference would have been.

You are fixated on a sequence of events that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
It's not excuse, but in that situation, most...

It's not excuse, but in that situation, most motor vehicles would be breaking the law too.

I've encountered intersections like that where you are risking getting rear-ended if you stop.

FWIW, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,241
Posted By filmfan
There is no end point in that "what if" game, but...

There is no end point in that "what if" game, but the "what if's" are not absolutes. Maybe you could have stopped him, had you been there, but maybe not.
If he was determined to ride, he would have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
Not trying to advocate for the "anti" side, but...

Not trying to advocate for the "anti" side, but there is a legal requirement to avoid collisions even if it's your right-of-way getting violated.
I think if it came to getting a LEO at the scene,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
That's pretty much what I would have done, FWIW,...

That's pretty much what I would have done, FWIW, but then he would miss out on some good rant footage to put on youtube.:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
I can agree with that. The onus of sharing is not...

I can agree with that. The onus of sharing is not 100% motorist or cyclist.
Presumably should be somewhere around 50/50 (ideally).
The problem comes when one side or another thinks it should be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
The Fiat 500 seems like a cool little car. If...

The Fiat 500 seems like a cool little car.
If you fold the seats does it have enough room to fit a bicycle?

… you know, to transport it to the MUPS and along all those roads that are unsafe to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
There are people who lose their common sense when...

There are people who lose their common sense when piloting all sorts of vehicles, even motos, in the estimation of someone or another.
Pretty much every road in the world has a potential to host 18...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
^^^ It probably has to do with driving styles,...

^^^
It probably has to do with driving styles, which are different everywhere.

In a lot of area around the US, if a bike is at the fog line, many drivers will try to go around fully within the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-18-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,317
Posted By filmfan
My bike has factory auto canceling turn signals,...

My bike has factory auto canceling turn signals, they can be a bit of a pain.
In many situations they cancel too soon, which can be a problem if they cancel and you don't realize it and you're in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
Since they are looking for witnesses, it's...

Since they are looking for witnesses, it's presumably a hit and run.
I'd hope that a driver who was blameless would at least stick around and try to render aid. Apparently that didn't happen, as if...
Forum: The Garage 02-16-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 945
Posted By filmfan
I used the SAE connector pictured to hook up a...

I used the SAE connector pictured to hook up a 12v track light in my kitchen.
Simple, easy to buy works fine, I don't need to unplug it very often. Mine came from the local hardware store's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
I do that quite a lot, it works far from 100% ...

I do that quite a lot, it works far from 100%
As mentioned, quite often there is no place to pull into. Many times a driver will ignore all the waving and sit off your wheel anyway.
Then there is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
No one needs one until they NEED! one, same as...

No one needs one until they NEED! one, same as with moto helmets. Though moto helmets do provide some other advantages, which bicycle helmets largely do not.

FWIW, I came into using a bike helmet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7,904
Views: 468,666
Posted By filmfan
You have to go onto the wrong side of the road if...

You have to go onto the wrong side of the road if you are passing a car too, or another moto, for that matter. Is there some difference?

Not to mention that in most cases, if you're passing with a...
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