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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 403,440
Posted By Conedodger
Had a box truck come half way into my lane on the...

Had a box truck come half way into my lane on the expressway this morning as I was about to pass him. Quick jerk to the right as he looked up from his phone put him back in his lane. Glad I was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 403,440
Posted By Conedodger
Friend of mine rode into work this morning. Had...

Friend of mine rode into work this morning. Had an oncoming car pass him...

...on his side of a divided highway during rush hour!!

We've been checking the news reports and have found nothing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 403,440
Posted By Conedodger
Like it! I want that sticker for my Civic!!

Like it! I want that sticker for my Civic!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 403,440
Posted By Conedodger
:clap Nice to know that there are some Good Guys...

:clap Nice to know that there are some Good Guys out there still!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 9,322
Views: 1,871,635
Posted By Conedodger
45 degrees this morning. Walking to my...

45 degrees this morning.

Walking to my office from the parking lot:
"You rode today?! Aren't you cold?"

Wouldn't have been bad, but I got the same question from at least 5 people.
Forum: Face plant 09-17-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,646
Posted By Conedodger
And watch out for cross-wired trailers! I pulled...

And watch out for cross-wired trailers! I pulled out to pass a fifth wheel camper that was slowing for a signaled right turn. Got even with the front of the trailer and noticed the truck towing it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 33,483
Views: 8,178,800
Posted By Conedodger
OK, nobody else is gonna say it...Cruiser face?

OK, nobody else is gonna say it...Cruiser face?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,133
Posted By Conedodger
The day I picked up my first motorcycle, the...

The day I picked up my first motorcycle, the salesman asked why I didn't come in with my father. Turns out a guy with the same last name and very similar street name had picked up his new motorcycle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9,322
Views: 1,871,635
Posted By Conedodger
Same here.

Same here.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 7,170
Posted By Conedodger
I cover the front brake with index and middle...

I cover the front brake with index and middle finger 95% of the time. Find it to be second nature and perfectly comfortable. This is on a VFR800 with adjustable shorty levers.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 403,440
Posted By Conedodger
I'd rather enjoy my back road commute along the...

I'd rather enjoy my back road commute along the Erie canal than lane split in a parking lot.

Of course, I only get to do it 7-8 months out of the year. :waysad
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 403,440
Posted By Conedodger
OK...maybe I'll rethink moving to Cali. :eek1

OK...maybe I'll rethink moving to Cali. :eek1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,960
Posted By Conedodger
I have liability and comprehensive through...

I have liability and comprehensive through Progressive. Can't remember the limits off hand, but I know boosted them to a decent level. ($1 million?) It is less than $90 a year. I personally think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 403,440
Posted By Conedodger
Nice try...just finished packing...on my way...:D

Nice try...just finished packing...on my way...:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 403,440
Posted By Conedodger
Wait till it turns white and starts sticking to...

Wait till it turns white and starts sticking to the road! :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 06:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,408
Posted By Conedodger
You've done it now! :lol3 I use...

You've done it now! :lol3



I use Dupont Teflon Chain-Saver every 500 miles or after a ride in the rain.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,526
Posted By Conedodger
Short stop : Fork lock, wear jacket, gloves in...

Short stop :
Fork lock, wear jacket, gloves in helmet, carry helmet.

Longer stop:
Fork lock, helmet and gloves in trunk, jacket on seat cable lock through sleeve.

Overnight:
Fork lock, disc...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,344
Posted By Conedodger
My Dad earned his money, I hope he gets to spend...

My Dad earned his money, I hope he gets to spend it all. I plan to do the same.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 06:39 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,344
Posted By Conedodger
Yep! I consider it a bonus if the bike is...

Yep! I consider it a bonus if the bike is properly farkled, but I rarely pay extra to get them.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 05:28 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,344
Posted By Conedodger
I've always paid cash, but would finance 100%...

I've always paid cash, but would finance 100% gladly for 0% financing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,344
Posted By Conedodger
If you can afford it, buy the next bike when you...

If you can afford it, buy the next bike when you see the right deal. Strip off all the farkles from the F800 and sell them separately. (You'll get the most $$ that way.) Then sell the F800. Make...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,590
Posted By Conedodger
That was my thought too. ...

That was my thought too.

Speedometer/odometer will be off some with the lower profile tire.
Forum: Racing 08-19-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,068
Posted By Conedodger
I was on 9B. We were disappointed that they...

I was on 9B. We were disappointed that they wouldn't allow us to display flags at the end. We did get out there for Colin though. I waved the green over the number board with "05" on it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 35,143
Posted By Conedodger
At 52 I feel like a young one here! I commute...

At 52 I feel like a young one here! I commute daily to work on my VFR. Hope to get some use out of the OEM hard bags when I retire in a couple of years. With my Alpinestars jacket on and dark face...
Forum: Racing 08-15-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By Conedodger
I bought the insurance. Not that I don't trust...

I bought the insurance. Not that I don't trust myself, but I didn't trust the other guys around me.

I was very disappointed in my experience. It was held on a short track and they coned off...
Forum: Racing 08-14-2014, 07:42 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,222
Posted By Conedodger
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,344
Posted By Conedodger
With the Upstate NY winters, a motorcycle is a...

With the Upstate NY winters, a motorcycle is a toy for me. I pay cash for toys. If I can't afford it, I don't buy it. I have had short term/low interest car loans in the past, and certainly a...
Forum: Racing 08-12-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,222
Posted By Conedodger
Same here. Dumped the satellite dish a few years...

Same here. Dumped the satellite dish a few years ago. Bought a laptop and MotoGP subscription with the savings. It is nice to look through the archives during the New York winters too!
Forum: Racing 08-11-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,068
Posted By Conedodger
Had a good time flagging for the first time. 9B...

Had a good time flagging for the first time. 9B wasn't the best vantage point, but was still interesting. Got to see all the riders up close during the practice starts. Handled the radio for all...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 975
Posted By Conedodger
I'm in Rochester too. I have a Tourmaster heated...

I'm in Rochester too. I have a Tourmaster heated vest for sale if you are interested in looking at it. It is a large, that I had a tailor take in to a medium. Cut a few threads and it will be a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2,958
Views: 403,440
Posted By Conedodger
I see Harley stickers in the back windows of...

I see Harley stickers in the back windows of F150s every day on my commute to work on my VFR800.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9,322
Views: 1,871,635
Posted By Conedodger
I crossed the border from Canada into the US with...

I crossed the border from Canada into the US with a 12-pack of Molson Brador strapped to the seat. Customs agent asked if I had anything to declare...I reached back and waved my hands in front of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 9,322
Views: 1,871,635
Posted By Conedodger
Used to bring home groceries on the motorcycle...

Used to bring home groceries on the motorcycle all the time. Constantly had people stop and watch me load 'em on the bike. I could carry a weeks worth on the pillion under a bungie net. Never did...
Forum: Racing 07-25-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,068
Posted By Conedodger
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Racing 07-24-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,068
Posted By Conedodger
For those that have done this before: What's...

For those that have done this before:

What's a typical day?

What is expected of a noob while on station?

What do you do between sessions?
Forum: Racing 07-24-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,068
Posted By Conedodger
9B for me. :thumb

9B for me. :thumb
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 06:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,646
Posted By Conedodger
Been doing this with dish soap for years. Works...

Been doing this with dish soap for years. Works great. I'll occasionally add a coat of wax.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,877
Posted By Conedodger
I've always been polite and honest when pulled...

I've always been polite and honest when pulled over. When asked why I was pulled over, I admit that "I was going a little faster than I should have been." More than half the time, I don't get a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 836
Posted By Conedodger
I ride a VFR800. I get numb hands if I put any...

I ride a VFR800. I get numb hands if I put any weight on them. I have learned to use my core muscles and knees to support my body, leaving almost no weight on my hands. This has pretty much cured...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 15,329
Posted By Conedodger
Perfect! I do the same. Well, mostly, I don't...

Perfect! I do the same. Well, mostly, I don't wave to the scooters and mopeds unless they wave first.
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