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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 01:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,166
Posted By aldend123
Gawker is the more gossipy, dramatic, and...

Gawker is the more gossipy, dramatic, and news-like sub-section of the brand (Kinja?). The comment section is mildly better than most news sites, but no shortage of useless commentary. Obvious...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 01:21 PM
Replies: 35,575
Views: 8,984,959
Posted By aldend123
Dual disc and larger discs isn't just for braking...

Dual disc and larger discs isn't just for braking power. It's also to resist heat build-up, and dissipate it quicker. Which doesn't play too much a role in a single street-pace stop.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 18,236
Posted By aldend123
Not all acts of stupidity are equal. One can be...

Not all acts of stupidity are equal. One can be dumber than another. Stopping in the middle of a moving highway voluntarily is extremely dumb.

Seems like it would be smart to include this type of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 12:02 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,039,131
Posted By aldend123
IXII. People who don't give three shits. The...

IXII. People who don't give three shits. The point was still conveyed clearly. But I wouldn't have picked up on it as a joke unless that was the person's usual humor. I'd figure it was just a simple...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,983
Posted By aldend123
Sounds like you weren't inserting the foams far...

Sounds like you weren't inserting the foams far enough in? When I have mine in, they are more than flush with the surface of my ear (but not the canal).

I love my Etymotic ER20...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,154
Posted By aldend123
Tissue death can occur without the whole body...

Tissue death can occur without the whole body dying, as it does in frostbite. However, I'm even sure that would be the goal in the case of these patients. Reducing the temperature dramatically...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,154
Posted By aldend123
I started left-foot braking after I broke my...

I started left-foot braking after I broke my right foot. Could still push the gas easily, but moderate or stronger braking required too much force. It took a bit to learn, but I really like it now....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,074
Posted By aldend123
To ask your question, you have to first believe...

To ask your question, you have to first believe that speed limits are set low enough that the majority of motorcycles would not have any chance of touching down at the speed limit. I've yet to see...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,074
Posted By aldend123
Getting any weight off the bike, and to the...

Getting any weight off the bike, and to the inside, helps. Some people advocate that on the street, all you really need is to move the torso out. I find I change my approach based on risk. Smooth...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 04:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,074
Posted By aldend123
What about steady rain on slick pavement? I...

What about steady rain on slick pavement?

I lean like I'm imitating racers to keep the bike as upright as possible. But in the dirt, you do hte opposite. Otherwise the bike walks out and feels...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3,401
Views: 471,957
Posted By aldend123
You went to one of those Rock And Roll concerts?...

You went to one of those Rock And Roll concerts? And there were ruffians and hooligans? Oh heavens no!

Only twice? I end up behind someone like that probably 10-20 times a year. Usually close to a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,154
Posted By aldend123
While that type of behavior can be risky, those...

While that type of behavior can be risky, those people are a by-product of poor lane discipline, aka failing to keep right. If all lanes are moving at a similar pace, there's more than one person out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,154
Posted By aldend123
Were you positioned far enough right in a way...

Were you positioned far enough right in a way that many drivers could think you were pulled over, and now signalling and attempting to re-enter the traffic flow?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,154
Posted By aldend123
The term is brotruck.

The term is brotruck.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,154
Posted By aldend123
When approaching the person you describe, sitting...

When approaching the person you describe, sitting in the left lane next to 3 empty lanes, and you're closing in, sometimes the safer plan is to slow down and arrive behind him (essentially tail...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,154
Posted By aldend123
I don't think it's accurate to say they only go...

I don't think it's accurate to say they only go on BAC. If you can't pass a field sobriety test, you aren't fit to drive. Even if you're at half the legal limit. I think it's still impaired driving...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,043
Posted By aldend123
Where in New England, or better, which group? Are...

Where in New England, or better, which group? Are you with AAA of Northern New England, or AAA of Southern New England?

Because the Northern NE group offers MC coverage, for $30 extra to their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 3,401
Views: 471,957
Posted By aldend123
This morning I passed a pick-up truck on the...

This morning I passed a pick-up truck on the highway with the tailgate down. He had a bed cover too, so he couldn't see this problem. Inside was all sorts of miscellaneous small to medium sized stuff...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,039,131
Posted By aldend123
I don't understand why so many people value the...

I don't understand why so many people value the cost to fill up as a metric. It means nothing unless you're really tight on cash or dealing with commercial capacities.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3,401
Views: 471,957
Posted By aldend123
I wish.... I've tried flashing highs, I've tried...

I wish.... I've tried flashing highs, I've tried arm out the window or sunroof, or from the bike motioning for them to move over, and I've tried left-turn signal on when approaching them. Most of it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,039,131
Posted By aldend123
So take your best guess at something on the lower...

So take your best guess at something on the lower end of their price range, tell them it's perfect, and see if they'll buy it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 3,401
Views: 471,957
Posted By aldend123
When I first started driving, I was very strict...

When I first started driving, I was very strict about not tail gating and very annoyed when other people did it. Then I realized it was extremely effective in getting people to clear the left lane...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,345
Posted By aldend123
I'm in this group, the bike saves me no time. Not...

I'm in this group, the bike saves me no time. Not only because I lack city-esque traffic, but because I intentionally shop at off-hours. The car is likely faster.

That hasn't stopped me from doing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,658
Posted By aldend123
Since several have said they were told by an...

Since several have said they were told by an officer that it was illegal, I'll share that I couldn't find it in the MA law. Some have implied in previous posts that's generally the case. Anyone know...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,820
Posted By aldend123
Did the SV that was filiming you also lose...

Did the SV that was filiming you also lose traction? Looked like the rear end came out. Was there something on the road that caused it? Or did the SV use a little too much rear brake when he saw you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 3,401
Views: 471,957
Posted By aldend123
It's a fairly rare occurrence, and due to the...

It's a fairly rare occurrence, and due to the engagement issue, something I try to avoid. I recently dealt with a faulty side-stand switch so I was constantly having to start it while moving at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 3,401
Views: 471,957
Posted By aldend123
The past few days I've also encountered unusual...

The past few days I've also encountered unusual traffic patterns, and had a few more-close-than-usual calls. They weren't close calls, but only partly because I was ready for them.

Shifting from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-07-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,658
Posted By aldend123
I don't put my feet down for most rural stop...

I don't put my feet down for most rural stop signs, but be careful about making split second decisions. It encourages you to "quick, go now!" when it doubt. And if you have to stop quick, and if the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,111
Posted By aldend123
All vehicles burn a bit normally. As they wear...

All vehicles burn a bit normally. As they wear (very high mileage) they'll burn more, and this becomes a symptom that the engine will need internal work. You'll usually know because you have to top...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,128
Posted By aldend123
Pay no attention to the troll. You drop it once...

Pay no attention to the troll. You drop it once during a tricky parking lot maneuver as an inexperienced rider and suddenly you're unfit for the job? Bah. Learn from your mistake and find a practice...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35,575
Views: 8,984,959
Posted By aldend123
That's like making fun of wheel chairs because...

That's like making fun of wheel chairs because walking's so much better.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,128
Posted By aldend123
If you haven't heard the engine bounce off the...

If you haven't heard the engine bounce off the rev limiter at least once, you're not trying hard enough :evil No big deal there, it can operate safely in any range under the red line, which the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,039,131
Posted By aldend123
I'm familiar with the concept, and it's...

I'm familiar with the concept, and it's importance.

No photography is allowed within the fence line, and maybe from outside the line facing towards it depending on the intensity or interpretation...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,039,131
Posted By aldend123
I still don't get why the picture couldn't be...

I still don't get why the picture couldn't be taken from in front of the gate, with the camera facing away from the facility.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 35,575
Views: 8,984,959
Posted By aldend123
"Driver was ok, car had to be towed out." ...

"Driver was ok, car had to be towed out."
Source: (very bottom of) http://www.killboy.com/highlights-oct-29-2014/#!prettyPhoto

It's interesting how you can see the car is clearly mid-slide...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 35,575
Views: 8,984,959
Posted By aldend123
From Killboy site: "Later in the day he lost it...

From Killboy site: "Later in the day he lost it going around a left-hander. Again we're lucky here no one was coming the other way." Half a second before investigating the ditch:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 09:58 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,797
Posted By aldend123
This type of answer is frustrating because it...

This type of answer is frustrating because it assumes a new rider will never make a mistake by misjudging a turn, or any of the other ways to get yourself in trouble. It assumes that riding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,863
Posted By aldend123
There's a lot you can do to mitigate this....

There's a lot you can do to mitigate this. Reducing your speed when there are intersecting roads without visibility, or cars waiting to cross your path. Never trust a turn signal (or lack of), never...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 3,401
Views: 471,957
Posted By aldend123
I can see it working better with unfixed, as the...

I can see it working better with unfixed, as the headlight moves more side to side. But because low-beams aim downward, and have a bell shape projection, the leaning from the weave on a fixed fairing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,797
Posted By aldend123
Can't stress enough to look through the turn...

Can't stress enough to look through the turn while you do it. It really is impressive how much that matters. When getting used to lean, I found myself in situations telling myself "push the bar more"...
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