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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,983
Posted By steve3b3
That may be why he wasn't pleased with the idea. ...

That may be why he wasn't pleased with the idea.
I can get a pair to demo, though, so I'll probably try them on both bikes, just to see if they work for me.
With earplugs, I joke that my music is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 08:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,983
Posted By steve3b3
I've been buying a package of earplugs from Home...

I've been buying a package of earplugs from Home Depot for the last few years.
31 dB NRR, cheap, and when I'm done, they go into the trash, and I get another pair. I've never noticed a low...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3,401
Views: 471,957
Posted By steve3b3
I've noticed the same left lane behavior, and...

I've noticed the same left lane behavior, and I've taken to riding in the right or middle myself. I'll often have a clear lane for 1/2 mile in the right, and when I catch up to the slow traffic,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 10-15-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 103,404
Posted By steve3b3
Dave, ...

Dave,

http://desertdave.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Sierra-Wanderings/i-d5M4CrX/0/XL/DSC_1018_hf-XL.jpg

I've got a new desktop background, thanks to you!

Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,039,131
Posted By steve3b3
train horn (https://m.hornblasters.com/)

train horn (https://m.hornblasters.com/)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,209
Posted By steve3b3
I went to the ST-Owners CT-Stoc one year with 17K...

I went to the ST-Owners CT-Stoc one year with 17K on the rear.
They didn't believe the mileage, so I showed them ODOmeter photos of when I replaced front/rear.
I think I ran it another 1K before...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,631
Posted By steve3b3
I wave to scooter riders, bicylists, and kids on...

I wave to scooter riders, bicylists, and kids on the side of the road.
I don't care.
They're having fun.
I'm having fun.
It's all good.

Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,039,131
Posted By steve3b3
Not a question but a comment. My buddy Craig...

Not a question but a comment.

My buddy Craig and I stopped in Stafford Springs, CT for some ice cream during a ride today.
Lots of other riders at the ice cream place. We chatted with a few.
As...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 3,401
Views: 471,957
Posted By steve3b3
It looked to me to be on the shoulder. All the...

It looked to me to be on the shoulder.
All the other cars were waiting to merge, and he passed them all on the right, until he reached the SP car.

Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3,401
Views: 471,957
Posted By steve3b3
Yesterday, coming off the Mass Pike, at one of...

Yesterday, coming off the Mass Pike, at one of the entrances to the off ramp, a sport bike passed 5-6 cars on the right to merge into the ramp. Unfortunately, the first car in line was an unmarked...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,168
Posted By steve3b3
A friend at work has hit 3 with his cars. I...

A friend at work has hit 3 with his cars.

I tell him that if he hits 2 more, he'll be an ace!

Steve

p.s. A few weeks ago, a buddy and I were cruising through Northern MA and saw a HUGE deer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 9,822
Posted By steve3b3
I'm the first of six kids. Father was a HS...

I'm the first of six kids.
Father was a HS dropout working three jobs, and mom was stay-at-home.
Motorbikes were not on our radar.

In my teens, I rode a minibike or so, but not enough to develop...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 84,513
Posted By steve3b3
Leslie, I subscribed early, and then went...

Leslie,

I subscribed early, and then went away for awhile.

It took me two days to catch up.
I like your ride report, and will be following it daily, until the end.

Best of luck.
Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 3,401
Views: 471,957
Posted By steve3b3
I was watching that on the news this morning,...

I was watching that on the news this morning, hoping that everyone was okay.
RIP cab driver lady.

on a somewhat lighter note, I did get to see the busses carrying the runners to Hopkinton on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 08:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,673
Posted By steve3b3
When I bought my ST1300, it was to be a commuting...

When I bought my ST1300, it was to be a commuting and recreational bike.

I started the next (working) day.

Steve
Forum: Face plant 10-17-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 337
Views: 111,150
Posted By steve3b3
As am I. Steve

As am I.

Steve
Forum: Face plant 08-20-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,876
Posted By steve3b3
I just bought a SPOT-3 last weekend. My wife...

I just bought a SPOT-3 last weekend. My wife worries...
Into the jacket pocket it will go, when I travel!

Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 3,401
Views: 471,957
Posted By steve3b3
+1 on the right hand lane thing. I make good...

+1 on the right hand lane thing.
I make good time in the right-hand lane.
Tractor-trailers are my friend. They usually have a good bit of open road in front of them, and sight lines are my other...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,148
Posted By steve3b3
My son has one, and we took it from MA to VA last...

My son has one, and we took it from MA to VA last year.
Aside from not cornering as well as my ST, it did well.
His is a '99, and he let it go a few years ago, and he had to bring it back into...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2013, 09:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,405
Posted By steve3b3
I'd check into a storage unit. We stored three...

I'd check into a storage unit.
We stored three bikes in one over the winter a few years back, and as I recall, the cost was ~$100.
We didn't need to drain gas or anything. We used the storage unit...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 56,605
Posted By steve3b3
I found your RR by chance in one of my occasional...

I found your RR by chance in one of my occasional forays into the ride reports area. I'm subscribed and looking forward to more of your journey.

Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,743
Posted By steve3b3
+1! you've gotta be shitting me! 58 and...

+1!
you've gotta be shitting me!
58 and talking about a "last bike"?
Unless you've got an unavoidable appointment with a bridge abutment or something, I'd think in the 20 year-in-the-future range...
Forum: Face plant 11-20-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,040
Posted By steve3b3
In the first crash, it sounds to me like you've...

In the first crash, it sounds to me like you've got a handle on what you did wrong.
My impression is that they were two dissimilar incidences.
Question: in the second incident, is it possible that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,735
Posted By steve3b3
When I did my SS1K, we went out to PA from MA and...

When I did my SS1K, we went out to PA from MA and back.
If I dd another, I'd not use the stock seat, and I'd install a throttle lock. At the end of the ride, my tank still had 300Mi range, but my...
Forum: Face plant 10-08-2012, 09:33 PM
Replies: 411
Views: 114,143
Posted By steve3b3
Wishing all the best in your recovery. I have...

Wishing all the best in your recovery.
I have no experience with injuries such as yours, but am hopeful that your leg can be saved

Steve
Forum: Face plant 10-08-2012, 09:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,986
Posted By steve3b3
I corner marshal at Loudon for the LRRS races. ...

I corner marshal at Loudon for the LRRS races.
It seems that we've been taking more riders into the IMC as a check on their wellness after crashes.
At the very least, if a rider takes a nap on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2012, 08:16 PM
Replies: 3,401
Views: 471,957
Posted By steve3b3
Yep. That's why I do a head-check. Did that one...

Yep. That's why I do a head-check. Did that one as I started moving over, so he startled me a bit, but I WAS looking, he was moving faster, and it all worked out. I don't get upset about this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2012, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3,401
Views: 471,957
Posted By steve3b3
Riding down the Mass Pike this morning on the...

Riding down the Mass Pike this morning on the Strom.
I'm usually doing about 75 indicated in the right lane, and that's where I was this morning.
I came upon a slow mover in the right lane, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,847
Posted By steve3b3
Have you tried having custom plugs made? ...

Have you tried having custom plugs made?

Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,847
Posted By steve3b3
Another :thumbup to earplugs. Almost every time...

Another :thumbup to earplugs.
Almost every time I'm on the bike they go in.
I used to ride with music, but THAT's a PIA..

Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2012, 09:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,950
Posted By steve3b3
Last week I got distracted by my trip odometer...

Last week I got distracted by my trip odometer after a gas stop.
Head-down resetting it, and looked up to stopped traffic!
Locked up the rear brake,and managed to keep the Strom straight enough to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-16-2012, 09:07 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 28,666
Posted By steve3b3
Great Trip Report

Brad,

I'm glad I found your trip report.
You took excellent pictures, and they make me want to visit.
I don't know how you found the time for the trip, but I know I've got to carve it out of my...
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 27,545
Posted By steve3b3
Terry, I'm wishing you all the best in your...

Terry,

I'm wishing you all the best in your recovery.

Steve
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2012, 09:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,529
Posted By steve3b3
I have an '04 that I bought new in '04, with 98K...

I have an '04 that I bought new in '04, with 98K on it, and can't say that I've ever experienced the dreaded weave.

It's a heavy bike until you're going over about 10mph, and then it seems to shed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,058
Posted By steve3b3
As do Tourmaster Defender suits. So far, I've...

As do Tourmaster Defender suits. So far, I've got 3 years on mine, melted pant leg and all. I wear them over FirstGear HT overpants, which were waterproof once-upon-a-time... The real secret is to...
Forum: Face plant 05-21-2012, 08:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,794
Posted By steve3b3
Wishing the best for his recovery. Steve

Wishing the best for his recovery.

Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,039,131
Posted By steve3b3
No manual transmission, but my three took their...

No manual transmission, but my three took their driver's test in my celebrity wagon. If they can parallel park, K-turn that, they can drive anything!
They've done pretty good since, too.

Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2012, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3,401
Views: 471,957
Posted By steve3b3
I think the answer to that is "No one...

I think the answer to that is "No one knows".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,677
Posted By steve3b3
I've used a pair of Sony ear buds in the past...

I've used a pair of Sony ear buds in the past with limited success. They work okay, but the wires tend to catch on things and eventually pull the earbuds out of my ears.
On longer trips I still...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,489
Posted By steve3b3
Well, I'm waiting for a bit of warm weather in...

Well, I'm waiting for a bit of warm weather in order to park the truck.
I'm usually on the bike from early April till Dec, so that won't change. What "will" change is that I'll be on the V-Strom...
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