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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-12-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7,098
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Posted By jmq3rd
Not for everybody. Some people never adjust to...

Not for everybody. Some people never adjust to foot shifting. I've had the same bike for over a year and I still can't find the turn signal without looking. I'm pretty sure it hasn't moved, I just...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-12-2015, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7,098
Views: 1,173,531
Posted By jmq3rd
I don't like the idea of a hand operated shifter....

I don't like the idea of a hand operated shifter. It would take me forever to get to the point that shifts became instinctual, if I ever did. And that goes double for offroad - I haven't ever...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By jmq3rd
That doesn't match my experience. Never had the...

That doesn't match my experience. Never had the cigarette socket or plug lose power, but I have carried several USB to cigarette adapters as spares because the USB socket stops working.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7,748
Views: 438,310
Posted By jmq3rd
Yield signs are used for crossing intersections...

Yield signs are used for crossing intersections in several small Texas towns. They aren't just for merging situations.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-03-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 7,098
Views: 1,173,531
Posted By jmq3rd
Also just because somebody doesn't like one...

Also just because somebody doesn't like one particular thing, that doesn't mean they don't like any new technology.

I like electronic ignitions, disc brakes, monoshocks, and electric start. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 7,748
Views: 438,310
Posted By jmq3rd
Centerstand doesn't sway me one way or the other....

Centerstand doesn't sway me one way or the other. Gummee and Dranrab do a fair job of pushing me away from their side though.

And I do think there are times to claim the lane- from what I gather,...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-19-2015, 11:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 4,070
Posted By jmq3rd
Not really. Similar in spirit but the...

Not really. Similar in spirit but the technicalities can get you. Sometimes a vehicle that will pass US requirements won't pass Euro requirements, and sometimes the reverse is true.
Forum: Thumpers 02-18-2015, 06:03 PM
Replies: 1,605
Views: 329,954
Posted By jmq3rd
I dont know about the BMW, but I ride with a guy...

I dont know about the BMW, but I ride with a guy who has the Husky version. It doesn't have a through bolt.
Forum: Thumpers 02-12-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 15,722
Views: 866,927
Posted By jmq3rd
Quoted for idiocy. I never said anything about a...

Quoted for idiocy. I never said anything about a a Husky mechanic. That was somebody else.

That other person ALSO did not tell you about your experience though - they shared somebody else's...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15,722
Views: 866,927
Posted By jmq3rd
What are you even talking about? Where. Is. The....

What are you even talking about? Where. Is. The. Butthurt. Coming. From? Is it the 610's seat? (I hear WRR's have a decent seat)

I'm not trying to tell you have what your experience is. I will...
Forum: Thumpers 02-11-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15,722
Views: 866,927
Posted By jmq3rd
Yeah but some people like to ride all of the days...

Yeah but some people like to ride all of the days of the week, not just one...

Everybody knows a Versys 650 will whip a measly 610 any day, and it's reliable, too.


Versys on dirt bike trails...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 7,748
Views: 438,310
Posted By jmq3rd
Yes. 10 sentences, 3 of which were related to...

Yes. 10 sentences, 3 of which were related to when I don't ride on sidewalks, and the remainder about when there are no sidewalks.

70% on topic seems pretty good. Are you done dragging the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7,748
Views: 438,310
Posted By jmq3rd
Yep. It did NOT say anything about rural roads,...

Yep. It did NOT say anything about rural roads, either, yet you want to talk about them.

I answered the part about what if there are no sidewalks in the first sentence. Was it difficult for you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7,748
Views: 438,310
Posted By jmq3rd
Not sure if you noticed, but there was a back and...

Not sure if you noticed, but there was a back and forth going on there. The back and forth had to do with sidewalks specifically. Many of the comments on this thread have been about riding on the...
Forum: Thumpers 02-09-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 52,408
Posted By jmq3rd
Have there been many reports on how well these...

Have there been many reports on how well these bikes crash? That has been the biggest disappointment in ADV bikes for me - they should be able to take a couple of crashes with nothing more than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 7,748
Views: 438,310
Posted By jmq3rd
That's when the "when I can" part comes into...

That's when the "when I can" part comes into play. From the resulting comments, I can see that I should've said "when I feel it is safer". There are times when it would be possible for me to ride...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 06:22 AM
Replies: 7,748
Views: 438,310
Posted By jmq3rd
Depends on the sidewalk, wouldn't you think? Are...

Depends on the sidewalk, wouldn't you think? Are we talking residential, commercial, lots of driveways, or a sidewalk placed on the side of the street opposite all the driveways? Any pedestrian...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 7,748
Views: 438,310
Posted By jmq3rd
And what do you think of the name motorway? ...

And what do you think of the name motorway?

Seriously - if a "real bicyclist" can't watch for people pulling across their lane of travel, both from in front and behind, then how can they be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 06:13 AM
Replies: 7,748
Views: 438,310
Posted By jmq3rd
This part, I agree with - this is what tends to...

This part, I agree with - this is what tends to put bicycles in a no-man's land - no matter where you are, there are people who think you shouldn't be there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 06:12 AM
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Views: 438,310
Posted By jmq3rd
I've never had a problem watching for cars going...

I've never had a problem watching for cars going in and out of driveways, and if I plan my route well, there are a lot of stretches of sidewalk in my area where there aren't many/any driveways. My...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 06:08 AM
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Views: 438,310
Posted By jmq3rd
As already noted, not where I live. Some of the...

As already noted, not where I live. Some of the bike paths go from the street to the sidewalk when the road narrows (usually in a residential area).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 7,748
Views: 438,310
Posted By jmq3rd
I don't particularly care if they see me on the...

I don't particularly care if they see me on the sidewalk, so long as they don't drive on the sidewalk.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7,748
Views: 438,310
Posted By jmq3rd
He never said there was "a" location. Lots of...

He never said there was "a" location. Lots of people seem to think cyclists have no place on the road. He said that they do have a place on the road, they just haven't figured it out yet. Figured...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 01:23 PM
Replies: 7,748
Views: 438,310
Posted By jmq3rd
I was always taught that both parties have...

I was always taught that both parties have responsibility for any crash, regardless of who is legally liable. That is what I see center stand trying to say here. There was an obvious way the...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-04-2015, 09:42 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 14,409
Posted By jmq3rd
What are the dates? I believe they were in the...

What are the dates? I believe they were in the first post before it was edited, but now I can't find them. My brother, father, and myself plan to be in Moab April 19-24 and wouldn't mind some...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2015, 09:37 AM
Replies: 418
Views: 52,408
Posted By jmq3rd
Just to get it out there aren't almost 100% of...

Just to get it out there aren't almost 100% of motorcycle speedometers pretty optimistic in the US? My experience is they are usually about 10% off (even the newer electronic ones).

It sounds...
Forum: Thumpers 01-31-2015, 06:44 AM
Replies: 15,722
Views: 866,927
Posted By jmq3rd
Those are two unrelated statements...

Those are two unrelated statements...
Forum: New Zealand 01-23-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,163
Posted By jmq3rd
I just take the little cushions off some cheap...

I just take the little cushions off some cheap buds, and replace the cushion with a foam earplug. Took a little trial and error to get the hole in the foam earplug the right size, but works great...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-26-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,712
Posted By jmq3rd
He forgot to mention that his goldwing has a...

He forgot to mention that his goldwing has a KDX80 motor swapped in.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 06:42 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,712
Posted By jmq3rd
Did I leave that out? Oversight on my part. Bar...

Did I leave that out? Oversight on my part. Bar none, the best oil for 4-stroke wet clutch engines is a 50/50 mix of STP fuel additive and dry graphite lube. If you can't find STP fuel additive,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,712
Posted By jmq3rd
I've ridden faster than all of you posers, and I...

I've ridden faster than all of you posers, and I cover at least 350,000 miles per year on my Honsukaha 2150, so I know what I'm talking about.

When you literally wear the pegs off of your bikes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,088
Posted By jmq3rd
Have you mentioned this to the manufacturers,...

Have you mentioned this to the manufacturers, because all documentation I've seen has indicated that you DO use ABS brakes differently in an emergency. With ABS, when it begins to kick in, you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,124
Posted By jmq3rd
There are techniques which will make it easier,...

There are techniques which will make it easier, although the smaller you are in relation to the bike, the harder those techniques are as well..

DR650? Minimal body work to damage, lay the thing...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-17-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7,098
Views: 1,173,531
Posted By jmq3rd
1a - Some people like to take other people on...

1a - Some people like to take other people on their adventures. I plan on taking my son on at least one multi-day dual sport ride on the back of my KLR this summer.

1b - Have had multiple...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,240
Posted By jmq3rd
Are you talking about setting the throttle map...

Are you talking about setting the throttle map prior to a ride depending on what terrain you expect, or actual real time throttle map updates driven by traction control sensors? Do the throttle by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,240
Posted By jmq3rd
Ride by wire question

And what was the bs statement? What you said was actually the same thing I had been saying- the butterfly controls the slide and the slide controls the airflow. Did you mean something else besides...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,481
Posted By jmq3rd
OK.. How do you know, and how do you know this...

OK.. How do you know, and how do you know this is universal across each and every 2 plate state?

Missed this one - maybe in some states you can get two license plates even if not needed?

I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,481
Posted By jmq3rd
I didn't particularly want to waste a ton of time...

I didn't particularly want to waste a ton of time actually looking for specific requirements, so I made one up to illustrate a point. I thought the example was silly enough that this would be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,481
Posted By jmq3rd
Looks like the reason I couldn't find that law is...

Looks like the reason I couldn't find that law is because it may have finally been changed.. there are conflicting reports, but looks like they accidentally removed the penalty from the law one year,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,481
Posted By jmq3rd
The license plate in particular may be that way -...

The license plate in particular may be that way - I'm having trouble actually finding the text of the law - it is rarely enforced even on vehicles registered here. The point I was trying to make was...
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