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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,970
Posted By Garp
Can't say that I do

Can't say that I do
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 04:36 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,970
Posted By Garp
No, it's a separate bill from the Town. DMV...

No, it's a separate bill from the Town. DMV reports registered vehicles to the town, and legally you have to self declare any unregistered vehicles. According to the town:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,970
Posted By Garp
Maybe that's the case where you live, but not...

Maybe that's the case where you live, but not around here. I pay property taxes on the house as well as three cars and a motorcycle.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,970
Posted By Garp
Not really. The original claim was the ridiculous...

Not really. The original claim was the ridiculous part. All sorts of people can take out liens on your property if you don't keep your side of a contract. Mechanics can put a lien on your vehicle....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,970
Posted By Garp
Still don't follow the logic. I don't own...

Still don't follow the logic.

I don't own my house because I have to pay taxes on it? :eek
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,970
Posted By Garp
Apparently, but it's a nice box, it keeps me dry,...

Apparently, but it's a nice box, it keeps me dry, plus it's paid for. :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 08-26-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By Garp
You are doing all this testing with the engine...

You are doing all this testing with the engine running correct? The low beam doesn't illuminate with the ignition until you hit the starter button
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,970
Posted By Garp
I'm sure you think you have a point in there...

I'm sure you think you have a point in there somewhere, but I have no idea what it is.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 06:23 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,970
Posted By Garp
The odds that the buyer will want exactly the...

The odds that the buyer will want exactly the same combination of farkles as you are pretty slim, so they mentally reduce the value of the bike by the amount of the parts they don't want. You're...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,970
Posted By Garp
Huh? Bought my first home in 1984. Five...

Huh?

Bought my first home in 1984. Five homes and 30 years later, I own my home outright, and I pay my taxes and have insurance. It's not that hard, especially if you aren't adding other debt as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,945
Posted By Garp
Sorry, but how does that counteract gravity? all...

Sorry, but how does that counteract gravity? all you did was transfer 100% of the weight to the rear wheel. The gravitational effect is unchanged, the mass is unchanged and the weight is unchanged....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,945
Posted By Garp
W=m.g right? If the weight changed then...

W=m.g right?

If the weight changed then either the mass changed, or gravity changed, both of which seem unlikely based on my understanding of physics.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,945
Posted By Garp
:baldy In the real world, on a motorcycle,...

:baldy

In the real world, on a motorcycle, and absent bathroom scales and sumo wrestlers, the weight can't change. It can shift between the front and the rear, but the net effect has to be zero....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2014, 06:35 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,945
Posted By Garp
So you are familiar with the Dunning-Kruger...

So you are familiar with the Dunning-Kruger effect, and you seem to think you have a remarkable understanding of both engineering, and psychology. Fascinating.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 05:47 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,945
Posted By Garp
You completely lost me there. If the front wheel...

You completely lost me there. If the front wheel can't move, and the rear is held by the brake, then the wheelbase can't change and the bike won't rise or fall.

As to trying the test with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,945
Posted By Garp
If the front wheel is locked in place, while the...

If the front wheel is locked in place, while the rear is trying to drive forward, it will want to shorten the wheelbase, so the rear will rise. I get how that works. I don't see how that helps...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,945
Posted By Garp
No it isn't. :lol3 <iframe width="420"...

No it isn't. :lol3


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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,945
Posted By Garp
Huh? As I look at it, the sprockets are rotating...

Huh? As I look at it, the sprockets are rotating clockwise. Either way, the top run of the chain is going to be pulling the top of the rear sprocket towards the front sprocket when under power, so...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,466
Posted By Garp
What a remarkably simplistic viewpoint.

What a remarkably simplistic viewpoint.
Forum: Thumpers 08-18-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 333
Posted By Garp
Looks like a gasket that goes between the header...

Looks like a gasket that goes between the header and the slip on most bikes
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,466
Posted By Garp
So was this helpful? :deal

So was this helpful? :deal
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 01:20 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 56,940
Posted By Garp
What failed part would that be? Miami butchered...

What failed part would that be? Miami butchered the FD, but they didn't install it. BMW's direct responsibility is pretty much Zero. It would be great if they did something, but they aren't obliged...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-18-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 56,940
Posted By Garp
The fact that the warranty covers the workmanship...

The fact that the warranty covers the workmanship performed by BMW when they assembled the part, not the "workmanship" performed by their dealer network.
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,945
Posted By Garp
Let's say they did warranty the phone, how many...

Let's say they did warranty the phone, how many people would just buy a case after they got their phone wet then file a claim? They'd be out of business in no time.
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 12,565
Posted By Garp
Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 56,940
Posted By Garp
It's not quite that black and white. They do own...

It's not quite that black and white. They do own the Manhattan BMW car, motorcycle and Mini dealerships.
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 692
Posted By Garp
Once you go black..... To me the black looks...

Once you go black.....

To me the black looks less bulky. The white looks more like a police bike.
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,988
Posted By Garp
If you already have ABS, and a "fly by wire"...

If you already have ABS, and a "fly by wire" throttle, adding traction control is easy, you already have all the sensors and parts you need.
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,465
Posted By Garp
Apparently the primary reason that Twisted...

Apparently the primary reason that Twisted Throttle denied your original request was because you didn't buy the part from them. You knew that before you ever started this thread. You choose not to...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 56,940
Posted By Garp
My comment wasn't in any way aimed at you, I'm...

My comment wasn't in any way aimed at you, I'm really enjoying the way you tell your tale.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 56,940
Posted By Garp
Not really. This one is well written, fair,...

Not really. This one is well written, fair, balanced and a good read.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-15-2014, 01:29 PM
Replies: 388
Views: 56,940
Posted By Garp
Any chance of letting the story play out without...

Any chance of letting the story play out without this devolving into another Fanboy vs Bashers thread?
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,465
Posted By Garp
I suspect they didn't post it because they had no...

I suspect they didn't post it because they had no record of the OP actually purchasing the item from them, which we now know he never did. Customer reviews are valuable. Random reviews from people...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,988
Posted By Garp
I'm sure Touratech will have a beak available...

I'm sure Touratech will have a beak available soon enough, along with guards for 43 other perceived points of weakness.
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,465
Posted By Garp
Your actions speak far louder than your words.

Your actions speak far louder than your words.
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,465
Posted By Garp
Oh for the love of God, just let it go already. ...

Oh for the love of God, just let it go already.

30 of your 31 posts just beating the same horse. There must be other threads that could use your special brand of "honesty" and wisdom.
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,988
Posted By Garp
I suspect the price would be eye-watering too....

I suspect the price would be eye-watering too. Probably cheaper to trade it in.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,970
Posted By Garp
I've got to think that the payment patterns for...

I've got to think that the payment patterns for "vehicles" in general are different than motorcycles as a subset. I also expect that Experion fails to capture almost every private party cash...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,970
Posted By Garp
Interesting. I'm in kinda the same boat but...

Interesting. I'm in kinda the same boat but without the car/bike payments. I don't know what my FICO score is, and I don't really care as I don't foresee a need to borrow. Is there a reason to care...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,970
Posted By Garp
Not sure I follow the money trail. In a:)...

Not sure I follow the money trail.

In a:) You can't afford beer and don't have $2K a year to save.

In b:) You manage to pay off $10K plus interest in 3 years (so roughly $3500 a year) and you...
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