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Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 11:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 23,916
Posted By MauiCowie
The K11LT has maybe an inch or so more knee room...

The K11LT has maybe an inch or so more knee room than the earlier RT/LT bikes but is still cramped for a taller rider with knee protection. Best solution is to get a custom seat (RDL) with the rider...
Forum: Road warriors 04-11-2015, 01:38 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,900
Posted By MauiCowie
Tires. JMHO but the single most important aspect...

Tires. JMHO but the single most important aspect of riding is having tires you can trust. The improvements over the past decade have been remarkable.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,491
Posted By MauiCowie
The notion that you need riding a motorcycle to...

The notion that you need riding a motorcycle to be an adventurter is poppycock.

Before I got serious about riding I spent a lot of time backpacking around the world and doing long solo backcountry...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,609
Posted By MauiCowie
Both riders are asshats for speeding like that on...

Both riders are asshats for speeding like that on a public road. (It's not a very tight turn so you can be doing well over the speed limit without much lean.)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,866
Posted By MauiCowie
The other thing to note is that people are much...

The other thing to note is that people are much less likely to about how their bike didn't break today.
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 1,543
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 352,653
Posted By MauiCowie
Why not? ...

Why not?

http://home.comcast.net/~smithduck/tours/bmw8/bmw8_album/slides/b8_1267.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 01-06-2015, 10:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,416
Posted By MauiCowie
LT = Light Truck

LT = Light Truck
Forum: Face plant 12-24-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,607
Posted By MauiCowie
A Harley getting up to 40 in a parking lot?...

A Harley getting up to 40 in a parking lot? Unpossible.

I'm not into the helmet debate but IMHO, I don't care what someone does on their own time but as an employee he should've had one on.

All...
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 864
Posted By MauiCowie
Does the ST1300 have a "mushy" front end?

Am away from home for the holidays in SoCal and considering renting a bike Sunday from Eagle Riders for a day to ride Borrego, Julian, Sunrise Highway, etc...

Not into the Harley thing (every day...
Forum: Road warriors 09-14-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By MauiCowie
Some "smart" trickle chargers will not work on a...

Some "smart" trickle chargers will not work on a deeply discharged battery. I know that Battery Tender Juniors won't. (Both from their documentation and personal experience.)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 08:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,651
Posted By MauiCowie
I live in WA and have several MCs. I only keep...

I live in WA and have several MCs. I only keep one insured at a time. If I plan to ride one of my bikes out of state then I switch my policy to that bike so I'm covered if I happen to get pulled...
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,642
Posted By MauiCowie
I suppose there's no harm in being paranoid and...

I suppose there's no harm in being paranoid and believing in old wives' tales you read on the The Internet or heard at a bar from some drunken idiot but nothing will change the fact that the amount...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,642
Posted By MauiCowie
Feel free to continue to demonstrate your...

Feel free to continue to demonstrate your ignorance (I find it amusing) but the FACT is that the output of an alternator is limited by its voltage regulator. The notion that a car's alternator can...
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,642
Posted By MauiCowie
A single deep discharge is not fatal to most...

A single deep discharge is not fatal to most batteries.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,642
Posted By MauiCowie
The amount of electrical ignorance demonstrated...

The amount of electrical ignorance demonstrated by posts such as yours on The Internet is stunning.:rofl

"Current is common on a parallel circuit?" WRONG! Voltage is common on a parallel circuit....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-20-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 942
Posted By MauiCowie
I'll bet he was going 205 kph. ...

I'll bet he was going 205 kph.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1003258
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 16,148
Posted By MauiCowie
Sure, if you weigh 100 pounds and drink 3 beers...

Sure, if you weigh 100 pounds and drink 3 beers in an hour.

http://www.moderation.org/bac/bac-men.shtml

Certainly not advocating drinking and operating a vehicle (even under .08) but the your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 04:37 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,422
Posted By MauiCowie
In much of the US, subject to age and other...

In much of the US, subject to age and other requirements. no formal training is required to get a MC endorsement. All you need to do is, after passing a written test, (rote memory of a DMV book) show...
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2014, 03:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,271
Posted By MauiCowie
Didn't vote. Here's why: It's a spectrum,...

Didn't vote. Here's why:

It's a spectrum, not either/or. I prefer something in the middle that is somewhat aggressively tuned but see no need for race bike performance on the street.

And then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 10,303
Views: 2,207,368
Posted By MauiCowie
Ride safe? Safe is an adjective. Safely is...

Ride safe?

Safe is an adjective. Safely is an adverb.

I ride safely.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 9,862
Posted By MauiCowie
One critical aspect to having earbuds not fall...

One critical aspect to having earbuds not fall out is to, like earplugs, make sure that they're fully inserted into your ear canal using this technique:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,564
Posted By MauiCowie
Car or bike, I don't ALWAYS shoulder check but...

Car or bike, I don't ALWAYS shoulder check but usually do unless I'm 120% positive the place I'm planning to go to be clear. Like when I just passed a car doing 55 and I'm doing 80.

For freeway...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 178
Views: 14,285
Posted By MauiCowie
How is this relevant to anything? The color of...

How is this relevant to anything? The color of your bike has no bearing on your right of way or who is at fault in accident.
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,455
Posted By MauiCowie
At least for me, cruise control is useful for far...

At least for me, cruise control is useful for far more than just long straight stretches of freeway slab. I use it when riding twisties and sweepers as well. For most sweepers I just leave it on at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,021
Posted By MauiCowie
If safety from bodily injury were that high on my...

If safety from bodily injury were that high on my list of priorities and I had a supposedly high IQ then riding street would not be an activity I've chosen to pursue for the last several hundred...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 05:56 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,670
Posted By MauiCowie
The people in this thread who advocate standing...

The people in this thread who advocate standing the bike up and heavy braking in the middle of a turn are totally clueless.

If a bike is at or near it's performance limits then heavy braking is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,323
Posted By MauiCowie
As a rule I routinely run both motorcycles and...

As a rule I routinely run both motorcycles and cars at 8-9 over on cruise control to avoid getting performance awards. I get hit by LD/instant on radar all of the time. I don't care how well trained...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 12,670
Posted By MauiCowie
Your bike is much better than you are at riding....

Your bike is much better than you are at riding. (and will always be - this is true for 99.9% of riders) The best approach is to look through the turn and not upset the bike while it is doing its job.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 13,564
Posted By MauiCowie
Last time I checked my shoulders were still there.

Last time I checked my shoulders were still there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 03:17 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 19,998
Posted By MauiCowie
Your rong.

Your rong.
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,614
Posted By MauiCowie
And you thought Victories were ugly?

And you thought Victories were ugly?
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,676
Posted By MauiCowie
Needs more cowbell.

Needs more cowbell.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,021
Posted By MauiCowie
I started out on an over-weighted high-centered...

I started out on an over-weighted high-centered 750cc worn out glop of shit from the late 70s and taught myself. Never crashed it.

People who started out on small displacement bikes are pussies.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,021
Posted By MauiCowie
An unprotected human head is OBVIOUSLY subject to...

An unprotected human head is OBVIOUSLY subject to more potential damage from fracture/edema/road rash/whatever during a getoff than one protected by a decent FF helmet. You probably don't need an IQ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,747
Views: 460,557
Posted By MauiCowie
And leave extra room in front of you when...

And leave extra room in front of you when following a vehicle you can't see through or around (like a truck.) If something happens in front of them that causes them to slam on their brakes you will...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2014, 01:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,295
Posted By MauiCowie
If'n you put car tires on it then you won't have...

If'n you put car tires on it then you won't have to countersteer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 12:28 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 11,021
Posted By MauiCowie
The Internet is a wonderful thing. From it I've...

The Internet is a wonderful thing. From it I've learned that:

1) Only people who ride dirt will ever be decent street riders.

2) Anyone who rides without a helmet has an extremely low IQ and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,422
Posted By MauiCowie
I did this on my first minibike ride when I was...

I did this on my first minibike ride when I was 12. The harder I tried to brake (like I was used to on my bicycle) the more throttle I gave it. I ended up rocketing off into the bushes where I biffed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 23,684
Posted By MauiCowie
If you have the cash on hand then buy another...

If you have the cash on hand then buy another FJR.

The only faux pas here is the other guy being a whiny dickhead.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,810
Posted By MauiCowie
My solution: Take several pairs of gloves.

My solution: Take several pairs of gloves.
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