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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-26-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 39,828
Views: 10,655,233
Posted By JDK111
That is absolutely cool in my book. Ground...

That is absolutely cool in my book.
Ground clearance = fixed
Forks = factory lower legs with extended upper tubes, so he still has a little bit of suspension.
Brakes = still has factory front disc...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-26-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 39,828
Views: 10,655,233
Posted By JDK111
I see that we've got you tricked :D

I see that we've got you tricked :D
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-10-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,860
Posted By JDK111
Local Ducati / Triumph dealer had a demo ride...

Local Ducati / Triumph dealer had a demo ride yesterday, and the LEAST popular demo bikes were the Multistrada and the Explorer. I think most people are scared shitless of how tall these bikes are....
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-22-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,779
Posted By JDK111
This! I did it at 47 yrs. old in 2007, although...

This!
I did it at 47 yrs. old in 2007, although only for 6 months. Said to my boss and the company owner (of 20 years) fuck it, my life is more important than your work.

One of the best things I...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-18-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 48,362
Posted By JDK111
X2 -- using ADV as an advertisement and the...

X2 -- using ADV as an advertisement and the attitude of the main promoter turned me right off.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-14-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 8,296
Posted By JDK111
I would not let this happen. You and the car...

I would not let this happen.
You and the car have zero speed differential. Nothing good can happen with the squid flying by between the two of you.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-13-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,297
Posted By JDK111
I'm guessing you haven't heard of SMIDSY........

I'm guessing you haven't heard of SMIDSY..... after a collision.
Sooner or later, one of those 'other drivers' is going to be successful.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-13-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,297
Posted By JDK111
Assume you are invisible to every other vehicle...

Assume you are invisible to every other vehicle on the road.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-13-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,455
Posted By JDK111
I certainly may be struck head on by a vehicle...

I certainly may be struck head on by a vehicle crossing the center line, just like the first riders were in this mess. I hope not, but this is a risk of driving any kind of vehicle on a public road....
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-13-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,455
Posted By JDK111
X Two.

X Two.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-13-2015, 07:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,455
Posted By JDK111
It seems to me that you are also assuming that...

It seems to me that you are also assuming that using a staggered formation to 'block' car from merging into 'the group' is legal -- which it most definitely is not, unless the group has a parade...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-06-2015, 01:54 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,365
Posted By JDK111
Maybe New England, but not in the rest of the...

Maybe New England, but not in the rest of the world wherever vehicles travel on roads it isn't.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-05-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 12,365
Posted By JDK111
Comparing a depression (pothole) in the road to a...

Comparing a depression (pothole) in the road to a step in the road is just plain stupid.
A bike or car tire falls at 32 ft/sec squared over the period of time it takes the tire to travel from 1 side...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-04-2015, 06:18 PM
Replies: 39,828
Views: 10,655,233
Posted By JDK111
I guess you haven't seen too many 'professional...

I guess you haven't seen too many 'professional racers' getting started, judging by the stupidity of your blanket statement.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-30-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 6,292
Posted By JDK111
This isn't a case of who's right and who's...

This isn't a case of who's right and who's wrong..... it's a case of who's left.
Things traveling 20 mph on highways are usually green or red and are manufactured companies by John Deere, Case or...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-18-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 17,742
Posted By JDK111
Seems like you don't ride at all.

Seems like you don't ride at all.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-12-2015, 03:51 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,583
Posted By JDK111
Again - YES, in case you didn't understand Barry...

Again - YES, in case you didn't understand Barry above me.
It always amazes me how few people understand the laws AND rules of the road.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-12-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,583
Posted By JDK111
IF there had been a collision here....... you...

IF there had been a collision here....... you would be 100% wrong with who you are assigning fault to.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-02-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 823
Views: 49,314
Posted By JDK111
Sorry pal, but if you're on 2 wheels and think...

Sorry pal, but if you're on 2 wheels and think you can 'defend' your space against cars and trucks with your exhaust noise.... you're in for a big surprise one day.
Forum: Face Plant 02-06-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,848
Posted By JDK111
What I find totally scary -- even from some of...

What I find totally scary -- even from some of the posters in this thread-- is how few people know this. :yikes
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-17-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,966
Posted By JDK111
You said you were 'in the States with the...

You said you were 'in the States with the intention to demo ......'.
You didn't say whether you had ANY intention to BUY any of the bikes you were demoing from any of the dealers you hoped these...
Forum: Face Plant 01-17-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,848
Posted By JDK111
Interesting. I thought it was the other guy's...

Interesting.
I thought it was the other guy's fault, but not because he hit you.
You had the 'right of way'.
Forum: Face Plant 01-17-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 10,848
Posted By JDK111
Who told you this?

Who told you this?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-15-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,057
Posted By JDK111
Gearing up for cold weather riding is simple --...

Gearing up for cold weather riding is simple -- all you need to do is copy what snowmobilers do. They ride fairly comparable vehicles that normally get ridden in conditions that are FAR colder than...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-17-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 11,142
Posted By JDK111
yup - my bro has an Electra Glide and it will get...

yup - my bro has an Electra Glide and it will get 50+mpg under just about any conditions.
I often tell him 60 HP equates to 60 mpg.:D
Forum: Face Plant 10-17-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,139
Posted By JDK111
Who made the decision to be lashed to the sissy...

Who made the decision to be lashed to the sissy bar? - the idiots or the injured person?
Does the competent care give trust the idiots to properly summon help?
Are the idiots competent enough to...
Forum: Face Plant 10-13-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 20,139
Posted By JDK111
This was absolutely NOT a mistake. ... and...

This was absolutely NOT a mistake.
... and despite what all the complainers say in this thread, If it was me that had crashed, I'd be more than happy to have you (Maddiedog) help me out. :)
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-02-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 28,699
Posted By JDK111
Seems to me that your mommy dropped you on your...

Seems to me that your mommy dropped you on your head once or twice when you were small and didn't tell your daddy.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-30-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 490
Views: 28,699
Posted By JDK111
When I ride on 2 lanes, in traffic, and...

When I ride on 2 lanes, in traffic, and especially with no shoulders, I stick to the left side or center of the lane - the right side of the lane MY escape route - it's not for some oncoming...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-24-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 159,406
Posted By JDK111
I HAVE and ST1300, and every once in a while I...

I HAVE and ST1300, and every once in a while I get a huge urge to buy an RT or GSA.

Stories like this are what keep the ST in my garage :nod.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 09-24-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 159,406
Posted By JDK111
This is certainly one of those stories you'll...

This is certainly one of those stories you'll laugh about later - and your side, for the most-part is done (very well done).
The chapter still to be written is about what BMW corporate does for you....
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-15-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,293
Posted By JDK111
Then there's the freaking oilfield lunatics...

Then there's the freaking oilfield lunatics hauling who knows what at full speed because they're always in panic mode....... and if you're slowing them down, you get the fuck out of their way cause...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-15-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,293
Posted By JDK111
Then you've got these guys - who at this time of...

Then you've got these guys - who at this time of year are in a hurry this time of year (harvest), and they'll put their bumper on anyone's fender if you're slowing them down.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-15-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 13,293
Posted By JDK111
I'm in the middle of Nowhere, Saskatchewan.......

I'm in the middle of Nowhere, Saskatchewan.... but if this crew of pirates tried this around here they be lucky if ;
.... one of these lumber guys rolled up behind them. They're driven by the most...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,630
Posted By JDK111
a shade less than 6'6"... 255-260lbs. 38/40"...

a shade less than 6'6"... 255-260lbs.
38/40" waist, 38" sleeve, 37" inseam, 50" chest.
Joe Rocket Ballistic 2XLT jacket - great fit.
Joe Rocket Ballistic XLT pants - length is good, kind of odd...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-01-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,155
Posted By JDK111
Pretty much describes the ST. And the electric...

Pretty much describes the ST.
And the electric windshield is awesome if it's cool or raining.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-01-2014, 10:29 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,301
Posted By JDK111
Priese -- congratulations on this ride and thanks...

Priese -- congratulations on this ride and thanks for the great report.
Good Job.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-28-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 21,475
Posted By JDK111
Non believer. There is soooo much high vis...

Non believer.
There is soooo much high vis stuff being worn everywhere you go - it's become normal work attire....... and nobody cares.
You can't go for lunch in a restaurant around here an not see...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-13-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 19,583
Posted By JDK111
The ranger is right. Almost anyone can get places...

The ranger is right. Almost anyone can get places where they otherwise would have zero chance of getting to on anything else. Take a group of these people, add a little (or a lot) of liquor -- and...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-18-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,232
Posted By JDK111
.... and the landowners if you're on private...

.... and the landowners if you're on private property.
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