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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Yesterday, 02:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,406
Posted By aldend123
Bang for buck, Joe Rocket doesn't seem too bad in...

Bang for buck, Joe Rocket doesn't seem too bad in my experience. Their stuff is not high end, but relative to price it's fine. The material might feel a bit cheap, and the zippers probably suck. Get...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Yesterday, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 468
Posted By aldend123
IMO, it's hard to know what flex feels like until...

IMO, it's hard to know what flex feels like until you ride something that doesn't flex. It's imprecision, it's vagueness, it's unusual suspension perception. In theory, its felt in all three parts of...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Yesterday, 08:38 AM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 612,249
Posted By aldend123
So what you're telling us is that there's still...

So what you're telling us is that there's still time to bail?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-29-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,406
Posted By aldend123
If you did a lot of DIY on the 4x4's, you'll pick...

If you did a lot of DIY on the 4x4's, you'll pick up bike DIY real quick. Good plan with something cheap-n-old. Have fun on it instead of worrying about a nick or scratch.

Won't be surprised if...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-29-2015, 01:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 576
Posted By aldend123
I've seen it done in heavy fast-paced traffic...

I've seen it done in heavy fast-paced traffic which suddenly slows in MA. A few people put their hazards on as they brake hard to indicate we're about to go from 70 to 0 in 3 feet. It seems useful -...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-29-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 21,576
Posted By aldend123
You'll have to read the law yourself, but I'd...

You'll have to read the law yourself, but I'd assume legally that RV is technically still passing. If there's a train of cars behind them waiting, and they're passing at a rate of 1 meter per hour, I...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 612,249
Posted By aldend123
Happened in my car, and I wasn't commuting but...

Happened in my car, and I wasn't commuting but seems like the right place to share: I was southbound on the highway in NH in the right lane and just noticed a newer toyota sedan in the breakdown...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,587
Posted By aldend123
Here's a recent thread on it :...

Here's a recent thread on it : advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1038114 (http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1038114) And I'm pretty sure there were several lengthy ones before it.
+1...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 612,249
Posted By aldend123
MGL Ch90 Section 9D...

MGL Ch90 Section 9D (https://malegislature.gov/Laws/GeneralLaws/PartI/TitleXIV/Chapter90/Section9D) Windshields and windows obscured by nontransparent materials
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-17-2015, 06:21 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 21,576
Posted By aldend123
I think it is in part due to the emphasis on...

I think it is in part due to the emphasis on speed enforcement over almost anything else besides DUI and lately texting. All you need to do to be a safe, responsible driver is not speed....
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By aldend123
There's a wide array of USB batteries on Amazon,...

There's a wide array of USB batteries on Amazon, probably all variants of the same. I just bought one a few months ago, a Lumsing...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-17-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 21,576
Posted By aldend123
I kinda assumed that was implied, though generic;...

I kinda assumed that was implied, though generic; the way the rest of the stuff is taught. I don't remember being taught lane discipline in drivers ed, though it may have happened. Even if it did,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-17-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 21,576
Posted By aldend123
I'm one of those people that thinks these people...

I'm one of those people that thinks these people can be taught - but not by a "lesson". Asshole drivers often act as if they're in the right at all times. Consistent with a very selfish driving...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-16-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,190
Posted By aldend123
Not trying to be an ass - but computer activities...

Not trying to be an ass - but computer activities become a lot easier once you memorize "Control-F" for Find. If you're sifting through a wall of text, you can drill down to it pretty quickly. It was...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-16-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,190
Posted By aldend123
If you're riding with several riders who maintain...

If you're riding with several riders who maintain 50 in a 65 straight-n-clear highway, and are not improving or lack the desire to improve, time to move on. It sounds like you might enjoy sport...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-15-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 21,576
Posted By aldend123
Critical "typo" - I meant to say I correct people...

Critical "typo" - I meant to say I correct people who call it the "fast lane" - because that's the common term for many in this area.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-15-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 21,576
Posted By aldend123
I went through a phase where I'd correct people...

I went through a phase where I'd correct people who called it the fast lane, but stopped because I realized I was getting a bit pedantic and pompous. But I'll correct myself if I accidentally do it -...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-12-2015, 10:10 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 21,576
Posted By aldend123
Your logic and reasoning needs improvement. ...

Your logic and reasoning needs improvement.

Not passing while traveling in the passing lane has been illegal for a long time in many states, probably nearly as long as highways have...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-11-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 612,249
Posted By aldend123
Who still writes enough checks to have to balance...

Who still writes enough checks to have to balance it? Your motorcycle have a flux capacitor?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-11-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,149
Posted By aldend123
The right most lane, but traveling on the left...

The right most lane, but traveling on the left side of it. It 'speaks' to the bus you're going straight, not preparing a turn. You can also lane-split to the left if the bus pulled out in front of...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-10-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,149
Posted By aldend123
Hug slightly to the right of the lane to make...

Hug slightly to the right of the lane to make yourself visible sooner (or make them visible sooner). Gives you both wider reaction times. Also makes the person possibly in your right-hand blind spot...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-10-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 612,249
Posted By aldend123
It'll make a really interesting memory for the...

It'll make a really interesting memory for the first responders if the air bag ever went off.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-03-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 612,249
Posted By aldend123
This morning I was on a two lane highway which...

This morning I was on a two lane highway which merges to one lane. I was setting up to pass a slower car to position myself ahead for the remainder when he moved his tires just over the dotted line...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-28-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,076
Posted By aldend123
I know it's easy and cliche to say this without...

I know it's easy and cliche to say this without having been there, but if you had time to try and honk at the Rav4, and they had time to see you and stop, then you probably had time to stop, swerve,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-27-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 612,249
Posted By aldend123
That car has maintained impressive alignment over...

That car has maintained impressive alignment over the tire's lifetime :eek1 I want to know their secret.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-22-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,143
Posted By aldend123
Does he have the money to pay the deductible on...

Does he have the money to pay the deductible on an at-fault accident, or repairs if it's not worth making a claim? Understands what proper parts cost, not ebay knockoffs? If so, full insurance...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-21-2015, 01:08 PM
Replies: 39,828
Views: 10,655,233
Posted By aldend123
Corner was blown? :huh You're reading a hell of a...

Corner was blown? :huh You're reading a hell of a lot from that picture. Given his line, that seems unlikely. If it was diving forward, the swingarm would be returning to it's normal position, not...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-21-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 39,828
Views: 10,655,233
Posted By aldend123
What's wrong with either? Just trimming a little...

What's wrong with either? Just trimming a little speed - could be a blind or tightening turn.

Chain looks like it could be a tad tight.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-21-2015, 09:36 AM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 612,249
Posted By aldend123
But by the wheel being stopped, I can watch it...

But by the wheel being stopped, I can watch it for movement and react accordingly the second it starts to roll. If it's constantly rolling, I don't get much to work with.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-21-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 612,249
Posted By aldend123
Thanks for the fog suggestions guys. I've...

Thanks for the fog suggestions guys.

I've never once seen a Porsche doing what Porsche's do best. Never. They're easy to spot, and I've been watching for it since I realized the absence. Also, I...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-21-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 39,828
Views: 10,655,233
Posted By aldend123
The fail is the picture of a picture on a screen....

The fail is the picture of a picture on a screen. Otherwise, no fail - work of art depicted rolling down the street.

Right-click -> Copy Image URL or Copy Image Location for Chrome and Firefox...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-20-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,580
Posted By aldend123
OP, that video is more of value if you're...

OP, that video is more of value if you're interested in running larger-than-stock tires. Your manual (or a number of sites like http://motorcycle.michelinman.com/) will tell you what the factory tire...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-20-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10,535
Views: 2,290,305
Posted By aldend123
Perhaps she has seen many bikes waddle backwards...

Perhaps she has seen many bikes waddle backwards enough to leave a spot? It's annoying that she forced that situation, but most gas stations I've ever seen are on a flat lot. Mobility or foot-reach...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-19-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 612,249
Posted By aldend123
But by the sounds of it, it only helps...

But by the sounds of it, it only helps inner-shield fog? I'm having outer shield problems as well. Even at 80mph, with head in the wind, it still retains a lot of moisture.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-19-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4,019
Views: 612,249
Posted By aldend123
I was reminded last night just how much I hate...

I was reminded last night just how much I hate riding in dense fog. I'd rather rain. The fog made my shield useless, and quickly covered my glasses in moisture. Without any eye protection, the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-18-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,134
Posted By aldend123
I've ridden with frequent crosswind gusts that...

I've ridden with frequent crosswind gusts that were pretty strong, my guess is 30-40mph - mostly on the 30-ish side. Made sure to be in the middle of the lane to give myself the most reaction time,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-18-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,261
Posted By aldend123
I broke my own 'rule' this morning, and stopped...

I broke my own 'rule' this morning, and stopped for a yellow light because I wasn't sure. The truck in front of me with a boat in the bed was going through the intersection slowly and entered after...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-16-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 10,535
Views: 2,290,305
Posted By aldend123
I'm also surprised how many people have...

I'm also surprised how many people have consistently bad experiences with their local autoparts chain. Most that I go in to have reasonably intelligent employees, I overhear other reasonable customer...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-15-2015, 01:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,261
Posted By aldend123
When it doubt, proceed through the yellow - but...

When it doubt, proceed through the yellow - but watch out for left turners waiting at the intersection who see the light go yellow and decide "now or never".

If it turns yellow and I'm far away,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-15-2015, 01:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,477
Posted By aldend123
I like the late apex theory. Puts more lean angle...

I like the late apex theory. Puts more lean angle on a part of the road I have better visibility on (right in front of you), gives you a little more visibility around the turn, and reduces lean angle...
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