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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 08:32 AM
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Views: 1,911,197
Posted By aldend123
This might be true for somewhere like Dunkin,...

This might be true for somewhere like Dunkin, where they seem to prioritize window service. But otherwise, you can usually beat the drive-thru line. I know because I do exactly that, and note the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 07:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By aldend123
As others are pointing out, surely you know there...

As others are pointing out, surely you know there is a risk that you'll screw something up along the way. I've broke a few bolts that I remember vividly as a bitter learning moment. And I've rounded...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 07:44 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 27,013
Posted By aldend123
But you can easily make an unsafe pass in a legal...

But you can easily make an unsafe pass in a legal passing zone. So do they really offer more beyond congested area, dangerous intersection, blind driveway, or blind rise signage?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By aldend123
Fuel injected, no carbs to mess with. Thinking...

Fuel injected, no carbs to mess with. Thinking about what a newbie might do (oil changes, brake pads, chain adjustment, headlight adjustment, or spark plugs) a 3/8ths Metric socket set up to 18mm and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 450
Posted By aldend123
What's the bike? Find the owner's manual, which...

What's the bike? Find the owner's manual, which usually you can get from Google, or an owner's forum. Read it cover to cover, it'll have some surprisingly good noob-friendly info. Including...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 913
Posted By aldend123
I think I can appreciate, and practice, what the...

I think I can appreciate, and practice, what the quoted person was advocating. Weight on the inside hip, shoulder down, knee kinda drops out naturally. But it's a comfortable position to re-mount the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 419,770
Posted By aldend123
I swear the only times I find that false...

I swear the only times I find that false engagement between gears (usually 5th and 6th) is when I'm on the throttle passing someone. And it's right when my exhaust is lined up with their drivers door...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 11:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,800
Posted By aldend123
Improper suspension set up, under sprung, or worn...

Improper suspension set up, under sprung, or worn suspension will make the bike feel pretty boring. The lack of confidence and the wallow make each turn a disappointment.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 951
Posted By aldend123
It depends on whether I want to fix the problem...

It depends on whether I want to fix the problem and continue to use the tire, or is it coming off anyway? If I want to reuse it, enough to clear the roadway and that's it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9,480
Views: 1,911,197
Posted By aldend123
I assume at highway speeds that no one does a...

I assume at highway speeds that no one does a headcheck as a rule of thumb. They have whatever they see in their poorly adjusted mirrors and that's it. But in either lane position, there is arguably...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,203
Posted By aldend123
I'm assuming you don't want to install a socket...

I'm assuming you don't want to install a socket on your bike? Escort and BEL (and probably V1, and any other major brand) sell hardwire kits. They can be reproduced DIY from parts at radioshack, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 9,480
Views: 1,911,197
Posted By aldend123
I'm surprised how many here like the inside line...

I'm surprised how many here like the inside line of the passing lane. I hate it because I think it really narrows the reaction time if the person I'm passing decides to come over. That outside line...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By aldend123
Pre-trip or periodic inspection? Fluids, tire...

Pre-trip or periodic inspection? Fluids, tire condition, pressure, chain wear, brakes etc?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 10:23 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 27,013
Posted By aldend123
In theory. But isn't this a rule of thumb that...

In theory. But isn't this a rule of thumb that some states, but not all, have implemented?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,200
Posted By aldend123
I like the design, but I find the text slightly...

I like the design, but I find the text slightly difficult to read. It has the effect where the letters mildly blur together. I don't think its the color, I think maybe the shadowing around the text...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 419,770
Posted By aldend123
During the day, motioning with your hand works....

During the day, motioning with your hand works. But that doesn't work at night unless there's a ton of overhead light.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,657
Posted By aldend123
Look on the bright side, more real estate to see...

Look on the bright side, more real estate to see you in?

When an owner of these mirrors pushes them in, or extends them, they have to adjust them each time to match the new position right? If so,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,203
Posted By aldend123
For those who claim to have successfully detected...

For those who claim to have successfully detected laser "spill" or reflection off some other targeted driver near you, how do you know that you yourself weren't also successfully lasered?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,657
Posted By aldend123
Given that the driver denied any intentional...

Given that the driver denied any intentional conduct (and I think it's hard to say for sure without video), and the response was a bunch of guys blowing up their phone and reviews over something many...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,102
Posted By aldend123
OP run over his riding buddy twice. Without...

OP run over his riding buddy twice. Without reverse he had to make a 3-pointer. Then he fed the remains to the pigs. Now he'd like to know if ADV does their own dirty work, or takes the easy way out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,657
Posted By aldend123
Maybe they can't win, but I don't see why they...

Maybe they can't win, but I don't see why they can't sue. It might not make it to court, but it's a bit inconvenient and costly if you need to ask a lawyer for advice.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,176
Posted By aldend123
Can you tell them its "also known as" or "same...

Can you tell them its "also known as" or "same thing as" the versys? Or sometimes goes under a different name in certain markets?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 27,013
Posted By aldend123
Surely a Vermonter will have better info than I...

Surely a Vermonter will have better info than I can find, but here's a start:

[quote]
§ 1036. No-passing zones
(a) The traffic committee is authorized to determine those...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,784
Posted By aldend123
I'm not sure there is a good solution. The way...

I'm not sure there is a good solution. The way trucker drivers seem to deal with it is by continuously re-creating the gap. Someone fills it, they back off more. And repeat.

I try to keep maybe a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,256
Posted By aldend123
Every adjustment you make is a compromise. If you...

Every adjustment you make is a compromise. If you gain something somewhere, you lose something in another area. Just don't forget that. So you might be able to make it have the snappiest steering,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 419,770
Posted By aldend123
I think someone in this thread proposed an easily...

I think someone in this thread proposed an easily overlooked alternative to the finger: the thumbs down.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 27,013
Posted By aldend123
Do you pass on a dotted line without...

Do you pass on a dotted line without consideration for whether it is safe to do so?

I bet you use your brain, analyze the situation, and determine if it is safe based on intersecting roads,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 9,480
Views: 1,911,197
Posted By aldend123
A rule which only negatively affects the...

A rule which only negatively affects the innocent. Because if you're there to commit a crime, are you really going to obey their request to stay outside or remove the cover?

A 24hr convenience...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,256
Posted By aldend123
Recommendations from the manual as I understand...

Recommendations from the manual as I understand it are somewhat of a baseline. They can't really account for your usage, your weight, the passengers, or the gear. So you get to experiment a bit to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,784
Posted By aldend123
One solution for this is to get in the left most...

One solution for this is to get in the left most or right most lane and basically ride the white line on the edge of the road. It'll give you good visibility on what's going on ahead, and when the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 9,480
Views: 1,911,197
Posted By aldend123
I'm reluctant to do that, afraid that someone...

I'm reluctant to do that, afraid that someone might get the wrong idea and think I'm trying to hide my face in preparation for committing a crime. Am I crazy? Especially since most of my convenience...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,714
Views: 405,017
Posted By aldend123
Be proud to be slow :D Because it's really...

Be proud to be slow :D Because it's really embarrassing to ask the guys to help pull your bike out of the ditch.

I have very little ego when it comes to that kind of stuff, and usually good self...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 419,770
Posted By aldend123
Really? I thought it was a universal thing. So...

Really? I thought it was a universal thing. So how do other drivers let someone know they are letting the other person go? Motion with their hand?

And I'm not gonna buy the idea that your area...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 419,770
Posted By aldend123
It means the same thing around here, but it was...

It means the same thing around here, but it was all timed such that they'd have to be nuts to think they could go. And we were both going fairly slow, given it was a small sidestreet so stopping...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 419,770
Posted By aldend123
A person on a neighboring street is coming the...

A person on a neighboring street is coming the opposite direction, and then waiting to turn across my lane into their driveway as I pass by them. They've got their highbeams on the whole time.

So...
Forum: The Garage 09-29-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 600
Posted By aldend123
Never got a response from EBC. Oh well, probably...

Never got a response from EBC. Oh well, probably making a fuss about nothing. I was kind of hoping to learn if they change the formulas over time though, just out of curiosity.

I put them in and...
Forum: The Garage 09-25-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,731
Posted By aldend123
When a motorcycle is leaned over, and encounters...

When a motorcycle is leaned over, and encounters bumps which compress the spring, the spring rebounds, pushing the tire against the road. If the spring rebounds too quickly (lacking damping) it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,784
Posted By aldend123
I'm not sure what I assumed incorrectly? Can you...

I'm not sure what I assumed incorrectly? Can you elaborate? I'm not trying to get in an arguement with you. I'm just trying to explain that it sure sounds like you're misunderstanding proper lane...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,784
Posted By aldend123
Dude, is the highway on a bike a new experience...

Dude, is the highway on a bike a new experience for you? I'm surprised that in 4 years of ADV membership, you sound somewhat uncomfortable on the highway at speed.

I enjoy familiar sections of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,398
Posted By aldend123
Soapy water on the valve core could help reveal...

Soapy water on the valve core could help reveal if it is the source of the leak. If not, you can also wash down where the tube meets the rim, and it might reveal the ball park location of a pinhole...
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