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Forum: Airheads Yesterday, 08:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By dwoodward
I want to sell this bike...

But I can't post it in the flea market without a price, and I honestly have no clue what to ask for it. I bought it on a whim because hey, everyone should own one at some point. OK, I've ridden it......
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2015, 10:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,985
Posted By dwoodward
Second that. I'd rather have that on the bottom...

Second that. I'd rather have that on the bottom edge of the cheek pad. (I know, can't make anyone happy, cane you Sena?)

But what I want to know is how/where did Easyrider Jay get his hands on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,925
Posted By dwoodward
The V-Star(tm) 250 is an excellent bike for...

The V-Star(tm) 250 is an excellent bike for people with tiny legs and huge hands...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,925
Posted By dwoodward
Sneakers? How mainstream. ...

Sneakers? How mainstream.

http://www.kratzmc.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/577_2.jpg
Forum: Vendors 04-29-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 40,771
Posted By dwoodward
Aaaaaaiiiiieeeeeeeee! (Sorry, someone had to...

Aaaaaaiiiiieeeeeeeee!

(Sorry, someone had to do it.) :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,925
Posted By dwoodward
If it were reliable, the current owner wouldn't...

If it were reliable, the current owner wouldn't be selling it...
Forum: Vendors 04-27-2015, 07:08 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 40,771
Posted By dwoodward
SMH5 is only good for two way (you and one other...

SMH5 is only good for two way (you and one other person).

SMH10 can do groups (4 people total?) but it looks awkward
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 10,925
Posted By dwoodward
Pre-1990: With all the hipsters buying them up,...

Pre-1990: With all the hipsters buying them up, not as cheap as they might be for one in "good" condition, if they do find one it's still a breakdown waiting to happen.

TU250, SR400- buy two of...
Forum: Vendors 04-27-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 40,771
Posted By dwoodward
Helo, Sena Bluetooth. A suggestion? Do...

Helo, Sena Bluetooth.

A suggestion? Do yourselves a favor- pull the material related to the 10U off your website. Seriously. That product has been "Real Soon Now" for so long it's not even a joke....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,023
Posted By dwoodward
Funny. In Oregon- even when we were MSF, which...

Funny. In Oregon- even when we were MSF, which has been more than 10 years- it was hammered into us in Instructor Prep that we are NOT cops, lawyers, legislators, or judges and we should NOT give...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,615
Posted By dwoodward
If an ODOT person says something that sounds like...

If an ODOT person says something that sounds like they're taking a position, call them on it- because when I asked one in a neutral setting what ODOT's position was, I was told they don't take...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-24-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,615
Posted By dwoodward
Translation: Police reports are not being filed...

Translation: Police reports are not being filed (in Oregon).

The number I have (direct from ODOT) is seven reported cases of a motorcycle being rear-ended because of stopped traffic in the past...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 82,644
Posted By dwoodward
Oregon update

SB 694 passed Senate, 18-10. On to the house.

ASSuming it passes the house and lands on the gov's desk, things become interesting. Governor Kitzhaber has stated for the record he would veto any...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 90,963
Posted By dwoodward
Er, where's the mike for your Autocom? Should...

Er, where's the mike for your Autocom? Should work the same for any device.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,557
Posted By dwoodward
I haven't found that at all.

I haven't found that at all.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,323
Posted By dwoodward
They should feel relieved that they're treating...

They should feel relieved that they're treating minor concussions and broken collar bones instead of smashed skulls and broken backs, but that's probably not likely.

As an update, I have word that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 08:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,522
Posted By dwoodward
Street vs. Dirt- how do you ride differently?

Over in Veterans Share Your Tips For Rookies (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1056945) PT Rider suggested a thread on differences between street and dirt riding.

As much fun as I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,819
Posted By dwoodward
Come to Oregon, Idaho, or CA, where it'll do...

Come to Oregon, Idaho, or CA, where it'll do both.

Oh, and take a riding course... because:



I like it... Done.

Street vs. Dirt- how do you ride differently?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,323
Posted By dwoodward
I got a PM back. Short answer: Many contractors...

I got a PM back. Short answer: Many contractors are switching over to Lee Parks in CA.


There was a replay of an NPR segment last night by Sebastian Junger (Restrepo):
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 11:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,323
Posted By dwoodward
Outlaw's Justice would know, he's working for Lee...

Outlaw's Justice would know, he's working for Lee Parks.

I do know that the MSF does not operate in Oregon, period. Relatively speaking not lots of military here, but we do have USCG, National...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 11:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,323
Posted By dwoodward
As a safety instructor, I have yet to figure out...

As a safety instructor, I have yet to figure out how to reach into someone's head and flip that particular switch- military or civilian.


Of course not- In once case a PT belt does nothing to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,669
Posted By dwoodward
I wouldn't mess with Dad's bike... once he gets...

I wouldn't mess with Dad's bike... once he gets done with the S10, it'll be for sale anyway, so why throw money at it? :deal :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,202
Posted By dwoodward
Two Miatas and a Yaris, and an S10 4x4. Boy...

Two Miatas and a Yaris, and an S10 4x4.

Boy Child hit about a 3" deep pothole with steep edges in a stock Miata and it was enough to lacerate the sidewall of a 185/60-14, blow a front shock, and...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 751
Views: 90,963
Posted By dwoodward
Originally, 500ma was the max charging rate. It's...

Originally, 500ma was the max charging rate. It's been creeping higher.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB#Charging_ports
Forum: Vendors 04-06-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 40,771
Posted By dwoodward
:ear I can find no such setting. Nexus 5 /...

:ear

I can find no such setting. Nexus 5 / Android 5.1
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,985
Posted By dwoodward
Yeah. I'd take a set at cost maybe, but no way...

Yeah. I'd take a set at cost maybe, but no way I'd pay full price to beta test.
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,985
Posted By dwoodward
Anyone have an update?

Anyone have an update?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 9,202
Posted By dwoodward
Three out of four cars in my driveway would be...

Three out of four cars in my driveway would be totalled by a 5" hit. Two of them would have blown tires and bent or shattered wheels with a 2" hit.

As for the case in question: I wasn't there and...
Forum: Vendors 04-06-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 40,771
Posted By dwoodward
I effing HATE Google Now... Since I can't see the...

I effing HATE Google Now... Since I can't see the screen, I don't know what it's doing, and it never does what I want. I'd remove it if I could. Voice Dialer may be clunky, but it doesn't try to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,557
Posted By dwoodward
Do the exact same thing, again, without the...

Do the exact same thing, again, without the helmet. That'll be expensive, and afterward you can tell any story you want- since the odds of being able to remember it are slim, as far as you know, it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 02:21 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 9,060
Posted By dwoodward
Soldiers are trained rigorously and forced to...

Soldiers are trained rigorously and forced to qualify- and on a regular basis, requalify- to handle a weapon, and then only on order from command.

If motorcyclists had to go through that, we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 9,060
Posted By dwoodward
This may be an interesting anecdote that feeds...

This may be an interesting anecdote that feeds the thread. The other day I was visiting the office where Pat Hahn works. He has, on his desk, a copy of his book "Maximum Control"... translated to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,557
Posted By dwoodward
Many years ago, I had a student (MRS:RSS,...

Many years ago, I had a student (MRS:RSS, Exercise... 10? Shifting, I remember- I said many years ago...) faceplant in a 3/4 helmet with a bubble shield. The bubble split and left a gash from between...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-01-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21,979
Views: 4,268,244
Posted By dwoodward
I'd bet the original owner had an Arrow can,...

I'd bet the original owner had an Arrow can, which has a different fuel mapping than stock. When he traded the bike in he kept the exhaust to go on his new bike, put the stock can on, and didn't...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 04-01-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21,979
Views: 4,268,244
Posted By dwoodward
That's why I took it off and went with a Street...

That's why I took it off and went with a Street Triple flyscreen. The weather protection is no worse, and i got rid of the turbulence.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,557
Posted By dwoodward
That helmet is a retail model- Icon Airframe...

That helmet is a retail model- Icon Airframe Statistic (http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/icon-airframe-statistic-helmet?gclid=CMOI5eXOzMQCFc9ffgodH34A_Q).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 09:51 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,552
Posted By dwoodward
:nod I, personally, took the spouse unit and...

:nod

I, personally, took the spouse unit and child units out to a parking lot and taught them how to get moving, shift, and stop, in accordance with the class they were already signed up for. Then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 20,155
Posted By dwoodward
The part you're missing is that part of the...

The part you're missing is that part of the agreement under which a state grants you license to drive on a public highway includes YOU notifying THEM if you move- not relying on a third party.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 09:39 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 9,060
Posted By dwoodward
That number depends on where you are. You have...

That number depends on where you are. You have some really big urban areas; I don't. And you're quite possibly correct that most of the time when it's the car's fault, it's a left turning driver. But...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 9,060
Posted By dwoodward
Basically. Too many 'merkins treat their...

Basically. Too many 'merkins treat their motorcycles as weekend toys.

Washington State crunched some numbers a while back; the approximate conclusion is that it wasn't the year round commuters...
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