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Forum: Old's Cool 12-25-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 16,168
Views: 9,687,848
Posted By ttpete
Snidely Whiplash...... ^^^^

Snidely Whiplash...... ^^^^
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-25-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,207
Posted By ttpete
Don't make assumptions. My seat time goes back to...

Don't make assumptions. My seat time goes back to 1960 and an Indian. I wasn't interested in the patch thing or the life that went along with it. I never considered them as being pirates then, just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 35,653
Views: 9,022,726
Posted By ttpete
Until you have to stop on a steep upgrade....

Until you have to stop on a steep upgrade. There's a purpose for everything.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-24-2014, 12:17 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,207
Posted By ttpete
Sweep vehicles are for pirate parades. My AAA...

Sweep vehicles are for pirate parades. My AAA card gets me a 100 mile tow if I need it. I probably will never need it because my bikes are well maintained and I carry a tire plugging kit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 08:46 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,207
Posted By ttpete
Sooo, you're going to wait until someone dies...

Sooo, you're going to wait until someone dies because of his incompetence? Either leave or speak up about the problem.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 474,761
Posted By ttpete
So are deer. They're worse than squirrels.

So are deer. They're worse than squirrels.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2014, 06:27 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 5,207
Posted By ttpete
I find that many riders have no idea of how to...

I find that many riders have no idea of how to ride in a group. The proper and safe way is to stagger off so there's a decent space to ride in and to position ones' self so the rider ahead can see...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8,882
Views: 1,428,081
Posted By ttpete
http://ttpete.smugmug.com/photos/i-dVtHghP/0/L/i-d...

http://ttpete.smugmug.com/photos/i-dVtHghP/0/L/i-dVtHghP-L.jpg

Just rode this home from the dealer today.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 13,069
Posted By ttpete
We had a hunter brought one in to a DNR deer...

We had a hunter brought one in to a DNR deer check station, thought he was the great hunter until they told him it was an elk that he didn't have a permit for. :lol3

Could have been a black and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 13,069
Posted By ttpete
Typical Left Coast mentality. My expertise...

Typical Left Coast mentality. My expertise resides in my accuracy, which is more than sufficient to deal with anything that might occur.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 13,069
Posted By ttpete
I haven't seen any persons quoted here who have...

I haven't seen any persons quoted here who have any qualifications as being competent street riders, only those with college degrees. How can anyone who has no expertise in the subject be regarded as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 09:12 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 13,069
Posted By ttpete
As far as "evasive maneuvers" on the street are...

As far as "evasive maneuvers" on the street are concerned as called out in the thread title, a truly competent street rider will have very few, if any, to deal with because he won't put himself in a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 13,069
Posted By ttpete
While track experience can teach riding in a...

While track experience can teach riding in a technical sense, it teaches nothing about street strategy and co-existing with other vehicles on the road. I know riders who do track days that have big...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 994
Posted By ttpete
Get an MRA Vario winglet and install it on the...

Get an MRA Vario winglet and install it on the top of your windshield. It's adjustable and will flip the air up over your head. Twisted Throttle sells MRA stuff.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 35,653
Views: 9,022,726
Posted By ttpete
They call the front brake lever the "crash...

They call the front brake lever the "crash handle". :lol3
Forum: The Garage 12-12-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 684
Posted By ttpete
Sounds like you have less trail now than you did....

Sounds like you have less trail now than you did. That would account for the instability and falling into turns. Are the fork stanchions flush with the top of the triple clamp or does some of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 474,761
Posted By ttpete
I don't tailgate, it helps to slow down and keeps...

I don't tailgate, it helps to slow down and keeps you off the brakes. I use engine braking a lot and get long brake pad life.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 474,761
Posted By ttpete
One reason you see so much of that is that...

One reason you see so much of that is that today's transmissions upshift at very low speeds on a closed throttle. This all but eliminates engine braking and increases brake usage in traffic. My...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By ttpete
I wouldn't worry about it. Put it back together.

I wouldn't worry about it. Put it back together.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 473
Views: 13,069
Posted By ttpete
I agree with this. I also have no problems most...

I agree with this. I also have no problems most of the time on the street, and for the same reasons you don't have them. I have trouble relating to those who post up tales of near misses and other...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-07-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 904
Posted By ttpete
Start with Meguiar's Plastic Cleaner and finish...

Start with Meguiar's Plastic Cleaner and finish with their Plastic Polish. This is what's used by the military on aircraft canopies.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2014, 05:53 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 34,316
Posted By ttpete
That's what happens when you grow up. You'll...

That's what happens when you grow up. You'll eventually arrive there if you don't die on the way.

You want excitement? Go racing. At least there'll be an EMS unit standing by.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,646
Posted By ttpete
You're late. The good barn finds are mostly gone...

You're late. The good barn finds are mostly gone by now. I once bought a nice Gold Star for $1500, and a Velo Thruxton for $2000. :evil
Forum: The Garage 12-02-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,166
Posted By ttpete
You'll be better off if you acquire one of the...

You'll be better off if you acquire one of the high capacity battery units meant to charge phones and cameras. Should be enough capacity to run all day.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,815
Posted By ttpete
You should cross the Mackinac bridge up here. The...

You should cross the Mackinac bridge up here. The center two lanes are steel grating all the way across and you can see the water far below. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 12-02-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,216
Posted By ttpete
What you see is a manual advance cable that runs...

What you see is a manual advance cable that runs up to a handlebar lever. The spring is there to hold the mag at full advance should the cable break. This makes it possible to still ride home or to a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 06:59 PM
Replies: 473
Views: 13,069
Posted By ttpete
This. A track day is basically an afternoon of...

This. A track day is basically an afternoon of playing Ricky Racer. Anyone who is serious will go racing for real and compete. I was associated with club level racing for many years as a wrench, as a...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-01-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,216
Posted By ttpete
Magneto.

Magneto.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2014, 06:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,815
Posted By ttpete
I just use the EZ-pass lane in Chicago and let...

I just use the EZ-pass lane in Chicago and let them send me the bill in the mail.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-28-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By ttpete
That and the mounting holes are different.

That and the mounting holes are different.
Forum: The Garage 11-27-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,208
Posted By ttpete
I have a friend who lost most of his left foot in...

I have a friend who lost most of his left foot in an accident, and he rigged up a heel-toe shift lever on the left side. He says it's fine because he pushes down on the front lever to shift down and...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-27-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,398
Posted By ttpete
http://www.britcycle.com/Manuals/wetsumping.pdf

http://www.britcycle.com/Manuals/wetsumping.pdf
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,401
Posted By ttpete
Where are you? To do an appraisal, the appraiser...

Where are you? To do an appraisal, the appraiser will need to see the bike personally.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-25-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 14,216
Posted By ttpete
fixt

fixt
Forum: The Garage 11-18-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 834
Views: 137,103
Posted By ttpete
I actually store my Loctite products in the...

I actually store my Loctite products in the freezer. I've had cyanoacrylates last many years without solidifying.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By ttpete
I have several. I bought them back when 95% of...

I have several. I bought them back when 95% of all American vehicles had drum brakes.
Forum: Old's Cool 11-17-2014, 05:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By ttpete
Having worked in import car shops and also...

Having worked in import car shops and also motorcycle shops, I understand very well how to hook shoes together and snap them on Brit vehicles. American Lockheed type brakes can't be done that way....
Forum: Old's Cool 11-16-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,605
Posted By ttpete
If you don't have the Boyer Bransden instruction...

If you don't have the Boyer Bransden instruction sheet, you need to download one. You'll have to use a timing light to time it, there are timing marks on the alternator rotor behind the primary side...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,690
Posted By ttpete
I didn't know "doghouse" was a city in Canada....

I didn't know "doghouse" was a city in Canada. :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 11-12-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,718
Posted By ttpete
I grab the loop at the end in a vise and flex the...

I grab the loop at the end in a vise and flex the spring back and forth while inserting washers between the coils until it's long enough to slip on, then pull the washers out with pliers.
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