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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 17,995
Posted By BDMJ
Ultimately this seems to be about whether it is...

Ultimately this seems to be about whether it is more fun to accelerate or turn. WR seems interested in exploring only one aspect of his motorcycle. He doesn't even seem interested in skillfully...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 17,995
Posted By BDMJ
Tkent02 is right on. Mass-produced bikes are all...

Tkent02 is right on. Mass-produced bikes are all compromised by either cost, packaging, or both. Yes, a one-of race bike can have insane power and lightness. The bikes we are talking about are a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 17,995
Posted By BDMJ
Many riders aren't able to get the most out of a...

Many riders aren't able to get the most out of a 250 except in a straight line. For nearly every rider on nearly every bike there is room to improve. Also, nearly every rider thinks their skills...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 17,995
Posted By BDMJ
Seconded. Once I started riding the track, my...

Seconded. Once I started riding the track, my desire to really push it on public roads decreased dramatically. Of course I also found that what I considered a fairly relaxed cruise through the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 17,995
Posted By BDMJ
Going back to the first post, skillful braking...

Going back to the first post, skillful braking and acceleration simply won't happen on public roads if you are going anywhere near legal or prudent speeds. Skillfully exploiting a bike with big...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,955
Posted By BDMJ
I should have been more clear. A heavier bike at...

I should have been more clear. A heavier bike at maximum lean angle is more likely to overcome the tires' grip. A lighter bike can corner at maximum lean at speeds impossible on a heavier bike. It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,955
Posted By BDMJ
Exactly. For many there is much more...

Exactly. For many there is much more satisfaction in riding a bike to its limits. With a smaller bike, those limits are far more approachable on the street and on the track. When you are nearer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,955
Posted By BDMJ
Heavier bikes have to lean more to obtain the...

Heavier bikes have to lean more to obtain the same corner speed. A lighter bike will take a wider line and carry more corner speed not because they can, but because it is the fastest way to get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 21,955
Posted By BDMJ
Bikes are fun period. There are advantages to...

Bikes are fun period. There are advantages to both sorts of bikes too. Finally, in almost every case the rider is the limiting factor for performance.

Light bikes require a lot less work to...
Forum: Thumpers 02-04-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13,059
Views: 675,286
Posted By BDMJ
I didn't add anything about the KLR because in...

I didn't add anything about the KLR because in another 14 years the WRR will be the next KLR. By then I'll be looking down from my austrian mount on all the people raving about how cheap their 10...
Forum: Thumpers 02-03-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 13,059
Views: 675,286
Posted By BDMJ
I know better than to wade in here, but what the...

I know better than to wade in here, but what the hell.

Having just ridden street and track days I decided to start going off the beaten path with a wr250r. It is the opposite of fast, but coming...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-30-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,960
Posted By BDMJ
I picked a wr250r to get started off-road. ...

I picked a wr250r to get started off-road. Previously I'd only ridden street with a few track days thrown in.

If you go with the wr250r you'll be surprised at how well it handles the slab. It is...
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