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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:11 PM
Replies: 31,839
Views: 7,788,063
Posted By B.Curvin
If you're on a motard, behind a Harley, and need...

If you're on a motard, behind a Harley, and need to wait for them to use a pull over..........you're doing it wrong. :evil

...
Forum: Beasts 08-24-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 4,103
Views: 729,087
Posted By B.Curvin
I've never heard of Magnum Tuning, and it's off...

I've never heard of Magnum Tuning, and it's off Amazon. I wouldn't touch it with a stick. I would wait until there is a Power Commander, Vortex or Bazzaz product available. Or something similar.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 21,252
Posted By B.Curvin
I was there working 1 week out of every month for...

I was there working 1 week out of every month for 2 1/2 years. I covered all of AZ + Vegas.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 31,839
Views: 7,788,063
Posted By B.Curvin
When I say "Deals Gap", most people get the huh?...

When I say "Deals Gap", most people get the huh? look. I correct and say "Dragons Tail" or "Tail of the Dragon" and they all know.

I still call it Deals Gap.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 21,252
Posted By B.Curvin
You should know the road in the second picture....

You should know the road in the second picture. It is this.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/svmango/ApacheJunction_zpsecb9207b.png...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 21,252
Posted By B.Curvin
And never attempt this. ...

And never attempt this.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/svmango/Ride%20Pics/AZ%20ride/IMG-20110701-00053.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 21,252
Posted By B.Curvin
Absolutely. ...

Absolutely.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/svmango/Denver_zps87369270.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/svmango/media/Denver_zps87369270.jpg.html)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,688
Posted By B.Curvin
Post #12. Because some seem to have missed it. ...

Post #12. Because some seem to have missed it. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 7,688
Posted By B.Curvin
Apply the brakes harder. I'm always on the front...

Apply the brakes harder. I'm always on the front brake up to, and into corners.







I can almost guarantee you're not looking far enough up the road. You should always be looking at the...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-04-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 881
Views: 310,285
Posted By B.Curvin
I'm sure it has been asked in this thread, but it...

I'm sure it has been asked in this thread, but it would take far too long to find it.

I'm not a big fan of Sportster (stock sportster) front end feel and steering. I think they VERY strongly fall...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 15,096
Posted By B.Curvin
Don't lose a seconds sleep. He's a nut case....

Don't lose a seconds sleep. He's a nut case. Hell, when my friend Tosh bought an SV, the first thing he did was bring it over to the house so I could show him the ins and outs of SV ownership. I was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 31,839
Views: 7,788,063
Posted By B.Curvin
I'll bet my left testicle they were hamming it up...

I'll bet my left testicle they were hamming it up for the camera.




A little T-Cut and turtle wax and she'll be right as rain.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 08-03-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,938
Posted By B.Curvin
:clap Keep up the good work. We'll be...

:clap

Keep up the good work. We'll be watching.

I have a KTM 640 frame and 450SMR suspension sitting in the garage to do something similar with when time allows.

Though I'm thinking of a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 7,827
Posted By B.Curvin
You can call BS if you like. I've tucked the...

You can call BS if you like. I've tucked the front on pavement once. I was road racing at the time so these things happen.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 7,827
Posted By B.Curvin
:y0! Oh oh oh. I do. I've been doing it on...

:y0!

Oh oh oh. I do. I've been doing it on the street AND dirt for more than 30 years. I've never tucked the front on the street. I trail brake every ride, every day.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 839
Views: 64,281
Posted By B.Curvin
:y0! That would be me, and that's why I...

:y0!

That would be me, and that's why I commute on a KLR. They would bury me under the jail if I commuted on a liter bike. Hell, I can't even commute on my SV650 without making an ass of myself.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 7,827
Posted By B.Curvin
I have no idea. This little pissing match was...

I have no idea. This little pissing match was enough to put him on ignore. :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 7,827
Posted By B.Curvin
I practice everyday. I'm at 80mph when I reach...

I practice everyday. I'm at 80mph when I reach the red arrow at the bridge. On the brakes and down to 45/46mph by the time I transition back on the throttle at the green dash. Up to 49/52mph when I...
Forum: Beasts 07-24-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,558
Posted By B.Curvin
Keep it as is, and stick a sportster engine in...

Keep it as is, and stick a sportster engine in there. :D

I say that even though I voted wee.
Forum: Beasts 07-15-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4,103
Views: 729,087
Posted By B.Curvin
At which dealer did you work? I'm from...

At which dealer did you work? I'm from Chattanooga originally.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 11:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,702
Posted By B.Curvin
Absolutely drag the rear brake. I typically...

Absolutely drag the rear brake. I typically maintain steady throttle, slip the clutch, and modulate the whole shebang with the rear brake.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 31,839
Views: 7,788,063
Posted By B.Curvin
Is there a link? I live down the street from the...

Is there a link? I live down the street from the campground. It would be great to meet some new folks and put faces with "names".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31,839
Views: 7,788,063
Posted By B.Curvin
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/svmango/the...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/svmango/the_minivan_zpsb6e89cee.jpg (http://smg.photobucket.com/user/svmango/media/the_minivan_zpsb6e89cee.jpg.html)
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 02:48 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 238,224
Posted By B.Curvin
I would hazard a guess it's a new bike and...

I would hazard a guess it's a new bike and Sloan's did the conversion.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,812
Posted By B.Curvin
Got a study to back that up? I'm pretty...

Got a study to back that up?

I'm pretty sure a meat wagon and burial is a lot cheaper than long term physical rehabilitation and/or disability.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,114
Posted By B.Curvin
70% chance of rain today. I'm riding to work....

70% chance of rain today. I'm riding to work. :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 04:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,785
Posted By B.Curvin
:d

:d
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 03:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,785
Posted By B.Curvin
I had always felt I was above average in this...

I had always felt I was above average in this place. :lol3




What's a Henway?
Forum: Beasts 06-09-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By B.Curvin
CB500X. :evil

CB500X.


:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 615
Posted By B.Curvin
X100 It's so cheap I LOAD the coverage out...

X100

It's so cheap I LOAD the coverage out and get low deductibles. I pay about $12.00 a month on my KLR for every kind of coverage I can get.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,121
Posted By B.Curvin
On a side note. You'll notice the Tall Guts seat...

On a side note. You'll notice the Tall Guts seat on my DR. It made a HUGE difference in how my knees felt at the end of the day. Much less stress when transitioning from seated to standing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,121
Posted By B.Curvin
I had a DR350 and set it up explicitly for...

I had a DR350 and set it up explicitly for standing. It did feel a little "off" at first when seated, but I got used to it. I have a 34" inseam and monkey arms. Here's a pic to get an idea.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,999
Posted By B.Curvin
I didn't get to watch any of the 2013 season, but...

I didn't get to watch any of the 2013 season, but I'm getting to watch all the 2014 races.

Marquez is absolutely unfrickin'-believable. How the hell is he stomping the daylights out of ALL the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,999
Posted By B.Curvin
Quoted for posterity because you have no idea...

Quoted for posterity because you have no idea what you're talking about. I don't believe you even grasp the subject at hand. Now read the article or :stfu

:deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,999
Posted By B.Curvin
Did you read the link I posted? Your statements...

Did you read the link I posted? Your statements would indicate you did not.

I started this thread in 2010 and just drug it back up because Nick's new "initiative" is exactly what I've been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,999
Posted By B.Curvin
Dragging this up to include some fresh reading. ...

Dragging this up to include some fresh reading.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/05/28/the-brake-light-initiative-treatise-on-motorcycle-control-using-your-braking-skills/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,274
Posted By B.Curvin
The S5 understeers much less, and it is easily...

The S5 understeers much less, and it is easily tuneable to be just as quick as the RS5.

:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,274
Posted By B.Curvin
I had no idea how bad it was until I started...

I had no idea how bad it was until I started selling cars. I knew the "average" driver was not very good, but the "average" driver is in actuality very very bad. As in plenty of people well and truly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,274
Posted By B.Curvin
Without doubt. We would have no Orthopedic...

Without doubt. We would have no Orthopedic surgeons or Attorneys if not for all the electronic shenanigans on these cars. Just for giggles I took a 911 Turbo S out in the rain. I got rolling about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,274
Posted By B.Curvin
Just because I really enjoy Chris Harris videos. ...

Just because I really enjoy Chris Harris videos.


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