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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,142
Posted By RedShark
Like anywhere else in urban America - except that...

Like anywhere else in urban America - except that it's nice enough to ride year-round. Sadly the majority of drivers are careless, clueless, selfish and dumb and cannot be counted on to operate...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 528,576
Posted By RedShark
Years ago I had one of 'those feelings' about...

Years ago I had one of 'those feelings' about some traffic thickening up ahead of me and rolled off the throttle to increase the space ahead of me - not 5 seconds later a silver 911 goes past and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 36,704
Views: 9,606,200
Posted By RedShark
Ha ! Don't you KNOW that reaching WAY down with...

Ha ! Don't you KNOW that reaching WAY down with your knee is the secret to sportbike awesomeness ?

You see, once your knee-puck touches pavement magical handing prowess is endowed onto the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 03:33 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,142
Posted By RedShark
Nice weekend, that long cold spell we had (...

Nice weekend, that long cold spell we had ( don't laugh it was in the 60s at night for like 3 weeks !!! ) is FINALLY over and we are getting the first of the early tradewind weather.

Roads...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,142
Posted By RedShark
What is funny about the speed-priority...

What is funny about the speed-priority relationship is that I live waaaay out a country road/2-lane highway marked at 35. Traffic typically drives it at right about 43 mph, on avg.

I used to have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,142
Posted By RedShark
The comments section on that is pretty telling - ...

The comments section on that is pretty telling - about half just complain about the annoying bike riders and how they don't stop at red lights or whatever their gripe is - most ignore the woman in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,043
Posted By RedShark
Interesting how the persons REMOVING the debris...

Interesting how the persons REMOVING the debris are called Vandals in the story - even when a note explaining that the 'memorial' was removed was provided. Can you say clueless ?

Don't put...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 36,704
Views: 9,606,200
Posted By RedShark
That crash was very well documented in the video...

That crash was very well documented in the video that was sold like 10 years ago with the guys on the KTM supermotos being featured. ( video opens with a 5-minute long wheelie on a highway, then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,227
Posted By RedShark
The profiling aspect is done daily here in...

The profiling aspect is done daily here in Honolulu's entertainment district downtown in the evenings - Jay-walkers are ticketed rather severely, if they are affluent young people out on the town. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 05:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,114
Posted By RedShark
I don't understand where YOU get off telling...

I don't understand where YOU get off telling someone else what THIER property is worth.

Sure - if it's a Bad Deal, YOU don't freakin' need to BUY it - but if somebody else wants that exact model,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,472
Posted By RedShark
I've said this before, but it's worth repeating. ...

I've said this before, but it's worth repeating.

Old bikes, cars and trucks are cool - as are old beaters and work vehicles - and sometimes they make a bit of noise, but there are fewer of them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,148
Posted By RedShark
This. Had an incident a few weeks back...

This.

Had an incident a few weeks back when I noticed a car darting about in an aggressive and squiddy manner. Backed off my following distance and sure enough he cut in front of me into the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 11,267
Posted By RedShark
The bigger the road, the worse the food.

The bigger the road, the worse the food.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 211
Views: 16,247
Posted By RedShark
That is my favorite part of the book ! BWM guy...

That is my favorite part of the book ! BWM guy getting all uppity about a using a beer can, - nevermind that it's thin, malleable and RIGHT HERE !
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 06:30 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,178,317
Posted By RedShark
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oK_trZhVdk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oK_trZhVdk
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,178,317
Posted By RedShark
I've had my Aprilia called a Rice-Burner once. I...

I've had my Aprilia called a Rice-Burner once. I remember thinking, yeah - they like rice in Italy, who hasn't seen "Bitter Harvest" ?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 15,013
Posted By RedShark
Seeing all the graffiti on ancient buildings all...

Seeing all the graffiti on ancient buildings all over Europe was really disturbing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 528,576
Posted By RedShark
Classic one yesterday. Riding in the right lane...

Classic one yesterday. Riding in the right lane of a two-lane two-way ( four lanes total, surface street ) standard empty pickup truck ahead of me in the left lane slows to a near-stop - no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,114
Posted By RedShark
Local Suzuki dealer here picked up the...

Local Suzuki dealer here picked up the Victory/Indian lines recently, seem to have a LOT of them on the showroom floor at present, but not the new Scout yet.

Fit & finish look nice, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 7,779
Views: 441,142
Posted By RedShark
I dunno, I'd check my lighting system. ...

I dunno, I'd check my lighting system.

Big enough to jam the front ? I think that would be visible unless riding too fast or close for the conditions, in my opinion - but then I hate riding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 01:04 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 528,576
Posted By RedShark
I have just decided that at least half the...

I have just decided that at least half the operators (many don't even qualify as 'drivers' they are so vacuous) of motor vehicles are simply complete morons without a care or concern about anything...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 528,576
Posted By RedShark
I can just hear the PSA now: "Don't have...

I can just hear the PSA now:

"Don't have your head up your ass when you drive and for God's Sake - if someone passes you it's NOT anything that effects your precious little snowflake of an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 528,576
Posted By RedShark
Because having an angry crazy person that you...

Because having an angry crazy person that you have just assaulted directly BEHIND you in a 4-wheeler sounds like a good idea ?

I don't think you've thought this one through...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,178,317
Posted By RedShark
"It would be a shame if someone yanked off an old...

"It would be a shame if someone yanked off an old guy's arm and beat him with the bloody stump."

But seriously, having had someone do the passive-aggressive thing about my own bike - because...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,825
Posted By RedShark
" Mandrake, do you ever wonder why I only drink...

" Mandrake, do you ever wonder why I only drink pure rain water or Grain alcohol ?" - Sterling Hayden, Dr. Strangelove
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,178,317
Posted By RedShark
eh, try doing a cross-country with Hawaii...

eh, try doing a cross-country with Hawaii plates...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 82,170
Posted By RedShark
I've owned 2 Ducati, an older M900 Monster and an...

I've owned 2 Ducati, an older M900 Monster and an ST4 - both dry clutches and didn't think there were hard to service or overly expensive to operate - what they sure DIDN'T like was stop-and-go...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,808
Posted By RedShark
Do you know what Proper entry speed is ? Not...

Do you know what Proper entry speed is ?

Not being mean here - an honest question even many experienced riders might "know" by feel and not by definition.

It is the speed at which you can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,178,317
Posted By RedShark
Then faked a prolonged coughing and sneezing fit.

Then faked a prolonged coughing and sneezing fit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 06:20 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 528,576
Posted By RedShark
Worst part of my little wake-up this morning was...

Worst part of my little wake-up this morning was that the rest of the way in the song "You picked a fine time to leave me loose wheel" kept running through my head.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 528,576
Posted By RedShark
Not five minutes into my morning ride a white...

Not five minutes into my morning ride a white Ford F-150 work truck right in front of me coughed up it's right rear wheel.

Guy was about 6+ car lengths ahead of me on a straight-ish country...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,144
Posted By RedShark
Generally favorable response, right up to: ...

Generally favorable response, right up to:


Sue for what, exactly ? Posting photos of someone driving poorly ?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,144
Posted By RedShark
Funny. I got tail-gated pretty close on Saturday...

Funny. I got tail-gated pretty close on Saturday by a CAKE DELIVERY mini-van with full graphic wrap on it - and when I ducked between two cars to scrape him off my back tire, I looked over to see...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 15,841
Posted By RedShark
My old Honda Hawk GT ! Bought it ages ago...

My old Honda Hawk GT !

Bought it ages ago to use as a track bike, then they closed the track here so I converted it BACK to street use, and continued to dial it in with various improvements.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3,607
Views: 528,576
Posted By RedShark
"We're not satisfied until YOU'RE not...

"We're not satisfied until YOU'RE not satisfied."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 23,128
Posted By RedShark
Sorry for the late check in, just found the...

Sorry for the late check in, just found the thread.

1. "Are you KIDDING me ?" - I hope this was your first words to him, followed by " You have GOT to be Kidding me..."

2. As a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,722
Posted By RedShark
It keeps the dust down ? Once had rain...

It keeps the dust down ?

Once had rain all day - riding the length of the Shenandoah valley, and you know, - those times it's BLASTING down really make you appreciate the times it's just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,241
Posted By RedShark
I still want the guy to show me a Harley on it's...

I still want the guy to show me a Harley on it's center stand.

Just one.

Only thing I can think of (aside from him being a complete lying fool) is that he thinks the side-stand IS the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,241
Posted By RedShark
1. This person is an adult in possession of a...

1. This person is an adult in possession of a driver's license ? I weep for our nation.

2. Is aluminum NOT metal ?

3. Constant pressure on the forks is detrimental ? Like when it's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,017
Posted By RedShark
Another reason to love my little utility trailer...

Another reason to love my little utility trailer ! The deck is maybe a foot off the road - I can load my WeeStrom without even using a ramp - just a little throttle burp while standing alongside...
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