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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 11:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,001
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 Today, 11:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,001
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: 76
Views: 4,581
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: 85
Views: 7,704
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: 729
Views: 86,286
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: 325
Views: 37,509
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: 21
Views: 2,134
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: 21
Views: 2,134
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: 85
Views: 7,704
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: 325
Views: 37,509
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: 68
Views: 8,194
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: 8,721
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: 8,721
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: 68
Views: 8,194
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: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-01-2015, 09:05 AM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 4,243,609
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: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 04-01-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 4,243,609
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: 68
Views: 8,194
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: 2,473
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: 19,646
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: 8,721
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: 8,721
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...
Forum: Racing 03-27-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 20,298
Posted By dwoodward
Soft tire or not, the Suzuki is seriously down on...

Soft tire or not, the Suzuki is seriously down on top speed (329kph slowest factory bike out there) with everyone else 10kph faster. They got something right.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 8,721
Posted By dwoodward
Theirs would be skewed by the licensing structure...

Theirs would be skewed by the licensing structure in place.

Ours would be skewed by the dearth of smaller machines.

Thailand's would be skewed by the scarcity of larger machines.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 8,721
Posted By dwoodward
They're all stupid fast.

They're all stupid fast.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 8,721
Posted By dwoodward
35 years ago, not yet 14, Dad would give me $10...

35 years ago, not yet 14, Dad would give me $10 and send me to town to buy him beer and cigarettes. And they'd sell them to me.

(Don't tell the store owner they sold a lot more beer and cigarettes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 19,646
Posted By dwoodward
It's also, IMNSHO, incorrect. Say I move out...

It's also, IMNSHO, incorrect.

Say I move out of state. I do a USPS change of address, notify the DMV about my new residence, and DMV takes it upon themselves to change the address for any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 116,715
Posted By dwoodward
Not if it's shaft drive.

Not if it's shaft drive.
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-23-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 4,243,609
Posted By dwoodward
Interesting. Maybe they're just trying to be...

Interesting. Maybe they're just trying to be extra friendly for their regular customers... I usually don't mind someone pumping gas in the car- except a lot of gas stations take plastic as debit, or...
Forum: The British Invasion: Triumph Tigers 03-20-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 21,964
Views: 4,243,609
Posted By dwoodward
I have to ask- outside the great 'murkin nanny...

I have to ask- outside the great 'murkin nanny state of New Joisey*, where might that be?

* Even Oregon, the original king of nanny-states that set the standard for all others, lets motorcyclists...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,299
Posted By dwoodward
I hadn't realized the manufacturers had taken to...

I hadn't realized the manufacturers had taken to consulting with Erv on what break-in procedures should be put in owner's manuals.


Pretty sure my FJR wasn't put together by the MotoGP engine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,299
Posted By dwoodward
Don't think I've seen anyone note here that...

Don't think I've seen anyone note here that Moto-man and the owner's manual don't always disagree.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 19,646
Posted By dwoodward
I said "invalid", which may mean any of the...

I said "invalid", which may mean any of the above. Doesn't matter, except eventually multiple stops for suspended / revoked will get you arrested.

DudeClone failed the attitude test.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 19,646
Posted By dwoodward
More precisely, it is proof you had a valid...

More precisely, it is proof you had a valid license at the time of issue. The minute after you walk out the door, DMV may receive information that causes them to invalidate it. That may be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 08:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,418
Posted By dwoodward
Would you want to ride an R1 across, say,...

Would you want to ride an R1 across, say, Nebraska?

Absolutely. But sometimes, you have to get across Nebraska to get to the touring...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,890
Posted By dwoodward
Also has active suspension to shift the weight...

Also has active suspension to shift the weight back on heavy braking.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,417
Posted By dwoodward
Age 18, we told the older boy we're tired of...

Age 18, we told the older boy we're tired of driving his shit around and sent him to a rider training class, then gave him a VTR250.

When the younger one was age 17, we skipped the "tired of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2015, 09:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,400
Posted By dwoodward
Right up to the point you NEED to stop, and your...

Right up to the point you NEED to stop, and your lizard brain only goes for the brake you use "normally".

Go for both. Always. Then the only variable is how much you apply each.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 927
Views: 80,370
Posted By dwoodward
I'd take your money- read the video comments:...

I'd take your money- read the video comments: emphasis mine
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 927
Views: 80,370
Posted By dwoodward
Statement, as usual, unsupported by evidence...

Statement, as usual, unsupported by evidence shown. That takes, and is probably the result of- precisely ONE person not paying attention at just the wrong time. Look closely at the van at the back of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,485
Posted By dwoodward
Belongs in the basement, not PL.

Belongs in the basement, not PL.
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