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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... Today, 05:09 AM
Replies: 2,465
Views: 318,258
Posted By Aj Mick
Moon falling / Sun rising

From my apartment on 16 April @ 06.40:

As the moon was falling to the east (taken from my desk)…..
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2014, 03:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,184
Posted By Aj Mick
Not a guardian angel.

Loud colours, loud pipes, alphabet soup…. may help, maybe not.

Rely on you own senses and common sense, not others.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 06:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,089
Posted By Aj Mick
Legally required in most countries…...

…... and used appropriately (legally, as a warning device) the horn can be quite effective, as described here:



However on occasion, as I described in an earlier post, use of the horn can cause...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,673
Posted By Aj Mick
I'll endorse this….

Plain leather riggers' gloves are what I wear in warmer weather at home in the west.

When it gets cooler I wear fleece lined leather mittens, with woollen under gloves when it gets really cold...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-11-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,277
Posted By Aj Mick
Doesn't always work.

My ex Thai girlfriend needed transport, so I bought her motorcycle. She was paying off her father's motorcycle that her sister scored kudos for by plumping down the 10% deposit, so I paid that off in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,986
Posted By Aj Mick
When I took the first bike I owned to a dealer to...

When I took the first bike I owned to a dealer to get serviced (CB 350, about 40 years ago) it came back running worse than before. I got hold of a workshop manual and a few tools, and started doing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,089
Posted By Aj Mick
The cutting off was history.

I looked back, checking over my shoulder as I merged into the road, as you (should) do to check blind spots quite frequently in heavy traffic….. And there he was glaring in my direction, certainly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,089
Posted By Aj Mick
I use the horn when taking evasive action…….

…. and that should not include getting hard on the brakes.

Lightly scrub off a bit of speed while changing direction to evade the problem, for sure. And if I feel the horn will help alert the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,232
Posted By Aj Mick
Take it easy, if you must.

As these posters suggest, it's not much fun.

Working on farms I have often carried a pillion or two; human, canine or both….. to get places, not for the joy of riding, "bonding" or whatever. Just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,338
Posted By Aj Mick
Forum: Ride reports 04-04-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,171
Posted By Aj Mick
Subscribed now…. I lived in Japan for a...

Subscribed now….

I lived in Japan for a couple of years ('01 - '03)…. The only two years I have not either owned or had access to a motorcycle since the mid '60s. A pity, as it seems a good place...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 05:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,296
Posted By Aj Mick
Allow Head Squeeze to enlighten you: ...

Allow Head Squeeze to enlighten you:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7x-RGfd0Yk&list=PLMrtJn-MOYmdbPmMYmArKa-LPIQmeicJB
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-03-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,267
Posted By Aj Mick
High time I got back home…….

….. to unfinished business. These pictures prompt the feeling.

I have ridden the length and the breadth of the North Island, more than once, having worked in most regions. I spent quite a bit of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,277
Posted By Aj Mick
Gee, how long's a man gonna survive?

Enjoy a drink; not ATGATT, ABS or any of the other alphabet soup of safety acronyms; have never done training course; don't know even half the laws of places I have ridden, and currently ride in a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,294
Posted By Aj Mick
Some people think too much…...

….. and spew out a load of sanctimonious codswallop.

A motorcycle was practical, economical and available…… similar for quite a few other posters in this thread, I guess.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,277
Posted By Aj Mick
M/c & car - the ideal multi vehicle household.

I don't see why marriage and kids should be the end of motorcycling days.

How often are "family" cars fully utilised? How often do you see them with just one or maybe two occupants?

A small to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,294
Posted By Aj Mick
Just do it.

I can't understand the angst that people have with issues like this.

Motorcycles are transport. I got my m/c licence when I was 15 to be able to get around, including getting to work.
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 941
Posted By Aj Mick
Perhaps not what many would really call a thumper...

Perhaps not what many would really call a thumper at just 100cc, but a single none the less. First registered in 1997, bought by me early 2004, it now has over 244,000 km (151,000 miles) on the dial....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2014, 11:01 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,296
Posted By Aj Mick
8,200 miles average over the past 10 years

My small motorcycle is my only motor vehicle, and it is used mainly for trips over about 8 miles. For shorter journeys, including commuting to the campus I work on (less than a mile away) I usually...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2014, 12:55 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 8,080
Posted By Aj Mick
No

Just brake normally…. ABS is there as a back up, not as a substitute for basic skills and common sense.
Forum: Australia 03-23-2014, 04:20 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 817
Posted By Aj Mick
Exactly, an International Driving Permit is in...

Exactly, an International Driving Permit is in effect a translation of your Driving Licence into several languages. As it states in the IDP, it should be carried in addition to (not instead of) a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,973
Posted By Aj Mick
There was a period when Honda they were so...

There was a period when Honda they were so dominant in the market that the words "motorcycle" and "Honda" were synonymous….. as in the movie On Any Sunday when one guy asks another "What kind of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2014, 07:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,157
Posted By Aj Mick
Six for one, half dozen the other.

Six for one, half dozen the other.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 17,456
Posted By Aj Mick
A kid at my first high school (New Zealand, late...

A kid at my first high school (New Zealand, late 60's) had a 305 Dream, which I liked the look of. And I see the odd one still running around where I live at present. Interesting motorcycle, with a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 17,456
Posted By Aj Mick
Here it is: ...

Here it is:
http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s572/AjarnMick/Khao%20Lak%20and%20Ao%20Nang%20trip/North%20of%20Khao%20Lak/ClearpondnrWhiteSandBeach-2_zps272f5052.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 17,456
Posted By Aj Mick
Here in Thailand, small motorcycles are real...

Here in Thailand, small motorcycles are real transport for millions.

Scooters with CVT transmissions account for about 40% of sales. Step-thru motorcycles, with automatic centrifugal clutch,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,917
Posted By Aj Mick
Every hour or two

To me, motorcycling shouldn't be an endurance exercise.

I have done only a few trips of more than a couple of hundred km in a day. When I have done so it has been to get to where I base myself...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,090
Posted By Aj Mick
But he can afford a lardy great VFR, and go for...

But he can afford a lardy great VFR, and go for the occasional full throttle autobahn buzz when he has pocket-money spare to pay for a tank of gas..

Many kids living at home with the 'rents slum...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2014, 04:09 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 17,456
Posted By Aj Mick
I would qualify this, saying very few large...

I would qualify this, saying very few large motorcycles are designed to be practical. It is down at a quarter litre and below that two wheelers are designed primarily as practical transport. That is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,090
Posted By Aj Mick
Wraith Rider deludes himself with the greatest of...

Wraith Rider deludes himself with the greatest of ease. His problem is that others remain unconvinced.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,090
Posted By Aj Mick
Killjoy…… he was having fun pronouncing it...

Killjoy…… he was having fun pronouncing it another way!



Kid, you are doing a good job of showing off your arrogant ignorance on this here forum. Your greatest danger on a track is ego damage...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,090
Posted By Aj Mick
ภูเก็ต Where the 230,000 odd registered...

ภูเก็ต

Where the 230,000 odd registered motorcycles outnumber cars by about three to one. 95% of them are eighth litre or smaller, with a top speed of 65 - 70 mph……. more than enough for local...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2014, 06:33 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 7,817
Posted By Aj Mick
Which about sums it up. Neither so many...

Which about sums it up.

Neither so many countries nor bikes in my nigh on five decades of riding….. About 15 countries ridden in. Just 7 bikes owned, most for a good few years, and kilometres. My...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,090
Posted By Aj Mick
Perhaps you should take up racing. On a track you...

Perhaps you should take up racing. On a track you could show off how good you really are.

As it is you come across a young blowhard, without the credentials to give any credence to the nonsense...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,099
Posted By Aj Mick
Here in Phuket stopping is optional. A few...

Here in Phuket stopping is optional.

A few riders obligingly stop sans helmet and driving licence. On payment a small fee (about $10 for locals and $17 for foreigners I gather is the current...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,520
Posted By Aj Mick
Here you are…. six plus the rider: ...

Here you are…. six plus the rider:

http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s572/AjarnMick/Motorcycling/ScreenShot2013-11-13at93307AM_zpsc9586d70.png...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 13,585
Posted By Aj Mick
My illusions have been shattered.

I thought Wraith Rider was peerless.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 13,585
Posted By Aj Mick
Attention is all he wants.

He doesn't need compensation. His daddy has probably given him all the toys he desires. Now he has something big between his legs, he wants the ya'll to think he knows how to handle it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 13,585
Posted By Aj Mick
I doubt that it's a language issue…..

If WR is not a native speaker of English, his education was almost certainly English medium. My guess is that he is an American or English yoof, whose daddy was posted to Germany.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 12,954
Posted By Aj Mick
What's a Pani and a Gallarado? Or am i just...

What's a Pani and a Gallarado? Or am i just stupidly ignorant geezer for not knowing?
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