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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,454
Posted By Frostback
Simple and profound linkage of safety rules and...

Simple and profound linkage of safety rules and safety awareness CTROMLEY. Nicely said.

That thing about situational awareness and mental rehearsal and option
analysis prior to emergencies is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,293
Posted By Frostback
I understand heated clothing but from the thread...

I understand heated clothing but from the thread title, what are re heated clothes? :)

Lee
That is what we do in Motorcycle Forums, right?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,980
Posted By Frostback
Kerhonky - Your avatar sort of nails it too. We...

Kerhonky - Your avatar sort of nails it too. We are all posers at some level unless we are completely socially unaware, then we are sociopaths.

Lee
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 05:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,980
Posted By Frostback
If I may hijack this thread for a moment - The...

If I may hijack this thread for a moment - The battles for primacy between crossbow and compound hunters or black powder vs bow users or everyone setting against rifle hunters has overtones of DS...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 08:31 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,610
Posted By Frostback
Even if radiators and fans and wiring are easy to...

Even if radiators and fans and wiring are easy to work on, they still constitute more stuff to buy, break, carry around and do repairs on. I am not looking to increase my HP above stock. 100 HP is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,980
Posted By Frostback
Jud is on to something. The new trend in...

Jud is on to something. The new trend in wildlife regulations is simplification. The three most common reasons given for hunters to leave the sport are:

Cost

Nowhere to hunt

Difficulty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 11,610
Posted By Frostback
My attraction to the AC BMWs is the simplicity. ...

My attraction to the AC BMWs is the simplicity. As an amateur wrench who doesn't like going to the dealership, I find appeal in the absence of water hoses, rads, coolant changes, fan/ circuitry. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-23-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,980
Posted By Frostback
Firstly, I am part of the discussion-starter I...

Firstly, I am part of the discussion-starter I guess since I wrote that ON article. The thing that has struck me though is that the ensuing discussion has gone on lucidly, well-behaved and making...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,796
Posted By Frostback
My regular foams go in easier, block sound better...

My regular foams go in easier, block sound better and prevent itchy ears if they have a light coating of A & D salve applied first. Vaseline may wok too. I can wear them all day when travelling.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 05:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,324
Posted By Frostback
For adventure travel I expect a fairly high...

For adventure travel I expect a fairly high potential to be changed by the experience. Learn some things meaningful. Meet some new friends, reconnect with a favorite landscape, relish surprise...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,194
Posted By Frostback
I simply can't make sense of the variation in...

I simply can't make sense of the variation in tire wear from 4,000 to 12,000. That is a 3-fold difference, sometimes on the same tire type.

Here are some theories:

Variation in tire quality...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 10:19 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,304
Posted By Frostback
I like the majority responses above. It would be...

I like the majority responses above. It would be an interesting experiment to post this on the Harley site and see what the response would be. I just don't know any Harley sites.

Lee
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 01:57 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 12,203
Posted By Frostback
Many have said it better than me but once set in...

Many have said it better than me but once set in a life's work, some recreational avocations are great to spice it up and keep life interesting. I used to love duck hunting, became a professional...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 14,304
Posted By Frostback
Drinking alcohol and riding a motorcycle

Here is a peer-reviewed journal article on drinking and riding in European countries. The authors were cautious but their findings are somewhat confirmatory of conventional wisdom.

It seems...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-15-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,639
Posted By Frostback
I also notice that my expanded hard bags knock...

I also notice that my expanded hard bags knock about 5 mpg off my R12GS' gas mileage at 75 mph+ cruising speeds. I try hard to use the large soft dufflel directly behind me and out of the windstream...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-14-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,639
Posted By Frostback
Custom bike luggage is really nice. I have used...

Custom bike luggage is really nice. I have used the Caribou system on my F650 and the stock hard bags on my R12GS.

However, get two Roc straps and a couple of 45 litre river bags and they work...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-01-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By Frostback
Thanks for the tips. WD-40 with the red spray...

Thanks for the tips. WD-40 with the red spray tube should do the trick.

'09 R12GS is getting spoiled. Hit 35K and my conscience got to me. Installed new alt belt, tires, air filter, set...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-27-2014, 10:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 991
Posted By Frostback
Goofy little cleaning question

Anyone got a good trick for removing the road debris that gets stuck in the wells created by the cooling fins on an air/oil cooled GS? water and air gets some out but sticky bits of road tar or...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-17-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,393
Posted By Frostback
Tire wear patterns and distances- the realm of...

Tire wear patterns and distances- the realm of the faeries.

I just rolled into Western Oregon BMW after a two day romp all over Montana and Idaho backroads, like 9 hours per day of pushing and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2014, 06:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,533
Posted By Frostback
Simple fix, just go to the southern hemisphere,...

Simple fix, just go to the southern hemisphere, get your magnets screwed in right under your tinfoil hat and you will be a right turn demon. Of course you may suck at left handers there.
Lee
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,216
Posted By Frostback
Hey, I had to put those extenders on my 09...

Hey, I had to put those extenders on my 09 R1200GS because it kept melting the left turn signals. After two blinkers turned to dripping black and gold goo, it was obvious that it would be cheaper to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,926
Posted By Frostback
I had to laugh at whomever said "I get off every...

I had to laugh at whomever said "I get off every second tank"! I ran out of stamina reading the whole thread so pardon any repetitions.

On big days I do 220 mile runs back to back on the R1200GS...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-07-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,067
Posted By Frostback
Lhendrik - roast sheep sounds good. The...

Lhendrik - roast sheep sounds good. The symptoms you describe with a lean fuel mix is exactly what my bike sounds like at -10 C cranking temps. I just have to keep it going with the starter and...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-04-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,067
Posted By Frostback
With a certain admiration and envy for your...

With a certain admiration and envy for your determination here, I want to add some small caution to your intentions to ride regularly in snow and ice.

I live in Edmonton, Alberta where we can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 712
Posted By Frostback
Good for the goose, good for the gander.

Motorcycling continues to give gifts of technique to my car driving. Yes, all the escape avenues, head checks, looking waaay ahead apply but recently I applied the "pre-load the shifter" technique...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2013, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,824
Posted By Frostback
Riders, riders, think about it . . .they mob your...

Riders, riders, think about it . . .they mob your steak, hamburgers and ribs this time of year too. Try cleaning ducks grouse or deer in warmish weather. They are looking for protein meals to stock...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-12-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,918
Posted By Frostback
I guess I got bogged down at the first sentence "...

I guess I got bogged down at the first sentence " I rounded up a few HP2s over the summer. . .".

If you can do THAT miracle you should have no trouble getting one down to 380 lbs.

Lee
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-24-2013, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,495
Posted By Frostback
Phloid Thanks for the very cool vid from the...

Phloid

Thanks for the very cool vid from the hello. Things are looking good for me to be riding in Oct. if we don't get early snow.
Lee
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-21-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,249
Posted By Frostback
Tom Wonderful report with enough details for...

Tom

Wonderful report with enough details for us to duplicate it should us non-residents choose to do so. You are a good writer and should do copy for Garth's photos in mag articles.

I have...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-21-2013, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,495
Posted By Frostback
Some follow up thoughts. Edits- the...

Some follow up thoughts.

Edits-
the rockies = the Rockies
aroused = roused. ;(
150 rider days = 225 rider days

Now, in praise of off road gear. And a little data from our GS Challenge.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-21-2013, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,495
Posted By Frostback
Hi Colin: Just out pf surgery after 3 days...

Hi Colin:

Just out pf surgery after 3 days of sitting in the hospital waiting for a slot to do a bicep between car wrecks and industrial accident victims. Muscle is now stitched up and if lucky,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 08-21-2013, 07:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,495
Posted By Frostback
Rocky Mountain GS Challenge 2013

Third Annual Rocky Mountain GS Challenge


Why would someone want to take a very heavy, very expensive motorcycle into a running creek, over fields of sharp rocks the size of baby heads and...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-14-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,439
Posted By Frostback
Impressive but nowhere near what he does with the...

Impressive but nowhere near what he does with the 800. He is jerking, dealing with torque reactions, bogging, putting his feet down and just basically struggling to pull off the big four, burnouts,...
Forum: Canada 08-02-2013, 06:30 PM
Replies: 747
Views: 42,853
Posted By Frostback
Folks on this forum should consider signing up...

Folks on this forum should consider signing up for the GS Challenge to be held fully supported west of Rocky Mountain house.

Looks like fun. Being run by Argyll Motorsports.

Lee
Edmonton
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 20,847
Posted By Frostback
Wow, it wasn't until post 29 that someone...

Wow, it wasn't until post 29 that someone mentioned a Ducati. they were fabled machines in Louisiana but I never recalled seeing one until I left the state. They were like unicorns.

I would offer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2013, 06:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,009
Posted By Frostback
I kind of like the imagery of an oncoming tuck...

I kind of like the imagery of an oncoming tuck dumping a couple of tons of ginormous buckshot at a combined closing speed of 220 km/hr. Must be what a duck feels like. It would only be fitting for...
Forum: Canada 07-22-2013, 02:56 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,076
Posted By Frostback
No good riding, scenery or weather in Western...

No good riding, scenery or weather in Western Canada. Move along folks, Nothing to see here. The motorcyclists are not friendly, the girls all heavy and homely and gas costs a whole lot more, when...
Forum: Racing 07-19-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5,469
Views: 485,352
Posted By Frostback
I have a little different tqke on this from most....

I have a little different tqke on this from most. I really love the fact that CC is campaigning a Tech 3 bike and outpacing the full on factory boys. it makes the field seem somehow less spread...
Forum: Ride reports 07-15-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,338
Posted By Frostback
Well Apostis, there is probably a reason for tour...

Well Apostis, there is probably a reason for tour guides. Clearly my submersion into the Vienese life was a glancing blow and my impressions were, whle honest, very uninformed and full of wrong...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2013, 10:05 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 12,925
Posted By Frostback
I simply cant understand why the beads don't end...

I simply cant understand why the beads don't end up in the heavy, outer bulge of a tire. Imagine an egg-shape forming at speed, wouldn't the beads end up in the worst possible outer bulges? In...
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