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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,970,528
Posted By Tuna Helper
You stick your toes out a little bit and use them...

You stick your toes out a little bit and use them as pavement detectors. When they touch, you are almost out of lean.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,832
Posted By Tuna Helper
In the cage, on a two lane state highway,...

In the cage, on a two lane state highway, cornfields on each side. I'm doing 60, and something catches my eye on the left side. At first I thought it was a dog, but I turn my head and see a deer...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 271,310
Posted By Tuna Helper
I've got a '73 cb500 at home, virgin bike, hasn't...

I've got a '73 cb500 at home, virgin bike, hasn't been on the road in over thirty years, only customizing is vintage 70's (apes, sissy bar, etc) I wonder in how many ways I can turn it into an ugly...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-09-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,873
Views: 271,310
Posted By Tuna Helper
Where are you?? I have one of those kz750b's and...

Where are you?? I have one of those kz750b's and would love to sell it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,801
Posted By Tuna Helper
These are noise canceling? For that price I'd buy...

These are noise canceling? For that price I'd buy two sets, one for the bike and one for work.

I've tried a few different kinds of foamies, even tried the silicone ones on a string. I didn't like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 361
Views: 27,019
Posted By Tuna Helper
I don't know that I can answer this proficiently,...

I don't know that I can answer this proficiently, but in the US we are raised with get in line, wait your turn, and now, people are raising their kids to think that life is fair. Everyone takes a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 65,636
Posted By Tuna Helper
If cages feel comfortable passing me half in my...

If cages feel comfortable passing me half in my lane, then why would they have a problem with me passing them in theirs?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,832
Posted By Tuna Helper
A little over a decade ago, I was driving a semi...

A little over a decade ago, I was driving a semi headed for home. It was dusk, and I had made a right turn off the (non-interstate) highway towards the drop yard where my car was parked. This side...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 10,701
Posted By Tuna Helper
Or keep you from getting around them. I had an...

Or keep you from getting around them. I had an incident a few months ago where a friend of mine pissed off a semi driver on a two lane road. Every time I pulled out to look to see if I could pass,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 350
Views: 33,901
Posted By Tuna Helper
I think some of you are missing the point. Rather...

I think some of you are missing the point. Rather than punishing the bike with GPS and speed limiters, they should punish the riders with a shock collar.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 96,843
Posted By Tuna Helper
Boy I sure am glad to see this thread back up....

Boy I sure am glad to see this thread back up. I've got a question, something I noticed last April on (OMG!!) the Dragon. It seems to me, that at a certain point of lean, you can either push right...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 06:31 AM
Replies: 9,916
Views: 2,035,257
Posted By Tuna Helper
Smash a window and insert a tire before you...

Smash a window and insert a tire before you firebomb it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,970,528
Posted By Tuna Helper
Night runs on the Dragon are my favorite.

Night runs on the Dragon are my favorite.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,760
Posted By Tuna Helper
He realizes that life is about giving, not about...

He realizes that life is about giving, not about having, so he screws mom for an extra $50?



I think I understand what he was trying to say, but I think he missed his own message. Life is about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 70,063
Posted By Tuna Helper
They're just trying to goad you into doing...

They're just trying to goad you into doing something stupid so they can write a big ticket.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 70,063
Posted By Tuna Helper
Got pulled over last month for the first time in...

Got pulled over last month for the first time in a decade. Pulled over and told the cop I would have stopped sooner if I had realized he was chasing me. (Cop car in NC just had a little blue strobe...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,619
Posted By Tuna Helper
I prefer the v-twins. I've been on singles,...

I prefer the v-twins. I've been on singles, parallel twins, and I-fours. The smoothest four was the zx-14 I had for a short time, There was next to zero vibrations in that. But, IMHO, the punchy...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,970,528
Posted By Tuna Helper
http://i52.tinypic.com/30sud0i.jpg I've seen...

http://i52.tinypic.com/30sud0i.jpg

I've seen pics of people leaning like this, butt to the inside, shoulders square with the bike. I tried it once or twice just for shits and giggles and found it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,970,528
Posted By Tuna Helper
When I was there this past April it was about...

When I was there this past April it was about $4.15/g, which was about average for the area.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 06:46 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,243
Posted By Tuna Helper
Get a couple cars to block him in. Disc lock...

Get a couple cars to block him in.
Disc lock front and rear
Get the other motorcycles to fill up the lot before he gets there
Leave a note saying that if he doesn't park like normal people, his...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,970,528
Posted By Tuna Helper
I do too, but I like REAL redheads.

I do too, but I like REAL redheads.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,970,528
Posted By Tuna Helper
I don't know about that, new Wings are pretty...

I don't know about that, new Wings are pretty damn sporty. A guy on one pretty much left me behind on my Buell.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,146
Posted By Tuna Helper
I'll give you that, considering the curb that was...

I'll give you that, considering the curb that was run over was probably only about four inches tall.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2014, 04:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,146
Posted By Tuna Helper
In the movie "Death Proof" they put mics on the...

In the movie "Death Proof" they put mics on the cars, no dubbing needed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,691
Posted By Tuna Helper
This week I learned that my bike will lean...

This week I learned that my bike will lean farther than I am comfortable with.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,146
Posted By Tuna Helper
In the movie "My Cousin Vinny" there are a few...

In the movie "My Cousin Vinny" there are a few scenes where they seem to have an understanding of cars.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,970,528
Posted By Tuna Helper
Last week highway 40 was shut down for an...

Last week highway 40 was shut down for an accident and we counted 5 or 6 semis drive by the resort.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 9,916
Views: 2,035,257
Posted By Tuna Helper
Maybe its something else. In the land down under...

Maybe its something else. In the land down under a truck is a Ute.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,970,528
Posted By Tuna Helper
There's a Buell rally in a week, if I see any...

There's a Buell rally in a week, if I see any pics of me I'll admit it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,970,528
Posted By Tuna Helper
Sig lines dont show when you quote someone. ...

Sig lines dont show when you quote someone.




Matt
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 06:45 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,832
Posted By Tuna Helper
One of the guys in a Facebook group was heading...

One of the guys in a Facebook group was heading home from the dragon and hit a turkey…
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 06:37 AM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,970,528
Posted By Tuna Helper
And red hair...

And red hair...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,510
Posted By Tuna Helper
I see the big difference between this and the...

I see the big difference between this and the others is that he has the motor in the back. I bet the two wheel steer is to counteract the horrible turning radius it would have as a single wheel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 07:16 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,832
Posted By Tuna Helper
Must have been a hell of a bump ...

Must have been a hell of a bump

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PAFtLtOX7k
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,970,528
Posted By Tuna Helper
It doesn't take but a couple minutes to slide the...

It doesn't take but a couple minutes to slide the tandems up, and that would make it a lot easier to navigate that road. Or they could heed the dozen big warning signs and not even try.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,832
Posted By Tuna Helper
This isn't worthy of it's own thread, but I just...

This isn't worthy of it's own thread, but I just want to vent.

I'm rolling down the left lane of a four lane. I'm in front of a shopping plaza, and there is a concrete median down the middle. As I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4,326
Views: 437,474
Posted By Tuna Helper
Harley is making it extremely hard for me to call...

Harley is making it extremely hard for me to call and talk to a live human. All I want to do is delay my payment for a 3 days. Their website says to call, but it's all voicemail/computer. What number...
Forum: Old's Cool 04-01-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,064
Posted By Tuna Helper
Lol Ive got a cb500 done up that way, built in...

Lol
Ive got a cb500 done up that way, built in the 70's and stored for 30 years. I'm currently soak in the carbs in simple green. I think it'll end up as a "half-caff", that is ditch the apes and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 30,093
Posted By Tuna Helper
My method is to keep it straight and upright....

My method is to keep it straight and upright. Close the throttle and slow down before trying to ride back onto pavement
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,832
Posted By Tuna Helper
Its a "pimp turn"

Its a "pimp turn"
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