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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,801
Posted By Andyvh1959
I have said this on this site over and over and I...

I have said this on this site over and over and I stand by it. When i comment about others saying "suddenly", "I had to lay it down", "nothing I could do", "accidents happen", and especially "it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:17 PM
Replies: 905
Views: 70,687
Posted By Andyvh1959
I do not promote the idea of a car tire on a...

I do not promote the idea of a car tire on a bike. But, a friend of mine would be the exception. His bike is a Royal Star Venture, a heavy bike with limited rear tire choices (two really, for the...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 338
Posted By Andyvh1959
On older Jap bikes I always replace the plug...

On older Jap bikes I always replace the plug caps, and trim the coil wires back about a 1/4" when I install the new NGK plug caps. Each cap is less than $7 and well worth the results. Old plug caps...
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 333,965
Posted By Andyvh1959
Obviously went to the school of "barn door...

Obviously went to the school of "barn door design" for that gawd awful fugly front end. I have seen better looking front ends om freight train diesel engines.

Should have been left in the barn.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,146
Posted By Andyvh1959
I test my riding abilities and road strategies,...

I test my riding abilities and road strategies, to better insure I don't have to "test" my helmet.

As a joke, this post has some merit. As a real question it is a waste of time. So,....why am I...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-28-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 813
Posted By Andyvh1959
Here is a pic of dad and mom on vacation in...

Here is a pic of dad and mom on vacation in Germany in about 1952, they toured a lot on the Ogar.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-28-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 44,755
Posted By Andyvh1959
Pretty cool old Honda. I actually like the...

Pretty cool old Honda. I actually like the Comstar wheels with the reversed "spokes". But I don't really like the fat rear tire look on a cafe bike. Combine the 18" or 19" Comstar rear wheel from a...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,193
Posted By Andyvh1959
Thanks for the youtube video, as it shows what...

Thanks for the youtube video, as it shows what happens when you bury something in the snow that can't stand up on it's own. Aside from that they look like great stupid-happy fun in the winter! Are...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-27-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 333,965
Posted By Andyvh1959
oo,...ooo,....can I rant too? I am likewise...

oo,...ooo,....can I rant too?

I am likewise confused about the amount of money people will spend to build what is essentially a useless motorcycle. Well, useless in my opinion, so that doesn't...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-27-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 44,755
Posted By Andyvh1959
To your earlier reply about having a parent that...

To your earlier reply about having a parent that inspired you to fix things, I think of talking to my dad. Like what's his face said the other night at the Oscars, "if you are lucky enough to have a...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-25-2015, 11:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,139
Posted By Andyvh1959
I know of more than few K75 BMWs with well over...

I know of more than few K75 BMWs with well over 200,000 miles on them. VERY smooth running bike, much smoother running than the R1100 could ever hope to run, even with the best TB balancing. I'd say...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-25-2015, 11:43 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 44,755
Posted By Andyvh1959
I recall my dad saying when he went through tech...

I recall my dad saying when he went through tech school in Holland, back in the 40's, part of the metal fab class was to hand file a steel block to a specific finish and parallelism within very tight...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 11:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,801
Posted By Andyvh1959
Usually people that report "I had to lay er down"...

Usually people that report "I had to lay er down" usually also have the word "suddenly the car was there" or "suddenly the car took my lane" in the story also.

If those riders were to really look...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 11:23 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,707
Posted By Andyvh1959
What's her inseam, as that is more important than...

What's her inseam, as that is more important than her height. But, honestly, at her height she may just be out of luck.

BEFORE buying ANY bike, she should first take the MSF course to determine...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-24-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 44,755
Posted By Andyvh1959
I think you REALLY enjoy making metal chips. Keep...

I think you REALLY enjoy making metal chips. Keep up the inspirational work.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,076
Posted By Andyvh1959
Big +1!! If you are training or practicing...

Big +1!!

If you are training or practicing to fall or get away from the bike going down, you are not focusing on riding the best you can. Better to practice on dirt riding to learn traction...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,396
Posted By Andyvh1959
Conversely, I see a lot of students in the MSF...

Conversely, I see a lot of students in the MSF classes, both beginner and "experienced" that are SO engrossed in the mechanics of riding (operating the controls, maintaining balance) that for them...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 333,965
Posted By Andyvh1959
WOW! I didn't realize I am sitting on such a gold...

WOW! I didn't realize I am sitting on such a gold mine! I have a GS1000E in my shed with less than 10,000 miles on it. Clean straight, lightly modded. Stock exhaust, seat in great shape. Never...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16,726
Views: 10,265,973
Posted By Andyvh1959
My dad used to compete in those events in Holland...

My dad used to compete in those events in Holland in the mid 50's on his 350 Jawa Ogar. I think this picture was taken either in Oss or Sittard. I was born in Sittard in 57.
Forum: Old's Cool 02-12-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,984
Posted By Andyvh1959
Y'know, if the major news could report more on...

Y'know, if the major news could report more on people opening their hearts more to other people, we'd all enjoy a better world.

The story about Flossy proves that us bikers are a tender sort that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,783
Posted By Andyvh1959
I buy a lot of stuff on ebay. But before making...

I buy a lot of stuff on ebay. But before making any purchase I fully know and understand the shipping. If the shipping looks ridiculous, or the seller is making up for the low item price in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,396
Posted By Andyvh1959
Well said, same for me. When I need to get away I...

Well said, same for me. When I need to get away I go "onawander" and just ride. I may decide, "right at the next road" with no intent or expectation of what is to come. Some days that's a 20 miles...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-07-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,101
Posted By Andyvh1959
I have installed three TrailTech Vapor products...

I have installed three TrailTech Vapor products on two dirt bikes and even on my ice bike so I can ride it during the summer with dual sport tires on it. The one on my ice bike included a temperature...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 02-07-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 44,755
Posted By Andyvh1959
With some creative ebay hunting you can find a...

With some creative ebay hunting you can find a whole bunch of spoked alloy rims from dirt bikes, some for very reasonable money. I have shopped a lot of Akront and Takasega rims from various dirt...
Forum: 2 smokers 02-05-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,256
Posted By Andyvh1959
I'd like to find one of these, except it must be...

I'd like to find one of these, except it must be much older, like 1948 old. My dad's last bike before emmigrating from Holland to the USA in 1959 was a Jawa 350 Ogar. I have a great old pic of my dad...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2015, 06:19 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 12,616
Posted By Andyvh1959
I agree. But if your bike isn't a standard...

I agree. But if your bike isn't a standard upright riding style it makes standing on the pegs much harder. I stand on the pegs a lot when riding technical tight trails on my DRZ400E and I can work...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-28-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,679
Posted By Andyvh1959
I started a bit later; 1st bike in late 72 was a...

I started a bit later; 1st bike in late 72 was a 67 Yamaha Twin Jet 100. The CB350F came to me in early June of 74. I realize the 350F was a bit heavy and not much for power, but I'm after some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,173
Posted By Andyvh1959
Other way to look at it: ABS saved you on this...

Other way to look at it: ABS saved you on this one, so now you learned from it. Adjust your speed for conditions and ability next time. At least ABS gave you the opportunity for a next time.

One...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-24-2015, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,679
Posted By Andyvh1959
Thanks for the memories. Back in June 74, I...

Thanks for the memories. Back in June 74, I picked up my 1st brand new bike, a black CB350 four, from Mike's Honda in Appleton, WI. Rode that bike to high school well into November, a strapping 120lb...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-24-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 44,755
Posted By Andyvh1959
Very cool progress. I'm also a fan of the...

Very cool progress. I'm also a fan of the Supertrapps, especially for the sound and tuning ability. Some thing to consider strongly when building your own exhaust is the ability to tune the exhaust...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 07:49 AM
Replies: 36,126
Views: 9,407,921
Posted By Andyvh1959
My take on her fall: 1. Speed looked ok, not...

My take on her fall:
1. Speed looked ok, not too much for the turn and lane position
2. Initial lean in point, way too early, set her up on the inside line
3. Wet surface, looks just wet enough to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-10-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 44,755
Posted By Andyvh1959
Impressive! I like the relationship of line and...

Impressive! I like the relationship of line and proportion on the bike with the fairing and Yammy tank. Really anxious to see your plans for the seat and rear end. To me a bike has to have the right...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-10-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 333,965
Posted By Andyvh1959
I don't friggin care how much supposed CAD design...

I don't friggin care how much supposed CAD design he put into that front fork, because just the way the front wheel flops over like a road grader means if you get the handlebar turned even close to...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-02-2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 2,302
Views: 333,965
Posted By Andyvh1959
Maybe this dolt will get his bike sold, so he can...

Maybe this dolt will get his bike sold, so he can pay for an English and grammatical tutor. This guy would not have lasted two minutes with those Catholic grade school nuns I had back in the 60's.
Forum: Some Assembly Required 01-01-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 404
Views: 44,755
Posted By Andyvh1959
To the comments about fork rake, and not having...

To the comments about fork rake, and not having enough rake angle. I'd say trail is more important than rake alone for stability. The fork rake looks ok to me but I question what the trail is given...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-01-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,811
Posted By Andyvh1959
Back to the original poster question, No, ethanol...

Back to the original poster question, No, ethanol mix gas is not right for any of us. Especially any of us that ride motorcycles.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,811
Posted By Andyvh1959
That is ridiculous, though I don't doubt it,...

That is ridiculous, though I don't doubt it, given the unknowing politicians and over-zealous lobbyists. This is simply wrong that goverment forces the public to accept what the market obviously does...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 12,874
Posted By Andyvh1959
I used to work part time at the local BMW dealer,...

I used to work part time at the local BMW dealer, and I laughed inside when a potential buyer would tell me he (never a she) wanted to buy a bike to "save money commuting" or for "better mileage"....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,360
Posted By Andyvh1959
I recommend to my MSF students to consider a more...

I recommend to my MSF students to consider a more "standard" upright bike that gives you the best riding position to learn the riding and traffic in the first really critical months that lead to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 18,004
Posted By Andyvh1959
Around here in the Green Bay area, especially...

Around here in the Green Bay area, especially right now with lots of highway construction messing up a lot of traffic options:
1. Drivers and especially riders following WAY too close. Driving and...
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