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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2012, 02:17 PM
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Posted By Orygunner
No, I also use all four fingers on the street...

No, I also use all four fingers on the street most of the time, and I don't feel any loss of control there, either.

You really haven't made any solid argument why using less than 4 fingers on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2012, 01:29 PM
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Posted By Orygunner
Why are you bringing racing into this? I'm not...

Why are you bringing racing into this? I'm not talking about expert racers, I'm referring to experts in motorcycle riding education. Suggesting that because expert racers do something that it should...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2012, 11:09 AM
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Posted By Orygunner
Nowhere within those instructions does it mention...

Nowhere within those instructions does it mention braking except for engine braking. So there wouldn't be any fingers on the lever.



It's not because it's easier, it's safer. You're correct,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2012, 06:06 AM
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Posted By Orygunner
Are you talking about locking and skidding the...

Are you talking about locking and skidding the front wheel? That's the only reason the bars are going to turn anywhere but in the direction of travel.

The proper technique when that happens is to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2012, 05:59 AM
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Views: 7,722,687
Posted By Orygunner
If a new rider is braking, why do they need to...

If a new rider is braking, why do they need to use the throttle? As an experienced rider, I sometimes brake with two fingers and blip the throttle when downshifting to match engine RPM to road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2012, 02:01 PM
Replies: 31,609
Views: 7,722,687
Posted By Orygunner
We have a variety of 125 - 250 cc training bikes,...

We have a variety of 125 - 250 cc training bikes, and do service them regularly. Some bikes (specifically Suzuki DR 250s) inherently have very spongy brakes that require a lot of force (ALL fingers)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2012, 11:53 AM
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Views: 7,722,687
Posted By Orygunner
I've been asked "Why?" before by a student or...

I've been asked "Why?" before by a student or two, and here's the reasons why we coach all fingers on the brake (Team Oregon, not MSF):

First is that while 1 or 2 fingers may do fine when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2012, 11:35 AM
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Views: 7,722,687
Posted By Orygunner
The sequence says it all. 1st Pic. I think I'd...

The sequence says it all.
1st Pic. I think I'd like to go off the road over there...
2nd : Yes, right there looks perfect. Nice & green, lush grass.
3rd.: The longer I stare at that grass, the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2012, 06:52 AM
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Posted By Orygunner
He's pointing out the apex to his passenger....

He's pointing out the apex to his passenger. :wink:

...Orygunner...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2012, 06:17 AM
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Posted By Orygunner
Wrong, but a common misconception. Motorcycle...

Wrong, but a common misconception. Motorcycle tires are a HARDER rubber compound than most automobile tires.

Look up the durometer (rubber hardness rating) for yourself. Street motorcycle tires...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2012, 08:30 PM
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Posted By Orygunner
Congratulations! By being open to learning and...

Congratulations! By being open to learning and improving your skills, you're taking an important step towards being a more proficient rider!

...Orygunner...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2012, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Orygunner
:lol3 Its a damn good thing I didn't happen to...

:lol3
Its a damn good thing I didn't happen to be drinking any sort of beverage when I read that, or you would most certainly owe me a new laptop...

...Orygunner...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2012, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Orygunner
Well, I'd say a car tire would provide about 110%...

Well, I'd say a car tire would provide about 110% of the traction compared to a street motorcycle tire, at the moderate lean angles an average cruiser is capable of. :D



...Orygunner...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2012, 05:51 AM
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Posted By Orygunner
Here's the news article I could find: ...

Here's the news article I could find:
http://www.malibutimes.com/articles/2007/04/04/news/newsbriefs.txt

...Orygunner...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 31,609
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Posted By Orygunner
Mysterious Guru: exhaust must flow, like...

Mysterious Guru: exhaust must flow, like water....

...Orygunner...

Edit: PS: Pull on the handlebar opposite of the direction you want to go, cuz you sure ain't gonna be able to press!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2012, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Orygunner
At least the daughter appears to be looking...

At least the daughter appears to be looking THROUGH the turn much better than her old man...

...Orygunner...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2012, 06:22 AM
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Views: 7,722,687
Posted By Orygunner
Well no wonder, when all she can see is a) your...

Well no wonder, when all she can see is a) your back or b) blurry scenery to the sides. Get her a booster seat!

...Orygunner...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 33,387
Posted By Orygunner
I've had motorcycles off and on for 20+ years,...

I've had motorcycles off and on for 20+ years, never had a bell on any of my bikes, and never had any mechanical failures.

My family finally bought me my first guardian bell on Father's day this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2012, 02:22 PM
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Views: 7,722,687
Posted By Orygunner
I second bwalsh's observation, except that you...

I second bwalsh's observation, except that you want to roll on the throttle BEFORE you lean the bike. Slow, Look, ROLL, then press. Rolling on before the corner stabilizes the suspension before the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2012, 06:00 AM
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Views: 7,722,687
Posted By Orygunner
Oh my god, what an idiot. Almost loses it: 1:13...

Oh my god, what an idiot.
Almost loses it: 1:13
WTF is the driver doing? 4:45

SO many times over the centerline, especially in corners. Somebody's got more money than brains.

...Orygunner...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2012, 06:00 AM
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Views: 7,722,687
Posted By Orygunner
Well, the bottom 1/4 of the bike at least. ...

Well, the bottom 1/4 of the bike at least.

...Orygunner...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2012, 08:17 AM
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Views: 8,652
Posted By Orygunner
I like that phrase, "ABS-induced jackhammer...

I like that phrase, "ABS-induced jackhammer ride." I've seen that at 15-20mph stops in Intermediate Rider Training due to grabbing the brakes too hard. It sounds entertaining to watch from 70mph!
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2012, 05:49 AM
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Views: 7,722,687
Posted By Orygunner
Sure, there's a little more countersteering...

Sure, there's a little more countersteering effort required to turn in my Vulcan 2000 with a car tire than it did with a motorcycle tire.

I can still lean the bike just as quickly, just takes a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2012, 05:38 AM
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Views: 7,722,687
Posted By Orygunner
The reason that the car tires work well and...

The reason that the car tires work well and provide excellent traction when cornering is because the sidewall flexes some to keep a good-sized contact patch on the ground.

However, it appears as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 33,387
Posted By Orygunner
I used to always shut off my bike with the key,...

I used to always shut off my bike with the key, never had a dead bike battery.

Then when I started teaching motorcycle safety, to make sure I was practicing what I was teaching, (plus it just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,313
Posted By Orygunner
OK about the car tire thing, there weren't any...

OK about the car tire thing, there weren't any smileys or any other indicator you were joking, so I just wanted to clarify :)

The thing about blind curves is to make sure you stay to the outside...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,313
Posted By Orygunner
First of all, as a rider who has ran a car tire...

First of all, as a rider who has ran a car tire on my bike for about 8,000 miles now, that's absolutely incorrect. You actually have to apply MORE countersteering pressure (just a little bit) to make...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2012, 12:13 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 33,387
Posted By Orygunner
Love it... Just added that as part of my...

Love it... Just added that as part of my signature :)

In the bike's defense though, even with a MC tire, it's capable of turning around on a four lane road if the shoulders are wide enough. :ricky...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2012, 10:11 AM
Replies: 31,609
Views: 7,722,687
Posted By Orygunner
Wow.. That's one of the most impressive crash...

Wow.. That's one of the most impressive crash photos I've spotted in this thread.

I wonder if this guy will a) ever get back on a bike, and if he does b) will have actually LEARNED the value of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 33,387
Posted By Orygunner
I would be 100% confident the car tire would meet...

I would be 100% confident the car tire would meet that challenge. Pit two heavy cruisers (like my Vulcan 2000) on the same track, one with street MC tires, one with a rear mounted car tire, and I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2012, 07:45 AM
Replies: 31,609
Views: 7,722,687
Posted By Orygunner
He's either making an extremely tight, low speed...

He's either making an extremely tight, low speed turn...

Or he's about to low-side.

...Orygunner...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 33,387
Posted By Orygunner
While litigation would be a factor to consider, I...

While litigation would be a factor to consider, I propose that there wouldn't be any profit for them even IF they never got sued. The're in the business to make money. What's the point of throwing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2012, 12:48 PM
Replies: 31,609
Views: 7,722,687
Posted By Orygunner
But supposedly it also has a rear brake pedal......

But supposedly it also has a rear brake pedal... Could it be a CVT transmission WITH a manual clutch instead of centrifugal clutch? Or just two rear brakes?

Now that I look at some more pictures...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2012, 10:42 AM
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Views: 7,722,687
Posted By Orygunner
From their website: "Zhejiang CFMOTO Power Co.,...

From their website:
"Zhejiang CFMOTO Power Co., Ltd. is situated in Hangzhou, slightly over an hour from Shanghai."

Definitely a different looking animal.. Almost looked like it's electric and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2012, 06:26 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 33,387
Posted By Orygunner
Yeah, you're pretty correct with most of that...

Yeah, you're pretty correct with most of that there.

Biggest problem is weight (almost 900 lbs with a full tank of gas according to the last weigh station I stopped at) and the crappiest...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,030
Posted By Orygunner
Actually, car tires "flex" to keep a good part of...

Actually, car tires "flex" to keep a good part of the tread on the ground. It never rolls up "on edge" (or on the sidewall).

Depending on the tire (and whether it's broke in or needs broken in), a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 31,609
Views: 7,722,687
Posted By Orygunner
I made the same mistake. It's really hard to see...

I made the same mistake. It's really hard to see the index finger also extended, so it looks like she's just raising her pinky in the international sign for "small penis." Combined with her...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2012, 11:59 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 33,387
Posted By Orygunner
I don't think motorcycle tires are a conspiracy...

I don't think motorcycle tires are a conspiracy in any way. However, the reason that no manufacturer makes motorcycle tires that look and work like car tires IS because of money.

Tire...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2012, 11:37 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 33,387
Posted By Orygunner
Well, I certainly haven't been able to find any...

Well, I certainly haven't been able to find any accidents where car tires were even remotely considered a cause of the accident, thousands of riders DO have millions of accumulated miles on car...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2012, 08:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,229
Posted By Orygunner
Friend of mine described a similar story, but his...

Friend of mine described a similar story, but his reaction was much different.

First of all, he admitted to me he was late for work and riding his Honda CB900 about 50mph down back residential...
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