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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 397,141
Posted By steve3b3
It looked to me to be on the shoulder. All the...

It looked to me to be on the shoulder.
All the other cars were waiting to merge, and he passed them all on the right, until he reached the SP car.

Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 397,141
Posted By steve3b3
Yesterday, coming off the Mass Pike, at one of...

Yesterday, coming off the Mass Pike, at one of the entrances to the off ramp, a sport bike passed 5-6 cars on the right to merge into the ramp. Unfortunately, the first car in line was an unmarked...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,615
Posted By steve3b3
A friend at work has hit 3 with his cars. I...

A friend at work has hit 3 with his cars.

I tell him that if he hits 2 more, he'll be an ace!

Steve

p.s. A few weeks ago, a buddy and I were cruising through Northern MA and saw a HUGE deer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,104
Posted By steve3b3
I'm the first of six kids. Father was a HS...

I'm the first of six kids.
Father was a HS dropout working three jobs, and mom was stay-at-home.
Motorbikes were not on our radar.

In my teens, I rode a minibike or so, but not enough to develop...
Forum: Ride reports 05-26-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 73,313
Posted By steve3b3
Leslie, I subscribed early, and then went...

Leslie,

I subscribed early, and then went away for awhile.

It took me two days to catch up.
I like your ride report, and will be following it daily, until the end.

Best of luck.
Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 397,141
Posted By steve3b3
I was watching that on the news this morning,...

I was watching that on the news this morning, hoping that everyone was okay.
RIP cab driver lady.

on a somewhat lighter note, I did get to see the busses carrying the runners to Hopkinton on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,344
Posted By steve3b3
When I bought my ST1300, it was to be a commuting...

When I bought my ST1300, it was to be a commuting and recreational bike.

I started the next (working) day.

Steve
Forum: Face plant 10-17-2013, 06:54 PM
Replies: 316
Views: 93,533
Posted By steve3b3
As am I. Steve

As am I.

Steve
Forum: Face plant 08-20-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,842
Posted By steve3b3
I just bought a SPOT-3 last weekend. My wife...

I just bought a SPOT-3 last weekend. My wife worries...
Into the jacket pocket it will go, when I travel!

Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 397,141
Posted By steve3b3
+1 on the right hand lane thing. I make good...

+1 on the right hand lane thing.
I make good time in the right-hand lane.
Tractor-trailers are my friend. They usually have a good bit of open road in front of them, and sight lines are my other...
Forum: Road warriors 06-04-2013, 08:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,016
Posted By steve3b3
My son has one, and we took it from MA to VA last...

My son has one, and we took it from MA to VA last year.
Aside from not cornering as well as my ST, it did well.
His is a '99, and he let it go a few years ago, and he had to bring it back into...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,178
Posted By steve3b3
I'd check into a storage unit. We stored three...

I'd check into a storage unit.
We stored three bikes in one over the winter a few years back, and as I recall, the cost was ~$100.
We didn't need to drain gas or anything. We used the storage unit...
Forum: Ride reports 04-07-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 55,202
Posted By steve3b3
I found your RR by chance in one of my occasional...

I found your RR by chance in one of my occasional forays into the ride reports area. I'm subscribed and looking forward to more of your journey.

Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,459
Posted By steve3b3
+1! you've gotta be shitting me! 58 and...

+1!
you've gotta be shitting me!
58 and talking about a "last bike"?
Unless you've got an unavoidable appointment with a bridge abutment or something, I'd think in the 20 year-in-the-future range...
Forum: Face plant 11-20-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,825
Posted By steve3b3
In the first crash, it sounds to me like you've...

In the first crash, it sounds to me like you've got a handle on what you did wrong.
My impression is that they were two dissimilar incidences.
Question: in the second incident, is it possible that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2012, 05:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,673
Posted By steve3b3
When I did my SS1K, we went out to PA from MA and...

When I did my SS1K, we went out to PA from MA and back.
If I dd another, I'd not use the stock seat, and I'd install a throttle lock. At the end of the ride, my tank still had 300Mi range, but my...
Forum: Face plant 10-08-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 377
Views: 95,918
Posted By steve3b3
Wishing all the best in your recovery. I have...

Wishing all the best in your recovery.
I have no experience with injuries such as yours, but am hopeful that your leg can be saved

Steve
Forum: Face plant 10-08-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,880
Posted By steve3b3
I corner marshal at Loudon for the LRRS races. ...

I corner marshal at Loudon for the LRRS races.
It seems that we've been taking more riders into the IMC as a check on their wellness after crashes.
At the very least, if a rider takes a nap on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2012, 07:16 PM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 397,141
Posted By steve3b3
Yep. That's why I do a head-check. Did that one...

Yep. That's why I do a head-check. Did that one as I started moving over, so he startled me a bit, but I WAS looking, he was moving faster, and it all worked out. I don't get upset about this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2012, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 397,141
Posted By steve3b3
Riding down the Mass Pike this morning on the...

Riding down the Mass Pike this morning on the Strom.
I'm usually doing about 75 indicated in the right lane, and that's where I was this morning.
I came upon a slow mover in the right lane, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2012, 08:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,750
Posted By steve3b3
Have you tried having custom plugs made? ...

Have you tried having custom plugs made?

Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,750
Posted By steve3b3
Another :thumbup to earplugs. Almost every time...

Another :thumbup to earplugs.
Almost every time I'm on the bike they go in.
I used to ride with music, but THAT's a PIA..

Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,900
Posted By steve3b3
Last week I got distracted by my trip odometer...

Last week I got distracted by my trip odometer after a gas stop.
Head-down resetting it, and looked up to stopped traffic!
Locked up the rear brake,and managed to keep the Strom straight enough to...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-16-2012, 08:07 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 27,646
Posted By steve3b3
Great Trip Report

Brad,

I'm glad I found your trip report.
You took excellent pictures, and they make me want to visit.
I don't know how you found the time for the trip, but I know I've got to carve it out of my...
Forum: Face plant 06-23-2012, 02:38 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 27,066
Posted By steve3b3
Terry, I'm wishing you all the best in your...

Terry,

I'm wishing you all the best in your recovery.

Steve
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,281
Posted By steve3b3
I have an '04 that I bought new in '04, with 98K...

I have an '04 that I bought new in '04, with 98K on it, and can't say that I've ever experienced the dreaded weave.

It's a heavy bike until you're going over about 10mph, and then it seems to shed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,972
Posted By steve3b3
As do Tourmaster Defender suits. So far, I've...

As do Tourmaster Defender suits. So far, I've got 3 years on mine, melted pant leg and all. I wear them over FirstGear HT overpants, which were waterproof once-upon-a-time... The real secret is to...
Forum: Face plant 05-21-2012, 07:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,601
Posted By steve3b3
Wishing the best for his recovery. Steve

Wishing the best for his recovery.

Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2012, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9,299
Views: 1,860,519
Posted By steve3b3
No manual transmission, but my three took their...

No manual transmission, but my three took their driver's test in my celebrity wagon. If they can parallel park, K-turn that, they can drive anything!
They've done pretty good since, too.

Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,923
Views: 397,141
Posted By steve3b3
I think the answer to that is "No one...

I think the answer to that is "No one knows".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,512
Posted By steve3b3
I've used a pair of Sony ear buds in the past...

I've used a pair of Sony ear buds in the past with limited success. They work okay, but the wires tend to catch on things and eventually pull the earbuds out of my ears.
On longer trips I still...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,219
Posted By steve3b3
Well, I'm waiting for a bit of warm weather in...

Well, I'm waiting for a bit of warm weather in order to park the truck.
I'm usually on the bike from early April till Dec, so that won't change. What "will" change is that I'll be on the V-Strom...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,070
Posted By steve3b3
Dunkin Donuts Steve

Dunkin Donuts

Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,750
Posted By steve3b3
I couldn't get a ticket at the Providence RI...

I couldn't get a ticket at the Providence RI garage a few years ago and had to park in long term parking.

Yesterday, I found a Suzuki sport bike on the 5'th level of the Central Parking garage at...
Forum: Ride reports 12-30-2011, 08:55 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 86,796
Posted By steve3b3
Nice ride report! I made the detour to the...

Nice ride report!

I made the detour to the Sunset Crater and Wupatki ruins back in 81 while on a company business trip, and remember that well. The sign telling the audience that the lava filled...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,931
Posted By steve3b3
I read the first page, so please forgive me if it...

I read the first page, so please forgive me if it has already been said.

I ride a Honda ST1300 normally. 96000 miles so far, and still going strong. If that kind of motorcycling is your bag, get...
Forum: Road warriors 12-29-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,182
Posted By steve3b3
The SV650 has a great motor. I raced it for a...

The SV650 has a great motor. I raced it for a few years, and loved it. ...Enough to buy a DL650, which has the same basic motor on a semi-DS frame.
Both are sweet bikes, and will provide tons of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9,299
Views: 1,860,519
Posted By steve3b3
That's kind of funny. I got my MC license in NJ...

That's kind of funny. I got my MC license in NJ in 1974, and after showing him the hand signals, I had to do a figure-8 within some lines on the pavement.

Steve
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,189
Posted By steve3b3
Obviously, one should do what one is comfortable...

Obviously, one should do what one is comfortable with, but I have to ask why would you scrimp on your helmet based on what you're planning to do? You can grind your face down just as nicely at 30mph...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-15-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 25,895
Posted By steve3b3
Well, two days ago at 20 degrees, the key...

Well, two days ago at 20 degrees, the key wouldn't turn in the Strom.
the next day was 30 and we were good to go.
My personal best is 27 on the ST1300, with heated grips. Heated jacket and gloves...
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