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Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 546
Posted By filmfan
Since you are in Atlanta, KEH camera has a repair...

Since you are in Atlanta, KEH camera has a repair department. They don't operate a walk-in store, but getting a repair might be different.

Anyway, contact info would be at www.keh.com
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By filmfan
Yes, much depends on the place, and the...

Yes, much depends on the place, and the circumstance.

In general the drivers in this area are not particularly aggressive.

In this case we were moving at a steady speed, and the intersection...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By filmfan
The question is what defensive action do you...

The question is what defensive action do you take, if any and why?

My choice was #2, I closed to about 1.5 seconds behind the car and did a little weave. The reason was to discourage the left...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2015, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 442
Posted By filmfan
What would you do?

Scenario;

Two lane semi-rural highway posted limit 50 mph heavily traveled.
You are (on a bike) at the end of a group of 5 or 6 cars, you are maintaining 2 - 3 seconds behind the last car. Car...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,261
Posted By filmfan
This, besides, how are you going to honestly...

This, besides, how are you going to honestly represent it to a CL buyer? You know it's been used, but you know nothing other than that.

This whole thread is an excellent example of why one should...
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2015, 01:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By filmfan
Not offhand, but there will likely be plenty of...

Not offhand, but there will likely be plenty of advice pending.

Here are some examples from the local CL most of these happen to be Craftsmans, but lots of their older stuff is ok;...
Forum: The Garage 05-14-2015, 04:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By filmfan
You probably don't want a used one, unless the...

You probably don't want a used one, unless the seller is a weekend warrior hobbyist. I do see them in craigslist around here from time to time though.

None of them, Bosch, Dewalt, Porter Cable or...
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By filmfan
I'd guess that there aren't any that are lighter...

I'd guess that there aren't any that are lighter or more portable than this Bosch;
http://mdm.boschwebservices.com/files/r04734v43%20r24441v33.png...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2015, 05:13 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,446
Posted By filmfan
It's easy to get hung up on the statistics....

It's easy to get hung up on the statistics. Roughly 50% of moto accidents involve automobiles; most of the others are single vehicle crashes; roughly 50% of all moto accidents involve alcohol.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-09-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8,115
Views: 530,078
Posted By filmfan
New Tag; ...

New Tag;
http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii493/px125/5-9tag_zpsp5x9vq8f.jpg (http://s1256.photobucket.com/user/px125/media/5-9tag_zpsp5x9vq8f.jpg.html)

This is continuing the parks theme,...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-08-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 8,115
Views: 530,078
Posted By filmfan
I hope Zim fixed the gas problem, I'll defer the...

I hope Zim fixed the gas problem, I'll defer the tag if he wants. But;
old tag;
http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii493/px125/photo_zpsq6bh61wu.jpg...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 04:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,064
Posted By filmfan
My darling wife bought me a Snap-on 3/8 ratchet...

My darling wife bought me a Snap-on 3/8 ratchet for my Bday last year to replace a Craftsman I've had for years. :clap

How to compare a Yugo to a Rolls? The Snap-on feels great in the hand,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 481,595
Posted By filmfan
It's really hard to tell exactly how much traffic...

It's really hard to tell exactly how much traffic that road carries just from 2 seconds of Gif animation. It's entirely possible that there weren't any other cars for 10 minutes.
So, in your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,440
Posted By filmfan
BMW K75 The tiny Honda 6 (don't remember the...

BMW K75
The tiny Honda 6 (don't remember the displacement)
Jaguar DOC 6
Chrysler Hemi
Not sure for 5, probably the HD twin, because of how old it is and how much it's been copied
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 04:23 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 481,595
Posted By filmfan
Actually, not trying to be aggressive at all,...

Actually, not trying to be aggressive at all, sorry that you took it that way.

But, you point out the "Being in the right isn't enough to keep you safe…" thing quite a lot, and anyone with half a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2015, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 481,595
Posted By filmfan
No sh*t? Wow, thanks for pointing that out, who...

No sh*t? Wow, thanks for pointing that out, who knew that it could be like that?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2015, 09:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 920
Posted By filmfan
I would try it, if it were available on this side...

I would try it, if it were available on this side of the pond.
That it washes off seems like a mixed case benefit-wise though.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 481,595
Posted By filmfan
Yes, it would be interesting to know what went...

Yes, it would be interesting to know what went into the numbers, and how they were crunched.
I'm not surprised that the "society" cost is higher, but it seems pretty large.
Forum: The Garage 04-07-2015, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 934
Posted By filmfan
I hate it when my truck jiggles and curses.

I hate it when my truck jiggles and curses.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2015, 03:55 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 481,595
Posted By filmfan
I have no disagreement with that, don't know why...

I have no disagreement with that, don't know why anyone else would either.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 481,595
Posted By filmfan
I wonder how often they did.[/QUOTE] One...

I wonder how often they did.[/QUOTE]

One would think that percentage would be incredibly low too.

But it's an easy thing for a driver to say when there is only one live witness.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 04:45 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 481,595
Posted By filmfan
Statistics like that make the Fly6 tail light...

Statistics like that make the Fly6 tail light camera look appealing.
Here's a review of it;...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-28-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,332
Posted By filmfan
+1, have had very good dealings with them. And...

+1, have had very good dealings with them. And the OP reminds me that I need to order up one of those fuel pump kits.
Forum: The Garage 03-28-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,307
Posted By filmfan
Here's an interesting announcement in the realm...

Here's an interesting announcement in the realm of table saws;

http://www.finewoodworking.com/item/117465/bosch-releases-a-flesh-detecting-tablesaw

Bosch has added a "flesh detecting" system to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 481,595
Posted By filmfan
:rofl sorry, no choice. Last time it was in the...

:rofl sorry, no choice.
Last time it was in the 60's at any time here was probably 3 months ago.

Our roads are mostly clear of snow now, but covered in sand and so are pretty sucky. I've not been...
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 02:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,722
Posted By filmfan
Nope, I do not work for a stealership either. But...

Nope, I do not work for a stealership either. But am in agreement with Sailah, for 40 bucks it's not worth messing with, given that the rebuilt caliper comes nice and clean and (presumably) is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,860
Posted By filmfan
I haven't, but it looks fun.

I haven't, but it looks fun.
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,722
Posted By filmfan
This, IMHO I am all for saving money, and DIY...

This, IMHO
I am all for saving money, and DIY and all that, but it's not like correctly working brakes are important or anything.
Forum: The Garage 03-20-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,667
Posted By filmfan
How valuable is your saw if you can't do what you...

How valuable is your saw if you can't do what you need with it?
Machine cost and tooling cost are two different things. If the blade enables an operation to be easier, more accurate, and perhaps...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 05:07 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 481,595
Posted By filmfan
As for stopping, looking, seeing, moving on. How...

As for stopping, looking, seeing, moving on. How much time do you need to see that no one else is at the intersection? Consider that you may be rolling at walking speed or less for the last 4 or 5...
Forum: Road warriors 03-14-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By filmfan
You could try a real hardware store rather than...

You could try a real hardware store rather than HD or Lowes which only pretend at being hardware stores. Getting Allen heads down to about 4mm should be pretty easy, but maybe not so much for Torx....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 753
Posted By filmfan
An "adventure-touring" tire with large tread...

An "adventure-touring" tire with large tread blocks and open grooves can help the rubber get to the pavement to some degree.

In spring, you can barely tell the road I live on is paved due to all...
Forum: The Garage 03-11-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,433
Posted By filmfan
Thanks for posting this, I've been curious as to...

Thanks for posting this, I've been curious as to what all that stuff is for:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 481,595
Posted By filmfan
Not sure if they meet your definitions, but there...

Not sure if they meet your definitions, but there is a T intersection near here with a traffic light for the left turning traffic, and a yield sign for the right-turn traffic. At the next...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,451
Posted By filmfan
I am at the point where I don't think about it...

I am at the point where I don't think about it very much if it's raining.
I check the weather and pack or wear appropriate gear.

A couple of years ago, on a rainy ride, I encountered a dude on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 04:04 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 481,595
Posted By filmfan
So, at one time or another, you've broken one or...

So, at one time or another, you've broken one or another traffic law. Welcome to the club.
Was it intentional or accidental? If it was intentional, and the law is so important, then why?

The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 04:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,301
Posted By filmfan
No. Had you been there, what transpired...

No.

Had you been there, what transpired would have been different, but you don't know, and you can't know what the difference would have been.

You are fixated on a sequence of events that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 481,595
Posted By filmfan
It's not excuse, but in that situation, most...

It's not excuse, but in that situation, most motor vehicles would be breaking the law too.

I've encountered intersections like that where you are risking getting rear-ended if you stop.

FWIW, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,301
Posted By filmfan
There is no end point in that "what if" game, but...

There is no end point in that "what if" game, but the "what if's" are not absolutes. Maybe you could have stopped him, had you been there, but maybe not.
If he was determined to ride, he would have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7,951
Views: 481,595
Posted By filmfan
Not trying to advocate for the "anti" side, but...

Not trying to advocate for the "anti" side, but there is a legal requirement to avoid collisions even if it's your right-of-way getting violated.
I think if it came to getting a LEO at the scene,...
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