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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:35 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,504
Posted By dwestly
Lots of bikes in the garage, but like at least...

Lots of bikes in the garage, but like at least one other inmate already commented, NC700X (ours with DCT) gets 65-70 mpg. It cruises comfortably at 80 on the freeways (mileage goes down to about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,573
Posted By dwestly
OK, that was cool. Nothing like a go-anywhere,...

OK, that was cool. Nothing like a go-anywhere, put it in your pocket off-road work bike.
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,537
Posted By dwestly
+1. My Sidi Sympatex are awesome! I can walk all...

+1. My Sidi Sympatex are awesome! I can walk all day in them, they are definitely 100% waterproof (worn through 8 hours of pouring rain while riding and the only part of me that was dry was my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,844
Posted By dwestly
Someone needs to learn to get their butt off the...

Someone needs to learn to get their butt off the seat... :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,118
Posted By dwestly
Stock horns are basically useless. Unless the...

Stock horns are basically useless. Unless the other vehicle's operator has the window down and their head sticking out like a beagle in the wind, they'll never hear it. I've given up using the horn...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,091
Posted By dwestly
Wife was on her S1000RR last week and shamed a...

Wife was on her S1000RR last week and shamed a Maserati. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,540
Posted By dwestly
It depends on the track, event and event...

It depends on the track, event and event organizers. Some tracks and events are stricter than others regarding a required tech inspection. At some informal track days there may be no tech inspection...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 04:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,540
Posted By dwestly
Yikes. I would suggest that if this is the case,...

Yikes. I would suggest that if this is the case, the mechanic should be/have been immediately fired. This is a life-threatening mistake. There is no room for error.

There are exactly two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,246
Posted By dwestly
12163 points last game. Best I've done. I hate...

12163 points last game. Best I've done. I hate the person who found this...:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,578
Posted By dwestly
+1. LOL! :rofl

+1. LOL! :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,356
Posted By dwestly
I refuse to sit by and take this one. As a war...

I refuse to sit by and take this one. As a war veteran, I am now officially tired of the seeming proliferation of idiots who refuse to recognize the sacrifices of our military personnel. Since you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 11:33 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,578
Posted By dwestly
LOL! :rofl

LOL! :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,578
Posted By dwestly
Another convert! Throttle by wire is nice on the...

Another convert! Throttle by wire is nice on the wrist, isn't it?! Kind of scary, too, reading your sig line, as I also have an R1200GS (2012) and a 2010 MX5 in the garage (convertible hardtop GT...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,356
Posted By dwestly
I teach MSF courses under contract for the local...

I teach MSF courses under contract for the local base. The requirements for riding on base differ according to installation, command and service. You will need to check with the base or local command...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-27-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,126
Posted By dwestly
Just installed the Clearwater Glendas on my '12...

Just installed the Clearwater Glendas on my '12 Rallye. Awesome! They have a new wiring harness for it so you no longer have to tap into the headlight harness. It is now plug and play with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 6,578
Posted By dwestly
My 2013 Hypermotard SP is throttle by wire. As...

My 2013 Hypermotard SP is throttle by wire. As part of the electronics system, it allows me various power/throttle sensitivity/traction control/abs settings for different riding conditions. I can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2014, 03:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,631
Posted By dwestly
Here is an entire lap of the 37 mile TT road...

Here is an entire lap of the 37 mile TT road course, shot onboard Michael Dunlop's 600RR at real time. Stunning... :D

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=YWZG1nhgwgg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,726
Posted By dwestly
Simple. Watch the video carefully. When he first...

Simple. Watch the video carefully. When he first comes into view, he's on the throttle, being Mr. Big Shot. Then he realizes he's got to slow down and grabs a whole bunch of front brake with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,600
Posted By dwestly
Fred Phelps can only be described as an...

Fred Phelps can only be described as an individual filled with hate, no matter what his motivation. That being said, his actions, and the actions of his followers, brought the plight of veterans and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 21,527
Posted By dwestly
I'm still trying to wrap my head around the idea...

I'm still trying to wrap my head around the idea that he lives in Long Beach and won't use the bike to commute. I travel to and ride in LA a lot for work, and most of the time I have a company bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,452
Posted By dwestly
The bottom line here is that given any specific...

The bottom line here is that given any specific set of parameters, designed to present expected or desired findings, you can produce data to support the needed outcome. I am not impressed with either...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-16-2014, 08:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,466
Posted By dwestly
Beautiful love story...but you know those...

Beautiful love story...but you know those whirlwind romances never last... :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,046
Posted By dwestly
Wow. I'm a parking lot expert. I can't do, so I...

Wow. I'm a parking lot expert. I can't do, so I teach. Hmmm, I guess those 42 years of riding all over the world don't count for anything. I'd better park my 2013 Hypermotard SP since my lap times...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2014, 02:39 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 28,888
Posted By dwestly
The part of the motorcycle most susceptible to...

The part of the motorcycle most susceptible to failure is the nut connecting the handlebars to the seat. Given any particular motorcycle, this part is replaceable. However, it is usually not replaced...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,906
Posted By dwestly
Agree. We can only hope that Darwinism catches up...

Agree. We can only hope that Darwinism catches up to him prior to procreation.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 383
Views: 32,342
Posted By dwestly
There is a difference between "gear" and safety...

There is a difference between "gear" and safety equipment. Their leather jackets have no impact protection. Their boots may be the only piece of safety equipment worn, if heavy and protective. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,771
Posted By dwestly
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2013, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,719
Views: 407,269
Posted By dwestly
There is one piece of advice I give to all new...

There is one piece of advice I give to all new and experienced students (and I try to remember it myself...):

"The part of the motorcycle that fails most often is the nut connecting the handlebars...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2013, 07:33 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,771
Posted By dwestly
Ahh, another enlightened, expert rider. Probably...

Ahh, another enlightened, expert rider. Probably said the same thing about the hand clutch, electric start, disc brakes, fuel injection, the standardized shift pattern, tubeless tires, adjustable...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2013, 03:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,989
Posted By dwestly
Also, go over every nut and bolt with specs in...

Also, go over every nut and bolt with specs in hand and a torque wrench. I'm sure he never bothered to check the fasteners.

Great find! Congrats!!

(Oh, and when you get tired of that little...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-23-2013, 03:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,642
Posted By dwestly
Very nice mod with the bib. :clap

Very nice mod with the bib. :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-23-2013, 03:08 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,607
Posted By dwestly
I hear it all the time in my motorcycle classes...

I hear it all the time in my motorcycle classes and from riders. Just this week I was talking to a gentleman who said he was selling his cruiser after attending Biketoberfest in Daytona Beach, saying...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,130
Posted By dwestly
Is it not amazing that some people think nothing...

Is it not amazing that some people think nothing of hijacking a thread just to regurgitate their own political (and non-motorcycling) viewpoint?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,901
Posted By dwestly
You're either ATGATT or you're not. There is no...

You're either ATGATT or you're not. There is no "order of importance". That's why the acronym stands for "ALL The Gear ALL The Time" (emphasis added).

I don't mind people not being ATGATT. It's a...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-29-2013, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,539
Posted By dwestly
+1 Nice touch with the matching rear paint and...

+1 Nice touch with the matching rear paint and decals. Very nicely done.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2013, 12:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,079
Posted By dwestly
Remember to aim head first...that's what the...

Remember to aim head first...that's what the helmet is for... :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2013, 04:36 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 37,746
Posted By dwestly
Those who can't make horsepower...make noise. -...

Those who can't make horsepower...make noise. - me

Or, think of it as the human male version of a male peacock displaying its feathers to attract a mate. Which is fine...if you're a bird brain.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,710
Posted By dwestly
Its not the distance, but the riding demands and...

Its not the distance, but the riding demands and resources, rider stamina, etc. 500 mile days on a Gold Wing on the interstate are like sitting in your armchair for the evening. On the other hand,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2013, 04:51 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,759
Posted By dwestly
More proof that zombies exist...now they're...

More proof that zombies exist...now they're riding, too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2013, 11:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,503
Posted By dwestly
:rofl:rofl

:rofl:rofl
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