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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 20,931
Posted By PT Rider
I'd like to see my state pass a two part law--- ...

I'd like to see my state pass a two part law---
1---permit reasonable filtering
2---strongly prohibit anyone from interfering with a filterer, and post roadway signs about that.
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,675
Posted By PT Rider
Horrible in every way, but the questions have to...

Horrible in every way, but the questions have to be asked...
...was it a real helmet with an approved strap, or a plastic beanie like some of the local deputies here wear (in a helmet-required...
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2015, 08:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,228
Posted By PT Rider
In general, no-fault insurance says that your...

In general, no-fault insurance says that your insurance pays for your losses, and his insurance pays for his losses, without the need for a finding of fault. For Florida in particular, I defer to...
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,135
Posted By PT Rider
Don't stop on a round about. Always have an...

Don't stop on a round about.
Always have an escape route, and use it on the round about.
Don't stop on a round about.
I was driving on a round about when the third car in front stopped. Car #2...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,500
Posted By PT Rider
Back to the original question--- "Short-Term...

Back to the original question---
"Short-Term Visitors If you plan to drive when you visit the United States, check the driving rules in the state(s) you'll be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 159,842
Posted By PT Rider
The traction control on my '14 V-Strom 1000 is...

The traction control on my '14 V-Strom 1000 is seamless. It smoothly reduces the fuel when the rear wheel turns faster than the front wheel. I don't even feel the reduction. For example, riding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 10:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,937
Posted By PT Rider
Telephone Pirelli ...

Telephone Pirelli
http://www.pirelli.com/tires/en-us/contact-us

Let us know what they tell you. Ask to speak with a motorcycle tire engineer. Also ask what is the maximum hot inflation...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,215
Posted By PT Rider
Two things help the bike turn at very slow...

Two things help the bike turn at very slow speeds. Sliding your butt across the seat to make the bike lean into the turn more and the skill of the rider.

Try walking a very light motorcycle or a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,353
Posted By PT Rider
American Breeders Service ...

American Breeders Service
http://www.absglobal.com/usa/

(Need your cows artificially inseminated with semen from a prize bull?)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3,816
Views: 574,336
Posted By PT Rider
Know the law in the state you're riding in. In...

Know the law in the state you're riding in. In my state it is legal to exceed the speed limit for as short a time as possible to make a safe pass around a car that is running under the limit on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,075
Posted By PT Rider
How many different ways does one correctly ride a...

How many different ways does one correctly ride a dirt bike vs. correctly riding a street bike? That would be a great topic for a new thread.

Many good bits of advice above. Do scan every...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2015, 03:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,061
Posted By PT Rider
I was thinking of having a rubber stamp made...

I was thinking of having a rubber stamp made which I'll use on the paperwork when registering at a medical facility or provider: "If you do not tell me, after examining my insurance card, that you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,516
Posted By PT Rider
Our cousins across the pond rate helmets by how...

Our cousins across the pond rate helmets by how much they exceed the European standard. One star--on the safety floor. Five stars--really good. Some of the brands and models aren't sold in the...
Forum: Face plant 03-19-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,933
Posted By PT Rider
There is no definition of full coverage. It is...

There is no definition of full coverage. It is whatever your agent signed you up for. As you've done, read your policy and know the coverages you've bought. Expect the coverage on your protective...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,933
Posted By PT Rider
There remains such a concept as probable cause. ...

There remains such a concept as probable cause. Stop a motorcycle if they sound loud, or if they look illegal, or if the riding style is illegal. Or stop every vehicle or every third vehicle, or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,594
Posted By PT Rider
It's more about technique than about strength. ...

It's more about technique than about strength.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84YfDGKA4Og
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,339
Posted By PT Rider
What's the point of the braking technique part? ...

What's the point of the braking technique part? It has no direct relationship to lane filtering.

The rear end crash seems like it might work better at the end than the beginning.

The width of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,376
Posted By PT Rider
Snell sez: "The five-year replacement...

Snell sez:
"The five-year replacement recommendation is based on a consensus by both helmet manufacturers and the Snell Foundation. Glues, resins and other materials used in helmet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,299
Posted By PT Rider
Remember the motto of the fish shop: Bait today,...

Remember the motto of the fish shop: Bait today, sushi tomorrow. Fresh bait is important.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,448
Posted By PT Rider
Clear at night. No color at all. Any color will...

Clear at night. No color at all. Any color will reduce the light to your eyes. Nothing that cuts glare that won't also cut the little light you need at other times.

In bright sun, whatever best...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,754
Posted By PT Rider
The law in my state if the culprit causes a...

The law in my state if the culprit causes a death:
(1) When the death of any person ensues within three years as a proximate result of injury proximately caused by the driving of any vehicle by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,537
Posted By PT Rider
I knew an owner of a Chinese helmet maker. She...

I knew an owner of a Chinese helmet maker. She told me that their DOT helmets had samples certification-tested in the Chinese lab of a Swiss testing company. DOT is self-certification. Their ECE...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,039
Posted By PT Rider
RCW 46.61.610 (Revised Code of Washington) ...

RCW 46.61.610 (Revised Code of Washington)


Riding on motorcycles.

"A person operating a motorcycle shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto...."

On the other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,090
Posted By PT Rider
Any news on Texas House Bill 3839 that allows...

Any news on Texas House Bill 3839 that allows motorcycle riders to shoot texters?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,017
Posted By PT Rider
Real important point. Also look past the dancing...

Real important point. Also look past the dancing windscreen in front of you. Look well down the road.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,176
Posted By PT Rider
A number of years ago "Car & Driver" magazine...

A number of years ago "Car & Driver" magazine tested cars on a dynamometer. Cars built for 87 AKI gas were tested with 87 & 92. The performance difference with 92 was so small that it was within...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,017
Posted By PT Rider
Apparent wind vs. true wind. The wind...

Apparent wind vs. true wind.

The wind hitting you is the apparent wind. It is the vector sum of the true wind and your speed & direction. As you ride faster in a wind on the side, the apparent...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,467
Posted By PT Rider
Real smart to check around every few years. I...

Real smart to check around every few years. I bundle all the house, earthquake, rent house, umbrella, & bike policies and let different companies bid for my business. I told my local agent that I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 21,396
Posted By PT Rider
Do we all know what the Motorcycle Safety...

Do we all know what the Motorcycle Safety Foundation actually is? They are a 501(c)(6) business league. "A business league is an association of persons having some common business interest, the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,325
Posted By PT Rider
Lots of choices. The '14 Suzuki DL1000A V-Strom...

Lots of choices. The '14 Suzuki DL1000A V-Strom is a big improvement over the previous V-Strom 1000, and maybe the most for the buck. As mentioned above, the Yamaha Super Ténéré is a good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,325
Posted By PT Rider
Lots of choices. The '14 Suzuki DL1000A V-Strom...

Lots of choices. The '14 Suzuki DL1000A V-Strom is a big improvement over the previous V-Strom 1000, and maybe the most for the buck. As mentioned above, the Yamaha Super Ténéré is a good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,130
Posted By PT Rider
Why clean a chain? I wipe mine with a dry rag...

Why clean a chain? I wipe mine with a dry rag when I want the bike to look better. Chain life always exceeds 20,000 miles. I use an industrial roller chain lube that has molybdenum disulfide and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 159,842
Posted By PT Rider
Nah. TEN-a-ray or ten-AR-ee (like canary), but...

Nah. TEN-a-ray or ten-AR-ee (like canary), but not 10ear.

The TC on my DL1000A works smoothly. On a straight potholed gravel uphill the wheel doesn't spin when it drops off the lip of the hole...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,489
Posted By PT Rider
CC size means something but not everything. No...

CC size means something but not everything. No way to compare a 600 sport bike to a 650 starter-cruiser or KLR.

The SV is one good choice. Reliable, pretty good availability. Look for the 2nd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,577
Posted By PT Rider
Body dimensions and bar mount & bar size matters....

Body dimensions and bar mount & bar size matters.

Very slow tight right turns require the left arm fully extended and control of the clutch. Reach too far and clutch control might be hindered,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,626
Posted By PT Rider
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and...

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/n/napoleonbo108861.html?src=t_death)
Napoleon Bonaparte...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 38,220
Views: 10,125,207
Posted By PT Rider
Even with the fashionably skinny front tire? ...

Even with the fashionably skinny front tire?

Brake rotors are ugly. Chrome cruiser front wheels are beautiful. One disc allows the wheel beauty to be seen from one side, anyway.
Forum: Face plant 12-20-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,121
Posted By PT Rider
It sounds redundant and obvious, but too much...

It sounds redundant and obvious, but too much speed for the traction you had. Maybe the tire's rubber compound wasn't warmed & softened sufficiently even by your 20 miles of riding. What inflation...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,299
Posted By PT Rider
Have you checked the hearing aids at Costco? ...

Have you checked the hearing aids at Costco? Seems to be excellent service and very good prices....
Forum: Face plant 12-17-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,182
Posted By PT Rider
SOLAS retroreflective tape is the most reflective...

SOLAS retroreflective tape is the most reflective in a narrow angle back to the light source. SOLAS, Safety Of Life At Sea, is designed to reflect light back from a life boat or personal flotation...
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