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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 6,703
Posted By kabluie
Yeah, get yourself a small bike for the weekends...

Yeah, get yourself a small bike for the weekends and the P-car for when it rains and commuting. Make sure your new ride is in good shape and box stock. P-cars that have been tweaked are not good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,021
Posted By kabluie
I was just down at brucerossmeyer.com Harley...

I was just down at brucerossmeyer.com Harley Davidson's dealership near Daytona Beach Fla and saw some new goggles that are on the market. They can be worn over glasses, and darken or lighten...
Forum: Ride reports 09-24-2012, 08:05 AM
Replies: 817
Views: 288,915
Posted By kabluie
I've not done it with magazine editors, but I...

I've not done it with magazine editors, but I have done that with people in the engineering business. I've also talked with newspaper editors and have found that they are willing to talk to nearly...
Forum: Ride reports 09-22-2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 288,915
Posted By kabluie
I think I might be able to eventually get to a...

I think I might be able to eventually get to a point where I think my writing is salable, don't get me wrong. I don't think it's total crap (or I wouldn't post it), just unpolished. I don't really...
Forum: Ride reports 09-20-2012, 10:34 PM
Replies: 817
Views: 288,915
Posted By kabluie
I have really enjoyed this RR, The camaraderie...

I have really enjoyed this RR, The camaraderie at the HC rally you describe can be felt. You have good writing skills.

I loved the story about the Mexican fisherman who knew where he was and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,804
Posted By kabluie
The forward controls on my sportster is about...

The forward controls on my sportster is about confort. My knees are slightly bent and my toes are not extended. The original mid controls gave me a cramp in my left thigh. I also changed the seat...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 153,236
Posted By kabluie
A friend of mine got me a bunch of led flashlight...

A friend of mine got me a bunch of led flashlight that use three AAA batteries. They are unbelievably bright. I use them all the time and batteries last a long time. He got them at Costco. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2012, 10:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 6,901
Posted By kabluie
The Great Escape

The Great Escape
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2012, 09:00 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,023
Posted By kabluie
It sounds to me that in addition to slowing down,...

It sounds to me that in addition to slowing down, you also need to get smoother with your throttle and brake controls. When you throw all that power on the pavement all at once, you're going to get...
Forum: Vendors 07-25-2012, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,304
Posted By kabluie
Stryker Rig

www.rideicon.com (http://www.rideicon.com) is selling a new product for street riders. Essentially it is field armor that is worn under an abrasion resistant outer garment. It cost $250. If it only...
Forum: Vendors 07-25-2012, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,304
Posted By kabluie
Striker Rig

www.Rideicon.com (http://www.Rideicon.com) is selling a new product for the ATGATT folks among us. Essentially it is field armor designed to be worn under an abrasion resistant outer garment. It is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,518
Posted By kabluie
I tend to stop towards the side of the lane that...

I tend to stop towards the side of the lane that has the largest opening. At big intersections I try to use other cars as blocks and shields to protect me from cross traffic and left turners coming...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2012, 05:54 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 153,236
Posted By kabluie
Well, I decided to use my bicycle to practice...

Well, I decided to use my bicycle to practice some figure 8's. I took the bike down to the bike shop for a tune up. It only cost me a hundred bucks, but I got a new back wheel out of it and then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2012, 10:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 7,751
Posted By kabluie
I like a Henry Weinharts Root Beer. If it's not...

I like a Henry Weinharts Root Beer. If it's not available any root beer will do in a pinch. Back in my younger days I use to drink a lot of beer, but I've really cut back on alcohol. My gut has...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-06-2012, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 153,236
Posted By kabluie
Thanks Liquid Ice. It felt good to do the turns....

Thanks Liquid Ice. It felt good to do the turns.

I'm hoping that with more practice I will start to relax a little more and then it will get easier. I've dropped the bike once before at a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2012, 09:02 PM
Replies: 1,809
Views: 153,236
Posted By kabluie
Well, I took the Sportster out to the local mall...

Well, I took the Sportster out to the local mall parking lot to see how well figure eights would go. I did several and easily got the turn radius inside of 24 feet - the standard width of a two lane...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,871
Posted By kabluie
I agree with the original poster. The same...

I agree with the original poster. The same attitude would work with the jacket too. If one is going on a day long ride then yeah, all the gear would be appropiate. If one is going down to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2012, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,059
Posted By kabluie
I get it. Those guys were using counter...

I get it. Those guys were using counter steering. (grin)
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2012, 10:24 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,810
Posted By kabluie
I own a '63 Mooney but rarely fly it and now it's...

I own a '63 Mooney but rarely fly it and now it's for sale.

In order to stay proficient in the flying game you have to treat it like a second career. The government has made the whole...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,827
Posted By kabluie
HI Liz, I thought I recognized your user name...

HI Liz, I thought I recognized your user name from the Harley Forum.

I too ride with armoured gear. My jacket is the taos from River Road, Draggin' Jeans, and Red Wing boots. So far, no one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2012, 02:48 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 10,752
Posted By kabluie
I like Shoei helmets because they tend to fit my...

I like Shoei helmets because they tend to fit my head better than any of the others. I've been in accidents where the helmet saved my life. That helmet was a cheap full skull open face helmet. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2012, 01:21 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,961
Posted By kabluie
I use a gun lock, the kind that has a cable, to...

I use a gun lock, the kind that has a cable, to lock my helmet to my bike when I'm going to be out of sight from the bike. Glock makes a nice one the has a plastic coating on it. That way you don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2012, 01:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,815
Posted By kabluie
I don't have any mantra. I just deal with...

I don't have any mantra. I just deal with whatever happens. I usually know what the driver passing me in the next lane or just ahead of me is going to do before they know what they're going to do. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2012, 10:32 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,827
Posted By kabluie
I was refering to the time before helmets were...

I was refering to the time before helmets were manditory. That was probably a little before your time.
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,827
Posted By kabluie
Textile vs leather? There sure are a lot of...

Textile vs leather? There sure are a lot of fashion police guys on here.

Just a few years ago Harley riders were the only ones who wore any safety gear at all. It was mostly leathers, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 20,060
Posted By kabluie
I hang my helmet on the speedo head then I use my...

I hang my helmet on the speedo head then I use my Glock gun lock to secure it to the bike. I run the lock around the handlebar and then through the eye hole. It's too secure for anyone to mess with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2012, 09:10 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 38,428
Posted By kabluie
When I had mid controls on my sportster I did it...

When I had mid controls on my sportster I did it any time I felt like it. (grin) Now that I have forward controls I don't feel the need because I'm already confortable. (more grins)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2012, 08:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,302
Posted By kabluie
At 68 years old, I rarely push the limits. I...

At 68 years old, I rarely push the limits. I don't really know what my limits are anymore, except to say that I'm really not in the mood to screw up and go off road and hurt something. I've had my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2012, 07:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,564
Posted By kabluie
I also have a nose itch problem. I wear a Shoei...

I also have a nose itch problem. I wear a Shoei full face helmet and have found that there are air currents that blow all different directions inside the helmet. Those air currents tend to make my...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2012, 07:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,249
Posted By kabluie
I like the 'tude. She's got it going on. ...

I like the 'tude. She's got it going on.

I also like my Sportster. There's lots of bikes that are faster, corner better, do higher wheelies, and so on. But, nothing beats rolling down the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2012, 11:02 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,018
Posted By kabluie
I tend to blip the throttle when I downshift, but...

I tend to blip the throttle when I downshift, but it's mostly a habit from my early riding days. In those days I went everywhere as fast a I could go. I gotta say that when I match revs perfectly,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2012, 03:59 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,320
Posted By kabluie
Helmet locks

If I'm not going to be away from my bike for very long I take it with me. Otherwise I lock it to my handle bars with a gun lock that says "Glock" on it. I've found that now days people will steal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2012, 10:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,429
Posted By kabluie
Pre-flighting

I fly and during the pre-flight I go from ground pounder to pilot. That is not the case with motorcycles for me. Since my bike is pretty new, I don't feel the need to check the oil before every...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2012, 09:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,665
Posted By kabluie
Drinkingwater

Back in my working days I carried a 5 gallon igloo. I'd pour in a bag of ice and top it off with water. Some days I'd drop a half a six-pack or maybe a few sodas for the end of the day.

Now I...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2012, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,941
Posted By kabluie
Aerostich sells these hooks.

Aerostich sells these hooks.
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-05-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,218
Posted By kabluie
Dirt School

Probably every rider should have some dirt and trail time. If you can ride the dirt, then you should be able to ride anywhere. Not so with guys who only ride on pavement.
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 30,698
Posted By kabluie
What makes white a popular safety color for...

What makes white a popular safety color for motorcycle helmets is that the color white reflects more light than the other colors - hot colors like international orange and yellows excepted until they...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,175
Posted By kabluie
frog spit

I use Frog Spit and I get it from the local dive shop. I tried it on my swim goggles and it worked so I tried it on my helmet visor and my glasses. It works on all three but it does not last very...
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2012, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,138
Posted By kabluie
carrying my camera

I've read several road reports where a common comment is that "I lost my camera, It fell off the bike and broke," and on and on. I have several cameras and finally figured out that what I do with my...
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 82,142
Posted By kabluie
Condoms.

Condoms.
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