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Forum: Equipment 04-09-2011, 02:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,066
Posted By 2slow
They are excellent, great service and really know...

They are excellent, great service and really know their products.
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2011, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,424
Posted By 2slow
The perfect $300 all season jacket? Doesn't...

The perfect $300 all season jacket? Doesn't exist. As several people have mentioned, you can get some great close-out deals and find a decent jacket for much less than $300. It is also worth...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2011, 10:42 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,190
Posted By 2slow
You will dump it at some time...

Maybe they are part of the 98% of riders who think they are above average, even though they've already crashed. Never accept any evidence that might challenge your beliefs (the Glenn Beck...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 17,974
Posted By 2slow
You were going 71 in a 55 with a police car in...

You were going 71 in a 55 with a police car in sight and you're shocked that you got a ticket? I know I missed some important fact. It would be a lot more surprising if you didn't. Sometimes a...
Forum: Face plant 03-12-2011, 06:37 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,717
Posted By 2slow
Drinking and driving is dangerous. Drinking and...

Drinking and driving is dangerous. Drinking and riding is suicidal. We've all seen it too often. Thanks for the reminder.
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2011, 07:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 10,149
Posted By 2slow
Looks like you already know the sport tourer will...

Looks like you already know the sport tourer will give you better gas mileage, greater range, more protection and storage, better handling, and greater performance. The cruiser looks cool.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 14,142
Posted By 2slow
Ferrari vs. Ducati

http://www.motortrend.com/av/roadtests/coupes/1011_ferrari_458_italia_ducati_1198s_comparison_video/index.html

There isn't any one answer, but fast bikes are really fast with the right rider. Not...
Forum: Road warriors 02-24-2011, 11:43 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,381
Posted By 2slow
No doubt the 32 degree rake and 6" trail of the...

No doubt the 32 degree rake and 6" trail of the Valkyrie makes it a lot less responsive than 29 degree rake and 4.3" trail of the Goldwing.
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2011, 07:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,611
Posted By 2slow
Motoport $ x 3.14159265 = Rukka $

Motoport $ x 3.14159265 = Rukka $
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2011, 01:06 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,190
Posted By 2slow
Your math would be correct if 200,000,000 people...

Your math would be correct if 200,000,000 people died last year. If you start with the 2,400,000 that actually died the results are a little more in line. It is one chance in 802 (0.125%) that an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,707
Posted By 2slow
I don't believe that "feet-forward" has to mean...

I don't believe that "feet-forward" has to mean poor handling, the Gurney Alligator is supposed to corner faster and more accurately than most sport bikes. Feet forward is just part of the cruiser...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2011, 06:44 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,190
Posted By 2slow
One in 802 individuals. The probabilities...

One in 802 individuals.

The probabilities don't add up to anything near 1 because they left out so many important causes of death.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2011, 01:18 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,342
Posted By 2slow
Short answer: Don't! You fall on a toddler,...

Short answer: Don't!

You fall on a toddler, even at low speed, and it is over. Sit the kid on the tank in the driveway and take his picture, take him off before you get to the street.
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 23,564
Posted By 2slow
Shoei Multitec because it fits and I can put it...

Shoei Multitec because it fits and I can put it on while wearing my glasses. If a helmet doesn't fit your head nothing else matters.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,190
Posted By 2slow
The math is fine, the slide show leaves out a lot...

The math is fine, the slide show leaves out a lot of major causes like diabetes, alzheimers, influenza, kidney disease, that should be in the top ten. Guess this made a more interesting story.
Forum: Face plant 01-27-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,230
Posted By 2slow
Minimum driving age in Europe is 18, and you must...

Minimum driving age in Europe is 18, and you must pass a certified driving instruction course before you take the test. Written tests are much more demanding than US tests as well. Germans don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,383
Posted By 2slow
I wish I had one of those great stories but none...

I wish I had one of those great stories but none of my bikes ever have any problems. Unless you count the time my wife and I were riding from Death Valley to Las Vegas around 10:00 PM and my old...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 16,680
Posted By 2slow
Had a XV920R for a month, just long enough to...

Had a XV920R for a month, just long enough to sort out the brakes and carbs. Once it ran decently I discovered it was the most uncomfortable bike I'd ever ridden. While it was fun cruising at 50...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2011, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,256
Posted By 2slow
Hate, hate, hate fog. Not just on a bike. No...

Hate, hate, hate fog. Not just on a bike. No matter how careful you are one idiot behind you who is going too fast can end your life. I never drove in the fog in Germany because a small percentage...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2011, 09:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 10,054
Posted By 2slow
Riding 125 miles a week you won't save enough to...

Riding 125 miles a week you won't save enough to pay for the tags and insurance much less the cost of the bike. Your TransAlp will only use 100 gallons a year, the little TW would use at least 70. ...
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2010, 09:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,075
Posted By 2slow
KBB is again short of information. In this case...

KBB is again short of information. In this case they are merely indicating there aren't enough of the old bikes being sold to establish a book value. The Concours has been sold in the US since...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,737
Posted By 2slow
Get a cheap rain suit to wear over your gear, it...

Get a cheap rain suit to wear over your gear, it will keep you warm enough for the kind of weather you're talking about. Doesn't have to be anything great since you'll have the Roadcrafter for your...
Forum: Face plant 11-17-2010, 03:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,182
Posted By 2slow
This is the truly unavoidable accident, by the...

This is the truly unavoidable accident, by the time you realized there was no traction you were already falling with no means of recovery. Regardless of your speed at the time you initiated the turn...
Forum: Road warriors 11-16-2010, 02:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,502
Posted By 2slow
Might be a bigger project than you think. The...

Might be a bigger project than you think. The fairing carries not only the headlights and turn signals but the instruments and a lot of wiring. You have to find a new home for all that junk. And...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2010, 02:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,041
Posted By 2slow
Lived in California for 15 years, rode nearly...

Lived in California for 15 years, rode nearly every day, split lanes whenever it seemed like a good idea, which was nearly every day in Los Angeles. Only one time did I have a problem and that was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2010, 05:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,211
Posted By 2slow
I did, probably would again. My wife rode...

I did, probably would again. My wife rode pillion from the time we met, she wasn't about to be ordered off the bike because of pregnancy. We didn't ride often or far after the fourth month but we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2010, 06:29 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,262
Posted By 2slow
Strangers have stopped to help me, I figure I...

Strangers have stopped to help me, I figure I should stop to help others.
Forum: Face plant 10-26-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,488
Posted By 2slow
Scary story!

Your math is wrong, but your reaction was perfect. Anything else and you were probably going to die. Congratulations on dodging a bullet.

120 mph = 176 feet per second

300/176 = 1.7 sec
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2010, 10:43 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 8,003
Posted By 2slow
Stay off the phone!

You should only use a cell phone while driving in an emergency, even then it is almost always better to stop the car to talk. Driving while talking is equivalent to driving drunk and only a little...
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2010, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,754
Posted By 2slow
Guess that means my 40 year old Bell Super Magnum...

Guess that means my 40 year old Bell Super Magnum will be good enough for me!

Don't buy a new helmet unless you plan to use your head some time in the future.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2010, 08:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,199
Posted By 2slow
And, unfortunately, can be called illegal in most...

And, unfortunately, can be called illegal in most states. I miss California.
Forum: Road warriors 09-30-2010, 12:51 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,590
Posted By 2slow
You left out June... I remember my days at...

You left out June...

I remember my days at ASU and the one absolutely awful summer session. When it's 100 at midnight riding isn't so much fun. Of course helmets didn't have vents in those...
Forum: Road warriors 09-28-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,842
Posted By 2slow
Friend commuted 45 miles round trip daily on I-95...

Friend commuted 45 miles round trip daily on I-95 with a Rebel, of course she's only 5' 3" and 120. While it was reliable and adequate she was happy to move up to a 800 Volusia.
Forum: Americas 09-25-2010, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 554
Posted By 2slow
The trip to Akron shouldn't be too difficult. ...

The trip to Akron shouldn't be too difficult. Three hundred miles a day leaves plenty of time off the bike. You'll only have 10 hours of daylight in November so that proposed 600 miles day sounds...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,682
Posted By 2slow
If you don't get hurt it is not a miserable ride....

If you don't get hurt it is not a miserable ride. They're all good rides, some while you are riding, others when you're done. Rain, snow, wind, heat, dust storms, or crazy drivers are just details,...
Forum: Road warriors 09-20-2010, 12:02 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 25,552
Posted By 2slow
You might want to check out this site: ...

You might want to check out this site:

http://sabmag.org/

They've been around a long time and are a good source of all sorts of information on the V65. I haven't been active there for a long...
Forum: Road warriors 09-19-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 25,552
Posted By 2slow
Not that I claim to have ridden mine fast, but...

Not that I claim to have ridden mine fast, but Metzeler radials made a huge improvement in the feel. You can't pretend they are sport bikes though one can go pretty well on a smooth road, ride...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,260
Posted By 2slow
Check that registration cost with the California...

Check that registration cost with the California DMV before you buy. They have some nasty (160%) penalties for registration more than two years out of date. With the plate and VIN you can find out...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2010, 07:20 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,907
Posted By 2slow
As a long time bicyclist who used to ride...

As a long time bicyclist who used to ride 8-10,000 miles a year in Los Angeles I find myself asking the same question. There is a 4-way stop a couple blocks from my house. Every day I see bike...
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2010, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,423
Posted By 2slow
You can find several motorcycle slide tests on...

You can find several motorcycle slide tests on the internet. There is quite a range of distance covered, at least partially explained by the road surface. Reviewing a few it looks like the officer...
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