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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 06:30 AM
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Posted By Marylander
I think I saw him in the vicinity of...

I think I saw him in the vicinity of McConnellsburg, PA a couple weekends ago. I was heading out to ride towing my dirt bike behind the truck. He didn't even wave back... ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 05:15 AM
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Views: 387,705
Posted By Marylander
Yep, this should always be your goal and it makes...

Yep, this should always be your goal and it makes it obvious that riding with any kind of impairment is a very bad idea (not just talking about drugs/alcohol but also bad mood/anger, mind on other...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 6,639
Views: 1,473,147
Posted By Marylander
The biggest advantage of the RAM setup is that...

The biggest advantage of the RAM setup is that the whole thing rotates (the ball) and swivels in 2 planes (the cup-holder). You can scrape the pegs and your drink stays upright. ;) It also get you...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 02:45 PM
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Views: 1,473,147
Posted By Marylander
That's actually my main use for my camelbak too....

That's actually my main use for my camelbak too. I would almost certainly need to throw the thing in the washing machine before using on the street bike to. Every once in awhile I'll power wash but...
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2014, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Marylander
I've got different RAM mounts on a couple...

I've got different RAM mounts on a couple different bikes. You could use either type on the versys.

Handlebar U clamp:
http://wkak.net/versys/mount1.jpg

Brake lever mount:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9,255
Views: 1,845,431
Posted By Marylander
Mambo Dave, you have really hit a sore spot. I'm...

Mambo Dave, you have really hit a sore spot. I'm not that old but I remember exactly what you're talking about and really miss it. I haven't seen a good parts guy in forever. I have come close with a...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 04:06 AM
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Views: 1,473,147
Posted By Marylander
Horses for courses. People who use their bikes...

Horses for courses. People who use their bikes for transportation might find a cup holder has more utility. I have no use for my 90oz camelbak on my daily commute. The cup holder, however, comes in...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 09:50 AM
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Posted By Marylander
I've got a RAM mount one. Works awesome. I use it...

I've got a RAM mount one. Works awesome. I use it on my cbr1krr too. ;)
Forum: Racing 08-26-2014, 07:35 AM
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Views: 343,606
Posted By Marylander
The thing about something like that is it would...

The thing about something like that is it would only tell you who was best on that particular bike. Some guys go well on ss bikes, others on superbikes, others on 2 strokes, etc. There is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 07:18 AM
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Posted By Marylander
SuMo style!

SuMo style!
Forum: Racing 08-22-2014, 09:17 AM
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Posted By Marylander
There are plenty of sports/activities where tall...

There are plenty of sports/activities where tall is an advantage so, screw you tall guys. ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 05:58 AM
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Posted By Marylander
This is kind of a pet peeve (that I would...

This is kind of a pet peeve (that I would normally keep to myself but, hey, this is the off topic thread, er, killboy failure thread) but that ain't OCD, that's just being particular. OCD is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9,255
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Posted By Marylander
That seems to be a word according to the...

That seems to be a word according to the different online dictionaries, including Oxford:
http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/132537?redirectedFrom=orientate#eid
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 2,862
Views: 387,705
Posted By Marylander
This is what dirt bikes are for. I can slide...

This is what dirt bikes are for. I can slide around like you described several times in the course of just 1 mile off road. When I was younger I considered it a poor ride if I didn't fall down at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 05:06 AM
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Views: 1,845,431
Posted By Marylander
I think that's pretty much the case, in general,...

I think that's pretty much the case, in general, everywhere. Places like that you've basically got one huge intersection for the whole length and, as you know, intersections are replete with danger.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 12:10 PM
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Posted By Marylander
Kind of interesting to see someone with the...

Kind of interesting to see someone with the elbows locked out even when riding such a small bike... Also, is that thing lowered?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 10:51 AM
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Views: 387,705
Posted By Marylander
If y'all make it lunch on a wed or fri (my work...

If y'all make it lunch on a wed or fri (my work at home days) I could drag myself down there too... I live about halfway between frederick and charles town.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2014, 10:49 AM
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Posted By Marylander
A plain ole rain on an 85-100dF humid day is...

A plain ole rain on an 85-100dF humid day is awesome. The problem is we usually don't get plain ole rain on those days. 2 or 3 weeks ago I was going home and got hit with the all too typical hot and...
Forum: Beasts 08-01-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6,639
Views: 1,473,147
Posted By Marylander
Neat , I didn't realize rocky Mountain atv/Jake...

Neat , I didn't realize rocky Mountain atv/Jake Wilson had something like those panniers. Very well priced. I've been happy with their Tusk branded parts.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2014, 06:45 PM
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Views: 387,705
Posted By Marylander
In my experience Prius drivers have a greater...

In my experience Prius drivers have a greater prick value than average. This article seems to indicate that my experience is not atypical:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-23-2014, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Marylander
I'd rather sweat than bleed.

I'd rather sweat than bleed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 01:01 PM
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Posted By Marylander
I'm surprised no one's mentioned the fairing...

I'm surprised no one's mentioned the fairing holes in the Ducati motogp bikes for certain tracks:
http://i49.tinypic.com/mq82c.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 06:33 AM
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Views: 1,845,431
Posted By Marylander
How about this moped? ...

How about this moped?
https://motopeds.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/50_Rside-2000.jpg

http://motopeds.com/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 08:29 AM
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Views: 8,007,376
Posted By Marylander
Very cool. I sent the guy a PM over there. I...

Very cool. I sent the guy a PM over there. I could see getting the same set as I bought for my versys, complete with the steel racks, and converting them somehow for use on the cbr.

When I get 50k...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 07:04 PM
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Views: 8,007,376
Posted By Marylander
Stop trying to give your recreational vehicle...

Stop trying to give your recreational vehicle utility... ;) If I knew how to weld I'd have a pair of big panniers on my cbr1000rr. I leave that bike at home quite a bit in favor of my versys with a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-21-2014, 05:26 AM
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Posted By Marylander
What does "real bike" mean? That looks like an...

What does "real bike" mean? That looks like an old lower end schwinn with steel wheels, funky/cheap brake levers with extensions, bent up handlebars, one piece crank, etc. If he's been riding that...
Forum: Racing 06-12-2014, 07:22 AM
Replies: 3,747
Views: 343,606
Posted By Marylander
Is Honda behind H-D and BMW?

Is Honda behind H-D and BMW?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 9,255
Views: 1,845,431
Posted By Marylander
I remember watching a video of a guy riding a...

I remember watching a video of a guy riding a skateboard, in the prone position, down a mountain. He didn't buckle his helmet. Yes, the helmet took care of the initial impact but the initial impact...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2014, 05:16 AM
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Posted By Marylander
Sounds about right to me. I flat spot all the...

Sounds about right to me. I flat spot all the tires on my street bikes since they're almost exclusively used for highway commuting. It's so weird to get new tires. I start highway exits WAY too early...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 07:01 AM
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Posted By Marylander
I feel the same about riding when it's cold out....

I feel the same about riding when it's cold out. With my electric gear I'm never even a little cold on the bike. I had to take my daughter's car to work once this past winter and was crazy cold the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 04:34 AM
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Views: 8,007,376
Posted By Marylander
Don't ask me. I only buy black socks.

Don't ask me. I only buy black socks.
Forum: Racing 05-20-2014, 03:37 AM
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Views: 343,606
Posted By Marylander
That's easy enough to see on the track without...

That's easy enough to see on the track without him saying it. ;)
Forum: Beasts 04-08-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 6,639
Views: 1,473,147
Posted By Marylander
For every versys over 70-80k miles there are...

For every versys over 70-80k miles there are probably 100 with under 10k. I bought my 2009 at the end of last year and it just had 7000 on it. Practically brand new. It has about 11k on it now...
Forum: Racing 04-06-2014, 04:48 PM
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Views: 343,606
Posted By Marylander
I thought it was the regular honda test riders,...

I thought it was the regular honda test riders, not Stoner, who were within .3 sec of the factory bike. Seems like the honda press releases were ambiguously worded and everyone interpreted it as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 08:51 AM
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Posted By Marylander
I'm on my first set of modern sport touring tires...

I'm on my first set of modern sport touring tires (pr2) and am pretty amazed at how well they stick in cold and/or wet conditions. I've been using track take offs for years but will almost certainly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2014, 07:25 AM
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Posted By Marylander
I said the same thing but we recently bought my...

I said the same thing but we recently bought my wife a Mazda5 and it is kind of awesome. 6 speed manual and handles very nicely. I don't mind driving it at all. Car and Driver called it the "Dad's...
Forum: Beasts 03-25-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 6,639
Views: 1,473,147
Posted By Marylander
I don't like the idea of having a 0 mile bike at...

I don't like the idea of having a 0 mile bike at all. I like the accumulation of miles on the odometer. Some day I will finally keep a bike long enough to have the odometer show 100k miles on it...
Forum: Racing 03-24-2014, 03:56 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 19,737
Posted By Marylander
I remember feeling exactly that way about Rossi....

I remember feeling exactly that way about Rossi. C'mon just give Kenny a chance at the title here, kid!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2014, 08:09 AM
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Posted By Marylander
Michael Jordan brand, not Nike. Mike is a big...

Michael Jordan brand, not Nike. Mike is a big moto racing supporter.
Forum: Beasts 03-21-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6,639
Views: 1,473,147
Posted By Marylander
Yet another V here.

Yet another V here.
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