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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths Yesterday, 04:39 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,022
Posted By PT Rider
Stop into any Honda mc dealer and ask the parts...

Stop into any Honda mc dealer and ask the parts guy about getting parts for an '87. Probably eBay....

There are lots of fun newer bikes, not much money, and good parts availability.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-27-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 3,833
Views: 799,882
Posted By PT Rider
I just noticed something with my DL1000A... ...

I just noticed something with my DL1000A...

...riding a very curvy road once I set the turn radius the bike would hold that radius with no input from me. I had my hands very lightly circling the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-27-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,065
Posted By PT Rider
About the Adventure model...just a bunch of...

About the Adventure model...just a bunch of add-on and black paint. Check a standard model plus the luggage and other stuff that meets your needs. You might find stuff that better suits your riding...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-22-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,087
Posted By PT Rider
New tire for this trip, plugged tire for next...

New tire for this trip, plugged tire for next time.

Take a look at the Nealy tire repair kit. These seem to be the pick o' the litter.
http://www.tirerepairkit.com/easyuse.htm
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-22-2015, 11:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,102
Posted By PT Rider
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With your knowledge of dirt riding and street riding, what actions are very different in dirt than on pavement? Have you discussed...
Forum: Face Plant 06-22-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,997
Posted By PT Rider
Sherlock Holmes to Dr. Watson: “You see, but...

Sherlock Holmes to Dr. Watson:
“You see, but you do not observe. The distinction is clear."

Seeing is not noticing. Eye contact means little. Noticing is brain contact. It happened to a...
Forum: Face Plant 06-21-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,668
Posted By PT Rider
Cycle Gear claims their Bilt house brand jacket...

Cycle Gear claims their Bilt house brand jacket has CE quality elbow pads, but maybe the coat was too big for her and the pad was out of place, or when the fabric came apart there was nothing left to...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-02-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,058
Posted By PT Rider
Every pneumatic tire has a load & inflation...

Every pneumatic tire has a load & inflation pressure relationship. The tire makers have load/inflation tables based on the tire sizes, but they usually only make these available for commercial tires...
Forum: Face Plant 06-02-2015, 12:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,235
Posted By PT Rider
Are the other brands of neck braces as highly...

Are the other brands of neck braces as highly regarded as the Leatt?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-09-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 22,057
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: 3,496
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: 85
Views: 13,640
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: 47
Views: 5,460
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: 2,758
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: 59
Views: 160,173
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: 3,186
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: 2,386
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: 1,438
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: 4,001
Views: 610,953
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: 3,295
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: 3,243
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: 10,974
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: 8,138
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: 8,447
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: 3,865
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: 1,409
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: 2,496
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: 4,416
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: 2,589
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: 3,871
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: 3,679
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: 14,616
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: 5,295
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: 3,153
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: 5,461
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: 3,153
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: 2,643
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: 22,420
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: 2,416
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: 2,416
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...
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