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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 25,239
Posted By bubbabob
Still counting...

Hey all,
I started riding at 61, and I'm turning 64 in a couple weeks. I've logged about 37k miles so far, and ....still counting. :clap
Cheers,
Bob
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2009, 02:49 PM
Replies: 542
Views: 21,640
Posted By bubbabob
Technical Question

I'm not positively sure if it's true, but I've been told that ABS equipped bikes have the greatest braking power before the ABS kicks in. Another way of saying that is that if you modulate your...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 788
Posted By bubbabob
Ram Mounts - Products and Company

I just went through a huge deliberation and finally ordered the Ram mount for my iPhone (and a cup holder, what the hell) for me Wee. If you're thinking about doing this you would be well advised not...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2009, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By bubbabob
Further thoughts...

Thanks all for the input. I'm running Tourance EXP's right now and my last set was the Tourance. I got about 9k miles out of the Tourance and it looks like it will be less for the EXP's. That said, I...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 586
Posted By bubbabob
Road tires for my Wee...

Before anyone decides to flame me for not doing a search...I did, but it wasn't much help. I'm going to run straight road tires on my Wee and would like some feedback about which tires will give me...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2009, 10:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,878
Posted By bubbabob
[/QUOTE]I'd guess that if you'd told them it had...

[/QUOTE]I'd guess that if you'd told them it had been on a charger, they'd say that voids the warranty as well :deal[/quote]

+1 on that. :thumb
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2009, 08:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,878
Posted By bubbabob
Follow Up

My bad dude. I only got 12k miles on my bike this year, but my neck was broken in Jan and I had to take 3 months off. Normally I ride about 18k (miles) a year. I've been plugging my charger in after...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2009, 02:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,878
Posted By bubbabob
Battery Tender Jr.

I just wanted to give you all a heads up on The Deltran folks and their customer service. I bought a Battery Tender Jr. about 2 years ago but sold the bike I had the battery tender accessory that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2009, 02:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,553
Posted By bubbabob
Ditto on the Stebel

true, the ninja 250 would be way smoother on the slab for you, but i disagree that your bike is the wrong weapon for the job. it's zippy enough, flickable as hell, the extra suspension travel leaves...
Forum: Face plant 09-09-2009, 01:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,256
Posted By bubbabob
Good on ya, Dave. Glad it was such a painless...

Good on ya, Dave. Glad it was such a painless lesson, and thanks for the reminder.
Cheers,
Bob
Forum: Face plant 09-09-2009, 01:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,910
Posted By bubbabob
+1 on this advice, but with one addition. It used...

+1 on this advice, but with one addition. It used to be my practice to remain on the inside line after completing a left hand turn and on the right line after completing a RT. That is, until this dog...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 784
Views: 101,291
Posted By bubbabob
Riding after 30?

Geez, since when is 30 old? I started riding 2 years ago after celebrating my 61st birthday. I didn't read all the posts in this thread, but I betcha there aren't too many others that can claim that....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,929
Posted By bubbabob
My Dog Story...

About 3 months ago I was riding on a very low traffic 55mph rural 2 lane road. I was on the right hand side of my lane, set up for my next turn and a 40/50 lb. dog came charging out of the underbrush...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,466
Posted By bubbabob
Thanks for the "other option", the Jerk. In my...

Thanks for the "other option", the Jerk. In my case it was the only one available and required reflexes not at all like the ones I currently possess.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2008, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,466
Posted By bubbabob
Dog Proceedures...

You got it right, DND. The only glitch in the formula is that you have to see the dog before finding it under your front tire...I've used the technique you mention several times and it works great....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2008, 09:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,466
Posted By bubbabob
I don't know what happened to the dog. It was no...

I don't know what happened to the dog. It was no where in sight when I finally quit rolling and came to a stop. My guess is that it managed to crawl into the brush. I was a little too mad and frankly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2008, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,466
Posted By bubbabob
Assuming made an ass out of me…

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 542
Views: 21,640
Posted By bubbabob
Alligator mouths and Canary assholes...

I totally agree with Bill in his post that if you are expertly modulating your brakes the ABS won't kick in at all. If you aren't, then you needed it, didn't you?
I would also offer a piece of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,261
Posted By bubbabob
Yesterday I was riding a particularly twisty...

Yesterday I was riding a particularly twisty section of Hwy 49 in CA. I had already done it an hour early going north and I was headed back home going south. Rounding one of the many tight turns I...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2008, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 795
Posted By bubbabob
Actually, you can set up Itunes to automatically...

Actually, you can set up Itunes to automatically go and search out subscribed podcasts and download them into your computer and you can set the Podcasts tab in your MP3 player to syncronize all of...
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2008, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By bubbabob
It's hard to say, Eyes Shut, without buying one...

It's hard to say, Eyes Shut, without buying one and doing it. I've posted the same question on the Wee specific Stromtroopers forum so the feedback I get there should help me sort it out. Thanks for...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2008, 12:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 13,328
Posted By bubbabob
Motoport Kevlar shirt...

I just ordered a new long sleeve shirt made of stretch and mesh kevlar by Motoport. It has tri-armor in the forearm/elbow, shoulder and back, and was designed for the CHP. Wayne is now making it...
Forum: Equipment 07-06-2008, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By bubbabob
Hard Top Box/back rest...

Hi All,
I need some recommendations on a hard top box that my wife can use as a back rest on the Wee. I've seen a bunch of them but not all have padding or a design that would be comfortable to lean...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2008, 03:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By bubbabob
OP is electronic idiot...

You guys are assuming that I actually know something about that weird stuff that makes thinks like TV's and Ipod's work. I don't. I do admire all these different ideas and ways of getting it done,...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2008, 02:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,264
Posted By bubbabob
New Motoport Kevlar Mesh summer shirt...

No, I don't work for Motoport, but I do own one of their jackets and 2 pair of pants, and I just ordered their new Mesh Kevlar long sleeved shirt. It was developed for the Highway patrol and has all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2008, 02:38 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,185
Posted By bubbabob
Deer Whistles...

I've posted on this before and I guess I'm doing it again. I'm sure not all Deer (alien creature) whistles are effective, but the "Deer Alert" deer whistle I have seems to be. I live in the foothills...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2008, 02:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By bubbabob
Engine noise?

Bananaman and NVDLboy,
Thanks for the replies. Bananaman, did you have the same problem with engine noise that NVDLboy did?
Thanks again,
Bob
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2008, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,227
Posted By bubbabob
Charging my Ipod...

Can anybody tell me what kind of set up (if there is one) they use to charge an Ipod on their bike?
TIA,
Bob
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2008, 04:18 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,185
Posted By bubbabob
Cornering...

A couple more subtle cornering tips: When you initiate the turn with countersteering also move your upper body in the direction of the turn and let your inside knee fall out away from the bike. Don't...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2008, 08:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,578
Posted By bubbabob
Belkin Air Click Remote +1

I use the Belkin Air Click with the remote velcroed to my tank bag. Works great, but it only has the standard Vol up/down, pause/play, and forward/back. I haven't seen a remote that will let you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2008, 08:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,276
Posted By bubbabob
Me Too...

Me too, Bezzam. I like to wave and wave at everybody. Harley's, green lovin' scooter riders, squids on sport bikes, all of em. We're all out doing something we love and sharing the inheirant risks of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,151
Posted By bubbabob
Evap Vest

I tried out my new Evap Vest a couple days ago, and it's great for a couple hours, then you need to re-soak, or at least I did. Maybe the Silver Eagle brand (about $90 bucks) would be more efficient,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,410
Posted By bubbabob
Great post...

Mike and Judy,
I went on my first riding experience 2 up with my wife the other day. Before we left I copied and let her read your post. It was one of the few I could find that had tips for the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2008, 01:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,783
Posted By bubbabob
I can't drag a peg. My skid plate and center...

I can't drag a peg. My skid plate and center stand hit first....:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2008, 01:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,018
Posted By bubbabob
That was cute, Jonny, and mildly funny, but we...

That was cute, Jonny, and mildly funny, but we are talking about somebody loosing their life and what might prevent it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2008, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,018
Posted By bubbabob
Update on last post here...

Today I saw a 4 point buck on the right hand shoulder about 40 feet in front of me. I was doing about 45 mph and if he had crossed the road as he was going to I'd have hit him for sure. :eek1 I saw...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,986
Posted By bubbabob
I crashed the first time I rode which was 40...

I crashed the first time I rode which was 40 years ago. I started riding again last year and in a couple weeks I'll have about 16,000 miles and 1 year of crash free riding (God willing). Atgatt now...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2008, 07:10 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 9,346
Posted By bubbabob
Goin up daily...

With gas prices rising daily the equation is more in favor of the bike all the time, but at present... My truck gets 18mpg and my bike gets 50 under the worst conditions. I'm considering all the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2008, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,018
Posted By bubbabob
Deer Alert

I know it's no guarantee, but I put a Deer Alert deer whistle on my bike and it does seem to work. I've seen deer running away from the road in both directions as I approached. It's not something I...
Forum: Beasts 06-01-2008, 02:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,493
Posted By bubbabob
I got mine...

I got my 08 ABS in Sacramento about 3 weeks ago for $7400 out the door. :clap Judging from the other post here I'm glad I live in CA.
Cheers,
Bob
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