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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,204
Posted By windblown101
Which begs the question... Just what awesome...

Which begs the question... Just what awesome mahine is wraith riding?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:48 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,204
Posted By windblown101
Not a chance. No one here has started whining...

Not a chance. No one here has started whining about how unfair the rest of the world is to them, yet... ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,356
Posted By windblown101
Good idea! I was going to suggest that hauling a...

Good idea! I was going to suggest that hauling a boat anchor might be appropriate, but didn't want co come off as being mean.:lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,160
Posted By windblown101
Trophy hunting gained a lot of popularity in 19th...

Trophy hunting gained a lot of popularity in 19th century Europe. A sport of Nobles. I suspect in many ways it took hold the same way that painting beautiful wood furniture and home trim did. To hunt...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,055
Posted By windblown101
Accent.

Accent.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6,389
Views: 349,860
Posted By windblown101
Bowling for bicyclists... ...

Bowling for bicyclists...

http://youtu.be/dNFaAqS2f18

Ran across this vid yesterday. Talk about an idiot. I hope when the cyclists got done with him he didn't have a license or any money left...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 05:22 PM
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Posted By windblown101
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-22-2014, 12:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,160
Posted By windblown101
On one hand I can certainly see the value of...

On one hand I can certainly see the value of allowing market hunting. Right now most farmers get damage permits to kill a very large number of deer. Since they are not allowed to sell the meat some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,852
Posted By windblown101
There's been some reports done. Can't recall if...

There's been some reports done. Can't recall if it was a MC rag or consumer reports. Whichever it was the Japanese bikes were at the top of the reliability list.

Anecdotal for sure, but of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 09:16 AM
Replies: 6,389
Views: 349,860
Posted By windblown101
Yep. It's pretty nutty out there at times. Crazy...

Yep. It's pretty nutty out there at times. Crazy people come in all shapes, sizes, and travel in and on all manors of conveyance.

In regards to your street cartoon. The space city streets take up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 12:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,929
Posted By windblown101
So you're saying you change your oil every day...

So you're saying you change your oil every day you run your bike? If not what has that got to do with anything?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,929
Posted By windblown101
Run 10-15k miles in a street legal thumper that...

Run 10-15k miles in a street legal thumper that holds a total of 1 quart of oil and let me know how it works out for you. I'm guessing you won't get past the first break-in oil change before the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 705
Posted By windblown101
Dawn

Dawn
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-20-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 531
Views: 25,363
Posted By windblown101
Nice shot! :)

Nice shot! :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,941
Posted By windblown101
Describe the surface in more detail. "Off-road"...

Describe the surface in more detail. "Off-road" has a lot of variables. :)

Put knobbies (even on 17" sumo rims) and I'd take the 250lb 450 every single time.

Tell me the "off-road" section is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,356
Posted By windblown101
I don't have anything against the idea of reverse...

I don't have anything against the idea of reverse but I do wonder how useful it would be when one REALLY needed it versus just not wanting to have to muscle a heavy bike around.

In a bad...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,441
Posted By windblown101
I wouldn't call you a luddite. I'd guess chances...

I wouldn't call you a luddite. I'd guess chances of ABS ever saving your bacon would be very slim. It' a bit of tech that would add needless complexity and be more likely to intrude than help you 9...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,441
Posted By windblown101
Possibly, though not necessarily. It didn't look...

Possibly, though not necessarily. It didn't look like the rider locked up the front. He simply applied enough brake pressure to put the bike on its nose and then lost it. I could lift the rear tire...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 12:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,204
Posted By windblown101
In his fast bike list he doesn't have anything...

In his fast bike list he doesn't have anything over 85 hp (to the wheel) and two are sub 50hp bikes. Maybe he hates all the bikes he's ridden. :)

The smallest bike I normally ride is my 525 and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,356
Posted By windblown101
Lack of demand. If demand changes the...

Lack of demand. If demand changes the manufacturers will probably get around to it at some point.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,204
Posted By windblown101
You know that all the other performance...

You know that all the other performance characteristics won't be the same. You'd be asking for unobtanium.

It's ok. You don't have to admit you were wrong. We already knew that. :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,204
Posted By windblown101
A zero statement? From the master themselves. LOL...

A zero statement? From the master themselves. LOL

Glad you understand that for many there are situations where more of something you don't need or want is not better.

Now in your case since...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,204
Posted By windblown101
Yep. But my (insert bike preference here) is...

Yep. But my (insert bike preference here) is better than your (insert bike preference here)!:D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-17-2014, 11:39 AM
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Views: 614,154
Posted By windblown101
High of 9 degrees in Davis, WV tomorrow? Geez......

High of 9 degrees in Davis, WV tomorrow? Geez... sounds like winter is moving in on the other side of the mountain.

:vardy
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,204
Posted By windblown101
Could be... Regardless, it's a fine example about...

Could be... Regardless, it's a fine example about peoples perceptions and how they tend to feel like the way they do something and the things they like are the sensable choices and everyone else that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 4,441
Posted By windblown101
To a large degree this is correct. Mandatory...

To a large degree this is correct.

Mandatory ABS, helmets, seatbelts, Immobilizers, etc, are all government mandated items in places. Some cultures are ok with that. I imagine they will also be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,204
Posted By windblown101
True. I don't think the op would disagree....

True.

I don't think the op would disagree. It appears the op is saying that less (Bulk, complexity, HP, weight, etc) can be the more appropriate choice at times. Do you disagree?



You mad?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,929
Posted By windblown101
No. But I caught it smiling after a bath and oil...

No. But I caught it smiling after a bath and oil change once, or maybe that was just me. :D

As mentioned above; ocassionally I'll notice a bit smoother shifting after an oil change if I've been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,950
Posted By windblown101
Look like you had an Adventure! and got lots of...

Look like you had an Adventure! and got lots of exercise... :D

A big bike with a bit of ground clearance and some decent tires can go anywhere except the truly technical stuff just fine, though...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,941
Posted By windblown101
As I ended with - YMMV. I have seen broken...

As I ended with - YMMV.

I have seen broken spokes. Never broken one as of yet myself. Might happen tomorrow. Who knows, maybe I've just had really crappy luck with cast rims. You have your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,941
Posted By windblown101
My personal experience is that 17" front tire...

My personal experience is that 17" front tire tends to not roll over stuff as well as washes out easier.

I've trashed cast wheels on 3 different bikes doing what I would call mild off-roading....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 11:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,392
Posted By windblown101
Sex versus motorcycles is basically Endorphins...

Sex versus motorcycles is basically Endorphins versus Adrenaline... Not that they are necessarily mutually exclusive but the mix varies a bit. :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,839
Posted By windblown101
Based on what? A hunch? I figure if anyone...

Based on what? A hunch?

I figure if anyone in the world can ride any of my motorcycles faster than me then I'm not wringing everything out of the bike that it has to offer. Pinning the throttle...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-14-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11,013
Views: 614,154
Posted By windblown101
My SM-T is too nice still to get salt encrusted...

My SM-T is too nice still to get salt encrusted so it will be getting tucked away for the winter soon. Same for my Gen1 FZ1. I keep the 525 ready to ride at all times though. A New Years Day ride is...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 3,039
Views: 587,937
Posted By windblown101
60mph crash on the street? Sounds like the OP...

60mph crash on the street? Sounds like the OP should have been filing an insurance claim, not a warranty claim.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,875
Posted By windblown101
Key ingredients to a successful adventure? ...

Key ingredients to a successful adventure?

Have fun.
See or do something you haven't done before.
Have fun.
For bonus points overcome some level of adversity.
Have fun.

All the other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 09:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,425
Posted By windblown101
Crazy talk. Some folks have the foresight of God...

Crazy talk. Some folks have the foresight of God Almighty and reflexes that would make a cat hang it's head in shame. They would have no need of such silly devices.

:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 6,389
Views: 349,860
Posted By windblown101
I found that to be an interesting read and I...

I found that to be an interesting read and I certainly understand being an advocate for something you enjoy doing.

The author did themselves a disservice IMHO by playing a bit fast and loose with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,425
Posted By windblown101
If there was a good looking chick in a mini-skirt...

If there was a good looking chick in a mini-skirt present that could certainly explain why both the truck driver and the motorcyclist didn't see each other. :D
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3,386
Views: 149,107
Posted By windblown101
Yep, I remember that tag... and the chilly zero...

Yep, I remember that tag... and the chilly zero degree early morning grab that froze my ignition switch while I took the grab pic.

:becca
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