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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,134
Posted By Nytelyte
My CBR600F4i would cruise at 55mpg +-1 on the...

My CBR600F4i would cruise at 55mpg +-1 on the highway at 70.

My CB250 Nighthawk would get 70+ in steady cruise, drop to around 50 if I was in stop and go wringing its neck the whole time.

The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,127
Posted By Nytelyte
You don't have to be able to see the screen, but...

You don't have to be able to see the screen, but the ONE nit pick I have with Waze is that you can't customize the distance to the 'hazard' for alerts. Every now and then I'll notice that it won't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 06:32 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,127
Posted By Nytelyte
Xgrip on the bars, phone bluetoothed to sena...

Xgrip on the bars, phone bluetoothed to sena headset in helmet, alerts on. I simply don't mark / confirm anything when I'm on the bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,127
Posted By Nytelyte
I use an Escort Redline w/ BS & RDR off on the...

I use an Escort Redline w/ BS & RDR off on the bike and in the car.



They still use X-band around here and in a couple other states, so be careful if you are traveling. I leave X-band on, a...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,906
Posted By Nytelyte
:clap :thumb

:clap :thumb
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,906
Posted By Nytelyte
I thought about that at length after my crash. I...

I thought about that at length after my crash. I went down hard on my right side (lowsided, BMW was propped up by the tailbag and cyl head crash guard, so I just dropped off onto the asphalt). My...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,489
Posted By Nytelyte
Thats actually pretty sharp... The OCD in...

Thats actually pretty sharp...

The OCD in me has a concern about spraying on the way into the station and then negotiating some tight turns. Any concerns about fling / pooling onto the tire?...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,906
Posted By Nytelyte
Phone, wallet, pocket knife, pistol. Of...

Phone, wallet, pocket knife, pistol.

Of them all, the pistol concerns me the most. Landing on that strong-side would be pretty poor for my hip... but I'm not leaving it on the bike, etc. I feel...
Forum: Face plant 08-01-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,448
Posted By Nytelyte
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 34,161
Views: 8,378,909
Posted By Nytelyte
Try 2, first time with tapatalk images... ...

Try 2, first time with tapatalk images...

Got stuck in this yesterday:
http://i.imgur.com/t0kXY3Il.jpg

because this happened:

http://i.imgur.com/DN9GRKXl.jpg

10 feet farther down there...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 05:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,466
Posted By Nytelyte
I went down on my R1150R on the PA turnpike at...

I went down on my R1150R on the PA turnpike at about 70mph, and I donated a Sena SMH10 and a mirror face shield to the side of the road... Totaled the helmet too, so I guess that's included. And a...
Forum: Face plant 07-21-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,448
Posted By Nytelyte
I'd like to kick back into this thread just a...

I'd like to kick back into this thread just a smidge...

Since I wrote my "the heck with it, I'm going riding" post, I've put about 1000 miles on. And I know thats minor to the most of you, but...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-06-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 677,633
Posted By Nytelyte
Selling my 02 R1150R

*Somewhat motivated, found a bike locally I'm very interested in.*
2002 BMW R1150R, black, 11789 miles today. Carbon fiber Remus exhaust, MondoMoto aux LEDs, fat grips and a crampbuster. Located in...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 946,209
Posted By Nytelyte
Question ref 91-03 750's.. Is it better to...

Question ref 91-03 750's..

Is it better to find an early one with low miles, early with high miles, later with low, later with high, or any mix? Or are these consitant enough that it really...
Forum: Face plant 06-04-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,448
Posted By Nytelyte
Sacked up and decided to be over it. BMW...

Sacked up and decided to be over it.

BMW and I had a ride and a talk. Discussed how we got off on the wrong foot. Made a pact not to do it again. We have an agreement.
I still need to take it...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-03-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,410
Posted By Nytelyte
I have one on mine, and I enjoy the sound. Little...

I have one on mine, and I enjoy the sound. Little deeper and grumbly, never gets raspy or screamy or buzzy. The carbon looks nice, too.

PO put it on, not sure I'd be spending $600 on it just for...
Forum: Face plant 05-31-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,448
Posted By Nytelyte
See, that sums it up well. If I were the one...

See, that sums it up well.
If I were the one that screwed up, I could deal. I can rectify that with training, practice, etc. I've gone over and over and over this crash in my head, and to the best...
Forum: Face plant 05-30-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,448
Posted By Nytelyte
There is a lot of excellent data here. Thank you...

There is a lot of excellent data here. Thank you all very much.
Forum: Face plant 05-17-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,448
Posted By Nytelyte
I've gone over and over it in my head, and I've...

I've gone over and over it in my head, and I've been riding for 10 years now without an incident... and this guy really came across two lanes in such a span as I had no time. I don't thin there was...
Forum: Face plant 05-17-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 11,448
Posted By Nytelyte
How do you'all get back on?

So, last fall I had a car come two lanes across the highway and punt me into the median at 70 mph. I was on the brakes but lost it when I went down when the front tire hit the gravel on the berm and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2013, 04:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,064
Posted By Nytelyte
No kidding. If you are lucky, they shoot you in...

No kidding. If you are lucky, they shoot you in the back first. (Officer Thomas White)

But really, its all about making them as comfortable and happy as possible, and pandering to their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2013, 02:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,064
Posted By Nytelyte
REQUIRES you to LEGALLY remove it? Probably...

REQUIRES you to LEGALLY remove it? Probably doesn't exist, although I bet if you asked an officer they would put it somewhere in the "Lawful request for officer safety" realm of things.

Pushing...
Forum: The Garage 09-24-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,719
Posted By Nytelyte
I did exactly that once as a teenager. Coated the...

I did exactly that once as a teenager. Coated the driveway with a nice streak.
Every time I change the oil in anything I remember the hours of scrubbing that driveway with a brush, dawn and simple...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2013, 11:17 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 346,627
Posted By Nytelyte
It was... Not optimal. The first half hour was a...

It was... Not optimal. The first half hour was a freebie, I had no idea my chest was injured, adrenaline. Then I got about 15 minutes of "I think I pulled a muscle or something picking up the bike."...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2013, 09:19 AM
Replies: 2,093
Views: 346,627
Posted By Nytelyte
This is my first post in this thread. I just...

This is my first post in this thread. I just picked up a 2002 R1150R and my initial impressions are amazing. I adore the tractor-like tug and grunt down low, and 6th at 70-75 mph is just sublime. The...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 946,209
Posted By Nytelyte
I won't normally post this kind of thing, but...

I won't normally post this kind of thing, but this is astonishing. I don't even know what to think.

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/mcy/4018901646.html


...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2013, 06:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,174
Posted By Nytelyte
This is your problem. I've done some connection &...

This is your problem. I've done some connection & output work on my Redline, and using a stereo instead of a mono cable will do exactly what you are seeing. Sad part is it can also damage the...
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,628
Posted By Nytelyte
Whelp, on the internet to another person I'd...

Whelp, on the internet to another person I'd recommend option C.

That said, if it were mine, I'd probably say option.... C. Because its much cheaper to get it done with the wheels off the bike in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2013, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 200,949
Posted By Nytelyte
That thought has crossed my mind. But why would...

That thought has crossed my mind.
But why would I spend my money, of which I have a finite amount, with a place that provides that kind of experience, when I have alternatives? Would you go to a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2013, 08:31 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 19,742
Posted By Nytelyte
Great list. I'd prefer to see the Black Shadow on...

Great list. I'd prefer to see the Black Shadow on there instead of the 23 BMW, while the BMW was important to BMW, the VBS changed biking quite a bit.

I think that a current 'most impact' bikes...
Forum: The Garage 08-02-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 4,238
Views: 565,561
Posted By Nytelyte
Another question... If the gauge and width...

Another question...

If the gauge and width of the piece of steel are the same matter as far as correct amperage to run?
Reason: I've pretty much filled up that chunk of steel in the pictures,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2013, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 200,949
Posted By Nytelyte
A couple of years ago (I was 25 or so, and look a...

A couple of years ago (I was 25 or so, and look a bit younger than I am) I was having issues with my CBR killing batteries if it sat more than a couple days w/o riding or on a tender. If I rode it to...
Forum: The Garage 08-01-2013, 05:17 AM
Replies: 4,238
Views: 565,561
Posted By Nytelyte
Lol.. "Inside" meant in the house, not out in the...

Lol.. "Inside" meant in the house, not out in the garage. I'm avoiding toasted pups.

& thanks folks. Off to practice more.
Forum: The Garage 07-30-2013, 09:42 AM
Replies: 4,238
Views: 565,561
Posted By Nytelyte
What does "Less weave, more stringers" mean? I've...

What does "Less weave, more stringers" mean? I've been trying to do the half circles, figure 8s, or push/pull methods, and I can't tell much difference between those and a straight slow pull......
Forum: The Garage 07-30-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4,238
Views: 565,561
Posted By Nytelyte
This is WAY below you folk's pay grade, but.. ...

This is WAY below you folk's pay grade, but..

I'm learning to stick weld because there are things I want to make that simply require basic welding, and, If you can glue metal together, you can...
Forum: Beasts 07-29-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,054
Posted By Nytelyte
My wife loves it. Did a 240 mile day ride...

My wife loves it. Did a 240 mile day ride yesterday. All day comfy for both of us, can even put the soft bags on and it doesn't bother her.

That said, I think its too heavy and peaky for dirt,...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 2,200
Views: 288,159
Posted By Nytelyte
Well, yesterday, but I ran my first beads of weld...

Well, yesterday, but I ran my first beads of weld on the arc welder on the electric line I installed!

Peanuts to you folks, but it worked! And my beads aren't horrible, really. Not pretty, but the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 946,209
Posted By Nytelyte
Hopefully this isn't TOO spamable... I'm...

Hopefully this isn't TOO spamable...
I'm selling my 94 Nighthawk 250 and 2002 FZ-1, looking to replace both with a Nighthawk 750. Links in my sig, if anyone knows of or is interested ... :ear
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 946,209
Posted By Nytelyte
Ok. Some seafoam, limped it to the highway after...

Ok. Some seafoam, limped it to the highway after cranking up the idle, and did a loop around 270 WFO. And now its working utterly perfectly. :D

Side note, thats the longest I've EVER held a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4,735
Views: 946,209
Posted By Nytelyte
I'll give it a shot. Never thought of putting it...

I'll give it a shot. Never thought of putting it straight to the carb.

Thanks!
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