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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 02:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,737
Posted By randyo
I have ridden the forest service roads you speak...

I have ridden the forest service roads you speak of, with my 1st gen. nekid SV650, on several trips to the northern GA/NC/TN mountains. Compared to my V-strom, the SV is much more capable of the 2,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,884
Posted By randyo
and education about drunk driving and...

and education about drunk driving and manufacturers building safer cars had nothing to do with it. Average vehicle speeds are faster than every before. most of the time, above the posted speed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,381
Posted By randyo
If my V-strom wasn't broken today, I would have...

If my V-strom wasn't broken today, I would have gone riding, wouldn't be the first time I've gone riding in a blizzard
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,381
Posted By randyo
way too much traffic and congestion for anyplace...

way too much traffic and congestion for anyplace I wanna ride or live
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,946
Posted By randyo
my SV650 started great, soon as I thumbed the...

my SV650 started great, soon as I thumbed the starter in temps down to -15f, had a hard time starting it at -25f, but that wasn't cause of the starter, it was cause I had 15w40 in it

my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,734
Posted By randyo
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_average_wage

http://1-million-dollar-blog.com/average-monthly-salary-for-72-countries-in-the-world/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,946
Posted By randyo
even then it wasn't a modern design

even then it wasn't a modern design
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,734
Posted By randyo
Pakistan, second from bottom in pay scale, half...

Pakistan, second from bottom in pay scale, half of what workers in China earn, a quarter of what workers in Malaysia earn
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,755
Posted By randyo
No, I remember when snow tires were used, I'd...

No, I remember when snow tires were used, I'd like to see a few states follow Quebec's lead and make real winter tires mandatory and get the idiots with all seasons off the road during winter months
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 02:43 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,946
Posted By randyo
thanks for letting me know my first car, a '68...

thanks for letting me know my first car, a '68 Beetle was high performance at 35hp/liter and it got 30mpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,946
Posted By randyo
and I am tired of ignorance, Euro 6/VI...

and I am tired of ignorance, Euro 6/VI regulations are the more stringent
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,810
Posted By randyo
other than knock, any performance difference...

other than knock, any performance difference would be imperceivable by the common ass dyno. I dare say with most engines, put on a real dyno, with a change in AKI, performance would not be seen...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,810
Posted By randyo
exactly, my thoughts are the ones doing the false...

exactly, my thoughts are the ones doing the false advertising that are the assholes
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 07:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,822
Posted By randyo
not all states are no fault most people are...

not all states are no fault

most people are unaware of how many uninsured and under-insured motorists are on the road, I don't believe that is any state that has a truly adequate minimum liability...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 03:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,822
Posted By randyo
covers a lot more than medical, loss of income,...

covers a lot more than medical, loss of income, pain and suffering,property damage, anything that you would sue the at fault person for if they had enuf insurace coverage

more important than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 05:35 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,810
Posted By randyo
I wasn't describing anything except the purpose...

I wasn't describing anything except the purpose of octane

whether the fuel burns faster or slower is irrelevant
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 04:41 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,810
Posted By randyo
the sole purpose of higher octane is to insure...

the sole purpose of higher octane is to insure the combustion ignites from the spark provided by the spark plug, nothing else. it will not retard your ignition timing

the only time anti-knock...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,810
Posted By randyo
not familier what you had for fuel in Ireland...

not familier what you had for fuel in Ireland past or present, here in the US, modern fuels are cleaner and require less carb & injector maintenance

back in the day, the only clean fuel we had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,810
Posted By randyo
only cause they are made in China where they use...

only cause they are made in China where they use RON (my GFs 50cc Scooter sez 91RON right on the gas cap )

91RON = about 86 AKI
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,810
Posted By randyo
they use RON (Research Octane Number) in...

they use RON (Research Octane Number)

in North America we use AKI (Anti Knock Index) which is the Average of RON and MON (Motor Octane Number) you may notice the formula posted on pumps M+R/2
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 04:50 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,810
Posted By randyo
there is 0.0291875 gallons capacity per foot of...

there is 0.0291875 gallons capacity per foot of 3/4" hose

in an ancient pump, not a modern pump, the hoses are virtually empty

click a pump before you turn it on see how much comes out, that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,810
Posted By randyo
not even close to a gallon a 15 foot long...

not even close to a gallon

a 15 foot long hose will hold 0.43 gallons, most hoses are shorter than that

gone are the days you could drive up to a closed gas station and drain fuel

modern...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 02:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,822
Posted By randyo
the risk may be lower, but medical attention...

the risk may be lower, but medical attention still costs the same, off road accidents do happen

if you don't have much to protect, then you can just be a deadbeat when someone makes a claim
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By randyo
on a lake, sure, on the street, no way

on a lake, sure, on the street, no way
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 635
Posted By randyo
only in a conventional sense, for someone...

only in a conventional sense,

for someone that is not fraid to experiment with a drill and pneumatic stud gun and the darkside, you can get around just as easily as you can in a SUV
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,822
Posted By randyo
could just as easily be a pedestrian or someone...

could just as easily be a pedestrian or someone on a bicycle

point is, 10k doesn't cover shit

I live in New Hampshire where I am not even required to have any insurance, but I'm not that stupid
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,822
Posted By randyo
minimum insurance in Florida ($10k liability)...

minimum insurance in Florida ($10k liability) won't even cover the helecopter ride to the hospital, I hope you don't have assetts
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,822
Posted By randyo
I get my insurance thru an independent agent,...

I get my insurance thru an independent agent, they actually do a good job shopping around for me, for my bike, Progressive continues to me the lowest cost and I have been more than satisfied with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,822
Posted By randyo
the term "full coverage" is meaningless, there is...

the term "full coverage" is meaningless, there is no such thing

are the limits of liability and deductibles the same ? do the prices include UM, Medical payments, accessory coverage ?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 09:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,434
Posted By randyo
I find that cheesey sprockets do more damage

I find that cheesey sprockets do more damage
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,434
Posted By randyo
my XV920R has over 75,000 miles on the original...

my XV920R has over 75,000 miles on the original non o-ring 630 chain, I've only ever adjusted the chain once
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,637
Posted By randyo
I will keep that in mind, deer don't cross road...

I will keep that in mind, deer don't cross road when it's out of season :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-04-2015, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 982
Posted By randyo
heat (from a spark or otherwise) is what causes...

heat (from a spark or otherwise) is what causes combustion to begin, the higher the pressure, the lower the temperature which fuel air will ignite
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-03-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,634
Posted By randyo
actually GPS (differential) does very well with...

actually GPS (differential) does very well with slope distances/speeds, but that doesn't really matter much, GPS just isn't reliable enuf in urban canyons, forest canopy and heavy cloud cover

TC...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,634
Posted By randyo
the most common reason for wanting traction...

the most common reason for wanting traction control would be wet painted lines and wet steel manhole covers
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 04:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,634
Posted By randyo
where is the concrete you instantly dug into

where is the concrete you instantly dug into
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,634
Posted By randyo
why do you assume there is concrete under the...

why do you assume there is concrete under the slime ?

sounds like you have never ridden on anything other than paved surfaces
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,634
Posted By randyo
sorry, I don't see that yes, it will help a...

sorry, I don't see that

yes, it will help a hamfisted rider control his bike better, that is not learning, that is the machinery doing the control

for the rider to learn, it must be done...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,634
Posted By randyo
bikes have had traction control for decades, its...

bikes have had traction control for decades, its called a clutch
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 9,251
Posted By randyo
even if it was alcohol, as many snake oils are...

even if it was alcohol, as many snake oils are primarily alcohol, its not ethanol, rather isopropyl, two completely different animals
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