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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 06:45 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,998
Posted By Griffin44
I like this! I'm with the rest about...

I like this!

I'm with the rest about unsolicited advice. At best it's a waste of breath. Generally will be received as insulting. At worst it's a reason for a fight.

Only thing I'd question...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-18-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 39,949
Views: 10,692,032
Posted By Griffin44
LOL. Once again I am proven wrong - I am not...

LOL. Once again I am proven wrong - I am not unique! With me it's not just my wife though, my staff often tell me my expression intimidates them (I think I look geeky and soft but that's what I hear).
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-13-2015, 11:36 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,116
Posted By Griffin44
Well see, there ya go. You have some really cool...

Well see, there ya go. You have some really cool old well made leather stuff. Even has a cool brand name to it. BUT, it doesn't seem to fit, has no armour and is not connected together. It suits your...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-13-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,220
Posted By Griffin44
Yes, because you can take weight off your ass by...

Yes, because you can take weight off your ass by extending your legs.

I ride a sport bike with a seat like a plank. I can ride 10-12 hours with no pain. BUT, much of my weight is on my legs....
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-13-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,116
Posted By Griffin44
If you believe what is worn in this pic is...

If you believe what is worn in this pic is quality safety gear, you're misinformed. Jacket with no visible armour, loose fitting jacket not fastened to pants, gloves with no visible padding or armour...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-11-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,470
Posted By Griffin44
LOL. +1. I've read some of that guy's posts. You...

LOL. +1. I've read some of that guy's posts. You have no chance of proving to him that the earth is round.




Anyone that don't understand this should not be riding a motorcycle, IMO.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-11-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 8,116
Posted By Griffin44
"Blah, blah, blah, I can rationalize my decision...

"Blah, blah, blah, I can rationalize my decision which is actually based on style and so I need to convince everyone else to that I'm right so I can convince myself that I've proven my point and I'm...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-23-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,726
Posted By Griffin44
+1 This. No, you don't HAVE to put a foot...

+1 This.

No, you don't HAVE to put a foot down. Nor do you need to stop for three seconds.

I usually do not put a foot down UNLESS I see a cop around. Then I do. It isn't about what's legal;...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-26-2015, 10:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,176
Posted By Griffin44
Use my tank as a drum. Not with anywhere near the...

Use my tank as a drum. Not with anywhere near the style of the kid in the vid though.

And yes, I wait until I have little to no risk of being rear ended first.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-27-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,421
Posted By Griffin44
I'm 54 and ride a sport bike. Long distances...

I'm 54 and ride a sport bike. Long distances (i.e. twelve hour days, coast to coast). I find it more comfortable than most options. And I'm tall - 6'4", 220 lbs.

Edit (A good friend of mine is...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-05-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,895
Posted By Griffin44
Been there, done that. Sounds like a fairly...

Been there, done that. Sounds like a fairly typical fall over.

Remember the kill switch. Doesn't seem to have been a factor for your little tumble but if the bike falls over and you get stuck...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-31-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10,552
Views: 2,295,602
Posted By Griffin44
Let's see, army guy that works on an army base...

Let's see, army guy that works on an army base explains how army discipline regarding that army base works. All-knowledgeable internet gurus post many posts explaining why he's wrong.

Army guy...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-02-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10,552
Views: 2,295,602
Posted By Griffin44
The cell phone thing causing a fire safety...

The cell phone thing causing a fire safety concern is BS. Studies have been done on this. There is no documented case of one causing a fire. They just don't cause sparks.

Interestingly even a lit...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-29-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 39,949
Views: 10,692,032
Posted By Griffin44
Then you're either a fucking idiot or your...

Then you're either a fucking idiot or your driver's licence should be revoked as it was given to you without merit.

Slower traffic = slower than other traffic. My five year old knew that. you...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-29-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 39,949
Views: 10,692,032
Posted By Griffin44
And your point required hyperbole in order to be...

And your point required hyperbole in order to be made, because it was idiotic. What Mambo described was a safe pass facilitated by an observant driver ahead of him. You tried to turn it into a...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-29-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 39,949
Views: 10,692,032
Posted By Griffin44
Wow. I can only hope that more LEO's act like...

Wow. I can only hope that more LEO's act like this. Good on you, sir.



Reading comprehension a problem for you? He said the shoulder, not the ditch. There are stretches of road in Ontario...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-28-2014, 10:31 AM
Replies: 39,949
Views: 10,692,032
Posted By Griffin44
What's your hang up about other road users...

What's your hang up about other road users exceeding the speed limit? Are you in traffic enforcement? You the governor?

Or, do you just get annoyed when others don't think and act like you? (In...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 08-21-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,648
Posted By Griffin44
I can't believe the patience being demonstrated...

I can't believe the patience being demonstrated by the informed trying so hard, and vainly, to educate the unwilling. You folks should be kindergarten teachers. :D
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-10-2014, 10:33 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 29,363
Posted By Griffin44
Who ever told you proper following distance is a...

Who ever told you proper following distance is a set distance, irrespective of speed? FYI, whoever did was an idiot. 2 seconds is standard. If behind a moving billboard (a truck you can't see past)...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-09-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 29,363
Posted By Griffin44
Ills - you are arguing with two or three people...

Ills - you are arguing with two or three people who will NEVER learn anything from this story. Give it up.

They know that the manner they ride is right and if anything bad happens to them it...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-07-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39,949
Views: 10,692,032
Posted By Griffin44
That's Criminal Code isn't it? Heavy stuff for...

That's Criminal Code isn't it? Heavy stuff for flashing your lights.

In our court system the judge wasn't having any of the BS the prosecutor was dishing out and saw the facts clearly:


...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-07-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 39,949
Views: 10,692,032
Posted By Griffin44
Coppers have tried charging people for that in...

Coppers have tried charging people for that in Ontario. Courts have thrown it out. There is no HTA prohibition of telling other drivers/riders to slow down, in Ontario.

What was his warning?...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-03-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 39,949
Views: 10,692,032
Posted By Griffin44
I agree too. Other than the FTP comment. I don't...

I agree too. Other than the FTP comment. I don't respect their approach to traffic enforcement/revenue making. When doing their job well to protect society I respect them. I also work closely with...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-02-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 29,363
Posted By Griffin44
It's ridiculous to me that some riders just don't...

It's ridiculous to me that some riders just don't have a clue how to ride safely. If you're riding faster than you can brake for what you can see, you're dangerous. You. No one else.

The ones...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-01-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 29,363
Posted By Griffin44
Never mind no need to come to a stop. No need to...

Never mind no need to come to a stop. No need to even slow down. The stopped car only blocked part of the lane. The bike hit the centre rear. 1.5 metres to the right and he and his daughter were by.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-01-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 39,949
Views: 10,692,032
Posted By Griffin44
Yep. And far more entertaining than what we have....

Yep. And far more entertaining than what we have. It's fun trying to fit your rental sedan between the transport and the hedges. There's lots of room. Hell, probably 2 inches or more on each side....
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-01-2014, 07:37 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 29,363
Posted By Griffin44
Lots of grounds for appeal. Remember that...

Lots of grounds for appeal.

Remember that she wasn't charged with an HTA offence. So, I think the "case of necessity" while a good observation on Kommando's part, is irrelevant.

She was...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-30-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 389
Views: 29,363
Posted By Griffin44
No, I'm not. It didn't materialize from nowhere....

No, I'm not. It didn't materialize from nowhere. If you were following two seconds behind you would have two seconds to react when the obstacle became evident. You could then bleed off a ton of speed...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-30-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,800
Posted By Griffin44
I want them behind me if I can put them there...

I want them behind me if I can put them there safely. Their carnage won't affect me if it's behind me and I won't have to stop to provide first aid either.

Also, my own rage will build if I...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-30-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 389
Views: 29,363
Posted By Griffin44
The answer, I thought, was simple and well known...

The answer, I thought, was simple and well known - two seconds. With a two second following distance, a rider/driver that is paying reasonable attention would have avoided this accident. Crap can...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-13-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,510
Posted By Griffin44
I ride a sport bike. I don't always ride fast. I...

I ride a sport bike. I don't always ride fast. I often do and I like to. Too bad for you. :D

On the camaraderie thing - why would I expect that just because some one else has chosen the same type...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-10-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,778
Posted By Griffin44
I'm an old guy, been riding about 35 years. And...

I'm an old guy, been riding about 35 years. And I'm tall, 193 cms. Mostly sport bikes.

First thing I do with a new bike is drop the bars, not raise them. Makes it much more comfortable for me.
...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-15-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 13,403
Posted By Griffin44
Yep. 20+ years ago in a rural area. Set it down,...

Yep. 20+ years ago in a rural area. Set it down, walked a short distance away and someone riding two up stopped, picked up my lid and rode off at speed.

My helmet is expensive and I like it. If...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 02-15-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 12,065
Posted By Griffin44
I've been riding since 1977. From drum brakes, to...

I've been riding since 1977. From drum brakes, to combo drum and disc, triple disc, and now race ABS. ABS wins, hands down. I'll never buy another bike without it.

I practice hard braking nearly...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-20-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 132,213
Posted By Griffin44
I like his chances. Surprised it didn't note...

I like his chances. Surprised it didn't note anything in his suit application about the police not doing more to prevent this likely outcome, knowing what they knew about these group events.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-20-2014, 12:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,804
Posted By Griffin44
Good points. I was taught, and have always,...

Good points.

I was taught, and have always, pulled the clutch in when braking hard. Engine braking on a motorcycle is negligible. On my bike its less than useless. My bike is on its nose under...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-05-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,569
Posted By Griffin44
Why would I do that? That's idiotic. ...

Why would I do that? That's idiotic.

Besides, my daughter is the perfect example of a young human being and needs no correction, ever. :D

In my jurisdiction, one in three young women is...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-04-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 31,395
Posted By Griffin44
That's good advice and I hadn't thought of it...

That's good advice and I hadn't thought of it before. Thanks. (no sarcasm inherent or implied).
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-04-2013, 01:08 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 11,569
Posted By Griffin44
Well said. Not all, but a...

Well said.



Not all, but a disturbingly high number are rapists and sexual assaulters.

As the father of a young woman, I have no tolerance for this crap. And, while I realize many men do...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-09-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 31,395
Posted By Griffin44
This! I hope to have the thinking process working...

This! I hope to have the thinking process working to do this type of thing. Very clever. (Not sarcasm).



I've been riding for 35 years and the ONLY asswhipes that give me any lip about what I...
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