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Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2009, 06:33 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 13,716
Posted By crazymactech
Due to lack of bike experience, I wouldn't call...

Due to lack of bike experience, I wouldn't call myself a pro or con HD person. I never rode a bike (not even a dirt bike) until I bought my '07 1200L sportster 3 years ago. The sportster doesn't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,663
Posted By crazymactech
The Germans have a solution to this dilemma from...

The Germans have a solution to this dilemma from my 1 1/2 years experience living there. Most stores have a couple days they are closed in the middle of the week. So (except for Sunday) you can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,663
Posted By crazymactech
Strange. My HD dealer is open M-Sat (although I...

Strange. My HD dealer is open M-Sat (although I think the service dept may not work on Saturday).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,672
Posted By crazymactech
You didn't fully read what I said Mark. I do...

You didn't fully read what I said Mark. I do BOTH at the same time. I'm not relying solely on down shifting to slow down.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,672
Posted By crazymactech
Shoot, I use the brakes and downshift at the same...

Shoot, I use the brakes and downshift at the same time frequently to quickly slow my speed. So what if a guzzi transmission tears itself apart under those conditions? If it does so, that says a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 16,123
Posted By crazymactech
I always ride with both hands over the clutch and...

I always ride with both hands over the clutch and front brake lever to reduce reaction time. But I've noticed that every spring after months of not riding I have a habit of only using front brakes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2009, 06:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,900
Posted By crazymactech
Ain't no way I am going to do a group ride. Done...

Ain't no way I am going to do a group ride. Done there, will pass on that. You don't know the experience of the people you are riding with. I did a big group ride with 160 bikes 2 years ago. Most...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2009, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,663
Posted By crazymactech
"Dirt Bike School" in Michigan?

Somewhat related to the other post I just made. I have never rode a dirt bike and have laid my street bike down several times in sand/gravel.

Even though my sportster has skinny tires and a very...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2009, 05:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,900
Posted By crazymactech
Demo Ride Days and "Experienced Rider Requirements"

I've noticed now that is spring is finally arriving here in Michigan, several dealers (HD, Honda, BMW, Buell, etc) are announcing demo days where you can test ride their bikes.

I've always been...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-29-2009, 03:46 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,840
Posted By crazymactech
Dang, what a bunch of HD bashers you folks are. ...

Dang, what a bunch of HD bashers you folks are. I frequent several HD forums and never hear people bash people who ride other bikes (except for bashing the stupid youngsters who do dumb crap on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,608
Posted By crazymactech
The Michigan MC written drivers test thinks that...

The Michigan MC written drivers test thinks that the center is always the best position to ride in. That is nonsense. You move your lane positioning according to potential hazards and to make...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,272
Posted By crazymactech
Shoot, in the first year of riding my new bike...

Shoot, in the first year of riding my new bike after completing the MSF course (Aug 2006) I learned 7 things you shouldn't do when stopped or at low speeds that will cause you to drop your bike.''
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,113
Posted By crazymactech
The most I've done in a day is 500, so take what...

The most I've done in a day is 500, so take what you will from that. About every 120 miles I stop to refuel, and walk around for a few minutes to get blood recirculating in my butt, visit the...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 428
Posted By crazymactech
Gear to Prevent Fractured Collar Bones/Helmet Question?

In December I had a slow speed crash. I went to turn left into a gas station and what I thought were painted lane dividers (it was night and I can't see diddly at night) was actually a concrete lane...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-16-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,152
Posted By crazymactech
Mayo Please!

Not really sure where to post this, so mods please feel free to move this appropriately.

I go on lots of trips and camp most of the time. I try to make my own meals at the campsite to save $. ...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-16-2009, 07:24 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 54,146
Posted By crazymactech
Here's a cheap way to make cheap Ramen noodles...

Here's a cheap way to make cheap Ramen noodles and Macaroni and Cheese taste good (I hate those normally, but they taste good with my addition). Get some McCormicks Montreal Chicken Garlic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2009, 09:33 PM
Replies: 794
Views: 188,414
Posted By crazymactech
Some interesting (mostly facial reactions) to...

Some interesting (mostly facial reactions) to questions I get. I have an 07 very bright yellow (Loud colors save lives) 1200 low sportster I turned into a bagger complete with a fairing. The hard...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2009, 08:31 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 73,275
Posted By crazymactech
A bottle of body soap can suit many purposes. ...

A bottle of body soap can suit many purposes. Wash your body, your hair, your clothes, and clean the bike. No need to take along a lot of cleaning stuff.

Look for compact gear so you can have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2009, 08:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,154
Posted By crazymactech
They're not really a big deal unless you are in a...

They're not really a big deal unless you are in a turn. If you see then in a turn ahead of you slow down and you should be fine. Especially when they are wet. It's like riding on ice when those...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,887
Posted By crazymactech
Last spring I jammed my left thumb from a fall...

Last spring I jammed my left thumb from a fall and it hurt to use the clutch. Until it healed I didn't use the clutch. It can be done, but you've got to match the RPMs with the gears (hard to do on...
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2009, 12:07 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 25,653
Posted By crazymactech
Buy a cheap sportster and convert it into a...

Buy a cheap sportster and convert it into a bagger. I've road my sportster on lots of long trips. Longest was 450 miles, felt like I could ride for a few more hours but we were already at our...
Forum: Face plant 02-21-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,044
Posted By crazymactech
Made a mistake in Florida

In December I hauled my bike from Michigan to Florida. I just had an expensive project done to the sportster. Made it into a bagger. Hard saddle bags from an electra glide, tour pack, fairing, and...
Forum: Face plant 02-21-2009, 11:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,044
Posted By crazymactech
Made a mistake in Florida

In December I hauled my bike from Michigan to Florida. I just had an expensive project done to the sportster. Made it into a bagger. Hard saddle bags from an electra glide, tour pack, fairing, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2008, 06:41 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,457
Posted By crazymactech
I wouldn't worry so much about the displacement...

I wouldn't worry so much about the displacement of the bike, but rather how you react to the power.

I bought a 1200 sportster two years ago for my first bike (never rode dirt bikes as a kid). ...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2008, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,160
Posted By crazymactech
My 2007 sportster 1200 was the first bike I ever...

My 2007 sportster 1200 was the first bike I ever rode. If I had to do it all over again I would buy a dual sport bike. The sporty just doesn't like sand (dropped 5 times in 100 yards). That's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,674
Posted By crazymactech
Get one of these. If puts out a strong field so...

Get one of these. If puts out a strong field so traffic lights and toll booths detect your bike.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-18-2008, 05:23 PM
Replies: 562
Views: 43,629
Posted By crazymactech
Just saw this and am debating on riding from...

Just saw this and am debating on riding from Michigan for this. If I just show up is that cool? Just me, my bike, and my tent.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2008, 07:01 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,317
Posted By crazymactech
Oh no, anything but getting thrown out of the...

Oh no, anything but getting thrown out of the CLUB! What, there is a club? When do they have their party and is beer there and free camping spots? I like to get drunk, but wait until the scoot is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2008, 06:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,393
Posted By crazymactech
What? I'm supposed to clean my sportster? ...

What? I'm supposed to clean my sportster? 32,000 miles on my 07 and the bugs don't bother me anymore if the commit hari kari on my bike (AKA bug killer). Oh hell, I'm such a newb , I'd better get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2008, 06:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,042
Posted By crazymactech
I bought some gadget from J&P that puts out a...

I bought some gadget from J&P that puts out a large magnetic field. It triggers the signals that in the past didn't realize my bike was there. It's some flat thing that I have mounted onto the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2008, 06:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,640
Posted By crazymactech
Just tell us the freaking brands of what he was...

Just tell us the freaking brands of what he was wearing. I always wear leather, but have been thinking of the mesh protected gear since it has been getting near 90 here and that's too hot when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-18-2008, 06:21 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,887
Posted By crazymactech
It can be done as long as you match the speeds...

It can be done as long as you match the speeds with what your bike normally likes for shifting. I hurt my left thumb three months ago and for 3 weeks I shifted without using the clutch because it...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2008, 08:36 PM
Replies: 970
Views: 441,007
Posted By crazymactech
This is one of the funniest ride reports I've...

This is one of the funniest ride reports I've seen here yet. I like the tag team approach to posting.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2008, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,846
Posted By crazymactech
They cancelled the offer.

They cancelled the offer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2008, 05:27 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 62,294
Posted By crazymactech
That is a idiotic assumption. Why would someone...

That is a idiotic assumption. Why would someone on an air cooled engine want to sit in traffic? I ride a Harley and lane split illegally so my engine doesn't over heat.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2008, 05:01 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,317
Posted By crazymactech
I ride a Harley and always wear a helmet, even in...

I ride a Harley and always wear a helmet, even in non-helmet states. It depends on the weather whether I wear an open face or full face. I get lots of stares from cruiser types when I wear the full...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2008, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7,093
Views: 3,257,515
Posted By crazymactech
Ordered the book the other day. Took forever to...

Ordered the book the other day. Took forever to read this entire RR, but it was worth it. Just out of curiosity, how do you support yourself living down there? Teach martial arts?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 941
Posted By crazymactech
Almost a face plant with another bike

I felt like a jackass on the way home tonight. I was on my bike and was waiting at a stop sign to turn left onto a state highway. No traffic to the right. Cool! A pickup approaching from the left...
Forum: Ride reports 07-08-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 657
Posted By crazymactech
Not so fun July 4th weekend

Last weekend's vacation wasn't really fun. Thursday night we arrived at our campsite (we listened to a kick ass concert by Rusty Wright Blues Band) and I discovered my kick stand plate, flat Ray...
Forum: Face plant 07-02-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,834
Posted By crazymactech
I was riding last week with a leather jacket,...

I was riding last week with a leather jacket, leather chaps, helmet, and leather gloves when the temps were above 80. When I stopped at a convience store the clerk said "You must be miserable in all...
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