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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 03:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,529
Posted By PT Rider
I was thinking of having a rubber stamp made...

I was thinking of having a rubber stamp made which I'll use on the paperwork when registering at a medical facility or provider: "If you do not tell me, after examining my insurance card, that you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,620
Posted By PT Rider
Our cousins across the pond rate helmets by how...

Our cousins across the pond rate helmets by how much they exceed the European standard. One star--on the safety floor. Five stars--really good. Some of the brands and models aren't sold in the...
Forum: Face plant 03-19-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,267
Posted By PT Rider
There is no definition of full coverage. It is...

There is no definition of full coverage. It is whatever your agent signed you up for. As you've done, read your policy and know the coverages you've bought. Expect the coverage on your protective...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 7,372
Posted By PT Rider
There remains such a concept as probable cause. ...

There remains such a concept as probable cause. Stop a motorcycle if they sound loud, or if they look illegal, or if the riding style is illegal. Or stop every vehicle or every third vehicle, or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 08:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,555
Posted By PT Rider
It's more about technique than about strength. ...

It's more about technique than about strength.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=84YfDGKA4Og
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,201
Posted By PT Rider
What's the point of the braking technique part? ...

What's the point of the braking technique part? It has no direct relationship to lane filtering.

The rear end crash seems like it might work better at the end than the beginning.

The width of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,188
Posted By PT Rider
Snell sez: "The five-year replacement...

Snell sez:
"The five-year replacement recommendation is based on a consensus by both helmet manufacturers and the Snell Foundation. Glues, resins and other materials used in helmet...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 04:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,152
Posted By PT Rider
Remember the motto of the fish shop: Bait today,...

Remember the motto of the fish shop: Bait today, sushi tomorrow. Fresh bait is important.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2015, 02:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,279
Posted By PT Rider
Clear at night. No color at all. Any color will...

Clear at night. No color at all. Any color will reduce the light to your eyes. Nothing that cuts glare that won't also cut the little light you need at other times.

In bright sun, whatever best...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,592
Posted By PT Rider
The law in my state if the culprit causes a...

The law in my state if the culprit causes a death:
(1) When the death of any person ensues within three years as a proximate result of injury proximately caused by the driving of any vehicle by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 03:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,352
Posted By PT Rider
I knew an owner of a Chinese helmet maker. She...

I knew an owner of a Chinese helmet maker. She told me that their DOT helmets had samples certification-tested in the Chinese lab of a Swiss testing company. DOT is self-certification. Their ECE...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 03:15 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,452
Posted By PT Rider
RCW 46.61.610 (Revised Code of Washington) ...

RCW 46.61.610 (Revised Code of Washington)


Riding on motorcycles.

"A person operating a motorcycle shall ride only upon the permanent and regular seat attached thereto...."

On the other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,902
Posted By PT Rider
Any news on Texas House Bill 3839 that allows...

Any news on Texas House Bill 3839 that allows motorcycle riders to shoot texters?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,846
Posted By PT Rider
Real important point. Also look past the dancing...

Real important point. Also look past the dancing windscreen in front of you. Look well down the road.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 10:25 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,821
Posted By PT Rider
A number of years ago "Car & Driver" magazine...

A number of years ago "Car & Driver" magazine tested cars on a dynamometer. Cars built for 87 AKI gas were tested with 87 & 92. The performance difference with 92 was so small that it was within...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 12:14 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,846
Posted By PT Rider
Apparent wind vs. true wind. The wind...

Apparent wind vs. true wind.

The wind hitting you is the apparent wind. It is the vector sum of the true wind and your speed & direction. As you ride faster in a wind on the side, the apparent...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,333
Posted By PT Rider
Real smart to check around every few years. I...

Real smart to check around every few years. I bundle all the house, earthquake, rent house, umbrella, & bike policies and let different companies bid for my business. I told my local agent that I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 20,456
Posted By PT Rider
Do we all know what the Motorcycle Safety...

Do we all know what the Motorcycle Safety Foundation actually is? They are a 501(c)(6) business league. "A business league is an association of persons having some common business interest, the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,242
Posted By PT Rider
Lots of choices. The '14 Suzuki DL1000A V-Strom...

Lots of choices. The '14 Suzuki DL1000A V-Strom is a big improvement over the previous V-Strom 1000, and maybe the most for the buck. As mentioned above, the Yamaha Super Ténéré is a good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2015, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,242
Posted By PT Rider
Lots of choices. The '14 Suzuki DL1000A V-Strom...

Lots of choices. The '14 Suzuki DL1000A V-Strom is a big improvement over the previous V-Strom 1000, and maybe the most for the buck. As mentioned above, the Yamaha Super Ténéré is a good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,954
Posted By PT Rider
Why clean a chain? I wipe mine with a dry rag...

Why clean a chain? I wipe mine with a dry rag when I want the bike to look better. Chain life always exceeds 20,000 miles. I use an industrial roller chain lube that has molybdenum disulfide and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 158,028
Posted By PT Rider
Nah. TEN-a-ray or ten-AR-ee (like canary), but...

Nah. TEN-a-ray or ten-AR-ee (like canary), but not 10ear.

The TC on my DL1000A works smoothly. On a straight potholed gravel uphill the wheel doesn't spin when it drops off the lip of the hole...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,429
Posted By PT Rider
CC size means something but not everything. No...

CC size means something but not everything. No way to compare a 600 sport bike to a 650 starter-cruiser or KLR.

The SV is one good choice. Reliable, pretty good availability. Look for the 2nd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,512
Posted By PT Rider
Body dimensions and bar mount & bar size matters....

Body dimensions and bar mount & bar size matters.

Very slow tight right turns require the left arm fully extended and control of the clutch. Reach too far and clutch control might be hindered,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,427
Posted By PT Rider
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and...

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. (http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/n/napoleonbo108861.html?src=t_death)
Napoleon Bonaparte...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-22-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 37,311
Views: 9,785,243
Posted By PT Rider
Even with the fashionably skinny front tire? ...

Even with the fashionably skinny front tire?

Brake rotors are ugly. Chrome cruiser front wheels are beautiful. One disc allows the wheel beauty to be seen from one side, anyway.
Forum: Face plant 12-20-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,034
Posted By PT Rider
It sounds redundant and obvious, but too much...

It sounds redundant and obvious, but too much speed for the traction you had. Maybe the tire's rubber compound wasn't warmed & softened sufficiently even by your 20 miles of riding. What inflation...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,256
Posted By PT Rider
Have you checked the hearing aids at Costco? ...

Have you checked the hearing aids at Costco? Seems to be excellent service and very good prices....
Forum: Face plant 12-17-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,987
Posted By PT Rider
SOLAS retroreflective tape is the most reflective...

SOLAS retroreflective tape is the most reflective in a narrow angle back to the light source. SOLAS, Safety Of Life At Sea, is designed to reflect light back from a life boat or personal flotation...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,429
Posted By PT Rider
+1 for the AirFlow. Look at this MRA...

+1 for the AirFlow.

Look at this MRA windscreen: http://www.twistedthrottle.com/mra-variotouringscreen-windshield-for-honda-cb500x-13

You can make one yourself. Try just a piece of 1/4"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,190,296
Posted By PT Rider
Yep. Big difference between seeing and noticing.

Yep. Big difference between seeing and noticing.
Forum: Face plant 12-10-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,891
Posted By PT Rider
It is important to talk to your insurance...

It is important to talk to your insurance companies about covering the huge cost of the helo transport. I contacted one Medicare Advantage outfit, and they said that any ambulance, ground or air,...
Forum: Face plant 11-29-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 195,385
Posted By PT Rider
A properly designed and manufactured fork tube...

A properly designed and manufactured fork tube would had to have sustained some damage from something extreme.

If it was properly designed and manufactured in the first place, why would BMW...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 04:20 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,190,296
Posted By PT Rider
Piaggio, you know, they make Vespa...

Piaggio, you know, they make Vespa scooters.....:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,054
Posted By PT Rider
Boeshield T-9, ACF50, CorrosionX are all aircraft...

Boeshield T-9, ACF50, CorrosionX are all aircraft industry products that do a better job at stopping corrosion than WD-40.

What's WD-40 best for?...look at the name--it is the inventor's 40th...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,164
Posted By PT Rider
$14 for a set of four fabric tape figure-eight...

$14 for a set of four fabric tape figure-eight straps. Use two on the upper fork legs just above the seal. Use the other two on the grips. Put stout eye bolts into the trailer frame. Use the two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By PT Rider
Put some soft polyfill in the scooped out areas...

Put some soft polyfill in the scooped out areas to hold the cover up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,410
Posted By PT Rider
The brain demands that it keep itself warm, and...

The brain demands that it keep itself warm, and #2 the vital organs in the trunk. Keep head warm and there'll be more warm blood to flow to the extremities. Let the head & trunk cool and blood flow...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 37,311
Views: 9,785,243
Posted By PT Rider
Going to be cool there for a while: ...

Going to be cool there for a while:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-vOdzrorwD4Y/VFaazRwdhbI/AAAAAAAAc3E/6P0q7h-p1Nk/s1600/610temp.new%2B%281%29.gif
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,619
Posted By PT Rider
Test for ethanol in gasoline: ...

Test for ethanol in gasoline:
http://www.autofuelstc.com/fuel_testing.phtml

Pure gasoline will absorb some moisture, but not nearly as much as ethanol blend.

Startron might be the best...
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