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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 10:18 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,202
Posted By Wraith Rider
Maybe it's a discussion because some of us find...

Maybe it's a discussion because some of us find it to be extremely arrogant to categorize the riding time of someone else as "my ride".

And by the way, the one the OP is whining about did exactly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 06:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,202
Posted By Wraith Rider
It seems you are missing the point. If you...

It seems you are missing the point.
If you encounter someone with a flat tyre or broken bones you were NOT riding with, do you leave him?



Did the over-picky OP who would send someone home...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:42 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,202
Posted By Wraith Rider
Yes you are too picky. If you want to ride with...

Yes you are too picky. If you want to ride with me, asshat, mind you own business.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,672
Posted By Wraith Rider
Bad overtaking, but hey, everyone makes mistakes...

Bad overtaking, but hey, everyone makes mistakes sometimes. Most probably he didn't notice you.
On the video it doesn't seem thaaat close to me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,002
Posted By Wraith Rider
It happened that I slipped the rear on a wet road...

It happened that I slipped the rear on a wet road when I was late for work, but never hydroplaned up to 100mph in light to medium rain.

However, when there's much water on the road I still slow...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,002
Posted By Wraith Rider
It's the complete opposite. On a motorcycle...

It's the complete opposite.
On a motorcycle it's LESS likely to hydroplane because of the round shape of the tyres and the small front tyre.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,266
Posted By Wraith Rider
My understanding of an adv bike is that it's made...

My understanding of an adv bike is that it's made for looong touring with some ability to go off pavement (not exactly off road) from time to time if need be. For me it's NOT a cross bike no matter...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,949
Posted By Wraith Rider
I can't speak for others, but I for myself...

I can't speak for others, but I for myself calculate my impairment level beforehand based on the amount I am drinking. If I have a drink or two for lunch or if I go out in the woods or secluded field...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,691
Posted By Wraith Rider
Even this is only partly true, because it depends...

Even this is only partly true, because it depends on the definition of "grabbing a handful". If it happens adequately smooth it often is absolutely no problem to "grab a handful of brake" and leads...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,934
Posted By Wraith Rider
I really don't like this attitude of you cagers....

I really don't like this attitude of you cagers. The cage is much more dangerous to others than a bike but you think it's ok to be lazy just because you are safe and don't care about the others.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 45,335
Posted By Wraith Rider
Wow, am I lucky that this characterisation...

Wow, am I lucky that this characterisation doesn't even nearly fit. It would have been sooo depressing to not longer be a good boy in your eyes.



Why do you think so?



First: If I am as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,691
Posted By Wraith Rider
There you have newer numbers than me. I thought...

There you have newer numbers than me. I thought they tested only up to 30. Do you happen to have a link? Would make me feel even more comfortable leaned wide over.



That's wrong. You can as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,691
Posted By Wraith Rider
That's wrong. Up to date but somewhat classic...

That's wrong.
Up to date but somewhat classic ABS (like Honda uses) works up to 30 lean angle.
The new Bosch system works with the pegs touching the ground.

At least in dry, grippy conditions.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 04:05 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,121
Posted By Wraith Rider
@dddd I really like your way of thinking. If...

@dddd
I really like your way of thinking. If only more guys would think that way. Thanks for that ray of light.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 03:02 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,691
Posted By Wraith Rider
That is your problem. Every driver should build...

That is your problem. Every driver should build up relfexes for daily driving.



Exactly. That's the way to initiate braking.



Dunno whom you tested...
Somewhat experienced and trained...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 12:15 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 45,335
Posted By Wraith Rider
While I'm talking about TC/ABS/whatever that...

While I'm talking about TC/ABS/whatever that allows a rider to let some more adrenaline flow without increasing the risk, getting just a bit more engaged in riding.
Dunno if it's that what brings me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,691
Posted By Wraith Rider
If the situation is long gone after one second...

If the situation is long gone after one second it's irrelevant if you react at all. It won't change anything. So it is also irrelevant that you are riding with a wrong body position so that you have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,691
Posted By Wraith Rider
Maybe we just know a bit better how to ride... ...

Maybe we just know a bit better how to ride...

I don't say riding onehanded/hands free is affecting nothing, it's just not such a big deal as some guys pretend.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,691
Posted By Wraith Rider
Arm muscles? In one thread it's claimed one...

Arm muscles? In one thread it's claimed one finger stoppies are possible, in the other you need arm muscles... however, it's still only the right hand.
Your upper body weight should push to the tank...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,934
Posted By Wraith Rider
Not everyone is a finger-bodybuilder. Maybe I...

Not everyone is a finger-bodybuilder. Maybe I could brake into ABS with two fingers if I tried really hard, but it's sure that it would decrease control and increase fatigue.
Also my right index...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 09:11 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,949
Posted By Wraith Rider
You're wrong. He only judges the variables in...

You're wrong. He only judges the variables in another way than you. If your judgment is bad, of course it's best to stay with very simple rules like "no alc 24h before driving".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,691
Posted By Wraith Rider
Did he have some weird modification to change the...

Did he have some weird modification to change the brake lever to the left side or why should one have to get the left hand to the handle bar before beginning to brake?

I understand that on your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,121
Posted By Wraith Rider
You were on a bike and waited for passing lanes...

You were on a bike and waited for passing lanes to pass cars?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,691
Posted By Wraith Rider
Oh my... the only reason I ride with one hand is...

Oh my... the only reason I ride with one hand is my lack of cruise control. It's not as if you couldn't start using your hands again if need occurs only because he didn't do it. Don't be so tense,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,691
Posted By Wraith Rider
Actually, since a locked tyre has less traction...

Actually, since a locked tyre has less traction than a turning one, it DOES.



Actually, since no matter how slow you are driving there can always happen something inexpected, it can't.



I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,934
Posted By Wraith Rider
It is. Why should it be of interest to me if...

It is. Why should it be of interest to me if somewhere out there finds it not tiresome?



That's bullshit. How could you know what's tiresome to me?
I have the choice: Lever positions that are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,934
Posted By Wraith Rider
Why should it be of any interest to me if someone...

Why should it be of any interest to me if someone else doesn't find something tiresome that would be tiresome to me?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,691
Posted By Wraith Rider
Also, close calls are a thing of perception. I...

Also, close calls are a thing of perception. I deliberately choose to attend in situations that others would most probably call close calls. But since I know of the abilities of me and especially my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,934
Posted By Wraith Rider
That means your body position was wrong in the...

That means your body position was wrong in the first place. Seated correctly (I admit that I am often too lazy for that) I hold my self in the right position under full braking with my legs only and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 07:49 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,934
Posted By Wraith Rider
This. Even if I did cover the brake all the...

This.
Even if I did cover the brake all the time I still would have to change my grip if something happens for best control and braking power. The times I cover the brake I do it with 4 fingers and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 45,335
Posted By Wraith Rider
It's not my problem that they have such...

It's not my problem that they have such prejudices.



If highways are boring to you, you and your bike are going too slow.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 07:54 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,691
Posted By Wraith Rider
Sure that it's that fly by wire that it's...

Sure that it's that fly by wire that it's naturally completely decoupled?
But yes, it would help much to retain this mechanical feedback.



You mean old systems.



And still it increases...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,684
Posted By Wraith Rider
All is relative. Maybe he instead doesn't give...

All is relative. Maybe he instead doesn't give the bike the attention she deserves.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,691
Posted By Wraith Rider
Did I mention that I really don't understand, why...

Did I mention that I really don't understand, why people consider it "good" that the pulsing in the levers is featured away? To me it's a really important indicator.
Also from a Gamer's point of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,691
Posted By Wraith Rider
Right, but the 99,9999% of cases before that...

Right, but the 99,9999% of cases before that happens you have superior braking abilities. After that you still have a bike without ABS that works as well as any other bike without ABS.



If you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,691
Posted By Wraith Rider
At least in opposite to helmets and seat belts...

At least in opposite to helmets and seat belts there is some logic to justify making ABS mandatory, since it has an actual impact (or better said: avoids impacts) on others.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,949
Posted By Wraith Rider
Actually most people are horrible at rating how...

Actually most people are horrible at rating how well they are doing all the time. They always know what great drivers they are and how shitty all the others drive. 90% of the drivers out there are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,691
Posted By Wraith Rider
Actually it is. That was true for some...

Actually it is.



That was true for some ancient ABS technologies.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 730
Views: 45,335
Posted By Wraith Rider
But using your ABS is hardly over-reliance. As...

But using your ABS is hardly over-reliance. As using your disc brake isn't.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,949
Posted By Wraith Rider
I don't miss it. Why do you think so? It's of...

I don't miss it. Why do you think so?
It's of course ok to impair all these skills as long as you have enough of them left to drive safely. Otherwise none of us should be allowed to drive to and...
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