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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2014, 02:33 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,440
Posted By ibafran
Sometimes the sign has very little to do with the...

Sometimes the sign has very little to do with the speed of the corner and more to do with the hidden drives on the other side. they don't bother to put up an expensive sign explaning sub-division...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,964
Posted By ibafran
Some of these replies are pretty good. And I...

Some of these replies are pretty good. And I didn't find a youtube video showing various possibilities. One might go to the local beemer club events with the S.O. and look to see what is being done?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,657
Posted By ibafran
Yep, that is the Code video that I am familiar...

Yep, that is the Code video that I am familiar with. Code has a bike set up with rigid bars&controls separate from the one's attached to the forks. He calls this bike the "No BS Bike" as it proves to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,657
Posted By ibafran
Wellp, ya dun good. I like't it a lot and am gown...

Wellp, ya dun good. I like't it a lot and am gown to pass it arun. Gud unya, mate. Jolly good show! And all like that...

This being the famed ADV forum, I feel that it is my duty to nitpick some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,992
Posted By ibafran
I have a throttle lock so that I can relieve hand...

I have a throttle lock so that I can relieve hand numbness as needed.

But the rest of me doesn't like long times in the saddle, so....

I use the "100 Mile Get Off" proceedure. Substitute "100...
Forum: Racing 03-11-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 320
Posted By ibafran
Daytona, 2014, on the interweb???

Ok. anybody got a clue how to see the big race and supporting races and maybe the flat track races on the 'new' interweb coverage? Looks like the good ol' fashioned TV coverage isn't going to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,702
Posted By ibafran
Basically...nobody knows. Snell and DOT do not...

Basically...nobody knows. Snell and DOT do not test old, used helmets to find out what might be normal. Manufacturers want to sell helmets. Somehow, I don't think that mnftrs want it known that a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2014, 06:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,288
Posted By ibafran
This. The key word in the OP is 'emergency'. The...

This. The key word in the OP is 'emergency'. The rider has all of his/her focus on making the stop and avoiding the source of predicted initial impact. Disconnecting the engine allows the proper...
Forum: The Garage 01-13-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 336,573
Posted By ibafran
Quote: Originally Posted by theothersean I...

Quote:
Originally Posted by theothersean
I have also had success using 2 or 3 smaller allen wrenches at the same time meaning that if you need a 10mm, use a 5,mm3mm,and 2mm or 2 4's and a 2mm ,...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,294
Posted By ibafran
Milton pencil gauge, 45psi range, for the last...

Milton pencil gauge, 45psi range, for the last 50yrs. Recently tested and found to be dead on at 30psi. Resides in the tankbag. One of the few tools that I have had for so long and that I would...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,497
Posted By ibafran
I ran a fuse block to the nose of my bike...

I ran a fuse block to the nose of my bike because:
1- there was really no room for all the wiring at the batt.
1a- Access to the bike's batt was a pita as is the bike's stock fuses
2- The nose of...
Forum: The Garage 12-16-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,270
Posted By ibafran
The one time that I had to do this, I used a...

The one time that I had to do this, I used a hacksaw blade mounted in a pair of vise-grips. Cut the leading end to a bevel point and worked it into the gap tween reciever and ball mount. Once I got...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,496
Posted By ibafran
Here's a thought that is new to me. If the ride...

Here's a thought that is new to me. If the ride is going correctly, the pillion feels as if it's cuddle time with great scenery.

Also, part of my 'routine' is to teach the pillion how to give and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2013, 08:00 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,496
Posted By ibafran
Today, I recieved a reply from Walt Fulton to a...

Today, I recieved a reply from Walt Fulton to a bunch of Q's that I asked. It is not a basics course and participants are supposed to meet some mileage/experience standards in order to qualify. No...
Forum: The Garage 12-10-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,282
Posted By ibafran
OK, I wanna know how it works? I'm considering...

OK, I wanna know how it works? I'm considering taking my 05 Sprint ST to Deadhorse in May 2014 and would like to know if the knobs work and how badly I might need the bar change?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,332
Posted By ibafran
I liked the hillclimb scene a lot. My take-away...

I liked the hillclimb scene a lot. My take-away from that was that being able to ride well would get me further than trying to race. A decent general purpose bike with a little talant at the bars can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,345
Posted By ibafran
Try your public access TV for "Team Chicago...

Try your public access TV for "Team Chicago Challenge" and/or "Motorsports Unlimited". Both can be found on youtube, iirc. TCC las a link to old programs on its web site. Granted, not the world's...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 12-03-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12,834
Views: 600,385
Posted By ibafran
Rumor has it that there will be another showing...

Rumor has it that there will be another showing out near Rosemont?
If you haven't seen it, it's ok. I saw it last nite and it is good for the SO too. Make a movie date and stay to the bitter end...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2013, 12:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,549
Posted By ibafran
[QUOTE=scootrboi;22726398]Riding my Heinkel...

[QUOTE=scootrboi;22726398]Riding my Heinkel Tourists for 40 years and 105,000 miles/QUOTE]

??? That's like only 2625 miles per year? That seems weak to me? No offence intended, just wondering?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,496
Posted By ibafran
Got this in a pretty quick response. "Yes we...

Got this in a pretty quick response.

"Yes we do have 2-up instruction available, but it is only for 1 day (not 2). We call it Teamwork on Two Wheels.


We conduct the 2-up at the same time we...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2013, 09:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,496
Posted By ibafran
Thanx for that info, I have emailed them for more...

Thanx for that info, I have emailed them for more specifics.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,496
Posted By ibafran
Dear Thread Readers might want to consult the MSF...

Dear Thread Readers might want to consult the MSF site for more info and/or read "Proficient Motorcycling" for better tips? There is a lot more about this than first meets the eye. Whether or not the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,496
Posted By ibafran
My quite ordinary and long suffering Websters...

My quite ordinary and long suffering Websters Colligiate Dic. has a second listing as an ADVERB. Thus, my understanding is that the person riding pillion may be refered to as the pillion. Lots of...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-27-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12,834
Views: 600,385
Posted By ibafran
One could try asking at the Chicago Norton Owners...

One could try asking at the Chicago Norton Owners Club. www.cnoc.org Lots of brit bike guys there with some specializing in BSA.

Phone "Morries" in Richmon IL. Brit bike shop specializing in...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-26-2013, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12,834
Views: 600,385
Posted By ibafran
The following just came to me as an update: ...

The following just came to me as an update:


The movie people added a Sunday matinee for December 8. If you know anyone that couldn't make the Monday show, please feel free to pass this along....
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-17-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12,834
Views: 600,385
Posted By ibafran
I have friends and family there. We are waiting...

I have friends and family there. We are waiting to hear from them. Some are ok. At least one is MIA.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-12-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 12,834
Views: 600,385
Posted By ibafran
Movie, "Why We Ride" Dec.2, Monday, 7:30pm

http://www.tugg.com/events/6620 info here

Anybody riding in? Anybody got 'parking' contacts for free/cheap/low cost bike parking for this showing?

Yep, I bought my ticket. Intend to ride. Am...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,300
Posted By ibafran
Usually found on the rear wheels and not the...

Usually found on the rear wheels and not the front. The idea was that during a puncture, the tire would not slip along the rim/wheel and tear the tube's valve stem out making repair near impossible....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,558
Posted By ibafran
I did that for my 05 Sprint ST. While I did not...

I did that for my 05 Sprint ST. While I did not have as much trouble with the speed aspect as a previous poster, the bike did have some serious flaws that were not readily apparent when I bought it....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 70,868
Posted By ibafran
Nice one. Boon Boon. That exemplifies the current...

Nice one. Boon Boon. That exemplifies the current thinking on how to get the job done. I took the pedals off the crank for my grandkids to use as a hobby horse learning steering and balance. Their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2013, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,159
Views: 70,868
Posted By ibafran
Yes. But, as kids, there was no instruction. We...

Yes. But, as kids, there was no instruction. We learned as a pure trial and error/stimulus response activity. Cognition of what we were trying to learn often got in the way of actually learning how...
Forum: The Garage 10-31-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,459
Posted By ibafran
Just thought that I would take a moment to be a...

Just thought that I would take a moment to be a complete asshat on topic.

"Winterizing" your bike is what you do to it so that you can ride it in the Winter.

"Storing" your bike is what you do...
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2013, 11:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,024
Posted By ibafran
Holy crap! I always thought red pop was theee...

Holy crap! I always thought red pop was theee worst and basically indelable? If the K-K really works, can anybody else vouch for this?

If so, this could be the best thing since duct tape, WD-40,...
Forum: The Garage 10-26-2013, 11:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 684
Posted By ibafran
New chain should work fine. Still, lift the link...

New chain should work fine. Still, lift the link at the very back of the rear sprocket and see how much daylight there is between the link and the sprocket? If there is very little movement and no...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2013, 10:35 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 27,181
Posted By ibafran
Best color I ever saw was 'road construction...

Best color I ever saw was 'road construction barrel orange' and it had the same color reflective tape on it for after dark. That thing was visible a long way off, even bobbing and weaving thru...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 10:15 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,793
Posted By ibafran
This. Nicely put, Dakez. Especially paragraph 2...

This. Nicely put, Dakez. Especially paragraph 2 which points right at the fact that there is much more to 'traffic management/risk management' than many riders ever dream of.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,793
Posted By ibafran
ALL: Yes. I would think so. I would bet that...

ALL: Yes. I would think so.
I would bet that Hillary, before he got to the top, asked a lot of people who didn't make the top of Everest and fell off, "What seemed to be the problem?" I believe...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27,685
Views: 6,597,658
Posted By ibafran
ALL: I tried the belt with the handles and didn't...

ALL: I tried the belt with the handles and didn't like it. I didn't like not knowing if the kid was actually hanging on. So the kid in the pic has his paws in the rider's vest. The rider might have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,790
Posted By ibafran
Ok...this was my overall plan for my kids...

Ok...this was my overall plan for my kids regarding street riding, bitd:

first, learn to drive the car. this was to let them get used to the traffic scenario and to see how bad it really is and...
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,651
Posted By ibafran
I like this idea. BUT. I might go to the plastics...

I like this idea. BUT. I might go to the plastics warehouse/supplier and look for some hunk of nylon to shape or a bar of nylon to heat and bend over the area. Panel adhesive or epoxy might keep it...
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