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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,346
Posted By RoadRdr
I remember seeing the original thread a year ago...

I remember seeing the original thread a year ago on here. I also ended up reading the entire reddit. I found it fascinating. The guy seemed to have real regret and provided a lot of useful...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,637
Posted By RoadRdr
I don't know you or your riding so I'm going with...

I don't know you or your riding so I'm going with some generic advice. You need to do some honest self assessment and decide if you are mature enough to resist the urge to use that super sport power...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 09:20 AM
Replies: 37,323
Views: 9,793,800
Posted By RoadRdr
Choosing the location to crash is a key to...

Choosing the location to crash is a key to document the memory of your riding vacation.
I'll admit to some riding failure moments I wish were captured on film. But not on 129. There's no margin for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 37,323
Views: 9,793,800
Posted By RoadRdr
ROLL ON THE THROTTLE. I read somewhere he can...

ROLL ON THE THROTTLE. I read somewhere he can still save it :deal

These photos always kinda piss me off that the rider was taking chances without considering the vulnerable position they put the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,536
Posted By RoadRdr
I look for deals on a bike that I find...

I look for deals on a bike that I find interesting as a second or third bike. If there's a good deal I've driven with a trailer up to 600 miles round trip to get it. I always keep my bikes clean and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-22-2015, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By RoadRdr
If there is fuel in the airbox you should check...

If there is fuel in the airbox you should check to make certain there isn't fuel in the crankcase. I had that happen twice when the petcocks failed on two DR200 training bikes.

Yes, get in the...
Forum: Vendors 03-18-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 1,349
Views: 261,896
Posted By RoadRdr
I'll be buying one also. Glad to hear they'll be...

I'll be buying one also. Glad to hear they'll be available again.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2015, 07:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,044
Posted By RoadRdr
I just watched the episode with the builders...

I just watched the episode with the builders contributing to help the 11 year old kid build a 175cc Honda. I'm not sure what it was, maybe the spirit of sharing or mentoring but this was one of my...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-17-2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,728
Posted By RoadRdr
I read his reason for selling.... Wow. I want to...

I read his reason for selling.... Wow. I want to buy my next used motorcycle from this guy. He said he's done this on his last three bikes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 9,044
Posted By RoadRdr
I watch it because I like motorcycle shows that...

I watch it because I like motorcycle shows that aren't about impossible to ride chopper clones that need to be built to beat some manufactured deadline. I'd like to see a little more of the detail on...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-04-2015, 05:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 449
Posted By RoadRdr
Photos and documentation are the key. If you can...

Photos and documentation are the key. If you can get the original damage report that may be something good to have in case there are any questions.

Like it says in the application photos before...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 632
Posted By RoadRdr
You have two small patches of contact with the...

You have two small patches of contact with the road. Old tires are hard and dont grip as well on stops and cornering. Do what you need to have the best tires under you. Your question about it leads...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,884
Posted By RoadRdr
I've had poor execution of rear braking on a new...

I've had poor execution of rear braking on a new to me heavy bike almost bite me. And I've also discovered the benefits of ABS on an unexpected patch of antifreeze on a road. I'll admit both...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,840
Posted By RoadRdr
That brings up a good point. I see other wazers...

That brings up a good point. I see other wazers approach and wonder what the delay is. You really can't tell which car, truck, bus is using the app. Especially on interstates. I think as it evolves...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,840
Posted By RoadRdr
Most of the time the police have moved on by the...

Most of the time the police have moved on by the time I come to where it says they are. And I really don't use it for that. I do think it gives me very good advance notice of other hazards stuff....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 37,323
Views: 9,793,800
Posted By RoadRdr
I don't get it.:dunno Gloves. You'd think.

I don't get it.:dunno Gloves. You'd think.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 37,323
Views: 9,793,800
Posted By RoadRdr
Mad skilz stayin in that small lane not crossing...

Mad skilz stayin in that small lane not crossing the white line on the left. (its snowing in NJ today so the reposts continue.)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 37,323
Views: 9,793,800
Posted By RoadRdr
Ouch! Bike looks unscratched from this side.

Ouch! Bike looks unscratched from this side.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 37,323
Views: 9,793,800
Posted By RoadRdr
Trucks aren't at the top of my list for concerns...

Trucks aren't at the top of my list for concerns coming at me on my side of the DY. But every little bit helps.

I'm going to use the way-back machine and post some special pics from this thread.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,903
Posted By RoadRdr
I think several states have a "handhold"...

I think several states have a "handhold" stipulation in the equipment laws. Not so much in the on highway codes. I wonder what this is supposed to accomplish. Footrests is common.

Literally, every...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,024
Posted By RoadRdr
My Darien is my go to three season jacket if the...

My Darien is my go to three season jacket if the weather forecast has more rain than dry. I like the comfort and venting of my BMW Rallye 4 if dryer and venting is expected. Darien has never leaked....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 01-14-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 7,388
Views: 470,896
Posted By RoadRdr
This is good advice and information. And save...

This is good advice and information. And save original copies of all of your receipts. A photo album documenting the rebuild and replacement is a good idea also. Lots of before, during and after...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-12-2015, 03:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,068
Posted By RoadRdr
I found this thread because I'm getting close to...

I found this thread because I'm getting close to end of 36 months and 20K plus miles on my 2012 GSA. The dealer suggested RPM One. I'm a little confused about the self maintenance part. I'll need to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 37,323
Views: 9,793,800
Posted By RoadRdr
I thought you were going to suggest Killboy...

I thought you were going to suggest Killboy umbrella girls posted strategically along the Gap. I'd imagine it could up the failure posts if the distraction quality was "ample". Also could be target...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,441
Posted By RoadRdr
Mostly on the left side on one of the windshield...

Mostly on the left side on one of the windshield braces attached with dual lock and bread bag wire tie backups. When intuition or on uncomfortableness raises the spidy senses, BMW was thoughtful...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-27-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,431
Posted By RoadRdr
I had a SV650 and my son routinely rode it. It...

I had a SV650 and my son routinely rode it. It was a nice balance of ride, power, and handling. There's a nice variety of new bikes in that class but in your price range the SV seems like a good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 37,323
Views: 9,793,800
Posted By RoadRdr
30 foot limit? Duzzat count horns?

30 foot limit? Duzzat count horns?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 19,037
Posted By RoadRdr
1 - I see a LOT of drivers texting. Texting while...

1 - I see a LOT of drivers texting. Texting while tailgating, at interstate speeds, drifting into other lanes, etc. Its so common if keeping score then its now at the top of my list. I fear getting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,299
Posted By RoadRdr
I kind of appreciate the heads up when there's...

I kind of appreciate the heads up when there's uneven lanes due to repaving one of them. Especially at night or in the rain. In NJ a couple years ago there were two motorcycle fatalities within a...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-19-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,472
Posted By RoadRdr
If I get the Odyssey PC535 will that fit into the...

If I get the Odyssey PC535 will that fit into the GSA battery or is there a difference between the GS and GSA area? From what I understand I just need to modify the posts and maybe trim the side...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,472
Posted By RoadRdr
I looked at the taller Yuasa YTX14H-BS and the...

I looked at the taller Yuasa YTX14H-BS and the fit chart on Revzilla shows it won't fit the Adventure. Does that mean I just need to remove the base the battery sits on or will this not fit at all?
Forum: GS Boxers 11-18-2014, 06:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,472
Posted By RoadRdr
Quote: Originally Posted by RoadRdr View Post ...

Quote:
Originally Posted by RoadRdr View Post
My 2012 GSA is two years old and 16,000 miles this month...
I get visions of being stranded with a dead battery...
Should I be thinking about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,376
Posted By RoadRdr
I recently started using NoNoise Moto earplugs....

I recently started using NoNoise Moto earplugs. I've used foam, wax, and a couple sets of custom plugs. My current favorite are the NoNoise since they have a tube that allows the sound from the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 37,323
Views: 9,793,800
Posted By RoadRdr
Not only is it upside down but pointed in the...

Not only is it upside down but pointed in the opposite direction. It looks like the former rider is off the bottom side. I wonder if that back brace held him to the bike too long. I hope he's ok and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 37,323
Views: 9,793,800
Posted By RoadRdr
Leg out like Rossi. :clap

Leg out like Rossi. :clap
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,002
Posted By RoadRdr
I looked at the plexiglass and wire mesh guards...

I looked at the plexiglass and wire mesh guards when I got my GSA and liked the looks of both. But the reports of glare from both and suggestions about the X Pel steered me in that direction.

The...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-27-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 6,941
Posted By RoadRdr
I've got a large and travel size of Plexis still...

I've got a large and travel size of Plexis still around but I don't know if I'll continue paying the premium price. It works well but I'm not sure I see a significant difference.
Recently I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 37,323
Views: 9,793,800
Posted By RoadRdr
Her. Matching pink gloves? BTW, no fail...

Her.
Matching pink gloves? BTW, no fail notedd. This thread needs more Groms.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 37,323
Views: 9,793,800
Posted By RoadRdr
Mandatory two finger wave fail. Does anyone...

Mandatory two finger wave fail.

Does anyone else think these masks are up there with the get back whips? Year round Halloween? Boo!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,107
Posted By RoadRdr
A lot of great advice here. Relax and have fun in...

A lot of great advice here. Relax and have fun in the class. Drink lots of water especially if you're in heat and sun all day.
Also we supply helmets too but if you have your own much better....
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