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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,846
Posted By vortexau
http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/501492867/Colored...

http://i01.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/501492867/Colored_Ceramic_golden_metal_thread_part_Auto.jpg_350x350.jpg

Satisfied?


http://www.sumax.com/images/Plug%20Wires/Wires72dpi.jpg

Next thing,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 09:05 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,846
Posted By vortexau
To which poster do you direct your question? ...

To which poster do you direct your question? That's difficult to pick when you quote two different sources at once.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,846
Posted By vortexau
I can well picture motif posting that before he...

I can well picture motif posting that before he resumes his search for colored sparkplugs:

http://i00.i.aliimg.com/photo/v0/487114292/Color_Ceramic_motorcycle_spark_plug_A7TC.jpg

. . . ....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 08:48 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,846
Posted By vortexau
http://i.ytimg.com/vi/9H8f7YLIk10/hqdefault.jpg ...

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/9H8f7YLIk10/hqdefault.jpg

Can not beat just using one's own eyes. You can even explain to your fellow riders about keeping a good gap distance between bikes.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,397
Posted By vortexau
. . . but for hipster cred, I'd be pointing the...

. . . but for hipster cred, I'd be pointing the pair towards the more crowd-pulling Amazonas:

http://www.carvelho.com.br/loja/images/20054%20-%2041x29-.jpg
:ear
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,824
Posted By vortexau
And it really should be with the gripping gizmos...

And it really should be with the gripping gizmos at the end of one's arms:

http://cdn1.bikebandit-images.com/marketing/community/articles/how-not-to-be-a-squid/motorcycle-squid-on-cruiser.jpg

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 38,471
Posted By vortexau
Could be worst encounters than that. Imagine if...

Could be worst encounters than that. Imagine if a rider had been drinking all day, pulled alongside to a driver's open window, and hit him with a sizable technicolor yawn...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 08:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,220
Posted By vortexau
Police Motorcycle Competiton Slow Ride...

Police Motorcycle Competiton Slow Ride (https://youtu.be/HrJvv_L8WBw)

(YouTube !:00)


A lot of clutch work, brake application, and much handlebar english. It can help to have a low-speed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,397
Posted By vortexau
How observant are you crowd? :wink: Why did...

How observant are you crowd? :wink:

Why did I use the word timeless with two examples in post 167? :1drink

Did you miss the link to 10 Hipster Motorcycles in post 169?

. . . . . . . . .
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 09:50 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,397
Posted By vortexau
Top 10 Hipster Motorcycles...

Top 10 Hipster Motorcycles (http://www.motorcycle.com/top10/top-10-hipster-motorcycles.html/attachment/top-10-hipster-motorcycles-featurea-500x308)

There's a green one in there -...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 09:40 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,824
Posted By vortexau
Look's like it could well be a costly get-off! ...

Look's like it could well be a costly get-off! :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 38,471
Posted By vortexau
http://www.scootmaine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/...

http://www.scootmaine.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/FlameScoot.jpg

Pretty sure a good Flame Thrower beats a Whip anyday!

Rope whip fight gone wrong (flamethrower)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,715
Posted By vortexau
Did someone mention industrial chain? ...

Did someone mention industrial chain?

http://www.rugusavay.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/Isambard-Kingdom-Brunel-2.jpg



But if you are fully chain oriented; how about a good chain-driven...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 314
Views: 20,397
Posted By vortexau
Something timeless perhaps? ...

Something timeless perhaps?

http://i4.tinypic.com/10mls1j.jpg

Vespa . . . or . . .

http://www.davida.co.uk/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Bells-of-Saint-John.jpg

. . . . Triumph?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,846
Posted By vortexau
http://dirtydr.smugmug.com/Trans-Labrador/Day-13/1...

http://dirtydr.smugmug.com/Trans-Labrador/Day-13/100705085206/925138672_e4U9m-M.jpg

May work well with a trailer this bulky.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ....
Forum: Hacks 04-29-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,502
Posted By vortexau
Following are links to 4WD Volkswagen T-3 Syncro...

Following are links to 4WD Volkswagen T-3 Syncro information. The 4WD Volkswagen T-3 Syncro was a unique and wonderful vehicle made in limited numbers from 1985 to 1992 by Volkswagen and Styer Puch,...
Forum: Hacks 04-29-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By vortexau
. . . and what, pray tell, if it really was using...

. . . and what, pray tell, if it really was using distilled water? Or even included some quite irregular extra plumbing?
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 38,312
Posted By vortexau
I had my ABS kick-in once during very hard...

I had my ABS kick-in once during very hard braking!

I was towing my first kayak back after a Sunday session on Atkinson Dam...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,354
Posted By vortexau
And in another sphere - atmos-kind - did you know...

And in another sphere - atmos-kind - did you know that the SR-71 was originally called the RS-71?

http://airwingmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/Absolute-Blackbird-SR71.jpg


It would...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2015, 02:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,572
Posted By vortexau
http://img.diytrade.com/cdimg/1087350/12061109/0/1...

http://img.diytrade.com/cdimg/1087350/12061109/0/1268113320/CJ750_SIDECAR.jpg

If you really want liquid cooling; there is that rare option of a water-cooled CJ750 instillation.

Water ...
Forum: Hacks 04-27-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,502
Posted By vortexau
Read here first- Tips for CVT ...

Read here first-
Tips for CVT (http://www.drivebuv.org/tips-for-cvt)

Most CVTs are not designed to be in motion at normal road speed with an "dead" engine.

If one want's permanent 2WD; it...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-18-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By vortexau
http://elitechoice.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/...

http://elitechoice.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/vespa-chair-by-bel-bel_3.jpg

I'd advise that you exercise extreme caution in using Google . . . .
. . . . or you could well be mentally scarred...
Forum: Australia 04-18-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,284
Posted By vortexau
Wait a bit . . . . which was naked - the Postie...

Wait a bit . . . . which was naked - the Postie Bike?

http://store.onetenmotorcycles.com.au/userfiles/image/bikes/Fairing%20CT%20road.JPG


. . . . or was it you?
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 125,647
Posted By vortexau
http://quest.nasa.gov/aero/planetary/atmospheric/i...

http://quest.nasa.gov/aero/planetary/atmospheric/images/Plane31.gif

Should be easy for a pilot to transition to motorcycles! :clap

The Wright Bros (long-time bicycle riders & mechanics)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 12:54 AM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 125,647
Posted By vortexau
http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5246/5376114821_f49...

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5246/5376114821_f4944d4db5.jpg

Lets picture "body steering, weight on the pegs, knees pressed into the tank"?

Sorry! All that comes to mind is Out-tracking.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,537
Posted By vortexau
My RJay Urban goes on easy over my specs. In...

My RJay Urban goes on easy over my specs.
In comparison, first remove glasses - don FF H - then force the earpiece carefully through the tight compressed area where lining grips side of head which...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-05-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,673
Posted By vortexau
I used to achieve 63 mp(I)g with my 1973 Moto...

I used to achieve 63 mp(I)g with my 1973 Moto Guzzi 850T; but it had an efficient 5-speed gearbox, slim tyres (3.50 F & 4.10 R x 18"), and a 255 kg wet weight . . . a bit lighter than my present...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,537
Posted By vortexau
I think airfare on a trans-Pacific flight make...

I think airfare on a trans-Pacific flight make buying there a bit out of my budget. In addition there are Australian design rules and certification to take into account. :deal
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,537
Posted By vortexau
Two aspects to consider. . . How hard is it...

Two aspects to consider. . .

How hard is it to don, and remove, that Arai X4 over glasses?

How does that Arai X4 hold up in a hot and humid climate? Its 70% humidity today, and was 39-40 C...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 09:19 PM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 125,647
Posted By vortexau
I'd suggest that if one doesn't understand the...

I'd suggest that if one doesn't understand the concept of Out-tracking . . .

one cannot make an easy transition from riding a cafe racer to something foot forward like a street chopper, cruiser,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,821
Posted By vortexau
All in pictures rather than in TEXT . . . . ...

All in pictures rather than in TEXT . . . .
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 07:01 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,537
Posted By vortexau
Researching for my next helmet purchase...

Researching for my next helmet purchase (currently use a open face helmet with sun visor)), I found this one:
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 1,599
Views: 125,647
Posted By vortexau
I wonder if the confusion exists when a rider is...

I wonder if the confusion exists when a rider is not aware that the rider & machine has to rotate about the combined C.O.G., and that out-tracking, through counterstreering, is the simple method to...
Forum: Battle scooters 04-02-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,133
Posted By vortexau
Maybe one could pick out a country to reside in...

Maybe one could pick out a country to reside in due to what motor vehicles are sold in that country?

There is one country for THIS...
Forum: Hacks 04-02-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 11,182
Posted By vortexau
http://merchandisingblog.inspire.ca/wp-content/upl...

http://merchandisingblog.inspire.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/HammeringTool.png

Just like using the incorrect rim to force a tyre onto.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-17-2015, 07:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 14,133
Posted By vortexau
I found some YouTube stuff incl: 2014 SYM...

I found some YouTube stuff incl:
2014 SYM Maxsym 600i ABS 本地試騎 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSPuddILFHw)

(7:06)


SYM Maxsym 600i ABS at 190km/h...
Forum: Hacks 02-10-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,222
Posted By vortexau
http://cs9387.vkontakte.ru/u57214546/122117376/x_b...

http://cs9387.vkontakte.ru/u57214546/122117376/x_bc48efe3.jpg

Seemed like somebody had cranked the old factory up to resume producing IZh 56 outfits for smoke-lovers. :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,739
Posted By vortexau
What an odd way to live. Motorcycles are better...

What an odd way to live. Motorcycles are better choices for transportation where the only impediment is adding water-proofs during rainy weather.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,499
Posted By vortexau
http://i.ytimg.com/vi/KXErTzBBG_k/0.jpg ...

http://i.ytimg.com/vi/KXErTzBBG_k/0.jpg

Until all the deer wishing to get to the other side are properly trained to use allocated Deer Crossings . . . .

...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 19,755
Posted By vortexau
Sounds like you need to stick to multi-lane...

Sounds like you need to stick to multi-lane concourses.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/nol/shared/spl/hi/picture_gallery/05/asia_pac_unseen_north_korea/img/2.jpg

The examples in North Korea have plenty...
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