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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,213
Posted By Snowbird
The most important thing I've found to keep my...

The most important thing I've found to keep my lower back from hurting after riding on the rough roads that are everywhere these days (since we seem unable to fund infrastructure) is to run enough...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 05:26 AM
Replies: 646
Views: 37,274
Posted By Snowbird
Near me there is a tavern-restaurant frequented...

Near me there is a tavern-restaurant frequented by motorcycles, most of which are backed into the area between the road and the front because it's generally safer when leaving to pull out due to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 940
Posted By Snowbird
Like the way the thread is designed, it's just...

Like the way the thread is designed, it's just another form of click-bait.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2015, 05:20 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,321
Posted By Snowbird
FTFY. :evil You are a hero. You pointed a...

FTFY. :evil

You are a hero. You pointed a guy who wants to ride in the right direction. The alternative is that you get your money but end up potentially ruining the life-long activity of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,181
Posted By Snowbird
Nice avatar.

Nice avatar.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 940
Posted By Snowbird
This is close to what I do. I move to the left of...

This is close to what I do. I move to the left of my lane and turn on my high beams to make sure he sees me, then move to the right of my lane so he gets a side view of me to better judge my approach...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2015, 06:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,181
Posted By Snowbird
Yeah, I generally ride alone, too, or with my...

Yeah, I generally ride alone, too, or with my favorite passenger. I recently completed an 1800 mile ride from the sandbox to home through the Appalachians... alone. I will take some local rides with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,161
Posted By Snowbird
The previous owner had those on my KLR when I...

The previous owner had those on my KLR when I bought it used and since I liked them for the mix of riding I do, I've replaced them with fresh ones twice now. Along the lines of what Jim said, they're...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,302
Posted By Snowbird
I rode in your area in April, not the first time,...

I rode in your area in April, not the first time, and mainly in the area between Allatoona Reservoir and Cartersville. I probably didn't find the best roads-- which I define as the ones with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 77,839
Posted By Snowbird
Who knew 1%ers read ADV? I guess this proves...

Who knew 1%ers read ADV? I guess this proves street riding can be an adventure!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,644
Posted By Snowbird
Why'd you have to ruin a mediocre thread by the...

Why'd you have to ruin a mediocre thread by the "I'm not a pussy" response? Is everyone here nervous about their masculinity? Or just you? I know some really brave women. Just asking...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 04:55 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,227
Posted By Snowbird
Nah. tl;dr

Nah. tl;dr
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 04:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,682
Posted By Snowbird
I was sure it was yet another Pink Floyd thread.

I was sure it was yet another Pink Floyd thread.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2015, 05:14 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,396
Posted By Snowbird
I'm in full agreement with the lighter-is-better...

I'm in full agreement with the lighter-is-better philosophy. I always marvel at how tidy and small full dress Harleys appear from the rear just before I pass them yet how heavy they really are. Are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 77,839
Posted By Snowbird
Oh, that OP. :ear

Oh, that OP. :ear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 77,839
Posted By Snowbird
LOL Road hardened? Not me. Maybe you. :D

LOL Road hardened? Not me. Maybe you. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 11,227
Posted By Snowbird
He was just trying to park close.

He was just trying to park close.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2015, 04:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,802
Posted By Snowbird
Lots of tl;dr here.

Lots of tl;dr here.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 77,839
Posted By Snowbird
Sorry, I haven't been keeping up. For the past...

Sorry, I haven't been keeping up. For the past month I've been riding Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio on my KLR. Two of my favorite roads of the trip were one down a ridge north of Chattanooga...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 38,905
Posted By Snowbird
Never bring a whip to a gun fight.

Never bring a whip to a gun fight.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 10:36 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,421
Posted By Snowbird
Great thread. Yes, cagers hate following my KLR...

Great thread. Yes, cagers hate following my KLR no matter how much over the limit I go. Harley riders hate it too, but can't keep up, so they pretend not to care and just follow. Kidding. Sort of.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2015, 12:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,213
Posted By Snowbird
Few facts are known, but one is: the pickup...

Few facts are known, but one is: the pickup driver crossed the center line. When will people understand that the lines on the highway are painted for a reason? Keep right. Always. Except when passing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 06:29 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 77,839
Posted By Snowbird
The VRod is not very powerful compared to other...

The VRod is not very powerful compared to other bikes from other manufacturers that I've drag raced uphill against it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,795
Posted By Snowbird
Right that. And in this thread it is apparently...

Right that. And in this thread it is apparently going to be an argument over whether it costs less to ride a bike or drive a car. Too bad because I'm enjoying the aphorisms.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,703
Posted By Snowbird
When I want to tell someone I did not appreciate...

When I want to tell someone I did not appreciate their action, I give them a thumbs down sign. It is far less likely to provoke an angry response.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 05:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,734
Posted By Snowbird
So it seems.

So it seems.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 77,839
Posted By Snowbird
Thanks, TxRoadDog and jonny cash for thoughtful...

Thanks, TxRoadDog and jonny cash for thoughtful and interesting replies. I'll let the two of you fight over who was thoughtful and who was interesting, LOL.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 01:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,734
Posted By Snowbird
Well, that'd make the widow and kids feel better....

Well, that'd make the widow and kids feel better.



Honest to God. I was thinking a bit ago that the threads I've started are mainly about douchebaggery. One case was annoying, the others are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 12:47 PM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 77,839
Posted By Snowbird
So, what's stopping Harley from making bikes that...

So, what's stopping Harley from making bikes that produce the same power? perhaps the old rolling grenade scenario?

In any case, we apparently have *one* tuner here. Or at least someone who can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,703
Posted By Snowbird
/\ Oh, like I didn't expect that. :rofl

/\ Oh, like I didn't expect that. :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,703
Posted By Snowbird
Easter (road?) rage

Is it my imagination or is Easter prime time for rage?

On my motorcycle, I've been brake checked (but not this year-- at least not this close to Easter; it was two weeks ago).

In my car...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 77,839
Posted By Snowbird
We must have quite the group of Harley tuners...

We must have quite the group of Harley tuners here since everyone's bike seems to make well over 100 hp... meanwhile every magazine road test dyno run shows just 66 hp or so.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 77,839
Posted By Snowbird
It seems just about any bike I've ever owned gets...

It seems just about any bike I've ever owned gets about 45 mpg or so in longer distance riding. I think my Sportster was the mileage king, tho: as much as 59 mpg during very easy riding.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,606
Posted By Snowbird
Yeah, worthless. Probably the reason BMW owners...

Yeah, worthless. Probably the reason BMW owners go to the shop FOUR TIMES AS OFTEN AS YAMAHA OWNERS is that the BMW owners go for the free chocolates in the waiting room. Besides, it's the one place...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 77,839
Posted By Snowbird
Do you mean things like cracked fenders or valve...

Do you mean things like cracked fenders or valve trains lacking lubrication? You have to be sure to use heavy duty turn signal bulbs.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,877
Posted By Snowbird
Yeah, that's rich. But if they were talking only...

Yeah, that's rich. But if they were talking only of riding during winter... then ok.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 10,877
Posted By Snowbird
Well, his profile says he's from Sandy Ego.

Well, his profile says he's from Sandy Ego.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 77,839
Posted By Snowbird
Thanks for poasting another example of an...

Thanks for poasting another example of an offensive parking job. Maybe now the apologists will realize some of their fellow owners are douches. In my case that started this thread, the bike was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 04:03 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 77,839
Posted By Snowbird
You guys are funny, but apparently not thinking....

You guys are funny, but apparently not thinking. I asked for one single (qualifying) innovation from H-D... and NO ONE said it: Belt drive.

The next question is more difficult: Name a second.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2015, 05:32 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 77,839
Posted By Snowbird
You can pretend not to get my point, but if y'all...

You can pretend not to get my point, but if y'all are done slappin' yer dicks, once your eyes uncross, tell me *one* innovation Harley has introduced to motorcycling. LED lighting? Nope. Aluminum...
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