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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,281
Posted By simonm2211
I have never been asked "When are you going to...

I have never been asked "When are you going to buy a real bike?" by a Harley owner. But if I was, I would take it as a light-hearted conversation starter. Kind of like "Why do you support (insert...
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 04:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,684
Posted By simonm2211
After experimenting with a few different brands...

After experimenting with a few different brands of foam plugs, I settled on 3M 1100. Roll them, insert and wait 30 seconds and you're done. With other brands, I would often have to re-set them in one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2014, 04:49 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,660
Posted By simonm2211
In Texas, I estimate (very unscientifically) that...

In Texas, I estimate (very unscientifically) that the percentage waving is higher than 90% (excluding freeway, other roadways with divided carriageways). I figure there's a percentage that are too...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,214
Posted By simonm2211
Ooh, I've got this, i know the answer. He's...

Ooh, I've got this, i know the answer.

He's a dickhead.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2014, 04:25 AM
Replies: 778
Views: 54,765
Posted By simonm2211
So, a Ninja 250 will do 100mph, should a Ninja...

So, a Ninja 250 will do 100mph, should a Ninja 1000 do 400mph?

No, it's not.

Consider aerodynamic drag; it increases proportionally to the square of velocity. And bikes have relatively poor...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,397
Posted By simonm2211
I get that there is near unanimity on hating the...

I get that there is near unanimity on hating the Transformers style in bikes and the new Z1000 is probably the poster child, but I kind of like it. Not the exhaust, maybe, but in the flesh, it looks...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,136
Posted By simonm2211
An unforeseen event such as a stuck window, rain...

An unforeseen event such as a stuck window, rain and wind?
Running from responsibility with statements like "...it was completely my fault"?

An accident can be someone's fault. Usually there are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,136
Posted By simonm2211
Yes it was. Accident 1. an unforeseen and...

Yes it was.

Accident
1. an unforeseen and unplanned event or circumstance
2. lack of intention or necessity : chance <met by accident rather than by design
3. an unfortunate event resulting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 6,136
Posted By simonm2211
That's what Safety Managers like to say. Like...

That's what Safety Managers like to say. Like others have said, everybody makes mistakes from time to time. After the event, you can list the contributing factors and say it was avoidable, which is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,126
Posted By simonm2211
Whether you use the term "assumptions" or not,...

Whether you use the term "assumptions" or not, expecting a car to pull out, a truck to change lanes or someone to not see you are good life-preserving skills. It's the P in SIPDE. The Panigale rider...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,126
Posted By simonm2211
It all goes horribly wrong at 2:40 when he says "...

It all goes horribly wrong at 2:40 when he says " At this point, I'm not worried at all" when he should have been braking moderately to firmly to give him some time and space to see which way the van...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,126
Posted By simonm2211
Hit the brakes. Then look at your options.

Hit the brakes. Then look at your options.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,492
Posted By simonm2211
Yep, shame they didn't stop there.

Yep, shame they didn't stop there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,492
Posted By simonm2211
Yes mate, I am. I lived there for 18 years. I was...

Yes mate, I am. I lived there for 18 years. I was being a little picky pulling you up on the 50% thing - didn't mean to sound like a dick.

I am kind of ambivalent on the whole DUI deal. I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,492
Posted By simonm2211
I highly doubt that you have a 50/50 chance of...

I highly doubt that you have a 50/50 chance of being pulled over under those circumstances if you are just going to and from a place. If that was true, cab drivers would be pulled over many times...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 15,145
Posted By simonm2211
Helmet: Shoei RF-1100 Boots: Puma Desmo ...

Helmet: Shoei RF-1100
Boots: Puma Desmo
Pants: Draggin Drayko Kevlar Jeans or AlpineStars Air (removed armor)
Knee Protection: Forcefield Limb Tubes (move around now and are useless, but used to...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 505
Views: 124,984
Posted By simonm2211
Great, inspiring report & pics. And $100...

Great, inspiring report & pics.

And $100 closer to punching that hole in the ground.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,486
Posted By simonm2211
If not for needing to haul the kids ( & wife )...

If not for needing to haul the kids ( & wife ) around, I would take the bike every time. Well, up to about 105F and down to 32 anyway. As it is, it's about 50/50.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,878
Posted By simonm2211
Question Hi-viz is recognized globally in the...

Hi-viz is recognized globally in the Construction, manufacturing, O&G and Mining industries to increase the visibility of people working near large, heavy, mobile equipment. It is easy to miss seeing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2014, 02:23 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,878
Posted By simonm2211
Wear what you like, but...

Myself - I'm betting that way more people avoid being hit by cars and trucks by wearing hi-viz and being seen, than get run over by drivers whose lizard-brain draws them to steer directly at the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,878
Posted By simonm2211
Improving odds

I remember reading somewhere that riding a motorcycle was 25 times (?) more likely to lead to a fatality than driving in a car per mile ridden or driven. Hi-viz is widely recognized in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,878
Posted By simonm2211
Talking At the very least, it can't hurt...

Like a few have mentioned, I noticed a difference in driver behavior when I started wearing hi-viz. Car drivers left a little more room, cutting in front was less frequent and there were fewer events...
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