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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,076
Posted By dwoodward
I wonder about a lightweight version of a Hi-Lift...

I wonder about a lightweight version of a Hi-Lift jack, which are still popular for off-roading.

Plant the foot next to the bike with a soft-tie around whatever is handy (grab rail, bar end,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,171
Posted By dwoodward
You're a n00b, so you probably don't realize...

You're a n00b, so you probably don't realize there are several threads on countersteering. Open any one of them and you'll find a dried up mudhole that used to be a patch of grass where once upon a...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,783,119
Posted By dwoodward
Mine is starting to sound very 'clattery' when...

Mine is starting to sound very 'clattery' when thoroughly warmed up. I know slappy valves are happy valves, but I'd not be surprised if took a few shims.

That said, across brands valve check...
Forum: Beasts 09-17-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,783,119
Posted By dwoodward
What's stock? I have enough 10W on hand to...

What's stock?

I have enough 10W on hand to do that, and do wish the forks were a little stiffer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,202
Posted By dwoodward
Right... you just have to worry about them...

Right... you just have to worry about them sliding into you from behind. Much better.


You are absolutely correct- it's none of my business. And the route I'll be riding suddenly becomes none of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,171
Posted By dwoodward
http://troll.me/images/facepalm-picard/not-this-sh...

http://troll.me/images/facepalm-picard/not-this-shit-again.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,108
Posted By dwoodward
Don't have any V-Star 250s, do you? We were...

Don't have any V-Star 250s, do you?

We were all worried about the shiny fake chrome fake airbox covers. What gets broken is the brake pedal mount (right side), or the key snaps off (left side).
...
Forum: Beasts 09-15-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,783,119
Posted By dwoodward
The "Safety Third" sticker being in the frame...

The "Safety Third" sticker being in the frame really makes the shot, man. :thumb
Forum: Beasts 09-12-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,783,119
Posted By dwoodward
By habit, I remove any accessories that may be in...

By habit, I remove any accessories that may be in the way of a dealership doing work. For that matter, if I ever take the FJR in, I'll remove the fairing myself, first, because every time in the past...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,958
Posted By dwoodward
Spouse Unit is good at this game. We were...

Spouse Unit is good at this game.

We were sitting at a rest area along I-5 waiting for friends to catch up. (pre-arranged stop) She goes to the restroom, comes back, says "that little old lady...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,152
Posted By dwoodward
Different side of the same coin, but yes.

Different side of the same coin, but yes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,152
Posted By dwoodward
I have a theory on that. They're not in a...

I have a theory on that.

They're not in a combat zone, thus they feel "safe"- this is, after all, what they're sworn to protect. And it is "safe", compared to combat- but only compared to that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,108
Posted By dwoodward
Because motorcycles are just like planes. ...

Because motorcycles are just like planes.

For the thread, perhaps; for the site, not so much. Apparently you can't figure out how to find a subsidized class, and you've been given advice on that....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,108
Posted By dwoodward
Datapoint: Gas tank for a TU250X: $950 retail,...

Datapoint: Gas tank for a TU250X: $950 retail, $650 wholesale.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,108
Posted By dwoodward
The schedule depends on where you are. When I did...

The schedule depends on where you are. When I did it in '02, it was 1 day, 4 days, 3 days. Currently, in OR, it's two (very full) days, plus 2-4 classes as an apprentice. But that's another topic.
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Forum: Vendors 09-10-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 19,257
Posted By dwoodward
I don't know about "shutting off", but I've lost...

I don't know about "shutting off", but I've lost audio a couple times on my 20S- once comign out of configuration menu, once switching from FM to ambient (convenience store stop) then switching back....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,501
Posted By dwoodward
You mean, besides skidplates and tires?

You mean, besides skidplates and tires?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 04:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,108
Posted By dwoodward
MSF is a curriculum provider- they don't do any...

MSF is a curriculum provider- they don't do any direct training.

In WA, those providers do the DOL license testing too (IOW, you go to DOL, they'll send you to a provider for testing). In OR, you...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,783,119
Posted By dwoodward
Rider weight? 175 + gear Average Speeds?...

Rider weight? 175 + gear
Average Speeds? Posted+.
Braking technique? Smooth but hard
Acceleration technique? Smooth but hard
Cornering technique? What peg feelers? Seriously, why are there...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,783,119
Posted By dwoodward
Wheelie less?

Wheelie less?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,108
Posted By dwoodward
Can't speak for what they do anywhere else, but...

Can't speak for what they do anywhere else, but here we pull the headlight fuse- if not the headlight, since we put a name plate over the headlight.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,791
Posted By dwoodward
1) Comfort is a safety factor. Motor officers...

1) Comfort is a safety factor. Motor officers spend most of their day sitting in the sun going nowhere.

2) Tradition / Image. The officers don't get to wear what they want, they wear a uniform....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,036
Posted By dwoodward
Was that Alt-MOST 12x2, or TEAM Oregon / Idaho...

Was that Alt-MOST 12x2, or TEAM Oregon / Idaho STAR* 15x3?

*formerly MSF MRC:RSS, who knows what MSF does now?

I miss the old 20x8 (I think?) From the MRC:RSS.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,152
Posted By dwoodward
Sigh. Is this based on any data more recent...

Sigh.

Is this based on any data more recent than the Hurt Report? Because Oregon statics are wildly off- only 45% are multi-vehicle, and more than half of those (25% of all moto crashes) the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,051
Posted By dwoodward
I don't know about "loading dock", but the dealer...

I don't know about "loading dock", but the dealer I've been to (Latus, in Portland- also a Triumph dealer and races a couple of 675s) has a platform lift. Back up to it, they match the height of your...
Forum: Thumpers 08-28-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 249,009
Posted By dwoodward
Another factor for Britita is "budget". Helmet,...

Another factor for Britita is "budget". Helmet, Jacket, Gloves, Boots, Pants, you can be talking about a thousand bucks pretty easy.

As for picking a bike: Go to a big multi-line dealership or...
Forum: Vendors 08-27-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,145
Views: 101,698
Posted By dwoodward
Never underestimate a German engineer's ability...

Never underestimate a German engineer's ability to come up with a complex solution to a simple problem.
Forum: Beasts 08-27-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,783,119
Posted By dwoodward
I have long opined that bikes could be delivered...

I have long opined that bikes could be delivered with the cheapest device possible to hold the rear end off the ground, and on purchase, the buyer could select the shock of choice- the standard unit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,363
Posted By dwoodward
So, you think you'd look good riding bitch?...

So, you think you'd look good riding bitch? Because it's not a part-time thing; the bike- it's still going to ride itself.

What you want is a self-driving car with a trailer. Have it drive you to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 09:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,363
Posted By dwoodward
Somehow, I don't see a (civilian) market for...

Somehow, I don't see a (civilian) market for motorcycles that ride themselves.
Forum: Beasts 08-26-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,783,119
Posted By dwoodward
IMO. Features like that are best done...

IMO. Features like that are best done aftermarket. Your ideal shock won't be mine; you might want 10 gallons of gas, I think more than 8 is too much.

Someone should start a company- call it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,398
Posted By dwoodward
We have an instructor that's a former motor and...

We have an instructor that's a former motor and just bought the local "ride like a cop" school. I need to get out and do that some day. Idaho STAR runs one too.

In Oregon, add "and/or manual...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 10:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,112
Posted By dwoodward
Technically, it's a yellow jacket. I'm glad it...

Technically, it's a yellow jacket. I'm glad it didn't find it's way through the padding to my scalp.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 10:38 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,047
Posted By dwoodward
First was the Funduro, which was later simply the...

First was the Funduro, which was later simply the F650. Now R-bikes are horizontal twins, and K bikes are horizontal,inline motors, mounted longitudinally (crank on the right, cylinder heads on the...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,783,119
Posted By dwoodward
He'd have to ride really fast, like near orbital...

He'd have to ride really fast, like near orbital speed, to get back to Oz on it. Does the demo bike have the ablative heat shielding option?
Forum: Vendors 08-25-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 19,257
Posted By dwoodward
So I guess what I'd like is for each BT radio to...

So I guess what I'd like is for each BT radio to be paired with more than one device- recognizing the difference between 'paired' and 'connected'.

My phone is currently paired to three different...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,112
Posted By dwoodward
A week ago. New Shoei NeoTec (liner removed,...

A week ago. New Shoei NeoTec (liner removed, front to the left)- this guy came in through the main vent on top of the helmet and crawled back and forth in that channel for probably 50 miles. I could...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 19,047
Posted By dwoodward
As of that posting, It's possible this thread...

As of that posting, It's possible this thread doesn't have enough photos in it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,922
Posted By dwoodward
One thought- especially having just dropped and...

One thought- especially having just dropped and then picked up the baby- if possible, put the side stand down before getting back on. Especially if you drop it on the right side. Nothing quite adds...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21,394
Views: 3,783,119
Posted By dwoodward
You want DealerTool...

You want DealerTool (http://dealertoolcouk.ipage.com/default.htm)
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