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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-02-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By PJay
FWIW, I often found folks complaining of frame...

FWIW, I often found folks complaining of frame flex (because they'd read the magazines) found it suddenly went away when our shop inflated their tires to the correct pressures. :D

If the frame on...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 10:42 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,328
Posted By PJay
I ride about the same speeds on the road that I...

I ride about the same speeds on the road that I have since 1968 (the equivalent of a child bride: in my country back then you could get a motorcycle licence at 15, a full licence 6 months after; so...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-24-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,478
Posted By PJay
I guess the main problem is that it's defeatist. ...

I guess the main problem is that it's defeatist.

If you think you're going to crash, you will.

And empirical observation contradicts it: I know several million-mile-plus riders who've never...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,335
Posted By PJay
Take your seat...

Take your seat...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,335
Posted By PJay
I realise that; that's why I said the two are...

I realise that; that's why I said the two are functionally equivalent.

I'm not saying that Brian is idiotic, just functionally equivalent to it.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,795
Posted By PJay
Look, folks, we all know Brian has no idea what...

Look, folks, we all know Brian has no idea what "track skills" are, because he says he has never learned any, far less applied any. Therefore it's pointless considering his proposition that track...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-22-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,996
Posted By PJay
I never give unsolicited advice of this sort; I...

I never give unsolicited advice of this sort; I just keep well clear of riders like this, even when they re-pass on the straights.

The funniest experience I ever had of this was whilst riding...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-22-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,335
Posted By PJay
OK, let's use "wilfully ignorant" as the...

OK, let's use "wilfully ignorant" as the functional equivalent of idiotic, then.

[edit] Grammar correction; picky bunch, aren't we? (But in my country, "wilful" is the correct spelling.)
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-21-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,795
Posted By PJay
Heh heh heh: loved your description of not...

Heh heh heh: loved your description of not getting to the venue.

The last few advanced rider training days I instructed at, I left my home at 4am, rode 160 miles of back roads to get there,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-21-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,795
Posted By PJay
How is it that you have any of these at all,...

How is it that you have any of these at all, Brian????

You are obviously doing it wrong, by the very materials you're quoting, so you do need to get some better skills all round.

Get some...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-20-2015, 11:51 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,795
Posted By PJay
OK, misconstrued "it". Must'a taken the wrong...

OK, misconstrued "it". Must'a taken the wrong stuff in my own way-back hippie daze. Apologies.

I wonder, though, how after reading one could imagine they think track and street are different stuff...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-20-2015, 02:28 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,795
Posted By PJay
You've frequently been at pains to tell us you've...

You've frequently been at pains to tell us you've never been to ride at a track...so, Brian, this is yet another thing you don't know.

And in fact it's false.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,206
Posted By PJay
Winner :thumbup:thumbup

Winner :thumbup:thumbup
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-19-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,478
Posted By PJay
Slight diversion: why would anyone want a label...

Slight diversion: why would anyone want a label to be applied to them, anyway? "A biker", "a motorcyclist", "an adventure rider", "a real rider", etc.

I am, as someone famous is reported to...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-19-2015, 02:27 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,478
Posted By PJay
ie money. This is my 43rd consecutive...

ie money.

This is my 43rd consecutive season of road racing coming up. The more I've spent, in time and money, on machine preparation the more consistent my results have been.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-18-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,795
Posted By PJay
Brian, just a couple of little questions, since...

Brian, just a couple of little questions, since you state your ideas with such positivity:

1. How do you analyse your own motorcycle riding so as to undertake the improvements you say you do...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-17-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,795
Posted By PJay
Yeah, the British MoT was doing "roadcraft"...

Yeah, the British MoT was doing "roadcraft" instructional books, films and practicals before WWII.

John CW has exactly the correct terminology. The full advanced rider course I created grew out of...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-16-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,795
Posted By PJay
Yes, John, your example is one of these (as in a...

Yes, John, your example is one of these (as in a post of mine earlier in this thread):

I've seen plenty at trackdays who're convinced they're great, listened to no-one qualified, and stayed...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-16-2015, 01:32 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,795
Posted By PJay
One of the things I'm seeing on this thread is an...

One of the things I'm seeing on this thread is an assumption that track skills (sealed track or not) are somehow different from street skills.

Not.

Same skills - including dealing with traffic,...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-15-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,795
Posted By PJay
Actually, Brian, in my country we've been doing...

Actually, Brian, in my country we've been doing trackdays at the closed race circuits for all the time there've been such circuits. The first one I myself went to was damn near 50 years ago now.
...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-12-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,119
Posted By PJay
However, the mere act of purchasing a...

However, the mere act of purchasing a fully-farkled GS BMW (etc - name brand of choice eg KTM, H-D...) will restore full function.

And will be intensified every time you look at the reflection...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-12-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,372
Posted By PJay
I suppose self-portraits count...

I suppose self-portraits count...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-11-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,688
Posted By PJay
Hmmm...coffee...yes, talk about "ride your own...

Hmmm...coffee...yes, talk about "ride your own ride".
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2015, 05:33 PM
Replies: 3,161
Views: 1,253,644
Posted By PJay
Yes, RIP Gil. I met him when he came over here...

Yes, RIP Gil. I met him when he came over here to NZ.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-08-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8,614
Views: 3,523,003
Posted By PJay
And by the oil filter cover at front of the...

And by the oil filter cover at front of the crankcase, and the axle clamps at the feet of the fork sliders.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,161
Views: 1,253,644
Posted By PJay
That's when you go rest by the Tumtum tree.

That's when you go rest by the Tumtum tree.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-01-2015, 10:05 PM
Replies: 17,330
Views: 11,183,016
Posted By PJay
I don't think he was referring to the neckline. ...

I don't think he was referring to the neckline.

Oh, boy, the kids of today...I hesitate to cast aspersions in the direction of Venice Beach.
Forum: 2 smokers 05-28-2015, 02:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By PJay
Depends on the sizes of the ports. I don't...

Depends on the sizes of the ports. I don't imagine blanking a port off altogether would be beneficial.
Forum: 2 smokers 05-28-2015, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By PJay
I have to wake up...of course, a twinport single....

I have to wake up...of course, a twinport single. Yeah, the post above makes sense.

On the old 4-strokes, most of the twinports were purely fashionable (in fact, bifurcated tracts downstream...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,376
Posted By PJay
Well, I'm not Kev, but it appears to be an early...

Well, I'm not Kev, but it appears to be an early 1930s ES2 with a megaphone and tacho on it, and the lights taken off. (By the late 30s, they had spring heels, IIRC.)
Forum: 2 smokers 05-27-2015, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By PJay
With very simple non-performance porting in the...

With very simple non-performance porting in the thing, I don't think you'd have a problem.

Scotts, after all, had 2 into 1 zorsts as standard for decades (and I think the Silks continued that).
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-27-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,234
Posted By PJay
@ColoradoKen: yup, my thoughts, expressed more...

@ColoradoKen: yup, my thoughts, expressed more fully than I did. Thanks.:thumb

PS you will grow out of KTMs....
Forum: Old's Cool 05-27-2015, 01:21 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 213,478
Posted By PJay
Yeah, interesting they've left the road chassis...

Yeah, interesting they've left the road chassis bracing on it at the steering head.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-26-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,637
Posted By PJay
(Post #25) Ah, a heavy around-town bike. ...

(Post #25)

Ah, a heavy around-town bike.

Apologies: I'd misunderstood your first post and so the whole thread.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-26-2015, 01:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,591
Posted By PJay
Ummmm...these are gravel roads on flat land. You...

Ummmm...these are gravel roads on flat land. You could ride them on a Gold Wing, too.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-26-2015, 01:48 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 213,478
Posted By PJay
Yeah, my granduncle Fred used to be a dairy...

Yeah, my granduncle Fred used to be a dairy farmer up at Mirboo North.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-23-2015, 02:45 AM
Replies: 1,889
Views: 324,052
Posted By PJay
You could sell the front wheel with the rest of...

You could sell the front wheel with the rest of your Hondas...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-23-2015, 02:39 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,335
Posted By PJay
Yup - sadly, many of the utterly clueless are...

Yup - sadly, many of the utterly clueless are contributing words.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-23-2015, 12:11 AM
Replies: 1,671
Views: 136,335
Posted By PJay
I was referring to the thousands of "I ran out of...

I was referring to the thousands of "I ran out of road and went off the outside of the corner" crashes.

Very many motorcyclists are utterly clueless.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-22-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,234
Posted By PJay
Yeah, it's this expectation that you or someone...

Yeah, it's this expectation that you or someone else in the group will crash, even offroad where it's easier to, that gets me.

I'd rather be by myself and know I ride so as not to crash.
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