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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,594
Posted By chassmash
In my recent tankslapper at about 90mph I stayed...

In my recent tankslapper at about 90mph I stayed calm for 5 or 6 seconds. Then I tensed up a little- as soon as I did I went down.

If I stayed calm maybe the slapping would have stopped but I am...
Forum: Beasts 03-05-2012, 06:10 AM
Replies: 21,995
Views: 6,503,611
Posted By chassmash
Try Rockwell Cycles- they are excellent

Try Rockwell Cycles- they are excellent
Forum: Face plant 03-04-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,405
Posted By chassmash
80-90mph on the NJTP on a weekend is normal,...

80-90mph on the NJTP on a weekend is normal, especially overtaking. Also I had no idea the bike was mechanically unsound. It had just come from the "dealer"

But you are right, natural selection...
Forum: Face plant 02-28-2012, 01:14 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,405
Posted By chassmash
The problem is its so unexpected and violent- its...

The problem is its so unexpected and violent- its hard to do anything. Also keep in mind this was on the very busy very fast NJ Turnpike.
Forum: Face plant 02-28-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,405
Posted By chassmash
I don't know how much I rolled but at least once...

I don't know how much I rolled but at least once when I hit my head.

As I was sliding I was terrified a car would hit me- and that was the only thing I was thinking off. Before I went down I...
Forum: Face plant 02-28-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,405
Posted By chassmash
Hey they look good to- its rare that a straight...

Hey they look good to- its rare that a straight man can legitimately wear leather pants.

The only negative of my fieldshear pants is that they are a little stiff. I hear Dainese are better in...
Forum: Face plant 02-28-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,405
Posted By chassmash
I agree. Ive had speed wobbles before and it's...

I agree. Ive had speed wobbles before and it's totally different. I feel I could have pinned the throttle and it might have help but I was going 90mph already and increasing my speed at that point...
Forum: Face plant 02-27-2012, 11:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,405
Posted By chassmash
I bought my full face helmet after reading a...

I bought my full face helmet after reading a story here about 2 weeks before my crash. My face would have sandpapered the highway with my open face helmet :)
Forum: Face plant 02-23-2012, 03:39 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,405
Posted By chassmash
The bike is in the junkyard. I am pretty...

The bike is in the junkyard.

I am pretty sure it was mechanical as the road was flat and my inputs were pretty smooth. The bike was not acting normally.
Forum: Face plant 02-23-2012, 03:36 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,405
Posted By chassmash
Here's the helmet. I only just started wearing a...

Here's the helmet. I only just started wearing a full face , most due to stuff I read here

http://i814.photobucket.com/albums/zz63/Cshama/db37cde8.jpg

Leather fieldshear pants- destroyed but...
Forum: Face plant 02-22-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,405
Posted By chassmash
Instead of doing that I went out and bought more...

Instead of doing that I went out and bought more good quality gear :)
Forum: Face plant 02-22-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,405
Posted By chassmash
yup- thats the difference between gear and no...

yup- thats the difference between gear and no gear. With no gear, I would have been dead or I would have been wishing I was dead.
Forum: Face plant 02-22-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,405
Posted By chassmash
Its really hard to say but I had slid on some...

Its really hard to say but I had slid on some black ice a few days ago and the bike went down, then a new speedo was installed and this was my first real ride since. I feel maybe the front brake was...
Forum: Face plant 02-21-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,405
Posted By chassmash
I don't always wear gear but I was fully ready...

I don't always wear gear but I was fully ready that day. I was wearing 4 layers on top and the road ripped up the top 3 of them.

My visor was scratched up so it saved my face.

Only my boots...
Forum: Face plant 02-21-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,405
Posted By chassmash
The bike is sleeping with the fishes. ...

The bike is sleeping with the fishes.

Luckily I have insurance.
Forum: Face plant 02-21-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,405
Posted By chassmash
I was overtaking. Flow of traffic was 80mph. The...

I was overtaking. Flow of traffic was 80mph. The turnpike is fast- what can I say
Forum: Face plant 02-21-2012, 07:43 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 10,405
Posted By chassmash
Wearing Gear

This is basically a response to a post a couple of weeks ago regarding the wisdom of wearing or not wearing all the gear.

Two days ago my bike had a mechanical failure on the very busy New Jersey...
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,627
Posted By chassmash
That's great news. One reason I switched to Warm...

That's great news. One reason I switched to Warm and Safe was that I felt Gerbings stopped caring about their customers much. Nice to know they are making an effort.
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,203
Posted By chassmash
The warm and safe gloves I had were made in...

The warm and safe gloves I had were made in Pakistan which really upset me. I just don't like the idea of supporting a country that harbored Bin Laden. Shouldn't bring politics into it but that's...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 954
Posted By chassmash
Nice looking textile pants

I am looking for some well made textile riding pants. I currently have leather pants and mesh pants but what I really need are pants that are a little more normal looking. I ride to the train station...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,627
Posted By chassmash
I would recommend Warm and Safe for everything...

I would recommend Warm and Safe for everything but gloves- their jacket liner is quite a bit better then Gerbings because it is fitted. I prefer the Gerbings gloves because they have more insulation....
Forum: Face plant 02-08-2012, 10:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,474
Posted By chassmash
Thats the unbelievable part about it- one second...

Thats the unbelievable part about it- one second your up , next second you are down. No time for brakes or throttle. No chance even to 'lay er down' :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,590
Posted By chassmash
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2012, 07:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,235
Posted By chassmash
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 986
Views: 62,688
Posted By chassmash
I have loud pipes on my Triumph Scrambler and...

I have loud pipes on my Triumph Scrambler and really wish I didn't. It was fun for a few days but now it is literally deafening me.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2012, 06:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,235
Posted By chassmash
I have ridden on snow quite often and have found...

I have ridden on snow quite often and have found it very stressful. I leave my legs on the ground for use as outriggers.

Has the snow been cleared? If so you will be ok if its totally cleared.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2012, 08:11 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,800
Posted By chassmash
I used to be a dog owner and I would never kill a...

I used to be a dog owner and I would never kill a dog and just leave no matter whose fault it was. I am a big guy so no one is beating me up hopefully.

In this case I missed the dog and wanted to...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,510
Posted By chassmash
Ok - I used a thick under sock and now everything...

Ok - I used a thick under sock and now everything is fine. Without it the heated socks are just plain dangerous.

I also fixed the lack of heat in my heated gloves by getting heated grips.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,800
Posted By chassmash
Ice, dogs..... What next?

Only 4 days ago I went down a road a couple of minutes from home and I went down on some black ice. Caused a few hundred dollars of damage to my bike but all was basically ok. Today I went down that...
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By chassmash
Yup the wireless controller is superb - much...

Yup the wireless controller is superb - much better the the gerbings wired controller I had before. Easy to move from bike to bike
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,470
Posted By chassmash
2 days ago I just fell 2 minutes from my house....

2 days ago I just fell 2 minutes from my house. Luckily wearing leathers. Ended up with a light scrape instead of really nasty wounds.

Ive gone down Atgatt and non Atgatt and the difference in...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2012, 04:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,094
Posted By chassmash
Dainese- worth the price

I am looking to buy some leather pants. I currently have some Fieldsheer leathers which worked well but got banged up in a crash.

The problem with the Fieldsheer pants was that they were quite...
Forum: Face plant 01-25-2012, 06:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,740
Posted By chassmash
You know I read this post last week and obviously...

You know I read this post last week and obviously it didn't sink in - just got taken down by black ice on a 45 degree day.
Forum: Face plant 01-24-2012, 05:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,579
Posted By chassmash
I don't think I will be wearing my open face...

I don't think I will be wearing my open face helmet again.
Forum: Face plant 01-24-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,474
Posted By chassmash
And by the way I was 100% Atgatt and I cannot...

And by the way I was 100% Atgatt and I cannot tell you the difference it makes in a crash. Apart from a bruise I am 100% ok. I have had a very similar crash at a slower speed wearing jeans and...
Forum: Face plant 01-24-2012, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,474
Posted By chassmash
Beware black ice

I ride throughout the winter in New York- any temperature , any weather. Just yesterday I was praising myself on how well I could read road surfaces. Well that hubris turned to shit quite rapidly.
...
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2012, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 601
Posted By chassmash
Removing Gas Tank

I am removing the gas tank on my Moto Guzzi Griso

I think I know how to do it- but I want to know if I have to take out all of the gas first?
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2012, 07:02 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 16,146
Posted By chassmash
I ended up sending back the warm and safe gloves...

I ended up sending back the warm and safe gloves and keeping the Gerbing G3 gloves. I ride in very cold temps and the added insulation makes all the difference with the G3s. The warm and safe gloves...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2012, 04:42 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,459
Posted By chassmash
And by the way I don't consider a Stella to be...

And by the way I don't consider a Stella to be Retro as such- it really is the real deal. Basically the same as a 70s Vespa.
Forum: Battle scooters 01-16-2012, 04:39 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 13,459
Posted By chassmash
Visions of Audrey Hepburn will always help you ;)...

Visions of Audrey Hepburn will always help you ;)

I have several bikes of which the Stella is one. It does ride differently then a modern bike but you do get used to it. It really is a fun safe...
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