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Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-17-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 52,951
Posted By palinka
Cool thanks, I never would have figured that out....

Cool thanks, I never would have figured that out.
It's a long way from where I am.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-16-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 52,951
Posted By palinka
Now that you grabbed the tag, care to tell us...

Now that you grabbed the tag, care to tell us where it is?
Forum: Face plant 12-12-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,792
Posted By palinka
Those painted on white lines get really slick...

Those painted on white lines get really slick when it's wet out. The same thing almost happened to me the other day too.

Be careful out there!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 10:58 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 369,554
Posted By palinka
Doesn't matter where you are parked in that...

Doesn't matter where you are parked in that corner. Idiots will find a way.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2014, 12:39 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 475,489
Posted By palinka
Was your horn broken?

Was your horn broken?
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 276,408
Posted By palinka
It's doable. Here is a pic of my bike loaded up...

It's doable. Here is a pic of my bike loaded up for a 4 day camping trip, using the Ventura rack.
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d90/pf777/IMG_401929142497668.jpeg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 05:36 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,364
Posted By palinka
Good to know San Pedro hasn't changed in 30 years.

Good to know San Pedro hasn't changed in 30 years.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 475,489
Posted By palinka
We used to call that the polish roadblock.

We used to call that the polish roadblock.
Forum: Face plant 11-07-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,715
Posted By palinka
I have a similar intersection on my commute, with...

I have a similar intersection on my commute, with two turn lanes. Most people line up in the inside turn lane, so I usually take the outside one.
It's almost inevitable that people from the inside...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 475,489
Posted By palinka
Yesterday I saw a guy in the carpool lane,...

Yesterday I saw a guy in the carpool lane, swerving all over the lane, not maintaining speed, just terrible driving all around. Mind you this is on the 405 at rush hour, traffic is horrendous.
I as...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 276,408
Posted By palinka
That seams like a steal. Congrats!

That seams like a steal.

Congrats!
Forum: Racing 07-07-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2,867
Views: 219,213
Posted By palinka
There should be no gulley there.

There should be no gulley there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 28,158
Posted By palinka
I think it's safe to say those aren't California...

I think it's safe to say those aren't California plates, and those guys weren't speaking Californian either, dude.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 369,554
Posted By palinka
You know motorcycling is dangerous, right? ...

You know motorcycling is dangerous, right?

Let me know if you want me to take your bikes off your hands. I'll store them for you for a nominal fee. It's best for your safety.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 369,554
Posted By palinka
What if the SV rider took out another...

What if the SV rider took out another motorcyclist? Or a car? Would you still place the blame on them?
It doesn't matter what he hit, it's the SV riders fault.
Period.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 35,672
Views: 9,030,492
Posted By palinka
Yes it's the same girl. Same car. Same tatoo...

Yes it's the same girl.
Same car.
Same tatoo too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,546
Posted By palinka
:deal This is the correct explanation, not...

:deal

This is the correct explanation, not that dominant eye bs.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-13-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,505
Posted By palinka
That forest may not be there if the Federal...

That forest may not be there if the Federal Government sells off the land to a developer, oil company or other.
The Adventure Pass is the one tax I didn't mind paying. The annual price works out to...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By palinka
Any recommendations between Santa Barbara and SLO?

Any recommendations between Santa Barbara and SLO?
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By palinka
Awesome thanks.

Awesome thanks.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-09-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 557
Posted By palinka
Central Coast camping suggestions?

I need to get out of LA this weekend, so we are doing an impromptu bike camping trip this weekend.
Any suggestions for camping spots in the Central Coast area where we can get in without a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2014, 05:57 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,045,364
Posted By palinka
But first lets rev both to 18,000 rpm and see...

But first lets rev both to 18,000 rpm and see what happens :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,227
Posted By palinka
I've tried Catcrap and Blaze. Blaze is next to...

I've tried Catcrap and Blaze.
Blaze is next to useless.
Catcrap was better than Blaze, but doesn't seem much better than regular old dish soap.

Edit: with the exception that dish soap you have...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,676
Posted By palinka
I am 6'2" and 200 lbs and have no problems doing...

I am 6'2" and 200 lbs and have no problems doing all day rides on my Street Triple R.

For people my size (weight), I do recommend going with the R model for the adjustable suspension. The bike...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 276,408
Posted By palinka
Watch out for wet leaves on the road everyone....

Watch out for wet leaves on the road everyone. Managed to drop my ST3 this morning.

Frame sliders did their job, so the damage is minimal. I need a new front brake lever and a brake pedal. Any...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 276,408
Posted By palinka
Any issues so far?

Any issues so far?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2014, 09:47 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 28,158
Posted By palinka
Even the CHP hates loud pipes: - Be...

Even the CHP hates loud pipes:

- Be Respectful --- sharing the road goes both ways.
Don't rely on loud pipes to keep you safe, loud pipes often startle people and poison the attitude of car...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 276,408
Posted By palinka
Here is mine on the way to Laguna Seca last...

Here is mine on the way to Laguna Seca last summer.
I am using the Ventura Rack system.

http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d90/pf777/IMG_401929142497668.jpeg...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2014, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 640,069
Posted By palinka
I am pretty sure, but I am not a lawyer nor do I...

I am pretty sure, but I am not a lawyer nor do I work for the LA Superior Court system. Also did not stay at a Holiday Inn last night.

:D
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-08-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 640,069
Posted By palinka
Sounds like option 1 is what you need. That...

Sounds like option 1 is what you need. That should cover the ticket and the traffic school eligibility fee.
Keep in mind there will still be an additional fee that you'll have to pay to the traffic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 28,158
Posted By palinka
This! I commute in LA, so I filter every...

This!

I commute in LA, so I filter every damn day. Almost daily I catch up to someone who is filtering at 1-2 mph faster then the rest of traffic. WTF, why even bother filtering at that point. And...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,772
Posted By palinka
He won the race at Indy. He was Captain America...

He won the race at Indy. He was Captain America that day.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-04-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 640,069
Posted By palinka
Times have changed. Municipalities are hurting...

Times have changed. Municipalities are hurting for money, fines have gone up, and they are making sure they collect on as many tickets as possible. As someone said above, cops are getting overtime to...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-04-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 640,069
Posted By palinka
How many years ago?

How many years ago?
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-03-2013, 10:23 PM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 640,069
Posted By palinka
If you want to fight it, look into trial by...

If you want to fight it, look into trial by declaration. Unless you want to waste your time in court. You'll have to appear once, to plead guilty/not guilty. If you plead not guilty you'll have to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,556
Posted By palinka
They are in Sweden. Not an issue.

They are in Sweden. Not an issue.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-06-2013, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3,404
Views: 475,489
Posted By palinka
The problem with this is stated in your post....

The problem with this is stated in your post. They'll cut into the other lane, basically cutting off someone else, causing them to slam on their brakes and further backing up traffic behind them....
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 724
Posted By palinka
There is this place: ...

There is this place:
http://www.rentaducati.com/

Much closer to LAX than Long Beach.
I've never rented from them, but have been in the shop.

A quick google search also turned up this place:...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-30-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 9,053
Views: 640,069
Posted By palinka
Buy a $20 helmet lock and wear your jacket?

Buy a $20 helmet lock and wear your jacket?
Forum: Face plant 10-23-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,102
Posted By palinka
It's a road, not a playground. Having said...

It's a road, not a playground.

Having said that, i am sure 55-60mph on that road is waaaay beyond the speed limit.
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