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Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-03-2015, 04:26 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 616,411
Posted By ttpete
I'm glad I don't live in NH. Land of idiot...

I'm glad I don't live in NH. Land of idiot drivers.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-03-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 616,411
Posted By ttpete
You're missing the point. On a left turn green...

You're missing the point. On a left turn green arrow, as long as people are turning left, it's illegal for anyone else to enter the intersection. I'd be highly pissed if anyone made a right on red in...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-03-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 616,411
Posted By ttpete
In that situation, the left turner on green arrow...

In that situation, the left turner on green arrow has absolute right of way over the right turn on red vehicle. Right turn on red MUST wait until ALL traffic is clear. Any time someone is in a big...
Forum: Airheads 07-03-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,321
Posted By ttpete
A good friend owns a motorcycle parts mail order...

A good friend owns a motorcycle parts mail order company, and the staff there came up with that name because 90% of their really asshole customers are from the Northeast coastal area. :lol3
Forum: Airheads 07-02-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,321
Posted By ttpete
What IS it with Eastern Seaboard assholes? I've...

What IS it with Eastern Seaboard assholes? I've never had that problem around here. :eek1
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-02-2015, 12:44 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,970
Posted By ttpete
Nope. Didn't understand countersteering....

Nope. Didn't understand countersteering. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Countersteering
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-01-2015, 03:06 PM
Replies: 4,056
Views: 616,411
Posted By ttpete
We have many double left turn lanes, and one lane...

We have many double left turn lanes, and one lane turns into the near lane and the other the far lane. I regularly make a left turn and have to make an immediate right turn into the first drive from...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-30-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By ttpete
You have an air leak, probably at the rubber...

You have an air leak, probably at the rubber connector between the carb and the intake manifold. It's not unusual for it to split when it deteriorates.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-29-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 39,969
Views: 10,704,227
Posted By ttpete
We had that in MI years ago. The down side was...

We had that in MI years ago. The down side was that if you had a judgment against you that you couldn't pay, the state would confiscate all of your license plates until you did.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-29-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 877
Posted By ttpete
TTs have their own VIN prefix. It begins with...

TTs have their own VIN prefix. It begins with T120TT, then DUXXXXX

Earlier 650 comp models are either TR6C or T120C.

OP, if you get this one, feel free to PM me if you have any questions. The...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-29-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 39,969
Views: 10,704,227
Posted By ttpete
That's easy. Don't wear a pirate costume or a $10...

That's easy. Don't wear a pirate costume or a $10 helmet, don't ride in pirate parades, and always wave at folks riding non-Harleys. :lol3
Forum: Road Warriors 06-28-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,284
Views: 261,442
Posted By ttpete
If you want to keep the spokes look, there are...

If you want to keep the spokes look, there are two options. I just installed a set of Alpina wheels, made in Italy. They have nipples that seal to the rim hole using o-rings. They're beautifully made...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-27-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 17,330
Views: 11,188,677
Posted By ttpete
I know how, having owned a 1956 Scrambler. When I...

I know how, having owned a 1956 Scrambler. When I sold it, I demonstrated the technique to the buyer several times, and he could never get it started and sold it to someone else. I also had a Gold...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-26-2015, 09:30 PM
Replies: 17,330
Views: 11,188,677
Posted By ttpete
Actually, it works very well. You don't drive...

Actually, it works very well. You don't drive your knee into the oil tank. Have been doing it with my Triumph TT for years. If it's properly tuned, it will start immediately on the first kick. Wait...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 06:11 PM
Replies: 39,969
Views: 10,704,227
Posted By ttpete
That's so you can stick the passenger out to see...

That's so you can stick the passenger out to see if the oncoming lane is clear to pass. :lol3
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,970
Posted By ttpete
I never made that assumption. I said that it...

I never made that assumption. I said that it takes more than just training to become competent on the street or track. Training is a good basis, but experience is also necessary. People like me...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 39,969
Views: 10,704,227
Posted By ttpete
I made the mistake of going to southern FL in the...

I made the mistake of going to southern FL in the summer once. Never again.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,970
Posted By ttpete
In 1958, I applied for, and after a road test,...

In 1958, I applied for, and after a road test, was issued a driver's license. When I bought my first motorcycle, I got on and rode it home. There was no motorcycle endorsement or test required. There...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 39,969
Views: 10,704,227
Posted By ttpete
Not in the cop's case. He's already wearing just...

Not in the cop's case. He's already wearing just a cloth shirt. All the mesh gear does is carry and locate the armor pieces.

The Michigan State Police wear custom made uniforms with built in...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 39,969
Views: 10,704,227
Posted By ttpete
Until you get gut shot. There are a LOT more...

Until you get gut shot. There are a LOT more people carrying today than in the past. You never know.......



Mesh gear.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 01:45 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,970
Posted By ttpete
A rider's not proficient on the street until he...

A rider's not proficient on the street until he no longer is surprised by anything and has no more close calls. Both are signs that the rider is not paying attention and not positioning himself to...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-22-2015, 11:45 AM
Replies: 39,969
Views: 10,704,227
Posted By ttpete
Why use Amateur as a derogatory term? It simply...

Why use Amateur as a derogatory term? It simply means that the individual isn't doing something for money, but for the love of it. If a rider doesn't hold an AMA Pro or an FIM Pro license, he's an...
Forum: The Garage 06-21-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,511
Posted By ttpete
If you really want a good fan, consider a couple...

If you really want a good fan, consider a couple of muffin fans. They're about four times more efficient than what you have there, and are a lot easier to mount. You can cannibalize old desktop...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By ttpete
What are those mirrors from? They look sturdy and...

What are those mirrors from? They look sturdy and are larger than most.
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By ttpete
The company also makes a digital voltmeter that...

The company also makes a digital voltmeter that plugs in. Handy for checking the charging system.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-17-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,970
Posted By ttpete
Funny that you picked "road craft". The UK...

Funny that you picked "road craft". The UK government published a small book titled "Motorcycle Road Craft - The Police Rider's Manual". It's a very informative publication that has drawings that...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-15-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 287
Views: 137,021
Posted By ttpete
http://ttpete.smugmug.com/photos/i-h9tx3jB/0/L/i-h...

http://ttpete.smugmug.com/photos/i-h9tx3jB/0/L/i-h9tx3jB-L.jpg

1967 TT Special
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-14-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,081
Posted By ttpete
Sorry you don't like our Constitutional Republic...

Sorry you don't like our Constitutional Republic and most of our people. You might want to find a place to emigrate to because it's not going to change much here, especially in the DC area. There are...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-14-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,081
Posted By ttpete
Both UPS and FedEx do it in ALL areas, not just...

Both UPS and FedEx do it in ALL areas, not just rural ones. Instead of a truck delivering small purchases door to door, they're delivered to the USPS for final delivery by a mail carrier who is going...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-14-2015, 02:13 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 16,303
Posted By ttpete
For the Ducati, I have an aftermarket Microtec...

For the Ducati, I have an aftermarket Microtec ECM that's completely programmable. Every parameter can be programmed. It can be used with any bike that uses a Marelli 5AM ECM by loading the...
Forum: Airheads 06-14-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 13,321
Posted By ttpete
Why the fixation on the speedo, especially in...

Why the fixation on the speedo, especially in turns? If you're in traffic, your speed is dependent on the vehicles around you and you really need to concentrate on what's going on instead of seeing...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-11-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,081
Posted By ttpete
A lot of that goes to pay for the cradle-to-grave...

A lot of that goes to pay for the cradle-to-grave social programs the Euros have. Nothing's free.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-10-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 16,303
Posted By ttpete
What year was it? The difference was that during...

What year was it? The difference was that during the 1970s, light trucks had less stringent emissions standards than cars. I had q 1977 Toyota FJ40, and it still had a hand choke. And it never had...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-10-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 450
Views: 16,303
Posted By ttpete
I spent the decade of the 1970s doing emissions...

I spent the decade of the 1970s doing emissions development at Ford, and at that time, the result of having to use carburetors resulted in vehicles that made no power and had horrible cold...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-10-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 32,201
Posted By ttpete
Those cops are probably the same ones who when...

Those cops are probably the same ones who when young stood around the airport and spit on the GIs coming home from 'Nam, calling them baby killers.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 39,969
Views: 10,704,227
Posted By ttpete
Big difference with 2 wheels forward. You have 2...

Big difference with 2 wheels forward. You have 2 wheel steering and front braking and there's less tendency to roll into turns. All of the 3 wheel Morgans, Isettas, and Messerschmitts are very stable...
Forum: Road Warriors 06-09-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,834,020
Posted By ttpete
You could always drop it off at one of those...

You could always drop it off at one of those churches that handles snakes on Sunday.....:lol3
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-07-2015, 03:10 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,970
Posted By ttpete
I know a good many licensed active racers who...

I know a good many licensed active racers who won't ride on the street. It's not uncommon among them. They have never developed road skills and don't care to. Street riding's not a challenge to them....
Forum: Road Warriors 06-05-2015, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10,637
Views: 1,834,020
Posted By ttpete
http://ttpete.smugmug.com/photos/i-jPSh2tg/0/L/i-j...

http://ttpete.smugmug.com/photos/i-jPSh2tg/0/L/i-jPSh2tg-L.jpg

Here's mine. Fun bike!
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-05-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 239
Views: 14,970
Posted By ttpete
I see a lot of complaining about riding in...

I see a lot of complaining about riding in traffic in areas that I ride in with few problems. It's difficult for me to quantify my technique because I'm able to do it instinctively from long...
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