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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,987
Posted By Wuwei
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Here in farm country we have a problem with folks who just don't care. Between...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2012, 06:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,217
Posted By Wuwei
My brake lights come on quicker than I get actual...

My brake lights come on quicker than I get actual braking so I can tap the lights a few times which usually gives tailgaters the idea they are too close. Failing that I might change lanes if that is...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2012, 10:41 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 8,197
Posted By Wuwei
How about on the top of your helmet? Just bow...

How about on the top of your helmet? Just bow down to the EZ-Pass Reader and go. Or, maybe you could come up with some stretchy straps for your left forearm--point at the machine and go.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,217
Posted By Wuwei
Never had a fall commuting, but I think the great...

Never had a fall commuting, but I think the great danger is familiarity with the route and routine causing you to let your guard down, mind wandering, and then something will bite you. Recently I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2012, 05:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,042
Posted By Wuwei
No, here in the good ol' USA every locality would...

No, here in the good ol' USA every locality would look at this as a source of revenue and they would station cops in busy gas stations waiting to write up tickets for gas cheats. Since it's actually...
Forum: The Garage 08-16-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 11,759
Posted By Wuwei
I've been using nothing but WD40 for 1500 miles...

I've been using nothing but WD40 for 1500 miles or so, and it seems to do the trick. It's an old chain, so I'm not particularly worried about ruining it, but in any case I can't detect any difference...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2012, 07:15 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,286
Posted By Wuwei
Hi vis gear certainly helps to prevent the...

Hi vis gear certainly helps to prevent the problem in the first place. I had to take my hi-vis vest off for awhile as it cuts down on the air flow too much when it is really hot and humid (a lot this...
Forum: Face plant 08-14-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,813
Posted By Wuwei
Don't show us!

Don't show us!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2012, 06:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,379
Posted By Wuwei
I think it's a matter of judgment more than...

I think it's a matter of judgment more than skills and practice. Someone with good judgment knows that they need to take it easy at first on a new bike, taking time to practice everything carefully...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,042
Posted By Wuwei
I wouldn't count on E15 going away. The ethanol...

I wouldn't count on E15 going away. The ethanol lobby seems to get its way despite pushing a solution for a problem that doesn't either solve the problem or help anyone except for ethanol producers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2012, 02:14 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,042
Posted By Wuwei
E15 is available at one station already...

E15 is available at one station already (http://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/19/an-e15-update/).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2012, 01:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,042
Posted By Wuwei
Mandate to purchase at least four gallons of gas coming.

I really couldn't believe this when I first read it, but apparently the EPA is going to mandate stations with blender pumps require all motorists, including motorcyclists, must purchase a minimum of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,447
Posted By Wuwei
I've often wondered if cities could reduce...

I've often wondered if cities could reduce overall temperatures by going to some sort of lighter-colored paving materials. When you are riding you can feel a significant difference in temperature...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2012, 05:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,012
Posted By Wuwei
Do I think there is scientific evidence that they...

Do I think there is scientific evidence that they work? No! Do I think they are good luck charms? Yes! After a few close calls here in upstate NY (lots of deer) I installed cheapo Bell brand deer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2012, 10:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,790
Posted By Wuwei
Here's the answer...

Here's the answer (http://www.wikihow.com/Trigger-Green-Traffic-Lights) if the light is triggered by wires in the road.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2012, 04:38 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,790
Posted By Wuwei
I contacted the head of the department in the...

I contacted the head of the department in the city about a light that I can't trigger and he told me it is a state highway and therefore not his responsibility even though it is right in the midst of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,790
Posted By Wuwei
A lot of us have the problem, and yes picking a...

A lot of us have the problem, and yes picking a better route is often the best solution. One thing I have found is that streets that pass by the police or fire station often have well-tuned lights,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2012, 10:36 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 13,261
Posted By Wuwei
Customer: "How much is this going to cost?" ...

Customer: "How much is this going to cost?"

Mechanic: "How much you got on you?"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2012, 10:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,790
Posted By Wuwei
Around here there are two wire loops buried in...

Around here there are two wire loops buried in the road and if you coast right down the centerline between them you are most likely to trigger the sensor--nearly 100% of the time for me. However,...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,313
Posted By Wuwei
Never buy the current year, state-of-the-style...

Never buy the current year, state-of-the-style stuff. Always buy discontinued, closeouts, etc. and you can often find stuff that is less than 50% of the new gear, and sometimes better made too. Don't...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2012, 07:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,122
Posted By Wuwei
Actually, I kinda get a kick out of riding in bad...

Actually, I kinda get a kick out of riding in bad wind conditions--adds to the challenge. Despite what I just said I rode over 400 miles in a full gale a few years ago. Winds were gusting 50-60...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,122
Posted By Wuwei
That's great if it's what you like to do, but I...

That's great if it's what you like to do, but I have zero interest in making miles for miles' sake. I don't ride a motorcycle for that--if I want to make miles I take the car. To me an Iron Butt is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,757
Posted By Wuwei
I don't think anyone's arguing you can eliminate...

I don't think anyone's arguing you can eliminate risk through using your extreme skilz, but you can improve your odds drastically by doing various things to the point that riding isn't particularly...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2012, 05:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,177
Posted By Wuwei
I still don't care about the lack-of-style...

I still don't care about the lack-of-style problem, but I can understand how a too-bulky jacket can act like a sail, and I don't like that. I have an older Cortech jacket that I love, other than it...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,539
Posted By Wuwei
Microfiber washcloths are great for cleaning...

Microfiber washcloths are great for cleaning visors, windscreens, almost anything. I buy them by a huge bag at WM in the auto detailing section. The extra nap on the washcloths really helps to pull...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,122
Posted By Wuwei
Yes! What's the point of the weight when you...

Yes! What's the point of the weight when you could be doing the same exact thing on a bike that weighs 500 pounds less, and probably have more fun doing it?
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2012, 07:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,205
Posted By Wuwei
It's a mixed bag of bags in that shot. I...

It's a mixed bag of bags in that shot. I collected them as I went along and found things on sales, not as a set, so I wouldn't consider them ideal but they all fit and work reasonably well. The tank...
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2012, 04:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,177
Posted By Wuwei
I can't speak for the Roadcrafter or the Darien...

I can't speak for the Roadcrafter or the Darien because I haven't (yet) purchased either, but they are definitely Goretex Cordura fabric. I will say that other Aerostich stuff I have: elkskin roper...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 19,609
Posted By Wuwei
It sounds like those Sturgis crashes are in the...

It sounds like those Sturgis crashes are in the 98% avoidable category.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2012, 04:41 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,757
Posted By Wuwei
I've crashed road bicycles numerous times wearing...

I've crashed road bicycles numerous times wearing classic bike gear and you do get scraped up, but generally you are not going 60 mph and most bicycles don't weigh 500 lbs. Bicycle riders tend to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 19,609
Posted By Wuwei
Some random thoughts from someone who has had a...

Some random thoughts from someone who has had a license for more than 36 years and has been riding and driving longer than that. I've never been involved in a road accident, though I have been hit a...
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2012, 08:09 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,122
Posted By Wuwei
I think it depends a lot on which windy backroads...

I think it depends a lot on which windy backroads you are on. I can't speak for track days as I don't do those, but around here there are a lot of very windy backroads that also feature potholes,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,926
Posted By Wuwei
Just a bit OT, but I was watching the Olympic...

Just a bit OT, but I was watching the Olympic bike race this morning on TV and I noticed that some of the motorcycle riders doing the filming were barreling along with their modulars flipped up. That...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2012, 06:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 975
Posted By Wuwei
Change the oil and filter, clean and dry the...

Change the oil and filter, clean and dry the bike, lube it up, clean chain, lube, etc. Use marine StaBil (the blue stuff) in your gasoline for the last tank or two so that it is thoroughly throughout...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2012, 06:42 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,926
Posted By Wuwei
The Sharp helmet tests include the chin bars on...

The Sharp helmet tests include the chin bars on modulars (http://sharp.direct.gov.uk/). They give you a percent of impacts where the chin bar stayed fully locked. Like the Shoei Multitech stayed...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 771
Posted By Wuwei
WalMart or Target rain suit, and you might be...

WalMart or Target rain suit, and you might be surprised how decent they are.
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2012, 10:27 AM
Replies: 534
Views: 118,822
Posted By Wuwei
The XR1200X is pretty much a "standard," but it...

The XR1200X is pretty much a "standard," but it is going away next year I believe. One thing I always find strange about those who view Sportsters as standards is that there is always the qualifier...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,107
Posted By Wuwei
OK, I looked at the Invista site on Cordura and...

OK, I looked at the Invista site on Cordura and it does indicate that Cordura ballistic stuff is made from nylon. Can you show me where there is a similar site for Carbolex that indicates there is a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2012, 05:23 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 10,068
Posted By Wuwei
Ha! Those would be nice, but the typical NY...

Ha! Those would be nice, but the typical NY backroad has frequent speed limit changes from 55 to 35 and back up again with virtually no warning. The real speed trap towns let the bushes and trees...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,971,892
Posted By Wuwei
I think he's really, really glad he wore a...

I think he's really, really glad he wore a full-face helmet instead of the usual cruiser's beany.
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