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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,719
Posted By mikem9
Good suggestions on talking to a suspension...

Good suggestions on talking to a suspension expert, before I give up on the idea of bar riser. Thanks
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,719
Posted By mikem9
Thanks. I guess the main thing I'm wondering is...

Thanks. I guess the main thing I'm wondering is this: I've ridden dirt bikes all of my life (and I'm in my 50's). I spent a weekend on a Ducati hyperstrada a few months ago and a weekend on a GS...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By mikem9
But, what are the practical effects of less...

But, what are the practical effects of less leverage or more leverage, especially when riding twisties at a decent pace. Has anyone put wider or narrower bars on your bike?

The reason I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 551
Posted By mikem9
Handlebar width and stability/handling

What are the effects of different handlebar widths on stability and handling of a street bike?
Forum: Road warriors 12-10-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 565,359
Posted By mikem9
1200n vs 1200s handlebar height

1200n vs. 1200s handlebar height.

I have an 03 1200s. Have been messing around with the handlebar height with risers. Does a stock 1200n have higher bar mounts than a 1200s? According to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,719
Posted By mikem9
Willis - what are you saying? Hard to follow.

Willis - what are you saying? Hard to follow.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,719
Posted By mikem9
Ha! A picture is worth a thousand words. But,...

Ha! A picture is worth a thousand words. But, let's explore this: Why do some bikes with more of an upright handlebar position: ie: hyperstrada, GS1200, Multistrada, KTM Supermotard etc., handle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,719
Posted By mikem9
Handlebar Risers - Comfort vs. Handling

Has anyone changed your handlebar rise and noticed handling differences for your bike?

My Streetbike is a 2003 Suzuki Bandit 1200 S. It has a sports touring handlebar position. At my height and...
Forum: The Garage 12-08-2014, 07:47 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 302
Posted By mikem9
Handlebar Risers - Comfort vs. Handling

Moved post to "The perfect line"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,665
Posted By mikem9
OP - Hippiebrian - I agree with you. Two years...

OP - Hippiebrian - I agree with you. Two years ago I bought a 9 year old Japanese UJM (universal Japanese Motorcycle) for $2500. It had 15,000 miles on it. I've put 20,000 additional miles on it...
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-13-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,690
Posted By mikem9
Bomose: I sent you a private message. We may...

Bomose: I sent you a private message. We may have a small world story. I may have seen ya'll returning from your ride....between Dalton and Chatsworth on some backroads.
Forum: Day Trippin' 11-13-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,690
Posted By mikem9
I ride a lot of those dirt and gravel roads. ...

I ride a lot of those dirt and gravel roads. Impressed with your ability to link them all together. If you don't mind me asking, what tools/maps did you use to create your route?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2014, 08:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,645
Posted By mikem9
That is a cool photo and trail! I assume you...

That is a cool photo and trail! I assume you bring an extra tube along! :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,645
Posted By mikem9
Sorry for your loss Yokomo, and inspiring...

Sorry for your loss Yokomo, and inspiring attitude you have!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,645
Posted By mikem9
Based on the offroad we ride, I'd define it as...

Based on the offroad we ride, I'd define it as singletrack, rougher two track and rougher dirt roads, grass tracks, etc.....Similar to hare scrambles and enduro courses.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-10-2014, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By mikem9
The young man is fortunate because he has a mom...

The young man is fortunate because he has a mom that cares. She's also done a good job of raising a young man with enough courage to try something like this on his own. But, nothing wrong, in my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,645
Posted By mikem9
Giving up offroad riding?

Has anyone given up offroad riding, or considering giving it up, or have friends who've given it up due to injury rates? I gave it up once after an injury. But, came back. I have a good riding...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-05-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By mikem9
Is he an member her on Advrider?

Is he an member her on Advrider?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 11-04-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By mikem9
Dawson Forest does allow motorized vehicles on...

Dawson Forest does allow motorized vehicles on the forest roads - dirt/gravel. It's pretty mellow and not a lot of miles of riding there, except for one river crossing which might be pretty cold in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,750
Posted By mikem9
One of the things that I've always enjoyed about...

One of the things that I've always enjoyed about Advrider, is that as a whole folks tend to be more helpful and courteous than a lot of other internet forums. Typical Forums are full of rude macho...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 9,788
Posted By mikem9
I think it's simply an issue of we all have...

I think it's simply an issue of we all have different preferences. My buddy likes chocolate ice cream the best and I like strawberry. I read the reviews just to try to explain what I might feel on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,750
Posted By mikem9
Evermore: I found a work around for this three...

Evermore: I found a work around for this three letter limitation:

Use google and type: "search term or string" "site:advrider.com"

Example: "KTM 950 site:advrider.com"
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,750
Posted By mikem9
Not at all. On the internet, behind this...

Not at all. On the internet, behind this keyboard and screen, I'm an invincible tough guy (like you). :)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,750
Posted By mikem9
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 09:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,180
Posted By mikem9
That's the issue that the guy mentioned that I...

That's the issue that the guy mentioned that I was referring to. The ability to adapte quickly and to be in the right position on the bike to deal with "street" circumstances.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2014, 03:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,180
Posted By mikem9
OP here: Some clarification - when I posted...

OP here: Some clarification - when I posted this, I wasn't really looking for advice or training. Thanks for giving suggestions though. I was really looking to discuss the merits of what the racer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,180
Posted By mikem9
Best riding/cornering technique for street twisties?

And I put emphasis on "street" instead "track". The question is about "hanging-off" vs. staying up on the bike with a slight lean. Sure, for racing on a track - the most corner speed can be...
Forum: Road warriors 10-20-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 992
Posted By mikem9
Bar Risers for Street Bikes

Who has added bar risers to your bike? Are you happy with the results? Any pics?

Do bar risers do anything to mess up handling geometry since they take some weight off the front wheel?

I have...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-20-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 30,554
Views: 2,354,575
Posted By mikem9
FYI - The John Penton movie is going to show in...

FYI - The John Penton movie is going to show in Alpharetta on July 9th if they get enough sign-ups: http://gathr.us/screening/8229

I'm going and so are several riding buddies. Come join us.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-20-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By mikem9
John Penton Movie in Alpharetta Ga.

Shout out for this. They have to get a certain number of tickets sold to show the movie. Here is the info: http://gathr.us/screening/8229

So far, several of my North Georgia riding buddies have...
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,576
Posted By mikem9
That one I test drove was downright scary to me...

That one I test drove was downright scary to me and my 2 buddies on the Freeway - and we were only going between 65 and 80.
Forum: Road warriors 06-08-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,576
Posted By mikem9
I posted a post about a problem post #469. ...

I posted a post about a problem post #469.

"Today, a buddy asked me to accompany him to test ride the new 2014 BMW R1200RT. Another buddy also joined us. The dealer let us take the bike for...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-29-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 937
Posted By mikem9
dhally - your comments point out some good info...

dhally - your comments point out some good info about expectations. Sounds like Sun Valley is kind of like Aspen in that regard. I have to be there for the wedding, so we might as well make the...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-28-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 937
Posted By mikem9
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-27-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 937
Posted By mikem9
Sun Valley Idaho - Things to do & places to see?

I'm headed out to Sun Valley with my family for a wedding in July. My children are young adults or almost. They like adventure. They grew up riding dirt bikes.

I don't know much about Sun...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 28,101
Posted By mikem9
Good stuff OP. Thanks for posting.

Good stuff OP. Thanks for posting.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,885
Posted By mikem9
Dirt Bikes - Too Much Work?

Like most of you, I love riding a motorcycle. At various times throughout life, I've enjoyed aspects of tinkering on them. I'm glad to know enough about the mechanical side of bikes to keep them...
Forum: Road warriors 04-25-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,576
Posted By mikem9
I'm not sure what the "load" setting was set on. ...

I'm not sure what the "load" setting was set on. I wasn't aware of that feature. We only changed the "Hard, medium and soft" setting. The bike had empty luggage and the three of us weighed...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 1,254
Views: 212,576
Posted By mikem9
Test Ride Problem with New 2014 BMW R1200RT

Today, a buddy asked me to accompany him to test ride the new 2014 BMW R1200RT. Another buddy also joined us. The dealer let us take the bike for several hours and ride in the mountains. All three...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,089
Posted By mikem9
I like to do the same thing. I can visualize the...

I like to do the same thing. I can visualize the smell of coffee and an early morning in some cool little town.
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