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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 904
Posted By dwoodward
Belongs in the basement, not PL.

Belongs in the basement, not PL.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 74,769
Posted By dwoodward
@Wild- So, how was Banned camp? No where-...

@Wild- So, how was Banned camp?

No where- not even as testimony in front of a legislature or subcomittee- has presenting examples of illegal behavior as an argument for or against legislation-...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,532
Posted By dwoodward
And like most RIDERS on the road, if they do...

And like most RIDERS on the road, if they do learn more than the basics, they don't practice them often enough to make the skill usable when they need it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,174
Posted By dwoodward
Translation- more buffetting and more neck...

Translation- more buffetting and more neck strain.

Modulars tend to be heavier- the hinge and latch mechanisms that a solid FF wouldn't have.

While the hinge and/or latch may fail in a crash,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 08:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,532
Posted By dwoodward
You kiddin'? BATF gets their way, that's going to...

You kiddin'? BATF gets their way, that's going to be worth a fortune by the end of the month. That's probably his retirement plan now...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,690
Posted By dwoodward
FJ1100 with leaky clutch slave cylinder would...

FJ1100 with leaky clutch slave cylinder would always smoke (burning clutch fluid) at long stops. "Yeah, smoke- I know. It does that." Tell you what- nobody crowded me at stoplights.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 999
Posted By dwoodward
Honda CB500F or CB500X. Just over half your...

Honda CB500F or CB500X. Just over half your budget new- spend the rest on gear, luggage, and farkles.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 18,105
Posted By dwoodward
Correctly, ART. Student video of the final...

Correctly, ART. Student video of the final session:

<iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/dVHMF81NKvI?rel=0" allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="315" width="560"></iframe>
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 135,015
Posted By dwoodward
That would be the concern. So don't use network...

That would be the concern. So don't use network cable designed for permanent installation, but the shorter, more flexible patch cord cable which is stranded...

And it'd be so easy to tweak.

I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 12:01 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 18,105
Posted By dwoodward
Bring David- we have two guest rooms...

Bring David- we have two guest rooms...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 11:46 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 69,090
Posted By dwoodward
Do this- next time it "loses signal", turn it...

Do this- next time it "loses signal", turn it off, then turn it on again. Betcha it comes right back. That makes it a hardware/firmware issue.

At the same time reception goes, I can no longer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 867
Views: 74,769
Posted By dwoodward
Well, some gear. NSFW Warning: the...

Well, some gear.

NSFW Warning: the following link has a photo of a couple riders in all the gear that the French government was trying to mandate- and not much more.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 74,769
Posted By dwoodward
http://www.tmleuven.be/project/motorcyclesandcommu...

http://www.tmleuven.be/project/motorcyclesandcommuting/home.htm
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 867
Views: 74,769
Posted By dwoodward
The "babe cage" was from 2007, invented to...

The "babe cage" was from 2007, invented to provide security(sic) to nervous pillions. I don't know if the maker sold any; the url is dead (www.babecage.com). It only lives on in occasional reposts of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 11:32 AM
Replies: 867
Views: 74,769
Posted By dwoodward
They wouldn't be able to sext their lovers on the...

They wouldn't be able to sext their lovers on the commute home.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2015, 10:42 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,020
Posted By dwoodward
https://amerinfidel.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/po...

https://amerinfidel.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/pot-kettle.jpg

As for parachuting- guess what? hitting the ground is a normal part of the operation... and you have plenty of time to prepare for...
Forum: Vendors 02-19-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 29,944
Posted By dwoodward
Been waiting for it; Spouse Unit and I both have...

Been waiting for it; Spouse Unit and I both have NeoTecs with 20S units paired to each other, our phones, and mine also an to an SR-10 (w/ PTT and a Kenwood 2-way) for longer-distance two-way comms....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 799
Posted By dwoodward
Not a one way rental, strictly but: ...

Not a one way rental, strictly but:

http://www.oregondualsportrentalandadventures.com/

Not cheap. OTOH, neither is buying and taking the hit for selling shortly after. I might suggest renting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 74,769
Posted By dwoodward
Well, you did, didn't you? It makes me...

Well, you did, didn't you?

It makes me wonder how much of that would go away with a little planning and some acceptance by the 'merkins that they don't need their car at work.

I haven't been to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2015, 11:02 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,020
Posted By dwoodward
OK, you win. You go practice dismounts when you...

OK, you win. You go practice dismounts when you crash; I'm going to continue to practice not crashing... and ignoring your trolls.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 867
Views: 74,769
Posted By dwoodward
Recognize that actually opening a door to block a...

Recognize that actually opening a door to block a motorcyclist like that would be considered assault on the part of the driver.

Also recognize the number of motorcycles splitting in that photo...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,020
Posted By dwoodward
In that video and in the pic above, do either one...

In that video and in the pic above, do either one of you understand what's going on?

75 years ago, the Army taught riders to lay bikes down if they ran into enemy fire and use the bike as a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 867
Views: 74,769
Posted By dwoodward
You might, perhaps, wish to dig up the recent...

You might, perhaps, wish to dig up the recent California Highway Patrol backed research by USC; basically:

As long as one follows somewhat conservative rules (no faster than 10mph / 15kph than the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,747
Posted By dwoodward
I'm sure that's what the fuckwit who nearly hit...

I'm sure that's what the fuckwit who nearly hit me as I was walking across a crosswalk last week was thinking.

Fortunately I was paying attention, and now he hopefully has a nice lovely ding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 74,769
Posted By dwoodward
Looks like the Texas bill copied some of CA's...

Looks like the Texas bill copied some of CA's wording and added some pretty low speed limits. Still better than nothing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 10:54 AM
Replies: 867
Views: 74,769
Posted By dwoodward
BTW- There are bills in both Washington State and...

BTW- There are bills in both Washington State and Oregon this year. Both generally follow the CHP guidelines- except they don't appear to restrict (by law) to between rows of traffic going the same...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 867
Views: 74,769
Posted By dwoodward
Sounds like the guy missed a perfectly good...

Sounds like the guy missed a perfectly good chance to educate someone. Maybe a riding group down there could come up with a small brochure or flyer or even business card they could hand to drivers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,143
Posted By dwoodward
Wow, made it all the way past 100 posts before it...

Wow, made it all the way past 100 posts before it devolved into name pointing and finger calling. Good job, guys!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,948
Posted By dwoodward
BTW- "unfortunately" you don't have to use hair...

BTW- "unfortunately" you don't have to use hair products? That's money in the bank, my friend- less money spent trying to impress someone with how I look is more money for motos.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,948
Posted By dwoodward
yeah, hair products is a misdirection. You (and...

yeah, hair products is a misdirection. You (and I) have oil from hair folicles and skin which is acidic.

I take "five years" as a guideline. I've never kept a helmet that long, because it's way...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 14,136
Posted By dwoodward
There's not a DNA test for it... I was once...

There's not a DNA test for it...

I was once sitting at stoplight on my FJ1100 and had a still lit butt land in my lap. I fished it out, and flipped it back in the offender's window as the light...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,019
Posted By dwoodward
Erm. What do you think "glare" is? What do you...

Erm. What do you think "glare" is? What do you think "polarized lenses" do?

As an extra special bonus, polarized eye protection may reduce glare, but will also reduce or remove the rainbow effect...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,143
Posted By dwoodward
Every system I've read the manual on also has a...

Every system I've read the manual on also has a pre-programmed maximum decel rate. For example, my Tiger 800XC will, with the right tires, stoppie; when the back tire comes up, that wheel wants to...
Forum: Vendors 01-30-2015, 09:47 AM
Replies: 1,354
Views: 135,015
Posted By dwoodward
Like any good hardware/software person, CC's too...

Like any good hardware/software person, CC's too busy doin' stuff to bother with silly things like documentation.

That gives marketing something to hassle the project managers about, thus keeping...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,143
Posted By dwoodward
The only "more appropriate bike" is one they have...

The only "more appropriate bike" is one they have more practice braking on, or years more experience in general- with lots of actual practice time doing full-on emergency stops in either case....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2015, 03:52 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,143
Posted By dwoodward
duck duck moose?

duck duck moose?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,143
Posted By dwoodward
:nod Yep. For the comment- "the bike has too much...

:nod Yep. For the comment- "the bike has too much brakes for the rider's skill?" Where do I buy the bike that never has too much brakes? Oh, ABS... :deal In any case, too much brake too fast.

Not,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 09:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,378
Posted By dwoodward
Seatbelts, airbags, crumple zones. Like...

Seatbelts, airbags, crumple zones. Like motorcycle helmets and riding gear, there to help save you after you've crashed.

I'm more interested in not crashing. Until every vehicle subscribes to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,611
Posted By dwoodward
The only surviving multi-line dealer in Salem is...

The only surviving multi-line dealer in Salem is moving into a location vacated by a previous one (which was previously a grocery store, IIRC). They're moving from their '70s location where they have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 09:25 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,611
Posted By dwoodward
Sort of. If they have a retail presence in your...

Sort of. If they have a retail presence in your state, they collect sales tax. If you buy it from out of state, odds are you're supposed to claim that and pay 'use tax' to your state.

Once upon a...
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