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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,036
Posted By Aj Mick
As usual, inane squeaks from the kid Wraith Rider...

As usual, inane squeaks from the kid Wraith Rider distract posters…… and another thread turns into a pissing match.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,036
Posted By Aj Mick
No worries….. don't let them distract you. ...

No worries….. don't let them distract you.

Be aware. Notice them and respond accordingly….. mostly just give them plenty of space.

Distracted drivers are everywhere all the time around these...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 5,500
Posted By Aj Mick
Many younger riders are long on skills, possibly...

Many younger riders are long on skills, possibly over trained and overconfident. They are short on maturity and common sense…. which should come with age (but doesn't always) and experience, hence...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 5,500
Posted By Aj Mick
Makes sense to keep things simple…. Below...

Makes sense to keep things simple….

Below 125 for youngsters so they can get around;

Up to 35 kw at 19 is all the bike most people need

More for those who think they need more @ 24….. by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,041
Posted By Aj Mick
10 things that only people who ride bikes will understand

http://www.scoopwhoop.com/inothernews/bike-riders/

From India….

1. Firstly, only bikers will understand why dogs stick their heads out of car windows.

2. When faced with the shorter route...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,967
Posted By Aj Mick
Likewise, especially on multilane roads and in...

Likewise, especially on multilane roads and in heavy traffic in town.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,506
Posted By Aj Mick
"It's a classic"

My bike is 18 years old. I saw the same model for sale for the same as what I paid for mine 11 years ago.

"Why so expensive?" I asked.

"It's a classic," was the reply.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2015, 03:23 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,542
Posted By Aj Mick
My motorcycles an investment…..?! Just a means of...

My motorcycles an investment…..?! Just a means of getting around, none of which I have paid more than $1,000 for in more than 40 years of ownership. And the few bikes I have owned, have lasted me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2015, 07:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,290
Posted By Aj Mick
As it is

http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s572/AjarnMick/Motorcycling/P6270039_zps399aa10e.jpg (http://s1306.photobucket.com/user/AjarnMick/media/Motorcycling/P6270039_zps399aa10e.jpg.html)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By Aj Mick
Shorts mostly

Shorts mostly
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,049
Posted By Aj Mick
Just take it easy with a pillion on dirt. Leave...

Just take it easy with a pillion on dirt. Leave all the clever stuff for when you are riding solo…. When two up you aim should be to get your passenger to where you are going as comfortable and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 08:44 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,542
Posted By Aj Mick
Yeah, macho biker wannabe sounding like a pimp...

Yeah, macho biker wannabe sounding like a pimp breaking-in his fillies (not within my realm of experience) or a cowboy breaking-in a young horse (something I was involved in a little as a youth).
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2015, 09:57 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,542
Posted By Aj Mick
just ride the effing thing

I can't believe this macho sounding "breaking-in" topic is being discussed again….. and again….. and again….. Trying to sound like a bunch of delegates at a pimp's convention, maybe.

Following...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 903
Posted By Aj Mick
Tubeless tyres generally take more time to go...

Tubeless tyres generally take more time to go flat after a puncture. Tubed tyres can be flat in a short time, and are more prone to blow outs. In fifty years, I have had a couple.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 903
Posted By Aj Mick
In general, unusual on highways in my experience...

In general, unusual on highways in my experience (over 400 k on road, and plenty of time off road over 50 years). I have had a couple of blow-outs with tubed tyres, but with tubeless tyres it is an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2015, 12:16 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,760
Posted By Aj Mick
You won't know till it arrives and you try it on....

You won't know till it arrives and you try it on. Much better to buy a helmet from a shop where you can try before you buy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,290
Posted By Aj Mick
http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s572/AjarnMick...

http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s572/AjarnMick/Motorcycling/P6270044_zps31b96557.jpg (http://s1306.photobucket.com/user/AjarnMick/media/Motorcycling/P6270044_zps31b96557.jpg.html)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,760
Posted By Aj Mick
If I am pottering around off road (doing farm...

If I am pottering around off road (doing farm work, going fishing etc) I seldom wear a helmet, except when I expect to spend some time on the road.

On by-ways and minor roads where I don't travel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,222
Posted By Aj Mick
I don't own anything that cannot be carried on two wheels.

Started cycling when I was 7 years old (nearly 54 years ago), and motorcycling about 4 years later. I got my provisional motorcycle licence a week after I turned 15, and my full licence a week later...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 02:18 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,760
Posted By Aj Mick
Is there a 'most critical' part of your head. I...

Is there a 'most critical' part of your head. I dont fancy living the rest of my life with no lower mandible.

The ER picture I saw of a guy with NO lower face is still imprinted on my mind. I just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 07:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,627
Posted By Aj Mick
Going to the front at lights is encouraged here,...

Going to the front at lights is encouraged here, and in some other Asian parts. There is a box at the front for motorcycles at many of the traffic lights; sensible I reckon.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 03:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,406
Posted By Aj Mick
Nope, not in fifty years of riding.

I replace my helmet every few years. In fifty years I have yet to test the effectiveness of one, but if I did, and survived, I would replace it immediately.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 03:30 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 16,627
Posted By Aj Mick
I live in the free world, so no ticket.

I have only ever lived or and / or ridden in the free world, where a motorcyclists right to lane-split is respected; about 15 countries in all so far.

As long as lane-spliting is not done...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 9,760
Posted By Aj Mick
Me too, for five decades. Where I am at I...

Me too, for five decades.

Where I am at I wear a shortie (proper fit and properly secured) because it offers protection to the most critical part of my head in the event of an accident…….

But...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2015, 03:49 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 5,227
Posted By Aj Mick
I don't bother observing where my attention is….....

I don't bother observing where my attention is….. In the kind of traffic I encounter these days, I am constantly scanning, checking out what is going on all around me, and assessing my options.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,437
Posted By Aj Mick
They are motorcyclists who wear what works and...

They are motorcyclists who wear what works and fits……..

Not fashionistas for whom motorcycles are a lifestyle accessory.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-06-2015, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7,532
Views: 2,583,854
Posted By Aj Mick
The way I read the English translation on the...

The way I read the English translation on the sign (with a pedantic English teacher's hat on), you will be fined if you stop…… So why would anybody bother stopping!

The law regarding traffic...
Forum: Racing 02-04-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 88,408
Posted By Aj Mick
Looking forward to coming season. More bikes,...

Looking forward to coming season. More bikes, more factory teams now with Aprilla and Suzuki in the mix….. it's all good.

Still I reckon some of the best racing will be found in the Moto3 class.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-01-2015, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7,532
Views: 2,583,854
Posted By Aj Mick
http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s572/AjarnMick...

http://i1306.photobucket.com/albums/s572/AjarnMick/Motorcycling/WhypeopledontstopatredlightsinThailand_zpseeed0436.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,246
Posted By Aj Mick
You don't get it, do you? It is your...

You don't get it, do you?

It is your superior young attitude that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,246
Posted By Aj Mick
Kid, kalviator had some wise words for you....

Kid, kalviator had some wise words for you. Instead of humbly thanking him and taking them to heart, you come back the truculent youth you seem to be.

If riding a professionally maintained...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 03:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,643
Posted By Aj Mick
When I was a teenager, I guess; that was more...

When I was a teenager, I guess; that was more than 40 years ago……

Motorcycles have always been primarily a means of transport for me, so I like a practical machine that can easily carry a bit of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-25-2015, 08:21 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,246
Posted By Aj Mick
Envious of a braggart wannabe big kid, who gets...

Envious of a braggart wannabe big kid, who gets his jollies out of riding the boring autobahn on a lard-arse Euro down, Euro a month VFR?

Not likely.

Envious of those who have the time and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 03:19 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,246
Posted By Aj Mick
Spoiled brat. Right answer, to my way...

Spoiled brat.



Right answer, to my way of thinking.

Motorcycling is not about the bikes you own. It is about what you do with what you've got.

In fifty years of riding, and forty years...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,249
Posted By Aj Mick
Comfort and protection / safety go hand in hand....

Comfort and protection / safety go hand in hand. A helmet that fits is more comfortable and safer than one that doesn't.
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 01-06-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,374
Posted By Aj Mick
My thoughts exactly….. but I have yet to enter...

My thoughts exactly….. but I have yet to enter the ABS era, and am in no hurry to do so. It may help, but is no substitute for awareness, basic skill and common sense.

From speed I tend to be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 05:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,874
Posted By Aj Mick
Having ridden more than 400,000 chain driven...

Having ridden more than 400,000 chain driven kilometres on the road (and about 1,000 shaft driven), and many more off road, in more than a dozen countries over the past 50 years…….

I don't clean...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-02-2015, 05:58 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,748
Posted By Aj Mick
Methinks you think too much. As some have...

Methinks you think too much.

As some have suggested, adventure riding is different things to different folk. Take the bike you have, to head off for a bit of an adventure.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,153
Posted By Aj Mick
About 50 years and 350,000 miles so far, with no...

About 50 years and 350,000 miles so far, with no end in sight.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 13,126
Posted By Aj Mick
That your self-deception is pretty well...

That your self-deception is pretty well developed, is well known.
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