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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,868
Posted By Josephvman
Practice slow in/fast out and being smooth, being...

Practice slow in/fast out and being smooth, being in the right gear well before the entry, and getting the speed right with as little braking as you can. You'll find that with practice you'll be...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 167,299
Posted By Josephvman
I'm #118 ...

I'm #118

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii90/josephvman/1220204619.jpg
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 07-07-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Josephvman
Houston to Big Bend, best route?

I've been meaning to do a ride to Big Bend National Park from Houston, and I was wondering what the preferred route is for great riding. I do a lot of rides into the Kerrville/Hill Country area, and...
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 452
Views: 167,299
Posted By Josephvman
I've got an FE too, what's your number?

I've got an FE too, what's your number?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,055
Posted By Josephvman
+1 These threads blow. They serve no...

+1

These threads blow. They serve no purpose whatsoever, and it has been beaten to death around here.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 818
Posted By Josephvman
Looking for leather riding pants

I've got a set of Vanson racing leathers, but I'm looking for a pair of basic leather pants that aren't racing-weight, fit more like jeans, and have some soft armor in the knees and hips. Looking...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,708
Posted By Josephvman
The consignment agreement should spell everything...

The consignment agreement should spell everything out from the beginning, these things being:

Asking Price

Minimum Sale Price

Who is responsible for the cost of anything necessary to make...
Forum: Face plant 06-12-2014, 06:36 AM
Replies: 360
Views: 58,362
Posted By Josephvman
Horrible story, sorry Paul. I've gotten to the...

Horrible story, sorry Paul. I've gotten to the point where there are just a few guys that I'll ride with because I've been in similar situations that just didn't end in a fatality. It's natural to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,662
Posted By Josephvman
It makes no sense for a third-party bike shop to...

It makes no sense for a third-party bike shop to get in the middle of this deal for a small fee. They would end up signing off on the title and reassigning it, so they're putting themselves into a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,662
Posted By Josephvman
Send the finance company the payoff and have the...

Send the finance company the payoff and have the seller have them send you the title, and have him send you a Power of Attorney to transfer title so you can sign on his behalf. Make sure lender...
Forum: Road warriors 04-21-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,932
Posted By Josephvman
Congrats! Great bike, and hugely underrated. ...

Congrats! Great bike, and hugely underrated. You can't get more sportbike for the money than a 999R. They pushed $35k when they were new, and if you search you can find one with a few thousand...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 147
Views: 27,718
Posted By Josephvman
A good reason to make sure you have one.

A good reason to make sure you have one.
Forum: Racing 11-18-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 137,603
Posted By Josephvman
They're reporting slightly lower attendance than...

They're reporting slightly lower attendance than last year (maybe 10k fewer over the three days), but there were quite a few more GA tickets sold, which were limited to 35,000 last year. I was being...
Forum: Racing 11-18-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 137,603
Posted By Josephvman
My parking pass cost me $250, which I thought was...

My parking pass cost me $250, which I thought was a wise investment after enduring the shuttles from downtown Austin last year. In retrospect, considering I only used it Sunday and there is now tons...
Forum: Racing 11-17-2013, 08:14 PM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 137,603
Posted By Josephvman
Race was a bit of a snoozer, but at least it was...

Race was a bit of a snoozer, but at least it was hotter than hell :)

Much better organization at the track this year, and I was expecting a smaller crowd than last year, but it wouldn't surprise...
Forum: Racing 11-16-2013, 09:17 AM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 137,603
Posted By Josephvman
Here's a pic with Felipe dropping him off at his...

Here's a pic with Felipe dropping him off at his plane heading to Austin from Houston.

http://i262.photobucket.com/albums/ii90/josephvman/Mobile%20Uploads/photo_zpscf44d7e3.jpg
Forum: Racing 11-15-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 137,603
Posted By Josephvman
He gets on the list by default, as I don't see...

He gets on the list by default, as I don't see how you can't put a guy who's won four championships at his age on the list, but we are in complete agreement about him as a driver. It's much easier...
Forum: Airheads 10-31-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,699
Posted By Josephvman
Seems like a steal to me. Buy it!

Seems like a steal to me. Buy it!
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 2,885
Views: 601,525
Posted By Josephvman
Any of you guys buy the Megamoto for sale at BMW...

Any of you guys buy the Megamoto for sale at BMW Baton Rouge?
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2013, 10:20 AM
Replies: 452
Views: 167,299
Posted By Josephvman
Congrats on the FE! I've got #118. That bike is...

Congrats on the FE! I've got #118. That bike is worth spending the money and putting back into shape. I bought a Corbin seat for my FE, so you might want to consider that route. An aftermarket...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 14,884
Posted By Josephvman
I've been pulled over plenty of times on the...

I've been pulled over plenty of times on the bike, and the only ticket I ever got was in 1987 when I was a kid on my first bike and no license.

The impression I get from the cops when being pulled...
Forum: Road warriors 08-22-2013, 11:43 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 41,608
Posted By Josephvman
Has the OP checked out the new Guzzi California...

Has the OP checked out the new Guzzi California 1400? Beautiful motorcycle!
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,261
Posted By Josephvman
Have you ever tried leaving them out of the tires...

Have you ever tried leaving them out of the tires and seeing if you can tell a difference?
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 177,233
Posted By Josephvman
That sucks. How long have you had the bike?

That sucks. How long have you had the bike?
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 926
Posted By Josephvman
Working two dealers against each other might give...

Working two dealers against each other might give you the best price, eventually, but won't make you any friends at either dealership. I'd find the one that you have the most confidence in and...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,261
Posted By Josephvman
Dynabeads? Seriously? You might want to...

Dynabeads? Seriously?

You might want to talk to an actual tire engineer, you know, the guys who's entire lives involve the design and manufacturing of the tires you put on your motorcycle,...
Forum: Face plant 08-09-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 95,194
Posted By Josephvman
Hey Diesel, Just checking in on the thread...

Hey Diesel,

Just checking in on the thread and wanted to wish you best of luck with this latest round of procedures. Hang in there!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,480
Posted By Josephvman
Hurricane Summer

My first new bike was a '87 Honda Hurricane 600, the pearl white paint with the red stripes, when I was around 19 years old. I was a very cool bike (still is) and in a way the bike I learned how to...
Forum: Road warriors 07-25-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,176
Posted By Josephvman
I'm in the Ferrari business, and spend a lot of...

I'm in the Ferrari business, and spend a lot of time in the FF, and have tracked the car a number of times, including the COTA F1 circuit, and it's a fantastic machine. It's the car I'd pick to own...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 18,620
Posted By Josephvman
That won't stop a dealer from selling you the...

That won't stop a dealer from selling you the bike and letting you ride away without a m/c endorsement. It's admirable that you'd be willing to do some impromtu training before letting someone leave...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 12,176
Posted By Josephvman
It will be interesting to see if the incredible...

It will be interesting to see if the incredible success they've had in road cars can translate to motorcycles....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2013, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,049
Posted By Josephvman
It didn't look to me like he was pushing all that...

It didn't look to me like he was pushing all that hard, but cameras make things look much slower than they really are. As far as smoothness goes, you need to spend some time on an old Ducati before...
Forum: Road warriors 05-24-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,701
Posted By Josephvman
There's really nothing retro about the Griso.

There's really nothing retro about the Griso.
Forum: Beasts 05-24-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5,999
Views: 1,206,261
Posted By Josephvman
You can't look at a driveshaft and determine what...

You can't look at a driveshaft and determine what kind of condition it's in, and whether or not it's likely to leave you on the side of the road, but you can get a pretty good idea of condition by...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2013, 07:41 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,701
Posted By Josephvman
Is there anyone else out there like me who would...

Is there anyone else out there like me who would love the V7's style, but would like to see a little bigger overall bike with at least a litre and 90+ bhp?

Sort of a Guzzi version of a Ducati...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2013, 05:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,305
Posted By Josephvman
I paid a few hundred more for one of my Ducati...

I paid a few hundred more for one of my Ducati 900SS's than we negotiated, once I saw the bike. Seller had at least $500 in extras so I still feel like I got a great deal, and he was looking for...
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2013, 11:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,094
Posted By Josephvman
Any experience with Aprilia RS250 GP bike?

Watching those cool KTM 250GP bikes at MotoGP in Austin last week got me going for a lightweight street/track bike. There were quite a few of the late 90's Aprilia RS250's that were plated for the...
Forum: Racing 04-22-2013, 11:59 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 19,326
Posted By Josephvman
It's a shame, he was so fantastic in WSB that I...

It's a shame, he was so fantastic in WSB that I was really looking forward to seeing him succeed in MotoGP.


Great weekend at COTA, but I have to admit the big race was probably the most boring...
Forum: Racing 03-29-2013, 11:56 AM
Replies: 2,072
Views: 137,603
Posted By Josephvman
+1 I was wondering when Vettel would finally...

+1

I was wondering when Vettel would finally erase all doubt that's he a complete dick, and he did so in grand fashion in Maylasia.

I think Webber has done a pretty good job of controlling...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2013, 10:05 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 12,419
Posted By Josephvman
Especially a cop! 100% cops fault, period. I...

Especially a cop! 100% cops fault, period. I thought the rider did a good job of controlling himself given the circumstance and the fact that the cop flat-out threatened him to cover his own ass. ...
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