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Forum: Face plant 07-26-2014, 01:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,915
Posted By PT Rider
She may have been reckless, but, alas, she wasn't...

She may have been reckless, but, alas, she wasn't wreckless.
Forum: Face plant 07-24-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,212
Posted By PT Rider
The DOT code on the tire sidewall has a bunch of...

The DOT code on the tire sidewall has a bunch of letters and numbers that identify the plant that made the tire (first two characters), i.d. of the manufacturing lot, and the date, the last four...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,398
Posted By PT Rider
If you're falling to the inside, give it a bit...

If you're falling to the inside, give it a bit more speed. Not, much, just a little, but the added speed will keep you from falling inward. Note how the bike in your second video seems to pick up...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,486
Posted By PT Rider
As JohnCW stated above, there are parts of the...

As JohnCW stated above, there are parts of the chain that are not in the o-ring sealed area.

http://www.ekchain.jp/feature/img/quadra_01.jpg

O-ring, x-ring, xyz-ring, the ring seals the lube...
Forum: Face plant 06-28-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 208,174
Posted By PT Rider
Many drivers do not realize that they must muscle...

Many drivers do not realize that they must muscle the steering when the power steering stops, and that they may need to put two feet on the brake pedal when the power brakes quit. They weren't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,161
Posted By PT Rider
If the consignment shop had not come forward as...

If the consignment shop had not come forward as you describe, one avenue to pursue would be the state agency that regulates motor vehicle dealers. The shop should have been prompt with their info to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,328
Posted By PT Rider
Luck counts. You have no idea what stupid move...

Luck counts. You have no idea what stupid move the driver will make, or start to make and stop, or start then do something else.

Would louder horns help? FIAMM Freeway Blasters or Hella Twin...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 02:01 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,951
Posted By PT Rider
E. Brain fart

E. Brain fart
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,901
Posted By PT Rider
Would people be willing to pay more for a longer...

Would people be willing to pay more for a longer course to cover that same amount of material? Probably not. The course should be much longer and cover even more riding technique and practice, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,606
Posted By PT Rider
"Sleep increases the reproduction of the cells...

"Sleep increases the reproduction of the cells that go on to form the insulating material on nerve cell projections in the brain and spinal cord known as myelin, according to an animal study. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,661
Posted By PT Rider
Back in the days of yesteryear, a farmer sat all...

Back in the days of yesteryear, a farmer sat all day and every day during the season in a cast iron tractor seat that was shaped like a human butt....
Forum: Face plant 05-30-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 28,792
Posted By PT Rider
Any experience with the new Avon Storm 3D X-M? ...

Any experience with the new Avon Storm 3D X-M?
Storm 3D X-M

High Mileage Sport Touring Tire

http://www.avonmoto.com/images/Storm-3D-XM-Combo-267x300.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By PT Rider
Part it out, or sell for parts?

A friend crashed his BMW R1100GS (might be 1150). Frame is bent, one cylinder knocked off. Engine casing isn't cracked. Don't know about the crank. Wheels & forks seem OK; needs more inspection....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,070
Posted By PT Rider
Well, yeah. The temperature sensor is usually in...

Well, yeah. The temperature sensor is usually in the head. The top of the engine is the hot part. The combustion chamber where the gas burns is on the top. Heat rises. You shut the engine off...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,344
Posted By PT Rider
A 6 ounce magnet, rare earth or just plain steel,...

A 6 ounce magnet, rare earth or just plain steel, works exactly as well as 6 ounces of scrap iron duct taped to the bike. It is the mass of metal, not its flux, that matters. The induction loop can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,834
Posted By PT Rider
Forget about putting a knee out. Let it dangle. ...

Forget about putting a knee out. Let it dangle. If it swings out, OK, but don't push it out. Your want to get your body's center of mass away from the bike's center line toward the inside of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,722
Posted By PT Rider
Instincts bad Training (of the right stuff)...

Instincts bad
Training (of the right stuff) good

There is no instinct to lean toward the pavement when cornering. Nor to look away from where we're going and look where we want to go. There...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,885
Posted By PT Rider
Jpike, go into several dealerships and sit on a...

Jpike, go into several dealerships and sit on a lot of bikes. Find out which riding position feels best to you, and to you and your Mrs.

You don't need a "sport bike" to be sporty. There are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31,167
Views: 7,557,271
Posted By PT Rider
Many riders do better with their eyes held level....

Many riders do better with their eyes held level. Tilting the head like this does no good and may hinder some riders.

Swiveling the body on the seat toward the inside of the turn helps the rider...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 644
Views: 60,545
Posted By PT Rider
It would take a lot of education. No,...

It would take a lot of education.

No, nothing is being taken away from the car & trucks stuck in the traffic.

No, filtering/splitting does not mean riding 80 between cars creeping at 20.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,892
Posted By PT Rider
As always, the quality of the coaching makes a...

As always, the quality of the coaching makes a huge difference, as much as the content of the curriculum (maybe more).

I've taken Lee Parks' Total Control and Advanced Street Skills #1 from a...
Forum: Face plant 05-03-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 170,394
Posted By PT Rider
The theory is that BMW designed the parts too...

The theory is that BMW designed the parts too weak. BMW later improved the parts but retained the same part numbers. This part number game is exactly what GM is being castigated for regarding the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,093
Posted By PT Rider
Washington state does not allow going through a...

Washington state does not allow going through a red light that does not detect the bike.

I've pulled as far ahead as possible, then waved the car behind me up close and over the back half of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,983
Posted By PT Rider
Usually, but the center of a lane at a stop can...

Usually, but the center of a lane at a stop can be oily. The center where there is a hump after a dip can be oily as the hump shakes off the drops of oil that were forming under the cars that had...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,799
Posted By PT Rider
Was it a blind turn? Even if it wasn't, always,...

Was it a blind turn? Even if it wasn't, always, always give yourself an escape route. Don't count on anyone else to make your ride safe.

Never chase them down. His two favorite kids might be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,143
Posted By PT Rider
Capt You got short changed. You did not get...

Capt

You got short changed. You did not get what you were paying for. You paid for good coaching for a first time rider. Did you get that? (One coach for three riders is appropriate.)

I'd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,607
Posted By PT Rider
Understanding that the plural of anecdote is not...

Understanding that the plural of anecdote is not data---

I've had no close calls while I've been wearing hi-viz. If the hi-viz causes the drivers who see me rise from 50% to 51%...is that bad?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,983
Posted By PT Rider
Balance the important of the factors on each...

Balance the important of the factors on each piece of road--
--best escape route
--best traction
--best visibility & best conspicuity (a local rider traveling behind a dump truck was killed when a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,735
Posted By PT Rider
Your first duty is to your own safety to take...

Your first duty is to your own safety to take whatever evasive action needed to protect yourself. Don't try for the horn if you really need to clutch, shift, brake, swerve RIGHT NOW.

I'd rather...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,925
Posted By PT Rider
Local guy riding a H-D got hit by a sport bike...

Local guy riding a H-D got hit by a sport bike rider traveling at high speed passing across a DL on a blind curve. The local guy hurt bad, the H-D totaled, the sport bike rider was dismembered.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,415
Posted By PT Rider
Passing on the right on a street that changed to...

Passing on the right on a street that changed to two lane (one lane each direction). Why's anyone surprised about the crash?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,315
Posted By PT Rider
Pure bullshit. None of the additives will...

Pure bullshit. None of the additives will collect in the bottom of the tank and gum up anything. Water is the only thing that collects in the bottom--from condensation inside the tank, condensation...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,779
Posted By PT Rider
Consider most ADV bikes to be a standard bike...

Consider most ADV bikes to be a standard bike with long travel suspension. I call my strom an any-road bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,495
Posted By PT Rider
My state is gradually toughening the DUI...

My state is gradually toughening the DUI penalties.

They should make the penalties so draconian that even the sloppiest drunks and biggest partiers take notice. A drunk will remember that a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8,668
Views: 1,742,334
Posted By PT Rider
"A bundle of sticks, honey. Maybe they dropped...

"A bundle of sticks, honey. Maybe they dropped one off their truck."
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,397
Posted By PT Rider
Yup, and we don't know exactly what is the weak...

Yup, and we don't know exactly what is the weak link in the weight carrying limitations of the vehicle. It might be the wheel, or the bolts, or the frame...or the brakes to get'er stopped. Every...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,711
Posted By PT Rider
Or they just don't know how, and never did. ...

Or they just don't know how, and never did.

Jump to the :29 second point and look at the stress in this guy's arms. He's trying to muscle the bike around the turn at the same time he's holding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 8,592
Posted By PT Rider
The cop was wrong, but nice about being wrong. ...

The cop was wrong, but nice about being wrong.

Lights can be changed as long as they do the function of the original lights and meet the federal specs for brightness, etc. Look at the replacement...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,619
Posted By PT Rider
What do we know for sure about tire inflation...

What do we know for sure about tire inflation pressure:
--The tire needs a certain amount of pressure in it to carry a certain load. Speed matters. The tire makers have load-inflation charts which...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,086
Posted By PT Rider
Washington State law RCW46.61.290 "(c) Upon a...

Washington State law RCW46.61.290
"(c) Upon a roadway where a center lane has been provided by distinctive pavement markings for the use of vehicles turning left from either direction, no vehicles...
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