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Forum: Equipment 12-27-2009, 02:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 4,240
Posted By Thor
I'm scratching my head on when this would get...

I'm scratching my head on when this would get activated on my bike. I mean, really, how sloppy do you have to be to suddenly slam the throttle closed with enough force to activate this?

It seems...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2009, 08:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,174
Posted By Thor
I read somewhere (how's that for validity!) that...

I read somewhere (how's that for validity!) that we operate at 70% of our ability when under extreme stress - panic.

The armed forces know this and is why they train for combat. When panic sets...
Forum: The Garage 11-03-2009, 11:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,805
Posted By Thor
Grip glue is methyl ethyl ketone. You can buy it...

Grip glue is methyl ethyl ketone. You can buy it the hardware store and buy enough to put grips on a 1,000 bikes for the price of one little tube of "grip glue."
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 937
Posted By Thor
I don't like either of those. Usually, the...

I don't like either of those. Usually, the hardware is subpar and they are designed for a look rather than function.

Something that big will most likely bend and twist agains the frame in a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,789
Posted By Thor
No one has mentioned this yet, but what if you...

No one has mentioned this yet, but what if you change the angle of the shift lever?

I know that if a lever is a little too high I rotate my foot to the outside, lifting the big toe side, when I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2009, 01:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,219
Posted By Thor
I've heard that some inmates wear tin foil hats...

I've heard that some inmates wear tin foil hats under their helmets.:D
Forum: Vendors 10-29-2009, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3,417
Views: 596,910
Posted By Thor
Thank you for your honesty. I wish more...

Thank you for your honesty. I wish more retailers of suits would state what their suit can actually do and what they can't.

Unfortunately, I'm a real rider. That means I ride very long miles in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2009, 02:21 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 21,432
Posted By Thor
This probably won't help anything, but a few...

This probably won't help anything, but a few months back I was leading a ride though some very heavy road construction on rural back roads. It was hilly, so the gravel that was down was of a larger...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2009, 02:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,778
Posted By Thor
I used to jump my bikes off of the railroad...

I used to jump my bikes off of the railroad tracks that smashed their way though the ghettos of MPLS back in the '80s. I could get some serious air on some of them, and then I'd bounce a few times....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-28-2009, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 721
Posted By Thor
True that. I think the Hurt report said the...

True that. I think the Hurt report said the riders were most likely to crash in the first 6 months of bike ownership... regardless of how long you have been riding.

If you don't practice hazard...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2009, 03:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 823
Posted By Thor
It all gets complicated with this stuff coming...

It all gets complicated with this stuff coming out:

http://www.joerocket.com/catalog/index.cfm/235/414/Suits/Survivor_Suit
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2009, 05:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,394
Posted By Thor
My experience has been that sitting on any...

My experience has been that sitting on any motorcycle incorrectly will cause knee pain and back pain.

Sportbikes are designed to make it very easy to sit on them incorrectly.

Try a simple...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2009, 07:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,062
Posted By Thor
http://www.superbikeschool.com/ There are...

http://www.superbikeschool.com/

There are many discussions with Keith and his coaches discussing this topic. You don't have to be a member to use the search function. Just search "weighting".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,062
Posted By Thor
"It isn't about the weight you put on the peg it...

"It isn't about the weight you put on the peg it is about the(sic) what part of the bike you are using to pivot from--to get your footing to push the bars. Using the inside peg throws you out of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2009, 01:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,062
Posted By Thor
Actually Code has said that weighting the outside...

Actually Code has said that weighting the outside peg does nothing. He says you should PUSH on the outside peg.

There is a subtle, but important, difference there.

I push on the outside the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 372
Posted By Thor
Semper Ride - Marine Corps motorcycle safety video

http://www.mcieast.usmc.mil/semperride/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 172
Views: 6,511
Posted By Thor
Reading all of this, the first thought that came...

Reading all of this, the first thought that came to mind is that we should legalize helmeted prostititutes. They'd be easier to find.

(Sorry.)
Forum: Vendors 06-09-2009, 07:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,488
Posted By Thor
I bet it passed without the chin bar.

I bet it passed without the chin bar.
Forum: Vendors 06-09-2009, 06:14 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 22,488
Posted By Thor
Plastic holding the chin bar on. I guess it...

Plastic holding the chin bar on. I guess it would give you weather protection, but I wouldn't expect much out of it in a crash. No thanks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grElfA9lCVg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2009, 04:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,995
Posted By Thor
My weenis fell asleep for four days a few years...

My weenis fell asleep for four days a few years back after an extremely long slab on a sportbike.:eek1

I pay more attention to my junk now.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-10-2009, 04:29 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,898
Posted By Thor
Are you being sarcastic? People are herd...

Are you being sarcastic? People are herd animals. I let them herd together and ride in the giant open spaces between pods.

Someone recently told me this advice can also be found in one of David...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2009, 04:55 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 7,898
Posted By Thor
Don't use your horn as a punishment device. Use...

Don't use your horn as a punishment device. Use it to alert people of your presence before it becomes an issue.

To get in the habit of doing this, I just randomly honk my horn as I go down the...
Forum: Alaska 12-23-2008, 05:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By Thor
I'm thinking that would do the trick. Finding a...

I'm thinking that would do the trick. Finding a moose foot is a little more difficult to do that I anticipated.
Forum: Alaska 12-22-2008, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By Thor
Thanks. I'd appreciate it. If he didn't bring...

Thanks. I'd appreciate it. If he didn't bring up a moose foot, and know the difference, I'd have gone for Elk or something else a little more attainable.
Forum: Alaska 12-22-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 923
Posted By Thor
NEED - Moose Foot

No, not that kind of "moose foot."

I need a real moose foot off of a real moose. I know they don't donate them easily.

A close friend of mine has had the worst luck/life circumstances and a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,686
Posted By Thor
What bike?

What bike?
Forum: The Garage 09-07-2008, 05:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 995
Posted By Thor
I was starting to think I was the only person who...

I was starting to think I was the only person who fills a gas tank with water before doing anything involving flame and sparks. I've been doing it that way for over 20 years.

I didn't know there...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-04-2008, 10:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 361
Posted By Thor
Lee Parks Advanced Riding School, Mpls./St. Paul 9/16, 9/17

I just found out that Lee Parks in going to be in town with his Advanced Riding School 9/16 and 9/17 (Yes, I know that is a Tuesday and Wednesday.)

He is also offering his level 2 here, which has...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2008, 01:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,509
Posted By Thor
So far they have been the best performing sport...

So far they have been the best performing sport tire in the rain for me. (I burn through 6 sets of tires a year and have no time for tires that don't perform in all conditions.)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2008, 09:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,069
Posted By Thor
We can out geek anyone here in Minnesota. ...

We can out geek anyone here in Minnesota. http://www.highviz.org/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2008, 12:56 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,334
Posted By Thor
I tell all coaches to stay the fuck out of my way...

I tell all coaches to stay the fuck out of my way as I blow by them.

But seriously, I still find your bullshit "schooling" questions irritating. If you don't want to share your knowledge, then go...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2008, 12:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,539
Posted By Thor
The RE coaches are usually part of a good ol'...

The RE coaches are usually part of a good ol' boys network who have very little oversight and may do whatever the hell they want when delivering the curriculum. I don't believe that happens in my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2008, 12:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,737
Posted By Thor
I'm my own slipper clutch. I don't let the...

I'm my own slipper clutch. I don't let the clutch all the way out for every shift, but most of the time I let it out a little just to make sure I know what gear I'm in. I know WAY too many people...
Forum: Equipment 06-01-2008, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,958
Posted By Thor
I smacked those "shattering hard carbon fiber"...

I smacked those "shattering hard carbon fiber" knuckle protectors so hard in a crash that I lost feeling in the top of my hand for a day. They didn't shatter. Not only did they not shatter, my hand...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2008, 02:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,758
Posted By Thor
Didn't Held ship their production off shore last...

Didn't Held ship their production off shore last year and discontinue a number of models.

The only reason I know this is because Newenough bought a bunch from the former distributer.

I could be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2008, 11:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,241
Posted By Thor
It depends on the state you live in. NO, your...

It depends on the state you live in. NO, your liability coverage absolutely does not cover your medical expensess.

Insurers are not required, in most states, to offer PIP (personal injury...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2008, 02:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,813
Posted By Thor
Things I have learned from epic rides and...

Things I have learned from epic rides and napping:

Picnic tables are great to nap on unless it is a weekend. People are loud and easily pissed off.

Picnic tables a few hundred yards off the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2008, 02:24 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,989
Posted By Thor
Definitely this one... 166147

Definitely this one...
166147
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-30-2008, 01:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,948
Posted By Thor
Sadly, I'm getting to the point where I am numb...

Sadly, I'm getting to the point where I am numb to the deaths. I just don't care anymore. Another death, so what.

I blame the rider. He got everything he deserved. That is a twisted way to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2008, 03:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,112
Posted By Thor
See, even the math geeks agree riding has to do...

See, even the math geeks agree riding has to do with F = uN!
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