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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,975
Posted By shovelstrokeed
He did you more of a solid than you know. Just...

He did you more of a solid than you know. Just show up in court and ask the clerk of the court to produce a speed zone map of the town (most have them on file) showing that particular area to be a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-29-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 366
Views: 20,585
Posted By shovelstrokeed
I have only one take on this "the bike would not...

I have only one take on this "the bike would not turn" phenomenon,

A vast majority of the riders out there learned to operate a motor vehicle in a car.

There instinct is to turn the wheel in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2013, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,922
Posted By shovelstrokeed
4 way stop

For simple straight through you yield to the guy on your right just like a 2 way.

Gets a bit tricky when all 4 vehicles arrive at the same time.

Also tricky when someone wants to turn but that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,564,643
Posted By shovelstrokeed
green tree camo - WTF clan is that? And btw,...

green tree camo - WTF clan is that?

And btw, the sporran goes to the side so you don't knock your dick off while walking
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,221
Posted By shovelstrokeed
I could be wrong but I don't think even the...

I could be wrong but I don't think even the rankest noob on the planet would be dumb enough to fly even a remote facsimile of HA colors.

They employ some interesting methods of removing tattoos, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2013, 09:07 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,581
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Much more fun going the other way. Ahem, at...

Much more fun going the other way. Ahem, at speed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2013, 06:21 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,093
Posted By shovelstrokeed
That, sir, presupposes that you don't already...

That, sir, presupposes that you don't already think the under engine exhaust, like on a Buell looks stupid.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,564,643
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Not so sure I would'a passed, even with the hand...

Not so sure I would'a passed, even with the hand signal.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2013, 12:10 PM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,564,643
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Not recommended with a following sea..:wink:

Not recommended with a following sea..:wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 34,451
Posted By shovelstrokeed
For the record, if he wound up under the bike,...

For the record, if he wound up under the bike, there probably wasn't a high side. Not in the sense that most who have experienced them would call it. You have to get the bike really sideways under...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-20-2012, 09:12 AM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,564,643
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Florida resident, last couple of bikes have been...

Florida resident, last couple of bikes have been an Aprilia Tuono Factory, Triumph Sprint ST with Ohlins rear and front forks revalved and sprung, and a BMW R1100S. I like lean angles, just get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,564,643
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Lights for twisties

Mount a good set of lights to the forks, up as high as tupperware will permit.
Now aim them cross-eyed, Right forks aims to left side of road, left fork aims to right.
So long as you keep lean...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2012, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,564,643
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Gotta give him a little credit, while he didn't...

Gotta give him a little credit, while he didn't hang off a bit and help the bike, he hung with it long past the point where a crash was a near certainty instead of bailing. Maybe he just froze, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,564,643
Posted By shovelstrokeed
'Tis indeed a Warrior and no, he doesn't have...

'Tis indeed a Warrior and no, he doesn't have enough time to get set for the curve, nor did he in the previous curve which put him in his current, way off line, position.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,564,643
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Stone Age Man with stone age motor ideas. ...

Stone Age Man with stone age motor ideas.

The engine to which he refers makes very little torque at all, given its displacement, just has huge flywheels.

Imagine a 2000 cc Multistrada motor.:huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2012, 12:12 PM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,564,643
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Amen, I don't see a late apex, just telephoto...

Amen, I don't see a late apex, just telephoto depth compression, in fact, he hasn't apexed at all, late turn in, maybe.. He is right about where he should be. I wonder how the HD drivers I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 606
Views: 219,836
Posted By shovelstrokeed
You could LOSE a bike somewhere in there.

You could LOSE a bike somewhere in there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2012, 12:39 PM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,564,643
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Wazzat an Ariel Red Hunter somewhere above? ...

Wazzat an Ariel Red Hunter somewhere above?

No possible fail. Neat bike.

Never mind, looked a little closer, its a Jawa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2012, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,564,643
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Take my former Tuono Factory out on the road and...

Take my former Tuono Factory out on the road and grab 4 fingers of front brake. Go ahead, I dare ya.
You'll either find yourself with a locked front wheel, not fun but recoverable, or upside down...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2012, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,376
Posted By shovelstrokeed
That pic looks about right to me. I get off as...

That pic looks about right to me. I get off as far as I am comfortable. My main focus is to avoid putting any bend in my spine to the sides. I'm old and that hurts, besides the spine really...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,564,643
Posted By shovelstrokeed
I don't mind passing or being passed in a corner....

I don't mind passing or being passed in a corner. If I'm the slower guy (quite frequently the case), raise left arm, go to the fog line on lefts or hug the center on right, back off a bit more and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2012, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,678
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Horn?? What horn, I used to fit air horns on...

Horn??

What horn, I used to fit air horns on all my bikes.
I find a raised middle finger of my left hand equally effective, after the fact, of course.

Given the mental state of most car...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,402
Posted By shovelstrokeed
I have seen an '86 Electraglide have very little...

I have seen an '86 Electraglide have very little trouble keeping up with some pretty fast guys on GS's and RT's. Yeah, the bike looked like hell when he got back from the ride, floorboards ground...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-08-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,564,643
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Even more fun when you do it with BOTH hands. ...

Even more fun when you do it with BOTH hands. Freaks 'em out. :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-06-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,851
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Long time riding bud, racer and good friend once...

Long time riding bud, racer and good friend once said to me, "ride as close as you like, stuff me in a turn if you want, run into me and make us crash and pray you don't survive."

We have yanked...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 12,808
Posted By shovelstrokeed
OP. Most of what you are thinking of as torque...

OP.
Most of what you are thinking of as torque is really a heavy flywheel/crankshaft.
There is nothing wrong with spinning a 10,000 RPM engine up to 4 or 5K where it will probably be more efficient...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2012, 09:17 AM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,564,643
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Amen to that. As for all the fake boobies...

Amen to that. As for all the fake boobies comments, you guys are obviously not familiar with the advances in ladies undergarments (I have been studying for nearly 70 years). Those could be real,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2012, 02:15 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,116
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Get a faster bike

I keed, I keed,,

But, I would have been well out front on my Tuono long before she managed to get across the 4 lanes of traffic. When I gas that bike, it is gone. I usually do my merge in 3rd...
Forum: Road warriors 07-03-2012, 11:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Both need suspension upgrades for 2-up riding. ...

Both need suspension upgrades for 2-up riding.
Bit more room for bags (px and bx) on the Blackbird but it doesn't, at least in the USA come with any.

For effortless high speed cruising, Honda. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 21,474
Posted By shovelstrokeed
You might want to think that you actually, on a...

You might want to think that you actually, on a clean wet road, assuming decent tires and a good rider, there is more traction there than you think. You really just have to be smoother and a bit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,564,643
Posted By shovelstrokeed
This ain't so new, anyone remember Dave Aldana? ...

This ain't so new, anyone remember Dave Aldana?

Looks like it, mentioned a couple of pages back but I replied to an even earlier page. Mr. Bones.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2012, 11:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,642
Posted By shovelstrokeed
On the day of the ride, show up in your gear and...

On the day of the ride, show up in your gear and ready to roll.
Gather all riders together in the church parking lot.
Announce in a loud and clear voice "FUUFFs", kick bike into gear and, at your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2012, 10:00 AM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,564,643
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Proper application of a Duc and a finger to all...

Proper application of a Duc and a finger to all the speeding/ticket writing/ticket avoidance posts. This here is about assholes on the Dragon, not behind the keyboard.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2012, 06:41 PM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,564,643
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Hell, I've been up that high. Back in my youth,...

Hell, I've been up that high. Back in my youth, I monkeyed a couple of times on kneeler side cars. Insane fun but a lot of work.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2012, 06:06 AM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,564,643
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Compression of a telephoto lens makes them look...

Compression of a telephoto lens makes them look much closer than they really are. Probably 2-4 bike lengths between them. Those guys obviously ride together often and, it would appear, well. No...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2012, 06:15 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,088
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Sorry, can't really agree here. Yeah, it is...

Sorry, can't really agree here. Yeah, it is seldom I get to ride my bikes to their full potential but there is always some point during a ride when I can wick it up more than a bit and the grin...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2011, 12:38 PM
Replies: 27,551
Views: 6,564,643
Posted By shovelstrokeed
Based on the pics shown here, for some drivers,...

Based on the pics shown here, for some drivers, that would be 7' LOA. :cry

Problem is, on both directions, by the time you are within 20 miles of the road, there are no places to turn around in a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 24,109
Posted By shovelstrokeed
:deal:deal:deal Might as well go there,...

:deal:deal:deal

Might as well go there, we've been everywhere else.:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 24,109
Posted By shovelstrokeed
I'll join the speculation with a little of my own...

I'll join the speculation with a little of my own experience/observations.

New riders have a huge problem in that they have not really learned to turn a motorcycle nor have they gained the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,314
Posted By shovelstrokeed
The effect of ambient air temperature on a tire's...

The effect of ambient air temperature on a tire's internal pressure once up to operating temperature is surprisingly small anyway.

On static cold tire pressure it varies as the temperature in deg...
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