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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 37,344
Posted By Aj Mick
Not what I suggested at all; your sarcasm is...

Not what I suggested at all; your sarcasm is absurd.

Sure new systems are better, but they come with complexity and cost that is not compatible with the need for simple, practical, economical...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 37,344
Posted By Aj Mick
Statistically Thailand's roads are among the most...

Statistically Thailand's roads are among the most dangerous in the world. In terms of deaths per 100,000 it is among the top 5. Motorcycles still outnumber cars by two to one.

Simple motorcycles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 09:17 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 37,344
Posted By Aj Mick
I have had one bike with a hydraulic disc front...

I have had one bike with a hydraulic disc front brake. All the others have had simple cable operated drums at the front and rod operated at the rear. Maintenance is adjusting every oil change. Front...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 04:17 AM
Replies: 553
Views: 37,344
Posted By Aj Mick
It is when it comes to initial cost, maintenance...

It is when it comes to initial cost, maintenance and reliability.



Not a joke at all……


Common sense is easily acquired, and free.

And it is the reason that the vast majority of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,130
Posted By Aj Mick
Better to face reality.

A bike is a bike; any bike will do…..

Go for an adventure on the bike you have, rather than fantasise about the bike of your wet dreams.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2015, 09:17 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 37,344
Posted By Aj Mick
A little back-up adds a lot to complexity and...

A little back-up adds a lot to complexity and cost.

A little common sense is simple and comes free.

Inexpensive, uncomplicated motorcycles have been my main form of motor transport for fifty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,563
Posted By Aj Mick
A world apart.

My formative years were as a kid on dirt on a farm, then unsealed roads and byways before finally hitting paved highways.

Plenty of off road bike handling skills are beneficial on streets, but few...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,389
Posted By Aj Mick
Near Morchit in Bangkok

Near Morchit in Bangkok
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 553
Views: 37,344
Posted By Aj Mick
I did own a bike with a hydraulic disc front...

I did own a bike with a hydraulic disc front brake for a few years, but other than that it has only ever been cable or rod operated drums front and rear.

I guess I am going to get my comeuppance...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 06:08 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,422
Posted By Aj Mick
Good question Wraith Rider. Your answer please. ...

Good question Wraith Rider. Your answer please.

If it is piloting a lardy VFR tricked out with all mod cons down a boring autobahn at high speed, a few here might agree. However most are a little...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,235
Posted By Aj Mick
Dunno what the fuss about running an engine in is...

Dunno what the fuss about running an engine in is all about. Just do what Honda manuals suggest. It seems to have worked OK for me.

Just fill it with the Honda specified oil and ride for a bit, a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,345
Posted By Aj Mick
Which only goes to prove that you can neither...

Which only goes to prove that you can neither make a silk purse out of a pig's ear…… nor a sports bike out of a Harley.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 08:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,568
Posted By Aj Mick
Risk management.

Where I am at now, on an island 50 km long by 20 km wide, I spend much of my time on the road in heavy, relatively slow moving traffic. Occasionally I get up to 70 km/hr (45 mph), but 50 - 60 km/hr...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 03:37 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,333
Posted By Aj Mick
I reckon. Live….. wherever you can earn a...

I reckon.

Live….. wherever you can earn a crust.

Ride…. all over.

There is a huge variety of roads and terrain, people and culture, within a relatively small continent. There is a good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 03:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,745
Posted By Aj Mick
Not really….. on the road, or off, I ride to get...

Not really….. on the road, or off, I ride to get around, and I like my bikes to last a good while. My current ride is 18 years old, and I have had it for 12. I used my previous ride for nearly 20...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 06:38 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,422
Posted By Aj Mick
Not really, but it does appear that the yoof has...

Not really, but it does appear that the yoof has moved on to another thread or two, undistracted in his mission to attract attention.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,224
Posted By Aj Mick
School of Hard Knocks and Common Sense

You need to ride more.

My "formal" education ended 50 years ago with my father spending a couple of minutes to show me the controls on our farm bike. It was the School of Hard Knocks from then on,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,209
Posted By Aj Mick
In 40 years of continuously owning at least one...

In 40 years of continuously owning at least one motorcycle, I have owned just seven motorcycles, all secondhand, and none costing more than $1,000. I sold two (one to a scappy for $50 when it was no...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 04:04 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,422
Posted By Aj Mick
Here's a bit of sage advice, Wraith Rider, that...

Here's a bit of sage advice, Wraith Rider, that may save you from distracting just about every thread you get involved in, and turning it into a pissing match.
Forum: Thumpers 04-02-2015, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8,833
Views: 1,618,386
Posted By Aj Mick
Gd 110 nu

Not the TU250, but similarly retro from Suzuki….. even more so!

50 years a motorcyclist; I am more interested in economical, easy to maintain transport good for exploring byways and beyond, not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2015, 04:01 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,422
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: 130
Views: 8,422
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: 236
Views: 9,099
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: 236
Views: 9,099
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: 1,265
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: 2,377
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: 117
Views: 11,132
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: 6,592
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: 3,947
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: 787
Posted By Aj Mick
Shorts mostly

Shorts mostly
Forum: Australia 03-18-2015, 03:43 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,534
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: 6,592
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: 6,592
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: 1,109
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: 1,109
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: 10,948
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: 3,947
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: 10,948
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: 6,356
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: 10,948
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...
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