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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 653
Posted By atomicalex
You're not alone. I have the same issues, too. ...

You're not alone. I have the same issues, too.

When I go for new glasses, my helmet(s) always come with. I have one pair of frames that is perfect, and if all else fails, I just get some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,241,012
Posted By atomicalex
Same here, coming back to the US was an...

Same here, coming back to the US was an interesting experience on the road!

PA has a pretty strict left lane law, signs up everywhere, and the staties will chase you around. If you are staying...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:49 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,143
Posted By atomicalex
So, just 'cause they call it Motronic..... ...

So, just 'cause they call it Motronic.....

BMWs usually use Motronic. I'm Whisperer-level Motronic from years and years of working on Bosch-fueled vehicles. Love it to death, know it inside and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 06:44 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,841
Posted By atomicalex
As a mom, I think you did a good thing,...

As a mom, I think you did a good thing, especially the $$ incentive for taking the class.

$350 for a BRC, though? That is crazy expensive. I think about $10 of each bike registration in MI goes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,241,012
Posted By atomicalex
^Hey, at least she could make a coherent...

^Hey, at least she could make a coherent statement on leaning. Not the end of the world if it's not for her.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2015, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,241,012
Posted By atomicalex
Today, I was in Home Depot, wearing my...

Today, I was in Home Depot, wearing my fancy-dress leathers. A lady staff member asked me if I rode a scooter. I said, no, a regular motorcycle. Oh, how big is it? A 650, a big, overgrown dirt bike....
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,191
Posted By atomicalex
Ok, I looked at that. It would help, but won't be...

Ok, I looked at that. It would help, but won't be a long term solution. If an annual rebuild is tolerable, though, it should do fine. You would just need to open it up regularly to check. I want a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-20-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,191
Posted By atomicalex
This time, I used dielectric grease. I'll...

This time, I used dielectric grease.

I'll look into the ACF 50. I'm going to run my spare through our plasma coat bath at work and see how that goes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 577,379
Posted By atomicalex
You wanted the Nebelschlussleuchtebenutzerverein,...

You wanted the Nebelschlussleuchtebenutzerverein, actually.

Nebelscheinwerfer are the front ones.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 577,379
Posted By atomicalex
Oh, jeez, I forgot about yesterday morning! ...

Oh, jeez, I forgot about yesterday morning!

We were in the car, headed downtown to pick up one of the kids from a campout. I spy this helmetless dude on a Gixxer coming up behind up. But wait,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2015, 05:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,793
Posted By atomicalex
My 30-minute round trip to the grocery store last...

My 30-minute round trip to the grocery store last evening turned into a 75 minute exploration of a few backroads. I kept missing my turns to go home. :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2015, 05:00 AM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,241,012
Posted By atomicalex
More like he IS a '77 BRAT.

More like he IS a '77 BRAT.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2015, 05:42 PM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 577,379
Posted By atomicalex
For shits and giggles, I sometimes wear my fast...

For shits and giggles, I sometimes wear my fast leathers for mundane trips like commuting or to the grocery store. Today's trip to the grocery store netted me a ton of compliments and smiles. I was...
Forum: Upcoming 05-17-2015, 06:14 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 16,252
Posted By atomicalex
Not panicking, not panicking.... My spouse's...

Not panicking, not panicking....

My spouse's job is scheduling a damn conference sometime around this. :arg They better do it the weekdays before thursday. I want to be out of the house on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2015, 03:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,793
Posted By atomicalex
I don't even have good routes (Detroit area), and...

I don't even have good routes (Detroit area), and sometimes it's questionable if I'm going to make it to work or not!

Not all of us get unlimited weekend riding time, so commuting is a means to...
Forum: Thumpers 05-16-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 5,054
Views: 921,706
Posted By atomicalex
It takes about an hour to get the head off. Be...

It takes about an hour to get the head off. Be careful torquing down the head bolts, the little ones can break. DAMHIK....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 10,447
Views: 2,241,012
Posted By atomicalex
You haven't had fun until the parts moron at the...

You haven't had fun until the parts moron at the VW dealer orders you interior trims for a right-hand-drive car. After you've handed over a list of the correct LHD part numbers. Yes, the guy decided...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 577,379
Posted By atomicalex
It is a BMW..... ;)

It is a BMW..... ;)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 577,379
Posted By atomicalex
Today there was a lot of traffic. I accidentally...

Today there was a lot of traffic. I accidentally got distracted and split. Someone honked. Meh.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 577,379
Posted By atomicalex
Beautiful cool, foggy commute this morning. One...

Beautiful cool, foggy commute this morning. One of those days where I wish the ride was 100 miles long. I know fog is dangerous, but I love riding in it. So much more on guard, so much more into it....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 943
Views: 84,122
Posted By atomicalex
Sometimes I forget where I am and just split...

Sometimes I forget where I am and just split anyway. Then, I sort of feel guilty, but not. :1drink
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-27-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 12,269
Views: 1,013,804
Posted By atomicalex
MRIs are in. Two bad discs, one old and not...

MRIs are in. Two bad discs, one old and not really that much worse, one new.

Looks like my trail riding career is probably on hold for a while until I get this sorted. :(

I'll still be in for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,072
Posted By atomicalex
Bifocals, you say? For the price, these are...

Bifocals, you say? For the price, these are great, and yes, I use them.

http://www.safetyglassesusa.com/bf34.html
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2015, 01:20 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,537
Posted By atomicalex
Yeah, I know the feeling. A57 north - I was...

Yeah, I know the feeling. A57 north - I was trying a new route home from work and didn't know where I was. Pitch black, tons of traffic, construction zone, drownpour, all of it. I don't think I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 03:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,800
Posted By atomicalex
OP, glad this happened when you had an instructor...

OP, glad this happened when you had an instructor with you.

Now you know first hand why these kinds of practice are so important. I', glad that you got right back on the bike - that is a good sign...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 03:08 PM
Replies: 38,315
Views: 10,164,408
Posted By atomicalex
FWIW, those are actually in style now in the EU....

FWIW, those are actually in style now in the EU. So I would call her a bit fashion forward. :norton
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-23-2015, 03:56 AM
Replies: 12,269
Views: 1,013,804
Posted By atomicalex
Bring it to me, I'll culture it.

Bring it to me, I'll culture it.
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2015, 03:53 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 153,462
Posted By atomicalex
NZ, see if you can find Loctite BlackMax. It's a...

NZ, see if you can find Loctite BlackMax. It's a toughened material, so some give. I'll try to remember to check the book when I get home next week.
Forum: The Garage 04-23-2015, 03:50 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 153,462
Posted By atomicalex
The expiry dates are a bit generous, 90 days...

The expiry dates are a bit generous, 90 days should not be an issue espcially since it is unopened. A good cleaning should suffice.

:fingerscrossed: for ds, I know he's working a couple of good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 02:09 AM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 577,379
Posted By atomicalex
Snob. Looks like a Piaggio MP3. They lean,...

Snob.

Looks like a Piaggio MP3. They lean, some complex suspension geometry up front. Centerstand is usually a habit, scooters generally do not have side stands and use a centerstand instead, this...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-22-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12,269
Views: 1,013,804
Posted By atomicalex
Wooooo, we need an imagination check in aisle 16!!

Wooooo, we need an imagination check in aisle 16!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 12:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,990
Posted By atomicalex
They know that if woman sets her mind to it, it...

They know that if woman sets her mind to it, it is done. So they have to give the guys a shot at something. :deal
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 12:51 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,641
Posted By atomicalex
For me, it is money. I have two teens and wish to...

For me, it is money. I have two teens and wish to help them through college. That is a major funding suck. My spouse is neither a rider nor an adventurer, so I have to consider his wishes.

All in...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 5,054
Views: 921,706
Posted By atomicalex
As far as I know it's waste spark. Crank sensor,...

As far as I know it's waste spark. Crank sensor, so it pretty much has to be. The coil is a good idea, I can see if I can borrow one from a local. Plugs are cheap, hence I've been through a few.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2015, 04:55 PM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 577,379
Posted By atomicalex
I was out with my 16YO doing supervised driving...

I was out with my 16YO doing supervised driving hours today, and he asked me about that - why is this stupid SUV hanging off my right rear corner, mom?

I had him switch lanes a few times just to...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-19-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 12,269
Views: 1,013,804
Posted By atomicalex
Detroit greetings

It's firing now, just not catching. Big improvement.



These things are apparently stupidly finicky. Whatever. At least now it's lighting off.



Time to go to the garage!
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-19-2015, 07:56 AM
Replies: 12,269
Views: 1,013,804
Posted By atomicalex
Good heavens, I need to print that out and read...

Good heavens, I need to print that out and read it a few times, that is awesome.

I imagine it's rather old. It's my first thing to do to them. Well, to have done. Hahaha, one of these days I will...
Forum: Thumpers 04-19-2015, 06:11 AM
Replies: 5,054
Views: 921,706
Posted By atomicalex
I literaly ran out of swingarm. Top to...

I literaly ran out of swingarm.

Top to bottom, it was ok, plenty of suspension travel. And width-wise, it fit into the swingarm pocket almost completely, but the hub was too far back to get the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 577,379
Posted By atomicalex
Thank you! I love them. I completely, unashamedly...

Thank you! I love them. I completely, unashamedly admit to loving my leathers. Both sets. Everyone should have leathers they like!

She's going to love you for it. Let me know if you have any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2015, 08:14 PM
Replies: 3,827
Views: 577,379
Posted By atomicalex
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