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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 711
Posted By foxtrapper
As I have a habit of riding adventurously on...

As I have a habit of riding adventurously on inappropriate bikes, I very much enjoy wider straighter bars somewhat akin to dirt bike types. the leverage it gains me has kept me in control and...
Forum: Face plant Yesterday, 07:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 481
Posted By foxtrapper
If someone gave me a chance to ride one, I'd take...

If someone gave me a chance to ride one, I'd take it.
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,367
Posted By foxtrapper
There are numerous knock-offs.

There are numerous knock-offs.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 14,732
Posted By foxtrapper
I don't disagree with the observation that there...

I don't disagree with the observation that there are a lot of grey haired Harley riders out there, but there's a lot of younger ones too.

Harley's aren't cheap. The typical kid can't afford one,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 04:17 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 14,732
Posted By foxtrapper
It makes me want to go for long rides like no...

It makes me want to go for long rides like no other bike I've ever had.

It's also darn pretty and makes my wife frisky.
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By foxtrapper
I also suggest contacting Velocity Gear. They...

I also suggest contacting Velocity Gear. They seem like the sort of folk who would be interested in stepping up to the challenge.


http://www.highvelocitygear.com/
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By foxtrapper
Forgot about bubbler. I'd looked at it before,...

Forgot about bubbler. I'd looked at it before, and it seemed pretty durn interesting.

Google + I didn't realize would track me automatically, which is great! But in looking at where it shows me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 14,732
Posted By foxtrapper
Wonder what you'd had there as a first bike. For...

Wonder what you'd had there as a first bike. For every Dyna, Touring and VRod has a better lean angle than a 1200 Sportster. Only a few of the softails are a limited or worse.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,606
Posted By foxtrapper
Because as long as you're thinking, no one else...

Because as long as you're thinking, no one else will ever make a mistake that could hurt you and no equipment will ever fail?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,039
Posted By foxtrapper
It can be. It's especially common on the big...

It can be. It's especially common on the big touring rigs that don't have much lean angle to begin with, and are not so easy to throw your body around on. So many a rider tries to over-lean the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 273
Views: 14,732
Posted By foxtrapper
Quote: Originally Posted by Snowbird View Post...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Snowbird View Post
With all the grousing about H-D that goes on here and elsewhere on the internet, I often wonder if anyone realizes there is another brand of US bike...
Forum: Face plant 12-16-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,528
Posted By foxtrapper
Hopefully so, but not always. Don't be overly...

Hopefully so, but not always. Don't be overly cavalier with a concussion, especially if you've had others.
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 795
Posted By foxtrapper
Arg, right before Christmas! And tomorrow is...

Arg, right before Christmas! And tomorrow is payday.
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By foxtrapper
OK, thanks for what you guys have shown. ...

OK, thanks for what you guys have shown.

This comes about from both a crash in the woods the other year, as well my habit of just wandering off for long rides.

Knowing exactly where I am is...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2014, 07:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 810
Posted By foxtrapper
Android Tracking App

I'm probably managing to search wrongly in the Google Play Store, but darned if I can find an app that would let my wife not only know where I am (via our Android phones), but also let her track my...
Forum: Face plant 12-12-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,117
Posted By foxtrapper
"You will not incur any out-of-pocket expenses in...

"You will not incur any out-of-pocket expenses in connection with your flight if you are flown by Air Evac Lifeteam."

Ride where they don't fly and you have nothing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,039
Posted By foxtrapper
The total lean of the entire package (you and the...

The total lean of the entire package (you and the bike) is simply what is needed to counter the centripetal acceleration (or centrifugal force) incurred in the turn. If you lean over more, the bike...
Forum: Face plant 12-10-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By foxtrapper
They want it to be motor vehicle insurance...

They want it to be motor vehicle insurance because that pays them quickly and generally at a higher dollar rate.

Talk is cheap, ask that administrator to put that threat in writing.
Forum: Face plant 12-09-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,020
Posted By foxtrapper
Dirt bikes ridden off-road on private property...

Dirt bikes ridden off-road on private property aren't covered by motor vehicle insurance.
Forum: The Garage 12-09-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,593
Posted By foxtrapper
His/her bike will be a little weaker and a little...

His/her bike will be a little weaker and a little boggier on throttle response as he/she gets up in altitude, but that's it. BTDT, rode right up Pikes Peak from sea level without any issues other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,760
Posted By foxtrapper
The bikes geometry or engineering has not...

The bikes geometry or engineering has not changed. The change is in the geometry of you to the bike.



For hard push it to the limit riding, perhaps. For overall generic riding, doubt it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,760
Posted By foxtrapper
There's a reason for the difference. ...

There's a reason for the difference.

https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/2012-motorcycle-racing-schedules-2.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,125
Posted By foxtrapper
I'm not a big fan of gas cans with things that...

I'm not a big fan of gas cans with things that can catch and break off myself.

Carry a strap on gas can 3 inches from a catalytic converter? I probably wouldn't myself. I'd figure out a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-09-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,488
Posted By foxtrapper
Smooth, gentle, upright. Everything you do...

Smooth, gentle, upright. Everything you do should be done at a whisper volume. Just touch those brakes, and really try not to use the front. Let the clutch slip and try to move the bike along with...
Forum: Face plant 12-05-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,117
Posted By foxtrapper
On the street or on trails? can make a...

On the street or on trails? can make a difference. I was hurt dirt biking, so my medical insurance covered it. If I'd have been street biking, it would have been covered by my auto insurance,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 07:52 AM
Replies: 243
Views: 11,051
Posted By foxtrapper
#1 would be inattention/distraction. Be it...

#1 would be inattention/distraction. Be it texting, reading a book, eating, looking at the passenger, putting on makeup, getting dressed, whatever.

#2 would be not looking far enough ahead. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,765
Posted By foxtrapper
Well meaning, but generally misapplied. ...

Well meaning, but generally misapplied.

Here, the motorcycle warning is for the steel expansion joints for bridges. The warning signs are permanent and invariably in the locations they don't...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-02-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 448
Posted By foxtrapper
Was there last year, and various years before. ...

Was there last year, and various years before. Tis a nice club. Fun listing to some of the grey beards yarning about racing days of old.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,055
Posted By foxtrapper
I've ridden snow quite a number of times. It's...

I've ridden snow quite a number of times. It's more doable than many people realize. Very light touch on the front brake so you don't lock the wheel and have the front wash out. Very upright in...
Forum: Road warriors 11-25-2014, 05:13 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,216
Posted By foxtrapper
Then you're going to find very few bikes. ...

Then you're going to find very few bikes.

You might want to reconsider such a hard and firm line.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,108
Posted By foxtrapper
Riding adventurously! I might if I...

Riding adventurously!


I might if I could. Or until I could turn around.


Perhaps. Or perhaps beside it, or even in front of it. Wherever seems to work best. Not really any different...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,108
Posted By foxtrapper
You don't have to dive into a puddle until you're...

You don't have to dive into a puddle until you're knee deep to realize you've got a problem. With a really heavy bike, you especially don't want to. So nosing into something and having the front...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-20-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,070
Posted By foxtrapper
There is a world of difference between going to...

There is a world of difference between going to court vs "raising hell" with letters to editors and complaints to supervisors.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,108
Posted By foxtrapper
One may well have other options, but a reverse is...

One may well have other options, but a reverse is a darn nice and convenient one. Sorta like carrying matches. Sure, one can use flint or rub sticks to start a fire, but a match is a whole lot...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-20-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,070
Posted By foxtrapper
That. While the initial knee-jerk is to of...

That. While the initial knee-jerk is to of course fight the ticket, you may well have sunk your own boat by what you said.

Even so, I'd still be inclined to fight it. This is one I'd likely go...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-19-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,108
Posted By foxtrapper
You could fabricate a reverse gear setup, similar...

You could fabricate a reverse gear setup, similar to what Honda does with the Gold Wing. Have a starter motor with a gear sprocket on it that swings down and engages the drive train. Then power the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 825
Posted By foxtrapper
Remove seat cover, scoop out foam from the...

Remove seat cover, scoop out foam from the offending area. Reinstall seat cover.
Forum: Road warriors 11-08-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,256
Posted By foxtrapper
Nick named bagger wobble. You can google it. ...

Nick named bagger wobble. You can google it.

The blames are various and weird IMO. Most focus on the so called rubber swing arm bushings which are not rubber, but steel discs bonded with a wee...
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 17,549
Posted By foxtrapper
My 04 RK had a very nice wobble. Found a whole...

My 04 RK had a very nice wobble. Found a whole lot of it to live in the tremendous slop the swing arm had on the shaft. All the parts were fine and spec same as the new parts I bought. The problem...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 10,307
Posted By foxtrapper
http://www.twobros.com/Exhaust/Honda/2011_Hon_VFR1...

http://www.twobros.com/Exhaust/Honda/2011_Hon_VFR1200F-side.jpg
http://www.moto123.com/ArtImages/125027/2010-honda-vfr1200-i1.jpg
http://wpmedia.driving.ca/2013/08/50653091.jpg?w=620&h=400&crop=1
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