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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,321
Posted By randyo
it all depends on what state you are in, ATVs can...

it all depends on what state you are in, ATVs can be street legal in many states now

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Ph3Q4XwwQ2I/Tp56te10XsI/AAAAAAAAv0A/IIOZF61dtyQ/s1600/img_6802.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 872
Posted By randyo
I suppose living in FL, you have never seen a...

I suppose living in FL, you have never seen a winter tire, the tread depth on the General Altimax Arctic is still deeper than a new motorcycle tire and its 60% worn out
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 02:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 917
Posted By randyo
I rode my SV650 nearly 30 miles on a tire that...

I rode my SV650 nearly 30 miles on a tire that was flat when I got to my destination, I suspect, I punctured it in my own driveway, within mile the bike felt different, I had never had a flat on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,460
Posted By randyo
not really, best way to go out of business is to...

not really, best way to go out of business is to not charge enuf to pay expenses, instructor salaries & benefits, insurance, range rental/maintenance

I went thru this argument with a former...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,682
Posted By randyo
as a land surveyor, I have been found a lot of...

as a land surveyor, I have been found a lot of unique items out in the woods, too many to remember, I see a lot of tree stands forgotten and grown right into the tree, golf balls a mile from anything...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 4,460
Posted By randyo
I have seen a lot of that I am hesitant...

I have seen a lot of that

I am hesitant because I have gone on group rides with riders who have taken advanced rider courses who are also full of themselves cause they have taken advanced rider...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,593
Posted By randyo
change your underwear

change your underwear
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 26,740
Posted By randyo
its indirect, 85% is used to set speed, speed...

its indirect, 85% is used to set speed, speed limits can have bearing on passing zones

the other 15% of which you are probably one, will never be happy
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 367
Views: 26,740
Posted By randyo
DOH ! they don't want them passing cause 85% are...

DOH ! they don't want them passing cause 85% are maintaining the 55mph speed limit

if 85% were going 35mph, the passing zones would still be there

may sound like nonsense, but that's the way...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 26,740
Posted By randyo
don't forget the 85th percentile theory, if...

don't forget the 85th percentile theory, if traffic is meeting the 85% rule, they traffic engineers don't want people passing
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 26,740
Posted By randyo
and you know that because you have been...

and you know that because you have been monitoring speeds 24/7:rofl


most states are using the 85th percentile theory to set speed limits

http://www.lsp.org/pdf/troopc85thSpeed.pdf
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 26,740
Posted By randyo
driveways and side roads allow for increase...

driveways and side roads allow for increase potential in unseen oncoming traffic and is the reason for loosing passing zones where there appears to be line of sight

speed limits are dropping...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 12,593
Posted By randyo
with the exception of getting off for gas and a...

with the exception of getting off for gas and a bite to eat, I've been in the saddle 24 hours

the most miles I have done in 24 hours is about 1600,

1546 were documented in 23:05 (21:45...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,517
Posted By randyo
Assuming there is no leinholder

Assuming there is no leinholder
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 558
Posted By randyo
safest way to ride on snow or ice imho is either...

safest way to ride on snow or ice imho is either low power bike with studded tires or larger bike that is running darkside

no need to stud all the way to the edges of the tires, speeds are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,209
Posted By randyo
rain does not bother me but traffic on wet...

rain does not bother me

but traffic on wet roads does. you get more road spray, (dirty) and it gets more places in your bike than just falling rain and doesn't wipe off your visor as easy
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,518
Posted By randyo
ride route 201 in Maine, log trucks haul in and...

ride route 201 in Maine, log trucks haul in and out of Canada and overfill with cheap US fuel, sweepers are soaked in fuel
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,442
Posted By randyo
with liquid cooling, if your thermostat is...

with liquid cooling, if your thermostat is working properly, you should not have to block radiator

I have ridden my V-strom 1000 and SV650 both in temps as -30C (-25f) and never had issue with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,518
Posted By randyo
I hug the yellow line, its the safest lane...

I hug the yellow line, its the safest lane position because your more visible
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,976
Posted By randyo
you stare at your mirrors for minutes at a time...

you stare at your mirrors for minutes at a time :lurk
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,014
Posted By randyo
I know, Sorel boots are made in Asia now, used...

I know, Sorel boots are made in Asia now, used Canadian made Sorels are fetching a premium on e-gay and cl, mine that are 30 years old are cracking at the flex points and I am looking to replace them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-03-2014, 05:17 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,231
Posted By randyo
yes, 101

yes, 101
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,231
Posted By randyo
roadside crosses were used here in NH to make...

roadside crosses were used here in NH to make people aware that people were dying due to horrible road conditions, it was that last item needed to overcome the anti-progress crowd and get funding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,847
Posted By randyo
pictures are deceiving, with lower pressures, it...

pictures are deceiving, with lower pressures, it is likely a car tire squats lower in corners with higher pressures it may lift a little

as I stated, insignificant, you certainly can't feel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,442
Posted By randyo
I don't need no stinkin outriggers

I don't need no stinkin outriggers
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 06:43 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,847
Posted By randyo
:rofl hardly, radial tire carcass flexes and...

:rofl

hardly, radial tire carcass flexes and bends and does not lift the bike significantly
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2014, 05:05 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,847
Posted By randyo
I had stock suspension on my V-Strom when I first...

I had stock suspension on my V-Strom when I first installed a CT, it certainly did not help the already shitty stock suspension, after I upgraded to a WP with much heavier spring, it handles better...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,847
Posted By randyo
the conversation was about why ya don't see em on...

the conversation was about why ya don't see em on sportbikes much, 17" is pretty standard

the heavier tire is an immense advantage fro snow I ice riding, easier to keep steady pace and harder to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,847
Posted By randyo
the General Altimax ARctic that I have run on my...

the General Altimax ARctic that I have run on my V-strom is more than double the weight if the stock motorcycle tire fr my V-strom

in 15 and 16" sizes, the weights will be similar, cause sizes are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,847
Posted By randyo
A car tire is not practical for a sport bike ...

A car tire is not practical for a sport bike even though its cornering traction is probably as good as a motorcycle sportbike tire and can maintain similar speeds thru corners

where the car tire...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2014, 03:05 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,442
Posted By randyo
well, I have ridden a big heavy motorcycle in the...

well, I have ridden a big heavy motorcycle in the snow, I think a darksided GW would work well

good torque from an idle gets you going without spinning
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,847
Posted By randyo
imho, the CT on my v-strom does not handle...

imho, the CT on my v-strom does not handle different cause it's a car tire, it handles different cause its a 205 instead of a 150,

not much different than say putting a 180 on the SV650 that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,847
Posted By randyo
that is what I understand, once you take all that...

that is what I understand, once you take all that plastic away and measure the geometry, its closer to a full on sportbike than it is a sport tourer

on my v-strom, I feel more confident with a car...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,847
Posted By randyo
as a motorcycle tire, we are not comparing...

as a motorcycle tire, we are not comparing tractor or wheel barrow tires
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,847
Posted By randyo
there are plenty of V-stroms running car tires is...

there are plenty of V-stroms running car tires is it don't slow them down in the twisties
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,847
Posted By randyo
you making statements that you cannot back up...

you making statements that you cannot back up with fact, it has been demonstrated that a car tire performs as well in the twisties
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,443
Posted By randyo
I used to get about 13k on the rear of my SV650...

I used to get about 13k on the rear of my SV650 with Avon Azaro STs

my V-strom 1000, I have over 30,000 on a General Altimax Arctic and it still has 50% tread... best I've ever got from a MC...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 7,847
Posted By randyo
I supose 50k on a bike tire is possible if you...

I supose 50k on a bike tire is possible if you pump it up to 60psi and never ride over 25 mph
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 367
Views: 26,740
Posted By randyo
I have seen a group of 6 motorcyclists get...

I have seen a group of 6 motorcyclists get stopped after passing on a double yellow, they got tickets for speeding, and a comment from the state trooper that pulled us over " I know that passing on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-23-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,442
Posted By randyo
I admit I only have limited experience riding a...

I admit I only have limited experience riding a Ural, my perception comes from conversations with my local Ural dealer (small backyard at his residence & 3 bay garage operation) I was told that while...
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