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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 04:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,572
Posted By Andyvh1959
Plus what all the others have said. I have low...

Plus what all the others have said. I have low sided my 94 BMW R1100RS a few times, once due to a fresh oil stripe in the turn (plus I was really leaned into it) and another time due to very cold...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,135
Posted By Andyvh1959
Ok, but I bet you'd still have to educate the...

Ok, but I bet you'd still have to educate the insurance adjuster about it and at least expect a delay in getting your coverage or check. Plus I bet it could vary with insurance company. Thing is,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 04:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,640
Posted By Andyvh1959
What a bunch of crap, looks like a freakin video...

What a bunch of crap, looks like a freakin video game with humans.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,034
Posted By Andyvh1959
Good that you are doing something for...

Good that you are doing something for motorcycling, keep it up. I've been an instructor since 93 and still enjoy getting others started in motorcycling.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 8,529
Views: 1,727,269
Posted By Andyvh1959
Not so much a stupid question, more of a comment...

Not so much a stupid question, more of a comment made by a HD demo-ride day tail rider behind me after we got back to the dealership; "Harley's don't lean like that". I guess he was referring to how...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,367
Posted By Andyvh1959
Yup, finally at 150,000 miles the throttle cables...

Yup, finally at 150,000 miles the throttle cables and clutch cable on my 94 BMW needed replacing, as a precaution before they failed. I kept the old clutch cable zip-tied under the fuel tank as a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,532
Posted By Andyvh1959
Like a hunter told me that deer tend to try and...

Like a hunter told me that deer tend to try and run ahead of what they perceive is a predator, he also said deer tend to first react/run whichever way they are pointed, THEN turn back around to where...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 06:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,367
Posted By Andyvh1959
Cool. It's a shame to see a bike with less...

Cool.

It's a shame to see a bike with less than 5,000 miles on it looking totally wasted, degraded and abused, not worth a ride across a parking lot. But great to see a bike approaching 200,000...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 83,351
Posted By Andyvh1959
We've created the perpetual motion machines,...

We've created the perpetual motion machines, known as the countersteering discussion thread.

CS "initiates" or "adjusts" the lean, once leaned into the turn the front tire turns in onto the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,873
Posted By Andyvh1959
I'm not "deluded" about sound vs noise, just...

I'm not "deluded" about sound vs noise, just saying that I appreciate a bike that sounds good, but not one that is simply loud and obnoxious. And most bikes don't have to be loud to sound good.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-10-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 2,657
Views: 782,306
Posted By Andyvh1959
Ha, that is cool enough that I almost think it...

Ha, that is cool enough that I almost think it was a Honda issue police bike. Now that I think of it I'm surprised Honda didn't produce a cop-wing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,640
Posted By Andyvh1959
Even as a younger man, although I liked the cars,...

Even as a younger man, although I liked the cars, I lost interest in the "Ducks of Hazard" because of the many times a Dodge Charger would change into a Ford Torino in mid air. Or for that matter,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,367
Posted By Andyvh1959
Way to go, as we rarely hear of an air-cooled...

Way to go, as we rarely hear of an air-cooled bike (other than some old BMW) with anything even close to 100,000 miles on it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,367
Posted By Andyvh1959
Real long term rides

I've been enjoying the same 94 BMW R1100RS (with some mods to change or update it) for 20 years this coming October. I still enjoy the bike, seems we just fit together, even survived two divorces...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,640
Posted By Andyvh1959
Movie fakes, loose me

Watched the "Crystal Skull" movie of Indiana Jones the other night. Fun movie, lots of action, including cycles, just like the earlier first episode of Indiana Jones. And maybe I can just recognize...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,030
Posted By Andyvh1959
All this discussion is great, but the fact is not...

All this discussion is great, but the fact is not all bikes, or all ABS systems are created equal. Yet, when someone on the net or youtube presents an opinion or video of "ABS saved my ass" or "I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,873
Posted By Andyvh1959
There is "sound" and there is "noise". A decent...

There is "sound" and there is "noise". A decent quality aftermarket exhaust on most bikes (almost any brand/style) will make good sound, and "maybe" some more power if done right and designed with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,135
Posted By Andyvh1959
I agree on almost all counts. My bet is the tire...

I agree on almost all counts. My bet is the tire was unde-rinflated, resulting in a heat induced tire failure, through no fault of the tire brand or construction itself. I asked him about the tire...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-09-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,583
Posted By Andyvh1959
01 Dak, my$1500 hauler

Somebody has to represent the Dodge brand! I've had three Dakotas, and this one I bought used from a friend for $1500, V8 5-speed 2WD, it'll easily haul four bike on my trailer, does the job, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,030
Posted By Andyvh1959
Unless I'm proved other wise, I still feel ABS is...

Unless I'm proved other wise, I still feel ABS is mostly reactive. Because, in this discussion like others I have had on ABS systems, everyone seems to assume ABS control is active even if the rider...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,030
Posted By Andyvh1959
Just have to keep it in the context that, for any...

Just have to keep it in the context that, for any ABS system, a percentage of wheel slide HAS to occur BEFORE the ABS system engages control. It is in that range of no slip to the slip thresehold...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 8,529
Views: 1,727,269
Posted By Andyvh1959
Just be aware, that BMW bikes, like other German...

Just be aware, that BMW bikes, like other German vehicles, actually do better when regularly ridden. A pristine 20 year old BMW with "low miles", meaning less than 20k, may have issues just because...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,873
Posted By Andyvh1959
If you care to see "meat on the bone" simply do a...

If you care to see "meat on the bone" simply do a web search on "flip flops on motorcycles".

Can you say ground beef?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,030
Posted By Andyvh1959
correct, BMW has added the gyroscopes to many...

correct, BMW has added the gyroscopes to many more bikes, but more for the capabilities of integrating them into the bike stability controls (anti-wheelie, anti-stoppie, wheelspin control while...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,166
Posted By Andyvh1959
Ok, for those lacking the sun protection of hair...

Ok, for those lacking the sun protection of hair I can see a functional purpose for the doo-rag. A helmet does that too, and offers even more sun protection. But I also understand the heat issue, as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,030
Posted By Andyvh1959
That is only correct on the assumption that ABS...

That is only correct on the assumption that ABS knows the motorcycle in leaning, how far it is leaning, and if there is any speed/lean/slide induced tire speed differential. And with few exceptions...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,166
Posted By Andyvh1959
Maybe not the exact data people are looking for...

Maybe not the exact data people are looking for above, but some good info is found on the white papers section of the MSF-USA.org website:

http://www.msf-usa.org/library.aspx#safety-booklets-link
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 8,529
Views: 1,727,269
Posted By Andyvh1959
Actually, it a 94 BMW R1100RS, an early 94 model...

Actually, it a 94 BMW R1100RS, an early 94 model before BMW added the leaner fuel mixture that caused the surging issues. Mine never surged, still on the original final drive, fuel pump, master...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,532
Posted By Andyvh1959
I get that question a lot from my MSF students,...

I get that question a lot from my MSF students, and living in Wisconsin means it is a truly relative question about riding. My tactics include:


knowing your riding areas and deer concentrations...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 8,529
Views: 1,727,269
Posted By Andyvh1959
"when you gonna get a real bike?" Probably...

"when you gonna get a real bike?" Probably meaning why I'm not on a HD.

I have been waiting for that question put to me for the past 20 years. To which I'd answer: "well, let's see. My bike is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,166
Posted By Andyvh1959
Not trying to be a dick, but this confuses me....

Not trying to be a dick, but this confuses me. Risk management is doing whatever you can to minimize risk. I know when you say "kids" you are referring to your kids, and that they have kids at home,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,090
Posted By Andyvh1959
That email listed above is exactly, word for...

That email listed above is exactly, word for word, the email I got. So it's a blanket email sent to us former members that still use the forum for whatever purpose.

Myself, I have found and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,090
Posted By Andyvh1959
yeah, I once was a MOA member, but just let it...

yeah, I once was a MOA member, but just let it lapse due to lazy ass. But I have been very active on the forum for years. I just got an email from the MOA basically saying, "join us or be removed."
...
Forum: The Garage 06-24-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,222
Posted By Andyvh1959
With a 53 mile range, the bars better all have...

With a 53 mile range, the bars better all have outlets outside for the "bikers" to plug their hogs into for the ride stops.

New accessory at the Harley shop, official orange/black HD extension...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,166
Posted By Andyvh1959
Starbucks? Too expensive and bitter for my taste....

Starbucks? Too expensive and bitter for my taste. I'll buy my coffee at the local Kwik-Trip before I head out and burn another tank of gas, non-stop. But the "bikers" can do that easily too, with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,633
Posted By Andyvh1959
Yeah? But up here it gets bad enough to get the...

Yeah? But up here it gets bad enough to get the man-boobs bouncing!

Where is that mansiere?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-23-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,166
Posted By Andyvh1959
I agree on all comments, and yes, I have not...

I agree on all comments, and yes, I have not asked about how they're wrong and I'm right. Not an issue about hate, just an observation. If you take the time to wear a doo-rag, why not go one step...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 363
Posted By Andyvh1959
CZ Jawa Ogar or 500 twin

I came from Holland with my folks back in 59. In Holland my dad was a motorcycle mechanic, and once in the states he always talked about his Jawa 350 Ogar. Dad has been gone now for 12 years,...
Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2014, 02:14 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,747
Posted By Andyvh1959
This coming Friday/Saturday is Victory Demo Days...

This coming Friday/Saturday is Victory Demo Days at Tytler Cycle (formerly Nick's BMW) in Depere, WI just south of Green Bay.

At Tytler we have all the Victory models to ride, and I have ridden...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-23-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,360
Views: 178,751
Posted By Andyvh1959
Another one with tenuous grasp of the english...

Another one with tenuous grasp of the english language and spelling.
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