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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,627
Posted By i_isntreal
Apart from the exciting new disc brake...

Apart from the exciting new disc brake technology, I can't tell that those Harley's aren't from the 40s or 50s.

:hide
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2014, 10:45 AM
Replies: 2,735
Views: 745,734
Posted By i_isntreal
Thanks for this one. I can't wait until I have a...

Thanks for this one. I can't wait until I have a garage again so I can start doing a ground up restore of my '83 GL500. My first bike. Such a great ride.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,443
Posted By i_isntreal
Not that its my business to nag. But I do feel I...

Not that its my business to nag. But I do feel I should throw in my 2 cents in advising more patience and caution to allow your back to heal up.

My little brother has had two bone graft surgeries...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,063
Posted By i_isntreal
I've had the same idea as you DudeClone. On my...

I've had the same idea as you DudeClone. On my first bike, were I just couldn't get a throttle lock to work properly, I had dreams of adding a left hand throttle so that you could use either. I...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-27-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 261
Posted By i_isntreal
Adventure windscreen brace question

I'm looking to make my own adventure windscreen brace for my '06 gs (non-adventure).

My question is whether the 'cover' and 'locking disc' (items No. 5 and 18 on the microfiche) will fit on my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,627
Posted By i_isntreal
I second this recommendation. I wish more books...

I second this recommendation. I wish more books and mags went into that level of detail. It was a fantastic read.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,061
Posted By i_isntreal
The sensors north of the border are definitely...

The sensors north of the border are definitely getting better. Still there is the occasional long wait. Most often I move up and get the car behind me to snug up a bit to trigger the light. If...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-05-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,383
Posted By i_isntreal
For cheapskates like me

As a third option, for those who prefer the cheaper, some assembly required, method. Have a look at this bag.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,847
Posted By i_isntreal
When I first started to ride, I came across a...

When I first started to ride, I came across a goldwing with a handicap/seniors parking pass hanging on its handlebars. Never saw the owner, but that inspired me to dream of putting many miles behind...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,012
Posted By i_isntreal
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,012
Posted By i_isntreal
My all out worst camping experience (albeit on a...

My all out worst camping experience (albeit on a mountain biking trip) was thinking I was smart by picking the uphill corner of the slope under a tarp tent. Turned out my sleeping bag became the dam...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 401
Views: 19,330
Posted By i_isntreal
It makes the (aluminum) cylinder wall last a lot...

It makes the (aluminum) cylinder wall last a lot longer. Kind of like chrome plated cylinders, but waayyyy better.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 13,943
Posted By i_isntreal
Pistons are stressed on THREE planes of force as...

Pistons are stressed on THREE planes of force as well. The difference being the piston is protected from the cylinder walls by a very thin film of oil. The higher the piston speed, the more often...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-11-2014, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,591
Posted By i_isntreal
Guilty. Flew from Canada to Florida and...

Guilty. Flew from Canada to Florida and purchased my R1200GS having never even sat on one. 35,000 miles later, it still makes my heart flutter like it's a first date.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-19-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,038
Posted By i_isntreal
I fully agree that you did the right thing by not...

I fully agree that you did the right thing by not escalating the situation.

However, most m/c do have a built in anti-tailgating system. It's called a centerstand. An old timer would often...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2013, 04:13 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 26,904
Posted By i_isntreal
Well spoken. Thanks for sharing a sliver of your...

Well spoken. Thanks for sharing a sliver of your wisdom.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-28-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,580
Posted By i_isntreal
I am with you there on the GL500:raabia. My...

I am with you there on the GL500:raabia. My first love and I'll never sell it. It brought me through my first 8 years and over 65,000km of riding. I learned so much on it. Can't wait until I have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 55,850
Posted By i_isntreal
While I don't think there will ever be concensus...

While I don't think there will ever be concensus on the real, perceived, or non-existent danger of darksiding. I do think we can all appreciate this guy's ingenuity, and in my humble opinion, one of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,493
Posted By i_isntreal
I've offended drivers on the odd occasion myself....

I've offended drivers on the odd occasion myself. Most times I get flipped the bird and/or honked at. And usually I know why they are upset, and if I'm at fault I apologize and yield all the space...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,903
Posted By i_isntreal
Ouch! Good thing you didn't smash your head into...

Ouch! Good thing you didn't smash your head into the bumper while scrambling out from under the jeep. But dully noted, I will be wearing ear plugs when welding in the future. That would have hurt...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,903
Posted By i_isntreal
Ear plugs are a cruel catch 22 aren't they. They...

Ear plugs are a cruel catch 22 aren't they. They help prevent the tinnitus from getting worse, and help with the hyperacusis, for those of us who have it. But it also makes the tinnitus more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2013, 08:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,903
Posted By i_isntreal
My tinnitus was most likely caused by a 3rd...

My tinnitus was most likely caused by a 3rd degree concussion from snowboarding (younger dumber days). However, I would count concerts, cut saws, motorcycling, and especially stress as contributing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,529
Posted By i_isntreal
Concerning drilling your own tires for automotive...

Concerning drilling your own tires for automotive studs, I did it for my truck tires. The local tire shop 'experts' said that they would all fall out right away because of not having the correct '...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2013, 06:34 PM
Replies: 31,024
Views: 7,505,343
Posted By i_isntreal
Maybe. But why is the right mirror missing then?

Maybe. But why is the right mirror missing then?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,653
Posted By i_isntreal
:huh And high frequency sound is...

:huh

And high frequency sound is unidirectional? What kind of logic is that?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2013, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,976
Posted By i_isntreal
I've always used the moto 'dress for the crash,...

I've always used the moto 'dress for the crash, not the ride'. Makes you think twice when tempted to peel off a layer in the heat. Good thing the heat stays away most of the year up here.

My 2.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,771
Posted By i_isntreal
Totally agree. That is exactly how I explain it...

Totally agree. That is exactly how I explain it to people that have first opened and closed the visor three times with their whole greasy palm before beginning to put it on. Drives me nuts, so I keep...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,791
Posted By i_isntreal
No offence was intended my friend. I only...

No offence was intended my friend. I only intended to put forth a possible explanation as to why beads work for some people and not others. And I didn't intend to infer that your suspension was in...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,791
Posted By i_isntreal
It would work. I've never heard an operator of a...

It would work. I've never heard an operator of a rough terrain rubber tired excavator complain about unbalanced tires :D. Mind you they're tires are more than 3/4 full.

Seriously though I use the...
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 11,791
Posted By i_isntreal
My thoughts on why the dynabeads didn't work for...

My thoughts on why the dynabeads didn't work for tjt94 is the resonant frequency off the system. The vibration felt from an unbalanced tire is not solely the tires fault. It starts all the trouble,...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-30-2013, 07:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,973
Posted By i_isntreal
Option for the cheap a**

Here is an option I finally got around to finishing. Picked up a Choko atv fender bag for $30 and then spent an hour on my wife's sewing machine and have a bag that fits my '06 GS tank perfectly and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,661
Posted By i_isntreal
Dropped the $$$ on a ralle moto after reading...

Dropped the $$$ on a ralle moto after reading another thread about an inmate who installed one on his R1200GS. Just like his report, you don't think you need one until it's installed. Less fatigue,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2013, 06:00 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 57,701
Posted By i_isntreal
I love seeing the CX500 turbo's. Stilll (and...

I love seeing the CX500 turbo's. Stilll (and always will) have my first bike, a GL500. It still drives great but needs a bit of a restore once I acquire a garage.

I'm a little disappointed that...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-06-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,041
Posted By i_isntreal
:huh Then what does the Ti on the periodic table...

:huh Then what does the Ti on the periodic table stand for?

Water and freezing out the dent...genius. Can believe I've lived in this frozen country this long and never thought about using that to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-05-2013, 04:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,041
Posted By i_isntreal
Applied heat and pressure is your only hope. Cap...

Applied heat and pressure is your only hope. Cap the openings and have one of the pluags tapped to connect to your shop air line. Pressure it up to 120psi or so and break out the oxy-acetylene...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-24-2013, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,074
Posted By i_isntreal
Agreed. I had an old bike that could maintain...

Agreed. I had an old bike that could maintain forward motion in 1st gear clutch fully disengaged on a cold day. With the clutch disengaged, it's basically (inadvertently) acting like a hydraulic...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-20-2013, 01:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 522
Posted By i_isntreal
You can do it yourself. No problem, just be...

You can do it yourself. No problem, just be prepared and be patient.

I just did the brakes on my wizzy brake equipped '06GS a couple weeks ago. Followed the BMW Integral ABS Systems Flushing...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-04-2013, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 451
Posted By i_isntreal
Crazy, Saturday I took my first shot at bleeding...

Crazy, Saturday I took my first shot at bleeding the brakes on my '06 GS (servo+abs) and I had the same headache. Although the large majority of the air was coming from the #1 rear metering circuit...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-22-2013, 08:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,221
Posted By i_isntreal
I bought the ztechnic mirror extenders. They are...

I bought the ztechnic mirror extenders. They are solid, a bit ugly but work well as advertised. But in the end I took them off. I prefer keeping an eye on my blind spots to the side/rear to watch...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-29-2013, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,054
Posted By i_isntreal
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=71...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=713106
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