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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2013, 10:36 AM
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Views: 1,853,793
Posted By mneblett
[I know what it is, have only heard it used in...

[I know what it is, have only heard it used in reference to horse racing.]

Easy to remember variation that usually puts brains into a tailspin:

Furlongs per fortnight.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 2,895
Views: 391,702
Posted By mneblett
Virginia law (Sec. 46.2-842) sez that you are...

Virginia law (Sec. 46.2-842) sez that you are *required* to move right to allow overtaking traffic to pass. Of course, there is *zero* enforcement -- or even knowledge among the brain-dead -- of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-01-2013, 08:45 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 199,031
Posted By mneblett
I first heard that said of BMW riders more than...

I first heard that said of BMW riders more than 30 years ago (yep, I ride BMWs). :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 33,050
Views: 8,053,185
Posted By mneblett
+1 :thumb The nitrous bottle on the wheelie bar...

+1 :thumb The nitrous bottle on the wheelie bar is a nice touch. :ricky
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 33,050
Views: 8,053,185
Posted By mneblett
The color-matched boot soles are a nice touch.

The color-matched boot soles are a nice touch.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2013, 06:39 AM
Replies: 33,050
Views: 8,053,185
Posted By mneblett
Your airhead's puny alternator would like the...

Your airhead's puny alternator would like the LED's :D (EDIT: my wife has a '73 R75 toaster -- I know puny first hand!)

I have a pair of Clearwater's Erica LED lights (6000 lumens -- each!) --...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 199,031
Posted By mneblett
Or an airhead BMW.

Or an airhead BMW.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2013, 03:13 PM
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Views: 391,702
Posted By mneblett
Chargers and Chevy Tahoe SUV's -- a lot of very...

Chargers and Chevy Tahoe SUV's -- a lot of very plain Fairfax County Tahoes out there.

Just about all the VSP Crown Vics are gone; even their Impalas are starting to get scarce.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2013, 10:17 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 22,105
Posted By mneblett
Followed by something like "I was on my phone, I...

Followed by something like "I was on my phone, I didn't see what was happening."

My question is why didn't the reporter respond with: "Do you really think anyone is going to believe you were in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-16-2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 33,050
Views: 8,053,185
Posted By mneblett
R75/6 or R90/6, 1974-1976 (likely an earlier...

R75/6 or R90/6, 1974-1976 (likely an earlier model, given the /5-style mirrors).

Basis: Not a /5 headlight/instrument cluster (/6 or /7), /6 switch gear, not /5 side panels (/6 or /7), not /5...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 15,722
Posted By mneblett
The Maryland State Troopers can be sorta...

The Maryland State Troopers can be sorta creative.

One example on the MD side of the DC beltway quite a while ago was the use of an unmarked vehicle --
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-06-2013, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9,278
Views: 1,853,793
Posted By mneblett
I did motorcycle escort duty this weekend on the...

I did motorcycle escort duty this weekend on the Wash., DC Avon Breast Cancer Walk.

At one point, I was assigned crosswalk safety duty on a main residential cut-through street, and parked my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-29-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 2,895
Views: 391,702
Posted By mneblett
Anything with a Dept. of State-issued tag...

Anything with a Dept. of State-issued tag (diplomats or their staff) I stay *far* away from. As a rule, most actually drive better than the locals -- the real issue is that they know that 99.9999% of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2013, 11:19 AM
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Views: 391,702
Posted By mneblett
I had a commuting epiphany today I thought I'd...

I had a commuting epiphany today I thought I'd share:

I commute daily on the bike in Washington, DC traffic.

If there is a place with a more self-absorbed, ego-driven, power-hungry populus,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By mneblett
Quite a few folks have already, with no issues...

Quite a few folks have already, with no issues reported. At this point it appears we are beyond the "let someone else try" stage.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,068
Posted By mneblett
BMW G650GS -- in 2009.

BMW G650GS -- in 2009.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2013, 03:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By mneblett
The REMUS headers have actually proven to deliver...

The REMUS headers have actually proven to deliver a bit more mid-range -- not much, but enough to be seen on a dyno (real or butt). But not near enough for me to lay out *that* kind of $$$. For a lot...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,127
Posted By mneblett
Jim's right -- the manufacturer would have to...

Jim's right -- the manufacturer would have to establish that there is some sort of causal relationship between the modification and the failure for which warranty coverage is requested.

That...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9,278
Views: 1,853,793
Posted By mneblett
:rofl:rofl:rofl I own too many BMW's to be...

:rofl:rofl:rofl

I own too many BMW's to be able to contest this. :lol3

And yes, I got the "it snowed this morning, and you rode your bike in??" Duh -- flurries and nothing on the ground. Turn...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 20,904
Posted By mneblett
Walked into the local Ace Hardware wearing my...

Walked into the local Ace Hardware wearing my two-piece Darien, with Schuberth in hand. As I'm walking out the guy behind the counter says "BMW? [pause] I have a Harley -- every group dresses...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,073
Posted By mneblett
The laws are slightly different in every state. ...

The laws are slightly different in every state. In Virginia, Code Sec. 46.2-842 sez you are required to move right to allow overtaking vehicles to pass. That is the necessary complement to the...
Forum: Airheads 03-04-2013, 04:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,206
Posted By mneblett
Mike, in addition to the steering head bearing...

Mike, in addition to the steering head bearing tools, I also have an exhaust nut wrench. I also *completely* agree about cutting the nuts off if they only slightly move before tightening up again. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-01-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 9,278
Views: 1,853,793
Posted By mneblett
Last night I'm in the parking garage standing...

Last night I'm in the parking garage standing next to my RT, trunk open, digging my 'stich out.

Woman three cars away getting into her Range Rover asks: "Is that really yours?" :huh

I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2013, 01:04 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 38,962
Posted By mneblett
It appears the Washington Code only says it has...

It appears the Washington Code only says it has to be a helmet with a DOT certification by the manufacturer -- nothing there says you (the owner) can't stick something on the helmet.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 33,050
Views: 8,053,185
Posted By mneblett
Definitely 205. Back in 1986 my wife bought one...

Definitely 205. Back in 1986 my wife bought one of the new 883 Evolution Sportsters. When we walked in the showroom and up to an 883, the salesman came over, eagerly pointed to the floor under the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 33,050
Views: 8,053,185
Posted By mneblett
Actooly, I like it -- makes my obnoxious yellow...

Actooly, I like it -- makes my obnoxious yellow Schuberth C3 stand out all the more to the BDC's around here.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 33,050
Views: 8,053,185
Posted By mneblett
While some trailers are quite noticable behind, I...

While some trailers are quite noticable behind, I had Bushtec (a slightly larger verion of the one in the pic, but with the same large wheels and air suspension) which was practically invisible as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2013, 10:03 AM
Replies: 33,050
Views: 8,053,185
Posted By mneblett
Standard Bushtec-issued rubber. You think'n car...

Standard Bushtec-issued rubber. You think'n car tires would work mo betta? :lol2
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 33,050
Views: 8,053,185
Posted By mneblett
I'd vote for "he knows what he's doing." The...

I'd vote for "he knows what he's doing." The black spot on the left lower fairing is where a K1200LT touches down at about the same time the stands make contact. Judging from the pretty thorough...
Forum: Vendors 12-21-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 66,554
Posted By mneblett
Thanks, Dan -- I absolutely will be...

Thanks, Dan -- I absolutely will be checking/adjusting voltage; the above notes are intended to help folks ensure they are at least "in the ballpark" when they bolt the TB back in place.
Forum: Vendors 12-07-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 66,554
Posted By mneblett
Last post, with one hint. Left throttle body...

Last post, with one hint.

Left throttle body done, in 1/3 the time of the right TB.

One suggestion when doing the left TB: Measure the resistance across pins 1 and 4 of the throttle position...
Forum: Vendors 12-06-2012, 07:49 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 66,554
Posted By mneblett
Well, after more solid shots to the shaft without...

Well, after more solid shots to the shaft without it budging a micron, I put the shaft in my drill press and drilled a hole just a bit smaller than the shaft across the flat. I went in about 3/4",...
Forum: Vendors 12-06-2012, 04:51 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 66,554
Posted By mneblett
Thanks, Dan -- I've whacked pretty good with no...

Thanks, Dan -- I've whacked pretty good with no movement, so I was checking in before I really start going after it.
Forum: Vendors 12-06-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 66,554
Posted By mneblett
Question I started disassembling the right throttle body...

I started disassembling the right throttle body from my '04 RT in preparation for installing Dan's kit. I hit a snag when trying to remove the staked-in shaft from the pulley -- it does not want to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-03-2012, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 199,031
Posted By mneblett
You're :D

You're

:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2012, 06:01 PM
Replies: 33,050
Views: 8,053,185
Posted By mneblett
Nope -- the KZ had a very similar tail piece (a...

Nope -- the KZ had a very similar tail piece (a hair longer than the Suzuki's), but the KZ did not have the large, obnoxious DOT red side reflectors the GS models carried that you can see in the pic.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2012, 04:43 PM
Replies: 33,050
Views: 8,053,185
Posted By mneblett
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,036
Posted By mneblett
63 yo ex-football lineman on a GS chases down a...

63 yo ex-football lineman on a GS chases down a 41 yo in a pickup, and in the course of pistol-whipping the guy, has the gun go off and graze the guy's head. WTF?? Too many fails to count.

The GS...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33,050
Views: 8,053,185
Posted By mneblett
Those are BMW R1200RT-P's -- the police...

Those are BMW R1200RT-P's -- the police ("Authority" in BMW-speak) model. Front/rear crash bars, thin "City" saddlebags, solo seat with radio/trunk on the rear, high front light mounts, certified...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 33,050
Views: 8,053,185
Posted By mneblett
Doubt it would have made much of a difference --...

Doubt it would have made much of a difference -- the other guy was already down and sliding in the direction across the red bike's path (note the silver bike's already on its side at the point of...
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