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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2014, 04:28 AM
Replies: 30,843
Views: 7,426,802
Posted By ErikDK
nerbert already did: Resize Images with BB Code...

nerbert already did: Resize Images with BB Code Tags http://www.vbulletin.org/forum/showthread.php?t=287476
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2014, 01:35 PM
Replies: 30,843
Views: 7,426,802
Posted By ErikDK
I've reported him and hope he gets banned like...

I've reported him and hope he gets banned like any other who puts on "long cat" pictures.

Everyone should know by now that the forum software sucks big time in its inability to resize or reject...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2014, 02:51 AM
Replies: 30,843
Views: 7,426,802
Posted By ErikDK
Of course the ADV forum software is to blame. ...

Of course the ADV forum software is to blame.

Other forums have automatic resizing to tame long cat or in this case wide cat pictures.
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 04-26-2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By ErikDK
Device to automatically send my position when crashed and helpless??

Due to various circumstances, the only time I have to ride is weekdays from 8 to 11 in the evening, where the roads are more or less deserted.

I had a crash a couple of years ago, where my ankle...
Forum: Australia 04-21-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 527
Views: 50,486
Posted By ErikDK
If only someone had put some snail dynamite into...

If only someone had put some snail dynamite into the bloody rock back in 2010, it would have been totally crumbled by now.

http://boards.420chan.org/chem/res/74368.php
...
Forum: Australia 04-21-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,219
Posted By ErikDK
Is this the spot? ...

Is this the spot?
http://www.exploroz.com/Utilities/showImage.aspx?i=%2fUploads%2fMembers%2f143056.25%2fForum%2f3__TN800.jpg&w=500
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 293
Views: 18,312
Posted By ErikDK
Here, they reduce the speed limit by 20 MPH,...

Here, they reduce the speed limit by 20 MPH, paint double lines, and hope that the clueless drivers can act as rolling roadblocks for the traffic participants actually driving/riding. Often the only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 30,843
Views: 7,426,802
Posted By ErikDK
Obviously you've never owned one, since the...

Obviously you've never owned one, since the pictures are of Golf Mk 1's


This is a Golf 2

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6b/Vw_golf2a_v_sst.jpg/220px-Vw_golf2a_v_sst.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,764
Posted By ErikDK
Trikes as well as bikes with sidecars usually...

Trikes as well as bikes with sidecars usually have very heavy steering, so swerving around an obstacle could be an impossible task, and might tip the vehicle over, unless it's a reverse trike.

A...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2014, 02:06 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,256
Posted By ErikDK
I always use the outside arm to pull. The push...

I always use the outside arm to pull.
The push on the inside bar only comes as a counteract to the pulling .action.

I learned counter steering on one of these devices - your butt goes the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,508
Posted By ErikDK
My 1978 Guzzi California had an exact copy of the...

My 1978 Guzzi California had an exact copy of the Harley kickstand - right down to bolt pattern and everything.

On the Idro-convert sister model, which couldn't be parked in gear, since it had a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,508
Posted By ErikDK
You've bought to cheap. My Oxford heated...

You've bought to cheap.

My Oxford heated grips automatically cuts out when the voltage drops shortly after the engine is turned off, so they can safely be connected directly to the battery.
You...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,120
Posted By ErikDK
https://www.youtube.com/user/ba3kaol/search?query=...

https://www.youtube.com/user/ba3kaol/search?query=gold+wing
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2014, 01:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,120
Posted By ErikDK
http://www.motorcycle.com/gallery/gallery.php/d/33...

http://www.motorcycle.com/gallery/gallery.php/d/332712-2/2012-European-Literbike-Shootout-KJ0T2373.jpg?g2_GALLERYSID=TMP_SESSION_ID_DI_NOISSES_PMT

Let's try to put the kind of tire a car tire...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,583
Posted By ErikDK
I have a Burgman 650, and I only use the manual...

I have a Burgman 650, and I only use the manual shift functions to get the revs down.

What I love the most about the E-CVT is that I can cruise with low revs, but as soon as I twist the throttle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-15-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,095
Posted By ErikDK
Here in Denmark, the MC Cops usually go at least...

Here in Denmark, the MC Cops usually go at least 3 - 5 KPH SLOWER than the speed limit, causing a pile-up of scared dimwits scared to pass them, unaware of their speedometer showing 10% higher than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 30,843
Views: 7,426,802
Posted By ErikDK
Her hair and her teeth are the same color

Her hair and her teeth are the same color
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30,843
Views: 7,426,802
Posted By ErikDK
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FLdBFGSVtpo/UCF8WOEmr1I/...

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-FLdBFGSVtpo/UCF8WOEmr1I/AAAAAAAAAPI/SrlzQj_bVAw/s320/fiona-shrek+%289%29.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30,843
Views: 7,426,802
Posted By ErikDK
I've watched a "selfie" video of Rick/YellowWolf...

I've watched a "selfie" video of Rick/YellowWolf riding, and the way he is constantly crawling from one side of the bike to the other doesn't look comfortable to me.

I figure a rider on a bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,590
Posted By ErikDK
Nothing you have posted speaks against it. ...

Nothing you have posted speaks against it.

The concept of analyzing logged sensor values, like an EEG, as opposed to measuring here-and-now values is alien to most of the technicians I've dealt...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2014, 11:42 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,590
Posted By ErikDK
fixt

fixt
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,590
Posted By ErikDK
No, logging demands that you connect the Kawasaki...

No, logging demands that you connect the Kawasaki or 3rd-party diagnostic tool (No not a code reader) to the diagnostic port of the bike and leave it connected while taking a ride.
The diagnostic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,590
Posted By ErikDK
Let's say your TPS is acting up. Then you select...

Let's say your TPS is acting up. Then you select to log TPS values and engine rpm vs time and go for a ride with much variation in throttle position as well as longer periods of steady throttle at a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-24-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,590
Posted By ErikDK
What on earth made you think that a shop tech can...

What on earth made you think that a shop tech can find a fault like that?

Fault finding sucks for them, as they'd much rather be doing regular servicing, billing 2 hours per 60 minutes spent.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 8,590
Posted By ErikDK
Now, don't burst Randyo's bubble. He insists...

Now, don't burst Randyo's bubble.

He insists on ranting about the unreliable EFI on his year-round on salty roads ridden V-Strom 1000, when he could buy a $200 diagnostic tool that would tell him...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-20-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,583
Posted By ErikDK
*cough* darksiding *cough* It's like what...

*cough* darksiding *cough*

It's like what the birth control pill did to sex.

No, you won't have to give birth to a child every 12 months if we have sex every day, and you don't have to buy a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-14-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,583
Posted By ErikDK
Do they want to reduce traffic deaths by...

Do they want to reduce traffic deaths by completely gridlocking the roads?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,583
Posted By ErikDK
Why are Americans so obsessed with driving a huge...

Why are Americans so obsessed with driving a huge gas-guzzling truck to work, with one person in the cab and an empty truck bed?

A Chevy Impala must be more comfortable and faster for the same...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,583
Posted By ErikDK
Here's one that's done 40.000 miles on a Yamaha...

Here's one that's done 40.000 miles on a Yamaha FJR 1300:
http://www.fjrforum.com/forum//index.php/topic/141913-going-to-the-dark-side/page-178#entry1118806
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 317
Views: 19,583
Posted By ErikDK
How much higher average speed can you maintain...

How much higher average speed can you maintain when lane-splitting in California compared to being stuck in a cage?
The daily time savings must be substantial.

If most of your commute is on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 392
Views: 26,256
Posted By ErikDK
I find that pulling with my outside arm works...

I find that pulling with my outside arm works best for me, but that was also the way I was taught to do it.
It's like wrenching - you don't push the wrench if there's room to pull the wrench.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2014, 12:33 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 13,805
Posted By ErikDK
Exactly, nobody's forcing you to ride in top...

Exactly, nobody's forcing you to ride in top gear.

OTOH, if your brain is overloaded just riding the bike, like many female cage drivers seem to be, I guess downshifting to accelerate is one thing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2014, 12:39 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,354
Posted By ErikDK
It sure beats walking or bicycling

It sure beats walking or bicycling
Forum: The Garage 01-20-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,308
Posted By ErikDK
Some use a MIG-welder on the outer race, they...

Some use a MIG-welder on the outer race, they weld a brace across the bearing, thereby heating up both the aluminum and the bearing, followed by spraying the outer race to cool it, and lightly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 16,508
Posted By ErikDK
Why would anyone put Phillips head screws on a...

Why would anyone put Phillips head screws on a Japanese engine?

If you were going to switch out the JIS head screws with some other type of screw, you'd be bloody stupid not to use inhex or Torx....
Forum: The Garage 01-18-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 9,197
Posted By ErikDK
In stead of sand, you can use Woods metal, also...

In stead of sand, you can use Woods metal, also sold commercially under various brand names, i.e. Cerrobend
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood%27s_metal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-17-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,817
Posted By ErikDK
I had a 5 HP British Seagull on my 18' sail boat....

I had a 5 HP British Seagull on my 18' sail boat.
6% oil mixture and lots of noise, but boy could it push the boat against fierce head winds and current, with its huge slow moving 4-blade propeller.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 883
Views: 55,279
Posted By ErikDK
2 x Bridgestone TH-M01 and generally avoiding...

2 x Bridgestone TH-M01 and generally avoiding acceleration while riding straight up: Worn out in less than 5000 km each.

Car tire and don't giving a shit about throttle moderation: 10.000 km and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2014, 09:12 AM
Replies: 883
Views: 55,279
Posted By ErikDK
Why does it bother the naysayers which tires we...

Why does it bother the naysayers which tires we chose to buy with our money and put on our bikes?

Do they worry that if they should happen to steal one of our bikes, without noticing the car tire,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-15-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,782
Posted By ErikDK
I was taken out by chip sealing a couple of years...

I was taken out by chip sealing a couple of years ago.
They had put up ONE warning sign 1 mile before and the truck had dumped all the chips in the last half of a sloping turn in a thick layer.
...
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