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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2013, 02:45 PM
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Views: 11,324
Posted By bumbeen
I felt the same way about the first day as well....

I felt the same way about the first day as well. I left thinking that maybe I had wasted my money. When we got out on the range on the weekend though, I decided that the class was actually pretty...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6,022
Views: 329,700
Posted By bumbeen
Are you 16? Just got your license or something?

Are you 16? Just got your license or something?
Forum: The Garage 06-08-2013, 07:16 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 179,753
Posted By bumbeen
I couldn't feel a line on the needle. I left the...

I couldn't feel a line on the needle. I left the other one black and reassembled. The bike runs way way better now. Like way way way better. I can close the throttle from 10k rpm and it will not die...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-08-2013, 07:11 AM
Replies: 6,022
Views: 329,700
Posted By bumbeen
Sure they do. Highway 27 is a fun little mountain...

Sure they do. Highway 27 is a fun little mountain road out here. Speed limit ranges from 25(speed advisory) to 55. Bicycles are out there all the time. The road is full of blind curves and hills....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2013, 09:47 PM
Replies: 6,022
Views: 329,700
Posted By bumbeen
Ok, so traveling in a car at 55mph on 55mph...

Ok, so traveling in a car at 55mph on 55mph highway is more dangerous than traveling in a car behind a bicycle at 10mph on a 55mph highway?
Forum: Face plant 06-07-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,641
Posted By bumbeen
Hum ok. I thought I remembered reading an article...

Hum ok. I thought I remembered reading an article somehwere that said to leave the balls of your feet half off so your toes are actually pointed outwards a little bit
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 92,342
Posted By bumbeen
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2013, 06:42 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 201,796
Posted By bumbeen
Hilarious, go back there and ask to buy it, when...

Hilarious, go back there and ask to buy it, when they offer the higher price whip out your phone and buy it on ebay with local pickup.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,104
Posted By bumbeen
So how do you have this setup exactly? I'm...

So how do you have this setup exactly?

I'm thinking you have the etymotics wired to the smh10, and somehow it connects via bluetooth to your iphone which can play music thorugh the wired...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 6,022
Views: 329,700
Posted By bumbeen
Motorcycles pose less danger to other road users...

Motorcycles pose less danger to other road users so your analogy doesn't hold up. An appropriate vehicle is definitely not a bicycle on a 55mph highway with no shoulder, wouldn't you agree?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2013, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6,022
Views: 329,700
Posted By bumbeen
Commuting is recreation if there's no reason to...

Commuting is recreation if there's no reason to not take an appropriate vehicle. If all you have is the bike, fine, nothing wrong with that. That is worth the additional risk to the cager who...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6,022
Views: 329,700
Posted By bumbeen
It's the people texting who run me and you over...

It's the people texting who run me and you over while I match your speed waiting for a place to pass I am worried about. It's dangerous to go 10 in a 50, no arguing that.

Being safe around...
Forum: Face plant 06-07-2013, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,641
Posted By bumbeen
Am I incorrect in this? I thought your feet were...

Am I incorrect in this? I thought your feet were supposed to be half off the pegs and your heels dug into the rearsets?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6,022
Views: 329,700
Posted By bumbeen
Your commute sounds reasonable to me so I don't...

Your commute sounds reasonable to me so I don't think we disagree.

People are going to act like dicks in their cars though, no changing that. And some cyclists are going to get on highways and go...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2013, 09:06 AM
Replies: 6,022
Views: 329,700
Posted By bumbeen
Take an appropriate vehicle for the environment....

Take an appropriate vehicle for the environment. If your commute is a 25mph street take the road bike. If your commute has roads with 50mph speed limits take a motor. No, you don't have to take a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 6,022
Views: 329,700
Posted By bumbeen
Not just impatient, it is a scary situation...

Not just impatient, it is a scary situation because while I have no issue waiting, the people behind me may not. They may not slow or look up from their iPhone to see my car going 10 in a 50. Drivers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2013, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6,022
Views: 329,700
Posted By bumbeen
Motorcycles do not ride 10mph in a 50, which is...

Motorcycles do not ride 10mph in a 50, which is 99% of the problem
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2013, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6,022
Views: 329,700
Posted By bumbeen
Never had a cager be upset with me on the bike...

Never had a cager be upset with me on the bike and them make it known to me. By and large I only get compliments on the motorbike.... had a car of four young ladies all wave at me yesterday in fact.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2013, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6,022
Views: 329,700
Posted By bumbeen
Because the main problem with bicycles is they...

Because the main problem with bicycles is they are too slow, motorcycles are not. If bicycles could travel 40mph up hills none of these arguments would exist.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2013, 10:53 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 92,342
Posted By bumbeen
Definitely right about the anal analytical wanna...

Definitely right about the anal analytical wanna be authors
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2013, 11:50 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 179,753
Posted By bumbeen
Damn you guys did see the bike only has 5000...

Damn you guys did see the bike only has 5000 miles on it right!? If you say this stuff has to be replaced I'll do it since I am no expert, but I am very surprised that it is bad after only 5k. My...
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 179,753
Posted By bumbeen
Damn! I didn't even realize they were worn at all...

Damn! I didn't even realize they were worn at all they looked brand new to me. Stupid me uploaded it to a site I can't access at work so I will have to wait til I get home this evening to check it....
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 179,753
Posted By bumbeen
The black is also tacky feeling. ...

The black is also tacky feeling.

http://imgur.com/nUbY9WJ
http://imgur.com/Wxg800j
Forum: The Garage 06-06-2013, 09:47 AM
Replies: 346
Views: 179,753
Posted By bumbeen
So I am soaking some carbs in pine sol right now....

So I am soaking some carbs in pine sol right now. And one of the slide needles turned black after 15 hours, the other slide needle stayed silver color. What is up with that?

Also the end of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2013, 06:30 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 92,342
Posted By bumbeen
You are an idiot, just sayin.

You are an idiot, just sayin.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,465
Posted By bumbeen
This statement confuses me. It makes me think...

This statement confuses me. It makes me think that if I switch from a 400lb bike to an 800lb bike, I now need twice as sticky tires. If I am leaned over on a 400lb bike and I have the back tire in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2013, 05:29 PM
Replies: 6,022
Views: 329,700
Posted By bumbeen
Well I am unbanned now as the mods don't see fit...

Well I am unbanned now as the mods don't see fit to permaban over the complaints of babies. How convenient as well as if I recall before my departure, I was saying something about how it isn't safe...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6,022
Views: 329,700
Posted By bumbeen
What a bunch of crybabies

What a bunch of crybabies
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2013, 10:57 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 14,539
Posted By bumbeen
Are you on a cruiser or something? There's no...

Are you on a cruiser or something? There's no workaround for loading weight on the front tire???
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6,022
Views: 329,700
Posted By bumbeen
Get out of the way and you won't need to worry...

Get out of the way and you won't need to worry about it
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 92,342
Posted By bumbeen
Well I don't really mind it, I'm just hoping that...

Well I don't really mind it, I'm just hoping that the example will illustrate that you don't necessarily countersteer through the entire corner depending on the bike. I am definitely putting a taller...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2013, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 92,342
Posted By bumbeen
Next time you "flick" a bike into a turn, notice...

Next time you "flick" a bike into a turn, notice that you have to back off on your countersteering input. That is what he is talking about. if you held the same inout you would end up lowsiding.The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,251
Posted By bumbeen
Ok ok you guys have convinced me it is a bad...

Ok ok you guys have convinced me it is a bad idea. There's got to be a reason everyone here is telling me to not teach her, and I don't think I want to find out why first hand!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2013, 01:36 AM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 168,883
Posted By bumbeen
Ok here's what I think, still not to a real...

Ok here's what I think, still not to a real computer... On vacation in Hawaii so posting from the phone.

Turning radius is determined solely by steering angle and lean angle of the bike. If you...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2013, 01:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,251
Posted By bumbeen
Yeah I'm trying to think of what bad habits I...

Yeah I'm trying to think of what bad habits I have and I am having trouble. I know to start her out with the whole duck walking thing and then the slow oval with the weave and the sharp right and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2013, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6,022
Views: 329,700
Posted By bumbeen
I wouldn't bump gummee, but you're probably a...

I wouldn't bump gummee, but you're probably a good candidate for a mirror to the handlebar.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2013, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1,830
Views: 168,883
Posted By bumbeen
Thanks! And this is why I asked here without...

Thanks! And this is why I asked here without going and trying it out myself first haha. I was thinking of doing twist 45 and lean 45 and just adding more speed so I wouldn't have to counter lean to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 14,539
Posted By bumbeen
.7s is a very fast reaction time, and it doesn't...

.7s is a very fast reaction time, and it doesn't include the loading of the front suspension that is required for maximum braking pressure. You're also not going to be prepared to do a max effort...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6,022
Views: 329,700
Posted By bumbeen
If there's literally nowhere else to ride then...

If there's literally nowhere else to ride then obviously nobody would have a problem with it so I agree with you there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2013, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 92,342
Posted By bumbeen
On my Suzuki I do have to pull on the inside bar...

On my Suzuki I do have to pull on the inside bar or push on the outside bar or the bike will just fall down to the inside of the corner. On my Kawasaki I have to continuously push on the inside bar...
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