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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,430
Posted By Timbo813
He reworded what I said to keep the meaning the...

He reworded what I said to keep the meaning the same but make it more clear. Your interpretation was incorrect.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 04:53 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,430
Posted By Timbo813
If you ride long enough, you WILL wreck

Does it bother anyone else when somebody says "if you ride long enough you WILL wreck"? Sometimes it is phrased "there are two kinds of riders, those who have wrecked and those who will wreck".
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2014, 04:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,882
Posted By Timbo813
Butt pain: New seat Back pack: Riding...

Butt pain: New seat
Back pack: Riding position

I have a v-strom and I changed out the handlebars for aftermarket ones. They have less pullback (bent back towards me less), are wider and a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2013, 10:41 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 9,632
Posted By Timbo813
I like to make jokes about women and enjoy the...

I like to make jokes about women and enjoy the ones others make. But, there are lines that shouldn't be crossed. Incidentally, women are no less disrespectful about men. They cross the line...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,468
Posted By Timbo813
I do like having a jacket that works for a wide...

I do like having a jacket that works for a wide range of temp's. But, I don't like the zip in and out liners. I prefer to use a pullover jacket that I just wear under my outer jacket. That is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,883
Posted By Timbo813
Yes, but if you don't do track days and you don't...

Yes, but if you don't do track days and you don't ride like an idiot on the street you are wasting any sportbike 600cc or above. I had a honda 919 which isn't even a fast bike. It was a bit boring...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,679
Posted By Timbo813
Here is a completely different take on the...

Here is a completely different take on the subject:

Research the new popular wave of barefoot shoes. I have 3 pairs of the merrell barefoot shoes. These shoes have zero drop (they don't angle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2012, 10:50 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 12,847
Posted By Timbo813
Some of the responses would most certainly have...

Some of the responses would most certainly have been different. As men, we are wired to help women when we can. I find it more satisfying to help a lady than a guy. But, I would also be more...
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2012, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,753
Posted By Timbo813
If you are looking at that type of bike you...

If you are looking at that type of bike you should also consider the Ninja 1000. (Not the ZX10 race bike, the one that is based on the Z1000 but comes with a fairing, luggage and a larger tank)
Forum: Beasts 08-17-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,860
Posted By Timbo813
Keep your eyes open for a deal on a 650 v-strom. ...

Keep your eyes open for a deal on a 650 v-strom. That seems like the "best fit" for what you described. The tiger 955i is also interesting but I don't know as much about them. I know the newer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2012, 10:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 12,875
Posted By Timbo813
I change the oil in my car every 5000 miles. The...

I change the oil in my car every 5000 miles. The only thing magical about that number is it's easy to remember. When the odometer reads 125,000 it's time for an oil change. 130,000 miles, time for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,059
Posted By Timbo813
You are exactly right. The fastest way to learn...

You are exactly right. The fastest way to learn is to push yourself. But, it also hurts a lot to crash. This is not like some other sports where messing up is not a big deal. You mess up on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,636
Posted By Timbo813
+1 If he had gone into a skid and wiped out...

+1

If he had gone into a skid and wiped out then it could have been an ABS failure.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 10,204
Posted By Timbo813
Just remember, you can lean further than you...

Just remember, you can lean further than you think unless you do something stupid like hitting the brakes in a corner. You only have so much traction available. If you are using 60% of available...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2012, 07:08 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,723
Posted By Timbo813
I really like many of the BMW bikes including the...

I really like many of the BMW bikes including the GS/GSA series. But, I would be concerned about reliability if I was going to buy one. IMO for the price they should be more reliable than most...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2012, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,205
Posted By Timbo813
How far ahead should I look?

When riding in this area (SE Ohio) one common hazard is gravel in the road in corners. I always try to keep my eyes up as much as possible for better balance and to look where I am going as taught...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2012, 01:17 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,916
Posted By Timbo813
Yup, I grabbed the front brakes in a turn when I...

Yup, I grabbed the front brakes in a turn when I thought I was going in to hot.

1st mistake: I wasn't paying enough attention. My speed snuck up on me and I ended up entering faster than I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2012, 03:37 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,267
Posted By Timbo813
That is the best argument I have ever seen for a...

That is the best argument I have ever seen for a sidecar.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2012, 05:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,761
Posted By Timbo813
I would be interested in hearing some strategies...

I would be interested in hearing some strategies for avoiding cars pulling out in front of you from a side street and also for avoiding cars turning left across traffic in front of you.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2012, 06:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,471
Posted By Timbo813
I like my etymolic hf-3 earbuds. For me, there...

I like my etymolic hf-3 earbuds. For me, there is small window where they don't hurt my ears and they still block the wind noise effectively. Once adjusted right, they work well. They also have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2012, 03:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,827
Posted By Timbo813
If a dealer is letting you test ride then I...

If a dealer is letting you test ride then I assume that they don't expect the RPM's to be kept in the break-in range. I also think it's reasonable for them to expect me to not abuse the bike. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-20-2011, 02:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,476
Posted By Timbo813
Depends a little bit on the speed. "Rush hour...

Depends a little bit on the speed. "Rush hour freeway traffic" can vary a lot in speed. If the speeds aren't to high, I would suggest a v-strom 650. If the speeds are higher I would look at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2011, 06:19 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,960
Posted By Timbo813
For a big strong guy I think at v-strom 650 can...

For a big strong guy I think at v-strom 650 can be a decent 1st bike. I wouldn't go any bigger or more powerful than that. A smaller bike would also be good if he feels comfortable on it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-18-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 31,683
Posted By Timbo813
I always enjoy telling my sister in law...

I always enjoy telling my sister in law cheeleading isn't a sport. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 233
Views: 25,794
Posted By Timbo813
I am comfortable down to about 35. Below that, I...

I am comfortable down to about 35. Below that, I try not to ride much because of ice. That is on my Wee with pretty good non-heated gear.
Forum: Beasts 09-23-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 37,238
Posted By Timbo813
I won't give a tutorial, but I will say that most...

I won't give a tutorial, but I will say that most people find lowering the front end on the forks by 10-15mm and installing a fork brace helps quite a bit in windy conditions.

It's still not the...
Forum: Beasts 09-20-2011, 05:17 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 11,133
Posted By Timbo813
I think they have taken it out now but motorcycle...

I think they have taken it out now but motorcycle usa did have the 0-60 mile time for the s10 listed at 1.95 seconds in their adv touring comparo. I don't know if that was a typo or what, but that's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,432
Posted By Timbo813
I do believe that if you ride long enough you...

I do believe that if you ride long enough you will wreck. I also believe that if you drive a car long enough you will wreck. There are idiots out there and you can't always avoid them. But, there...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2011, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,193
Posted By Timbo813
You really need to be more specific about what...

You really need to be more specific about what you want to do with the bike. A couple more to consider would be the v-strom 650 and the klr 650. How big are you? Where do you ride? Where do you...
Forum: Beasts 08-31-2011, 11:04 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 18,128
Posted By Timbo813
Maybe one of these days I'll get to ride one of...

Maybe one of these days I'll get to ride one of these "fun" bikes with "soul. For now, I'll keep riding and loving my wee.

One thing that most of the bikes you hear about having soul have in...
Forum: Face plant 08-29-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,868
Posted By Timbo813
Glad you are OK. It's good that you realize you...

Glad you are OK. It's good that you realize you just screwed up. Some people would rather argue that they didn't do anything wrong. They don't learn from their mistakes. You need to practice...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2011, 12:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,820
Posted By Timbo813
It definitely gives you less room to maneuver. ...

It definitely gives you less room to maneuver. But, it also increases your profile and makes you more visible. I can see where it could be an even trade as far as safety. But, I don't want to try...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2011, 12:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,898
Posted By Timbo813
I wouldn't push it. My wife isn't big on...

I wouldn't push it. My wife isn't big on motorcycles. I take her when SHE wants to go. I would feel horible if I pushed her into it and something happened. No matter how much we try to make it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,430
Posted By Timbo813
I will admit that I've had a few times that...

I will admit that I've had a few times that people get mad at me for being in the left hand lane. Let me explain myself. Typically it happens when I'm in the left doing 8-10 over and passing cars...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2011, 12:39 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 11,851
Posted By Timbo813
There are some good points regarding the same...

There are some good points regarding the same type of bike with a smaller engine. That could definitely help with not driving 100 mph regularly. But, it doesn't really help with riding fast through...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,837
Posted By Timbo813
motorcyclegear.com and competition accessories

motorcyclegear.com and competition accessories
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2011, 10:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,837
Posted By Timbo813
Both jackets are currently on closeout. That is...

Both jackets are currently on closeout. That is why I asked. Less than $190 on a couple different websites. I have a firstgear jacket that I like but it's not waterproof. I'm probably going with...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 7,837
Posted By Timbo813
Firstgear Kathmandu vs Kilamanjaro

I'm looking at getting a new riding jacket. I would like to have one that is windproof, waterproof, and comfortable. I have a hot weather jacket so this will be primarily a cool weather jacket. ...
Forum: Beasts 08-18-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,050
Posted By Timbo813
You can find them. But, you are right that most...

You can find them. But, you are right that most people who own a wee put a decent number of miles on them.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,219
Posted By Timbo813
I think the Ninja 250 and CBR 250 are both great...

I think the Ninja 250 and CBR 250 are both great beginner bikes. I would like to have either one of them even now. ABS is a great feature (especially for a beginner). I look at it as a safety net...
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