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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 07:53 PM
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Views: 72,136
Posted By portablejohn
Well, call my friend Steve. He gives me shit...

Well, call my friend Steve. He gives me shit every time I see him. He never rides and yet PROUDLY wears his HD jacket. Actually, he sold/lost his motorcycle and lost his house. I found that odd,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 06:12 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,136
Posted By portablejohn
Many people are sheep. I rode a Concours for...

Many people are sheep. I rode a Concours for years. Inexpensive, huge fuel tank, fairing and factory luggage. I thought it was a great motorcycle, and if people were interested in it, I would tell...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-08-2015, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,414
Posted By portablejohn
I have had to replace practically new plugs with...

I have had to replace practically new plugs with very new plugs. Once they miss a few times, they get lacquered in fuel. They might spark, but if they don't ignite the cylinder, they just get wet. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,136
Posted By portablejohn
Isn't it mainly Harley riders that tell other...

Isn't it mainly Harley riders that tell other people to get a 'real' bike?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 37,765
Views: 9,970,444
Posted By portablejohn
Seriously. Push the limits and wreck. Pay your...

Seriously. Push the limits and wreck. Pay your own medical bills. Injure a passenger? You are obligated to pay for them. Wreck an oncoming bike? Pay for them too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 10:35 PM
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Views: 9,970,444
Posted By portablejohn
No, we are going to wonder what happens to their...

No, we are going to wonder what happens to their feet (and her yoga clad butt) when they wreck.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 10:10 PM
Replies: 37,765
Views: 9,970,444
Posted By portablejohn
Seriously, what happens afterward? Do these...

Seriously, what happens afterward? Do these people have a truck/trailer for the bike they wreck? Do they have friends to deal with all of the medical issues, and pick them up at the hospital? Who...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 119,164
Posted By portablejohn
A "track stand" is done while not moving. I...

A "track stand" is done while not moving. I rode with cleats and toe clip straps for years. Unlike a track bike, one needs a small rise in the pavement to give you reverse. The center of the lane...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 37,765
Views: 9,970,444
Posted By portablejohn
My intuition tells me that riding in the oncoming...

My intuition tells me that riding in the oncoming lane is bad. I didn't learn that. I just know that to be true.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 07:21 PM
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Views: 9,970,444
Posted By portablejohn
What do these people do afterward?

What do these people do afterward?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 07:10 PM
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Views: 119,164
Posted By portablejohn
If you have to learn it, it is not "intuitive". ...

If you have to learn it, it is not "intuitive". Is the desire to walk intuitive? Yes. Is the ability to walk intuitive? No.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 05:39 PM
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Views: 9,970,444
Posted By portablejohn
Didn't you see the video posted recently of the...

Didn't you see the video posted recently of the dark side car tire guy wreck? The contact patch went front huge where he was upright to practically nothing as he went around a curve.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 05:32 PM
Replies: 1,428
Views: 119,164
Posted By portablejohn
If counter steering is "intuitive" why do...

If counter steering is "intuitive" why do children crash a lot while learning to ride bicycles?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 01:32 PM
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Views: 119,164
Posted By portablejohn
http://image.motorcyclistonline.com/f/features/882...

http://image.motorcyclistonline.com/f/features/8829485%20%20w760%20ar1/146_0706_06_z%20random_crashes%20head_on.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2015, 08:24 AM
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Views: 119,164
Posted By portablejohn
If you have a throttle lock, it is easy to...

If you have a throttle lock, it is easy to demonstrate 'counter steering'. Get up to a reasonable speed (in a safe place). Let go of the bars. Now, push straight forward on the left grip with your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2015, 07:15 AM
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Views: 119,164
Posted By portablejohn
http://physics.wfu.edu/demolabs/demos/avimov/mecha...

http://physics.wfu.edu/demolabs/demos/avimov/mechanics/gyroscope/bicycle_wheel.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 10:47 PM
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Views: 9,970,444
Posted By portablejohn
I would be willing to bet that every professional...

I would be willing to bet that every professional motorcycle racer rode a tricycle as a child.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,589
Posted By portablejohn
If there was a permanent hazard in the road...

If there was a permanent hazard in the road wouldn't people be wrecking there every single day?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 37,765
Views: 9,970,444
Posted By portablejohn
There are training programs that use modified...

There are training programs that use modified cars to teach driving skills.

http://www.theblackandwhite.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/photo-18.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,136
Posted By portablejohn
You said it, not me. The metric cruises are...

You said it, not me. The metric cruises are copying Harley Davidson, loud pipe and all. So, who again is the 'leader'?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 06:58 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,136
Posted By portablejohn
Oh? What does he think about about stereotypical...

Oh? What does he think about about stereotypical assholes on Harleys?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,136
Posted By portablejohn
I park in a way that if my kickstand sinks into...

I park in a way that if my kickstand sinks into the hot pavement and falls over, it doesn't damage anyone else's ride.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 39,733
Posted By portablejohn
I think they will replace scooters in the same...

I think they will replace scooters in the same way scooters replaced mopeds.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,136
Posted By portablejohn
No owner of 'some other brand' has told me that I...

No owner of 'some other brand' has told me that I needed to buy the same brand motorcycle as they did. As for hearing? Quiet is better.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 04:45 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,136
Posted By portablejohn
http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/JimVonBaden...

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b238/JimVonBaden2000/Misc/aholebikepark2.jpg

That red one is a girl's bike?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,136
Posted By portablejohn
Seriously? If Harley riders would run legal...

Seriously? If Harley riders would run legal exhausts and quit telling me I need to buy the same motorcycle brand as they own, I would not have a problem. I have never seen anyone more insecure than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-02-2015, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,136
Posted By portablejohn
Why don't the majority of the HD riders, who seem...

Why don't the majority of the HD riders, who seem to be reasonable people, police the assholes that feed the stereotype? The guy who's exhaust is so load it sets off car alarms. He thinks it is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-31-2015, 09:47 PM
Replies: 37,765
Views: 9,970,444
Posted By portablejohn
Let us take a moment and critique the perfect...

Let us take a moment and critique the perfect line. This guy is driving across it at about a 30 degree angle.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 11:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,418
Posted By portablejohn
In America, we signal with our left hand.

In America, we signal with our left hand.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,136
Posted By portablejohn
Maybe those aren't 'get back' whips, but...

Maybe those aren't 'get back' whips, but towing/lifting straps?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-27-2015, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,136
Posted By portablejohn
If he is obeying the speed limit laws, he is...

If he is obeying the speed limit laws, he is doing nothing wrong.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2015, 06:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,323
Posted By portablejohn
Lighter oil will actually cool the engine better,...

Lighter oil will actually cool the engine better, as more gallons per minute will be flowing through the oil cooler.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 11:15 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,136
Posted By portablejohn
You meet the nicest people on a Honda.

You meet the nicest people on a Honda.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2015, 06:47 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,136
Posted By portablejohn
Brand loyalty doesn't "guarantee a personality",...

Brand loyalty doesn't "guarantee a personality", but it can be a fairly good indicator. Everyone that identifies with a political party or religion basically agrees with the entire group in some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 72,136
Posted By portablejohn
Since so many people change the "sound" of their...

Since so many people change the "sound" of their Harleys, doesn't that mean they actually FAILED to make a good sounding motorcycle out of the factory?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 23,502
Posted By portablejohn
Did you install it with any consideration to the...

Did you install it with any consideration to the people that were going to be exposed to said "array is so freaking loud"?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 23,502
Posted By portablejohn
How, exactly, do you determine how many people...

How, exactly, do you determine how many people can hear you?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 86,052
Posted By portablejohn
Harley Davidson manufactures motorcycles for the...

Harley Davidson manufactures motorcycles for the world market in India.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 86,052
Posted By portablejohn
They do have a pretty complete line up of...

They do have a pretty complete line up of motorcycles.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 86,052
Posted By portablejohn
http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/1Stree...

http://cyrilhuzeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/1Street.jpg
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