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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2009, 08:07 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 10,529
Posted By LMJ
I'll always check on a fellow rider unless I have...

I'll always check on a fellow rider unless I have reason to be suspicious. It's a responsibility, IMO.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2009, 09:28 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 16,274
Posted By LMJ
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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2009, 07:42 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,781
Posted By LMJ
There's nothing I can say that isn't in the above.

There's nothing I can say that isn't in the above.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2009, 07:25 AM
Replies: 313
Views: 16,274
Posted By LMJ
If you've got 2-3 vehicles behind you, neutral...

If you've got 2-3 vehicles behind you, neutral should be okay.

If you've got a van/truck/suv completely blocking your rear view so you'll never see that out-of-control semi truck coming, being in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 891
Posted By LMJ
Any time I think about stopping that hard for a...

Any time I think about stopping that hard for a yellow, I worry about the guy behind me. If he's planning to go through and you dump in front of him, it could end VERY badly. Maybe it's just safer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2009, 06:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,405
Posted By LMJ
Thank you, I do appreciate your understanding. ...

Thank you, I do appreciate your understanding.

If I'd had them I'd have worn them, or gotten them from home, less than a block from the class location. For my BRC I actually made a good-faith...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,405
Posted By LMJ
Hey, I understand you've got a job. But you're...

Hey, I understand you've got a job. But you're also segregating yourself into a very small class of riders who ARE ALREADY SAFETY-MINDED.

I can't get my father to wear a HELMET on the street. He...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2009, 09:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,405
Posted By LMJ
If you're asking if I couldn't afford to go out...

If you're asking if I couldn't afford to go out and buy two sets of boots just for the class? Yes. The class itself was a gift we wouldn't normally have budgeted for, but it was going to be a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2009, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,405
Posted By LMJ
Well, that was a complete waste of my $50. Turned...

Well, that was a complete waste of my $50. Turned away by a pair of clench-assed pricks with hardly-ridden Harleys on tire condition, bailing wire, and footwear, both of us. They even wanted to argue...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,137
Posted By LMJ
Is it worth it? That's something only you and...

Is it worth it? That's something only you and your family can decide. For the inmates here, it is. Fact is it's a matter of constant risk management, and it's not for everyone. But hanging up the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2009, 11:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By LMJ
:doh

:doh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2009, 10:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By LMJ
Huh! I guess it's different if you've got...

Huh! I guess it's different if you've got luggage.

I only do it when the dining room is closed, and then dismount when I get to the window. 'course, I don't have luggage, so everything has to go...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2009, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By LMJ
I'd be very wary of flying ANYTHING. :eek1 ...

I'd be very wary of flying ANYTHING. :eek1

Either stay way the fuck back, or overtake.

Drive-thru on the bike? Fumbling with your wallet with your gloves on? Trying to hear through the helmet?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 214
Views: 39,640
Posted By LMJ
You can't arrest a police officer if you witness...

You can't arrest a police officer if you witness him commit a crime. That sort of immunity has to carry with it a higher burden of conduct, and of punishment when they don't live up to it.

I don't...
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,071
Posted By LMJ
Removing paint from chrome

I decided to try and clean up my beater a bit. One of more previous abusers attacked this bike with spraycan paint without any attention to exactly WHAT they were painting over. So I've got a chrome...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2009, 03:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,720
Posted By LMJ
Well, they're going to have to do it sooner or...

Well, they're going to have to do it sooner or later, no? At least this way, if they dump it, there's someone around to call 911.

To the OP, congrats on passing, man! :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By LMJ
If they have my bike and I have theirs, how am I...

If they have my bike and I have theirs, how am I supposed to replace the part I came in for? :dunno
Forum: Face plant 03-21-2009, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,883
Posted By LMJ
Well also it's cheap because of the, y'know,...

Well also it's cheap because of the, y'know, massive salt deposits under the lakes.

Sick and tired of watching my car dissolve. :cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2009, 11:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,720
Posted By LMJ
Gonna take issue with the "can't beat a thumper"....

Gonna take issue with the "can't beat a thumper". Not fun on the freeway, too much vibration and buffeting. They work for some people, not for everybody. If you're not comfortable on your bike you're...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2009, 10:53 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,720
Posted By LMJ
Shit, I've been riding a year longer than this...

Shit, I've been riding a year longer than this guy in every kind of weather and traffic, and I consider myself nowhere near qualified to give definitive instruction to beginning riders.

Aside from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-20-2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,720
Posted By LMJ
Yeah, that's bull. An old Japanese 550 four with...

Yeah, that's bull. An old Japanese 550 four with the aerodynamics of a water buffalo will cruise at 80mph all day with power left to pass.

Just because of how the market is structured now, I think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-19-2009, 09:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,405
Posted By LMJ
Returned about 4 years ago after ~20 years...

Returned about 4 years ago after ~20 years without riding, and has been commuting since. Some of his riding habits worry the hell out of me, since as far as risk management on the bike he seems to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2009, 08:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,819
Posted By LMJ
WIN.

WIN.
Forum: Face plant 03-14-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,792
Posted By LMJ
Ah, you're right. I can't read straight when I'm...

Ah, you're right. I can't read straight when I'm incensed.
Forum: Face plant 03-14-2009, 03:50 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,792
Posted By LMJ
107 years... ... it's a start. Full...

107 years...

... it's a start.

Full marks to the judge.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2009, 08:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,405
Posted By LMJ
Fixed. :D Yeah. My BRC didn't even care that...

Fixed. :D

Yeah. My BRC didn't even care that I didn't have boots, I just wasn't sure if I'd gotten lucky with laid-back instructors or if that was typical.

Alright, I'll sign us up on monday...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2009, 09:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,405
Posted By LMJ
ERC on a '70 Norton?

I'm trying to talk my father into taking the ERC with me, but being that his ride is a rather ratty 750 Commando, I'm looking at the literature and worrying over language indicating there's some bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2009, 06:53 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 11,962
Posted By LMJ
Well I guess I've been hurting my bike, but it's...

Well I guess I've been hurting my bike, but it's seemed perfectly happy with clutchless downshifts.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2009, 07:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,995
Posted By LMJ
Actually, if I keep the engine at 2600RPM and...

Actually, if I keep the engine at 2600RPM and scooch forward on the seat a bit...

Um...

Nothing to see here, move along.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-03-2009, 07:38 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 43,753
Posted By LMJ
Evanston 60202, moving from Cleveland around 4/15.

Evanston 60202, moving from Cleveland around 4/15.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2009, 04:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 916
Posted By LMJ
Natural neck warmer?

Just wondering if any of the other gentlemen wear the full beard in early spring/late fall for practical riding purposes? I find my helmet/jacket combo throws the cold air RIGHT in that space and the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,024
Posted By LMJ
All the gear is having every part of my body get...

All the gear is having every part of my body get some part of street-specific riding gear reinforcing it. Gloves, jacket, overpants, boots and helmet. Air bag vest for some people, I expect.

Least...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,301
Posted By LMJ
Egads! Douchebaggery abounds! Fucking...

Egads! Douchebaggery abounds!

Fucking retards. We'll be paying for their skin grafts.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2009, 04:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,254
Posted By LMJ
Can't compete with the above, but here's an...

Can't compete with the above, but here's an also-ran for the sake of keeping the thread alive.

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2009, 03:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 826
Posted By LMJ
EM pulse from the UN black helicopters.

EM pulse from the UN black helicopters.
Forum: Face plant 02-26-2009, 03:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,783
Posted By LMJ
My condolensces for the loss of your friend due...

My condolensces for the loss of your friend due to such unconscienable negligence on the part of that miserable excuse for a rider.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,292
Posted By LMJ
Longer tire life vs. being in the right gear to...

Longer tire life vs. being in the right gear to get out of trouble... I'll buy the extra tires.
Forum: Equipment 02-22-2009, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,222
Posted By LMJ
14W here. Only thing I can find that might fit...

14W here. Only thing I can find that might fit would be Harley's boots in a size 15.

Being that Harley is a lifestyle and fashion company, anybody got thoughts/knowledge on if these have proper...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2009, 04:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,208
Posted By LMJ
On reflection, it's issues like this that make me...

On reflection, it's issues like this that make me rather tired of the anti-helmet lobby. Given that politicians will only pay so much attention to rider issues in even the best scenarios, wouldn't it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-19-2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,208
Posted By LMJ
This would be my argument in court, and only...

This would be my argument in court, and only applies in a state where passing MSF gets you your endorsement with no further tests:

As the state endorses the BRC for motorcyclist training, and the...
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