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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2012, 01:36 PM
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Views: 452,338
Posted By King_Panther13
Heading down my neighborhood street, and I see an...

Heading down my neighborhood street, and I see an SUV waiting at a stop sign about two blocks ahead on my left. He sits perfectly still, until I'm maybe about half a block away, and proceeds to turn...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-05-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,338
Posted By King_Panther13
Yeah, it's a neat trick if you're next to an...

Yeah, it's a neat trick if you're next to an inattentive driver at a red light, if you act like you're about to go through the intersection, they'll go without even looking. This is particularly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2011, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,338
Posted By King_Panther13
I was on my way home from work, and turned down...

I was on my way home from work, and turned down my street at the far end. About half a mile from my house. It's a small two lane residential road, poorly paved, and in a bad part of town with tons of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2011, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9,812
Views: 1,994,734
Posted By King_Panther13
I ride a somewhat ratty Honda CX500, and I always...

I ride a somewhat ratty Honda CX500, and I always get people talking to me. When I was riding my '73 CB500 I even had people at lights yell out of their windows to ask what year it was. Hell, just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,338
Posted By King_Panther13
I wanted to...and I kept playing it in my head...

I wanted to...and I kept playing it in my head that that's all I'd do or say and then walk away. But I know how the people are around here...they're mostly self centered morons. I know that I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2011, 09:10 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,338
Posted By King_Panther13
This happened a few days ago. It enraged me so...

This happened a few days ago. It enraged me so much that I didn't want to type or talk about it because I knew it'd just get me more fed up. I'm proud that I was able to walk away from it without...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,338
Posted By King_Panther13
It's strange here....nobody will get into the...

It's strange here....nobody will get into the turning lane until the line is a solid white line -.-. Then they drift over into it slowly. I always cut into the turning lane at my very first chance,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-21-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,338
Posted By King_Panther13
I've actually had a few drivers honk BACK at me...

I've actually had a few drivers honk BACK at me after honking. It's somewhat common, and it always pisses me off. Each time it's happened was when some idiot decided that they didn't want to come to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2011, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,338
Posted By King_Panther13
I understand what you guys are saying, and...

I understand what you guys are saying, and agree...I don't usually ride like that when someone is behind me. I just thought "Oh, hey, another motorcycle, he'll pay attention." This was...months ago....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,338
Posted By King_Panther13
It was all in one movement. I tend to move the...

It was all in one movement. I tend to move the opposite direction shortly before initiating my turn while on a motorcycle. If they had any sense, they'd see my left blinker. I feel like I have a bit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,338
Posted By King_Panther13
Ugh, I hate that type of rider. I tend to give...

Ugh, I hate that type of rider. I tend to give too much trust to other riders, but I'm starting to knock it out.

A few weeks ago I was riding with my uncle on a 2 lane road, and we were stuck...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,338
Posted By King_Panther13
People killing people for such arbitrary things....

People killing people for such arbitrary things. And they think that they're significant in this world.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-15-2011, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,338
Posted By King_Panther13
Yeah, now they're being replaced with the 22 and...

Yeah, now they're being replaced with the 22 and 24 inch rims....though now that putting spinners on THOSE is getting cheaper, they're becoming a little bit more common. At least in my part of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2011, 11:14 AM
Replies: 9,812
Views: 1,994,734
Posted By King_Panther13
I'll ride without gear when I'm in my 90s and I'm...

I'll ride without gear when I'm in my 90s and I'm going to die soon anyhow :P.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2011, 07:58 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,338
Posted By King_Panther13
Holy crap! This happened to me several months...

Holy crap! This happened to me several months ago, but I never thought to type it here. I completely forgot about it.

Except, there are a few differences. I was riding with my uncle, so we're two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 9,812
Views: 1,994,734
Posted By King_Panther13
So yeah, on my facebook, this is my profile...

So yeah, on my facebook, this is my profile picture:

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/200244_1481456615325_1801113404_902502_2435158_n.jpg

One of my extremely stupid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 15,692
Posted By King_Panther13
Tailgaters in situations where I can move over...

Tailgaters in situations where I can move over don't really bother me too much. It's the idiots who'll tailgate me when I'm cruising in the right hand lane with more than enough opportunity for them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,338
Posted By King_Panther13
If I'm first at a light with no turning lane, and...

If I'm first at a light with no turning lane, and I see a car behind me with their right blinker on and the intersection is big enough, I tend to move over to the left and wave them by. The drivers...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2011, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9,812
Views: 1,994,734
Posted By King_Panther13
Once I had someone seem to be like your number 1...

Once I had someone seem to be like your number 1 while I was waiting in line at an AutoZone. "Aren't you hot in all of that gear? Oh, well I guess I understand wind burn and all, but it's still so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2011, 12:22 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,338
Posted By King_Panther13
Yeah, I tend to pull up next to other bikes when...

Yeah, I tend to pull up next to other bikes when it's safe, or when I know that the light may take a little while...or even if I want to pass them. Every time I've always gotten a nice (short)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 452,338
Posted By King_Panther13
Not in that part of Winter Haven. So many cars in...

Not in that part of Winter Haven. So many cars in each lane, it's usually a struggle to change lanes, which makes it even worse that I saw red so fast with the idiot in the Taurus. Not to mention,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2011, 10:36 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 15,692
Posted By King_Panther13
I've only done it once or twice. Only failed...

I've only done it once or twice. Only failed once. The tailgaters here are something else. Flash your brakes, and they get closer. I only ever do it if I can get away and leave them in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-24-2011, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,018
Posted By King_Panther13
Thank you. Shocks are definitely on my list,...

Thank you. Shocks are definitely on my list, though they'll probably be replaced with something used just because new ones are very expensive. I'm thinking take-off progressive shocks from a Harley...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 15,692
Posted By King_Panther13
Step one is to flash my brake lights. If...

Step one is to flash my brake lights.

If that doesn't work, I wave back at them lightly. Usually that does the trick. I used to give them a thumbs up when they backed up, but every time I did...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-23-2011, 01:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,018
Posted By King_Panther13
I think I'll take you up on that once my classes...

I think I'll take you up on that once my classes end in a few weeks. I'll shoot you a PM :D. In the mean time I guess I'll be playing around with a few settings and see if I can't tune some things...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,018
Posted By King_Panther13
I'll try that the next time I adjust them, if I...

I'll try that the next time I adjust them, if I figure that I have to adjust them again. I don't think I loosened my fork clamps when I did it last time either. Manual doesn't call for it, but the...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-22-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,018
Posted By King_Panther13
Bumping this to see if maybe my latest...

Bumping this to see if maybe my latest experiences can help diagnose my issue.

Ok, so I added 1.5 inches of PVC pipe to the forks for preload. I also loosened the bearings a little bit on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2011, 09:38 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,937
Posted By King_Panther13
Yeah, I'm glad I started this threa,d I'm going...

Yeah, I'm glad I started this threa,d I'm going to look into those. Considering I live here in Fl with tons of humidity, and tons of rain, it'll be a great investment. No more culturing bacterial and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,937
Posted By King_Panther13
What part of Florida are you in? :P If you're not...

What part of Florida are you in? :P If you're not far, I think it'd be a fun ride. All I gotta have with me is a sterile cotton swab and a petri dish filled with general growth agar lol.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,937
Posted By King_Panther13
I never did a swab/culture of the outside of my...

I never did a swab/culture of the outside of my gloves. Didn't think it'd be as big of a concern, now I'm a bit curious. Though I do know that I swabbed the inside of my helmet where I stuff my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,937
Posted By King_Panther13
Natural Flora are the microorganisms that...

Natural Flora are the microorganisms that naturally live on or in your body. It can really build up in the gloves though, hence the thread :P.



Nice to see a professional chime in.

I was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,937
Posted By King_Panther13
Cleaning the liner is good enough :P. I don't...

Cleaning the liner is good enough :P. I don't think the leather really promotes growth that much. I always keep my gloves in my helmet...ran a culture on the helmet, and it didn't have nearly as much...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2011, 06:34 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,937
Posted By King_Panther13
I'm not really very worried about it. Just...

I'm not really very worried about it. Just thought it'd be interesting to share, and as a good reminder for people to wash their hands :P. I treat my gloves like a patient after learning what I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2011, 05:45 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,937
Posted By King_Panther13
I stand corrected. I didn't know they dried...

I stand corrected. I didn't know they dried things without using heat. I'll have to look into getting one of those. It wouldn't particularly kill anything living in the boots/gloves, but the lack of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2011, 05:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,937
Posted By King_Panther13
I think I may not have been clear when I said...

I think I may not have been clear when I said that most of the colonies are probably a part of natural flora. As in, they're normal things that usually live on a human body....but having them all...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,937
Posted By King_Panther13
Clean your gloves!

Ok, I'm posting this a bit prematurely because we haven't completed our tests yet, but I think that it's still a very worthy topic...and something that I can update as time goes on.

A little bit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,996
Posted By King_Panther13
A link would be nice, unless it isn't online.

A link would be nice, unless it isn't online.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-11-2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,665
Posted By King_Panther13
Gee, thanks :P. You knew what I meant. Oh...

Gee, thanks :P. You knew what I meant.

Oh and nice on finally finding Fort Cummings and keeping our string of tags in Polk County lol...was surprised that the tag lasted so long.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 07-08-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,665
Posted By King_Panther13
Man, wish I would've remembered it was today. I...

Man, wish I would've remembered it was today. I slept in until 10 this morning, then realized around 11 AM that it was launch day, and I had a day off. Fail!

Watched it stream live. I had tears...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2011, 11:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,018
Posted By King_Panther13
Well that's about what I weigh lol. I...

Well that's about what I weigh lol.

I inspected all of the parts when doing oil/seals, and cleaned everything with brake cleaner. The springs were within specs, as was everything else that had...
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