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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2014, 03:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,222
Posted By the_sandman_454
I lock the steering, lock my helmet to the...

I lock the steering, lock my helmet to the holder, remove electronics from my old, worn out, road rashed jacket and hang that on the bars. I've been lucky so far, although not going to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,061
Posted By the_sandman_454
I just relax and roll with it. The rain is just...

I just relax and roll with it. The rain is just another part of the adventure. You can occasionally detour around the heavy stuff, and it doesn't always rain when they forecast it will. Of course,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,249
Posted By the_sandman_454
That's all I was offering, a perspective. The...

That's all I was offering, a perspective. The fact that we're all mortals and that we have a finite time available to us to do what we want to do.

The perspective I was offering is the fact that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2014, 04:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,249
Posted By the_sandman_454
Sorry for the loss of your friend. What...

Sorry for the loss of your friend.

What you learn from this is that life is fragile, but even if you live it locked in a padded bunker away from everything that might harm you, you'll still die...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 05-11-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 613
Views: 30,621
Posted By the_sandman_454
So, is it still up for grabs from the FT Gratiot...

So, is it still up for grabs from the FT Gratiot location, or has it moved?

I'm finally up and rolling for the season.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,988
Posted By the_sandman_454
I select the highest gear the engine seems happy...

I select the highest gear the engine seems happy with. If I need to accelerate quicker, downshifting doesn't take long at all. I prefer the higher fuel mileage this results in.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,101
Posted By the_sandman_454
Yes, left, right, and center are all completely...

Yes, left, right, and center are all completely correct in different situations. Occupy the portion of the lane that gives you the best chance of seeing the road and potential hazards ahead, while...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 07:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,440
Posted By the_sandman_454
The way I deal with it is to keep my hair trimmed...

The way I deal with it is to keep my hair trimmed with a clipper and #1 guard. I think this summer I'll just shave it smooth and see how that works.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 07:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,176
Posted By the_sandman_454
Take a break from it if you feel the need. After...

Take a break from it if you feel the need. After I hit a deer (brokencollarbone and totaled bike), I took about a year off from riding before my mind told me it was time to get back on 2 wheels.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,320
Posted By the_sandman_454
I started commuting pretty much as soon as I had...

I started commuting pretty much as soon as I had my license. Maybe even slightly before.

My commute is about 50 mi round trip and can be done on county roads, a US highway, or a state route. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-27-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,865
Posted By the_sandman_454
I thought this would be a gripe about road rage,...

I thought this would be a gripe about road rage, and maybe talking about carrying a rifle or shotgun while riding so people could visually see you're not the guy they want to rage on.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-10-2013, 06:37 AM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 393,976
Posted By the_sandman_454
Unless I'm completely misunderstanding this, he...

Unless I'm completely misunderstanding this, he would have likely written me more tickets because I would have had to insist he write himself one for improper use of a passing lane, obstructing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 28,493
Posted By the_sandman_454
They could probably even lighten it up a little...

They could probably even lighten it up a little farther with carbon fiber. It is an interesting idea, but needs an infusion of technology to help it scale down to bikes a little easier.

If they...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-04-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,247
Posted By the_sandman_454
Well that sounds like a perfect excuse to go grab...

Well that sounds like a perfect excuse to go grab it and bring it over here. Just don't drop it too far east, otherwise the thumb guys will grab it and take it over there. :deal.:lol3: I would go...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-02-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 9,264
Posted By the_sandman_454
I still haven't gotten over to Meredith yet. ...

I still haven't gotten over to Meredith yet. I've just been hanging out at the campgrounds, enjoying some Buffalo Trace bourbon and relaxing. It's 5 o'clock somewhere... :deal
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-01-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 9,264
Posted By the_sandman_454
Excellent, thank you. Camping with some...

Excellent, thank you.

Camping with some friends at Wilson state park today and Friday. What are y'all up to?

On the plus side, found that spending most of the last tank over 65mph, I still...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-30-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,247
Posted By the_sandman_454
So, if we try to grab your tag, do we also have...

So, if we try to grab your tag, do we also have to crash here first?
:deal :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2013, 02:51 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 28,493
Posted By the_sandman_454
Appropriate to the forum, but completely not "big...

Appropriate to the forum, but completely not "big picture" type considerations. The commercial applications use a significant amount of fuel and reducing the price of this fuel if possible by giving...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 28,493
Posted By the_sandman_454
You're thinking of only consumers. There's an...

You're thinking of only consumers. There's an awful lot of trucks, semis, tractors, busses, and other transportation out there that already have diesel engines that are compatible with biodiesel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2013, 07:51 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 28,493
Posted By the_sandman_454
So, is the implication then that the automobile...

So, is the implication then that the automobile manufacturers are colluding with the petroleum manufacturers to limit the production of E85 capable vehicles produced to the minimum number required by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2013, 01:41 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 28,493
Posted By the_sandman_454
Have you any idea what sort of nasty chemicals go...

Have you any idea what sort of nasty chemicals go into the making of solar panels? How much energy it takes to make the stuff to make the panels? I wouldn't exactly call them good for the...
Forum: Thumpers 07-28-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By the_sandman_454
Pressurizing the tank should make the gas less...

Pressurizing the tank should make the gas less likely to boil, not more likely. Does this happen when starting out on a partial tank or only after you've filled it up?

The tank must be getting...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-28-2013, 02:30 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 9,264
Posted By the_sandman_454
Very nice totals so far guys. 2TF, mind...

Very nice totals so far guys.

2TF, mind talking a little about the 990 now that it has ~7000mi on it? Likes/dislikes, would you buy it again, etc? Are maintenance intervals on KTM bikes really...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 28,493
Posted By the_sandman_454
We would have been better off that way (without...

We would have been better off that way (without the subsidies). It is bad enough we have petroleum subsidies. Subsidizing and mandating other projects just adds to the problem. Fuel pricing is a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2013, 07:27 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 28,493
Posted By the_sandman_454
Yes, and let me tell you why: Ethanol yields...

Yes, and let me tell you why:

Ethanol yields 21.1 MJ/l. Gasoline yields 32 MJ/l. These burn most efficiently at rather different stoichiometric ratios. The more ethanol you blend into a gallon...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,217
Posted By the_sandman_454
I only drink black coffee, but thankfully gas...

I only drink black coffee, but thankfully gas station coffee is the only coffee in my budget. I have tried the Starbucks crap and I am with the crowd who theorizes they deliberately over roast less...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-28-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 28,493
Posted By the_sandman_454
You mean fossil fuels like the ones they're...

You mean fossil fuels like the ones they're burning to grow, harvest, dry, transport, process, and distribute the materials for ethanol and the finished ethanol, so we can enjoy the benefits of a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,348
Posted By the_sandman_454
The few times I ever had replies to my CL ads...

The few times I ever had replies to my CL ads were scammers and ridiculous lowball offers. This encounter is just ridiculous though. I would never imagine someone would initiate a conversation for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2013, 12:43 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,736
Posted By the_sandman_454
Pegs look way too "feet forward", seat height too...

Pegs look way too "feet forward", seat height too low vs pegs, bars too low, suspension doesn't appear to have much travel. If they could fix those things it would be pretty cool. As displayed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,217
Posted By the_sandman_454
I'm a cheap KLR rider, so I'm not really helping...

I'm a cheap KLR rider, so I'm not really helping your argument against that stereotype. My "dry bag" luggage came from wally world on sale I think and it doesn't even come close to matching the bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 28,493
Posted By the_sandman_454
10% of our fuel supply, by volume not by energy...

10% of our fuel supply, by volume not by energy content. When factoring in the energy costs to produce ethanol, and the fuel burned in the tractors, the dryers, etc, is there a net gain or net loss...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2013, 04:20 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 28,493
Posted By the_sandman_454
So the key takeaway here is that the government...

So the key takeaway here is that the government interfering in the market is causing prices to increase by this ridiculous mandate. The oil industry and their shareholders (including the 401k of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 28,493
Posted By the_sandman_454
So somewhere the fact that oil companies have to...

So somewhere the fact that oil companies have to buy ethanol credits has been rebutted? Someone should let the authors of the article and the oil companies know about that, I'm sure they'll all be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2013, 02:33 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 28,493
Posted By the_sandman_454
http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-16/ethano...

http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-16/ethanol-credits-rally-threatens-to-erode-refiner-profits.html

What's with this ethanol credits thing, and how does it not hurt us at the pump by causing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2013, 05:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,078
Posted By the_sandman_454
Good luck finding politicians who would go along...

Good luck finding politicians who would go along with that though. I doubt you can find someone willing to commit political suicide over this issue. The majority of the population will be in favor...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2013, 05:47 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,078
Posted By the_sandman_454
The only way to increase compliance with the law...

The only way to increase compliance with the law is to increase the penalty for violating the law. That isn't even a guarantee, but simply making it harder to get a license without increasing the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-25-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,078
Posted By the_sandman_454
I think you forgot to quote the important part of...

I think you forgot to quote the important part of what I was saying. The only way tiered licensing will work is if the majority of people covered by that law accept and choose to follow it. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,078
Posted By the_sandman_454
Tiered licensing could lead to increased safety...

Tiered licensing could lead to increased safety if the people covered by said law choose to obey it. In this current entitlement society where everybody wants the world and wants it right now and it...
Forum: Thumpers 07-23-2013, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,898
Posted By the_sandman_454
The new KLR doesn't get you anything your 2008...

The new KLR doesn't get you anything your 2008 doesn't have, except a few parts colored black like the engine, swingarm, forks and wheels. Seriously, functionally it is the same thing.

In the...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-22-2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 9,264
Posted By the_sandman_454
Just figured I'd give this a bump back to the...

Just figured I'd give this a bump back to the top. I haven't done anything noteworthy since last post though.

When I arrive in my driveway tonight, the KLR will be over 16,000 miles. That puts...
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