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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 01:33 PM
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Posted By Wraith Rider
You know, braking doesn't break things.

You know, braking doesn't break things.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 50,981
Posted By Wraith Rider
I wonder why your self-esteem is so low that you...

I wonder why your self-esteem is so low that you have to insult everyone who doesn't share your opinion.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 50,981
Posted By Wraith Rider
@ttpete That's clearly not a typical power...

@ttpete
That's clearly not a typical power chart of a sport bike and this kind of power chart isn't limited to Twins. An I4 can be tuned the same way or even more extreme.
If you consider that fun,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 50,981
Posted By Wraith Rider
Most probably because most guys are just clever...

Most probably because most guys are just clever enough to cope with one number (nominal power), instead of the whole power chart or even with integrating it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 50,981
Posted By Wraith Rider
In my experience, charts and seat time always...

In my experience, charts and seat time always confirmed each other quite accurately. Always had the impression that those who didn't see that hadn't proper access to proper charts.



Actually...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 50,981
Posted By Wraith Rider
Why do you talk about idling? My point is, that...

Why do you talk about idling? My point is, that sport bikes are quite similar in terms how they increase torque through their rpm range, no matter how many cylinders they have, while other bikes like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 50,981
Posted By Wraith Rider
@Human Ills As I said, I wasn't aware that the...

@Human Ills
As I said, I wasn't aware that the term is used that way. The translation doesn't show it. In German what you describe is named "Durchzug" but I didn't find a 1:1 translation, neither by...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 50,981
Posted By Wraith Rider
@Human Ills I just look at litre-twin torque...

@Human Ills
I just look at litre-twin torque curves and see that it's different from what he states. Maybe he just is confused because litrebikes have plenty of power everywhere.

@henshao
I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 50,981
Posted By Wraith Rider
I thought we already agreed about not riding...

I thought we already agreed about not riding around in second gear all the time but shifting down as far as possible when going for performance, i. e. accelerate?



I did not think that I had to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 50,981
Posted By Wraith Rider
You say the mid-range power was what makes riding...

You say the mid-range power was what makes riding fun, but then you explain, why the high range power makes street riding fun. For me, most important on non-highway roads is the range from 40mph to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2014, 10:06 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 50,981
Posted By Wraith Rider
Then it seems to me we have roughly the same...

Then it seems to me we have roughly the same shifting philosophies.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 50,981
Posted By Wraith Rider
That's because I compared two operational points...

That's because I compared two operational points where the engines of both bikes provide roughly equal power at roughly equal driving speeds (I even favoured the Bandit here - the CBR is geared way...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 50,981
Posted By Wraith Rider
@henshao The thing is... at that 3800rpm with...

@henshao
The thing is... at that 3800rpm with less than 60hp in say third gear at said around 50mph the Bandit accelerates with 0,5g. I'll take the Honda CBR for comparison but I think we can agree...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 50,981
Posted By Wraith Rider
Who cares? The following feeling: ...

Who cares?



The following feeling:
When there is a slow other vehicle in front of you at say 50...55mph, shift down to second gear, change to the passing lane, open up the throttle completely...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2014, 02:29 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 50,981
Posted By Wraith Rider
"Usable torque" doesn't help when the power at...

"Usable torque" doesn't help when the power at this torque-point is too low. Low rpms mean long gearing what reduces the force between tyre and road. The Bandit is as forceless in higher gears as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,181
Posted By Wraith Rider
It's not about remembering. It's about having...

It's not about remembering. It's about having more concentration left for everything else. But it's a good thing that you understand that in real life we can't always choose when and where to drive....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 727
Views: 50,981
Posted By Wraith Rider
As a rule of thumb, for big street bikes like the...

As a rule of thumb, for big street bikes like the bandit, crank power in hp should equal the speed in kph to what you want to fully accelerate. That means if you only measure the acceleration to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,181
Posted By Wraith Rider
Most likely I never will buy a manual...

Most likely I never will buy a manual transmissionn vehicle.
Automatic is just so much more fun and in addition it's way safer under circumstances like being tired or sick or exhausted.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,891
Posted By Wraith Rider
I have the same feeling for asphalt. There are so...

I have the same feeling for asphalt. There are so many occasions no one else is around on paved roads as well, and it's also self-limiting (at least to me).
However, if there are speed limits on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 04:19 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,891
Posted By Wraith Rider
I never contradicted that. It's just that I think...

I never contradicted that. It's just that I think having to push a little bit harder to turn at the same rate and being able to accelerate much harder is better than having to push a little bit less...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,891
Posted By Wraith Rider
Well, if you're so week that you can't turn your...

Well, if you're so week that you can't turn your bike if it's a few kilograms heavier, of course that's true.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,891
Posted By Wraith Rider
Basically yes. However, while more powerful bikes...

Basically yes. However, while more powerful bikes have wider tyres, the truck has the same tyres both times and the area pressure might get so high that the tyres start to loose grip or they start to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,891
Posted By Wraith Rider
That's right. However, on highways I often happen...

That's right. However, on highways I often happen to accelerate less hard than on rural roads, because there's just infinite space. If on a restricted, straight road and going to obey the law I think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,891
Posted By Wraith Rider
Aerodynamical drag isn't really interesting for...

Aerodynamical drag isn't really interesting for the question since it's independant from mass and power.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,891
Posted By Wraith Rider
Obviously it IS. Well... in fact, it's quite...

Obviously it IS. Well... in fact, it's quite clear that more powerful bikes are faster over a lap, but it's often discussed which bike is faster on a part of the lap and why. Even the definition of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,891
Posted By Wraith Rider
Question is why is it so important to them, that...

Question is why is it so important to them, that they have to try to convince everyone that it's better? If all of you said from the beginning "to me it's important to need a fraction less force to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,891
Posted By Wraith Rider
And I don't get why it is considered more fun to...

And I don't get why it is considered more fun to compromise so much if the only thing you get back is having to push a tiny little bit less to initiate a turn.
At least so much more fun that some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,891
Posted By Wraith Rider
But none of your average Joes is able to explain...

But none of your average Joes is able to explain why. It's a pitty, I even managed to understand women a bit after over a decade, one might think it would be easier to understand average...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,891
Posted By Wraith Rider
No, I just know the difference between...

No, I just know the difference between theorethical fundamentals and real life application.



Completely irrelevant on public roads, maybe except for switchbacks.



That's why I mostly talk...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,891
Posted By Wraith Rider
@Rgconner I rode a very small bike for two...

@Rgconner
I rode a very small bike for two years, then a mid sized bike for another two years and then moved on to the big ones, but still try a small one from time to time, though the ocassions get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,891
Posted By Wraith Rider
The thing is: I feel the same about my big bike....

The thing is: I feel the same about my big bike. I have to plan my shifts (if I choose manual mode) because if I miss the shift point for fractions of a second, she hammers into the rev limiter....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 50,981
Posted By Wraith Rider
The Twin-Lowend-Torque myth is just that, a myth....

The Twin-Lowend-Torque myth is just that, a myth. Look at the Panigale or for the I4s look at the Suzuki Bandit. But even for the low end torquey ones, at 2500 rpm the only way to satisfyingly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,891
Posted By Wraith Rider
You should be a bit more tolerant and open-minded...

You should be a bit more tolerant and open-minded and accept that I am asking - again and again, until I get an answer - for an explanation what might be better about a slow, powerless bike, instead...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 11:40 PM
Replies: 727
Views: 50,981
Posted By Wraith Rider
What means most guys out there are NOT able to on...

What means most guys out there are NOT able to on a liter bike.



More important than top speed is acceleration. I don't understand why guys like you are so fixated on the Autobahn and top...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 10:35 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,191
Posted By Wraith Rider
Having a second, unpayed job as a mechanic is not...

Having a second, unpayed job as a mechanic is not really free time.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,891
Posted By Wraith Rider
You might not have read what I wrote before you...

You might not have read what I wrote before you answered:
I'm never talking about unrestricted multilane roads in such discussions since I know we're quite lucky in Germany while most other...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,191
Posted By Wraith Rider
It says: Poverty is fading away.

It says: Poverty is fading away.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 05:26 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,191
Posted By Wraith Rider
I can say: Besides the exhaust colors it looks...

I can say: Besides the exhaust colors it looks mostly boring and old.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,942
Posted By Wraith Rider
Well, I crashed. Often. Mostly when I was young...

Well, I crashed. Often. Mostly when I was young or due to snow and ice. I did it by car as well and if I count the crashes per kilometre most probably it's safer for me to ride than to drive.
My...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 07:43 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 6,891
Posted By Wraith Rider
I consider off road to be fun as well. But for me...

I consider off road to be fun as well. But for me it's only a secondary form of transport. My first form of transport will allways be the big street bike. The one I can have plenty of fun with on all...
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