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Old 06-09-2012, 04:12 PM   #16
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The biggest myth is "Motorcycles are dangerous"

Learn to ride.
Agreed!
It's the act of screwing up while riding that's dangerous.
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Old 06-09-2012, 05:26 PM   #17
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:32 PM   #18
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myth eh?

like........."We have that in stock."

I recall when needing a part meant going to the dealership and picking it up from the dealers inventory.


DAMN I HATE WAITING FOR PARTS!!!



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Thanks to: Global and E-Commerce.

Get used to it.

...And on the 5th day, God made the "Ma and Pa".

And chain stores begat the Ma-and-Pa...

Now Amazon takes it a step further partnering with what the hell ever and those bar code things you snap a pic of with your phone for marketplace free shopping.

I forget the names of shit, but that's what's happening. Soon there will be no dealer or chain stores. It will all be direct from the warehouse shopping.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:48 PM   #19
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myth eh?

like........."We have that in stock."

I recall when needing a part meant going to the dealership and picking it up from the dealers inventory.


DAMN I HATE WAITING FOR PARTS!!!



Have a nice weekend ya'll
Never had a problem getting parts for my Sportster. The Big 4 dealers are definitely a step down, however.
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Old 06-09-2012, 11:54 PM   #20
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Never had a problem getting parts for my Sportster. The Big 4 dealers are definitely a step down, however.
There's another lower tier.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:06 AM   #21
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"Don't use your front brake or . . . "

One of the most enduring myths.

So, how did this myth begin:



wiki- Penny-farthing


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About 1870, James Starley, described as the father of the bicycle industry, and others began producing bicycles based on the French boneshaker but with front wheels of increasing size,[4] because larger front wheels, up to 1.5 m (60 in) in diameter, enabled higher speeds on bicycles limited to direct drive.[1][4][8][9][10] In 1878, Albert Pope began manufacturing the Columbia bicycle outside of Boston, starting their two-decade heyday in America.[4]
Although the trend was short-lived, the penny-farthing became a symbol of the late Victorian era. Its popularity also coincided with the birth of cycling as a sport.
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An important and unfortunate attribute of the penny-farthing is that the rider sits high and nearly over the front axle. When the wheel strikes rocks and ruts, or under hard braking, the rider can be pitched forward off the bicycle head-first, called "taking a header" or simply "a header". Headers were relatively common, and a significant hazard: riders sometimes died from headers. Riders coasting down hills often took their feet off the pedals and put them over the tops of the handlebars, so they would be pitched off feet-first instead of head-first.
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Old 06-10-2012, 02:40 AM   #22
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Don't use the front brake came from another era, the 60"s, I think, when using the front brake, if you had one, would put ya down. Disc brakes changed riding overnight.
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Old 06-10-2012, 08:54 AM   #23
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Don't use the front brake came from another era, the 60"s, I think, when using the front brake, if you had one, would put ya down. Disc brakes changed riding overnight.

That was because they used tiny wheels at the end of a 4 foot rake..

So it was harder to run a long brake line and the smaller tire was useless against the friction of adding the brakes to it.


There is a video of it
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Old 06-10-2012, 11:56 AM   #24
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I think "where you look is where you go" is a myth. Sure, it happens to a lot of people, but there isn't some inherent physical reason it has to be that way. You can train yourself not to turn even if you look somewhere else. In fact, I think it is really dangerous to always try looking where you want to go. You want to constantly be scanning, left, right, near, far, mirrors, back and forth, etc. including the road right in front of you and then further out and back and forth.
Where have you ever heard anyone say ALWAYS and ONLY look where you want to go? Looking where you want to go is a proper and good riding technique.
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Old 06-10-2012, 01:54 PM   #25
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Pissed my least favorite

"We will call you when your parts come in".

Yeah right! I'll call two days after the parts were supposed to be in, only to hear,"Oh yeah, those came in four days ago."
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:29 AM   #26
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My favorite myth...

...you need something bigger than a 250 for highway/touring use.
Hint...ya don't if you know how to ride and use traffic to your advantage.
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Old 06-11-2012, 03:34 AM   #27
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full face helmets are bad for you as they block your vison and you cant hear you bike . i have heard that one loads on some us sites.

infact if i wear ear plugs as it cuts out the wind noise so i can hear the sound of my bike better. plus my full face shoei goes me great vison all the tine.
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Old 06-11-2012, 04:03 AM   #28
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full face helmets are bad for you as they block your vison and you cant hear you bike . i have heard that one loads on some us sites.

infact if i wear ear plugs as it cuts out the wind noise so i can hear the sound of my bike better. plus my full face shoei goes me great vison all the tine.
old full faces did
my old bell was horrible very heavy restricted vision
made for cars
have i ever bought a halface since then
no
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Old 06-11-2012, 08:49 AM   #29
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old full faces did
my old bell was horrible very heavy restricted vision
made for cars
have i ever bought a halface since then
no

the last motor bike show i went to they were selling simson helmets (like the one the stig wears on top gear)
it was very heavy and had a tiny visor and cost way to much and it my not be road legal ie ok for car racing but crap in a bike crash as the front my not be to strong.
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Old 06-11-2012, 09:55 AM   #30
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My up-and-coming favorite ADV myth is that countersteering is overexposed!

According to the MSF, bikers crashing in a corner is the most common accident that does not involve another vehicle. Furthermore, to be able to execute an efficient emergency swerve, hard countersteering is required. I would dare say one can only do this if one KNOWS what to do.

Most bikers I encounter do not have a working knowledge of how to turn their bikes. The responses I usually get to the question of how to make a turn are "I just kind of lean", and "I've been riding for years, it just happens". This never ceases to amaze me. I know once I had learned to countersteer, twisties went from a medium adrenaline rush of excitement /pucker to an unbelievable level of (almost erotic) satisfaction for actually going MUCH faster through the corners, and being able to start exploring tire and bike limits.

I don't know, methinks it is good to know how to turn one's bike....
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