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Discussion in 'The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths' started by SCQTT, Apr 16, 2009.

  1. two trackin fool

    two trackin fool Long timer

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    GOD I love red heads :clap
  2. Krang

    Krang Rides with hippies

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  3. 2tallnwide

    2tallnwide Long timer

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  4. Tip Over

    Tip Over Whoopsie!

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    Just crazy enough to be awesome.
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    100mpg Self Imposed Exile

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    "Do I look like I'm smiling?" :lol3
  6. DAKEZ

    DAKEZ Long timer

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    Serves him right for riding a chick bike. :1drink
  7. greenthumb

    greenthumb b00b

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    Looks like that guardian bell couldn't keep the shit from falling off his pig.:rofl
  8. ray h

    ray h Been here awhile

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    FAIL. Highbeams on during the day.
    I've been told that apparently it blinds or confuses other road users.
  9. xtphreak

    xtphreak from B4 "adventure bikes"

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    Not fail :nono
    It can be dark a lot later in the AM in the hills, especially the west sides
    Add a bit of morning fog, a dark bike and you meet someone oncoming who ain't awake yet
  10. mikesova

    mikesova Michigander

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    Yep, should have went with a manly bike, like the FZ6. We don't need no steenkin' FULL fairing.
  11. HooliKen

    HooliKen Awesome is a flavor

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    How do you know definitively that this was not a chick?

    Chaz Bono Perhaps? :deal

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  12. Kingsized

    Kingsized Kingsized Adventurer

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    I'm not really a high beam guy so that is odd. I wonder (and I totally understand what you are seeing), if it's some type of reflection bouncing back from my plastic guard? As bright as the low beam is, you'd think the high beam fixture would be fully filled with light. Either that or I just screwed up and hit my high beams. :lol3

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  13. clocklaw

    clocklaw Long timer

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    Especially on two wheels! :clap
  14. DC2wheels

    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Needs a man-siere or is that a bro?
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    DC2wheels Castle Anthrax troll

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    Needs a man-siere or is that a bro?
  16. Bill Harris

    Bill Harris Confirmed Curmudgeon

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    Nice ride, decent gear ands he's haulin'...

    I used to have a 350 Twin in the late 70's. Commute/city bike. Got stolen. :(

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  17. Orygunner

    Orygunner Adventurer

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    The sequence says it all.
    1st Pic. I think I'd like to go off the road over there...
    2nd : Yes, right there looks perfect. Nice & green, lush grass.
    3rd.: The longer I stare at that grass, the more peaceful it seems!
    4th: YES! Nice & soft...
    5th: I think I'll just lay down here for awhile & relax.....

    Target fixation: Oh yeah, it's real.

    ...Orygunner...
  18. PFFOG

    PFFOG Richard Alps-aholic

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    Didn't you see the # on the helmet, that is Rossi on Vacation!

    He is test riding the new Yamaha, disguised like a Honda.
  19. Orygunner

    Orygunner Adventurer

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    I've been asked "Why?" before by a student or two, and here's the reasons why we coach all fingers on the brake (Team Oregon, not MSF):

    First is that while 1 or 2 fingers may do fine when performing regular braking, under hard braking the fingers not being used can get pinched under the brake lever, at best pinning the fingers, but at worst, preventing more front brake if more is needed.

    The other reason is habit. If the rider only practices braking with two fingers, when it comes to an emergency, how many fingers are they going to use? They're either going to only use two like they've always practiced (which may not be enough strength or precise feel for proper maximum braking, or pin/pinch the other fingers), or they're going to reflexively grab with all their fingers, which they haven't practiced, and will have a tendency to over-brake.

    It was slightly awkward when I coached one student to use all four fingers on the brake and he held up his right hand, squeezed two fingers of the glove to show they were empty and said "I lost two and a half fingers in an accident years ago." I replied, "Ok, just use all the fingers you have, then."

    ...Orygunner...
  20. crofrog

    crofrog Long timer

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    If you're riding a bike that requires 4 fingers to get maximum braking or has so much lever travel that it drops to the point where it pinches your fingers you need to service your brake system. With my calipers the widest part of my finger with race gauntlet gloves is 26mm...

    If they're covering the front brake with 1 to 2 fingers how are they going to suddenly add another 2 fingers to it?

    By not covering the brakes they are adding about 0.186 to there brake reaction time (http://www.promocycle.com/documentations/studies-eng/evalfrein_e.pdf) Meaning at 60 mph he's added 16ft to his stopping time (80mph = 21ft).

    Why do almost all of the racers (off-road and street) brake with either 1 or 2 fingers (with a notable exception being Rossi) and many cover the lever full time.