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« Reply #8970 on: July 21, 2019, 08:19:48 pm »
I didn't know Alaska is a helmet optional state. If I end up renting a bike for a day, I might have to do a 5 min ride without one on just to see what it's like.

Sucky for anything over 20 mph
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« Reply #8971 on: July 21, 2019, 08:26:42 pm »
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« Reply #8972 on: July 21, 2019, 08:29:50 pm »
Sucky for anything over 20 mph

Really, really sucky at 120 MPH. Blindingly sucky. I mean, at least wear goggles. Idiot.  :banghead:
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« Reply #8973 on: July 21, 2019, 09:24:46 pm »
Sucky for anything over 20 mph

I like riding with my visor up at anything up to 40-50 mph. If I wasn't so paranoid about vision damage from debris, I'd ride with the visor up almost all the time in town.

On the rare occasion I ride with sunglasses on, I'll ride 50-60 mph with my visor up. I love the sensation.
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« Reply #8974 on: July 22, 2019, 09:34:16 am »
I like my visor half up, but on my current helmet that puts the bottom of the visor right in the middle of my field of view. Dumb
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« Reply #8975 on: August 04, 2019, 11:20:15 am »
Two-up camping in the Tetons last weekend:

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« Reply #8976 on: August 04, 2019, 07:12:18 pm »
Beautiful.

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« Reply #8977 on: August 04, 2019, 08:08:21 pm »
Put aboot 90 miles on today with two people I've not ridden with before.

KLR650, VStrom 650, my 230L.  Dude on the VStrom went whole hog on some of the tougher trails we rode later on...such a big bike for more technical shit that the KLR and 230L didn't give much of a fuck about.  Props.  Thing does not like sand (tires!)...and I thought the 230 hated sand... :lol:


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« Reply #8978 on: August 04, 2019, 08:23:40 pm »
VStrom guy is crazy. Street tires are scary as fuck on anything that isn't warm, dry pavement.
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« Reply #8979 on: August 04, 2019, 08:33:17 pm »
He made it. Biggest issues were ground clearance and sand.

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« Reply #8980 on: August 04, 2019, 11:14:30 pm »
I guess the tire are knobby-ish, but so heavy.
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« Reply #8982 on: August 21, 2019, 09:38:37 am »
LOL wow
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« Reply #8983 on: August 21, 2019, 11:46:36 am »
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« Reply #8984 on: August 21, 2019, 11:51:01 am »
We could just not write articles about people like that so that more people don't go visit her page.

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« Reply #8985 on: August 21, 2019, 11:59:45 am »
Considering she wasn't wearing any protective gear other than a helmet, she didn't even look all that banged up.  Not enough that I'd think to call an ambulance for.  A little rash on her shoulder maybe (hard to tell with the tattoo) and her hands probably got scraped up since it didn't look like she wore gloves.  Maybe I'm a little nutty, but the times I've been down on a bike, I did a quick once-over to make sure I could still move all my fingers and toes, picked the bike up and looked it over to make sure it could be ridden, and rode myself home.  Then again, I also always wear a jacket with CE rated padding, CE rated boots, and CE rated gloves rather than a tank top and baggy, pre-ripped overalls.  Not to say I still didn't suffer some scrapes and bruises even with gear.
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« Reply #8986 on: August 21, 2019, 12:11:21 pm »
Those overalls have had the biscuit.
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« Reply #8987 on: August 21, 2019, 01:21:34 pm »
Considering she wasn't wearing any protective gear other than a helmet, she didn't even look all that banged up.  Not enough that I'd think to call an ambulance for.  A little rash on her shoulder maybe (hard to tell with the tattoo) and her hands probably got scraped up since it didn't look like she wore gloves.  Maybe I'm a little nutty, but the times I've been down on a bike, I did a quick once-over to make sure I could still move all my fingers and toes, picked the bike up and looked it over to make sure it could be ridden, and rode myself home.  Then again, I also always wear a jacket with CE rated padding, CE rated boots, and CE rated gloves rather than a tank top and baggy, pre-ripped overalls.  Not to say I still didn't suffer some scrapes and bruises even with gear.

My impression was that the entire "crash" was fake/staged for dramatic porpoises.

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« Reply #8988 on: August 21, 2019, 03:28:10 pm »
My impression was that the entire "crash" was fake/staged for dramatic porpoises.
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« Reply #8989 on: August 22, 2019, 06:57:48 am »
We could just not write articles about people like that so that more people don't go visit her page.
I did not go to her page :huh:
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« Reply #8990 on: August 22, 2019, 11:23:03 pm »
Why is he pulling her up? He could be paralyzing her forever! #cantfeelmylegs
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« Reply #8991 on: August 26, 2019, 01:11:27 pm »
I need some help troubleshooting an intermittent problem with the Explorer 1200. I have some ideas but before I go testing/replacing stuff I want to see if anyone is thinking the same as me.

Two main symptoms, not sure if related:
1: When the bike is cold and just started, throttle hesitation under light throttle. Goes away when the engine warms up, prevented by letting it idle for a few minutes before the first ride.

2: Hesitation/surging throttle when very hot (when over about 90 deg and sunny ambient temps + when the engine temp is high from being stuck in traffic). Has difficulty restarting when parked in the sun while the engine is hot. Engine once cut out in traffic when decelerating after pulling in the clutch. Symptom goes away once I get moving at highway speeds for about 5 min and doesn't return until I get stuck in traffic again.

Relevant notes: Water cooled. The bike has a throttle-by-wire system. No check engine lights. Had the valves done a few months ago which requires fuel tank/ECU removal to access.
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« Reply #8992 on: August 26, 2019, 04:10:46 pm »
Considering she wasn't wearing any protective gear other than a helmet, she didn't even look all that banged up.  Not enough that I'd think to call an ambulance for.  A little rash on her shoulder maybe (hard to tell with the tattoo) and her hands probably got scraped up since it didn't look like she wore gloves.  Maybe I'm a little nutty, but the times I've been down on a bike, I did a quick once-over to make sure I could still move all my fingers and toes, picked the bike up and looked it over to make sure it could be ridden, and rode myself home.  Then again, I also always wear a jacket with CE rated padding, CE rated boots, and CE rated gloves rather than a tank top and baggy, pre-ripped overalls.  Not to say I still didn't suffer some scrapes and bruises even with gear.

The helmet law in Michigan was repealed a few years ago.

First, only the Harley guys seemed to go helmetless, now its about 70%. But the real issue I see now is that many ride without any semblance of gear on at all. Golf shorts, tank tops, boat shoes- hell I've even seen flip flops.

The skin graft doctors are going to have a banner couple of years.
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« Reply #8993 on: August 26, 2019, 04:34:26 pm »
The helmet law in Michigan was repealed a few years ago.

First, only the Harley guys seemed to go helmetless, now its about 70%. But the real issue I see now is that many ride without any semblance of gear on at all. Golf shorts, tank tops, boat shoes- hell I've even seen flip flops.

The skin graft doctors are going to have a banner couple of years.

I see the same thing with riders going and coming from the lake. People riding 2-up on a sports bike wearing nothing but swimsuits and flip-flops.
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« Reply #8994 on: August 26, 2019, 05:40:45 pm »
The helmet law in Michigan was repealed a few years ago.

First, only the Harley guys seemed to go helmetless, now its about 70%. But the real issue I see now is that many ride without any semblance of gear on at all. Golf shorts, tank tops, boat shoes- hell I've even seen flip flops.

The skin graft doctors are going to have a banner couple of years.

There used to be an annual "helmet free" ride around here in protest of NY's helmet law.  A couple of years ago, one of the participants died in a pretty minor crash during the ride.  Not sure if they've continued to hold the ride after that.
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« Reply #8995 on: August 26, 2019, 08:15:54 pm »
People never grow out of being toddlers. You tell people they can't do something, they do it. You tell people they have to do something, they don't. Even if it kills them :facepalm: Leaving the rest of us to clean up their idiotic mess.
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« Reply #8996 on: August 27, 2019, 10:48:53 am »
Helmetless riding sucks even if you don't crash, IMO. I don't want to eat bugs the entire ride.
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« Reply #8998 on: September 13, 2019, 11:34:07 am »
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« Reply #8999 on: September 13, 2019, 12:28:35 pm »
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