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by jmillheiser
Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:17 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Any benefit from mid or high-grade octane?
Replies: 14
Views: 8518

Re: Any benefit from mid or high-grade octane?

Wow guys your fuel is sh.it Over here in the "motherland" we start at 91 moving on up to the extra extra premium of 98, also if they stick ethanol in a particular fuel it has to be identified as "containing ethanol" and its percentage. I would never knowingly put ethanol in my vehicles. ANyhoooo, m...
by jmillheiser
Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: How NOT to win in court.
Replies: 3
Views: 1919

Re: How NOT to win in court.

Really funny part is this guy is a registered sex offender too lol, no stranger to the inside of a courtroom.
by jmillheiser
Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:11 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Too Hot in Turn
Replies: 43
Views: 13249

Re: Too Hot in Turn

For me I will go down shift. It is safety than the two and you can come up when you shift up on the straight. We need to remember also one thing our safeness. it is useless to win if you get damage and never drive again. Downshifting in a too fast entry speed situation will likely highside you (the...
by jmillheiser
Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:51 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Kevlar riding Jeans or Pants with armor
Replies: 17
Views: 5713

Re: Kevlar riding Jeans or Pants with armor

draggin jeans australia and usa you can order with armour. The aussies though now have a pair of jeans that have a CE raiting. Nice. even the unarmored jeans work better than nothing, a guy on another site I post on recently "tested" his icon riding jeans in a bike vs deer collision. the jeans work...
by jmillheiser
Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:46 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Dumb South Africans
Replies: 4
Views: 1395

Re: Dumb South Africans

Hasn't been an issue for the rest of the world. Canada and most of the EU require it, the US doesn't but most of our cars have daytime running lights anyway.
by jmillheiser
Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:08 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Freeway messages stir outrage in some drivers
Replies: 33
Views: 8934

Re: Freeway messages stir outrage in some drivers

yes, yes they do feel the same way about trucks. i drive a truck for a living and the suicidal things cars do in front of me is amazing. it takes my truck between two to three times the distance to stop as most cars. do you know how often they pull ahead of me and quickly slow down or pull in front...
by jmillheiser
Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:59 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Freeway messages stir outrage in some drivers
Replies: 33
Views: 8934

Re: Freeway messages stir outrage in some drivers

SOUTH AFRICANS are too petty and self-centered to see lane splitting as a way to lessen traffic or ease congestion. They only see someone else 'beating' them while playing the traffic game, and they can't abide that. If they see anything at all, the level of attention paid to driving by most people...
by jmillheiser
Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:45 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Bike Cops... Bad role models ?
Replies: 13
Views: 5044

Re: Bike Cops... Bad role models ?

"The answer to these apparently less safe practices of our motorcycle officers is that they have different risks to manage than we street riders do." They have the same set of risk that street riders have, plus the set of risk that a police officer faces. pretty much what I stated. Traffic accident...
by jmillheiser
Thu Sep 23, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Bike Cops... Bad role models ?
Replies: 13
Views: 5044

Re: Bike Cops... Bad role models ?

This article might help . . . http://www.msgroup.org/Tip.aspx?Num=012&Set= Longish, but it's basically summarized in one sentence: "The answer to these apparently less safe practices of our motorcycle officers is that they have different risks to manage than we street riders do." Yes they have a wh...
by jmillheiser
Fri Aug 13, 2010 1:22 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Can-am
Replies: 20
Views: 5294

Re: Can-am

Gummiente wrote:
rayian wrote:Wow, that's funny :laughing:
What's so funny about The Beer Store? :squint:

Image
:laughing:

Best pic EVER!!!!
by jmillheiser
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:43 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Some things to look out for
Replies: 8
Views: 3105

Re: Some things to look out for

Turning into a client's driveway my front wheel hit a skinny strip of loose gravel (8" or less) that had collected between the driveway and the road. I was leaned slightly into the turn and fell. Since I always wear all the safety gear I was not hurt much at all, but did some minor damage to the ha...
by jmillheiser
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:36 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Non-canvas boots...
Replies: 5
Views: 3084

Re: Non-canvas boots...

I started out with a pair of steel toe work boots (at the time I worked at a job that required steel toes), they worked but weren't the best.

I got a pair of sidi motorcycle boots and the difference was night and day.
by jmillheiser
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: My first bike over 50cc
Replies: 3
Views: 1780

Re: My first bike over 50cc

that 125 would be an excellent bike to learn the shifting and such on, probably only a small step over your 50cc scooter in power. You will probably want to move up to something bigger once you get used to it, hopefully by then you will have some idea of what kind of riding you want to do and look f...
by jmillheiser
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:26 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: conversion 883 cc to 1200cc sportster
Replies: 6
Views: 2716

Re: conversion 883 cc to 1200cc sportster

1200 sporty is a handful at low speed, very torquey.

the 883 to 1200 conversion is pretty common, would probably want to ask about any reliability issues on a harley forum.

I would look for a smaller bike for a first bike, if you really like harleys the 883 would be a good choice.
by jmillheiser
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:22 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: The Many Faces of the Motorcycle Rider
Replies: 9
Views: 2778

Re: The Many Faces of the Motorcycle Rider

none of the above, thankfully.

The "urban hipster" is getting popular around here, see tons of 50cc scooters, usually ridden by either teenagers or old people wearing absolutely no gear.
by jmillheiser
Mon Aug 02, 2010 7:07 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: Hello from Florida!
Replies: 6
Views: 2646

Re: Hello from Florida!

congrats on the new bike. I wouldn't be soo worried about the size and power of a vulcan 900, its a mid-sized cruiser, it will be fast but not twitchy and unforgiving like a 600+cc sportbike, the weight is comparable to most of the smaller 650ish cc cruisers and from what I have heard it is very wel...
by jmillheiser
Wed Jul 07, 2010 3:44 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Aftermarket pipes illegal in Quebec ?!?!
Replies: 7
Views: 3894

Re: Aftermarket pipes illegal in Quebec ?!?!

Im not suprised the ticket is in french only.

I took one trip through Quebec years ago, that was enough.

The general impression I got is outsiders, especially non-french speakers are NOT welcome.

On the other hand I found Ontario to be very friendly.
by jmillheiser
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:26 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Now up on Total Motorcycle --- 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 400R!
Replies: 20
Views: 4873

Re: Now up on Total Motorcycle --- 2011 Kawasaki Ninja 400R!

Nice bike but I dont see how it fits into the US market, unless its replacing the Ninja 250.

It looks virtually indistinguishable from the Ninja 650
by jmillheiser
Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:45 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Picked up a gig for World Cup
Replies: 20
Views: 4424

Re: Picked up a gig for World Cup

sapaul wrote:Ok, might not get a chance for the next 5 weeks, but will get some pics up if I get time, wish me luck :)
Are you going down to cape town to see the games down there? From what I heard Johannasburg is only hosting the first and last games.
by jmillheiser
Tue Jun 15, 2010 1:43 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Race takeoffs & day / night cycles..
Replies: 11
Views: 3704

Re: Race takeoffs & day / night cycles..

This isn't wet... just wait until we get out of the drought and we get a big, day-long rainstorm the rivers overflow their banks by 15ft :D Thats already happening in some parts of wyoming. Parts of Laramie are flooded, as are quite a few of the wyoming towns at the base of the mountains, huge amou...