Informed / Uninformed riders....
I think it is funny when people talk about informed/non-informed riders.
What does that mean?
I know guys that can quote every spec of a bike, but I destroy them when it comes to riding ability.
I know guys that could not tell you the proper tire pressues for their bike (and I have read many people on this site asking this question in various ways) -- and one of them can smoke me on a back road.
I know a guy that cannot tell you what it is he liokes and doesn't like in a bike, but when he is on one he likes, he is fast, when he is on one he does not like, he is slow.
So which one is informed?
1) The guy that can tell you everything but does not knwo what to do with them?
2) The guy that does not know anything, but can ride the wheels off his bike?
3) The guy that can ride the wheels off a perfect bike but cannot ride around problems that a bike may have.
Or is it someone who happens to post on a forum and think that someone else is uninformed to show how informed they are?
To me, uninformed is someone who spouts off at the mouth about things he knows nothing about. If you like the valve caps on this bike better than that bike and you bought your bike for that reason, why do people consider that person uninformed?
I think the people who have never ridden an SV650, but suggest it as a good bike for others is uninformed. All you know is what you heard and you are repeating it as if it were fact, and you do not have a freaking clue.
I think uninformed is people who are brand specific.
etc... I can go on and on, but i would like to know what others think, so I can be informed about my opinions on the uninformed.