Originally Posted by Lord Duckhunter
I'm a moderator I try to read most of the threads. I'm also a professional test rider, instructor and tuner so most of the time my input is relevant and warranted even if my delivery is not.
The real problem is everyone on the internet is also an expert now because someone they know at the dealership in the town they used to live in used to race dirtbikes in the 70's and told them something once so it must be true.
Excellent. I am glad that the mods are reading the post, making sure things go as they should. As a mod though, and as an experienced rider, tuner and instructor, shouldnt the delivery of the information you give be curbed, at least a little so as not to insult or degrade the other person in the conversation? Im a professional martial artist and instructor by trade, does that mean I can beat my students up because I can or rather is it better to help guide them as they learn. I am by no means an expert in motorcycles, tuning or riding. My experience is sub 10 years riding. So I am very aware that individuals such as yourself and others, with years of professional and personal experience are very valuable tools to a guy like me. Thats why I asked about it on this forum, to get some more info from people who know more than me. As i stated to another person, I had read on here that you were informative and knowledgable and am open to your response and insight. Just dont think it needs to be offensive or sharp. Most seem to agree it will smooth out the bike and help with some of the issues people have with it so it seems like a good idea. Thats all I was looking for, does it work as well on the 919 as it has on the other bikes I have had them on.
As to the second part of your response. I agree. Its not limited to motorcycles though either. Practiaclly everyone I meet is a "state champ" this or "national champ" that. Everybody sees MMA on TV and walks around thinking that they can do that. Sure... okay. Its not limited to the field you work in, its everywhere. So I completely understand. However, I never said I knew what was best, as i dont, hence the question to more informed people than myself. If it came off that way, I apologize, as it was not my intention nor my goal. I am aware of my strengths and weaknesses. Motorcycle tuning is certainly in the later category.
Again, Thanks all for the input, info and help.