I can understand and respect this post. However you've picked and chosen what to reference. The whole context of what I said is not represented. With some of the other ridiculous, ignorant information being posted, curious this is being mentioned at this point.
Absolutely fits here.
Ok, fine I can go over your entire post if you like. It would also be nice if you pointed out the ignorant information I posted, so that perhaps we can discuss it further or a can learn something new and stop being ignorant.
I would like to think motorcycle riders are more in tune with their machines and everything going on around them. However it's a fact with respect to cars that many people simply put the key in and go. This is true for first year drivers as well as drivers who have been on the road for decades. These folks have no clue what the vehicle is telling them with respect to cornering, stopping, accelerating etc. They are blind and ignorant to those things. I'm starting to believe some experienced riders may fall in the same trap.
Riding a motorcycle is automatically a more "connected" experience then cars because you are less insulated from engine noise, vibrations etc.
I would say that riding a motorcycle definitely requires more mental attention and unique skill set not transferable from driving 4 wheel vehicles. But there are many recent technological advancements, like ABS, cornering ABS, traction control brake force distribution etc. that while make riding safer, require a lot of less attention from the rider to the things you described. So the things you attribute to car drivers are happening to motorcycle riders as well due to technical advancements.
This has nothing to do with being "in tune" with the machine, but with basic human nature. Our attention span and concentration is a finite resource. We can only multitask on few things and only for a short period of time. That's where technology comes in and supplements our shortcomings.
Just put any rider that only rode motorcycles with a gear number display on something that doesn't have that and most likely the very first thing he/she will complain about is that they don't know which gear they're in. Does that make the rider less " in tune" or less safe or capabale because they rely on a display?
For an example let's say Moto GP riders use the same front tire or rear compound on two different tracks in consecutive weeks. It's safe to assume, like motor oil, there is consistency from tire to tire just like there is from one batch of a specific oil to another batch of the same oil.
From track to track the rider who won the week before ends up back in the pack because the same front or rear tire doesn't work with a different track the next week. And riders will tell you they lost the front end feel or the back end is vague. Would you tell them they have no way to logically say that since it's not something they can quantify with an experiment other than the seat of their pants?
This is a ridiculous example. Driving and riding on the very edge requires feel, instincts, experience, talent, basically all the right stuff that for the most part cannot be measured. How do you measure talent? It's not even remotely in the same category as feeling a difference in shift quality and attributing it to oil shear. Why would you even compare the two is beyond me.
And I've mentioned it before, that there could be other things contributing to the phenomenon, but you guys keep saying it's oil shear.
Do you even realize how minute the oil viscosity of few cSts is? But you guys keep saying you're so "in tune" with your machine that for sure you can feel it.
I don't doubt you feel the difference, I think I said that at least once in this thread. But I do doubt it's because of oil shear.