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    A brisk 65 here today. I only did 200 miles......

    A brisk 65 here today. I only did 200 miles... :brow
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    My wife and I have been best riding buddies for...

    My wife and I have been best riding buddies for 14 years, ever since she got her first riding endorsement. Now she's an MSF RiderCoach with me, we ride and teach track together, take long trips...
  3. FYI, make sure you check your local driving laws....

    FYI, make sure you check your local driving laws. Some states have restrictions on how many forward facing headlight/driving light units that can be used simultaneously.
  4. I took a bee sting right in the chest (at 70 mph)...

    I took a bee sting right in the chest (at 70 mph) a few weeks ago, after it hit me in the throat and then went down the front of my jacket. To say it took some focus on riding when the little bugger...
  5. Generic bike covers for my 1200GS and wife's...

    Generic bike covers for my 1200GS and wife's 1200R. Our race trailer is just plain white, no markings. I sleep better at night knowing we're not broadcasting what's under the covers or in the...
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    +1. My wife and I teach a range of courses to...

    +1. My wife and I teach a range of courses to include the ARC as well as the course it was derived from, the Military Sportbike Riders Course (MSRC). The course is designed to apply real-world riding...
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    Crap. Now I've got to go pull the ring on both my...

    Crap. Now I've got to go pull the ring on both my GS and wife's R to check it. Thanks for nothing, guys... :banghead LOL
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    First off, as MSF RiderCoaches we can't deviate...

    First off, as MSF RiderCoaches we can't deviate from the standard MSF curriculum, so we can't as part of the Basic Rider Course (BRC) teach the technique. The BRC is taught as a BASIC (hence the...
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    Actually, I just tested the entrosys at the MSTA...

    Actually, I just tested the entrosys at the MSTA STAR rally in Lexington KY a couple of weeks ago. It works as advertised. You hook the system up via an insulated air hose to a vest worn under your...
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    Hmmm. I've thought about switching to some...

    Hmmm. I've thought about switching to some aftermarket shocks, but this makes me happy I've just stuck with the stock suspension. I push my track bike pretty hard and have a good suspension tech for...
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    There is a difference between hate and not...

    There is a difference between hate and not understanding...isn't it a shame that all the money we (that's the collective, societal "we") pump into professional sports couldn't be more productively...
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    Baseball: 9 overpaid individuals standing on a...

    Baseball: 9 overpaid individuals standing on a grass and dirt field, waiting for something to happen. In a perfect game, they do almost nothing. Wow, how exciting...
    Basketball: 2 teams of overpaid...
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    I'm afraid I have to go along with everyone else....

    I'm afraid I have to go along with everyone else. There are all kinds of reasons not to do a one wheel tow. Wear on the m/c drivetrain, wear on the tire, stress on the steering head, front end, etc....
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    +1. We've run PR3s on my wife's RT and now on her...

    +1. We've run PR3s on my wife's RT and now on her 2012 1200R. She routinely gets 10-12k miles out of a set. We like them enough that I also just mounted them on my GS (I use it as more of a sport...
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    +1. MSF has specific guidelines for acceptable...

    +1. MSF has specific guidelines for acceptable bikes for the Basic Rider Course. Given the specifics of a state's individual licensing requirements, it may be possible to take the MSF BRC on a...
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    Honda CTX recommendation

    I would also suggest she look at the new Honda CTX700 series with the DCT transmission. The DCT operates in both manual and automatic shifting modes, with an internal clutch. There is no left...
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    ">you were just not a proficient enough rider to pull in the clutch during the emergency<
    Yes. And the rational for that--pulling in the clutch during an emergency-- is what? I ask that seriously....
  18. "My plan was to go to neutral after engine...

    "My plan was to go to neutral after engine breaking in 6th slowed me down. Also I had to get off the interstate. You get one chance to do this right. No power no second chances.
    I guided the bike...
  19. This is why I'm waiting a model year...I'm tired...

    This is why I'm waiting a model year...I'm tired of being a test pilot. Might as well let them get all the recalls, fixes, upgrades, etc., out of the way first.
  20. Thread: IBMWR renege

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    hmm, aren't you an immigrant from the south?...

    hmm, aren't you an immigrant from the south? :whistle
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    +1. It is actually quick and easy to install the...

    +1. It is actually quick and easy to install the GS skid plate under an R. Find yourself an unused GS skid plate (usually plenty around, as riders replace them with aftermarket items). Order the...
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    New Wethead 1200R?

    I've been searching for any info or rumors on a new wethead 1200R. I haven't been able to find anything. Has anyone heard if they are going to continue the R with the new engine? Maybe a new RS-style...
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    An ounce (or 2) of prevention... There are a...

    An ounce (or 2) of prevention...

    There are a couple of good-sized dents in the screen on my wife's R1200R, and I actually have a dent in my R1200GS screen, even though that cooler is placed high...
  24. Also, be aware that Hwy 50 thru NV, especially...

    Also, be aware that Hwy 50 thru NV, especially between Ely and Fallon, runs perpendicular to a number of alternating wide valleys (5-10 miles each) and high ridges. This funnels the wind down the...
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    You're joking, right? Are you telling me that KY...

    You're joking, right? Are you telling me that KY justice defines theft by availability? Then by extension, if the lady leaves her purse on the table and the thief grabs it and runs away, that's...
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