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  1. 1) I had a car pull over while I was speeding to...

    1) I had a car pull over while I was speeding to work at 6AM on my 2002 R1150-RTP. I thought that was funny since the police lights are disabled. I was only going 70-80MPH on a highway posted for...
  2. Even though I moslty ride on the same highway...

    Even though I moslty ride on the same highway roads everyday [commuting M-F ], I wave to scooters, mopeds, trikes and all motorcycles. I like it. I have fun waving. The reactions of other riders are...
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    awesome video. The officer can ride and talk. I...

    awesome video. The officer can ride and talk. I have to ride slow when I am talking. Thanks for posting. It raised my heart rate just watching it. I wonder why officers don't wear 'All the gear'....
  4. This thread scares me. I don't want to get old...

    This thread scares me. I don't want to get old and depressed. I don't want to get dementia or altimizers. I definitely don't want to even think about stopping riding. I am only 44 right now. I...
  5. I jump started a guy's GS at the Rally that was...

    I jump started a guy's GS at the Rally that was at least 75. He might have been over 80. He road from Ohio. His feet swelled up in the heat, and he was wearing black dress shoes. He said he rode 200...
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    My take on the helmet law is the wimpy soft head...

    My take on the helmet law is the wimpy soft head states need helmets. The tough hard head states don't need helmets. So, what Michigan, PA, and other states without helmet laws are saying saying all...
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    I took my bike and practiced in the rain. I made...

    I took my bike and practiced in the rain. I made a stupid video of it when I was new to rain riding. Now, I enjoy rain riding more than riding on regular days. It is more chanllenging. Just...
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    That sounds logical to me. Insurance rate is...

    That sounds logical to me. Insurance rate is partly based on crash statistics. My guess is smaller cc scooters crash more. And, how many scooter riders do you see in safety classes ? The riders...
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    There are a lot of custom Harley's with lowered...

    There are a lot of custom Harley's with lowered rear ends that will catch the pavement when at angles that are fine for BMW bikes. Here is one video.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sYxU_lYBHpY
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    My take on deer is slow down when your vision...

    My take on deer is slow down when your vision limited or gun it. If you gun it, you may win with physics. If you slow down when your sight distance is limited, you might be able to react before you...
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    That is damn scary. I jumped when I saw the deer....

    That is damn scary. I jumped when I saw the deer. How did you not hit it ? Did you break ?
    This is why they should genetically alter deer DNA. I want all deer to be safety yellow and glow in the...
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    2 things cause wind noise: helmet fit, and...

    2 things cause wind noise: helmet fit, and exposure. For example, with helmets most fit too big. I have a long oval head at 23 inches. Both Arai's signet q and shoie's qwest size me for a large....
  13. prices: new Jeep Wrangler vs new GS Adventure in USA

    It just occurred to me that a Jeep Wrangler is almost cheaper than a BMW GS. The list price on a Jeep Wrangler is 21K. The list price on BMW GS Adventure about the same. I know that a GS is much more...
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    This makes me want to get GS more than before. I...

    This makes me want to get GS more than before. I have to stop reading these silly posts.
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    I rode 900 miles to the rally in July. The...

    I rode 900 miles to the rally in July. The temperature was over 100F. I had full gear. I was sweating like a pig. But, I was drinking a lot of water. While riding, I had a camel back on and would sip...
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    Riding that fast a night is just about the most...

    Riding that fast a night is just about the most dangerous thing I have seen a rider do ever. Too bad the dumbest rider I have seen on Youtube is a BMW rider. I slow down at night since I am worried...
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    Scooters seem to be marketed toward the urban...

    Scooters seem to be marketed toward the urban rider. The scooter provides better mobility in the urban environment than motorcycles. With the small wheels you can maneuver better at slower speeds....
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    Sounds like a bad batch. Sometimes they have...

    Sounds like a bad batch. Sometimes they have manufacturing issues and defects. Or, the tires might have been old that you purchased. You should contact the manufacture of the tires if they are not...
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    They can degrade for many reasons. I am no expert...

    They can degrade for many reasons. I am no expert on cables, but all mine seem to fail from water that gets in corrodes them. Time and moisture seems to be the biggest two killers of cables. Over...
  20. How to make a 18 year old safe for riding ?

    Hi,

    I was wondering if anyone had a how-to on making a 18 year person safe for motorcycling. I know this is a canned question and motorcycling is inherently dangerous on the face. But, there must...
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    My guess is they were going less than 10MPH. The...

    My guess is they were going less than 10MPH. The irony about motorcycle crashes is that some slow crashes can be much worth than faster crashes where the bike slides out and away. Especially, if the...
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    I used dyna beads on my Michelin Pilot 3 front...

    I used dyna beads on my Michelin Pilot 3 front tire after realizing my wheel weights fell off. The tire has not shown any irregular wear in 6000 miles of riding. Also, as long as you ride smooth, the...
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    Just out of curiosity how many women were at the...

    Just out of curiosity how many women were at the rally ? It seemed as if only about 10% of the participants were woman. However, my mental percentages are always just estimates.
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    standing on footpegs crazy GS riders

    Hi,

    As an RT owner and a GS adventure rider wanna-be, I have a question. Is riding while standing on the foot pegs safe or unsafe ? It seems as if it can be safer at times and unsafe at times. It...
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    I keep a spare key in my wallet. Duck tape keeps...

    I keep a spare key in my wallet. Duck tape keeps it from falling out. However in Sedalia, I lost my wallet, and cell phone in my tent. The same day I lost my key at Walmart. It seems when you are...
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