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    As I tell my students.... Head on a swivel -...

    As I tell my students.... Head on a swivel - Check front - Check rear - Check right - Check left - always know what's happening around you.....

    ....and if a hazard comes from above? Well...... it...
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    I would chime in and say that she's probably...

    I would chime in and say that she's probably using what's referred to as the "Granny" technique but I'm not going to because I'm a little bit afraid of her and don't want her to think I'm making any...
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    We ride machines that are incapable of holding...

    We ride machines that are incapable of holding themselves up. It's gonna happen.
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    Thanks, Marty! We love what we do. And we want...

    Thanks, Marty! We love what we do. And we want everyone who comes to class to love what they do!

    Make sure to drop in and say hello if you're in the area :wave
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    I'm VERY SORRY your friend crashed. Her...

    I'm VERY SORRY your friend crashed. Her experience is why I advocate pulling in the clutch during a swerve.

    I bought my Adventure used. It has ASC. Personally (and this is a personal preference),...
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    Oh I shot the horse and dragged him out of the...

    Oh I shot the horse and dragged him out of the picture. :hungover

    :ha





    (I asked the same question! He was standing in another, shaded part of the parking lot.)
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    While helping scout one of the rides out of...

    While helping scout one of the rides out of Bloomsburg, I saw a teenage Amish boy and his little sister selling strawberries. I really wanted a picture and had something specific in mind. Since I was...
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    +1 :nod The "slowing slightly" after flashing...

    +1 :nod

    The "slowing slightly" after flashing the highbeams likely added to the other driver's perception that you were giving right-of-way.

    Don't ever assume your signals are understood by...
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    Yep. There's a guy over at another forum that...

    Yep.

    There's a guy over at another forum that posted a vid a few months back. I pointed out a few things he could do to improve and he replied with things like "oh yeah", "hey, I never thought of...
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    I demo'ed this technique in the rain this past...

    I demo'ed this technique in the rain this past Sunday. Entry speed was 55 mph.
    How do I put this?
    "My senses were heightened." :laugh
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    I agree with almost 100% of your post. Let's call...

    I agree with almost 100% of your post. Let's call it 99.9% :D

    The one tenth of the percent that catches my attention is the notion that pulling in the clutch during a swerve is dumbing down the...
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    Sorry but I don't consider it a "work-around". I...

    Sorry but I don't consider it a "work-around". I consider it a way to cut down on the amount of control input necessary which makes the maneuver more simple and therefore, more safe.

    Pulling the...
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    Excellent point, excellent advice, Greenwald....

    Excellent point, excellent advice, Greenwald. Thank you for bringing it up.

    During the swerve exercise in class, when an explanation has just been given and a demo recently provided, swerving is...
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    A few other points I would like to add regarding...

    A few other points I would like to add regarding the topic of swerving...

    Pulling in the clutch doesn't come close to loading the front end like using the brakes does. When's the last time you...
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    They sell other products. This just happens to be...

    They sell other products. This just happens to be a free one.
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    You don't have to agree with me. I'm okay with...

    You don't have to agree with me. I'm okay with that. I like to hear differing perspectives as disagreement makes us all think critically. I appreciate the politeness.
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    +1 Staying in the friction zone while revving...

    +1

    Staying in the friction zone while revving the engine is what burns clutches. As long you use just enough throttle to keep the engine running, you can feather the clutch without causing any...
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    Beautiful! :lurk

    Beautiful! :lurk
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    I was just about to post the same thing! :laugh ...

    I was just about to post the same thing! :laugh

    I installed this yesterday and I've been blown away by how many blocked tracking attempts have already occurred.... over 600!

    ... but I work...
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    Pulling in the clutch and coasting through a...

    Pulling in the clutch and coasting through a swerve is safer.

    Traction is used in only two instances; a change in speed or a change in direction. (You use a little traction to overcome wind...
  21. Thread: BMW cars?

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    I have found the opposite to be true. I drove...

    I have found the opposite to be true.

    I drove a 1986 Chevy Sprint in college. It got 52 mpg on the highway. I've kept an eye out for another gas-powered non-hybrid that comes close to that sorta...
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    Here's what I use. (Yes, I'm cheap) ...

    Here's what I use. (Yes, I'm cheap)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmwkuzbsiOg

    Found a site that sells 'em: http://www.dieselgaskets.com/o-ring-cruise-control-8M4991-8M5266.htm

    Takes a...
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    This thread is 4 1/2 years old.

    This thread is 4 1/2 years old.
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    SHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! That's the last time I tell you...

    SHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!
    That's the last time I tell you any of my secrets! :brad


    Just tried to resize the gif for you Bean, but it's too small to see him dancing. He just looks like he's had too much...
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    Your bean ain't moving, Bean. What happened?

    Your bean ain't moving, Bean. What happened?
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