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    Motorcycle Safety Training... BMW Style

    The following was posted on the R90SWorldNet mailing list today by John Lacko. I thought you might enjoy learning something.



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    Was that "CHIPS" music on that first video?

    Very cool video, tho!


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    I want some red leathers like that guy has.

    Very snazzy.
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    "Of course we don't have to demonstrate our superiority. Particularly when the sports car drivers try to challenge us and pull off when the light is still yellow".
    Quote from the film. Wonderful stuff. Dated. But wonderful. The safety comments are always applicable however.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamesdunn View Post
    "Of course we don't have to demonstrate our superiority. Particularly when the sports car drivers try to challenge us and pull off when the light is still yellow".
    Quote from the film. Wonderful stuff. Dated. But wonderful. The safety comments are always applicable however.
    Yes, but do you realize that in Germany, when the lights go from red to green, there is a brief period where the red and yellow lights are both on? It's kind of a heads-up warning to get your car in gear and get ready to go. It can be taken as jumping the green or like the christmas tree at the drag strip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrylRi View Post
    Yes, but do you realize that in Germany, when the lights go from red to green, there is a brief period where the red and yellow lights are both on? It's kind of a heads-up warning to get your car in gear and get ready to go. It can be taken as jumping the green or like the christmas tree at the drag strip.
    I did not know that. Thanks for the info. and posting the videos. It is nice to see the R90S when new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarrylRi View Post
    Yes, but do you realize that in Germany, when the lights go from red to green, there is a brief period where the red and yellow lights are both on? It's kind of a heads-up warning to get your car in gear and get ready to go.
    man, i really wish they'd have that here... along with a lot the other things that were in that vid... like lane filtering.

    while that works in california, in georgia you'd get shot by some redneck or gangbanger if you tried that.

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    I'd like to hear the original German narration. I suspect the lines "Of course we don't have to demonstrate our superiority. Particularly when the sports car drivers try to challenge us and pull off when the light is still yellow", might have been, "You vill demonstrate your superiority at all times."
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    Very cool retro stuff.

    That was a very elegant move the guy in the red leathers made by spinning the bike around on the centerstand.
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    And when riding in groups -- four or five is enough
    +1

    I sure like those bikes --- there were at least a couple of those parked at the vintage display in Johnson City that got my attention. Nice soundtrack, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa View Post
    I want some red leathers like that guy has.

    Very snazzy.
    I want to weigh what he does so the leathers look like that on me again!


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    i just want to be able to rotate my bike around like the guy does in the first video. i am quite confident i would drop the k11 on myself. that would not be ideal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by supercat1 View Post
    i just want to be able to rotate my bike around like the guy does in the first video. i am quite confident i would drop the k11 on myself. that would not be ideal.
    It's easy.

    You lean it right up against your hip and just spin it around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KBasa View Post
    It's easy.

    You lean it right up against your hip and just spin it around.
    i'll take your word for that. as of right now though i think i will pass on trying it. i'm tired of having to reattach the mirrors already! dang k11rs mirrors are not fond of staying on.

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