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Forum: Equipment 06-30-2013, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By AzItLies
How to change the pod and covers, the need to...

How to change the pod and covers, the need to lubricate the mechanism...


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Forum: Equipment 06-29-2013, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 737
Posted By AzItLies
Here's my video on how to do this... it's not...

Here's my video on how to do this... it's not that hard really.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-28-2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 21,713
Posted By AzItLies
I luv white too, great color for a bike.

This is my 2011 Versys. I put 2013 oem plastic on it, much prefer it to the dark red.

The red wasn't a bad color, don't mean that... just not on a bike ;)
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2013, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32,929
Views: 8,022,054
Posted By AzItLies
The sad part about this, it's not even close! ...

The sad part about this, it's not even close!

I mean if yer just barely making it, parts are draggin, but yer still mostly in yer lane... that's one thing.

But this? This is such a bad...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-24-2013, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,820
Posted By AzItLies
That's awesome! She looks to have the same smile...

That's awesome! She looks to have the same smile on her face in both pictures!!

Brings a tear to my eye, it really does, to see that...

Cheers!
Forum: Road warriors 06-24-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 7,708
Posted By AzItLies
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thum...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/a0/Honda_VFR1200F_with_Dress-up_Parts_and_Accessories.jpg/1280px-Honda_VFR1200F_with_Dress-up_Parts_and_Accessories.jpg
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-24-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,430
Posted By AzItLies
Don't flash your headlights, that can be...

Don't flash your headlights, that can be misinterpreted as you telling the turner to "GO"...

That's also something that is mentioned re headlight modulators. If you ever do get them, don't...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 06-23-2013, 12:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,430
Posted By AzItLies
I never met a modulator I didn't like... ...

I never met a modulator I didn't like...

Mods on the other hand...

Cheers
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 06-22-2013, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 281
Posted By AzItLies
Take time off for the formal training... or...

Take time off for the formal training... or permanently take time off?

Cheers
Forum: Old's Cool 06-20-2013, 05:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,293
Posted By AzItLies
That's great stuff Kev, really. My hats off to...

That's great stuff Kev, really. My hats off to them.

Cheers!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2013, 11:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By AzItLies
Just go to google search and type in "youtube...

Just go to google search and type in "youtube smidsy"

smidsy is an acronym for "sorry mate, I didn't see you"

you'll get lots of hits regarding just what you are looking for.

Cheers
Forum: Beasts 06-18-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 502
Posted By AzItLies
cut and paste the following into Google Search: ...

cut and paste the following into Google Search:

allintitle:crosstourer site:advrider.com


You'll get more than 10 pages of hits.

Cheers
Forum: Battle scooters 06-14-2013, 12:48 AM
Replies: 755
Views: 268,561
Posted By AzItLies
bump!!!

bump!!!
Forum: Australia 06-12-2013, 04:03 PM
Replies: 18,219
Views: 2,194,876
Posted By AzItLies
Golf Mick, I golf my brains out... when I...

Golf Mick, I golf my brains out... when I started, quite late in life actually, I couldn't stop... it was the challenge.

On TV the pros make it look so easy, those have tried realize, no way, it...
Forum: Beasts 06-12-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,482
Posted By AzItLies
Can say for sure that the hp number is deceiving,...

Can say for sure that the hp number is deceiving, it doesn't sound like much but the bike only weighs 450 wet.

I came from an FJR to the Versys and can say it doesn't really feel like that much...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2013, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,418
Posted By AzItLies
Very nice, like those and good price. If I'm in...

Very nice, like those and good price. If I'm in the market again, coming back to this thread.

Cheers
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2013, 12:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,201
Posted By AzItLies
repeating again, as it seems to have been...

repeating again, as it seems to have been ignored...

really, maybe counter steering happens because the grips are out in front of us on a bike or motorcycle, and we push forward as we try to...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,482
Posted By AzItLies
Really like the white myself, that or yellow...

Really like the white myself, that or yellow works great for me :)

I too have a 2011 and didn't like how dark the red was, I mean it's an okay color, just not what I like for a bike. So went with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,990
Posted By AzItLies
I hear ya!... sorry about that ;) The issue...

I hear ya!... sorry about that ;)

The issue I had with the molded plugs was that any pressure on the outside of the ear (anywhere) was transferred to the canal via the molded plugs.

That...
Forum: Thumpers 06-11-2013, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 342,000
Posted By AzItLies
Enjoyed that also, thnx for sharing... "and we...

Enjoyed that also, thnx for sharing... "and we don't mean ghosts" hahahah ;)
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2013, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,418
Posted By AzItLies
I wear draggin jeans and use this knee armor : ...

I wear draggin jeans and use this knee armor :

http://images.motorcycle-superstore.com/ProductImages/OG/2010-Fieldsheer-Armadillo-Knee-Protector---.jpg

They are only about 70 bucks...
Forum: Beasts 06-11-2013, 06:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,482
Posted By AzItLies
As others have mentioned, the biggest diff...

As others have mentioned, the biggest diff between the two is wheelbase. The Wee is almost 6 inches longer.

That makes things like 'turn in', responsiveness, handling etc noticeably different.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-10-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,473
Posted By AzItLies
Sorry, this is for part of 2011, and all of 2012:...

Sorry, this is for part of 2011, and all of 2012: I did 12 ERC's, 54 BRC's, and 9 Intro's.

Was recently scheduled to be certified to teach the Advanced Rider Training, but was sitting in a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,990
Posted By AzItLies
Yup, these. Nothing works as well. Took some...

Yup, these. Nothing works as well. Took some getting use to, my ear canals initially revolted... but they adjusted ;)

For music? the s-plug...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2013, 12:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,473
Posted By AzItLies
It continues to amaze me how many RC's don't use...

It continues to amaze me how many RC's don't use the demo to elaborate on the perimeter turn, or the near pause an go then the far, or to point out the dotted line then the solid line during the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-09-2013, 06:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,201
Posted By AzItLies
I always say "press the handgrip in such a way...

I always say "press the handgrip in such a way that it makes the bike lean to the ..."

It's hard to blame the RC for saying down, as we do want the bike to lean.

You have to wonder, if the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-06-2013, 08:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,112
Posted By AzItLies
Well I'd say the odds of being hit from behind...

Well I'd say the odds of being hit from behind (and needing the escape route) are many many times greater than some dimwit backing up on you.

Fun? we ain't doin it if it ain't fun Bro ;)

Cheers
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,473
Posted By AzItLies
Let me make myself perfectly clear... I...

Let me make myself perfectly clear...

I couldn't care less.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,473
Posted By AzItLies
Doesn't change the fact, many if not most of the...

Doesn't change the fact, many if not most of the new riders will be on bikes that don't do stoppies.

four will always give more pressure than 2, it's an undeniable fact.

And no, I'm not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,473
Posted By AzItLies
As mentioned, every RC, every Sponsor, even the...

As mentioned, every RC, every Sponsor, even the guy that taught me to be an RC, have said "four fingers".

I agree, can't find it in the material, but it is a common concept amongst every MSF...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-06-2013, 04:26 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,473
Posted By AzItLies
I think you're taking it out of context. ...

I think you're taking it out of context.

The OP was referring to an RC, which means this is street riding, not dirt, and it's new riders, not experienced riders.

That's the reality of this...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-05-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,112
Posted By AzItLies
Chick on a bike? Guy on a scooter? wtf is the...

Chick on a bike? Guy on a scooter? wtf is the world coming to? ;) ;)

I think the chick is positioned properly in her lane. I sometimes mention that in the msf classes I teach. You never want to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2013, 01:37 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,473
Posted By AzItLies
I'll admit, have looked and don't see where in...

I'll admit, have looked and don't see where in the RC Guide or the Handbook that they say to use all four fingers...

But, I've been told this by sponsors and fellow RC's for almost a decade now,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,473
Posted By AzItLies
The course you probably took was the ERC (also...

The course you probably took was the ERC (also called the CRC - confident riders course, and now called the BRC2).

You do that course on your own bike and the exercises are similar (some...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 06-04-2013, 09:21 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,950
Posted By AzItLies
The MSF also has an "Intro" course. You...

The MSF also has an "Intro" course.

You don't get a license from it, but it goes at a slower pace, has fewer people in it, and is designed for those that are quite apprehensive.

I'm guessing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,473
Posted By AzItLies
That's sad to hear. People taking the BRC,...

That's sad to hear. People taking the BRC, although it starts out with beginning stuff, should eventually leave with a good understanding of emergency braking, emergency swerving and (for that level)...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2013, 01:23 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,473
Posted By AzItLies
Agree with you Photog, a good co coach makes all...

Agree with you Photog, a good co coach makes all the difference.

Just to clarify, most of the RC's I've worked with do a good job. The Sponsor I spoke of earlier is basically a bonehead. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2013, 01:53 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,473
Posted By AzItLies
Agree with many others have said, the RC world......

Agree with many others have said, the RC world... it's a trip ;)

I've taught with RC's that don't ride well, and don't really understand what they're teaching from that perspective.

I mean,...
Forum: Airheads 06-01-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,176
Posted By AzItLies
I put sonic springs in my ST1300. But they were...

I put sonic springs in my ST1300. But they were 1.2kg, almost twice the rate.

But then again, the st was a pig! The sonics did a great job, really transformed that bike, much smoother in any kind...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2013, 03:18 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 17,182
Posted By AzItLies
Me too, I'll be checking this out. Awesome! ...

Me too, I'll be checking this out. Awesome!

Cheers
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