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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 05:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By dwestly
Its one thing to read recommendations, and...

Its one thing to read recommendations, and another to go get some training. I highly recommend you go to the BMW off-road riding course at their Performance Center, Greer, SC. They have both one and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 154,184
Posted By dwestly
Don't discount the DCT until you ride it. Its a...

Don't discount the DCT until you ride it. Its a great system. I've got an NC700X DCT and its my favorite around town bike, just because of the DCT.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1,334
Views: 154,184
Posted By dwestly
Coming soon: The all new Honda CRF1000L AFRICA TWIN threadfest

Its officially out! See the Honda website! powersports.honda.com

http://i296.photobucket.com/albums/mm192/Dwestly/Africa%20Twin%201st%20pic_zpsfye56qyu.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,015
Posted By dwestly
...and contrary to at least one other opinion...

...and contrary to at least one other opinion I've read, in this case at least a 250 Rebel is not too big a bike. There is no mention of her falling or dropping the bike, and if she managed it for 15...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 08:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,060
Posted By dwestly
Actually it's this simple: Get riding boots you...

Actually it's this simple: Get riding boots you can walk in. I can walk 8 hours a day in my SIDI Sympatex boots and have often taught full riding courses in them, with me walking on hard pavement,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-11-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,015
Posted By dwestly
I've taught at the basic, advanced and track...

I've taught at the basic, advanced and track levels for several years, and have not seen a case where being left-handed had a significant impact on a rider's throttle control, even when learning...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-11-2015, 07:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By dwestly
My XL350 Project

I don't post on ADVrider very often anymore, preferring to lurk. However, this is one I thought I'd share.

Story: in 1977 I joined the AF. After basic training I needed some wheels, so while home...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2015, 09:51 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 9,487
Posted By dwestly
Please do so, with our compliments. BTW, we don't...

Please do so, with our compliments. BTW, we don't have to shovel humidity. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2015, 05:30 AM
Replies: 1,395
Views: 77,919
Posted By dwestly
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,593
Posted By dwestly
This is a perfect example of why Darwinism is...

This is a perfect example of why Darwinism is more than a theory. Unfortunately one of these two (or in a worst case scenario, both) will probably procreate before final Darwinistic outcome is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,940
Posted By dwestly
Clever...blaming the bike. wow.

Clever...blaming the bike. wow.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,747
Posted By dwestly
Solution: Ducati Hypermotard. Sits like a dirt...

Solution: Ducati Hypermotard. Sits like a dirt bike, rides like a superbike. I can ride my Hyper SP all day and still want more, or take it to the track and absolutely stomp most sport bikes in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-06-2015, 09:32 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,668
Posted By dwestly
Welcome to my world, here in Flatistan...:fpalm

Welcome to my world, here in Flatistan...:fpalm
Forum: GS Boxers 12-30-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,731
Posted By dwestly
+1. I've had an 07 GS, an 09 GSA and now have a...

+1. I've had an 07 GS, an 09 GSA and now have a 12 GS Rallye Ed. I've actually ridden and resisted the move to a wethead because I like the feel of the Rallye so much. You won't be disappointed. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 04:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,635
Posted By dwestly
Great read! I've just started it, but already a...

Great read! I've just started it, but already a fascinating tale. Thanks!
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-04-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By dwestly
Too true! :rofl

Too true! :rofl
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-04-2014, 04:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 894
Posted By dwestly
Depends on what needs to be done. Warranty work...

Depends on what needs to be done. Warranty work goes to dealer. Specialty work goes to independent specialty shop. Usually cheaper. Too bad you're not closer to Tampa. We have an AWESOME independent...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 499
Views: 20,440
Posted By dwestly
I give up. I am officially tired of this and have...

I give up. I am officially tired of this and have better things to do with my time. No matter what you post on this site to hopefully contribute meaningfully to a discussion, there are those who are...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-01-2014, 06:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,332
Posted By dwestly
Head over to Eurocycles on Gunn Hwy in Odessa (NW...

Head over to Eurocycles on Gunn Hwy in Odessa (NW Tampa) and chat with them. Serious motor heads. Lots of expensive machinery there, but they know where to find the good stuff that you're looking for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 20,440
Posted By dwestly
Certainly years of experience add to one's...

Certainly years of experience add to one's capabilities. However, track riding (not racing, as there is a HUGE difference) tends to be an outgrowth and next step up from "standard" advanced riding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-01-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 499
Views: 20,440
Posted By dwestly
Caution: Long! I have 42 years of street and...

Caution: Long!

I have 42 years of street and dirt time and I've been doing track riding for a decade. I teach basic and advanced MSF courses, and I teach introductory track riding, as does my...
Forum: Equipment 11-27-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 405
Posted By dwestly
Acerbic Vision hand guards - a waste.

Just ordered and received the Acerbis vision hand guards (with LED lights) for our NC700X DCT. Waste of time and money. Guards are only held onto the metal bar by 4 screws, through two thin plastic...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-24-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By dwestly
Lots of riding north of Tampa/St. Pete in the...

Lots of riding north of Tampa/St. Pete in the Brooksville area, and in the mine roads SE of Tampa. Check in with the Eurocycles dealership in NW Tampa (Gunn Highway), 813-926-9937. There is a big...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-24-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,297
Posted By dwestly
Get hold of Dieselboy in Tampa. Good friend....

Get hold of Dieselboy in Tampa. Good friend. Rides an 1150 all over the country and regularly tears his down to the frame just for fun. Knows 1150s inside and out. If you're interested, PM me and...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-24-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,822
Posted By dwestly
Our riding community here in Tampa has an AWESOME...

Our riding community here in Tampa has an AWESOME attorney who also rides with us. Great friend and rider, too. He specializes in m/c cases and would probably jump on this case for you. If you want...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 11-24-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 926
Posted By dwestly
Doesn't count. You were on the ST. That's like...

Doesn't count. You were on the ST. That's like being in your Cadillac, LOL! Now if you had been on the 540, I would have been impressed! :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 9,596
Posted By dwestly
+1. We live in FL but ride a LOT in LA and SoCal...

+1. We live in FL but ride a LOT in LA and SoCal in general, as we work for a major m/c OEM hq'd there. We've encountered lots of considerate drivers who will move over when we're lane splitting,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 239,081
Posted By dwestly
I was leading a group of bikes cross country. Had...

I was leading a group of bikes cross country. Had a hoe fall off the farm truck right in front of me and land tines down. No time to avoid it. It went under my front wheel, bounced off the underside...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 23,875
Posted By dwestly
I would suggest that the more desirable situation...

I would suggest that the more desirable situation is that it doesn't break on you in the first place. :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,246
Posted By dwestly
Been there...done that. Helpful tip: Let the...

Been there...done that. Helpful tip: Let the engine cool COMPLETELY before bringing your mount in to snuggle for the night. Otherwise the entire room immediately smells like gas and oil and the smell...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 21,498
Posted By dwestly
While you are basically correct about the...

While you are basically correct about the requirements for FL drivers license motorcycle (and trike) endorsements, I will take exception to the last statement: "If the classes are not taught at a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 04:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,432
Posted By dwestly
Ok, that's just cool. :D

Ok, that's just cool. :D
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-06-2014, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,378,576
Posted By dwestly
Honda sold about 15.5 million motorcycles...

Honda sold about 15.5 million motorcycles worldwide in 2012. Most of those, about 13.2 million are small bikes and scooters in the Asian market. Honda's American market sales were about 153,000 in...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,378,576
Posted By dwestly
Not wasting time at all. You're reading the...

Not wasting time at all. You're reading the thread, and after all, suicide clutches eventually went away, too. :D

Have a great day and great ride, no matter what your mount!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,730
Posted By dwestly
My first drop was at age 15, as I rounded a...

My first drop was at age 15, as I rounded a neighborhood corner on my pride and joy, a Yamaha CS3, 200 2-stroke twin. Girl on a porch watching, so me being the testosterone-laden youth, I cranked the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,730
Posted By dwestly
If you haven't dropped a bike, you're not a...

If you haven't dropped a bike, you're not a rider. I won't go so far as to say its inevitable, but it will probably/has happened to every rider. Usually its like you describe, or you don't see the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,378,576
Posted By dwestly
The system, as its currently configured in NC700X...

The system, as its currently configured in NC700X and other models doesn't lend itself to wheelies. You can get some front wheel lift through a combination of hard throttle input and rear weight...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,378,576
Posted By dwestly
We tried to do the same thing at first. We tried...

We tried to do the same thing at first. We tried to baby the system. We discovered the system wants firm inputs to crisply respond. That's the problem with demo rides (and we run the program). We...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,378,576
Posted By dwestly
Caution: Long Post! Its encouraging to see...

Caution: Long Post!

Its encouraging to see how many riders are recognizing (if not actually yet using) the benefits of DCT. I'm not waiving the Honda flag here, but rather the banner of...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8,306
Views: 1,378,576
Posted By dwestly
Disclaimer: I manage, under contract, American...

Disclaimer: I manage, under contract, American Honda Shows Division national street motorcycle and off-road ATV demonstration teams.

In addition to my R1200GS and Ducati Hyper SP, and other...
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