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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-03-2014, 06:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By NYTrainer
Great ride on a well-organized & very well marked...

Great ride on a well-organized & very well marked course. the Tall Pines ATV Park stop in Andover was a nice addition, though I did not take the TDM through the course!
I was disappointed that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,034
Posted By NYTrainer
Starts with an unfamiliar bike... Continues...

Starts with an unfamiliar bike...

Continues with going too fast through the intersection...after assuming the driver saw him. If he had been seen, wouldn't the driver have waited & not pulled out?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,205
Posted By NYTrainer
Adjust your bars so your wrists are in the...

Adjust your bars so your wrists are in the "Neutral" position, relatively straight.
If that does not work, the surgery is the answer, but don't wait too long.
Forum: Beasts 04-21-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 3,183
Views: 881,293
Posted By NYTrainer
I run Distanzias front(Mounted backwards) & rear...

I run Distanzias front(Mounted backwards) & rear that work surprisingly well on the dirt roads, but I can get the front to slip if I push too hard on pavement.
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 06:53 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 54,057
Posted By NYTrainer
I have several jackets/pants/boots combos that I...

I have several jackets/pants/boots combos that I select from, depending upon the weather or type of riding I am doing.
I also have a FOX Pressure suit that I wear during warmer weather.

Last...
Forum: Racing 02-26-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 205,987
Posted By NYTrainer
That is how Weinert won his titles. All that...

That is how Weinert won his titles. All that really matters is who has the Number 1 at the end.
Forum: Beasts 02-24-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 3,183
Views: 881,293
Posted By NYTrainer
I put a set of larger diameter Pro Taper Bars,...

I put a set of larger diameter Pro Taper Bars, with adjustable risers on mine. Much better than stock bars if things get a little slippery...
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2014, 10:17 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 40,482
Posted By NYTrainer
...and the Yamaha XV920 Chain-drive "European"...

...and the Yamaha XV920 Chain-drive "European" Virago
How could I forget the one in my garage?
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 40,482
Posted By NYTrainer
Yamaha TDM/Tenere

Yamaha TDM/Tenere
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2014, 04:37 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 7,588
Posted By NYTrainer
I agree with "feathered".

I agree with "feathered".
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 32,338
Posted By NYTrainer
Three of these bikes for sale in Upstate NY for...

Three of these bikes for sale in Upstate NY for $1500,
Add says enough good parts to make two good bikes.
I always wanted one, but I have no room in the garage!

Saw one, punched out to a...
Forum: 2 smokers 01-29-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 114,126
Posted By NYTrainer
Still have mine & it still fits. But...I used to...

Still have mine & it still fits. But...I used to wear shoulder pads under it!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-29-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,678
Posted By NYTrainer
There is a special place in Hell for the scumbag...

There is a special place in Hell for the scumbag that did this.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2014, 04:36 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,588
Posted By NYTrainer
I always thought the HiViz gear looked stupid &...

I always thought the HiViz gear looked stupid & was a waste, until a riding buddy got a jacket with HiViz panels. As I rode in front of him I could not believe how he stood out in my mirrors. (His...
Forum: Racing 01-18-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 205,987
Posted By NYTrainer
As far as I am concerned, Yamahas should still be...

As far as I am concerned, Yamahas should still be yellow & black!
Forum: Racing 01-11-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 3,297
Views: 205,987
Posted By NYTrainer
No start for Tomac tonight. Maybe he was actually...

No start for Tomac tonight. Maybe he was actually injured during his heat race last week & unable to ride.
Racing SX is probably a little more demanding than what mast of us, myself included, do...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-11-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 1,345
Views: 174,619
Posted By NYTrainer
"Streetfighter"=Crashed sportbike with all of the...

"Streetfighter"=Crashed sportbike with all of the damaged bodywork/headlight removed with torn or patched seat. inexplicably, asking more than if bike was in original condition.

Also stupid: Old...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,839
Posted By NYTrainer
Around 1966,friends & I got a ride to Paradise...

Around 1966,friends & I got a ride to Paradise Speedway, near Geneva, NY to watch the flat track & TT races. I was hooked!
Ken Swanson's BSA/Triumph/BMW/Honda/Yamaha Dealer was next door.
A...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2014, 04:42 AM
Replies: 4,715
Views: 251,103
Posted By NYTrainer
Whenever I ride my road bike, I ride just like I...

Whenever I ride my road bike, I ride just like I do my motorcycle.

I avoid congested areas, stay out of everyone's way & try not to get killed.

I am aware of the fact that, except for...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-21-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,600
Posted By NYTrainer
I have had nothing but great service from...

I have had nothing but great service from ProCycle & I have ordered many items & spent ALOT of cash there!
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,279
Posted By NYTrainer
I bought my GF a TW200 Yamaha. Good size, but she...

I bought my GF a TW200 Yamaha. Good size, but she still cannot shift!
Forum: Face plant 12-02-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 25,670
Posted By NYTrainer
I have recently been wearing my MX boots, even...

I have recently been wearing my MX boots, even when riding the street bikes in hot weather. Cheap insurance. if I am going to stop for awhile, I take some sneakers in the tank bag. (Even though they...
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 3,183
Views: 881,293
Posted By NYTrainer
Bought a red '92 this Summer

I always was curious about this model & finally pulled the trigger on one this Summer. I was not disappointed & absolutely love the is bike! Great "All-rounder'. I can run on rough/smooth pavement...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,407
Posted By NYTrainer
Well said!

I am happy with my '04 well-appointed DR650, but I respect it's limitations (Most of the time) & don't go very far off the road. It is NOT anything like my previously-owned MX bikes!
Forum: Thumpers 11-19-2013, 07:01 PM
Replies: 95,394
Views: 17,928,160
Posted By NYTrainer
I have a 30-year-old pair (They sat in my...

I have a 30-year-old pair (They sat in my basement after I quit racing in 1986) that I use for dirt/seasonal road use, but wear a newer, stiffer boot for off-road stuff.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,528
Posted By NYTrainer
"Stupid is as stupid does". Being polite...

"Stupid is as stupid does".

Being polite AND grey hair go along way whenever I have been pulled over, but it has never been for anything like this.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,854
Posted By NYTrainer
My heavily-modified DR is a terrific...

My heavily-modified DR is a terrific dirt/seasonal road warrior, but when the single track gets tight/muddy I can feel every pound of it's weight.

I have done all the good mods (Suspension, FMF,...
Forum: Face plant 11-10-2013, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,931
Posted By NYTrainer
Lucky...

One are you were unprotected & that is where you were hurt.
Glad you are OK & hope others heed the message: ATTATT!

Glad you were not exercising your freedom & riding without a helmet!
Forum: Face plant 11-10-2013, 09:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 12,209
Posted By NYTrainer
My ankle experience

Last May, going about 50+ on a gravel state forest road, I came over a rise & hit a small washout. Too late to brake, so I tried to get the front end up (Good luck on a DR650 at that speed) but the...
Forum: Thumpers 11-06-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 522
Views: 43,938
Posted By NYTrainer
Street-legal WR450?

Whenever I go to my local Yamaha dealer we talk about the possibility of a street-legal WR450. They say, based on the popularity of the WR250,the demand is there.
But when I asked a Yamaha rep at a...
Forum: Road warriors 10-26-2013, 12:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,255
Posted By NYTrainer
4 of 'em

I know where a man has four of them.(Three running) with titles, for sale.
Do you want me to get his contact info? If so, send me a PM.
Forum: Face plant 10-23-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 307
Views: 44,446
Posted By NYTrainer
No foot in my mouth

He may not be able to respond until he gets his foot out of his mouth.:d

I did not respond sooner as I had not followed the thread, so I will now.

As an ATC, I am not an MD & certainly not an...
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 12,637
Posted By NYTrainer
'67 160 Honda Scrambler '72 Kawasaki 100 Green...

'67 160 Honda Scrambler
'72 Kawasaki 100 Green Streak
'72 Kawasaki H1 500 Triple
'73 Yamaha SC500
'75 Yamaha YZ360
"77 Yamaha YZ400
'79 Yamaha YZ400
'77 Yamaha TT500-Dirt tracker
'81 Yamaha...
Forum: Face plant 10-11-2013, 07:57 PM
Replies: 307
Views: 44,446
Posted By NYTrainer
Any competent Orthopedic would have x-rayed you...

Any competent Orthopedic would have x-rayed you first, to rule out a FX, BEFORE reducing the DL!
Forum: Beasts 09-21-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 905
Posted By NYTrainer
I recently bought a well-sorted '92 TDM 850. It...

I recently bought a well-sorted '92 TDM 850. It has a Supertrapp exhaust with a jet kit & runs/handles flawlessly.
The bodywork is a pain, but I can live with it. The PO installed an extension cord...
Forum: Thumpers 09-18-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,721
Posted By NYTrainer
You cannot register the WR450 in many states....

You cannot register the WR450 in many states. Check with your DMV before you buy.
Forum: Road warriors 09-18-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,254
Posted By NYTrainer
Happened to me over the Winter.

Happened to me over the Winter.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-18-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,835
Posted By NYTrainer
There is a Geneseo, Il?

There is a Geneseo, Il?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,324
Posted By NYTrainer
Yamaha TDM 850

I rode a '72 Kawasaki 500 triple (& survived!) before I began racing mX, then flat track. Took 20 years off for college/marriage, before returning to riding.
I now ride a DR650 Suzuki on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2013, 04:54 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,243
Posted By NYTrainer
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