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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-09-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,044
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, 10:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,893
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, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,392
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, 05:24 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,966
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, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By dwestly
Too true! :rofl

Too true! :rofl
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 12-04-2014, 05:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
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, 08:38 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,481
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, 07:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,137
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, 07:24 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,481
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, 06:48 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 16,481
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, 12:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 326
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, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
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, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,919
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, 12:32 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,477
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, 12:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 826
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, 12:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,469
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, 12:01 PM
Replies: 1,710
Views: 229,691
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, 05:50 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 9,469
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, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,939
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, 08:09 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 15,823
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, 05:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,900
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, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5,489
Views: 969,219
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, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5,489
Views: 969,219
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, 10:10 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,380
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, 07:52 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,380
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, 07:33 AM
Replies: 5,489
Views: 969,219
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, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5,489
Views: 969,219
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, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5,489
Views: 969,219
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, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5,489
Views: 969,219
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...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,896
Posted By dwestly
Lots of bikes in the garage, but like at least...

Lots of bikes in the garage, but like at least one other inmate already commented, NC700X (ours with DCT) gets 65-70 mpg. It cruises comfortably at 80 on the freeways (mileage goes down to about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2014, 02:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,856
Posted By dwestly
OK, that was cool. Nothing like a go-anywhere,...

OK, that was cool. Nothing like a go-anywhere, put it in your pocket off-road work bike.
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,998
Posted By dwestly
+1. My Sidi Sympatex are awesome! I can walk all...

+1. My Sidi Sympatex are awesome! I can walk all day in them, they are definitely 100% waterproof (worn through 8 hours of pouring rain while riding and the only part of me that was dry was my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,137
Posted By dwestly
Someone needs to learn to get their butt off the...

Someone needs to learn to get their butt off the seat... :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,480
Posted By dwestly
Stock horns are basically useless. Unless the...

Stock horns are basically useless. Unless the other vehicle's operator has the window down and their head sticking out like a beagle in the wind, they'll never hear it. I've given up using the horn...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,445
Posted By dwestly
Wife was on her S1000RR last week and shamed a...

Wife was on her S1000RR last week and shamed a Maserati. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,091
Posted By dwestly
It depends on the track, event and event...

It depends on the track, event and event organizers. Some tracks and events are stricter than others regarding a required tech inspection. At some informal track days there may be no tech inspection...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,091
Posted By dwestly
Yikes. I would suggest that if this is the case,...

Yikes. I would suggest that if this is the case, the mechanic should be/have been immediately fired. This is a life-threatening mistake. There is no room for error.

There are exactly two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2014, 02:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,536
Posted By dwestly
12163 points last game. Best I've done. I hate...

12163 points last game. Best I've done. I hate the person who found this...:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,576
Posted By dwestly
+1. LOL! :rofl

+1. LOL! :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,466
Posted By dwestly
I refuse to sit by and take this one. As a war...

I refuse to sit by and take this one. As a war veteran, I am now officially tired of the seeming proliferation of idiots who refuse to recognize the sacrifices of our military personnel. Since you...
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