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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,966
Posted By Rad
There are lots of things a coach can do to make...

There are lots of things a coach can do to make the day more pleasant and less stressful for the students. One example, even using a minimum of words when coaching I find it is still possible to...
Forum: Americas 06-20-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By Rad
I went to the Little Big Horn Custer memorial...

I went to the Little Big Horn Custer memorial then rode to Wounded knee. Very powerful experience. The winner of the Indian wars was painfully apparent.

Wounded Knee will pull at your heart...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,988
Posted By Rad
I do the MSF coach thing and I ride support for...

I do the MSF coach thing and I ride support for Triathlons.

The MSF thing is not a casual undertaking. Training is intensive and the work days are very long, at least at our site they are. We...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,121
Posted By Rad
Being an X bicycle racer and still doing 400...

Being an X bicycle racer and still doing 400 miles a month I thought my bicycle shorts would be the ticket. Turned out for me I was wrong. The padding was nice but there is a reason as a serious...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,672
Posted By Rad
I have owned two R1100S's, a 99' and an 04', that...

I have owned two R1100S's, a 99' and an 04', that I have commuted on. Great bike to commute on if your commute involves twisty roads. If your commute is all city type roads, it still works, it is...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 888
Posted By Rad
33 is not bad, then climb up to Fraiser Park via...

33 is not bad, then climb up to Fraiser Park via Cerro Noroeste off 33, wow! That is a fantastic road that you will have to yourself.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,383
Posted By Rad
Being counseled out is not a bad thing, or...

Being counseled out is not a bad thing, or something you should beat yourself up over. It is not uncommon to have riders who need to repeat

You crashed (you did crash,right?) in one of the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 22,018
Posted By Rad
Hi Dan:wave

Hi Dan:wave
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 22,018
Posted By Rad
I have owned and put a lot of miles on a 4th gen...

I have owned and put a lot of miles on a 4th gen and 6 gen VFR. I loved a lot about both of them. Each had their drawbacks for me.

I'm happy to see the VFR back and in a great looking package....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,993
Posted By Rad
I keep a copy of my registration and my insurance...

I keep a copy of my registration and my insurance card in my wallet. No reason for them to be on the bike
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-16-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,868
Posted By Rad
No shit That same damn frog cost my...

No shit

That same damn frog cost my department a wonderful small fishing hole we would impound each year and stock, all with proper Fish & Game permits. It was free fishing for kids, it was a...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-16-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,868
Posted By Rad
I think you paint with a broad brush. My...

I think you paint with a broad brush. My experience is that often times the government agency (the land manager) is caught in a vise they can't escape. The Endangered Species Act is one of the most...
Forum: Americas 02-10-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 784
Posted By Rad
Walker Pass (178) is 5,200' I rode it a...

Walker Pass (178) is 5,200'

I rode it a month ago and it was in perfect shape, great surface.

I have done the pass many times and I will say, depending on weather and the time of day, I have...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 02-06-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 712
Posted By Rad
My only experience with the two BMW dealers was...

My only experience with the two BMW dealers was when I broke down, traveling from California, late in the afternoon on a Friday. I called both dealers and spoke to the service reps and explained my...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-23-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 962
Posted By Rad
What a contest! I know one guy in it this year,...

What a contest! I know one guy in it this year, Zach Wormhoudt; here he is at the 2011 Maverick's contest. I'm no help on viewing advice...sorry. I do know the surf is big right now a few blocks...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,902
Posted By Rad
Eliminating wind noise, for some of us who suffer...

Eliminating wind noise, for some of us who suffer from Tinnitus this is the Holy Grail of motorcycling.

As you may know there are a few factors that affect wind noise
Your helmet, how well does...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,940
Posted By Rad
Oh man! I'm getting hungry for breakfast there...

Oh man! I'm getting hungry for breakfast there again just thinking about that place:clap.

GNP, what a treasure. I love our national parks!
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 325,185
Posted By Rad
Another vote for the small RKA ...

Another vote for the small RKA

http://rad.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Public/i-tkW3Nb2/1/O/bike12.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,724
Views: 1,331,604
Posted By Rad
I have to see that My best Kretz story; I'm...

I have to see that

My best Kretz story; I'm a skinny freshman in high school walking home from football practice with my buddies and we hear this monster V-12 coming up fast behind us. We turn to...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,724
Views: 1,331,604
Posted By Rad
Oh wow....He is why I started riding. I grew up...

Oh wow....He is why I started riding. I grew up across the street from Ed. He owned the Triumph, Husky, Honda dealership in town and sold me my first bike.

The first man to win the Daytona...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-07-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 35,156
Posted By Rad
I'm going to be out in DV the second weekend in...

I'm going to be out in DV the second weekend in January, not sure I can head out again two weeks later......................tiz' tempting.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-07-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 35,156
Posted By Rad
Aaron, how ya been? Are you going? If enough...

Aaron, how ya been? Are you going? If enough "old" timers were going I would be on board.

There ya are chase'n me on your big pig....Yur a KTM guy now, right?
...
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-07-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 35,156
Posted By Rad
http://rad.smugmug.com/photos/i-pNvpDkM/0/L/i-pNvp...

http://rad.smugmug.com/photos/i-pNvpDkM/0/L/i-pNvpDkM-L.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 54,687
Posted By Rad
I ran close to 50 mpg on the slab and 35 - 40 mpg...

I ran close to 50 mpg on the slab and 35 - 40 mpg in the twisties
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1,829
Views: 306,787
Posted By Rad
I sure miss mine! Pic of a sister bike,...

I sure miss mine!

Pic of a sister bike, could even be mine, it is a dead ringer for mine.

http://rad.smugmug.com/photos/i-v7qLkjC/0/O/i-v7qLkjC.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-04-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 28,087
Posted By Rad
I had a rat 74; wish I still had it. It started...

I had a rat 74; wish I still had it. It started life with me as an Interstate and I found an old alloy race tank, rear sets, clubman bars and a one butt seat.

The single Mikuni carb and a Boyer...
Forum: Road warriors 12-02-2013, 07:47 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 54,687
Posted By Rad
Ya, I think I purchased 4 at some place north of...

Ya, I think I purchased 4 at some place north of $20 each if I remember right.

I could have just buttoned it back up and left it alone but I figured if I was going to this much trouble I might as...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 54,687
Posted By Rad
Yikes, I did them 2 times, the last time 5 or 6...

Yikes, I did them 2 times, the last time 5 or 6 years ago. I think I had none completely out of spec, I adjusted a number of them to get them dead on.

As you might know, shim and bucket valve...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 54,687
Posted By Rad
I love the fact that the 800 VFR is back. I find...

I love the fact that the 800 VFR is back. I find the 800cc, close to 110 hp, just about perfect for my needs.

The linked brakes don’t bother me; Honda’s braking systems have always been more...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2013, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2,025
Views: 325,185
Posted By Rad
my 07' With Parabellum Scout fairing and 10"...

my 07'

With Parabellum Scout fairing and 10" screen, I also have a 20" screen

http://rad.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Public/i-qPQWJZj/0/M/bike11-M.jpg
...
Forum: Thumpers 12-02-2012, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8,893
Views: 1,935,355
Posted By Rad
I know this is a sign in thread, but it is time to say goodbye

Yup, sold my 640. The poor girl was just sit'n in my garage not getting used. The only dirt worth riding is 200-400 miles away, I got tired of the trips and decided to give up dirt bikes.

I did...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2012, 06:11 PM
Replies: 799
Views: 148,636
Posted By Rad
What a fun thread. I don’t think I have posted...

What a fun thread. I don’t think I have posted on ADV in years…So, why not.

In a number of decades of riding and owning about 20 bikes, only two were sold because I did not like them. The others...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,323
Posted By Rad
Don't over think it. I have had many couples in...

Don't over think it. I have had many couples in my classes over the years, mother/daughter, father/son, etc, and they have been just fine.

It's just motorcycling; relax, take the class, have...
Forum: Regional forums 02-20-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 121,753
Posted By Rad
I'm looking forward to the trip and seeing...

I'm looking forward to the trip and seeing everybody
Forum: Regional forums 02-20-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 121,753
Posted By Rad
It will be great to see the two of you again

It will be great to see the two of you again
Forum: GS Boxers 02-15-2012, 06:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,561
Posted By Rad
I've owned two S's and I would not touch that...

I've owned two S's and I would not touch that bike.

Did I just respond to your post on the Pelican site??
Forum: Regional forums 02-15-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 121,753
Posted By Rad
Don't take this the wrong way, I'm not that...

Don't take this the wrong way, I'm not that lonely just yet, but you are looking great!....Congrats on the surgery
Forum: Regional forums 02-12-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 2,110
Views: 121,753
Posted By Rad
It will be good to see ya again and hear your...

It will be good to see ya again and hear your view on that neck of the woods.

I miss hang'n out at your place just up the road from me.
http://rad.smugmug.com/photos/91046920_iW9RL-M.jpg
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2012, 02:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,075
Posted By Rad
It is not uncommon practice by folks who take...

It is not uncommon practice by folks who take good care of their drive lines to run two chains for each set of sprockets.

Here is a good write up on the subject....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2011, 11:49 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,261
Posted By Rad
Actually, you have used the terms a bit...

Actually, you have used the terms a bit backwards. Lane sharing is not prohibited by the CA vehicle code; that is why we get to "lane split" here. There is no legal definition, or reference, of...
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