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Forum: Day Trippin' Today, 03:36 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,763
Posted By klaviator
It's not just east coast vs west coast. There is...

It's not just east coast vs west coast. There is New England vs SE. Then there is some interesting stuff in the middle of the country like Arkansas. There are a lot of great places to ride in this...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,339
Posted By klaviator
No it does not.

No it does not.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 12:36 PM
Replies: 36,683
Views: 9,594,479
Posted By klaviator
Take your camera and take lots of pics:evil

Take your camera and take lots of pics:evil
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 12:27 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 102,459
Posted By klaviator
The gal on the supermoto rides a sportbike that...

The gal on the supermoto rides a sportbike that she does frequent track days on. The SM belongs to the guy in the Camo jumpsuit. He is also the one who made the video. They are both on Bamarides...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 10:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,339
Posted By klaviator
Yes and no......I think. There is a problem...

Yes and no......I think.

There is a problem with the carburation and or Bystarter that results in the motor not starting as well when warm compared to hot or cold. This is not an uncommon problem...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 09:46 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 102,459
Posted By klaviator
I rode down to Montevallo, AL on Saturday for the...

I rode down to Montevallo, AL on Saturday for the annual Top Gun competition:

http://bamarides.com/ride/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=26363.0;attach=35232;image

It was a nice balmy 33 degrees...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1,851
Views: 187,515
Posted By klaviator
It was 33 degrees as I headed down to Montevallo...

It was 33 degrees as I headed down to Montevallo from Huntsville. It was worth the ride to get some fun practice in, watch the experts and hang out with some friends. I did take a few pics.
...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,763
Posted By klaviator
Nice pic Kickstandsup. I checked out your blog. ...

Nice pic Kickstandsup. I checked out your blog. I see you take pics while riding too. It looked like a great weekend. I am looking forward to the day I get the chance to ride those roads again. ...
Forum: Battle scooters Yesterday, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5,919
Views: 274,013
Posted By klaviator
Good to see you two getting out, riding and...

Good to see you two getting out, riding and exploring.

Before you know it you will be venturing farther and farther. I'm looking forward to that report where you ride Aero and Heinkel to...
Forum: Day Trippin' Yesterday, 04:51 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,763
Posted By klaviator
The importance of this trip to me to the...

The importance of this trip to me to the mountains of N. GA, TN, and NC, was immense. It wasn't just the great riding and scenery. It showed me that there is great riding and other sport riders...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-29-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,763
Posted By klaviator
Thanks for checking in and all the comments. ...

Thanks for checking in and all the comments.

The Bavarian town is Helen Ga. It's a tourist trap but it's also surrounded by beautiful mountains and great roads. It can really become jammed up...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-29-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By klaviator
There is a long thread on the Smax already:...

There is a long thread on the Smax already: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1005540
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-29-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,763
Posted By klaviator
For those of you who may not have figured it out,...

For those of you who may not have figured it out, I had just ridden through US129 at Deal's Gap. At that time I had no idea how famous that road would become or what a circus it would turn into. ...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-28-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,763
Posted By klaviator
If I hadn't stopped to talk to those guys at the...

If I hadn't stopped to talk to those guys at the store, I would have turned right which as you know is also a great road. I would have found this road sooner or later.





Every time I tell a...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-28-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By klaviator
Looks like a fun day. I probably would have come...

Looks like a fun day. I probably would have come on the ride if I wasn't busy killing cones down in Montevallo.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-28-2015, 07:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,664
Posted By klaviator
Braking while in a curve is a useful skill. I do...

Braking while in a curve is a useful skill. I do it all the time. The trick is to know how much braking you can do for a given lean angle and road surface. The idea that you have to straighten up...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,664
Posted By klaviator
If the ABS in a cars fails, so what? It's not a...

If the ABS in a cars fails, so what? It's not a big deal. If you are hard on the brakes on your bike and the ABS malfunctions, especially if leaned over, you will crash very quickly. Yes modern...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2015, 01:25 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,763
Posted By klaviator
Finally, after 10 months of severe sport riding...

Finally, after 10 months of severe sport riding withdrawal, it was time to go for a real ride:wings

Years earlier, while still living in Ohio, I had seen an ad in a motorcycle magazine for a...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,664
Posted By klaviator
Some of the new ABS systems are designed to work...

Some of the new ABS systems are designed to work while leaned over. However, they seem to be very complex systems and I'm not sure I could get myself to completely trust them.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2015, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1,482
Views: 345,447
Posted By klaviator
Keep posting all this stuff and you will be...

Keep posting all this stuff and you will be overrun with tourists from Canuckistan, Michigan and even redneckistan:eek1
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-27-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,763
Posted By klaviator
Nice pics. You are lucky to be that close to so...

Nice pics. You are lucky to be that close to so many of my old favorite roads. Coming back and riding all those roads is on my bucket list. Now I just need to find the time.



Thanks for...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-27-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,664
Posted By klaviator
I have ridden well over 400,000 miles. I have...

I have ridden well over 400,000 miles. I have ridden a lot on slippery surfaces such as wet roads, dirt, snow and even ice. I have only owned one bike with ABS and that was a 95 R1100GS which I...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-26-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,763
Posted By klaviator
1990

The start of the new decade found Debbi and I in Pensacola FL. We had bought a nice 3br, 2ba, 2 car garage house for peanuts compared to what it would have cost in Ca. I was now stationed at HC-16...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,506
Posted By klaviator
Speaking of old, I dug out one of the first...

Speaking of old, I dug out one of the first motorcycle magazines I ever bought. I spent a lot of time drooling over the pages in this nearly 40 years ago.
...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,664
Posted By klaviator
In reality, your Vespa does have ABS:lol3:lol3

In reality, your Vespa does have ABS:lol3:lol3
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By klaviator
We try:D

We try:D
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By klaviator
Those people who stop way short of the line are...

Those people who stop way short of the line are also probably those who wait 5-10 seconds after the light turns green to slowly begin to accelerate across the intersection, often resulting in several...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-25-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 435
Views: 42,702
Posted By klaviator
Only time will tell how well executed this bike...

Only time will tell how well executed this bike is but they certainly are ahead of the rest of the world with the concept. The Europeans are selling huge and expensive "adventure bikes" while the...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,784
Posted By klaviator
years ago I started carrying around a point and...

years ago I started carrying around a point and shoot camera hung from a strap around my neck. I had an old Casio 4MPX camera that took pretty good pics and was really tough. It even survived a 60...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-24-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,763
Posted By klaviator
I almost forgot a story from the last few months...

I almost forgot a story from the last few months I was in California. I went for a ride by myself one day and of course I ended up at Mother's Kitchen at the top of Palomar Mountain. There were not...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-23-2015, 04:34 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 24,763
Posted By klaviator
You only live twice, or so it seems One life...

You only live twice, or so it seems

One life for yourself and one for your dreams

In case you forgot how this whole thing got started, this is appropriate at this time. For the past 3 and a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 04:19 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 5,955
Posted By klaviator
In principle I think tiered licensing is a good...

In principle I think tiered licensing is a good idea. In reality I think the state would most likely screw it up so my vote would be no.
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,247
Posted By klaviator
Good question. I'll answer it as soon as I get...

Good question. I'll answer it as soon as I get some warmer weather to ride in.
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 5,919
Views: 274,013
Posted By klaviator
Great pic TNM:clap I didn't wast the first day...

Great pic TNM:clap I didn't wast the first day of spring either although I can't say the scenery on my ride matched what you experienced on yours. Here's some of the scenery I found as I rode...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-22-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 102,459
Posted By klaviator
I had a chance to use the camera again yesterday....

I had a chance to use the camera again yesterday. I went out on a pre-ride for an upcoming ride I will be leading. On April 12 will be the 3rd annual Bamarides Loveless Cafe ride. The ride, lead...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-22-2015, 07:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,506
Posted By klaviator
Thanks for the link to your ride report. Great...

Thanks for the link to your ride report. Great story:clap:clap. As for coming of age, I bought my first bike in 1980 but became really interested in them in the 70s and started drooling on...
Forum: Ride reports 03-22-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 16,617
Posted By klaviator
Great story.:clap:clap:clap Glad you posted a...

Great story.:clap:clap:clap Glad you posted a link to this because I probably never would have found it otherwise. It's cool to see the background of some of the Battle scooter regulars.

BTW,...
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-22-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 878
Posted By klaviator
Pulling a scooter behind an RV:thumb That's what...

Pulling a scooter behind an RV:thumb That's what I want to do some day when I grow up.
Forum: Ride reports 03-21-2015, 06:36 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 13,951
Posted By klaviator
This looks like it will be an amazing trip. I'm...

This looks like it will be an amazing trip. I'm in!
Forum: Battle scooters 03-21-2015, 06:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,092
Posted By klaviator
Around the world on a Ruckus.

For those of you who never venture outside of Battle Scooters here's a link to another interesting ride report about a guy planning to ride around the world on a 50cc ruckus:...
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