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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 07:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 429
Posted By Valker
Enjoy it. I got certified in 1992 and became a...

Enjoy it. I got certified in 1992 and became a Trainer in '03. Love it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 900
Posted By Valker
No different than him thinking about how cool it...

No different than him thinking about how cool it would be to shoot at passing pedestrians, or thinking about dropping bricks from overpasses on the freeway..........:jerko
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,184
Posted By Valker
Good practice? Find an "Ultimate Bike Bonding...

Good practice? Find an "Ultimate Bike Bonding Class" in your area.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 82,138
Posted By Valker
Ridiculous.

Ridiculous.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 82,138
Posted By Valker
OK, try this: Someone with a spare single track...

OK, try this: Someone with a spare single track vehicle (motorcycle or bicycle) align the front wheel perfectly with the rear wheel, then tack weld the steering stem in place so the front wheel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 82,138
Posted By Valker
Try to bring your chin down closer to your hand...

Try to bring your chin down closer to your hand on the turn side.
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,581
Posted By Valker
Back in the 70s, I had a 1973 R750/5 long...

Back in the 70s, I had a 1973 R750/5 long wheelbase. After that, a 1974 R90/6. Both seemed to struggle with some battery issue or another until I replaced the bike batteries with Garden Tractor...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 30,852
Views: 7,430,159
Posted By Valker
If he had countersteered, he'd have stayed on the...

If he had countersteered, he'd have stayed on the road.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 30,852
Views: 7,430,159
Posted By Valker
...to turn around.:evil

...to turn around.:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,516
Posted By Valker
I occasionally wear a "Thigh Pack" hydration...

I occasionally wear a "Thigh Pack" hydration system. I took a pull from that one class and a student stopped! She screamed, "Is that a urine bag?":lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 30,852
Views: 7,430,159
Posted By Valker
You restated my point. Someone asked if that was...

You restated my point. Someone asked if that was a prosthetic arm. My answer was "It is based on the lack of a front brake lever". That meant the lever was elsewhere to say the prosthesis was indeed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,516
Posted By Valker
Not in Texas

Texas is not currently updating to BRC 2014. Short answer: nope.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,516
Posted By Valker
Coach for 22 yesrs

I'm a long time RiderCoach and RiderCoach Trainer. Other than advice being about the safety and comfort of the riders, my main advice is usually "stop talking" so much. Follow the curriculum and let...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30,852
Views: 7,430,159
Posted By Valker
It is based on there not being a front brake...

It is based on there not being a front brake lever on that side.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 413
Posted By Valker
'82 KZ440 Cafe.....problem

I have a 1982 Kawasaki KZ440-D, its a nice cafe racer bike with tasteful mods, after a recent road trip the bike wont fire...:-( someone before me has converted it from points to a magnetic pick up....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By Valker
I always remove both calipers then the wheel just...

I always remove both calipers then the wheel just pulls out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,219
Posted By Valker
Mine set in younger than yours, but I was a sign...

Mine set in younger than yours, but I was a sign language interpreter. Surgery worked best for carpal tunnel, but that did not help the arthritis. I use a 'cramp buster' type of wrist rest on BOTH...
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 688
Posted By Valker
You might try taking the sparkplug boot out of...

You might try taking the sparkplug boot out of the wire (it unscrews) and trim about an inch off the wire, screw the boot back in and try it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-04-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 252
Posted By Valker
I don't live there, but I've never found one that...

I don't live there, but I've never found one that goes all the way through. Wait to hear from someone who goes that way more.
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,679
Posted By Valker
Saddlebags

Not sure if they'll fit or not as I've never owned a Sportster. Here are some pics with a measuring tape (inches) for reference. They have the rain covers and (I think) all related straps. I also...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,679
Posted By Valker
Saddlebags

I have a nice set of throwover saddlebags you are welcome to have if we can meet up someplace. I am in Texas about 60 miles ENE of Amarillo. About 25 miles north of I-40.
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 21,679
Posted By Valker
Have a great trip.

I'm in.:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-17-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,006
Posted By Valker
And that doesn't include the museum in Canyon, TX...

And that doesn't include the museum in Canyon, TX (Panhandle Plains Museum). It is one of the finest anywhere.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-17-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,006
Posted By Valker
You could spend a year hiking either one and...

You could spend a year hiking either one and still miss stuff.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,006
Posted By Valker
Very nice, I'm in.....and I only live about an...

Very nice, I'm in.....and I only live about an hour from there. I used to go many times a year.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,122
Posted By Valker
Less pucker marks.....

Less pucker marks.....
Forum: Vendors 03-09-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,767
Posted By Valker
Vessel is good stuff. I have a full set of their...

Vessel is good stuff. I have a full set of their JIS screwdrivers.:clap
Forum: Vendors 03-08-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,767
Posted By Valker
I, too, would like this answer. I could not find...

I, too, would like this answer. I could not find it on your website.
Thanks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30,852
Views: 7,430,159
Posted By Valker
I think they were referring to the Vette that was...

I think they were referring to the Vette that was crossing the double yellow, not the one involved in the crash.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 30,852
Views: 7,430,159
Posted By Valker
I was thinking that and wondering what the stain...

I was thinking that and wondering what the stain on the end of the projecting finger is?????:puke1
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,898
Posted By Valker
www.Earplugsonline.com Best, most...

www.Earplugsonline.com

Best, most comfortable for long term wear and 34NRR
Forum: Americas 02-05-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Valker
Almost any trip can be made with almost any...

Almost any trip can be made with almost any budget. I could spend $500,000 on the trip you are looking at.....or I could earn enough as I rode to stay on the trip longer. YOU will have to figure what...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-04-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By Valker
Not sure of the answer, but most BMWs (and...

Not sure of the answer, but most BMWs (and others) with shaft drive (I know, yours is not) have drain bolts in the final drive which are magnetic. Most of those are the same size as engine drain...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 39,576
Posted By Valker
Thanks for the bump!! I've been coming here for...

Thanks for the bump!! I've been coming here for years and don't remember ever seeing this before. I'm inspired!!:clap
Forum: Old's Cool 02-03-2014, 06:26 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,340
Posted By Valker
Yay!!

Beautiful job. I wish I'd have never sold my '75 CB standard model. I paid $1725 new for it.
The old CBs had an automatic chain oiler you could adjust to oil the chain while running down the road...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-03-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Valker
My city of Pampa (27 miles north of I-40) has...

My city of Pampa (27 miles north of I-40) has free overnight camping also.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 02-02-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 456
Posted By Valker
Camping

Depends what you want. There is a KOA near the airport (air traffic ends pretty early in Amarillo) if you want that. There is another campground just west of Amarillo on I-40. For interesting...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 01-09-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 970
Posted By Valker
After any water from the sky, lots of rocks and...

After any water from the sky, lots of rocks and mud on 434. You could always turn right when you get to Mora. Highway 518 will take you on a beautiful ride from Mora, past Sipapu ski lodge, then take...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 09-17-2013, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 606
Posted By Valker
I thinkithastobe a state approved road based...

I thinkithastobe a state approved road based course. That kind of limits into a BRC or BRC2. Totally up to each judge though.
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,600
Posted By Valker
Simply the best and most comfortable....

Simply the best and most comfortable. Www.earplugsonline.com
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