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Forum: Equipment 06-04-2008, 01:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,186
Posted By michelf
I don't have that issue. Actually with mine, it...

I don't have that issue. Actually with mine, it feels like i have a backpack on, i feel the weight in my shoulders the same as if wearing a pack. I can only hazard a guess that "maybe" it's a size...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-03-2008, 02:31 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 20,066
Posted By michelf
In that alternate universe I would probably be...

In that alternate universe I would probably be posting about all the maniacs lane splitting and I would never, ever, do such a dangerous thing:lol3
Forum: Canada 06-03-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,136
Posted By michelf
The following in no way means disrepect to the...

The following in no way means disrepect to the lost of Luc Bourdon.

First get the facts straight. Speed was not an issue, crosswind was. Riding an ultrasport or the lowest low riding will have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2008, 09:24 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 20,066
Posted By michelf
Not sure sure about that. WHen I first got...

Not sure sure about that. WHen I first got there, I was told in no uncertain term by 2 motorcylce cops that I better lane split, and they physically showed me how on 10 from downtown to santa...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,186
Posted By michelf
I don't aggree. Expensive, yes. Anyother gear...

I don't aggree. Expensive, yes. Anyother gear I've looked at with the level of quality/fit/features has not been offered for any lesser price. I think with competition it could be 15-20% less...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2008, 01:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,186
Posted By michelf
Yep it is. I have belstaff aventure or whatever...

Yep it is. I have belstaff aventure or whatever setup water proof, awesome kit. We'll in high summer heat, forget about it you can do it, but man it's hot.


You come to realize that...
Forum: Canada 05-27-2008, 11:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,687
Posted By michelf
Aggree. When the bike was brand new for it's...

Aggree. When the bike was brand new for it's first service, I was on the road with my wife and I gave him a call. He took us in first thing in the morning, lent us a scooter to bum around and was...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2008, 05:12 PM
Replies: 3,260
Views: 320,328
Posted By michelf
ummm, if your bike failed with 247, then it will...

ummm, if your bike failed with 247, then it will fail with the spare 247 no..?Same damn part. So 247 is not the be all end all fix. Still random luck so far it seems.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2008, 04:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,255
Posted By michelf
I also have had a break for ohh, 15 years I...

I also have had a break for ohh, 15 years I think. I see where you are comming from, and I've seen it before. What's messing you up is that your mind is remembering what it was like but your new...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2008, 01:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,799
Posted By michelf
Sometime ago

I've had lots of cold rides, but 2 come to mind. Back in the 80's I decided to bring my brother to visit our cousin who lived in penticton from Vancouver. This was in early march. It was just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2008, 12:15 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 20,066
Posted By michelf
That's an interesting point. never had abs back...

That's an interesting point. never had abs back when I lived in LA, and at first glance seems like a good idea. You are correct, as the split lane is bad for traction with grease, paint, and of...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2008, 11:16 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 20,066
Posted By michelf
On this point, for me it's both, and not so much...

On this point, for me it's both, and not so much the wheels, but the front end of the vehicle. Often the wheels dont really move that much but the tires get out of the line their are on. The thing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2008, 08:04 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 20,066
Posted By michelf
I agree with the pace, you find a pace you are...

I agree with the pace, you find a pace you are comfortable with, could be a bit faster, bit slower and I know keeping the rithm going is nice. My basic point however was that when I come accross...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2008, 02:57 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 20,066
Posted By michelf
I dissagree with the others calling you a jerk...

I dissagree with the others calling you a jerk (assuming you are actually going faster than traffic :huh ). In LA where you have a lot of splitters, this happens quite a bit, and I never tailgate...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 20,066
Posted By michelf
I aggree, in the old days we used to ride yamaha...

I aggree, in the old days we used to ride yamaha 400 with the handlebars bend in a bit to keep them narrow. Nothing got me through traffic better. No brake fade, engine just never lets up no matter...
Forum: Canada 05-18-2008, 11:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,774
Posted By michelf
Is there a possibiltiy of a multi plate vehicle...

Is there a possibiltiy of a multi plate vehicle here?
Forum: Canada 05-18-2008, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By michelf
Thanks for posting. I really like dealer...

Thanks for posting. I really like dealer reports, with all the jazz going on with USA vs Canadian pricing, this is really the tip of the iceberg. Not only are they incompentants, they are rude, un...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-16-2008, 12:42 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,524
Posted By michelf
Eek [quote=SocalRob]Per the service manager at...

[quote=SocalRob]Per the service manager at Ventura BMW (a great guy, BTW) he said that the lever being blocked in by the guard causes the pressure relief passage to be closed, thereby allowing the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,315
Posted By michelf
I can't speak for all models but when I finally...

I can't speak for all models but when I finally got an ST2 and started riding it I found it very different than any previous bikes. The combination of handling and torque makes a fantastic recipy. ...
Forum: Australia 05-13-2008, 02:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,420
Posted By michelf
Regulations are just your goverment saying you...

Regulations are just your goverment saying you are too stupid to live your life, let us help..at a cost even if the cost is to stop you from doing the activity....do not fall for it.
Forum: Canada 05-13-2008, 01:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By michelf
Convert before comming, they will take it, but...

Convert before comming, they will take it, but you will be screwed on the exchange. You can use the interact banking system for daily cash, you bank will give you good rates this way.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2008, 11:09 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,524
Posted By michelf
This is one of the freakiest things I have ever...

This is one of the freakiest things I have ever heard of.

You guy's are arguing that it's ok? Rider precheck and all that?

ummm, what about spirited riding in a seriously twisty areas? I've...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,420
Posted By michelf
That didn't work for me, she got to be such an...

That didn't work for me, she got to be such an expert at packing compact, that she was fitting damn near 50lbs in that bag...
Forum: Face plant 05-09-2008, 01:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,485
Posted By michelf
Thanks for the reminder, and glad you can write...

Thanks for the reminder, and glad you can write about it.

This recalls a time I was going down a steep hill, about 21% grade in a volvo, yep a high viz car. 2/3 of the way down the hill on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-07-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,589
Posted By michelf
quality

Interesting topic.

Quality is an attribute that is difficult to nail down, yet everybody can see it. Take high end stereo as parallel. Listen to an average Sony system with you favourite tune,...
Forum: Canada 05-05-2008, 12:13 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,422
Posted By michelf
I agree on that. Natural selection, environment...

I agree on that. Natural selection, environment is what dictates driving ability not training...but practice. In any rural area like norther quebec, they don't deal we'll with tracfic LA style, but...
Forum: Australia 05-03-2008, 12:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,452
Posted By michelf
Not my neck of the woods, but got the same thing...

Not my neck of the woods, but got the same thing going here too. All you have to do is convince the politicians that first only 250 blokes died and that is statiscally insignificant. Second change...
Forum: Trip Planning 05-02-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,850
Posted By michelf
Whats the Qtip for?

Whats the Qtip for?
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2008, 03:49 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 1,530,575
Posted By michelf
Now she wont let me sell the bike, when I got the...

Now she wont let me sell the bike, when I got the other one best excuse I ever had since this one is now hers when she gets big enough in the meantime I can put around a bit on it :D

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2008, 03:46 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 1,530,575
Posted By michelf
Now she can touch the pegs on the road bike and...

Now she can touch the pegs on the road bike and she finaly gets a ride...a long wait...3 years.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2008, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 1,530,575
Posted By michelf
After about an hour, on her first day, at...

After about an hour, on her first day, at 5....I've never been prouder in my life...I've tought many adults, but damn this was so much better and easier.

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 1,530,575
Posted By michelf
Off we go.... 165252

Off we go....

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2008, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 1,530,575
Posted By michelf
Couldnt wait at 5 I got us both some dirt bikes,...

Couldnt wait at 5 I got us both some dirt bikes, the anticipation here on her first day

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2008, 03:40 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 1,530,575
Posted By michelf
Waiting to touch the footpegs and testing it out ...

Waiting to touch the footpegs and testing it out

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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-02-2008, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3,571
Views: 1,530,575
Posted By michelf
Start early

At 3 she was helping wash the bike

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Forum: Canada 05-02-2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,422
Posted By michelf
Not planning on going anywhere, and I'm not...

Not planning on going anywhere, and I'm not adverse to being caught "breaking" the law. I've been in all provinces and consider the country my home, with regional flavours, I don't move because of...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-02-2008, 12:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,139
Posted By michelf
Enjoyment is not allowed, now pay your money and...

Enjoyment is not allowed, now pay your money and stf you good citizen:lol3
Forum: Canada 05-02-2008, 12:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,422
Posted By michelf
And I recall a certain time in Ontario when photo...

And I recall a certain time in Ontario when photo radar was in place...a new goverment was elected pretty much on the premise to make that go away and it did...
Forum: Canada 05-02-2008, 12:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,422
Posted By michelf
Lornce, I hear what you are saying and...

Lornce,

I hear what you are saying and agree on all points. I'm a grandpa for god sakes and ride regurarly with my grand daughter (shes 7 on her own dirt bike).

The point of of the OP is...
Forum: Canada 05-01-2008, 02:04 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,422
Posted By michelf
Then quit you bitching about my whining:lol3

Then quit you bitching about my whining:lol3
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