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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2009, 07:33 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,010
Posted By Counter Steer
More confidence and skill to stay in the groove...

More confidence and skill to stay in the groove on down hill hairpins especially when 4 wheeled vehicles have thrown concentric semicircles of gravel on the left handers.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,437
Posted By Counter Steer
What a beautiful motorbike day. R90S is a...

What a beautiful motorbike day. R90S is a beautiful motorbike machine as well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2009, 03:57 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 15,946
Posted By Counter Steer
I disagree with number 7. I hose my bike off...

I disagree with number 7. I hose my bike off frequently especially after I have been up on the forest service roads. I get the dirt off the forks and chain as well. I also take a little dish washing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2009, 08:17 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 15,946
Posted By Counter Steer
I am a motorcyclist. I could be also be called an...

I am a motorcyclist. I could be also be called an enthusiast. I ride a motorcycle for the sheer joy and the friends. I own several different motorcycles, but if I only could afford to own one I would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2009, 04:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,695
Posted By Counter Steer
Actually I have had to spend over $ 200.00...

Actually I have had to spend over $ 200.00 replacing various parts from a little adventure trying to get up to a logging landing. Moral of the story is do not try to go where enduros are happy and if...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-09-2009, 02:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,803
Posted By Counter Steer
The 406 PLB and the SPOT are different animals....

The 406 PLB and the SPOT are different animals. The PLB is part of the worldwide Global Search and Rescue agencies called COSPAS-SARSAT and is funded by the fact that people with a 406 PLB get...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2009, 02:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,695
Posted By Counter Steer
I believe that the KISS principle works best so...

I believe that the KISS principle works best so this answer comes the closest to fitting most situations.

I also like NJ-GS's answer. You will drop it, adventure touring vs oh no, expensive...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2009, 03:22 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,466
Posted By Counter Steer
This is a good place to start and the technique I...

This is a good place to start and the technique I use. I do not do the racing body inside shift as I am 60+. On tight turns I do not crouch down, just lean slightly forward for a more aggressive feel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-24-2009, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,622
Posted By Counter Steer
Vista Cruise and Throttle Rocker. Just returned...

Vista Cruise and Throttle Rocker. Just returned from 4 days riding in Montana but no 10,000 miles, more like 2000+

Vista Cruise is a throttle lock. On straight sections you can lock the throttle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,971
Posted By Counter Steer
Not only is this the key to the U-turn, but for...

Not only is this the key to the U-turn, but for missing road obstacles as well. Look where you want to go, not at the obstacle. You will go where your eyes are looking..not where you think you want...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,745
Posted By Counter Steer
Use the ditch method. No risk to the bike. With 4...

Use the ditch method. No risk to the bike. With 4 x 4 getting out should be no problem. You should be able to find a ditch at both ends of your travel or at least a dirt/sand pile.

Any ramp over...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2009, 09:38 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,984
Posted By Counter Steer
It depends too much on the circumstances. I had a...

It depends too much on the circumstances. I had a friend who added a headlight modulator to be safer. He lives in Edmonds (WA) and as soon as he added the modulator cars started pulling out in front...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 6,582
Posted By Counter Steer
In my riding the "road hazard" would be ice,...

In my riding the "road hazard" would be ice, especially black ice when the rest of the road has been warmed by the sun. Lots of curves and the ice seems to hang in some places all day. Gravel is the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,440
Posted By Counter Steer
Yah, I notice when I am sitting on my black...

Yah, I notice when I am sitting on my black bagger dressed in black leather except for a bit of my faded blue jeans covering my butt, black beenie with dark glasses and black leather face mask that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-14-2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,137
Posted By Counter Steer
Washington State is in Love with them. All roads...

Washington State is in Love with them. All roads in and out of my town now have round-a-bouts. Some are well designed and some are confusing to drivers. The biggest problem however is cars entering...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2009, 12:42 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,369
Posted By Counter Steer
X2 to hear the tires on the road and listen to...

X2 to hear the tires on the road and listen to the engine. Exhaust at speed is just noise.
Forum: Americas 05-11-2009, 11:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,976
Posted By Counter Steer
Cortex Super Mini Magnetic bag Stuff I want...

Cortex Super Mini Magnetic bag

Stuff I want access to without getting off the motorcycle.

Cellular Phone (sometimes in pocket, depends on jacket)
MicroFix PLB
LED Flashlight
compass
watch...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-07-2009, 10:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 978
Posted By Counter Steer
Hijack, but since you are asking the pros I have...

Hijack, but since you are asking the pros I have a 75 R75/6 electrical gremlin as well.

Starts just fine battery okay. Dies..totally. Idlling or on the highway. Lights, dash, engine dead.
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 04-29-2009, 07:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,985
Posted By Counter Steer
Before you plunk down 750K you need to know the...

Before you plunk down 750K you need to know the lay of the land better. Each of the communities listed have great points and some draw backs. Rent a place for 6 months and use your free time to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2009, 02:40 PM
Replies: 9,299
Views: 1,860,338
Posted By Counter Steer
"I used to have a motorcycle!" This is a...

"I used to have a motorcycle!"
This is a question I get asked when I stop my bike at stop signs.
Says Irishlady friend of Counter Steer:sweeti
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,596
Views: 209,593
Posted By Counter Steer
Knock on wood I have been lucky, especially after...

Knock on wood I have been lucky, especially after reading some of these posts. Outside of bees and wasps occasionally, about 40 years ago headed home from Old Orchard Beach I hit a bat on my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2009, 11:57 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 16,088
Posted By Counter Steer
I have to "ditto" this as well on long multiday...

I have to "ditto" this as well on long multiday trips. Last year on the 5th day driving for hours with a 25-30 knot side wind tired me. I did not acknowledge how tired I was to myself. I was grinding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2009, 07:49 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 16,088
Posted By Counter Steer
Not doing a few practice emergency stops when I...

Not doing a few practice emergency stops when I change bikes. I have a cruiser and a sport-touring. The road from my house is 2.5 miles 40 mph downhill with blind curves and deer and elk are...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-24-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3,372
Views: 200,058
Posted By Counter Steer
Speaking for the hill people (Rattlesnake Lake),...

Speaking for the hill people (Rattlesnake Lake), I have to miss this Thursday but it if survives for a third one, I'll be there next week.
Forum: Beasts 08-06-2008, 11:32 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,154
Posted By Counter Steer
This is a similar experience to me, if you get...

This is a similar experience to me, if you get off trail at all and hit a few the rear bracket warps. The skid plate itself is easy to remove and bang back into shape, however the rear bracket gets...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-03-2008, 08:40 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,102
Posted By Counter Steer
Just saw this. Sorry to hear about the leg. I...

Just saw this. Sorry to hear about the leg. I hope the mend is quick. I agree about the tweaked frame issue. Hoped to ride with you again this summer, but we'll look for you next season. Keep us...
Forum: Beasts 07-23-2008, 07:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,330
Posted By Counter Steer
If your headlight gets dimmer before it dies it...

If your headlight gets dimmer before it dies it is likely the charging system. If it just goes dead when you are riding it sounds more like a broken plate in the battery or a bad connection somewhere.
Forum: Beasts 06-04-2008, 07:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 12,756
Posted By Counter Steer
Cortec Super Mini, love it. It has never moved,...

Cortec Super Mini, love it. It has never moved, even jumping logs on logging roads. Strictly magnetic and just large enough for all I want in it and small enough to take with me when I leave the bike...
Forum: Beasts 05-22-2008, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9,180
Views: 3,575,252
Posted By Counter Steer
North Fork County Road, North Bend, WA. 24 miles...

North Fork County Road, North Bend, WA. 24 miles in, over 30+ downed trees, only slid off the road once. Stopped by snow.
http://i119.photobucket.com/albums/o137/Clintoysterwood/DSCN4248.jpg...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-15-2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,974
Posted By Counter Steer
I carry a PLB. It is considered a verified...

I carry a PLB. It is considered a verified missing persons the instant you turn it on, so your rescue starts immediately. however, it has no other function than to save your life. No one can watch...
Forum: Beasts 05-05-2008, 11:55 AM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 726,194
Posted By Counter Steer
Pair of wees as far as one could go up the North...

Pair of wees as far as one could go up the North Fork County road out of North Bend, WA. 24 miles with dozens of downed trees to jump....
Forum: Beasts 05-02-2008, 08:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,461
Posted By Counter Steer
Yah, I have a Major League Wild thing Vstream for...

Yah, I have a Major League Wild thing Vstream for winter. Great bad weather screen and I don't care what it looks like in the cold rain. I use no screen the rest of the year..rather the mini screen...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 05-02-2008, 06:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,018
Posted By Counter Steer
Middle Fork and North Fork are both forest road...

Middle Fork and North Fork are both forest road rides and only 30 minutes on I-90. There are also some shorter rides on the south side of I-90 as you head for the pass. If you pop over Snoqualimie...
Forum: Beasts 04-24-2008, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,125
Posted By Counter Steer
What you need and what you will end up wanting...

What you need and what you will end up wanting are two separate issues. You need the above, gas and food.

You want all the things people have listed or will list. They add comfort or protection,...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,256
Posted By Counter Steer
I used JC Whitney 014817, 1" anti vibration pegs...

I used JC Whitney 014817, 1" anti vibration pegs at $ 44.99 a set. I mounted them on the bars. The pegs will rotate as the bars are metric and not exactly 1". Therefore the pegs are tight, but not...
Forum: Beasts 04-22-2008, 04:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,256
Posted By Counter Steer
My HB also mounted in two places and each side...

My HB also mounted in two places and each side and are cross braced. They seem real firm and have not vibrated at 85 indicated. The also allowed me to add some foot pegs for trips to Idaho, Montana...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-19-2008, 07:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,899
Posted By Counter Steer
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Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-17-2008, 07:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,547
Posted By Counter Steer
My Northwet has everything, mountains, desert,...

My Northwet has everything, mountains, desert, lakes and an ocean, trees to sagebrush, ocean waves on a dark wet coast to white water rapids in the middle of bare canyons cut by the Missoula flood,...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-11-2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By Counter Steer
I'd head up for a strom work day. Besides, route...

I'd head up for a strom work day. Besides, route 9 is one of the best arterial rides north and south. I've added hepco bars and a skid plate (off now) but it is too new to have thought about sprocket...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 03-10-2008, 11:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,173
Posted By Counter Steer
My hot girlfriend ended our relationship in early...

My hot girlfriend ended our relationship in early November just before the Motorcycle show. I had enough to take her to europe for a month or buy a new sport-touring bike.

Well my bed may be cold...
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