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Forum: Face plant 03-03-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 2,620
Views: 619,125
Posted By Coach
Staying Strong

Hey Dale,

How is it going these days. Eight years, huh? Are you still engaged? No, not with a ring, I mean head down and focused. For many of us when the doc's said there was nothing more...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 10-18-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By Coach
Still Looking?

Hi,

Are you still looking for a ride? I'm heading that way in a week or so,

Coach
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2012, 09:45 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,327
Posted By Coach
KSA in Training

Hi Mark, You are so right. When on the bike there is not much time to "science out." But in training there is. For example, knowing something about center of mass helps you make good decisions...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2012, 05:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,327
Posted By Coach
Lean Angle

Hi Mark, This is where plain physics and applied physics depart. An aircraft is not in contact with support force, it moves in pitch, roll and yaw in the air. And your quote assumes a fixed C-CofM...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,327
Posted By Coach
Lean Angle Physics

Hi, The same physics apply to both on and off-road turns. What varies is the coefficient of friction (traction) and how we handle slip angles. Lean angle is determined by the amount of centripetal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,327
Posted By Coach
A Moment of Your Time

Hi Mark, may I jump in here? Maybe I can help. First a quick review. There are three centers of gravity (center of mass is more precise) on a motorcycle/rider combination. The bike, the rider and...
Forum: Americas 10-24-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,821
Posted By Coach
Hi Jan, Good to hear from you. How are...

Hi Jan,

Good to hear from you. How are you my friend? You are going to have a ball in SA. And the Copper Canyon is "perfect" training for Bolivia. You will be amazed.

What direction are...
Forum: Americas 10-23-2011, 07:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,821
Posted By Coach
Sidecar Rig?

Hi, I am interested in shpping with you guys. I have shipped into Valparaiso before and had no problems. I ride a BMW1150R and sidecar. I have a small pallet for the rig to allow the bike to go...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-18-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,600,070
Posted By Coach
Guess Where?

Guess Where This ADV Rider was...
Forum: Hacks 09-19-2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,208
Posted By Coach
Hi, The website for the Netherlands...

Hi,

The website for the Netherlands importer is here: http://www.motorwerk.nl/index_bestanden/Page596.htm

I'm relaying what I heard from their representative at the rally. He had pretty good...
Forum: Hacks 09-19-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,208
Posted By Coach
NEW Dualsport Sidecar with TWO Wheel Drive and TWO Wheel Steering

EDIT 21 SEPT- One of the local guys from NL PM'ed me and said they went to the importer/distributor to check out the rig in detail. They found that it has 2-wheel steering and reverse but NOT...
Forum: Hacks 09-18-2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,463
Posted By Coach
Technical Build Images from The European Sidecar Rally

Hi All.

I uploaded a few technical build images from the rally here:

http://ridecoach.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/European-Sidecar-Rally/19089012_5nCLbR/

Check back as I'll be uploading more...
Forum: Hacks 09-18-2011, 09:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,463
Posted By Coach
Thread Planning

Thanks for the help. I have been here for many years but I don't post much. So a single thread with related parts? Is that what you are recommending?

Thanks,
Coach
Forum: Hacks 09-18-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,463
Posted By Coach
Hi Dale and Dave, OK, I have some time while...

Hi Dale and Dave,

OK, I have some time while the bike is at EZS so I'll start putting a thread together. Might take a few days to organize.

Not sure if the discussion about the set-up of the...
Forum: Hacks 09-17-2011, 06:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,463
Posted By Coach
DMC Sidecar Mod's

Hi,

Yes the difference in language, both spoken and written, food and cultural norms are startling-- at first. Then as the miles unfold and night-after-night you experience local life it becomes...
Forum: Hacks 09-17-2011, 06:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,463
Posted By Coach
Global sidecar

Sure, be happy to. First a little background. I have 5 sidecar outfits: 4 BMW and a Ural Gear-Up. I teach off-road motorcycle and sidecar classes for a living. Been doing it my many, many years. ...
Forum: Hacks 09-16-2011, 04:15 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,463
Posted By Coach
Hi All, The sidecar outfit in question is...

Hi All,

The sidecar outfit in question is mine. I am riding it around the world. So far about 25,000 kilometers and 24 countries. The bike is my old rally bike, an 1150GS. The outfit is a...
Forum: Ride reports 05-11-2011, 08:03 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 1,067,824
Posted By Coach
50 Years on Two Wheels

Hay,

I love this thread. So many era's, so many models and such diversity. I'm celebrating 50 years on two wheels with a trip across Europe this summer.

Any old timers wanna go? The dream...
Forum: Hacks 04-01-2011, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6,379
Views: 2,337,630
Posted By Coach
Backroads Bolivia

Backroads Bolivia
Forum: Hacks 04-01-2011, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6,379
Views: 2,337,630
Posted By Coach
OK, a few more miles of smiles. Coach

OK, a few more miles of smiles.
Coach
Forum: Hacks 04-01-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 6,379
Views: 2,337,630
Posted By Coach
Something Different

Hi All,

Here's some variety for you. A BMW 1150R set-up for back country. It's done all around Mexico and South America. Heading to Africa next.

Ride Well,
Coach
Forum: Face plant 11-07-2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 2,620
Views: 619,125
Posted By Coach
Hay Dale,

Hi Dale,

You hanging in there? How about some smiles.... This is from yesterday.

Your SCI Buddy,
Coach

=========

My BMW Rally Bike went into a container yesterday-- it's headed for...
Forum: Hacks 11-07-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,283
Posted By Coach
One More Thought

Hi,

Yep, you got it!

I have a number of BMW rigs. A couple off-road GS1150's (OEM front wheel and conversion rear/hack wheels) and a highway 1150GSA with 15 inch wheels and car tires. And a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2008, 08:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,327
Posted By Coach
Slow or GO?

Hello All,

Interesting thread. As I read the posts I'm impressed with the depth of the discussion. May I add a couple of factors for your consideration?

I suspect that the reason this topic...
Forum: Face plant 10-25-2008, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,620
Views: 619,125
Posted By Coach
Ural Ideas

Hi Dale,

Your idea of using a Ural Gear-Up has been rolling around in my head. The brakes are not a problem as I have designed a hydraulic hand actuator (my right foot doesn't work). The shift...
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2008, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2,620
Views: 619,125
Posted By Coach
Hi Again

Dale,

Just got your PM and here is the image to go with my response about hacking to Tierra del Fuego.
Forum: Face plant 09-07-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,620
Views: 619,125
Posted By Coach
From Coach

Hi Dale,

Just check'in to see how you are doing. Sidehack? Cool. When you are ready, I know some fun places to explore on three wheels

Your SCI Buddy,
Coach
Forum: Hacks 01-10-2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 39,111
Posted By Coach
I love this thread...

Great ideas all around. Keep them rolling...

See you out there...
Coach
Forum: Face plant 11-25-2007, 07:57 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 16,356
Posted By Coach
True if you limit the discussion to motocross. ...

True if you limit the discussion to motocross. Off road rallies, desert racing, GNCC, etc all count as well and sitting in turns is not the rule, rather the exception. (I tried to post examples...
Forum: Face plant 11-13-2007, 08:01 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 16,356
Posted By Coach
Where the center of mass is relates to lean...

Where the center of mass is relates to lean angle. One moves CofM higer to reduce lean angle off-road. This keeps the bike more upright in poor traction.

On pavement the same principal applies...
Forum: Racing 11-12-2007, 10:42 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,007
Posted By Coach
Sure Thing. PM me with the specifics please or...

Sure Thing. PM me with the specifics please or call me at the Oregon training center: (503) 580-0000.

Coach
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-10-2007, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By Coach
For sure. My publisher has moved their...

For sure. My publisher has moved their production runs to China. Longer turn-around times but the books can eventually be sold at a lower price.

Ride Well,
Coach
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-09-2007, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By Coach
First Thing First

We start here, my friend... Remember: Progressive Loading!
Forum: Racing 11-09-2007, 09:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,007
Posted By Coach
Pass It On

Hi Ken.

My story is not just for me, or about me. It's for those who sometimes end up on the wrong side of the bike. Whether it's off-road or on... Slow or fast. It all hurts!

So if you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-08-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By Coach
Still Smiling

And the smile will always be there...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-08-2007, 09:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 973
Posted By Coach
The Huge smile is still there and always will...

The Huge smile is still there and always will be...

Thanks again you guys for sharing the moment!

Four years of hard work for two laps? You bet! And they were the best in fourty years of...
Forum: Face plant 11-07-2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 2,620
Views: 619,125
Posted By Coach
Hi Dale

Just checking in, buddy. How are you doing? Keep at the rehab-- it will pay-off if you remain focused. Don't let stuff get you down...


PARALYZED MOTORCYCLE RACER NEVER GIVES UP

After years...
Forum: Racing 11-07-2007, 07:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,007
Posted By Coach
ADVRiders Are The Best

Thank you all for coming and being part of a special time in my life.

Hard to describe the fear that was inside me, but it wasn't going to stop the effort. Too many of you were there watching--
...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-07-2007, 07:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,159
Posted By Coach
ADVRiders are the best...

Thank you all for coming and being part of a special time in my life.

Hard to describe the fear inside me, but it wasn't going to stop the effort. Too many of you were there watching--
I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-07-2007, 08:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,159
Posted By Coach
You sure will my friend...

You sure will my friend...
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