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Forum: GS Boxers 04-17-2015, 03:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 790
Posted By Rad
My money is split among these three in the order...

My money is split among these three in the order of what I think is most likely, each has happened to me.

1. Clogged fuel filter, I don't have a simple test for this because you will have spray...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,610
Posted By Rad
Funny you should say that. I hope that is one of...

Funny you should say that. I hope that is one of the things that has changed for the better in the new program. I worked with more than one newer MSF coach that struggled riding some of the demos. ...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-04-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,610
Posted By Rad
Aaron, you would be great, do it.

Aaron, you would be great, do it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-04-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,610
Posted By Rad
I'm one of those instructors that elected to...

I'm one of those instructors that elected to retire rather than transition into a new program, it had nothing to do with what the new program was like, it was just after teaching year around for 15...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 20,723
Posted By Rad
Here in NorCal at our range there are no split...

Here in NorCal at our range there are no split range days, you work both, period!

The Park program is specifically dictated to be 4 1/2 hours, no exceptions. For me that would mean 1 hour set...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 20,723
Posted By Rad
The new program sounds like it will be well...

The new program sounds like it will be well received by the "instructors". It sounds like it is back to basics with lots of riding and even less talking on the range! Sounds good to me.

I like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,274
Posted By Rad
I did Costco about two years ago for my first...

I did Costco about two years ago for my first set. I'm pleased with them. I can actually follow conversations and hear what they say on TV again, pretty cool. Nothing is perfect, they can be a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 20,723
Posted By Rad
I just finished up the last MSF classroom on...

I just finished up the last MSF classroom on Thursday and the last MSF range that will be conducted at the site I work at.

8 folks, 6 brand new, 5 noobs were women, and all passed and had a great...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,410
Posted By Rad
2 piece for me, two reasons;first, I love being...

2 piece for me, two reasons;first, I love being able to wear just the jacket when in camp and it cools off in the evening or when walking into town for dinner when at a motel.

Second, my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-25-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 203
Views: 20,723
Posted By Rad
I never paid for my original training or for any...

I never paid for my original training or for any training related to programming changes. However, it could well be that the local JC I teach for covered the cost.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 20,723
Posted By Rad
Depends on who you work for. I get $300 for a...

Depends on who you work for. I get $300 for a single day, two range day. One in the morning and one in the afternoon.

If they want to send me off for multipal days for training and charge me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 20,723
Posted By Rad
Good luck I finish out the year with the new...

Good luck

I finish out the year with the new BRC in the classroom before Parks takes over, and I HATE THE NEW BRC! The instructor (oops, coach) is no longer even needed in the classroom. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 20,723
Posted By Rad
Clearly not the cause of the CHP/MSF split;...

Clearly not the cause of the CHP/MSF split; however, it was a telling indicator at the time that something was very wrong in the relationship.

I remember all to well what drama was created when...
Forum: Road warriors 11-19-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 11,863
Posted By Rad
I have owned two, a 94 and a 2005. I loved them...

I have owned two, a 94 and a 2005. I loved them both. However, the best looing VFR ever produced is the 07' RWB version, yours:thumb
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 841
Posted By Rad
I have my bicycle specific Ortiebs and a old set...

I have my bicycle specific Ortiebs and a old set made for motorcycles. They are very close to the same thing, other than one important feature, attachment.

If you can figure out how to attach...
Forum: Road warriors 10-19-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,493
Views: 452,584
Posted By Rad
Well, I agree. I rode the new GS wethead, my R...

Well, I agree. I rode the new GS wethead, my R works better for me.

http://rad.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/DV-2014/i-mG9prqf/0/L/trip%20075-L.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,113
Posted By Rad
There are lots of things a coach can do to make...

There are lots of things a coach can do to make the day more pleasant and less stressful for the students. One example, even using a minimum of words when coaching I find it is still possible to...
Forum: Americas 06-20-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 795
Posted By Rad
I went to the Little Big Horn Custer memorial...

I went to the Little Big Horn Custer memorial then rode to Wounded knee. Very powerful experience. The winner of the Indian wars was painfully apparent.

Wounded Knee will pull at your heart...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,553
Posted By Rad
I do the MSF coach thing and I ride support for...

I do the MSF coach thing and I ride support for Triathlons.

The MSF thing is not a casual undertaking. Training is intensive and the work days are very long, at least at our site they are. We...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,486
Posted By Rad
Being an X bicycle racer and still doing 400...

Being an X bicycle racer and still doing 400 miles a month I thought my bicycle shorts would be the ticket. Turned out for me I was wrong. The padding was nice but there is a reason as a serious...
Forum: Road warriors 06-05-2014, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,126
Posted By Rad
I have owned two R1100S's, a 99' and an 04', that...

I have owned two R1100S's, a 99' and an 04', that I have commuted on. Great bike to commute on if your commute involves twisty roads. If your commute is all city type roads, it still works, it is...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By Rad
33 is not bad, then climb up to Fraiser Park via...

33 is not bad, then climb up to Fraiser Park via Cerro Noroeste off 33, wow! That is a fantastic road that you will have to yourself.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,148
Posted By Rad
Being counseled out is not a bad thing, or...

Being counseled out is not a bad thing, or something you should beat yourself up over. It is not uncommon to have riders who need to repeat

You crashed (you did crash,right?) in one of the...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 25,746
Posted By Rad
Hi Dan:wave

Hi Dan:wave
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 25,746
Posted By Rad
I have owned and put a lot of miles on a 4th gen...

I have owned and put a lot of miles on a 4th gen and 6 gen VFR. I loved a lot about both of them. Each had their drawbacks for me.

I'm happy to see the VFR back and in a great looking package....
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,402
Posted By Rad
I keep a copy of my registration and my insurance...

I keep a copy of my registration and my insurance card in my wallet. No reason for them to be on the bike
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-16-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,340
Posted By Rad
No shit That same damn frog cost my...

No shit

That same damn frog cost my department a wonderful small fishing hole we would impound each year and stock, all with proper Fish & Game permits. It was free fishing for kids, it was a...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-16-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,340
Posted By Rad
I think you paint with a broad brush. My...

I think you paint with a broad brush. My experience is that often times the government agency (the land manager) is caught in a vise they can't escape. The Endangered Species Act is one of the most...
Forum: Americas 02-10-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By Rad
Walker Pass (178) is 5,200' I rode it a...

Walker Pass (178) is 5,200'

I rode it a month ago and it was in perfect shape, great surface.

I have done the pass many times and I will say, depending on weather and the time of day, I have...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 02-06-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By Rad
My only experience with the two BMW dealers was...

My only experience with the two BMW dealers was when I broke down, traveling from California, late in the afternoon on a Friday. I called both dealers and spoke to the service reps and explained my...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-23-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,214
Posted By Rad
What a contest! I know one guy in it this year,...

What a contest! I know one guy in it this year, Zach Wormhoudt; here he is at the 2011 Maverick's contest. I'm no help on viewing advice...sorry. I do know the surf is big right now a few blocks...
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 6,834
Posted By Rad
Eliminating wind noise, for some of us who suffer...

Eliminating wind noise, for some of us who suffer from Tinnitus this is the Holy Grail of motorcycling.

As you may know there are a few factors that affect wind noise
Your helmet, how well does...
Forum: Americas 01-09-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,397
Posted By Rad
Oh man! I'm getting hungry for breakfast there...

Oh man! I'm getting hungry for breakfast there again just thinking about that place:clap.

GNP, what a treasure. I love our national parks!
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2013, 09:11 PM
Replies: 2,493
Views: 452,584
Posted By Rad
Another vote for the small RKA ...

Another vote for the small RKA

http://rad.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Public/i-tkW3Nb2/1/O/bike12.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 12-14-2013, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2,903
Views: 1,486,300
Posted By Rad
I have to see that My best Kretz story; I'm...

I have to see that

My best Kretz story; I'm a skinny freshman in high school walking home from football practice with my buddies and we hear this monster V-12 coming up fast behind us. We turn to...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-13-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,903
Views: 1,486,300
Posted By Rad
Oh wow....He is why I started riding. I grew up...

Oh wow....He is why I started riding. I grew up across the street from Ed. He owned the Triumph, Husky, Honda dealership in town and sold me my first bike.

The first man to win the Daytona...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-07-2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 40,390
Posted By Rad
I'm going to be out in DV the second weekend in...

I'm going to be out in DV the second weekend in January, not sure I can head out again two weeks later......................tiz' tempting.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-07-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 661
Views: 40,390
Posted By Rad
Aaron, how ya been? Are you going? If enough...

Aaron, how ya been? Are you going? If enough "old" timers were going I would be on board.

There ya are chase'n me on your big pig....Yur a KTM guy now, right?
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-07-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 661
Views: 40,390
Posted By Rad
http://rad.smugmug.com/photos/i-pNvpDkM/0/L/i-pNvp...

http://rad.smugmug.com/photos/i-pNvpDkM/0/L/i-pNvpDkM-L.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 12-04-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 63,817
Posted By Rad
I ran close to 50 mpg on the slab and 35 - 40 mpg...

I ran close to 50 mpg on the slab and 35 - 40 mpg in the twisties
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