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Old 04-26-2010, 08:46 PM   #181
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100% agreed.

A 600cc Sport Bike is not a good learning tool for a novice rider.
A 600cc Sport Bike is not a good learning tool for a novice rider.
A 600cc Sport Bike is not a good learning tool for a novice rider.
Yeah, I've heard students tell me that's why they bought a literbike- more torque, so they don't have to whack the throttle as hard.

Or a Road King, same reasoning.
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Old 04-27-2010, 10:17 PM   #182
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It's an inverse square relationship- if you cut the distance in half, the signal is four times stronger. Putting your sidestand down directly over the embedded wire can make a difference.

Magnets attached to your frame, do not. It's inductive, not magnetic.
Yep. Putting the sidestand down works.
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Old 04-28-2010, 09:06 PM   #183
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2. I still haven't learned to trust my tires while leaning, so I stay around the posted speed limit.
As a fellow n00b I'm in the same boat. I'm glad I've got brothers out there with the same issue. Every time I'm out I keep learning I can go faster and faster through the twisties but its hard not to back off going into those corners hot
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Old 04-29-2010, 08:07 AM   #184
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And bear in mind your tires CAN let you down so be careful. Especially when it is cold outside you can get rear tire slip. It happened to me about a month ago. Fortunately I looked through the corner rolled on the throttle and the tire regained traction. I suspect I was somewhat lucky to avoid a low side and possibly even a high side crash.
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Old 05-03-2010, 11:03 PM   #185
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Laugh Things I wished I was told before riding

"A Fool and his ride are soon parted"

"One hour on a racetrack will keep you from racing on the streets for life"

"Most track motorcycle records are held by small displacement motorcycles"

"Do not spend time or money impressing people you do not know who do not care one whit about you"

"If you look like a clown, you probably are a clown"

"The wild bunch sterotype was a fiction created by Herb Caen, on attending a Gypsy tour in Hollister. The story was false. The town invited the AMA back for nearly 25 years".

"Leather is for cows".

"99 % of those trying to make a living racing fund the 1% who do"

And after spending WAYYYYYY to much money losing in motocross, "You know son, if you can only see out of one eye, you ain't never goona make a living at this"........I was 18 it takes a while to learn the simple things.

"Work is for those who cant ride"

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Old 05-04-2010, 07:17 PM   #186
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There will come a time when you are no longer capable of safe riding.
Don't leave a mess. You're not that important.
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Old 05-05-2010, 02:26 AM   #187
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Top thread.

"Ride with your head, not with your wrist" (Klaus at ZSF in Frankfurt)

"If you can't ride feet up and have to paddle around the filling station forecourt, you don't have enough control to ride a bike" (paraphrased by Emmet at BMW Rider Skills in Ystradgynlais)

"Have sex the night before a ride. I don't care if you pay for it, just stay away from my sheep" (Tilley at BMW Rider Skills in Ystradgynlais)
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Old 05-05-2010, 01:07 PM   #188
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Eh? contacts

I learned something new today when riding... If you wear contacts lenses be aware they might fly out of your eyes. Today on a rode that I'm not too familiar with and both lenses popped out at the same time.. i have extremely bad vision without them and had a pretty tough time getting home. I put 3 pairs in my top case just in case now.
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Old 05-06-2010, 09:29 AM   #189
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I learned something new today when riding... If you wear contacts lenses be aware they might fly out of your eyes. Today on a rode that I'm not too familiar with and both lenses popped out at the same time.. i have extremely bad vision without them and had a pretty tough time getting home. I put 3 pairs in my top case just in case now.
How about this for the noob: "always wear eye protection"
I rode about a block in Mexico in shorts and no helmet, figuring WTF I'm in Mexico. I got some little gnat-like thing in my eye in the first 20-30 feet of riding which was annoying, but then it started biting or stinging my eyeball!
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:58 AM   #190
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100% agreed.

A 600cc Sport Bike is not a good learning tool for a novice rider.

A 600cc Sport Bike is not a good learning tool for a novice rider.

A 600cc Sport Bike is not a good learning tool for a novice rider.
What about a VFR400 NC30 after 6 months of riding a 250 road bike? Talking about leaving the 33bhp restrictors in of course....
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Old 05-06-2010, 02:44 PM   #191
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Here is one. Tighten the cuff straps on your jacket wrists. One of the first times I ever rode, I got a bee up my sleeve.
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Old 05-07-2010, 02:26 AM   #192
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How about this for the noob: "always wear eye protection"
I rode about a block in Mexico in shorts and no helmet, figuring WTF I'm in Mexico. I got some little gnat-like thing in my eye in the first 20-30 feet of riding which was annoying, but then it started biting or stinging my eyeball!

ooo failed to mention that i was. Just had the vents open to the helmet and I guess the right breeze got me.
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Old 05-07-2010, 08:36 AM   #193
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some advice from BMW Rider Training that i got:

1. Look there - go there.
2. NEVER use your front brake and your handle bars together.
3. A biker can never just - jump on and go. Suit up first - it should take longer than getting in a car.
4. IT IS BETTER TO SWEAT THAN TO BLEED!
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Old 05-07-2010, 09:29 AM   #194
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Beware

My old man always presumed anyone he didn't know to be a bit of a scoundrel until proven wrong
I presume that most cardrivers are visually challenged until they're at a safe distance
When in doubt, slow down
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:23 PM   #195
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Most Improtant for a noob...

Always remember: 'Have Fun, Don't Die!'

My wife thoughtfully printed this out for my tank bag map pocket! Wise words...
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