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Old 04-30-2004, 05:04 AM   #31
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On a ride across Talimena Drive in Oklahoma a couple years ago, I had pulled my Duc into a scenic turn-off behind my buddy's K1200 RS to take a break. A group of elderly gentlemen on heavily fringed Harleys pulled in behind us, and noticed a little late that three inches of pea gravel can be tricky to navigate in. They elected to keep moving, but it was too late for one poor bastard who dumped his brand-spanking-new 100th Anniversary DWG on its side in the gravel right next to me. I noticed as his buddies were helping him up that everything the guy was wearing also appeared brand-new (no helmet, of course)... I'm guessing the guy hadn't taken an MSF course, either. Know how your bike handles (or doesn't, in the case of Geezer-Glides) BEFORE you ride!!!
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Old 04-30-2004, 07:55 AM   #32
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I have an answer to this problem: stay AWAY from Mexico!



(law enforcement is completely corrupt, roads which are virtually unmaintained, poor/no street signs, *****-poor drivers in junkers with [shock] no insurance, far too much dirt, sand and gravel in the road and on corners, ad infinitum!)
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Old 04-30-2004, 07:56 AM   #33
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I have an answer to this problem: stay AWAY from Mexico!



(law enforcement is completely corrupt, roads which are virtually unmaintained, poor/no street signs, pi$$-poor drivers in junkers with [shock] no insurance, far too much dirt, sand and gravel in the road and on corners, ad infinitum!)
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Old 04-30-2004, 08:00 AM   #34
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Bought a Cavalcade (Suzuki Goldwing) in 99 and rode it for 2 years. I thought I was pretty good on it, able to keep up with squiddies on a local twisty mountain road.



However, I took the MSF Experienced Riders Course at Americade in 2001 and I was just amazed what I was able to do with that bike with the proper technique. I can now turn it around inside of 2-3 parking spots with no feet on the ground, at idle. Amazing, compared to what I knew beforehand.



Now with a '02 Wing that handes SO much sharper than the old Cade



MSF (or any) training is so much better than none...



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Old 04-30-2004, 08:40 AM   #35
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I have a Duc and a Geezer Glide and I must agree the Duc is superior in pea gravel.
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Old 04-30-2004, 04:22 PM   #36
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Typical biker-hippy-suburbanite

I make my kids mow the lawn with a push mower like I had to (grumble grumble)
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Old 05-01-2004, 01:10 PM   #37
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Hell, I'll ride the thing -up- the ramp. It's getting -down- the ramp that worries me!
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Old 05-10-2004, 06:04 PM   #38
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There are Two Videos available at this site. One appears to be for Women. I purchased both, and the for Women Video, is actually a better product - as it has more instruction, for the same techniques.
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