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Old 04-27-2004, 04:32 PM   #1
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Interesting skill building exercise for the real world. Computer controlled thrusters are also effective in moving large objects at slow speeds (like the Queen Mary 2 out of NY harbor)

....Any news on the fate of Aprilia or Motoguzzi? Has Beggio called it quits?
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Old 04-27-2004, 05:22 PM   #2
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Not quite as interesting as watching world class observed trials but there is some serious skill in evidence in that video. I've got a 700+ lb. sport tourer that is a real arm load when it comes to low speed maneuvering. If you want a challenge and don't mind scuffing up the old boat, give it a try. You'll be amazed at how easy this ain't. However, that DVD is that same price as a good bottle of scotch. I guess I could stay sober for a while.
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Old 04-27-2004, 05:24 PM   #3
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Wouldn't help me - I can't stop LMAO at the music and crazy screen-wipes long enough to glean any useful information. Low-budget porn aficionados will probably be accustomed to all that, though.



What?
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Old 04-27-2004, 05:34 PM   #4
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700+ lb. sport tourer?!
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Old 04-28-2004, 03:21 AM   #5
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I think i'll buy it just for the porno soundtrack. Yeah Baby!!
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Old 04-28-2004, 04:15 AM   #6
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Hard to believe, but a Honda ST1100 tips the scales in that neighborhood. And, yes, it does just fine in the twisties.
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Old 04-28-2004, 04:32 AM   #7
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I haven't seen the video however one of the most important things to rememeber when you're riding a big bike is to think ahead before you put your feet down. If your foot slips in some loose gravel or oil and she starts to lean, it's all over but the crying baby.



Case in point: my neighbors riding buddy took his Road Glide down to San Felipe. He pulled into a dirt parking lot of a restaraunt. His foot slipped out from under him while parking the beast. He repositioned his foot to regain traction and save the tilting bike. Everything worked great until his lower leg snapped.



The airlift from San Felipe, MX to San Diego was a bundle.
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Old 04-28-2004, 05:08 AM   #8
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Yea, but how'd your buddy get back from MX?
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Old 04-28-2004, 05:27 AM   #9
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1. You should never pull into a dirt parking lot where you can't pull on out or make a u-turn.



2. If you feel your foot slip ease the clutch out and keep going, turning into the lean if you have to slightly, the bike will stay upright and save your leg.
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Old 04-28-2004, 05:34 AM   #10
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He's still at the restaraunt doing dishes until he can pay off his medical care.
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