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Captain_1 04-27-2004 03:32 PM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
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?

SRMark 04-27-2004 04:22 PM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
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.

dylanmo 04-27-2004 04:24 PM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
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?

ardnopes 04-27-2004 04:34 PM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
700+ lb. sport tourer?!

Small 04-28-2004 02:21 AM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
I think i'll buy it just for the porno soundtrack. Yeah Baby!!

SRMark 04-28-2004 03:15 AM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
Hard to believe, but a Honda ST1100 tips the scales in that neighborhood. And, yes, it does just fine in the twisties.

Buzglyd 04-28-2004 03:32 AM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
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.

nokneedragin 04-28-2004 04:08 AM

Airfreight
 
Yea, but how'd your buddy get back from MX?

gbrummett 04-28-2004 04:27 AM

2 Points
 
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.

Buzglyd 04-28-2004 04:34 AM

Re: Airfreight
 
He's still at the restaraunt doing dishes until he can pay off his medical care.

pplassm 04-28-2004 04:34 AM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
Jeeezus Chr!st!!! Why would anyone ride a bike that could do that to you?!!

ardnopes 04-28-2004 04:36 AM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
There's no arguing that the ST1100 isn't a sport tourer, but I would've guessed 600-some lbs. for it. Learn somethin' new every day!

Buzglyd 04-28-2004 04:37 AM

Re: 2 Points
 
Can't you just drop it and scream like a girl and run away?



That's what frightens me about seeing little old men paddling around on Goldwings. I work out 4-5 days a week in the gym and the Glide still fees heavy in low speed situations.

Buzglyd 04-28-2004 04:59 AM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
Because when it tips over when you have a chick on the back she's trapped and you can hang on to her boobies until someone comes and picks the bike up off of you.

SRMark 04-28-2004 07:29 AM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
Honda claimed about 660 lbs. dry and with a load of fuel, fork oil, crank oil, etc. the thing is bulky. Most of that weight goes away after about 20mph. Putting it on the center stand can send you to the hospital.

seruzawa 04-28-2004 07:59 AM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
Ummmmmm, Buz? Most of us don't have to dump a motorcycle on a woman in order to play a little hanky panky.



Ever wonder why no woman ever goes riding with you twice?

seruzawa 04-28-2004 08:03 AM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
Being able to easily and quickly load your bike into the back of a truck is an excellent skill for Harley guys to learn.



Who else would get more practice?

nokneedragin 04-28-2004 09:00 AM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
This is a good thing for all riders to master. I allways found that the better you can control a cycle at low (crawling) speed translates into better control at all speeds.

longride 04-28-2004 09:04 AM

Re: How to Fall Like a Pro
 
I need to make my own movie on Geezer technique. The key to this whole Geezer Glide riding thing isn't how you ride, it's how gracefully you fall; with STYLE. A nice standup butt slide into the bar parking lot is always a classic manuever. Chicks dig that one. There is also the 50mph Superman Slide down your nearest state route. Drivers will be impressed as hell. Then there is the Parkinglot Plop where you gracefully get dumped on your mug. A quick roll with a bow draws applause from all onlookers. I can see millions being made from this. Buz will be my demo man, and I'll man the camera.

seruzawa 04-28-2004 09:14 AM

Re: How to Fall Like a Pro
 
Don't forget also the correct technique for a graceful dismount where the bottle of Boone's Farm Apple Wine in the left hand is kept from breaking or spilling a single drop.

Buzglyd 04-28-2004 09:16 AM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
Well they won't ride with me again at least until the exhaust pipe burns on their legs heal.

Buzglyd 04-28-2004 09:35 AM

Outriggers
 
That's why I went ahead and put sidecars on BOTH sides of the geezer glide.



It gives me extra room for the little woman's stuff and I can fill the other one with beer and ice.

sarnali 04-28-2004 01:04 PM

Re: neener neener
 
My Trophy weighs 700lbs with my jug butt on it and it'll run away and hide from an ST1100

That's a sport tourer

sarnali 04-28-2004 01:13 PM

Re: How to Fall Like a Pro
 
Being able to bite the dust with out spilling your drink is a valuable skill both on the bike and off, and one which I've practiced dilligently over the years

seruzawa 04-28-2004 04:10 PM

Re: How to Fall Like a Pro
 
I've worked hard at it too. I've almost mastered the trick of dismounting a lawn tractor without any spillage.



My wife is tired of the HD logo shape cut in the lawn, though.

mile_eater 04-29-2004 05:59 AM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
This reminds me of a story...



One night a bunch of squid were hanging at the local stop on the strip here in Morgantown. They gather there ever night in the summer before they head off and try to kill each other on public roads. A couple of them were running their mouths to this old fart, about his early 90's goldwing.



The guy said,'Y'all think you can ride? Watch this.."



He whipped that bike around in the parking lot on a dime. i thought I was gonna ***** myself I was laughing so hard, but he was just gettin' started. The strip is one way, so he headed out and went around the block. The squid all thought he was gone and were laughing and stuff, when he comes around the corner. Ring in front of them he pops a wheelie and rides it down the street! He's hollerin' at them, "You can't ride you [email protected]!"



That was to much.


SRMark 04-29-2004 07:42 AM

Re: neener neener
 
Mine's a '91 with zero defects to date. I only have to fuss with brake pads, tires and fluids. Wait, I did have a radiator hose clamp loosen and I lost a few drops of coolant. So I is happy with my beast. I ride alone so if you can ride away from me you won't see me getting too upset. As the short guy said, "It only has to be long enough to please me."



Seriously, when I sold my K75s I thought about getting a Triumph. I think the Trophy is a very nice bike. If they put a shaft on it I'll think even harder about getting one.

SRMark 04-29-2004 07:53 AM

Re: How to Fall Like a Pro
 
Reminds me of a Johnny B. story of him riding the Roadog or what ever it was called. Burnsie did a graceful get-off on that monster and lived to tell the tail. Johnny B, hows bout reprising that event with a "Hot To" on getting off the Roadog. Better yet, you can do your on video of the ultimate slow speed test of skill buy riding the Gelbke-mobile through a slalom course. I'm sure Buzz Walnick would lend it to you again, if he still has it.

sarnali 04-29-2004 09:09 AM

Re: neener neener
 
There's rumors to that effect, also using the 1300 engine that was supposed to go in the sportbike...........

I had an '85 K100RS for about 5 years, 70k miles, neat bikes! I don't think you can go wrong with an ST1100 either

Lowrez 04-30-2004 04:43 AM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
Uh? Guys who race?

okartguy 04-30-2004 05:04 AM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
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!!!

torrnado 04-30-2004 07:55 AM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
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!)

torrnado 04-30-2004 07:56 AM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
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!)

caderider 04-30-2004 08:00 AM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
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...



Brian

Buzglyd 04-30-2004 08:40 AM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
I have a Duc and a Geezer Glide and I must agree the Duc is superior in pea gravel.

sarnali 04-30-2004 04:22 PM

Re: How to Fall Like a Pro
 
Typical biker-hippy-suburbanite

I make my kids mow the lawn with a push mower like I had to (grumble grumble)

HighsideHarry 05-01-2004 01:10 PM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
Hell, I'll ride the thing -up- the ramp. It's getting -down- the ramp that worries me!

jibosch 05-10-2004 06:04 PM

Re: How to Ride Like a Pro
 
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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