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How to Ride Like a Pro

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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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Well they won't ride with me again at least until the exhaust pipe burns on their legs heal.

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.
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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
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
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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.
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.

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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.
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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.
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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
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!!!
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!)
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!)
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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I have a Duc and a Geezer Glide and I must agree the Duc is superior in pea gravel.
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)
Hell, I'll ride the thing -up- the ramp. It's getting -down- the ramp that worries me!
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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