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Forum: Racing 09-11-2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 16,859
Posted By MikeCont
I bought a ticket...

no, not to the race, but to watch MotoGp races streaming on my computer. I thnk 24 Euros to see the rest of the races is a bargain. I bought before Laguna Seca and the money was worth it just for...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-07-2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,288
Posted By MikeCont
How about a diesel?

I vote for a diesel boxer:norton, or better yet, a diesel thumper. The best "jumping jacks" (for dirt compaction) out there are the diesel thumpers...all ya gotta do is leave off counter shaft...
Forum: Face plant 05-25-2007, 06:49 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,370
Posted By MikeCont
I have never had any of these experiences

I was an old man noob and never even considered the quest to keep a bike balanced at a stop. I learned fast.
First was the gas station. I was used to small, light bikes and thought I could climb...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2007, 04:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,289
Posted By MikeCont
been there, done that

I had an 1150 GS and then a 1200GS. I have a 30" inseam, a bad hip and bad leg. I managed on the 1150. There was never a problem when on flat surfaces. The problem I experienced was off-camber...
Forum: Face plant 01-25-2007, 03:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,991
Posted By MikeCont
High viz yellow jacket, white helmet

Whatever the color of one's gear, nothing will help as you pass unless the people look in their rear view mirrors before turning. I know this from sad experience.:evil
Jeff Dean and David Hough...
Forum: Face plant 01-23-2007, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,496
Posted By MikeCont
Hey! I have a Dodge truck and I ride!:evil ...

Hey!
I have a Dodge truck and I ride!:evil
When I was on my GS I hated all cages and trucks. When I was in a cage they were fine.:deal
FastEddie: I am glad you are okay. I am certain your...
Forum: Face plant 01-10-2007, 11:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,292
Posted By MikeCont
PIP,health insurance and bias

On July 29 of 06, while trying to pass a car, "they" turned right into me. The right jug on my 06 GS took the brunt of the blow, but my head went through the driver's side rear window(knocking me...
Forum: Face plant 01-09-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,645
Posted By MikeCont
July 29 2006

While passing an suv at a legal speed in a legal place, the driver turned into me just as I reached the driver's side rear tire. The Jug on my new 06 1200GS took the brunt of the force, I went...
Forum: Face plant 11-14-2006, 11:50 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,045
Posted By MikeCont
my msf experience

Imagine a 250lb guy on a honda 125 in full atgatt. That was me. I was teased about the Motoport Kevlar reflective yellow. I didn't care. I kept on wearing and passed the course (eventually). A...
Forum: Face plant 10-26-2006, 06:18 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 6,827
Posted By MikeCont
Beyond the perp and the cop...

A major point of the article was the role the R-jug played in saving the cop from more serious injury. I had a recent accident experience which sold me on the boxer design. I think the right jug...
Forum: Face plant 10-11-2006, 04:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,531
Posted By MikeCont
I'm a little tardy

Here's an update:

I have been very busy with business, so I haven't frequented here for a while.

I am still fighting the PIP battle with my health insurer (blue cross) so none of my bills have...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-21-2006, 03:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,652
Posted By MikeCont
Hey! Where am I? I can take both of you...

Hey! Where am I? I can take both of you bastiges!:norton
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-21-2006, 03:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,652
Posted By MikeCont
Great stuff

...Great to have a few minutes to chat with RoadTrash on the way down and back from Eugene. The Viking is awe inspiring as a rider/adventurer/person. Thanks for the show, and sorry to those of you I...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 09-19-2006, 04:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,652
Posted By MikeCont
I'm going. I am riding down.....:norton:evil ...

I'm going. I am riding down.....:norton:evil I'll look at the time and maybe ride down in the 'ski.
Forum: Face plant 09-08-2006, 03:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,579
Posted By MikeCont
"overtaking"

At this juncture, my mind tells me that any "overtaking" is inherently dangerous. Talk about dumbass, just look at my experience "overtaking" here in Face Plant.:deal ...glad you are okay
Forum: Face plant 08-25-2006, 08:00 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,343
Posted By MikeCont
I had a small "melted" spot on the inside of my...

I had a small "melted" spot on the inside of my right knee where I received my worst soft tissue contusion, but the fabric wasn't compromised and the pads underneath protected me from the burn. The...
Forum: Face plant 08-23-2006, 05:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 7,343
Posted By MikeCont
I learned about full face helmets the hard way.

I recently had an accident (I was passing a car and it turned into me as I passed). This is my brand new full face helmet
http://bmwmikecontractor.smugmug.com/photos/85188878-M-1.jpg
Note the...
Forum: Face plant 08-17-2006, 04:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,332
Posted By MikeCont
I think your point in posting was to caution all...

I think your point in posting was to caution all to not follow too close. Good idea. I am glad you came to no harm. Hopefully we learn from our close calls.:deal
Forum: Equipment 08-07-2006, 01:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 926
Posted By MikeCont
Welcome to the world of Touratech

Welcome to the world of Touratech
Forum: Racing 08-06-2006, 03:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 942
Posted By MikeCont
Maybe the F1 rulesmakers need to require wet...

Maybe the F1 rulesmakers need to require wet tracks for races, or better yet, variable tracks. That would make some great watching. The racing was good today, folks. Notice how the race became...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2006, 03:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,977
Posted By MikeCont
sargent

I had a russell on my 04 R1150gs and it was fine but too tall. I bought a Std Sargent and that worked best for me. When I bought an 06 R1200GS I skipped the Russell and bought a Sargent. Once...
Forum: Face plant 08-06-2006, 02:58 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,127
Posted By MikeCont
We often don't realize how our actions affect...

We often don't realize how our actions affect another. The motorcyclist's speeding contributed to the Officer's high speed pursuit, which pursuit caused the officer to lose control of his pursuit...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2006, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 609,176
Posted By MikeCont
Pics of my 20,000 mile Motoport Pants after go-down

My worst contusion occured on my right inside knee. I have no idea how I hit. These pictures correspond to the location of the contusion. Note the "melted" area....but NO road rash or burn to my...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-06-2006, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By MikeCont
Don't forget the oil temperature:deal The...

Don't forget the oil temperature:deal The measured height in the sight glass must be taken when the oil has expanded to operating temperature. (I read that some where here). My sight glass method...
Forum: Face plant 08-06-2006, 08:32 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,127
Posted By MikeCont
Hey, ya have to have a sense of humor. He...

Hey, ya have to have a sense of humor. He shouldn't cite himself.
Its an interesting story with a good ending.
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2006, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 609,176
Posted By MikeCont
I will take a pic and post.

I will take a pic and post.
Forum: Face plant 08-06-2006, 07:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,531
Posted By MikeCont
I think you have the point of all of this...

I think you have the point of all of this drivel:thumbup
Forum: Face plant 08-06-2006, 07:23 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,479
Posted By MikeCont
One of the first things I remember....

Last Saturday, on the gurney in the ambulance after my riding accident, one of the first thoughts in my head was whether I should continue to ride or quit. At that point I didn't know if I was okay...
Forum: Face plant 08-06-2006, 07:02 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,127
Posted By MikeCont
Think how risky 120 mph is on a bike with two...

Think how risky 120 mph is on a bike with two tires. The biker could have picked up a nail at some point and had a blowout or low tire also. The rider's body would have taken the blows of the...
Forum: Face plant 08-05-2006, 05:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,479
Posted By MikeCont
I am so very sorry about your injuries. The...

I am so very sorry about your injuries. The question is a tough one and must be answered individually. I wish I could respond more eloquently.
I have a leg with a bar in it, and a bad hip...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2006, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 609,176
Posted By MikeCont
Motoport Kevlar experience

Last weekend while passing a cage, it turned in front of me. The right BMW jug on my 06GS probably saved me, but my MotoPort gear did as well. I have some contusions (expected) but no cuts in the...
Forum: Face plant 08-04-2006, 07:25 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,531
Posted By MikeCont
I will hold this thought close to my heart:eek1 ...

I will hold this thought close to my heart:eek1

I kinda thought the choice of citation had something to do with a technical safety requirement. I wonder if the cage dood was cited for failing to...
Forum: Face plant 08-03-2006, 04:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,531
Posted By MikeCont
I was cited

Well to add insult to injury:evil, the Washington State Cop cited me for "Unsafe Passing." I don't know the details, and I think its a "not good' technicality, but punishment I really don't need at...
Forum: Face plant 08-02-2006, 05:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,531
Posted By MikeCont
I am glad I started breathing regularly. Can you...

I am glad I started breathing regularly. Can you imagine receiving mouth to mouth recussitation from Road Rash, or him giving it to me?:puke1:puke1........just a random thought.
Forum: Face plant 08-02-2006, 12:13 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,531
Posted By MikeCont
Sorry....I guess I have spent too much time in...

Sorry....I guess I have spent too much time in JoMomma:norton I take it all back.:deal
Forum: Face plant 08-02-2006, 07:01 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,531
Posted By MikeCont
I did hang back a bit until I was sure the lead...

I did hang back a bit until I was sure the lead car wasn't turning....a lot of good that did, although the timing for the accident was perfect, as far as I am concerned.
I learned several things:...
Forum: Face plant 08-02-2006, 06:45 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,531
Posted By MikeCont
I remember passing the first car, then a vague...

I remember passing the first car, then a vague feeling that something bad was happening and then nothing. The last thought was intermixed with the pain when waking up and the gurney thing. I was...
Forum: Face plant 08-02-2006, 06:33 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,531
Posted By MikeCont
:rofl:rofl:rofl:roflHmmm..no "broke back" for me....

:rofl:rofl:rofl:roflHmmm..no "broke back" for me. I wasn't out that long:evil Leave it to you dood, to add the pause of laughter that refreshes. Thanx.
Forum: Face plant 08-01-2006, 05:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,531
Posted By MikeCont
I shoulda had an ICF covering....then I would...

I shoulda had an ICF covering....then I would have been perfect, just like your project.:lol3:D
Forum: Face plant 08-01-2006, 05:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,531
Posted By MikeCont
The wind knocked out is an understatement, of...

The wind knocked out is an understatement, of course. I am so sore now, that when I sneeze it just kills me. Wind knocked out, bruises, scrapes and cuts are okay. Death and mayhem is not. I am...
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