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Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,444
Posted By Valker
Was it a ride? If "Yes", then yes.

Was it a ride? If "Yes", then yes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,886
Posted By Valker
Well done!:wings

Well done!:wings
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-24-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,886
Posted By Valker
During the evaluations-drop the bike=fail. During...

During the evaluations-drop the bike=fail. During the exercises, bike drops are something that sometimes happens. Unless there are extenuating circumstances, the student continues.
Forum: Trip Planning 07-24-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,059
Posted By Valker
Be sure she tries out a new Suzuki 200 scooter.

Be sure she tries out a new Suzuki 200 scooter.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 08:42 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,886
Posted By Valker
Yes, it is. As a QA guy, I would 'ding' the...

Yes, it is. As a QA guy, I would 'ding' the practice of letting them push from beside. That is where they should correct keeping their eyes up and not covering the front brake as well as the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 06:56 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,886
Posted By Valker
Exercise #2 gets a lot of people. Most RCCs think...

Exercise #2 gets a lot of people. Most RCCs think it is easy, whereas most experienced RCs see how crucial a proper Exercise #2 is to the rest of the exercises.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,886
Posted By Valker
On the range cards: Write on them in pencil. It...

On the range cards: Write on them in pencil. It doesn't fade or bleed but can be erased easily.
NOTE: I wrote the objectives for each exercise RATIONALE on my range cards in pencil. In several...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By Valker
Don't assume MSF is only one course. If you want...

Don't assume MSF is only one course. If you want to improve low speed stuff on someone else's bike, take the Bike Bonding Course. Very challenging low speed on your own bike? Ultimate Bike Bonding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 07:51 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,886
Posted By Valker
Enjoy it. I got certified in 1992 and became a...

Enjoy it. I got certified in 1992 and became a Trainer in '03. Love it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-10-2014, 08:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,892
Posted By Valker
No different than him thinking about how cool it...

No different than him thinking about how cool it would be to shoot at passing pedestrians, or thinking about dropping bricks from overpasses on the freeway..........:jerko
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,702
Posted By Valker
Good practice? Find an "Ultimate Bike Bonding...

Good practice? Find an "Ultimate Bike Bonding Class" in your area.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 86,640
Posted By Valker
Ridiculous.

Ridiculous.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 86,640
Posted By Valker
OK, try this: Someone with a spare single track...

OK, try this: Someone with a spare single track vehicle (motorcycle or bicycle) align the front wheel perfectly with the rear wheel, then tack weld the steering stem in place so the front wheel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 86,640
Posted By Valker
Try to bring your chin down closer to your hand...

Try to bring your chin down closer to your hand on the turn side.
Forum: Airheads 07-05-2014, 12:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,798
Posted By Valker
Back in the 70s, I had a 1973 R750/5 long...

Back in the 70s, I had a 1973 R750/5 long wheelbase. After that, a 1974 R90/6. Both seemed to struggle with some battery issue or another until I replaced the bike batteries with Garden Tractor...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 08:06 AM
Replies: 31,810
Views: 7,783,264
Posted By Valker
If he had countersteered, he'd have stayed on the...

If he had countersteered, he'd have stayed on the road.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-02-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 31,810
Views: 7,783,264
Posted By Valker
...to turn around.:evil

...to turn around.:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 09:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,664
Posted By Valker
I occasionally wear a "Thigh Pack" hydration...

I occasionally wear a "Thigh Pack" hydration system. I took a pull from that one class and a student stopped! She screamed, "Is that a urine bag?":lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 31,810
Views: 7,783,264
Posted By Valker
You restated my point. Someone asked if that was...

You restated my point. Someone asked if that was a prosthetic arm. My answer was "It is based on the lack of a front brake lever". That meant the lever was elsewhere to say the prosthesis was indeed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,664
Posted By Valker
Not in Texas

Texas is not currently updating to BRC 2014. Short answer: nope.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,664
Posted By Valker
Coach for 22 yesrs

I'm a long time RiderCoach and RiderCoach Trainer. Other than advice being about the safety and comfort of the riders, my main advice is usually "stop talking" so much. Follow the curriculum and let...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31,810
Views: 7,783,264
Posted By Valker
It is based on there not being a front brake...

It is based on there not being a front brake lever on that side.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-22-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 519
Posted By Valker
'82 KZ440 Cafe.....problem

I have a 1982 Kawasaki KZ440-D, its a nice cafe racer bike with tasteful mods, after a recent road trip the bike wont fire...:-( someone before me has converted it from points to a magnetic pick up....
Forum: Old's Cool 06-04-2014, 06:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 767
Posted By Valker
I always remove both calipers then the wheel just...

I always remove both calipers then the wheel just pulls out.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,282
Posted By Valker
Mine set in younger than yours, but I was a sign...

Mine set in younger than yours, but I was a sign language interpreter. Surgery worked best for carpal tunnel, but that did not help the arthritis. I use a 'cramp buster' type of wrist rest on BOTH...
Forum: Airheads 05-04-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By Valker
You might try taking the sparkplug boot out of...

You might try taking the sparkplug boot out of the wire (it unscrews) and trim about an inch off the wire, screw the boot back in and try it.
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-04-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 286
Posted By Valker
I don't live there, but I've never found one that...

I don't live there, but I've never found one that goes all the way through. Wait to hear from someone who goes that way more.
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 22,706
Posted By Valker
Saddlebags

Not sure if they'll fit or not as I've never owned a Sportster. Here are some pics with a measuring tape (inches) for reference. They have the rain covers and (I think) all related straps. I also...
Forum: Ride reports 05-04-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 22,706
Posted By Valker
Saddlebags

I have a nice set of throwover saddlebags you are welcome to have if we can meet up someplace. I am in Texas about 60 miles ENE of Amarillo. About 25 miles north of I-40.
Forum: Ride reports 05-03-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 22,706
Posted By Valker
Have a great trip.

I'm in.:clap
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-17-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,172
Posted By Valker
And that doesn't include the museum in Canyon, TX...

And that doesn't include the museum in Canyon, TX (Panhandle Plains Museum). It is one of the finest anywhere.
Forum: Day Trippin' 04-17-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,172
Posted By Valker
You could spend a year hiking either one and...

You could spend a year hiking either one and still miss stuff.
Forum: Day Trippin' 03-30-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,172
Posted By Valker
Very nice, I'm in.....and I only live about an...

Very nice, I'm in.....and I only live about an hour from there. I used to go many times a year.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,296
Posted By Valker
Less pucker marks.....

Less pucker marks.....
Forum: Vendors 03-09-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,889
Posted By Valker
Vessel is good stuff. I have a full set of their...

Vessel is good stuff. I have a full set of their JIS screwdrivers.:clap
Forum: Vendors 03-08-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,889
Posted By Valker
I, too, would like this answer. I could not find...

I, too, would like this answer. I could not find it on your website.
Thanks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 31,810
Views: 7,783,264
Posted By Valker
I think they were referring to the Vette that was...

I think they were referring to the Vette that was crossing the double yellow, not the one involved in the crash.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-06-2014, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31,810
Views: 7,783,264
Posted By Valker
I was thinking that and wondering what the stain...

I was thinking that and wondering what the stain on the end of the projecting finger is?????:puke1
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,053
Posted By Valker
www.Earplugsonline.com Best, most...

www.Earplugsonline.com

Best, most comfortable for long term wear and 34NRR
Forum: Americas 02-05-2014, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 640
Posted By Valker
Almost any trip can be made with almost any...

Almost any trip can be made with almost any budget. I could spend $500,000 on the trip you are looking at.....or I could earn enough as I rode to stay on the trip longer. YOU will have to figure what...
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