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Forum: Face plant 01-21-2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,054
Posted By AZ_Bill
A final note on this saga. I am able to walk...

A final note on this saga.

I am able to walk on the foot with minimal pain, the range of motion is 35% up/down no side to side. Snow and ice are not my friend.

My left wrist can not support...
Forum: Face plant 06-28-2008, 12:54 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,054
Posted By AZ_Bill
I supose it's time for an Update

Last October, my Dr. in Phoenix informed me that I needed to see a specialist because it did not appear that the ankle was healing.

So I trundle off to the Sports Othropod (I really thought that I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-02-2007, 05:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,282
Posted By AZ_Bill
I went in May, temps were good. The road was dry...

I went in May, temps were good. The road was dry and I couldn't keep up with the F650s.

Bill
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-01-2007, 08:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,282
Posted By AZ_Bill
I did it on a GS with these tires: ...

I did it on a GS with these tires:

http://bauhaus.smugmug.com/photos/152713617-M.jpg

Would not have tryed it if it had rained.

Only dropped it twice.

for more pictures see:
Forum: Face plant 10-26-2007, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,479
Posted By AZ_Bill
Welcome to the club nobody really wants to be a...

Welcome to the club nobody really wants to be a member of.

I am very glad to hear that your injuries were not worse.

Heal fast and go ride.

Bill

My membership to that club...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2007, 08:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,644
Posted By AZ_Bill
What I did was go to Cycle trader on line and did...

What I did was go to Cycle trader on line and did a search for bikes that matched mine '01 BMW GS1150R in my zip code. Because there were no matches in my zip code, I was able to expand the search....
Forum: Face plant 08-10-2007, 04:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,054
Posted By AZ_Bill
Well I've been home (Phoenix) for 2 weeks now. It...

Well I've been home (Phoenix) for 2 weeks now. It was nice staying with my brothers family, but it is so much better to be in my own bed.

Started PT shortly after I got back. I'm still not allowed...
Forum: Face plant 07-31-2007, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 993
Posted By AZ_Bill
Welcome to the deer strike club, I'm glad you...

Welcome to the deer strike club, I'm glad you survived, mostly unscathed.

I too am a member (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=243102)

I KNOW the feeling of joy and relief when...
Forum: Face plant 07-27-2007, 03:28 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,054
Posted By AZ_Bill
New Bike & Riding Buddy

A friend of mine had a bike I could actually sit on, so me and my new riding buddy got our picture taken

http://bauhaus.smugmug.com/photos/177024967-L.jpg

Then one of my talented friends got a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-24-2007, 07:08 PM
Replies: 2,220
Views: 826,123
Posted By AZ_Bill
Set up for 2 days or 2 weeks (or more) ...

Set up for 2 days or 2 weeks (or more)

http://bauhaus.smugmug.com/photos/166989432-L.jpg
Forum: Face plant 07-22-2007, 08:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,054
Posted By AZ_Bill
My youngest brother is sick, this is what he gave...

My youngest brother is sick, this is what he gave me today for my 50th b-day.

http://bauhaus.smugmug.com/photos/175907297-M.jpg


I laughed my ass off when I opened it

Bill
Forum: Face plant 07-17-2007, 11:38 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,054
Posted By AZ_Bill
I caught the head of the deer, either on the...

I caught the head of the deer, either on the light bar or the beak/oil cooler. As far as I can tell this spun the body into the bike crushing the ankle against the engine. I knew my ankle was FUBARed...
Forum: Face plant 07-17-2007, 09:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,054
Posted By AZ_Bill
Just a quick update. The casts on ankle and...

Just a quick update.

The casts on ankle and wrist were removed yesterday, along with pulling all of the stiches.

The Dr. is happy with the progress, I have an Aircast for the leg, I can take it...
Forum: Face plant 07-07-2007, 10:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,054
Posted By AZ_Bill
Well it has taken a few days to get back to...

Well it has taken a few days to get back to something like an even keel.

It is official, I will from this day forward be setting of the metal detectors at the airport. And I travel for work alot,...
Forum: Face plant 06-30-2007, 06:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,054
Posted By AZ_Bill
Some times it is hard to understand that $350...

Some times it is hard to understand that $350 boots and other expensive gear is disposable. I have always hoped never to have to use it, I may bitch about the cost. At the end of the day, I'd rather...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2007, 10:30 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 14,283
Posted By AZ_Bill
1. How long have you been riding? 38 years 2....

1. How long have you been riding? 38 years
2. Do you ride often? Yes, 15k - 20k miles a year, non commuter
3. Have you ever crashed a motorcycle? Yes
4. How many times have you crashed? 3 major...
Forum: Face plant 06-29-2007, 02:51 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,054
Posted By AZ_Bill
I was Sotgatt (some of the). I was wearing a...

I was Sotgatt (some of the).

I was wearing a Shoei Full Face, exact model, I don't know.
How did it do? Well I'm able to write a semi-intelligent response, so it meets expectations

AlpineStar...
Forum: Face plant 06-28-2007, 03:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,054
Posted By AZ_Bill
Next Stop: Surgery

I just got back from the Dr's office.

I will be going in for surgery on my wrist, putting a plate in to better stabilize the bones, on Monday the 2nd.

Then there is the ankle, this type of...
Forum: Face plant 06-26-2007, 09:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,737
Posted By AZ_Bill
Me too, Me too. But I did not stay up. ...

Me too, Me too.

But I did not stay up.

[/URL][URL="http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=243102"]Details Here (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=243102)
Forum: Face plant 06-26-2007, 09:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,054
Posted By AZ_Bill
Oh dear, OH DEER!!

Well, it seems I was due for my every 5 year crash.

I was crossing northern Wyoming heading west on Highway 14, I was at MP 42 heading to Sheridan. I had not made up my mind as to how far west I...
Forum: Ride reports 05-02-2007, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By AZ_Bill
White Rim Trail Info...

White Rim Trail Info (http://www.utahmountainbiking.com/trails/whiterim.htm)


More Info (http://www.utah.com/offroad/white_rim_trail.htm)


At least that is the information I found on the...
Forum: Face plant 01-12-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,964
Posted By AZ_Bill
I think the frame rate of the video matched the...

I think the frame rate of the video matched the wheel spin rate (think timing light) to catch the wheel spokes in the same postition from one frame to the next. Making it appear that the tire is not...
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2006, 08:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,254
Posted By AZ_Bill
Silly things you went out of your way to see

Post some pic's of the weirdest, stangest places you went out of your way to visit.

Car Henge, Alliance, Nebraska

http://bauhaus.smugmug.com/photos/90679035-M.jpg

Bill
Forum: Ride reports 11-04-2006, 08:34 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 53,728
Posted By AZ_Bill
Motel Camper, who seemed to bring it all with...

Motel Camper, who seemed to bring it all with her. She told me she had sent back a couple of boxes already.

http://bauhaus.smugmug.com/photos/89561319-M.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-04-2006, 08:22 PM
Replies: 833
Views: 161,589
Posted By AZ_Bill
Some where in the North East corner of Wyoming,...

Some where in the North East corner of Wyoming, the same weekend on Sturgis

http://bauhaus.smugmug.com/photos/90679030-M.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-02-2006, 08:29 PM
Replies: 1,148
Views: 99,727
Posted By AZ_Bill
'71 Kawasaki Mach III 500cc...

'71 Kawasaki Mach III 500cc (http://www.motorcyclemuseum.org/exhibits/superbikes/Mach.asp)

First bike I owned, of course the first thing I did was make it go faster, Rejet, replaced the air...
Forum: Ride reports 11-01-2006, 05:31 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 53,728
Posted By AZ_Bill
Ran into this bike in Wall SD, just after...

Ran into this bike in Wall SD, just after Sturgis.

http://bauhaus.smugmug.com/photos/89561319-M.jpg

All of that for a two week motel camping trip
Forum: Vendors 10-29-2005, 11:50 PM
Replies: 2,300
Views: 754,042
Posted By AZ_Bill
I have HB top box and I had it loaded with some...

I have HB top box and I had it loaded with some tools and other stuff. When I hit a large bump, the luggage rack frame broke off just behind the passanger seat.

The HB has similar mounting points...
Forum: Vendors 07-21-2005, 03:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,052
Posted By AZ_Bill
For all of you that have had a positive...

For all of you that have had a positive experience, I am happy for you. Truly, I am not being snide or sarcastic.

To me the measure of good service is how things resolve when they go sideways.
...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-11-2005, 02:08 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 478
Posted By AZ_Bill
U-Joints?

Anyone, how much play should there be in the rear wheel? I am talking rotational, in the direction of the tire rotation.

I put the bike on its center stand and in gear. I turned the wheel counter...
Forum: Face plant 05-22-2005, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,597
Posted By AZ_Bill
A couple years back I was hit head on by a stolen...

A couple years back I was hit head on by a stolen car. Since the car was being used without consent it was MY uninsured motorist coverage that covered me and my damages. So even if the car or bike is...
Forum: Face plant 05-22-2005, 07:32 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,278
Posted By AZ_Bill
Hides the damages from all the times the bike...

Hides the damages from all the times the bike gets dropped learning to stunt. Easier and cheaper the repainting.

Bill
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