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Forum: Trip Planning 08-22-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,855
Posted By PrkChps
I am a retired EMT/Police and I have chosen the...

I am a retired EMT/Police and I have chosen the Road ID for my upcoming cross country run. I personally like the ability to put my full medical information into the system and have it available for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,337
Posted By PrkChps
Excellent point. Students sometimes ask me if...

Excellent point. Students sometimes ask me if there is an on-road class available. My usual response (humorously) is "I'm not that crazy!" The BRC is very effective in getting new riders to their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2014, 08:39 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 11,909
Posted By PrkChps
None. Not while riding, not ever. Period. And...

None. Not while riding, not ever. Period.
And I am a HD guy. At the bars...root beer.
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 16,435
Posted By PrkChps
When you get to Vegas, there is a surprisingly...

When you get to Vegas, there is a surprisingly good brew pub in Main Street Station Casino, downtown. Great chow, too. Local accommodations are reasonable. Secure the bike as best you can and enjoy...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,375
Posted By PrkChps
Laugh What he said. If you are willing to invest a...

What he said. If you are willing to invest a little drive-time to go see a bike, make certain the title is there, in the seller's name, and ask for the title date. If they don't give it to you,...
Forum: Trip Planning 08-05-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,510
Posted By PrkChps
Best advice is to let her choose it. Failing...

Best advice is to let her choose it. Failing that, here is one suggestion that has not appeared yet. The Kawasaki 450 and 550 CSR or LTD is still around on Craigslist. The engine is pretty much...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 15,067
Posted By PrkChps
Talking Bought a 1988 Sportster 883 for the wife's first...

Bought a 1988 Sportster 883 for the wife's first bike. Just passed 20K and running strong. The bike was not ridden regularly until last year. My wife got her license and has been riding steady...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2014, 08:00 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 28,096
Posted By PrkChps
Thanks for that. Like you, I rarely out myself,...

Thanks for that. Like you, I rarely out myself, because of the high number of typical, keyboard commando answers.

My response: The attitude of the operator is the number one determining factor...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,070
Posted By PrkChps
[QUOTE=Bridge Builder;24460189]:evil Yes. ...

[QUOTE=Bridge Builder;24460189]:evil

Yes. Not to mention they rebuild them after major accidents, straighten frames, swap engines, replace broken belts (what does it take to snap a belt?) then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-11-2014, 07:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,592
Posted By PrkChps
I am also a Rider Coach, and in my class we stay...

I am also a Rider Coach, and in my class we stay extremely close to the MSF guidelines. We add our own flavor, of course, but there is no deviation from the curriculum or exercises. My advice for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,950
Posted By PrkChps
Yup. Right up there with "I had to lay it...

Yup. Right up there with "I had to lay it down!"
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-27-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,408
Posted By PrkChps
Nice work, sharing this with your young son. I...

Nice work, sharing this with your young son. I have been at RT the last 2 years, but could not make it this year. Reminds me of when I took my young sons to Arlington National Cemetery years ago. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-14-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By PrkChps
I have not seen a connector wire that plugs into...

I have not seen a connector wire that plugs into a 12v socket. Mine connects to the battery with 2 terminals, with a wire that is long enough to reach into the jacket for the connection. The wires...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 38,942
Posted By PrkChps
I believe it. Probably the same guy who never,...

I believe it. Probably the same guy who never, ever used his front brake until he came to the BRC, after 20 years on a learner's permit.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 487
Views: 38,942
Posted By PrkChps
Thanks for saying it. Somewhere in the chain of...

Thanks for saying it. Somewhere in the chain of events, it usually comes back to that. I tell my classes the same thing. The biggest lie in motorcycling.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,351
Posted By PrkChps
Thanks for that. You are absolutely correct. I...

Thanks for that. You are absolutely correct. I am also a RiderCoach, and recognized Exercise 8. I have to say it sounds like a clutch control issue that possibly could have been corrected by the...
Forum: Day Trippin' 12-02-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,977
Posted By PrkChps
Great ride report. Nice to see someone writing...

Great ride report. Nice to see someone writing about my local area. Glad you survived the wet boots. Try plastic supermarket bags over the feet...inside the boots. Kind of a "poor-tagonia" thing....
Forum: Trip Planning 11-25-2013, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,868
Posted By PrkChps
Talking Cpap

There is a new battery on the market that gives about a 48 hour charge and is light enough to travel with. When I camp, I take the machine and a long extension cord. My tent has a power-port, so I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2011, 07:41 PM
Replies: 5,089
Views: 387,998
Posted By PrkChps
Laugh There was a lot of that in the 80's. I ride a HD...

There was a lot of that in the 80's. I ride a HD Road King, and mostly lurk here...but I think BMW makes a wonderful motorcycle, and have owned Honda and Kawasaki as well. I also particularly love...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 08-28-2011, 06:55 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,223
Posted By PrkChps
Vermont route

I can vouch for the Hostel Tevere. Nice bar, also, open in the evenings. When you are heading south on VT 100, you can't miss Granville Gulf, a great segment of twisties. Watch out for the road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2011, 05:32 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,663
Posted By PrkChps
I was driving the family wagon one day back in...

I was driving the family wagon one day back in the 90's, on the highway. In front of me was a pickup. Suddenly, a real estate sign...like "for Sale, call.." popped out of the truck bed and landed...
Forum: Ride reports 05-23-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 45,348
Posted By PrkChps
Subscribed. This looks like a frickin' hoot. ...

Subscribed. This looks like a frickin' hoot. :1drink
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