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Forum: Ride reports 07-22-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,982
Posted By BikeMikeAZ
KineticMeditation and I rented from Motoquest in...

KineticMeditation and I rented from Motoquest in Anchorage and spent 2 weeks and 3200 miles, finishing July 5. Awesome time. Waterproof gear is a plus. It was awesome; you'll love it.
Forum: Face plant 07-10-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,824
Posted By BikeMikeAZ
Didn't see anyone chime in here... High Speed -...

Didn't see anyone chime in here...
High Speed - Read up on and practice countersteering.
Low Speed - Let the bike lean under you, you'll feel more in control.
Unsure of traction - Let the bike...
Forum: Ride reports 07-10-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 445
Posted By BikeMikeAZ
Talking We didn't get to post; too busy riding. We did...

We didn't get to post; too busy riding. We did ~3200 miles in 2 weeks, stopping every 20 miles or so to take pictures. Unbeliveable! Love the State. We found that AT&T or Verizon are the only ones...
Forum: Face plant 06-05-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,824
Posted By BikeMikeAZ
Painted lines can be really slick, especially...

Painted lines can be really slick, especially with water, dew, oil, coolant, etc. Did you loose traction on the double yellow? Was that center section of the pavement darker like it is in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,725
Views: 413,392
Posted By BikeMikeAZ
This 'lean vs brake' topic comes up a lot. Here's...

This 'lean vs brake' topic comes up a lot. Here's one way to think about it:
Tires only have a certain amount of traction for any given set of conditions. It can all be used for braking, or for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2014, 08:58 PM
Replies: 1,725
Views: 413,392
Posted By BikeMikeAZ
I believe in Arizona you can take the MSF course...

I believe in Arizona you can take the MSF course completion certificate to the motor vehicle division and they will put the motorcycle endorsement on your license.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-11-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 1,725
Views: 413,392
Posted By BikeMikeAZ
For parking lot speed turns, you can let the bike...

For parking lot speed turns, you can let the bike lean under you, instead of leaning with the bike. You'll feel a lot more in control.
If you haven't done it yet, take a motorcycle safety foundation...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-04-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,725
Views: 413,392
Posted By BikeMikeAZ
Armor All is not your friend

When I was 17, those tires looked GREAT on that 72 CB360. 10 minutes later, shorts, a t-shirt, and the guard rail bouncing off my helmet wasn't so great. Didn't break anything, but spent 3 hours in...
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