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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 09:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,994
Posted By GordoS
I figure when I can do one on my Rocky Mountain...

I figure when I can do one on my Rocky Mountain Flow hardtail bicycle, I'll try it on my GS. That said, I have been working on it for a while now...and getting older (48 last month) isn't helping.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 9,916
Views: 2,035,120
Posted By GordoS
Thing about this setup is that decent downhill...

Thing about this setup is that decent downhill mountain bike parts will run you $1000+ for a fork, $500+ for wheels, $300-400 for brakes, etc. Complete DH bicycle runs $4000 + (my used KTM 450XCW...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,538
Posted By GordoS
Full width ramp and trailer

Risk management as the Air Force calls it. The consequences of having my 1200 GS,or even my 450 XCW, fall if I were riding it up a ramp trumps any convenience of riding it up.

I have both a...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2013, 05:52 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,025
Posted By GordoS
Hit the east coast DC "shop" on Thursday

Been looking at a 'stich for several years now, just never bit the bullet, and glad I did not. Turns out I needed several mods to make it wearable -- I've got big short legs, normal torso length,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-26-2013, 07:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By GordoS
Aerostich is in DC

:clap
good for me, since I apparently wear a 52 stumpy squat suit that could have never been worked out over the internet...

Not an employee and nothing vested, just happy to have had a chance to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2013, 06:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,910
Posted By GordoS
Drove through quite a few during a stay in the middle east

Oman to be exact. Guy on the inside has the right of way, which means you need to watch for him to blast out if you aren't him. So upon entering the circle you want to head for the inside lane. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2013, 04:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By GordoS
Excellent, thank you!

Excellent, thank you!
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2013, 07:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 495
Posted By GordoS
Name this plug...

So bought a used 2007 R1200GS. Lots of previous owner farkle wiring that I pulled out to rewire with my own new farkle wiring (got rid of Blackberry charger and intercom and installed Denali D2s and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-15-2013, 01:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,804
Posted By GordoS
Did it once

Honda Ridgeline with a Harbor Freight wide ramp where I can walk up next to the bike. Scared the sh!t out of me. Wouldn't even think of riding it up. Maybe if I had a longer ramp, I would feel...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,807
Posted By GordoS
Spot

Cool idea.

For longer urban rides, the phone is usually in a waterproof pouch with an extended battery in the jacket. That said, when I am heading up into the hills to ride trails on my KTM or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 3,397
Views: 470,777
Posted By GordoS
They'll also go after mountain...

They'll also go after mountain bikers...especially the second rider if the first rider accidentally runs over their tail...
:evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2013, 04:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,601
Posted By GordoS
Don't worry about the clutch

Dauntless,
I went through the same process for my 13 year old last summer. Regardless of brand/model, smaller is better for the first bike -- make sure he can get his feet down. Go into it with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2013, 04:46 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 17,977
Posted By GordoS
This... CL is a favorite rant of mine. I...

This...

CL is a favorite rant of mine. I will not use CL unless there is no other way to recoup some money from something I want to get rid of...and it mainly ends up being fairly bulky things I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2013, 07:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,646
Posted By GordoS
1200GS and 450XCW...

Been riding on-road motorcycles about 6 years, mountain bikes since forever. Had a 1200GS. First time I took it off road on some mild forest fire roads. I dropped it. Dropped it three times that...
Forum: Road warriors 07-24-2013, 07:26 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,989
Posted By GordoS
What screen is that? Thanks

What screen is that?
Thanks
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2013, 05:55 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,164
Posted By GordoS
Good to know...

I am assuming you can't know that is happening until someone tries to start it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,164
Posted By GordoS
I picked a scooter up once...

On a business trip in Greece. It was behind the restaurant we were heading into, big storm raging, which was probably what knocked it over since it was not a parking lot. BUT it was also leaking gas...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-28-2013, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,065
Posted By GordoS
Surprised they kept the side opening panniers

Stuff just wants to fall out, especially when you are on the side stand. And if they are the BMW ones, it will only take a couple of falls to put them out of commission. DAMHIK.

I believe they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2013, 09:29 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 16,387
Posted By GordoS
"Sent from my Radio Shack TRS-80 using a keyboard...

"Sent from my Radio Shack TRS-80 using a keyboard and electricity."
Firggin awesome...
You forgot the cassette tape drive and the black and white monitor. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2013, 07:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,730
Posted By GordoS
GoPro

Helps deconstruct what happened, since even at low speeds, I sometimes have trouble recollecting the incident. I've crashed my GS a couple of times in similar circumstances where things just got...
Forum: Face plant 03-05-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 397
Views: 160,509
Posted By GordoS
Glad you are OK. I am still trying to figure...

Glad you are OK.
I am still trying to figure out how the GoPro survived on the top of your helmet.
Safe(r) riding,
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-30-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 3,008
Views: 830,986
Posted By GordoS
What's dumber...running into a parked car, or...

What's dumber...running into a parked car, or filming yourself running into a parked car and then posting it to the 'net?
:huh
just thinkin...
Forum: Racing 12-22-2012, 08:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,415
Posted By GordoS
Where are you riding?

I've ridden once at Wicomico Park, too expensive to do very often, and I on the hunt for more trails to ride in VA/MD. Only did about a mile on the hare scramble trail at the park -- had my son on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-05-2012, 03:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,833
Posted By GordoS
It is not the rain that I worry most about -- it...

It is not the rain that I worry most about -- it is rain and sand, leaves or grass. Turns things slick as snot very quickly, regardless of how good your tires are supposed to be in the rain.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,055
Posted By GordoS
46 with my first off road bike

I starter riding street about six years ago (HOV lane in Northern Virginia is open to motorcycles...) Like you, I started "off roading" on a big bike, my commuter R1200GS that with a set of knobbies...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2012, 03:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,669
Posted By GordoS
OK, 300 lbs of motorcycle flying off the course...

OK, 300 lbs of motorcycle flying off the course at 200 MPH...someone do the math of F=MA and tell me how big of a bruise that would leave on a spectator...
:norton

Flippin' amazing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-26-2012, 03:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,938
Posted By GordoS
Israel does something similar. ...

Israel does something similar.

http://www.motorcyclistonline.com/features/122_1010_new_minutemen_scooters_saving_lives/viewall.html

Having grown up in LA and now living in DC, it makes sense....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2012, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,351
Posted By GordoS
Good point, thanks. Been a while since I was in...

Good point, thanks. Been a while since I was in the BRC...
Cheers,
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,473
Posted By GordoS
You hit on a couple of my favorites...I use the...

You hit on a couple of my favorites...I use the lack of merging skills as an example of the fact that education in the USA is failing. We'e all taught "boy girl boy girl..." in kindergarten, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2012, 04:12 AM
Replies: 1,606
Views: 367,049
Posted By GordoS
I grew up in Torrance, San Pedro and RHE. It...

I grew up in Torrance, San Pedro and RHE. It blows my mind to think anyone would enjoy riding in that area but I also haven't been back in 10 years or so. Maybe traffic has gotten better? :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2012, 04:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,351
Posted By GordoS
I've been going down hills in Virginia mud where...

I've been going down hills in Virginia mud where brakes did not make any difference and I couldn't even tell when they were locked up...so maybe it is better to learn how to ride without them?:huh
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2012, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,351
Posted By GordoS
Thanks for all the feedback. Sounds like he...

Thanks for all the feedback. Sounds like he should start out with a bike he can get on and off of easily, and he can figure out the shifting part with a little practice.

I know that the first...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,351
Posted By GordoS
I hear you, although in DC traffic driving a...

I hear you, although in DC traffic driving a stick sucks...


I learned how to drive my first 5 speed on the way home from the dealership... It was an interesting ride.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,351
Posted By GordoS
First motorcycle for a 12 year old - autoclutch or standard?

So both my eldest kids are out the door for college, leaving me and the boy at home. I'm starting to ride in the woods (on a KTM) and thinking about getting my 12 year old son to tag along. Size...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,792
Posted By GordoS
Not quite MX boots, but I ride in my Sidi...

Not quite MX boots, but I ride in my Sidi Adventures on any ride that is more than running around or to work and never had any issues once I got used to them. I do have Pivot Pegs, and commute in...
Forum: Vendors 08-18-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,805
Posted By GordoS
Got the parts...

Mike -
many thanks for the quick turn on the parts and the t-shirt.

Good luck on getting to the ISDE, looking forward to the rest of the reporting.

Cheers,
Gordon
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 08-15-2012, 07:43 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 65,765
Posted By GordoS
Try riding a 1200GS through the woods...

And a 450 XC-W is a light weight, nimble, rock climbing, tree dodging scalpel.

Yes, that is a bash guard strapped to the top of the pile on the back of the pig. And that was a GOOD, CHEAP day in...
Forum: Vendors 08-14-2012, 07:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,805
Posted By GordoS
Looks like the hoses will not work. PM sent on...

Looks like the hoses will not work. PM sent on the Cyrca stuff.

Always happy to support a racer and get a good deal on stuff.
Cheers,
Gordon
Forum: Vendors 08-13-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,805
Posted By GordoS
Part number for the hoses?

Sorry, picture is just enough out of focus I cannot make it out.

I know I want a pair of the Cycra hand guard mounts for fat bars (new packaged parts)

Thanks
Gordon
Forum: Vendors 11-18-2011, 04:38 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,712
Posted By GordoS
PM Sent

Thanks,
Gordon
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