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Old 06-11-2013, 07:15 AM   #1291
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Nice set of videos Capt!....
Perhaps the lawn will NOT get mowed today....
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Old 07-03-2013, 08:53 PM   #1292
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I don't know if this is good advice or not.

I read on some fjr forum to cover the clutch and take up the slack with your fingers when leaned over in a corner when you're about to crack on the throttle. This makes it so that if you hamfist the fueling and upset the bike, when your body is thrown towards the rear you will pull in the clutch a bit to get power off the rear wheel. This effectively gives you some traction control
That FJR forum must be a struggle, with trolling like that going on.


Unfortunately, nobody that incompetent with the throttle is going to save himself by finessing the clutch.

(Except maybe an expert who has broken his right elbow and wrist and is trying to ride quick in a cast. )
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Old 07-05-2013, 12:42 PM   #1293
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For the low clearance crowd....

http://youtu.be/UD1Qhdy_-HE
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Old 07-10-2013, 06:38 AM   #1294
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Bluhduh How much can a new motorcycle cost?



This is how much currency I have spent on my DR650. I bought it new a few months ago and have since had all this stuff fitted to deck it out for endurance travel. The only thing I ain't got is luggage and panniers yet.

This is really how much it can cost, no BS. The fist service I had was expensive, the suzuki dealership I went to charged me a lot and I won't be going back there again because of that. But, anyway, I got a good deal on my clothing and the main thing for me is that I like my bike and my clothing fits me really well.

Hope this can help someone who's considering buying a new 650 for adventure riding, like me.
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Old 07-12-2013, 05:31 PM   #1295
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Taking a Passenger?

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Old 07-16-2013, 07:39 AM   #1296
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My two cents

I took the MSF Basic Rider Course on 5/18/13 having only ridden as a passenger before, and the most helpful thing for me was having my best friend (and very experienced rider) either riding in front of or behind me and communicating through helmet intercom. I got a lot of "turn your blinker off"...."watch this weirdo on the left"...."you are turning too soon"....etc. etc. I realize not everyone may have this opportunity, but if you do...invest in a bluetooth system!
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:49 PM   #1297
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Words to live by...FWIW

Ride the road, don't count on all the hints from your GPS. Mr. GPS can make mistakes. Anyway, you should be watching the road.

Be aware of front tires when dealing with traffic. A car will almost always follow the front tires.

Back off or blast off...do not tail gate.

Thats all for now...
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:12 PM   #1298
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Don't add alcohol.

Not saying "never, ever" -- but not just yet. Alcohol always increases risk, and a Noob has enough risk factors to mitigate already. No need to add one voluntarily.

Regardless of what your relationship with alcohol is, don't mix it with riding.
I would add.. Don't ride hung-over.. That got me once on light rain.. Trying to escape the girls house before the walk of shame! Anyhow over the years I have learned that you should not ride when you are not 100% able to devote your attention to the ride! Worried, depressed, stressed, angy.. or Late! Your emptional state can be just as detremental as alcohol or drugs! First take a few minutes to calm down, regain your focus, or decide not to think about it and then ride!
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Old 07-20-2013, 02:48 PM   #1299
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Great vid as always Crash.
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:30 PM   #1300
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Great vid as always Crash.
True, but you forgot to mention the added mass pushing your upper-body forward during a hard stop. That can be quite disconcerting if you aren't expecting it.
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Old 07-20-2013, 05:14 PM   #1301
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I would add.. Don't ride hung-over.. That got me once on light rain.. Trying to escape the girls house before the walk of shame! Anyhow over the years I have learned that you should not ride when you are not 100% able to devote your attention to the ride! Worried, depressed, stressed, angy.. or Late! Your emptional state can be just as detremental as alcohol or drugs! First take a few minutes to calm down, regain your focus, or decide not to think about it and then ride!
I agree.

The last time I went drinking and riding was to meet someone from ADVrider who was in town (about a month ago). I started to ride home slightly buzzed from the 'party' area that had a lot of cruisers / Harleys (before I left - they all headed home before I did), knowing it was a bad idea... I had about 15 miles of super-slab ahead of me. Within the first mile I came to a slow-down that I didn't expect (construction at almost 2 AM on the weekend?). As we filtered down from the four lanes into one lane, a road worker there at the forward edge of the cones gave me a stare like the grim reaper... yet it didn't register why (e.g. why stare at me vs. all these other drivers in cars and trucks out here?).

Traffic got slower and slower in this single lane, even after being in it, to where we were down to like 4 MPH. Then I saw why as I passed the body and bike of who I was sure was a fellow partier who drank and rode (the news, later, was that he was coming from the same party road I was at, and his home / destination was the same place I live).

I took the chance he did that night, and the odds caught up to him.
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Old 07-21-2013, 07:26 PM   #1302
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Chip Seal

Fresh chip seal can be unnerving. Once cured and sealed it is just road...

http://youtu.be/sWoerDAB1Lw
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Old 07-27-2013, 04:14 PM   #1303
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Sight lines or line of sight....

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Old 08-10-2013, 04:48 PM   #1304
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Watch out for a lot of camber in the road/track when you come to a stop, I have been caught out a couple of times, once the bike starts to go over, it is very hard to stop!

As said on previous treads before, if there are any extra training courses out there, try and get yourself on them, even as a refresher. It's good to practice emergency braking, counter steering etc on a regular basis.


Enjoy, learn and good luck!
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:01 PM   #1305
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Haven't read through everything here yet but some great pearls of wisdom for sure.
The best thing I learned so far with my limited riding experience(only about 15,000 km's where i'm living overseas & about half a dozen dirt bikes back home a long time ago) is never take your attention off everything around you & never relax until the key is out of the ignition. I did that once & nearly got taken out....never again, was a very timely wake up call.
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