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Old 02-20-2013, 12:52 PM   #56791
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Chillicothe on May 26 and was originally thinking about taking the GS-A as that is the one I'm normally riding on the road but now you have me second guessing myself. Not having any idea what they do, would a smaller bike be preferred?
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I took the ERC a few years ago on my 1150 GS, maybe you should go with only 1/2 a tank of fuel. I didn't have any problems with the drills. It would seem fruitless to take the course on any thing other than your main mount.

I agree with d mc gee, Steve...none of the drills are so arduous that they cant be done with a big bike. I did this course on the Magna, which is 600 lbs (of awesome! ) and is not particularly good at turning...never dropped it once. In my class, there was a guy on a Harley bagger that was dragging hard parts on one of the cornering drills. You'll be fine on the GSA. And I'd think that the skills/drills transfer more readily from the big bike to the small, rather than vice versa.


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I'm starting a school this spring. It will be just the MSF/Ohio Motorcycle BRC, but I have been friends with Lee Parks for a long time and plan on having him out for his Total Control class once or twice a year. Total Control is a street class, but from what I understand it is very good.

Cool. I'm looking forward to it....specially if you'll be able to offer an ADV/buddy discount
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:57 PM   #56792
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KTM will be lighter to pick up if I drop it.
you won't. take your main street bike is my suggestion.


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I just got done calling everyone on the committee. The staff at McGregor's office seems to be tired of getting these calls. Hmm, seems to me like they need more, keep at it!

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Just called all three, ad to leave messages for McGregor and Reece but told receptionist for the other three that as a long time motorcyclist and someone who has benefitted from a return rider class they are greatly needed. That allowing those funds used by the MSF classes was a disservice to motorcyclist and other motorists because of the decrease in public safety that would result.
way to go. I made sure to mention having take the MSF classes and being a long time motorcyclist in my emails.
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Old 02-20-2013, 02:33 PM   #56793
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Old 02-20-2013, 03:34 PM   #56794
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Never noticed that. Thanks!
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:01 PM   #56795
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Attn Ohio WRR owners...

I posted this in the WRR mega thread but thought I'd ask hear too since so many of us have WRR's...

I have a question for the brain trust...



I broke this tab off my rear caliper assembly after installing the zeta rear disk guard. (It broke after taking a hit to the guard)



I know they don't sell just that part but the whole assembly. My question is....do any of you know of another rear brake disk guard that I can use that doesn't use this tab to mount it?

TIA!
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:45 PM   #56796
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So a $60 part breaks a $300 part in attempt to protect a $100 part.

Nice.

I think I'll stick to the naked rear rotor.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:09 PM   #56797
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So a $60 part breaks a $300 part in attempt to protect a $100 part.

Nice.

I think I'll stick to the naked rear rotor.
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Old 02-20-2013, 09:58 PM   #56798
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So a $60 part breaks a $300 part in attempt to protect a $100 part.

Nice.

I think I'll stick to the naked rear rotor.
I probably would have bent the rotor several times by now. The disk guard did take a lot of hits before it broke off that tab.

You think it could be welded without screwing it up any further?
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:22 PM   #56799
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You think it could be welded without screwing it up any further?

Depends on the skill of the welder. Good ones can work miracles, bad ones just make an ugly mess thats only barely better than duct tape.
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Old 02-21-2013, 04:27 AM   #56800
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Theres weld on types indy.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:36 AM   #56801
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JB weld!

Oh, come on. I know you were all thinking of telling him that.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:37 AM   #56802
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I would not weld that caliper bracket. To much chance of heat transfer and weakening or tweaking a somewhat vital part.

I've been contemplating cutting a sharkfin out for a while now, if I do, it's going to attach to the axle and clamp to the swing arm.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:47 AM   #56803
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I would not weld that caliper bracket. To much chance of heat transfer and weakening or tweaking a somewhat vital part.

I've been contemplating cutting a sharkfin out for a while now, if I do, it's going to attach to the axle and clamp to the swing arm.
Depends on how far away it is,what type of material,welder,how it cracked...

Can you post an actual picture Indy?

If it's porous cast,forget it.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:05 AM   #56804
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So a $60 part breaks a $300 part in attempt to protect a $100 part.

Nice.

I think I'll stick to the naked rear rotor.
Word.

Come to think of it, I only have two "guards" on my bike, a skidplate Alan made from a piece of scrap aluminum, and handguards. I've beat that thing to death and haven't broken anything not protected.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:09 AM   #56805
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I probably would have bent the rotor several times by now. The disk guard did take a lot of hits before it broke off that tab.

You think it could be welded without screwing it up any further?
I have an expert welder up here. Skill level: welded the cracked engine case on a CBR 954. If you want to mail it to me i'll fix you up.
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