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Old 04-13-2010, 10:25 PM   #1
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Jimmy Lewis is teaching again!!

They're baaaack! Just got an email from Heather Lewis that the Jimmy Lewis Off road School is back up and they are teaching locally. There is a two-day off road class scheduled for the weekend of May 15-16 right near Lake Isabella, east of Bakersfield. Cost is $600, but everyone says it's the best farkle you can ever get for your bike.
I imagine the class would fill up soon, so hopefully there's still room left-. If there is, I'm definitely going. Who's with me?!

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Old 04-13-2010, 10:52 PM   #2
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One of the greatest teachers ever for off-road technique. Awesome event!

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Old 04-14-2010, 09:58 AM   #3
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i sent mine yesterday.

there are possibly at least 2 more inmates going.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:37 AM   #4
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I must be old... it was 6 years ago that I took a JL class.
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:41 AM   #5
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i sent mine yesterday.

there are possibly at least 2 more inmates going.
What bike will you ride in the class?
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Old 04-14-2010, 10:54 AM   #6
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What bike will you ride in the class?
Take the smallest one you've got.
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:11 AM   #7
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Yamaha TW200 (plates)

or

Honda TL250 ? (green sitckered)
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:13 PM   #8
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What bike will you ride in the class?

xr400 and 640E, but i was told by another inmate to bring the tw200....
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:36 PM   #9
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xr400 and 640E, but i was told by another inmate to bring the tw200....
During the class you shut off your motors for instruction all the time, so, I'd bring the 640 because of the electric start.
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Old 04-14-2010, 12:37 PM   #10
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The smaller the bike the more you will be able to push it when doing the drills. The easier it will be when you push too far. And the more you will get out of the class.
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Old 04-14-2010, 06:24 PM   #11
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Take the bike you would for adventure riding most of the time or that you want to become more skilled with. Unless you've never ridden that particular motorcycle before, JL kind of tailors his teaching, tips and drills to the bike your on anyway. And don't worry about electric start or not. If you get tired of kicking your crank bike, Heather will come over and get it started for you!! F#*kers, don't ask me how I know!!
You guys are going to have fun, though
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:04 PM   #12
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I don't know if I want to pay $600 to ride my TW200 up and down hills, and I sure as shit DON'T WANT TO RIDE my R1150GS up and down hills.
That's just me, I'm kinda $ edgy right now and turning 60 next week and it's freakin' me out.
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:20 PM   #13
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Spend hundreds of dollars on the class, gas, food and lodging (all this could add up to $ 900.00 easy)...

Deal with 'performance riding' and trying to learn something...and then deal with kick starting your bike about twenty times . Boy, does THAT sound like a GREAT idea .

Jamjet did give some good advise, 'Take the bike you would for adventure riding most of the time or that you want to become more skilled with.'

Almost all the ADV bike that I know are electric start... FYI I rode my BMW HP 2 for the class and it was a GREAT learning experience. I would have NEVER have taken my Honda XR 650 R. Maybe,... I'm to smart for my own good.
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It may sound like good advice... but JL recommends a smaller bike if you have one.
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Old 04-14-2010, 08:29 PM   #15
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It may sound like good advice... but JL recommends a smaller bike if you have one.
That's because Jimmy's six years older too since you took his class. That pic above when I took class where he's lifting the bike with the rider on it on a hill...I'd sure as hell want you on a smaller bike too!. Damn things get heavier every year.
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