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Old 04-02-2013, 10:50 AM   #16
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Did your buddy have any formal training?
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:56 AM   #17
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Did your buddy have any formal training?
[embarrass] he's a former MSF instructor.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:56 AM   #18
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you called him out for wrecking and calling it lay er down.
I'm calling you you for being a pompous ,arrogant , elitist a -hole.
I'll be sure to check in with you to on my next purchase so i 'll know what brand and model motorcycles meet with your approval.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:06 AM   #19
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you called him out for wrecking and calling it lay er down.
I'm calling you you for being a pompous ,arrogant , elitist a -hole.
I'll be sure to check in with you to on my next purchase so i 'll know what brand and model motorcycles meet with your approval.
If you ain't riding Harley, you ain't riding shit.

...and I'm elitist?
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:10 AM   #20
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If you ain't riding Harley, you ain't riding shit.

...and I'm elitist?
I've learned to ignore his often BS. I suspect he is an aging man losing his ability to filter!

Personally I think you did the right thing, especially in light of the fact your friend was an MSF Instructor!

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Old 04-02-2013, 11:15 AM   #21
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I've learned to ignore his often BS. I suspect he is an aging man losing his ability to filter!

Personally I think you did the right thing, especially in light of the fact your friend was an MSF Instructor!

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I thought it hilarious that a HD fan would call anybody elitist.

I want to make it clear that he WAS an MSF instructor in the A.F. He is not unless if you are once you are forever. I don't know but I assume you need to be re-certified from time to time if you choose to be active instructing.

My general intent is to get my friend on a track with instructors so he can learn his heavy bike. I'd preferred he resumed his riding lighter where one can have some room for error, but he wouldn't listen.

I gotta admit, though, that one motive he had for getting the H-D was to attract the girls and it has done that for him in a big way.
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:20 AM   #22
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I thought it hilarious that a HD fan would call anybody elitist.

I want to make it clear that he WAS an MSF instructor in the A.F. He is not unless if you are once you are forever. I don't know but I assume you need to be re-certified from time to time if you choose to be active instructing.

My general intent is to get my friend on a track with instructors so he can learn his heavy bike. I'd preferred he resumed his riding lighter where one can have some room for error, but he wouldn't listen.

I gotta admit, though, that one motive he had for getting the H-D was to attract the girls and it has done that for him in a big way.
Even a former MSF instructor should NEVER spout that line! IMHO

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Old 04-02-2013, 11:55 AM   #23
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Even a former MSF instructor should NEVER spout that line! IMHO

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If you ain't laying down a Harley, you ain't laying down shit.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:08 PM   #24
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For the record, if he wound up under the bike, there probably wasn't a high side. Not in the sense that most who have experienced them would call it. You have to get the bike really sideways under braking, not a couple of inches out of line but nearly 90 degrees to the direction of travel and then you will go away off the forward side of the bike, obviating the chance to wind up under it. For clarity, rear wheel kicks out to the right, rider releases brake and the bike attempts to right itself but keeps its angle of attack. Rider winds up leading the bike down the road.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:09 PM   #25
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If you ain't riding Harley, you ain't riding shit.

...and I'm elitist?
If meaning that literally, yes. I try not to ride shit either. I prefer to ride motos. Can I be an elitist too?

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Old 04-02-2013, 12:40 PM   #26
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Where is DAKEZ when we need him?

Where is DAKEZ when we need him? He could explain this "lay 'er down"
technique to us.
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:53 PM   #27
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you called him out for wrecking and calling it lay er down.
I'm calling you you for being a pompous ,arrogant , elitist a -hole.
I'll be sure to check in with you to on my next purchase so i 'll know what brand and model motorcycles meet with your approval.
one that remains upright and with brakes. If you crash, just admit you crashed. The lay it down line is so much bullshit. Clearly the bike will slow down faster sliding against the pavement rather than by using the brakes the goddamn thing comes with.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:01 PM   #28
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I laid 'er down once.

On a pillow in the garage. I wanted to see if I could git 'er back up and since my son was home to help if not ...

I won't say it's easy but I can do it. Good thing too, she's fell over twice since and I had to git 'er back up without the possibility of help.
Maybe next time I can take a picture, I find it REALLY hard to do that when the Big German Twin is on 'er side.

To the OP.
I think you handled it OK.
He's not hurt too bad so this may all work out for the best.
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:04 PM   #29
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I laid 'er down once.

On a pillow in the garage. I wanted to see if I could git 'er back up and since my son was home to help if not ...

I won't say it's easy but I can do it. Good thing too, she's fell over twice since and I had to git 'er back up without the possibility of help.
Maybe next time I can take a picture, I find it REALLY hard to do that when the Big German Twin is on 'er side.

To the OP.
I think you handled it OK.
He's not hurt too bad so this may all work out for the best.




Hell, if a girl can do it...

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Old 04-02-2013, 01:05 PM   #30
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If you ain't riding Harley, you ain't riding shit.
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Is the double negative deliberate? It's delightfully ironic!
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