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  1. Good point. The best way to work on your skills...

    Good point. The best way to work on your skills and improve riding is get on a bicycle. Itís good for you and really helps. In the old days when I was new (2006 ) after over a 20 year layoff this...
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    I joined the site many years ago. I was quite...

    I joined the site many years ago. I was quite active then and I moved away to more bike specific forums. I also felt us no longer a beginner. Now that I have been riding many years and many bikes so...
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    Thnaks for the input. Colorado was where I ran...

    Thnaks for the input. Colorado was where I ran into a lot of them. The ones that were wet from rain were lots of fun. One of those oh Sh** moments....
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    cattle Crossings

    I live on the West side of WA. On a trip I ran into a lot of Cattle crossings... Some even in curves. Since many of you I suspect live where they are a lot more prevalent how to you deal with them......
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    I have owned scooters and bikes, a Burgman 650,...

    I have owned scooters and bikes, a Burgman 650, majesty 400 , 2 Honda 250 reflexes and a Honda 50cc also. They are a lot of fun. The Burgman can break a 100, the majesty 400 did 93 on GPS. The...
  6. Steep hills even for experienced riders can be...

    Steep hills even for experienced riders can be tough. Get on a steep grade with a 650 lbs bike under you, and you need to make a 90* right turn to another road that is a steep uphill grade. Not all...
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    +1 a reasonable price and a very fun bike.

    +1 a reasonable price and a very fun bike.
  8. Sticky: Good stuff Crash. ID has STAR and it is far...

    Good stuff Crash. ID has STAR and it is far better than the most. I think you hit on the head, it is low speed "how does this work?" class. To think you are ready for a SB and the twisties is nuts
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    Give mint.com a try. I like it a lot , simple for...

    Give mint.com a try. I like it a lot , simple for my needs free and has a iPhone app too. I tried a couple of the other apps than Quicken, IBank and Moneywell. I did not like either.
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    I thought they where going to try and vote them...

    I thought they where going to try and vote them out as some areas showed a massive increase in accidents?
  11. What about some bikes that have ceramic lined...

    What about some bikes that have ceramic lined cylinders?I have had probably an equal number of used vs new bikes. My late father was a gearhead and mechanical Engineer for Kaiser Aluminum for his...
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    It didn't do anything for me. A lot of thinly...

    It didn't do anything for me. A lot of thinly veiled references to apartheid, Israel / Palestine and rather pointless. No real likable characters and going through the motions acting, didn't help.
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    TB, I understand what it is like I lost my wife...

    TB, I understand what it is like I lost my wife at 39 to CA. It gets easier but, in my case it was realizing how much she had changed me for the better and that we were truly joined at a spiritual...
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    That is excellent. I have never had migraines and...

    That is excellent. I have never had migraines and I can only assume how horrid they may be. To be able to ride again is great news.
  15. I use this grip lock ...

    I use this grip lock
    http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/motorcycle-lock/grip-lock/
    and this , it is for a laptop but works great to prevent anyone messing with the bike , kids sitting on it, or going...
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    The PNW is pretty normal weather, it is mid 30's...

    The PNW is pretty normal weather, it is mid 30's to 40's cloudy and rain. When it is sunny it is OK to ride but we are right at the freezing point and I hate black ice.
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    :notworthy Exactly! Just noise to get us to ...

    :notworthy Exactly! Just noise to get us to "look away" from the big picture. I do not care about TW , or party crashers. It has no effect on me , your points will
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    I usually use the term rider. The reason is it is...

    I usually use the term rider. The reason is it is inclusive of the pillion "person" , scooterists , trikes and even can be used for things like the can-am spyder. Biker I look at as a noun, and is...
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    I did a very similar get off in 2006. The bike...

    I did a very similar get off in 2006. The bike went up and my left ankle was stuck by the shifter, my ankle did a 360. after 3 surgeries , I now have 2 titanium rods a lot of screws and hardware for...
  20. I have never seen one "in the wild" they look...

    I have never seen one "in the wild" they look long and sleek. It seems like it would make a good commuter at a much lower price point. Maybe they intended it to replace the VFR , and when they blew...
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    Really good Crash. In the early 90's I went to...

    Really good Crash. In the early 90's I went to keith Codes school, and he taught extensive use of it, pick a point for your apex and once you are nearing it start to use peripheral vision to see the...
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    I agree mapsource is quirky. Zumoforums has a...

    I agree mapsource is quirky. Zumoforums has a good tutorial about workarounds such as setting waypoints at intersections. I have been playing with gpsbable and trying Microsofts streets and maps. I...
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    I am glad to see him doing well in MN. He is a...

    I am glad to see him doing well in MN. He is a talent that comes along only once and a while. Last week he made the Seahawks look like a High School team. However I think that a lot of accolades...
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    Some of your options are to try and run XP as a...

    Some of your options are to try and run XP as a virtual machine , depending on what version of Win 7 you have or Sun's Virtualbox. The problem I suspect will be the BSD ( lower systems) was totally...
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    Windows 7 works fine as long as the hardware is...

    Windows 7 works fine as long as the hardware is up to it. I like it better than Vista, which i dumped and went to XP again. As far as using it the learning curve is not much, some stuff as been moved...
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