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Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by Jim K, Jul 7, 2020.

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    pigpenracing En-Route

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    My current 6 bikes :) CCF26F7D-8227-404C-807F-9C48DDF7381D.jpeg 5561CD7A-9E0D-4169-8676-1E27C263B5C9.jpeg 3E194BDF-35C6-4977-B13F-FEAEE44655EF.jpeg 5D3010FD-D56B-485E-BFB5-9F638CF23CC9.jpeg 3B008BAD-3B26-4006-B91F-D0FCBC205A73.jpeg 1EF25D4A-B37A-4A18-B7B1-4AEE77F1B514.jpeg
     
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    Those might work. Maybe a call to the Revzilla helpline.
     
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    In general, leather is best. View the textile gear as sacrificial - it will protect you once and then will need to be replaced. But it will do its job that one serious time.

    If you find yourself doing a lot of serious riding, you will eventually want leather. The only reason I don’t wear it all the time is the Florida heat.
     
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    smv Pattern Altitude

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    Speaking of which, insurance bought me new pants and bought the wife new pants, new jacket, and a new helmet when we crashed the GTL last year. Still cheap at twice the price.
     
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    I was driving home today from the DMV, having just got my motorcycle endorsement. Thinking about riding the motorcycle through even that little bit of traffic made me apprehensive. I think it will be the back country roads for a while.
     
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    That’s wise.

    You will find your situation awareness improves immensely and it will carry over to driving a car as well.
     
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    mondtster En-Route

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    I've lost track of how many motorcycles I've owned over the years, but it has been a lot of them. There has been no point since I was age 12 that I have not owned at least one bike. Here are the current two, the T140 had 271 miles on it when I got it a few years back. I just got back from riding the Guzzi out to Yellowstone and will hopefully get one more big trip in this fall.

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    steingar Taxi to Parking

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    First motorcycle ride I ever hd was bringing mine back on the Interstate. Apprehension. Yeah.
     
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    LoLPilot Line Up and Wait

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    On the gear... SPEND THE MONEY. When I first started riding I wore a helmet just so I could say “yeah yeah I’m being safe I’m wearing a helmet.” I wore whatever as long as it was DOT and not expensive. When I got into grad school the dealer where I got my bike had a sale on Arai helmets. On a good discount these things were still $500 but talking to guys there about them convinced me to get one because of the investment I’m making in my head.

    I had that helmet for a month before I was riding behind a semi truck when it had a trailer tire blow out. I was able to dodge most of the debris but one of the last bits of the tire to come off the wheel was about the size of a softball and it nailed me squarely in the face. I saw stars and the next thing I remember was being beside the truck kind of leaning over my tank, and I could see that I was now doing 80. The helmet had a rubber smudge in the center of the visor. I called the dealer and asked if it was likely compromised from the impact and they said no it’s fine, but aren’t you glad you had it?
     
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    Some nice riding yesterday, more today!
     
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    FastEddieB Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Two Wheels Only!

    Let's hook up and ride soon.

    Have you ridden "The Devil's Triangle"?

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    Stop posting pics of my favorite places! You're making me homesick, even though I'm sitting at home.

    :D
     
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    Not far from the homestead in SW OK Not the newest in the stable. 400 & change yesterday social distancing with 8 friends.
     
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    Ended up being a great four day weekend, lots of great roads.
    • 60 from ducktown to Suches twice
    • 60 from Suches down to 19, twice
    • 129 over the mountain, twice
    • Wolfpen Gap, twice
    • Richard Russell, four times
    • Burton Dam/Seed Lake/Lake Raybun, twice
    • 197 up the west side of Lake Burtion, twice
    • War Woman
    • 28, twice
    • 130/281 from Salem, SC to Tuckasegee, NC
    • Ellijay road in NC
    • Walnut/Pine creek roads, NC
    • North Norton Road, NC
    Good times! And, we stayed at a nice VRBO right on Lake Keowee, so right into the lake after a hot day of riding!

    Devils Triangle, yup, several times, but I ride a modified version.
    • 116 up from Petros, but then take New River/Stoney Fork/Norma roads (all dirt) up to 297
    • 297 over to Old 63 (old rough pavement) and down to Caryville
    • Then take Mountain/Tower/Stoney Fork roads (paved goatpaths) back over to the dirt portion of Stoney Fork
    • Then back on to twisty 116 and then 330 to complete the loop
    It's a ride more fitting of an adventure bike!

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    https://goo.gl/maps/hJm4LfYmN372EHjj6
     
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    NICE!! You just named most of my favorite roads, leaving out only the Cherohala.
     
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    Took the Concours to Pacific Raceways back in 2008 for one of the "advanced" courses put on there a couple of times a year. It was a fun class, only occasionally spoiled by a couple of butt-heads.

    This was my last motorcycle. Out of all the bikes I've owned, I probably put the most miles on this one. But, I got to the point that commuting by motorcycle in Seattle area traffic was more of a hassle than a joy. And, going out on the weekends to "ride" was taking time and money away from flying. So, I sold the bike and put the money towards a set of wings for the RV-8.

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    vkhosid Cleared for Takeoff

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    That looks like the Sunset...at one point, we must have been neighbors.
     
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    1567ADEE-873E-4B58-9425-FE0BD87B8ABD.jpeg At road Atlanta to watch superbike races, 1st race 1pm
     
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    IMG_4264.jpeg Bad picture, fun toys.
     
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    Small raw test clip from the new Hero 8:

     
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    I'm new to GoPros (bought a Hero 8 in July), and very new to video editing, just downloaded Luma Fusion for iPad two weeks ago. That said, I just produced my first real youtube vid (as opposed to just uploading raw vid), a riding weekend with friends a month or so ago. It's a little long, I need to be more ruthless in axing video. As I'm new at this, I'm open to comments and critique, and of course likes and subscribes are cool too!

     
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    A couple of languishing moto vids that I finally finished up and published over the weekend:



     
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    I'd make some videos, but no one wants to watch a bike ride for 60 miles in a straight line.
     
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    I enjoyed my Great Lakes / Flat States tour a few years ago, but if I lived where everything was flat I probably wouldn't own a bike. And yes, all of the locational moves I've made in my career have revolved around not only career opportunities but good riding locals as well.
     
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    We took delivery of Karen’s Ryker on the 13th.

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    I rode it home the 40 miles or so from the dealer.

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    It’s a fun ride. No shifting is strange, as is no front brake. Karen’s been practicing on the runway and our private road. Tennessee is weird in there’s no “learners permit”, so how is one supposed to practice for the test? Anyway, she’s taking a 2-day course this weekend which will qualify her for her license, and is really looking forward to riding the local twisties!
     
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    Eddie, it looks nice! I've ridden those before, and the biggest thing I have to do is reprogram as the three wheelers steer vs the two wheelers countersteer.
     
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    I'm a dual sport guy but I admire the engineering/aesthetics of sportbikes.

    Latest from the hobby table: Ducati 1199 Panigale S Tricolore, 1/12th scale.

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    That is some patience right there.
     
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