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    One ignition key is not enough when touring.

    Another.

    A seized ignition barrel is the same as losing the key.

    In both situations ya buggered.


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    Short legs are short legs

    The lesson was simple: when making a slow u turn because you've got lost in Napier again, choose a flat driveway. If you choose a steeply cambered driveway and have to stop suddenly because of oncoming traffic chances are your downhill leg will still be too short and you will drop your one day old bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Citroenjunkie View Post
    The lesson was simple: when making a slow u turn because you've got lost in Napier again, choose a flat driveway. If you choose a steeply cambered driveway and have to stop suddenly because of oncoming traffic chances are your downhill leg will still be too short and you will drop your one day old bike!

    Ps: crash bars and panniers with corner protectors rock!
    Its the same with normal or tall legs too (Im about 1m80), soon as you give away those vital extra inches of reach. I did it on my GSXR 1100 on steep side road on taupo rd and once on the 750 when there was slight dip pothole right where i wanted my foot to be while facing uphill....

    Here's a training vid of turning a big fat bike on very steep loose terrain...

    Failing to take corners and life seriously since 197X

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    Quote Originally Posted by R650R View Post
    Here's a training vid of turning a big fat bike with linked brakes on very steep loose terrain...


    Similar trick with separate brakes, just requires a leg over and some hopping around...
    Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon

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    If you haven't got linked brakes, leave the bike in gear and kill the motor. Use the clutch to lock/release the back wheel
    it's not a bad thing till you throw a KLR into the mix.
    those cheap ass bitches can do anything with ductape.
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    Just because

    You can ride a dirt bike with knobblies along a beach, don't assume a fully laden advice bike with uni's will do the same.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocean1 View Post
    Similar trick with ...........................
    Similar trick with ........................... insert one of the thousand other ways to turn around a bike here.....

    It was just a tip........ but the internet strikes again......
    Failing to take corners and life seriously since 197X

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    Quote Originally Posted by R650R View Post
    Similar trick with ........................... insert one of the thousand other ways to turn around a bike here.....

    It was just a tip........ but the internet strikes again......
    Chill, dude. I was simply pointing out that attempting to do that with any bike not so equipped would result in videos more suitable for entertainment purposes than training.

    I know this 'cause I've attempted exactly that many, many times.
    Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon

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    If you're running late for a soccer match, a shortcut across a muddy field on a sports tourer might not be the time saver that you think it is. (The groundsman must have gone mental when they saw the 400 metre long skid mark through the middle of the field. )

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    quick vid

    Lessons learned the hard way...... watch out for that tree

    https://youtu.be/79Qf1_nfUhI


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    Just when you think you've seen everything, somebody defies your expectations with a new level of stupidity.

    http://m.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/arti...ectid=11821779

    (Kudos to the rider. I'm fairly sure That I would have totally misread that situation and gone straight into the driver's path.)

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