Wife goes out of town.......this is what happens
Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:14 PM
Posted 15 May 2012 - 09:28 PM
You my friend have some cahones!!!
Posted 15 May 2012 - 10:36 PM
Actually... maybe not. My wife is SUPER SUPER easy going. We all joke about how SWMBO, and all that crap, but mine just wants me to have fun, but be respectful of her. I play 90-100 rounds a golf a year. I do as I want, buy what I want, I drink beer, fart everywhere.. brew my own beer, all that crap. I go on golf trips, and act like a child. She still loves me!
A motorcycle, she will not tolerate. Me+Motorcycle=divorce. She's a RN in the ICU, and the sheer amount of destruction, has her completely against them.
Be safe out there.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 07:29 AM
Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:27 AM
Enjoy riding, it is very relaxing and fun. Couple of things I learned when I was riding. speed is your friend (that dont mean be dumb a**) but taking curves slow is harder than with a reasonable amount of speed. also, Take the MSF course. it is very good and will teach you everything you need to know.
Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:28 AM
Haha, haven't heard that one before.
Nice ride, got my license but haven't had the funds to get one....yet
Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:29 PM
I got to a point where riding on the track was much more preferred than on the street with 50% of drivers texting talking on phones...
Posted 16 May 2012 - 03:38 PM
As a new rider, learn what "target fixation" is and learn to use it to your advantage.
Since I've had my license long before there ever was an MSF course, I'm not sure if the course covers target fixation of not...hopefully they do since it's a CRITICAL part riding motorcycles whether on the street or on the dirt.
My 2 cents!
LOL ... too much off-road experience talking there..... although good advice for the road also.
also ...if you have a friend that rides off-road - have him take you. Great way to learn how a motorcyle behaves.
Posted 17 May 2012 - 11:14 AM
I'm also an "All The Gear, All The Time" guy. Boots, pants, jacket, gloves and helmet every time I go out. As they say, it's not 'if' you're going to crash, but 'when'.
Edited by SheriffBooth, 17 May 2012 - 11:16 AM.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 01:03 AM
When you hit the ground wearing a helmet, you frequently get up all pi$$ed off about getting scratches on it. You hit the ground without that helmet and you may not get up at all.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:21 AM
Edited by cpeck12, 18 May 2012 - 09:33 AM.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:37 AM
Edited by cpeck12, 18 May 2012 - 09:37 AM.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 10:33 AM
I've been riding since I was 16 and dirt bikes before that. Last year (29 years old) I was sideswiped in a curve by a minivan cutting the corner. I was wearing all my gear and it saved my life. I was thrown over the handlebars and landed on my head and shoulders and slid approximately 150'. My dad was riding behind me and ran over my exhaust pipe, luckily he didn't crash also. He said I looked like superman in the air and heard the thud of my body hitting the ground. Fortunately for me and the driver of the minivan, I had no injuries because of my safety gear. I was also wearing a full face helmet and without the full face my face would have been spaghetti.
Be careful out there, keep your head on a swivel and watch your mirrors because people don't always stop behind you. Take special care when you are riding away from the sun, because people can't see you easily when looking towards the sun. Also put your "brights" on when riding in daylight, makes other people see the bright light much easier. When you are about to slow down or stop, flash your brake lights beforehand so the drivers behind you have the visual cue to start thinking about braking before you have too.
There is so much to say, but it's gotten worse on the roads since I was a kid. Cell phones are making it really bad.
Wear safety gear including heavy duty boots! In my accident my boot tore through the van's sheet metal like a can opener!
Good post. Sounds like a bad wreck and I'm glad you made it through with just bruises.
The cell phone drivers are definitely the worst. Spending time on two wheels definitely makes you appreciate how dangerous smart phones have made the roads.
Two books that I can recommend: "Proficient Motorcycling" by David Hough and "Stayin' Safe: The Art and Science of Riding Really Well" by Lawrence Grodsky. Both great books for different reasons.
Posted 18 May 2012 - 03:35 PM
Posted 19 May 2012 - 07:45 PM
Is that a one off, modified Monster? The dual exhausts are throwing me off.
Posted 19 May 2012 - 09:21 PM
It's a S2R 1000 Monster... they only made the S2R models for 3 years ('06-'08) so they're a little harder to come by. It has a full aftermarket exhaust system (not just slip ons), a "tail chop", and a few other modifications.... so it's not your everyday Monster.