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by CaptCrashIdaho
Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:55 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Embarrasing n00b question
Replies: 11
Views: 3877

Actually that bike could use some practice...send it to me and I'll train IT.
by CaptCrashIdaho
Sun Dec 13, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: The Funny Farm
Topic: Capt Crash's Christmas Lesson!
Replies: 2
Views: 4058

Capt Crash's Christmas Lesson!

MERRY CHRISTMAS! HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

*never give your wife the kind of present you gave your mom...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhgdxe_Ig0o
by CaptCrashIdaho
Sun Nov 29, 2009 12:09 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Peripheral Vision--how it works
Replies: 2
Views: 1113

Peripheral Vision--how it works

Here's the dope on Peripheral Vision. It's more than just a tough word to spell...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtXPV_u_YMA
by CaptCrashIdaho
Sun Oct 04, 2009 12:05 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: MSF BRC: Beat the Box
Replies: 1
Views: 2085

MSF BRC: Beat the Box

No need to fear l'il campers! The "Box of Death" isn't as bad as you think--especially if you THINK it out. Here's help:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jGCgbEID83U
by CaptCrashIdaho
Sat Sep 26, 2009 9:29 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Linking Curves
Replies: 6
Views: 3121

Oddly, when you ask if someone has a preference on turn direction, those that do have a preference like LEFTS better than RIGHTS. Ski Instructors tell me skiing is the same way. First, you're aware of it so that's good, now you can work on it. I would suggest that your parking lot practice is a good...
by CaptCrashIdaho
Wed Sep 23, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Linking Curves
Replies: 6
Views: 3121

Linking Curves

One curve is easy, putting 2 back to back can be a challenge--here's help:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7ZL5UsNGeo
by CaptCrashIdaho
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Lean Angle
Replies: 114
Views: 17928

Leaning = Good. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sukd3fV6reg I would offer that your tire shows clearly that there's PLENTY of room to lean that big boy over further. I'd look for a mentor--someone you can TRUST and follow. Bikes will lean more than we expect they can. Practice is really a key thing h...
by CaptCrashIdaho
Thu Sep 10, 2009 10:23 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Intersections...a little help...
Replies: 0
Views: 1661

Intersections...a little help...

Hey, intersections can kill you. Here's some help with visual cues and obstruction vision:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obguNCWNK30
by CaptCrashIdaho
Tue Sep 08, 2009 7:36 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Help! new rider needs advice
Replies: 7
Views: 2640

You might look for an MSF Experienced Rider Course for brush up AND to help learn the bike.
by CaptCrashIdaho
Wed Sep 02, 2009 7:44 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Space = Time
Replies: 6
Views: 2781

Space = Time

Oh yeah, more space, more time.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=clDudhBQxxI
by CaptCrashIdaho
Fri Aug 28, 2009 3:47 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: help! simultaneous braking and acceleratioN!
Replies: 15
Views: 5394

OK, here's my guess. You're riding and tense up (feel your shoulders hunch?) you reach out to brake, your WRIST punches UP in anticipation and is now higher than your hand and fingers. You squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze and as you do, your wrist flattens out, causing you to roll on the throttle. That's my bet ...
by CaptCrashIdaho
Tue Aug 25, 2009 11:52 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Motorcycle Safety Course Blues
Replies: 27
Views: 7886

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5X1FjCxMvc

That'll help with rolling backwards at inclined stop signs!
by CaptCrashIdaho
Sun Aug 16, 2009 5:17 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Beware the VOICES...
Replies: 6
Views: 3852

Beware the VOICES...

by CaptCrashIdaho
Tue Aug 11, 2009 8:33 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 60 Second Lesson: Crowned Roads
Replies: 3
Views: 3222

60 Second Lesson: Crowned Roads

Roads are crowned--to allow water to drain. It CAN effect your turning. Here's more:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tBqDhbqnLfs
by CaptCrashIdaho
Tue Jul 28, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: The importance of slow speed maneuvers...
Replies: 24
Views: 14591

Start big, work small. One of the issues is that expecting to jump in and pull 18ft circles is a recipe for disaster. Dragging the rear helps, but equally important is clutchwork! Clutch is your buddy and you need to be comfortable using the friction zone to mitigate the throttle. Vids at: http://ww...
by CaptCrashIdaho
Tue Jul 21, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 60 Second Lesson: Parking Lots!
Replies: 2
Views: 2939

60 Second Lesson: Parking Lots!

Parking lots...one big messy intersection...here's a couple of basic tips!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0C52jOWHt_4
by CaptCrashIdaho
Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:05 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: terrified!!!
Replies: 20
Views: 6391

Go here: http://www.HowzitDoneCrash.com and watch the "Howzit Done" on Clutching . If you can't launch the bike or shift well you'll end up putting soooo much of your attention on those issues that you'll feel claustrophobic--you realize you're not getting proper info from the world around you. Then...
by CaptCrashIdaho
Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 6o Second Lesson: Spring Sand
Replies: 6
Views: 4522

Yup, you got to keep your head on a swivel. I've caught myself riding through something and thinking "What was that" because I wasn't paying attention.

Deeper in the summer anti-freeze, diesel and oil spills become a bigger problem as well...
by CaptCrashIdaho
Wed Jun 24, 2009 7:40 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Super Moto as a first bike???
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

I LOVE my DRZ SM.

Only issue is after 100+ miles in a day it can punish your rearend a little.

All my vids http://www.HowzitDoneCrash.com currently feature my DRZ.
by CaptCrashIdaho
Thu Jun 11, 2009 10:54 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: 60 Second Lesson: Starting on an Incline
Replies: 3
Views: 2989

I have been working on my power to wieght ratio...thanks for noticing!