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#41 Unread post by CNF2002 » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:27 am

Are the controls on a non-US bike switched? Like the controls on a non-US car are on the right side?
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#42 Unread post by sharpmagna » Mon Oct 16, 2006 1:16 pm

CNF2002 wrote:Are the controls on a non-US bike switched? Like the controls on a non-US car are on the right side?
I'm pretty sure it has been standardized and all the bikes have the controls in the same place. The bike I rode in the Philippines has the controls right where the controls are on my bike here in the states. In the PI they drive on the right side of the road too.
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#43 Unread post by Shorts » Mon Oct 16, 2006 7:59 pm

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#44 Unread post by Shorts » Sat Oct 21, 2006 2:52 am

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#45 Unread post by jstark47 » Sat Oct 21, 2006 7:08 pm

Shorts- I'd be interested to know what you think of More Proficient Motorcycling, whether it's worth buying on top of the original book. I've got the original (great book BTW), but not the second.

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#46 Unread post by Shorts » Sat Oct 21, 2006 10:36 pm

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#47 Unread post by Shorts » Wed Oct 25, 2006 11:51 pm

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#48 Unread post by mgdavis » Thu Oct 26, 2006 12:45 am

I like that. Right now I've got my bike tucked into the back corner of our carport. Depending on where we are next year, I might look into getting something like that. If I hadn't just laid down money on a Bushmaster I'd probably be looking at those this year. How sturdy is it? Do you think it will stand up to high winds?
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#49 Unread post by Shorts » Thu Oct 26, 2006 6:37 pm

It should be ok *crosses fingers* so long as I have it secured to the floor. The structure overall seems sturdy. I'm not completely sold on it yet, I wanted to build a full shed. But, time and Old Man Winter will tell :lol:

Actually, reading the testimonials on the Bike Barn site has lead us to believe its up to the task. Of course, reading the dimensions on the website did little good! :shock:

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#50 Unread post by CNF2002 » Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:47 pm

I think its a very nice floor, Shorts.
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#51 Unread post by Shorts » Sat Oct 28, 2006 6:46 pm

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#52 Unread post by blues2cruise » Sat Oct 28, 2006 7:59 pm

You are justified to be ticked off. When you take a class, there are certain expectations. One of the expectations usually is that if you don't know something you ask......and it should be answered in a courteous professional manner.

Your instructors sound like a bunch of boneheads and should not be teaching.
Are they licensed to teach?

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#53 Unread post by Shorts » Sat Oct 28, 2006 8:49 pm

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#54 Unread post by Shorts » Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:55 am

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#55 Unread post by Koss » Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:15 am

Wow, it sounds like all those instructors are a complete joke. I feel sorry for those who actually go to improve their skills. They could at least have treated you better than how they did. I think thats totally uncalled for.
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#56 Unread post by VermilionX » Mon Oct 30, 2006 1:18 am

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So, I'm going to see if we can get this fine tuned a bit. Right now I clutchless shift, which I don't want to use long term for various reasons.
have you looked if there's a way to rig a quickshifter on your bike?
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#57 Unread post by Shorts » Mon Oct 30, 2006 4:54 pm

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#58 Unread post by VermilionX » Mon Oct 30, 2006 5:55 pm

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I can mount one, and fab up brackets if need be. But I'm not completely sure I want one.
im wondering why.

you have good reaosn to get it and it will make your riding more manageable.
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#59 Unread post by Shorts » Mon Oct 30, 2006 8:47 pm

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#60 Unread post by dr_bar » Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:44 am

God... I wish I had half of the determination you've got bottled up inside. Keep up the good work...


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PS: I did notice that in the pictures of your bike, one item that might help you alot isn't there... A throttle rocker would free up your fingers for the clutch when you're shifting gears. You could just use the palm of your hand to roll the throttle.

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