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#61 Unread post by Shorts » Wed Nov 01, 2006 7:39 pm

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#62 Unread post by -Holiday » Wed Nov 01, 2006 8:33 pm

ive used the throttle rocker on two bikes over the past year. I love them. I've had no problems keeping it in place either. It comes with a fat thick rubber band that goes around your handlebar, then it velcros over that. Help up fine for a week and 3200 miles on my cross country trip on my fj, and it hold up fine every day on my daily commute on my Bandit. Its seriously one of the best price/value items I've ever purchased for the bike. Can't go wrong for $10!

Oh and, when i ordered my second Throttle rocker (because i forgot to take my other one off the fj when i sold it) i accidentally had it sent to the wrong address and it got lost in the mail. I told them what I did, and they sent me another one completely for free. Thats good customer service....
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#63 Unread post by sharpmagna » Wed Nov 01, 2006 9:43 pm

I have the kuryaken version of the same thing and it does work very nicely. It was a very cheap upgrade/mod.
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#64 Unread post by Koss » Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:28 am

Oooo! I want one now!
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#65 Unread post by Shorts » Sat Nov 04, 2006 2:03 am

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#66 Unread post by Nalian » Sat Nov 04, 2006 12:29 pm

Not all of us need pictures to enjoy your story. ;)

It sounds like you're doing great - keep at it! You're going to be on the road very soon I can tell.

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#67 Unread post by Shorts » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:29 pm

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#68 Unread post by Sev » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:31 pm

I hardly think it's "putting along."

Keep up the great work, you've made some amazing progress, and are only getting better. I look forward to each post that you make.
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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#69 Unread post by Wrider » Tue Nov 07, 2006 10:43 pm

Sevulturus wrote:I hardly think it's "putting along."

Keep up the great work, you've made some amazing progress, and are only getting better. I look forward to each post that you make.
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It's amazing to me the determination and intrepid spirit you have within you! I hope you have a great time taking it out onto the street, and be safe! Again, wow, and look forward to your next post!
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#70 Unread post by Shorts » Thu Nov 09, 2006 5:04 am

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#71 Unread post by Sev » Thu Nov 09, 2006 10:02 am

I only made it to 5 minutes ;), but I think you're being to hard on yourself. Shifting looked smooth. And while you claim to not have been looking through the corners I can think of several instances where you most definately were. If it makes you feel any better, we all fall into that trap sometimes, and just forget to look through.

I think you should be really proud, you're making amazing progress.

If I had any tips? I'd say be a little more agressive on the brakes. It'll let you get your feet down a little sooner, and help your balance a bit while stopping.

That and your camera man should be sprinting around to make sure those trees don't get in the way ;)

You're doing great, don't stop. Not for anything.
Of course I'm generalizing from a single example here, but everyone does that. At least I do.

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#72 Unread post by jstark47 » Thu Nov 09, 2006 1:23 pm

You are definitely too hard on yourself..... but I'm learning that's just you, it ain't gonna change! Your tight corners (e.g. around 4'50") look very nice.

Someone into physical training and the physiology of performance as much as you should already know why your body performs differently on different days. Why does a baseball pitcher have a 90mph slider that nicks the corner of the strike zone one day, then the next day can't buy a strike for a million dollars? Surely you don't think it's any different for the rest of us? I have days where I know my "klutz factor" is so high I stay off the bike, period.

Your written comments at the end of the video cracked me up, LOL :laughing:
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#73 Unread post by Shorts » Thu Nov 09, 2006 7:59 pm

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#74 Unread post by Sev » Thu Nov 09, 2006 8:08 pm

I suspect that braking isn't very easy with limited use of one arm. You need to hold yourself off the bars, and keep the bars straight. I'm not sure I could do that.

Yeah, just squeeze a little harder. You'll come to a complete stop just a little quicker, and it'll get rid of some of that wobble. And like you say, keep your chin up ;)..

Keep up the great work.
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#75 Unread post by Wrider » Thu Nov 09, 2006 9:50 pm

Sevulturus wrote:I suspect that braking isn't very easy with limited use of one arm. You need to hold yourself off the bars, and keep the bars straight. I'm not sure I could do that.

Yeah, just squeeze a little harder. You'll come to a complete stop just a little quicker, and it'll get rid of some of that wobble. And like you say, keep your chin up ;)..

Keep up the great work.
+1! Not sure I could do it myself, you're amazing in your determination, and definitely your skill! Thanks for the vids!
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#76 Unread post by Shorts » Fri Nov 10, 2006 9:36 am

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#77 Unread post by jstark47 » Fri Nov 10, 2006 10:50 am

Every time I see your pics or vids, I'm amazed how different the "real" Japan looks from the popular misconception I evidently had in my brain. There's a lot of scenery in that video that could be south New Jersey, like farmland around Vineland, etc.
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#78 Unread post by Shorts » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:04 am

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#79 Unread post by CNF2002 » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:09 am

I'd love to see some pics of the rural japanese towns. One of my plans is to eventually take a visit to japan, and one of my goals is to spend one night in the city and then take off in a rental car and just drive the country to see where we end up.
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#80 Unread post by VermilionX » Fri Nov 10, 2006 11:29 am

:groan:

the music.

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