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Zane
Posted on Monday, March 18, 2019 - 03:18 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Checking the oil and the tire pressure on a frequent and regular basis is good advice. I try to do both at least weekly.
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Slaughter
Posted on Thursday, March 21, 2019 - 10:02 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Cool trick on finding the friction zone is to find a street with centerline-high, curb-low drainage. Back the bike against the curb and have him just let the clutch out until he feels it start to pull the bike forward. Then pull in the clutch lever, rolling back against the curb. Repeat dozens of times. Works like a charm. Doesn't even have to lift his feet to do it.
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Etennuly
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019 - 04:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hi Jim! Thanks I'll check with him. Good to hear from ya!

Thanks Brad.

I have a friend, who taught me to ride, along with his son, in the late 70's. He had a then new Honda XL 250 that he used to not only train himself and us on dirt and woods trails, but he commuted about 40 miles a day on it rain or shine. He ran up over 70,000 miles on it. Learned a bunch on it, and taught me and his son for two long summers, the art of trials type riding in the woods. We all loved it.

What we learned about riding was immeasurable. Nobodies books covered what we practiced. For me and my ole 73 XL 250 it was about how to fall, recover, and not get hurt or hurt the bike. My bike was way under powered and heavy with poor antiquated suspension.

Everything except parking, carried over to street riding. I'd want to learn no other way.
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Ratbuell
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019 - 09:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

If you want a V-rod, Vern, get an 06 VRSCR Street Rod. Mid controls, short rake, USD forks, 180 rear tire, taller seat...the only "good" V-rod they ever built, in my opinion.
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Etennuly
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019 - 05:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I need to give this info to my son. Thanks Joe!
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Ourdee
Posted on Friday, March 22, 2019 - 08:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

06 VRSCR Street Rod


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