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The Bike - C14/GTR 1400 / Re: Fresh coat of paint.. it's called road tar!
« Last post by PH14 on Today at 01:49:06 pm »
I was riding rather spiritedly to work at the dealership one morning, on a narrow, very twisty, sun and shade dappled road in Western Pa, that I knew like the back of my hand, when I slid sideways in a curve. Both tires slid.  Thankfully, I didn't panic, got lucky, and the tires hooked up, and I continued on my way. I went back to  see what had caused the slide. In a dark shady area, there was a fresh patch of tar and pea gravel. They didn't do the entire road surface, just patches, and put up no signs. Unbelievable. I ride the Concours on gravel a lot, in PA and in Iowa, and I'm okay with it, because I know what it is, but patches of tar an pea gravel, not knowing? I really hate that.

I am happy you both are okay. It could have been worse. I really hope the idiots in charge learn to place signage on the roads they treat like that. One road within a quarter of a mile of my house was just tar and chipped. They have signs up though, and it is obvious since they did the entire road surface. They used chips too, not pea gravel, which isn't a slick.
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I don't think the linked brakes work fine, and neither do a lot of others.  If you like them, I'm OK with you liking them, but I don't. 

Yes, trail braking uses the front.   Do you know what the separate use of the rear is for?

On the Gen 1 bikes, the ABS is separate on both brakes, and I use the rear brake to "back-in" the corners going downhill in the mountain twisties. Leave the gears in 3rd, cram on the rear ABS with no worry of a high side, and the bike 'settles' in to the next corner- very effective when boogying with a fat lady.
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Open Forum / Re: Word Association Game.
« Last post by Rob9876 on Today at 12:55:08 pm »
Shaggy
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Maxtog, I think your indicating that you use the rear brake pedal to do Trail braking?
That is a common misconception. {I once thought the same}

Trail braking actually uses the front brake lever...
   Our Linked brakes work fine, but non Linked brakes use the front brake only.
       Watch the video in this discussion...
http://forum.cog-online.org/motorcycle-safety/trail-braking-video/msg645728/#msg645728

Ride safe, Ted


I don't think the linked brakes work fine, and neither do a lot of others.  If you like them, I'm OK with you liking them, but I don't. 

Yes, trail braking uses the front.   Do you know what the separate use of the rear is for?
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Open Forum / Re: Do you know how to answer a question with a question?
« Last post by MrPepsi on Today at 12:13:08 pm »
Considering your avatar, wouldn't YOU be the best person to ask that question?
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How does one use a sword to lop off someone's head?



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Wouldn't it be funny if Virginia Jim's last name was Jones, so his initials would be VJJ?
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Open Forum / Re: Word Association Game.
« Last post by Conniesaki on Today at 10:15:48 am »
Rut-row
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 Exactly. My old Z1 feels like a motocross bike compared to this on in the grease/mud.

Sliding the rear is no big deal if you're used to it.   Pushing the front in gravel or mud is f'in petrifying.
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eng943; I'll try to interpret the thought bubbles...
               WHO did the work for you and where?
               Was the front and back adjusted?
               Can you tell us more about the adjustment's?
                 ie; Do you know the settings?

Ride safe, Ted
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