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Bob
04-20-2009, 10:05 PM
Would there be anyone interested in taking a Ride Like A Pro Course?
Here is some of the info.:
https://www.ridelikeapro.com/html/SignUpForm.html

I've been talking to Gary, who does it in Southfield, MI. He said if I could get a guaranteed class of 10-12 people put together he'd lower the price from $150 to $125. It's like 4 hours long and they focus on a lot of low speed stuff. If we don't get a group I'm probably for sure doing this sometime this year anyway on my own but wanted to see if anyone here is interested. If you think people on other sites might be interested send them to this thread and tell them to chime in as well.

Thanks

Gas Man
04-20-2009, 11:34 PM
That's cool. Do they provide a bike? They better for that price.

Twisted
04-21-2009, 06:07 AM
Do they offer any "How to Ride like Your Wanted in 43 States" classes???:rolleyes:

Berto
04-21-2009, 11:53 AM
I would be interested, but do they provide the bike?

I think I may look into becoming MSF instruction certified... and this may be a good start. I know I can ride fast, but slow (5-8MPH figure 8's) I need more practice.

Bob
04-21-2009, 07:21 PM
No, you'll need a bike.

B-Kinger
04-21-2009, 10:49 PM
We get out and practice once in awhile, I actually draw an 18 by 30 foot box in a parking lot and do figure 8s in em, fine tuning the old clutch/throttle/body position thing, and then just practice other stuff like emergency braking and sudden swerving manuevers whenever I'm alone on the road at a lil higher speeds. Monica hates seein me swerve back n forth like an idiot on the roads or on and off ramps like that, but they do serve a purpose besides being fun. It pays to stay well versed at things, you get rusty after being off your bike for a few months, you need to get re acquainted! The course you mention here is an excellent one, I wish I had the money right now, I'd be in. Certainly can't hurt!

Gas Man
04-21-2009, 10:49 PM
FUCK that... I'm not taking my new bike to a class like that!

B-Kinger
04-21-2009, 11:04 PM
Ha ha, I understand! But, if ya learn how to do certain things on another bike, when those skills are called upon later on while on your own bike, it may feel quite akward. You're better off learning to do stuff on the bike you intend to ride the most. You'd be fine using your own bike anyways, don't sweat it. It would have been difficult on your Big Dog, but not the Ultra. Shorter wheel base and that bike carries it's weight down low. No problemo, man.

Gas Man
04-21-2009, 11:06 PM
NOPE. not doing it on a brand new $24k bike. No fuckin way. Maybe after a few years...

At that price I might as well spend a few extra and take the advantace coarse at the HD dealer when they provide a bike.

Twisted
04-22-2009, 07:53 AM
It's not like I hate seeing him (B-Kinger/Mike) swish all over the road, I know he's a great rider and handles that bike, or any I've seen him on so far, like it's weightless, just throws 'em around like nothing. I just usually get startled for the first second cuz I think he's avoiding something in the road, until I realize he's just playing. Just wanted to explain that there.....and you could say I'm rather jealous. :rolleyes: Practice practice practice.......

Twisted
04-22-2009, 09:32 AM
FUCK that... I'm not taking my new bike to a class like that!

Not like my bike is that expensive, but for my income, it's costly enough, and last year I took my brand new FZ to an experienced rider's course, with Mike too. I'm so glad I could get quickly acquainted with my new ride, re-learning basic skills, and then some. I think it would be a waste to learn on somebody else's bike, every bike is different. I consider my bike a rider's bike, and has already acquired a few scratches from just using it as much as possible, and I like it that way. :cool:

Gas Man
04-22-2009, 11:43 AM
I hear that, but I would want to get more miles under my belt on the new bike before I try some shit like that. The new ride is a big hog

B-Kinger
04-22-2009, 02:36 PM
I don't blame ya. I'd be mighty, mighty pissed at 24 grand laying on it's side.

Gas Man
04-22-2009, 10:51 PM
Thank you sir!

Berto
04-24-2009, 10:36 AM
Well, to me the reason is that you want that engine well broken in (2000+ maybe up around 3000 miles) before it idles for so long.

Too much idling too soon in a bike's life will prevent internals from seating properly.

But 2-3000 miles on that cadillac should be easy... i already have over 600 on my DRZ and it has a 2x4 for a seat with no windshield.

Gas Man
04-24-2009, 01:52 PM
Truth... all truth!