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Old 07-13-2012, 07:23 PM   #301
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I was just being funny, in tone with this thread, but yes, only a single rotor on my Deluxe front end.

And I am not a "wrench" so I've never done a brake job, but anytime the rear wheel was off, I would have them replace the rear pads. For all I know, you can replace the rear pads with the rear wheel on, but I was under the impression you couldn't (or that it was much easier with the wheel out of the way).

It wouldn't surprise me if I have that wrong. You'll never hear me in a serious mechanical conversation.

I'm one of those "enthusiasts" who realizes motorcycle mechanics kid's need new shoes, and so I try to throw them my business instead of DIY.

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Break pads can last more than a year depending on how you ride. I do as much as I can to save money. Let me know if you need any help. I changed out my break lines to stainless steel braded galfer lines last month. When I called a shop I was quoted over $200 for labor. I went to an autozone and bought a vacume pump for $40.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:25 PM   #302
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Just pointing out the truth through all the flaming, instigating, and accusations.
if you were to change the wording to the truth as you see it, i would not actually laugh out loud. your advice will get a noob seriously hurt or dead. texlurch accurately described what your posts are like and if my spelling were better i would tackle the word.
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Old 07-13-2012, 07:31 PM   #303
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Instead of wasting your energy calling me an idiot; pinpoint, and show me where I am wrong, correct me and don't be an .

??????
They have been...

You're too dense to understand.
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He was quoting a quote from someone else. Its my new sig
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Wow...iv been around a lot of different forums, for a number of years...and I really hope this thread isn't an indicator of the rest of the board. I really enjoy riding but reading threads like this makes me want to smash my head into the keyboard.
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Wow...iv been around a lot of different forums, for a number of years...and I really hope this thread isn't an indicator of the rest of the board. I really enjoy riding but reading threads like this makes me want to smash my head into the keyboard.
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Old 07-14-2012, 01:00 AM   #310
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Wow...iv been around a lot of different forums, for a number of years...and I really hope this thread isn't an indicator of the rest of the board. I really enjoy riding but reading threads like this makes me want to smash my head into the keyboard.
Welcome to Texas talk. We all rag on each other, and toast beers. It's like that seinfeild episode, i hope.
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There was actual teaching in the rider's meetings, usually Thayleal or another member went over all the hand signals, the rules, and BaoPee or someone else would demonstrate Body Positioning. Maybe this should be mandatory before all "noob friendly rides".

All I have for now.
With well over 30+ years exp, I must say that if you are having to instruct body position on a noob street ride, you're in over your head already.
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I quit reading this after about page seven.

I am of the opinion that the best way to teach a noob is one on one on the street, with street being described outside of heavy traffic. By one on one I mean only a VERY small group. I learned quit a bit years ago running no more than three of us noobs following one experienced rider.

Anytime you have a larger group of riders get together, especially "noob" riders, there will be a tendency for someone to let their ego get in the way of good decision making.

One on one allows you to address what I think are the biggest problems with starting off.

1. Just being comfortable on the bike. ( and getting used to throttle control, proper use of front brake with their specific bike)
2. Understanding how a bike reacts to inputs while in a turn.
3. Looking through a turn to where they want to go.
4. Being hyper vigilant to the actions of others on the road so they can anticipate what others may do.
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With well over 30+ years exp, I must say that if you are having to instruct body position on a noob street ride, you're in over your head already.
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