Submitted by xarmymedic on Thu, 03/22/2012 - 06:48
Ok, Long story short. My 12 year old son was playing with my HJC IS-MAX BT helmet and dropped it, it bounced hit a brick (major gash) and then hit my work bench in the garage which caused a crack in the shell. Now i could have looked at this one of 2 ways... 1st. I could have been angry that my nearly 200 dollar helmet was damaged to the point that it has no protective properties amymore or 2nd - i could look at this as a way for me to get a new helmet. hmmmmmm, I went with the get the new helmet - so since i still have my half helmet I am not in a rush to find the new one.
Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 02/19/2012 - 05:02
What a difference with a new Michelin commander II on the back. My old rubber had plenty of depth still in the tread, but had gone hard. I think its been on the bike since new in 1985. Bloke at the bike shop agreed with me. Said they havn't made that brand of tyre for 15 yrs. With 35000km you may not think to change it. Front Tyre he said is new and good. I bought this bike 3 months ago and have been slipping all over the show on dry roads. I had not given it thought too the rubber been hard. I thought It was just the slippery dirty oily canberra roads.
Submitted by mradrian70 on Fri, 02/10/2012 - 20:15
I saw my local MSF was offering this years first Experienced Riders Course April 1, and i decided to go ahead and sign up for it. My hope is i might learn something valuable, break any bad habits i might have developed, and hopefully become a more skilled, safer rider by taking this course.
Was wondering if anyone here has taken this course? Was it worthwhile in your opinion? What was your experience like? Is it just a repeat of the skills taught in the Basic Riders Course, except on your own bike, or do they teach you some advanced skills?
Submitted by mradrian70 on Sun, 01/29/2012 - 16:39
Well it finally happened! I had my first close call. I went for a nice long ride today, and on my way back home i was on an incline stopped at a red light. When the light turned green this stupid b**ch in a cage started rolling backwards right towards me. Totally freaked me out! Luckily even though i was panicked i didnt freeze up, and there wasnt a car behind me. I was able to apply my clutch, release my brake and roll down the hill right before she hit me. Dumbass rolled a good 15 feet before she realized she was rolling backwards, and got going again.