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post #1 of 11 Old 05-26-2014, 05:38 PM Thread Starter
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Took the ARC on my '13 DL650 yesterday

And she fared wonderfully - we're really starting to gel. Sitting, standing, leaning, chin-tucking, mid-turn swerving and braking, emergency stopping, fast-accelerating... I'm pretty sure she'll be a long-term keeper, which is the first bike I've felt that way about.

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Did you like the course? My last one was on a Versys a perfect bike for the course, my next one will be on the Strom another good bike for it.
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Yea, good value for the $50 Ohio charges. I take it on every new bike I get.

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I like the feeling of pointing my chin at the turn exit. That gets the head turned and helps keep the eyes level. Tucking?

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I like the feeling of pointing my chin at the turn exit. That gets the head turned and helps keep the eyes level. Tucking?

I think they may have called it the elbow tuck, but you tuck/crane your head into it as well. Basically you tuck towards the inside of a turn, looking through it and lowering your inside elbow to assist with a small body shift. It's easier to demonstrate than describe, but it sort of looks like what moto-gp riders do without hanging-off.

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Yea, good value for the $50 Ohio charges. I take it on every new bike I get.
If you ride over to PA, it's free!

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Yea, good value for the $50 Ohio charges. I take it on every new bike I get.
That is a damn good idea

I take it very three or so years just to brush up, but every new bike is a great idea (I have bike ADD and churn them about once every two yrs).

If you've ever read the Hurt Report one of the findings is that there is a strong correlation between lack of familiarity with a bike and accidents.
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Just for us noy the USA , what is the ARC ?
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Just for us noy the USA , what is the ARC ?
Advanced Riders Course, Motorcycle Safety Foundation riders course. You must have something like it down under?
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