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post #351 of 611 Old 04-23-2019, 12:58 PM
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Get plenty of seat time in before the rally.
You know me. I only ride ONCE a year. I have not even tried out the Corbin seat you highly recommended as will perfectly fit my butt.
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You know me. I only ride ONCE a year. I have not even tried out the Corbin seat you highly recommended as will perfectly fit my butt.
I've been riding since February

Only 1k miles so far though.

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You know me. I only ride ONCE a year. I have not even tried out the Corbin seat you highly recommended as will perfectly fit my butt.
I hope you're kidding about riding only once a year...I mean situational awareness, hand-eye coordination, and confidence of one's self all come with ride time.
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I hope you're kidding about riding only once a year...I mean situational awareness, hand-eye coordination, and confidence of one's self all come with ride time.
Not kidding at all. My hand-eye coordination is superior to most regardless of riding a motorcycle. I have great situational awareness in a car that changes not one bit on a bike. I also have great self confidence on my bike but I hardly consider myself more than an average rider. I've ridden bikes for a lot of years.

That being said I understand what you are saying and I will admit that for the first few hours I spend getting "that bike feeling" again. If you are going to the event I will be glad to explain it in detail as I am sure most here are tired of hearing it. The past three years I will have ridden once a year counting this event and the previous two and I didn't ride at all for the two years prior to that. I literally prepped the bike and took off with Stromlurker for the event on the first one. I don't push a bike as hard as I once did but that said there are few people that can push these bikes to their limits.

My only worry is how I will like that Corbin seat I bought on an extreme recommendation that the seat would not just be the most comfortable thing I've ever sat on but that it would make the bike ride as if the suspension had been upgraded to a race suspension status. I'm fuzzy on the original conversation but I believe the person that recommended it also said it added an additional 20hp at the rear axle.
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Not kidding at all. My hand-eye coordination is superior to most regardless of riding a motorcycle. I have great situational awareness in a car that changes not one bit on a bike. I also have great self confidence on my bike but I hardly consider myself more than an average rider. I've ridden bikes for a lot of years.

That being said I understand what you are saying and I will admit that for the first few hours I spend getting "that bike feeling" again. If you are going to the event I will be glad to explain it in detail as I am sure most here are tired of hearing it. The past three years I will have ridden once a year counting this event and the previous two and I didn't ride at all for the two years prior to that. I literally prepped the bike and took off with Stromlurker for the event on the first one. I don't push a bike as hard as I once did but that said there are few people that can push these bikes to their limits.

My only worry is how I will like that Corbin seat I bought on an extreme recommendation that the seat would not just be the most comfortable thing I've ever sat on but that it would make the bike ride as if the suspension had been upgraded to a race suspension status. I'm fuzzy on the original conversation but I believe the person that recommended it also said it added an additional 20hp at the rear axle.
You're probably a closet Wayne Rainey when it comes to riding. Makes me happy as I get to ride with you on Friday.

If your Corbin is anything like the one I had, you might want to take along an Air Hawk. Fully inflated, they will slow you down as they raise you up 2 inches but they sure are comfy. (Suggested inflation is .25-.50 inches)
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You're probably a closet Wayne Rainey when it comes to riding. Makes me happy as I get to ride with you on Friday.

If your Corbin is anything like the one I had, you might want to take along an Air Hawk. Fully inflated, they will slow you down as they raise you up 2 inches but they sure are comfy. (Suggested inflation is .25-.50 inches)
Average only. But you best stop reading my mind! I am working on some type of a solution for the seat being hard as concrete
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If they'll fit my 14 650 wee I call dibs on the foot pegs

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I know someone spoke up if they fit the newer models, but I have been eyeing some cleated IMS pegs for a while but was afraid to pull the trigger knowing they only sell them for the newer models now. If jgendr doesn't show up or doesn't want them, I'd be happy to buy them off you. I need some pegs that are a bit wider/sturdier for my big-ass feet.
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My Rally Checklist............

1. one pair clean underwear........
2. VISA credit card..........

Done. Ready to Roll................





(just kidding.......LOTS to do before the rally)
Do you need anything hauled to the Iron Horse. I'm taking my truck w/sycle in the bed . got some room to haul a few supplies???
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Do you need anything hauled to the Iron Horse. I'm taking my truck w/sycle in the bed . got some room to haul a few supplies???
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Thanks HH, but I think I have everything covered.......traveling Lite this year (unless I can sell some of the items I have listed in the For Sale Section). Hardest part will be packing Princess Pamela's 1-Dozen Krispy Kreme Donuts.........
Of course, by the time I get to the IH, it may be more like 1/2 dozen.........

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