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post #1 of 5 Old 06-28-2007, 02:53 PM Thread Starter
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The DL1000 can be nimble...

And I know this because I passed the motorcycle endorsement test here in Ohio on it today! I thought 8 years of riding on temps was enough. :mrgreen:

When I pulled up to the course, the examiner asked "How many cc's is that? 1000? Man, I don't know, that's a BIG bike!" The test was tricky, definitely not easy, but I passed with a 100%, no practice whatsoever. So now my license says "MC NOVICE". Woo hoo!!!

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post #2 of 5 Old 06-28-2007, 03:26 PM
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I'm very glad you passed the Ohio motorcycle endorsement testing!

If you ever get the chance, take a look at Ohio MSF Schools and see if they have an Experienced Rider Course in your area. I am sure that you will enjoy taking that one day rider course on your V-Strom.

I have taught the course many times. I usually use the V-Strom as my demo unit and one would be surprised at what you can make the V-Strom do when you learn how to lean and use the bike's weight to your benefit!

There is nothing more that I would like to do than to have an all V-Strom ERC one day. That would be blast. I know I wouldn't have to worry about all the cruiser guys avoiding the "optional obstacle" a 4x4 on the ground.

BTW, did you "WOW" the inspectors with a quick wheelie?

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post #3 of 5 Old 06-28-2007, 03:36 PM
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Congrats Buckeye, and I agree with FL, find an advanced rider course and see about taking it, also you may want to see about track lessons. In California, we have a great track called Willow Springs that has track prep classes that teach you control on a different level.

Again, congrats.
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post #4 of 5 Old 06-29-2007, 08:24 AM
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Good job, I used my XR650L for the test here in Illinois. It was much easier than the Strom :-D

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post #5 of 5 Old 06-29-2007, 12:14 PM
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I completed my ERC this past Sunday. It was me, a BMW R1150R, 2 Gold wings and half a dozen Harley's and look-a-likes. The big Strom sure held her own! I even scraped my toes a couple times (that was a suprise!). One thing I did notice was my clutch was chattering a little more than normal, I think it was getting pissed at me. But other than that it was a great class, I recommend that everyone take it at least once. In fact, one of the Gold Wing riders (who's been riding for 30+ years) said it was required by the Gold Wing Owners Group to take every 2 years to remain in good standing with the club. And that guy could freakin' RIDE!! He made every excercise look too easy.

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