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About Shoop

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  • Birthday 03/30/1959

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    Parkersburg, WV
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    2008 FZ6
    2016 FJR1300
    2005 WR450F

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  1. Shoop

    Medina DS rider

    Welcome Scott
  2. Shoop

    MSF Range Bikes

    Crap. I hadn't thought of that. Also, I expect we're likely to see some boil overs. More mess.
  3. Shoop

    Gerbing Controller Malfunctioning?

    Customer service replied. The controller was defective and they're sending another one.
  4. I did not receive any instructions with my new gear other than a connection diagram. The videos make it look like the operation is super simple. I am frustrated because the controller seems to be malfunctioning and I am not able to use my new equipment. At the AIM Expo I purchased a 12v heated jacket liner, the hero gloves, the newer dual controller ( G1218U-ACC-930-001-10001), and a battery harness. I did not purchase the wireless remote. When I connect everything, with the bike running, and try to turn on the jacket or gloves, the controller often does not accept the setting and resets to off. When starting I have to hold one of the buttons for 5 seconds or more. Then, most times, the setting will hold and I can then tap the button again to increase the setting. Next, if I try to turn on the other device, gloves or liner, the controller will flash a "1" in that side then both sides will go blank and the controller has reset to both sides off. If I try both buttons at the same time, both displays flash – which think happens while it tries to pair with the remote – that I do not have. While trying this for about an hour I was able to get the liner and gloves to both work only two times. Is there some special technique or sequence that I am not aware of or did I receive a defective controller? Chris
  5. Shoop

    MSF Range Bikes

    I'm sure that standards and small cruisers are preferred because they have fewer plastic parts that can get bashed. The sportbike models all have lots of plastic. The newer naked models have less plastic - no fairings. But they still mostly have shrouds around the radiators and, in some cases, those silly fake air intake scoops. Has anybody seen one of these newer models go down? Do those shrouds or air scoops survive, or do they spray plastic slivers all over? @motocat12 I never thought of a KTM! The 390 Duke is not outrageously overpriced versus the Honda, Yamaha, or Kawi Z400. But they might be entirely reasonable on the loaner plan. I've never heard of any in the MSF program. So, wow, can't wait to find out if KTM is interested in or already has a loaner program. I think it would be a GREAT way to get new riders to try the brand. But I forsee three problems. First, if we only have one 390 for a class of 10 or 12, we'll have fist fights. Second, both rider coaches will want to do ALL of the demo rides. And third, I would be very very tempted to sneak the thing out on the road.
  6. Shoop

    MSF Range Bikes

    I have a question for current or former MSF coaches. (You OH guys are all former MSF now, right) What newer program bikes do you see on your ranges? At PKB we have mostly Honda Nighthawks with a few Rebels, two CR230's, Suzuki GV's and a single Yamaha Star 250. Good bikes but they're getting to be more than 10-15 years old. At the winter roundup meeting the state guys were pushing us to try harder at working with the local dealers on the loaner program. Apparently it's a pretty good deal where we get to use a bike or several for a year, then the dealer sells it used, and the corporation covers the difference in new versus used price. But looking at the newer 250-400 cc bikes, I see a lot of plastic, which will not do well through all those predictable drops. At the Morgantown range they have four loaner Grom's. Which are NOT fair competition for the limited space exercise. So, does anybody see any newer bikes? Are they holding up well through the low speed drops? I hear the Ninja's are not considered. Chris
  7. Shoop

    Sunday 10-20 seasons ending ride

    Hey, I'd try to meet you, but I'm teaching an MSF class. Have a great ride!
  8. This thread has become a bait test to bring out the trolls. Punk just couldn't help himself. No, wait, I couldn't help myself. Arghhh.
  9. Shoop

    Track Newb

    Let's say, the less musical choice. I don't ride track, but I predict that you would miss that high sweet music that the I-4 makes up near redline. Run your FZ6 a couple of times before you decide. And remember - The R6 redlines at 16k or above. 😁
  10. Didn't you see those badass bikes on MadMax? Oh, now I get it. I don't think that's a nickname that the guys from Mattighoffen use for themselves.
  11. Um, it's Ossie for Oestericher. The Aussies are all down under. The Aussies wouldn't be picky about tire specs anyway, they'd find a way to make it work.
  12. I've always stuck to the stock dimensions. Ask around.
  13. That was a fun ride. Great to see you all. Iggy - so what else did you get at the Pony? Chris
  14. Interesting. 44 in Cleveland. 34 and fog in McConnelsville. Cold start warm finish at about 67. Dress in LAYERS.
  15. The ride is POSTPONED to Sunday Oct 13, same time and place. Regrets to Skinny and anybody else who will now have to miss it. Sunday morning will be COLD. Dress with layers and take breaks on your way to the boat ramp.