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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

    KTM Demo Truck to Visit Columbus

    BUMP. I called the dealer, Wheelsports. Yes, the Friday demo rides are from 4:30-7:30. They will be on suburban back streets. I'm guessing 35 mph max. Thinking harder about a 2-hr ride to get there. Chris
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    KTM Demo Truck to Visit Columbus

    No Problem. Here's your link: https://athensmotorcycle.club/race-info#bce5f3c8-8166-433d-af24-3f5fa384612d
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    KTM Demo Truck to Visit Columbus

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    KTM Demo Truck to Visit Columbus

    BUMP -- It's two weeks out. Time to start drooling again. So, who's going? I'll be busy Saturday so I'll prob take Friday afternoon off to be there early. Note that the Friday time has changed from the initial notice from 10-3:30 to 4:30 to 7. They will have the following models: 390 DUKE, 790 DUKE, 690 SMC, 690 ENDURO, 1090 ADVENTURE R, 1290 ADVENTURE R, 1290 ADVENTURE S, 1290 SUPER DUKE GT, and 1290 SUPER DUKE R. Demo time: Friday 4:30 to 7:00 Saturday 10:00am to 3:30 Demo Location Address: American Motorcyclist Association 13515 Yarmouth Dr. Pickerington, OH 43147 Apparently the 790 Adventure is still invisible.
  5. HEY! Where's the route map? The ride is on. The weather is great for riding so quit bitching and burn off all that estrogen out on the roads. Sheesh... kids these days...
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    MSF Instructors

    Derek / Dustin / Jacob - Thanks for the feedback. I don't have any specific questions. I was mostly just interested in the difference between the new OH program versus the MSF program. Those sound like good changes, but apparently MSF has also done some updates. I went through the ERC in 2013 when I got back into riding after 25 years away from it. It was an excellent experience. Then I also took the ARC twice, actually one and a half times. Again, a great learning experience. I think I want to do this for the right reasons. I just want to help people get started in the safest manner, well safest given that they won't spend a few years off-road first. I figure that I have time since the kids are grown up and moved out. I enjoyed coaching rec league soccer for 17 years, during that break from motorcycling, so I know a bit about students with attitude. Also, I have a buddy in NJ who started coaching for MSF a few years ago. He's told me lots about it and would agree that the hard part is handling those that should not hit the streets or that need a lot more practice before getting there. Dustin - thanks for the suggestion that I should get another bike, but I'm up to three now, sport, sport-touring, and dual sport, and the wife isn't complaining yet - but I can see that condition from here. Chris
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    MSF Instructors

    I'm starting the process to become an MSF trainer for the West Virginia program. Two years ago I attended the Advanced Riders Course in Marietta in the Ohio program. At the time and each Spring since then the Motorcycle Ohio program has sent mail and or emails to ask if I'd consider becoming an instructor. I live in WV and so I thought I'd ask folks in the WV program. Turns out they were interested and now I'm in the beginning of getting into the program. So, I'm asking for any insight that other instructors on here would care to share. Also, I heard in that 2017 ARC session that the MotorcycleOhio program was departing from the MSF approach to use a curriculum that was developed in some other state - WI, or maybe MT. Could somebody involved in the MotorcycleOhio program explain what is different in the new approach? Thanks, Chris
  8. Shoop

    What did you do to your bike today?

    FINALLY got my WR450 to run properly. The problem that kept it starved for fuel for mid- to open throttle seems to have been the needle. Earlier I bought a rebuild kit and replaced everything except the needle. I thought it was better to keep the one that it came with because it had the adjustment slots at the top. The one in the kit does not have those slots. But because the symptoms sounded like the needle/main jet, I finally replaced the needle. Voila! Finally! So, tomorrow, if it stops raining for a bit, I'll be out looking for dirt roads.
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    Random motorcycle thoughts and talk

    Weather forecasters are pessimists. Riders are optimists.
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    2013 Yamaha FJR1300

    Yeah, every now and then I think I'm funny. Till the wife hears about it.