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When I go to the store, 3 miles away, I do a circle. The back way is 5 miles but has lots of curves, tight turns etc... So far the XC has out performed all my current bikes. My Goldwing comes in a close 2nd. In the slow hair pen tight turns and then accelerate the XC has it hands down. I have done some figure 8's and in line maneuvers with it and the XC's performance exceeds my expectations every time.
In fact the performance is starting to impress me now that I am getting some mileage on it. It is in the stock form as far as performance is concerned.

Yes it is a keeper
 

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Nice find. Thanks for sharing.
 

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His "Ride Like A Pro" video is a must see for even the most experienced rider I think. Available for sale at his website or on the torrent sites.

One time while riding my Shovel through LA I was splitting lanes and a cop came up behind me so I scooted over to let him by. I'm pretty good at lane splitting and tried to keep up with that CHP officer but there was just no way I could do it. Those guys are the best riders on the road; bar none. Gutsy too.
 

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His "Ride Like A Pro" video is a must see for even the most experienced rider I think. Available for sale at his website or on the torrent sites.

One time while riding my Shovel through LA I was splitting lanes and a cop came up behind me so I scooted over to let him by. I'm pretty good at lane splitting and tried to keep up with that CHP officer but there was just no way I could do it. Those guys are the best riders on the road; bar none. Gutsy too.
Indeed. But that's because they practice all the time. Most riders I know think they can ride already and they don't need to practice. I'm guilty too, as I never really make time for a parking lot scraping session.
 

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Indeed. But that's because they practice all the time. Most riders I know think they can ride already and they don't need to practice. I'm guilty too, as I never really make time for a parking lot scraping session.
You hit the nail on the head.

I am the VFWR/ALR advanced riding instructor. The ones that has been riding a while can be a pita.
I have already started my practice for the XC. My grandson and I practice many times during the summer months. What has taken me some time getting use to is the advantage of the tight steering the XC has. Ya know it turns closer in. I haven't perfected the lock to lock yet. Slow sweeps, D, S, and 8's were rather easy to do.
Just practice, practice, practice.

I agree ride like a pro video is a must if ya want to improve your riding skills.

I show it 3 times a year at the meetings.
 

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Just bought the new Drive Like a Pro V online for I think it was $29. I am excited about trying this stuff out in a week or so when I hope to be riding again. Snow melting away finally here in Syracuse NY
 

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I too bought the Ride like a Pro version V dvd. Bought cones from academy and went over to my wifes school to practice. Even the slow cone weave is difficult when riding a kingpin with open handlebars. The seat i have really puts you further back away from bars and you have to make an effort to sit up so you can go lock to lock and make these sharp turns. Im trying to figure out the brake suggestion though.

Is he constantly on the brake (lightly) during the entire manouver of does he lift off and the apply light brake while makeing the sharp turns??????
 

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I too bought the Ride like a Pro version V dvd. Bought cones from academy and went over to my wifes school to practice. Even the slow cone weave is difficult when riding a kingpin with open handlebars. The seat i have really puts you further back away from bars and you have to make an effort to sit up so you can go lock to lock and make these sharp turns. Im trying to figure out the brake suggestion though.

Is he constantly on the brake (lightly) during the entire manouver of does he lift off and the apply light brake while makeing the sharp turns??????
Drag the rear brake at all times in the slow turns - do not touch the front brake - this is done to stabilize the bike. Try doing it in just slow, straight lines until you get used to it. Your 'pin should handle better than those heavy HDs he's demonstrating on. Just be patient, and practice will get you there.
 

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Drag the rear brake at all times in the slow turns - do not touch the front brake - this is done to stabilize the bike. Try doing it in just slow, straight lines until you get used to it. Your 'pin should handle better than those heavy HDs he's demonstrating on. Just be patient, and practice will get you there.
I had the RLAP 2 and decided to get V last week. It arrived last Tuesday and I've been practicing friction braking quite a bit, driving my wife nuts :crzy: I purchased 12 practice cones from Target yesterday and have scouted a couple of great parking lots. Time to start the cone work...
 

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Just bought the new Drive Like a Pro V online for I think it was $29. I am excited about trying this stuff out in a week or so when I hope to be riding again. Snow melting away finally here in Syracuse NY
I got my two weeks ago. New bike I thought I would get the feel for it. So I cut tennis balls up and went at it. Man I was all over the place and I am a guy who takes the MSF (advanced) every 3 years.

I said screw it let me get this video, watched it applied the principles and back on track.

I agree the day we all stop learning and say we know all is the day we fail!
 

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Yeah, gotta get the RLP video to...been riding for 40 yrs...but hey, I want to be the best I can be while out on that highyway...now the AR-15 in the Vic saddelbag, GOTTA have one of those:D
 

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great stuff this ride like a pro....best bucks i have spent on the "hobby" but you gotta do it....i do a little something every roll...a half hour every once in a while...then just a little something..usually some u's or an 8......all the time...it is the only way a 2y newbie can catch up with you fellas that have been riding forever.
 

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If I'm gonna get a AR15 it's gonna be a HBar, nothing else can compare.
Gangsters! Pretending to be nerds on a forum. Very nice. :ltr:
 

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Well the Hbar is sweet (I have 2) But the M4 with a suppressor? CAN'T be beat. Now with Jerry showing it off I WILL be taking my own pics for my new Avatar!!! I'm still getting the techniques down he teaches. I wish he was closer I'd head to a course in two seconds!!!
 
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