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Offline IR8D8R

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Re: Deals Gap?
« Reply #60 on: August 27, 2020, 01:03:43 PM »
Mark,
 After you left yes. I was setting up for an inside curve going down the hill and my glove stuck to the throttle grip when I reached for the brake and blipped at the wrong time. It stood me up and I went straight into the ditch. Still getting used to the super sensitive throttle response of the FI bike. I was in "A" mode and it's worse on that setting. Somebody makes a progressive throttle mod to lessen the effect.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/g2-throttle-tamer-yamaha.

...I probably won't use it. Others have the same issue.

Yeah I was probably going too hard but I was having fun. I have been using Nike 'Barry Bonds' batting gloves because I like the feel and fit. They are super grippy and so are the handgrips. What I needed at that moment was slip not grip. Probably I should get purpose motorcycle gloves.

The ditch fortunately was lined with duff, leaves, rotten wood, and not rocks. I stayed in the seat until it stopped so the bike doesn't have a scratch except for a dent in the header. I got very lucky. Kept riding...

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Re: Deals Gap?
« Reply #61 on: February 05, 2021, 12:27:00 PM »
Anyone on here going this year?

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« Reply #62 on: February 05, 2021, 01:18:22 PM »
we booked a house, all week as per usual. as it tim and a few others.


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« Reply #63 on: February 05, 2021, 03:07:45 PM »
I JUST texted Chuck to see if he is in on sharing a room again. If he is I am coming and staying again for sure. If not, I am still coming up for sure just not sure where I will stay.

Last year my wife and I came up 2 weeks after the last meet with the Goldwing AND my RD. We stayed at the Fontana resort. After riding all day with her I would go out right before dusk and no one was on the roads. Best riding on the gap ever.
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« Reply #64 on: February 19, 2021, 08:20:04 AM »
Hello guys, AJ here. I was thinking about going again this year, but I left my very old visa expire early last year. Right  now the US embassy here in Brazil is working at a snail's pace because of covid. I don't think I'll be able to get my visa renewed in time. All you guys have a great time there!!

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« Reply #65 on: February 19, 2021, 09:58:33 AM »
Hi AJ! Was nice meeting and talking with you at the Gap 2 years ago. Hope you are doing well.
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« Reply #66 on: February 19, 2021, 01:42:21 PM »
whats up AJ! hope you can make it, we met last time as well.  :vroom:


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Re: Deals Gap?
« Reply #67 on: February 19, 2021, 04:32:38 PM »
Good to see you posting AJ!

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« Reply #68 on: February 19, 2021, 05:52:37 PM »
Hope all you guys are doing very very well!! I constantly remember all the great conversations we had at the meet.
I haven't done any air travel last year, I can't even imagine the craze it must be right now on the airports and places with a lot of people. Unfortunately my Visa will probably require an interview, because I forgot about it for almost a year now. All the USA embassies here were always very busy before covid, sometimes you had to book 3 months in advance. I don't know if I'll be able to get it done in time for the meet. :cry:

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« Reply #69 on: February 19, 2021, 06:24:42 PM »
here's hoping. good luck!

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Re: Deals Gap?
« Reply #70 on: February 19, 2021, 08:14:39 PM »
AJ, I used to work with students from all over the world. The best advice you can get is #1 DON'T USE AN AGENT!!! They will just take your money. #2 Go on the US consulate web site for your country and follow their instructions to the letter. Re-read the instructions (they change from time to time). Having a COVID vaccine is probably going to be required. Would love to see you here this year. I live about an hour's ride from 129.
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