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General Discussion / Re: 2018 Touring Bikes
« Last post by qman8 on Today at 03:22:34 PM »
"It seems the 2018 Goldwing will have a front suspension similar to the short-lived BMW Duolever"

BMW still uses the Duolever in their big K-bikes.
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General Discussion / Re: First Ride After...
« Last post by Brick on Today at 02:18:43 PM »
Thanks for all the good wishes! I went out for a ride yesterday on the FJ-09. Damn, that bike and the ride were super fun!
Being back on a bike is therapeutic! Now if my body will continue to cooperate! I hope to take the Tenere out on Sunday.


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General Discussion / Re: Ann Redner......
« Last post by normkern on Today at 02:05:04 PM »
Turns out the accident occurred on Potash road SW of Dead Horse Point.

Updated info from Michael Jones: "The man who was with her issued a statement and he said the potash road soon after it turned dirt and rough." Based on this more detailed information, this is what I see...

Allan Skinner, Tim Zimmer and I rode Potash road many times as a more fun way to get to the White Rim trail, so I know that road pretty well. From the main road north out of Moab, Potash road goes west along the north shore of the Colorado river. It's paved until it reaches the potash plant, then turns to rocks, gravel and dirt. It winds around the potash evaporation pools, then heads west toward the White Rim trail. I remember several places where the road passes near cliffs, most of which are about 150 feet high. (using the Google distance measuring tool.)

Looking on the 3D Google map and following potash road, I located the first cliff, and it turns out to be a bit southwest of Dead Horse Point as stated in the description. You can see the location marked with the arrow in the first screen grab. The second grab is zoomed in in 3D mode. The road itself is rocky here- not just gravel. It's also a right hand bend with the dropoff on the outside of the bend. CAN'T SAY for sure that it happened here, but there's only a couple more cliffs next to the road between here and where Potash road joins White Rim trail. The apex of the curve is right where the 142 tag had to place itself in the screen grab. I will link the Google Maps page below for those who want to explore.

IMHO, Potash road is a much more understandable place for the accident to occur.

Here's a link to the google map for those who want to look around.

Norm Kern
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General Discussion / Re: Ann Redner......
« Last post by donmoe on Today at 12:27:08 PM »
RIP Ann!  I will certainly miss you!

I found several videos (from Jeeps) and other info about the Shafer Trail. Pretty scary in places for us acrophobiacs!

http://www.dangerousroads.org/north-america/usa/591-shafer-trail-road-usa.html

https://youtu.be/li7d-PEb4XU    (2 mins)

https://youtu.be/yMMP2pSDLHk    (26 mins, best part starts ~4 mins in)

Here's a helmet-cam view riding a Triumph Explorer (7 mins):
https://youtu.be/iFUgx5eiMNI

And a Dual-Sport ride (14 mins). Also do read author's comment:
https://youtu.be/m39No89o-Ug

I would definitely not attempt this road alone!

     Don



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General Discussion / Re: 2018 STAR Dates
« Last post by Patmo on Today at 12:18:27 PM »
I found it in the forum under Upcoming Events....Star 2018 thread....a few posts down.

Events for 2018 have not yet been posted to the Calendar, but will be.
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General Discussion / Re: 2018 STAR Dates
« Last post by wmeacham on Today at 11:16:49 AM »
Thanks. Where on the site is this information?
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General Discussion / Re: 2018 STAR Dates
« Last post by Patmo on Today at 10:46:44 AM »
June 10th-14th

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General Discussion / 2018 STAR Dates
« Last post by wmeacham on Today at 10:38:13 AM »
Where do I find the dates for 2018 STAR?
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General Discussion / Re: First Ride After...
« Last post by wmeacham on Today at 10:32:46 AM »
Good news. Welcome back.
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General Discussion / Re: 2018 Touring Bikes
« Last post by STLTHMSTA on Today at 01:56:59 AM »
Oops...I picked the wrong term when I said single lever.

The single lever I referred to was the single control arm near the steering head onto which the shock is attached.   Prior to all the modern coil-over, front suspensions (such as McPherson strut) cars had two control arms on each side as you well remember.  :-)
And some still do.
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