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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    .....and the younger you get. Of course, one requires a K bike to get up to speed.

    And we all know that mass is different than weight. i.e. On the moon the weight of an object is less than on earth while its mass remains the same. Maybe older riders should ride on the moon?
    I went to a weighty Mass last Sunday

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    With the past dozen or so posts I'm finally getting some value out of this thread. What took you guys so long?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    With the past dozen or so posts I'm finally getting some value out of this thread. What took you guys so long?
    Been in my neighborhood black hole. Things get immensely heavy and time stops in there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BC1100S View Post
    .... Maybe older riders should ride on the moon?
    Funny that this is mentioned. There is a place, about ten miles from our house which is one of several locations where NASA folks practiced with the Rover before taking it to the moon. Locals still call it Moon Valley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rick601 View Post
    My R1200RT WASN'T too top heavy when this thread started...it is now.

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    I've laid my 2017 RT down twice, both times at low water crossing. The first thing I added to my bike was crash guards so that saved all the plastic. I'm 79 and traded in my Goldwing for the RT.IMG_1150.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobw View Post
    I've laid my 2017 RT down twice, both times at low water crossing. The first thing I added to my bike was crash guards so that saved all the plastic. I'm 79 and traded in my Goldwing for the RT.IMG_1150.jpg
    Will pontoons help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobw View Post
    I've laid my 2017 RT down twice, both times at low water crossing. The first thing I added to my bike was crash guards so that saved all the plastic. I'm 79 and traded in my Goldwing for the RT.IMG_1150.jpg
    I'm 72 and traded my F6B for MY R1200RT. I have no idea what my point is, but this entire thread is getting pointless-so let's just pile on! Can a thread be top heavy for older readers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick601 View Post
    I have no idea what my point is, but this entire thread is getting pointless.....
    "Getting pointless"....? That happened a long time ago.

    Seeing as you've dropped your bike, twice, at low water crossings, I would respectfully suggest you stay away from low water crossings.

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    Amen, Move on folks, nothing here to see....

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobw View Post
    I've laid my 2017 RT down twice, both times at low water crossing. The first thing I added to my bike was crash guards so that saved all the plastic. I'm 79 and traded in my Goldwing for the RT.IMG_1150.jpg
    That near Hunt outside Kerrville ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by bobw View Post
    I've laid my 2017 RT down twice, both times at low water crossing. The first thing I added to my bike was crash guards so that saved all the plastic. I'm 79 and traded in my Goldwing for the RT.

    Was that crossing a little slick? I imagine the green stuff gets slick. Not sure I would have even tried it and I ride in snow once in a while!
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    That was SE of Fredericksburg, and it was slick as snot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobw View Post
    That was SE of Fredericksburg, and it was slick as snot.
    Trying to place it as am familiar with 99.9% of slip-n-slides in area...vertically and a few horizontally challenged crossings
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    I was out early one spring and running up the interstate. I hit an underpass doing 90 MPH on the throttle. I discovered frost/ice on the roadway under the shadow of the bridge and the motorcycle confirmed it by the engine racing as the back tire spun. Lucky for me it was quick and over before I could respond. The next underpass I figured pulling in the clutch and coasting through was a good idea!
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