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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-30-2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,574
Posted By antonac
It's probably a tie for me, both on the same...

It's probably a tie for me, both on the same trip. The first was getting caught with two friends in a white-out snowstorm in a Bighorn mountain pass en route from Ten Sleep to Buffalo, WY. We slid...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2012, 09:32 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 8,545
Posted By antonac
I'm going to go out on a limb and assume there's...

I'm going to go out on a limb and assume there's no helmet in the works. It's worth pointing out that baby heads are even squishier than adult heads.
Forum: Face plant 10-10-2012, 11:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,570
Posted By antonac
Every job lost in the U.S. due to the sale of a...

Every job lost in the U.S. due to the sale of a 50cc 2-stroke minibike from China is a job which never should have existed in the first place.
Forum: Road warriors 09-04-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,054,062
Posted By antonac
Just traded up from a KLR to a vstrom 650, and...

Just traded up from a KLR to a vstrom 650, and chee-rist, that's some serious knee pain. The strom is a better bike in almost every way, but my knees feel like they're going to explode after four...
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,054,062
Posted By antonac
For your perusal, hell for leather magazine just...

For your perusal, hell for leather magazine just had an article feature for this bike: http://hellforleathermagazine.com/2012/08/honda-nc700x-the-swiss-army-knife-of-bikes/
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-18-2012, 08:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,082
Posted By antonac
Mine have been surface hazards - wet pavement,...

Mine have been surface hazards - wet pavement, oil slick, trolly track, crosswalk line. Came close to biting it once on one of those godawful steel plates which was also wet.

If you ride at 80%...
Forum: Face plant 08-02-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,186
Posted By antonac
Plaque Dedication: Fallen Philadelphia Police...

Plaque Dedication: Fallen Philadelphia Police Officer Francis W. Magro Honored (http://phillypolice.com/news/plaque-dedication-fallen-philadelphia-police-officer-francis-w-magro-honored/)

Looks...
Forum: Face plant 08-01-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,186
Posted By antonac
Flash flood in Philly

Riding home from work today I got blindsided by a nasty little bastard of a thunderstorm. I ate it on Richmond avenue doing 15-20mph after slipping on a trolly rail and a manhole cover which weren't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2012, 12:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,432
Posted By antonac
Two years ago I had a major bike crush on the...

Two years ago I had a major bike crush on the Royal Enfield Bullet. Then I bought one, had a couple of small but important things crap out, and in the time I spent waiting on the replacements (well...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,054,062
Posted By antonac
Local dealer has 2 in silver. May be time to...

Local dealer has 2 in silver. May be time to check one out.

Kind of funny, seems to me the toughest competition this bike has is the vast array of practical used options. Buy something cheap, ride...
Forum: Face plant 07-09-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 13,004
Posted By antonac
Failed to fully deploy the sidestand at the gas...

Failed to fully deploy the sidestand at the gas station and spilled my ass against the pump.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2012, 06:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,458
Posted By antonac
For concerts, I prefer Hearos - the one with the...

For concerts, I prefer Hearos - the one with the little passive transducer.

Thanks for all the suggestions!

Good news, my hearing is back to normal. I bought some pseudoephedrine, did some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,079
Posted By antonac
Windex is not good for plastic screens. A spray...

Windex is not good for plastic screens. A spray bottle of water and a tiny bit of dish soap will work just as well, if not better.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,458
Posted By antonac
All the resources I've read say not to stick...

All the resources I've read say not to stick anything in your ear to try to clean it, that normal ears don't need it.



Definitely next on my list - I'm wearing plugs upwards of 25 hours a week....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2012, 04:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,458
Posted By antonac
Well that's reassuring. It's already getting a...

Well that's reassuring. It's already getting a bit better, but I might still see an ENT because I believe some of the painful elevation changes may have ruptured one or both of my eardrums. That...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2012, 08:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,458
Posted By antonac
Reading around online it actually seems like it...

Reading around online it actually seems like it might be a barotrauma (like divers apparently get) because I can sort of hear how I should when I yawn or swallow. Could just mean antibiotics and not...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2012, 07:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,458
Posted By antonac
Sound muffled after a long trip (w/plugs)?

Hi all,

Just got back from an 11-day, 4,500 mile trip during most of which time I was wearing earplugs. They were of the squish-and-expand foam type, reused for a couple days at a stretch. After a...
Forum: Thumpers 05-29-2012, 01:57 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,198
Posted By antonac
Your junkyard 350 was a parallel twin, as was my...

Your junkyard 350 was a parallel twin, as was my CM400, which I just sold after 6,500 trouble-free miles. This is an unbalanced single whose design ethos traces its roots to an era when 65mph may be...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-14-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10,109
Views: 3,217,764
Posted By antonac
Is that... a trailer? Wild.

Is that... a trailer? Wild.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-14-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10,109
Views: 3,217,764
Posted By antonac
http://i.imgur.com/9xCkj.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/9xCkj.jpg
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2012, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By antonac
Would definitely be my pick if they had it in my...

Would definitely be my pick if they had it in my size - that's actually the deal I jumped on before.

I'm just going to go with the GMax GM48. It's not great, but at least I know exactly what I'm...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By antonac
Helmet sizing - HJC FS15 / CL16; GMAX 48S

Hi fellow inmates, I'm looking for some helmet sizing advice. I wear a piece of shit GMax 48S, size M (57-58cm) which like an idiot I bought it used from a guy on craigslist two years ago, and just...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,749
Posted By antonac
Totally - I'd recommend an SSD regardless of the...

Totally - I'd recommend an SSD regardless of the model. Shock can also damage other components as well though, so it's worth keeping in mind.

For as cheap as some of the netbooks are, it's almost...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-04-2012, 08:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,749
Posted By antonac
I've had a slew of netbooks, and while they've...

I've had a slew of netbooks, and while they've proved their cred to me over the years, I still wouldn't trust them to really take any sort of beating. If you just want something to unpack and take...
Forum: Face plant 05-04-2012, 07:07 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 95,001
Posted By antonac
Or take the useful ones (like the suggestion of a...

Or take the useful ones (like the suggestion of a proper full-face and not a halfsie toy) to heart, and ignore the hate.

I'm sure OP has more than his share of free time to weigh all of this than...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-03-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,749
Posted By antonac
I've got an eeepc as well - they're good...

I've got an eeepc as well - they're good machines. Just make damn sure it's off before you start moving, and keep it in a drybag. Should serve just fine.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 9,270
Views: 1,848,626
Posted By antonac
http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lu5sjiMOjQ1qbvpv0.j...

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lu5sjiMOjQ1qbvpv0.jpg

"It comes in pints? I'm getting one!"
Forum: Thumpers 04-07-2012, 10:51 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,198
Posted By antonac
This is untrue, at least from my experience. The...

This is untrue, at least from my experience. The sprocket is one big cast unit which sits in the cush drive. It's pretty stupidly designed, but at least for me is a unit and the replacement is the...
Forum: Thumpers 04-01-2012, 12:17 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 27,198
Posted By antonac
It's a great city bike if you are mindful of the...

It's a great city bike if you are mindful of the importance of getting rid of the stock chain. Mine was garbage after 3200 miles and ruined the sprockets.

It's a good bike in general if you have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-30-2012, 11:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,170
Posted By antonac
Sounds cool as hell to me. I'd love to see a...

Sounds cool as hell to me. I'd love to see a project like this.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2012, 03:13 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,085
Posted By antonac
No need to run that low, I weigh 145 pounds and...

No need to run that low, I weigh 145 pounds and carry no cargo :nod

Enlightening stuff, I guess it's not as cut and dry as I thought.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2012, 06:52 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 8,085
Posted By antonac
Running tires at the sidewall max PSI

Am I the only one who thinks that this completely idiotic, and arguably dangerous? I run my KLR's front at 25-28psi cold with no load where they're rated for mid-30s, and I know of compatible tires...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-18-2012, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By antonac
It was just paranoia on my part. As it turns out...

It was just paranoia on my part. As it turns out the wheel will only spin when the engine is turning on the faster side, ie only with the choke on while it's warming up.

I did properly adjust the...
Forum: Face plant 03-17-2012, 09:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,371
Posted By antonac
I'd think that's usually how it happens, but I've...

I'd think that's usually how it happens, but I've never in my life seen a motorcycle upside-down. You didn't just set it up like that for the photo? That has to be a 1/10000 kind of thing.
Forum: Face plant 03-09-2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,874
Posted By antonac
If I didn't know any better I'd say that bike...

If I didn't know any better I'd say that bike wanted to go down. You sure have expensive taste in crashing :lol3
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2012, 09:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By antonac
Thanks Cowboy. The manual says 3/4" of free...

Thanks Cowboy.

The manual says 3/4" of free play on the center stand, and it had quite a bit more and was lurching. Even so, 3/4" seemed unrealistically low for an unladen bike, so in the interest...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-05-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,603
Posted By antonac
1980 CM400 rear wheel no longer spins in neutral on centerstand

Hi guys,

Just adjusted the chain on my CM tonight, and I noticed when I lit it back up, the rear wheel didn't spin in neutral on the center stand like it usually does. I checked the rear brake...
Forum: Regional forums 02-28-2012, 06:48 AM
Replies: 1,279
Views: 88,089
Posted By antonac
I will also throw my hat into the ring,...

I will also throw my hat into the ring, representing Philly on a yet undetermined Piece of Shit of some sort.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2012, 03:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,187
Posted By antonac
The perfect bike is the one you happen to be one,...

The perfect bike is the one you happen to be one, and remains so for every moment it continued working unimpeded.

You will find that when it comes to bikes, attraction and real estate, the grass...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,325
Posted By antonac
In many cases, sellers and buyers underestimate...

In many cases, sellers and buyers underestimate each other. Each one has a limited amount of time and energy to devote to their respective searches, and each deals with a decent amount of...
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