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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 307
Posted By davidji
I have the same issue: helmets don't have room...

I have the same issue: helmets don't have room for my forehead.

Once in the past I've used a spoon and a rock to reshape the EPS, and it worked fine. Be aware though that the helmet is no longer...
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,428
Posted By davidji
That's what Aerostich says.

That's what Aerostich says.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,150
Posted By davidji
I've ridden without the screen at all before....

I've ridden without the screen at all before. Sucked on the freeway--where I spend a lot of time--nice elsewhere. I have the MRA Touring screen which is pretty awesome. I don't get buffeted like I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 12:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,150
Posted By davidji
I recently got a new helmet, which is the loudest...

I recently got a new helmet, which is the loudest I've had.

I've worn the same type of ear plugs for years. But with the new helmet my ears can be ringing after a commute on my Versys--hasn't...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 08:39 PM
Replies: 519
Views: 90,769
Posted By davidji
Well done! Seriously, how did you find a...

Well done!

Seriously, how did you find a used 2015?? And at that price? That's essentially new. My 2011 anyway had 4 miles when I bought new.

From your pics I gather we're in the same...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-16-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 86,084
Posted By davidji
That's what color XT I rode. Not fond of silver...

That's what color XT I rode. Not fond of silver or grey for bike or car colors. For awhile it seemed like that was all they'd sell us.
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2015, 04:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,899
Posted By davidji
For me range. It seems Yamaha stopped putting...

For me range. It seems Yamaha stopped putting decent-sized tanks on their standard motorcycles after the FZ6.
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,899
Posted By davidji
I guess the point of the warning is to go looking...

I guess the point of the warning is to go looking for fuel (though you may have 30 miles or more available). But the bike isn't supposed to give you anxiety. It's supposed to give you a Rush!

Are...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 125,270
Posted By davidji
True, but they're a guideline. If nobody gets it...

True, but they're a guideline. If nobody gets it to go as far as I want it to go that's a bad sign. Even the riders who get great fuel economy seem to fill it sooner, and I don't even know the real...
Forum: Road warriors 04-12-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 519
Views: 90,769
Posted By davidji
My 2011 could be the least vibey bike I've owned....

My 2011 could be the least vibey bike I've owned. I think a lot of it varies from bike to bike.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,899
Posted By davidji
What prompts you to start looking for fuel then?...

What prompts you to start looking for fuel then? Fuel lights? How much gas does it hold at that point? I'd expect 250+ mile easy from that bike, though fuel economy will be less before break-in.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-08-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 86,084
Posted By davidji
I took a group demo ride on one last Saturday. I...

I took a group demo ride on one last Saturday. I enjoyed it. Also rode the Vee2, but didn't get to ride anything else. I think I'd enjoy either. The biggest contrast between them on my paved road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,043
Posted By davidji
A good reason to install a new chain before a 10k...

A good reason to install a new chain before a 10k mile trip is to reduce the chance you'll need to adjust it during the trip, or reduce the number of adjustments needed. If it's all pretty new not...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 125,270
Posted By davidji
As far as the range, what Swimmer said. ...

As far as the range, what Swimmer said.

Except I've never gone more than a little over 240 miles on my 2011 Versys tank, and not getting that at the moment. Swimmer, is yours a gen 3 (2015)? I...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 665
Views: 125,270
Posted By davidji
quote isn't working, but I'm replying to the post...

quote isn't working, but I'm replying to the post about the getting the 61MPG from bike computer. I had thought it came from your calculations.

I was reading on another thread where a guy...
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 125,270
Posted By davidji
61 miles per US gallon, or per imperial gallon?...

61 miles per US gallon, or per imperial gallon? Since the riding was in the UK I might assume the latter, which isn't that good. But you list an address in the US, and wishful thinking says maybe...
Forum: Hacks 04-02-2015, 03:07 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 42,716
Posted By davidji
Many people would choose an affordable enclosed...

Many people would choose an affordable enclosed trike like this for HOV lane usage.
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,590
Posted By davidji
What the range do you get from a tank commuting? ...

What the range do you get from a tank commuting? How fast do those commutes get?

The F800GT seemed like a great answer to my own search, except for the range. And when I demoed one I didn't see...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,974
Posted By davidji
Very nice! I like the new airbox cover color much...

Very nice! I like the new airbox cover color much better than the old.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-24-2015, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12,899
Views: 1,824,147
Posted By davidji
How do you feel riding it in bay area traffic? ...

How do you feel riding it in bay area traffic? It's pretty wide. Do you think with narrower bars it would be a good commuter?
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,590
Posted By davidji
I don't any maxi-scooters have the range to be...

I don't any maxi-scooters have the range to be convenient for such a commute.

I think that's true of most bikes in this thread.


It's the bike, not the power. The only bike I've had with...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 11:24 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,590
Posted By davidji
Short range on the 1st, 6k mile valve check...

Short range on the 1st, 6k mile valve check intervals on the Multistrada 1000. Neither is good for a bike you're commuting 100 miles/day, 25k miles/year on.
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,590
Posted By davidji
One thing you didn't comment on is fuel tank...

One thing you didn't comment on is fuel tank range. One thing you may realize quickly is it's way more convenient if you're not filling up every day, or having to pause to refuel at odd locations...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,815
Posted By davidji
I've had a synthetic bag wet through, and it was...

I've had a synthetic bag wet through, and it was no big deal. And it dried a bit faster than my down bag does.
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,815
Posted By davidji
Then don't. Everyone who likes to take a lot of...

Then don't. Everyone who likes to take a lot of crap with them has reasons for all of it. But some of us like to take less. I've been putting my pad directly on the ground since before some of you...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2015, 09:13 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,815
Posted By davidji
It's only important to me if the bag isn't...

It's only important to me if the bag isn't insulated down there. And that only seems like a good idea if the combination is lighter than the alternatives. Which when I looked at BA anyway it wasn't....
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2015, 02:46 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,815
Posted By davidji
Moto camping I usually just take a cheap...

Moto camping I usually just take a cheap synthetic bag. Lower maintenance than down, and if it meets my needs, why not?

My last two synthetic bags were Alps Mountaineering brand from...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,286
Views: 306,009
Posted By davidji
Thanks. I was wondering when they'd get here. I...

Thanks. I was wondering when they'd get here. I thought they were in Europe already and wondered why there was no news in this thread.

I think the V7 II Stone meets all but one of the criteria I...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By davidji
I've had symtec heaters and I didn't think a...

I've had symtec heaters and I didn't think a single high-low-off switch with one setting operating the hot element, and one the cooler element was a great way to set them up. They can be wired in...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By davidji
Bell has a custom fit program for those, where...

Bell has a custom fit program for those, where they scan your head. I don't think they're that light for a carbon lid. But the custom-fit ones should fit right.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 07:41 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 10,923
Posted By davidji
If this hasn't been posted there are a lot of...

If this hasn't been posted there are a lot of helmets listed by weight here: http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-helmets/motorcycle-helmet-weights.htm Not all are available, but it might help you...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,954
Posted By davidji
I have a similar commute. 106 miles round trip...

I have a similar commute. 106 miles round trip some days. 118 before I get home others. My 2nd gen Versys and my 1st gen FZ1 are great tools for the job.

Relatively light, relatively narrow...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 11:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By davidji
I'd do an overglove if I could find one that fit...

I'd do an overglove if I could find one that fit comfortably over these in XL. Well I didn't need it this Winter because it was so warm--I didn't have have any commute mornings at freezing, let...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 991
Posted By davidji
I understand your complaint. The W&S gloves are...

I understand your complaint. The W&S gloves are more flexible than the Gerbings gloves I tried, and I'm sure less warm.

I think they have a broad range of ambient temperatures that they're...
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2015, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 437
Posted By davidji
This video? <iframe...

This video?
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Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,643
Posted By davidji
7500 mile valve adjustments, but desmo and not...

7500 mile valve adjustments, but desmo and not shim under bucket. What is it for your Strom? 15k miles?

The Duc also needs timing belts replaced.
Forum: Road warriors 02-04-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,643
Posted By davidji
Do you do a 110 mile round trip daily? Or just...

Do you do a 110 mile round trip daily? Or just ride one way each day?

If the former, wouldn't you prefer commuting on a bike like your Strom that you don't have to fill every day? Also that...
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,602
Posted By davidji
Not sure if it's gel or not, but I've got Gamma...

Not sure if it's gel or not, but I've got Gamma tennis racket wrap over Oxford heated grips on both bikes. Mostly because it makes the grip slightly larger, and helps prevent wearing out the rubber...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 07:43 PM
Replies: 665
Views: 125,270
Posted By davidji
For what it's worth I enjoyed the demo ride. ...

For what it's worth I enjoyed the demo ride. Unfortunately it didn't convince me it would give me the range I seek.

If they'd make an F800GT (or a nekkid belt-drive version) with the GS tank...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,426
Posted By davidji
Nice! Scenic commute. You don't mind doing it on...

Nice! Scenic commute. You don't mind doing it on such a heavy bike?

I'd been considering new commuter bikes, and the FJR sounded perfect other than the weight.
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