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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 12-16-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,126
Posted By shelion
Congrats on the new family member. He's beautiful...

Congrats on the new family member. He's beautiful and has such soulful eyes.

Astrid Lindgren (the author of the Pippi Longstocking stories) also wrote stories about a mischevious little boy that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,771
Posted By shelion
For giggles, I pulled out the rider's manual for...

For giggles, I pulled out the rider's manual for my bike (2010 BMW 650GS) and flipped it open to the "Securing Motorcycle for Transport" section. The relevant sentence is this one: Push motorcycle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,573
Posted By shelion
I started on a 750 cruiser, 'upgraded' to an 1150...

I started on a 750 cruiser, 'upgraded' to an 1150 sporty standard, and now very happily ride a 650 dual sport. If I had it to do over again, I would have gone straight to the dual sport without the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,764
Posted By shelion
I've sacrificed a helmet, a pair of leather...

I've sacrificed a helmet, a pair of leather gloves and a textile jacket. The helmet (a Shoei Rf-900, I believe) and jacket (Joe Rocket Alter Ego) both did their jobs admirably and saved my noggin and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-13-2014, 07:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,924
Posted By shelion
:huh:eek1 Wow. I will admit to being lazy...

:huh:eek1

Wow. I will admit to being lazy about checking my tire pressure but holy crap!!!

I hope your friends heal fully and quickly.

This thread is motivating me to check the ratings for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2014, 12:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,477
Posted By shelion
I am so sorry for your loss. I'll just echo...

I am so sorry for your loss.

I'll just echo what others have said. Right now you're still emotionally shocked at losing your friend. Give yourself the time and space to grieve and when, and if, it...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,531
Posted By shelion
I'd definitely be interested in a pair as I also...

I'd definitely be interested in a pair as I also don't have hard bags for many of the same reasons that you don't.

On your design, is the lid hinged or is it removable (making the box and lid and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-04-2013, 10:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,599
Posted By shelion
Professional instruction, such as an MSF course,...

Professional instruction, such as an MSF course, would be my first suggestion.

Her loss of confidence is the biggest obstacle she needs to overcome, and that is a real biggie.

Ask her what she...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 35,493
Views: 8,949,676
Posted By shelion
https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1...

https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1186163_10152028491693140_340407181_n.jpg

First time I've ever seen a dog with cruiserface!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2013, 09:15 AM
Replies: 35,493
Views: 8,949,676
Posted By shelion
Precisely why I posted it! :D

Precisely why I posted it! :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 35,493
Views: 8,949,676
Posted By shelion
To get us back on track

https://scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1379811_10152028486428140_251296093_n.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2013, 09:09 AM
Replies: 35,493
Views: 8,949,676
Posted By shelion
Nope, not in my neck of the woods. Both genders...

Nope, not in my neck of the woods. Both genders are firefighters, because as someone else stated, that's what they do.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-14-2013, 05:26 PM
Replies: 35,493
Views: 8,949,676
Posted By shelion
May be an aftermarket engine. There a couple of...

May be an aftermarket engine. There a couple of companies that make them, S&S being one.

My money is that it is recently built to look vintage.

As for no signals, just because something is on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-12-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 204,904
Posted By shelion
Having been a service writer and a service...

Having been a service writer and a service manager at a Honda Powersports (everything but the cars, robots, and planes) dealership, I can attest that it can be a very stressful job. Not all year,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2013, 03:52 PM
Replies: 35,493
Views: 8,949,676
Posted By shelion
That is indeed a Honda Rune.

That is indeed a Honda Rune.
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2013, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,325
Posted By shelion
Airbox drain sounds pretty feasible as well....

Airbox drain sounds pretty feasible as well. Either way, I have a vent line of some flavor sticking out the bottom of my '10 GS twin. Looks to be about the same size.
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2013, 01:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,325
Posted By shelion
I'm gonna go with crank breather tube. Sticks out...

I'm gonna go with crank breather tube. Sticks out the bottom of the bike, just in front of the cat.

That's my only very slightly educated guess.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,984
Posted By shelion
I believe they are the 2" risers. And for...

I believe they are the 2" risers.

And for those that say turn them around, if I do, I have to remove my handguards as the spacing doesn't line up that way. I'm pretty confident that they're not...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2013, 07:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,984
Posted By shelion
Finally got it to work!

Here's the Rox risers installed with the HDB clamp. I didn't have to do anything with my brake line but I did reroute the clutch cable to the back side of the triple tree. I removed the stupid metal...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2013, 01:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,984
Posted By shelion
Pic

I tried posting a picture but I can't get it to work. Sorry.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2013, 02:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,984
Posted By shelion
I just installed a set of Rox risers with my HDB...

I just installed a set of Rox risers with my HDB guards. At first glance it looks like the two aren't compatible because the risers change the side-to-side spacing between the top clamp bolts. (Side...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,410
Posted By shelion
I'm not exactly sure what your question is but...

I'm not exactly sure what your question is but yes, when you turn on the bike, the ABS light comes on and stays on until you move a few feet. ABS light on means ABS is not on. ABS light off means ABS...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2013, 10:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,755
Posted By shelion
I've worn mostly First Gear (they make the...

I've worn mostly First Gear (they make the Kilimanjaro jacket) gear and been very happy with it. It fits me and it offers features that I like. Also, their prices are fairly reasonable. For gear,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,449
Posted By shelion
My condolences as well. That area is just...

My condolences as well.

That area is just plain horrible in terms of traffic, even for cars. Sadly, the county is allowing ever more commercial development along that corridor so it's only getting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35,493
Views: 8,949,676
Posted By shelion
I thought you were done with this thread. You...

I thought you were done with this thread. You have shit follow through.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-11-2013, 07:04 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,592
Posted By shelion
As long as there isn't crap on the roads, ride it...

As long as there isn't crap on the roads, ride it home. If the parking lot at the dealership is big enough, do a few laps there to get a feel for the bike before you get out on the road. Have your...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-31-2013, 06:47 PM
Replies: 30,629
Views: 1,477,818
Posted By shelion
Anybody got a big chain saw?

Hi everyone. I have a portion of a tree stump that I need cut smaller. We have a chain saw but it's not big enough for the job since the stump is roughly 26" in diameter. All I need is about a foot...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-26-2013, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,070
Posted By shelion
Can't speak to the Givi, and we're not all boys...

Can't speak to the Givi, and we're not all boys :D , but here's tons of info on touring shields:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=406434
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,975
Posted By shelion
I also took the Harley rider's course and I would...

I also took the Harley rider's course and I would recommend it. The teacher to student ratio was about 1:8 in class and 1:4 on the range. There was the expected Harley marketing included, but in my...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-10-2013, 07:12 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 32,244
Posted By shelion
Can't help much with any of the above except that...

Can't help much with any of the above except that there is an inmate that has a like new set of Jesse Safari cases that he's trying to sell.

Check out...
Forum: Parallel Universe 01-04-2013, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By shelion
Yep, that's a thumper. Try...

Yep, that's a thumper. Try http://www.advrider.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=15
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-29-2012, 02:54 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 8,999
Posted By shelion
Heard about it on the forum for my local BMW...

Heard about it on the forum for my local BMW club. I joined last year after I bought a dual sport because I wanted to learn more about off-road riding.

This place amazes me. I don't think there is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2012, 03:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,311
Posted By shelion
Screw the icepack. Have them give you something...

Screw the icepack. Have them give you something even better:
http://www.polarproducts.com/polarshop/pc/catalog/kaw_system_2284_general.jpg Linky...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2012, 11:20 AM
Replies: 35,493
Views: 8,949,676
Posted By shelion
I believe that's a bobber, but someone will...

I believe that's a bobber, but someone will correct me if I'm wrong. :1drink
(Dang 205'd!)

Beautiful scenery of another kind!...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2012, 11:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,759
Posted By shelion
:nod I get jumped in front of all the time...

:nod

I get jumped in front of all the time because I tend to leave more space rather than less. It's irritating but less so than biffing my car or bike because of too little stopping space when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 35,493
Views: 8,949,676
Posted By shelion
That looks like it may end in tears. Any follow...

That looks like it may end in tears. Any follow up pics?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2012, 09:35 AM
Replies: 35,493
Views: 8,949,676
Posted By shelion
Jeebus, I don't use 2 or 4 fingers on my levers,...

Jeebus, I don't use 2 or 4 fingers on my levers, I use 2 toes!

Who the fuck cares if other people use both hands on one lever or just their pinky when THEY ride. The whole 'ride your own ride'...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 105,759
Posted By shelion
My idea of the ATG part of ATGATT for street...

My idea of the ATG part of ATGATT for street riding is armored jacket, armored pants, boots, gloves, and full face helmet. All of it motorcycle specific.

That's what I wear every time I ride. I am...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,930
Posted By shelion
My least favorite has to be mini-vans. I hate...

My least favorite has to be mini-vans. I hate them on sight, mostly because they're driven by vapid soccer moms blathering on their cell phones about their latest mani-pedi or something equally...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2012, 08:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By shelion
Excellent post. Lots of accurate and helpful...

Excellent post. Lots of accurate and helpful information in there.

But you win the interwebs for this



that's absolutely brilliant! :D
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