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Forum: Road warriors Today, 02:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By ph0rk
California is a big state, and has plenty of hot...

California is a big state, and has plenty of hot desert land.

Of course this isn't an issue in the Bay Area, but it is plausible elsewhere.
Forum: Road warriors Today, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 267
Posted By ph0rk
You might find that bike more than a bit tall.

You might find that bike more than a bit tall.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 04:43 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 39,801
Posted By ph0rk
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 03:54 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 39,801
Posted By ph0rk
A slave nation? It took us a long time to...

A slave nation?

It took us a long time to realize that all men (and women) deserved the same rights. We're still not quite there, as it happens, though we're a lot farther along.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2015, 07:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,244
Posted By ph0rk
Yep, mine shattered often, and didn't even vent...

Yep, mine shattered often, and didn't even vent that well, to boot.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 39,801
Posted By ph0rk
The problem with that is people can start...

The problem with that is people can start punching people in the face for other "disrespectful" things - like being gay, or black, or muslim, or having an ugly face. Or saying words they don't like,...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,037
Posted By ph0rk
Soaking the base layer won't really work too well...

Soaking the base layer won't really work too well in areas of high humidity. It works a treat in drier places, though.


If it is 95+ and very humid you're basically humped no matter what you're...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 39,801
Posted By ph0rk
Now imagine a barking 100 lb dog. I've heard that...

Now imagine a barking 100 lb dog. I've heard that in the next detached house over, to say nothing of how that or the yippy dog will pass through apartment walls. Way more annoying than a loud car or...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,037
Posted By ph0rk
We glisten. More seriously, I just won't...

We glisten.


More seriously, I just won't wear their stuff in warm weather anymore, which makes it a poor choice for long trips. I'm hoping some of the new wave of gore pro vented stuff will do...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 39,801
Posted By ph0rk
They sell bikes with factory stereos louder than...

They sell bikes with factory stereos louder than the slip on I'm contemplating for my bike. And those stereos are loud as hell. Make a real dB limit for noise complaints and be done with it - if I...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2015, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 588
Posted By ph0rk
I like small bags for orgranization. If some of...

I like small bags for orgranization. If some of those bags are themselves waterproof (Like this: http://www.rei.com/product/730882/sea-to-summit-event-compression-dry-sack ) Then you can move them to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 684
Views: 39,801
Posted By ph0rk
Which was my point, basically. ...

Which was my point, basically.





That isn't relevant to the point he was making (and isn't even that great of a meta analysis - it (the linked paper that table was from) contains almost no...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2015, 07:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,699
Posted By ph0rk
For that sort of weather, I'd want a gore...

For that sort of weather, I'd want a gore guarantee. I'm used to torrential downpours, too (frog stranglers we used to call them), and once I had the expedition in hand I could tell there is no way...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By ph0rk
I was in a similar boat two years ago, and the...

I was in a similar boat two years ago, and the Bavarians had the only solution.

The r1200r did it for me. Long hauls are no problem at all, and the bike looks great with or without the factory...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2015, 05:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,244
Posted By ph0rk
I like nice helmets, I guess. I had an Arai...

I like nice helmets, I guess. I had an Arai (signet or rx-q, don't recall which. the longer oval one) that just fell apart on me and was generally a huge PITA. My current Shoeis are awesome, and I...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,699
Posted By ph0rk
This isn't that odd for back vents in other...

This isn't that odd for back vents in other jackets. The Apex "solves" this by not having any back vents at all(!), unless you think the lateral vents count. Usually with jackets like this I just...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By ph0rk
I don't get it - if the Klim stuff worked why not...

I don't get it - if the Klim stuff worked why not replace it with more of the same?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2015, 08:58 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 39,801
Posted By ph0rk
I get up and look. it is usually pretty obvious....

I get up and look. it is usually pretty obvious. Some models I know and can tell, others, I rely on the stickers. I'll admit, I assume if the pipe has a yoshimura or akrapovic or two bros sticker on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 684
Views: 39,801
Posted By ph0rk
I would have agreed with you a year or two ago....

I would have agreed with you a year or two ago. Since, I have spent long hours listening to the sweet sounds of bike after bike riding past my office window, few with stock pipes. True, some are so...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2015, 03:34 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,699
Posted By ph0rk
Random data point on sizing: It fits...

Random data point on sizing:

It fits markedly larger (in a size 2) than a Rev'It Poseidon (in size M). Still feels a bit like I'm swimming in it with all adjustments as small as possible, where...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2015, 01:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,922
Posted By ph0rk
bleh.

bleh.
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10,274
Views: 1,748,343
Posted By ph0rk
http://img.response.jp/imgs/ogp_f/879515.jpg ...

http://img.response.jp/imgs/ogp_f/879515.jpg

Can't say why, I'm still more of a naked bike guy.
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-26-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By ph0rk
Yeah, I was figuring that as long as I leave the...

Yeah, I was figuring that as long as I leave the cat and exhaust flapper valve it can't be but so loud (and I have no intention of removing either). And I try not to be an ass in town, wherever that...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2015, 09:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,166
Posted By ph0rk
That's probably because people are more likely to...

That's probably because people are more likely to wear jackets than pants, so wearing pants instead of a jacket would only make you statistically safe.
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By ph0rk
I've had mine for 3-4 years. No stitching coming...

I've had mine for 3-4 years. No stitching coming apart. I've had them side by side with combat lites (I alternate them every other day), and they've held up fine.

If I had a negative its that the...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-26-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By ph0rk
I'm headed to Stillwater. I for sure heard many...

I'm headed to Stillwater. I for sure heard many loud vehicles while I was looking for housing, but just because they're there doesn't mean I won't get unwanted attention.


Maybe if I plaster my...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-26-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 233
Posted By ph0rk
Oklahoma and aftermarket slip ons?

I'm moving to OK in around two months, and I've been trying to do my research. I've seen conflicting reports online, but the law seems to be no aftermarket changes that increase the sound level are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 684
Views: 39,801
Posted By ph0rk
I bet Buddha went with fat pipes.

I bet Buddha went with fat pipes.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,134
Posted By ph0rk
Probably not - but I might have offered to...

Probably not - but I might have offered to deliver it to his house.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 684
Views: 39,801
Posted By ph0rk
So where are we - are people that install...

So where are we - are people that install aftermarket slip ons and leave the db-killers in bad people, or the worst people?
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 08:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,852
Posted By ph0rk
I like my Leatherman tools (Leathermen?), but I...

I like my Leatherman tools (Leathermen?), but I also really dig my Gerber Crucial:

http://www.amazon.com/Gerber-30-000140-Crucial-Tool-Green/dp/B001R957J2

There is also a belt/pocket clip not...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By ph0rk
I think that is one of the system auto-generated...

I think that is one of the system auto-generated titles.


Anyway - unless your roadcrafter is too tall/large, this is pretty minimal, and less wear than other parts see (the ass, the sides and...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,356
Posted By ph0rk
It won't be perfect - nothing will be.

It won't be perfect - nothing will be.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,396
Posted By ph0rk
and non-sequiturs's disease, apparently.

and non-sequiturs's disease, apparently.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-21-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,463
Posted By ph0rk
I agree with the above, but if you really want to...

I agree with the above, but if you really want to look at another bike, the r1100/1150/1200r roadsters are similar ergos, and while capable bikes, maybe you won't feel compelled to try things like...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,699
Posted By ph0rk
Did they have the Canyon jacket side by side? If...

Did they have the Canyon jacket side by side? If so, what made you pick the Expedition?
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,991
Posted By ph0rk
I have a medium in my hands right now. I like the...

I have a medium in my hands right now. I like the construction, but the fit probably won't work for me. Shoulders are just about right, sort of a sport fit. The back material doesn't give much,...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,699
Posted By ph0rk
Since you know so much about the industry, why...

Since you know so much about the industry, why don't you tell them who in the US is both skilled and experienced working with that sort of fabric (and who is willing to contract out that labor).
...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By ph0rk
Also, if you practice folding the jacket, it...

Also, if you practice folding the jacket, it won't take much room, like this: http://www.blacklapel.com/thecompass/ask-a-black-lapel-stylist-how-to-fold-a-suit-jacket-when-traveling/
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By ph0rk
Pulling on a moto jacket or suit twice a day will...

Pulling on a moto jacket or suit twice a day will wear the crap out of your wool dress suit. I wouldn't suggest it, unless you don't care if your suit starts to look rough.

Maybe if you have an...
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