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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,573
Posted By abnslr
I like a tinted faceshield during the day on my...

I like a tinted faceshield during the day on my HJC -- very easy to change out -- but I like the internal shade on the Nolan N91 even better.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 30,777
Views: 7,409,660
Posted By abnslr
That's a very specific number. I wonder which...

That's a very specific number. I wonder which side of the line I fall. I bet it's the twat side!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 30,777
Views: 7,409,660
Posted By abnslr
The bike looks fine (I'd like one of those,...

The bike looks fine (I'd like one of those, thanks) except for the tag on the windscreen, but the helmet (kinda) hoody, running-shoes... Really? Dude looks like a douche based on the total package.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,701
Posted By abnslr
Not around here they're not. Here they're either...

Not around here they're not. Here they're either mentally saying:

"HA HA! You poor person! I can afford a car now so I don't have to ride!"

or, when stuck in heavy traffic:

"Why didn't I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 404
Views: 22,974
Posted By abnslr
Ummm -- 6'4" is rather larger than "normal...

Ummm -- 6'4" is rather larger than "normal sized." Check average height statistics. Even in the first world it's still below 6' I think.
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,957
Posted By abnslr
For hot weather I go with a Vanson perforated...

For hot weather I go with a Vanson perforated jacket or a Scorpion Master mesh jacket. One of these days I'll buy a Motoport, but I prefer the feel of the leather.
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By abnslr
They don't -- in fact I don't even notice the...

They don't -- in fact I don't even notice the arms. Some air does still flow around the frames on the ones I wear (Radiators) so they may not fit tightly enough for the OP's purposes. If a really...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 628
Posted By abnslr
I like them, and use them with a Bell Custom 500...

I like them, and use them with a Bell Custom 500 for commuting.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 30,777
Views: 7,409,660
Posted By abnslr
Don't want to start a thread hijack here... it...

Don't want to start a thread hijack here... it was a bit of a misadventure on what was supposed to be a four-day-weekend trip up the Adriatic coast of Croatia in October 2012. I'm still riding this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 30,777
Views: 7,409,660
Posted By abnslr
Yeah, I know him. He has ridden a LOT of places,...

Yeah, I know him. He has ridden a LOT of places, and really helped me out after I got hit by a nun in Croatia.

...and why would he have a lens cap on if he wants to take pictures?
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 284,435
Posted By abnslr
I hadn't considered headlight and gauges, but I...

I hadn't considered headlight and gauges, but I do like the bright white look of the speedometer and tach in your photo. Did you modify your brake and turn signals as well?
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 284,435
Posted By abnslr
Question Lighting question

I'm looking for options for converting the tail/brake light and turn indicators on my 2002 R1150R to LED. A little hunting around with Google turned up these, but none seem to have much in the way...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 11,872
Posted By abnslr
My observations as a car driver have been that...

My observations as a car driver have been that the distinctive sound of a motorcycle engine with an exhaust louder than that of the average passenger car has on at least two or three occasions...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 8,565
Posted By abnslr
For my crowded-city-with-some-highway commute I...

For my crowded-city-with-some-highway commute I find the F650GS twin (with only the top box -- whacked too many mirrors with the side cases to commute with them) perfect in a city notorious for...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,509
Posted By abnslr
Thanks all

I ended up going with option 'b' and very cautiously rode the aproximately 30km to the tire place this morning and had both tires and valve stems replaced.
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,509
Posted By abnslr
Slowly on the Tangenziale di Napoli... This'll...

Slowly on the Tangenziale di Napoli... This'll be fun...

I'm glad it's August!
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,509
Posted By abnslr
That's what I thought. Problem is it's parked on...

That's what I thought. Problem is it's parked on base. As it is I can leave it sitting for a few days and no one will notice. If I pull the front wheel off for long enough to take it to replace...
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,509
Posted By abnslr
Question How bad is this?

I recently bought a used bike -- a 2002 in pretty good shape, with less than 19,000 miles on the clock. This afternoon I was out riding and decided to stop in and check my tire pressure (both tires...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,906
Posted By abnslr
In a lot of places 'moped' seems, in general use,...

In a lot of places 'moped' seems, in general use, to be considered a replacement term for 'scooter.' I'm not sure why, as the lack of pedals is pretty plain, but there you have it.
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 284,435
Posted By abnslr
Thanks all. Yes, I was asking about the motor...

Thanks all. Yes, I was asking about the motor oil. In the end I decided to take the chance of going a few miles low on oil and rode to the shop for a quart of 20W50 -- problem solved.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,488
Posted By abnslr
It will transfer some, but modern helmets are...

It will transfer some, but modern helmets are designed to absorb as much of that force as possible through the destruction/deformation of their shells and foam cores. The amount of impact force...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2013, 02:29 AM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 284,435
Posted By abnslr
Thanks -- I'll give that a shot. Right now I have...

Thanks -- I'll give that a shot. Right now I have it stuck on the windshield with dual-lock, but I want to pull the windshield off soon...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-01-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,488
Posted By abnslr
So I should add a speedo to my protective gear? ...

So I should add a speedo to my protective gear? I thought they were just or the beach!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2013, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 209,745
Posted By abnslr
While not a fan of the look, I can kind of see...

While not a fan of the look, I can kind of see the benefit...

DRIVER: I didn't see him your honor.
JUDGE: Seriously? You're claiming you didn't notice THAT?!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2013, 01:30 PM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 209,745
Posted By abnslr
Here's a top box for you DAKEZ. I'm not a huge...

Here's a top box for you DAKEZ. I'm not a huge fan of the aesthetics, but it's amazingly practical.

http://abnslr.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/R1150R/i-hRGKhvq/0/M/photo-6-M.jpg...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 284,435
Posted By abnslr
Now I just need to work on the little stuff like...

Now I just need to work on the little stuff like the cosmetic corrosion on the handlebars and headlamp housing, and finding a place to mount the telepass when I take the windshield off...

Oh --...
Forum: Road warriors 07-30-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 284,435
Posted By abnslr
Adding a few PSI to both tires and returning the...

Adding a few PSI to both tires and returning the preload to the default settings from the manual made a noticeable difference. It's definitely a stable bike. It also definitely feels heavier when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-30-2013, 02:40 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,941
Posted By abnslr
I think you should stop letting your son ride it....

I think you should stop letting your son ride it.
One time could be an outlier, or random chance that whatever it was happened while he had it. Since the problem seems to only occurr when he rides...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 284,435
Posted By abnslr
Thanks! I'll do a bit of poking around and see...

Thanks! I'll do a bit of poking around and see what I can figure out. The tires still have good tread, but aren't new, or even close. I'll start with the preload, though...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 284,435
Posted By abnslr
Hmmm -- it definitely takes a PUSH to get it to...

Hmmm -- it definitely takes a PUSH to get it to lean -- doesn't feel nearly as quick as the mini-GS. It's a 2002 R1150R with ABS and about 18,500 miles. Both tires were a little low (like 3psi...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2013, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,901
Posted By abnslr
Inattention has consequences sometimes. This...

Inattention has consequences sometimes. This time I'm glad to see the them (mostly) applied to the apparently inattentive party.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-29-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,102
Posted By abnslr
It's hot where I am too, but I find my Vanson...

It's hot where I am too, but I find my Vanson Hurricane to provide just as good airflow as a Scorpion textile mesh jacket that also hangs on my clothes bar. I like the hard GP armor better than the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2013, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 284,435
Posted By abnslr
Talking So after two days of riding on the R, I like it,...

So after two days of riding on the R, I like it, but it's going to require some getting used to. Someone in this thread suggested it was like driving a Jeep -- I agree with that one. It's like a...
Forum: Road warriors 07-27-2013, 01:26 PM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 284,435
Posted By abnslr
Picking up a 2002 R1150R tomorrow afternoon. I...

Picking up a 2002 R1150R tomorrow afternoon. I bought it without a test-ride. I hope this goes well...
Forum: Vendors 06-26-2013, 11:07 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 34,207
Posted By abnslr
Liking these

I've been riding in these for about a month and a half now, and really like them. Initially I had some difficulty with the waist size, but an exchange to a smaller size (handled quickly, efficiently,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 3,312
Views: 325,296
Posted By abnslr
I think you misunderstood what I was saying. I'm...

I think you misunderstood what I was saying. I'm not suggesting Harley Davidson (or Suzuki for that matter) do ANYTHING. I'm suggesting that the reason Harley Davidson as a brand gets so many...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2013, 11:16 AM
Replies: 3,312
Views: 325,296
Posted By abnslr
Exactly. As in other contexts, it's the rider,...

Exactly. As in other contexts, it's the rider, not the machine.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2013, 09:23 AM
Replies: 3,312
Views: 325,296
Posted By abnslr
I really think that what people object to isn't...

I really think that what people object to isn't the technology -- or really the motorcycles Harley Davidson produces at all. I think it's a certain subset of the Harley Davidson rider population...
Forum: Vendors 05-07-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 34,207
Posted By abnslr
Thumb First Impression

My pair arrived this morning, and I wore them on the commute home (not an epic journey, I know, but the kind of riding for which I bought them.) My first impressions are quite positive.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-02-2013, 09:20 AM
Replies: 1,918
Views: 284,435
Posted By abnslr
Thanks

I'm not going to have a chance to check it out in person for a couple of days, but if I like it as much as I expect to this isn't going to require much thought.
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