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Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 10:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 673
Posted By Snapper
I've been riding winters for decades and have...

I've been riding winters for decades and have tried most everything - the three that I found worthwhile are the Pinlocks, Respro Foggy Mask, Fog-Tech fluid.

Since I wear eyeglasses, Pinlocks only...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 895
Posted By Snapper
Lightweight track sweatpants.

Lightweight track sweatpants.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,711
Posted By Snapper
Much slower... Forget about the gearing up thing...

Much slower... Forget about the gearing up thing - it's the long way around that always gets me :D
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 09:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,840
Posted By Snapper
I was gifted one.... Fine for a P&S but it...

I was gifted one.... Fine for a P&S but it sags/moves with DSLR... longer zoom lense which levers weight far from the attachment point? - forget it. It also packs relatively large, and I see is...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 08:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 974
Posted By Snapper
IMHO you want an electric jacket on the...

IMHO you want an electric jacket on the snug/tight side. You should only wear one thinish layer under it, like a turtleneck, to even out the heat and prevent hotspots - any thicker and you start...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 07:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,010
Posted By Snapper
I'd be concerned about the legality as well - it...

I'd be concerned about the legality as well - it would be a real bummer to be a thousand miles from home and then be ticketed and forced to unhitched due to a technicality. I think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,991
Posted By Snapper
+1... I think this is the right analogy. It...

+1... I think this is the right analogy. It would be awesome for a while, particularly since we only know the dangerous side it now, but then over time, I think it becomes little more than a video...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,991
Posted By Snapper
^^ yeah.... I may be over-exaggerating a touch,...

^^ yeah.... I may be over-exaggerating a touch, but I'm pretty sure my riding would drop to a fraction of what it is now. :)



I don't dwell on the dangers and risks of riding, I don't seek...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 12:09 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,991
Posted By Snapper
Yes, 99% of the time, does that somehow make...

Yes, 99% of the time, does that somehow make riding safe and riskless for me? Not really, I ride faster/harder with ATGATT then NOGATT.

I'm not trying to portray myself as some yahoo that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 4,991
Posted By Snapper
Would you still ride if you couldn't be killed.

I understand the question perfectly and preach the same myself. I'll buck the trend of the others here and say NO... I'd probably quit riding, and YES, the risk of death or injury is an inherent part...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 573
Posted By Snapper
Earbud Cords

I run my cord down the inside of my shirt where I plug into a cheap ~8" Radioshack extension cord that I leave permanently tied to my riding pants (leathers) belt loop. My radar detector and MP3...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,740
Posted By Snapper
I'll vouch for this - bought a set of Fieldsheer...

I'll vouch for this - bought a set of Fieldsheer perforated leathers (Airspeeds) @ less than half the price of the comparable Vansons. Went down in a low speed/low side and both the jacket and pants...
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2014, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 554
Posted By Snapper
What he said.... unless you're getting falses...

What he said.... unless you're getting falses when you gun it with no other vehicles around.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,815
Posted By Snapper
I've hit a few, one instance requiring...

I've hit a few, one instance requiring comprehensive insurance... there was clear evidence of the deer strike in my damage (deer hair in my fairing) that made all the difference between the accident...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,303
Posted By Snapper
I was tagged on the highway with laser @~25 mph...

I was tagged on the highway with laser @~25 mph over in my car - exception courtesy got it dropped to a seatbelt ticket. Once my detector when off, I immediately (but safely) pulled over and drove...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,037
Posted By Snapper
I was fortunate enough to nab a pair of Hippos...

I was fortunate enough to nab a pair of Hippos last season after they announced closing, but still had inventory. These are over a Tiger's stock handguards.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 09:37 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,238
Posted By Snapper
How many miles have you ever put on your rear tire

One HUGE tire wear factor that people tend to overlook are the twisties, and yes, even for the center of the tire. If you like to ride constant twisties, especially at spirited paces, off throttle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-05-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,238
Posted By Snapper
How many miles have you ever put on your rear tire

My Harley ripped up tires the fastest... low 3k / high of 5k on PR2s.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4013/4505757001_812919374b_z.jpg

Looking at ~9k on an Anakee3 rear with my T800, that's a...
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,604
Posted By Snapper
I like wearing long underwear and cap in my bag...

I like wearing long underwear and cap in my bag which keeps the bag cleaner and adds warmth... it's a little more versatile than a bag liner.

My favorite rig is using a Kifaru Woobie Express...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,594
Posted By Snapper
I find layering a light weight bag with a...

I find layering a light weight bag with a "Woobie" quilt/poncho to be ultra versatile covering ~25 F to 60 F quite comfortably - use the quilt inside or outside the bag, or quilt/bag alone depending...
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21,718
Views: 4,022,457
Posted By Snapper
A huge factor for tire mileage is how much you...

A huge factor for tire mileage is how much you ride slab vs the mountain twisties. Constant velocity slab is much easier on tires than twisty riding which includes more engine braking leading into...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 21,718
Views: 4,022,457
Posted By Snapper
My friend bought THAT bike.... he now thinks some...

My friend bought THAT bike.... he now thinks some stuff on it is a bit messed up.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 09:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,180
Posted By Snapper
Hit a dear tonight

"clever girl" keeps replaying in my head through deer alleys

http://media.tumblr.com/7f39440f19fb80d960e48b9c9286c077/tumblr_inline_milv0hjCsj1qz4rgp.gif
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2014, 02:45 PM
Replies: 21,718
Views: 4,022,457
Posted By Snapper
Yeah that's messed up then, I'd try and get...

Yeah that's messed up then, I'd try and get Triumph's out of warranty support. Seems obvious that the vinyl used on one of those two tones is substandard/defective, sun or no sun. Bummer it...
Forum: Beasts 08-22-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 21,718
Views: 4,022,457
Posted By Snapper
Have you owned this bike/seat from new, or was it...

Have you owned this bike/seat from new, or was it second hand? If new, was it a showroom model?

I've seen/heard of similar vinyl deterioration when products like Armorall have been used.... even...
Forum: Face plant 08-22-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 14,828
Posted By Snapper
I used to have my bike serviced by a BMW master...

I used to have my bike serviced by a BMW master tech that eventually gave up wrenching and joined one of the insurance companies (I believe Progessive) as a motorcycle adjuster. Ran into him a...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,463
Posted By Snapper
Winter layers

I've been riding winters for decades and don't like layering too much, gets to be a PITA to suit up. For me:

Feet - remove my boot insoles for winter and just use a heavyweight pair of socks...
Forum: Beasts 08-21-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 21,718
Views: 4,022,457
Posted By Snapper
Triumph Tiger 800

LOL... You can actually hear now - that's your "problem." (And mine is an obvious inability to detect sarcasm :))

The humming sounds like electrical feedback into your audio system - I get the...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By Snapper
Wet crotch in a Roadcrafter

I'm seriously thinking about velcro'ing a bandana-sized waterproof "loin cloth" to the waistband of my 2 pc. pants that I could partially sit on to protect my crotch. I actually have some scrap...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,331
Posted By Snapper
Sounds like you're a customer that "lost" his...

Sounds like you're a customer that "lost" his lifetime warranty to the "new Gerbings." Interesting to hear that you wanted to pay for the repair and they still blew you off.
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,291
Posted By Snapper
You might consider a full 1 or 2 piece...

You might consider a full 1 or 2 piece Roadcrafter suit then, that's really where you get the advantage of the 10 sec on/off. Great all around traveling and commuting suit, and my winter suit of...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 915
Posted By Snapper
I'm going back to Metzler as well... Not happy...

I'm going back to Metzler as well... Not happy with the A3s - rears were great, but the front wore out much faster and triangulated badly and there's a few other reports of the same from other...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 21,718
Views: 4,022,457
Posted By Snapper
Don't know... dealer repaired it and I forgot to...

Don't know... dealer repaired it and I forgot to ask. You know if the piece is steel? IIRC our drain plugs are magnetic right? Had my 30K service done at the same time, so I assume the dealer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-09-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,303
Posted By Snapper
I've been using a RD for over a decade -...

I've been using a RD for over a decade - currently an 8500 cabled to sound isolating earbuds, with an MP3 mixed in - I don't leave home without it.

Yes, RD's are pretty useless against...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21,718
Views: 4,022,457
Posted By Snapper
Thanks guys, makes me feel a lot more comfortable...

Thanks guys, makes me feel a lot more comfortable there is a suitable work-around, and I won't be totally stranded, or face a burnt clutch. Not sure why I couldn't find this solution at the time,...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 22,522
Posted By Snapper
I warranted THIS...

I warranted THIS (https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6765517777_e204226506.jpg) front A2 (100/90-19) with Michelin at 2.5k miles, through the procedure Keiji outlined. I too change my own tires,...
Forum: Equipment 08-09-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 22,522
Posted By Snapper
Michelin Pilot Road 4 Tires Review

Same for me.... My front A3 wore out on the sides and triangulated (scary handling) at ~5k, while the rear is still fine at 7.5k and looks like it will make to 8.5k - Tiger 800 roadie. Previously...
Forum: Beasts 08-09-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 21,718
Views: 4,022,457
Posted By Snapper
Triumph Tiger 800

I'd like to ask you, and anyone else that has had this problem, if this method is the way to consistently and confidently get the bike to downshift, to at least be able to limp somewhere on two...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-04-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,636
Posted By Snapper
Always for me too.. Etymotics with triple...

Always for me too..

Etymotics with triple flange in-ear. Most important is piping in sound from radar detector, next is the earplug-like wind noise protection, and lastly while that's all in...
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,133
Posted By Snapper
+ 2. Electric jacket liner (with arms) and...

+ 2. Electric jacket liner (with arms) and HippoHands or Equiv. handlebar mitts are must haves with heat grips as a very nice luxury.

I've been riding winters for decades in CT and have...
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