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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 07:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,525
Posted By Rgconner
Vespa 2-stroke: 3 moving parts in top end, around...

Vespa 2-stroke: 3 moving parts in top end, around 1000 parts total in the engine. Rebuild kit including seals is only about 100 to 150 parts. Rotary valve and "christmas tree" 3 and 4 speed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 06:43 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,525
Posted By Rgconner
And James Dean. You forgot James Dean!

And James Dean.

You forgot James Dean!
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 709
Posted By Rgconner
If you have enough Megapixels, (14.2) you can do...

If you have enough Megapixels, (14.2) you can do the zoom after you take the picture, especially if you are not actually printing the images.

In that case, a prime focus lens might do just fine....
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 709
Posted By Rgconner
Have it all: Sigma makes an 18-300 (and...

Have it all:

Sigma makes an 18-300 (and 18-250,18-200)
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,299
Posted By Rgconner
I am running the pilot trail 4 in that size. ...

I am running the pilot trail 4 in that size.

After 6000 miles, it is an awesome tire. Really tamed the back end drift and tamed the tendency to "fall" into a curve of the original Battlewings. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,102
Posted By Rgconner
Chain chain chain.... Chain of fools.

Chain chain chain....

Chain of fools.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2015, 10:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,962
Posted By Rgconner
Meh. Real Men use the "get back whip" to...

Meh.

Real Men use the "get back whip" to clear the way!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-25-2015, 08:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,725
Posted By Rgconner
Pressure washer on a bike?! Oh the bad...

Pressure washer on a bike?!

Oh the bad things that come to mind... water in chain pins, water in bearings, water in exposed connectors.

I learned the hard way with my CB550, took a power washer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2015, 07:18 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,574
Posted By Rgconner
What? Speak up, Sonny boy!

What?

Speak up, Sonny boy!
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By Rgconner
Yep, I have a Cobra II that is extra long in the...

Yep, I have a Cobra II that is extra long in the torso and arms.

I got it for a good price because the shop ordered it, and then the customer did not want it.

Fits me like a treat. =)
(but...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 02:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,281
Posted By Rgconner
I have one. I use it a lot. I find it easier...

I have one. I use it a lot.

I find it easier these days to fill the pockets of my Sand 2 with ice instead.

In 1 gallon baggies, if I am feeling the need to be less messy about it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 70,492
Posted By Rgconner
I am a unique little snowflake! Just like...

I am a unique little snowflake!

Just like everyone else....
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,776
Posted By Rgconner
Last time I read a thread like this my headlight...

Last time I read a thread like this my headlight burnt out that night...

oh shit!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2015, 02:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,841
Posted By Rgconner
Oh gods... the flame wars that will be started...

Oh gods... the flame wars that will be started over Counter-Butting!
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By Rgconner
I guess that makes sense now, it is probably hard...

I guess that makes sense now, it is probably hard to modify the leather.

I figured they would have the same options, but now that I think of it, I guess it does not make sense to alter the...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 09:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,440
Posted By Rgconner
Gah! Between this and Helimot, options for...

Gah!

Between this and Helimot, options for custom sized gear is getting smaller.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 11:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,213
Posted By Rgconner
Try a scarf around the neck, or a Neck Buff if...

Try a scarf around the neck, or a Neck Buff if you have one. Anything, really, that helps seal off the space between the helmet and your neck.

I find my neck Buff reduces wind noise by at least...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 11:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,312
Posted By Rgconner
Wimmin should only get 70% of the milage credited.

Wimmin should only get 70% of the milage credited.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,312
Posted By Rgconner
My mistake. I thought you wanted to know,...

My mistake.

I thought you wanted to know, not just start a shit storm.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2015, 06:51 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,312
Posted By Rgconner
Why ask us? Ask BMW if it bothers you that...

Why ask us?

Ask BMW if it bothers you that much.
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,565
Posted By Rgconner
The manufacturers make and the stores stock what...

The manufacturers make and the stores stock what people want to buy.

Otherwise, they will go out of business.
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,132
Posted By Rgconner
Faster than photochromatic: ...

Faster than photochromatic:

http://e-tintproducts.com
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-19-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,289
Posted By Rgconner
Cyclops LED. Probably will never wear out,...

Cyclops LED.

Probably will never wear out, has a blowtorch like beam.

Just put one on my F700, takes a bit of fiddle, but should never burn out.

ADV rider discount from vendor
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 06:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,632
Posted By Rgconner
Stick with my Geigerrig

Stick with my Geigerrig
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By Rgconner
At 3000 lumens, the Cyclops is a deathstar...

At 3000 lumens, the Cyclops is a deathstar upgrade!

Had to dink with it to squeeze it in, but it was not too bad.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 955
Posted By Rgconner
I have a 72 XS650 that was owned by a Amsoil...

I have a 72 XS650 that was owned by a Amsoil dealer. He put the oil in 15 years ago before storing the bike.

Every time he mowed the lawn, he would give the kickstarter a few kicks to move the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-15-2015, 05:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,112
Posted By Rgconner
Vespa P200: Frequently told to ride in the...

Vespa P200: Frequently told to ride in the bicycle lane. Lots of smiles, this one looks like a Roman Holiday bike.
Vespa GTS250: Is that a Vespa? - For some reason people like this bike the best,...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By Rgconner
Vanson is not custom only. But it is an...

Vanson is not custom only.

But it is an option for them.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2015, 04:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,008
Posted By Rgconner
He should get a KTM, those bikes can do...

He should get a KTM, those bikes can do everything!
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-14-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 657
Posted By Rgconner
Ever seen a http://www.laminarlip.com ...

Ever seen a
http://www.laminarlip.com

LaminarLip?

I added one to my windscreen and it reduced should and helmet buffer significantly without blocking the view significantly.
Forum: Vendors 04-13-2015, 06:41 PM
Replies: 495
Views: 32,071
Posted By Rgconner
I was trying to plan a trip that went through...

I was trying to plan a trip that went through Yosemite, and of course Tioga Pass is closed part of the year.

Problem was, it was showing closed (which it is) even though I was planning for July....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,853
Posted By Rgconner
The Homestead is west of there, just North of...

The Homestead is west of there, just North of Harrah OK.

The only curves I rode on out there were the cow paths in the fields.

Motorcycling is in the blood, and so is OK, so it is hard to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-13-2015, 10:31 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,853
Posted By Rgconner
Good thing I live in California, where the DMV...

Good thing I live in California, where the DMV manual for motorcycles specifically says to ride in staggered formation in group rides, no "parade permit" required:
...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By Rgconner
$1000 does not seem too bad.... ...

$1000 does not seem too bad....

http://www.aerostich.com/jackets-pants/transit/transit-pants.html
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 06:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,072
Posted By Rgconner
Rhinestone studded chaps will definitely be over...

Rhinestone studded chaps will definitely be over the top pants.
:jack
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-11-2015, 09:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By Rgconner
And vibration and shock are real killers of...

And vibration and shock are real killers of filament based bulbs... anyone who has dropped their shoplight knows that. =)
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 09:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,016
Posted By Rgconner
I love my Corbin, much thinner padding than the...

I love my Corbin, much thinner padding than the Russell, at least for the F700gs.

Comfortable for 500+ mile rides.
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By Rgconner
If you have a wireless controller... you are...

If you have a wireless controller... you are probably shit outta luck. The two devices are on the same frequencies and there is probably nothing you can do. Maybe if the radio has multiple channels?...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-10-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,223
Posted By Rgconner
I almost responded "Yeah me too, 12K and no...

I almost responded "Yeah me too, 12K and no issues."

Guess what happened last night?

:y0!

P.S. I put in a spare H7 I had for my car, ordered a Cyclops replacement.
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 283
Posted By Rgconner
Since you are new here.... you will have to...

Since you are new here....

you will have to give temp ranges for some of the more knowledgeable people to help you out.
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