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Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,256
Posted By Tall Man
This is ADV Rider. For many of us on the forum,...

This is ADV Rider. For many of us on the forum, the GSA is a desirable sport bike.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,147,586
Posted By Tall Man
Hand to God, someone said almost exactly the same...

Hand to God, someone said almost exactly the same thing to me last summer. He had to do a double-take of my V-Strom, from 10 feet away, before realizing that it wasn't a chopper.

I don't know...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 06:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,915
Posted By Tall Man
They can't because they can't. Installing...

They can't because they can't.

Installing the quick release base on the SWM tank bag at the time of manufacture might prevent a particular tank bag from being fitted properly, if at all, on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 05:38 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,306
Posted By Tall Man
That video was inspirational. :thumb

That video was inspirational. :thumb
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 10,173
Posted By Tall Man
By way of example, I use and recommend this bivy...

By way of example, I use and recommend this bivy sack:
http://www.cheaperthandirt.com/product/ZWB-157
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,306
Posted By Tall Man
Waze responds

"Real-time traffic app Waze’s police spotting feature is a deterrent for dangerous driving, not a tool that can 'track' police officers, company officials said in response to concerns from the Los...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,306
Posted By Tall Man
This thread has enjoyed a reasonably mature and...

This thread has enjoyed a reasonably mature and snark-free discussion of the subject matter. Absent your sophomoric post, it still is.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 03:47 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,306
Posted By Tall Man
Police say Waze cop-tracker is threat to officers

"Sheriffs are campaigning to pressure Google Inc. to turn off a feature on its Waze traffic software that warns drivers when police are nearby. They say one of the technology industry's most popular...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,186
Posted By Tall Man
I've made test ride inquiries (for new...

I've made test ride inquiries (for new motorcycles) at several multi-line Jap dealerships. I was flatly told that they weren't available. This was due to the rules imposed by the finance or insurance...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2015, 10:56 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,388
Posted By Tall Man
Jaguar's "Bike Sense" feature reminded me of a...

Jaguar's "Bike Sense" feature reminded me of a particular bit of technology installed in the Subaru that an acquaintance of mine just purchased:
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-19-2015, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,263
Posted By Tall Man
The rider (pilot) area of the taller seats* does...

The rider (pilot) area of the taller seats* does sit higher, but it isn't any longer fore-to-aft. Said differently, the length is fixed and the rider can't slide back without also sliding up into the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,448
Posted By Tall Man
Varnish formation. Not all stabilizers work as...

Varnish formation. Not all stabilizers work as advertised. Not everyone knows how to use them correctly (if at all.)

Corrosiveness. The ethanol in gasoline will harm rubber fuel lines, plastic...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,836
Posted By Tall Man
I'm aware of Third World fuel-storage habits....

I'm aware of Third World fuel-storage habits. Recall that the OP is planning some multi-day dual sport riding in off-road trails. Plastic soda bottles are hardly robust enough to be considered a...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2015, 05:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,836
Posted By Tall Man
If you've disqualified a Safari fuel tank, as...

If you've disqualified a Safari fuel tank, as well as proper supplemental fuel carriers like fuel bottles or Kolpin fuel packs, your remaining options are few.

Consider this:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-05-2015, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 512,004
Posted By Tall Man
Pinlocks work well. They do, however, have a...

Pinlocks work well. They do, however, have a performance threshold, as you (and I) have discovered.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,586
Posted By Tall Man
Brother, your eyes could not be more tightly...

Brother, your eyes could not be more tightly closed.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,586
Posted By Tall Man
Re: brand denigration Full agreement. I said...

Re: brand denigration
Full agreement. I said earlier in this thread that I really wanted to give a new XR1200 a go, but for their functional absence from the local market. Sans this particular ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-31-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,586
Posted By Tall Man
As I read the hang tag in the photo, "$9,199.00 +...

As I read the hang tag in the photo, "$9,199.00 + taxes & fees & accessories" means that the OTD price is higher than $9.2K, and not yet calculated.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-30-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,154
Views: 78,586
Posted By Tall Man
They didn't, and they didn't. The XR1200 was...

They didn't, and they didn't.

The XR1200 was available for sale in the U.S. for MYs 2009 through 2012. I've never seen one on the road; try saying that about any other Motor Company model. Wanting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-28-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 17,967
Posted By Tall Man
1. Distracted driving, usually via texting and...

1. Distracted driving, usually via texting and usually manifested in the form of drifting into the oncoming lane of traffic. This is the most frequently occurring and most dangerous event on the road...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-23-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 512,004
Posted By Tall Man
A few years back, I filtered past some urbanettes...

A few years back, I filtered past some urbanettes who stopped in the middle of the street just because they wanted to talk to (yell at, actually) another urbanette on the sidewalk. I was taking an...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 02:28 PM
Replies: 423
Views: 81,528
Posted By Tall Man
The only machine that I've owned that didn't need...

The only machine that I've owned that didn't need rejetted, or the use of a fuel controller with a corrective fuel map, was my Yamaha Zuma (BWS) 125cc scooter. The factory FI mapping was dead nuts...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 11,976
Posted By Tall Man
:lol3 Oh my God. Brother, be careful. Some...

:lol3 Oh my God.

Brother, be careful. Some landowners, myself included, take a very dim view on what you think we should or shouldn't approve of.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-22-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3,532
Views: 512,004
Posted By Tall Man
:fpalm That behavior illustrates just how...

:fpalm That behavior illustrates just how entrenched, how cancerous, the problem has become.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,971
Posted By Tall Man
Grief doesn't need advertised.

I have sympathy for the folks who are affected by the event that brought forth a given roadside memorial. However, that sympathy is functionally negated by my view that said memorial is (a) usually a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By Tall Man
Were I in your place, I'd consider the state and...

Were I in your place, I'd consider the state and stability of my health first, and my ability to secure a large supply of medicine second, when mulling over the wisdom of taking an extended...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,961
Posted By Tall Man
Thank you for taking this matter seriously. ...

Thank you for taking this matter seriously.


With respect, knock it off. We're focused exclusively on the alleged behavior of your employee here. No one accused your company of harming cyclists...
Forum: Battle scooters 09-30-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,571
Posted By Tall Man
U-bolts, 2 per side, are positioned on the Zuma's...

U-bolts, 2 per side, are positioned on the Zuma's exposed frame rails. Holes are drilled in the side cases to accept the u-bolt threads, which are then secured with stainless washers and nyloc nuts.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2014, 03:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,628
Posted By Tall Man
A hair dryer will warm (but not ruin) the...

A hair dryer will warm (but not ruin) the sticker's adhesive. This will allow you to easily remove the sticker and affix it elsewhere, per your stated preference.

You can use a solvent to remove...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,628
Posted By Tall Man
It's up to you. If you leave the stickers...

It's up to you.

If you leave the stickers affixed to the luggage, and folks make friendly inquiries about your road trips (and they will), be prepared to explain that they aren't your merit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,533
Posted By Tall Man
Presently, lane splitting is legal in California...

Presently, lane splitting is legal in California and the rest of the world. There's something to that.

Motorcycles are different. We riders must manage a different reality.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,298
Posted By Tall Man
Put me firmly in the "Milk them for the rest of...

Put me firmly in the "Milk them for the rest of their lives" camp.

My automotive and motorcycle policy premiums include compulsory charges for un- and under-insured operator coverage. I'd purchase...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10,246
Views: 2,147,586
Posted By Tall Man
I recently asked why some of the self-checkout...

I recently asked why some of the self-checkout lanes at my local grocery store were closed. I was told that the affected consoles were out of paper currency. Thus, they couldn't make change for cash...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-20-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,584
Posted By Tall Man
My general spares inventory includes a new helmet...

My general spares inventory includes a new helmet and a new sump pump. Some spares I will allow to go out of stock for a time, but never these two particular items.

I know you're referring to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-08-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,295
Posted By Tall Man
'Round these parts, observation reveals that ~90%...

'Round these parts, observation reveals that ~90% of the motorcycles on the road are cruisers, of which ~90% are Harley Davidsons. Again, this is just a statement based on someone who has eyes with...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-28-2014, 06:32 PM
Replies: 362
Views: 83,969
Posted By Tall Man
Tour of Chinese scooter factory: ...

Tour of Chinese scooter factory:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gglh6WPmssw

I know that YT videos can be embedded here, but this site requires some stupid cryptic voodoo that eludes me at the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-26-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 6,838
Posted By Tall Man
That was a difficult video to watch, made more so...

That was a difficult video to watch, made more so by the many valid points made in this thread.

If we expect others to respect our lane space, we must return the courtesy. The Ducati rider...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 15,758
Posted By Tall Man
Jeebus, catweasel, did you wake up on the...

Jeebus, catweasel, did you wake up on the pedantic side of bed?

The linked articles contain enough information to confirm the likelihood of the events reported therein. That's why I thought them...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 15,758
Posted By Tall Man
The wrong person died.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2624579/Woman-21-killed-tragic-accident-drunk-driver-distracted-cell-phone-crossed-center-line-hit-car-head-on.html

Woman, 21, killed in tragic accident...
Forum: Battle scooters 05-06-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3,537
Views: 1,396,269
Posted By Tall Man
Congrats. Be sure to show us where Yamaha hid the...

Congrats. Be sure to show us where Yamaha hid the extra 25cc. :D

http://www.yamahamotorsports.com/sport/products/modelspecs/608/0/specs.aspx
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