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Forum: Road warriors 06-11-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,716
Posted By MerlotMax
Doesn't look like a bad deal. Nice looking bike.

Doesn't look like a bad deal. Nice looking bike.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-09-2013, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8,124
Views: 7,658,058
Posted By MerlotMax
She would like to learn to ride, too. Waiting...

She would like to learn to ride, too. Waiting until we get relocated to Oregon then may start looking for a 600. But I too think I would miss her being back there.
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,077
Posted By MerlotMax
I have been looking at tires myself. The prior...

I have been looking at tires myself. The prior owner had a PR2 on the front and a mis matched rear. Even though I am in the pacific northwest I am choosing to go with the PR2, as they still deliver...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-01-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8,124
Views: 7,658,058
Posted By MerlotMax
Congrats on finding each other again. We...

Congrats on finding each other again.

We have a similar story. We last saw each other 31 years ago. Had lived together for a year and split up (we both wonder why, now) and I rode away on my 82...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 873
Posted By MerlotMax
Great, thanks.

Great, thanks.
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2013, 12:53 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,716
Posted By MerlotMax
Nice bike - congrats!! :thumb

Nice bike - congrats!! :thumb
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2013, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 873
Posted By MerlotMax
Question Shad coupon code

Does anyone have or know where one could find a coupon code to Shad Online?
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2013, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3,814
Views: 604,304
Posted By MerlotMax
Sticky?

Since this thread has become the main Sena thread, any chance it could be made a sticky?
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2013, 02:07 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,716
Posted By MerlotMax
New lighting

So got the new mirrors w/ turn signals installed and wired up. Put the small flush mount LED's into the old t/s spot and wired them to be on all the time.

It sure cleans up the front end.
...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2013, 04:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,408
Posted By MerlotMax
Yeah, I can relate! Have fun and enjoy, that's...

Yeah, I can relate! Have fun and enjoy, that's the main thing. I scraped a 1981 KZ750 Spectre because of the costs involved.

Cheers
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 33,325
Posted By MerlotMax
Saw the Drift at the bike show a month ago. I was...

Saw the Drift at the bike show a month ago. I was impressed by the menu setup and the size. Saw a rider, a few days ago with on on the side of his helmet. Looks a lot slicker that the big square box...
Forum: Road warriors 03-07-2013, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,716
Posted By MerlotMax
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2013, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,716
Posted By MerlotMax
I was thinking about changing the front lighting...

I was thinking about changing the front lighting on my Bandit. Replacing the mirrors with similar units w/turn signals and going to the flush LED's on the faring as running lamps.

How are you...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2013, 02:18 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,716
Posted By MerlotMax
It looks like that bike may have a Zero Gravity...

It looks like that bike may have a Zero Gravity sport touring screen on it. If so, it works great. I am 6' and love the hell out of the '01 I picked up last year. The engine is very tractable with...
Forum: Road warriors 01-25-2013, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8,887
Views: 1,431,289
Posted By MerlotMax
After see this at the bike show. ...

After see this at the bike show.

http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy180/MerlotMax/Misc/Model-Page_2012_Diavel-Carbon_Red_960x420jpg_zps8d281fa6.png
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-12-2012, 11:13 AM
Replies: 763
Views: 118,873
Posted By MerlotMax
Thanks, it is really hit and miss with it. The...

Thanks, it is really hit and miss with it. The lack of flash does make a difference, also find it does not always focus properly.

These are a couple I took riding into work a few weeks ago. Blue...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-09-2012, 11:20 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 118,873
Posted By MerlotMax
More from my Acer Liquid E ...

More from my Acer Liquid E

http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy180/MerlotMax/Bikes/IMG_20120505_131441.jpg

http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy180/MerlotMax/Bikes/IMG_20120505_135228.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-09-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 4,746
Views: 1,760,001
Posted By MerlotMax
Coming into Lillooet B.C. from Duffey Lake Road. ...

Coming into Lillooet B.C. from Duffey Lake Road.

http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy180/MerlotMax/Bikes/IMG_20120505_143511.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-09-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 8,124
Views: 7,658,058
Posted By MerlotMax
Enjoying a coffee, sunshine and being with my...

Enjoying a coffee, sunshine and being with my favorite person on a beautiful day in White Rock, BC.
http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy180/MerlotMax/Bikes/JeanneI.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2012, 02:47 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,338
Posted By MerlotMax
Personally, I like the looks of the Zero Gravity...

Personally, I like the looks of the Zero Gravity screen and the one on my Bandit works great.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-21-2012, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3,649
Views: 1,577,755
Posted By MerlotMax
My daughter fell in love with the purple Street...

My daughter fell in love with the purple Street Triple-

http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy180/MerlotMax/Bikes/th_IMG_20120107_131611_zps2a0c4494.jpg...
Forum: Canada 08-30-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,107
Posted By MerlotMax
Definitely a small world! Believe we sat at the...

Definitely a small world! Believe we sat at the table next to you in Boston Bar at lunch time and again at the Chevron in Hope on Saturday, 8/25. We were the couple on the Bandit w/ my friend and his...
Forum: Road warriors 08-28-2012, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,716
Posted By MerlotMax
No, I did not get any. The difference is like...

No, I did not get any. The difference is like night and day, almost double the output it seemed. The low beam is not the best but livable, the high beam is great. The wiring is such a small gauge the...
Forum: Road warriors 08-27-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,716
Posted By MerlotMax
Very nice! I am loving my '01 that I picked up in...

Very nice! I am loving my '01 that I picked up in Feb.

Did the Beaver Power wire kit on the headlamp. Wow, what a difference. Between that and the Silver Star Ultra bulbs, I can see much better....
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2012, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,532
Posted By MerlotMax
Also across the boarder in Vancouver. I have been...

Also across the boarder in Vancouver. I have been very happy with my Olympia AST2 jacket and Ranger 2 over pants. Still working on the gloves, using a Joe Rocket gauntlet and also a mesh pair.
...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2012, 11:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,338
Posted By MerlotMax
Wow, big jump. For that kind of increase I may be...

Wow, big jump. For that kind of increase I may be sticking with the Bandit ('01 1200S) for a while myself. Just need to drop some coin for hard luggage.

Local dealer has a used / broken in (6000...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 19,338
Posted By MerlotMax
NIce, it's my dream bike.

NIce, it's my dream bike.
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,122
Posted By MerlotMax
Your statement does apply to their mesh line of...

Your statement does apply to their mesh line of jackets but not the AST2. The AST2 has a waterproof/breathable membrane as part of the outer shell. The liner is for colder temps, and as a bonus can...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2012, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,122
Posted By MerlotMax
I have been wearing a AST2 since February. Been...

I have been wearing a AST2 since February. Been in a few down pours here in the pacific northwest. Leaking has not been an issue, quite warm with the liner and the venting works well on hot days. Fit...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2012, 03:24 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,954
Posted By MerlotMax
Just another bike to NOT consider.

Just another bike to NOT consider.
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 567,716
Posted By MerlotMax
Unbolt the fuel tank, hold or prop up the tank,...

Unbolt the fuel tank, hold or prop up the tank, then unbolt the bracket from the frame. Should be able to hold or prop the tank up enough to get the filter cover off and filter out. Certainly not...
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2012, 01:55 PM
Replies: 8,887
Views: 1,431,289
Posted By MerlotMax
I'm right there with you. I love this bike. Sad...

I'm right there with you. I love this bike. Sad that Triumph only ran with it for 3 years. Only thing that could make it better would be shaft drive. I am hoping that I can find one when it is time...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-21-2012, 11:17 PM
Replies: 8,124
Views: 7,658,058
Posted By MerlotMax
My girlfriend got me back on to a bike, she's...

My girlfriend got me back on to a bike, she's amazing. I owe her a big thanks.

http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy180/MerlotMax/Bikes/IMG_20120422_140046.jpg
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-21-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 763
Views: 118,873
Posted By MerlotMax
http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy180/MerlotMax...

http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy180/MerlotMax/Bikes/IMG_20120505_131441.jpg

http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy180/MerlotMax/Bikes/IMG_20120505_143511.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2012, 12:43 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 52,340
Posted By MerlotMax
Looks too upright and too big. I just hope I can...

Looks too upright and too big. I just hope I can still find a good Sprint GT when it is time to get the next bike. The few test rides I have done I have found the GT to be just what I want, a great...
Forum: Canada 05-08-2012, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By MerlotMax
No gravel, newer pavement out of Pemberton to...

No gravel, newer pavement out of Pemberton to about half way then the older road. Purposly choose the more questionable weather day to try to avoid more traffic.
Forum: Canada 05-06-2012, 12:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By MerlotMax
Rode the Duffey yesterday. Rain on and off...

Rode the Duffey yesterday.

Rain on and off from N,Van to Pemberton, in the morning. After that the weather was fantastic. Very little traffic and road was in good shape. Did not like the groove...
Forum: Canada 05-01-2012, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By MerlotMax
Thanks for the update. I was thinking of heading...

Thanks for the update. I was thinking of heading that way soon. Feeling the need for a good days ride. I am already growing weary of the few hour loops in the valley.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-18-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 564,288
Posted By MerlotMax
Gas stop and waiting out the afternoon rain storm...

Gas stop and waiting out the afternoon rain storm in Prescott, AZ last Sept. on a rental FJ1300.
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 04-16-2012, 03:51 PM
Replies: 763
Views: 118,873
Posted By MerlotMax
From a few rides this past month shot on my Acer...

From a few rides this past month shot on my Acer Liquid E
http://i789.photobucket.com/albums/yy180/MerlotMax/Bikes/IMG_20120407_161044.jpg

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