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Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 06:18 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 49,274
Posted By Conedodger
When a new Snell rating comes out I try to pick...

When a new Snell rating comes out I try to pick up a discounted previous generation with a build date within the last two years. I use it on the bike until the next Snell rating comes out. It then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,378
Posted By Conedodger
A high school or community college parking lot on...

A high school or community college parking lot on a Sunday morning would be a good choice. There are probably liability issues, especially if she doesn't have a permit. I could see the property...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 07:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By Conedodger
Very happy with my Tourmaster Synergy 2.0 jacket...

Very happy with my Tourmaster Synergy 2.0 jacket liner. Helps that I got a screaming deal last summer. $155 and it included the controller.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2015, 07:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,794
Posted By Conedodger
Use mine constantly on my mutli-lane commutes to...

Use mine constantly on my mutli-lane commutes to work. Couldn't live without it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-18-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,408
Posted By Conedodger
Doh!

Doh!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2015, 06:10 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 5,408
Posted By Conedodger
Pretty much how I've done it for years. I mix in...

Pretty much how I've done it for years. I mix in some engine breaking as well. All the vehicles that I have broken in like this will go 5K miles without having to add any oil.
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,597
Posted By Conedodger
Mix it 50/50 with good gas and run it through the...

Mix it 50/50 with good gas and run it through the lawn mower?

Fill a pump sprayer and use it to kill weeds? :wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 09:09 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,177
Posted By Conedodger
Buddy of mine bought a '68 Hemi Charger back in...

Buddy of mine bought a '68 Hemi Charger back in 1972 for about $2000. He sold it a couple of years ago and used the cash to buy a Viper GTS.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,177
Posted By Conedodger
Just because I got a great price on something, I...

Just because I got a great price on something, I can't sell it at fair market value when I'm done with it? :dunno
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,924
Posted By Conedodger
Aluma makes a quality product. I went with a...

Aluma makes a quality product. I went with a flat bed utility trailer with a ride on gate.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 888
Posted By Conedodger
I've had one in over 100K miles. It started...

I've had one in over 100K miles. It started going soft a couple of miles from home and I made it before it was un-rideable.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,138
Posted By Conedodger
Fixed to reveal my reality. :cry

Fixed to reveal my reality. :cry
Forum: The Garage 03-09-2015, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,277
Posted By Conedodger
I can attest to that. I pre-arranged to buy a...

I can attest to that. I pre-arranged to buy a bike out of state, pending a successful road test. Got there and found the battery was stone dead and had to buy a battery to road test it. Put the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,305
Posted By Conedodger
I've been riding on the streets since 1985. ...

I've been riding on the streets since 1985. Always with the OEM exhaust. Only had 1 accident, where I was hit from behind while stopped at a yield sign. (Don't think straight pipes would have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 04:14 PM
Replies: 42
Poll: Mmod
Views: 1,726
Posted By Conedodger
I still play with cars, so I only have...

I still play with cars, so I only have room/budget for one motorcycle. If I didn't have the sports car, I would probably have two motorcycles. Been riding for 30 years, but have been a car nut...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,975
Posted By Conedodger
I don't mind a little eye candy, but it will not...

I don't mind a little eye candy, but it will not make a difference in what motorcycle I'll buy. In fact, if I'm at a show, I'm there to see the motorcycles and would be a little miffed at the crowd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 02:30 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,305
Posted By Conedodger
I agree 100%! I don't mind a mellow rumble...

I agree 100%!

I don't mind a mellow rumble from a V8, but when I'm sitting on my deck entertaining friends and enjoying a nice summer evening, I don't need to hear a car, bike, what-have-you miles...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 490
Posted By Conedodger
I'm happy with my Olympia jacket and pants:...

I'm happy with my Olympia jacket and pants: http://olympiamotosports.com/
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,943
Posted By Conedodger
I use something similar paired with my Garmin...

I use something similar paired with my Garmin Zumo 550: (Bonus-you can use any ear bud with it.)

http://img5a.flixcart.com/image/headset/f/b/v/sony-sbh20-400x400-imadkpuazzffhnyf.jpeg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,645
Posted By Conedodger
Anyone who puts in more miles on two wheels than...

Anyone who puts in more miles on two wheels than on 4 wheels in a typical year.
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,088
Posted By Conedodger
Glad my Civic doesn't have a chime. 1 screw, a...

Glad my Civic doesn't have a chime. 1 screw, a piece of black tape and 5 minutes was all it took to fix the light.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,794
Posted By Conedodger
It is available for rent on Amazon. Looking...

It is available for rent on Amazon. Looking forward to checking it out this week.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,084
Posted By Conedodger
When the new Snell ratings come out I try and...

When the new Snell ratings come out I try and pick up a discounted helmet with the previous rating. 5 years down the road when the next Snell rating comes out, I retire it to autocross duty and buy...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 1,138
Views: 338,083
Posted By Conedodger
Miss my ST1100 some times. I let it go for an...

Miss my ST1100 some times. I let it go for an affair with a VFR800. I'll have another ST someday.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8509/8430316103_8e0ca2b32b_c.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 36,247
Posted By Conedodger
I'm with ya! I had an ST1100 and it was a great...

I'm with ya! I had an ST1100 and it was a great all around bike. Dead nuts reliable, comfortable, great gas mileage, plenty of power/low end torque. I gave it up for a VFR800 that I love, but I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 526
Posted By Conedodger
Another fan of the pin lock insert here. ...

Another fan of the pin lock insert here. Virtually impossible to fog it. Stopped at a light on a 35 degree morning, I can breathe directly on the shield and it won't fog. On warm days, I wear...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By Conedodger
I purchased a rebuilt salvage titled ST1100. It...

I purchased a rebuilt salvage titled ST1100. It was a 1999 with 2K miles on it. It was low sided on the right, damaging all the plastics on that side. The seller had receipts for all OEM...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 09:21 AM
Replies: 2,997
Views: 419,405
Posted By Conedodger
Step one is to put mothballs in the air box...

Step one is to put mothballs in the air box before storage. :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3,260
Views: 573,662
Posted By Conedodger
I lucked out on the luggage. Picked up the top...

I lucked out on the luggage. Picked up the top case and rack used on Ebay for $250. The side cases and mounts were brand new from David Silver Spares for $400. The OEM luggage option is one of the...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2015, 04:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,576
Posted By Conedodger
That is true. I have 3 tags. One for the...

That is true. I have 3 tags. One for the motorcycle, one for the cars (2 axles), one for the cars with a trailer (3 axles). If you use the wrong tag, you'll be billed incorrectly and possibly face...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3,260
Views: 573,662
Posted By Conedodger
Here is mine: ...

Here is mine:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3487/4031034216_de83984ff2_o.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7317/9355553248_a5bb7b752d_z.jpg
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10,293
Views: 2,174,869
Posted By Conedodger
We're supposed to get 11"-17" of snow Sunday...

We're supposed to get 11"-17" of snow Sunday night into Monday. In Upstate, NY that means I might be 20 minutes late for work. :D
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 435
Posted By Conedodger
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-CB500X-CB500S-Side-S...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-CB500X-CB500S-Side-Stand-Big-Foot-/271590437782
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,138
Posted By Conedodger
I've got some of those gray Melamine cabinets...

I've got some of those gray Melamine cabinets too. Freebie from my sister-in-law's medical practice. I bought a pre-made formica counter top for them. For messy/heavy duty work, I have a solid...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,070
Posted By Conedodger
Like your chock and clamps. Been thinking of...

Like your chock and clamps. Been thinking of adding that system to mine.
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,070
Posted By Conedodger
I picked up an Aluma 548 trailer a couple of...

I picked up an Aluma 548 trailer a couple of years ago. Added a Harbor Freight chock for the bike. I love this trailer and might not ever sell it. Light weight. I can move it around by hand with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 11:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,166
Posted By Conedodger
I do the same, but keep a clear pair of safety...

I do the same, but keep a clear pair of safety glasses in my top case for those times I get caught after dark without the clear shield. Doesn't help the OP who is wearing prescription glasses. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,243
Posted By Conedodger
That was exactly my thought when I watched it.

That was exactly my thought when I watched it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,618
Posted By Conedodger
Never been on a true sport bike, but at 53 my VFR...

Never been on a true sport bike, but at 53 my VFR is still comfortable. Wrists and back aren't an issue, but I have a bad hip. Not a problem on the bike, but can be a problem getting off at the end...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,222
Posted By Conedodger
I guess that is where we are different. I keep...

I guess that is where we are different. I keep my used bikes longer than you keep your new ones. I don't mind farkles on a 4 year old bike, because I will probably have it for 10 more years. Plus,...
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