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Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2014, 09:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,955
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
MV Agusta Turismo Veloce Lusso. Italian things...

MV Agusta Turismo Veloce Lusso. Italian things give me a...
Forum: Beasts 10-16-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,958
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Four months, 4500 miles on my Beautiful Red...

Four months, 4500 miles on my Beautiful Red Italian. Flawless performance, although I've used a liter of oil since the initial service; guess that's just normal break-in useage (Never had any oil...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2014, 05:35 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 21,536
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Having just turned 70, I sold my much loved FJR ...

Having just turned 70, I sold my much loved FJR a few months ago and bought a new Aprilia Caponord. It's about 100 pounds lighter than the FJR and gives me everything I want from a bike with style,...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,944
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
First World problems...:norton

First World problems...:norton
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 867
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I've got a pair of Forma Boulders. They're not...

I've got a pair of Forma Boulders. They're not Gore-Tex, so they breathe better but are waterproof with a little treatment. Very protective, very comfortable and walkable.
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,122
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I velcro mine to the top of my brake master...

I velcro mine to the top of my brake master cylinder. The clutch reservoir would be a good spot, too.
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,476
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
My new Caponord - like buttah:evil

My new Caponord - like buttah:evil
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,891
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I've been wearing a Sand Jacket & pants for 3...

I've been wearing a Sand Jacket & pants for 3 years. With thermal liners & fleece top & bottoms, it's good for 30 degrees (behind a faired bike). In warmer temps, I overheat in the 90s even with...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 785
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I've had the Voyager H2Out Hi- Viz jacket for a...

I've had the Voyager H2Out Hi- Viz jacket for a couple of years now - very nice quality, but mine has no venting, so is good for cool/wet weather only. The hi-viz is bright enough to curdle milk,...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,321
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Got lots of money? Garmin Zumo 665 to a Sena...

Got lots of money? Garmin Zumo 665 to a Sena SMH10 Bluetooth helmet unit. :norton
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 68,911
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I, too, went from the ER6s to HF5. The newer...

I, too, went from the ER6s to HF5. The newer ones protrude out a little more, but are satisfactory, especially with some Comply foam earbuds. Audio quality is pretty close to the ER6, and seem a...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 04:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,169
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Bob Lanphere's Beaverton Motorcycles just south...

Bob Lanphere's Beaverton Motorcycles just south of Portland has a huge selection of gear. Right off I-5. Good place to try on stuff, good prices, too.
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,780
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
While you're looking at the Multistrada, you...

While you're looking at the Multistrada, you might want to see the new Aprilia Caponord. It has cruise control, is $5K cheaper than the Duc. The dealer network is even sparser than Ducati, but in...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 619
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
What he said. The mike doesn't have to be right...

What he said. The mike doesn't have to be right in front of your mouth to work well . I velcro the wired mike to the front of the cheek pad beside my mouth, works just fine.:evil
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,242
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Got mine a week ago from Elk Grove Powersports. ...

Got mine a week ago from Elk Grove Powersports. Lives in Stockton, California. My redhead just turned 600 miles and is due for its first service. Still on my honeymoon, so gotta go riding...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2014, 11:28 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,222
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Thumb I've had mine for 3 days now. Obviously, I'm on...

I've had mine for 3 days now. Obviously, I'm on my honeymoon with her, but she's living up to the hype and then some. Still trying to figure out all the technology setups, and would like to...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2014, 02:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,813
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I used the wired mic. Velcroed it to the left...

I used the wired mic. Velcroed it to the left side of my flip-up helmet adjacent to my mouth, and it works just as well as the boom. IOW, it doesn't have to be right in front of your mouth. Hope...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,752
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I use a REI Radiant Long/Wide down bag. Roomy (I...

I use a REI Radiant Long/Wide down bag. Roomy (I hate mummy bags, too) rated at 20 degrees, compresses to about the size of a cantalope.
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 22,222
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
There's a red one at my local dealer (Elk Grove...

There's a red one at my local dealer (Elk Grove Powersports) that has me drooling and thinking of trading in my current stable. I'm a sucker for Italian bikes :1drink
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,280
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I got a Revit Turbine Jacket on a closeout deal a...

I got a Revit Turbine Jacket on a closeout deal a couple of years ago - a bit sturdier than the Airwave jacket. Got the Airwave pants, and really like the leg zippers on the inside of the legs - no...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 10:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,058
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Those look like conventional Molex pins. Should...

Those look like conventional Molex pins. Should be able to find a crimper at any electronics supply store for about $25.
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,632
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I have a Transit Suit, which is fine from the 20s...

I have a Transit Suit, which is fine from the 20s up to high 80s. I live where it's hotter than the Hubs O'Hell in the summer, so my Rev'it mesh is the uniform of the day then. Over 105, that's...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2014, 08:48 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 19,042
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Maybe the title of this thread should be "Nazi vs...

Maybe the title of this thread should be "Nazi vs Jap" Bikes:evil
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 974
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I've been wearing Rev'it Airwave pants for 2...

I've been wearing Rev'it Airwave pants for 2 years now, very well made and lots of air flow. I like the fact that the leg zippers are on the inside of the legs and make them easy to get on & off. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2014, 12:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,514
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Wink I just returned from a coast-to-coast from...

I just returned from a coast-to-coast from California to Savannah Ga. I was riding my FJR (with heated grips) in a Aerostitch Transit suit. I rode several hundred miles in mid 20s with a...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,914
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I bought a Transit Suit during the December sale....

I bought a Transit Suit during the December sale. It was painful paying more for that suit than my first 3 motorcycles, but IMHO it more than lives up to the hype. I'm currently on a coast-to-coast...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2014, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 511
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
FWIW, I had a Coocase Astra that was a pretty...

FWIW, I had a Coocase Astra that was a pretty good case, but the locking mechanism was really cheesy and unreliable. Finally sprung for a Givi. The case itself was pretty much the same as the...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,780
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Try an Exped pillow...solved the problem for me...

Try an Exped pillow...solved the problem for me after trying pretty much everything else out there.
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,227
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Aerostitch Transit. Pricey, but less than Rukka....

Aerostitch Transit. Pricey, but less than Rukka. Waterproof, safe, breathes.:1drink
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,152
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
That squeegee looks like it's made to scrape...

That squeegee looks like it's made to scrape snow. A lot of motorcycle gloves (Held, Rev'it, etc) come with a soft rubber wiper on the left index finger. I haven't had any scratching problem with...
Forum: Americas 01-15-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 593
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Question Am I Nuts?

I've been planning a coast-to-coast trip for this year. I'm getting to the age that if I don't do this soon, it'll be too late. Originally, I planned on leaving Cali about March or April, heading...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 563
Views: 116,244
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Wink I use Lubri-Moly 10w60 Synthetic from Napa. ...

I use Lubri-Moly 10w60 Synthetic from Napa. Last time it was $51 for a 5 litre bottle. My local Napa store didn't stock it, but ordered it in the next day.
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 947
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Laugh Those Racer gloves at SportBikeTrackGear...

Those Racer gloves at SportBikeTrackGear mentioned above are a screaming deal at $59 shipped. Those are $189 gloves with kangaroo leather palms. I got a pair a couple of weeks ago and can't believe...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,503
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Received my suit Saturday, and have been on a...

Received my suit Saturday, and have been on a couple of 200 mile rides so far. I'm 5-11, 198 lbs, 44" chest, 38" wailt. Aerostitch suggested the 46R jacket and 40R pants to allow for layering, and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2013, 08:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,366
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I've got an '07 Breva 1100 2v that I'm told is...

I've got an '07 Breva 1100 2v that I'm told is essentially the same engine as the same genre Griso. This thing is an absolute blast to ride - feels like a 350 as far as handling. The book says the...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2013, 07:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 18,503
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
After reading this thread and many others, I...

After reading this thread and many others, I pulled the trigger last night. Aerostitch had the "original" suit at 40% off and free shipping. Just need to convince the wife they were only $50. :evil
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2013, 02:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Thr 665 kit comes with the car cradle and 12v...

Thr 665 kit comes with the car cradle and 12v power cable. The cradle has a jack for audio output to your car stereo and a jack for the XM satellite radio puck. I' m sure it can be purchased...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I've been using a set of those from GearWrench...

I've been using a set of those from GearWrench for years. Very handy, work well. Looks like Sears rebranded them.
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2013, 05:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,073
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I drank the Revzilla Kool-Aid on winter gloves,...

I drank the Revzilla Kool-Aid on winter gloves, bought the Rev-It Alaska gloves, $190 :cry. I ride an FJR with heated grips, and on my first ride in the 30s, my fingers were frozen stiff in minutes,...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,367
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
To add more fuel to the down vs synthetic...

To add more fuel to the down vs synthetic comparison, several new makers now have a moisture resistant down technology. Kinda makes that part of the arguement moot.
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