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Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-14-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 25,030
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Cycle Gear is close to REI (one of my haunts too)...

Cycle Gear is close to REI (one of my haunts too) and also Trader Joe's. When in the area- Tijuana Flats is an interesting twist on Mexican restaurants.
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-14-2015, 04:15 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 25,030
Posted By Data
Cycle Gear on 82nd Street in Castleton has quite...

Cycle Gear on 82nd Street in Castleton has quite a selection, and good prices.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2015, 10:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By Data
Good find- much more practical on a bike . . .

Good find- much more practical on a bike . . .
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-09-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,978
Posted By Data
If you are planning on ride-by beheadings, a...

If you are planning on ride-by beheadings, a Katana will probably work best. If you just need a blade for defense, a military K-bar knife should be quite adequate.

If it is mostly for show- then...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-14-2015, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By Data
Hindsight . . .

I took 41 through DeQueen to Mena- in hindsight, it looks like 259 into Oklahoma and Talimena Scenic Hwy would have been a better choice. Maybe next time.

Highway 23 to Huntsville was great ! I...
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-07-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By Data
I think I get the picture now, thank you !

I think I get the picture now, thank you !
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-06-2015, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By Data
I have ridden much of southern Indiana, but never...

I have ridden much of southern Indiana, but never 450 to Bedford. I will work that into the trip.
Thanks !
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-06-2015, 07:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By Data
This route looks good- I had already picked the...

This route looks good- I had already picked the same route out of Texas (great minds think alike). I have heard that Arkansas has great riding and it is time to see some of it.
Thanks !
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-06-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By Data
Question Are you advising I avoid NE Arkansas, or the...

Are you advising I avoid NE Arkansas, or the Memphis area ?
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-06-2015, 09:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 715
Posted By Data
Nice thru-Arkansas route ?

I am riding from Austin to northern Indiana soon and have enough time to do more than just blast through Arkansas on the I-30 / I-40 route.

I don't have time to wander all over, but have enough...
Forum: Road Warriors 03-31-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 4,693
Views: 823,980
Posted By Data
I am one of those rare people who like the stock...

I am one of those rare people who like the stock seat just fine. Six - eight hours is fine, and with the addition of a sheepskin pad- I'm good all day.
...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-09-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4,001
Views: 610,904
Posted By Data
That's called the " accordion effect ".

That's called the " accordion effect ".
Forum: Latin America 06-07-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,002
Posted By Data
Cuernevaca & Taxco ?

Cuernevaca ( the city of eternal spring ) is interesting- start with the town square and explore a bit.

Taxco, the silver mining city, is very nice too if you have several hours to spend there-...
Forum: Thumpers 03-01-2014, 05:33 PM
Replies: 2,834
Views: 502,212
Posted By Data
Tank bag

I used a "Bilt" magnetic mini tank bag from cyclegear.com and modified it to fit. ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2,834
Views: 502,212
Posted By Data
Dirt bagz with immix ?

I have this Immix rack and have been considering the Dirt Bagz. Do the Dirt Bags brackets fit with the Immix rack without problems ? It also looks like your bags are into the turn signals pretty...
Forum: Road Warriors 08-15-2013, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4,693
Views: 823,980
Posted By Data
Agree with pumping the clutch, and I find that...

Agree with pumping the clutch, and I find that rolling it forward a bit- even very slowly- helps reduce the crunch.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-22-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 984
Posted By Data
Frame sliders ?

Check these out:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/r-g-frame-sliders-for-aprilia-dorsoduro-750-08-shiver-08-aero-style
Forum: Road Warriors 12-18-2012, 09:02 AM
Replies: 445
Views: 88,347
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You can get some valuable cross learning from...

You can get some valuable cross learning from riding a bicycle too (yeah the ones you have to pedal). Seriously they help with balance, counter steering, and picking your lines. The physical...
Forum: The Garage 12-18-2012, 08:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,550
Posted By Data
With the proper thickness, bars are enough- plate...

With the proper thickness, bars are enough- plate is overkill. What is the strength in the rest of the system anyway ? Determine the "weakest link" in your construction and decide if you want the...
Forum: The Garage 12-17-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,550
Posted By Data
Aluminum Bars

Most hardware stores carry 1" x 1/4" 6061 alloy aluminum bars in 4' lengths. Get one of those and cut a front and rear crossbar to fit between the two brackets and bolt the stuff together- it's...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-27-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 643
Views: 87,048
Posted By Data
I have a 2006 FZ6 with Givi top and sidecases. ...

I have a 2006 FZ6 with Givi top and sidecases. The sidecases are the small top loaders and the turn signal relocation kit took some time and patience to install, and it bugged me for about five...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-10-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 88,347
Posted By Data
That's what I suspect- but they have the same...

That's what I suspect- but they have the same disclaimer on the Super Tenere. By contrast, Harley and Victory never mention overloading their baggers- except for gross weight.

I currently ride an...
Forum: Road Warriors 10-07-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 445
Views: 88,347
Posted By Data
Luggage capacity ?

This model upgrade of the FJR has just moved it onto my "maybe" list, but I am curious about one thing. Yamaha still cautions against using a topcase and saddlebags together to "avoid the...
Forum: Vendors 04-13-2009, 06:36 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 83,030
Posted By Data
It's been about four weeks- seen any yet?

It's been about four weeks- seen any yet?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-13-2009, 04:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,821
Posted By Data
Private pilot for the last 25 years.

Private pilot for the last 25 years.
Forum: Face Plant 09-27-2008, 05:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,659
Posted By Data
Well, the guy is consistent- stupid move - stupid...

Well, the guy is consistent- stupid move - stupid answer. Maybe he'll have some enlightenment after the insurance companies are done working him over . . . . .
Forum: Face Plant 09-27-2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,659
Posted By Data
Glad you are not hurt - but curious- did the guy...

Glad you are not hurt - but curious- did the guy say why he stopped in the middle of the intersection ???
Forum: Face Plant 06-10-2008, 09:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,204
Posted By Data
Yeah, nice job on staying up, but you know, in...

Yeah, nice job on staying up, but you know, in the tailgater's mind- you somehow caused his troubles. Where did this happen- just out of curiosity ???
Forum: Battle Scooters 01-27-2008, 07:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 10,648
Posted By Data
I just saw the 250, 400, and 500 together at the...

I just saw the 250, 400, and 500 together at the Cleveland cycle show. The 250 & 400 have the same large underseat storage and the 500 has substantially less. Also, the smaller models have a rear...
Forum: Face Plant 05-22-2007, 04:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,434
Posted By Data
Nice work on the documentary! You are lucky to...

Nice work on the documentary! You are lucky to have a Dad who will even try to do do something like this. Hopefully, he sees this as a not-so-little lesson and gets back to riding when he heals up....
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-15-2007, 11:20 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,671
Posted By Data
All good advice so far. The ST will be just fine,...

All good advice so far. The ST will be just fine, and while you can ride Mexico solo, it sure would be better with a friend or two- at least for the first trip.

Yes Mexico can be dangerous, just...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-05-2007, 03:19 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 14,934
Posted By Data
1. How long have you been riding? 15 years 2....

1. How long have you been riding? 15 years
2. Do you ride often? yes
3. Have you ever crashed a motorcycle? yes
4. How many times have you crashed? once
5. When was the last time? March 2007...
Forum: Face Plant 04-24-2007, 09:15 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,449
Posted By Data
Ouch! & WTF is wrong with people?!?

Glad to hear you are healing up. I went through a similar situation five weeks ago and still have an uncertain prognosis. You may be wondering why this happened when you didn't do anything wrong....
Forum: Face Plant 04-13-2007, 11:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,327
Posted By Data
Good question

I've been wondering this too- I was in a thinly padded First Gear leather jacket and I probably would have been better off in my Kilmanjaro, (probably). I had a full-face Shoei and that did it's job....
Forum: Face Plant 04-13-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,327
Posted By Data
Well, almost

I'm sure it looked like a fatality early on, and I'm damn lucky it wasn't. I was returning from a very nice ride to Deal's Gap. Fortunately, the other guy had insurance because he was in the parent's...
Forum: Face Plant 04-13-2007, 08:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,327
Posted By Data
The Grim Reaper got way too close!

On March 23, 2007, a bit after sundown, I was hit by an 18 YO guy who made a high speed left turn in front of me. My purpose in this post is not to get attention or sympathy, but to perhaps sway...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2007, 07:55 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 92,924
Posted By Data
Cool2 From a skeptic. . . . .

I take care of my machinery and treat it the way it likes to be treated and my stuff rarely gives trouble- but when I opened my 2005 at around 6000 miles, the doo spring was broken and laying there...
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