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Forum: Canada 07-03-2014, 05:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 341,344
Posted By revrandy
2011 Kawasaki Versys

Time for something larger...

One owner, never dropped or laid down.



New chain, rear sprocket and rear tire. Front tire is about 70%.
Full synthetic oil changes every 4,000 km’s.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 04:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,527
Posted By revrandy
Well I get to add to this thread. Yesterday...

Well I get to add to this thread.

Yesterday afternoon riding along River Road, near St. Clair, MI I felt an incredible pain on my neck - like a knife going in. By the time I found a safe spot to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 66,922
Posted By revrandy
I am not an internet lawyer, nor did I stay at a...

I am not an internet lawyer, nor did I stay at a Holiday Inn last night. I am referring to the various courts that have tossed out convictions under this section of the Highway Traffic Act. Their...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2014, 04:47 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 66,922
Posted By revrandy
Most of what you say is true. The police do not...

Most of what you say is true. The police do not take you into custody. They ticket you, impound the bike, suspend your licence and leave you standing at the side of the road - no custody.

This...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2014, 04:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By revrandy
Hrm, not getting total warm and fuzzy's here.

Hrm, not getting total warm and fuzzy's here.
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2014, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 923
Posted By revrandy
Question BMW Police Bike (RTP)

My apologies if this has been discussed before, search didn't turn up anything (well the word police did - hundreds of threads... yeah, that is helpful).

I am contemplating picking up a used BMW...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-09-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,591
Posted By revrandy
Cause I don't like my junk getting squished and...

Cause I don't like my junk getting squished and going numb on a 600 mile day.
Forum: Canada 02-08-2014, 05:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By revrandy
When I was in California I bought and plated a...

When I was in California I bought and plated a vehicle but continued to use my Ontario DL. An insurance company there, Mercury Insurance, had no trouble insuring it with an out of country DL.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,641
Posted By revrandy
Started reading it more than once, never managed...

Started reading it more than once, never managed to finish it though. I am an avid reader but thought it was rambling and just crap. Had an e-copy on my tablet until last month when I finally...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2013, 03:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,594
Posted By revrandy
In Ontario it is okay to have a flashing blue...

In Ontario it is okay to have a flashing blue light (snow removal), or a flashing green light (volunteer firefighter), but not a flashing red on its own. Police have blue and red, so I am guessing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-16-2013, 07:39 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 15,090
Posted By revrandy
This weekend out for a ride. Have a car cut me...

This weekend out for a ride. Have a car cut me off and I have to stop real quick. Get the bike stopped no problem, except I forgot to put my foot down... so bike falls over at a busy intersection....
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-01-2013, 07:05 PM
Replies: 657
Views: 102,486
Posted By revrandy
As I work in a church I have this urge to take a...

As I work in a church I have this urge to take a pic of my motorcycle sitting in the parking spot marked "Minister". Or would it be better if I wheeled it into the sanctuary and set it next to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-29-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,652
Posted By revrandy
Hrm, I also wear hi-viz, but they mostly go for...

Hrm, I also wear hi-viz, but they mostly go for the bike instead of me. Maybe I am too ugly for them or they can't stand the taste of Canadian flesh - far to nice, sweet and polite for their liking....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2013, 08:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,652
Posted By revrandy
Despite you having the same problem with a washed...

Despite you having the same problem with a washed bike, I don't think it is the red colour. This morning I wiped off the windshield, headlight, back of mirrors/handguards etc. of bug guts and then...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2013, 05:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,652
Posted By revrandy
Why do hornets love my bike?

For some reason hornets seem to love my bike. When I come back to it, they are buzzing around. Doesn't matter if it is sitting for 3 minutes or 3 hours. Lately even stopping at traffic lights is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-11-2013, 03:22 PM
Replies: 1,281
Views: 195,256
Posted By revrandy
There is a dealership close to you that provides...

There is a dealership close to you that provides that level of service. Cycle Specialties in Taylors, SC (Greenville area). His experience is the same I had when I purchased a V-Strom from them. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-26-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 26,928
Posted By revrandy
Well I just finished a 3200 mile road trip. When...

Well I just finished a 3200 mile road trip. When i filled up with E10 my average mileage was 40 mpg, when I managed to fill up with E0 my average mileage was between 44 and 48 mpg.

Given that E0...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2013, 09:18 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,260
Posted By revrandy
When I was in the process of moving, my partner...

When I was in the process of moving, my partner and I switched vehicles. I took his jeep and he took my Weestrom. One morning just as I am getting out of the shower, the phone rings. It is the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-17-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,771
Posted By revrandy
I officiated at an offsite wedding last month and...

I officiated at an offsite wedding last month and rode my bike there. Of course the wedding party saw the bike sitting out front. After the service the wedding party asked if they could take...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2013, 07:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,094
Posted By revrandy
Again I repeat the Nokia built-in GPS DOES NOT...

Again I repeat the Nokia built-in GPS DOES NOT NEED A DATA CONNECTION. I have used it and stand alone GPS units, not clunky at all.

Again for posterity sake, the Nokia built-in GPS DOES NOT NEED...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-04-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,094
Posted By revrandy
You missed the point where Nokia doesn't require...

You missed the point where Nokia doesn't require a data signal. Their built-in GPS can be set to satellite only. If you like it can also talk in one of many languages & dialects. My favourite is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,423
Posted By revrandy
Sorry I only preach on Sundays and then only when...

Sorry I only preach on Sundays and then only when I am getting paid.




:fyyff
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2013, 04:04 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 26,928
Posted By revrandy
I am closer to 15% better on my bike. It also...

I am closer to 15% better on my bike. It also runs a lot less sluggish with E0 than with E10. Thankfully in my neck of the woods there is a chain of stations (independent), that only sells E0.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2013, 08:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,094
Posted By revrandy
Likewise, I disagree. My Nokia E7 sits in a...

Likewise, I disagree. My Nokia E7 sits in a waterproof Otterbox and has been mounted to my bike, without any problems whatsoever. Battery lasts a long time and if necessary, I can plug it into my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-18-2013, 04:41 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,094
Posted By revrandy
My Nokia E7 doesn't require data, it is like a...

My Nokia E7 doesn't require data, it is like a true GPS - satellite only. They have switched to windows operating system for their new Lumia line of phones, but other Nokia's still use Symbian. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2013, 06:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,094
Posted By revrandy
Nokia. A GPS is built into the Symbian Operating...

Nokia. A GPS is built into the Symbian Operating System, as well as full maps. All of this without needing a data connection.
Forum: Canada 06-16-2013, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,061
Posted By revrandy
I pay under $500 for a new Versys with $1M...

I pay under $500 for a new Versys with $1M liability, collision, comp & medical rehab. This is considerably less than I paid for less coverage on a 10 yr old Triumph Tiger when I lived in California...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,632
Posted By revrandy
And there is a chain of stations near me that is...

And there is a chain of stations near me that is not listed but all their gas is ethanol free. I know family that owns the chain and they said retail fuel is pure gas, stuff they deliver commercial...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2013, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8,526
Views: 1,726,342
Posted By revrandy
I was riding through Rogers, MI today, a small...

I was riding through Rogers, MI today, a small town right on Lake Huron. Passing by an O'Reilly's Auto I remembered I needed oil, so in I go. My outfit consists of a hi-viz jacket, hi-viz hit-air...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2013, 06:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,595
Posted By revrandy
:wave That would be me... oh wait I am a...

:wave That would be me... oh wait I am a preacher. Does that mean my vote is biased?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2013, 05:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,557
Posted By revrandy
Thanks for that, Florida is the first...

Thanks for that, Florida is the first jurisdiction I have heard of where funeral processions have the right of way. In the states and provinces I have conducted funeral services, everyone had to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-26-2013, 04:39 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,557
Posted By revrandy
Police rarely lead a funeral procession anymore...

Police rarely lead a funeral procession anymore for liability reasons. If something happens when the police lead then liability shifts to them should anything happen. Also it is not cheap for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 9,997
Posted By revrandy
I installed a new top box earlier this year on my...

I installed a new top box earlier this year on my new bike. Took it for a test ride, seemed to run fine. Pulled a u-turn to head back home and come over a hill to a construction worker waving at me...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2013, 05:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,557
Posted By revrandy
Actually that is not true. Funeral processions...

Actually that is not true. Funeral processions are required to obey all traffic laws, just the same as everyone else. If some get caught by a red light or stop sign, we normally slow down a bit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,289
Posted By revrandy
Wow, I went out and purchased some Dawn Dish...

Wow, I went out and purchased some Dawn Dish Detergent today (sorry they only had green, not blue), mixed it with OxyClean and then had scrubbed it. It is like new again. What a difference -...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2013, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By revrandy
A local mechanic/shop owner near me has a son on...

A local mechanic/shop owner near me has a son on the professional race circuit. Apparently in one of the big races last year, a rather large crash occurred. The rider was wearing a hit-air vest and...
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By revrandy
Well I finally managed to get more than 10...

Well I finally managed to get more than 10 minutes free and made a couple of adjustments today. The fix was as simple as removing a bit of rubber off the end of the heated grip and putting the bar...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By revrandy
Thanks for the suggestions. I will try lubing...

Thanks for the suggestions. I will try lubing the cable and loosening the bar end weight and see if that makes a difference. The bike is new (1 month, 1200 km's on it), so can't see the cable...
Forum: The Garage 01-01-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By revrandy
Question Very Stiff Throttle

I took the bike out for my annual New Year's Day spin. The temp is -7c but no wind, so not bad.

One thing I noticed is that the throttle did not return to the "no gas" position when I let it go. ...
Forum: Face plant 12-27-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,533
Posted By revrandy
Know where I can get one of those? Would love to...

Know where I can get one of those? Would love to roll up to church wearing that. :rofl
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