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Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 695
Posted By outsidein
The Gerbings liners which are powered by 12v...

The Gerbings liners which are powered by 12v input from the bike have heated collars. Those powered from batteries do not.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 8,929
Posted By outsidein
Yes. We do have tiered licenses here though,...

Yes.

We do have tiered licenses here though, at least in Ontario. You do what's called a balance test which ensures you can ride, shift, turn and brake to get a beginners permit. This allows you...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 04:29 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,274
Posted By outsidein
Anything with the GoreTex label should be...

Anything with the GoreTex label should be waterproof. Gore Tex as a company test gear from manufacturers who use Gore Tex to ensure the manufacturer has used it's waterproof membrane correctly. It's...
Forum: Day Trippin' 02-11-2015, 02:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,430
Posted By outsidein
Did you invade Bastogne or just temporarily...

Did you invade Bastogne or just temporarily surround it? You should call this thread the battle of the bulge II.
Forum: Americas 01-31-2015, 04:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,995
Posted By outsidein
Lunenburg, Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay and Chester...

Lunenburg, Peggy's Cove, Mahone Bay and Chester are all within an hour of Halifax (on the same route) and are well worth the drive.
Forum: Americas 01-22-2015, 11:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,995
Posted By outsidein
Take the ferry from Saint John, New Brunswick to...

Take the ferry from Saint John, New Brunswick to Digby, Nova Scotia immediately after you cross from Calais, ME. If your camping try and stay at Provincial Park camp grounds or National Park...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 499
Posted By outsidein
FM radio / blue tooth headset

I recently purchased an Sena SMH 10 headset that I love but I can't listen to FM radio because the radio on my phone requires I have the ear buds plugged in to the phone, to act as an antenna, for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-27-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4,395
Views: 482,177
Posted By outsidein
Harleys big issue I think is the price. You need...

Harleys big issue I think is the price. You need $20000+ CDN to buy a new mid price HD, like a switch back, here in Canada. You can buy an awful lot of nice, new bikes for $20000.

Example - ...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 07-27-2014, 12:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 52,415
Posted By outsidein
I would be interested in a used one if anyone has...

I would be interested in a used one if anyone has one.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-13-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 14,581
Posted By outsidein
I've found switching from bias ply to radials...

I've found switching from bias ply to radials made a huge difference in my bikes sensitivity to these things.
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,580
Posted By outsidein
Repaint it with Krylon Fusion for plastic in...

Repaint it with Krylon Fusion for plastic in "flat black" and it will look better than new. No surface prep is required other than make sure it is clean and oil free. Two light coats will do it. A...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,008
Posted By outsidein
What is the appeal of novelty helmets?

I can't seem to wrap my head around this phenomenon. No pun intended. What is the explanation for the huge popularity of these things? Am I missing something?
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,028
Posted By outsidein
I've owned Rev'It, Joe Rocket, Tourmaster and...

I've owned Rev'It, Joe Rocket, Tourmaster and Olympia. IMO Olympia provides the best bang for the buck. Their large zippered panels provide the best hot weather venting and they have the best...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,251
Posted By outsidein
Since you already have cold weather gear I would...

Since you already have cold weather gear I would say pick up some good quality mesh gear and a rain over suit. No four season gear will be as comfortable in the heat has mesh gear although the bigger...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2014, 04:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,315
Posted By outsidein
I have these pants (previous XMoto version) and...

I have these pants (previous XMoto version) and love them. I'm not a big fan of wearing them, or any over pants, over jeans though. It kills the possibility to use the vents in your motorcycle pants...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,868
Posted By outsidein
Also have a look at the Versys if considering a...

Also have a look at the Versys if considering a 650 Vstrom. The Versys is a bit more nimble and fun to ride on pavement IMO and it has adjustable suspension unlike the VStrom. The VStrom a bit more...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,341
Posted By outsidein
Me thinks your talking through your helmet. ;) ...

Me thinks your talking through your helmet. ;) To the OP, get as much seat time as you can on both bike and make your own decision. They are both great bikes in their own way but also slightly...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-11-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,341
Posted By outsidein
IMO the Versys is a better bike if you are 100%...

IMO the Versys is a better bike if you are 100% pavement as it has quicker steering geometry, a 120/70-17 front wheel and 160/60-17 rear for more sporty handling and better pavement grip. It also has...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2014, 12:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,524
Posted By outsidein
I'm really happy with my Olympia XMoto. They are...

I'm really happy with my Olympia XMoto. They are more rugged than the First Gear stuff and have greater abrasion resistance. The venting is great too.

I wear cool max under my over pants in hot...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2014, 10:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,731
Posted By outsidein
I have had fantastic warranty service from...

I have had fantastic warranty service from Gerbings as well. When the connector on my liner was flakey they repaired it and sent it back to me in 2 weeks. I would highly recommend their products.
Forum: Canada 03-18-2014, 04:07 AM
Replies: 9,735
Views: 676,089
Posted By outsidein
Never had any issues with doing it this way. On...

Never had any issues with doing it this way. On the other hand getting them through the valve stem is a PITA. They seem to stay put in the tire while you seat the bead. Use lots of tire lube (Windex)...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 04:03 AM
Replies: 541
Views: 99,802
Posted By outsidein
I ordered one of these and the Gerbings 2 years...

I ordered one of these and the Gerbings 2 years ago. Returned the Tourmaster after trying both. The Gerbing Microwire had more even heat and the life time warranty of the Gerbings is worth it as it...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 03:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,777
Posted By outsidein
1) You generate body heat while cycling and don't...

1) You generate body heat while cycling and don't while motorcycling

2) Heat loss from wind is much, much, much less on a bicycle than it is at highway speeds on a motorcycle

3) Heated liners...
Forum: Canada 03-18-2014, 03:51 AM
Replies: 9,735
Views: 676,089
Posted By outsidein
Tubless tires.... Put a crease in a sheet of...

Tubless tires.... Put a crease in a sheet of paper and put your beads on the paper. Seat the bead on one side of the rim, flip the rim over and dump the beads in to the tire by letting them run down...
Forum: Canada 03-17-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 9,735
Views: 676,089
Posted By outsidein
Cheapest tires in Ottawa are at 613 Motosport....

Cheapest tires in Ottawa are at 613 Motosport. They also have a low install rate.

Pete's Superbike in Montreal also has low tire prices and have every model and brand. $20 flat rate shipping (#...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2014, 03:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By outsidein
Bought my bike off of ebay. Very easy...

Bought my bike off of ebay. Very easy transaction. Canadian dealers love to spread fear of US purchases as this hits them in the pocket book.

- only buy from a reputible dealer and not a private...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 12:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By outsidein
I would agree that only mesh really works well in...

I would agree that only mesh really works well in the heat, but similarly only solid gear works well in the cold. The best compromise IMO is something like Olympia's Transition Line of gear.
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Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By outsidein
Any jacket that has a water proof shell is going...

Any jacket that has a water proof shell is going to be hot, especially when you close all the vents and zip it up tight to keep the rain out. Add to that your under $200 price tag and you just won't...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 12:13 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 27,266
Posted By outsidein
I'm a happy Michelin customer and will be...

I'm a happy Michelin customer and will be returning for some PR4's when the time comes.

The two best tires I've run on my Versys so far (out of many different brands/models) have been the Michelin...
Forum: Australia 02-27-2014, 11:58 PM
Replies: 619
Views: 33,227
Posted By outsidein
Found this to be a really great resource. Lot's...

Found this to be a really great resource. Lot's of info and daily txts to your phone or email.

http://quit.smokershelpline.ca
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 18,311
Posted By outsidein
I'm pretty sure mileage is measured differently...

I'm pretty sure mileage is measured differently now than it was then. Real world mileage is vastly different than EPA mileage. Suspension, brakes and tires have undergone significant improvement....
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2014, 05:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,981
Posted By outsidein
I put it in my helmet bag to prevent it from...

I put it in my helmet bag to prevent it from getting scratched and then dump in in my tank bag or rear Givi. Don't carry a shield loose with other stuff or it will get scratched up unless it has a...
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2014, 05:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,981
Posted By outsidein
I put it in my helmet bag to prevent it from...

I put it in my helmet bag to prevent it from getting scratched and then dump in in my tank bag or rear Givi. Don't carry a visor loose with other stuff or it will get scratched up unless it has a...
Forum: Canada 01-27-2014, 04:54 AM
Replies: 9,735
Views: 676,089
Posted By outsidein
I'm a huge fan of Olympia's textile gear after...

I'm a huge fan of Olympia's textile gear after owning somewhere around 7 different jackets over the years. I'm on my second Olympia AST (similar style jacket to the Transition) after the first one...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2013, 04:05 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 60,016
Posted By outsidein
The Aria profile is made for a long oval head....

The Aria profile is made for a long oval head. The Shoei for a round to intermediate oval head shape. You will get a better fit with something like a Bell RS-1.
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2013, 05:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,282
Posted By outsidein
Heated liner manufacturers in their wisdom do not...

Heated liner manufacturers in their wisdom do not put insulation in their heated liners. Thus you get hot and cold spots. I have an AST and in really cold weather I wear the AST, Olympia Thinsulate...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,238
Posted By outsidein
I use a Fog City visor insert. It is made by...

I use a Fog City visor insert. It is made by PinLock and is identical to the PinLock but attaches with adhesive instead so you do not need a special PinLock visor. Works really well. Also an optional...
Forum: Canada 11-25-2013, 01:32 AM
Replies: 9,735
Views: 676,089
Posted By outsidein
Came across some interesting books recently...

Came across some interesting books recently searching the Indigo site. "Back Roads of Ontario - by Ron Brown", "Backroad Atlas of Eastern Ontario". Does anyone have these? Are they worth purchasing?
Forum: Canada 11-04-2013, 03:49 AM
Replies: 9,735
Views: 676,089
Posted By outsidein
I've tried quite a few chain lubes. My current...

I've tried quite a few chain lubes. My current favorite is Dupont Teflon Chain Saver (yellow can - available at Lowes). It is a dry lube and not tacky so does not fling off or attract dirt and grit....
Forum: GS Boxers 10-24-2013, 04:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,585
Posted By outsidein
EBC HH - When I installed mine I got a big...

EBC HH - When I installed mine I got a big improvement in brake feel over my stock Tokico pads. Basically they offer a very consistent feel and a linear relationship between level pull and brake...
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