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Forum: Equipment 11-10-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,151
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
This thread is old as hell so I'll answer.......

This thread is old as hell so I'll answer.... google D30 Armor, hit shopping, and you'll find knee/elbow, shoulder, and backpads all for $30-35 from multiple vendors.
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2011, 08:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 13,151
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
I'm bumping this old thread because you can't...

I'm bumping this old thread because you can't search for D30. Has anyone else replaced their stock armor with Klim D30? I'd really like to change out the shoulder pads in my older Firstgear TPG...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,441
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
I'm surprised Scorpion didn't make the list. ...

I'm surprised Scorpion didn't make the list. Seems like the most popular choice around here, or at least top 3.
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2011, 12:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 20,662
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
I should find my Hump and sell it to somebody...

I should find my Hump and sell it to somebody :D... it's really nice and bright, but doesn't help visibility in the front, and it's a hassle to put it on and off just to get at the zipper IMHO. Used...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2011, 12:21 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 20,662
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
I've had reflective vests and hi-viz sweatshirts...

I've had reflective vests and hi-viz sweatshirts from workwear stores, the Icon hi-viz vest, Icon Squad hi-viz backpack, but have settled on just using this: ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2011, 01:29 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,928
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
bingo!

bingo!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,928
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
I'm strongly of the unpopular opinion that...

I'm strongly of the unpopular opinion that high-beams during the day (and modulators for that matter) actually don't increase your safety.

Just yesterday on my ride home, still bright out but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-22-2011, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,228
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
Bingo. If you have your own open lane next to a...

Bingo. If you have your own open lane next to a line of stopped or slow cars, it's only a matter of time before one of those cars decides to jump into it, and they usually don't look too carefully...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2011, 10:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,654
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
Steel kickstand works for me - just lower it over...

Steel kickstand works for me - just lower it over the sensor.

Don't forget to put the bike in neutral, and don't forget to put the stand back up when the light turns green.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2011, 02:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,593
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
Personally I watch my mirrors carefully and I'll...

Personally I watch my mirrors carefully and I'll flash my brake light if someone's approaching too quickly. Maybe sometime I'll wire up an auxiliary brake light clipped to my backpack so it's at eye...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,707
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
Personally I don't see a big difference in the...

Personally I don't see a big difference in the danger level between going 20 mph on a bicycle or 30 mph on a motorcycle. Yet NOTGATT is looked at as no big deal on a pedal bike.

About the cop who...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,987
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
He had to have locked the rear. The foot down...

He had to have locked the rear. The foot down just before the slide makes me think he panicked.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2011, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,322
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
Currently the pirate rallies sell "novelty...

Currently the pirate rallies sell "novelty helmets, not street legal" [wink] and DOT stickers that stand for "Doin' Our Thing" [wink]. A simple change to close this loophole isn't really a bad...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2011, 02:10 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 27,395
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
The funny thing about common misconceptions is...

The funny thing about common misconceptions is that they tend to be, you know, pretty common.
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2011, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,550
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
New riders would never, ever low-speed-drop their...

New riders would never, ever low-speed-drop their bikes, right? :huh
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2011, 07:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,099
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
Interesting! That's good to know. Maybe I'll...

Interesting! That's good to know. Maybe I'll take a sawzall to my old EXO-400 and see how it's made.
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2011, 02:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,099
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
One thing about Arais that has me intrigued is...

One thing about Arais that has me intrigued is their claim that they use dual-stage foam - a softer layer to absorb gentle hits and a firmer layer to absorb the really hard hits. It makes a lot of...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
Update - my $20 backpack is actually pretty...

Update - my $20 backpack is actually pretty waterproof! :clap

See my full review here: http://www.webbikeworld.com/r3/motorcycle-backpack/orange-backpack/high-visibility-orange-backpack.htm
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2011, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 596
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
Product Review - $20 Hi-Viz Orange Backpack

I found a great riding backpack for $20 after many months of searching - it's pretty hard to find by google searching even if you're looking for it, so I thought I'd post a review:
...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2011, 09:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 966
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
Maybe urban running stores can help? They...

Maybe urban running stores can help? They usually have quality hi-viz vests that are light, fit well and don't flap around like cheap construction-worker vests.
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2011, 02:25 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 9,341
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
This is my idea of a farkle. ...

This is my idea of a farkle.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51AyGntB88L._SL500_AA300_.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2011, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 409
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
Shopping help - late season deals on heated gear?

Anyone run across any great deals on heated gear now that it's warming up? Looking for gloves in men's M and jacket liner in men's S.
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,248
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
IMHO you blinded him with all those lights. Ever...

IMHO you blinded him with all those lights. Ever see an oncoming car at night driving with its badly-aimed brights on on a two-way highway? You see it, but all you can see is "holy sheet, bright! ...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2011, 01:50 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,248
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
Vest is my choice as well. That way you don't...

Vest is my choice as well. That way you don't have to pick from the tiny selection of hi-viz gear, throw your expensive jacket out when the hi-viz inevitably fades, and you can also stash the vest...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2011, 12:14 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 22,248
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
Every single one of these threads has the exact...

Every single one of these threads has the exact same 4 types of anti-hi-viz people.


1. I'm too cool for hi-viz. Real bikers wear black. (Can't help you, son. The low-self-esteem support group...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2011, 09:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,167
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
I don't really understand the workboot-riding...

I don't really understand the workboot-riding crowd, even though I wear Chippewa workboots as my daily shoes in non-riding winter.

I agree that they're pretty good protection especially if...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,805
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
In Boston the lane is separated from regular...

In Boston the lane is separated from regular traffic by jersey barriers and does move a little faster. Also you WILL get nabbed for using it solo (in a car), they have staties waiting at some of the...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2011, 08:54 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,458
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
Once a year, in late Feb or so.

Once a year, in late Feb or so.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 4,287
Views: 399,645
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
I spend a lot of highway time in heavy traffic...

I spend a lot of highway time in heavy traffic with busses and semis or with crosswinds on an SV650 and it often feels like I'm riding a piece of tissue paper, holding on for dear life and praying...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2011, 11:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,254
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
Interesting idea, I could see this really...

Interesting idea, I could see this really working. It reminds me of Route 9 in Framingham/Natick MA (a divided highway with intersections, if you can picture that, with a lot of U-turns), but more...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2010, 01:46 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,313
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
Yep... slow and generally dangerously clueless. ...

Yep... slow and generally dangerously clueless. No idea why.


I love all the "I just watch out for every car" people. :rofl Sure, that's fine when you see one car every 5 minutes. But when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2010, 12:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,369
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
I tend to skip my riding pants in favor of...

I tend to skip my riding pants in favor of Carhartts when the weather permits. Other than that it's very quick to throw on some touring boots, jacket, gloves, helmet and go. I carry it all into the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2010, 08:20 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,313
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
I mostly commute to and from Boston each day. My...

I mostly commute to and from Boston each day. My great fear are young men in suits in Acuras and 3-series BMWs - they are all on the phone and rushing to get to their jobs so they can work hard and...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2010, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,991
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
Camelbak's all seem tiny... I want to be able to...

Camelbak's all seem tiny... I want to be able to carry the occasional groceries home.




That's not a bad idea. I don't really care about looking dorky, nobody looks down on you here in...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,991
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
Anyone make a good Hi-Viz Backpack?

I want to switch to a backpack for commuting, and want it to be hi-viz for peace of mind. Does anyone make one besides the Icon one with the stupid sleeves?
Forum: Thumpers 10-29-2010, 11:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
Hyosung opinions?

I'm thinking about this bike for an urban winter commute - on days when the roads are nicely plowed, and with street tires swapped on. I don't want to spend a lot since it's going to live it's life...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-08-2010, 10:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,865
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
For ways to gain experience, I'd rank them in...

For ways to gain experience, I'd rank them in this order:

Variety of Riding - Street, Dirt, urban, Twisties, loaded, unloaded, track, different bikes, different weather, etc.
Amount of control...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2010, 10:30 AM
Replies: 192
Views: 32,896
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
Somehow I feel freer not being part of a 3pp...

Somehow I feel freer not being part of a 3pp club. I can wear a blue, red, orange, whatever color shirt I want, without being ridiculed. And ride a Suzuki instead of a HD if I feel like it.
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,308
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
I'm a big fan of geometric shapes and solid lines...

I'm a big fan of geometric shapes and solid lines - they're the exact opposite of the camo effect.

One way I ride for chilly mornings is with a cheap Adidas windbreaker over my mesh jacket and...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2010, 12:49 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,543
Posted By Rusty the Scoob
It'd be really easy to test the fabrics if you...

It'd be really easy to test the fabrics if you wanted to be the Snell of abrasion-resistant gear.... get a standard anvil-type form, like the metal head-forms that they use to test helmets. Take...
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