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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-22-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,370
Posted By Jeff_CA
"Ideally I would love to modulate rear brake for...

"Ideally I would love to modulate rear brake for maximum traction without breaking the tire loose, but It's impossible, the lock up happens before you know it."

You need to practice emergency...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-21-2010, 11:06 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,739
Posted By Jeff_CA
To Work. Not really miserable, just...

To Work.

Not really miserable, just rather be riding somewhere else :)
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2010, 12:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,481
Posted By Jeff_CA
I need to install heated grips on my V-Strom and...

I need to install heated grips on my V-Strom and decided on Oxford Heaterz. The differences between their original and sport grips seem to be texture and “stickiness”. Has anyone tried them both? ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2010, 12:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,014
Posted By Jeff_CA
Turn Signals Lie

The first thing I taught the kids (and continue to remind them) when they were old enough to cross streets, ride bikes, drive a car, etc. is that turn signals lie. I made it a game when they were...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2010, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 581
Posted By Jeff_CA
Avon Storm and Azaro Tire Combo?

I'm looking at Avon Storm tires for the V-Strom, but they don't make a front tire in the proper size. Is anyone using a combination of an Avon Storm rear tire and Avon Azaro front?

If so, what...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2010, 11:29 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 20,538
Posted By Jeff_CA
If your tent remains self erected for more than 4...

If your tent remains self erected for more than 4 hours, please seek assistance.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /><o:p></o:p>
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Sorry…I couldn’t...
Forum: Vendors 07-21-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 54,078
Posted By Jeff_CA
How does this compare to Ride-On? I was just...

How does this compare to Ride-On? I was just about to order that product and saw this thread.
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,275
Posted By Jeff_CA
My wife wears a Scorpion Nip/Tuck jacket and...

My wife wears a Scorpion Nip/Tuck jacket and Savannah pants. Best fit she has found and they are look really good on her.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-14-2010, 11:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,881
Posted By Jeff_CA
Ive never run over my own foot on a motorcycle. ...

Ive never run over my own foot on a motorcycle.

The first time I hopped on a snow machine, on the other hand...
I think the sequence went something like:
Snow machine facing berm
Plant inside...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By Jeff_CA
Isn't Dolly Parking a country singer?

Isn't Dolly Parking a country singer?
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,226
Posted By Jeff_CA
My wife wears the Scorpion Nip/Tuck jacket and...

My wife wears the Scorpion Nip/Tuck jacket and Savannah overpants. They certainly don't look like men's gear... Her only complaint is she would like the leg openings a bit bigger for boots (they...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2010, 05:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 566
Posted By Jeff_CA
My wife has a Scorpion Nip/Tuck jacket and...

My wife has a Scorpion Nip/Tuck jacket and Savannah pants. She really likes them and they fit well (and don't look like men's gear).
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2010, 05:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,052
Posted By Jeff_CA
Does the iPhone work through the screen cover???

Does the iPhone work through the screen cover???
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2010, 12:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,239
Posted By Jeff_CA
I have one white and one yellow headlight,...

I have one white and one yellow headlight, Vision-X (<?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /><st1:place w:st="on">Denali</st1:place>) lights mounted lower on...
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2010, 06:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,916
Posted By Jeff_CA
And Then

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Once you get that bad-boy fired up, you might want to remember that lock you...
Forum: The Garage 04-30-2010, 04:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,916
Posted By Jeff_CA
Uh...Where's the key???

Uh...Where's the key???
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2010, 01:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By Jeff_CA
Those look good, too. If you are/will be wearing...

Those look good, too. If you are/will be wearing them into work, the Tourmaster is a little more low-key, but seems to have a bit more protection (and $50 less).

On the other hand, the TCX might...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,032
Posted By Jeff_CA
Hi Kris, I wear these every day commuting. ...

Hi Kris,

I wear these every day commuting. They are very comfortable (even for walking around), have decent ankle armor and are waterproof. They fully lace up under the flap.

As a street...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,862
Posted By Jeff_CA
How About on Asphalt?

I spilled some oil on the street, basically asphalt. Any ideas on cleaning that up?

Thanks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-16-2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,025
Posted By Jeff_CA
Wind + Helmet = Neck Pain

When the weather warms up and I change to a shorter windscreen I get neck pain for a while due to the wind pressure up/on the helmet.

Risers are great, but there is some 'conditioning' your neck...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2010, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 666
Posted By Jeff_CA
Scorpion

The womens stuff from Scorpion actually looks like womens gear. I bought my wife the Nip/Tuck jacket and Savannah pants. They fit great and she likes them - which means she will ride more...
Forum: Vendors 04-07-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 41,745
Posted By Jeff_CA
V-Strom?

Do you make these signals for the V-Strom?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-05-2010, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 414,862
Posted By Jeff_CA
It Will Save Money!

Oh yeah…if you already have a car, you won’t “save money” by buying a motorcycle. Trust me. You might reduce your daily gas expense, but that won’t offset the cost of the bike, maintenance, stuff,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-01-2010, 06:05 PM
Replies: 1,729
Views: 414,862
Posted By Jeff_CA
- Plan to spend $1,000 on gear when you buy the...

- Plan to spend $1,000 on gear when you buy the bike – or before you buy it. Spend money on your safety, your comfort then farkles. In that order.<?xml:namespace prefix = o ns =...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2010, 06:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,907
Posted By Jeff_CA
Response is Real Secure

Those look nice and super hassle-free, but I'd be worried they'd come off too easily during a crash...nothing to latch them down.


Actually, the boots lace up and then is covered by the flap....
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,907
Posted By Jeff_CA
Tourmaster Response S/C

I wear the Tourmaster Response S/C for commuting. Short (but nice ankle armor), lace-up with a velcro flap. And about $100.
Forum: Beasts 03-03-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,849
Posted By Jeff_CA
Why - It's a V-Strom

Couldn't resist (I own one).

Brightly colored disc lock with a tether to the handlebar and good insurance...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2010, 11:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,726
Posted By Jeff_CA
Anyone Use The Tourmaster Sonora or Intake Jackets?

I currently wear a Tourmaster Transition 2 Jacket with Venture pants - great products. I would like to buy a mesh jacket and pants for the summer. I plan to buy Tourmaster Venture Air pants and...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2010, 02:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 516
Posted By Jeff_CA
Tourmaster Sonora vs. Intake

I currently wear a Tourmaster Transition 2 Jacket with Venture pants - great products. I would like to buy a mesh jacket and pants for the summer. I plan to buy Tourmaster Venture Air pants and...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2010, 10:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 865
Posted By Jeff_CA
Transition 2

+1 on the Transition 2. A big plus is the outside of the jacket is waterproof and you don't have to deal with a wet liner. LOTS of vents that work well (and are surprisingly waterproof when...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-09-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,234
Posted By Jeff_CA
Core Strength and Stretching

I'm 49 and had back surgery when I was 40. My L5 disc broke and pieces when where they shouldn't. Many years of off-road motorcycle riding and racing, sports and martial arts has taken a toll on my...
Forum: The Garage 02-09-2010, 11:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,896
Posted By Jeff_CA
Try PRI-G

I had a bad experience with Stabil as well. A marine guy told me about PRI-G (or -D for diesel). This stuff works really well. I have even added it to old gas and it seems to help....
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2010, 03:24 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,926
Posted By Jeff_CA
Ammonia

Learned this from a wildlife officer when I had a racoon problem...

Soak a few rags in ammonia and place them under the hood and around the truck. Ammonia mimics the urine of a really large...
Forum: The Garage 01-12-2010, 01:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,926
Posted By Jeff_CA
Avalanche???

Hi,

I had a long-bed 'extended cab' diesel for many years. It was great (except to park). The family outgrew the cab and I was in the situation as you. I ended up with a Chevy Avalance. Kind...
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