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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:49 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,094
Posted By Jim K.
Hold on! You think an RT has soul? That's just...

Hold on! You think an RT has soul? That's just crazy talk!
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 281
Posted By Jim K.
Apsc

I've been very pleased so far (9 months, about 1000 exposures) with the APSC format. Sony has some surprisingly good cameras in this sensor size. Limited glass choices so far, but adaptors available...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,531
Posted By Jim K.
Well....sort of. I think you might be confusing...

Well....sort of. I think you might be confusing the Esbit tabs (hexamine) with some other solid fuels, (which use trioximine). The Esbits do give off trace amounts of formaldehyde when burning, so...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,951
Posted By Jim K.
I traded in my old C-10 on a '08 leftover GSX...

I traded in my old C-10 on a '08 leftover GSX 650F (faired Bandit) They are around for $3000 in near new condition. You may even be able to find a leftover 09, "new" , with factory warranty for close...
Forum: Road warriors 08-21-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,094
Posted By Jim K.
If by "soulless" you mean class leading...

If by "soulless" you mean class leading performance, bulletproof reliability, & modest prices, then yes, my Japanese motorcycles must be soulless. (except for that Suzuki 80 back in '65)
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,531
Posted By Jim K.
I've read the same thing about the fuel smelling...

I've read the same thing about the fuel smelling bad, but after several years of use, I can't seem to smell anything from the fuel. Maybe my nose is insensitive or the fact that it's always being...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 855
Posted By Jim K.
I've become a huge fan of the Cosmo insulated...

I've become a huge fan of the Cosmo insulated pad. As you mentioned, it's pricey, but a few nights good sleep outdoors eases the pain. I'm currently using a 30 deg. Eureka bag, great pack size &...
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 946
Posted By Jim K.
I love those pipes! Reminds me of the famous 400F...

I love those pipes! Reminds me of the famous 400F , one of the all-time classics.
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 05:46 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,722
Posted By Jim K.
+1 on all of the above!

+1 on all of the above!
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,779
Posted By Jim K.
I'll bet that your R1 can be tamed for touring...

I'll bet that your R1 can be tamed for touring for a lot less than $3500. Peg lowering, bar raising, heated grips, seat replacing, maybe a few suspension mods, & you'd still have enough left to pay...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 53,567
Posted By Jim K.
My thoughts exactly!

My thoughts exactly!
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 05:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,419
Posted By Jim K.
I've used my Aerostitch vest (pre-inflatable) for...

I've used my Aerostitch vest (pre-inflatable) for about 10 years now. It does just what it says on the tin, gets nice & warm, fits nice, & looks good even off the bike. If I had it to do over, I...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 824
Posted By Jim K.
I'm not sure that this helps, but I have a...

I'm not sure that this helps, but I have a Firstgear one piece rain suit which sometimes leaked into the crotch & yet sometimes did not. I finally figured out that if I didn't spend an extra 30-40...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,531
Posted By Jim K.
I've been using the classic Esbit stove for a...

I've been using the classic Esbit stove for a couple of years now. I'm not sure how it compares to the combo stove you're referencing. Folded, the classic is the size of a deck of cards. A half a...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Jim K.
Just for the record, my Kreiga 20 lives on the...

Just for the record, my Kreiga 20 lives on the back of my bike 24-7 & I pop stuff in & out with no prob. 3 Fastex clips at the back of the bag & it's open. no need to take the bag off at all. In...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,032
Posted By Jim K.
Kreiga....again

I actually hate backpacks when riding. I'm a firm believer in making the bike carry my stuff, not my body.I wore packs for years, as a student, but I gave them up as soon as I could afford proper...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 733
Posted By Jim K.
Aside from the fact that they are black, the...

Aside from the fact that they are black, the Kreiga line has proven to be the best I've ever used. They are TOTALLY waterproof, have an amazing range of flexible mounting options,are beautifully...
Forum: Ride reports 08-15-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,356
Posted By Jim K.
Great pic of the Allstate! I very nearly bought...

Great pic of the Allstate! I very nearly bought one, back in 1965.(it was old & odd even then) Someone beat my bid by $15.00. (Thank God!). If I recall, it was a "twingle". Both pistons rose & fell...
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 675
Posted By Jim K.
Dank U Erik! it is an EXCELLENT review.

Dank U Erik! it is an EXCELLENT review.
Forum: Ride reports 08-14-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,165
Posted By Jim K.
Excellent RR! especially love the pics. I hope...

Excellent RR! especially love the pics. I hope your next adventure will head up into Catalunya & Pyranees. ( Galacia would be nice too!) Just remember to bring your camera!
Forum: Ride reports 08-13-2014, 05:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,870
Posted By Jim K.
Mc Sorley's!

Only hours in the new world & already found one of the gems...Mc Sorley's is a great place to begin an adventure. ( or misadventure)
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 4,058
Views: 608,777
Posted By Jim K.
If some creep hadn't stolen it, I'd still be...

If some creep hadn't stolen it, I'd still be riding my '84 Sabre with the Hondaline fairing. What a sweet bike! That V-4 had a power curve drawn with a ruler. You got the same firm stretch in your...
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,722
Posted By Jim K.
I put 55,000 on my 2000 C-10 over the ten years I...

I put 55,000 on my 2000 C-10 over the ten years I owned it. I bought 6 tires,, 2 batteries, & lots of oil & filters...& that's it! Nada...nothing else....not a penny! I actually told my mechanic to...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,321
Posted By Jim K.
Must read.

Nick Goddard has an article in the "Ride Apart" site today that needs to be read by every manufacturer of motorcycles. It enumerates 16 things that "golden age" cycles used to have as standard, but...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,703
Posted By Jim K.
Yep, I could just stare at that green Griso with...

Yep, I could just stare at that green Griso with the brown saddle all day long. Guzzi have seriously upped their game of late. The V-7 line are all good lookers & the new California is a stunner. (&...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,722
Posted By Jim K.
Gsx 650f & 1250 fa

I know that you mentioned the Bandit in your original post. You may not be aware that it came in a fully faired version, the GSX 650 F. It was only here for two years, but still available in Canada &...
Forum: Equipment 08-06-2014, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,282
Posted By Jim K.
Polar Bear Coolers...Folded?

I've read enough here about the Polar Bear Coolers to be interested. After 4 cheap folding coolers in 5 years ( 2 of which leaked at the very first use!) I'm ready to commit to something that really...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,793
Posted By Jim K.
Good observation here. One piece suits are great...

Good observation here. One piece suits are great while riding...warmer, drier, easier to wear, etc. but once off the bike, at your destination... camping, or just walking around town, the one piece...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,003
Posted By Jim K.
yep.

yep.
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,456
Posted By Jim K.
Couldn't agree more! This one seems to have all...

Couldn't agree more! This one seems to have all the advantages of the GSX 650F, (a surprisingly good all-rounder) plus a few less pounds, a few more HP, ABS, & Honda build quality. (plus those sweet...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,387
Posted By Jim K.
I can second this approach. I often wear a pair...

I can second this approach. I often wear a pair of Cortech DSL jeans (no armor) with a pair of Thor knee/shin protectors underneath. The Thors were on sale at motorcycle gear for $13.00 as I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 13,579
Posted By Jim K.
We want more!

We want more!
Forum: Ride reports 07-28-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 207
Views: 20,817
Posted By Jim K.
Just found your excellent RR! The mention of...

Just found your excellent RR! The mention of Forksville, Pa. caught my eye. A few years back, a buddy & I camped for a week at a little state park on Loyalstock Creek, & ate nearly every day at the...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By Jim K.
Don't we all.

Don't we all.
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,387
Posted By Jim K.
I think the point was that the steel toe box...

I think the point was that the steel toe box would not crush, but it would flex backwards.Because the rigid steel portion could not flex, the flex point would be just behind it. The back edge of the...
Forum: Equipment 07-28-2014, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,946
Posted By Jim K.
I carry the smallest version of this Chase Harper...

I carry the smallest version of this Chase Harper in my tank bag, folded up into it's pocket. If I need more room to pick up anything on the road, (groceries, etc.) I can open up the Chase Harper &...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,161
Posted By Jim K.
+1 on Steiner

I used to think I had a real bargain. I sailed for years with a $90 sale pair of 10X 50 Tasco binos. That I thought were great. Then I crewed aboard a boat that had a pair of Steiner Commanders. The...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,387
Posted By Jim K.
When I was young & existing well below the...

When I was young & existing well below the poverty line, I wore "upland" jeans, from Cabela's. They are basically regular blue jeans with 300 denier cordura "chaps" sewn on to the legs.They were sold...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,024
Posted By Jim K.
Sorry to say, I'm afraid the above statement is...

Sorry to say, I'm afraid the above statement is true....at least I have found it so, (after 40+ years of riding). Our weather there in Southern New England is probably not so different than...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,555
Posted By Jim K.
1250....+1

Another vote for the Bandit. It's been around for ages & represents one of the biggest "bang for buck" deals in motorcycling.
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