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Forum: Equipment Today, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By Rgconner
Like a Tauntaun?

Like a Tauntaun?
Forum: Equipment Today, 09:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Rgconner
Yes, All reflectors are subject to loss of...

Yes,

All reflectors are subject to loss of collimation.

You have to point that primary mirror directly at the secondary mirror.

From the manual:
The optical performance of most Newtonian...
Forum: Equipment Today, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Rgconner
Sure you can beat the price with Binoculars: ...

Sure you can beat the price with Binoculars:

Runner-Up: Celestron Cometron 7x50 (Cost: $30)



http://www.space.com/26021-best-binoculars.html

And still good for terrestrial use as there is...
Forum: Equipment Today, 05:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By Rgconner
I'd rather use a good set of binoculars. Better...

I'd rather use a good set of binoculars. Better FOV and probably light gathering.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 971
Posted By Rgconner
The A series from Sony is really a rebadged...

The A series from Sony is really a rebadged Minolta. Which means you can use most if not all of the older Minolta A and AF lenses.

One of the best portrait lens ever is the Minolta F1.7 50mm prime...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-04-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 15,958
Posted By Rgconner
In the US, yes. Otherwise, we would have...

In the US, yes.

Otherwise, we would have those and 50 state lane splitting.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,509
Posted By Rgconner
He is being an ass. He is misreading "inside...

He is being an ass.

He is misreading "inside bar" as "inside of the bar" not "Bar on the inside of the turn."
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 518
Posted By Rgconner
Look in vendors, there is a guy that does custom...

Look in vendors, there is a guy that does custom work.

Usually it is items from scratch, but I bet he would mod an off the shelf item.
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-02-2015, 12:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,062
Posted By Rgconner
They had issues with my F700 front wheel with...

They had issues with my F700 front wheel with Michelin Road Trail 4s.

They wedged the front tire with cardboard overnight to "spread" the tire so the bead would take.

There explanation was...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 12:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,449
Posted By Rgconner
Yeah, you would have to be pulled over, and...

Yeah, you would have to be pulled over, and pulled over by a Motorcycle cop for it to be an issue.

You can always keep a DOT beenie helmet in the topcase "just in case"

Probably embarrass him...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,404
Posted By Rgconner
I recommend the F700GS kit. Yes, it is more...

I recommend the F700GS kit.

Yes, it is more expensive, but it comes with a free bike!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-27-2015, 08:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,973
Posted By Rgconner
I would look at the neck braces. That might give...

I would look at the neck braces. That might give you some relief by supporting the helmet.
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 02:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 836
Posted By Rgconner
Same measurements here, so I feel the pain. ...

Same measurements here, so I feel the pain.

I found that:
Tucking in the legs to the boots means length is less critical.
Suspenders. Love my Duluth Trading ones. Alternative: make sure your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,746
Posted By Rgconner
250 is highway capable. Put 20K miles on my...

250 is highway capable.

Put 20K miles on my GTS250, a good deal of it commuting on California Urban Highways. (Sacramento and Bay Area)

Is it ideal? I guess not for a starting rider.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,746
Posted By Rgconner
F700 and F800 are 450ish, TIgar is 480. ...

F700 and F800 are 450ish,
TIgar is 480.

So.. not sure if 300lbs is a fair statement unless you are talking off road and not dual sport.

But it really does not matter what you or I think, it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-26-2015, 09:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,746
Posted By Rgconner
Honestly, I would recommend a Stella 125 which is...

Honestly, I would recommend a Stella 125 which is based on the Vespa P200, the most manufactured model in the world.

You can get the seat height down to 26 inches pretty easily. Weighs 250 lbs.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,746
Posted By Rgconner
Sportster 883 Low. 26.3 inch seathight

Sportster 883 Low.

26.3 inch seathight
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,746
Posted By Rgconner
easy, start checking out bikes on: ...

easy, start checking out bikes on:

http://cycle-ergo.com

But even a GROM is too tall
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 08:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 913
Posted By Rgconner
Everyone's ass is different. Can;t think of...

Everyone's ass is different.

Can;t think of any other part of the bike that is more subjective as to what is "right".

People ask about my Airhawk, and should they get one?

I usually tell...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-24-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 704
Posted By Rgconner
Put them on about a week ago, and work got in the...

Put them on about a week ago, and work got in the way, so no long rides or off road to report, however...


around town/freeway it is pretty damn nice. Front end does not bobble on the rough...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,420
Posted By Rgconner
Let us know how it does on long rides! :lol3

Let us know how it does on long rides!

:lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-23-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 607
Posted By Rgconner
Fuggedaboutit!

Fuggedaboutit!
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 05:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By Rgconner
Dead cheap, almost disposable: ...

Dead cheap, almost disposable:

http://www.amazon.com/BaoFeng-Portable-Handheld-Original-Programming/dp/B00CW8YACW

You can add external antenna for MURS (Blue Dot) which is UHF, or FRS, which is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-23-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,016
Posted By Rgconner
Must be snowing like hell up there for him to...

Must be snowing like hell up there for him to have this much time on his hands.
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By Rgconner
Airhawk,

Airhawk,
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 01:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,985
Posted By Rgconner
And how much you need to mod it to get to the...

And how much you need to mod it to get to the ergonomics you want.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-21-2015, 01:56 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 10,859
Posted By Rgconner
He is calculating how fast you can go at just...

He is calculating how fast you can go at just under 1G of acceleration.

After that point, you no longer accelerate at ~1G.

Pretty damn fast at ~2.8 seconds
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,432
Posted By Rgconner
I am giving them the 50 cent tour. Digging into...

I am giving them the 50 cent tour. Digging into HAM stuff is like opening the Necronomicon. Madness awaits!

That shit goes really really far down into the weeds!
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By Rgconner
I have had it for 3 seasons now. I like it. Is it...

I have had it for 3 seasons now. I like it. Is it the best? no. Is it a good value? I think so.

Works well, 5 year warrantee.

Control is tricky to use on the road, you have to look sometimes...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-14-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,603
Posted By Rgconner
Did you use an air compressor to pop it out? ...

Did you use an air compressor to pop it out?

That was what I was taught to use, and don't point it at anything you want to keep around.
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By Rgconner
I took them for granite.

I took them for granite.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-13-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,027
Posted By Rgconner
Tellin' ya, it is so Search and Rescue can find...

Tellin' ya, it is so Search and Rescue can find the bodies.
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,432
Posted By Rgconner
Depends. If they are using FM, they are using a...

Depends. If they are using FM, they are using a low frequency in the 2m range because the lower the frequency, the better penetration it gets.

Basically, high frequency attenuates, or interacts,...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 12:20 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,432
Posted By Rgconner
So, last night at the M-Cycle club meeting there...

So, last night at the M-Cycle club meeting there were 4 of us HAM operators here and I asked why we used the frequency we did.

There was the obvious answer: The band plan.

and then the other...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 15,432
Posted By Rgconner
Look at the band plan: ...

Look at the band plan:

http://www.arrl.org/band-plan
Simplex frequency is what you want. Any thing in the range is good.

Generally speaking, you want to use 2m, it propagates better than 70cm ...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2015, 09:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,772
Posted By Rgconner
No, Rox are not a problem, I have them on mine.

No, Rox are not a problem, I have them on mine.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,027
Posted By Rgconner
Easier for Search and Rescue to spot from the...

Easier for Search and Rescue to spot from the helicopter?
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-10-2015, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By Rgconner
Use a vinyl wrap.

Use a vinyl wrap.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 886
Views: 75,543
Posted By Rgconner
OTOH. Buried a friend late last year who was...

OTOH.

Buried a friend late last year who was hit from behind by a texting teenager on the interstate when traffic came to a stop.

Had he filtered, he would likely be alive.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-08-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,772
Posted By Rgconner
Check this site out: Where exactly is the pain?...

Check this site out:
Where exactly is the pain? back? hands? elbow? shoulder? Neck? All of the above? Somewhere else?


http://cycle-ergo.com

play with the rise and setback until you get no...
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