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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 33,044
Views: 8,052,411
Posted By dustin2
That and your chain about to fall off ;)

That and your chain about to fall off ;)
Forum: Trip Planning 09-06-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,263
Posted By dustin2
I don't believe you. Please provide some...

I don't believe you. Please provide some compelling evidence of this

Also: Chain O-ring WD-40 exposure effects study and results (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=345397)
Forum: Trip Planning 09-05-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,263
Posted By dustin2
Lots of great tips here. I'll chime in with a few...

Lots of great tips here. I'll chime in with a few more:

- If your trip involves riding in the rain, lube more often as the water will flush away all the lube.

- A gas stop is a great...
Forum: Ride reports 09-04-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 463
Views: 86,769
Posted By dustin2
I am thoroughly enjoying this trip report as I...

I am thoroughly enjoying this trip report as I pack for my very own and very first European holiday. I won't be going RTW, nor will I be on two wheels but you are getting me excited nonetheless. I...
Forum: Australia 08-29-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 371
Views: 42,455
Posted By dustin2
I'd love to see some statistics on this! Time,...

I'd love to see some statistics on this! Time, distance, etc

What an incredible ride
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2014, 09:53 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 45,260
Posted By dustin2
It must have been a sale of some sort or a 'Best...

It must have been a sale of some sort or a 'Best Offer' on eBay. It was a few years back
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-23-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 33,044
Views: 8,052,411
Posted By dustin2
What if it's a hairpin on a 55 mph road and you...

What if it's a hairpin on a 55 mph road and you want to do 55?
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 224
Posted By dustin2
Shinko 016 Verge 2X

http://shinkotireusa.s3.amazonaws.com/sites/shinkotireusa/files/016-verge-2x.jpg

Shinko's first dual compound tire; supposed to be a mix between their '005 Advance' and their '011 Verge'.
...
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,062
Posted By dustin2
Yet another reason to love Oregon :clap

Yet another reason to love Oregon :clap
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,062
Posted By dustin2
Holy hell, people do this? I always just take it...

Holy hell, people do this? I always just take it to my local Canadian Tire, they have a bin you can put your old jugs in
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,753
Posted By dustin2
This is the most important. I walk around in my...

This is the most important. I walk around in my TCX Competizione S Gore-Tex on a regular basis. They're fine for errands, clambering up slopes for photos, etc. They have an anti-slip, oil/gas...
Forum: Racing 08-19-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 3,797
Views: 349,251
Posted By dustin2
That was posted July 2014. The test was...

That was posted July 2014. The test was yesterday, August 18th.

Here's 12 shots from the photographer:
http://www.gpone.com/2014081914508/Marquez-oltre-la-fisica-la-sequenza-completa.html?
Forum: Road warriors 08-18-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,736
Posted By dustin2
Great choice! One of the best bikes I've ever...

Great choice! One of the best bikes I've ever owned. That motor is a real gem
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,736
Posted By dustin2
Sounds like I need to test ride one. I really...

Sounds like I need to test ride one. I really like the 1100 best of all.
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 01:54 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,736
Posted By dustin2
I've often wondered what this means. Because I...

I've often wondered what this means. Because I prefer to get away for long distance rides over day rides, I have a soft spot for the FJR and ST. Now that I'm starting to tour with my significant...
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 09:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,736
Posted By dustin2
Get her a top case as a back rest and I'm sure...

Get her a top case as a back rest and I'm sure she can handle 3.5 hours on a 919
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-16-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,080
Posted By dustin2
I'd like to know how to do this. My web searches...

I'd like to know how to do this. My web searches come up bunk
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,736
Posted By dustin2
I really need to try a big Bandit some day. It...

I really need to try a big Bandit some day. It looks like it might be a floppier, fatter version of my first gen FZ1. I never managed to love that bike
Forum: Road warriors 08-16-2014, 04:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,736
Posted By dustin2
Vfr

Vfr
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 45,260
Posted By dustin2
FWIW, I absolutely hated the Conti Motions I used...

FWIW, I absolutely hated the Conti Motions I used on my 919. They were the only tire I've ever disliked enough to replace after only a few thousand km; worst wet weather tire I have ever used. They...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 45,260
Posted By dustin2
No but just be aware the Shinko rear is a long...

No but just be aware the Shinko rear is a long life tire and won't offer the same grip levels
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2014, 01:36 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 45,260
Posted By dustin2
If you want long life for cheap, get a set of...

If you want long life for cheap, get a set of Shinko 009 Ravens. You won't get supersport grip but they are reasonable in PNW weather and last forever. Cheap, too, at $130~ a set

I've also had...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 08-13-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,080
Posted By dustin2
The learning curve for Basecamp is pretty steep,...

The learning curve for Basecamp is pretty steep, I found. That said, after you sort of come to terms with the clunky interface and set your avoidances up properly, it does get easier to use. It still...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-13-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,058
Posted By dustin2
We had quite a bit of rain up north in Vancouver,...

We had quite a bit of rain up north in Vancouver, BC. How are you guys doing down there?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 05:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,249
Posted By dustin2
They make proper winter compound tires for...

They make proper winter compound tires for scooters so I was surprised to find that they don't for bikes.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 08-12-2014, 05:21 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,058
Posted By dustin2
That's a recipe for lightning, innit? Let's hope...

That's a recipe for lightning, innit? Let's hope not
Forum: GS Boxers 08-12-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 387
Views: 55,615
Posted By dustin2
Thanks for sharing this story; I've read every...

Thanks for sharing this story; I've read every single post of yours, Meursault, mostly with elevated blood pressure.

I hope everything works out for you.
Forum: Canada 08-12-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,026
Posted By dustin2
About the city: Vancouver is an incredible...

About the city:

Vancouver is an incredible city. Amazing food, beautiful city streets, safe, clean. There's so much to see, so much to do; the combination of green, ocean and mountains is...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 02:41 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 226,794
Posted By dustin2
Monitor Pass! Love that road! It was the most...

Monitor Pass! Love that road! It was the most memorable moment from my first trip to California
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 392
Views: 45,260
Posted By dustin2
The 919 has a shockingly reliable motor. Mine had...

The 919 has a shockingly reliable motor. Mine had a little more than 80,000 km on it when I checked the valves and they were all right in spec and all identical except one.

For pads, the OEM part...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 226,794
Posted By dustin2
I rode a 990 SMT that a friend of mine owns. That...

I rode a 990 SMT that a friend of mine owns. That thing was a beast. Maybe that would fit the bill with a big goofy windscreen and a top case
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 226,794
Posted By dustin2
I'm thinking more along the lines of 'leaned over...

I'm thinking more along the lines of 'leaned over WOT exiting a corner at 180 kph' performance rather than a few straight line jaunts. That Tiger is a great bike, though, no doubt :clap
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 226,794
Posted By dustin2
This thread has me thinking; is there a bike with...

This thread has me thinking; is there a bike with the build quality, reliability, engineering and performance of my VFR but minus 100 lbs or more?
Forum: Road warriors 08-06-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 17,576
Posted By dustin2
Is the RC51 the most blinged out bike of all...

Is the RC51 the most blinged out bike of all time? I seem see a lot of people throwing a lot of money at them.
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,141
Posted By dustin2
Great suggestion! I'm dying to know; how does the...

Great suggestion! I'm dying to know; how does the Futura compare to a VFR? They certainly look to be direct competition.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 33,044
Views: 8,052,411
Posted By dustin2
I would be full of hate if I had to ride a tacky...

I would be full of hate if I had to ride a tacky land barge like that
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,777
Posted By dustin2
Over-sized and designed to fit street clothes are...

Over-sized and designed to fit street clothes are two different things. Most textile gear is designed specifically to be worn with street clothes underneath and is cut as such. Of course, it's...
Forum: Road warriors 08-02-2014, 12:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,141
Posted By dustin2
I am a dedicated member of an FZ1 forum and I...

I am a dedicated member of an FZ1 forum and I can't recall reading about this issue before
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2014, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,777
Posted By dustin2
It's probably a really individual thing when it...

It's probably a really individual thing when it comes to heat. I'm an absolute baby when it comes to cold weather so I'm wearing merino wool and fleece under the RC from October onwards almost. Hot...
Forum: Road warriors 07-31-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,141
Posted By dustin2
The fuelling was a bit shocking after coming...

The fuelling was a bit shocking after coming straight from a Honda 919 to the VFR. The 919 was perfectly fuelled and flawless from idle to redline in any condition. Fantastic motor. I was sort of...
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