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Forum: Vendors 06-15-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,294
Posted By MZ5
Thanks for the vid! I'm often surprised by the...

Thanks for the vid! I'm often surprised by the threads on this subject here on ADVrider. Everyone in southern AZ knows whether color makes a difference, but apparently some in cooler climates are...
Forum: Vendors 04-19-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,793
Posted By MZ5
Thanks for the reply & info! I expect the...

Thanks for the reply & info!

I expect the fading/discoloration, too. NOTHING here survives out in the sun, so it's not a complaint. Just wondered whether different leathers were significantly...
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 10,793
Posted By MZ5
I missed this thread earlier in the year, but...

I missed this thread earlier in the year, but looks like the links are still active, so yay!
I have some ExPros from a GB here a year or two ago. I commute year-round, ~80 miles per day. Couple...
Forum: Vendors 04-09-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 870
Views: 143,833
Posted By MZ5
Hello, Matteo, I have a pair of XP7 WRS...

Hello, Matteo,

I have a pair of XP7 WRS boots. They work well, and I appreciate the CE level-2 certification for cut and abrasion resistance. I commute a long ways each day at high speed, often in...
Forum: Vendors 04-07-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,294
Posted By MZ5
Thank you, sir! I very much look forward to...

Thank you, sir! I very much look forward to trying one on!
Forum: Vendors 04-01-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 25,294
Posted By MZ5
Good morning. I visited your booth when you came...

Good morning. I visited your booth when you came to Phoenix with the IMS, but did not see the helmet model that really interests me, the FF394. I no longer see it on your site, so I take it that...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 39,272
Posted By MZ5
Sat on one of these at the dealer the other day....

Sat on one of these at the dealer the other day. Hadn't heard of them before. I find the CTX 700 to be extremely comfortable in terms of seating position, bars & pegs, etc. This bike is not. The pegs...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By MZ5
Xpd's CE-certified perforated boots offer good...

Xpd's CE-certified perforated boots offer good airflow for me here in the desert.
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 908
Posted By MZ5
Nope, no bad CBR600F bikes at all. Loved my F4....

Nope, no bad CBR600F bikes at all. Loved my F4. Never had a second's trouble with the carbs; always started up and ran perfectly. Absolutely bullet-proof bikes. Really fast. :)
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 07:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,728
Posted By MZ5
Yep, it surely is!

Yep, it surely is!
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2014, 07:45 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 17,827
Posted By MZ5
I averaged around 55mpg on my '00 (carb'd)...

I averaged around 55mpg on my '00 (carb'd) CBR600, commuting down the freeway mostly. Same service on the NCX I get 72 - 75 mpg. I can't claim I don't miss the CBR's power, but I also can say I used...
Forum: Road warriors 12-17-2013, 12:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,228
Posted By MZ5
I have owned both carbs and injection, on both...

I have owned both carbs and injection, on both bikes and cars. Either system can be done well or poorly, but in general I'm not afraid to own either one. For me (I live where it's VERY hot), my...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2013, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,206
Posted By MZ5
I called them about this last week. The...

I called them about this last week. The powersports side has been gone for MONTHS! I suggested they not dismantle an existing site prior to having the new one up and running. I was thanked for the...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By MZ5
Thanks for the direction/suggestions!

Thanks for the direction/suggestions!
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2013, 04:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,947
Posted By MZ5
Thanks; didn't know there were any beam wrenches...

Thanks; didn't know there were any beam wrenches with a 'second' scale visible from the end. Only beam-type wrench I've ever used or been around, the beam was visibly bent. Don't know what/how/when,...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 735
Posted By MZ5
Aux LED light patterns?

I'm considering some auxiliary lights for my NCX. I believe I'd prefer LEDs for the low power consumption. However, it appears that what LEDs I've found all create essentially circular (in 2d...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2013, 06:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,947
Posted By MZ5
Do you who like beam type torque wrenches ever...

Do you who like beam type torque wrenches ever find that the angle at which you're using the wrench limits your ability to see the scale 'straight,' thus making it more difficult to be confidently...
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2012, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5,556
Views: 1,054,961
Posted By MZ5
I was looking hard at these two, with a sort-look...

I was looking hard at these two, with a sort-look at a Versys, too. I like Suzukis because the very best motorcycles and ATVs I've ever owned or ridden were all 'Zuks. Hondas have generally been...
Forum: Beasts 12-12-2012, 08:33 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,977
Posted By MZ5
This is almost exactly what oil analyses of the...

This is almost exactly what oil analyses of the fleets I've been responsible for, and other rather gigantic analysis databases indicate is best, too. It's how I 'break-in' an engine.
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2012, 08:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,098
Posted By MZ5
I have not (yet, at least). I'll have to look...

I have not (yet, at least). I'll have to look around more for a place which stocks them. We've been away lately for a funeral, but I can start looking around again.
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2012, 05:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,098
Posted By MZ5
I guess I didn't realize the Signet (Signet-Q?)...

I guess I didn't realize the Signet (Signet-Q?) was long-oval, too. Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,098
Posted By MZ5
No, actually, ECE standards are the least...

No, actually, ECE standards are the least protective. Most protective is Snell, then an older British standard, then DOT, then ECE. See http://www.smf.org/docs/articles/mcomp2 and...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,098
Posted By MZ5
I appreciated this, until you said: ...

I appreciated this, until you said:


Requirement #2 is Snell certified. Since DOT certification is a Snell prerequisite, that makes this helmet a non-starter. Thanks anyway.
Forum: Vendors 11-16-2012, 11:32 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,974
Posted By MZ5
I'd like to 'update' my feedback from last month....

I'd like to 'update' my feedback from last month.

I agree with most of what kevinj posted yesterday, with a few very notable exceptions:

1) I do NOT believe that Motoport's gear is...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2012, 05:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,098
Posted By MZ5
Interesting about the Scorpion. Have you tried on...

Interesting about the Scorpion. Have you tried on a number of different Scorpion models? I tried on 3 or maybe even 4 different models from them, but every one hurt my head _instantly_, with some...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2012, 08:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,752
Posted By MZ5
You definitely have some high-quality...

You definitely have some high-quality recommendations. Not exactly in the bang-for-the-buck category, though. For that, look at Komodo (komodogear.com). I think a lot of my Ceno jacket. Very...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,721
Posted By MZ5
Yes, I was thinking of that. I put about 10k...

Yes, I was thinking of that. I put about 10k miles on the CBR this past year. With a somewhat more comfy, and mostly more utilitarianbike, that figure is likely to increase. A cheap-to-run bike is...
Forum: Beasts 11-08-2012, 08:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,721
Posted By MZ5
Oops! I thought I'd put thaat in my profile, but...

Oops! I thought I'd put thaat in my profile, but apparently I hadn't. I live in the lower Sonoran Desert (AZ). So, I'm using AKI ((R+M)/2).

The heat here is pretty severe. I have a Subaru pickup...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,721
Posted By MZ5
Thanks, rodrigo1985. I'm positive that the...

Thanks, rodrigo1985. I'm positive that the V-Strom would be a great bike for me.



Damn! Deal-breaker. Thanks very much for the info.
Well, I guess I'm back to the Japanese, or maybe-possibly...
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,721
Posted By MZ5
Does a Buell Ulysses require premium gasoline? What about a V-Strom or Versys?

It hadn't occured to me to think about what grade of fuel I need, but was reading to and a review claimed that the Ulysses uses/needs premium fuel. Is that true? What about the V-Strom (650)? The...
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2012, 05:32 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,512
Posted By MZ5
Something recently has suggested the notion of a...

Something recently has suggested the notion of a used Buell Ulysses to me. I've never ridden any H-D product of any sort whatsoever before, and there are no Ulysseses (is that the right plural??)...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2012, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By MZ5
That's what I do, too. On the bike you can't do...

That's what I do, too. On the bike you can't do what I'm about to suggest unless you have _lots_ of free space to pack in. Can't do it on the move, either, but at home the best thing I've ever used...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2012, 06:57 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,119
Posted By MZ5
Tank bag stolen last year in the parking lot out...

Tank bag stolen last year in the parking lot out front. Nothing in it but a pen; just stole the bag. It was a good tank bag; my replacement is kinda crappy in comparison...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,407
Posted By MZ5
O.P.-- I ride in temps quite similar to that in...

O.P.-- I ride in temps quite similar to that in the lower Sonoran Desert (SW AZ). Though it surprises many people, it gets very humid here in the summers. One day I recall specifically, I was...
Forum: Beasts 11-05-2012, 06:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,116
Posted By MZ5
Nice! You know, it's kinda funny that as I've...

Nice! You know, it's kinda funny that as I've been looking at new bikes recently, I've been looking and thinking to myself, "I wonder whether I can put some pegs out forward on this bike..."
:lol3...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,512
Posted By MZ5
Mods, thanks for moving the thread/question. ...

Mods, thanks for moving the thread/question.

What I see here basically says (or at least this is what it's coming across as, to me) that the larger wheel diameter is why/how the 'Zuk is better...
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2012, 01:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,512
Posted By MZ5
Okay, thanks. I don't know how to move a post....

Okay, thanks. I don't know how to move a post. When I get home I'll put a new post there, or something.
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2012, 12:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,512
Posted By MZ5
How, speficially, is the Wee-Strom better off road than the NC700X, and why?

As the title says. I read relatively regularly that the DL650 is more capable off-road than the NC (or the Versys, too). What I don't read is anything specific as to how it is better, nor why.

I'm...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,098
Posted By MZ5
Yeah, I like the Webbikeworld site a lot, but...

Yeah, I like the Webbikeworld site a lot, but their helmet shape charts don't square with my try-on experience very well, apart from the Profile being a long oval (which, since Arai makes that plain,...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2012, 04:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,625
Posted By MZ5
I have that Sony Walkman as well. It's a very...

I have that Sony Walkman as well. It's a very good little pocket radio. Only thing I used to notice about it was that FM station reception was fairly easily blocked by my body (used to use it...
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