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Forum: Road warriors 02-25-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 4,407
Views: 737,585
Posted By Mr_Gone
I don't really hate you... but I hate you. :D ...

I don't really hate you... but I hate you. :D

We've had about 10 days of snow/ice on the roads, which is just now melting off, so my FJR has been garaged.

The worst of it is, now I have to deal...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 05:44 AM
Replies: 1,777
Views: 269,059
Posted By Mr_Gone
Welcome to the asylum here!

Welcome to the asylum here!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-18-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,400
Posted By Mr_Gone
I'll ride in any weather, but I do enjoy cold...

I'll ride in any weather, but I do enjoy cold weather. The only thing that stops me is ice on the roads. Otherwise, I'm riding nearly every day. On the FJR, the windscreen and fairing help with the...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,359
Posted By Mr_Gone
This. I also tuck them in when it's raining,...

This.

I also tuck them in when it's raining, otherwise I find that the spray begins soaking the bottom edge of my pants, and the water eventually wicks upward.

In for cold. In for rain. Out the...
Forum: Equipment 01-14-2015, 05:15 AM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 257,643
Posted By Mr_Gone
I can't compare the Klim jackets to the Rev'It,...

I can't compare the Klim jackets to the Rev'It, but the Badlands will vent much better than the Latitude, in my opinion. It's one of the reasons I bought a Badlands: superior venting.
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By Mr_Gone
A word of advice on the Tourmaster Solutions. I...

A word of advice on the Tourmaster Solutions. I typically wear a size 12 [American, that is... I don't know what sort of strange shoe sizing scheme you Kiwis have come up with :D ] but I had to go up...
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2014, 11:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 766
Posted By Mr_Gone
If I remember correctly, the Air has a cloth...

If I remember correctly, the Air has a cloth exterior on some of the boot's surface [mainly the sides], with a waterproof liner, so the cloth apparently let's the boot breathe easier and cooler in...
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2014, 05:23 AM
Replies: 1,524
Views: 257,643
Posted By Mr_Gone
I've got one and I think the hi vis Badlands...

I've got one and I think the hi vis Badlands looks great. Very bright, and the color exactly matches the hi vis helmet I've got.
Forum: Road warriors 12-24-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 4,407
Views: 737,585
Posted By Mr_Gone
I think I'm oblivious. I haven't noticed any...

I think I'm oblivious. I haven't noticed any difference with/without a topcase, at any speed. Maybe my fat ass needs to lose a few pounds....?
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4,407
Views: 737,585
Posted By Mr_Gone
Nice. I've heard good things about the Ohlins,...

Nice. I've heard good things about the Ohlins, but haven't heard anything good or bad about the Penske.
Forum: Road warriors 12-22-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 4,407
Views: 737,585
Posted By Mr_Gone
Okay, I'm asking because I truly do not know:...

Okay, I'm asking because I truly do not know: what's the "entire suspension?" Rear shock and front forks?

And what rear shock are you going with?
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By Mr_Gone
I spend several hours on Saturday riding in temps...

I spend several hours on Saturday riding in temps around 40° F, and the same on Sunday. 40° ain't particularly bad, but after a while the cold seeps in [especially my gloves, fingertips] and having...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By Mr_Gone
I've got the heated liner and it's a fantastic...

I've got the heated liner and it's a fantastic addition to my riding gear. I've ridden down to 0° F and had no problem staying warm. Absolutely worth its weight in gold, in my opinion.

Judging by...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By Mr_Gone
Just so I don't make the wrong assumption: are...

Just so I don't make the wrong assumption: are you talking about the 12V EX jacket or the jacket liner?

The 12V EX heated jacket has a waterproof membrane.

The jacket liner doesn't make any...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2014, 05:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 997
Posted By Mr_Gone
Here's what I remember someone telling me, and it...

Here's what I remember someone telling me, and it seems to hold true in my experience. However, I could be wrong but I've been using my Gerbing gear for a couple years now without any problems.

If...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2014, 05:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By Mr_Gone
No mod necessary. Gerbing makes a battery to...

No mod necessary. Gerbing makes a battery to power your 12V stuff.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/gerbing-coreheat12-lithium-8-ah-battery-kit

It tooks bulky and heavy to me, and expensive,...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,692
Posted By Mr_Gone
World of difference, ain't it? Extends your...

World of difference, ain't it? Extends your riding season. Makes you more comfortable on rides. I went with heated gear a couple years ago, and it's maybe the best investment I've made.
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By Mr_Gone
I use these: ...

I use these:

http://www.amazon.com/Etymotic-Research-Isolating-In-Ear-Earphones/dp/B003S3RFIQ/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1418756276&sr=8-1&keywords=etymotic+mc-5

They come with replaceable foam ear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 36,110
Views: 9,385,840
Posted By Mr_Gone
Is that going to turn out as bad as it looks?

Is that going to turn out as bad as it looks?
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,242
Posted By Mr_Gone
My Badlands was made in Vietnam, according to the...

My Badlands was made in Vietnam, according to the tag.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2014, 05:48 AM
Replies: 36,110
Views: 9,385,840
Posted By Mr_Gone
All their bandanas are different — hence, they...

All their bandanas are different — hence, they are individualists. You see how easy logic can be?! :D
Forum: Road warriors 12-12-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 4,407
Views: 737,585
Posted By Mr_Gone
This is the most common way of aiming headlights...

This is the most common way of aiming headlights I've seen described on the internets. I'll do this sometime today when I have the warehouse all to myself.

Thanks, Unleaded!
Forum: Road warriors 12-11-2014, 05:17 PM
Replies: 4,407
Views: 737,585
Posted By Mr_Gone
Okay, FJR guys and gals.... I just installed...

Okay, FJR guys and gals....

I just installed some LEDs [pics to come soon] and I've messed with the headlight alignment knobs.

So the FJR has pretty good headlights, I think, and they have a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2014, 05:27 AM
Replies: 36,110
Views: 9,385,840
Posted By Mr_Gone
C'mon, Bill, it's not like you've got anything...

C'mon, Bill, it's not like you've got anything better to do. Start searching, man, the photos ain't going to find themselves!!!
Forum: Americas 12-10-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,043
Posted By Mr_Gone
I know. I'm really, really, really slowly...

I know. I'm really, really, really slowly realizing that this trip might be too much for a two-week vacation. I'm still thrashing at the logistics of it, and trying to figure out what I might want to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 36,110
Views: 9,385,840
Posted By Mr_Gone
"Dragon Crunchies" sounds like an awesome new...

"Dragon Crunchies" sounds like an awesome new cereal!!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10,226
Views: 2,139,917
Posted By Mr_Gone
Shhh.... I don't want to sign up with the Mutant...

Shhh.... I don't want to sign up with the Mutant Registration Act. I'm happy here at Xavier's School. :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 10,226
Views: 2,139,917
Posted By Mr_Gone
I will print it out and read it on actual paper...

I will print it out and read it on actual paper when proofreading, instead of reading it on a computer screen. When I make a second pass, I'll print it out in a different font just so everything...
Forum: Americas 12-09-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,043
Posted By Mr_Gone
No apology necessary — hijack away. There are...

No apology necessary — hijack away. There are plenty of west coast experts who will offer some great advice.
Forum: Road warriors 12-09-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4,407
Views: 737,585
Posted By Mr_Gone
We're going to expect photos very, very soon! ...

We're going to expect photos very, very soon! :clap
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10,226
Views: 2,139,917
Posted By Mr_Gone
I miss the context sometimes. It hangs out with...

I miss the context sometimes. It hangs out with my missing sanity. :D
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 4,407
Views: 737,585
Posted By Mr_Gone
Looks like you've got a great setup!!! :clap

Looks like you've got a great setup!!! :clap
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 4,407
Views: 737,585
Posted By Mr_Gone
http://electricalconnection.com/index.php?route=pr...

http://electricalconnection.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=20_27&product_id=123

Those Visi-Billet LEDs look sharp. At some point, I might add more LEDs down on the forks. I'll definitely...
Forum: Road warriors 12-08-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 4,407
Views: 737,585
Posted By Mr_Gone
My new lights have a separate switch and are...

My new lights have a separate switch and are wired to the battery, but they don't come on when I turn the key, but when the headlights come on after ignition. I was able to find that delay circuit...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 04:28 PM
Replies: 4,407
Views: 737,585
Posted By Mr_Gone
I'm sure I will appreciate the extra light from...

I'm sure I will appreciate the extra light from the LEDs, especially riding home after work in the dark, just manically scanning the ditches for kamikaze deer. But my primary purpose it to make the...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4,407
Views: 737,585
Posted By Mr_Gone
I did the small Denali DM Micro LEDs. ...

I did the small Denali DM Micro LEDs.

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/denali-dm-micro-led-driving-light-kit

I didn't really need the extra light because the FJR has great headlights, IMO;...
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4,407
Views: 737,585
Posted By Mr_Gone
I'm still a couple years from trading in my FJR....

I'm still a couple years from trading in my FJR. I just picked up a 2010 with only 1,500 miles on it [replacing a 2006 FJR], so it's still essentially new. So far, I love everything about the FJR.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 10,226
Views: 2,139,917
Posted By Mr_Gone
I have a couple people I know who refer to my FJR...

I have a couple people I know who refer to my FJR as a moped. I think it's funny. Why get mad at something like that?
Forum: Road warriors 12-07-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4,407
Views: 737,585
Posted By Mr_Gone
I appreciate you sharing your thoughts. I'll find...

I appreciate you sharing your thoughts. I'll find your other thread and read up.

I am always looking for my NEXT motorcycle.

Right now it's a three-way tie between another FJR, the Concours,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 1,721
Views: 232,919
Posted By Mr_Gone
Riding to price some new tires, I came around a...

Riding to price some new tires, I came around a corner and there was a roll cage about half-in-half-out of the right lane. No idea what sort of roll cage. Probably came off some sort of quad, I'm...
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