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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,968
Posted By davidji
Got any references for that? You don't give your...

Got any references for that? You don't give your own location, so even if you're talking about your local laws, few of us would know where.

I've never ever seen a driver or rider pass a line of...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,926
Posted By davidji
Here too if you're lucky. The only one from my...

Here too if you're lucky. The only one from my list likely to be found that cheap in good shape is the Seca 2.
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,926
Posted By davidji
Then if you go back to my original list that...

Then if you go back to my original list that leaves bicycle, seca 2 or scooter. In that price range a bicycle is the best bet. Make it a good one, and it should be a good commuter. New or used, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 95,428
Posted By davidji
If I expect dew I'll use my bivy bag. Sleeping...

If I expect dew I'll use my bivy bag. Sleeping under trees can prevent dew though (it must depend on conditions, but reducing the radiant cooling does help). On a recent trip my bike was soaked...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,955
Posted By davidji
If the fingers or thumb were slightly short and...

If the fingers or thumb were slightly short and that's where they leaked I'd say it's fit related damage. Else that seems too soon for them to develop leaks.
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,926
Posted By davidji
Bicycle? Seca 2? Nighthawk? CBR250R? Plated...

Bicycle? Seca 2? Nighthawk? CBR250R? Plated dirt bike? Scooter?

So many choices. I've only had a brief ride on the CBR250R, but it seems like a great choice to me for a short, relatively...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,955
Posted By davidji
I guess that's key--it was the 1st rain. I'm...

I guess that's key--it was the 1st rain. I'm surprised it took that long up there. We get a 6 month dry season here, but I don't remember any such thing in my years in the PNW.

Is it possible...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 95,428
Posted By davidji
If I were camping in more populous areas I might...

If I were camping in more populous areas I might be more inclined to pitch a tent. More bugs and I know I would.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 95,428
Posted By davidji
I'll usually take a bivy bag. Or maybe a small...

I'll usually take a bivy bag. Or maybe a small mosquito bivy + emergency tarp. It's good to have emergency shelter. I just don't get setting up house when traveling--especially when stealth...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,955
Posted By davidji
What country? Rev-It USA has been good to me.

What country?

Rev-It USA has been good to me.
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,061
Posted By davidji
Protective & mesh don't normally belong in the...

Protective & mesh don't normally belong in the same sentence, though some of the suggestions here look OK.

Have you considered a non-evaporative cooling vest? There's Veskimo, and I think other...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 624
Posted By davidji
Do you want to commute on the C14? And tour with...

Do you want to commute on the C14? And tour with your wife on it? If it's a compromise for you, why not buy the bike you want for riding your wife around, and keep the one you have (or get a...
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2014, 09:13 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 91,499
Posted By davidji
Pics & details?

Pics & details?
Forum: Road warriors 04-14-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 91,499
Posted By davidji
The biggest difference I'm aware of is range. The...

The biggest difference I'm aware of is range. The gen 1 has a bigger fuel tank. I've gone 243 miles on a tank and could still see gas.

45 miles per US gallon is easy if you want it. Less must be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-12-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,892
Posted By davidji
You need to be able to put your hands on the...

You need to be able to put your hands on the grips, putting some weight on the bars, without the gloves hurting your fingertips. If you can't, the gloves are too small.

Also it should be easy to...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2014, 11:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,141
Posted By davidji
Consider the typical top speed you reach in a...

Consider the typical top speed you reach in a given week while commuting. Are you comfortable with the idea sliding on the pavement at that speed in this gear? Half that speed (assuming you can...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 11:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By davidji
The context of my earlier statement was overpants...

The context of my earlier statement was overpants vs regular moto pants. I didn't say single layer I said single pair of pants. And fewer layers (which means you skip the jeans or regular pants...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 11:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By davidji
I wouldn't have jeans at all on such a trip,...

I wouldn't have jeans at all on such a trip, unless maybe I were planning days in town. Sometimes I'll take pants for hiking or climbing, though if the weather will be suitable to ride in my BMW...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By davidji
For your travel needs, why do you prefer...

For your travel needs, why do you prefer overpants to motorcycle pants? All day comfort is a lot easier to achieve with fewer layers--in this case 1 pair of pants rather than two.

The only place...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,887
Posted By davidji
Some of us have 5 senses. Don't care to use the...

Some of us have 5 senses. Don't care to use the 5th one here either though. The 6th sense might help...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 95,428
Posted By davidji
I've done a lot of stealth camping/dispersed...

I've done a lot of stealth camping/dispersed camping, and never once pitched a tent while doing it.

Maybe it make sense if you're doing it in a town--maybe it will reduce the likelihood of being...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,887
Posted By davidji
I've got video somewhere if a cow or two rearing...

I've got video somewhere if a cow or two rearing up and bolting from a bike of mine with a quiet euro 3 exhaust.

As far as deer and loud pipes, I doubt consensus is possible. Dare I say deer...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,887
Posted By davidji
I noticed that the stock horn on one of my bikes...

I noticed that the stock horn on one of my bikes sounds like a real horn rather than the anemic meep of the other bike. So I was all set to install an OEM horn from one bike into the other.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,887
Posted By davidji
Yes, when bikes are approaching slowly. And...

Yes, when bikes are approaching slowly.

And that's the only time I expect it to work for me. Better than nothing.

I've never replaced a stock exhaust with after-market, but I didn't object to...
Forum: Road warriors 04-04-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,246
Posted By davidji
It's funny because to me the Wee sounded like a...

It's funny because to me the Wee sounded like a very good commute bike, and the Zero like one of the worst.

Web search reveals that it might actually have enough range for me if I kept the speeds...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,246
Posted By davidji
And I'm convinced that any bike with tubed tires...

And I'm convinced that any bike with tubed tires would make a poor choice as a paved road commute bike--tho I realize they can be converted.

You can commute on pretty much anything, but some bikes...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,349
Posted By davidji
That's what you get for growing it so long.

That's what you get for growing it so long.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2014, 10:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,349
Posted By davidji
Shave. Problem solved.

Shave. Problem solved.
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,136
Posted By davidji
I think armored shorts and long johns are great....

I think armored shorts and long johns are great. I use armored shorts for dirt riding, and if I'd found the right ones would prolly use armored longjohns. I don't know anything about the ones...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,136
Posted By davidji
Is there a specific motorcycle pant you're...

Is there a specific motorcycle pant you're claiming isn't questionable? What level of abrasion protection does it offer? How about the seam burst strength? Or are you just happy with those armored...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2014, 07:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,136
Posted By davidji
Those under whatever you like isn't gonna give...

Those under whatever you like isn't gonna give you the leather-level protection you mentioned in your 1st post.

If it isn't sturdy leather or EN13595-1 level 2 certified, it's questionable...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,136
Posted By davidji
Aerostich Transit has leather, Sastec armor , and...

Aerostich Transit has leather, Sastec armor , and kinda classic looking, not racer or techy. They seem comfortable to me from cool to hot.

I doubt many textiles will protect as well as they do. ...
Forum: Road warriors 03-19-2014, 08:52 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,335
Posted By davidji
Wish I took a pic when I took possession of it...

Wish I took a pic when I took possession of it with exactly 4 miles on the odometer.

I took this pic when I got home on our second anniversary. Two years later and exactly 42k miles more.
...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 08:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,977
Posted By davidji
Depends on the rider and conditions I suppose. ...

Depends on the rider and conditions I suppose. But I can't.

I assume you mean heated liner under your moto gear and no other heated stuff.

I use heated liner under my motor gear + heated...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By davidji
Why not take it back there? FWIW I had a...

Why not take it back there?

FWIW I had a number but couldn't find it just now.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2014, 07:07 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,339
Posted By davidji
Here's a lot of info about my state. Some of it...

Here's a lot of info about my state. Some of it may apply.
http://www.highwayrobbery.net/

Here real tickets can come in the regular mail.
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2014, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,304
Posted By davidji
+1 The jacket fit is trickier. When I...

+1

The jacket fit is trickier. When I tried last year no size felt quite right for the jacket, but I could have made do with one of them.

My size in the pants felt right, and one size up fit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2014, 10:27 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 15,709
Posted By davidji
Likes: * Dual headlights (two low beams). ...

Likes:
* Dual headlights (two low beams). When one goes out no big deal.
* Right-side-up forks. Easy to service (compared to USD), and no big deal when they start to leak. Yeah I like USD...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-22-2014, 12:46 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 53,121
Posted By davidji
The roads list compiled from this thread seems to...

The roads list compiled from this thread seems to have moved:
http://bamarides.com/roads/10_best_motoroads.html
Forum: Equipment 02-15-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,588
Posted By davidji
Well they're claiming they passed EN13595-1 level...

Well they're claiming they passed EN13595-1 level 2, which seems to require abrasion resistance beyond typical leathers, as well as a high level of seam burst strength. I wonder if it covers armor...
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