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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 11-07-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,325
Posted By sparkymcgee
I always try to stay in the splitting position...

I always try to stay in the splitting position even if traffic is moving at speed. I don't necessarily pass cars, but its safer to be where you won't get rear-ended. I will split up to about 50mph...
Forum: The Garage 10-01-2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 8,707
Posted By sparkymcgee
Glass of wine or three always lubes the works.

Glass of wine or three always lubes the works.
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 296
Posted By sparkymcgee
Sidi Adventure Gore Tex: Can it be stretched?

I got a replacement pair of Sidi Adventure Gore Tex courtesy of Gore after my previous pair leaked. The new pair are the same size as my last pair, but the little toe area in the left boot is a...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By sparkymcgee
Warm n Safe Gen 4 Jacket Liner

Anyone know if a 10 amp fuse is sufficient. The liner pulls 90 watts which is 7.5 amps, correct?
Forum: Americas 09-19-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,199
Posted By sparkymcgee
I always carry my helmet on the plane, but pack...

I always carry my helmet on the plane, but pack my riding gear in a large suitcase that I check. Not sure if that would work for you, but I've found it to be the most convenient option. Of course...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 25,711
Views: 4,873,840
Posted By sparkymcgee
I can see both arguments. On the one hand, the...

I can see both arguments. On the one hand, the middle man is providing a deep discount on a part and the end buyer is getting a great deal even with middle man's profit, but on the other hand,...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 25,711
Views: 4,873,840
Posted By sparkymcgee
I went the route of the grip liners made by...

I went the route of the grip liners made by Symtec. Inexpensive and work with any grip either stock or aftermarket. I've had them on my last three bikes including the S10. Never had a failure. I've...
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 25,711
Views: 4,873,840
Posted By sparkymcgee
Let's all help each other. We're here for our...

Let's all help each other. We're here for our common love of motorcycling.

Kumbaya motherfuckers!
Forum: Beasts 09-01-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25,711
Views: 4,873,840
Posted By sparkymcgee
I'm using a highway dirt bike bike top clamp and...

I'm using a highway dirt bike bike top clamp and would like to install some risers. I also don't want to run into any cable or hose length issues. What risers will work for me?

Thanks.
Forum: Airheads 08-26-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 15,929
Posted By sparkymcgee
That thing is fucking beautiful. I say if there...

That thing is fucking beautiful. I say if there is a market and people want it, do it. If you don't like it, take your money and go buy all the historic airheads and horde them in your barn.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,912
Posted By sparkymcgee
That's all I did. It is easier than you think. ...

That's all I did. It is easier than you think. Just remember to take your time. If you are working too hard, you're probably doing something wrong. Step away before you get frustrated and come...
Forum: Beasts 08-25-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 25,711
Views: 4,873,840
Posted By sparkymcgee
Quick question for anyone who might have the...

Quick question for anyone who might have the answer...

I found the full pdf of the service manual on the Dutch tenere forum. It is a 2010 manual, but I ride a 2012. Are there any differences...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-21-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,912
Posted By sparkymcgee
This doesn't address your question, but consider...

This doesn't address your question, but consider investing in some tire changing tools and learning to do it yourself. I did that a few tire changes ago and it has already paid for itself. Revzilla...
Forum: Beasts 08-20-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 25,711
Views: 4,873,840
Posted By sparkymcgee
I just pulled my rear wheel for the first time to...

I just pulled my rear wheel for the first time to change the tire. I just wanted a quick assurance that there is supposed to be a space between the rear caliper and swing arm:
...
Forum: Beasts 08-14-2014, 04:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,408
Posted By sparkymcgee
The Suzuki DRZ400 is a great bike that is big...

The Suzuki DRZ400 is a great bike that is big enough for some touring. I wouldn't want to spend hours on a highway on one, but it can handle it. It is great offroad though. I've blasted around in...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 50,140
Posted By sparkymcgee
SMH 10 is still a great device. Not all of the...

SMH 10 is still a great device. Not all of the features of the 20, but it tends to not break, so that's nice.
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 500
Views: 50,140
Posted By sparkymcgee
Another broken clip here. After having the...

Another broken clip here.

After having the 20 for about 2 weeks, the unit would no longer snap onto the base. After applying some force, the unit itself broke and the two halves separated from...
Forum: Americas 08-01-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,433
Posted By sparkymcgee
Right on! Instead of a backpack, I would...

Right on!

Instead of a backpack, I would recommend getting a waterproof duffel bag to strap on the back of the bike. The backpack might get uncomfortable while touring. If you don't want to or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By sparkymcgee
Do those pack small when not in use?

Do those pack small when not in use?
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,595
Posted By sparkymcgee
That would be great. Thanks so much!

That would be great. Thanks so much!
Forum: Equipment 07-21-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,595
Posted By sparkymcgee
How much data would accrue on a long ride? For...

How much data would accrue on a long ride? For instance, if I went on a 10 day ride and did about 3k miles, how big would my SD card have to be and also, would it save the log as one trip or 10...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,989
Posted By sparkymcgee
Glad you got lucky there. I'm not sure I...

Glad you got lucky there.

I'm not sure I could have done any better. Its one of those panic reactions that you never notice when there is no danger.

I'm trying to really focus on only pushing...
Forum: Face plant 06-18-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,778
Posted By sparkymcgee
Consult an attorney. I realize we live in an...

Consult an attorney. I realize we live in an overly litigious society, but insurance companies are really slimy when you're on the losing end of an accident and they know it. They will do anything...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,010
Posted By sparkymcgee
"KTM done changed it"

"KTM done changed it"
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By sparkymcgee
I used Factory Resole for my Sidi Adventures. ...

I used Factory Resole for my Sidi Adventures. They put new soles on and look perfect.
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 01:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,912
Posted By sparkymcgee
I haven't had any permanent success in restoring...

I haven't had any permanent success in restoring black plastic, but 303 Aerospace Protectant will bring it back temporarily and I've found that it does a great job of maintaining new plastic from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,422
Posted By sparkymcgee
I won't join any club unless they have a...

I won't join any club unless they have a misspelling of a word using the letter "Z"

Ryderz
Stuntaz
Pozerz
etc.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,168
Posted By sparkymcgee
I've used bottles like this as leakproof whiskey...

I've used bottles like this as leakproof whiskey carriers. I always assumed it was safe to do, but does anyone know for sure? It says "lacquered inside".
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By sparkymcgee
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-01-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,208
Posted By sparkymcgee
Great RR. I love the pictures. May I ask what...

Great RR. I love the pictures. May I ask what you're shooting with? I figure if I get the same camera, I'll take pictures that nice. That's how it works, right?
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2014, 09:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By sparkymcgee
One more thing. The shield swap on the Bells is...

One more thing. The shield swap on the Bells is so incredibly quick and easy, that carrying a spare and swapping is a great alternative.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,272
Posted By sparkymcgee
Just pulled one out of the tire this morning. ...

Just pulled one out of the tire this morning. Luckily, I have another bike and a spare for the flat one since it was almost worn anyway. I seem to get at least one a year. I'll plug them and use...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By sparkymcgee
I use the photochromatic shield. My last one...

I use the photochromatic shield. My last one lasted a couple of years until I dropped the helmet and the plastic retainer tab on the shield broke off.
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By sparkymcgee
Not sure if it is possible, but if he could get...

Not sure if it is possible, but if he could get it to communicate with a Spot tracker to send an alert when out of cell coverage, that would be a killer product too. I could see someone like Spot...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By sparkymcgee
IceDot

This is intriguing. Basically a sensor on your helmet that detects a crash and then uses bluetooth to signal your phone to notify your emergency contact.

https://icedot.org/site/
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By sparkymcgee
I had the same issue. I went to REI and bought...

I had the same issue. I went to REI and bought some longer straps and used the handles that came with it, so it ended up costing a little more to get them to work, but still much cheaper than...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By sparkymcgee
Wow! Those look exactly like the Touratech ones....

Wow! Those look exactly like the Touratech ones. Placing order now. Thanks for the replies!
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 990
Posted By sparkymcgee
DIY Zega Pro Handles

Touratech sells these for $45.30 per, which seems a little rich to me:

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2580/PN-050-0802/ZEGA-PRO-carrying-handle-and-lashing-strap
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-09-2014, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By sparkymcgee
I live in Long Beach too. I would highly...

I live in Long Beach too. I would highly recommend ordering the tires online and finding a cheap mom and pop that can install them.

You might try BA Moto in Signal Hill. I happened upon them...
Forum: Vendors 12-24-2013, 09:39 AM
Replies: 443
Views: 54,618
Posted By sparkymcgee
My package arrived quickly and in great shape...

My package arrived quickly and in great shape until I got a little aggressive with my knife in opening the shipping envelope. Put a slice in the neoprene. If you're selling the neoprene as a...
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