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Forum: Equipment Today, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 99
Posted By dasrider
Dirt gloves suggestions

So my son and I are about to get into dirt bike riding for the first time. I've ridden street and track for the past 15 years and can tell you all about the best track gloves out there, but I don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,703
Posted By dasrider
I've had my share of street crashes, two were my...

I've had my share of street crashes, two were my fault by pushing it too much combined with over enthusiasm and the last (and most serious) where a guy pulled out in front of me.

In my experience...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2014, 05:24 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,919
Posted By dasrider
Not to get this too off topic, but if you really...

Not to get this too off topic, but if you really think this is their business model we should go ahead and start mourning the death of another gear manufacturer. Of course they want to increase...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 659
Posted By dasrider
Plenty of threads on this subject. In my...

Plenty of threads on this subject. In my experience of loading/unloading countless times, you need a long arched ramp. I've got two 9' long arched, folding ramps. Each ramp is rated at 500lbs. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,453
Posted By dasrider
Dang, OP was trollin' on this one. ...

Dang, OP was trollin' on this one.

Regardless, it's a good discussion to have. I've been married almost 11 years and I've been riding about 12 years. I can't imagine life with a bike of some sort....
Forum: Thumpers 03-28-2014, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 331
Posted By dasrider
I need your help!

I know these threads can be a little repitive in nature, but I could use a little insight from you guys on this one.

So I've been riding about 14 years now - all street and track. I'm comfortable...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,724
Posted By dasrider
My dad is 64 going on 65. About 2 years ago he...

My dad is 64 going on 65. About 2 years ago he picked up a brand new Harley trike. After his Electraglide tipped over and pinned him he gave up on 2 and went with 3 wheels. In my opinion and from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 8,063
Posted By dasrider
Longest single day in the saddle I ever had was...

Longest single day in the saddle I ever had was on a 2002 RC51. I slabbed it 11 hours from NC to FL to spend a week with my sister back in November 2011. I averaged around 80mph the entire way and...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-26-2014, 08:19 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,625
Posted By dasrider
Getting lost and finding your way back is a lot...

Getting lost and finding your way back is a lot of the fun of riding, just be careful out there by yourself though. I'm not sure how remote things get where you're at, but I imagine it wouldn't take...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-24-2014, 08:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,625
Posted By dasrider
I make it to WNC as often as possible to enjoy...

I make it to WNC as often as possible to enjoy the roads out that way, truly awesome country. I don't have any specific recommendations other than to just enjoy the riding for what it is and go...
Forum: The Garage 03-21-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By dasrider
Careful with that grease that comes stock on new...

Careful with that grease that comes stock on new chains (DID at least). That shit will fling everywhere after your first ride with it on.

I like to wipe it off good with a shop towel and then...
Forum: Racing 03-18-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,471
Posted By dasrider
While perusing my usual MC forums after the race...

While perusing my usual MC forums after the race weekend it seems the general consensus was that Fanschoicetv and the commentators did it right this year. I've seen several comments saying this...
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2014, 01:31 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,202
Posted By dasrider
I currently have a 1050 Speed Triple and the bike...

I currently have a 1050 Speed Triple and the bike is great with plenty of useable power for the street combined with very competent handling in stock form. Have no doubt, this motor was and is still...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2014, 06:04 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,481
Posted By dasrider
Sizes are limited to XL or XXL, but the Knox...

Sizes are limited to XL or XXL, but the Knox Recon is a lot of glove for $99:

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/Detail.bok?no=6963

I bought a pair and it fits great, offers superb ulna...
Forum: Equipment 02-28-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By dasrider
I really like my Tourmaster Flex pants. They've...

I really like my Tourmaster Flex pants. They've got removable textile panels that reveal mesh panels and flow a lot of air. If I'm just wearing my underarmor compression shorts underneath they will...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By dasrider
For the money it's hard to beat the Flex series...

For the money it's hard to beat the Flex series from Tourmaster. If you're not worried about brand names Tourmaster gear is actually pretty well built with a lot of intuitive features and good...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By dasrider
If I could ride it down trust me I would. That...

If I could ride it down trust me I would. That would save me a lot of trouble for sure. Circumstances dictate otherwise however.

I've got the larger black HF wheel chock I'll be using and I always...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 826
Posted By dasrider
Bike transport question

What's the longest time you've kept a bike strapped down on a truck or trailer?

I'm having my Speed Triple transported from NC to FL and, for various reasons, it will need to stay strapped down in...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,788
Posted By dasrider
For those that don't know, Sliders introduced...

For those that don't know, Sliders introduced their Quest waterproof glove a few months back. This glove is very comparable to the Cold Pro with exception of their use of leather on the back vs...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 353,367
Posted By dasrider
These threads are always fun. 1981 Honda...

These threads are always fun.

1981 Honda CX500 Custom

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh9/ZuluHour/Former%20Bikes/HondaCX500Custom.png...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-11-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 540,800
Posted By dasrider
Compresshuunnnn ...

Compresshuunnnn

http://i252.photobucket.com/albums/hh9/ZuluHour/5101168750_a385b4c729_o.jpg (http://s252.photobucket.com/user/ZuluHour/media/5101168750_a385b4c729_o.jpg.html)


Street clothes
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Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,000
Posted By dasrider
That sucks if it's true. I have been a Shoei...

That sucks if it's true.

I have been a Shoei fan for a long time. I've purchased and worn their TZ-R, RF1000 and most recently X-11 for years now. I was on the verge of getting a closeout RF1100,...
Forum: The Garage 02-11-2014, 06:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 805
Posted By dasrider
Well done man, the finished product looks nice...

Well done man, the finished product looks nice and clean! I did a single lamp bi-xenon retrofit on my RC51 a while back so I can appreciate the effort.
...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,508
Posted By dasrider
That article sounds like it was written by my...

That article sounds like it was written by my 13yo son trying to justify why he wants to wear one color over the other.

Color really doesn't matter much when you're on the bike and moving. Sitting...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-09-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 881
Views: 189,819
Posted By dasrider
I didn't get into riding until my late 20s, but...

I didn't get into riding until my late 20s, but dad and I have been on a couple good rides over the years.

Of course we had to do the Dragon...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-07-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 344
Views: 80,985
Posted By dasrider
I still have a mild love affair with my 2002 RC51...

I still have a mild love affair with my 2002 RC51 I sold last spring. Kinda like an ex you wanna get back with...
...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-07-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 468
Views: 132,430
Posted By dasrider
Picture of my old RC51 in "touring" guise. With...

Picture of my old RC51 in "touring" guise. With the Apex adjustable bars, Zero Gravity touring windscreen, corbin seat and lowered pegs the old piggy wasn't too bad for day long rides. A buddy of...
Forum: The Garage 02-04-2014, 06:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,766
Posted By dasrider
You'll know when your fork seals are really...

You'll know when your fork seals are really leaking. There will be fork oil all over the legs, brake calipers, etc., it'll be a big mess.

Nothing wrong with the pictures. And, there's nothing...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,999
Posted By dasrider
I've got the discontinued Fieldsheer version of...

I've got the discontinued Fieldsheer version of this http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com/28917/i/motocentric-mototrek-visor-bag?WT.ac=SLIsearch
but they work the same.

You wear it around your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 16,584
Posted By dasrider
I think that's a bit of a stretch. So every time...

I think that's a bit of a stretch. So every time you see someone wearing hi-viz the first thing you equate them to is some douche nozzle that revs his engine for a "look at me" reaction?


Having...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,180
Posted By dasrider
I also use a Scosche unit:...

I also use a Scosche unit: http://www.amazon.com/Scosche-IPNRFC-Wireless-Remote-iPod/dp/B000IMC16G/ref=sr_1_14?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1390421869&sr=1-14&keywords=REMOTE+IPOD+CONTROLLER

Works...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 36,287
Posted By dasrider
Haha, yeah, don't do it! Just kidding, sort of. ...

Haha, yeah, don't do it! Just kidding, sort of.

A little background first, I found the stock lighting borderline dangerous at night. The low lumen output and poor single light spread just didn't...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,502
Posted By dasrider
I'm always surprised at how sucky wiper blades...

I'm always surprised at how sucky wiper blades are. Even the OEMs don't last very long.

The only decent replacement wiper I've found so far are the Bosch Icons. Of course, they're pricey as crap...
Forum: The Garage 01-22-2014, 08:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,279
Posted By dasrider
I just replaced the rear wheel bearings on my...

I just replaced the rear wheel bearings on my Speed Triple a few months back. Stuck the bearings in the freezer for a few hours before beginning the work. Got the rear hub nice and hot with my $10 HF...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,798
Posted By dasrider
In my experience loading and unloading bikes onto...

In my experience loading and unloading bikes onto trucks, you want as long a ramp as possible and arched. Most folding arched ramps extend to about 8ft or 9ft long. This makes it possible to load a...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By dasrider
I just keep my wallet & phone in my jacket...

I just keep my wallet & phone in my jacket pockets. I don't always have a tankbag on the bike, but I always wear a jacket. Makes it easier to grab the wallet out when paying for gas too.

I had a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 36,287
Posted By dasrider
Danggit! Now I want to go ride mine again....

Danggit!

Now I want to go ride mine again. How she looked before being sold last year:...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 36,287
Posted By dasrider
If you're only going to do short blasts on a...

If you're only going to do short blasts on a limited timeframe due to family obligations, the RC would work fine.

Although it can be done, I wouldn't recommend the RC as a daily rider/commuter...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,040
Posted By dasrider
And that's the x-factor for earbuds while riding....

And that's the x-factor for earbuds while riding. As I'm sure you've found, it is very difficult to find an earbud that will actually stay in your ear as you put your helmet on. I've been through a...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,600
Posted By dasrider
I had a pair of the Cold Pros that worked great...

I had a pair of the Cold Pros that worked great and were as warm as you could hope for in non-heated gloves. My only complaint was they could pull off your hand too easily. I even mentioned in my...
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