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Forum: Equipment 03-20-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,765
Posted By scottfromboston
Mine is the shit - by far the best option...

Mine is the shit - by far the best option (perhaps the only option) for towing two bikes with my wimpy little Subaru.

I move the spare tire in order to balance the trailer as necessary - helps...
Forum: The Garage 12-14-2012, 09:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,446
Posted By scottfromboston
A GMAT study guide. :evil

A GMAT study guide. :evil
Forum: Vendors 05-29-2012, 04:18 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,428
Posted By scottfromboston
The headlight is similar to the dr, but the rad...

The headlight is similar to the dr, but the rad guards may interfere (though I tied my drz down around the lower triples and there wasn't an issue)

that said I now have a naked sv650 track bike...
Forum: Vendors 05-28-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,428
Posted By scottfromboston
Hi Mike, I measured, and they're M8 screws...

Hi Mike,

I measured, and they're M8 screws 17.5mm O/C. Does this jive with the DRZ's?

Still need pics?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-23-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 9,277
Views: 1,853,066
Posted By scottfromboston
I was stopped at a gas station in Barstow, CA a...

I was stopped at a gas station in Barstow, CA a few years ago headed to Bakersfield. It was windy enough (40+ gusts) that I had moved my rented Versys because I was worried it was going to be blown...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,176
Posted By scottfromboston
Absolutely. I kicked my M2005 Shoei to the curb...

Absolutely. I kicked my M2005 Shoei to the curb at the first opportunity after researching the M2010 changes.

Though IMO fit is more important than the test standard when it comes to full-face...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-14-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,176
Posted By scottfromboston
I really like the "earplugstore".

I really like the "earplugstore".
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2011, 07:38 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 9,176
Posted By scottfromboston
Arai and Shoei are great quality lids, but I...

Arai and Shoei are great quality lids, but I would say that FIT is the most important thing, as long as it's Snell M2010, or current ECE/BSI (Euro) spec. Also, make sure it's composite; plastic...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-12-2011, 12:41 PM
Replies: 33,009
Views: 8,046,265
Posted By scottfromboston
Gargantuan man, hanging off. Not crashing. ...

Gargantuan man, hanging off. Not crashing.



Not hanging off. Crashing because of it.

Any more questions from the peanut gallery?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 33,009
Views: 8,046,265
Posted By scottfromboston
Being an ice-debris magnet, +1 with...

Being an ice-debris magnet, +1 with LittleRedToyota. Almost ate a falling ice axe one day, helmet wouldn't have helped that.

Both of their helmets look like legit DOT helmets - no beanie action...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2011, 08:52 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 13,998
Posted By scottfromboston
I'm no early-adopter; I just got my first...

I'm no early-adopter; I just got my first smartphone, but having traveled (bike, air, car, work, pleasure) with all of the above-listed options, it's tablet all the way for me. I have an ipad now,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-17-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 33,009
Views: 8,046,265
Posted By scottfromboston
I can't see exactly his lean angle before the...

I can't see exactly his lean angle before the wreck, but something as simple as stiffening up on the bars could cause a washout like that depending on tires, road camber, body position...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 33,009
Views: 8,046,265
Posted By scottfromboston
I've done both. Dragon has better sight lines and...

I've done both. Dragon has better sight lines and flows a little better, IMO.

You want a real challenge, head up to the Mighty 190. Holy S$*#!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2011, 02:18 PM
Replies: 33,009
Views: 8,046,265
Posted By scottfromboston
It's cool enough there right now to justify it. I...

It's cool enough there right now to justify it. I was almost thinking headphones but that's a beefy cable.
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,819
Posted By scottfromboston
Forward Air worked great for me. No "packing"...

Forward Air worked great for me. No "packing" necessary.

http://advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=15994430&postcount=3

Good luck.
Forum: The Garage 10-15-2011, 06:30 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,908
Posted By scottfromboston
I learned to run a mill and a lathe in college....

I learned to run a mill and a lathe in college. Never truly learned the "chuck key" lesson until I left one in a big, high-power cnc production lathe at my last job (I'm an engineer and do some...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 33,009
Views: 8,046,265
Posted By scottfromboston
Not when it's an RC-51. :)

Not when it's an RC-51. :)
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,696
Posted By scottfromboston
True. Both true. But the Gerbing...

True.



Both true. But the Gerbing Microwire stuff does look interesting. WNS offers a decent ADV discount.



True.
Forum: Vendors 09-14-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,428
Posted By scottfromboston
OEM SV650 has no plastics, and most track...

OEM SV650 has no plastics, and most track plastics will clear or no one cares.

I tie mine down from the bottom triple and it works fine; I don't think that I'm the only one.
Forum: Vendors 09-13-2011, 10:46 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,428
Posted By scottfromboston
It's quite possible that these would work on my...

It's quite possible that these would work on my SV650 track bike, in which case you'd have a lot of potential buyers here in the Northeast. I'd definitely buy a pair. Thoughts?
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2011, 02:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,921
Posted By scottfromboston
Epoxy.

Epoxy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-21-2011, 10:12 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 7,321
Posted By scottfromboston
Significant others who aren't supportive of your...

Significant others who aren't supportive of your activities are a waste of time and money.

It should be easy enough to keep mom sufficiently out of the loop to keep her happy. Mine doesn't know...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,846
Posted By scottfromboston
Doesn't seem to get much (if anything)...

Doesn't seem to get much (if anything) accomplished.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-14-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,846
Posted By scottfromboston
True and "same here". Not going to happen;...

True and "same here".

Not going to happen; Massachusetts SJC made a ruling a few years ago that a pot bust wasn't constitutional because the LEO pulled over the car for "failure to stay to the...
Forum: Americas 05-24-2011, 03:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 622
Posted By scottfromboston
Just to follow up here, I ended up shipping the...

Just to follow up here, I ended up shipping the DR-Z, with dirt wheels on, fully assembled (aside of mirrors) by Forward Air, in a Medium size crate.

It was a little more expensive than supplying...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2011, 10:11 AM
Replies: 9,277
Views: 1,853,066
Posted By scottfromboston
Yeah, it's too far. We looked at some fly-in...

Yeah, it's too far. We looked at some fly-in property in Merrimack,NH and the lady said no, as the Waltham drive is hers.... I'd gladly drive the hour to save 100k on a house, and get a workshop (or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-21-2011, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9,277
Views: 1,853,066
Posted By scottfromboston
Oh holy shit that would be perfect. What's...

Oh holy shit that would be perfect.

What's the commute to Waltham? :cry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-28-2011, 07:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,775
Posted By scottfromboston
When's the last time you got your eyes checked?...

When's the last time you got your eyes checked? Seriously.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2011, 08:11 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 93,463
Posted By scottfromboston
Because HD drivers are overrepresented in the...

Because HD drivers are overrepresented in the douchebag category.

How many ADV'ers (HD rider or not) have chased down another rider (with the intent of intimidation) for pure ego reasons?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-16-2011, 11:16 AM
Replies: 773
Views: 93,463
Posted By scottfromboston
The impeded rider doing the "right" thing doesn't...

The impeded rider doing the "right" thing doesn't make the group of assholes any less so.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 03-10-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 752
Posted By scottfromboston
I hear a vasectomy is about 1100$ these days.

I hear a vasectomy is about 1100$ these days.
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2011, 07:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,076
Posted By scottfromboston
Nitrile sucks. You'll be a lot happier with latex.

Nitrile sucks. You'll be a lot happier with latex.
Forum: The Garage 03-07-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,076
Posted By scottfromboston
I have to keep my hands somewhat un-thrashed for...

I have to keep my hands somewhat un-thrashed for professional reasons.

I made a special order of heavy-duty powdered latex gloves from Labsafety a while ago. You get used to wearing them. They...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2011, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9,277
Views: 1,853,066
Posted By scottfromboston
Wow Oh-Daddy, you should try actually reading the...

Wow Oh-Daddy, you should try actually reading the thread.
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By scottfromboston
It's a theatre game. Learn to play it, and it...

It's a theatre game. Learn to play it, and it makes things less inconvenient.
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2011, 06:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By scottfromboston
I was on a plane about 30 times last year,...

I was on a plane about 30 times last year, between work and fun trips. Barf.

I used to get searched CONSTANTLY. Not anything name-related; I'm talking about the extra "at the gate" screenings,...
Forum: The Garage 02-22-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 1,338
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Views: 290,627
Posted By scottfromboston
Bat-S-Crazy-B. There's a thread here somewhere......

Bat-S-Crazy-B. There's a thread here somewhere...

My contribution: after draining questionable fuel out of your bike and into an old coolant jug, MARK IT... or else it will end up in someones...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2011, 03:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,218
Posted By scottfromboston
I've been carrying much weirder crap through...

I've been carrying much weirder crap through security lately, and it's been no problem.

I don't think that you'll see any issues.
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2011, 12:17 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 19,466
Posted By scottfromboston
What kind of auctions? Shopping for tools on...

What kind of auctions?

Shopping for tools on Craigslist hasn't really paid off.
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By scottfromboston
WnS offers a pretty solid discount to ADV'ers if...

WnS offers a pretty solid discount to ADV'ers if you order directly from them.

Just bought a closeout jacket liner, gloves, and controller for just over 300. Would have been under 300 if I hadn't...
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