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Forum: Ride reports 06-14-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 86,650
Posted By xroad
Thanks. Always wanted hard cases. Problem is...

Thanks. Always wanted hard cases. Problem is that they are expensive. AND ... if the bike gets dropped, it is almost certain it gets damage. I suppose, having the hard case to buffer the damage...
Forum: Ride reports 06-13-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 86,650
Posted By xroad
Steel Wire Cargo Net

Hi, Great trip report. I see that you have a steel wire cargo net for security. How are they? Have there any attempts by thief to break through it? I am thinking of getting one. AND ... where...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By xroad
I suppose if you can manage to move stuffs that...

I suppose if you can manage to move stuffs that are mounted high and move them to a lower location, it will make the bike feel lighter due to the lowered CG. Not a lot of things can be move. ...
Forum: The Garage 04-09-2013, 11:07 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 956
Posted By xroad
Weight Loss

Getting old sucks. That motorcycle that was so light seems to get heavier each year. I am not after performance. I am after weight loss. I have a Suzuki 2007 Bandit. The muffler is suppose to be...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-20-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 82,828
Posted By xroad
Where Do I Look?

Looking to buy a used Madass 50. Cannot find any in Amazon or Craigs List. I am in NYC area. I am willing to pick it up from 2 or 3 hours away. Where do you guys normally look for a use Madass?
...
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2012, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,395
Posted By xroad
Instead of running it through the legs, run the...

Instead of running it through the legs, run the wires through the sleeve. Use velcro straps to hold the wires along the outside of the arm to avoid snagging it on things.
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2012, 10:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,947
Posted By xroad
Better yet ...... Old pair of white underwear,...

Better yet ...... Old pair of white underwear, brown spray paint, spray some artificial skid marks ..... strap it on the top of your stuff. (not my idea, heard it somewhere).
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,817
Posted By xroad
It works great under some conditions. Years ago,...

It works great under some conditions. Years ago, a friend and I went from NJ to Quebec with FRS radios. Ear buds with mic "in-line" and a push to talk button on the hanging mic. I velcro the mic...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-04-2012, 03:20 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 82,828
Posted By xroad
Hello ? Is ... is ... is anyone here? (cricket...

Hello ? Is ... is ... is anyone here? (cricket chirping)
Forum: The Garage 03-03-2012, 08:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 790
Posted By xroad
High CG, Low CG ...

We all know how a bike with high center of gravity would feel more difficult to handle than another similar bike that has a lower center of gravity. I use to ride a Kawasaki Concours. It has a 7...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2012, 11:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,995
Posted By xroad
Vendor website description said there are some...

Vendor website description said there are some pading at the ankle. There is a "swinging" ankle bone protection pad behind the zipper. The "swing" is to get it out of the way for the zipper.

I...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,995
Posted By xroad
Is this first handexperience with THIS pair of...

Is this first handexperience with THIS pair of boots or just general Icon product? I know nothing of Icon products. Never even saw them with my own eyes othere than photos. I like all leather...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2012, 05:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,995
Posted By xroad
Icon Elsinore Boots

MSRP $230

Looks robust.

Looks wide enough for 9EEE feet like mine.

I am always concern about the thickness of the toe area for shifting. Thick boot toe means having to raise the...
Forum: Battle scooters 02-05-2012, 03:10 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 82,828
Posted By xroad
If I want to build a Madass with the biggest...

If I want to build a Madass with the biggest aftermarket engine, does it matter if I start with a Madass 50cc or 125cc? An after market big engine will drop into either model Madass, correct?
Forum: The Garage 12-25-2011, 12:53 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,803
Posted By xroad
That will work. Question is, how are you going...

That will work. Question is, how are you going to mount it? On the bathroom wall. Looks a bit kludgy. It also requires manual intervention. I would go with the motion sensor switch that mounts...
Forum: The Garage 12-24-2011, 09:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,803
Posted By xroad
This is as simple as it gets. I like this setup....

This is as simple as it gets. I like this setup. You may forget to switch off. In that case, it may take you 24 hours to realize that you forgot to switch off the day before.

Instead of a normal...
Forum: Equipment 11-26-2011, 10:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,067
Posted By xroad
Line of sight only. I have had problem at a New...

Line of sight only. I have had problem at a New York City street corner. The two radios were literally less than 10 FEET apart. Line of sight separated by the corner of a building. Must be some...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-18-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,486
Posted By xroad
I filled out the form .... at the very end, they...

I filled out the form .... at the very end, they wanted my birth date. Why is that relevant to anything? Another piece of personal info they can loose and one step closer for an identy thief to get...
Forum: Equipment 10-26-2011, 09:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,644
Posted By xroad
A few decades ago, in the late 70's I think, when...

A few decades ago, in the late 70's I think, when the US first had a few tangles with Moemar Gaddaffi..... He had a fairly distinguished looking hair style at the time. I saw on TV, someone saw a...
Forum: The Garage 10-11-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 14,220
Posted By xroad
Stresses are: Money (lack of), time spend to...

Stresses are: Money (lack of), time spend to nurture a marriage (lack of), setbacks on the reconstruction plan like an unforseen foundation crack for example, your own resolve to complete a long...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 14,692
Posted By xroad
Stay focus on what your intention and goal is...

Stay focus on what your intention and goal is .... the safety of the little kid. Don't let others opinion make this into a political debate. Its is not about you, not aboutt he father, not about...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2011, 06:40 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 14,692
Posted By xroad
How much does a child size helmet cost? Buy a...

How much does a child size helmet cost? Buy a low cost helmet, they are all DOT approved, and give it to the father as a gift. Don't go up to him and preach. Present it to him this way: Tell him...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,356
Posted By xroad
You forgot to mention women and minorities will...

You forgot to mention women and minorities will be impacted .... and cause global warming.
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2011, 07:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,266
Posted By xroad
I meant to say the airline allowable dimensions,...

I meant to say the airline allowable dimensions, which is 45" cumulative L+W+D.
I have no idea if this is a FAA thing or not. Although Pelican did advertize it as "FAA maximum carry on size".
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2011, 12:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,266
Posted By xroad
I am a frequent flyer and I have been using the...

I am a frequent flyer and I have been using the Pelican 1510 without the foam. Apparently, buy the foam and the cost of this thing goes up A LOT ! Well, I did not need the foam as I use it as...
Forum: The Garage 07-24-2011, 11:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,779
Posted By xroad
Old thread but still very useful info. ...

Old thread but still very useful info.

Here is a thought ..... use 2 separate circlips. One on each pin. Unlikey that both falls out at the same time. If you check it reguarly, you'll have a...
Forum: Equipment 07-09-2011, 08:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,268
Posted By xroad
How long did it take to do the two tires? Those...

How long did it take to do the two tires? Those things heat up pretty hot. Hot enough to burn skin to a blister. Also hot enough to seize. These little pumps don't exactly put out a lot of volume...
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2011, 11:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,518
Posted By xroad
White Bread Trick

The white bread trick has to be done right.

After shuting the water and drain the system as much as you can ..... Stuff it hard pack to make sure you have enough time to do the soldering. ...
Forum: The Garage 05-13-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,620
Posted By xroad
My old bikes, back for sure it was the neighbor's...

My old bikes, back for sure it was the neighbor's cat. My current bike, purchased new in 2007, has always been parked in a garage. I find all sorts of smells. Initially, when new, the coating on...
Forum: The Garage 05-12-2011, 09:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,620
Posted By xroad
Critter Pissing On My Headers

What is it with critters? They all like to piss on header pipes? From my first bike to now my 4th bike over the course of 32 years, I smell urine from the hot heated pipes. I know the first bike,...
Forum: Ride reports 04-10-2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 174,414
Posted By xroad
Left and right bicycle peddles have different...

Left and right bicycle peddles have different threads. One has clockwise threads and the other have counter-clockwise threads. Therefore, you can buy a pair of peddles but they won't fit if you try...
Forum: Road warriors 03-20-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,800
Posted By xroad
It is one of many known minor quirks of Concours....

It is one of many known minor quirks of Concours. If the bike is a used bike, you may find the slit already on the boot. Tighten the nut and you're all good. I had one for a few years. All...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2011, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By xroad
It is difficult to gauge the fit based on other...

It is difficult to gauge the fit based on other people's opinion. One person may say the shoe fits perfectly but they had lived with shoes that were too long. For me, I have 9EEE feet. For me to get...
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2011, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,657
Posted By xroad
I agree with Keith. A hump is one thing, a cut...

I agree with Keith. A hump is one thing, a cut out with a "cap" bolted or glued to it sure to get me the "step this way sir ....." from the friendly TSA agent.
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2011, 05:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,657
Posted By xroad
One carry on bag, one shoulder bag/purse/laptop...

One carry on bag, one shoulder bag/purse/laptop bag, and with that, I still get picked to force me to check my FAA compliant bag. Besides, as a road warrior, I need to minimize the number of items I...
Forum: The Garage 03-12-2011, 10:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,657
Posted By xroad
Can I Heat Form A Pelican Case?

I have a FAA compliant Pelican travel case that I can put into the over head bin on a commercial flight. I cannot fit a helmet into it because it is only 7" tall. The helmet is 10" tall. Can the...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2011, 07:56 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 9,446
Posted By xroad
Panasonics Lumix ZS6 at Costco $160 Wide...

Panasonics Lumix ZS6 at Costco $160

Wide angle 25mm (35mm equiv.) to whatever telephoto ....
fairly fast lens for low light.
few hundred dollars just about a year ago.
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,094
Posted By xroad
How big is the cuffs on the Grayson? I returned...

How big is the cuffs on the Grayson? I returned a Fox Creek jacket couple years back because the cuffs were huge. Loose open cuff allows the forearm to slide forward on a pavement landing. Can I...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2010, 09:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,533
Posted By xroad
The old version, the Miline, was advertised...

The old version, the Miline, was advertised 1.5-1.7mm thick leather. Current model Monterey brags 1.2-1.3mm? I was attracted to the thick heavy leather in the old model.
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2010, 08:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,533
Posted By xroad
I think I saw a vet along the torso toward the...

I think I saw a vet along the torso toward the back. I do not recall seeing the spec say anything about armor. I have to go back and look again.

As for leather thickness, I thought it was thick...
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