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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,468
Posted By hrolf
from...

from http://sheldonbrown.com/tires.html#hydroplaning :



motorcycle tires can hydroplane because we run them at high speed and low pressures. But, they have a round cross-section instead of a...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 334
Posted By hrolf
Kriega replacement buckles (no straps)

I'm looking for where in the world i might find 4 male ends to kriega buckles. They seem to have a ridge on the tongue that most "normal" plastic buckles don't.

Strap replacement kits are too...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 253,649
Posted By hrolf
update -- just got off the phone with the dealer,...

update -- just got off the phone with the dealer, again. They suspect, and I agree that it sounds reasonable, that there's probably air in the rear brake line.

They confirm that the front and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 253,649
Posted By hrolf
Well, that's what I meant. After they...

Well, that's what I meant.

After they fixed what is very likely this issue (http://www.triumphrat.net/street-triple-forum/355545-2014-street-tri-r-check-engine-light-on.html) , I was assured...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 253,649
Posted By hrolf
crap. Okay. The ECU problem referenced...

crap. Okay.

The ECU problem referenced earlier had ABS consequences as well, and in truth i'm not super happy with the dealer.

They swapped in a new ECU on day-of-pickup because of...
Forum: Road warriors 06-12-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 1,128
Views: 253,649
Posted By hrolf
Hi All, I picked up a '14 streetie last...

Hi All,

I picked up a '14 streetie last weekend. There was a bit of a fuss with the ECU on pick-up day, but everything's been solid since then, and it's an absolute hoot.

To me, though, the...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 427
Posted By hrolf
Kriega tail pack (US-20) as bicycle panniers?

Hi All,

I alternate between a motorcycle and a bicycle when commuting. I really love multi-purpose gear.

Anyone who has a US-20 pack willing to hazard a guess how hard it would be to mount...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-02-2014, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2,489
Views: 578,940
Posted By hrolf
FS -- CB360 luggage rack

over in FM : http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=24302068

http://i.imgur.com/9T9s99L.jpg?1
Forum: Face plant 06-14-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,936
Posted By hrolf
and if you buy kippers, it will not rain.:evil

and if you buy kippers, it will not rain.:evil
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2012, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,627
Posted By hrolf
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r4/british-motorcycle-...

http://www.webbikeworld.com/r4/british-motorcycle-gear/bmg-montana-jacket/bmg-montana-jacket-liner.jpg (http://www.webbikeworld.com/r4/british-motorcycle-gear/bmg-montana-jacket/)

British...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,953
Posted By hrolf
no. be proactive and paranoid!

no. be proactive and paranoid!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2012, 08:07 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,953
Posted By hrolf
"Ride like everyone's out to kill you. Why give...

"Ride like everyone's out to kill you. Why give some drunk a chance to plaster me against a car? If you've put yourself in a position where someone has to see you in order for you to be safe -- to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2012, 08:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 11,136
Posted By hrolf
thanks for the updated graphic -- the one i...

thanks for the updated graphic -- the one i constantly link people to is based on the bitchin' 70s technology of old bell helmets.

In another thread you asked me why i bitched about modular...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2012, 08:56 AM
Replies: 285
Views: 31,054
Posted By hrolf
Audis are the new douchebagmobile of choice. ...

Audis are the new douchebagmobile of choice.

A few years ago, in the northeast, it was the VW Jetta and any low to mid-range beemer, but the demographics have shifted a bit.
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2012, 06:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,199
Posted By hrolf
What are those packs that have rigid plastic or...

What are those packs that have rigid plastic or metal cases? They look vaguely like jetpacks.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-30-2012, 06:11 AM
Replies: 9,288
Views: 1,858,152
Posted By hrolf
or you have a UJM that predates mandatory light...

or you have a UJM that predates mandatory light laws by a few years.

i get some funny looks every year when i get a new inspection sticker. I don't have an oil light or fuel gauge, but i do have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,140
Posted By hrolf
tl;dr : don't buy shitty kit bikes and expect to...

tl;dr : don't buy shitty kit bikes and expect to not die.

moving on ...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2012, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,765
Posted By hrolf
Tourmaster Transition 2 (or 3) : no rigid back --...

Tourmaster Transition 2 (or 3) : no rigid back -- pads only -- but otherwise great, rugged, cheap, simple, 3 season. Highly recommended.
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,707
Posted By hrolf
I have a pair of the Tourmaster Venture Air Pants...

I have a pair of the Tourmaster Venture Air Pants : http://www.tourmaster.com/xcart/product.php?productid=227&cat=4

Not too bad. Tourmaster makes good stuff at a good price.

Usually though,...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-13-2012, 11:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,026
Posted By hrolf
UJM honda seat re-upholsterer?

My seat's vinyl has ripped in a few places over its 38 years on the road. Shoe goo only holds for so long before the tear spreads or a new tear starts, and my ass is soggy for a few rides after it...
Forum: The Garage 05-10-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By hrolf
yeah, but HCl will pit the shit out of the tank...

yeah, but HCl will pit the shit out of the tank once it eats the rust.

Acetic acid (vinegar) will be gentler but take a bit longer. I know which one i'd choose...

You might also have some...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2012, 08:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,546
Posted By hrolf
Just turn your head slightly to the left for a...

Just turn your head slightly to the left for a bit, then slightly to the right, and go faster than 30mph. Visor clear!:D
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2012, 09:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,377
Posted By hrolf
+1. Annoyingly true.

+1. Annoyingly true.
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2012, 10:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,277
Posted By hrolf
it's legal in the US, but that won't stop the po...

it's legal in the US, but that won't stop the po from fucking with you. Especially in our fine city on a hill.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-02-2012, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,546
Posted By hrolf
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dream dream dream
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-02-2012, 07:54 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,836
Posted By hrolf
Grad students, postdocs, and professors tend to...

Grad students, postdocs, and professors tend to be cheap. We have quite a few ratbikes on campus. One of the postdocs has a monster, and one of the college financial guys has an old r/100... many,...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,377
Posted By hrolf
I think you're out of luck. Running shoes are...

I think you're out of luck. Running shoes are an annoyingly single-purpose item, and even more annoyingly, they're replaced every 500-800 miles. I don't know what your weekly mileage is, but I...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2012, 07:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,878
Posted By hrolf
hmm. They're just wax and cotton. I usually...

hmm. They're just wax and cotton. I usually roll them into a cone-ish shape, stuff them in, and then schmear-seal them on the outside like you would a piece of clay.

I just got custom-fit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-01-2012, 07:16 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 22,417
Posted By hrolf
When it was brand spanking new and in perfect...

When it was brand spanking new and in perfect condition, my 350lb CB made a whopping 34 HP.

I very much doubt it dynos to that now.

I don't especially care. Vroom vroom vroom. :evil
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,878
Posted By hrolf
less wasteful, and 34 dB NRR :...

less wasteful, and 34 dB NRR : www.earplugsonline.com/

on amazon : http://www.amazon.com/Worlds-Finest-Plug----6-Pair-Personal/dp/B003G5W3KG/ref=sr_1_1?s=hpc&ie=UTF8&qid=1335816302&sr=1-1
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-25-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,385
Posted By hrolf
Scottish Overdrive :evil

Scottish Overdrive :evil
Forum: Old's Cool 04-22-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,961
Posted By hrolf
phew. Too many people are all like "LOL...

phew. Too many people are all like "LOL SAWZALL" and ruin a perfectly lovely UJM for no reason.

anyway, can i have your taillight cover? :evil:evil
Forum: Old's Cool 04-20-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,608
Posted By hrolf
as tempting as i've always found it, a power...

as tempting as i've always found it, a power washer is probably not the right solution :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2012, 09:46 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,743
Posted By hrolf
I know they're largely safe, but the fact is that...

I know they're largely safe, but the fact is that the chin bar is on a hinge, and hinges are unavoidable structural weak points.

mostly, paranoia on my part. :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2012, 06:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,323
Posted By hrolf
This is a good question. Actually, it's two good...

This is a good question. Actually, it's two good questions.


1. I am, some days, an instructor for a reasonably dangerous physical activity most people have never done: blacksmithing. We run...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2012, 06:36 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 11,743
Posted By hrolf
The bell star looks friggin gorgeous: ...

The bell star looks friggin gorgeous:
http://images3.revzilla.com/product_images/0027/1110/StarCarbonMatteBlackP_detail.jpg

I ride full face, whichever brand fits my noggin and costs a...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 04-11-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,099
Posted By hrolf
please. counting *everything* -- bike, gear, MSF...

please. counting *everything* -- bike, gear, MSF class, registration and DMV fees -- under $1500. Good grief.
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2012, 11:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,428
Posted By hrolf
lembas is really matzoh, you know ... :evil ...

lembas is really matzoh, you know ... :evil

I was being a smartass, mostly, with my first comment.

Camping means many things, but the kinds of camping I tend to enjoy are not those that let...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2012, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,062
Posted By hrolf
Transition 2. it's a 3/4 length so it's good for...

Transition 2. it's a 3/4 length so it's good for us tall slim people. 6'3, 195.
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 24,372
Posted By hrolf
nice wax earplugs make everything quiet.

nice wax earplugs make everything quiet.
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