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Forum: Hacks 02-20-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 101,424
Posted By Seeker
Interesting comments. Do you know if the...

Interesting comments.
Do you know if the electronic power steering was functioning when you tested it? Had it been added as standard equipment when you rode it? If not, that would make a huge...
Forum: Hacks 02-20-2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 101,424
Posted By Seeker
With good winter/ice tires, I wouldn't use studs....

With good winter/ice tires, I wouldn't use studs. You get marginally better traction on ice (compared to ice tires) but greatly diminished
traction on road surface.

Just slap a pair of...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2007, 01:06 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 75,445
Posted By Seeker
If that's your concern for street riding, I'd ask...

If that's your concern for street riding, I'd ask if you're wearing as good a back protector as you can find and what chest protection you are wearing. Both these areas are much more vulnerable to...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2007, 01:02 PM
Replies: 356
Views: 75,445
Posted By Seeker
This is a thought-provoking video that makes you...

This is a thought-provoking video that makes you wonder why such protective equipment is not more widely used. But to be clear, it's meant to protect the neck ie damage to cervical vertebrae. Not the...
Forum: Equipment 02-19-2007, 09:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,374
Posted By Seeker
That'll make a noticeable difference. In a...

That'll make a noticeable difference.
In a pinch, another is to just stick your boots in plastic grocery bags and tape over the bags in 2 or 3 spots for snugness and over the toe part for shifting....
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2007, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,304
Posted By Seeker
If I were going to be riding 2-up, I'd probably...

If I were going to be riding 2-up, I'd probably choose the DL1000 for the extra torque and power. It's not like I'd be riding gnarly dirt roads 2-up where the 650's extra nimbleness might be a plus....
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 749
Posted By Seeker
Depends on what you're really looking to do. What...

Depends on what you're really looking to do. What do you mean by soften the leather up? Did it dry out in storage?


Bruno
Montreal, Canada
http://pages.videotron.com/mcrides

BRP Can-Am...
Forum: Equipment 02-17-2007, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,304
Posted By Seeker
On paper, they are very similar and the DL1000...

On paper, they are very similar and the DL1000 wins hands down due to its substantial increase in power for the little extra weight. On road, the difference is much greater.

The DL 650 feels much...
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2007, 02:17 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 101,424
Posted By Seeker
Most trike variations are meant as exciting toys....

Most trike variations are meant as exciting toys. They look like a lot of fun, but you wouldn't want to find yourself commuting in traffic on them. Nor would you want to sport tour on them.

The...
Forum: Hacks 02-17-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 101,424
Posted By Seeker
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Quote:
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Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2007, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,139
Posted By Seeker
The GSX-R750 is the sweet spot for me right now....

The GSX-R750 is the sweet spot for me right now. It's probably the one I'd replace a CBR 929 with. Great fun on track and good on road. Comfortable enough for sport touring on.

That or a Triumph...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2007, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,848
Posted By Seeker
The 650R mill is very competent. It pulls with...

The 650R mill is very competent. It pulls with good low-end grunt, has a healthy top-end, and feels effortless on extended highway riding at cruising speed. The 180 degree firing doesn't give it the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2007, 01:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,047
Posted By Seeker
And the design has aged very well. Still looks...

And the design has aged very well. Still looks great today.



Bruno
Montreal, Canada
http://pages.videotron.com/mcrides

BRP Can-Am Spyder First Look: Adventure Tourer?...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2007, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,047
Posted By Seeker
Was quite a bike for its time. Also reinforces...

Was quite a bike for its time. Also reinforces the lesson that, no matter how much people say they want change, you better give it to them nice and slow. Not to shake their accepted paradigms too...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2007, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,689
Posted By Seeker
Now that's got to be embarrassing. Bet he forgot...

Now that's got to be embarrassing. Bet he forgot to safety wire it too. :cry



Bruno
Montreal, Canada
http://pages.videotron.com/mcrides

BRP Can-Am Spyder First Look: Adventure Tourer?...
Forum: Road warriors 02-17-2007, 01:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,689
Posted By Seeker
Used to be. But shouldn't happen with rev...

Used to be. But shouldn't happen with rev limiters. I've bounced off the limiter while leaned over going around a large 180 degree at the track because I had gone in with too low a gear. :huh
...
Forum: Hacks 02-14-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 101,424
Posted By Seeker
BRP is using a proven system on the Spyder. Bosch...

BRP is using a proven system on the Spyder. Bosch were pioneers in this area in the automotive sector. It wasn't that long ago that their systems were only available in high-zoot$$$ cars.

So it's...
Forum: Hacks 02-14-2007, 01:20 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 101,424
Posted By Seeker
That shouldn't be a worry. It'll give a whole...

That shouldn't be a worry. It'll give a whole different set of grins as you power drift around corners with the stability control mediating unruly behaviour. No risk of lowside. Power out using a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-05-2007, 11:31 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,293
Posted By Seeker
Svenja, Many good points already...

Svenja,

Many good points already mentioned. A lot depends on your own temperament and where you plan on touring. But you seem to have quite a bit of touring experience already.

I like to...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2007, 08:39 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,374
Posted By Seeker
Ah, makes all the difference. When I saw the $259...

Ah, makes all the difference. When I saw the $259 price, I went :huh

:rofl

Sounds like an interesting solution to cold feet. Looking forward to your findings.



Bruno
Montreal,...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,374
Posted By Seeker
If I understand the website correctly, this is a...

If I understand the website correctly, this is a heating element that you can install in a footbed and it covers your toes only?

I'd check to see how much actual heat they put out. They claim to...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2007, 11:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,277
Posted By Seeker
The Roadcrafter suit is permeable, letting cold...

The Roadcrafter suit is permeable, letting cold air through. Ideally, you need a wind barrier. Either an outer rainjacket or an inner jacket liner. You can get an inexpensive jacket liner like the...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2007, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,147
Posted By Seeker
I met them last year during Bike Week. They are...

I met them last year during Bike Week. They are mountain hikers who developped product as a result of their activity. Listening to their presentation was very engaging. They are very technical and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2007, 09:08 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 112,208
Posted By Seeker
You can always stop by a truck stop to take a...

You can always stop by a truck stop to take a shower. Pricing is from moderate to expensive, but they provide clean showers, soap, and towels.
When you're feeling ripe, it always feels like money...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2007, 09:04 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 112,208
Posted By Seeker
Years ago two of us flew down to Loudon to watch...

Years ago two of us flew down to Loudon to watch some races in his 172 Cessna. Just room for 2 and 5lbs of luggage max. Or so it seemed.
We stopped in Burlington to take in the night scene (college...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2007, 08:49 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 112,208
Posted By Seeker
While touring, it's happened that I've slept next...

While touring, it's happened that I've slept next to the bike. Usually because I'm travelling and need a nap. Other times for 5-6 hours.

I do this if I need a rest but don't intend to stop for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-24-2007, 12:22 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 16,761
Posted By Seeker
Great post Misti! I also struggle with not...

Great post Misti!

I also struggle with not fearing going into a turn too fast, especially at turn-in. Once the bike is settled into the turn, I'm fine.

Kieth Code has a great approach to...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2007, 07:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,894
Posted By Seeker
That's what I've been using for many years with...

That's what I've been using for many years with no problem. Wouldn't want to go back to a harness unless I had no choice.

I've learned not let my wallet fall at the bottom when it's in the...
Forum: Canada 01-23-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 4,957
Posted By Seeker
The term Newfie was used nationally in a very...

The term Newfie was used nationally in a very derogatory way about 20 years ago. It became fashionable to refer to Newfie when meaning thick, dense, stupid etc. It became the in thing. Jokes on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-23-2007, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,384
Posted By Seeker
Article source? Bruno ...

Article source?




Bruno
Montreal, Canada
CBR 929
http://pages.videotron.com/mcrides
Forum: Canada 01-23-2007, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,385
Views: 272,838
Posted By Seeker
Yep. I hear there's a run at over at Chapters for...

Yep. I hear there's a run at over at Chapters for recipe books on how to cook crow.:rofl


Bruno
Montreal, Canada
CBR 929
http://pages.videotron.com/mcrides

Gerbing Cascade Extreme...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,210
Posted By Seeker
Ah!! The under-garment heading had me thinking...

Ah!!
The under-garment heading had me thinking of, well, undergarments. :D
The equivalent of long-johns.

Now that I think of it, I do wear a one-piece undersuit. It's the Joe Rocket...
Forum: Face plant 01-22-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 24,909
Posted By Seeker
Dave, shocked to hear this. :cry Good to...

Dave, shocked to hear this. :cry

Good to know you're ok. :clap


Bruno
Montreal, Canada
CBR 929
http://pages.videotron.com/mcrides
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2007, 12:59 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 53,688
Posted By Seeker
Interesting specs! thanks, Bruno ...

Interesting specs!

thanks,

Bruno
Montreal, Canada
CBR 929
http://pages.videotron.com/mcrides (http://pages.videotron.com/mcrides/product_evals/gerbing/cascade-extreme-jacket.htm)
Forum: Vendors 01-22-2007, 12:17 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 53,688
Posted By Seeker
Very interesting-looking combo. Are any specs...

Very interesting-looking combo. Are any specs available for it., or is this suit
yet to be released?

thanks,



Bruno
Montreal, Canada
CBR 929
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2007, 11:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,210
Posted By Seeker
I read through the posts. I wasn't responding to...

I read through the posts. I wasn't responding to them.

I was asking a question to the thread starter. Maybe there are benefits that I haven't considered even though I've spent a lot of time out...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,800
Posted By Seeker
To wear over your riding gear, right? Not in...

To wear over your riding gear, right? Not in place of.
I was under the impression that it was similar to a one-piece rain suit with some insulation added.



Bruno
Montreal, Canada
CBR...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2007, 08:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,210
Posted By Seeker
Why? What are the advantages of a one-piece? I...

Why? What are the advantages of a one-piece?
I had one 25 years ago when I ski patrolled in intese cold. I stopped using it then when newer fabrics came out.


Bruno
Montreal, Canada
CBR 929...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2007, 08:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,865
Posted By Seeker
I did a product review of the Sylvania Silver...

I did a product review of the Sylvania Silver Stars a couple of years ago.
I'm surprised that the blue tint idea lives on.

The Sylvania bulbs have an amethyst coating on the bulb to put out a...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2007, 08:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,639
Posted By Seeker
Anyone who travels by air a lot knows that, for a...

Anyone who travels by air a lot knows that, for a given denier, luggage made with polyester does not hold up anywhere nearly as well as luggage made with nylon, especially Cordura nylon. To get...
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