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Forum: Equipment 07-24-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By '05Train
If you stack 'em right, you can probably get 8 or...

If you stack 'em right, you can probably get 8 or 10 in there.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-11-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,774
Posted By '05Train
Just different costumes. Sent from my...

Just different costumes.


Sent from my iPad, probably while I'm pooping.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 3,918
Views: 351,774
Posted By '05Train
I've been riding for nearly 40 years. Most of my...

I've been riding for nearly 40 years. Most of my adult life I've been on Harleys. They are excellent tools for covering vast distances in enormous comfort, and can be a tremendous amount of fun on...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By '05Train
Bingo. The Klim is a great jacket, but it'll...

Bingo.

The Klim is a great jacket, but it'll cook you in the summer. The Rallye keeps you as comfortable as you're going to be in triple-digit temperatures.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 08:07 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,319
Posted By '05Train
:clap:clap:clap :D

:clap:clap:clap

:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 06:13 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,319
Posted By '05Train
Yup. Too many sanctimonious pricks who are...

Yup. Too many sanctimonious pricks who are convinced that their way of dressing and riding is the only correct way, and that anyone who deviates from their way is stupid and needs reeducation.

I...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 04:32 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,635
Posted By '05Train
Yeah, imagine that........:rofl ...

Yeah, imagine that........:rofl

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f229/rthomp159/Mobile%20Uploads/2014-06/A4C5F040-6AF8-49E4-86C3-6F6E4FAD0946_zpsj3livota.jpg...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,635
Posted By '05Train
Amen. There are crusaders on every side of every...

Amen. There are crusaders on every side of every issue. I don't have time for them.

If our paths ever cross, first round's on me.
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,635
Posted By '05Train
There's way, WAY too much civility in this...

There's way, WAY too much civility in this thread. Shouldn't we be slinging insults at one another?




I kid. El Gato, you've always struck me as a reasonable person. Thank you for...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,635
Posted By '05Train
That's your choice, and I respect it. As I said,...

That's your choice, and I respect it. As I said, there's no question that you're generally better off wearing more gear than less.

But by the same token, you're also generally better off in a...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,635
Posted By '05Train
I'm not suggesting that anyone does what I did. ...

I'm not suggesting that anyone does what I did. Quite the opposite; do what you're comfortable doing. The notion that you have any control how or where your head lands in a wreck is BS. It wasn't...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,635
Posted By '05Train
This is oft-repeated on many forums. ...

This is oft-repeated on many forums. Unfortunately it's advice that's worth exactly what was paid for it.

Every accident is different. I personally know two people who had horrific accidents...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,094
Posted By '05Train
I'm fortunate enough that I can still wear...

I'm fortunate enough that I can still wear "regular fit" rather than "relaxed fit" jeans. It takes some work to get the cuffs over the armored calf of the boot, but otherwise they're fine.


Sent...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-25-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By '05Train
I've used MM for my Chevy truck's EBCM, and they...

I've used MM for my Chevy truck's EBCM, and they did exactly what they advertise. Dealer wanted $2400 to fix my truck's ABS, it took me an hour and $150 to fix it using them. Solid outfit.

...
Forum: Vendors 04-25-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 53,311
Posted By '05Train
Just an update here on the Balance Oiled...

Just an update here on the Balance Oiled boots....

I've had them nearly two years now, and even though all my bikes are Harleys now, they're still my go-to boot. They're beat to hell, but still...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-20-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 383
Views: 29,525
Posted By '05Train
I've owned Hondas, Yamahas, Kawasakis, BMWs, and...

I've owned Hondas, Yamahas, Kawasakis, BMWs, and Harleys. I've worn jeans and t-shirts on all of them. I've ridden helmet-less on all of them. I've ridden in astronaut-gear on all of them. Bikes...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By '05Train
The liners are not waterproof. Their textile...

The liners are not waterproof. Their textile gear hasn't leaked on me.
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,765
Posted By '05Train
The leather itself is waterproof, the liner is...

The leather itself is waterproof, the liner is Cocona.
Forum: Equipment 01-17-2014, 08:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By '05Train
I had the tall seat on my Adventure for 19,000...

I had the tall seat on my Adventure for 19,000 miles and loved it. It held up great.
Forum: Equipment 12-30-2013, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,636
Posted By '05Train
If you're not going heated, Rev It Kelvin H20s...

If you're not going heated, Rev It Kelvin H20s have worked well for me.
Forum: Equipment 12-26-2013, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,720
Views: 896,749
Posted By '05Train
Gerbing's heated gear and a Powerlet wireless...

Gerbing's heated gear and a Powerlet wireless controller. Ain't no such thing as "too cold to ride" now.

Right behind that stuff is my Sena SMH-10.

Right behind that would be multiple pairs...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 873
Posted By '05Train
I couldn't have said it any better. Best riding...

I couldn't have said it any better. Best riding boots I've owned.


Sent from my iPad, probably while I'm pooping.
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,765
Posted By '05Train
I haven't gotten the pants yet, though a good...

I haven't gotten the pants yet, though a good friend has a pair. He swears by them. They're fine either over jeans (or khakis, or slacks), or over a thermal base layer. They're adjustable enough...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2013, 05:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By '05Train
I have to chuckle whenever I see something like...

I have to chuckle whenever I see something like the above post. Dude owns a $900 jacket and makes a comment like, "There is no such thing as 100% dry", when I've stayed 100% dry in my $200 Olympia...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2013, 05:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,765
Posted By '05Train
Heresy maybe, but if you're looking for a...

Heresy maybe, but if you're looking for a waterproof set of leathers, consider the Harley FXRG suit. I've crash-tested the jacket, and it saved my bacon.
...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,035
Posted By '05Train
The pubescent douche nozzle who hit me didn't see...

The pubescent douche nozzle who hit me didn't see my bright red, 900 pound, covered in chrome and LED lights, loud exhaust, blaring Slayer out of the stereo bike when he hit me. FFS, people still...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2013, 05:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,264
Posted By '05Train
I rode through a storm with both a name and a...

I rode through a storm with both a name and a category, and stayed completely dry with AD-1 pants and a Moab jacket. My gloves were the weak point (Lee Parks Deertours with 'Stich lobster claws). ...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,545
Posted By '05Train
If the quality of my Held Air Hero gloves was any...

If the quality of my Held Air Hero gloves was any indication (they were abysmal), no big surprise.
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 928
Posted By '05Train
I had a Moab. With both liners in it was...

I had a Moab. With both liners in it was reasonably warm and completely waterproof. The collar was huge, and quite stiff. Lots of pockets, but they're shallow. Venting was pretty good, all things...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-11-2013, 04:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,276
Posted By '05Train
I'll always have one on my motorcycles. Bought a...

I'll always have one on my motorcycles. Bought a 7-year ESP with tire & wheel coverage when I bought my Ultra. I average about 30,000 miles a year, so the bike will be covered until just after I...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2013, 01:01 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,578
Posted By '05Train
I put maybe 10,000 miles on the Held gloves in 3...

I put maybe 10,000 miles on the Held gloves in 3 months. They were coming apart after less than a month...

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f229/rthomp159/Bike%20stuff/IMG_1458.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-08-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,897
Posted By '05Train
I do ride in the DC area, probably more than most...

I do ride in the DC area, probably more than most (30,000 miles a year and counting). I'm used to self-entitled car drivers like Barry thinking they can break whatever laws they like because they...
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2013, 06:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,578
Posted By '05Train
Same here. I had a pair of Held Air Heros, and...

Same here. I had a pair of Held Air Heros, and while they were spectacularly comfortable, they fell apart after 3 months of riding.

I'm going to toss something out there that's a bit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,897
Posted By '05Train
No we're jumping on Barry because he was in the...

No we're jumping on Barry because he was in the wrong lane 5 minutes early and acted like a spoiled little bitch about it when a rider called him on it.

There was no brake-checking involved, but...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,625
Posted By '05Train
What I'd figured. Thanks for the response.

What I'd figured. Thanks for the response.
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2013, 03:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,625
Posted By '05Train
I take it there's still no way to pair the Sena...

I take it there's still no way to pair the Sena to an iPhone for phone and music, and then pair a Garmin 665 to the Sena for GPS directions only?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,897
Posted By '05Train
So you've decided that you're exempt from from...

So you've decided that you're exempt from from the law, and you shout obscenities when you're called on it.

Right.

You're the douche.

Really? How does one clearly act like they're going to...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-07-2013, 02:13 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 15,892
Posted By '05Train
FWIW, I just gave this a shot again after...

FWIW, I just gave this a shot again after updating the firmware on the SMH-10 today. Same issue as before: phone pairs to the Sena for phone calls and music, Sena can't pair to the Zumo as the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2013, 11:15 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,897
Posted By '05Train
Yup, but the rider was on a Harley, so it makes...

Yup, but the rider was on a Harley, so it makes small people feel bigger by making fun of them.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-07-2013, 07:14 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,897
Posted By '05Train
So in other words, you were in the HOV lane when...

So in other words, you were in the HOV lane when you weren't supposed to be, and got butthurt because a guy on a brand of bike you don't care for pointed it out.

Gotcha.

It's that entitlement...
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