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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 02:55 PM
Replies: 32,937
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Posted By JimNtexas
:topes ...

:topes

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-G3JODVSKrvs/VBcG23u58JI/AAAAAAAAQxw/OvBH6CoX0iw/w886-h664-no/Yamaha-Brno-2014.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 32,937
Views: 8,026,854
Posted By JimNtexas
https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/3964270336/h64BF6873/

https://i.chzbgr.com/maxW500/3964270336/h64BF6873/
Forum: Road warriors 08-05-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 3,948
Views: 629,569
Posted By JimNtexas
If you ever drop or scratch that plastic will you...

If you ever drop or scratch that plastic will you be happy to have a paint shop color match the replacement part?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2014, 07:14 AM
Replies: 32,937
Views: 8,026,854
Posted By JimNtexas
Every day is Halloween if you ride a Harley! ...

Every day is Halloween if you ride a Harley! :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-07-2014, 08:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,467
Posted By JimNtexas
I'm 62, I get that all the darn time! :bluduh ...

I'm 62, I get that all the darn time! :bluduh

Nothing against cruisers, but gee whiz, there are other motorcycles.
Forum: West – California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-07-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,638
Posted By JimNtexas
Try to visit during a Red Flag. Nellis...

Try to visit during a Red Flag.

Nellis Exercise Schedule (http://www.nellis.af.mil/library/flyingoperations.asp)
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 07-04-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,470
Posted By JimNtexas
THIS!!!!!! Uncle Sam...

THIS!!!!!!



Uncle Sam (http://www.occ.gov/news-issuances/consumer-advisories/2007/consumer-advisory-2007-1.html)
Forum: The Garage 06-13-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,903
Posted By JimNtexas
I'm an Enrolled Agent, so I can only speak to the...

I'm an Enrolled Agent, so I can only speak to the federal tax issues for a person doing side jobs like this. Since I live in Texas, we don't have state income tax (:clap) so I'll ignore that also.
...
Forum: The Rockies – It's all downhill from here... 06-11-2014, 11:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,079
Posted By JimNtexas
You can rent a Concours at Sport Ryder Rentals...

You can rent a Concours at Sport Ryder Rentals (http://www.sportryderrentals.com/Main_Pages/Motorcycles/Motorcycles.php) in Carrolton Texas (near Dallas).
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 06-11-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 2,070
Views: 553,284
Posted By JimNtexas
I-10, near Fort Stockton Texas: ...

I-10, near Fort Stockton Texas:

http://i.imgur.com/RCxQGfLl.jpg?1
Forum: Day Trippin' 06-03-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,246
Posted By JimNtexas
I had the opportunity to ride the Pig Trail area...

I had the opportunity to ride the Pig Trail area in Arkansas just a couple of weeks ago. I was blown away with how much fun it was.

We just don't have roads like these in central Texas!

I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-01-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 32,937
Views: 8,026,854
Posted By JimNtexas
Ok, it's not Killboy, but I figured it's time to...

Ok, it's not Killboy, but I figured it's time to take a break from quibbling and post a motorcycle picture.

http://i.imgur.com/sfdnq9f.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,928
Posted By JimNtexas
This is 100%, and not just for the visibility...

This is 100%, and not just for the visibility alone. When I wear my hiviz motoport jacket and hiviz helmet people think I'm an authority figure.

I've had cars see me in the mirror and start to...
Forum: Racing 05-28-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 8,085
Posted By JimNtexas
Winning any motorcycle race requires a lot work....

Winning any motorcycle race requires a lot work. Who really needs that?

I suggest you get jollies by trolling on the internet.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 32,937
Views: 8,026,854
Posted By JimNtexas
http://i.imgur.com/x5geGXe.png

http://i.imgur.com/x5geGXe.png
Forum: Tejas and the Gulf States 05-27-2014, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By JimNtexas
There is a lot to see and do in the Balmorhea...

There is a lot to see and do in the Balmorhea (http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/balmorhea)/Fort Davis (http://www.fortdavis.com/)/Marfa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marfa,_Texas) area!

I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 1,609
Views: 226,415
Posted By JimNtexas
After coming back to motorcycles after a 30 year...

After coming back to motorcycles after a 30 year break I did a lot of touring on my Ninja 250, including a Saddle Sore 1000.

I figured out that I wanted a powerful good handling bike that would...
Forum: Road warriors 05-21-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,311
Posted By JimNtexas
I spent the weekend riding the Pig Trail in the...

I spent the weekend riding the Pig Trail in the Ozarks with several other riders.

I really gained a new appreciation for the paddle shifter system on my FJR. Thanks to the YCCS every shift is a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-14-2014, 09:38 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,311
Posted By JimNtexas
"Miserable" may be an overstatement, but...

"Miserable" may be an overstatement, but certainly AE's cost less on the used market than ordinary FJR's.
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2014, 09:19 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,311
Posted By JimNtexas
You really need to look in an FJR AE. In the US...

You really need to look in an FJR AE. In the US the AE models were imported from 2006 to 2009.

The FJR AE has the same transmission as the ordinary FJR, including the clutch. The difference is...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-07-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,069
Posted By JimNtexas
https://farm1.staticflickr.com/27/38428790_33d0a2b...

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/27/38428790_33d0a2b9a2_o.jpg

Take 27 August 2005 in Crawford, Texas, USA.
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3,948
Views: 629,569
Posted By JimNtexas
Twenty thousand miles, including a Saddlesore...

Twenty thousand miles, including a Saddlesore 1000, and 3 years on my 2008 FJR and I like the stock the seat just fine. YMMV.

What is the bike that comes with a universally liked stock seat?

A...
Forum: Face plant 03-23-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 26,781
Posted By JimNtexas
This thread reminded me to look on the web for a...

This thread reminded me to look on the web for a 2008 Austrailian study I'd heard about on a video in which the authors studied hundreds of injury accidents to determine the effectiveness of...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,801
Posted By JimNtexas
Perhaps the best motorcycle gear safety study ever performed

I saw a video a few years ago about this 2008 study in Australia which evaluated the effectiveness of motorcycle protective clothing in reducing injuries in crashes.

Ever since I've been looking...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-21-2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 8,977
Posted By JimNtexas
So it's ok to park your bike in such a way that...

So it's ok to park your bike in such a way that the bike behind you just has to wait until you return to ride his bike?

I see this boorish parking behavior fairly often when a lot of bikes want to...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 304
Posted By JimNtexas
Best Aerostich warm weather pants?

If this is TL;DR jump to bold text at the bottom of the post:

Howdy riders, here is my situation.

For about five years I've been riding with a two piece Motoport mesh jacket and pants...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 11-20-2013, 10:42 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 108,879
Posted By JimNtexas
http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6738037353_ab05...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7165/6738037353_ab05921e97_b.jpg

Sts. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, Shiner, Texas

This is one of the famous 'Painted Churches...
Forum: Road warriors 10-31-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3,948
Views: 629,569
Posted By JimNtexas
I said previously that I prefer my little Ninja...

I said previously that I prefer my little Ninja 250 for committing, but I suspect that the FJR is one of the cheapest bikes on the road to maintain, possibly even cheaper than a Ninja 250.

The...
Forum: Road warriors 10-25-2013, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3,948
Views: 629,569
Posted By JimNtexas
My commute is 22 miles each way, usually in stop...

My commute is 22 miles each way, usually in stop and go traffic. The AE paddle shifter makes it tolerable, but she's a bit hefty for that kind of travel.

I prefer to commute on my Ninja 250.
Forum: Road warriors 09-25-2013, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3,948
Views: 629,569
Posted By JimNtexas
They are not regular torx heads, they are #10...

They are not regular torx heads, they are #10 Security Torx, aka Tamper-Resistant Torx (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torx#Variants) type of heads. Using the wrong tip on your screwdriver will strip...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-16-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 814
Views: 215,095
Posted By JimNtexas
Sands Restaurant, Van Horn Texas ...

Sands Restaurant, Van Horn Texas

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6093/6255094256_b5cc19a073_z.jpg
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-16-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,702
Posted By JimNtexas
Vicksburg National Battlefield - Gun position...

Vicksburg National Battlefield - Gun position overlooking the Mississippi River.

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4087/4972392494_2bbbff3341_z.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 3,948
Views: 629,569
Posted By JimNtexas
Here is what we're talking about: ...

Here is what we're talking about:

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4014/4525145586_26ba4af779_z.jpg

You can also get the correct bits at any good hardware store.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-13-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,037
Views: 321,222
Posted By JimNtexas
My bike with my flying club...

My bike with my flying club (http://chandelleflyingclub.com/)'s Cessna Cardinal:

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4017/4431068122_d556fddc00_z.jpg

Ok, although not strictly speaking an airplane,...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-13-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,051
Views: 550,175
Posted By JimNtexas
Two central Texas gas stations: ...

Two central Texas gas stations:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5534/9111343940_eba69497fd_c.jpg


http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8474/8399548093_c44ae958ae_c.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 09-12-2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 75,408
Posted By JimNtexas
I've never notice any buzz or 'vibs' on my...

I've never notice any buzz or 'vibs' on my 2008AE. The throttle spring is very tight, that can get tiresome.
Forum: Equipment 08-23-2013, 04:41 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 18,674
Posted By JimNtexas
Thanks for that post. In the fall and winter I...

Thanks for that post. In the fall and winter I love my CruiserWorks Side Zip boots (http://www.cruiserworks.com/Products/Footwear/CruiserWorks-Men-s-Side-Zip-Boots.aspx). These American ...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2013, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3,948
Views: 629,569
Posted By JimNtexas
I've never heard of this kind of problem on an...

I've never heard of this kind of problem on an FJR. What does happen is that the clutch sometimes sticks, resulting in 'clunking'. A clutch oil soak will usually fix this issue.

The most...
Forum: Road warriors 08-07-2013, 07:18 AM
Replies: 3,948
Views: 629,569
Posted By JimNtexas
$808 for the left, $809 for the right case.

$808 for the left, $809 for the right case.
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2013, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 611,885
Posted By JimNtexas
I've had my Motoport gear for I think going on...

I've had my Motoport gear for I think going on four years. I've had two low speed getoffs with no injuries at all. In one of those I could feel the quad armour absorbing impact energy.

I've...
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