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Forum: Equipment 12-14-2014, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 1,041,222
Posted By ianbh
Wallrat, thanks for the heads up on the pink tool...

Wallrat, thanks for the heads up on the pink tool set. I ordered a few for stocking stuffers for sons and grandsons.
Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-10-2014, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,041,887
Posted By ianbh
Old but timely info. Ian, Iowa Take a look at...

Old but timely info.
Ian, Iowa
Take a look at this paragraph. Can you read what it says? All the letters have been jumbled (mixed). Only the first and last letter of ecah word is in the right...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2,675
Views: 1,041,222
Posted By ianbh
Dropped my 07 DL a few years ago (pilot error);...

Dropped my 07 DL a few years ago (pilot error); clutch lever and bar attachment toast. Limped into Chadron, NE. My riding buddy went to a nearby dealer and brought back a dirt bike clutch and bar...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 400
Views: 32,465
Posted By ianbh
That's what I loved about Italian drivers. When...

That's what I loved about Italian drivers. When I got behind them, they would wick it up for a couple of corners to indicate they were retired race drivers, then slow down, give me a rh signal and...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 05:32 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 34,789
Posted By ianbh
I bought the liners but never used them. I like...

I bought the liners but never used them. I like to have everything in one bag and they were a bit bulky. I pack FrogTogs instead.

In fact if anyone wants a set of liners size large, I'll sell...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-31-2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,964
Posted By ianbh
Thanks for the link. Just a heads up-I was put...

Thanks for the link.
Just a heads up-I was put off by his attitude at first and almost quit reading it. Glad I persevered-great read. Guy really loved the west. Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-27-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 173
Views: 9,814
Posted By ianbh
Keith code said "in a corner you're a passenger. ...

Keith code said "in a corner you're a passenger. What does a good passenger do? Nothin'." Think he meant don't do anything dramatic.

Years ago, a friend who was a good rider said. " If you think...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 9,260
Posted By ianbh
Wonder what he thought about the CT after trying...

Wonder what he thought about the CT after trying one for a thousand miles?
Ian, Iowa
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By ianbh
Touring Gloves with Knox System

My second pair of Teknic Lightning gloves are wearing through and the line (brand) is discontinued.
I'm looking for a replacement with the Knox system that doesn't require several hundred bucks...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-01-2014, 03:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 768
Posted By ianbh
DL650-chain off in Joplin, MO

Broken chain on my 2013 DD650 north of Joplin yesterday (Sunday).
Nice start to a 4-week trip!
AAA got me to the Drury Inn.
Nothing open today because of the holiday.
Need a recommendation for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 10:25 PM
Replies: 35,603
Views: 9,001,490
Posted By ianbh
Nice! BTW, I'm 72, switched from an FJR to a...

Nice! BTW, I'm 72, switched from an FJR to a DL650 several years ago.
Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 15,909
Posted By ianbh
Bought a new 2013 DL650 June 2013 for $8008; 5...

Bought a new 2013 DL650 June 2013 for $8008; 5 years 0% financing. Paying the minimum $129/month. Probably still owe over $5k-who cares.
Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 6,696
Views: 371,916
Posted By ianbh
Re: catweasel67 If all of us put him on our...

Re: catweasel67
If all of us put him on our ignore list and quit quoting him, all is well! I've accomplished the first part.
Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 288,886
Posted By ianbh
Did you read Nick's (previously wrote The Pace I...

Did you read Nick's (previously wrote The Pace I & II) article on braking into corners.

Spent my whole riding life doing it wrong, I guess.

Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 9,936
Views: 2,041,887
Posted By ianbh
You're close :D Ian, Iowa

You're close :D
Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,492
Posted By ianbh
Do not allow anyone to do surgery on your...

Do not allow anyone to do surgery on your hand(s)!
They can now inject collagenase into the scar tissue and it dissolves it within 24 hours (at least on my hand 5 years ago-fingers still extend...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 6,193
Views: 1,286,453
Posted By ianbh
Spray on Plastic Protection

I want to protect the side fairing panels on my 2013 Wee where my MotoPort Mesh pants could rub the paint.

I realize 3M makes a spray for this purpose but remember reading that the Ducati guys had...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 08:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,245
Posted By ianbh
Spray on Paint Protection

I want to protect the side fairing panels on my 2013 Wee where my MotoPort Mesh pants could rub the paint.

I realize 3M makes a spray for this purpose but remember reading that the Ducati guys...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 07:01 AM
Replies: 35,603
Views: 9,001,490
Posted By ianbh
??

Better?
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 07:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,241
Posted By ianbh
Years ago, I bought an HF car changing stand with...

Years ago, I bought an HF car changing stand with a motorcycle tire attachment. Can't remember but cost less than $100.
Worked OK with spray furniture wax, spoons and patience. I later bought a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 35,603
Views: 9,001,490
Posted By ianbh
Who be that? Impressive!

Who be that? Impressive!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 35,603
Views: 9,001,490
Posted By ianbh
Speaking for myself. Ian, Iowa

Speaking for myself. Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,151
Posted By ianbh
I'm 72 and notice a deterioration of physical...

I'm 72 and notice a deterioration of physical skills. Already switched from an FJR to a Wee, then Glee. Still had a brain belch and ventured off road last year. No physical harm, bike needs some...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,469
Posted By ianbh
ME880 Michelin Commander 2 - radial, much...

ME880

Michelin Commander 2 - radial, much easier to mount/dismount.

ME may do a few more miles but either will almost double stock rear.

Ian, Iowa
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,887
Posted By ianbh
I put one of these in my tankbag-powers GPS, XM...

I put one of these in my tankbag-powers GPS, XM and has USB outlet to charge phone. I was concerned because it was so cheap (<$4 including shipping) but 3 years later, no problems.

I cut off the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2014, 07:28 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 52,378
Posted By ianbh
50 pages, glad we cleared it up. Ian, Iowa ...

50 pages, glad we cleared it up.
Ian, Iowa

Edit-oops, 51 pages. Guess I'm part of the problem.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2013, 05:37 AM
Replies: 35,603
Views: 9,001,490
Posted By ianbh
You brought it up. Ian, Iowa

You brought it up. Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2013, 09:11 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 16,605
Posted By ianbh
Close to Climax, CO, I passed a car (on the...

Close to Climax, CO, I passed a car (on the double yellow) that was driven by a retired fireman. Unfortunately, he kept his two-way radio and called it into the LEOs. I was stopped in Climax. They...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2013, 07:46 AM
Replies: 891
Views: 65,319
Posted By ianbh
Sorry, didn't understand, my oops. Ian

Sorry, didn't understand, my oops. Ian
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2013, 07:18 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 65,319
Posted By ianbh
As my Grandkids say, "really?" I'm outta here. ...

As my Grandkids say, "really?" I'm outta here. Ian
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2013, 06:45 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 65,319
Posted By ianbh
Ray said "I was interested in trying it on my...

Ray said "I was interested in trying it on my Feej, I'm fairly skeptical, but now that I see I have to modify the bike, forget about it… I'm a lazy sonofabitch. The pr2's aren't all that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2013, 06:44 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 65,319
Posted By ianbh
Ray said "I was interested in trying it on my...

Ray said "I was interested in trying it on my Feej, I'm fairly skeptical, but now that I see I have to modify the bike, forget about it… I'm a lazy sonofabitch. The pr2's aren't all that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 65,319
Posted By ianbh
Modification on the FJR involves replacing the...

Modification on the FJR involves replacing the expanded aluminum alloy brake bar with a piece of galvanized strap (costing < $3). Took me less than 1 hour.
Ian, Iowa

BTW switching from a CT...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2013, 03:38 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 65,319
Posted By ianbh
"On average I get 10k-12k out of a rear moto...

"On average I get 10k-12k out of a rear moto tire. This is 2 different bikes. "

Rode an old Concours, ST1100 & an FJR. Until I got a DL650, I never got over 6K miles on a rear tire-must have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2013, 04:51 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 65,319
Posted By ianbh
I did on my FJR (actually air pellets); seemed to...

I did on my FJR (actually air pellets); seemed to work well. Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 117,099
Posted By ianbh
Why are you all snapping at the lure? Just let...

Why are you all snapping at the lure? Just let it go and he'll pester someone on another thread (hopefully on another forum).
You think you're pulling his chain but he's having the time of his...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2013, 02:39 PM
Replies: 35,603
Views: 9,001,490
Posted By ianbh
Do you ever take a few seconds and think about...

Do you ever take a few seconds and think about your posts/replies?
Ian, Iowa
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,095
Posted By ianbh
W & S-Mike runs a great, customer friendly...

W & S-Mike runs a great, customer friendly company.

Just before a trip last year, I ordered an SAE to a coax connector for my vest in case I screwed up moving the HeatTroller to another bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 20,204
Posted By ianbh
I've decided not to buy a particular brand...

I've decided not to buy a particular brand because of poor reliability. Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 1,741
Views: 423,961
Posted By ianbh
Haven't read the thread but what I have to...

Haven't read the thread but what I have to continually work on (like weighting the downhill ski & keeping one's head down in golf) is look up the road, loose on the grips and bent elbows. Ian, Iowa...
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