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Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2014, 01:28 AM
Replies: 558
Views: 95,718
Posted By velocity
Stand by on the Rocky Risers, as I may have a set...

Stand by on the Rocky Risers, as I may have a set for sale if you want to try my barely used ones.

I had some shoulder discomfort early on but that seemed to dissipate as I became used to the...
Forum: Equipment 08-14-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,177
Posted By velocity
I have a Samsung Note 3 and tried the "phablet"...

I have a Samsung Note 3 and tried the "phablet" size X-grip for this phone. The grip held well while shaking the mount+phone with my hand, but I lost the phone on a ride (Honda Goldwing - pretty...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2014, 01:48 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 95,718
Posted By velocity
I've gotten in contact with Rocky of Rocky...

I've gotten in contact with Rocky of Rocky Comfort Risers fame. I will order a set from him and report back on the results. Besides up and back, these risers supposedly allow angle adjustments in and...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By velocity
Seattle Cycle Center at 100th St and Aurora AVE N...

Seattle Cycle Center at 100th St and Aurora AVE N in Seattle is a nice gear-only store with a decent selection of low to mid price gear.

South Sound BMW in Fife is right off ı-5 near Tacoma...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2014, 01:16 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 95,718
Posted By velocity
A popular version of bar risers is the Reg...

A popular version of bar risers is the Reg Risers, though I hear they may have been discontinued. Several others make riser plates as well, and some allow the angle of the bars to be changed as well...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 800
Posted By velocity
You might consider a Delkin/Gecko suction cup. I...

You might consider a Delkin/Gecko suction cup. I use one for my Drift action cam and it's sturdy as hell. The suction cup area is a good bit larger than most others I've seen, and the plunger really...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By velocity
I tested the SR and really liked it. I rode it...

I tested the SR and really liked it. I rode it around primarily residential areas, and the ability to go full throttle while being stealthy should not be under-appreciated. The fact that it's...
Forum: Road warriors 07-28-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,378
Posted By velocity
Craig Vetter tackled this problem several decades...

Craig Vetter tackled this problem several decades ago...

Only you can judge if you're secure enough in your manhood to try it (http://www.craigvetter.com/pages/Other_Designs/Bad_ideas.html):
...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 11:26 PM
Replies: 267
Views: 30,372
Posted By velocity
I sat on this bike recently. It felt like coming...

I sat on this bike recently. It felt like coming home. I hate cruisers (had one briefly and it was terrible on my back), but somehow the riding position on the Voltus felt custom-tailored for me. The...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 11:05 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 39,534
Posted By velocity
I sat on this bike recently, as well as the Honda...

I sat on this bike recently, as well as the Honda Voltus. WOW! Both bikes seem to be perfect ergonomically, with the Voltus seemingly the more natural of the two. This is the first time I've ever sat...
Forum: Beasts 04-11-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 11,089
Views: 1,437,308
Posted By velocity
Be aware that you may need a different oil filter...

Be aware that you may need a different oil filter wrench than what you currently have. I previously had Japanese bikes and my oil filter wrench socket was too small for the size that Guzzi requires....
Forum: Beasts 09-10-2013, 10:54 AM
Replies: 11,089
Views: 1,437,308
Posted By velocity
I've never used grip glue and only had a problem...

I've never used grip glue and only had a problem once in torrential rain. Some race safety wiring cured that.
Forum: Beasts 09-09-2013, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11,089
Views: 1,437,308
Posted By velocity
It's my understanding that on the '09 models you...

It's my understanding that on the '09 models you cannot adjust the grip heat while in motion. So you can't go from low to high without coming to a stop.

My '10 came with Oxford grips that are...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2013, 11:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,765
Posted By velocity
I have an Nolan N103 full-face helmet. I am...

I have an Nolan N103 full-face helmet. I am interested in the N44, as I also have a Roof Boxer and like the convertability of that helmet.

My N103 has been a great helmet thus far. A lot of...
Forum: Road warriors 09-05-2013, 12:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By velocity
I'm also curious. Last week I read somewhere...

I'm also curious.

Last week I read somewhere about people having good luck with $30 to $50 driving lights from Walmart mounted on off-the-shelf angle brackets (mostly from Aerostich, IIRC).

I...
Forum: Beasts 09-04-2013, 11:54 PM
Replies: 11,089
Views: 1,437,308
Posted By velocity
Battery acid damage

I've joined the ranks of Stelvio owners a few weeks ago. Haven't had a chance to ride it very much yet, but I did give it a good washing recently.

That's when I discovered what appears to be...
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 48,431
Posted By velocity
That's an interesting theory. My first bike was a...

That's an interesting theory. My first bike was a '79 Kawasaki KZ650 that lasted all of two months before the voltage regulator let out the smoke. I didn't realize how cheap and easy that would have...
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2013, 11:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,240
Posted By velocity
I have a Burgman 650, which is probably even less...

I have a Burgman 650, which is probably even less powerful than the NC700.

I haven't ridden the Burgman in quite a while (been enjoying a DR650, Bandit 1250, and a Stelvio 1200)... I was...
Forum: Face plant 08-31-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,303
Posted By velocity
In. Yo. FACE! I guess he didn't see that...

In. Yo. FACE!

I guess he didn't see that coming.

That's one way to find an excuse to bolt some bling up to your grill.
Forum: Road warriors 08-20-2013, 11:04 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 88,600
Posted By velocity
Motorcycle Consumer News review

I just received my September 2013 issue of Motorcycle Consumer News. On the cover is the Moto Guzzi California 1400 Custom.

I was a bit surprised that the review wasn't all hearts and swoons. I...
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2013, 01:21 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,660
Posted By velocity
I think it's worth reviving this thread just so...

I think it's worth reviving this thread just so people can hear this sweet sound again
Forum: Road warriors 08-13-2013, 05:41 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,276
Posted By velocity
I'm curious why you're thinking of off-loading...

I'm curious why you're thinking of off-loading the Glide? For your healthy commute it seems like it'd be the most comfortable bike for the distance.

There have been a few comparisons on the web...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 88,600
Posted By velocity
Tor Sagen's review

Tor Sagen has some of the better YouTube reviews on the California 1400s.

This article he wrote is a good explanation of the differences between the Custom and the Touring:...
Forum: Road warriors 08-03-2013, 12:35 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 162,836
Posted By velocity
Some thoughts

I've had my '09 Bandit for 2 years and 3,000 miles now. I think I'm ready to move on to something else. I'm not sure why I am ready, because as far as a solid motorcycle goes, they don't get a whole...
Forum: Road warriors 07-21-2013, 01:16 AM
Replies: 486
Views: 88,600
Posted By velocity
Test rode one today

Stopped by Moto International in Seattle today. They have a black Custom available as a demo. They also have a gray custom, and the black and white tourings. I think the touring model looks much...
Forum: Face plant 11-11-2012, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,115
Posted By velocity
Do you happen to have loud pipes?

Do you happen to have loud pipes?
Forum: Thumpers 10-24-2012, 02:22 PM
Replies: 98,738
Views: 18,834,594
Posted By velocity
I have a Maier quick mount screen that's mounted...

I have a Maier quick mount screen that's mounted to the handlebar with two wing nuts. Its probably about 14" tall by 8" wide at the top. It came with the bike. Not too much buffeting, but its loud as...
Forum: Face plant 10-23-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 16,364
Posted By velocity
Snarky, I admire your survival attitude....

Snarky, I admire your survival attitude. Hopefully your story will inspire others to keep a cool head and try to effect their own survival. You could have just as easily broke down crying or...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-21-2012, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 634
Posted By velocity
Happy travels, bro. Look out for hippos. And...

Happy travels, bro. Look out for hippos. And thanks for giving me a warm welcome to dual sporting.
Forum: Face plant 05-15-2012, 11:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,889
Posted By velocity
You're one tough mofo to be tossing anything...

You're one tough mofo to be tossing anything above your head so soon after puncture.

Any clue on why you crashed? Unexpected decreasing radius? A bit freaked to see the concrete barrier? Crud in...
Forum: Face plant 12-03-2011, 05:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,353
Posted By velocity
It's probably more to do with population density...

It's probably more to do with population density than it is with declining moral values.

If you crashed on an isolated road far from anywhere, most drivers would be very inclined to help you...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-24-2011, 09:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,132
Posted By velocity
10 year old shoots attacker w/ BB gun

Well you don't come across stories like this very often:

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/localnews/2016828641_apwabbgundefense.html?prmid=obinsource

BELLINGHAM, Wash. — Bellingham...
Forum: Face plant 11-21-2011, 01:31 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 15,671
Posted By velocity
i got hooked on riding because a friend (barely)...

i got hooked on riding because a friend (barely) let me ride his bike. I've ridden many others' bikes, and several have ridden mine since, even on the track. If the bike were my livelyhood I might be...
Forum: Road warriors 11-18-2011, 10:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,119
Posted By velocity
go scooter

My nominations are that you go scooter. Since you are mainly a commuter, the utilitarian aspect of the scooter may really appeal to you. And if it's mostly the riding position of the EX500 that...
Forum: Road warriors 11-06-2011, 10:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,106
Posted By velocity
You wore a different brand/type of boot on each...

You wore a different brand/type of boot on each foot?

I guess that's not THAT unforeseeable - but that's the first time I've ever heard of it.

Congrats on the new toy! How did your lower back...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-06-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 884
Posted By velocity
Rider gets 16 months for hitting two bicyclists

SoundRider.org has a cool new section - their motorcycle-related police blotter.

http://www.soundrider.com/current/NWMC-blotter.htm

Particularly interesting is the 54 year old female Harley...
Forum: Face plant 10-31-2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 6,042
Posted By velocity
Wishing him a speed recovery. Can you...

Wishing him a speed recovery.

Can you giveore details about his gear and the time of the accident? Was this day or night? Would higher visibility gear or extra lights on the bike have helped?
Forum: Road warriors 10-21-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,409
Posted By velocity
I just picked up a used one a few weeks ago for a...

I just picked up a used one a few weeks ago for a great price. I've put about 800 miles on it since, and have adjusted the ergos here and there to get it more comfortable. I'm finding it to be a...
Forum: Face plant 10-21-2011, 12:09 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,342
Posted By velocity
Motorcycle Consumer News and maybe one other...

Motorcycle Consumer News and maybe one other magazine ran a series of articles on helmet testing a couple of years ago. Their conclusion was that some of the newer motorcycle helmet standards are...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2011, 01:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,593
Posted By velocity
Whahappen? A touch of front brake?...

Whahappen?

A touch of front brake? Off-camber slope? Sucks that it seemed so unexpected and un-called for (as opposed to storming down a cliff face). Get well sooner
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