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Forum: Equipment 05-20-2014, 10:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By carockwell
Lee Parks deerskin, Helimot F108, or Motoport...

Lee Parks deerskin, Helimot F108, or Motoport Racers. I have all three, they all work about the same. The Helimots offer the most crash protection, the Lee Parks are the best for shorter rides, and...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2014, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 748
Posted By carockwell
I don't think it is necessary. Having hit the...

I don't think it is necessary. Having hit the pavement twice, I never felt anything with the single quad armor.
Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 582
Posted By carockwell
The 620 Multistrada is Ducs easiest bike to...

The 620 Multistrada is Ducs easiest bike to maintain and stable on the freeway. Go for it.
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 10:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,263
Posted By carockwell
Panasonic Toughbook. Mine has take a licken and...

Panasonic Toughbook. Mine has take a licken and keep on ticken.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-07-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 5,001
Posted By carockwell
I can't believe that many accidents are caused by...

I can't believe that many accidents are caused by owner's misapplication of mechanical skill. The usual misapplication results in a bike that sits in the garage for a decade. Now dealer installed...
Forum: Face plant 03-30-2014, 07:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,043
Posted By carockwell
Holy cow man! Now THAT is a what I call a real...

Holy cow man! Now THAT is a what I call a real Marine!
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 09:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,370
Posted By carockwell
I switched to a Motoport mesh suit and never...

I switched to a Motoport mesh suit and never looked back. It is warmer, cooler, more protective, and harder to get into than a Stich. The Stich works really well between 50 and 85 degrees. The...
Forum: Face plant 03-22-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 32,139
Posted By carockwell
The dynamics of cross gusts on motorcycles are...

The dynamics of cross gusts on motorcycles are fairly simple and quite devastating. When a gust approaches from your left you must lean the bike to the left by turning the front wheel to right, also...
Forum: Road warriors 03-22-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 950
Views: 165,617
Posted By carockwell
If they made a V7 with tubeless radials I would...

If they made a V7 with tubeless radials I would buy it
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,161
Posted By carockwell
I bought the new and improved liner from Revzilla...

I bought the new and improved liner from Revzilla and I can now wear the C3 for about 4 hours before I feel any real pressure. I recently went on a five hour ride with no problems so I think the...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 14,408
Posted By carockwell
18 miles each way in SoCal. Some freeway, some...

18 miles each way in SoCal. Some freeway, some city streets. Riding either 2007 Guzzi Breva 1100, 69 Vespa Rally 180, or 83 BMW R80 ST. I invest heavily in safety gear having had a few get offs in...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2014, 08:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By carockwell
That is great information. I was considering the...

That is great information. I was considering the Sidi Adventure Rains and Daytona Evo Sports myself.
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,239
Posted By carockwell
You made the right decision!

You made the right decision!
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 752
Posted By carockwell
Road Race or Off-Road Boots?

What boots are the safest for street use, road race or off-road MX and adventure style boots?
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2014, 09:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 852
Posted By carockwell
MX Boots In Daily Commute?

How many people are wearing serious off road MX style boots like Sidi Crossfires for their daily commute? How is it working out?
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,474
Posted By carockwell
A Motoport mesh suit can become a vented and ...

A Motoport mesh suit can become a vented and lined suit easy enough, just ask Wayne to add in the zippers to the liner. Problem solved.
When I first re-entered riding I was stupid and bought a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,586
Posted By carockwell
Wind noise is a VERY personal thing. One inch in...

Wind noise is a VERY personal thing. One inch in any direction can change everything. I would never recommend my Guzzi Breva 1100 with a Parabellum windshield and a Mayer saddle to anyone to avoid...
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,955
Posted By carockwell
Hard to beat a Honda 400F! Maybe a 67 Triumph...

Hard to beat a Honda 400F! Maybe a 67 Triumph Bonneville?
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 10:54 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,747
Posted By carockwell
My definition of a touring bike is anything that...

My definition of a touring bike is anything that can go fast enough to prevent you from getting rear ended while riding wide open uphill on the freeway. Anything more is just a matter of preference....
Forum: Road warriors 01-17-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,476
Posted By carockwell
I don't see how Lotus could do anything more...

I don't see how Lotus could do anything more extreme than a Gixxer or MV Augusta. There is no technology they can adapt that will make them stand out from the crowd at the super premium price they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-10-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,011
Posted By carockwell
Fresh gravel on asphalt is tricky for anybody...

Fresh gravel on asphalt is tricky for anybody because you are either on asphalt, in deep gravel, or on marbles. Even Malcomb Smith doesn't like gravel on asphalt. Don't go any faster than the speed...
Forum: Battle scooters 01-07-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,083
Posted By carockwell
One bike can't do it all. Motorcycle for...

One bike can't do it all. Motorcycle for prolonged freeway rides and scooter for town rides.

I find that any bike without a fairing is uncomfortable over 65 mph. It is like the magic speed at...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-29-2013, 07:34 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 11,285
Posted By carockwell
Cars answered this question years ago. Hands down...

Cars answered this question years ago. Hands down you are less likely to need ANYTHING with a fuel injected car. Carbs have a lot of ways of breaking, clogging, and leaking. Add two carbs and you get...
Forum: Battle scooters 11-24-2013, 10:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,927
Posted By carockwell
According to the Hurt report, 84% of motorcycle...

According to the Hurt report, 84% of motorcycle accidents involve damage to the facial area. I think that is reason enough to ride with a full face helmet. The Schuberth is my favorite since they...
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 13,007
Posted By carockwell
Is it accurate to say the BMW has a lower center...

Is it accurate to say the BMW has a lower center of gravity and more low end torque than the CB500?
Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2013, 08:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,245
Posted By carockwell
For what it is worth, I own the same model Breva...

For what it is worth, I own the same model Breva and work on a few BMW's. The Breva is built more solid. The Breva electronics are little better thought out and more like the Jap bikes. I think a BMW...
Forum: Road warriors 08-12-2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,702
Posted By carockwell
G 650 GS vs CB500X

Been looking for a light weight day in day out commuter for SoCal. I gave up on the Vespa idea because the foot forward position does not agree with my back. I think I have narrowed the choice to the...
Forum: Equipment 08-11-2013, 10:18 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 17,311
Posted By carockwell
Heliomot Daytona's fit al your requirements to a...

Heliomot Daytona's fit al your requirements to a "T".
Forum: Battle scooters 08-03-2013, 11:05 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 13,892
Posted By carockwell
Has anybody successfully fitted a car tire to a...

Has anybody successfully fitted a car tire to a Vespa 300 GTS? If so, what size?
Forum: Battle scooters 08-02-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 11,661
Posted By carockwell
What kind of damage (if any) will the 600GT...

What kind of damage (if any) will the 600GT sustain after dropping it in a parking lot? I could go for one of these if it can sustain the inevitable drop without damage.
Forum: Battle scooters 07-13-2013, 09:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,992
Posted By carockwell
Vespa 250/300 Opinions?

Thinking of buying a new Vespa for my daily 18 mile commute, but I don't know much about the new big bore models. I own a 69 Rally 180 but it is nowhere near fast enough for the 55 mph uphill Orange...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2013, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,155
Posted By carockwell
In clean air my Schuberth C3 is very quiet. In...

In clean air my Schuberth C3 is very quiet. In turbulence it is the same as my Shoei and a bit better than my Arai. Too bad my Schuberth doesn't fit!
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2012, 11:05 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,182
Posted By carockwell
Where could you get protection as good as...

Where could you get protection as good as Motoport at any price?
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 517
Posted By carockwell
At the speeds you mention, I can barely feel my...

At the speeds you mention, I can barely feel my engine running. You need a tune up, or you have some loose bolts on the chassis or engine mounts.
Forum: Road warriors 03-01-2012, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,445
Posted By carockwell
What are the touring lids?

What are the touring lids?
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2012, 06:37 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 48,839
Posted By carockwell
1977 Ducati 860 GT. What a POS. Ducati did not...

1977 Ducati 860 GT. What a POS. Ducati did not take the left foot shift thing too seriously leaving neutral and second gear as optional extras that did not come on my bike. The electrics were quite...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,788
Posted By carockwell
The older Multistrada 695 was a nice bike for...

The older Multistrada 695 was a nice bike for smaller riders. All the Monsters seem pretty good, my female riding associate prefers them. The R1200R can be set up with short seat and suspension and...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2012, 10:53 PM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 775,336
Posted By carockwell
The old Sportsters are crude bikes, which makes...

The old Sportsters are crude bikes, which makes them very repairable with simple tools. Quality spare parts that simply bolt on don't really exist anymore. Almost everything you can buy for the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 01-19-2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 19,162
Posted By carockwell
The solution here is single cylinder vintage...

The solution here is single cylinder vintage bikes. Any British 500 cc will shake your teeth so bad you can't exceed 60 mph for more than a few minutes. All the fun at half the speed....
Forum: Road warriors 01-14-2012, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,740
Posted By carockwell
2006 Dyna Superglide?

What was the problem with the 2006 model year Superglides? There was some reason they were to be avoided. Nice one for sale locally.
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