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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-09-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,093
Posted By beck49
I just want to comment on all the analogies...

I just want to comment on all the analogies between riding and flying. I'm not a pilot, so I can't comment directly, but more than once I've been told by very skilled riders, and instructors, that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-08-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,093
Posted By beck49
You've been given a lot of good advice. You seem...

You've been given a lot of good advice. You seem interested in a structured learning experience, and accessible from SW Ohio. I might suggest Stayin Safe.
http://www.stayinsafe.com/
The offer...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 33,890
Posted By beck49
I went down at 40-50 mph with the stretch kevlar...

I went down at 40-50 mph with the stretch kevlar pants (ground hog attacked my front wheel). Tri armor worked fine for me. I'm thinking of getting a fresh set. Wayne says they are improved. I will...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,625
Posted By beck49
I'd recommend these aerotex rain pants from...

I'd recommend these aerotex rain pants from Motoport. Good win and rain protections. Also, easy on and off. $99....
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 707
Posted By beck49
I've got both the insulated and uninsulated...

I've got both the insulated and uninsulated gauntlet LP gloves. I was very careful with the sizing and they are both incredibly comfortably. As for using the PCI gloves with heated grips, I'd say...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-13-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 781
Posted By beck49
confused about Duplication

I was struggling with this same question. Duplication doesn't seem to decouple. I have one List in Basecamp with waypoints and route. Then duplicate that list, call it List 2. Now I change the...
Forum: Equipment 02-08-2014, 06:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,146
Posted By beck49
Looks great. I've got a Russell and would never...

Looks great. I've got a Russell and would never go with another seat. One thing to think about when it comes to being waterproof, is not just the material, but the stitching. I got vinyl because...
Forum: Ride reports 09-10-2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,147
Posted By beck49
It's probably late, but I would describe eastern...

It's probably late, but I would describe eastern Colorado and western Kansas on 36 as an adventure of sorts. Desolate is another term. That doesn't mean I wouldn't ride it again, but you should...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 622,496
Posted By beck49
I have the overpants and jacket. For me they are...

I have the overpants and jacket. For me they are much more convenient than liners. They are quick on and off, well fairly quick. the yellow jacket provides great visibility. They also give good...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-26-2013, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By beck49
I was trying to do the same thing with Pure Gas...

I was trying to do the same thing with Pure Gas as Deeve wanted to do (on a Mac). Ended up basically sorting by one coordinate, then the other and eliminating all data N and S of my location, then E...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2013, 05:49 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 26,488
Posted By beck49
The OP is in an interesting position. I took both...

The OP is in an interesting position. I took both TCARC classes and certainly benefited from them. I had a Tiger 1050 that can be very snatchy at low speed. The class will probably be a lot easier...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 05-09-2013, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11,427
Views: 1,344,103
Posted By beck49
Got a 600 recently after months of following this...

Got a 600 recently after months of following this thread. This is such a great resource. But for some of us more tech challenged, it can raise as many questions as it answers. Here's one I'm still...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2013, 06:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 852
Posted By beck49
You might want to just stay with Motoport. I have...

You might want to just stay with Motoport. I have both the Aerotex jacket and pants and wear them over stretch kevlar. Works great for me. Easy on, easy off. Good luck.
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2012, 06:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By beck49
+1 on the King of Fleece cover. I own a Russell...

+1 on the King of Fleece cover. I own a Russell and had one of their plastic rain covers. The Russell folks told me that the seat will leak around any stitching and I take them at their word. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,299
Posted By beck49
+1 for the V2 sponge

I'm sure all of the solutions posted work fine, but the advantage of the V2 sponge is that it works great and takes up virtually no room when traveling. It was apparently voted product of the year in...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,572
Posted By beck49
I'll be in Bennington VT on June 2nd. Have the...

I'll be in Bennington VT on June 2nd. Have the pants and a different Motoport jacket.
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,103
Posted By beck49
You don't even feel it. In fact until you asked,...

You don't even feel it. In fact until you asked, I never thought about it.

I don't want to over sell these things. They have no impact protection. But if you want great abrasion protection...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2012, 01:05 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,103
Posted By beck49
Gruesome, Lost track of which deerskin...

Gruesome,

Lost track of which deerskin gauntlets you are referring to. FYI, I have the Lee Parks gloves with a gauntlet and the fits easily over a Motoport jacket. The gauntlet is very large.
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,103
Posted By beck49
+1 on the Lee Parks gloves. I've had the...

+1 on the Lee Parks gloves. I've had the straight deerskin in 106 degree weather, and they were no problem. But you might also want to try his phase-change model. I got some that worked great in...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2011, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 860
Posted By beck49
I have Motoport stretch kevlar pants. Motoport...

I have Motoport stretch kevlar pants. Motoport recommends Fabric 303.

http://www.303products.com/shop303/index.cfm/category/29/303-high-tech-fabric-guard.cfm

It works for me. The fabric is not...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2011, 06:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,098
Posted By beck49
Lee Parks

+1 on the Lee Parks gloves with PCI. I use them with heated grips and they were comfortable into the 30's for extended riding. Good luck.
Forum: Trip Planning 10-04-2011, 06:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,323
Posted By beck49
+1 on Wolfman expedition. The comments about the...

+1 on Wolfman expedition. The comments about the surprising room in these bags is spot on. Be sure you will really need 60L. Another advantage of Wolfman (I can't speak about the others) is the...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2011, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,149
Posted By beck49
+1 on the V sponge. No bugs, no scratches, no...

+1 on the V sponge. No bugs, no scratches, no wait.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-05-2011, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 956
Posted By beck49
I use NT maps on my 2720. But does sound like...

I use NT maps on my 2720. But does sound like the best solution is give them a call.
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2011, 04:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,101
Posted By beck49
Just did 4200 mile trip on '08 Tiger. Computer...

Just did 4200 mile trip on '08 Tiger. Computer says average mpg 51-55. I had the dealer install an updated map before I left. It was described as an "efficiency" or "economy" map. TOR exhaust.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2011, 02:33 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 26,488
Posted By beck49
Yes, my "grabby" bike is indeed a Tiger 1050. ...

Yes, my "grabby" bike is indeed a Tiger 1050. Trailbraking with the smooth braking to throttle transition was a very valuable section in ARC2.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-14-2011, 12:02 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 26,488
Posted By beck49
Suggestion for ARC participants

I've taken both ARC1 and ARC2. These are great programs. I would offer one piece of advice to anyone getting ready to take the program. Practice your low speed throttle control. I have a FI bike...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,698
Posted By beck49
+1 on Motorport's Aero tex jacket and pants. I...

+1 on Motorport's Aero tex jacket and pants. I don't like liners, so these have worked great for me. Also provides great wind protection, and better visibility (in the rain). Good luck.
Forum: Layin' down tracks 03-26-2011, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 920
Posted By beck49
I don't know a lot about GPS, but I know the 2720...

I don't know a lot about GPS, but I know the 2720 does what I want it to do. I'm so concerned about my 2720 going south I bought a used one on ebay for $95. It is nicer than my current unit. I'm...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 622,496
Posted By beck49
Here are the instructions from the 303 site. I...

Here are the instructions from the 303 site. I wasn't aware of the importance of applying it in a warm environment. I definitely apply liberally. Works great. Good luck.
...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,408
Posted By beck49
+1 on the Back A Line. Got it when I had a...

+1 on the Back A Line. Got it when I had a cruiser and it helped.
http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/back-a-line/back-a-line.htm
Don't need it with the Tiger.
Good luck.
Forum: Americas 02-09-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By beck49
Personally, I think this is a tough call. The...

Personally, I think this is a tough call. The ride through Ontario is certainly not memorable, as described. If you take 3, you might want to stay in one of the coastal villages like Port Stanley. ...
Forum: Equipment 01-06-2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 622,496
Posted By beck49
I have the Aero-Tex and I works great for me. I...

I have the Aero-Tex and I works great for me. I also have the stretch kevlar jacket and pants. I don't like the hassle of the liners, so the Aero-Tex jacket and pants are perfect. I don't know if...
Forum: Road warriors 12-06-2010, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,902
Views: 343,487
Posted By beck49
I've always seen the Yuasa YTZ14S recommended,...

I've always seen the Yuasa YTZ14S recommended, but always seem to have a hard time finding for sale. Where do you get them?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-04-2010, 06:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,256
Posted By beck49
Check out this thread. ...

Check out this thread.

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=631697

You could probably put your ergonomic requirements on any bike, and see how it looks, or try to duplicate the look...
Forum: Vendors 11-04-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 336,545
Posted By beck49
Here's FWIW. I'm exactly Target's height and...

Here's FWIW. I'm exactly Target's height and weight. Sleeve length 35-36 inch dress shirt. Had an Ignition and loved it. It was damaged in a get off, but that's another story. It was a 54 and the...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2010, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,560
Posted By beck49
I agree about the logo. I put a Triumph logo in...

I agree about the logo. I put a Triumph logo in that spot. More importantly, your thing about velcro may be a problem if you leave the velcro off the legs. Velcro on the leg, at least along the...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2010, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 622,496
Posted By beck49
It's not so much what I would do differently, but...

It's not so much what I would do differently, but what I wouldn't over look on a first purchase. Look carefully at all the little things you can do to make the jacket fit your riding style. For me,...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2010, 12:58 PM
Replies: 2,050
Views: 622,496
Posted By beck49
I've had the same experience with the stretch...

I've had the same experience with the stretch kevlar ultra. If you keep it well conditioned with Fabricguard 303 it is remarkably water repellent. For example I was out with a group last weekend and...
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,030
Posted By beck49
Jumbo, I agree that 30 minutes or so is probably...

Jumbo, I agree that 30 minutes or so is probably not going to get your feet all that wet. However, if you want a short waterproof boot you might want to consider the Revit Fighter H20. When you say...
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