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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 12:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 610
Posted By squish
I protected myself first then the bike. I...

I protected myself first then the bike.

I like pants, boots, gloves that are all specific to riding.
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2015, 10:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By squish
My current boots are a pair of Sidi Vertigos that...

My current boots are a pair of Sidi Vertigos that I got used for $45 They didn't fit the PO and they fit me just perfect

They had very little wear. These are $320 boots.

These boots replaced...
Forum: Airheads 05-26-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 402
Views: 36,447
Posted By squish
More info on the right hand sidecover please, ...

More info on the right hand sidecover please,
BMW part of aftermarket?
What's the back side look like?

Some thief stole mine years ago and I would like to get a replacement.
Forum: The Garage 05-26-2015, 10:39 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 613
Posted By squish
hardwaregrrl Who hangs out down in Old's...

hardwaregrrl

Who hangs out down in Old's cool does Hardwood floor refinishing, you might want to PM her.

Personally I'd go with a nice tone on tone contrast deal, Or try my hand at mixing up my...
Forum: The Garage 05-26-2015, 10:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 690
Posted By squish
I've used it and RTV to do the same thing the OP...

I've used it and RTV to do the same thing the OP is doing.

I've also been able to pull the pin and extract the wire from the plug, slip some heat shrink over the pin and wire and put the whole...
Forum: Equipment 05-26-2015, 07:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 809
Posted By squish
Buy good used gear. And get a pair of good boots...

Buy good used gear. And get a pair of good boots and good pants.
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By squish
the wife had a pair for about a year, found them...

the wife had a pair for about a year, found them to be worth what she paid.

Moved up to a better brand when she felt like she was riding enough to warrant better boots with more protection.
...
Forum: Airheads 05-25-2015, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By squish
The inner liner is not PTFE (AKA Teflon) just a...

The inner liner is not PTFE (AKA Teflon) just a plastic liner, but Disston's right don't lube them.
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 278
Posted By squish
My Ex, while not as small was pretty tiny, ...

My Ex, while not as small was pretty tiny,

She was 4'11"

She used lots of kid gear, IIRC she used some softball guards, maybe catchers gear,
Hard plastic with shin and knee caps, she had them...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2015, 10:38 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 104,870
Posted By squish
Looks like it's the accessory Honda screen that's...

Looks like it's the accessory Honda screen that's been painted or tinted black.

Pretty decent screen, but for many years they only came in a slight reddish tint.
Forum: Old's Cool 05-22-2015, 12:51 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,748
Posted By squish
This years V7 Special is not that far off it even...

This years V7 Special is not that far off it even has the same colors.
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2015, 11:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,209
Posted By squish
When I "broke" my pelvis non of my doctors called...

When I "broke" my pelvis non of my doctors called it a break, they all called it a fracture. or a fractured pelvis,

Broken and break, that's just laypeople speak.

ANYway...

You are right a...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 10:26 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,209
Posted By squish
Ok. Here is my experience. I wanted a pair of...

Ok. Here is my experience.
I wanted a pair of riding jeans, mostly for shorter trips around my local hood.
Lower speeds, surface street riding, something with some style something easier to wear...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By squish
We have a rei kingdome 6 for the three of us plus...

We have a rei kingdome 6 for the three of us plus a 50# dog.a great tent that pitches fast. Not super cheap but decent priced if bought on sale. The also make an eight person version.
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 104,870
Posted By squish
I may have posted this already... I've had a...

I may have posted this already...
I've had a 919 for five maybe six years.

Mostly stock, different handlebars.
Stock suspension set up adjusted to my weight for sag.

I've put 400 miles on the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-17-2015, 11:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,006
Posted By squish
Here is what I did on my two different DLs ...

Here is what I did on my two different DLs
First me
5'8" 28" inseam.

2004,
Madstad, with stock screen, center position with the bottom pushed out away by 1/2 inch.
Knuckle guards (suzuki)...
Forum: Road warriors 05-17-2015, 10:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 802
Posted By squish
My ex wife bought a hawk in 1992, It was a...

My ex wife bought a hawk in 1992,

It was a cool bike, but little, I'm 5'8" and I felt cramped on the bike for rides more then an hour long.

The single sided swing arm, looks cool but it's...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2015, 11:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,122
Posted By squish
I've found that my backpacking gear from the 90's...

I've found that my backpacking gear from the 90's
Is all starting to age out, especially the stuff that didn't get used on every trip or the stuff that's been in storage.

My single wall tent...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2015, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,563
Posted By squish
If you are anywhere close to a big city, Try...

If you are anywhere close to a big city,
Try renting a tent and sleeping bag for the first couple of trips,

Then you can wrap your head around what works and what doesn't. What you need and...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 577
Posted By squish
I have used normal gore-tex parkas, gear designed...

I have used normal gore-tex parkas, gear designed for open water fishing, gear for bicycling. And motorcycle specific over gear rain stuff.


What I ended up doing, is aerostich Darien.

Next...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2015, 01:15 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,234
Posted By squish
I have not been able to find the right balance...

I have not been able to find the right balance for gear.
Waterproof when it's raining
Breathable for when it's hot
Sealed up for when it's cold
Lightweight to wear all day for weeks on end...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 32,116
Posted By squish
Cam profiles, exhaust system, air box, clutch...

Cam profiles, exhaust system, air box, clutch (some Ducati's have dry clutches some wet)
Ducatis have a slightly more free reving engine character vs the SV,DLSVF engines.

Back in my young dumb...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-14-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,006
Posted By squish
There is a whole host of ergonomic issues with...

There is a whole host of ergonomic issues with the bike.

I expect a well cared for example could easily go to 150k miles without much trouble at all.

But I have seen roached bikes at 20k miles...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,699
Posted By squish
This photo does a decent job of describing what I...

This photo does a decent job of describing what I was talking about with high vis mixed with high contrast.


The bodies in yellow against a light yellow background kind of defeats the highviz...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2015, 08:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By squish
I am a big fan of my regular dariens in black. ...

I am a big fan of my regular dariens in black.

The grey that Stich uses is kind of a green grey. And it shows dirt.

The black pants are not that bad for me unless it's above 80 degrees.

And...
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 547
Posted By squish
I live across the street from the ocean. So I...

I live across the street from the ocean.
So I would clean them wax them and use some salt and corrosion preventative on them, I would look toward the marine industry for some products
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,255
Posted By squish
R80st stock tank it's 118 miles to reserve nearly...

R80st stock tank it's 118 miles to reserve nearly every time.
R100GS it's about 160 miles to the switch.
R80 it's about 140miles to the switch
Forum: Airheads 05-11-2015, 08:04 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 18,942
Posted By squish
R100rt blue heading toward long beach from...

R100rt blue heading toward long beach from Peeedro between the bridges. May 8 ish about 10:30am
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,220
Posted By squish
I have had decent luck using silicone spray, I...

I have had decent luck using silicone spray,
I spray it onto an artists paint brush and use that on area where plastic to plastic or plastic to lorica meet. It last for a month or so.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-10-2015, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,561
Posted By squish
in the 90's one of the big names in RTW...

in the 90's one of the big names in RTW motorcycle riding was giving a slide show and talk at the local BMW shop
This was before the adventure boom, but it was in Seattle where there are a number of...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2015, 09:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,699
Posted By squish
You say this as if it's fact. When it's not....

You say this as if it's fact.

When it's not.

The few studies that have been done that include for color of gear and or motorcycle show under representation of riders wearing lighter color gear...
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-09-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By squish
Thanks!, your photos brings back some memories I...

Thanks!, your photos brings back some memories I have of a weekend spent in the Santa Cruz mountains on my GB500.

One of those perfect mornings, with no cars on the road and just burbling along at...
Forum: Old's Cool 05-09-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,250
Posted By squish
Ok what part of PA are the bikes in? Penske,...

Ok what part of PA are the bikes in?

Penske, Uhaul, Enterprise, they all have stuff in PA.

Get a one-way truck unlimited mileage (or figure out the mileage, and see if the pay by mile trucks...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-09-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 32,116
Posted By squish
Which bike is better, between these two is super...

Which bike is better, between these two is super subjective and comes down to how you like to ride.

I've ridden both, I have a long history with 90degree v-twins having owned 10 of them over the...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 379
Posted By squish
I like LED lighting for truck, camper and RV...

I like LED lighting for truck, camper and RV applications
but I typically don't need for the light to go a long distance away from the light source.

If I am using the LED to work with I do some...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By squish
I spent about three years using a Olympia...

I spent about three years using a Olympia bushwacker as my main summer jacket.
A decent jacket built to a price point.
But I retired it. Most because the siren song of my perf leather jacket became...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,924
Posted By squish
You can expect a device that adds weight,...

You can expect a device that adds weight, complexity, influences negatively the handling,
All while limiting you final gearing choice and making wheel swaps either a pain in the ass or really easy....
Forum: Airheads 05-06-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,680
Posted By squish
I learned long ago that I can't live with just an...

I learned long ago that I can't live with just an airhead, it made me go mad.

There's nothing like not being able to go for a ride, in place where a sunny day, a day off of work and nothing else...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,194
Posted By squish
Look toward the budget brands Icon, Joe Rocket,...

Look toward the budget brands
Icon, Joe Rocket, Fieldsheer, Speed and Strength, River Road, Bilt, Sedici (the last two being cycle gear brands only)

Also check out www.extremesupply.com
...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,518
Posted By squish
What I've found to be the case Unless a...

What I've found to be the case
Unless a manufacture is very strict with their Chinese manufacturing facility's
The quality will slip.

There's no doubt that quality stuff can be and is made...
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