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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-13-2011, 07:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,363
Posted By Jet Jaguar
You're still using air? I'm running a CO2 - R404a...

You're still using air? I'm running a CO2 - R404a blend, imported from Italy.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-07-2011, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2,731
Views: 369,747
Posted By Jet Jaguar
'Cause I'm a wild rebel. Don't be a square,...

'Cause I'm a wild rebel. Don't be a square, daddy-o, that's how I get my kicks. :brow

Actually, I was on a 4-lane road that turns into a 2-lane at the next intersection. The left lane is the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-06-2011, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2,731
Views: 369,747
Posted By Jet Jaguar
Riding home today, a guy in a pickup merged over...

Riding home today, a guy in a pickup merged over into me. That, in and of itself, is not unusual, except the guy had a yellow "Watch Out for Motorcycles" sticker in his back window. Yeah, thanks...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2011, 11:34 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,407
Posted By Jet Jaguar
An approximately 2 ft. square, 4 in. thick...

An approximately 2 ft. square, 4 in. thick plastic cover or lid of some sort. I believe it may have been a skylight/roof vent cover off of a motorhome.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2011, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2,731
Views: 369,747
Posted By Jet Jaguar
Here's the scenario. The road I was on was a...

Here's the scenario. The road I was on was a 4-lane divided highway, at an intersection with a left turn lane. There is no right turn lane, but there is a bicycle lane on the right shoulder. Last...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,697
Posted By Jet Jaguar
Which means, it won't work after about noon in...

Which means, it won't work after about noon in the summer... :D
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,103
Posted By Jet Jaguar
In my experience with my DL650, it uses...

In my experience with my DL650, it uses absolutely no oil at all at "around town" or even "spirited backroad" speeds. But crusing on the expressway at an indicated 85 mph (about 75 mph actual) for...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2011, 08:32 AM
Replies: 2,731
Views: 369,747
Posted By Jet Jaguar
Probably the driver had no license and/or...

Probably the driver had no license and/or insurace.
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,178
Posted By Jet Jaguar
I've been using airsoft pellets since I first...

I've been using airsoft pellets since I first started a thread about them here: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=260040.

The trouble with BB's is that they'll eventually rust. You...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-11-2011, 10:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By Jet Jaguar
Thanks for the info. Odd that they are tagged as...

Thanks for the info. Odd that they are tagged as roads in the database, when other nature trails in the area aren't, but good to know.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-10-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,979
Posted By Jet Jaguar
Cool, maybe we can all meet up sometime. I'll be...

Cool, maybe we can all meet up sometime. I'll be too busy this weekend, but maybe in a couple of weeks I can throw a route together.
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-10-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 812
Posted By Jet Jaguar
Anyone know these roads in the Christmas area?

I was poking around in Google Earth when I stumbled upon these apparently dirt roads around Christmas, just to the NNE of the WDSC broadcast tower:
...
Forum: The Sandbox - AKA Flatistan 08-05-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,979
Posted By Jet Jaguar
Hi! I've been out of the loop here for awhile,...

Hi! I've been out of the loop here for awhile, but I'm getting back into riding a bit more lately. I'm in Oviedo, myself. There are some okay roads on this side of town (not a lot, but some scenic...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By Jet Jaguar
I have a 2-inch bundle of copper wire fused to my...

I have a 2-inch bundle of copper wire fused to my spine, and I click out the character ASCII codes with my teeth. In hex. I prefer that setup because it's completely hands-free.:norton
Forum: Racing 07-28-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,491
Posted By Jet Jaguar
PM, please? I was a member, but I never got an...

PM, please? I was a member, but I never got an email about a new site. Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2009, 02:16 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,778
Posted By Jet Jaguar
I've been out of the loop for awhile and I hadn't...

I've been out of the loop for awhile and I hadn't realised this thread had been bumped recently. I was running 0.20g Airsoft pellets in the rear tire and Dynabeads in the front. I've now gone through...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,373
Posted By Jet Jaguar
At one time, all helmets were the same - an...

At one time, all helmets were the same - an open-face half shell with goggles. Street and dirt helmets diverged from that point because they evolved in different environments.

First, dirt helmets...
Forum: Beasts 02-03-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,071
Posted By Jet Jaguar
:scratch I always thought the "super...

:scratch

I always thought the "super secret fourth position" was on a shelf in the garage.

:wink:
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2009, 08:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,702
Posted By Jet Jaguar
Actually the coils are basically big metal...

Actually the coils are basically big metal detectors and operate via induction, not magnetism. They detect electrically conductive materials and can sense non-magnetic metals like aluminum and lead...
Forum: Beasts 01-15-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,755
Posted By Jet Jaguar
The V-Strom is a beige Accord. The Scrambler is a...

The V-Strom is a beige Accord. The Scrambler is a red S2000.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2009, 07:25 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 18,280
Posted By Jet Jaguar
"Bet and Win" makes sense in the context of Asian...

"Bet and Win" makes sense in the context of Asian culture, where gambling is tremendously popular. There is even a whole film genre about high-rolling master gamblers. Admittedly, the name doesn't...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2008, 04:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By Jet Jaguar
I started out with film too, but I kinda wish I...

I started out with film too, but I kinda wish I could've started with digital. The ability to get instant, immediate feedback would have helped me learn faster, and the freedom to shoot as many...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By Jet Jaguar
The 70-200 f/2.8 is next on my shopping list,...

The 70-200 f/2.8 is next on my shopping list, since I don't have a good telephoto zoom...

Anyway, to tell you the truth, I prefer the look of film. To my eye, color slide film is better at...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,630
Posted By Jet Jaguar
+1, unless you're only comparing small...

+1, unless you're only comparing small point-and-shoots to film SLR's.

I also have the 50mm f/1.4 lens and my walkaround lens is the 24-70mm f/2.8, which is as fast as any zoom Canon makes. I can...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2008, 07:20 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,220
Posted By Jet Jaguar
Alright, I'll bite. I'm the man, I'm sure as hell...

Alright, I'll bite. I'm the man, I'm sure as hell not going to let some woman lead me. She should know her place, and that's behind.
Forum: Road warriors 10-02-2008, 11:15 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 20,899
Posted By Jet Jaguar
Kinda looks like someone left an SV650 out in the...

Kinda looks like someone left an SV650 out in the sun too long and it started to melt.
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,174
Posted By Jet Jaguar
I bought my '05 DL650 new in April of '05 with ~3...

I bought my '05 DL650 new in April of '05 with ~3 miles on the clock. It now has 23,000 miles, and I consider that to be low mileage for a V-Strom of it's vintage. The only major problem I've had is...
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2008, 08:41 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 9,237
Posted By Jet Jaguar
Really, there isn't a whole lot of things that...

Really, there isn't a whole lot of things that need fixing out of the box. The most common complaint is windscreen buffeting and an uncomfortable seat, but like Night_Wolf, I don't have problems with...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2008, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 707
Posted By Jet Jaguar
I can't comment specifically on Bohn's products,...

I can't comment specifically on Bohn's products, but I do wear a pressure suit (Acerbis Koerta), without a jacket, on my dual sport rides. A pressure suit doesn't offer the complete overall abrasion...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2008, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,149
Posted By Jet Jaguar
I use them on my DL650 and I get about 3.5 to 4k...

I use them on my DL650 and I get about 3.5 to 4k mi on the rear, and 7-8k mi on the front, with a mix of 80/20 street/dirt. I change them because they start squaring off (Florida - 11 turns in 318...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2008, 11:02 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,778
Posted By Jet Jaguar
Yes, 0.2g. I don't know much about Airsoft guns,...

Yes, 0.2g. I don't know much about Airsoft guns, but I understand they make heavier pellets than that. Those were the heaviest the store had in stock. One more thing, I deliberately avoided...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2008, 07:45 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 10,778
Posted By Jet Jaguar
As I said earlier, I'm running TKC-80's with...

As I said earlier, I'm running TKC-80's with Dynabeads in the front tire and Airsoft pellets in the back, as a comparison. I'm using heavier "sniper" pellets because they're denser, measured out to...
Forum: Equipment 07-31-2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,451
Posted By Jet Jaguar
And here's another film vs. digital comparison...

And here's another film vs. digital comparison (http://www.kenrockwell.com/tech/filmdig.htm) that came to exactly the opposite conclusion.

IMHO, digital cameras do have a shorter lifecycle than...
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2008, 11:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,821
Posted By Jet Jaguar
I'd just like to say that I opened this thread...

I'd just like to say that I opened this thread because I thought it was about using safety wire to keep earplugs from falling out. :huh :scratch
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2008, 07:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,266
Posted By Jet Jaguar
Post something in the Flea Market here about the...

Post something in the Flea Market here about the used bars. There's probably another inmate who would want them.
Forum: Beasts 06-25-2008, 07:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,279
Posted By Jet Jaguar
The Touratech lever only reverses the 650's shift...

The Touratech lever only reverses the 650's shift pattern, not the 1000's. It does away with the 650's stock linkage that works the shaft in the opposite direction as on the 1000.

FWIW, I've got...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 963
Posted By Jet Jaguar
I wear Klim Dakar pants, along with some...

I wear Klim Dakar pants, along with some cycling-type shorts with padding in the hips and tailbone (EVS PP05 (http://www.rockymoto.com/evs_ult_short_page.htm)) and a set of basic kneepads (EVS Glide...
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2008, 08:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,526
Posted By Jet Jaguar
I've seen a V-Strom using a soup can held on by...

I've seen a V-Strom using a soup can held on by an old hard drive magnet as an oil filter guard.
Forum: Beasts 06-23-2008, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 632
Posted By Jet Jaguar
Well, the Touratech lever physically fits the Wee...

Well, the Touratech lever physically fits the Wee but it reverses the shift pattern.
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2008, 03:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,480
Posted By Jet Jaguar
Okay, I got it now. Yeah, once the airflow is...

Okay, I got it now. Yeah, once the airflow is already separated, you can put whatever you want in that pocket and it isn't going to hurt airflow much anymore.
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