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Forum: Ride reports 04-16-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 434
Views: 31,854
Posted By Jim K.
A neat sight in Bernkassel, is the pair of iron...

A neat sight in Bernkassel, is the pair of iron handcuffs hanging from 2-3 feet of chain, on that salmon colored building on the square. They can be seen in the 3rd & 4th photos. Like the stocks of...
Forum: Road warriors 04-16-2015, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4,373
Views: 777,200
Posted By Jim K.
You've got that right! My last chain bike was...

You've got that right! My last chain bike was '88, all shafties since then. Of course I had read about X & O ring chains when they came out & they sounded like they might work, maybe 10 or 15%...
Forum: Road warriors 04-13-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 9,813
Views: 1,651,850
Posted By Jim K.
I'm wondering about that myself. 11,000 owners...

I'm wondering about that myself. 11,000 owners responding on 12,000+ bikes seems like a pretty significant survey. As a matter of fact, I can't remember ever reading a bigger one. Milage was...
Forum: Road warriors 04-10-2015, 07:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,873
Posted By Jim K.
And a dipstick, not a window!

And a dipstick, not a window!
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2015, 06:44 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 550,570
Posted By Jim K.
When I bought my new Concours (C-10, 600 lbs) I...

When I bought my new Concours (C-10, 600 lbs) I knew it would be a bit of a change from my GT 650 Hawk (390 lbs), but I wanted touring comfort, so I bought it still in the crate at the Kawi dealer....
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2015, 03:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,267
Posted By Jim K.
I believe that milage variability was taken into...

I believe that milage variability was taken into account in their model.
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,645
Posted By Jim K.
I'm afraid I'm officially qualified for...

I'm afraid I'm officially qualified for geezerdom. I first saw an "OmniCruise" sort of device, (one that grips the throttle & rests against the brake lever) many years ago. It was homemade out of...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2015, 07:50 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 30,975
Posted By Jim K.
Just discovered this thread. Back in the day, I...

Just discovered this thread. Back in the day, I lusted after that interceptor, but to no avail. The student debt load & low earnings in academic research kept me firmly seated in my aging CX 500....
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 613
Posted By Jim K.
I've never owned aluminum panniers, but I always...

I've never owned aluminum panniers, but I always assumed they were anodized. As I understand it, anodizing is a process that hard oxidizes the surface of the bare aluminum. This results in a surface...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,313
Posted By Jim K.
Now THAT'S clever!

Now THAT'S clever!
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,208
Posted By Jim K.
Mg 34?

Mg 34?
Forum: Road warriors 04-02-2015, 05:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,367
Posted By Jim K.
The Ride Report section is currently running a...

The Ride Report section is currently running a report from a Belgian couple who are touring Central America on similar bikes with similar hard cases. They're having a ball & their only trouble so far...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 9,703
Posted By Jim K.
I'm going to be in Italy early in May. My 1st...

I'm going to be in Italy early in May. My 1st week will be in Venice, (so no moto action there), but the 2nd will be in the Alto Adige/Tyrol area, including Austria. Given the current weakness in the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-29-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 3,670
Views: 1,007,100
Posted By Jim K.
Yep...that RWB Nighthawk was beautifully...

Yep...that RWB Nighthawk was beautifully proportioned, compact, & composed. I'm not sure about #1, but certainly top 10. Especially considering that it was a truly production bike, modestly priced &...
Forum: Ride reports 03-28-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,484
Posted By Jim K.
How do I say "Good luck & be safe" in...

How do I say "Good luck & be safe" in Euskadie?
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2015, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,786
Posted By Jim K.
I believe that the Connie got bigger forks &...

I believe that the Connie got bigger forks & front brakes in '94. What I found in owning one for 10 years, was that the COG (Concours Owners Group) is the best "extended warranty" in existence. There...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,028
Posted By Jim K.
Thanks for the heads up Sergio. I'm also in the...

Thanks for the heads up Sergio. I'm also in the market & I'll be in Veneto in May. I'll swing by that place in Verona & check them out.
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2015, 06:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,853
Posted By Jim K.
I would have no qualms about selling a good...

I would have no qualms about selling a good quality helmet that's been well cared for, (that is, stored indoors, no temp. extremes, etc.). The qualifier would be that the buyer should be honestly...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2015, 09:55 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,876
Posted By Jim K.
I've used my US 10 & US 20 Kreiga bags for tens...

I've used my US 10 & US 20 Kreiga bags for tens of thousands of miles in all sorts of weather. They've proven so waterproof on the bike that I now use one as storage on my sailboat. They work.
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,424
Posted By Jim K.
I've found an outfit called "Paradox" that makes...

I've found an outfit called "Paradox" that makes base layers out of mostly synthetic fibers, with an 11% Merino content. Works real well for me, flat seamed, wicks well, feels good, & MUCH cheaper...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,876
Posted By Jim K.
I'm pretty sure there are guys using Kreiga bags...

I'm pretty sure there are guys using Kreiga bags as tank bags. I'll affirm they are absolutely waterproof. Kreiga also has lots of options for attachment.
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,150
Posted By Jim K.
Well said! I think you are right about the...

Well said! I think you are right about the eventual demise of the DSLR. Especially as OLED viewfinders get better & better, (for those geezers among us who can only compose a photo through a...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,448
Posted By Jim K.
I've always worn mine on my belt for 20+ years...

I've always worn mine on my belt for 20+ years now. It's so much a part of my routine that I've lost several over the years to TSA...no matter how many times I fly, I never seem to remember the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 08:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,786
Posted By Jim K.
The old Connie C-10 is hard to beat in terms of...

The old Connie C-10 is hard to beat in terms of "bang for buck"
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,685
Posted By Jim K.
I can remember both of those bikes & the shock...

I can remember both of those bikes & the shock wave they caused, especially the Katana. The BMW was more conservative, but still a pretty bold statement from a (then) very staid company. At the time...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 02:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 820
Posted By Jim K.
Just about any will do, but I've never seen a...

Just about any will do, but I've never seen a better bike specific pack than a Kreiga. REALLY well designed & built.
Forum: Road warriors 03-15-2015, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,071
Posted By Jim K.
I'd go to Bolt Depot & get stainless...

I'd go to Bolt Depot & get stainless replacements.
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 550,570
Posted By Jim K.
Sorry, I was referring to Duc & HD in the...

Sorry, I was referring to Duc & HD in the conglomerate.I know HDs numbers are multiples of Ducs. On rereading, I see that wasn't very clear.
Forum: Road warriors 03-13-2015, 05:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,914
Posted By Jim K.
Back in my Connie riding days, the guys in the...

Back in my Connie riding days, the guys in the Owners Group found a Caterpillar O-ring that would fit perfectly. I kept it on the edge of the bar end weight. With a flick of the thumb, I could roll...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,601
Posted By Jim K.
Here in a nutshell.

Here in a nutshell.
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 939
Posted By Jim K.
I'd keep a close eye on motorcyclegear.com. They...

I'd keep a close eye on motorcyclegear.com. They buy out unsold gear from warehouses & resell at big discounts. I have no connection, but they are good folks to deal with & have a huge range of gear...
Forum: Road warriors 03-09-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,685
Posted By Jim K.
Style is indeed purely in the eye of the...

Style is indeed purely in the eye of the beholder. Since I am an officially qualified geezer, I can sympathize somewhat with the OP. I'm no fan of insectile, wasp tails and droopy headlights, which...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 724
Posted By Jim K.
I'd look around ebay for a used Gerike...

I'd look around ebay for a used Gerike Paris-Dakar. Of course, I've been looking myself for years, but I have yet to find the right one. My problem is, I'm a small guy, (140 lbs & 5'7"). These used...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,240
Posted By Jim K.
Several folks have rigged Kreiga tail bags for...

Several folks have rigged Kreiga tail bags for use as tank bags. I'm not sure how they are rigged on a tank, but I know for a fact that the Kreiga bags are waterproof. really....actually...
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,914
Posted By Jim K.
this!

this!
Forum: Road warriors 03-08-2015, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4,594
Views: 550,570
Posted By Jim K.
HD CVOs & Ducati Superleggeras are the "cherry"...

HD CVOs & Ducati Superleggeras are the "cherry" on top of a sundae built of much more conventional (& inexpensive) bikes (that sell in the hundreds of thousands). I'm betting that margins are razor...
Forum: Road warriors 03-06-2015, 08:28 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 31,812
Posted By Jim K.
I've no interest in a Tenere, but a modern single...

I've no interest in a Tenere, but a modern single (ala the BSA Gold Star) would float my boat. That 660 motor, with modern suspenders & brakes & Japanese levels of finish (& reliability) would have...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,996
Posted By Jim K.
That Mefoto looks really interesting! I'm headed...

That Mefoto looks really interesting! I'm headed for Venice in May & in the market for a tripod that folds down to 1 ft. or less, & this one clearly deserves a bit more research. Thanks for the tip.
Forum: Road warriors 03-05-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 622
Views: 192,447
Posted By Jim K.
I've got 22,000 trouble free mi. on mine in 4...

I've got 22,000 trouble free mi. on mine in 4 years now. I do at least 2 multi K tours per year with no problems. I put in two 625 mile days back to back last year, on a trip down to Barber's Museum...
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 906
Posted By Jim K.
My favorite gear would have to be my old H....

My favorite gear would have to be my old H. Gerike "Touareg" 2 piece suit. I got it from NewEnough Leathers 15+ years ago & it's still holding up fine. It's too warm for summer use, but it's still my...
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