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Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2013, 01:16 PM
Replies: 358
Views: 40,244
Posted By redge
When the bike arrives from California, should be...

When the bike arrives from California, should be within the next two weeks.
Forum: Thumpers 05-22-2013, 08:06 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 40,244
Posted By redge
Thanks to Wind_Rider for these reports. They were...

Thanks to Wind_Rider for these reports. They were very much a factor in my decision yesterday to purchase a Zero XU.
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,477
Posted By redge
As someone who's deciding between the Bonneville...

As someone who's deciding between the Bonneville T100 and the V7, that's an interesting, and indeed persuasive, analysis.
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2013, 09:30 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,477
Posted By redge
On the merits of these bikes, the Moto Guzzi and...

On the merits of these bikes, the Moto Guzzi and the various flavours of Bonneville all have different ergonomics.

For me, at 6', 195lbs, the standard Bonneville feels too small, and the Thruxton...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2013, 08:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,477
Posted By redge
I guess it might be more practical to trailer the...

I guess it might be more practical to trailer the bike, but that would be a beautiful ride.
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,477
Posted By redge
If you import, the Registrar of Imported Vehicles...

If you import, the Registrar of Imported Vehicles charges $195 anyway :)
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,477
Posted By redge
I'm in the process of making the same decision...

I'm in the process of making the same decision except that I may be buying in the U.S.

Note that the closest Canadian Triumph dealer to you is in Winnipeg, whereas the closest Moto Guzzi dealer is...
Forum: Europe 12-02-2012, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By redge
I think that the UK didn't sign on to the...

I think that the UK didn't sign on to the Schengen agreement because the UK has a fair number of well heeled foreigners spending money there, and telling them to get lost for three months out of six...
Forum: Europe 12-02-2012, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By redge
Yes, I learned all about the Shengen rule shortly...

Yes, I learned all about the Shengen rule shortly after my first post. I've decided to ignore it. I think that the odds of an Italian immigration officer going through my passport with a fine tooth...
Forum: Europe 11-10-2012, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By redge
Thanks, I just learned that a friend expects...

Thanks,

I just learned that a friend expects to become a resident within the next couple of weeks. Solves the problem.

Re your point about length of stay, I'll be leaving the country for 24...
Forum: Europe 11-05-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By redge
This is my first time in Sicily, and I agree this...

This is my first time in Sicily, and I agree this area is pretty cool. I've taken an apartment in Ortigia until mid-December and then I'm moving to the Ragusa area (Ispica) for a few months.

I'd...
Forum: Europe 11-05-2012, 07:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By redge
Sicily Scooter Rental

I am based in the Syracuse area for the next several months.

Does anyone know whether there is an operation in the area that rents 125cc scooters that is reliable? Happy to go to Catania or...
Forum: Europe 11-05-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
Posted By redge
Italy: Can a Non-resident Buy and Driveca 50cc Scooter?

I know that one must be a resident to register and drive a more powerful scooter (e.g. 125cc), but can a non-resident purchase and drive a 50cc scooter? I'll be here for several months, and buying is...
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2011, 05:10 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,118
Posted By redge
This is the first that I have heard of these rods...

This is the first that I have heard of these rods and I'd just like to thank you for raising them and responding to questions. The portability is attractive, and one of these might be a lot of fun in...
Forum: Equipment 12-23-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,890
Posted By redge
A couple of days after receiving the jacket, I'm...

A couple of days after receiving the jacket, I'm blown away by the workmanship and practical detailing. And the Traveler trousers, which can be worn over regular trousers and removed at destination,...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2011, 10:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,890
Posted By redge
And that's why I ordered the jacket, but it could...

And that's why I ordered the jacket, but it could still use some breaking in.

By the way, very happy with the boots, gloves and helmet that you sold me a couple of years ago.

Cheers.
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2011, 09:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,890
Posted By redge
I've figured out that it will definitely help the...

I've figured out that it will definitely help the break-in process to remove the pads from the shoulders and elbows :)
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,890
Posted By redge
Breaking in a Vanson Jacket

After a long wait, I received a Vanson Mark 2 jacket and Traveller trousers today. Very impressed with the quality and fit, but of course the jacket is fairly stiff at the moment. If I try to wear...
Forum: Alaska 04-11-2010, 02:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By redge
The importation isn't hard. You just have to have...

The importation isn't hard. You just have to have your paperwork done. Have a look at the long thread in the Region>Canada sub-forum on importing a bike from the U.S. If you are going to do this, I...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2010, 02:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By redge
Thanks, that is one of the things that I wanted...

Thanks, that is one of the things that I wanted to know.
Forum: Alaska 04-11-2010, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 797
Posted By redge
The Canadian dollar has been at par or within a...

The Canadian dollar has been at par or within a fraction of a cent of par for the last week. The economists say that this is not short-term and some people think that the Canadian dollar may go above...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2010, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,200
Posted By redge
Lewis Leathers?

I wanted to see what this UK company offers but their web site has been out for at least two days: www.lewisleathers.com

Does anyone know whether they are still in business (they opened a store in...
Forum: Europe 04-06-2010, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By redge
Have a look at this thread:...

Have a look at this thread: http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=504944
Forum: Europe 04-06-2010, 07:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By redge
Sure won't. It looks like you are fluent in...

Sure won't.

It looks like you are fluent in English. There is a terrific book by a guy named David Hough called Proficient Motorcycling. It explains how motorcycles work in terms of balance, etc....
Forum: Europe 04-06-2010, 06:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By redge
Read what the guy in that thread says about these...

Read what the guy in that thread says about these bikes mechanically. You don't have to do your own work, but if you enjoy it, it's a lot cheaper than the dealer.

Sorry, I wouldn't know about...
Forum: Europe 04-06-2010, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By redge
Have a look at this thread from a forum in...

Have a look at this thread from a forum in Newfoundland: http://www.ridetherock.com/forums/showthread.php?t=5130

The gentleman in the thread who says that he has six of the CBRs has them because...
Forum: Europe 04-06-2010, 04:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 643
Posted By redge
The top speed for the CBR125R is 120km/h and it...

The top speed for the CBR125R is 120km/h and it will do 90km/h - 100km/h comfortably. That said, it is not a freeway bike. For the 10-15 minute runs you are talking about, if they are on a regular...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2010, 04:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,759
Posted By redge
Hi Concurssi, Have a look at the Honda...

Hi Concurssi,

Have a look at the Honda CBR125R, which I have and which may well be available in Finland. It is sold in Europe, Asia and Canada (but not in the US). This bike is a big seller in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2010, 03:32 AM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 375,783
Posted By redge
My understanding is that this idea, which has a...

My understanding is that this idea, which has a lot of currency on the internet, is based on a New Zealand study. One of the authors of the study delivered a paper which is available on the internet....
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2010, 03:53 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,895
Posted By redge
I figure that the main criteria for a new helmet...

I figure that the main criteria for a new helmet are safety and fit. Apart from DOT approval and Snell approval (controversial), there is the UK Helmet Safety Scheme, called SHARP, which tests...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-03-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1,622
Views: 375,783
Posted By redge
I wish that someone had told me to first decide...

I wish that someone had told me to first decide on what helmet, jacket, gloves, boots and pants to buy, and then, knowing the budget for riding gear, decide on what bike to buy. I was in shock when I...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,990
Posted By redge
I got an RF1100 in solid yellow last week. The...

I got an RF1100 in solid yellow last week. The colour is brighter, closer to the colour of a lemon, than photographs on the internet, at least on my screen, suggest. I'm told that I'll be seen a mile...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2010, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By redge
Perforated Leather and Bugs

I have to decide between a solid and perforated jacket. Are the latter a hassle to clean due to bug guts and dirt getting into the perforations?
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By redge
Grazie mille Lucio, I've done a search on...

Grazie mille Lucio,

I've done a search on those boots and I'm going through the information now.

Rory
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2010, 03:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,668
Posted By redge
Not just vintage, I use the M3 because it's...

Not just vintage, I use the M3 because it's indestructible, reliable and compact. The M6 is pretty recent, and has some sophisticated electronics, but the M3 is a camera that I just never worry about...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2010, 02:57 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,668
Posted By redge
I use a Leica M3 that was made in 1955. Built...

I use a Leica M3 that was made in 1955. Built like a tank (all metal, no plastic, no electronics), fits in the palm of my hand and nobody makes better lenses. I've also got an M6, a medium format...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2010, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By redge
That's why I asked: "Does the Race have a...

That's why I asked: "Does the Race have a pronounced forward cant and how much does it restrict flexibility in the back if I am riding fairly upright"?

The bike is a sport road bike, not high...
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2010, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By redge
Thanks, if I go with a boot made from a composite...

Thanks, if I go with a boot made from a composite material, I want it to be CE approved. In the Sidi line, that would appear to mean the Vortice ($475) or the discontinued Corsa ($425) if I happen to...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2010, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 755
Posted By redge
Short List for Single Purpose Boots

Hi,

I am aware of the long thread "I Want a Pair of Boots that Will Do it All!!!", but that isn't what I'm looking for, hence my question.

I want a pair of boots that will be used from May...
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