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Forum: Thumpers 01-03-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 7,784
Views: 329,014
Posted By mcrider18
If anyone wonders if a WR250R can be used for...

If anyone wonders if a WR250R can be used for long distance adventure riding just check out this link...

http://www.bigdogadventures.com/WR250R.htm

He has over 45,000 miles on his 2008...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 11-20-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 337
Views: 21,325
Posted By mcrider18
In for 2014

I couldn't make the ride this year but plan on doing it for 2014. Looks like a great ride and gathering! Thanks in advance to all the people who spend so much time and effort putting this together.
Forum: Vendors 03-27-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 11,481
Posted By mcrider18
EDS, +1 for adding a third wire to be able...

EDS,

+1 for adding a third wire to be able to use them as running lights. I'm still looking for bright LED turn signals that'll also function as running lights on my '08 WR250R. Once I find good...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-05-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 954
Posted By mcrider18
Count me in!

Count me in!
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-05-2012, 06:33 AM
Replies: 15,884
Views: 981,103
Posted By mcrider18
I'm planning on riding the Adventure route. I...

I'm planning on riding the Adventure route. I hadn't mailed in my registration yet (it goes in the mail tomorrow), so hopefully there's still plenty of room available.
Forum: Equipment 08-04-2012, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,144
Posted By mcrider18
Leatt STX Owner

I bought a Leatt STX Road Jason Britton neck brace a couple of months ago and am extremely happy with it. I wear it every time I ride. It was extremely easy to adjust to fit with my summer riding...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2010, 03:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,103
Posted By mcrider18
I've worn Arai helmets for the past 15+ years. ...

I've worn Arai helmets for the past 15+ years. The names of the long oval full face helmets have changed over the years with my current one being a Profile. Previous ones were Signet, etc. I...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,275
Posted By mcrider18
+1

+1
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2008, 09:25 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,595
Posted By mcrider18
Those look like 'manly' high heels. :D What's...

Those look like 'manly' high heels. :D What's the lift on those H-D boots, almost 2 inches?
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2008, 10:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 705
Posted By mcrider18
The issue is nothing new. Dual Star has a...

The issue is nothing new. Dual Star has a terrible customer service reputation, esp. extended backorders for weeks and months with promises that the item is just about to ship. And that's when a...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-14-2008, 08:22 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,653
Posted By mcrider18
Geek, That's a great find on the...

Geek,

That's a great find on the manual/tool tubes and really cool setup. I'd recommend using heavy-duty zipties instead of the metal hose clamps though. The tight bend of the thin hose clamps...
Forum: Vendors 05-15-2008, 07:39 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 52,901
Posted By mcrider18
Stonewall, What's your recommended way to...

Stonewall,

What's your recommended way to secure these to a motorcycle? How do you do it on yours? i.e. what straps do you use and what attachment points are on the cooler? I'm interested in...
Forum: Vendors 12-30-2007, 08:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,260
Posted By mcrider18
I just ordered the 'Throttle Days' DVD too after...

I just ordered the 'Throttle Days' DVD too after reading the webbikeworld.com review and watching the trailers on their www.motorcycletheater.com (http://www.motorcycletheater.com) site. The ride...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 12-29-2007, 04:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 679
Posted By mcrider18
I just received a Magellan 4040 for Christmas. ...

I just received a Magellan 4040 for Christmas. It works great in my car but I haven't tried it on one of my motorcycles. It's a great value. The Bluetooth paired with my Razor cell phone and works...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2007, 05:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,027
Posted By mcrider18
Thanks for the link.

Thanks for the link.
Forum: GS Boxers 12-27-2007, 03:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,027
Posted By mcrider18
Are you serious? No self-serve pumps? What a...

Are you serious? No self-serve pumps? What a joke. I guess the politicians say that 'creates' jobs? What's the real purpose of the fuel attendents (they probably call themselves gasoline...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2007, 04:36 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 17,027
Posted By mcrider18
Thanks for the link. That's a pretty cool fuel...

Thanks for the link. That's a pretty cool fuel can. I guess a person would need to fabricate their own mount for the can, but since the can is so inexpensive that wouldn't be too bad.

Does anyone...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-10-2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,618
Posted By mcrider18
The scooter or...?

The scooter or...?
Forum: Battle scooters 12-08-2007, 05:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,230
Posted By mcrider18
500cc MP3 for the USA

Has anyone seen the new-for-USA 500cc MP3? Piaggio USA has full-page advetisements in the current issue fo some motorcycles magazines. I think I saw it in Rider Magazine. Very cool.

I wonder...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2007, 05:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,693
Posted By mcrider18
+1. I used generic ATV covers for two winters...

+1. I used generic ATV covers for two winters and now have the Hippo Hands. The HH are worth the extra $$$.
Forum: Equipment 09-29-2007, 08:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,443
Posted By mcrider18
+1. The term Darwin Awards comes to mind. :kboom

+1. The term Darwin Awards comes to mind. :kboom
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2007, 07:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By mcrider18
Sorry, I don't have any personal experience with...

Sorry, I don't have any personal experience with the gloves. I just found them online and thought they had a unique design that'd be great for heated grips.
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,407
Posted By mcrider18
Eureka Timberline Outfitter 4

The Eureka Timberline Outfitter 4 is a classic, sturdy tent. It's been around a long time because it works so well. I love mine. It's definitely the best personal tent I've ever had. I consider...
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2007, 08:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By mcrider18
Tiz, Check out these Olympia Cold Throttle...

Tiz,

Check out these Olympia Cold Throttle Glove gloves...they have less insulation (i.e. bulk) on the palms to give more control feel and to feel the warmth of heated grips.
...
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2007, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 940
Posted By mcrider18
I used regular ATV covers on my KLR for two years...

I used regular ATV covers on my KLR for two years and then bought the Hippo Hands. I too didn't think there was any way to justify the price difference ($60-80 vs. $20-25), but now that I've owned...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-04-2007, 06:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,511
Posted By mcrider18
If it functions well and you like it...leave it...

If it functions well and you like it...leave it there. Don't worry what others think. Besides it offers an obvious nickname for your bike...Cyclops. :D

Anyway, I doubt my KLR would win a Best...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2007, 07:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,267
Posted By mcrider18
Either one, but first get a set of Hippo Hands. ...

Either one, but first get a set of Hippo Hands. They're better than either one, they don't require any wiring or extra electrical load to your bike, they stop the windchill factor, and they keep...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2007, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,934
Posted By mcrider18
The description on the Oly website "comfort...

The description on the Oly website "comfort neoprene collar and neck inserts," indicates there's adjustability in the neck/collar fitment. At least that's what it sounds like to me. Can anyone...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2007, 08:34 PM
Replies: 342
Views: 77,708
Posted By mcrider18
Can it be set to not flash and only function as a...

Can it be set to not flash and only function as a standard taillight/stoplight? These things seem to be made primarily for emergency vehicle use so I wouldn't want to run into problems with a LEO...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2007, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,934
Posted By mcrider18
The Olympia website describes the AST as having,...

The Olympia website describes the AST as having, "Comfort neoprene collar and neck inserts."

http://www.olympiamotosports.com/ast_mens/ast_mens.htm

I wonder if they had this design feature on...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2007, 07:12 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,182
Posted By mcrider18
The placement of yellow vs. black on the two...

The placement of yellow vs. black on the two designs is one of the first differences I noticed too along with the placement of the reflective material. The Icon has most of it's reflective material...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2007, 06:50 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,739
Posted By mcrider18
I've worn a 2-pc Roadcrafter 'Stitch on a...

I've worn a 2-pc Roadcrafter 'Stitch on a Concours, KLR, and GL1000 and consistently find that I'm cooler BEHIND a fairing/windshield than not. It's true. I've had it for 16 years of commuting and...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2007, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By mcrider18
This won't help in the near term, but in the...

This won't help in the near term, but in the future buy gloves constructed of deer hide rather than cow hide. The deer leather is naturally soft, requires NO break-in period and offers much better...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2007, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,157
Posted By mcrider18
I think it makes your butt look big. :lol3 ...

I think it makes your butt look big. :lol3

Hey, I'm comfortable enough in my manhood to make that comment and a corollary to that is that I don't ride butt-jewelry motorcycles.

Rick
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2007, 03:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,182
Posted By mcrider18
I'm not sure if you're a civilian riding on a...

I'm not sure if you're a civilian riding on a military installation or a service member, but the Army regulation actually requires service personnel to wear the following at all times while riding a...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2007, 01:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 17,182
Posted By mcrider18
Safety Vests Compared (Icon vs. Olympia)

Has anyone seen or compared the new Nova Hi <?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = ST1 /><ST1:PLACE w:st="on">Vis</ST1:PLACE> Mesh Tech Safety Vest from Olympia? It looks like a very good competitor to the Icon...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2007, 11:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,618
Posted By mcrider18
I've never had any problems with Fog City Fog...

I've never had any problems with Fog City Fog Shields. It's about the best $16 a person can spend for a MC accessory. I wouldn't own a full face helmet without one in it (unless the newer designs...
Forum: Vendors 03-17-2007, 10:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By mcrider18
Where'd you buy the bike from? There are...

Where'd you buy the bike from? There are hundreds of motorcycles in the background of those photos. It looks like an excellent deal if someone is considering a Uylsses.

Rick
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2007, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,814
Posted By mcrider18
I wear the Z-Custom Deer Traks (Z Road Racer...

I wear the Z-Custom Deer Traks (Z Road Racer 6105-SW) gloves. I think the name has changed somewhat over the last 15 years since I discovered these, but they're still fantastic gloves. They are...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2007, 09:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,666
Posted By mcrider18
Klr650

Klr650
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