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Forum: Equipment 01-16-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 29,861
Posted By F16Viper68
Are you using the pinlock shield? Dave...

Are you using the pinlock shield?

Dave...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 29,861
Posted By F16Viper68
Correct, I removed the small red strap from the d...

Correct, I removed the small red strap from the d rings not the cheek pads. It was in the way. Either way, I installed a quick clip system so it's moot.

Dave...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2014, 03:58 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 29,861
Posted By F16Viper68
I've had this helmet for about a week now and I'm...

I've had this helmet for about a week now and I'm really impressed with it. I'm coming off an HJC FS-15 which, for the money, is a pretty decent helmet.

Pros:
+ Internal sun visor. Easy...
Forum: Face plant 10-21-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
Yeah, I have utterly no idea how someone doesn't...

Yeah, I have utterly no idea how someone doesn't even take the basic precautions when it comes to protecting their children. As long as I live I'll never forget opening the rear door and seeing that...
Forum: Face plant 10-15-2013, 06:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
Did you take the two day course at Barber? That...

Did you take the two day course at Barber? That looks very appealing.

Bring a hoodie? :dunno
Forum: Face plant 10-14-2013, 05:27 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
This does have some merit since I find the large...

This does have some merit since I find the large dual sports just suck around here due to the soft sugary sand. I know it can be done and I've seen it done but there's just no way I'm taking a 2012...
Forum: Face plant 10-14-2013, 04:17 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
Seriously leaning towards stepping it up. I just...

Seriously leaning towards stepping it up. I just love riding too much to walk away.

Now I just have to define "stepping it up".

Me - "Honey! The folks online say I have to buy a track bike...
Forum: Face plant 10-14-2013, 04:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
This is interesting because recently I've felt my...

This is interesting because recently I've felt my riding skill level has hit a plateau. I read a lot about riding but feel like it's time for some more hands on type of training (e.g. Lee Parks...
Forum: Face plant 10-14-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
I'm curious how others felt about riding after a...

I'm curious how others felt about riding after a near death experience? I was out riding this weekend and felt okay but I'm wondering about how I'm going to feel the next time I'm in traffic.
...
Forum: Face plant 10-14-2013, 05:12 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
I still to this day can't figure out why lane...

I still to this day can't figure out why lane splitting is legal in only one state. I'm sure there's a ton of info out there on the web but I haven't taken the time to search. This incident might...
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2013, 05:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
I agree. I've watched it in operation in Cali...

I agree. I've watched it in operation in Cali and Britain a few times and was impressed. It does seem to open up a few other risks but I do like the fact I can position myself between two vehicles....
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2013, 04:25 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
Yeah, the Army in the late 70's/early 80's...you...

Yeah, the Army in the late 70's/early 80's...you made the right choice. :lol3

Dave...
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2013, 11:53 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,483
Posted By F16Viper68
Anyone who has been riding for a while has had a...

Anyone who has been riding for a while has had a few momentarily lapses in judgment. I'm just glad you were able to walk away.

I really wish there was video of the Wee taking flight. :lol3
...
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
I've gotten caught directly behind someone a few...

I've gotten caught directly behind someone a few times and man is that an awkward feeling. My eyes stay glued on those mirrors.

Dave...
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2013, 08:41 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
After the hit, I picked up my bike, moved it to a...

After the hit, I picked up my bike, moved it to a safe location, thanked my lucky stars for about 15 seconds, got off the bike, turned, and realized it was a black Range Rover that nearly killed me....
Forum: Face plant 10-13-2013, 08:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
I have very similar reactions when I find my...

I have very similar reactions when I find my focus wandering off but when you're tooling down some long lonely stretch of road or even the highway it just sort of happens. Although, I have to admit...
Forum: Face plant 10-12-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
Glad you're still around to type about it. ...

Glad you're still around to type about it.

Did they not see you? Were you able to figure out why they turned left in front of you? If they claimed not to have seen you there's a few things you...
Forum: Face plant 10-12-2013, 09:04 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,483
Posted By F16Viper68
Just a few feet to the right and you would have...

Just a few feet to the right and you would have been participating in the annual 2013 Wee Strom Pole Vaulting competition. :eek1

Glad it all worked out and you can smile about it. First time I...
Forum: Face plant 10-12-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
One thing I've been working on is leaving the...

One thing I've been working on is leaving the bike in 1st gear when stopped at lights. I know you are supposed to do this but I struggle with it honestly.

Dave...
Forum: Face plant 10-12-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
Yeah, in the particular section of road folks are...

Yeah, in the particular section of road folks are trying to get through the intersection so most are a bit over the speed limit and the road had just gone from three lanes to two (by design) so it...
Forum: Face plant 10-12-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
I'm surprised you were able to get far over...

I'm surprised you were able to get far over enough to have enough space to allow the car behind to get pushed past you. Glad you did though! That could have been ugly.

A long while back I...
Forum: Face plant 10-12-2013, 07:55 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
Believe me, the family (wife and daughter) got...

Believe me, the family (wife and daughter) got big hugs when I got home from work that day. I've been wondering how this is going to affect my riding going forward. The ride home that day...
Forum: Face plant 10-12-2013, 07:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
Thank you. I've been mulling this over a bit and...

Thank you. I've been mulling this over a bit and realize that if this had happen in my first few years of riding the results would have been much different. Some of this was luck honestly because...
Forum: Face plant 10-12-2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
I have no idea why but I can't edit my message....

I have no idea why but I can't edit my message. When I click edit it brings up a blank message box. Interestingly enough I can edit this one.

I just wanted one more photo of the front of the...
Forum: Face plant 10-12-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,703
Posted By F16Viper68
Only Eight Lives Left

Well I had an interesting commute on Thursday morning. Just to set the background, I’ve been riding for about six years, my typical mount is my 2012 Yamaha Super Tenere, and have around 40,000 miles...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-26-2013, 05:34 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,007
Posted By F16Viper68
It's a bike that doesn't roast the chestnuts I so...

It's a bike that doesn't roast the chestnuts I so desire. :lol3 I always thought I'd end up on a GS someday but not for a few more years. I don't want to belittle the S10 because thousands of...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,007
Posted By F16Viper68
Actually this is exactly where I'm going to find...

Actually this is exactly where I'm going to find my fix. :lol3

Like I said some folks don't notice it.
Forum: GS Boxers 09-25-2013, 08:19 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,007
Posted By F16Viper68
I get this comment a lot and I have no idea why...

I get this comment a lot and I have no idea why mine is so different. I have others that is bothers and some stating "what heat?". I'm sorry but there's no way on my bike you can ride it and not...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2013, 05:55 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,007
Posted By F16Viper68
Thanks! It's strange how much this issue is...

Thanks! It's strange how much this issue is bothering me on my S10. I've just never connected with this bike like I did with my Wee (that sounds a bit strange) . :rofl

Dave...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2013, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,007
Posted By F16Viper68
Seems a bunch of GSW's are cruising through my...

Seems a bunch of GSW's are cruising through my home town. :lol3

Dave...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2013, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,007
Posted By F16Viper68
Interestingly enough I've never ridden in New...

Interestingly enough I've never ridden in New England. Well dirt bikes but never on the road. I left in 1990 and didn't get into street riding until 2007. I've never made the journey back to New...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-23-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,007
Posted By F16Viper68
Thank you very much for the feedback. Sounds...

Thank you very much for the feedback. Sounds like this is not an issue on the GSW.

Dave...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2013, 07:39 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,007
Posted By F16Viper68
Thanks for the feedback. I'm typically wearing...

Thanks for the feedback. I'm typically wearing jeans and Olympia Moto Sports Airglide mesh pants down here. Personally I don't think it would matter if they were Darien or mesh pants. I would feel...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2013, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,007
Posted By F16Viper68
Thanks for the input. Interestingly I don't feel...

Thanks for the input. Interestingly I don't feel any heat from the S10 when I'm stopped only while moving.

Dave...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2013, 06:59 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,007
Posted By F16Viper68
I figured it might have been already discussed...

I figured it might have been already discussed but this thread is 722 pages and just try to get anything from the keyword search of "heat". :lol3

Not an issue is subjective. I'll keep digging I...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-22-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 11,316
Views: 1,937,007
Posted By F16Viper68
Are there any Wee Strom to LC converts on here?...

Are there any Wee Strom to LC converts on here? I'm curious if anyone is noticing the heat on the right side of the LC as reported by some. I never noticed any heat coming off my Wee but my Super...
Forum: Ride reports 08-31-2013, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,195
Views: 532,855
Posted By F16Viper68
God speed Vance. I hope it all works out for...

God speed Vance. I hope it all works out for you.

Dave...
Forum: Face plant 08-30-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,331
Posted By F16Viper68
I know there are worse xrays out there but that's...

I know there are worse xrays out there but that's just nasty. :eek1

Six months huh?

Dave...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2013, 07:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,059
Posted By F16Viper68
I can't help myself. I just found some forks on...

I can't help myself. I just found some forks on eBay and bought them. The ones on the bike are pitted and left one is leaking quiet a bit.

Plus I bought a new seat cover. :lol3

Dave...
Forum: Old's Cool 07-06-2013, 06:31 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 19,059
Posted By F16Viper68
Thanks! It took me a year and half but I got it...

Thanks! It took me a year and half but I got it where I want it.

I was wondering if someone would notice the bike change. :lol3 Back in Nov I sold the 2008 V-Strom 650 and picked up a...
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