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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 309
Views: 28,080
Posted By Ironfish653
Had my first serious lane-splitting session...

Had my first serious lane-splitting session yesterday. All roads south out of DC were gridlocked, so I was trying to make my way to some back roads to get east of town (and go south on rt 301) In...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2013, 09:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,209
Posted By Ironfish653
I get impatient, too. My 4-wheeler is a Honda...

I get impatient, too. My 4-wheeler is a Honda Element, and while the visibility is good, I miss the power-to-weight ratio on the bike. My Wee has ~1/3 the hp of the car, but 10% of the weight. ...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 06-09-2013, 07:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 13,699
Posted By Ironfish653
Cool. I thought a DIY version of the new F6B...

Cool.
I thought a DIY version of the new F6B would be a good commuter sled.

Then I saw this:
http://thekneeslider.com/images/2012/09/honda-cbr1800rr.jpg
No thread-jack intended. Cool Build. ...
Forum: Road warriors 05-27-2013, 09:23 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 73,174
Posted By Ironfish653
What was the year for the frame update on the...

What was the year for the frame update on the FL's?

At the point now where I'm starting to look for a new long-haul commuter, and the Road Glide is on the list. (I like a frame-mounted faring!)...
Forum: The Garage 03-29-2013, 12:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,925
Posted By Ironfish653
It's a very neat tool. I got it for christmas...

It's a very neat tool. I got it for christmas one year from my dad, and a bunch of the accessories the next year. It will hold pretty much anything you can pick up, to about 36" wide. I have the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 15,107
Posted By Ironfish653
2-up

If two-up rides are going to be a frequent occurance, go with the V-Strom. Either the SV or DL -spec engines has enough power to handle the weight, and still keep up a respectable pace. The longer...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2013, 08:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,831
Posted By Ironfish653
Yup, same here. My old Caberg flat sucks in...

Yup, same here. My old Caberg flat sucks in cold, it seals the wind out, but there's not enough venting to keep the shield clear w/out leaving it open.

Had an unavoidable ride in 34* rain/snow...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2012, 07:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,351
Posted By Ironfish653
+1 to this ^ Handguards and heated grips are...

+1 to this ^

Handguards and heated grips are probably the most versatile set-up. I have the Oxfords, and Acerbis Multiplo's with the big 'touring' deflectors. Comfortable down to ~40* with plain...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2012, 10:47 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,209
Posted By Ironfish653
Three weeks in to my riding career, and 3 days in...

Three weeks in to my riding career, and 3 days in to my new Wee, I had a lady in a Lexus SUV make a right turn from the left lane, right 'across my bow.'
Being the rank noob I was, I braked too...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-18-2012, 07:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,505
Posted By Ironfish653
^^ This. I don't flash my Hi-beams, they go on...

^^ This. I don't flash my Hi-beams, they go on and stay on. There's a couple of high-incident areas where i like to have a 4-wheeler as a 'wingman' to keep people from trying to shoot the gap. I...
Forum: Beasts 05-18-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,705
Posted By Ironfish653
Nope, not too tall I'm 5' 10" with a 30" inseam....

Nope, not too tall I'm 5' 10" with a 30" inseam. since I ride predominantly on the street, I wear Chippewa 'Rallye' boots with a 1" heel. I was able to put both heels solidly on the ground, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-14-2012, 01:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,677
Posted By Ironfish653
To me, it seems like they 'softened up' The...

To me, it seems like they 'softened up' The jacketed wire was pretty stiff when they were new, much more pliable now. It is still noticable when i've got the buds in and the Zune off, but only...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2012, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,253
Views: 433,081
Posted By Ironfish653
V-Strom 650, here with 6500 miles on the set....

V-Strom 650, here with 6500 miles on the set. Lots of commuting, lots of slab, rear tire is ~20% left. Front looks fine.
Would probably go to 8000+ miles on the rear, but i have a couple of big...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-13-2012, 09:33 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,677
Posted By Ironfish653
Got the same ones to replace my 3rd set of...

Got the same ones to replace my 3rd set of SkullCandy Asym (all due to broken wires) The rubbing noise went away after the 2nd or 3rd time I wore them. I wear my Zune on a holder on my right...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2012, 07:34 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 52,733
Posted By Ironfish653
Mounting Directly to Bike

Anyone running the Wolfman EXP's without racks?

I like to run soft bags on my DL650 to keep the rear narrow, and I like the waterproof nature of the Wolfman bags.

I've got the stock heat...
Forum: The Garage 11-01-2011, 08:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,554
Posted By Ironfish653
Clutch Replacement -Toyota Corolla

Need to replace the clutch on the wife's Toyota, due to some 'spirited' driving on my part. (can't treat the car clutch like the one on the bike, it doesn't like it)

I've done clutches on RWDs...
Forum: Beasts 08-30-2011, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 750
Posted By Ironfish653
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y38RgxsPpY ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Y38RgxsPpY

Not quite that low.

Hung off the bottom of the faring on my Wee-Strom, so I can watch the front wheel go up and down.
(testing the suction cup...
Forum: The Garage 07-23-2011, 10:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,183
Posted By Ironfish653
GFCI Won't Stay Reset

Big T-Storm rolled through here a few hours ago, lots of wind, rain, lightning, but the power stayed on, and no real damage to anything.

Just discovered tht my cable and net access have been...
Forum: Road warriors 04-20-2011, 08:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,121
Posted By Ironfish653
The Wee/V-Stroms are far and away better two-up...

The Wee/V-Stroms are far and away better two-up than the Versys.
Longer wheelbase, bigger pilion seat, and as you mentioned, the rack is all ready for a top-box.

The 650 still has plenty of...
Forum: The Garage 04-11-2011, 01:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,045
Posted By Ironfish653
Precision Motorcycle on Southgate Ave, in VB has...

Precision Motorcycle on Southgate Ave, in VB has a good supply of mix-n-match used stuff, like bars, mirrors, and turn signals, plus they part out wrecked bikes, but only a few at a given time.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-07-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,831
Posted By Ironfish653
Similar bill in the VA legislature right now, it...

Similar bill in the VA legislature right now, it says 2 minutes or 3 complete cycles of the signal. It doesn't make it legal, but gives an 'affirmative defense' for lights that don't detect MC's. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-21-2010, 09:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,628
Posted By Ironfish653
The 250 Ninja is a good choice as a starter, and...

The 250 Ninja is a good choice as a starter, and since good used ones are always in demand, they can usually be re-sold easily, and at minimal loss.

The Ninja 500 and Suzuki's GS 500 are good...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,321
Posted By Ironfish653
I have a utility pouch I got at a surplus store...

I have a utility pouch I got at a surplus store that I put my pens, pocket knife, plant keys, chewing gum, etc.. in when i'm on the bike. I put all the stuff in it when i'm signing off at my desk,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2010, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,373
Posted By Ironfish653
I was mountian biking for almost 20 yrs before I...

I was mountian biking for almost 20 yrs before I got in to Motorcycles, so the weight shift came instinctively, but I still had big-time lock-ups.
I found I was using my whole leg to push off of...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2010, 12:33 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 13,634
Posted By Ironfish653
+1 to that. I had mine half-stripped while I was...

+1 to that. I had mine half-stripped while I was repainting the rashed farings after my (minor) low-side, when my dad stopped by to see how I was doing. He said: "I bet it looks like a REAL...
Forum: Trip Planning 10-04-2010, 12:16 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,499
Posted By Ironfish653
I took the Motrax bag on my Alaska trip last...

I took the Motrax bag on my Alaska trip last summer. (Fly-n-Rent)
Fits in an overhead bin on a 'regular' airliner just fine. It looks small, but fits an XL just fine.
It's got a non-slip bottom...
Forum: Ride reports 05-12-2010, 02:24 AM
Replies: 1,177
Views: 594,903
Posted By Ironfish653
So, you spend the winter building kick-ass custom...

So, you spend the winter building kick-ass custom bikes, then spend the summer riding them fuck-all over the world, stopping by every big biker party you come across?

Dude, I sooo want to be you...
Forum: Beasts 05-06-2010, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9,295
Views: 3,681,803
Posted By Ironfish653
I don't have any good pictures of it anywhere...

I don't have any good pictures of it anywhere exciting, so here's one from the day I got finished putting it back together from a 40 mph lowside.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-30-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 7,265
Posted By Ironfish653
I've given an 'knock-knock' to a couple of SUV...

I've given an 'knock-knock' to a couple of SUV drivers who've tried to push past me in a no-right-on-red turn lane. It's an over-90* turn, and the oncoming lanes shift in the intersection, so I like...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2009, 12:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,724
Posted By Ironfish653
Exactly. I usually ride alone, but I do often...

Exactly. I usually ride alone, but I do often meet up for 'long way home' rides after work with a friend who swears by her 125cc Kawasaki Eliminator. To her credit, she really rides the wheels off of...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2009, 09:43 PM
Replies: 641
Views: 241,825
Posted By Ironfish653
:lurk Subscribeded

:lurk Subscribeded
Forum: Ride reports 10-30-2007, 12:45 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 10,243
Posted By Ironfish653
here's 'Scratch'. Appropriately enough, he hangs...

here's 'Scratch'. Appropriately enough, he hangs out by the starter switch.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2007, 01:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,729
Posted By Ironfish653
I've seen a few Honda Rebels (had to check to be...

I've seen a few Honda Rebels (had to check to be sure) in DC. Capitol Hill PD or Park Police, I think.

When I was at Federal Highway TFHRC, about once a week, we'd see one or two riders patroling...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2007, 10:38 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,043
Posted By Ironfish653
Yes, it does make a lot of noise, but if you pull...

Yes, it does make a lot of noise, but if you pull the valve core, it makes a lot less, and you need less than 10 seconds to get it down on the rim.
Forum: Face plant 05-31-2007, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By Ironfish653
I like how they carry him by the handcuffs to the...

I like how they carry him by the handcuffs to the ambulance (paddy wagon?) after they scraped him off the pavement.
Forum: Beasts 02-20-2007, 08:21 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,110
Posted By Ironfish653
I use that too, from time to time. When I tell...

I use that too, from time to time. When I tell people what kind of bike I have (If I can't show it to them) it's a Suzuki DL650, because only the assimilated know what the hell a V-Strom is. (I...
Forum: Beasts 01-22-2007, 10:58 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,443
Posted By Ironfish653
I think you're on to something here; The Blast!...

I think you're on to something here; The Blast! is a great little bike. Light, good handling, torquey motor, tough and simple.
Plus, it's relatively cheap. You can probably net a new/like new...
Forum: Beasts 01-21-2007, 06:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,159
Posted By Ironfish653
Which is why, after my 'assisted drop,' my 'Strom...

Which is why, after my 'assisted drop,' my 'Strom is wearing a full set of Buell turn signals (and a KLR brake lever) for less than the cost of 1 Suzuki turn signal.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2007, 09:02 AM
Replies: 220
Views: 12,277
Posted By Ironfish653
She didn't actually hit me, but she cut me off so...

She didn't actually hit me, but she cut me off so severely that I locked the front, stalled, and went down pretty much instantaneously. I was so suprised to be on the ground, I didn't look for her...
Forum: Ride reports 01-18-2007, 07:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 756
Posted By Ironfish653
Joshua Tree: Dec 28

My first Ride Report, and it wasn't even my bike. Ah, well...

Christmas Vacation with the Family in Palm Springs. I don't Spa and I don't play golf, so by Wednesday, I was bored out of my skull....
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