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Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2009, 07:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,324
Posted By MalCarb
well, stopped in at a local dealer today and sat...

well, stopped in at a local dealer today and sat on a sprint, fz6, fz1, and vfr. I must say the vfr was ok, the yamahas were more upright which was nicer on the bike, but I wasn't thrilled with how...
Forum: Road warriors 10-06-2009, 06:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,324
Posted By MalCarb
I'll be honest the top boxes are practical, but I...

I'll be honest the top boxes are practical, but I just can't convince myself to be a fan of the look, I'm interested in Hard side bags.

Are there any side bags that look good with the yams? (the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2009, 07:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,324
Posted By MalCarb
I'm going to keep an eye out for a good deal on a...

I'm going to keep an eye out for a good deal on a sprint or vfr. However, on the note of the FZ6 what's the consensus on the older carburetors or newer fuel injection?
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2009, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,324
Posted By MalCarb
Well, I use the bike for daily commuting to work...

Well, I use the bike for daily commuting to work (30 miles). I figured the sport would still be small enough to be comfortable for those shorter trips. I do all of the maintenance on the bike...
Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2009, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,324
Posted By MalCarb
Looking for a new bike...

I've been eyeing bikes capable of a lot of highway miles (yes I'll be honest I do a lot of highway and dual lane roads for commuting and travelling). I was looking into the VFR, Sprint, and the FZ6....
Forum: Road warriors 08-30-2009, 08:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,790
Posted By MalCarb
I have a lot of respect for you... I'm going...

I have a lot of respect for you...

I'm going to attend University of Maryland for a graduate in mechanical engineering starting this winter. I've always wanted to design and build my own bike. ...
Forum: Face plant 07-15-2009, 04:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,497
Posted By MalCarb
It was an actual right turn lane. I saw the...

It was an actual right turn lane. I saw the other car coming my way in the opposite lane (probably the guy was waiting on that car to pass before making is signaled left?) And there was no one...
Forum: Face plant 07-13-2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,497
Posted By MalCarb
I agree it was a mistake of mine. I learned from...

I agree it was a mistake of mine. I learned from it and your right I'll never do that again. I knew it was a matter of time before I went down, it just worried me when and how bad.

I guess I...
Forum: Face plant 07-13-2009, 09:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,497
Posted By MalCarb
Gettin a good look at a chevy...

Well, Took her down for the first time!
So I was heading down the road towards a 4-way stop (not a light just sign) and there was a pickup with the left signal on waiting for a car coming in the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-23-2009, 05:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By MalCarb
Thanks everyone. I just got in that situation...

Thanks everyone. I just got in that situation with car which got me to thinking that I've never had to encounter that in a bike and What if...?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2009, 07:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 561
Posted By MalCarb
Road Construction and New Pavement.

I hope this is the right thread to post this here but,

How does everyone handle a constructions zone where the lane gets switched (or there's an exit to get off the highway) and the new pavement...
Forum: Road warriors 03-12-2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,430
Posted By MalCarb
Besides:tb Is this bike planned to be marketed...

Besides:tb Is this bike planned to be marketed in the US?

Pardon if it's a retarded question.
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2009, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 496
Posted By MalCarb
I don't really do dual sporting, mostly stick to...

I don't really do dual sporting, mostly stick to the pavement. My experience with tank bags is that you should get a larger tank bag than you think you'll need. For some reason later on you always...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2009, 05:43 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 36,806
Posted By MalCarb
I like those cases, and KenB's cases as well. My...

I like those cases, and KenB's cases as well. My 650 Bandit would be doable for touring, a new seat would help though.

...But in any case, nice rides!:clap
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,608
Posted By MalCarb
Thanks everyone for your help. I appreciate your...

Thanks everyone for your help. I appreciate your input.
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2009, 06:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,608
Posted By MalCarb
Yeah, there would be more pressing worries. I...

Yeah, there would be more pressing worries. I just used a bad example.

I guess what I was after was that dropping a helmet from your handlebars, what are the chances that there is some damage...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2009, 04:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,608
Posted By MalCarb
Thanks for the advice. It fell on the asphalt...

Thanks for the advice. It fell on the asphalt and didn't even have gloves in it. I was just worried , as I think the helmet is the most important piece of gear I wear on a bike. And if I dropped...
Forum: Equipment 01-20-2009, 01:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,608
Posted By MalCarb
Dropped my Helmet

So I've got a HJC AC-12 I think. The Snell-DOT approved model. Anyway dropped it outside in the work parking lot (fell off handle bar)

...I'm gonna need a new helmet aren't I?
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 542,247
Posted By MalCarb
Haven't taken an overnight trip on my Bandit yet....

Haven't taken an overnight trip on my Bandit yet. My first summer I got it running (damn carbs...) I put 4000 on it. I'm looking forward to making some longer trips this coming summer.

I guess...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2009, 07:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By MalCarb
Well Dang, sound like a nice pair of pants. ...

Well Dang, sound like a nice pair of pants. Still need to take a trip and try them on.

For that matter since they might be a little warm, how do the summer pants compare or the Airflow 3...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2009, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,071
Posted By MalCarb
BMW City Pants..

Can anyone comment on these? How are they in summer riding? How comfortable? How's the padding? Just curious... I was also looking at Rev'it Mistral pants and Challenge Pants.
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2008, 08:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,910
Posted By MalCarb
I need to see the Alter Ego pants in person. I'm...

I need to see the Alter Ego pants in person. I'm looking at the Olympia overpants that have the mesh panels and the insulation...

I really liked the look and the fit was very comfortable of the...
Forum: Vendors 12-08-2008, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 334,601
Posted By MalCarb
Could the Mistral pants be worn comfortably as...

Could the Mistral pants be worn comfortably as over pants over jeans or shorts without looking like the marshmallow man?
Forum: Vendors 12-05-2008, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 334,601
Posted By MalCarb
I've been looking for pants, (stepping the safety...

I've been looking for pants, (stepping the safety up from jeans). I went to a BMW bike dealership today and looked at the Revit "Zip" pants. I liked them, in fact I was impressed with all of the...
Forum: Equipment 12-04-2008, 05:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,910
Posted By MalCarb
Anything on Revit, gear. Other threads to be...

Anything on Revit, gear. Other threads to be supportive of their stuff. I found the "Zip" over pants, I they'd be alright over shorts during the summer 90 degree heat?
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2008, 08:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,910
Posted By MalCarb
Anyone know anything about the reliability of...

Anyone know anything about the reliability of shift racing jeans, with kevlar reinforcements? Or the Hang'em high jeans?...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2008, 05:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,910
Posted By MalCarb
Yeah i was wondering about the quality of Joe...

Yeah i was wondering about the quality of Joe Rocket stuff.

If I was going to invest in gear. I figured I'd get exactly what I want. I want protection foremost, and something that looks good,...
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2008, 05:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By MalCarb
Sounds Awesome..Thanks fot the suggestions guys.

Sounds Awesome..Thanks fot the suggestions guys.
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2008, 05:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,910
Posted By MalCarb
Pants, or jeans...

I've had time to think. :norton

Anyway I think I should probably get pants, more motorcycle oriented instead of wearing just jeans. I like the sound of the Alter Ego pants by Joe Rocket, being...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2008, 04:51 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,338
Posted By MalCarb
I have an older 650 bandit. I've gotten to ride...

I have an older 650 bandit. I've gotten to ride both a k1200r and a newer 1250 Bandit. I must say, if I had a better income I'd get the k1200r. More impractical, but damn that bikes just floats my...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2008, 08:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By MalCarb
Thanks, I looked at the etymotics too, that looks...

Thanks, I looked at the etymotics too, that looks just like the earplugs i had at some point and they were painful after a short time to me. I wish I knew how the Shure's would fit/feel before I...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2008, 07:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 660
Posted By MalCarb
Anyone use Shure Headphones on Rides?

I searched for this, but the headphone thread was just overwhelming. I've been toying with the idea of getting the Shure se110 Buds for riding. I'm concerned with how much outside droning bike...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2008, 08:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,338
Posted By MalCarb
Thumb ..and that sir looks like a beautiful bike..

..and that sir looks like a beautiful bike..
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2008, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By MalCarb
Currently im on a bandit. So the magnetic would...

Currently im on a bandit. So the magnetic would work, and I guess it would be convenient. Investing in a magnetic bag if I may switch to a bike with a plastic tank just worries me a bit. It's a...
Forum: The Garage 11-19-2008, 04:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,262
Posted By MalCarb
Thought about it. When I was younger I thought...

Thought about it. When I was younger I thought building my own frame would be awesome. I've since realized with school taking up my time, projects take my money.
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2008, 04:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,028
Posted By MalCarb
Tank Bags

So, I've been contemplating getting a tank bag. During the summer, when I commute to work I have a change of clothes and I try not to wrinkle the daylights out of them (I work in an office so I...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,301
Posted By MalCarb
I have the motion pro jumbo chain tool. I was...

I have the motion pro jumbo chain tool. I was able to break the chain with a little filing, press the new plate, and rivet the link all with that tool and it was pretty easy. Made the job quick. i...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2008, 11:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By MalCarb
Thanks everyone for the help. I think I might...

Thanks everyone for the help. I think I might give those gloves from tourmaster a try.

On the other note, I have access to a machine shop, and I've started fashioning wind guards for my hands...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2008, 05:43 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,267
Posted By MalCarb
Bob's BMW in Elkridge Maryland still had a god...

Bob's BMW in Elkridge Maryland still had a god number in stock a couple of weeks ago. I tried them on and liked them.

From your experience riding with them, are those gloves with the PCM layer...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2008, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,491
Posted By MalCarb
I probably won't go below 30, at least for a...

I probably won't go below 30, at least for a distance ride, no more than a 10 minute ride. I do have the available car to ride in if the weather gets horrible or horribly cold. At least I probably...
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