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Forum: Thumpers 09-12-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 15,752
Posted By zirconx
The weight is inline with other street bikes of...

The weight is inline with other street bikes of this size. I think you might be thinking about dirt bikes or dual sport bikes.

Honda CBR250R 355lbs
Kawasaki Ninja 250R 375lbs

I have a CBR250R...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,766
Posted By zirconx
There's another one, the Joey Chair by...

There's another one, the Joey Chair by TravelChair. $69. I just bought 3 they should arrive today. They claim a 300lb weight limit. I didn't feel confident about the generic Ebay one so went with...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 15,752
Posted By zirconx
I'm seeing almost 25 horsepower. About the same...

I'm seeing almost 25 horsepower. About the same HP and weight of my Honda CBR250R.

http://www.advpulse.com/adv-bikes/chinese-built-250cc-adventure-bike-coming-to-the-us/
...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By zirconx
Thanks for the reply. To be clear, I only have...

Thanks for the reply. To be clear, I only have seams on the outside, as far as I can tell. Yes there are probably seams on the inside too but I don't think that is the waterproof layer. The...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By zirconx
How to seal the seams on my rain gear?

I have a set of FirstGear Rainmain pants and jacket that I really like. They are in excellent condition, but have begun to leak (15 years old). I've tried washing them with Nikwax Tech Wash and then...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 12:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 227
Posted By zirconx
delete

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Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,211
Posted By zirconx
Looking forward to the results of your ride test....

Looking forward to the results of your ride test. The Amazon listing says range is "10 meters", which isn't really enough to be usable. Hopefully when paired with a Sena it reaches farther than that.
Forum: Equipment 08-15-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,211
Posted By zirconx
Is the intercom "open" all the time when paired...

Is the intercom "open" all the time when paired with this $25 unit? My understanding is with the Sena's you tap the button and then the intercom is open, and if you don't talk for a while it goes...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,211
Posted By zirconx
Anyone tried pairing one of these with a Sena?

Anyone tried pairing one of these with a Sena?
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-12-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4,513
Views: 714,594
Posted By zirconx
2007 Suzuki Bandit 1250S with luggage

Suzuki Bandit located in Omaha, NE. With luggage. 28k miles. $4300.

http://s3.postimg.org/5vrntiooj/P7120001.jpg


More photos here: http://postimg.org/gallery/68hi2rao/


May be willing to...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 06-10-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By zirconx
Anyone in Des Moines want to check out a bike for me?

I live in Omaha. Am looking for a (very) small beginner bike for my wife. Not wanting to spend more than around $1000. I found a 2000 Nighthawk 250 in Des Moines. Was wondering if anyone there would...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-17-2012, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2,780
Views: 378,103
Posted By zirconx
Sunrise somewhere around Kansas City, MO. ...

Sunrise somewhere around Kansas City, MO.

http://img821.imageshack.us/img821/6360/alridingsunrisecropped.jpg
Forum: Vendors 02-02-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4,322
Views: 967,917
Posted By zirconx
We rigged up something on my dad's R100RT (which...

We rigged up something on my dad's R100RT (which has an anemic alternator) so that with a flip of a switch the lights would change from being wired in parallel to be wired in series. Running in...
Forum: Equipment 02-02-2012, 07:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 6,660
Posted By zirconx
What quality and flexibility do you think you...

What quality and flexibility do you think you will be giving up? The sensor size on the "mirrorless" micro 4/3rds cameras are almost as big as those on a DSLR. The low light and noise reduction tests...
Forum: Equipment 02-01-2012, 07:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,991
Posted By zirconx
Cheap Ebay LED driving lights test

I bought some LED driving lights on Ebay for a friend. I had time to do some tests before turning them over to him. Bottom line: not bad for $41 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/250888519934). They make a...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-15-2012, 08:53 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 235,488
Posted By zirconx
My first bike was a Kawasaki LTD700. Top heavy,...

My first bike was a Kawasaki LTD700. Top heavy, with tons of torque. I'm the guy wearing the helmet that looks like I'm about ready to get into a rocket ship. My young wife and I were getting ready...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 01-15-2012, 08:37 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 54,379
Posted By zirconx
Taken from the inside of the train as it drove by...

Taken from the inside of the train as it drove by where I parked. :-)

http://img839.imageshack.us/img839/7894/traindriveby.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-26-2011, 07:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,135
Posted By zirconx
From last time I visited, during the Hiawatha...

From last time I visited, during the Hiawatha rally. I think the guy playing the Tuba is the owner.

http://img560.imageshack.us/img560/7663/worsthauslanesboro.jpg
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 08-25-2011, 10:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,135
Posted By zirconx
Sad news. This was always my favorite stop in...

Sad news. This was always my favorite stop in Lanesboro every time I went to the Hiawatha rally.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2011, 12:45 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 26,724
Posted By zirconx
This is my philosophy too. I sometimes park right...

This is my philosophy too. I sometimes park right around the door at HyVee's and Target's. There's a ton of concrete there that not a soul (cart, person, car, nothing) ever crosses.

When I was in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-17-2011, 02:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,255
Posted By zirconx
I would say something with a shaft drive and...

I would say something with a shaft drive and hydraulic valves. Honda Pacific Coast comes to mind.
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2011, 10:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,614
Posted By zirconx
They don't reduce wind noise as good as a set of...

They don't reduce wind noise as good as a set of ear plugs. I think they are ok for on/off use, but I would definitely bring along regular foam ear plugs on a trip, in addition to these. They aren't...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2011, 01:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By zirconx
Hmm a little more searching and I think I found...

Hmm a little more searching and I think I found one. $2 bucks! Plus $8.50 shipping. :rolleyes

http://www.partsnmore.com/parts/honda/cm450/?filters%5Bfitting%5D=custom
Forum: Old's Cool 08-13-2011, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 782
Posted By zirconx
Where to get a turn signal lens for Honda CM450?

I'm just about ready to give my friend the go-ahead to buy this as his first bike. We'll want to fix the broken front turn signal lens - any idea where we can get one of these? I imagine these are...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2011, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 564,383
Posted By zirconx
From the way the previous owner was talking, it...

From the way the previous owner was talking, it sounded like these were factory bags. I know Givi makes the Suzuki luggage though. I don't have them on the bike, just a pile of brackets and bolts...
Forum: Road warriors 05-31-2011, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,266
Views: 564,383
Posted By zirconx
Hello all, I just bought a 2007 Bandit 1250s...

Hello all, I just bought a 2007 Bandit 1250s yesterday. Drove it 375 miles home, then took the wheels off late last night and dropped them off today for some new tires.

It came with side bags, I...
Forum: Road warriors 05-19-2011, 07:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,184
Posted By zirconx
I get what you are saying with many of the...

I get what you are saying with many of the magazines saying the same things over and over without much point. I have dropped all my subscriptions except for new magazine I've recently found:

Road...
Forum: Road warriors 04-29-2011, 08:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,090
Posted By zirconx
$3500 is way to high. $2k is way too low....

$3500 is way to high. $2k is way too low. $2500-$2800 sounds about right.
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,768
Posted By zirconx
I always wear earplugs when riding, and I...

I always wear earplugs when riding, and I recommended that anyone who wants to keep their hearing should wear them also. I can hear traffic noise just fine through earplugs, probably even a little...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2011, 01:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,684
Posted By zirconx
Care to elaborate? My understanding is dielectric...

Care to elaborate? My understanding is dielectric grease helps seal the metal from moisture, similar to coating a firearm with oil. It is an insulator (as would be almost anything you could put on...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2011, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,684
Posted By zirconx
+1 on the dielectric grease, I put it on all my...

+1 on the dielectric grease, I put it on all my connectors that are likely to corrode or draw a lot of current (such as stator/rectifier connectors). But it will only help prevent corrosion, it won't...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,255
Posted By zirconx
When I tested the current draw of my HID module,...

When I tested the current draw of my HID module, I was surprised to see it was consuming about the same current that the regular halogen bulb took. So I think what you are seeing is right. I think...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2011, 11:07 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,304
Posted By zirconx
I bought my KBC VR-1 several years ago, close out...

I bought my KBC VR-1 several years ago, close out for $90. I was switching from a Nolan N100. I love the KBC VR-1. Fit & finish are fine, venting is decent. Not too heavy. I like that the face...
Forum: Road warriors 04-03-2011, 01:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,886
Posted By zirconx
I had an '87 for several years and really liked...

I had an '87 for several years and really liked it. I never thought it was too hot, but mine had the Baker Air Wings (http://www.bakerbuilt.com/bbairwings/concours.html) on it. You can flip them one...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2011, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 860,365
Posted By zirconx
My Honda VFR in Colorado.

My Honda VFR in Colorado.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2011, 11:15 PM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 860,365
Posted By zirconx
Somewhere in Colorado

Somewhere in Colorado
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2007, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,734
Posted By zirconx
I second the Phillips Vision Plus. You have to...

I second the Phillips Vision Plus. You have to order them, if you find them in your local parts store they are not the same thing, they are the US version made by a different division of Phillips. ...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2007, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 770
Posted By zirconx
I have no direct experiece with the Warm Gear,...

I have no direct experiece with the Warm Gear, but from the pictures it looks like the Warm n Safe stuff I've looked at. BTW I love the Warm n Safe stuff, wish it would have come out before I...
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2007, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,628
Posted By zirconx
The iPod Nano does have the standard ipod...

The iPod Nano does have the standard ipod connector. Maybe you meant the Shuffle? The shuffle only has a 3.5mm headphone jack. The previous version of the shuffle had a 3.5mm headphone jack and a...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2006, 01:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,464
Posted By zirconx
Mine get bumped a little when taking the helmet...

Mine get bumped a little when taking the helmet off, but it always goes on ok. I think I might use a spoon and flatten the foam in my helmet right near where my ears touch... that might help.
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