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Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2012, 12:49 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,950
Posted By gfloyd2002
I own a Ninja 250 and had the same nut room...

I own a Ninja 250 and had the same nut room problem. I blame my generously sized package, though I make no comment on why this isn't a problem for you. :D Fixed with Corbin seat, like any decent...
Forum: Road warriors 12-01-2012, 09:36 AM
Replies: 935
Views: 185,950
Posted By gfloyd2002
I'm in the market for a new bike and test rode an...

I'm in the market for a new bike and test rode an NC700X. I had talked myself into it being pretty cool. Technology - check. Reliability - double check. ABS - check. Efficient - check. ...
Forum: Face plant 08-23-2012, 07:10 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 27,582
Posted By gfloyd2002
Terry, I check back in here every few days...

Terry,

I check back in here every few days to see if you've posted - thanks for keeping us up to date. Sounds funny, because so few of us know you, but we really are invested in your recovery...
Forum: Road warriors 08-11-2012, 09:31 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 303,429
Posted By gfloyd2002
If you are looking a aftermarket exhaust for the...

If you are looking a aftermarket exhaust for the ninjette, take a look at AreaP Exhausts (http://areapnolimits.com/products/Slip-On-Exhaust-Kawasaki-Ninja-250R-2008.php). The owner (Kerry) provides...
Forum: Road warriors 08-09-2012, 05:03 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 303,429
Posted By gfloyd2002
Not my bike, but those of another member at...

Not my bike, but those of another member at ninjette. It is a Garage Pro Motorcycle Travel Trunk. Can't say if it is any good or not.
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2012, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 303,429
Posted By gfloyd2002
Ninjette.org...

Ninjette.org (http://www.ninjette.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=44) has a very nice subforum dedicated to cargo racks on the 250, and a thread dedicated to the Twisted Throttle rack. Following are...
Forum: Face plant 07-27-2012, 06:44 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 27,582
Posted By gfloyd2002
Thanks for sharing, Mr. DTM. Would be great to...

Thanks for sharing, Mr. DTM. Would be great to have a big turnout of inmates there. I probably won't be able to make it, but nothing can stop me from contributing. I might be able to find a check...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 07-18-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 215
Views: 46,115
Posted By gfloyd2002
Love the paint job. Also love to see you on...

Love the paint job. Also love to see you on trail and doing thoughtful mods in your apartment. Truly inspirational.
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2012, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 303,429
Posted By gfloyd2002
I've made many mods to my ninjette, and the best...

I've made many mods to my ninjette, and the best one was upgrading the stock tires. Remarkably more capable bike with good rubber. Pirelli Diablo Rosso II tires probably the best tires out that fit...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2012, 04:03 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 19,332
Posted By gfloyd2002
Mine have about 6 months of daily use on them and...

Mine have about 6 months of daily use on them and are going strong. A bit of thread loose around the cuff, but nothing serious, and I've not been nice to them. I'd most likely be willing to get...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2012, 07:15 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 104,446
Posted By gfloyd2002
I would buy that bike tomorrow, Snowy. The...

I would buy that bike tomorrow, Snowy. The Versys is close - a bit heavier than your spec and a bit short on suspension, but closer than the F700GS. The problem I see with the 700 is that it is...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-08-2012, 06:23 AM
Replies: 465
Views: 104,446
Posted By gfloyd2002
I'm with you graverobber. I find anything over...

I'm with you graverobber. I find anything over 650cc more than I ever need. In fact, after riding since the 80s, I bought a little Ninja 250 in 2010 and have been using that for my commuter to good...
Forum: Parallel Universe 07-03-2012, 04:32 PM
Replies: 465
Views: 104,446
Posted By gfloyd2002
There has been much said about the negatives of...

There has been much said about the negatives of calling the model the 700, rather than goto an 800GS and 800GSA. But the marketing guys got dealt a difficult hand.

So, in 2007 they "upgrade"...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2012, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,603
Posted By gfloyd2002
Good point on the grabbing fabric for...

Good point on the grabbing fabric for waterproofing. Also does a good job of keeping the pants from riding up on my boots, which is nice when riding. But overall really not worth it, and I wish it...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2012, 06:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,603
Posted By gfloyd2002
I love my Turbines when on the bike. Fanstastic...

I love my Turbines when on the bike. Fanstastic fit, finish, and protection make them my pants of choice, and I wouldn't want anything else. But there are some issues with them, particularly ease...
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2012, 06:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,638
Posted By gfloyd2002
Review: REV'IT Turbine Pants

Summary: Perhaps the best hot weather pant on the market, but not without some flaws. For premier price, you get premier levels of comfort, quality and protection in a package great in heat. More...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,603
Posted By gfloyd2002
I live in the tropics, dreaming of cool Alabama...

I live in the tropics, dreaming of cool Alabama summers. :D I wear REV'IT Turbine gear and believe it is worth every penny. Not my first set of hot weather gear, but the gear I wear almost every...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-25-2012, 04:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,069
Posted By gfloyd2002
I recognize you've solved this, but for other...

I recognize you've solved this, but for other readers with vibration issues on parallel twins, thought it would be worth noting my solution as well. On my Ninjette, which is also a parallel twin, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2012, 05:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,336
Posted By gfloyd2002
This makes me wonder whether he was seat surfing...

This makes me wonder whether he was seat surfing before the crash, and this was a story told for the benefit of the police. Because that is the only way that trying to jump over the car makes more...
Forum: Face plant 06-22-2012, 08:49 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 27,582
Posted By gfloyd2002
Terry, You've got a lot of inmates here...

Terry,

You've got a lot of inmates here rooting for you. It is hard to make sense of these things, and even harder to come to the realization that sometimes you can't and have no option but to...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2012, 06:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,700
Posted By gfloyd2002
List of Helmets that Fit Round Heads

On padding, you can make some adjustments, but don't start there. Better to find a helmet that has a natural shape that fits your head. You want even pressure to all parts of your head in case of...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2012, 05:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,700
Posted By gfloyd2002
You have the right idea. Helmets come not only...

You have the right idea. Helmets come not only in different sizes, but different shapes, and the only way to know what works for you is to do what you are doing -- try on helmets to see what is best...
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,005
Posted By gfloyd2002
What is even worse about Revzilla is not how they...

What is even worse about Revzilla is not how they inconsiderately invade our privacy with quick delivery, it is how they handle returns. I would love to go toe to toe with customer service, fighting...
Forum: Face plant 06-10-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,508
Posted By gfloyd2002
No question he's a very alert and thoughtful...

No question he's a very alert and thoughtful rider, but not a bad point for the rest of us on the importance of being more visible. Check out this study on the positive impact of brightly colored...
Forum: Face plant 06-09-2012, 10:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,508
Posted By gfloyd2002
While I think we can all generally agree that...

While I think we can all generally agree that cagers can be inconsiderate jerks, it is important to highlight that most motorcycle accidents are caused by motorcyclists. When you combine the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-16-2012, 05:50 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 303,429
Posted By gfloyd2002
If it helps, part number is Uni-Trak...

If it helps, part number is Uni-Trak 45014-0234-23J. Rear travel is 5.1 in (129.5 mm).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-12-2012, 05:34 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,904
Posted By gfloyd2002
I use my bike as a daily commuter, then head out...

I use my bike as a daily commuter, then head out for a long ride once each the weekend. Usually only get in the car on the weekends when I drive the kids about. Gas prices here are about $6 per...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2012, 05:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,564
Posted By gfloyd2002
No question that people will search for a good...

No question that people will search for a good price, it is obviously a primary factor in purchasing. But for much of the quality gear we are talking about, the manufacturers have fairly strict price...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,564
Posted By gfloyd2002
Yes, but then how do you explain all of the...

Yes, but then how do you explain all of the customers for Aerostich, Helimot, Sidi, Klim, etc., etc. There is a large group of people, many on this very site, who will pay more for quality and...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2012, 05:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,564
Posted By gfloyd2002
Very difficult to compete with Revzilla (which...

Very difficult to compete with Revzilla (which has been marketing ADV component recently) and Motorcycle Superstore. I'm no expert (that has never stopped someone on an internet forum :wink:) but in...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2012, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,650
Posted By gfloyd2002
How Far Something Can Drag on Asphalt Before You...

How Far Something Can Drag on Asphalt Before You Hit Skin:

"Samples were stitched to a bag that held a 75-pound
sandbag inside a milk crate, then dragged behind a pickup truck..."

New 100%...
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2012, 08:40 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 303,429
Posted By gfloyd2002
There is a forum on Ninja 250 cargo space at...

There is a forum on Ninja 250 cargo space at Ninjette.org (http://www.ninjette.org/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=44). The forum includes a couple of DIYs for hardlocking saddlebag mounts and a couple...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2012, 05:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,036
Posted By gfloyd2002
Quechua was the main brand for sporting goods...

Quechua was the main brand for sporting goods available when I lived in China. I bought an instant up tent, some clothing, a pair of boots and some misc. gear. It is the store brand for Decathalon...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2012, 05:20 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 14,546
Posted By gfloyd2002
:rofl That is why I love this forum. Everyone is...

:rofl That is why I love this forum. Everyone is as nutters as I am.
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2012, 05:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,788
Posted By gfloyd2002
You are a man after my own heart - on the eternal...

You are a man after my own heart - on the eternal search for value. But I've wasted a ton of money searching for top-line performance on a budget - most of the time inexpensive gear doesn't hold up...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2012, 05:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,353
Posted By gfloyd2002
I struggled with this same question. After years...

I struggled with this same question. After years of trying to find something that will work, I now commute in the outstanding Tourmaster Solution boots and store a pair of slip on work shoes under...
Forum: Road warriors 05-01-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 1,568
Views: 303,429
Posted By gfloyd2002
You probably operated under different riding...

You probably operated under different riding conditions, or purchased gas from a different station that was higher quality regardless of octane, because higher octane doesn't result in higher gas...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2012, 07:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,086
Posted By gfloyd2002
GP Helmets aren't accredited with the Better...

GP Helmets aren't accredited with the Better Business Bureau, but I note that they've nevertheless had delivery issues before mentioned on the BBB.org website...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 830
Posted By gfloyd2002
I'd use some steel wool to knock off the main...

I'd use some steel wool to knock off the main bits, then hit it with Nevr-Dull. I use Nevr-Dull on all my chrome. With some elbow grease, it takes off most anything, including scratches and rust,...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2012, 05:33 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 12,100
Posted By gfloyd2002
The briefs do provide, ahem, support. Keep...

The briefs do provide, ahem, support. Keep movement to a minimum, which limits chafing. Also wick moisture well from the area. God, what has my life come to that this is what I'm writing about...
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