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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-03-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,097
Posted By Conedodger
I've been riding on the streets since 1985. ...

I've been riding on the streets since 1985. Always with the OEM exhaust. Only had 1 accident, where I was hit from behind while stopped at a yield sign. (Don't think straight pipes would have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 05:14 PM
Replies: 24
Poll: Mmod
Views: 722
Posted By Conedodger
I still play with cars, so I only have...

I still play with cars, so I only have room/budget for one motorcycle. If I didn't have the sports car, I would probably have two motorcycles. Been riding for 30 years, but have been a car nut...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-02-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,662
Posted By Conedodger
I don't mind a little eye candy, but it will not...

I don't mind a little eye candy, but it will not make a difference in what motorcycle I'll buy. In fact, if I'm at a show, I'm there to see the motorcycles and would be a little miffed at the crowd...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 03:30 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,097
Posted By Conedodger
I agree 100%! I don't mind a mellow rumble...

I agree 100%!

I don't mind a mellow rumble from a V8, but when I'm sitting on my deck entertaining friends and enjoying a nice summer evening, I don't need to hear a car, bike, what-have-you miles...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Conedodger
I'm happy with my Olympia jacket and pants:...

I'm happy with my Olympia jacket and pants: http://olympiamotosports.com/
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2015, 10:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,603
Posted By Conedodger
I use something similar paired with my Garmin...

I use something similar paired with my Garmin Zumo 550: (Bonus-you can use any ear bud with it.)

http://img5a.flixcart.com/image/headset/f/b/v/sony-sbh20-400x400-imadkpuazzffhnyf.jpeg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-17-2015, 06:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,540
Posted By Conedodger
Anyone who puts in more miles on two wheels than...

Anyone who puts in more miles on two wheels than on 4 wheels in a typical year.
Forum: The Garage 02-10-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,595
Posted By Conedodger
Glad my Civic doesn't have a chime. 1 screw, a...

Glad my Civic doesn't have a chime. 1 screw, a piece of black tape and 5 minutes was all it took to fix the light.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-08-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,679
Posted By Conedodger
It is available for rent on Amazon. Looking...

It is available for rent on Amazon. Looking forward to checking it out this week.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-06-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,958
Posted By Conedodger
When the new Snell ratings come out I try and...

When the new Snell ratings come out I try and pick up a discounted helmet with the previous rating. 5 years down the road when the next Snell rating comes out, I retire it to autocross duty and buy...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 331,578
Posted By Conedodger
Miss my ST1100 some times. I let it go for an...

Miss my ST1100 some times. I let it go for an affair with a VFR800. I'll have another ST someday.

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8509/8430316103_8e0ca2b32b_c.jpg
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 34,212
Posted By Conedodger
I'm with ya! I had an ST1100 and it was a great...

I'm with ya! I had an ST1100 and it was a great all around bike. Dead nuts reliable, comfortable, great gas mileage, plenty of power/low end torque. I gave it up for a VFR800 that I love, but I...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 08:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 425
Posted By Conedodger
Another fan of the pin lock insert here. ...

Another fan of the pin lock insert here. Virtually impossible to fog it. Stopped at a light on a 35 degree morning, I can breathe directly on the shield and it won't fog. On warm days, I wear...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,119
Posted By Conedodger
I purchased a rebuilt salvage titled ST1100. It...

I purchased a rebuilt salvage titled ST1100. It was a 1999 with 2K miles on it. It was low sided on the right, damaging all the plastics on that side. The seller had receipts for all OEM...
Forum: The Garage 02-03-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2,880
Views: 399,921
Posted By Conedodger
Step one is to put mothballs in the air box...

Step one is to put mothballs in the air box before storage. :wink:
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2015, 07:01 AM
Replies: 3,149
Views: 562,800
Posted By Conedodger
I lucked out on the luggage. Picked up the top...

I lucked out on the luggage. Picked up the top case and rack used on Ebay for $250. The side cases and mounts were brand new from David Silver Spares for $400. The OEM luggage option is one of the...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2015, 05:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,373
Posted By Conedodger
That is true. I have 3 tags. One for the...

That is true. I have 3 tags. One for the motorcycle, one for the cars (2 axles), one for the cars with a trailer (3 axles). If you use the wrong tag, you'll be billed incorrectly and possibly face...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3,149
Views: 562,800
Posted By Conedodger
Here is mine: ...

Here is mine:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3487/4031034216_de83984ff2_o.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7317/9355553248_a5bb7b752d_z.jpg
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-31-2015, 09:52 PM
Replies: 10,245
Views: 2,149,266
Posted By Conedodger
We're supposed to get 11"-17" of snow Sunday...

We're supposed to get 11"-17" of snow Sunday night into Monday. In Upstate, NY that means I might be 20 minutes late for work. :D
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By Conedodger
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-CB500X-CB500S-Side-S...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Honda-CB500X-CB500S-Side-Stand-Big-Foot-/271590437782
Forum: The Garage 01-30-2015, 10:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,980
Posted By Conedodger
I've got some of those gray Melamine cabinets...

I've got some of those gray Melamine cabinets too. Freebie from my sister-in-law's medical practice. I bought a pre-made formica counter top for them. For messy/heavy duty work, I have a solid...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 09:26 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,716
Posted By Conedodger
Like your chock and clamps. Been thinking of...

Like your chock and clamps. Been thinking of adding that system to mine.
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 09:22 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,716
Posted By Conedodger
I picked up an Aluma 548 trailer a couple of...

I picked up an Aluma 548 trailer a couple of years ago. Added a Harbor Freight chock for the bike. I love this trailer and might not ever sell it. Light weight. I can move it around by hand with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-28-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,038
Posted By Conedodger
I do the same, but keep a clear pair of safety...

I do the same, but keep a clear pair of safety glasses in my top case for those times I get caught after dark without the clear shield. Doesn't help the OP who is wearing prescription glasses. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-27-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,813
Posted By Conedodger
That was exactly my thought when I watched it.

That was exactly my thought when I watched it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,326
Posted By Conedodger
Never been on a true sport bike, but at 53 my VFR...

Never been on a true sport bike, but at 53 my VFR is still comfortable. Wrists and back aren't an issue, but I have a bad hip. Not a problem on the bike, but can be a problem getting off at the end...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 12:59 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,781
Posted By Conedodger
I guess that is where we are different. I keep...

I guess that is where we are different. I keep my used bikes longer than you keep your new ones. I don't mind farkles on a 4 year old bike, because I will probably have it for 10 more years. Plus,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-23-2015, 06:27 AM
Replies: 36,129
Views: 9,408,924
Posted By Conedodger
Which gap are you referring to? Many gaps in the...

Which gap are you referring to? Many gaps in the world. :rofl

I agree with you. Not the Dragon, but Deals Gap.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-22-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,183
Posted By Conedodger
I used to question the need for state vehicle...

I used to question the need for state vehicle inspections, as mine always passed. It seemed like another tax to me. Then, while at a shop one day, I spotted an automotive brake rotor on the wall. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,781
Posted By Conedodger
I like all the responses about buying used. I...

I like all the responses about buying used. I will never buy new again. A low mileage 2-3 year old bike, (or car/truck/what-have-you), is such a bargain. I'll gladly let someone else take the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 09:20 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,183
Posted By Conedodger
Bingo! I'm not against technology that...

Bingo!

I'm not against technology that improves safety, but am against those that use it to replace common sense. I'm also against government mandating that all vehicles must have said...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-21-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,781
Posted By Conedodger
I currently have 1 bike, a VFR800. I don't mind...

I currently have 1 bike, a VFR800. I don't mind performing basic maintenance or farkling, but would rather ride than spend my time in the garage. I can see adding a dual sport and something...
Forum: The Garage 01-14-2015, 01:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,724
Posted By Conedodger
When I added the OEM trunk mount and trunk to my...

When I added the OEM trunk mount and trunk to my VFR800 I was concerned that it made the tail light harder to see. I put a bracket under the trunk mount for a Knight Riderz Non-Sequential LED Light...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 07:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,131
Posted By Conedodger
Similar here. I pay about $90 for liability and...

Similar here. I pay about $90 for liability and comprehensive.

I've also found that shopping for car insurance every 3-5 years saves a ton. If you get complacent with your agent/provider your...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-08-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,618
Posted By Conedodger
The local shop surprised me recently. Was...

The local shop surprised me recently. Was looking at Olympia over pants. Tried on a pair, but decided I wanted the next size up. The sales guy said he would work with me on price. He matched the ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-07-2015, 08:36 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,766
Posted By Conedodger
I have a small, round magnet that I place over...

I have a small, round magnet that I place over the ignition switch when the disc lock is being used. Great reminder to remove the lock when I try to put the key in the ignition. When I'm not using...
Forum: Vendors 01-02-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By Conedodger
Doh! Got me on that one!

Doh! Got me on that one!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-01-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,217
Posted By Conedodger
I agree! I just came in from clearing 6" of snow...

I agree! I just came in from clearing 6" of snow off a 500' driveway.
Forum: Vendors 12-30-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 812
Posted By Conedodger
How do you know you don't like it if you've never...

How do you know you don't like it if you've never been there? :evil
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-18-2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10,245
Views: 2,149,266
Posted By Conedodger
I'm not a cruiser type, but there is a beautiful...

I'm not a cruiser type, but there is a beautiful Victory with a nice flame paint job at work. It is the cleanest bike I have seen. Spotless, perfect paint and chrome. Ridden daily. Rain or shine....
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