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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 12:45 AM
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Posted By davidji
Auto-correct, or freeway spice hazards?

Auto-correct, or freeway spice hazards?
Forum: Equipment Today, 12:12 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 119
Posted By davidji
How to replace a Contour Roam Battery?

Yeah I know the official story: the Roam is a sealed unit, and battery is not user replaceable. Absurd. It must be user replaceable. And someone must have done it.

Any tips? What battery does...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By davidji
The connectors on the liner I got back from...

The connectors on the liner I got back from Gerbing seem much better than the ones on it before. The strain relief part flexes as well as those things ever do. I think it's gonna last a long time....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,643
Posted By davidji
Looks better than demo loops I've been on. ...

Looks better than demo loops I've been on. Went to a demo day in Libmo once, but I didn't end up riding. Might try to do another.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 642
Posted By davidji
These from Johnson Leather are pretty much...

These from Johnson Leather are pretty much armored leather jeans
http://www.johnsonleather.com/pants_M-1001.htm
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By davidji
Aren't the older Tuonos in your links all V-twins?

Aren't the older Tuonos in your links all V-twins?
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By davidji
It's free. I had gotten a return authorization...

It's free. I had gotten a return authorization back in January, but decided I'd rather put up with using the Y-cable and keep my liner than ship it back and be without it. Kept it through the long...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 818
Posted By davidji
why my gerbings liner failed

I'm about to ship my Gerbings liner back for the 3rd time to fix the power connection to the gloves. It's failed on me each season I've had it.

This time I inspected closely, and on both sides the...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,154
Posted By davidji
Interesting. I didn't try them sitting on a bike....

Interesting. I didn't try them sitting on a bike. I was concerned about where they'd be in crash position.

I lay face down on the floor, and if I were sliding across the pavement it would be on...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,154
Posted By davidji
The Icon Compound overpants are being returned. ...

The Icon Compound overpants are being returned.

The sizing is screwy, at least in the smaller sizes. Leg too long--in the femur area. The knee is too low.

Like the Aerostich Transit pants,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,742
Posted By davidji
Comparing the gen 1 & gen 2 FZ1s is like...

Comparing the gen 1 & gen 2 FZ1s is like comparing apples and uh, uncomfortable apples with really short range.

Insisting on FI eliminates a lot of budget bikes. I get why you want it though. ...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By davidji
BA bags are different because the pad slips into...

BA bags are different because the pad slips into a sleeve at the bottom, in liu of insulation in that part. They aren't gonna roll with you like that. Also despite the claims, when I looked into...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,075
Posted By davidji
In California and I think most of the rest of the...

In California and I think most of the rest of the US 3-wheeled vehicles are also allowed HOV lane access. Here we have Express lanes as well: free to vehicles that qualify for HOV, toll for the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,075
Posted By davidji
Interesting about the real fuel capacity, On...

Interesting about the real fuel capacity, On another forum I read a guy claiming it had greater range than an NC700x (not sure he was going by experience with either). Surprised, I googled and found...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,075
Posted By davidji
My commute is 104 miles round trip on my Versys....

My commute is 104 miles round trip on my Versys. 106 miles on the FZ1. If I believe the odometers.

The FZ1 has a 250 mile range on a good tank. The Versys a bit less, but either will do my...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,075
Posted By davidji
Curious the fuel tank range on those bikes while...

Curious the fuel tank range on those bikes while commuting. Can you go over 300 miles on the V7?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,889
Posted By davidji
Don't forget modified vehicles. Here there are...

Don't forget modified vehicles. Here there are lot more 9-second (standing start 1/4 mile drag time) Camaros on the street than Veyrons.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-17-2014, 09:48 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,889
Posted By davidji
FWIW there's one Audi RS-5 1/4 mile drag result...

FWIW there's one Audi RS-5 1/4 mile drag result on dragtimes.com, 12.278 @ ~112MPH...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,404
Posted By davidji
Mine are. They have stretchy straps. Pretty...

Mine are. They have stretchy straps. Pretty secure when my leg is bent. Easy enough to slide on/off when leg is extended. Shouldn't be hard to find similar. Mine are Knox Cross knee armor (the...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,154
Posted By davidji
You got the leather/mesh ones up in Canada? Do...

You got the leather/mesh ones up in Canada? Do you wear them in the cold as well? I ordered the leather/textile (non mesh) ones.
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2014, 10:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,154
Posted By davidji
If I wanted to buy mesh gear (and mesh overpants...

If I wanted to buy mesh gear (and mesh overpants might be very nice a few days of the year) I would certainly consider those. If I had to crash in mesh, off the top of my head I can't think of any...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2014, 07:58 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,154
Posted By davidji
I actually had 'em before starting this thread,...

I actually had 'em before starting this thread, but they're not sized to go over my clothes so I hadn't commuted in them until today.

The Transit are better at 95F/35C and sunny than the textile...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,154
Posted By davidji
I did that when I only moto commuted...

I did that when I only moto commuted occasionally. I hated overpants. When I started doing it regularly, I started wearing textile pants I had that were a bit on the large side over work pants.
...
Forum: Road warriors 05-12-2014, 07:13 AM
Replies: 464
Views: 102,912
Posted By davidji
240 miles or more isn't uncommon. My best is...

240 miles or more isn't uncommon. My best is 243, and I could have gone a bit farther.
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,272
Posted By davidji
Great detail, thanks. Curious how it does...

Great detail, thanks.

Curious how it does in the heat. Also in the wet.

Sounds like great gear other than the safety part being an unknown (same as most textile gear).
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2014, 12:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,272
Posted By davidji
What is the shell made of (according to the...

What is the shell made of (according to the garment label)?
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,140
Posted By davidji
Cycle Gear stores have changed in recent years....

Cycle Gear stores have changed in recent years. The few Cycle Gear Superstores still seem to carry a lot of brands. The regular stores have a heavy focus on the cheap Cycle Gear brands like Bilt.
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,140
Posted By davidji
Beach Moto (http://beachmoto.com)is in LA. You...

Beach Moto (http://beachmoto.com)is in LA. You can look at their web site to see if they have what you want.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-19-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,399
Posted By davidji
Got any references for that? You don't give your...

Got any references for that? You don't give your own location, so even if you're talking about your local laws, few of us would know where.

I've never ever seen a driver or rider pass a line of...
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,438
Posted By davidji
Here too if you're lucky. The only one from my...

Here too if you're lucky. The only one from my list likely to be found that cheap in good shape is the Seca 2.
Forum: Road warriors 04-18-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,438
Posted By davidji
Then if you go back to my original list that...

Then if you go back to my original list that leaves bicycle, seca 2 or scooter. In that price range a bicycle is the best bet. Make it a good one, and it should be a good commuter. New or used, but...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-18-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 97,828
Posted By davidji
If I expect dew I'll use my bivy bag. Sleeping...

If I expect dew I'll use my bivy bag. Sleeping under trees can prevent dew though (it must depend on conditions, but reducing the radiant cooling does help). On a recent trip my bike was soaked...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 11:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,458
Posted By davidji
If the fingers or thumb were slightly short and...

If the fingers or thumb were slightly short and that's where they leaked I'd say it's fit related damage. Else that seems too soon for them to develop leaks.
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,438
Posted By davidji
Bicycle? Seca 2? Nighthawk? CBR250R? Plated...

Bicycle? Seca 2? Nighthawk? CBR250R? Plated dirt bike? Scooter?

So many choices. I've only had a brief ride on the CBR250R, but it seems like a great choice to me for a short, relatively...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 10:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,458
Posted By davidji
I guess that's key--it was the 1st rain. I'm...

I guess that's key--it was the 1st rain. I'm surprised it took that long up there. We get a 6 month dry season here, but I don't remember any such thing in my years in the PNW.

Is it possible...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 08:15 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 97,828
Posted By davidji
If I were camping in more populous areas I might...

If I were camping in more populous areas I might be more inclined to pitch a tent. More bugs and I know I would.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-17-2014, 07:46 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 97,828
Posted By davidji
I'll usually take a bivy bag. Or maybe a small...

I'll usually take a bivy bag. Or maybe a small mosquito bivy + emergency tarp. It's good to have emergency shelter. I just don't get setting up house when traveling--especially when stealth...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,458
Posted By davidji
What country? Rev-It USA has been good to me.

What country?

Rev-It USA has been good to me.
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,899
Posted By davidji
Protective & mesh don't normally belong in the...

Protective & mesh don't normally belong in the same sentence, though some of the suggestions here look OK.

Have you considered a non-evaporative cooling vest? There's Veskimo, and I think other...
Forum: Road warriors 04-15-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By davidji
Do you want to commute on the C14? And tour with...

Do you want to commute on the C14? And tour with your wife on it? If it's a compromise for you, why not buy the bike you want for riding your wife around, and keep the one you have (or get a...
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