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Forum: Orange Crush 12-31-2013, 03:25 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,672
Posted By JDMitchell
One more question for those of you who have...

One more question for those of you who have ridden the 1190 and 1190 R;
Does the R model give up any feel in the front end due to the 21 inch tire while on road?
I don't mind the extra seat height...
Forum: Orange Crush 12-31-2013, 01:39 AM
Replies: 6,777
Views: 1,575,672
Posted By JDMitchell
I am seriously considering trading for an 1190...

I am seriously considering trading for an 1190 adventure R. Any advice on long distance comfort out on the interstate? I want a true "do it all" bike, so that means my bike needs to be able to get...
Forum: Ride reports 09-27-2013, 07:42 PM
Replies: 435
Views: 104,789
Posted By JDMitchell
Good to see that the adventure "styled" NC700x is...

Good to see that the adventure "styled" NC700x is capable of an adventure through some fairly tough terrain. K60/TKC-80 combo will be my next tires. Does the Altrider skid plate cover the shock...
Forum: Vendors 09-16-2013, 08:40 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 102,556
Posted By JDMitchell
Rob, do you have any plans for a rear rack/trunk...

Rob, do you have any plans for a rear rack/trunk combo for the NC700X? Couldn't find anything on your website.
Forum: Vendors 09-15-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 762
Views: 102,556
Posted By JDMitchell
Rob, I visited your website and was pleasantly...

Rob, I visited your website and was pleasantly surprised to see a military discount. I really appreciate that especially when you are so competitively priced to start with, and I would be very...
Forum: Vendors 11-11-2012, 06:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By JDMitchell
You want to know what really protects businesses?...

You want to know what really protects businesses? Satisfied customers. Period.
Forum: Vendors 11-09-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By JDMitchell
MCsuperstore is good, I have also used...

MCsuperstore is good, I have also used sportbiketrackgear.com and JakeWilson, they have both always treated me well.
Forum: Vendors 11-09-2012, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,264
Posted By JDMitchell
Motorcyclecloseouts.com two thumbs down!

I bought an Olympia Phantom one piece suit for cold weather riding since I thought a one piece would be the way to go. First off they charged me $20 to ship the suit when their website says free...
Forum: Vendors 08-07-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3,415
Views: 590,123
Posted By JDMitchell
Any opinions on the best suit for 3.5 season of...

Any opinions on the best suit for 3.5 season of riding (I wear perforated leather when it is hot)? The only reason my bike stays in the garage is if there is ice or salt on the roads. Should I go...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-24-2012, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By JDMitchell
This is the quality of the lifeguards on lake...

This is the quality of the lifeguards on lake Michigan. (I didn't take the pic since I think it is kind of creepy to sneak pics of hot chicks, but I sure as hell will look at one.)


...
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-24-2012, 05:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 774
Posted By JDMitchell
Rode up to the U.P. don't cha know, Eh?

Never been to Michigan before and they hate Ohio State as much as I do, so I need to check this place out.
My plan was to ride up and camp in Michigan for a long weekend of searching for good roads....
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2012, 05:51 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 55,176
Posted By JDMitchell
[QUOTE=theofam;19138756]JDMitchell, glad you're...

[QUOTE=theofam;19138756]JDMitchell, glad you're enjoying the RR! I checked out the Sena units - liked the price. DonnyO liked the idea I could be on the moon and he could still communicate with me...
Forum: Ride reports 07-16-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 2,055
Views: 1,229,614
Posted By JDMitchell
Great RR! There really is no sexier sound than a...

Great RR! There really is no sexier sound than a high strung Ducati, except a woman in the middle of a org.......................... nope the Ducati sounds better and requires slightly less...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2012, 12:30 PM
Replies: 257
Views: 55,176
Posted By JDMitchell
Great pics and commentary. Hopefully the...

Great pics and commentary. Hopefully the injuries from Wyoming are just memories by now.

I noticed earlier in the thread you mentioned that your chatterboxes are only good up to around 60 mph. ...
Forum: Ride reports 07-12-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2,026
Views: 266,220
Posted By JDMitchell
Craziest RR I have ever seen! Clif, this trip is...

Craziest RR I have ever seen! Clif, this trip is giving you some much needed life experience and in the end I hope it was worth every [financed] penny. Glad to see that you have at least stayed...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2012, 09:23 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,206
Posted By JDMitchell
I knew there was a reason I liked the Pledge so...

I knew there was a reason I liked the Pledge so much. The only complaint I have ever heard about it, is the fact that the lemon scent possibly attracts bees and wasps. I have always used the orange...
Forum: Ride reports 06-01-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,616
Posted By JDMitchell
Wow! I have seen alot of scenery in Iraq but...

Wow! I have seen alot of scenery in Iraq but would have never even thought about trying to ride a bike there. Never made it up north to the Kurdish area but have heard there are many beautiful...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2012, 11:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 6,206
Posted By JDMitchell
Orange Pledge and a micro fiber cloth has worked...

Orange Pledge and a micro fiber cloth has worked well for my shields over the last three years. I used Plexus that a buddy had and it worked just as well but is about five times the price of Pledge.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 05-29-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2,081
Views: 556,636
Posted By JDMitchell
Last year at the Dragon. ...

Last year at the Dragon.
http://i106.photobucket.com/albums/m245/flygirl5485/126260-1.jpg
Forum: Americas 05-28-2012, 12:31 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 30,838
Posted By JDMitchell
I might think about mailing my pistol before I...

I might think about mailing my pistol before I cross into Canada to avoid the steep cost of the ferry. I still have plenty of time to make a solid plan. Thanks for the great info.

Sent from my...
Forum: Americas 05-27-2012, 08:20 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 30,838
Posted By JDMitchell
I have only "needed" a firearm a couple times in...

I have only "needed" a firearm a couple times in my life and each time I was located in a sandbox in southwestern Asia. I really don't plan on "needing" a firearm, but I would much rather have it...
Forum: Americas 05-27-2012, 03:50 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 30,838
Posted By JDMitchell
I always have my pistol and would feel more...

I always have my pistol and would feel more comfortable if I can carry on my trip.
Forum: Americas 05-27-2012, 03:11 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 30,838
Posted By JDMitchell
I will be trying to avoid Canada due to the fact...

I will be trying to avoid Canada due to the fact that I don't want to leave my concealed carry weapon at home. What would be the best option (read least expensive) for a trip from Washington state...
Forum: Ride reports 08-29-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,055
Posted By JDMitchell
That would have been hilarious to get the ship...

That would have been hilarious to get the ship for your dad, painting his bike pink would have also worked too but he might not have been to fond of that idea. And on that bombshell, I can't wait to...
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 63,295
Posted By JDMitchell
Spent an hour going through your build thread and...

Spent an hour going through your build thread and I have to say that you are a talented individual. Good luck and ride safe.
Forum: Ride reports 08-24-2011, 08:22 AM
Replies: 556
Views: 156,655
Posted By JDMitchell
Great RR, I really enjoyed keeping up with your...

Great RR, I really enjoyed keeping up with your progress. I am still wanting to do this trip on my Concours 14 and seeing your RR makes me really think about using what I have and making it work. ...
Forum: Ride reports 08-22-2011, 06:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By JDMitchell
I am just glad that I had the opportunity to...

I am just glad that I had the opportunity to honor James' sacrifices and service to our great nation. He was a great friend that I think about every day and he deserved better than he got. But he...
Forum: Ride reports 08-19-2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By JDMitchell
I am sure that must have been a tough situation...

I am sure that must have been a tough situation for everyone involved. Thanks for sharing.


I know that this RR is a little on the sappy side compared to most of the others but I though that...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2011, 06:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By JDMitchell
James Hackemer, I am sure that a lot of you...

James Hackemer, I am sure that a lot of you probably heard about his accident on the news. Here is one video from a local news station.
...
Forum: Ride reports 08-18-2011, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,634
Posted By JDMitchell
Long trip and the last goodbye

As I have already posted, my friend James died last month so I had made the decision to go to his burial in Arlington National Cemetery. I knew that flying would be to easy so riding my bike was the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-20-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 1,104
Views: 507,358
Posted By JDMitchell
Did the burger have "Fat Ass" sauce? And did it...

Did the burger have "Fat Ass" sauce? And did it work? :D
Forum: Ride reports 07-19-2011, 07:57 AM
Replies: 2,566
Views: 1,742,499
Posted By JDMitchell
Doug, I hope you prepared for your trip by...

Doug, I hope you prepared for your trip by getting ALL of your immunizations............................ or at least have a bottle of penicillin with you. :D Great RR!
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2011, 10:01 AM
Replies: 833
Views: 285,210
Posted By JDMitchell
Was the shawarma lamb or beef? I had my first...

Was the shawarma lamb or beef? I had my first one (lamb) in Baghdad in 2004 and it was a great meal for me since the alternative was an MRE.

Your trip is an inspiration, both of you are truly...
Forum: Ride reports 07-18-2011, 09:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 10,968
Posted By JDMitchell
Great pics and I love the commentary. You might...

Great pics and I love the commentary. You might be typing for personal recollection, but I still enjoy your humor. I especially like the bit about the "flat biller" and the screaming kid in the...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 17,888
Posted By JDMitchell
How would you compare the PR2 and PR3 to the...

How would you compare the PR2 and PR3 to the Pirelli trails? I have a Concours 14 and am planning a trip to Prudhoe bay for next year and was planning on using the same tires I always use (PR2). I...
Forum: Ride reports 07-14-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,414
Posted By JDMitchell
Completely breathtaking. I have to get back over...

Completely breathtaking. I have to get back over there.

Oh and just a side note, the Ducati is a Diavel as opposed to Diablo even though the two words are basically the same. :wink: And yes, I...
Forum: Americas 07-12-2011, 04:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,131
Posted By JDMitchell
I actually have used the raven (rear with a PR2...

I actually have used the raven (rear with a PR2 front) and I really liked it, I got about 6,000 miles out of it and wore the shoulders out before the center. I will think about that tire for my trip....
Forum: Americas 07-10-2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By JDMitchell
My friend and I plan on making the trip in one...

My friend and I plan on making the trip in one shot, all 1000 miles of it. We are also gonna try to stay in military lodging as close to Arlington as possible, so Ft Myer would be ideal but I realize...
Forum: Americas 07-09-2011, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By JDMitchell
Ok, I won't be able to make it to the memorial...

Ok, I won't be able to make it to the memorial service in Gowanda due to short notice for work, so I will be attending the burial in Arlington. Any areas in D.C. that I should avoid? I will check...
Forum: Americas 07-09-2011, 10:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 779
Posted By JDMitchell
Riding to James' funeral

My friend James died yesterday at a Darien Lake amusement park in New York. What really makes me mad is the fact that he had been going through physical therapy for the past three years after losing...
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