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Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 07-12-2014, 03:16 PM
Replies: 4,094
Views: 603,490
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, 03:58 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 192
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, 05:07 PM
Replies: 2,579
Views: 337,296
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, 11:20 AM
Replies: 4,132
Views: 880,467
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, 06:14 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,676
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, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,809
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, 07:53 PM
Replies: 582
Views: 227,839
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, 07:37 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 45,280
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, 06:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,990
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, 09:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,990
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, 11:45 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 23,553
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, 01:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,746
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, 09:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,382
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, 12:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
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, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 710
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, 10:36 AM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 507,528
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, 10:18 AM
Replies: 2,090
Views: 507,528
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, 06:50 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,897
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, 07:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
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, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,562
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, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,385
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, 06:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,385
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, 06:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,040
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, 10:07 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 8,978
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, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,598
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, 10:20 PM
Replies: 3,679
Views: 808,227
Posted By zirconx
My Honda VFR in Colorado.

My Honda VFR in Colorado.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-19-2011, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3,679
Views: 808,227
Posted By zirconx
Somewhere in Colorado

Somewhere in Colorado
Forum: Equipment 03-05-2007, 12:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,661
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, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
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, 09:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,524
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, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,400
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.
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2006, 12:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,228
Posted By zirconx
I like the thermarests pads. But I know some...

I like the thermarests pads. But I know some others in my club that always perfer an inflatable mattress. I've heard those don't keep you very warm though.
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2006, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,234
Posted By zirconx
Yes. I set the volume for a comfortable level...

Yes. I set the volume for a comfortable level while stopped and I don't need to turn it up when I hit the hiway.

I think custom molded ear plugs offer even better isolation than the er6-i's, but...
Forum: Equipment 12-10-2005, 06:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,989
Posted By zirconx
The link is dead now. Bummer.

The link is dead now. Bummer.
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2005, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,062
Posted By zirconx
I think the VX-2R would be plenty powerful for...

I think the VX-2R would be plenty powerful for use in the pits and bike to bike. I had the earlier model, the VX-1R and had no problems with TX power.

One problem with talking to FRS radios is...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-09-2005, 12:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,598
Posted By zirconx
I never go on a trip without mine (StreetPilot...

I never go on a trip without mine (StreetPilot III).

The most useful features I get from it:

1) Seeing my current location. Sure a map can tell you how to get from A to B, but it doesn't...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2005, 06:23 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,384
Posted By zirconx
Take a look at the Warm N Safe liner, someone...

Take a look at the Warm N Safe liner, someone posted the link above. They are better made than the Gerbing, and less expensive. And they are made in the USA, unlike the Gerbings.

-Ryan
Forum: Layin' down tracks 09-21-2005, 12:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,515
Posted By zirconx
3d Views on the new GPS's

Does the 3D view on the newest GPS's really offer any benefit? I've looked at the screen shots and they don't seem to be any more useful than the regular 2D, birds-eye view. What do you think?
...
Forum: Equipment 09-14-2005, 12:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,689
Posted By zirconx
Shortly after I bought my Gerbing liner my father...

Shortly after I bought my Gerbing liner my father bought one of these Warm N Safe liners. After closely looking at his I would say the Warm N Safe liners are a much better product than the...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 06-01-2005, 01:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,784
Posted By zirconx
I am in northwestern Iowa. Nothing around here...

I am in northwestern Iowa. Nothing around here but straight flat roads. So I'm starting to look a few hours away in all directions. I know there's lots of great stuff in southern MO and in Arkanas...
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