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Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By davidji
In the rain, glove gauntlet goes under jacket...

In the rain, glove gauntlet goes under jacket sleeve (may not apply with ape hangers?).

If you can't cram your glove gauntlet under your jacket sleeve, get some glove jacket combination that you...
Forum: Road warriors 09-10-2014, 09:35 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,608
Posted By davidji
<table id="post25048874" class="tborder"...

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Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,032
Posted By davidji
Probably not if you're on a 2nd gen Ninja 650R. ...

Probably not if you're on a 2nd gen Ninja 650R. I commute on a 2nd gen Versys and a 1st gen FZ1. I also used to wear the Sand on 1st gen Ninja 650R.

Humidity (usually fairly low here), and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 33,088
Views: 8,067,365
Posted By davidji
Yeah I only see one wheel there.

Yeah I only see one wheel there.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,032
Posted By davidji
It's my preferred jacket for all day rides. ...

It's my preferred jacket for all day rides. Also for year-round (4-season) commuting which is typically 2hrs 20min round trip with temperatures that range from -3 to 37C.

If the sun is up I...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,032
Posted By davidji
I only have the Sand jacket, but it's 4-season...

I only have the Sand jacket, but it's 4-season gear to me. I've used it from below freezing to low 40s C*, and seemed fine to me. Yeah I'm more comfortable with a heated liner under it when it's...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,032
Posted By davidji
I have the Rev-It Sand as well as a gortex jacket...

I have the Rev-It Sand as well as a gortex jacket from a different manufacturer. Yeah liners are fiddly, but the thing is you can remove them. Good luck ever being as comfortable in the heat in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 10:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,608
Posted By davidji
Even so, you made a broad generalization (in your...

Even so, you made a broad generalization (in your earlier post), and it makes me wonder how you use and maintain your bikes. As well as what twins in particular you've worn out in 40k miles.
Forum: Ride reports 09-08-2014, 10:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,475
Posted By davidji
Beautiful pics so far! As a gen1 FZ1 owner,...

Beautiful pics so far!

As a gen1 FZ1 owner, curious to know your thoughts on FZ1 vs FJR.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 18,988
Posted By davidji
Glad you had a good trip!

Glad you had a good trip!
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By davidji
If you're going as far as Fremont, CA, stop at...

If you're going as far as Fremont, CA, stop at Helimot and get a custom pair of gloves made:
https://shop.helimot.com/shopping/default.asp
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By davidji
I saw something very similar on kickstarter....

I saw something very similar on kickstarter. Might have been earlier stage of same project?

What they showed there was lower profile and looked more like something I'd want perched atop my helmet.
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,561
Posted By davidji
I keep a small bicycle pump under each motorcycle...

I keep a small bicycle pump under each motorcycle seat. I selected based on what fit, worked, and happened to be in my garage.
Forum: Road warriors 08-31-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,707
Posted By davidji
They seem like fun cars to me. And it make sense...

They seem like fun cars to me. And it make sense to me that they have car-style controls and seating. Except for the leaning trikes. Motorcycle-style controls make sense for those.

Examples...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,561
Posted By davidji
For my bikes I just found sticky-worm plug kits...

For my bikes I just found sticky-worm plug kits at a local auto parts store that had screwdriver handles instead of t-handle.

That Nealy kit linked above looks awesome.
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 715
Posted By davidji
I've ridden the 100+ F heat of the california...

I've ridden the 100+ F heat of the california central valley in vented textile and in unvented gortex. The former was better. Having a cooling vest is nice too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9,279
Views: 1,855,673
Posted By davidji
I like 'em as well. Beautiful and practical. ...

I like 'em as well. Beautiful and practical. Shooting brakes are cool.
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 576
Posted By davidji
Inexpensive PC video editing software?

I'd like to buy inexpensive video editing software for my PC.

I have the free Microsoft Moviemaker, but I'd like something better suited to creating videos from bits of my Contour footage maybe...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,162
Posted By davidji
You don't even need to go to DMV. If you join...

You don't even need to go to DMV. If you join AAA, you can go there and transfer the title with less waiting. AAA offers other benefits as well, primarily roadside assistance. But only cars are...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,338
Posted By davidji
Are you sure it was Ride-On and not Slime or...

Are you sure it was Ride-On and not Slime or Fix-a-Flat? In previous discussions I've seen people treat various tire sealants like they were the same.

I've inspected my own tire after removal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 393,994
Posted By davidji
Even red pickup trucks would back in the day ...

Even red pickup trucks would back in the day
http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large-5/bill-maverick-golden-in-the-little-red-wagon-mike-mcglothlen.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 12,820
Posted By davidji
The only bike I didn't pay cash for was my first....

The only bike I didn't pay cash for was my first. And I traded a car for that one. It was the only offer I got for that car. I think we both felt like we got the better deal.

Never financed a...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By davidji
I've had gloves that come with a small tube of...

I've had gloves that come with a small tube of Seam Grip and instructions that tell you to reinforce the seams before use. These were gloves for climbing, not riding, but the seam-reinforcement idea...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,302
Posted By davidji
You don't like the SFV? Updated engine from the...

You don't like the SFV? Updated engine from the SV.

I have two of the bikes on your list, the 2nd gen Versys and the 1st gen FZ1. Both can go 240 miles when ridden gently. The FZ can do a bit...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 75,996
Posted By davidji
Indeed. I plan to stop when I run out of fuel,...

Indeed. I plan to stop when I run out of fuel, after I couldn't find a gas station that was open when I needed it.

What range exactly did you have with these bikes and where did you ride them? ...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,605
Posted By davidji
I think he was asking for the speed lacing...

I think he was asking for the speed lacing part--the part you see if you hold the part the buckles open.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 393,994
Posted By davidji
Yeah he makes two passes on the shoulder in the...

Yeah he makes two passes on the shoulder in the video. Larger and clearer viewed on youtube I think. Not the most exciting clip, but it is something I don't see every day.

A few minutes later I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 393,994
Posted By davidji
Here's a few seconds from this evening's commute....

Here's a few seconds from this evening's commute. I don't see that sort of pass often, and it entertained me.
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BGD4UB3satc"...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,605
Posted By davidji
Mine had that problem. Inexpensive & quick fix...

Mine had that problem. Inexpensive & quick fix at local shoe repair place. One or two were improperly sewn, the rest wore out. At first shoe repair guy was replacing with thicker nylon, then with...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,605
Posted By davidji
I've got the waterproof patrols, and I've ridden...

I've got the waterproof patrols, and I've ridden maybe 65k miles (105k kms) in them. I'll wear them all year long, cold, wet, hot. Not my absolute favorite in the hot, and sometimes I'll choose...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,903
Posted By davidji
Did the original engine only last 20k miles?

Did the original engine only last 20k miles?
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,760
Posted By davidji
Nice. I really like that yellow/black color...

Nice. I really like that yellow/black color scheme on those bikes!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 393,994
Posted By davidji
I think these guys forgot about it too: ...

I think these guys forgot about it too:
http://www.businessinsider.com/20-north-american-cities-with-the-worst-traffic-2013-1?op=1

But not them:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2,897
Views: 393,994
Posted By davidji
Your commute takes you to mexico city?

Your commute takes you to mexico city?
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 313
Posted By davidji
EK 3d chains?

What experience have you had with the EK 3d chain (http://www.threed-chains.com/html/product-catalogue/index.html)?

They sound great, but pretty much everything I read is a vendor post on a forum....
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,760
Posted By davidji
Do you mean it will loose in a street race on the...

Do you mean it will loose in a street race on the straight stretches? Or that it's somehow unpleasant?

Honestly the Versys my favorite bike for long straight highways. It always feels like a...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 8,797
Posted By davidji
Without a lining, does it look like the clothes...

Without a lining, does it look like the clothes you wear underneath would abrade and ruin the waterproof layer?

I had a different brand of nylon pants with a fixed goretex lining that held up for...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,760
Posted By davidji
Big change in the Ninja 650R was 2012. If...

Big change in the Ninja 650R was 2012.

If you want hard luggage, 2006-2011 might be the best choice. I think 2012 is also when then engine was detuned. 2009 introduced rubber engine mounting,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,760
Posted By davidji
The Versys is a street bike. Yeah it (and all...

The Versys is a street bike. Yeah it (and all street bikes), can be taken on dirt roads and beyond, but it's still a street bike.

I've put 48k miles on a 2nd gen Versys and 16.5k on a 1st gen...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9,279
Views: 1,855,673
Posted By davidji
Auto-correct, or freeway spice hazards?

Auto-correct, or freeway spice hazards?
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