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Forum: Equipment 01-27-2014, 08:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,185
Posted By notrivia
Klim Caribou Mitten

The Klim Caribou Mitten is your answer! Less bulky than glove/overglove combo's, with stout gore-tex and 500 thinsulate insulation and a leather palm. about $90 bucks and a definitive and WARM...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2013, 10:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,824
Posted By notrivia
Eh? Whoops! I APOLOGIZE!

Thankyou Atomic Moto for your correction.

I love your video's by the way.
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,894
Posted By notrivia
Motoport is the answer ...

Aloha Josh!
Look at the Motoport report here in equipment and talk to Wayne.
The basic problem is that lining's can be a hassle to put on when that...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 7,824
Posted By notrivia
Forma Boots - or everyman boots?

Boots, like many industrial articles, are often not produced by their "apparent" manufacturers. Let me give you an example - years ago I almost bought an expensive cordura jacket made by Vanson...
Forum: Ride reports 04-06-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 114,683
Posted By notrivia
Thumb Steinbeck returns and rides a motorcycle with Sartre' on the back.

This is more than the telling of a tale, but the birth of a writer. Saroyan would gasp at such condescension to the norm, and all with perfect aplomb. And that without artifice or concentration, just...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2013, 07:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,445
Posted By notrivia
Olympia ast

Aloha!

For "venting" as opposed to mesh, nothing touch's the Olympia AST.
AST (All Systems Touring, if I remember right). It's the first truly practical year-round jacket, with the...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2013, 06:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,175
Posted By notrivia
Ramp it Up!

Aloha Snowbird!
Contact various motorcycle dealerships and they will give you the names of the various manufacturers. In my experience, all these ramps are hitch afixed, and...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2013, 09:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 17,368
Posted By notrivia
Eek Cycle Gear

I worked at Cycle Gear. It is basically a potential IPO looking for enough investors to make the original investors rich. It is all show and no go, specifically tailored to the psychology of...
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2013, 08:03 AM
Replies: 450
Views: 102,188
Posted By notrivia
Pissed Lee Park Deerskin Gloves!

I bought the nonsense in the Aerostich catalog. Despite careful application of the sizing instructions, they were a horrible fit, with fingers ridiculously long. The stiching was also loose,...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2013, 07:09 AM
Replies: 736
Views: 215,572
Posted By notrivia
The question is the best survival knife ...

not the best "situation". But sage advice all the same. There is nothing like a good axe. I can't understand why people carp that hammers were the first tool when an axe-head will obviously do...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,820
Posted By notrivia
Cotter Pin?

No Max, as explained to Railbender, I have'nt measured the chain. I don't have a micrometer, and I doubt if I could reliaby extrapolate from a ruler a correct length. I'm just waiting to see what...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 736
Views: 215,572
Posted By notrivia
The most with the Least!

Big is always better than small for the great majority of circumstances. It may be difficult to whittle or do delicate things with a big knife, but you can't chop worth a darn with a small one. And...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,820
Posted By notrivia
Kudos's to you Kenny!

In the clutch of controversy, when simple facts would seem to elucidate a principal, it is always surprising if not beguileing, that cynicism and derision inhibit the search for a solution. Thankyou...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2013, 02:34 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,820
Posted By notrivia
Too Short!

The individual links are just slightly longer than the adjustment marks, making removing a link too tight a chain. I'm not going to take a chance of cracking my crankcase Atomic, as shown in a pic...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 10,072
Posted By notrivia
What You Really See ...

Hi-Viz is not adequately described as a "color". Colors are basically part of nature. They fit and mix in. Hi-Viz is outside the normal color spectrum and stands out against the background because it...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2013, 07:24 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 920,990
Posted By notrivia
Oh, That Really Hurts!

Thanks goodness you got your R100rs together. But what a tragic thing to see...
I actually do carry duct tape, electrical tape, a special high-tenacity
tape, multiple zip-ties,...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,471
Posted By notrivia
Ortleib...

I bought a pair for my street bike and was never particularly happy with them. The attachment system goes under the bag and is a bit clumsy to use, the roll down feature seems to make the bags less...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 27,270
Posted By notrivia
Bag It!

Hard shells are too heavy and wide. They increase transitions and turning radius. I want my bike to be lithe and "flickable'. But soft bags are universally, in my experience, made to a price point,...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2013, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,079
Posted By notrivia
Pissed Stich to keep your sole ...

I bought a pair of oxtar adventures at half price before they changed the name to TCX. They fell apart after very little use, the sole's delaminating in the heat of a Nevada summer. I had to...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2013, 09:51 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 920,990
Posted By notrivia
Oh, but what fits?

Does any one know of a resource that will tell you what fasteners are actually on your vehicle so you know specifically what tools to carry? It's not in any of the workshop manuals I've seen for my...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2013, 09:20 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,820
Posted By notrivia
Sprocket to Spock?

Every time I change the chain I change the sprockets Max just like the manufacturers conditions. Nothing in any way has been done that is not the normal procedure for the chains. Which prompts the...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2013, 04:06 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,820
Posted By notrivia
A The Chain Stretches ...

Thankyou Railbender for your insight.

Thankyou Warin for your info. The comment about a small car is apposite. But I imagine you understand that I would fain to resort to that.

Ah, Kingby, I...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2013, 02:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,820
Posted By notrivia
Who is actually The Loose Link ?

I ask the cynics to review my first post. Why did my 3rd chain get 9,000 miles and my first 33,000? The maintenance, cleansing thoroughly by brush every 3rd lube, and lubes every 400 miles, was the...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2013, 10:09 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,820
Posted By notrivia
The Chain That Binds

Thankyou all for your comments, both serious and comic relief, especially you Kenny. I intend to e-mail Suzuki, and look forward to receiving an answer from EK and Regina. In the meantime I will at...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2013, 11:19 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,820
Posted By notrivia
Eyesight yields Insight!

A very thoughtful answer Max, with a reasoanble analysis and proposition. The next time I am at a bike shop, I will do so. But if memory serves me right, my new '06 SV650 chain was at the start of...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2013, 09:52 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,820
Posted By notrivia
Mein Gott! Vat is dat Linkage ...

I never for a moment thought that I was offering comic reprieve, but hey, if checking to see if the engine bolt holes have widened or the sprocket size is slightly larger than it should be, have at...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2013, 12:32 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,820
Posted By notrivia
A link too many

Yes, Railbender, everything is as it should be, correct sprockets with the right tooth count, and stock chain link amount. And my version is the "N" Max.
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2013, 10:43 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,820
Posted By notrivia
It's an endless chain ...

Hey RWF and Max -

Yes, RWF, I am saying that they are incrementally increasing the size of each link so that the adjustment cycle will be shorter so...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2013, 07:43 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,820
Posted By notrivia
The Link to "Da Trut!

No, I don't think so Kenny! I suspect it's just plain old fraud, complimented by a silent agreement by all the parties involved. They get away with it because no one complains. So, I've put this...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,820
Posted By notrivia
Well Max, everything is strictly stock. I've...

Well Max, everything is strictly stock. I've found in 60,000 miles on my Sv and more than a million on my other bikes that the standard size and manufacture's
sprockets give the best mileage and...
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 5,820
Posted By notrivia
Chain Link Length

I just put a new EK X-Ring chain on my SV650 and was irritated to see it took up half the adjustment rate on the swingarm. And yes, it was the right amount of links, 110. Essentially, I am being...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2013, 11:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 12,752
Posted By notrivia
The times they are a'changin', but quality always tells in the end.

Andy Goldfine is to be celebrated as the premier innovator that truly revolutionized every-day traveling on a bike.
When I got my two-piece in 1997 (after waiting 12 years expecting he would...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2013, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,874
Posted By notrivia
Laminated Soles Fall Apart!

Aloha!

When TCX was Oxtar I bought they're adventure boot at half cost. I was ecstatic! Great fit, really comfortable, beautiful, and waterproof.
In two years it imploded....
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2013, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,511
Posted By notrivia
Cheap!

Taking into account only money, the least expensive out fit I'v come up with that seems reasonable is the Tourmaster Sabre jacket coupled to they're Quest pants. Maybe just over $200.
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2013, 02:44 PM
Replies: 459
Views: 69,240
Posted By notrivia
Keep The SV650!

The SV beats hell out of either! The only advantage to the 700 is gas mileage ... and then they screw it up with a tiny tank. You wil find neither the underpowered 700 or 500 has the passing power of...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2013, 02:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 8,065
Posted By notrivia
Pretty but cheap!

I purchased my TCX's when they were Oxtars for half the cost they are now - but considered from the standpoint of reliability, they were not a steal.

Initially, I was thrilled. They are very...
Forum: Road warriors 10-16-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 22,575
Posted By notrivia
Gotta go custom!

First of all - if you could only have three -(the wife says she needs room to access the washer or thats it!) - then why have manufactured bikes? Make what you want/need!

So- heres my take: First...
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2011, 02:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 14,155
Posted By notrivia
The big wheel is the difference ...

The primary difference between the v-strom and the SV650 is the front wheel size. The V has a 19 inch wheel for rolling stability over rough terrain. The Sv has a "normal" 17 incher. IMHO 17 inch...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2011, 05:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,752
Posted By notrivia
It's Obvious!

Here I go again, beating this drum. The standard SV650. One, it's door stop reliable. Two, it's performance ability's will allow you to do anything you want - cheaper than anything else. Three, it...
Forum: Road warriors 09-21-2011, 04:51 PM
Replies: 291
Views: 42,554
Posted By notrivia
She's a beautiful woman, but can she cook?

No, she can't! I would love to own a ducati - as a second bike. Four years ago, I really looked into it. Reliable transportation was my necessity, and all the facts just did'nt measure up to trouble...
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