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Forum: Canada Today, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By jon_l
Take a copy of your trailer ownership. We had...

Take a copy of your trailer ownership. We had bike papers, but I got sh*t from the US border guy last Fall, even though small trailers in ON have permanent tags, no insurance req'd, handwritten bill...
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:11 AM
Replies: 7,579
Views: 1,120,357
Posted By jon_l
Don't the Multistrada and F800GT have about the...

Don't the Multistrada and F800GT have about the same HP (around 90)? Doesn't mean they feel the same of course. I didn't like the BMW twin engine when I test rode one in 2010. Too vibey, felt less...
Forum: Equipment 07-25-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,175
Posted By jon_l
SteadyMate

http://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/p/r/product_00000015_full.jpg

I use SteadyMate. High-Quality product, 1,000lb. working load,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-23-2014, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 592
Posted By jon_l
NJ Brett likes his TU250 for 2-up. Check out his...

NJ Brett likes his TU250 for 2-up. Check out his posts. Lots in the SR400 thread lately, in which he compares the TU and SR, and it seems that the TU generally compares favorably.
Forum: Equipment 07-23-2014, 05:21 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 257,108
Posted By jon_l
Crew. My over the calf are synthetic...

Crew.

My over the calf are synthetic moto-x socks. Would be awesome to find some in Merino.
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 04:51 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 257,108
Posted By jon_l
Costco sells excellent Merino wool socks, 3 pack...

Costco sells excellent Merino wool socks, 3 pack around $20 as I recall. Brand name varies. Seem pretty comparable to my 1 pair of Smartwool, for 1/3 the $.

I haven't worn anything else for 6...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 7,579
Posted By jon_l
I do agree Honda prices some of their product...

I do agree Honda prices some of their product high, but, they are clearly the most innovative Japanese motorcycle company, and by a wide margin. I scratch my head at some of the product, but there...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 674
Posted By jon_l
For $300 off, and a discount off some heavily...

For $300 off, and a discount off some heavily marked-up accessories, I'd buy new.

I would do accelerated "motoman" break-in, but that is nothing like the abuse a demo or rental may have had. Who...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,896
Posted By jon_l
There's your answer!

There's your answer!
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 574
Posted By jon_l
I made one out of stuff I had on hand

Acrylic & Velcro

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8460/8035824993_55242e3ffd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/df6GNM)

No issues with heat, been on for a couple seasons.

I just installed Lamin-X...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,320
Posted By jon_l
my wife wears a Qwest

http://img.f.ridersdiscount.com/forum/shoei/shoei_qwest_overt_tc3_yellow_black-1.jpg

Not the higher end of Shoei, but reviews (http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/shoei/qwest/) suggest it may be as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 43,696
Views: 8,319,774
Posted By jon_l
"lasts pretty well on pavement" - T63 Unlike...

"lasts pretty well on pavement" - T63

Unlike the Dunlop, size is close to stock.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By jon_l
Fill out your profile and replies may be more...

Fill out your profile and replies may be more relevant.

Manitoulin Island? Crete? Hawaii? Some atol in the South Pacific?

Based only on specs and sitting on them, I suspect for commuting...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-15-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 32,434
Posted By jon_l
Cool photo, looks like the bike is upright...

Cool photo, looks like the bike is upright without support (can't see the side stand).
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,266
Posted By jon_l
I like the Versus, but question your perception...

I like the Versus, but question your perception of its offroad-worthiness. It is a road bike, styled to the "adventure" market, but that is marketing only. You could ride any road bike with...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By jon_l
WR250R would work if you want small displacement....

WR250R would work if you want small displacement. With your size and loaded up, it may not hold actual 70 MPH (speedo indicated 70, yes) in the West with mountains and high elevation. Personally,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 479
Views: 81,088
Posted By jon_l
Can't tell from your profile, but I am guessing...

Can't tell from your profile, but I am guessing you are not in the US. Insurance is so cheap there (like gasoline) compared to the rest of the developed world.

The cost of insurance, rather...
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,171
Posted By jon_l
Best ever tie downs: ...

Best ever tie downs:

http://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/p/r/product_00000015_full.jpg

I find ratchet straps let me fine-tune...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,552
Posted By jon_l
I really like the looks and reviews are pretty...

I really like the looks and reviews are pretty good.

Personally, there are enough advantages of the Commander over the LT, I would buy the Commander, and add luggage and windshield. Better tire...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,156
Posted By jon_l
I would skip hard luggage for the first bike...

I would skip hard luggage for the first bike anyway. Expensive, and can inflict pain if/when you fall, which is likely if you venture off the beaten path. Wolfman, Giant Loop or similar soft...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 43,696
Views: 8,319,774
Posted By jon_l
I am taller, but my inseam is between 29-30", and...

I am taller, but my inseam is between 29-30", and 20lbs heavier.

With the free lowering (rear shock clevis, raising fork tubes), I am close to flat-footing it.

You should be fine.
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7,579
Views: 1,120,357
Posted By jon_l
I don't want it, but it sure is sexy

Was beside one of these yesterday at a stop light, slightly behind and to the right like the photo. What a crazy, amazing looking machine. Single sided swingarm with the triple exhaust, 200 series...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 54,057
Posted By jon_l
That is a beautiful machine. And in my current...

That is a beautiful machine. And in my current favorite color, though Red Sunglo is also sweet (I go back and forth). Enjoy.
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,558
Posted By jon_l
The trailer does need to be as long as the...

The trailer does need to be as long as the kayaks??

I had a 5x8 utility trailer that I made pipe racks for to carry two 17' long tripping canoes, towed it behind my Subaru. When I removed the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7,579
Views: 1,120,357
Posted By jon_l
:wink: That may be so, but folks who thinks...

:wink:

That may be so, but folks who thinks I4s are all screaming top end should try one tuned for low and mid range performance. My CBF 1000F surprised the hell out of me on my first test...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43,696
Views: 8,319,774
Posted By jon_l
That is nuts. I paid $5k for 2 years old, 3,500...

That is nuts. I paid $5k for 2 years old, 3,500 km, mint commuter bike, with speedo healer and a couple little farkles (nothing as nice as a large tank though).

I looked for months to find one...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,940
Views: 256,781
Posted By jon_l
I have read on this thread that Visions are...

I have read on this thread that Visions are relatively cheap used, but this seems ridiculous. And it sounds pretty-much unmolested.

I don't think links are allowed, but For Sale on Kijiji...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,329
Posted By jon_l
Possibly Navin was being facetious?

Possibly Navin was being facetious?
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,853
Posted By jon_l
I like these a lot

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/832/38033/Fox-Racing-Coolmax-Thick-Socks-2013

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/images/prod/400/f/fox_13_soc_coo_thi-blk_whi.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By jon_l
Nice photo. Is that a Motomule trailer? ...

Nice photo. Is that a Motomule trailer?

You'll like this thread, if you haven't found it already:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201349
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 66,275
Posted By jon_l
That's a beauty!

That's a beauty!
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,082
Posted By jon_l
Tiger800?

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery C/Triumph Tiger 800XC 11.jpg

Or my preference, the standard, tubeless wheel 800:
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 43,696
Views: 8,319,774
Posted By jon_l
Seller shouldn't be touchy about someone offering...

Seller shouldn't be touchy about someone offering less than asking price, but I'd negotiate with cash in your pocket once you have seen the bike, not by phone. There are a lot of bullshitters on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 43,696
Views: 8,319,774
Posted By jon_l
What you describe sounds exactly like the first...

What you describe sounds exactly like the first sign of impending failure. If that happened to me I would order a spare pump and wait to install it until the next time it happens. If you're very...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 43,696
Views: 8,319,774
Posted By jon_l
This sounds like good advice. Get the 2011.

This sounds like good advice. Get the 2011.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By jon_l
Ebay

Ebay
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 43,696
Views: 8,319,774
Posted By jon_l
It's not scientific Doug, but I bent mine back...

It's not scientific Doug, but I bent mine back last year, haven't had any concerns about it. Seemed malleable enough.

I made a case protector afterwards, based on what CJ Biker did:
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 43,696
Views: 8,319,774
Posted By jon_l
Trailwings are decent, long-lasting tires, as...

Trailwings are decent, long-lasting tires, as long as you're not in the mud. Maybe you can find some almost new/take-offs for cheap? Lots of people remove them right away, so surely there are...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,082
Posted By jon_l
OP - you don't mention whether you will be...

OP - you don't mention whether you will be driving or riding. I avoid Toronto riding like the plague. Be prepared for insane traffic and horrible drivers. Toronto is nothing like Greensboro.
...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 854
Posted By jon_l
Seller said a sale is pending, he'll let me know...

Seller said a sale is pending, he'll let me know if it falls through.
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