Maine Riders

Discussion in 'Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carp' started by PWRCRZR, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Was a nice afternoon for a little ride....while I was riding home with cold finger tips I debated the merit of heated gloves vs grips...

    The DRZ is looking good IC....not quite sure about those black shrouds though got to be matchy.......:lol3 matchy
  2. Kaw4Life

    Kaw4Life Busted Adventurer

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    After a nice hot soapy bath, time to warm the oil for a change. Rear wheel bearings making a lot noise, got them on order.

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  3. mikewillsmith

    mikewillsmith Not the f'g fresh prince!

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    Yup, :D had a nice ride around to the corners of Knox county today. Always nice when you can get a ride in in Dec.
  4. mikewillsmith

    mikewillsmith Not the f'g fresh prince!

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    Glad you found the time. :evil
  5. internalcombust

    internalcombust Yes its dirty, thanks.

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    Ahhhhhhh! :puke1
  6. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    Being a mere mortal I'm impressed by anyone who can ride like that - big bike or little bike. He's coming up from the back picking them off. Granted they prolly aren't the AA riders and such but still, he was moving with 700 pounds (bike & rider) through the trail and the pack. Sure, a Goldwing might fit and can possibly be ridden through there but I'd be willing to bet a coffee it wouldn't be passing for long if at all.

    Grabbed this from the thread I stumbled on tonight started by the dood with the video...
    Interesting back story for some of us. Looking forward to see more footage and the HP2 in action at some point. Apparently the rider ate this guy for lunch.:freaky
  7. BKMLWR

    BKMLWR Wondering around...

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    I was initially disappointed with my Gerbing G3 gloves but I learned a few things this year.....when I ride with fingers relaxed and not tightly wrapped around the grips the gloves were warmer. Those little elastic cords which are at the end of the gaunlets make a big difference when used.:norton even thought the gaunlets seem tight around the sleeves of the jacket.
    the KLR will easily power the gloves and grips so I use both.
    the MSR wind deflectors are a must for keeping the fingers warm too...
    I was riding 15 miles to work at 18-20deg. this fall with warm hands....
  8. EvilClown

    EvilClown Reality show stunt double Super Moderator

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    :nod

    Amazing how much more effective any heat is if you can cut the wind down.

    Those hippo hand-like contraptions with grip heaters inside turn your bars into little toaster ovens.:jkam
  9. Mudhen

    Mudhen Foul Adventurer

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    I took the 'berg around the backyard with the boys. A couple drops (for THEM!) due to wet leaves and hidden branches. I explained to them that a dirt ride in December is like a gift.

    For me it was my first time on two wheels since August - which means as of September my 104 month streak is over...SUCK. FFF...and a FF to that. F.

    F.

    Suck.

    Starting a new job, so another commuting bike is in order. CBR250R, top of the list. Thoughts on its highway manners??? I'd appreciate it if anyone has spent some serious time on one. $4k, 70mpg sounds really good to me...but can I really take it, day after day?????????

    Thx guys.

    Pat
  10. Kaw4Life

    Kaw4Life Busted Adventurer

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    Who are you again ?


    :wink:
  11. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    ok, so it was a little more complicated than it looks, with all the red-neck engineering that had to be done, and I had a LOT of help that I am grateful for!!! Not even close to done yet.

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  12. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Check with Justdrew...he has a Ninja 250 he has put a lot of seat time on..not quite the same but pretty close for what you are asking. I think I recall reading the Honda was a little smoother on highway runs.

    Any time any day on a bike is a gift but this time of year they are extra bonus days:clap
  13. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    No really. LOTS more to do!

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    Words alone do not begin to express my gratitude for all your help Tim!
  14. justdrew

    justdrew Triple Powered

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    My .02

    My mini-ninja never fails to put a smile on my face every time I ride it. The thing turns in like nothing I've ever experienced. Keep it "spun up" and it'll make quick enough time on any road to keep you entertained. Highway manners are honestly really good, if ergonomically a bit small. Smooth running, reasonable wind protection, and anvil like reliability are to be found here.

    The CBR would presumably take all these qualities and add EFI and available ABS, but then there is the new Ninja 300...
  15. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    christ Drew you must have been eavesdropping...I just read up a bit on the new Ninja 300....getting good reviews
  16. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Looks like beer's are on you for a while there Tinman:freaky
    I think you are in good hands though
  17. TinMan207

    TinMan207 Most often a lurker...

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    Could not agree more! On both counts. :1drink
  18. radguzzi

    radguzzi The Journey is the Reward

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    I did actually, both Saturday and Sunday... Pedaled around Coronado for about thirty miles while Geocaching, now known as Geobicycling... :norton

    The home front tells me that the m/c's that I left hooked to Battery Tenders are all charging on a regular basis... Snug in their beds as it were... :lol3

    Ciao,
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  19. Mudhen

    Mudhen Foul Adventurer

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    Thx!

    I think you should just sell me yours...I'll give you what you paid! :lol3
  20. PWRCRZR

    PWRCRZR Grumpy Old Bastard

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    Your a hell of a nice guy...I think you could at least offer him double what he paid:deal:lol3