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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by onaXR, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. Mossy-Back

    Mossy-Back Brown Falcon

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    Does anyone make a decent front disc guard for these pigs?
  2. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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  3. ShooterDave

    ShooterDave Adventurer

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    There are a few guards out there. Not really sure they are any good though. I kind of equate them to metal detectors "the illusion of safety".
  4. RideAbout

    RideAbout Mentally Retired

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    Steens.
    This ride was a week out in early May, we had done another in early April. You are correct though, any time that early it can snow on you. The night before that photo we camped near Hart Mtn..... Froze our butts with temps in the teens.
  5. mendoteach

    mendoteach Long timer

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    One thing you do not always get more of when you pay big $ for a helmet is safety. A few years agoMotorcyclist Magazine magazine published an article by the renown Harry Hurt, the godfather of motorcycle safety. The two safest helmets were less than $120. A helmet is suspension for your brain, and many Snell helmets are overly compliant-too stiff. Anything over 200Gs and you are in trouble. Many helmets are designed to work effectively way past levels of deceleration the human brain can tolerate. Expensive helmets are generally more comfy, last longer and have better fit-n-finish.
  6. ShooterDave

    ShooterDave Adventurer

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    Not sure if anyone follows this but.... I just saw a commercial for the season finale of Burn Notice on USA. There is a screen preview where, I believe the main character, rides an XR650L thru a glass window. Pretty cool. Just thought it was worth mentioning.
  7. Spud Rider

    Spud Rider Long timer

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  8. my6

    my6 Been here awhile

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    I've always been a proponent of the OEM Honda organics. I see many different types nowadays on Fleabay offered for next to nothing for a set of front and rear. Any body tried them? Sudco etc....
  9. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Try an Airoh ( pronounced Arrow ):
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    This is my S4, note the weight. A Shoei weights in at 4 pounds and an Arai XD is 3 7/8 pounds. The Airoh is 1/2 pound lighter!

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    Link: http://airohamerica.com/index.php?page=products&category=1

    First it is sold on EBay at a great price, under $300 shipped from the UK.
    Next it's a great helmet. Very aerodynamic, super quite, the flip down shield works best of all I have had.
    And it seems to be more scratch resistant than those of Sheoi and Arai.
    The good aero and light weight make it a very comfortable helmet to wear all day long.
    The head shape is same as Shoei or Arai and it is sized the same as these as well.
    But best of all it's two helmets in one. Three actually. It comes with all the parts to use it with out the bill as a devilish looking street helmet or you can use it without the shield as a MX helmet with goggles.
    Another cool feature is the chin strap has a buckle instead of D rings. A HUGE time saver and can be easely hooked up with gloves on.

    Deffiently worth a look. I have had mine for a year now. I commute on my bike daily.
  10. Rider11x

    Rider11x Resident Hillbilly

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    I am the wife of rider11x and wanted to let you guys know that Marc passed away this past Friday Eve in a motorcycle accident. He would of wanted me to tell you how much enjoyed talking bike talk with you and to be careful of other drivers around you. I won't be back on here but wanted to let you know that a vehicle crossed in front of him and with all the protective gear he had on, he still didn't survive, So be careful and ride safe an let your loved ones know how much you love them like he did to me everyday.
    RIP Rider11x (Marc)
  11. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    Where were you last night? We were all waiting to see your bike???
    Anyway try Ferodo pads. They make an offroad pad that has excellent feel making it difficult to lock up on soft loose surfaces. Now this is an OFFROAD pad. On the street you will need extra stopping distance. I get them here: http://www.indysuperbike.com/

    Info here: http://www.ferodo.com/en-gb/Pages/Home.aspx
  12. fritzcoinc

    fritzcoinc Enjoying my last V8

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    I am sure I speak for all here in saying our heart felt sorrow for your loss and our prayers go out to you and your family. Please let us know if there is anything at all we can do for you in this difficult time. Marc has been a great contributor to this site and I am sure he is now in a great and wounderfull place.
    Kindest regards
    Fritz Huss
  13. MentalGuru

    MentalGuru Crazy Diamond

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    He will be missed. I'm not quite sure what to even say... :cry
  14. ThumpnRed

    ThumpnRed Pig Wrangler

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    Ride in peace Marc.
  15. JWhitmore44

    JWhitmore44 pistolero

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    So sorry to hear of your loss. God speed Rider11x.
  16. thebigman

    thebigman bout a dollar 3.98

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    Prayers sent for You , Your Family and Marc.
  17. sc-razor

    sc-razor Long timer

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    :cry
  18. Sub Zero

    Sub Zero Ice Breather!

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    oh my god!!!!! :cry:cry:cry prayers to you and your family! :cry Rest in peace marc. im sure your jammin around on your XRL in the forests of heaven above us.
  19. Haywood

    Haywood Been here awhile

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    I am very sorry to hear of your loss. May he rest in peace.
  20. ID XR600

    ID XR600 Been here awhile

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    He will be missed here. My prayers to you and his family