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Forum: Equipment 07-30-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 717
Posted By lurkie
I would like a FLIR to highlight deer on mine.

I would like a FLIR to highlight deer on mine.
Forum: Australia 07-21-2013, 04:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,707
Posted By lurkie
Very simple. Buy the sample pack from...

Very simple.

Buy the sample pack from earplugsuperstore.com. I bought 2. Then try out a bunch until you find the one that's best for your ears. Then buy a big box of those.

For me it was...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2012, 06:26 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By lurkie
Hi Mischa, In Ottawa there are three mc...

Hi Mischa,

In Ottawa there are three mc shops in close proximity to one another around Hunt Club and Merivale in Nepean (south of downtown).

Ottawa good times center (kawi, BMW, triumph) is...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2011, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,547
Posted By lurkie
Mine have lasted now two full seasons. I did...

Mine have lasted now two full seasons. I did have a short in one of the extension cables, but my retailer had it replaced. You're right, though, they are quite delicate, especially compared to the...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2011, 01:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,547
Posted By lurkie
I have ER-4P, which seem to be a similar size,...

I have ER-4P, which seem to be a similar size, and if you like the feeling of having your ears raped when you take your helmet off, you'll be fine (they don't work).

If you're looking for better...
Forum: Equipment 10-06-2011, 09:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,095
Posted By lurkie
They pack in a cylindrical stuff sack roughly the...

They pack in a cylindrical stuff sack roughly the size of an American football.

I've never touched the pipe with them, so I don't know if they melt or just burst into flames. There's probably...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2011, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,095
Posted By lurkie
The Road Toadz are Tyvek-like. I'm not sure if...

The Road Toadz are Tyvek-like. I'm not sure if it's exactly the same.

The Horny Toadz (where do they come up with these names?) are the same stuff underneath, but have a nylon-like layer...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2011, 09:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,095
Posted By lurkie
Yep, talking about the Horny Toadz as compared to...

Yep, talking about the Horny Toadz as compared to the Road Toadz that I used for my last rainsuit.

When it's raining it's humid, there's no getting around that, but in general our Ottawa summers...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2011, 08:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,095
Posted By lurkie
Hi AceRider, They pack slightly larger than...

Hi AceRider,

They pack slightly larger than the Road Toadz (same size bag, just a little harder to pack).

They are less breathable than the Road Toadz - a bit sweltering on hot summer days. ...
Forum: Equipment 09-08-2011, 07:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,338
Posted By lurkie
My take on the Froggs: I had the Road Toadz...

My take on the Froggs:

I had the Road Toadz and aside from their longevity (or lack of it) they were great - very comfortable, completely waterproof, and breathed really well. Only lasted one...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-02-2011, 07:58 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,062
Posted By lurkie
With Alberta finally introducing some distracted...

With Alberta finally introducing some distracted driving legislation, on the CBC yesterday they showed a video of a woman working on a Rubik's Cube while driving. :eek1
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2011, 08:36 AM
Replies: 502
Views: 85,085
Posted By lurkie
Let me add my experience with Motoport. I don't...

Let me add my experience with Motoport. I don't know if it's typical or not, but I suspect that it is.

Last season I ordered a pair of stretch kevlar Ultra II pants. I gathered the measurements...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-07-2011, 09:43 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 12,220
Posted By lurkie
You should read the "hot and humid motoport...

You should read the "hot and humid motoport review" thread.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2011, 04:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,570
Posted By lurkie
Look at the Nuvi 550!

Look at the Nuvi 550!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2011, 12:07 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 22,213
Posted By lurkie
There's too many cool names on here. You have to...

There's too many cool names on here. You have to take the worst stereotype and make the name on that.

No offense to anybody, but it's probably a BMW-riding, decked out to the 9s in hi-vis super...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2011, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By lurkie
This stuff: ...

This stuff:

http://www.scotchbrand.com/wps/portal/3M/en_US/ScotchBrand/Scotch/Products/ProductCatalog/?PC_7_RJH9U52300LM30I87QR3ES18H7_nid=88BP3QJCQLgsTF1RRQ4PQRglBBM9D4MMLWbl

No screws, no...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2011, 05:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,308
Posted By lurkie
It's pretty much mandatory equipment on the...

It's pretty much mandatory equipment on the Versys, with its short front fender. It does the job at any rate, although I can't help but think it's overpriced for what it is. Stick it on with some...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 2,047
Views: 621,317
Posted By lurkie
To add to the collection of Motoport photos,...

To add to the collection of Motoport photos, here's my new Marathon Mesh Kevlar. The jacket oozes quality, and it fits well and isn't too frumpy (something I was worried about with the mesh).

A...
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2011, 12:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,271
Posted By lurkie
I have a set of "Road Toadz" (which, to the post...

I have a set of "Road Toadz" (which, to the post after yours, have a lime-green version with reflective piping) and they were constructed out of a tyvek-like material that, over time, wore a bit and...
Forum: Face plant 12-23-2010, 06:55 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,997
Posted By lurkie
Great news!!! Best of the holidays to you, too...

Great news!!! Best of the holidays to you, too Marcus!
Forum: Face plant 12-16-2010, 11:28 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,997
Posted By lurkie
Marcus, I read about that in the paper with...

Marcus, I read about that in the paper with horror, but to find out it's the daughter of a fellow inmate brings a stark reality to it. I'm wishing you and your family the very best in the weeks and...
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By lurkie
I have the Sony TX-5 as well. I have mixed...

I have the Sony TX-5 as well. I have mixed feelings about it.

Things I like: very small, durable, waterproof, good outdoor photos, awesome panorama function.

Things I don't like: low light and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-16-2010, 08:55 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,082
Posted By lurkie
I'm no rocket surgeon, but something about this...

I'm no rocket surgeon, but something about this doesn't sit right with me.

The front wheel is operating at a certain speed - I don't know all the terms but let's say that it's traction and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,082
Posted By lurkie
As others have mentioned: as you apply front...

As others have mentioned: as you apply front brake, the weight of you and your bike shifts forward, putting the weight on the front tire, and reducing the amount of traction available to the rear...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,351
Posted By lurkie
Oncoming riders, like after you've gotten past...

Oncoming riders, like after you've gotten past the deer.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,418
Posted By lurkie
Mentioned many times on the forum, but this is a...

Mentioned many times on the forum, but this is a dangerous thing to do in many places. Where I live, that means "go ahead".
Forum: Face plant 11-01-2010, 08:30 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,997
Posted By lurkie
Glad you're okay. It seems like it's been a bad...

Glad you're okay. It seems like it's been a bad year for motorcycles in Ottawa.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,418
Posted By lurkie
Are you kidding about that? I would think you'd...

Are you kidding about that? I would think you'd be in trouble if you actually had to do a hard stop from a standing position.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2010, 04:41 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,351
Posted By lurkie
what if it was a doe? :rofl

what if it was a doe? :rofl
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2010, 06:54 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,351
Posted By lurkie
Has anyone come up with a hand signal to warn...

Has anyone come up with a hand signal to warn oncoming riders of deer ahead, or is the "slow down" signal all we have?
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2010, 07:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,291
Posted By lurkie
You say the fabric's different from the regular...

You say the fabric's different from the regular Frogg Togg stuff - I have the Road Toadz and in places the fabric is fuzzy and pilling and I don't think it'll last much more than a season (no leaks,...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,819
Posted By lurkie
Thumb Jim, They have a 2-part wire - a short...

Jim,

They have a 2-part wire - a short section leading up to the IEMs, and then your choice of two extension wires, both included: a straight plug and a right-angle plug. Well I was using the...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2010, 01:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,291
Posted By lurkie
I've got the Rain-off gloves and a Road Toadz...

I've got the Rain-off gloves and a Road Toadz suit in lime green. I've had both for only a year, but I think both are great. I haven't worn the Frogg Toggs on any whole-day rain rides, but in a...
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2010, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,819
Posted By lurkie
I have the Q-Jays, and I think they sound great,...

I have the Q-Jays, and I think they sound great, but the isolation with the standard rubber tips is a bit lacking. They include one set of Comply-type tips that work very well for comfort and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,664
Posted By lurkie
I clip an older iPod shuffle (the square one with...

I clip an older iPod shuffle (the square one with buttons) to my right cuff and run the wire up through my sleeve. This works well with Q-Jays, which have a 2-piece cord (I just unplug in the middle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-13-2010, 11:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,604
Posted By lurkie
This is so key. Watch for edge traps!

This is so key. Watch for edge traps!
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,063
Posted By lurkie
Thumb They're the only pants I've ever had, but the...

They're the only pants I've ever had, but the Motoport Ultra II in black stretch Kevlar fit perfectly and I think they look pretty good. As for protection, I think they're right ip there with the...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2010, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,173
Posted By lurkie
x2 - I'd like to see that.

x2 - I'd like to see that.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-04-2010, 07:49 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,619
Posted By lurkie
I don't even bother with the horn much anymore....

I don't even bother with the horn much anymore. There's no sense in trying to teach people how to be better drivers. Much safer to focus on your defensive driving skills.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-24-2010, 01:51 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 14,884
Posted By lurkie
I like the wave. Harleys, scooters, trikes,...

I like the wave. Harleys, scooters, trikes, kids, dogs, whatever.

:wave
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