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Forum: Equipment 06-30-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 745
Posted By bwringer
A friend of mine uses a Forcefield rib protector...

A friend of mine uses a Forcefield rib protector for daily street riding and light dual-sporting. He wears it backwards to get more chest protection (his jacket contains a back protector).
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-30-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 17,564
Views: 2,099,449
Posted By bwringer
I can testify that the Tusk guards offer...

I can testify that the Tusk guards offer EXCELLENT crash protection. Pretty amazing, considering how hard my KLR has hit the ground and how many times.

I never thought the stock handguard shields...
Forum: Equipment 06-26-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By bwringer
You can get heated grips in 1" inside diameter...

You can get heated grips in 1" inside diameter meant to fit cruisers. I'm not clear whether this would address your situation.

In the Symtec grip heaters, you might just order a set meant for an...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-25-2015, 10:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,353
Posted By bwringer
Hide behind minivans. Do NOT ride a bike...

Hide behind minivans.

Do NOT ride a bike with open pipes and rev your engine at them. I have heard firsthand accounts of this ending VERY badly.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-22-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,058
Posted By bwringer
Correcting the rider's cornering technique would...

Correcting the rider's cornering technique would have taken a couple of days of intensive instruction coupled with an actual willingness to learn.

Not sure what you could have conveyed at a stop...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,112
Posted By bwringer
Only one other person recommended calling...

Only one other person recommended calling Aerostich?

Seriously, this isn't just "clothing". Aerostich built the thing and there is someone there who has encountered this exact situation before and...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-19-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,591
Posted By bwringer
These are common misperceptions. Relativity,...

These are common misperceptions. Relativity, including e=mc^2, applies everywhere and at all velocities.

It's just very hard for humans to observe the effects at the "newtonian" velocities and...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 09:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,263
Posted By bwringer
A "normal home cetrifuge"? WTF is that?...

A "normal home cetrifuge"? WTF is that? :huh
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2015, 04:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,717
Posted By bwringer
Yep, got me one. Although I paid more than $11....

Yep, got me one. Although I paid more than $11. :puke1

Works great!
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,589
Posted By bwringer
Keep it from rattling. That's about all the...

Keep it from rattling. That's about all the springs do, really.

Lots of people are riding around on and off road with pegs that only use gravity.

Don't worry about it. Or buy a spring next time...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-15-2015, 09:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,123
Posted By bwringer
Stop-n-Stay tire plugs are well-known to work...

Stop-n-Stay tire plugs are well-known to work loose.

Fix it right, with at least a sticky string (best would be to demount the tire and install a mushroom patch from the inside), and ride happy.
...
Forum: Trip Planning 06-09-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,526
Posted By bwringer
Congrats! Looks like a very nice machine. ...

Congrats! Looks like a very nice machine.

I'm curious -- how useful is the touch screen in day to day use? I've never used one on a laptop.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-08-2015, 02:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,293
Posted By bwringer
Once long ago I was on the way back to my...

Once long ago I was on the way back to my apartment after my morning classes at Purdue.

I was sitting at a light on my Suzuki GS400 and a skinny guy jumped out of the crowd on the sidewalk and...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-08-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,897
Posted By bwringer
Glad you lived! :clap You were exactly where...

Glad you lived! :clap

You were exactly where the driver couldn't see you, so it's hard to say whether it was a deliberate move.

Then again, we weren't there and you were, so perhaps there was...
Forum: The Garage 06-05-2015, 03:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,926
Posted By bwringer
RuGlyde from Napa.

RuGlyde from Napa.
Forum: Trip Planning 06-05-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,526
Posted By bwringer
Agreed on the "no moving parts" thing. An SSD and...

Agreed on the "no moving parts" thing. An SSD and no optical drive means just about any machine will be a lot more durable, a lot faster, a bit lighter, and the battery will last longer.

Something...
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,642
Posted By bwringer
:thumb :thumb :thumb

:thumb :thumb :thumb
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2015, 02:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,168
Posted By bwringer
I'd love it if you could get the stuff in little...

I'd love it if you could get the stuff in little ketchup packets or even smaller quantities like disposable eye drops.

I've never had a container last very long; certainly not long enough to use...
Forum: The Garage 05-27-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,758
Posted By bwringer
The Primary Drive X-Ring chain from Rocky...

The Primary Drive X-Ring chain from Rocky Mountain ATV/MC (which is what I suspect you're talking about as well) was the first I've EVER installed that didn't come with a wee packet o' grease.

It...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-26-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,430
Posted By bwringer
I normally don't allow a test ride. Instead, I...

I normally don't allow a test ride. Instead, I offer to demonstrate the bike for the buyer. He can climb on the back (if it's a big enough bike) or follow in his vehicle.

The buyer gets a lot more...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-26-2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,002
Posted By bwringer
The Michelin T63 is worth a look as well. ...

The Michelin T63 is worth a look as well.

Far better behaved on pavement than they have any right to be, and a high-void knobby tread for off-road. You can reverse the front later if you want. And...
Forum: The Garage 05-19-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,666
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 381,711
Posted By bwringer
Wait, I thought you were supposed to leave the...

Wait, I thought you were supposed to leave the fuses in it while you're running and connecting the wiring, and then wonder why there was a wee spark when a connector lightly tapped the frame while...
Forum: The Garage 05-15-2015, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,666
Sticky: Note to self:
Views: 381,711
Posted By bwringer
Absolutely any auto parts store will have K&N...

Absolutely any auto parts store will have K&N oil. K&N filters are not just a motorcycle thing, ya know.


If it's an emergency of some sort and you truly are stuck in a shack somewhere (but with...
Forum: Equipment 05-15-2015, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 687
Posted By bwringer
Much love here. I always get my stuff here in...

Much love here. I always get my stuff here in Indy the next day from the Chicago warehouse, and shipping is remarkably cheap.

I really wish they would fix their Android app, or at least make their...
Forum: The Garage 05-09-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,302
Posted By bwringer
That's the correct valve stem. Just the plain old...

That's the correct valve stem. Just the plain old rubba cheapie 412 -- 99 cents at any Napa. (413 also works fine and is easier to find -- just 1/4" longer.)

It's depressingly likely that the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-08-2015, 04:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 511
Posted By bwringer
Fix it right. I've used and can highly...

Fix it right.

I've used and can highly recommend Myler's out in Utah for fixing motorcycle radiators. They'll fix it right -- no globs of epoxy -- they'll fix it fast, and may even be able to beef...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2015, 04:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,129
Posted By bwringer
- Plug it in to a charger. - Turn the...

- Plug it in to a charger.

- Turn the brightness all the way up.

- Arrange some sort of sun shield


Also, some phones have brighter, higher contrast screens than others. Supposedly LCD...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 05:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,991
Posted By bwringer
A friend and I on a vintage Suzuki board used to...

A friend and I on a vintage Suzuki board used to keep a supply of those cheapo Harbor Freight meters on hand.

We got REALLY sick of eedgits who complained of electrical issues but wouldn't spend...
Forum: The Garage 05-04-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 1,297
Views: 263,828
Posted By bwringer
I bought the 5 gallon portable air tank...

I bought the 5 gallon portable air tank yesterday. With a 20% off coupon + tax, I was under $25 out the door. :clap

http://www.harborfreight.com/5-gal-portable-air-tank-69716.html

I'm very...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 04-28-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 19,909
Views: 1,420,602
Posted By bwringer
I took this last fall at the same spot. You can...

I took this last fall at the same spot. You can see the remnants of the car in the middle just to the right of the tree. You can click the photo to go to Photobucket and zoom in....
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 05:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By bwringer
Also, get your butt over to theGSresources.com...

Also, get your butt over to theGSresources.com forum and sign up ASAP if you haven't already.

http://www.thegsresources.com/_forum/index.php
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 555
Posted By bwringer
I have many, many miles and years of intimate...

I have many, many miles and years of intimate GS850 experience.

Yours is a common complaint, but I have never understood this line of thinking.

It ain't a Harley or a Chevy. It's not hurting....
Forum: The Garage 03-23-2015, 05:04 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,944
Posted By bwringer
I once was able to keep cats out of a garage...

I once was able to keep cats out of a garage (they saw it more as a nice roofed litterbox than a place where people might be trying to work without gagging) by grinding up a couple of pounds of...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,966
Posted By bwringer
This is pitiful, just pitiful... ...

This is pitiful, just pitiful...
http://i.imgur.com/tTBWPrv.gif





Can someone please go over to this poor bastard's house and help him fix this already? :rofl
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-23-2015, 04:35 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 12,004
Posted By bwringer
What's REALLY funny is when the goobers on...

What's REALLY funny is when the goobers on CrackList try to sell a five year old shitbox computer for some significant portion of what they paid. :rofl

At least the ignorant goobers are easy to...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 490
Posted By bwringer
Corbin saddles also tend to be shaped for the...

Corbin saddles also tend to be shaped for the more... vertically challenged rider. They don't work for everyone.

If it doesn't work for you, sell or trade -- there will be someone out there...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 925
Posted By bwringer
I've had amazing work done on leather motorcycle...

I've had amazing work done on leather motorcycle gear by a shop that normally specializes in saddles and tack (you know, horse stuff).

The shop I used is no longer there (this was aeons ago,...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 03-05-2015, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19,909
Views: 1,420,602
Posted By bwringer
Goddammit, just when I thought it was safe to go...

Goddammit, just when I thought it was safe to go back on ADVrider...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-05-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,925
Posted By bwringer
Walking away was probably a good decision -- if...

Walking away was probably a good decision -- if it had crappy tires, other upkeep and upgrades have certainly been neglected. Assuming it was otherwise fairly sound, this would have been a very...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 03-04-2015, 06:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,925
Posted By bwringer
The only important question. Well, didja? :D

The only important question.

Well, didja? :D
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