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Forum: Thumpers Today, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5,169
Views: 618,188
Posted By JustRon
Lights?

Something slightly different...

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ug7Htqmoic8/VEWzxyOdOsI/AAAAAAAACKM/ZzUfS4UWIM8/s512/PA200015.jpg
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Forum: Americas Today, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By JustRon
When I was researching how to get TO the TAT...

When I was researching how to get TO the TAT (from NYC), I found the info in the OP. The NY section wasn't even close to dirt... I didn't bother looking at the rest.
Since then, I learned about the...
Forum: Thumpers Today, 03:04 AM
Replies: 5,169
Views: 618,188
Posted By JustRon
What's the story (brand/model)? I need a new...

What's the story (brand/model)? I need a new brake lever... when I installed new bars, it caused the angle of my lever to become awkward. A shorty adjustable would help. It's too close to the bars...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 07:41 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 224,235
Posted By JustRon
I rode with the Rukka pads today... I liked them...

I rode with the Rukka pads today... I liked them a lot better than the stock D3O pads. They cover a lot more around the knees, and I feel like they will work better in a get-off (I didn't crash...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. Yesterday, 07:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 917
Posted By JustRon
Do big bikes have a different route? I can't...

Do big bikes have a different route? I can't imagine riding through the stick farms on a big/heavy bike.
Forum: Thumpers 10-17-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 396
Posted By JustRon
Stock bars are 7/8" (and, crap). I just replaced...

Stock bars are 7/8" (and, crap). I just replaced mine for no reason other than preventative measures.
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 224,235
Posted By JustRon
Here's the Forcefield, stock D3O and Rukku D3O......

Here's the Forcefield, stock D3O and Rukku D3O...

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zeucatc_yGk/VD8cJkLbfXI/AAAAAAAACJM/VXQgQW3kLy8/s640/PA150022.JPG

The Rukka wouldn't fit in the pocket, so I...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,336
Posted By JustRon
You know what would be good? A 1/4" drive...

You know what would be good? A 1/4" drive reamer/inserter bit. I already carry a 1/4" drive T-handle in my tool kit, so it would pack down to almost nothing. The only ones I've found are either fixed...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-14-2014, 07:08 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,814
Posted By JustRon
When you pay $200/month per bike to park (in...

When you pay $200/month per bike to park (in Brooklyn), you definitely value your bikes differently.

I'm a returning rider as of 3+ years ago, and each bike I buy, I think I'm going to keep it...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-14-2014, 06:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,326
Posted By JustRon
I did this ride last year without a route sheet...

I did this ride last year without a route sheet holder... I'm pretty sure it was well-marked. You could use one, but it's not necessary.
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2014, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 224,235
Posted By JustRon
I think I'll buy both keep the ones I like...

I think I'll buy both keep the ones I like better. I'll report back after I figure it out.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-13-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 30,758
Posted By JustRon
Partial answer... 908's aren't available in a 17...

Partial answer... 908's aren't available in a 17 (coming from a guy with a 17 on the rear). So, if that's your rim size, you can scratch 908's off your list.
Forum: Equipment 10-13-2014, 08:12 AM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 224,235
Posted By JustRon
I just noticed the Rukka D3O knee pads and was...

I just noticed the Rukka D3O knee pads and was about to buy them... why are you considering the Forcefields? The Rukka pads are a lot bigger, and the pocket on the Badlands is really big. I'm...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2014, 04:16 PM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 224,235
Posted By JustRon
I just bought a Gore-tex patch at REI and ironed...

I just bought a Gore-tex patch at REI and ironed it on (although, it had adhesive for field repairs). It seems like it will do the job.
Forum: Vendors 10-09-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 1,209
Views: 138,295
Posted By JustRon
Is that a staged/posed photo? Your helmet is...

Is that a staged/posed photo? Your helmet is about 20 feet from your head!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-09-2014, 07:30 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,323
Posted By JustRon
I went after you on one of the hillclimb runs,...

I went after you on one of the hillclimb runs, and everyone was cheering because you did it so well. I told my friend I'd feel like an idiot if I screw this up on a cheater bike, haha.
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 224,235
Posted By JustRon
Anyone tried to repair their Badlands themselves?...

Anyone tried to repair their Badlands themselves?
I crashed on some wet rocks the other day and tore a small hole on the knee. Klim said it would be $100 minimum to fix (plus, figure shipping is...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1,431
Views: 224,235
Posted By JustRon
Has anyone tried Forcefield knee armor in their...

Has anyone tried Forcefield knee armor in their Badlands pants? I'm wondering if they fit the armor pockets.
They are a bit bigger than the D3O I've got (T5 Evo, or T5 Evo Pro?) and I'd prefer...
Forum: Vendors 10-06-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,294
Posted By JustRon
OK, thanks.

OK, thanks.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-06-2014, 07:49 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,323
Posted By JustRon
A couple more pics... ...

A couple more pics...
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-1oxXcyCin_M/VDHoOzeAJEI/AAAAAAAACGg/0M1RvhN-7lU/s640/PA040006.JPG
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Forum: Vendors 10-06-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,294
Posted By JustRon
What fork diameter are these made for? I'm...

What fork diameter are these made for? I'm thinking about a 6" light bar for my TR650 (low fender), but I need to measure the forks.
Forum: Thumpers 10-06-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,229
Posted By JustRon
For those that mentioned a TE610... I'm only 150...

For those that mentioned a TE610... I'm only 150 lbs and my gf is about 120 lbs. With her on the back, I had to sit so far forward that it was hard to shift! I cannot imagine someone that much bigger...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-05-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,323
Posted By JustRon
I just got back a little while ago... had a lot...

I just got back a little while ago... had a lot of fun, and I normally don't like riding in the rain. Saturday, I was towards the end of the GS run (#60), and when I got to the third loop, there was...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,700
Posted By JustRon
If you like waterproof (I do) and don't like...

If you like waterproof (I do) and don't like roll-tops (I don't), take a look at the Ortlieb Flight (http://ortlieb.com/_prod.php?lang=en&produkt=flight).
I use the smaller size (I'm short), and...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 10-02-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,323
Posted By JustRon
Hey Dawn- Yeah, I'll be there (lousy weather...

Hey Dawn-
Yeah, I'll be there (lousy weather notwithstanding). I haven't been riding much this year, and Hunter has always been fun. See you there.
Forum: Vendors 10-01-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 41,103
Posted By JustRon
Thanks for the [quick!] answer. I haven't decided...

Thanks for the [quick!] answer. I haven't decided yet, but the Siskiyous are on my short list.
Forum: Vendors 10-01-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 299
Views: 41,103
Posted By JustRon
Siskiyous on a TR650... I can't find any...

Siskiyous on a TR650... I can't find any real-world examples of this setup (other than a pic on the Giant Loop website). However, I've read anecdotal evidence of a few people having melting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 954
Posted By JustRon
I used to use Express Scripts, and they required...

I used to use Express Scripts, and they required your scripts to be written for 3 months (with 3 refills). Check them out.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-30-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 30,758
Posted By JustRon
Those pics are awesome... south Jersey has some...

Those pics are awesome... south Jersey has some incredible riding which a lot of people have no idea exists.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-29-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 364
Views: 30,758
Posted By JustRon
The Garmin Montanas are all the same basic unit,...

The Garmin Montanas are all the same basic unit, except they have different added features (pre-loaded maps, camera, etc.) They will all do a ride like this the same.

Here's a simple comparo:...
Forum: Thumpers 09-29-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 5,169
Views: 618,188
Posted By JustRon
It's amazing that something as expensive as this...

It's amazing that something as expensive as this thing has so many crappy reviews (like you just gave). I'm glad I read about it on CH before I wasted the money and time.
When something costs a lot,...
Forum: Vendors 09-28-2014, 07:38 AM
Replies: 1,530
Views: 192,709
Posted By JustRon
Cyclops is one of the few places that deliver...

Cyclops is one of the few places that deliver things faster than expected. I ordered an H4 on 9/25, and it was delivered on 9/27 (all the way across the country)! And, when I say that USPS in NYC...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-26-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23,363
Views: 1,584,549
Posted By JustRon
If the hole in the tire was too big to be...

If the hole in the tire was too big to be plugged, and needs to be patched from the inside.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-26-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 23,363
Views: 1,584,549
Posted By JustRon
I can't imagine lugging around an air compressor...

I can't imagine lugging around an air compressor (I don't have storage under my seat). However, if there was an attachment for the compressor that could break a bead, it might be worth it.
My winter...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-26-2014, 02:59 AM
Replies: 23,363
Views: 1,584,549
Posted By JustRon
On this particular bike, the ABS can only be...

On this particular bike, the ABS can only be disabled when you aren't moving... no idea why. That's just how it works on a TR650 (it's a Husky made by BMW).

The tubeless thing... breaking the...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-25-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 23,363
Views: 1,584,549
Posted By JustRon
I have ABS on a bike for the first time... any...

I have ABS on a bike for the first time... any time it activates, it startles me. Mine's easy to turn off (while stationary, hold a button for 3 seconds), but I always forget.
Oh, and changing...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-23-2014, 06:45 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 12,323
Posted By JustRon
My 400+ lb bike (yes, small by GS standards- but,...

My 400+ lb bike (yes, small by GS standards- but, big for me) won't be ready for this.
Will I be a jerk for doing the GS Challenge on a 300 lb bike? Is it even allowed?

I don't care about points...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 09-16-2014, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23,363
Views: 1,584,549
Posted By JustRon
Impressive... I've never had the balls to do...

Impressive... I've never had the balls to do that. The best I ever did (while walking in Manhattan) was when a guy in front of me dropped a can. I kicked it at him and said "looks like you dropped...
Forum: Thumpers 09-16-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 5,169
Views: 618,188
Posted By JustRon
Thanks... I've read all the pod mod posts (a few...

Thanks... I've read all the pod mod posts (a few times) and have all the parts (except for the connector to attach the crankcase breather to the airbox- can't find the right size). So, I'm guessing...
Forum: Thumpers 09-15-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 5,169
Views: 618,188
Posted By JustRon
Here's some stupid questions...

This bike is more complicated than I'm used to... I'm about to do the pod mod, and looking at the bottom of the airbox, I see three nipples. One looks like a short drain tube (it's clear, but it's...
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