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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 08:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By Jim K.
I can't speak to the Fuji, since I've never used...

I can't speak to the Fuji, since I've never used one, but it is a handsome looking piece of kit. I can heartily concur on mirrorless APS-C, however. I've been shooting with a Sony NEX-6 for over a...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 12:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By Jim K.
+2

Another vote for Winter Elites. They are basically a good quality leather glove, moderate insulation & padding/extra leather, at abrasion points but no hard armor. The secret sauce lies in the...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,995
Posted By Jim K.
Well said! Extra room in your tent is never a bad...

Well said! Extra room in your tent is never a bad thing (until it makes the tent too big & takes too long to erect & pack-up). A modern 3 man backpacking tent can be quite light & compact. Another...
Forum: Ride reports 02-26-2015, 03:26 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 47,392
Posted By Jim K.
I used to be a big fan of shafties. My last chain...

I used to be a big fan of shafties. My last chain drive bike was in 1988. Of course, I had heard about O-ring & X-rings when they were introduced, & guessed they might be useful...adding maybe 10% to...
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2015, 05:26 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,995
Posted By Jim K.
Exactly! I can't image a bike these days that...

Exactly! I can't image a bike these days that would be affected by the weight of a tent, at least on road. I understand that rough terrain might impose some weight limits, but even modern scooters...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 11:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By Jim K.
Photoman, that's a great idea, using thick...

Photoman, that's a great idea, using thick microfiber cloth over the gel. It looks like it will insulate the gel from heat build-up as well as provide softness. I think it's a better idea than my...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,270
Posted By Jim K.
The MacBook Air is extremely light & compact. Not...

The MacBook Air is extremely light & compact. Not cheap, but if you're already in the Mac universe with the Pro, an Air would be easiest to sync up with your existing files.
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 11:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,169
Posted By Jim K.
This is a great thread & I hope it gets a lot of...

This is a great thread & I hope it gets a lot of replies. You're not alone in this question. I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only guy who has lugged awkward tarp poles halfway across the country &...
Forum: Road warriors 02-20-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 54,734
Posted By Jim K.
I'm a guy who loves high revving I-4s, so I'm not...

I'm a guy who loves high revving I-4s, so I'm not a natural fanboy of Guzzis, but wow, that Griso is a striking piece of design. To anyone who is fed up with the looks of the current crop of naked...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,493
Posted By Jim K.
Measure up the width at the front of the bike...

Measure up the width at the front of the bike (between the mirrors? between the bars?) then keep the width of the panniers at that (or a little less) . You'll want to be sure that if you ride the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-19-2015, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3,522
Views: 969,565
Posted By Jim K.
Oh yeah! Now we're talking! That Duc single is...

Oh yeah! Now we're talking! That Duc single is sweet! I am giving away my Social Security collecting status by admitting that I used to regularly ride my bicycle 5 miles to our local dealer just to...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2015, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By Jim K.
Gel will help a lot, but it gets really hot when...

Gel will help a lot, but it gets really hot when left in the sun. A 1/4" of foam on top of the gel will help insulate it for absorbing too much heat.
Forum: Road warriors 02-16-2015, 12:42 PM
Replies: 4,314
Views: 745,468
Posted By Jim K.
I've always thought that one of the neat things...

I've always thought that one of the neat things about motorcycles was the ease with witch you could change the color. Pop the tank, side covers, & fenders (unless they are chrome), bring them to your...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 12:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By Jim K.
This is the first I've seen of these boots & I'm...

This is the first I've seen of these boots & I'm very interested. Anyone know if there is a US distributor for these? They look like just the ticket for boots that are both protective while riding...
Forum: Road warriors 02-15-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,638
Posted By Jim K.
I've got to say I put about 35,000 mi. on mine &...

I've got to say I put about 35,000 mi. on mine & never quite bonded with it. It was a perfectly satisfactory bike in just about every way. Never had a single failure or breakdown, quicker & faster...
Forum: Road warriors 02-14-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 17,132
Posted By Jim K.
My understanding is, that the 750 is a 750 cc...

My understanding is, that the 750 is a 750 cc engine shoe-horned into the frame of the GSX 600. Basically a 600 with more oomph.
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 612
Posted By Jim K.
Too late

CajunRider & Anorak just itemized every contribution I was about to make. I'm out of here.
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 861
Posted By Jim K.
Tourmaster Elite II just went on sale at...

Tourmaster Elite II just went on sale at motorcycle gear.com It's an excellent piece of kit, especially for $45.00.
...
Forum: Road warriors 02-13-2015, 03:36 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 14,644
Posted By Jim K.
Cast my vote for the old CB/CL 350 Honda. Cheap,...

Cast my vote for the old CB/CL 350 Honda. Cheap, reliable as a brick, parts & service anywhere, (back in the day), & still good availability today. They have toured all over the world,& sold in...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,455
Posted By Jim K.
I'd look around for the cheapest, thinnest,...

I'd look around for the cheapest, thinnest, household rubber gloves that will fit over the leather gloves.. Roll 'em tight & stick 'em under the seat. In case of rain, put them on over the good...
Forum: Equipment 02-13-2015, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,081
Views: 293,231
Posted By Jim K.
Acceptance of canned glop is very situational. In...

Acceptance of canned glop is very situational. In the days when I spent a month of every summer sailing New England in a small boat, I discovered Dinty Moore canned beef stew. It became a sailing...
Forum: Road warriors 02-11-2015, 06:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,380
Posted By Jim K.
Give that slabbie anything it needs....then sell...

Give that slabbie anything it needs....then sell it to me.
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 06:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,069
Posted By Jim K.
This.

This.
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 341
Posted By Jim K.
Currently for $75.00 @ motorcyclegear.com.

Currently for $75.00 @ motorcyclegear.com.
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,468
Posted By Jim K.
I bought a 10 bar Drager (with umlaut), back in...

I bought a 10 bar Drager (with umlaut), back in '69. I paid $25.00 for it. I remember it, because I was taking home $90/ week at the time, so the gauge represented an investment of more than a day's...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,336
Posted By Jim K.
Marmot Bags

+1 on Marmot. There are loads of good bags out there, both down & synthetic. Warmth is easy & cheap to achieve. Weight is only a factor if you're hiking. The difference between a 2 lb. bag & a 5 lb....
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2015, 01:04 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,996
Posted By Jim K.
I'd say just keep traveling. The more trips taken...

I'd say just keep traveling. The more trips taken (long or short) the more gear will prove itself as useful or not. As mentioned elsewhere here, the fact that you have a partner in your adventures is...
Forum: Road warriors 02-06-2015, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,421
Posted By Jim K.
If you weren't 2000 miles away, I'd swear that...

If you weren't 2000 miles away, I'd swear that was my old bike! We used to call them "poor man's Ducatis" back in the day. I put just under 50K mi. on mine over the 10 years I owned it. One of the...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 709
Posted By Jim K.
+1 on Eureka bags. Inexpensive & pack really...

+1 on Eureka bags. Inexpensive & pack really small. Only caveat is the temp. rating. I use a bag rated 30 & it's good to 45 if I sleep in skivvies, (good down to 35-40 if I wear a base layer to...
Forum: Road warriors 02-02-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,622
Posted By Jim K.
Domingo, there is no disputing with folks who...

Domingo, there is no disputing with folks who clearly have had wisdom handed down to them from on high. (This wisdom was handed down in 1976, apparently)
Forum: Road warriors 02-01-2015, 11:34 AM
Replies: 3,522
Views: 969,565
Posted By Jim K.
Wow! that small four is a new one on me! It just...

Wow! that small four is a new one on me! It just might displace the old Ducati bevel head singles, on my personal "Best Looking Motor" list. (That would place Ducati in 1st and 2nd)
Forum: Road warriors 01-31-2015, 10:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,382
Posted By Jim K.
I'm sure I'm the only one in the universe who...

I'm sure I'm the only one in the universe who actually likes the texture of HotGrips. I think I'd use them even if I lived in Fla.
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,546
Posted By Jim K.
This:

Our cousin from down under has stated it perfectly.
Forum: Road warriors 01-30-2015, 05:01 PM
Replies: 4,342
Views: 517,222
Posted By Jim K.
Rare to hear me stand up for Harley, but at least...

Rare to hear me stand up for Harley, but at least when you plunk down your $33,000 for the "OMG Badass Bagger Eye Candy HD" you get an actual motorcycle, that you can rap your knuckles on & ride...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 10:36 PM
Replies: 533
Views: 77,317
Posted By Jim K.
When will the droopy headlight trend finally die?...

When will the droopy headlight trend finally die? It had a certain radical chic in 1998, but we're now 15 years into a new century & it's apparently impossible to built a light that doesn't look like...
Forum: Road warriors 01-27-2015, 10:17 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 9,294
Posted By Jim K.
Agreed, all absolutely true....in 1985. Thirty...

Agreed, all absolutely true....in 1985. Thirty years later, with modern materials & coatings, digital controls of waste gates, ECU management of detonation, and a dozen things that I can't think of,...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 5,694
Views: 1,162,003
Posted By Jim K.
Has anyone heard rumors about a turbo version of...

Has anyone heard rumors about a turbo version of the 700 parallel twin? I believe an article in Motorcyclist mentioned it? ( I may be wrong there). Now that is a motorcycle I'd really look at hard....
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,707
Posted By Jim K.
Quite right. I use 2 of the side-zip waterproof...

Quite right. I use 2 of the side-zip waterproof bags from Aerostitch. One is exclusively for stuff that sometimes must be packed wet...tent, tarp, ropes, ground cloth, etc. The other one holds stuff...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By Jim K.
Yep... Hooligan fly is much better.

Yep... Hooligan fly is much better.
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 62,305
Posted By Jim K.
Workmanship is just magnificent. I've enjoyed...

Workmanship is just magnificent. I've enjoyed following you through the whole process. I do have some questions about CD & frontal area....I think you'll need a lot of wing area & high rotation...
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