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Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By abnslr
Same problem.

I have exactly the same problem -- 2002 R1150R, no wind screen, always has the side cases on, about 160# rider, consistently gets 28-31mpg. That just seems really low to me.
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 05:47 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,046
Posted By abnslr
Yeah, I thought it seemed pretty low. I bought...

Yeah, I thought it seemed pretty low. I bought it used in 2013 with 18k miles; now it's at about 26k. I had a dealership do the 24k service last November (a bit late.) I have a booster plug...
Forum: Road warriors 05-13-2015, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,046
Posted By abnslr
Fuel mileage

On my 2002 R1150R I'm getting 29-35mpg, which seems a bit low to me, and is well below Fuelly's reported average. Are there any "usual suspects" for this on the 1150R?
Forum: Road warriors 05-06-2015, 04:28 PM
Replies: 180
Views: 64,655
Posted By abnslr
That's a beautiful bike now! I've had good luck...

That's a beautiful bike now! I've had good luck mounting my ExPass to a ram ball mount on the handlebars and pushing it a bit off to the side. The mounting set-up you've got there is, I've not...
Forum: Road warriors 05-03-2015, 02:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 944
Posted By abnslr
I can't speak for these particular models (I'm...

I can't speak for these particular models (I'm sure one of the HD guys will chime in to help you out there) but in general I prefer to go with used, particularly in this situation. Harley Davidson...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,300
Posted By abnslr
I definitely agree on the Motoport. I have a...

I definitely agree on the Motoport. I have a pair of their air mesh overpants; they are seriously tough, and they're very quick and easy to put on or take off without removing boots. They're also...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 05:52 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 17,188
Posted By abnslr
Track. Track track track track track. You seem...

Track. Track track track track track. You seem to have a fixation with the track and going fast. Good for you. There's nothing wrong with that, but why do you have such a hard time understanding...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 3,819
Views: 575,471
Posted By abnslr
I'm guessing it's there to facilitate maintenance...

I'm guessing it's there to facilitate maintenance -- but not sure why it would be needed to park.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,405
Posted By abnslr
Ah, I should pay more attention! In that case --...

Ah, I should pay more attention! In that case -- several of the above.

(and moto-nirvana is a good place to hang out!)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-22-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,405
Posted By abnslr
Other. At the moment there aren't any bikes I'd...

Other. At the moment there aren't any bikes I'd prefer over what I have to the point that I think it would be worth switching. I like what I've got.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-20-2015, 06:43 PM
Replies: 38,243
Views: 10,140,407
Posted By abnslr
Depends -- are you wiping others' asses with...

Depends -- are you wiping others' asses with them, or just your own?

Actually I suppose Depends are a whole different category!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-05-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 608
Views: 35,341
Posted By abnslr
I turn up the volume -- but I don't have/need a...

I turn up the volume -- but I don't have/need a stereo that projects that volume at a level that it impacts other people.
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2015, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,308
Posted By abnslr
I've got a Mercury jacket -- bought it used on...

I've got a Mercury jacket -- bought it used on E-Bay a couple of years ago. So far it has been a great bad-weather jacket -- completely watertight and quite warm with the liner installed. The shell...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-25-2015, 12:07 PM
Replies: 214
Views: 15,495
Posted By abnslr
THERE is a reference I've not seen for a long...

THERE is a reference I've not seen for a long time!
Forum: Road warriors 02-21-2015, 04:06 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,482
Posted By abnslr
Rent one for a weekend or so first, then decide.

Rent one for a weekend or so first, then decide.
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,912
Posted By abnslr
Toughbooks are pretty tough -- but they are also...

Toughbooks are pretty tough -- but they are also bulky, heavy, expensive, and always seem to be behind technologically. A tablet or netbook with a good rugged case would be my alternative.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-16-2015, 06:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,680
Posted By abnslr
...and in the UK getting off on the left means...

...and in the UK getting off on the left means they're dismounting away from traffic, with the bike between them and the highway. It's the opposite in the U.S., where in most cases dismounting to...
Forum: Road warriors 01-10-2015, 01:34 AM
Replies: 1,143
Views: 199,978
Posted By abnslr
It does rather look like the purpose for the lug...

It does rather look like the purpose for the lug at the bottom of the frame directly below the saddle -- and that's a great-looking exhaust. I may have to give one of these a try once they hit the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 05:20 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,147
Posted By abnslr
Yes. This. 100% this.

Yes. This. 100% this.
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 03:16 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,449
Posted By abnslr
Depending on the ride I wear either a Vanson...

Depending on the ride I wear either a Vanson perforated leather jacket, or a Scorpion Master mesh jacket (I think that one may be discontinued) in hot weather. Both work quite well for me, and flow...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,046
Posted By abnslr
My R1150R had a pretty good weekend over the 4th....

My R1150R had a pretty good weekend over the 4th. It has turned out to be quite a versatile vehicle!

http://abnslr.smugmug.com/Travel/Seven-Nations-in-Seven-Days/i-6WtXM3q/0/M/IMG_0768-M.jpg
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-29-2014, 06:18 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 10,964
Posted By abnslr
I like a tinted faceshield during the day on my...

I like a tinted faceshield during the day on my HJC -- very easy to change out -- but I like the internal shade on the Nolan N91 even better.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 02:40 PM
Replies: 38,243
Views: 10,140,407
Posted By abnslr
That's a very specific number. I wonder which...

That's a very specific number. I wonder which side of the line I fall. I bet it's the twat side!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 02:27 PM
Replies: 38,243
Views: 10,140,407
Posted By abnslr
The bike looks fine (I'd like one of those,...

The bike looks fine (I'd like one of those, thanks) except for the tag on the windscreen, but the helmet (kinda) hoody, running-shoes... Really? Dude looks like a douche based on the total package.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 10,694
Posted By abnslr
Not around here they're not. Here they're either...

Not around here they're not. Here they're either mentally saying:

"HA HA! You poor person! I can afford a car now so I don't have to ride!"

or, when stuck in heavy traffic:

"Why didn't I...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 559
Views: 55,096
Posted By abnslr
Ummm -- 6'4" is rather larger than "normal...

Ummm -- 6'4" is rather larger than "normal sized." Check average height statistics. Even in the first world it's still below 6' I think.
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2014, 09:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,879
Posted By abnslr
For hot weather I go with a Vanson perforated...

For hot weather I go with a Vanson perforated jacket or a Scorpion Master mesh jacket. One of these days I'll buy a Motoport, but I prefer the feel of the leather.
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2014, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By abnslr
They don't -- in fact I don't even notice the...

They don't -- in fact I don't even notice the arms. Some air does still flow around the frames on the ones I wear (Radiators) so they may not fit tightly enough for the OP's purposes. If a really...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2014, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,004
Posted By abnslr
I like them, and use them with a Bell Custom 500...

I like them, and use them with a Bell Custom 500 for commuting.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 10:48 PM
Replies: 38,243
Views: 10,140,407
Posted By abnslr
Don't want to start a thread hijack here... it...

Don't want to start a thread hijack here... it was a bit of a misadventure on what was supposed to be a four-day-weekend trip up the Adriatic coast of Croatia in October 2012. I'm still riding this...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-23-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 38,243
Views: 10,140,407
Posted By abnslr
Yeah, I know him. He has ridden a LOT of places,...

Yeah, I know him. He has ridden a LOT of places, and really helped me out after I got hit by a nun in Croatia.

...and why would he have a lens cap on if he wants to take pictures?
Forum: Road warriors 04-08-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,046
Posted By abnslr
I hadn't considered headlight and gauges, but I...

I hadn't considered headlight and gauges, but I do like the bright white look of the speedometer and tach in your photo. Did you modify your brake and turn signals as well?
Forum: Road warriors 04-07-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2,532
Views: 466,046
Posted By abnslr
Question Lighting question

I'm looking for options for converting the tail/brake light and turn indicators on my 2002 R1150R to LED. A little hunting around with Google turned up these, but none seem to have much in the way...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-04-2014, 09:29 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 18,927
Posted By abnslr
My observations as a car driver have been that...

My observations as a car driver have been that the distinctive sound of a motorcycle engine with an exhaust louder than that of the average passenger car has on at least two or three occasions...
Forum: Road warriors 04-01-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 11,489
Posted By abnslr
For my crowded-city-with-some-highway commute I...

For my crowded-city-with-some-highway commute I find the F650GS twin (with only the top box -- whacked too many mirrors with the side cases to commute with them) perfect in a city notorious for...
Forum: The Garage 08-27-2013, 08:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,828
Posted By abnslr
Thanks all

I ended up going with option 'b' and very cautiously rode the aproximately 30km to the tire place this morning and had both tires and valve stems replaced.
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2013, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,828
Posted By abnslr
Slowly on the Tangenziale di Napoli... This'll...

Slowly on the Tangenziale di Napoli... This'll be fun...

I'm glad it's August!
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2013, 11:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,828
Posted By abnslr
That's what I thought. Problem is it's parked on...

That's what I thought. Problem is it's parked on base. As it is I can leave it sitting for a few days and no one will notice. If I pull the front wheel off for long enough to take it to replace...
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2013, 09:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,828
Posted By abnslr
Question How bad is this?

I recently bought a used bike -- a 2002 in pretty good shape, with less than 19,000 miles on the clock. This afternoon I was out riding and decided to stop in and check my tire pressure (both tires...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-05-2013, 09:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,104
Posted By abnslr
In a lot of places 'moped' seems, in general use,...

In a lot of places 'moped' seems, in general use, to be considered a replacement term for 'scooter.' I'm not sure why, as the lack of pedals is pretty plain, but there you have it.
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