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Forum: Equipment 06-01-2015, 07:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,713
Posted By tcall52
Anyone have experience with LS2 helmets? I...

Anyone have experience with LS2 helmets? I recently rented a bike in Ireland which included use of an LS2 modular. I've been a Shoei guy for years (currently using a Neotec and an X-Twelve). I...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2015, 07:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,742
Posted By tcall52
I have an A3 with 17,000 miles on the front of my...

I have an A3 with 17,000 miles on the front of my Tiger 800, and it still has a ways to go before its worn out. I usually get 13-14,000 miles on the rear. On pavement, where I spend 95% of my time,...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2015, 08:59 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,851
Posted By tcall52
I'm on the road for a few days...will try to post...

I'm on the road for a few days...will try to post something when I get back. Basically, the pads are put in from the bottom and slid upwards. There are 3 Velcro strips top and bottom (6 total) to...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 17,851
Posted By tcall52
I recently acquired a pair of Sliders jeans from...

I recently acquired a pair of Sliders jeans from CompAcc. They are very well reinforced in the seat and knee areas with Kevlar fabric. They look and feel pretty much like any other pair of blue...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-27-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 39,876
Views: 10,665,001
Posted By tcall52
There are lots of pics of people on the wrong...

There are lots of pics of people on the wrong side of the road here, and each is met with righteous indignation. I'm not suggesting that it's smart, safe, or legal, but who on this thread hasn't at...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By tcall52
I think so. It sure was a pleasant surprise.

I think so. It sure was a pleasant surprise.
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,099
Posted By tcall52
I recently took a bike trip to Ireland. My...

I recently took a bike trip to Ireland. My Aerostich Darien pants are 14 years old, so I thought it might be wise to get some new pants (even though these pants have never let me down)in...
Forum: Europe 03-16-2015, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,853
Posted By tcall52
We were hoping to be within easy walking distance...

We were hoping to be within easy walking distance of central Kinsale, and it looks like Sunrise is a bit out of town. Jo's doesn't open until May, despite what their website says. Now it appears we...
Forum: Europe 03-07-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,853
Posted By tcall52
Thanks. Looks good. We'll definitely check Jo's...

Thanks. Looks good. We'll definitely check Jo's out.
Forum: Europe 03-06-2015, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,853
Posted By tcall52
Our plans have changed, and for the better. ...

Our plans have changed, and for the better. Rather than leaving Killarney and flying out of Dublin late that afternoon, we've added a day to the trip and will spend a night in the Kinsale area. Can...
Forum: Europe 02-28-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,853
Posted By tcall52
I appreciate all of this excellent information. ...

I appreciate all of this excellent information. And can't wait to get this thing started!
Forum: Europe 01-23-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,853
Posted By tcall52
Unfortunately, we will have very limited time to...

Unfortunately, we will have very limited time to spend in SE Ireland, the first 8 days (of a 9 day ride) will spent traveling from Donegal to Killarney. On the last day, we'll be riding from...
Forum: Europe 01-14-2015, 11:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,853
Posted By tcall52
Celtic Rider tour of Ireland - April 2015

I will be part of a small group doing the 9-day, self-guided tour of Ireland April 3-11, 2015. We're starting/ending in Dublin, and spending 2 nights each in Donegal, Westport, Bunratty, and...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-14-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,886
Posted By tcall52
http://www.insuremytrip.com

http://www.insuremytrip.com
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 01-13-2015, 06:29 PM
Replies: 39,876
Views: 10,665,001
Posted By tcall52
Not sure, but looks like she may have gone...

Not sure, but looks like she may have gone exactly where she was looking.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-16-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 39,876
Views: 10,665,001
Posted By tcall52
It's an 800, not an Explorer, and the can is a...

It's an 800, not an Explorer, and the can is a Leo Vince.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 12-16-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 39,876
Views: 10,665,001
Posted By tcall52
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331701
Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 30,080
Posted By tcall52
I recently put a PR4 Trail (rear) on my Tiger...

I recently put a PR4 Trail (rear) on my Tiger 800. While riding on pavement in fairly heavy rain, the 3 guys behind me all commented that the tire threw the biggest roostertail they'd ever seen on a...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-14-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,365
Posted By tcall52
Do it. As mentioned, teaching the basics will...

Do it. As mentioned, teaching the basics will probably make you a more vigilant and careful rider. Plus, there is a lot of satisfaction in taking a terrified newbie and helping them become a rider....
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-03-2014, 04:38 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 11,951
Posted By tcall52
What he said. I might substitute the "press" for...

What he said. I might substitute the "press" for "lean", but the idea is the same.
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,922
Posted By tcall52
Being a cheap bastard, I don't like paying big...

Being a cheap bastard, I don't like paying big bucks for stuff any more than than anybody else. However, it has been my experience that the REAL price of gear is inversely proportional to how far...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,075
Posted By tcall52
Yeah, the looks of the Madstad dont work for...

Yeah, the looks of the Madstad dont work for everyone, but the damn thing works so well the fugliness disappeared instantly for me.
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 08:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,634
Posted By tcall52
Shoei Neotech Borealis TC-3 ...

Shoei Neotech Borealis TC-3

http://www.shoei-helmets.com/Helmet.aspx?Neotec&h=21&t=1
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 06:48 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,922
Posted By tcall52
I have a Darien jacket and pants. On many...

I have a Darien jacket and pants. On many occasions, I ridden for hours in all types of rain. Never had any leaks. Same goes my Klim Overland. Needless to say (but for some odd reason I'm saying it...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 07:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,508
Posted By tcall52
I once witnessed 4 Dynaplugs put into a single...

I once witnessed 4 Dynaplugs put into a single puncture. Worked fine for several hundred miles, at least.
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,407
Posted By tcall52
I like your idea, and I'm certainly not trying to...

I like your idea, and I'm certainly not trying to hijack your thread, but isn't it similar to this product (w/o the WD-40, of course):

http://www.loobman.co.uk

These things get good reviews for...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2014, 05:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,007
Posted By tcall52
I've been using the automatic Tutoro oiler for...

I've been using the automatic Tutoro oiler for about a year, and it works very well. 26,000 miles on chain/sprockets and still in decent shape on my Triumph Tiger 800 (99% on-road riding). It's a...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-27-2014, 09:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,554
Posted By tcall52
I recently got 14,700 miles on an Anakee 3 on the...

I recently got 14,700 miles on an Anakee 3 on the back of my Triumph 800 Tiger. My recently-traded ST1300 routinely got 13-14,000 miles running Pilot Road 2 and 3.
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 379
Posted By tcall52
Oxford Heaterz problem

My 2-year old Oxford heated grips have worked very well, and they continue to do so. The problem is that the plastic cover on the control unit has started to peel off. I'm considering ways to glue...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-12-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,582
Posted By tcall52
The TU250 is a great training bike...until it...

The TU250 is a great training bike...until it hits the ground. It's the most fragile training bike I've encountered. And training bikes are gonna hit the ground....unavoidable cost of doing...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-10-2014, 07:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,582
Posted By tcall52
The only dead battery problem we have with the GA...

The only dead battery problem we have with the GA Motorcycle Safety Program is due to bikes that sit for prolonged periods without being ridden. The headlights are disconnected on all of our...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,740
Posted By tcall52
Don't buy anything Aerostich unless you really...

Don't buy anything Aerostich unless you really like it, because it will last a long, long time. I've got a Darien suit that has seen a lot of use and abuse since I bought it new in 2001. The red...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 09-01-2014, 04:48 PM
Replies: 39,876
Views: 10,665,001
Posted By tcall52
VA 16 from Tazewell to Marion is a very...

VA 16 from Tazewell to Marion is a very challenging ride, and not a lot of traffic/morons. Maybe just been lucky the couple of times Ive been on it. Somewhere in the vicinity is also the "Claw of...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,508
Posted By tcall52
Saw a dynaplug used last week in a Target parking...

Saw a dynaplug used last week in a Target parking lot...took all of about 5 minutes. Actually, it took longer to fish it out the saddlebag than to make the repair. Dynaplug works, and the Lite...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,565
Posted By tcall52
I've tried both, and they're great jackets. The...

I've tried both, and they're great jackets. The biggest difference is that the Latitude has more pockets, a belt, and is very slightly heavier. I would say that the rain and crash protection...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 06:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 442
Posted By tcall52
Torque app for android

To anyone using the Torque app with a Bluetooth OBD2 connector: Obviously it cannot do what Dealertool, tuneecu, or other diagnostic software can do, but what WILL it do? Specifically, can it be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8,859
Views: 1,669,434
Posted By tcall52
In GA, we have picked up quite a few TUs for use...

In GA, we have picked up quite a few TUs for use as training bikes for the statewide motorcycle safety program (BRC). Great bike, and it makes an excellent trainer. There is one problem that I've...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-10-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 6,581
Posted By tcall52
+10000. This is the most important reminder for...

+10000. This is the most important reminder for all new coaches, and a lotta old coaches, too! Including me...

Let 'em ride and don't make them listen to too much yakking.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 07-05-2014, 07:51 AM
Replies: 39,876
Views: 10,665,001
Posted By tcall52
The HD Street 500 does not have a sidestand...

The HD Street 500 does not have a sidestand safety switch. We're using it for the BRC, and I think it's just a matter if time before a noob turns left and gets levered off the ground.
Forum: Road Warriors 07-02-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 32,773
Posted By tcall52
I'm a little surprised there is only 1 mention of...

I'm a little surprised there is only 1 mention of the Tiger 800 in this thread. Comfortable ergos, entertaining motor, decent handling, good 1 or 2 up. Easily the most versatile bike I've ever...
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