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Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports Today, 03:18 PM
Replies: 12,117
Views: 1,665,028
Posted By Mr. B
Yes. I don't have the persistence to work through...

Yes. I don't have the persistence to work through computer software/hareware problems so I decided to have my dealer do it. I'm lucky enough to have a dealer 20 miles away.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,618
Posted By Mr. B
I like to add that there have been...

I like to add that there have been comparisons/studies that show that more expensive helmets do not necessarily provide more protection than cheaper helmets. However, more expensive helmets may have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-19-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,618
Posted By Mr. B
If I liked a helmet, and it was comfortable and...

If I liked a helmet, and it was comfortable and DOT certified, I would buy it. It just happens that none of the cheaper helmets like Scorpion, HJC, etc. fit my oddly-shaped head.

I do think it's...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2015, 06:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,469
Posted By Mr. B
It's been my experience that Smartwool is warm,...

It's been my experience that Smartwool is warm, but it wears out quickly. I've had Smartwool socks, gloves, long underwear and "beanies". They didn't last.

I now have a pair of Darn Tough...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-08-2015, 01:55 PM
Replies: 12,117
Views: 1,665,028
Posted By Mr. B
+2 Everything is a trade-off, right? It's a...

+2

Everything is a trade-off, right? It's a balance between performance, fuel economy and rideability. I can up with some minor surging and popping on deceleration; I'm not messing with mine.
Forum: The Garage 01-05-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,277
Posted By Mr. B
I fold a few inches of yellow masking tape into a...

I fold a few inches of yellow masking tape into a "flag" around the handle, noting the contents, and dated. For example, "gas/oil mix, ethanol-free w/Seafoam 1/5/15"

I can go months without...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 12:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By Mr. B
I'm a bit of an Aerostich fanboy and I have both...

I'm a bit of an Aerostich fanboy and I have both the regular scarf and the competition versions. However, I find the Buff-type tubes to be way more convenient and useful. When riding, I wear them...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-05-2015, 07:43 AM
Replies: 12,117
Views: 1,665,028
Posted By Mr. B
Just ordered some--Thanks for the tip. This...

Just ordered some--Thanks for the tip. This should be the last mod/fix needed for my mine:clap
Forum: Battle scooters 12-17-2014, 08:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,539
Posted By Mr. B
I think that is cool! Personally, I would make...

I think that is cool! Personally, I would make it no bigger than the current decal, and even 2/3 to 3/4 that size.

BTW, will your badge be perfectly flat? I think the quarter panel is fairly...
Forum: Battle scooters 12-16-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,539
Posted By Mr. B
Looks sharp! BTW, I've been told that all...

Looks sharp!

BTW, I've been told that all the cool Helix owners remove that "Helix" decal on the rear quarter...just sayin'.

(Mine is still on, too).
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-10-2014, 05:12 AM
Replies: 12,117
Views: 1,665,028
Posted By Mr. B
As others have said, people are shocked when I...

As others have said, people are shocked when I tell them the tank holds 8.5 gals. Their mouths quite literally drop open.

I have friends with GSAs, and I was always the one who needed a gas stop....
Forum: Road warriors 12-05-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 349
Views: 88,235
Posted By Mr. B
You're not married, are you?

You're not married, are you?
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,170
Posted By Mr. B
I will be the dissenting opinion. I had a two...

I will be the dissenting opinion. I had a two piece RC and it was a PITA when I zipped it together, so I stopped doing it. I know there are benefits to the one piece RC, but it's not for me. Now I...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-05-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12,117
Views: 1,665,028
Posted By Mr. B
Blah, blah, blah... The only reason to pick...

Blah, blah, blah...

The only reason to pick orange is if black isn't available:D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-21-2014, 05:42 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,841
Posted By Mr. B
I'll add something else. YMMV, as they say and...

I'll add something else. YMMV, as they say and this is coming from a fairly active 62 year old who exercises daily. Anyway, you need to be relatively fit to teach a BRC. Don't underestimate the...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 07:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 516
Posted By Mr. B
I had the same problem

The first time it happened a couple years ago I sent it to Gerbings and they said it was something internal in the jacket, not the glove, and fixed it free. It worked for a year until it happened...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-15-2014, 10:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,841
Posted By Mr. B
I have done it for seven years and I'm burning...

I have done it for seven years and I'm burning out; I'm probably going to quit this year. The RiderCoach Prep training was very hard; something like 70 hours, with lots of reading, studying and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,516
Posted By Mr. B
We sometimes see those temps in April when we...

We sometimes see those temps in April when we start. In MN a lot of classes get cancelled in April, but again, that's because there's still some snow or ice on the range. Even if it's actually...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,516
Posted By Mr. B
Your location says "lets ride some red...

Your location says "lets ride some red dirt"--where is that?

We don't teach past mid-October in most of Minnesota.

(edit) I guess that regardless of location, if the range is safe, meaning no...
Forum: Vendors 11-10-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 61,392
Posted By Mr. B
OK, late reporting back, but it's like everyone...

OK, late reporting back, but it's like everyone has said here. Nicely made, and works well. I filled a couple bike tires and topped up my truck tires with it. Nice piece of equipment.

I...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-06-2014, 06:44 AM
Replies: 12,117
Views: 1,665,028
Posted By Mr. B
Likewise here. I only attach the TRAX boxes when...

Likewise here. I only attach the TRAX boxes when I'm taking a trip or I need to get carry something big with the bike. I really don't like the "Hippo" look and I tend to bang my knee on them when...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-04-2014, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12,117
Views: 1,665,028
Posted By Mr. B
Somehow I missed it.

Somehow I missed it.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-03-2014, 05:52 AM
Replies: 12,117
Views: 1,665,028
Posted By Mr. B
Leaking air from spoked wheels?

I know a lot of us are concerned about the design of the Alpina spoked tubeless wheels with the rubber seals at the spokes.

A friend of mine has a 2012 NTX and had a problem with a slow leak. Has...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-31-2014, 07:24 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,431
Posted By Mr. B
I saw the other responses, but let me put you at...

I saw the other responses, but let me put you at ease. That's a common complaint, but it usually there's nothing wrong--it's the nature of the beast. Mine feels kinda snakey in grooves too, and it...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-26-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 35,947
Views: 9,224,306
Posted By Mr. B
Aerostich no longer gives 10% for purchases at...

Aerostich no longer gives 10% for purchases at the store. They do have various sales/discounts at times, but the flat 10% reduction is a thing of the past.

I lucked out when I showed up in Feb...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-26-2014, 03:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,539
Posted By Mr. B
Looking good SC. I have the small "Biker's...

Looking good SC. I have the small "Biker's Friend" on mine.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-25-2014, 06:00 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,431
Posted By Mr. B
That price doesn't sound bad for a dealer. I...

That price doesn't sound bad for a dealer. I paid a little less for one in similar condition from a private owner here in MN. BTW, I guess in some parts of the country, e.g. the northeast, they go...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-24-2014, 04:00 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,431
Posted By Mr. B
Love the yellow! It was my first choice, but they...

Love the yellow! It was my first choice, but they aren't as common and harder to find. I see you've added a few things to your dash.
Forum: Battle scooters 10-22-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,431
Posted By Mr. B
There is a Honda Helix forum (of course), but...

There is a Honda Helix forum (of course), but it's not very active.
http://www.slonaker.net/helixforum/viewforum.php?f=4

There's also a yahoo group email list for it, too.

I've learned quite...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-20-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,431
Posted By Mr. B
It's the "Biker's Friend"and it was designed for...

It's the "Biker's Friend"and it was designed for cruisers. It comes in several sizes with a couple different attachments to suit the rider.
http://www.bikersfriend.com/pages/hondagallery.htm
Forum: Battle scooters 10-20-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,431
Posted By Mr. B
I just got one, too.

2006 with 4,900 miles. I agree that the Helix is retro/geeky cool, and it looks like something George Jetson would ride.

BTW, there aren't many scooters that get 70 MPG and do 70 MPH! The long...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 10-07-2014, 11:09 AM
Replies: 12,117
Views: 1,665,028
Posted By Mr. B
I find the "velcro mystery" a pleasant diversion...

I find the "velcro mystery" a pleasant diversion in this thread. Now I'll go check under my seat and return with a full report.:D
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,205
Posted By Mr. B
I have 8 years and many thousands of miles on my...

I have 8 years and many thousands of miles on my Steves. I cleaned them the way Held recommends above, but I've only done it about three times. Mine are in good shape.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-22-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 12,117
Views: 1,665,028
Posted By Mr. B
Uh, what?:huh

Uh, what?:huh
Forum: Vendors 09-13-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 469
Views: 61,392
Posted By Mr. B
Cautious late adopter. Ordering mine now.

Cautious late adopter. Ordering mine now.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-11-2014, 06:03 AM
Replies: 12,117
Views: 1,665,028
Posted By Mr. B
Are you still stranded in Montana? Did you find...

Are you still stranded in Montana? Did you find the problem?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 09-08-2014, 08:09 AM
Replies: 12,117
Views: 1,665,028
Posted By Mr. B
Two things: Guys are really helpful here, but you...

Two things: Guys are really helpful here, but you may have better luck with Wild Goose Chase http://wildguzzi.com/forum/index.php?PHPSESSID=80a944993c808241a645eaadf8626464&board=1.0 or...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-25-2014, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12,117
Views: 1,665,028
Posted By Mr. B
Light mounts--Cheap fix?

One of my driving light mounts cracked early on and I had it replaced under warranty. I put some rubber washers under the mounts and they haven't cracked again at 11,000 miles. Last year I bought...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 08-20-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12,117
Views: 1,665,028
Posted By Mr. B
Canuck, you have 34,000 miles on your...

Canuck, you have 34,000 miles on your Stelvio(!)...or is that kilometers?

I saw the triangle 3 or 4 times in the first couple thousand miles, but I haven't seen it since. I'm coming up on 11,000...
Forum: Battle scooters 08-13-2014, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 850
Posted By Mr. B
So I got a couple torque recommendations--thanks....

So I got a couple torque recommendations--thanks. it actually took more torque than recommended to get the water pump gasket to stop leaking.
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