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Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 10:00 AM
Replies: 16,397
Views: 9,944,699
Posted By Mobiker
Learned something new. I never knew Maserati ever...

Learned something new. I never knew Maserati ever made motorcycles.
Forum: Old's Cool Yesterday, 09:58 AM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 299,282
Posted By Mobiker
That's extremely close to being the stupidest...

That's extremely close to being the stupidest thing I've ever seen.
Forum: Road warriors Yesterday, 08:12 AM
Replies: 403
Views: 57,553
Posted By Mobiker
I agree too! :freaky

I agree too! :freaky
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,013
Posted By Mobiker
Regarding the lack of change in aerostich it...

Regarding the lack of change in aerostich it occurs to me that I like Wrangler cowboy cut jeans. They haven't changed in decades and I hope they don't. I just bought my first 'stich (used Darien...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By Mobiker
That's what I wore for 30 years or so. I decided...

That's what I wore for 30 years or so. I decided I liked the idea of some kind of retaining strap to help keep the gloves on in the case of a slide on pavement so I switched to more specific...
Forum: Road warriors 01-23-2015, 05:45 PM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 310,623
Posted By Mobiker
A. There's a lot wrong with me, but riding skills...

A. There's a lot wrong with me, but riding skills isn't one of them;
B. I was posting my experience and thoughts which were directly relevant to previous posts. Not "wining" (sp). Try to keep up;
...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 11:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By Mobiker
I didn't realize these were discontinued. Too bad...

I didn't realize these were discontinued. Too bad you can't wear a small. The Olympia glove website has them on closeout out for $37.95 + $3 shipping. I'd buy a couple of pairs at that price if they...
Forum: Thumpers 01-23-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 656
Posted By Mobiker
Not built by Kymco. Last I heard the motors are...

Not built by Kymco. Last I heard the motors are built by Loncin and the bikes are built in Germany.
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 05:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By Mobiker
I think it means expensive, but you can never be...

I think it means expensive, but you can never be quite sure with Aussies.
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 11:54 AM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 310,623
Posted By Mobiker
Huh, never thought of that.

Huh, never thought of that.
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By Mobiker
These are more than your budget, but thought I...

These are more than your budget, but thought I would mention them anyway. Olympia 470's. I've worn them on three multi day trips and found them to be very comfortable. Last summer I wore them in the...
Forum: Road warriors 01-22-2015, 10:12 AM
Replies: 1,219
Views: 310,623
Posted By Mobiker
You know that's pretty much how I ride my...

You know that's pretty much how I ride my airhead. Might occasionally hit 6 grand.....so I thought the NC would be fine. I only had a 20 mile test ride, but I slammed into the limiter before I had...
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 09:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 560
Posted By Mobiker
I had a Mezteler laser 33 that leaked all around...

I had a Mezteler laser 33 that leaked all around the bead (stuck it in the bathtub - there are advantages to being a bachelor). Many other tires, including an earlier ME33, never had this problem....
Forum: Airheads 01-22-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 694
Posted By Mobiker
Grassroots BMW in Cape Girardeau, MO stocks...

Grassroots BMW in Cape Girardeau, MO stocks Castrol and told me that BMW recommends it. Available at Auto Zone so easy to find and relatively cheap.
Forum: Airheads 01-21-2015, 11:00 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,270
Posted By Mobiker
This.

This.
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 10:16 AM
Replies: 5,008
Views: 972,862
Posted By Mobiker
Do the 2008 Roadsters have the same suspension...

Do the 2008 Roadsters have the same suspension travel as the earlier ones? I would think so, but I have found contradictory info on the web.
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 10:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,645
Posted By Mobiker
My favorite is an older Hein Gericke leather...

My favorite is an older Hein Gericke leather jacket. I've probably had it 15 years or so. Has armor in the shoulders and elbows which probably isn't CE rated, but it feels as substantial as a lot of...
Forum: Equipment 01-21-2015, 09:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By Mobiker
I haven't had any optical issues with my Shoei GT...

I haven't had any optical issues with my Shoei GT Air. The sun visor is one of the helmet's best features in my opinion.
Forum: Airheads 01-20-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,270
Posted By Mobiker
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 02:26 PM
Replies: 990
Views: 152,877
Posted By Mobiker
Good to have goals.

Good to have goals.
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 4,192
Views: 490,527
Posted By Mobiker
More like 2011.

More like 2011.
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,456
Posted By Mobiker
I did it in '92 on a set of Metzeler street...

I did it in '92 on a set of Metzeler street tires. As others have said they were fine as long as you didn't get caught on certain roads in the rain. I had to abandon the Top of the World due to rain...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By Mobiker
This is a good idea. I once emailed firstgear...

This is a good idea. I once emailed firstgear with a question and was surprised to receive an individual response which answered my question in about an hour.
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-11-2015, 12:10 PM
Replies: 8,391
Views: 787,450
Posted By Mobiker
eagles

I was in my truck not on my bike but thought some of you might appreciate the bald eagles. I had my point and shoot so the pic quality isn't great. I counted between 26 and 30 bald eagles along the...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2015, 11:38 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 10,276
Posted By Mobiker
Antique gps :nod ...

Antique gps :nod


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Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 11:31 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 45,924
Posted By Mobiker
Does anybody know if the rake of the windscreen...

Does anybody know if the rake of the windscreen is adjustable? Or is it just the height?

This bike looks to be a real bargain in the lightweight touring segment. Between $2500 and $3000 cheaper...
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2015, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7,432
Views: 1,489,866
Posted By Mobiker
:thumb

:thumb
Forum: Equipment 01-09-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,732
Posted By Mobiker
I have an older pair of standard Dariens and a...

I have an older pair of standard Dariens and a new pair of lightweight Utility pants. The lightweight pants definitely feel smoother on the outside, almost like its a tighter weave than the standard...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-06-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,879
Posted By Mobiker
In the GS's defense, you state it was a barn...

In the GS's defense, you state it was a barn find, implying to me that it had been stored for years in a barn. Any bike stored that way is going to have deteriorated. My GS has 47k and the brake...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2,124
Views: 241,282
Posted By Mobiker
On shorter (3-7 days) trips I fill my 70 liter (2...

On shorter (3-7 days) trips I fill my 70 liter (2 x 35) saddlebags and leave my 45 liter top case mostly empty. That way I can store my helmet, jacket and gloves on the bike if I want to wander off...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2015, 08:31 AM
Replies: 5,522
Views: 1,048,591
Posted By Mobiker
I always thought Honda should have reintroduced...

I always thought Honda should have reintroduced the Hawk with the 700cc, four valve, fuel injected motor from the
Deauville/nt700v. Should have been pretty easy and would have given the Hawk a nice...
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 206,290
Posted By Mobiker
Considering I was comparing an 865 cc to a 650 cc...

Considering I was comparing an 865 cc to a 650 cc (and the 865 was smoother) and a 500 to a 500, I have to wonder what your point is.
Forum: Road warriors 01-02-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 913
Views: 206,290
Posted By Mobiker
A little over generalized on this point IMO. ...

A little over generalized on this point IMO.

I rode a 360 deg Triumph Bonneville and was astonished at how smooth it was. I thought is was smooth period, and much smother than the Yamaha xs650 I...
Forum: Airheads 01-02-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 658
Posted By Mobiker
Maybe you've already got a vacuum pump, like the...

Maybe you've already got a vacuum pump, like the Mityvac, but if not, I've found it makes bleeding the brakes much easier. I installed a new caliper a couple of years ago and it worked great. I...
Forum: Old's Cool 12-30-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 299,282
Posted By Mobiker
I wasn't saying it was well done, just I could...

I wasn't saying it was well done, just I could see what they were shooting for, even if their build skills weren't up to the task.

Anyway here's a couple of nominees:
...
Forum: Road warriors 12-30-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 2,124
Views: 241,282
Posted By Mobiker
That's a pretty good first ride review.

That's a pretty good first ride review.
Forum: Old's Cool 12-29-2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 299,282
Posted By Mobiker
My first thought was, "Drugs are bad." Then I...

My first thought was, "Drugs are bad."
Then I read it was a tribute to Ed "Big Daddy" Roth and it made sense. It appears that none of you whippersnappers know who Big Daddy was. He was known for...
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 10:05 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,446
Posted By Mobiker
You win :D

You win :D
Forum: Road warriors 12-21-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,446
Posted By Mobiker
I've toured with and without a windshield. I...

I've toured with and without a windshield. I mostly prefer it without. I don't like the added wind noise from most windshields/screens I've had experience with. When I was younger and wore an open...
Forum: Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much horsepower (1050/1190/1290cc) 12-18-2014, 07:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,340
Posted By Mobiker
Really? C'mon guys its a little harmless fun....

Really?
C'mon guys its a little harmless fun. Life is short. Lighten up! I've been a moderator on a highly opinionated enthusiast site and the mods on this site do good job. I'm kind of amazed that...
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