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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By sparkymcgee
Do those pack small when not in use?

Do those pack small when not in use?
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 03:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,028
Posted By sparkymcgee
That would be great. Thanks so much!

That would be great. Thanks so much!
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 10:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,028
Posted By sparkymcgee
How much data would accrue on a long ride? For...

How much data would accrue on a long ride? For instance, if I went on a 10 day ride and did about 3k miles, how big would my SD card have to be and also, would it save the log as one trip or 10...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,140
Posted By sparkymcgee
Glad you got lucky there. I'm not sure I...

Glad you got lucky there.

I'm not sure I could have done any better. Its one of those panic reactions that you never notice when there is no danger.

I'm trying to really focus on only pushing...
Forum: Face plant 06-18-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,273
Posted By sparkymcgee
Consult an attorney. I realize we live in an...

Consult an attorney. I realize we live in an overly litigious society, but insurance companies are really slimy when you're on the losing end of an accident and they know it. They will do anything...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-11-2014, 02:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,581
Posted By sparkymcgee
"KTM done changed it"

"KTM done changed it"
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 565
Posted By sparkymcgee
I used Factory Resole for my Sidi Adventures. ...

I used Factory Resole for my Sidi Adventures. They put new soles on and look perfect.
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,059
Posted By sparkymcgee
I haven't had any permanent success in restoring...

I haven't had any permanent success in restoring black plastic, but 303 Aerospace Protectant will bring it back temporarily and I've found that it does a great job of maintaining new plastic from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,917
Posted By sparkymcgee
I won't join any club unless they have a...

I won't join any club unless they have a misspelling of a word using the letter "Z"

Ryderz
Stuntaz
Pozerz
etc.
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,737
Posted By sparkymcgee
I've used bottles like this as leakproof whiskey...

I've used bottles like this as leakproof whiskey carriers. I always assumed it was safe to do, but does anyone know for sure? It says "lacquered inside".
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 05-20-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By sparkymcgee
What he said.

What he said.
Forum: Day Trippin' 05-01-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By sparkymcgee
Great RR. I love the pictures. May I ask what...

Great RR. I love the pictures. May I ask what you're shooting with? I figure if I get the same camera, I'll take pictures that nice. That's how it works, right?
Forum: Equipment 04-24-2014, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By sparkymcgee
One more thing. The shield swap on the Bells is...

One more thing. The shield swap on the Bells is so incredibly quick and easy, that carrying a spare and swapping is a great alternative.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-24-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,474
Posted By sparkymcgee
Just pulled one out of the tire this morning. ...

Just pulled one out of the tire this morning. Luckily, I have another bike and a spare for the flat one since it was almost worn anyway. I seem to get at least one a year. I'll plug them and use...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 385
Posted By sparkymcgee
I use the photochromatic shield. My last one...

I use the photochromatic shield. My last one lasted a couple of years until I dropped the helmet and the plastic retainer tab on the shield broke off.
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By sparkymcgee
Not sure if it is possible, but if he could get...

Not sure if it is possible, but if he could get it to communicate with a Spot tracker to send an alert when out of cell coverage, that would be a killer product too. I could see someone like Spot...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2014, 12:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By sparkymcgee
IceDot

This is intriguing. Basically a sensor on your helmet that detects a crash and then uses bluetooth to signal your phone to notify your emergency contact.

https://icedot.org/site/
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2014, 02:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By sparkymcgee
I had the same issue. I went to REI and bought...

I had the same issue. I went to REI and bought some longer straps and used the handles that came with it, so it ended up costing a little more to get them to work, but still much cheaper than...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By sparkymcgee
Wow! Those look exactly like the Touratech ones....

Wow! Those look exactly like the Touratech ones. Placing order now. Thanks for the replies!
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 807
Posted By sparkymcgee
DIY Zega Pro Handles

Touratech sells these for $45.30 per, which seems a little rich to me:

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2580/PN-050-0802/ZEGA-PRO-carrying-handle-and-lashing-strap
...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 01-09-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By sparkymcgee
I live in Long Beach too. I would highly...

I live in Long Beach too. I would highly recommend ordering the tires online and finding a cheap mom and pop that can install them.

You might try BA Moto in Signal Hill. I happened upon them...
Forum: Vendors 12-24-2013, 08:39 AM
Replies: 369
Views: 38,790
Posted By sparkymcgee
My package arrived quickly and in great shape...

My package arrived quickly and in great shape until I got a little aggressive with my knife in opening the shipping envelope. Put a slice in the neoprene. If you're selling the neoprene as a...
Forum: Vendors 12-15-2013, 12:51 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 38,790
Posted By sparkymcgee
Ordered. Thanks. How'd the show go?

Ordered. Thanks.

How'd the show go?
Forum: Vendors 12-05-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 38,790
Posted By sparkymcgee
I'd like one too. Any idea on when we'll be able...

I'd like one too. Any idea on when we'll be able to place an order?
Forum: Battle scooters 11-20-2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,198
Posted By sparkymcgee
Here in California, I was told that carrying (in...

Here in California, I was told that carrying (in my situation a pistol) in a backpack is considered carrying a concealed weapon (illegal) since it is on your person. However, if it is in my tankbag...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2013, 09:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,546
Posted By sparkymcgee
Remember that episode of The Brady Bunch where...

Remember that episode of The Brady Bunch where Bobby felt like he was too short, so he spent a bunch of time hanging from the swing set?

Well, this guy has a small dick. That's why.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-13-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,148
Posted By sparkymcgee
I think we should all pitch in and send that cop...

I think we should all pitch in and send that cop some donuts.
Forum: Americas 10-30-2013, 10:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 361
Posted By sparkymcgee
This place is in Long Beach, right next door to...

This place is in Long Beach, right next door to the BMW dealership. They have BMWs to rent.

http://www.motoquest.com/motorcycle-rental/long-beach-california-5
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 10-18-2013, 09:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,215
Posted By sparkymcgee
I ended up buying some Held gloves from them. ...

I ended up buying some Held gloves from them. Armando was very helpful on the phone and when I stopped in to try on some sizes. They didn't have the size I thought I needed, but I ended up getting...
Forum: Beasts 10-18-2013, 09:34 AM
Replies: 24,004
Views: 4,352,493
Posted By sparkymcgee
I just ordered a Garmin Montana (the bundle...

I just ordered a Garmin Montana (the bundle through GPS City).

http://www.gpscity.com/garmin-montana-600-motorcycle-street-mapping-bundle.html

($50 Discount Code is ADVBUND50 by the way)

Now...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-18-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 264
Views: 16,378
Posted By sparkymcgee
As much as this sucks, I'll play devil's advocate...

As much as this sucks, I'll play devil's advocate for a minute.

Is it possible they are just ignorant and didn't realize what they were doing or the significance of it? When I was younger, I used...
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2013, 12:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,313
Posted By sparkymcgee
You'll be fine on the Harley. I bought my...

You'll be fine on the Harley. I bought my Heritage after about 8 years of not riding after an accident. I had only ridden 600cc bikes until then. I'm 6 foot 180 lbs. In fact, I let my buddy learn...
Forum: Beasts 10-02-2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24,004
Views: 4,352,493
Posted By sparkymcgee
Anyone have any ideas on how to cleanly mount a...

Anyone have any ideas on how to cleanly mount a sae outlet on the left side for a heated vest?
Forum: The Garage 09-10-2013, 03:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,060
Posted By sparkymcgee
Just curious. How long did it take to do the...

Just curious. How long did it take to do the turning? What did you use on the dowel? Polish?

Looks great btw.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-28-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,215
Posted By sparkymcgee
I live right up the street from them, but I...

I live right up the street from them, but I always assumed they are internet only. Do they have a showroom?
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2013, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,392
Posted By sparkymcgee
I love my vfr. I use it to commute 25 miles on la...

I love my vfr. I use it to commute 25 miles on la freeways. Great in the twisties. Comfortable for touring. I bought mine new and have 40k miles on it now. I've had no issues with it.
Forum: Americas 08-22-2013, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 616
Posted By sparkymcgee
That's really strange. I use USAA as well and...

That's really strange. I use USAA as well and have two cars and two bikes and they are all auto billed and on my USAA policy. Nothing has ever changed.
Forum: The Garage 08-13-2013, 09:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By sparkymcgee
So another quick question on the wiring. I plan...

So another quick question on the wiring. I plan on running from positive PC8 to switch to lights to ground. Is it that simple?

The reason I ask is that the instructions that came with the lights...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By sparkymcgee
Actually, the relay only provides power to the...

Actually, the relay only provides power to the fuseblock, so when switched on, all of the power for the lights is going through the switch. The lights shipped with a 2A fuse inline, so I can't...
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 936
Posted By sparkymcgee
Electrical Questions (PC8, Relays, Switches)

Help an electrical idiot out here...

I'm installing Symtec Heated grips (40W on high) and PIAA LP530 LEDs (2 x 3W). Both will be run through an Eastern Beaver PC8 fuse box and will use the...
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