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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 09:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 282
Posted By davidji
I've ridden the 100+ F heat of the california...

I've ridden the 100+ F heat of the california central valley in vented textile and in unvented gortex. The former was better. Having a cooling vest is nice too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 1,805,690
Posted By davidji
I like 'em as well. Beautiful and practical. ...

I like 'em as well. Beautiful and practical. Shooting brakes are cool.
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 08:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 440
Posted By davidji
Inexpensive PC video editing software?

I'd like to buy inexpensive video editing software for my PC.

I have the free Microsoft Moviemaker, but I'd like something better suited to creating videos from bits of my Contour footage maybe...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-16-2014, 01:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 959
Posted By davidji
You don't even need to go to DMV. If you join...

You don't even need to go to DMV. If you join AAA, you can go there and transfer the title with less waiting. AAA offers other benefits as well, primarily roadside assistance. But only cars are...
Forum: Equipment 08-13-2014, 10:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,120
Posted By davidji
Are you sure it was Ride-On and not Slime or...

Are you sure it was Ride-On and not Slime or Fix-a-Flat? In previous discussions I've seen people treat various tire sealants like they were the same.

I've inspected my own tire after removal...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 09:45 PM
Replies: 2,721
Views: 367,377
Posted By davidji
Even red pickup trucks would back in the day ...

Even red pickup trucks would back in the day
http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium-large-5/bill-maverick-golden-in-the-little-red-wagon-mike-mcglothlen.jpg
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-13-2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 8,463
Posted By davidji
The only bike I didn't pay cash for was my first....

The only bike I didn't pay cash for was my first. And I traded a car for that one. It was the only offer I got for that car. I think we both felt like we got the better deal.

Never financed a...
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By davidji
I've had gloves that come with a small tube of...

I've had gloves that come with a small tube of Seam Grip and instructions that tell you to reinforce the seams before use. These were gloves for climbing, not riding, but the seam-reinforcement idea...
Forum: Road warriors 08-08-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,360
Posted By davidji
You don't like the SFV? Updated engine from the...

You don't like the SFV? Updated engine from the SV.

I have two of the bikes on your list, the 2nd gen Versys and the 1st gen FZ1. Both can go 240 miles when ridden gently. The FZ can do a bit...
Forum: Road warriors 08-04-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 490
Views: 56,358
Posted By davidji
Indeed. I plan to stop when I run out of fuel,...

Indeed. I plan to stop when I run out of fuel, after I couldn't find a gas station that was open when I needed it.

What range exactly did you have with these bikes and where did you ride them? ...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2014, 11:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,406
Posted By davidji
I think he was asking for the speed lacing...

I think he was asking for the speed lacing part--the part you see if you hold the part the buckles open.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 2,721
Views: 367,377
Posted By davidji
Yeah he makes two passes on the shoulder in the...

Yeah he makes two passes on the shoulder in the video. Larger and clearer viewed on youtube I think. Not the most exciting clip, but it is something I don't see every day.

A few minutes later I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-02-2014, 01:04 AM
Replies: 2,721
Views: 367,377
Posted By davidji
Here's a few seconds from this evening's commute....

Here's a few seconds from this evening's commute. I don't see that sort of pass often, and it entertained me.
<iframe width="640" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/BGD4UB3satc"...
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,406
Posted By davidji
Mine had that problem. Inexpensive & quick fix...

Mine had that problem. Inexpensive & quick fix at local shoe repair place. One or two were improperly sewn, the rest wore out. At first shoe repair guy was replacing with thicker nylon, then with...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2014, 12:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,406
Posted By davidji
I've got the waterproof patrols, and I've ridden...

I've got the waterproof patrols, and I've ridden maybe 65k miles (105k kms) in them. I'll wear them all year long, cold, wet, hot. Not my absolute favorite in the hot, and sometimes I'll choose...
Forum: Road warriors 07-26-2014, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,624
Posted By davidji
Did the original engine only last 20k miles?

Did the original engine only last 20k miles?
Forum: Road warriors 07-22-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,139
Posted By davidji
Nice. I really like that yellow/black color...

Nice. I really like that yellow/black color scheme on those bikes!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 06:23 PM
Replies: 2,721
Views: 367,377
Posted By davidji
I think these guys forgot about it too: ...

I think these guys forgot about it too:
http://www.businessinsider.com/20-north-american-cities-with-the-worst-traffic-2013-1?op=1

But not them:...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2,721
Views: 367,377
Posted By davidji
Your commute takes you to mexico city?

Your commute takes you to mexico city?
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 293
Posted By davidji
EK 3d chains?

What experience have you had with the EK 3d chain (http://www.threed-chains.com/html/product-catalogue/index.html)?

They sound great, but pretty much everything I read is a vendor post on a forum....
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 12:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,139
Posted By davidji
Do you mean it will loose in a street race on the...

Do you mean it will loose in a street race on the straight stretches? Or that it's somehow unpleasant?

Honestly the Versys my favorite bike for long straight highways. It always feels like a...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 12:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,034
Posted By davidji
Without a lining, does it look like the clothes...

Without a lining, does it look like the clothes you wear underneath would abrade and ruin the waterproof layer?

I had a different brand of nylon pants with a fixed goretex lining that held up for...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 10:22 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,139
Posted By davidji
Big change in the Ninja 650R was 2012. If...

Big change in the Ninja 650R was 2012.

If you want hard luggage, 2006-2011 might be the best choice. I think 2012 is also when then engine was detuned. 2009 introduced rubber engine mounting,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-16-2014, 10:11 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,139
Posted By davidji
The Versys is a street bike. Yeah it (and all...

The Versys is a street bike. Yeah it (and all street bikes), can be taken on dirt roads and beyond, but it's still a street bike.

I've put 48k miles on a 2nd gen Versys and 16.5k on a 1st gen...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-12-2014, 12:45 AM
Replies: 9,042
Views: 1,805,690
Posted By davidji
Auto-correct, or freeway spice hazards?

Auto-correct, or freeway spice hazards?
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2014, 12:12 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 296
Posted By davidji
How to replace a Contour Roam Battery?

Yeah I know the official story: the Roam is a sealed unit, and battery is not user replaceable. Absurd. It must be user replaceable. And someone must have done it.

Any tips? What battery does...
Forum: Equipment 07-08-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By davidji
The connectors on the liner I got back from...

The connectors on the liner I got back from Gerbing seem much better than the ones on it before. The strain relief part flexes as well as those things ever do. I think it's gonna last a long time....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-27-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,948
Posted By davidji
Looks better than demo loops I've been on. ...

Looks better than demo loops I've been on. Went to a demo day in Libmo once, but I didn't end up riding. Might try to do another.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 789
Posted By davidji
These from Johnson Leather are pretty much...

These from Johnson Leather are pretty much armored leather jeans
http://www.johnsonleather.com/pants_M-1001.htm
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 666
Posted By davidji
Aren't the older Tuonos in your links all V-twins?

Aren't the older Tuonos in your links all V-twins?
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By davidji
It's free. I had gotten a return authorization...

It's free. I had gotten a return authorization back in January, but decided I'd rather put up with using the Y-cable and keep my liner than ship it back and be without it. Kept it through the long...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 913
Posted By davidji
why my gerbings liner failed

I'm about to ship my Gerbings liner back for the 3rd time to fix the power connection to the gloves. It's failed on me each season I've had it.

This time I inspected closely, and on both sides the...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2014, 11:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,433
Posted By davidji
Interesting. I didn't try them sitting on a bike....

Interesting. I didn't try them sitting on a bike. I was concerned about where they'd be in crash position.

I lay face down on the floor, and if I were sliding across the pavement it would be on...
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,433
Posted By davidji
The Icon Compound overpants are being returned. ...

The Icon Compound overpants are being returned.

The sizing is screwy, at least in the smaller sizes. Leg too long--in the femur area. The knee is too low.

Like the Aerostich Transit pants,...
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,881
Posted By davidji
Comparing the gen 1 & gen 2 FZ1s is like...

Comparing the gen 1 & gen 2 FZ1s is like comparing apples and uh, uncomfortable apples with really short range.

Insisting on FI eliminates a lot of budget bikes. I get why you want it though. ...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2014, 07:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 457
Posted By davidji
BA bags are different because the pad slips into...

BA bags are different because the pad slips into a sleeve at the bottom, in liu of insulation in that part. They aren't gonna roll with you like that. Also despite the claims, when I looked into...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,349
Posted By davidji
In California and I think most of the rest of the...

In California and I think most of the rest of the US 3-wheeled vehicles are also allowed HOV lane access. Here we have Express lanes as well: free to vehicles that qualify for HOV, toll for the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 08:53 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,349
Posted By davidji
Interesting about the real fuel capacity, On...

Interesting about the real fuel capacity, On another forum I read a guy claiming it had greater range than an NC700x (not sure he was going by experience with either). Surprised, I googled and found...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,349
Posted By davidji
My commute is 104 miles round trip on my Versys....

My commute is 104 miles round trip on my Versys. 106 miles on the FZ1. If I believe the odometers.

The FZ1 has a 250 mile range on a good tank. The Versys a bit less, but either will do my...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,349
Posted By davidji
Curious the fuel tank range on those bikes while...

Curious the fuel tank range on those bikes while commuting. Can you go over 300 miles on the V7?
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