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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-18-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,190
Posted By PriapismSD
It definitely is not for everyone, but can be...

It definitely is not for everyone, but can be fun.

I spent a summer as a cone monkey volunteering with a Rider's Edge MSF class, and it was a real good group of RC's. I was real interested in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-24-2014, 05:07 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 7,261
Posted By PriapismSD
Here is CHP's opinion on lanesplitting: ...

Here is CHP's opinion on lanesplitting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUQnpaT38rQ


Here (was) their guidelines, posted at some time:

Lane Splitting General Guidelines
Lane splitting in a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-17-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,205
Posted By PriapismSD
OP clearly states it was not the mirror that was...

OP clearly states it was not the mirror that was blocking motorcycles, it was the driver veering in the lane to block bikes. Using a 2 ton weapon to intimidate a motorcycle is SLIGHTLY illegal.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,205
Posted By PriapismSD
That section seen in the first photo: where pic...

That section seen in the first photo: where pic is taken, van is in the second of 2 HOV lanes. Right before then, the #1 HOV splits off to an exit in the middle divide, so the space you see to the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-10-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 8,205
Posted By PriapismSD
From the CHP guidelines: Messages for Other...

From the CHP guidelines:

Messages for Other Vehicle Drivers
1) Lane splitting by motorcycles is not illegal in California when done in a safe and prudent manner.
2) Motorists should not take it...
Forum: Face plant 08-12-2014, 06:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,064
Posted By PriapismSD
They have to be high enough to protect your...

They have to be high enough to protect your fingers, or else they are knee guards.

It is your life, Chief.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-07-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,258
Posted By PriapismSD
I found it is a huge PITA to put earbuds in and...

I found it is a huge PITA to put earbuds in and out with the helmet each time, and not to mention it is illegal in CA. I don't feel like giving them another reason to pull me over (seeing the cords...
Forum: Face plant 08-06-2014, 10:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,064
Posted By PriapismSD
I run the "flag" style MX handguards on my KX450...

I run the "flag" style MX handguards on my KX450 now. They mount to the bars and not the bar ends, protects from flying objects and such. Even if you smash into a tree it is a hard layer of plastic...
Forum: Face plant 07-31-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 12,064
Posted By PriapismSD
Strangely, I am the other way 'round and will not...

Strangely, I am the other way 'round and will not run Barkbusters on my off road bike anymore.

Decade ago I had Acerbis Rallye guards with spoilers on my XR650L. Cruising on a fireroad, the rear...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2013, 10:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,257
Posted By PriapismSD
I found these on eBay for $20, draw next to...

I found these on eBay for $20, draw next to nothing in amps (tapped into leads for my windscreen motor for power), and they are amazingly bright

http://imgur.com/SR4UyAq
...
Forum: Equipment 12-20-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,175
Posted By PriapismSD
Yeah, that was the problem, finding a seller that...

Yeah, that was the problem, finding a seller that is knowledgeable about the problem in case any questions came up, and speaks the English all goodlike.

But you do not list a specific kit for...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2011, 03:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,175
Posted By PriapismSD
Update!

25K miles later, update on the headlights: The driving lights are great, and the HID headlights perform great, really light up the road and reflectors well ahead. But the quality of the VVME kit is...
Forum: Equipment 12-19-2011, 01:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,130
Posted By PriapismSD
+1 on Rx Oakleys from Sportsbend. Great customer...

+1 on Rx Oakleys from Sportsbend. Great customer service, amazing how the other retailers wouldn't even return my emails. The difference with Oakley is they seem to be the only one with 3D lens...
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2011, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,435
Posted By PriapismSD
Does the Neutral light come on when you pull in...

Does the Neutral light come on when you pull in the clutch, or simply not light at all? A common problem mine had was the diode in the wire harness under the left fairing pocket burned out, from the...
Forum: Vendors 01-19-2011, 03:52 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 38,383
Posted By PriapismSD
Mine showed up right away, mailed fast. Only...

Mine showed up right away, mailed fast.
Only tried 2 gas stations so far but it fits right. Made the Chevron a lot easier and nicer to be able to see into the tank when topping off.

And with my...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,461
Posted By PriapismSD
+ This is the kind of info that helps, someone...

+
This is the kind of info that helps, someone that has actually dealt with the laws.

but in this example, my assisted opening Buck is not a switchblade. There is no button to touch, or a device...
Forum: Equipment 01-18-2011, 05:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,461
Posted By PriapismSD
Where do people keep getting this myth that...

Where do people keep getting this myth that assisted opening knives are considered switchblades and you can't carry anything over 3"?
I know NY (at least NYC) has draconian knife laws, but even CA...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 1,082
Views: 308,085
Posted By PriapismSD
My '92 has 138K miles, and when I went to the...

My '92 has 138K miles, and when I went to the Rifle fairing my gas mileage went UP from 42 to 45mpg. Alternator lasted until just after the 100K mark, water pump about 10K miles after that, replaced...
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2010, 03:07 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,505
Posted By PriapismSD
Cosmoline. A preservative they smear on metal...

Cosmoline. A preservative they smear on metal over there so it won't rust on the boatride over. They use the same stuff on Norinco rifles, so that smell is good to me, like when a new shipment of...
Forum: Equipment 12-07-2010, 09:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,175
Posted By PriapismSD
I didn;t modify the HIDs at all for the FF50s, I...

I didn;t modify the HIDs at all for the FF50s, I enlarged the hole on the back so the larger bulb assembly will fit inside. Still not found a really trick way to plug the hole, so I used small...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-02-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 20,200
Posted By PriapismSD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOPUaj8_e3A&feature...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SOPUaj8_e3A&feature=player_embedded

Boring video of lane splitting on my morning commute testing helmet cam while on a DL1000

Compare and contrast
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2010, 02:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,175
Posted By PriapismSD
Been many moons now and everything works fine. ...

Been many moons now and everything works fine.

The Cycle Gadget LED voltmeter ends up being a bit bright at night, so I put a dab of paint on the LED to dull it, less distracting but still...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2010, 10:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,878
Posted By PriapismSD
Just got the new rePlay XD helmet cam, pretty...

Just got the new rePlay XD helmet cam, pretty convenient.
Comes with 4GB micro SD card (accepts up to 32) which holds couple hours of time, and that battery lasts about that. What I liked was the...
Forum: Road warriors 11-17-2010, 05:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,773
Posted By PriapismSD
Same deal, ST with taller windscreen. Also swear...

Same deal, ST with taller windscreen. Also swear by the Respro. but not the Suzuka crap one that Cycle Gear sells, has a poopy nose piece that doesn't seal.
With the Respro I still hook it with a...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 17,580
Posted By PriapismSD
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=49...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=497719

I used the Eastern Beaver fuseblock and wiring harness. No muss, no fuss (ever had a muss? It sucks)

Been two years, nary a problem.
...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2010, 03:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,178
Posted By PriapismSD
huh huh huh

huh huh huh
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2010, 03:25 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,629
Posted By PriapismSD
Funny, I am doing that this week. My ST is apart...

Funny, I am doing that this week. My ST is apart for valve adjust at 135K miles, so while I am at it I am replacing the cam belt tensioner pulley (heard they can go out), got GSX-R1000 SMOG block...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2010, 04:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 8,917
Posted By PriapismSD
You're excited? Feel these nipples!

You're excited? Feel these nipples!
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2010, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,170
Posted By PriapismSD
the interior of your helmet and gear is like the...

the interior of your helmet and gear is like the interior of your car. It is what you interface with and it becomes your home. Would you rather live in a Lexus or Mercedes, or be trapped in a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-25-2010, 04:18 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 7,281
Posted By PriapismSD
Why go through all the doubt if a helmet is...

Why go through all the doubt if a helmet is damaged when you can get a new one for about the same $ as shipping one back/forth from testing?
...
Forum: The Garage 10-20-2010, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,868
Posted By PriapismSD
Handiest one I found is this little rechargeable...

Handiest one I found is this little rechargeable LED sitting in the cig socket on the dash of my bike

http://www.batteryjunction.com/titanium-spotlight-black.html

Always ready, little red glow...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2010, 02:47 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,154
Posted By PriapismSD
I like to wear Froggs over my Aerostitch...

I like to wear Froggs over my Aerostitch roadcrafter, partly because it seals off zippers and opening so I stay dry, but also it simply keeps my suit a lot cleaner. It is a hassle taking all the...
Forum: Road warriors 10-14-2010, 02:26 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,629
Posted By PriapismSD
ST1100 owner, so you can guess my opinion. But I...

ST1100 owner, so you can guess my opinion. But I would recommend staying away from the first gen, 90-92 years, unless the owner has upgraded to the 40amp alternator already. I've put 70K miles on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,522
Posted By PriapismSD
I thought you looked familiar!

I thought you looked familiar!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2010, 04:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,522
Posted By PriapismSD
I give her the finger too. I have to lane...

I give her the finger too.

I have to lane split a lot for my commute and pass TONS of idiots talking, putting on makeup, or some asshole holding their fucking cig out the window. Fucktard, if you...
Forum: Road warriors 09-17-2010, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 874
Posted By PriapismSD
Only bad thing is that means I can't buy that...

Only bad thing is that means I can't buy that bike.
Awesome bike, I loved mine. More fun than my CBR had been, would still like to get another one. For ages 6 - 60
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2010, 04:49 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,176
Posted By PriapismSD
Absolutely the stupidest thing I did on my bike...

Absolutely the stupidest thing I did on my bike was to propose marriage. Worst trip to Palomar Mountain ever, at least if I would have crashed instead insurance would have covered the expenses and...
Forum: Road warriors 09-13-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,714
Posted By PriapismSD
I had both an RC and a Mille R. I would choose...

I had both an RC and a Mille R. I would choose the Tuono, even with the elec problems and lack of good dealers/parts. The RC was amazingly uncomfortable of someone my height, never felt right in mid...
Forum: Road warriors 09-01-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,016
Posted By PriapismSD
My '92 has 130K miles and it runs great (since I...

My '92 has 130K miles and it runs great (since I did the alt swap, water pump, timing belt, etc). Don;t see any problem with them hitting 200K miles.
But I can't imagine selling for $3ooo!! Unless...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2010, 04:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,907
Posted By PriapismSD
You cannot "assault" an inanimate object, only...

You cannot "assault" an inanimate object, only another person. At best it is vandalism. Someone trying to run me off the road is attempted murder.


Personally I have some annoying Stebels, HID...
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