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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-28-2015, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4,144
Views: 797,864
Posted By V-Tom
If you have a factory center stand it comes with...

If you have a factory center stand it comes with an extended feeler-peg on the left side. If installed it will scrape long before the centerstand does.

..Tom
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 863
Posted By V-Tom
Frogg Toggs Road Toads. Cheap, Inexpensive,...

Frogg Toggs Road Toads.
Cheap, Inexpensive, pack well, breathe incredibly well and, if put on properly. have been 100% waterproof for me in the past.

..Tom
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-10-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3,425
Views: 687,860
Posted By V-Tom
I think that was basically it. ..Tom

I think that was basically it.

..Tom
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2015, 04:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,274
Posted By V-Tom
Agreed! I think the moisture wicking stuff...

Agreed!

I think the moisture wicking stuff is silly if our riding is a matter of simply riding roads and highways. I'n that case we aren't skiing, or running, or doing stuff that generates sweat...
Forum: Canada 01-08-2015, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,889
Posted By V-Tom
I dropped Rider's plus Several years back as...

I dropped Rider's plus Several years back as Primmum/TD were much less money.

I can't stand insurance companies in general but I don't understand what all the crying about. I'm sure this is...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 08:28 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,124
Posted By V-Tom
I'm with you for the most part in keeping the...

I'm with you for the most part in keeping the phone as a backup.

One thing to consider is that if the phone was on, and you were unable to reach the phone, then it could be tracked in an...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-20-2014, 07:17 PM
Replies: 3,425
Views: 687,860
Posted By V-Tom
Hindle exhausts are made 5 minutes from my home....

Hindle exhausts are made 5 minutes from my home. Lang Hindle is a great guy and his company makes super products!

..Tom
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 8,414
Posted By V-Tom
I ride down into the teens, snow and ice on the...

I ride down into the teens, snow and ice on the road its the factor that stops me riding. I am not an offroad rider so I'm sure this would all be different if I was.


I use to get...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,571
Posted By V-Tom
My coldest riding as an adult was -16c/3f...

My coldest riding as an adult was -16c/3f without heated gear for a one hour commute. I wasn't really comfortable.. that was pushing things for me. And the clothes really was bulky.

I don't...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2014, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,571
Posted By V-Tom
That's exactly why I question the often-mentioned...

That's exactly why I question the often-mentioned warm base layers, etc.I find I'm much better off with your normal street clothes and then a very few layers on top. I'll do anything I need to do...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 11-12-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 972
Views: 141,984
Posted By V-Tom
I think he actually did a good job running...

I think he actually did a good job running Toronto, certainly better than his predecessors. If I lived there I would have voted for him when he was running.

But besides that, I would of thought...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 12:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,571
Posted By V-Tom
I wear the same riding suit all year round. In...

I wear the same riding suit all year round. In colder weather I replace my short windshield on m yV-Strom with my tall Givi one. If it is mainly below freezing I block off the bottom of my factory...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,675
Posted By V-Tom
I don't think the pants work as well by...

I don't think the pants work as well by themselves as do the AD1. You can get suspenders that will help them stay up and they have belt loops but I can't really imagine using them without the jacket....
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,675
Posted By V-Tom
For what it's worth I commute daily until there...

For what it's worth I commute daily until there is snow on our roads. I wear a suit and tie at work.

My pants are the ones that come with my Aerostich Roadcrafter two-piece. I wear them in the...
Forum: Canada 10-28-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,414
Posted By V-Tom
I'm at 35,047km as of my last fill up. Down from...

I'm at 35,047km as of my last fill up. Down from last year as home stuff got in the way of riding a bit.

..Tom
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,605
Posted By V-Tom
Tilley Travel Dress Socks. They are my...

Tilley Travel Dress Socks.

They are my everyday socks.. On the bike used from over 126f in Death Valley down to single digit f commute for an hour (ok that was pushing them. My feet were cold.) I...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-21-2014, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4,144
Views: 797,864
Posted By V-Tom
Batteries can go quickly as they short out. I...

Batteries can go quickly as they short out. I think, though, that you should double check all the connections at the battery. It isn't uncommon for the battery terminal bolts to work lose.

..Tom
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,878
Posted By V-Tom
I use an Autocom (AVI-PRO) for my comms needs....

I use an Autocom (AVI-PRO) for my comms needs. When I used to have a passenger it provided flawless communication with her while at the same time playing music from my iPod. It allowed me to hear...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-09-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,477
Posted By V-Tom
I retired my 2006 DL650 in March of 2012. It is...

I retired my 2006 DL650 in March of 2012. It is sitting in my hanger and last time i tired it (a year and a half ago) it ran fine. It has 202,4500 km or over 125,750 miles. I replaced it with a 2012...
Forum: Canada 09-18-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,418
Posted By V-Tom
The center lines are ADVISORY. Last I looked the...

The center lines are ADVISORY. Last I looked the is nothing in the Ontario Highway Traffic Act (http://www.e-laws.gov.on.ca/html/statutes/english/elaws_statutes_90h08_e.htm#BK224) to say you cannot...
Forum: Canada 09-17-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,418
Posted By V-Tom
Turning right on a red is allowed if it is safe...

Turning right on a red is allowed if it is safe to so unless there is a sign saying it is not allowed.

As far as passing goes, the pass must otherwise meet all the legal requirements (Safety,...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,860
Posted By V-Tom
I'm sure the colour has nothing to do with why...

I'm sure the colour has nothing to do with why it's been in the closet for so long! :)

..Tom
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 02:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 7,653
Posted By V-Tom
Mohamed, Mohammad, Mohammed, Muhammad, ...

Mohamed,
Mohammad,
Mohammed,
Muhammad,
Muhammed,

Damn, only got 5 but I'm sure that covers most of the population. :)

..Tom
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 01:41 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,124
Posted By V-Tom
Pretty cool how you can compare technology first...

Pretty cool how you can compare technology first introduced over ten years ago to more current technology. I wonder how a 10 year old iPhone would hav esurvied your on your bike?





Your...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,124
Posted By V-Tom
Who cares WHY it works.. the only important thing...

Who cares WHY it works.. the only important thing is that it works!

..Tom
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 01:28 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,124
Posted By V-Tom
I have used Basecamp but much prefer MapSource. I...

I have used Basecamp but much prefer MapSource. I tend to draw my routes on Google Maps (on a PC, a far as I have seen Google Maps or Apple's map program on my iPad don't let me drag and drop routes...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 14,124
Posted By V-Tom
I think lots depends on how you use your GPS. ...

I think lots depends on how you use your GPS.

In my daily commute i always have the GPS on. I like seeing my ETA etc and if there are problems i can easily take different roads that I see on my...
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By V-Tom
Hard to go wrong with a Roadcrafter! I commute...

Hard to go wrong with a Roadcrafter! I commute with suit and tie most days, in weather from well below freezing and up to the 80's and 90's. In colder weather Aerostich's brilliant fleace pants are...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,905
Posted By V-Tom
I posted the following in a thread at...

I posted the following in a thread at Stromtrooper:

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I have only put about 5,300 km/3,300 miles on my Tourance Next so far.

I still feel they are great in pretty much everything they...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,726
Posted By V-Tom
I am sure this is true of most bags, but I know...

I am sure this is true of most bags, but I know the Wiggy bags I have are happy being stored compressed and regain their full loft quickly after unpacking.

..Tom
Forum: Equipment 08-24-2014, 06:31 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,053
Posted By V-Tom
Exped Synmat 9dlx plus Wiggy Nautilis with Hood...

Exped Synmat 9dlx plus Wiggy Nautilis with Hood overbag and Hunter Ultralight with hood. I sleep on my side, I'm big, and I get cold. With their bag setup I sleep great and am warm and comfy all...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-19-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 972
Views: 141,984
Posted By V-Tom
Could polarized glassed be an issue for him? ...

Could polarized glassed be an issue for him?

..Tom
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-11-2014, 06:34 AM
Replies: 4,144
Views: 797,864
Posted By V-Tom
What you describe is almost always caused by a...

What you describe is almost always caused by a bad battery or bad connections to the battery. Sounds like you have eliminated the connections as the problem.

..Tom
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2014, 09:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,060
Posted By V-Tom
You can be out of a Roadcrafter in 10 or 15...

You can be out of a Roadcrafter in 10 or 15 seconds. If the toilet has a hook on the door it can hang up by its loop.

..Tom
Forum: Equipment 08-08-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,905
Posted By V-Tom
I had front and rear Tourance Next installed last...

I had front and rear Tourance Next installed last night on my 2012 DL650 V-Strom. I now have about 100 miles on them.

Initial impressions are that the tires are more sporty feeling. I always have...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-06-2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4,144
Views: 797,864
Posted By V-Tom
I'm always surprised by it. There's two...

I'm always surprised by it.

There's two opposite extremes on forums.. complete free-for-alls and extremely tightly controlled. Most forums are somewhere in between.

Being a moderator is very...
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-05-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 972
Views: 141,984
Posted By V-Tom
Hey how's going? :) ..Tom

Hey how's going? :)

..Tom
Forum: Layin' down tracks 08-05-2014, 03:43 PM
Replies: 972
Views: 141,984
Posted By V-Tom
Don't know if this might help you or point you in...

Don't know if this might help you or point you in a useful direction:

I vaguely recall in previous generation Garmin units it was possible to change the "language" to a custom Language that would...
Forum: Canada 07-28-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,681
Posted By V-Tom
Maybe I'm mistaken, but aren't 5w40 and 15w40...

Maybe I'm mistaken, but aren't 5w40 and 15w40 basically the same viscosity at operating temperatures?

..Tom
Forum: Canada 07-26-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,681
Posted By V-Tom
I have over 300,000 km on two Strom's running it....

I have over 300,000 km on two Strom's running it. I have used it in temperatures from -16 tpo +54c (death Valley.) Works fine no issues.

No reason not to use it.. the 5w basically is the startup...
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