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Forum: Europe 01-23-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By tcall52
Unfortunately, we will have very limited time to...

Unfortunately, we will have very limited time to spend in SE Ireland, the first 8 days (of a 9 day ride) will spent traveling from Donegal to Killarney. On the last day, we'll be riding from...
Forum: Europe 01-14-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 434
Posted By tcall52
Celtic Rider tour of Ireland - April 2015

I will be part of a small group doing the 9-day, self-guided tour of Ireland April 3-11, 2015. We're starting/ending in Dublin, and spending 2 nights each in Donegal, Westport, Bunratty, and...
Forum: Trip Planning 01-14-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,006
Posted By tcall52
http://www.insuremytrip.com

http://www.insuremytrip.com
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-13-2015, 07:29 PM
Replies: 35,965
Views: 9,245,916
Posted By tcall52
Not sure, but looks like she may have gone...

Not sure, but looks like she may have gone exactly where she was looking.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 35,965
Views: 9,245,916
Posted By tcall52
It's an 800, not an Explorer, and the can is a...

It's an 800, not an Explorer, and the can is a Leo Vince.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 35,965
Views: 9,245,916
Posted By tcall52
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Forum: Equipment 12-01-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 23,115
Posted By tcall52
I recently put a PR4 Trail (rear) on my Tiger...

I recently put a PR4 Trail (rear) on my Tiger 800. While riding on pavement in fairly heavy rain, the 3 guys behind me all commented that the tire threw the biggest roostertail they'd ever seen on a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-14-2014, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,855
Posted By tcall52
Do it. As mentioned, teaching the basics will...

Do it. As mentioned, teaching the basics will probably make you a more vigilant and careful rider. Plus, there is a lot of satisfaction in taking a terrified newbie and helping them become a rider....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-03-2014, 05:38 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 10,347
Posted By tcall52
What he said. I might substitute the "press" for...

What he said. I might substitute the "press" for "lean", but the idea is the same.
Forum: Equipment 10-22-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,518
Posted By tcall52
Being a cheap bastard, I don't like paying big...

Being a cheap bastard, I don't like paying big bucks for stuff any more than than anybody else. However, it has been my experience that the REAL price of gear is inversely proportional to how far...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,793
Posted By tcall52
Yeah, the looks of the Madstad dont work for...

Yeah, the looks of the Madstad dont work for everyone, but the damn thing works so well the fugliness disappeared instantly for me.
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 09:57 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,828
Posted By tcall52
Shoei Neotech Borealis TC-3 ...

Shoei Neotech Borealis TC-3

http://www.shoei-helmets.com/Helmet.aspx?Neotec&h=21&t=1
Forum: Equipment 10-19-2014, 07:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,518
Posted By tcall52
I have a Darien jacket and pants. On many...

I have a Darien jacket and pants. On many occasions, I ridden for hours in all types of rain. Never had any leaks. Same goes my Klim Overland. Needless to say (but for some odd reason I'm saying it...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,873
Posted By tcall52
I once witnessed 4 Dynaplugs put into a single...

I once witnessed 4 Dynaplugs put into a single puncture. Worked fine for several hundred miles, at least.
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2014, 09:44 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,058
Posted By tcall52
I like your idea, and I'm certainly not trying to...

I like your idea, and I'm certainly not trying to hijack your thread, but isn't it similar to this product (w/o the WD-40, of course):

http://www.loobman.co.uk

These things get good reviews for...
Forum: Equipment 09-27-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 761
Posted By tcall52
I've been using the automatic Tutoro oiler for...

I've been using the automatic Tutoro oiler for about a year, and it works very well. 26,000 miles on chain/sprockets and still in decent shape on my Triumph Tiger 800 (99% on-road riding). It's a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-27-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,467
Posted By tcall52
I recently got 14,700 miles on an Anakee 3 on the...

I recently got 14,700 miles on an Anakee 3 on the back of my Triumph 800 Tiger. My recently-traded ST1300 routinely got 13-14,000 miles running Pilot Road 2 and 3.
Forum: Equipment 09-26-2014, 07:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 312
Posted By tcall52
Oxford Heaterz problem

My 2-year old Oxford heated grips have worked very well, and they continue to do so. The problem is that the plastic cover on the control unit has started to peel off. I'm considering ways to glue...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-12-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,087
Posted By tcall52
The TU250 is a great training bike...until it...

The TU250 is a great training bike...until it hits the ground. It's the most fragile training bike I've encountered. And training bikes are gonna hit the ground....unavoidable cost of doing...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,087
Posted By tcall52
The only dead battery problem we have with the GA...

The only dead battery problem we have with the GA Motorcycle Safety Program is due to bikes that sit for prolonged periods without being ridden. The headlights are disconnected on all of our...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By tcall52
Don't buy anything Aerostich unless you really...

Don't buy anything Aerostich unless you really like it, because it will last a long, long time. I've got a Darien suit that has seen a lot of use and abuse since I bought it new in 2001. The red...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 35,965
Views: 9,245,916
Posted By tcall52
VA 16 from Tazewell to Marion is a very...

VA 16 from Tazewell to Marion is a very challenging ride, and not a lot of traffic/morons. Maybe just been lucky the couple of times Ive been on it. Somewhere in the vicinity is also the "Claw of...
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,873
Posted By tcall52
Saw a dynaplug used last week in a Target parking...

Saw a dynaplug used last week in a Target parking lot...took all of about 5 minutes. Actually, it took longer to fish it out the saddlebag than to make the repair. Dynaplug works, and the Lite...
Forum: Equipment 08-10-2014, 08:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,234
Posted By tcall52
I've tried both, and they're great jackets. The...

I've tried both, and they're great jackets. The biggest difference is that the Latitude has more pockets, a belt, and is very slightly heavier. I would say that the rain and crash protection...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 398
Posted By tcall52
Torque app for android

To anyone using the Torque app with a Bluetooth OBD2 connector: Obviously it cannot do what Dealertool, tuneecu, or other diagnostic software can do, but what WILL it do? Specifically, can it be...
Forum: Thumpers 07-21-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8,816
Views: 1,543,572
Posted By tcall52
In GA, we have picked up quite a few TUs for use...

In GA, we have picked up quite a few TUs for use as training bikes for the statewide motorcycle safety program (BRC). Great bike, and it makes an excellent trainer. There is one problem that I've...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-10-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,530
Posted By tcall52
+10000. This is the most important reminder for...

+10000. This is the most important reminder for all new coaches, and a lotta old coaches, too! Including me...

Let 'em ride and don't make them listen to too much yakking.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-05-2014, 08:51 AM
Replies: 35,965
Views: 9,245,916
Posted By tcall52
The HD Street 500 does not have a sidestand...

The HD Street 500 does not have a sidestand safety switch. We're using it for the BRC, and I think it's just a matter if time before a noob turns left and gets levered off the ground.
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 29,727
Posted By tcall52
I'm a little surprised there is only 1 mention of...

I'm a little surprised there is only 1 mention of the Tiger 800 in this thread. Comfortable ergos, entertaining motor, decent handling, good 1 or 2 up. Easily the most versatile bike I've ever...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,499
Posted By tcall52
Honda lowering its price to compete with HD? Who...

Honda lowering its price to compete with HD? Who saw that coming? In my experience, a significant number of people buying the Honda 750 Shadow (in its various iterations over the past umpteen...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 07:39 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,499
Posted By tcall52
How do the 500/750 compare against other bikes...

How do the 500/750 compare against other bikes offered in the U.S. in their price bracket?

I don't know a lot about the v-twin market, especially in that price range. However, I've ridden the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 06:20 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,499
Posted By tcall52
The Street is definitely a heavy bike for its...

The Street is definitely a heavy bike for its size. It is very close to the 500 lb. MSF limit for training bikes. However, lighter weight is the only thing I miss about the Blast.
Forum: Road warriors 07-01-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 13,499
Posted By tcall52
We're using the HD Street 500 as the training...

We're using the HD Street 500 as the training bike for the BRC. Our dealership hasn't gotten any for sale yet, but the interest has been pretty high. It'll be interesting to see if there's...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 02:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,596
Posted By tcall52
I saw an SR400 today at Yamaha-Triumph of Byron...

I saw an SR400 today at Yamaha-Triumph of Byron (GA). It's a good-looking bike, and to me it looks better than the pics I've seen. With fuel injection, compression release, and a TDC sight-glass,...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 388
Views: 54,558
Posted By tcall52
I recently had a chance to give my Skivees a real...

I recently had a chance to give my Skivees a real test. I ride a Triumph 800 Tiger with a Corbin seat. In comfortable weather, 10-12 hour riding days are pretty comfortable with pretty much any...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 479
Posted By tcall52
At last! Moto audio I can live with!

Off and on for the last 15 years or so, I've decided that I need to be able to listen to music while riding. Every time, I've run into roadblocks that just seem to make the idea more trouble than...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,130
Posted By tcall52
I have the Olympia Recon mesh pants, which work...

I have the Olympia Recon mesh pants, which work pretty well when moving. For rain, I picked up a pair of Klim Goretex shell pants, which have full-length leg zippers for easy on/off. These pants...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2014, 07:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,381
Posted By tcall52
About 20 years ago, I bought a BMW K75 from a...

About 20 years ago, I bought a BMW K75 from a guy, and he threw in a pair of thinsulate-lined winter gloves. They were good gloves, and seemed to fit OK, but were a little snug. Or so I thought. ...
Forum: Equipment 05-12-2014, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,031
Posted By tcall52
Don't buy these gloves unless you really like...

Don't buy these gloves unless you really like them, because they'll never wear out. I've used a pair of black 'Stich elkskin ropers extensively for 11 or 12 years. They show some wear but have many...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2014, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,303
Posted By tcall52
Rode the Dugway a couple of weeks ago. It looks...

Rode the Dugway a couple of weeks ago. It looks more imposing than it actually is. It was dry, and I believe just about any tire you have will be OK. Got to the top, took a picture and came back...
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