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Forum: Ride reports 12-21-2014, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 819
Posted By Prof J
Beautiful video. Thank you very much. Prof J

Beautiful video. Thank you very much.

Prof J
Forum: Ride reports 10-22-2014, 06:42 PM
Replies: 2,523
Views: 1,328,596
Posted By Prof J
After watching your "Amalfi Coast" video I called...

After watching your "Amalfi Coast" video I called my wife... "you have to see this". Tears came to her eyes watching the video. She wanted so much to be there!

Prof J
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-04-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,900
Posted By Prof J
Here is another. 30 years ago I worked in a...

Here is another. 30 years ago I worked in a remote village in Africa. I was with a small group of other Canadians. After 4 months, at 20 years old, I got homesick, especially since my friends were...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-03-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,900
Posted By Prof J
Years ago I took bicycle trip by myself and rode...

Years ago I took bicycle trip by myself and rode a 1000 milles. Before I set off, my best friend told me that his (female) cousin was moving into our town.

So, one night on a lonely road, far from...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-01-2014, 09:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,004
Posted By Prof J
When I ride, I feel like I am on a magic carpet,...

When I ride, I feel like I am on a magic carpet, that I have "super powers".

Also, riding is a treat I give myself as, the rest of the time, I work hard!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 09:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,373
Posted By Prof J
Protocol to buy new bike at dealership

Hi,

All the bikes I had were bought 2nd hand. Now, I am looking at buying a brand new one. At the dealership, do you negotiate the price? Are there charges (setup, shipping) as there are for cars?...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 08:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,375
Posted By Prof J
Oh yes, we have it all here in Canada around...

Oh yes, we have it all here in Canada around where I live . The extremes go from -30 F in winter to 90 F + in the summer.

Thanks for the suggestions. A well vented textile should do the trick. At...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 06:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,375
Posted By Prof J
Hot summer weather protective gear

Hi all

What to ADV riders wear for full protection in the summer? I am looking for something beyond mesh type clothing.

What did Ewan McGregor and Cie wear on their Long Way Down trip through...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2014, 10:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,962
Posted By Prof J
Cb200T, Please put a pic of your bike. I...

Cb200T,

Please put a pic of your bike. I really lusted after that one when I was in high school.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-07-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,962
Posted By Prof J
Can someone point me to a good Ride Report on a...

Can someone point me to a good Ride Report on a UJM? I am interested on how people would have handled road side repairs on a 30 year old bike (availability of spare parts and what not).
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-03-2014, 08:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,962
Posted By Prof J
Touring on UJM

Anybody tour on a 70's or 80's UJM?

I tried many bikes but I still think my 82 Seca is great. One day, when I break free from raising my 5 kids, I want to ride across America. In the meantime, I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,596
Posted By Prof J
Oh Gravity, You sure got me laughing! ...

Oh Gravity,

You sure got me laughing!

Few year's back I went from "oh, what a nice curve this is" to hearing the ambulance attendant saying "he is coming through". No time to say "oh sh_t!" or...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2013, 08:31 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,596
Posted By Prof J
I did not wish to reignite an acrimonious debate....

I did not wish to reignite an acrimonious debate. My main point was my surprise at the overall prevalence of helmet-less riders, when permitted.

That being said, around here riders are forced to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-19-2013, 04:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,596
Posted By Prof J
Anyone wearing a helment in the US?

Ok

I am joking, all of you ADV Riders wear helmets. However, this summer business brought me from Canada to Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Illinois, Delaware, Maryland. I was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-15-2013, 06:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,776
Posted By Prof J
Thank you all for the excellent advice. We...

Thank you all for the excellent advice.

We are going to the Montreal Moto Show next week. My wife will be able to sit on a few bikes. Looking forward to the TW200. Also, the advice on slightly...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-12-2013, 08:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,776
Posted By Prof J
Building a low seat dual purpose bike

Hi all,

My wife and I are both riders. She would really like to get a dual purpose bike but, as you all know, the seat height is usually 33 in minimum. My wife is only 5 feet tall and she can only...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-05-2012, 07:35 PM
Replies: 3,017
Views: 835,961
Posted By Prof J
Vietnam road trip

Check this out,

A Vietnam road trip as lived by a friend of my daugther and his uncle. This is episode 4, to give a taste of it. You may want to sit back and watch all 7 episodes. The guy filming...
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2012, 06:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By Prof J
Success!!! Cooling the bearing and heating...

Success!!!

Cooling the bearing and heating the hub did it!

Thanks to all.

Prof J
Forum: The Garage 03-17-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 921
Posted By Prof J
Installing reluctant sealed bearing

Hi,

I am putting new sealed bearngs in a cast alloy wheel. The new ones are identical to the old. For the life of me, I am unable to wack it all the way in. Is there a special trick?

Thanks to...
Forum: The Garage 03-16-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By Prof J
Thank you all for your help. Up here I can get...

Thank you all for your help. Up here I can get Metzeler Lasertecs that will fit at a not too bad price.

Prof J
Forum: The Garage 03-13-2012, 11:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,272
Posted By Prof J
Tire size

Hi all,

I am putting back an old Kawasaki GPZ 550 on the road. I need a new front tire and the specs are calling for a 3.25-19. That is rather narrow. Will the rim hold 3.50-19 ? Is it just a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-08-2012, 06:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,007
Posted By Prof J
I find this thread very instructive, so here...

I find this thread very instructive, so here goes...

Happened 5 years ago. I am following my wife on a highway off ramp (we both ride :D). We have to merge with on-coming trafic on the road to our...
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