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Forum: Ride reports 03-03-2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 62,402
Posted By Boston
These are my favorite pictures yet! Keep'em...

These are my favorite pictures yet! Keep'em coming!!! :clap
:lurk
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2011, 02:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,505
Posted By Boston
Hey OHjim! I'm enjoying watching the build. The...

Hey OHjim! I'm enjoying watching the build. The plexiglass windshield is just a crappy "RoadWarrior" windshield that came off an old bike. But I wasn't getting enough protection on my hands in the...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2011, 02:19 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,464
Posted By Boston
Can't wait to see these on the bike! Do you have...

Can't wait to see these on the bike! Do you have a link for where you bought the shocks? I wanna see what they look like on your bike, but I'm thinking I wanna try too!
Forum: Old's Cool 03-02-2011, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,464
Posted By Boston
My VT500c has a 16" rear wheel which severely...

My VT500c has a 16" rear wheel which severely limited my choice of dual-sport tires. I think the Ascot maybe had an 18" rear though?
Forum: Ride reports 02-19-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 261
Views: 62,402
Posted By Boston
Awesome, keep it coming....:lurk

Awesome, keep it coming....:lurk
Forum: GS Boxers 02-19-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,811
Posted By Boston
I don't have any experience with the Conti TA...

I don't have any experience with the Conti TA (others can chime in) but I'm quite pleased with the Tourances and most of the miles have been racked up in day-to-day road use. I don't think you can...
Forum: Ride reports 02-18-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 62,402
Posted By Boston
Thanks Paul, this is SUCH good information! I am...

Thanks Paul, this is SUCH good information! I am definitely going to give the Aerostich studs a try next winter. In the meantime, I'm thoroughly enjoying reading about your current ride! :clap ...
Forum: Ride reports 02-17-2011, 08:10 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 62,402
Posted By Boston
Hey Paul, awesome trip - I'm jealous! Not that...

Hey Paul, awesome trip - I'm jealous! Not that you've seen much bare asphalt thus far, but in your opinion, how do the Aerostich #4606 studs handle on clear asphalt? I've contemplated running studs...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2011, 09:54 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 144,911
Posted By Boston
No, I don't have any studs in my tires. Studs...

No, I don't have any studs in my tires. Studs would have helped *A LOT* and if I had them, I probably wouldn't have dropped the bike... or maybe I would have. hahaha.

My front tire:...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,902
Posted By Boston
Hey hardwaregrrl

You've got a GREAT eye! :clap Yup, sure do - been in Malden about 4 years now (grew up in upstate NY). Thanks!
Forum: Old's Cool 02-10-2011, 08:03 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,902
Posted By Boston
Hahaha, I would have to agree. There's a lot of...

Hahaha, I would have to agree. There's a lot of guys that ride year round (here in the Northeast) - myself included (on a 1985 Honda shadow). I would argue that it's not the cold that presents the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-10-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 144,911
Posted By Boston
Haha, thank you. Average speed varied, mostly...

Haha, thank you. Average speed varied, mostly due to traffic (which was heavy for the most part), though the road conditions varied as well. On the highway and faster secondaries, traffic speed was...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-06-2011, 08:30 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,644
Posted By Boston
How's the search for a bike coming along? Here's...

How's the search for a bike coming along? Here's a little taste of winter commuting in Boston.... :D

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-02-2011, 05:54 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 144,911
Posted By Boston
That would be an an affirmative. :D <iframe...

That would be an an affirmative. :D

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-01-2011, 03:25 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 144,911
Posted By Boston
Same thing out here in Boston. :clap I had a...

Same thing out here in Boston. :clap I had a great time spanking the little vt500c on the way home from work tonight... and I only had *one* get-off! :rofl
...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-30-2011, 06:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 791
Posted By Boston
I have - works great on a Motorola Droid. GPS...

I have - works great on a Motorola Droid. GPS works fine with my phone in my pocket while recording - I even recorded tracks during a helicopter flight lesson, which was pretty cool.

The main...
Forum: GPS 101 - Which GPS For Me 01-21-2011, 06:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 887
Posted By Boston
PM sent

Thank you very much, this is a really nice thing to do! Really appreciate it!!!
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2011, 08:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,505
Posted By Boston
She's a 6th speed, but 6th is overdrive - at...

She's a 6th speed, but 6th is overdrive - at 65mph she runs at about 4100rpm. I also thought she'd be a bit under-powered (I'm 195lbs) but here's the thing - hit 6000rpm in 4th or 5th gear and she's...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-18-2011, 08:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,505
Posted By Boston
1985 Honda Shadow VT500C

This is what my 1985 Honda Shadow VT500C looked like when I started out in MN and rode her to MA in late November of 2008.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3283/3047844635_f69ffb39c4_z.jpg

Here's...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-18-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 144,911
Posted By Boston
Loving the new tires....

Here's an action shot of the new tires on my old shadow:

http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5244/5364604458_38b530ea2e_b.jpg

And some footage from my new helmet cam - I think I'll definitely need...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 144,911
Posted By Boston
That's good info - please keep us posted! I've...

That's good info - please keep us posted! I've thought about trying these as well. Which stud profile did you end up using (low profile A, B, or C)?
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2011, 06:02 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 144,911
Posted By Boston
Full disclosure: I *did* test out the hill...

Full disclosure:

I *did* test out the hill to see how slippery it was prior to taking the bike out today....

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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-12-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 694
Views: 144,911
Posted By Boston
Blizzard of 2011

Awesome! We've gotten about 2 feet here I think so far? It's still coming down....I've been shoveling all day and had to take a break for a sweet motorcycle ride.....

1985 Honda Shadow vt500c...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2011, 07:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,800
Posted By Boston
Well done sir. Awesome pictures! :clap

Well done sir. Awesome pictures! :clap
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-27-2010, 06:49 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,644
Posted By Boston
Blizzard 2010

You're missing all the fun! :wink: And yes, I think the general consensus for winter riding is that used is better than new. It's gonna get dumped and abused...
Forum: The Garage 12-21-2010, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,744
Posted By Boston
5w-40

As soon as the temps are consistently below 32F I run 5w-40 for the winter (in my 1985 shadow). Much easier to start and runs great - coldest last winter was -12F. Haven't seen any ill effects yet!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-21-2010, 08:40 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,644
Posted By Boston
All in all, it was a pretty darn good day. ...

All in all, it was a pretty darn good day. Didn't break my arm and all my gear did exactly what it was supposed to do. My tough Honda sure can take a licking and keep on ticking - love that damn...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-21-2010, 06:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,644
Posted By Boston
Ice EVERYWHERE yesterday in Boston

Those of you in the Boston area know that the weather was, ahem, slick to say the very least yesterday. First snow of the season and not a darn salt truck to be seen ANYWHERE! Secondary (and even...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-19-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,681
Posted By Boston
Yeah.... don't want that to happen.... is...

Yeah.... don't want that to happen.... is replacing the cable all I need to do to stop the crazy needle and squealing or is the problem elsewhere (like in the speedo)?
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-19-2010, 06:00 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,644
Posted By Boston
Made a couple of mods for this years winter...

Made a couple of mods for this years winter adventure - top case on the back to keep stuff dry (still fabbing up a permanent mount) and some more aggressive tires. Should help give me a bit more...
Forum: Thumpers 12-18-2010, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,063
Posted By Boston
Works for me and handles fine

I don't have a thumper but I was in the exact same position - needed something way more aggressive for my winter riding. My front wheel is an 18" and the stock tire is 100mm width. I finally found...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-18-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,681
Posted By Boston
Which failed(ing) component causes the squealing?

My 2001 gs has also started squealing as well as the temp has dropped below 20F. The speedometer needle was bouncing around so much at highway speeds that I came close several times to have the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-17-2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 144,911
Posted By Boston
New tires!!!

Awesome advice - I read all about Geek's "Loser" last winter trying to figure out what I could do with my VT500. His ascot is a little different in the sense that it runs a 18" rear, whereas my...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-14-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,644
Posted By Boston
Just a wee bit...:D ...

Just a wee bit...:D

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Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-13-2010, 07:29 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,644
Posted By Boston
+1 I totally agree! :D Here's our street on...

+1 I totally agree! :D

Here's our street on a *good* day. Notice how the awesome city STOPS plowing at the bottom of our hill.... tax dollars at work.
...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-13-2010, 07:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,644
Posted By Boston
Hey Josh, so I'm on the other side of the river...

Hey Josh, so I'm on the other side of the river in the Longwood Medical Area (LMA) so I can't speak for parking in Cambridge per se (somebody else can chime in). I used to park my bike for free in a...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 12-11-2010, 05:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,644
Posted By Boston
I'm finishing up graduate school here in MA (in...

I'm finishing up graduate school here in MA (in my 7th year, research based programs are loooong) and my bikes have been my *only* mode of transportation to get to school due to the extremely high...
Forum: Ride reports 12-08-2010, 08:52 AM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 301,417
Posted By Boston
Love the JB Weld on the glasses - GOOD STUFF!!! ...

Love the JB Weld on the glasses - GOOD STUFF!!! :clap
Forum: Ride reports 12-07-2010, 03:40 PM
Replies: 1,094
Views: 301,417
Posted By Boston
Safe riding! I'm in! :lurk

Safe riding! I'm in! :lurk
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-06-2010, 07:56 AM
Replies: 694
Views: 144,911
Posted By Boston
Aggressive tread for an 18" front 16" rear?

I've really been learning a lot about different winter tires on this thread. My situation is similar to Don Coyote - riding in and around Boston the roads are usually decently clear, however the...
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