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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-30-2014, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,795
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, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,795
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, 09:49 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,051
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, 07:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,051
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, 07:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,051
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, 08:12 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,842
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, 07:31 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,842
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, 03:29 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 5,842
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, 05:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,539
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, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,539
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, 06:35 PM
Replies: 2,735
Views: 745,879
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, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
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, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 829
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, 07:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,189
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, 10:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,189
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, 05:22 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,582
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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