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Forum: Equipment Today, 08:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,369
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I wear my Forma GT's in all weather. Totally...

I wear my Forma GT's in all weather. Totally waterproof but when I take them off at the end of a 12-14h day when temps have been in the 100's, no amount of wool, silver threading, antimicrobial stuff...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2015, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By trc.rhubarb
If Kriega doesn't work, I use an Ogio I picked up...

If Kriega doesn't work, I use an Ogio I picked up at Cycle gear.
http://ogio.com/moto/hydration-packs-1/atlas-100-hydration-pack-black
It's a 3L bladder and has 2 pockets. You can fit very little...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 8,507
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I've had beemerbuddies (site vendor) grip wraps...

I've had beemerbuddies (site vendor) grip wraps on my GSA for 40k+ miles and while they are starting to look ugly now, they still work great. I have the originals and they have better ones now.

...
Forum: Vendors 07-04-2015, 08:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By trc.rhubarb
They have some issues for sure. I love the...

They have some issues for sure. I love the dealership for walking around and they have a decent selection of gear.

Parts, I've not been happy ordering anything so far. Most recently, they...
Forum: Vendors 06-25-2015, 05:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 449
Posted By trc.rhubarb
This will work and has been done before by some.

This will work and has been done before by some.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-23-2015, 08:32 PM
Replies: 4,574
Views: 518,802
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Street Glides have very little suspension so the...

Street Glides have very little suspension so the heaves might have been painful.
I've done back to back tanks at triple digit speeds in some of those long desolate states :D
It's the riders... Mine...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2015, 07:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 959
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Sounds like a batch of bad luck. Been using my BA...

Sounds like a batch of bad luck. Been using my BA pad about 12 times a year (not a lot, I know) for 4 years now with no issues. I do notice that after I fill it and the night cools down I have to add...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 06-11-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 10,566
Views: 2,300,859
Posted By trc.rhubarb
People want to talk, want to be social, don't...

People want to talk, want to be social, don't realize that it might bother you and it's the only thing they know about bikes to talk to you about.
Only your 3rd? It's at least a weekly occurrence...
Forum: Equipment 06-10-2015, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 742
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Even still, an annoying thing. Why are bags made...

Even still, an annoying thing. Why are bags made of slippery nylon anyhow? I like my bag, like my BA pad but always struggle to stay on the damn thing. lately, I just open the bag like a quilt and...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2015, 06:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,053
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I wear these every day. Can reach the shifter on...

I wear these every day. Can reach the shifter on all my bikes and pass for work boots because they are. Even EH rated.
Steel toe, shank in footbed, double leather on ankle with padding and very...
Forum: Equipment 06-07-2015, 08:06 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 52,354
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Awesome! I almost put mine on tomorrow but I...

Awesome! I almost put mine on tomorrow but I think I can stretch the K60s out a few more weeks.
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2015, 08:54 AM
Replies: 384
Views: 52,354
Posted By trc.rhubarb
So if I'm reading it right, you are speaking of...

So if I'm reading it right, you are speaking of opposite sides of the tire moving out of the dish. Lots of lube in the dish and the bead. Use a ratchet strap around the circumference of the tire...
Forum: Equipment 05-30-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 920
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Aux Lights qty 3 powerlet ports GPS ...

Aux Lights
qty 3 powerlet ports
GPS
Battery Tender pigtail

I put the tender on a dedicated always on circuit because I had one free. Using some old cheap PDU with a relay in it. Not...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-30-2015, 05:19 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,183
Posted By trc.rhubarb
A Harley can have hydraulic lifters and OHV...

A Harley can have hydraulic lifters and OHV because the 6k redline is relatively low compared to modern moto engines. C7 looks to be about 6500 or so. Upgraded lifters that don't bleed down so much...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-27-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,426
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I always show up on a bike, I have no car. If I...

I always show up on a bike, I have no car. If I like the bike, we will make a deal and I'll either ride it home, leaving mine behind or leave it behind (publicly parked) and get a ride back for it.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-25-2015, 09:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 663
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Clean the inside with pledge before your cold...

Clean the inside with pledge before your cold rides. Polish until streak free but don't try to remove all the residue.
When in slow/stopped places, I open the shield some. Also often run at the...
Forum: Thumpers 05-23-2015, 11:17 AM
Replies: 27,395
Views: 5,088,397
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I bought my mirrors from this guy, a member here,...

I bought my mirrors from this guy, a member here, and they have been great. Crystal clear and fold away easily.
He can also get you replacement parts should you damage them.
...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2015, 06:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,193
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I love my Arai XD4. It's got over 40k miles on it...

I love my Arai XD4. It's got over 40k miles on it and is still in great shape. The liner is firm and it doesn't stink like my Shoei's have in the past.

Some complain about visor vibration but I've...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 03:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By trc.rhubarb
When I need to wear a suit, I put on my firstgear...

When I need to wear a suit, I put on my firstgear overpants and pack the suit coat and shoes. Wearing the suit coat under anything armored and protective will kill it fast.
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2015, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I have 4 right hand Dianese gloves. Hellracer...

I have 4 right hand Dianese gloves. Hellracer EVO and whatever it was called before that.
They fit and feel great but only last a season before wearing through the palms.
Switched to RevIt -...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,067
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I have the Spot2 and bought it here for$50 a few...

I have the Spot2 and bought it here for$50 a few years ago in brand new condition.
I take it on all my longer riders and those are always solo.
It's for my wife more than me... she knows where I...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,465
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Maybe learning some different techniques for...

Maybe learning some different techniques for picking it up? Can't help with reducing weight much more than you have already since CA is such a bitch about registering vehicles.
I'm huge, so it's...
Forum: Thumpers 05-17-2015, 10:52 AM
Replies: 27,395
Views: 5,088,397
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I'm with Kawidad... unless something is wrong...

I'm with Kawidad... unless something is wrong with your camera, that head is fubar.
Forum: The Garage 05-16-2015, 07:32 PM
Replies: 1,294
Views: 263,573
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Not really a tool but... Castors/wheels...

Not really a tool but...

Castors/wheels part 61649
http://www.harborfreight.com/4-in-pvc-heavy-duty-swivel-caster-61649.html

These were on sale for $4 each and I needed some for a heavy...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-15-2015, 05:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,948
Posted By trc.rhubarb
What are ya waiting for?

What are ya waiting for?
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-14-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 16,067
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Haha! So true

Haha! So true
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-14-2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,948
Posted By trc.rhubarb
When I dream of a bike, when it's all I can think...

When I dream of a bike, when it's all I can think about, when 2 weeks later, it's still all I can think about... I have to have that bike.

If it passes the two week test, and is attainable, I...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-13-2015, 09:32 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 16,067
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Here's mine... ...

Here's mine...
http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e188/silverfrogs/IMAG0519.jpg


http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e188/silverfrogs/7c2de44a.jpg

Is it a male or a female?
...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 05-13-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,791
Posted By trc.rhubarb
17 is cake now. There used to be no wall......

17 is cake now.
There used to be no wall... that's was fun for everyone!
It's the same wall that just about every freeway has, why is this one different?

That damn road to the beach cost me...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2015, 11:59 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 15,702
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Everything I bring except my tent fits into the...

Everything I bring except my tent fits into the smaller (exhaust side) box on my GS or on my person along with my tool roll, air compressor and rain gear, so it should fit in your bag easily.


...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,228
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Used my AMA towing last year. Was pushing the...

Used my AMA towing last year. Was pushing the Duc home with a broken chain when my wife reminded me I have towing. :lol3

20m later a guy with a pickup and a rampage showed up and had me home...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 384
Views: 52,354
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I like my Heidis, waiting for them to wear out to...

I like my Heidis, waiting for them to wear out to try these at 1/2 the cost. They've been under my bench now for 3 months!
The Heidis have 11k miles and the front still looks damn good, the rear has...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-29-2015, 08:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,927
Posted By trc.rhubarb
It will probably fall apart tomorrow. Give me...

It will probably fall apart tomorrow.
Give me your friend's number so I can have him sell it to someone he's never met :lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-29-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 918
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Don't read faceplant. I've ridden for a very...

Don't read faceplant.
I've ridden for a very long time and a lot of miles and faceplant still gives me the shivers. A new rider might not be a rider if he/she reads the things inmates do to...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-26-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 484
Views: 22,262
Posted By trc.rhubarb
You just need some of both and a couple in...

You just need some of both and a couple in between.
Then you can ride fast, slow and hyperspeed.
It's all fun and they all ride differently with unique personalities.
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2015, 08:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,107
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I have Forma GTs which are probably 1 step below...

I have Forma GTs which are probably 1 step below the adventure. Even with these, hiking uphill is easy, but downhill is an exercise in futility. Anything that requires you drop your toes, like a...
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 05:41 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 16,262
Posted By trc.rhubarb
And don't go thinking you can sneak it through......

And don't go thinking you can sneak it through... they've taken everything off my bike and unpacked everything twice when entering. Two different crossings as well. I'm treated so poorly at the...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 04-23-2015, 02:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,952
Posted By trc.rhubarb
Somewhere near those, there is another mounted...

Somewhere near those, there is another mounted way up in the tree... 30-40' off the ground. :lol3
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2015, 04:33 PM
Replies: 1,112
Views: 360,733
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I use the minimalist as well for about 5 years...

I use the minimalist as well for about 5 years now. It's the only pot I carry.
Esbit stove, a lot of pellets, a lighter, the spork and the finger things all fit inside.
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,399
Posted By trc.rhubarb
I know you bought already but my $.02 for the...

I know you bought already but my $.02 for the next reader...
I have a flip up/convertible, a standard shoei RF1000 and an Arai XD4.
Can't use the peak on the R90 or the Duc - I can't see because...
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