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Forum: Equipment 08-10-2014, 07:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 531
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, 06:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 264
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, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8,623
Views: 1,389,402
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, 05:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,548
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, 07:51 AM
Replies: 31,569
Views: 7,709,360
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, 06:55 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 15,567
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, 07:55 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,791
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, 06:39 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,791
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, 05:20 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,791
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, 06:08 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,791
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, 01:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,137
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, 08:17 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 36,906
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, 01:56 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 429
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, 06:23 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,487
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, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 595
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, 08:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 905
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, 02:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,044
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...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,153
Posted By tcall52
I have the Klim Overland jacket and Darien pants....

I have the Klim Overland jacket and Darien pants. For 13 years, I used the Darien jacket until it was replaced by the Overland. The Overland felt better broken-in and more comfortable when brand...
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,519
Posted By tcall52
Yeah, probably my biggest complaint about the...

Yeah, probably my biggest complaint about the Overland is that the cuffsand sleeves could be a little bigger. When riding in rian, I like to put my Aerostich triple digit gloves under the sleeve to...
Forum: Equipment 04-19-2014, 06:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,519
Posted By tcall52
I looked at both, and ended up with the Overland....

I looked at both, and ended up with the Overland. I like the simplicity compared to the Latitude. To me, the functional differences are that the Latitude has more pockets, a belt, and slightly...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,155
Posted By tcall52
I have been using Oxford Heaterz on my Tiger 800...

I have been using Oxford Heaterz on my Tiger 800 for 2 years, and have never experienced a difference in temp on either side. I can't recall if Oxford supplied something to insulate the left side or...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By tcall52
I have 33l Trekkers on my Tiger 800 and am pretty...

I have 33l Trekkers on my Tiger 800 and am pretty satisfied. The latch system is slightly annoying, with the locking mechanism in the center and 2 non-locking latches on the ends. Not a big deal,...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,783
Posted By tcall52
I'm not likely to buy one of these things, but...

I'm not likely to buy one of these things, but can definitely see the advantage of staying cool in the summer heat. Here in S GA, the heat can be miserable. I don't see how one of these gadgets is...
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2014, 03:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,585
Posted By tcall52
Anybody have experience with the Dynaplug tire...

Anybody have experience with the Dynaplug tire repair lot? MCN recently had a good review of this. I ordered the Dynaplug Ultralight kit today, and hope to never need it.
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2014, 08:05 PM
Replies: 324
Views: 36,906
Posted By tcall52
I just ordered a pair an couple of weeks ago. ...

I just ordered a pair an couple of weeks ago. After I placed the order, I saw your references to the tri-fold hat. Since my order had already been placed, I figured that it was just my usual bad...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,151
Posted By tcall52
Meelectronics M6 sport earbuds. 20 bucks on...

Meelectronics M6 sport earbuds. 20 bucks on Ebay, decent external noise isolation, tight enough fit to pull on a full-face helmet, and they sound pretty good.
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2014, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 637
Posted By tcall52
Get a Madstad. I tried the Triumph touring...

Get a Madstad. I tried the Triumph touring windshield on my roadie 800, but it wasn't much improvement over stock. I'm 6' tall, and the 20" Madstad exceeded my expectations. Very adjustable, and I...
Forum: Equipment 11-30-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,939
Posted By tcall52
+1 on the single layer between the electric liner...

+1 on the single layer between the electric liner and the body. The more layers between the electricity and the skin, the less effective the heat is. I wear a Gerbings microwire over a long sleeve...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,407
Posted By tcall52
I have had a Gerbings microwire jacket for...

I have had a Gerbings microwire jacket for several years, and couldn't be happier with it. It works very well, is a decent off-bike jacket, and has held up to lots of travel abuse. I've dealt with...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2013, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,080
Posted By tcall52
He and I have ridden many, many, 1000s of miles...

He and I have ridden many, many, 1000s of miles together. We also often teach MSF classes together. Did you take the class in Valdosta or at Tifton HD?

Regarding the technical info on D3O, I'll...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2013, 06:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,080
Posted By tcall52
Where in S. GA? I'm in Tifton. My Klim Outland...

Where in S. GA? I'm in Tifton. My Klim Outland jacket has "Pro" D3O pads, which I like pretty well...upgraded to the Pro pads from the standard D3O pads that came with the coat. I haven't had the...
Forum: Equipment 10-15-2013, 07:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,598
Posted By tcall52
I'm a relatively new owner of an Overland jacket....

I'm a relatively new owner of an Overland jacket. So far, it's the best jacket I've ever had. Very comfortable, and I believe it has equivalent or better rain and crash protection compared to my...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2013, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 903
Posted By tcall52
The d3O "Pro" knee and elbow armor is about 50%...

The d3O "Pro" knee and elbow armor is about 50% thicker than the non-Pro. They are the exact same dimensions other than thickness.
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,416
Posted By tcall52
I have 2 Klim jackets, a Stowaway and an...

I have 2 Klim jackets, a Stowaway and an Overland. I usually buy L but needed an XL for both. I've read where others feel Klim stuff is accurately sized, but for me it seems a little smaller than...
Forum: Equipment 10-05-2013, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By tcall52
I have a Madstad 20" on my Triumph 800 Tiger. It...

I have a Madstad 20" on my Triumph 800 Tiger. It transformed and improved the bike more than any aftermarket purchase I've ever made. It works.
Forum: Equipment 10-02-2013, 06:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,256
Posted By tcall52
Just got back from an 8-day ride in the Alps...

Just got back from an 8-day ride in the Alps using my new Overland. Early impressions are that this is my favorite jacket ever. Both the Latitude and Overland are excellent jackets. You can easily...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,082
Posted By tcall52
+1 on the Klim Overland. It does everything...

+1 on the Klim Overland. It does everything you're looking for, and at a decent price. I'm not sure what you want in the way of style, but the overland is a basic jacket w/o a lot of accoutrements....
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2013, 05:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 32,509
Posted By tcall52
The XT and the XT PRO pads are the exact same...

The XT and the XT PRO pads are the exact same size except for the thickness. The PRO pads are about 50% thicker than the regular XTs.
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2013, 07:36 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 32,509
Posted By tcall52
In my opinion, the light color on the "gray"...

In my opinion, the light color on the "gray" Latitude is way too light. I think it would show dirt from a mile away. I looked at the Latitude before buying the Overland. The Latitude is obviously...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2013, 07:10 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 32,509
Posted By tcall52
Here's one of many vendors for the D3O pads: ...

Here's one of many vendors for the D3O pads:

http://www.klim.com/Motorcycle/D3O-Replacement-Shoulder-Pads-T5-Evo-Pro-Xt-Set-Of-2.html

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=16823579
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