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Forum: Trip Planning 11-22-2014, 10:24 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,050
Posted By Motomantra
Good write up, O P

Looks like d got up on the wrong side of the bag.
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 820
Posted By Motomantra
I have never been able to keep fingers warm in...

I have never been able to keep fingers warm in gloves when it's that cold. I used to wear mittens, but terrible dexterity. You can't separate each finger & expect them to stay warm.
I use hippo...
Forum: Vendors 11-15-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,729
Posted By Motomantra
A suggestion

Address questions to the "Gear" thread in an attempt to keep this thread clean.
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 740
Posted By Motomantra
Replace the shield. Over time a tear-off will...

Replace the shield. Over time a tear-off will make marks on the shield.
Anything else will affect vision quality.
You should know, "For racing use only" is a disclaimer.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-07-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,199
Posted By Motomantra
Roll the wife over. That's what I do.

Roll the wife over. That's what I do.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-06-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,966
Posted By Motomantra
The way they're going crazy with the edibles is...

The way they're going crazy with the edibles is absurd. This makes it too easy for it to fall into the wrong hands (kids & adults) that otherwise would not use pot.
Max, I grew up in the 60s. We...
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-06-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 6,966
Posted By Motomantra
There are many temptations all around. Kids,...

There are many temptations all around. Kids, humans for that matter, will rationalize what ever they want. A parent can only do so much. We do what we can, then turn 'em loose. I don't depend on laws...
Forum: Beasts 11-06-2014, 11:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,685
Posted By Motomantra
There is only so much we can do for the DL's 30+...

There is only so much we can do for the DL's 30+ year old front suspension. Proper spring weight, fork oil, & a fork brace. That's about as far as I' going with it. Silk purse/sows ear type of thing.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-05-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 7,134
Posted By Motomantra
I had a ZX-9 that would get 53 mpg if I stayed...

I had a ZX-9 that would get 53 mpg if I stayed out of it. But when loaded for a trip, passing, & 100 mph sections it would go down to 43 mpg.
My DL650 has the biggest fluctuation of any bike I've...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2014, 11:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 682
Posted By Motomantra
My experience also

I have about 1500 miles on a set. They are noisy. Especially when I am leaning just a few degrees, as in a slow sweeper. That's when the front starts to howl. The DL 650 quit it's "Tourance wobble"...
Forum: The Garage 11-02-2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,009
Posted By Motomantra
Stop guessing

Once you have the piston & cylinder off, the next step is to measure them to see where the wear is. You may find the cylinder is okay.

Or, just guessing, maybe it isn't.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 11-01-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 21,653
Views: 1,613,997
Posted By Motomantra
Wear your knife/bullet proof vest.

Wear your knife/bullet proof vest.
Forum: Vendors 11-01-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1,111
Views: 157,825
Posted By Motomantra
Posted Feb '13

Mmm... Yea, It's probably better if they don't produce it. We know where to go.
Forum: Vendors 10-30-2014, 12:37 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 19,124
Posted By Motomantra
I know this isn't a "street" tire. I've been...

I know this isn't a "street" tire. I've been around a long time. Knowing that, which tire would work better on wet pavement between a TKC & the Mitas 07 for the front?
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2014, 11:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 702
Posted By Motomantra
http://www.highvelocitygear.com/juggernaut.html ...

http://www.highvelocitygear.com/juggernaut.html
I went with this one. I wanted lots of coverage 'cause old people don't heal well.
Forum: Vendors 10-30-2014, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 237,317
Posted By Motomantra
Ordered med. Tomahawk. Thx Brian. Wife just...

Ordered med. Tomahawk. Thx Brian.

Wife just informed me, "Merry Christmas".
Forum: Vendors 10-29-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 237,317
Posted By Motomantra
Brian

E/M sent
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-29-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 624
Posted By Motomantra
Too far out. Way too far for this crowd. I...

Too far out. Way too far for this crowd.

I dunno'
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2014, 10:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,727
Posted By Motomantra
It's scary out there

Page one of 435?? Didn't read.
Cars have changed; more creature comforts=distractions. Society has changed; it's more about ME, now. I think drivers in general have become less attentive.
Forum: Vendors 10-29-2014, 10:11 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 237,317
Posted By Motomantra
Okay Brian...

I've muddled over these for awhile. I think the TOMAHAWK will work best. If these are all "snowmobile" jackets, are they cut larger? Remember I'm using large body armor. Is that why you had me look...
Forum: Vendors 10-28-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 237,317
Posted By Motomantra
The armor is a Juggernaut from Velocity. I guess...

The armor is a Juggernaut from Velocity. I guess it qualifies as large. Shoulders, back, chest, forearms, all hard armor. I am an average/normal large in most everything.
Some pockets for small...
Forum: Beasts 10-28-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 732,587
Posted By Motomantra
Also the -07 Mitas is reported to be noticeably...

Also the -07 Mitas is reported to be noticeably better than K60 on wet pavement. A deal clincher for me in the Great N.W.
No experience, but I get the impression the K60 will last longer.
Forum: Vendors 10-27-2014, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 237,317
Posted By Motomantra
Hey Brian...

I've been all over the on-line store, but couldn't find enough info to decide. What (jacket) options for something cut to fit over full body armor/pressure suit? Some kind of textile, no Goretex,...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 562
Posted By Motomantra
Nice write-up, but...

3.00 X 21 won't fit my bike.

That's the way it goes with my luck.
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-25-2014, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4,591
Views: 340,799
Posted By Motomantra
Thanks for all the pix

Sorry I missed the good stuff, but prudent to turn around when I did. Maybe when/if I get something other than street tires on my pig.
At least I saved ya'll from having to help me pick this thing...
Forum: Americas 10-25-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,495
Posted By Motomantra
Lived here all my life

Early September is my favorite time. The kids are back in school, motor homes are mostly back home, mountain roads are clean, & weather is good.
You won't have enough time to see it all. Figure out...
Forum: Beasts 10-24-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,685
Posted By Motomantra
Will this help?

http://www.peterverdone.com/archive/springs.htm
Forum: The Garage 10-23-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Motomantra
If the pumper is working normally, you will now...

If the pumper is working normally, you will now be able to flood it. Careful.
Forum: Vendors 10-23-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,492
Posted By Motomantra
I need a shell

Would I need a custom size to fit over full body armor/pressure suit?
I am a "normal" large in most everything else.
Forum: The Garage 10-21-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 915
Posted By Motomantra
It's a light bike

Lay it on it's side for about 5 seconds to flood it. Pick it back up & try to start it. If this works you'll know it isn't rich enough for cold start.
Also, try the thumpers section.
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,275
Posted By Motomantra
So... You use air?

So...
You use air?
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,608
Posted By Motomantra
If you go with the Vstrom you'll have to slow...

If you go with the Vstrom you'll have to slow down on the gravel roads. It can be a chore to keep the front end under it. AMHIK
Forum: Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet. 10-20-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 931
Posted By Motomantra
As long as he doesn't try to blow the candle out,...

As long as he doesn't try to blow the candle out, he should be okay.
Forum: Beasts 10-20-2014, 11:34 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,685
Posted By Motomantra
I didn't do any of that "calculating" stuff....

I didn't do any of that "calculating" stuff. There is such a huge following of the DLs, I just researched as many threads as I could & came away with a starting point for best spring weight. You'll...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 11:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,275
Posted By Motomantra
You say you're wanting to hear from the...

You say you're wanting to hear from the engineers. Has it occurred to you that it was the engineers that determined what said tire should have for pressure?
They are the ones that came up with...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,220
Posted By Motomantra
Funny. I have the same set-up. Carhartts yellow...

Funny. I have the same set-up. Carhartts yellow top & orange bibs. Don't get the cheaper stuff, it won't survive the wind. I'm also a firm believer in hippo hands (handle bar gauntlets). I do not...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 10:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 940
Posted By Motomantra
Another vote for rain gear from the Great N.W.

I prefer to ride in leather. It's just more comfortable to me. But most of the time I'm in my textile. I have Langlitz leathers that I bought a loong time ago. Ross Langlitz sold me my jacket; I...
Forum: Vendors 10-17-2014, 11:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By Motomantra
Care to break the set? I could use the front.

Care to break the set? I could use the front.
Forum: The Garage 10-17-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,325
Posted By Motomantra
love it

My 1966 Suzuki 250 X6 came from the factory with a similar "gauge". There were two 90* elbows welded to the upper & lower sections of the tank with a piece of clear tubing connecting them.
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,730
Posted By Motomantra
Same old question

Can anyone add to this old thread? I've got an armored body suit & am looking for the right jacket to go over this. It doesn't have to be vented, doesn't have to be goretex. Something of a dual...
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