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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-20-2014, 05:11 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 6,519
Posted By ianbh
Wonder what he thought about the CT after trying...

Wonder what he thought about the CT after trying one for a thousand miles?
Ian, Iowa
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 02:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By ianbh
Touring Gloves with Knox System

My second pair of Teknic Lightning gloves are wearing through and the line (brand) is discontinued.
I'm looking for a replacement with the Knox system that doesn't require several hundred bucks...
Forum: Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 09-01-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 620
Posted By ianbh
DL650-chain off in Joplin, MO

Broken chain on my 2013 DD650 north of Joplin yesterday (Sunday).
Nice start to a 4-week trip!
AAA got me to the Drury Inn.
Nothing open today because of the holiday.
Need a recommendation for a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-29-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 33,528
Views: 8,185,819
Posted By ianbh
Nice! BTW, I'm 72, switched from an FJR to a...

Nice! BTW, I'm 72, switched from an FJR to a DL650 several years ago.
Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-25-2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 13,392
Posted By ianbh
Bought a new 2013 DL650 June 2013 for $8008; 5...

Bought a new 2013 DL650 June 2013 for $8008; 5 years 0% financing. Paying the minimum $129/month. Probably still owe over $5k-who cares.
Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-22-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 5,617
Views: 309,534
Posted By ianbh
Re: catweasel67 If all of us put him on our...

Re: catweasel67
If all of us put him on our ignore list and quit quoting him, all is well! I've accomplished the first part.
Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-03-2014, 09:15 AM
Replies: 729
Views: 280,774
Posted By ianbh
Did you read Nick's (previously wrote The Pace I...

Did you read Nick's (previously wrote The Pace I & II) article on braking into corners.

Spent my whole riding life doing it wrong, I guess.

Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-22-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 9,336
Views: 1,872,604
Posted By ianbh
You're close :D Ian, Iowa

You're close :D
Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-19-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,323
Posted By ianbh
Do not allow anyone to do surgery on your...

Do not allow anyone to do surgery on your hand(s)!
They can now inject collagenase into the scar tissue and it dissolves it within 24 hours (at least on my hand 5 years ago-fingers still extend...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6,020
Views: 1,216,755
Posted By ianbh
Spray on Plastic Protection

I want to protect the side fairing panels on my 2013 Wee where my MotoPort Mesh pants could rub the paint.

I realize 3M makes a spray for this purpose but remember reading that the Ducati guys had...
Forum: The Garage 07-04-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,126
Posted By ianbh
Spray on Paint Protection

I want to protect the side fairing panels on my 2013 Wee where my MotoPort Mesh pants could rub the paint.

I realize 3M makes a spray for this purpose but remember reading that the Ducati guys...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-03-2014, 06:01 AM
Replies: 33,528
Views: 8,185,819
Posted By ianbh
??

Better?
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2014, 06:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,129
Posted By ianbh
Years ago, I bought an HF car changing stand with...

Years ago, I bought an HF car changing stand with a motorcycle tire attachment. Can't remember but cost less than $100.
Worked OK with spray furniture wax, spoons and patience. I later bought a...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2014, 01:05 PM
Replies: 33,528
Views: 8,185,819
Posted By ianbh
Who be that? Impressive!

Who be that? Impressive!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-27-2014, 05:44 AM
Replies: 33,528
Views: 8,185,819
Posted By ianbh
Speaking for myself. Ian, Iowa

Speaking for myself. Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,435
Posted By ianbh
I'm 72 and notice a deterioration of physical...

I'm 72 and notice a deterioration of physical skills. Already switched from an FJR to a Wee, then Glee. Still had a brain belch and ventured off road last year. No physical harm, bike needs some...
Forum: Beasts 03-13-2014, 07:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,310
Posted By ianbh
ME880 Michelin Commander 2 - radial, much...

ME880

Michelin Commander 2 - radial, much easier to mount/dismount.

ME may do a few more miles but either will almost double stock rear.

Ian, Iowa
Forum: Equipment 01-28-2014, 07:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,548
Posted By ianbh
I put one of these in my tankbag-powers GPS, XM...

I put one of these in my tankbag-powers GPS, XM and has USB outlet to charge phone. I was concerned because it was so cheap (<$4 including shipping) but 3 years later, no problems.

I cut off the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-26-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 849
Views: 49,106
Posted By ianbh
50 pages, glad we cleared it up. Ian, Iowa ...

50 pages, glad we cleared it up.
Ian, Iowa

Edit-oops, 51 pages. Guess I'm part of the problem.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-16-2013, 04:37 AM
Replies: 33,528
Views: 8,185,819
Posted By ianbh
You brought it up. Ian, Iowa

You brought it up. Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 12-13-2013, 08:11 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 15,629
Posted By ianbh
Close to Climax, CO, I passed a car (on the...

Close to Climax, CO, I passed a car (on the double yellow) that was driven by a retired fireman. Unfortunately, he kept his two-way radio and called it into the LEOs. I was stopped in Climax. They...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-12-2013, 06:46 AM
Replies: 891
Views: 61,260
Posted By ianbh
Sorry, didn't understand, my oops. Ian

Sorry, didn't understand, my oops. Ian
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 61,260
Posted By ianbh
As my Grandkids say, "really?" I'm outta here. ...

As my Grandkids say, "really?" I'm outta here. Ian
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2013, 05:45 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 61,260
Posted By ianbh
Ray said "I was interested in trying it on my...

Ray said "I was interested in trying it on my Feej, I'm fairly skeptical, but now that I see I have to modify the bike, forget about it… I'm a lazy sonofabitch. The pr2's aren't all that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 61,260
Posted By ianbh
Ray said "I was interested in trying it on my...

Ray said "I was interested in trying it on my Feej, I'm fairly skeptical, but now that I see I have to modify the bike, forget about it… I'm a lazy sonofabitch. The pr2's aren't all that...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2013, 05:41 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 61,260
Posted By ianbh
Modification on the FJR involves replacing the...

Modification on the FJR involves replacing the expanded aluminum alloy brake bar with a piece of galvanized strap (costing < $3). Took me less than 1 hour.
Ian, Iowa

BTW switching from a CT...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-10-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 61,260
Posted By ianbh
"On average I get 10k-12k out of a rear moto...

"On average I get 10k-12k out of a rear moto tire. This is 2 different bikes. "

Rode an old Concours, ST1100 & an FJR. Until I got a DL650, I never got over 6K miles on a rear tire-must have...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2013, 03:51 PM
Replies: 891
Views: 61,260
Posted By ianbh
I did on my FJR (actually air pellets); seemed to...

I did on my FJR (actually air pellets); seemed to work well. Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-01-2013, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,509
Views: 109,275
Posted By ianbh
Why are you all snapping at the lure? Just let...

Why are you all snapping at the lure? Just let it go and he'll pester someone on another thread (hopefully on another forum).
You think you're pulling his chain but he's having the time of his...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-29-2013, 01:39 PM
Replies: 33,528
Views: 8,185,819
Posted By ianbh
Do you ever take a few seconds and think about...

Do you ever take a few seconds and think about your posts/replies?
Ian, Iowa
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2013, 08:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,963
Posted By ianbh
W & S-Mike runs a great, customer friendly...

W & S-Mike runs a great, customer friendly company.

Just before a trip last year, I ordered an SAE to a coax connector for my vest in case I screwed up moving the HeatTroller to another bike...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-15-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 18,572
Posted By ianbh
I've decided not to buy a particular brand...

I've decided not to buy a particular brand because of poor reliability. Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 399,324
Posted By ianbh
Haven't read the thread but what I have to...

Haven't read the thread but what I have to continually work on (like weighting the downhill ski & keeping one's head down in golf) is look up the road, loose on the grips and bent elbows. Ian, Iowa...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-02-2013, 01:48 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 8,427
Posted By ianbh
First, you're not sorry. Oh, now I get it. ...

First, you're not sorry.

Oh, now I get it. You decide that 10-15 over is your speed and hang out in the left lane. At the same time, you surely wouldn't be complaining about another left lane...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-28-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 33,528
Views: 8,185,819
Posted By ianbh
Nice! Ian, Iowa

Nice!
Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2013, 09:05 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 10,105
Posted By ianbh
"At night, it's easier, but you have to make it...

"At night, it's easier, but you have to make it possible to shut down the headlight until you get by. His headlights will be sufficient until you're past and gone. It's a bit unnerving when someone...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2013, 06:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,582
Posted By ianbh
If you're thinking about a Beemer, you should be...

If you're thinking about a Beemer, you should be able to afford a 2013 DL650. I got mine (standard model) for $7,800 plus sales tax with 5 year 0% financing. Previously I had a 2007 Wee with 60,000...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-09-2013, 01:44 PM
Replies: 33,528
Views: 8,185,819
Posted By ianbh
Why don't you retire Mac, then you'll have more...

Why don't you retire Mac, then you'll have more time to ride. Being an oil baron; surely you've got enough salted away. :D Ian
Forum: Beasts 07-08-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 13,694
Posted By ianbh
Just finished a quick trip to the SE (3,000...

Just finished a quick trip to the SE (3,000 miles) on my 2013 DL650. It had 50 miles on it when I left. (I cried large tears when dumping that fresh oil).

Liked the bike even better than my 07. ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2013, 05:48 AM
Replies: 33,528
Views: 8,185,819
Posted By ianbh
I bought a used Piaggio MP3 400 and really enjoy...

I bought a used Piaggio MP3 400 and really enjoy it around town (I have couple of buddies that rode their 500s across the country).

Oh, wait a minute, I'm a geezer. Ian, Iowa
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