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Forum: Road warriors 06-23-2008, 07:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,128
Posted By GuyD
I almost snagged an 06 repo with 2K miles in...

I almost snagged an 06 repo with 2K miles in perfect shape for ~2500. I wasn't ready to get a bike yet and couldn't move forward and lost it. I ended up on a Honda 599 for a quite a bit more mostly...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 604,122
Posted By GuyD
I ordered my suit without any logos, my gloves...

I ordered my suit without any logos, my gloves had logos that were very easy to remove which I did.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2008, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 651
Posted By GuyD
Yep, you get the stretch or you get the mesh with...

Yep, you get the stretch or you get the mesh with motoport. Both function very well but the stretch is softer while the mesh flows more air.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2008, 12:32 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 604,122
Posted By GuyD
You can remove the logos with an exacto knife to...

You can remove the logos with an exacto knife to cut the threads, it's very easy with a steady hand. I have the RIVA jacket, which is waist length, and I zipped it to the Ultra II pants; both items...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2008, 03:08 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 8,035
Posted By GuyD
I'm on the short side but I bought a pair of...

I'm on the short side but I bought a pair of motoport black Ultra II stretch kevlar pants with the Riva jacket zipped to the pants in hi-viz. A bit more sporty and I didn't even bother with the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 10,037
Posted By GuyD
I wave first usually for what the heck and 90% if...

I wave first usually for what the heck and 90% if the time I get a wave back and that includes harleys and cruisers. And I wear a hi-viz jacket too. But life is friendly here.
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2008, 04:43 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 68,659
Posted By GuyD
I also begged my parents for years for mini bikes...

I also begged my parents for years for mini bikes and dirt bikes. We lived behind a right of way for power lines and it was decently hilly and sandy and the local kids would all ride a variety of 80...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,086
Posted By GuyD
As a college student you should definitely be...

As a college student you should definitely be looking for a used bike with low mileage. I have a hornet and you can still find new in the crate 2006 models for about $6K and you can find used bikes...
Forum: Road warriors 06-20-2008, 11:22 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 15,086
Posted By GuyD
Without being redundant I think it's obvious to...

Without being redundant I think it's obvious to all that it's the rider, not the bike when it comes to making quick lap times on a track. You could take a pro on a goldwing and he'll win against any...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2008, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,045
Posted By GuyD
I feel your pain brutha. I'm on Route 17, I go...

I feel your pain brutha. I'm on Route 17, I go from exit 112 to 100A every morning and a radar detector is a must. Two tips, they use instant-on so if you are way over and there are no cars in...
Forum: The Garage 06-19-2008, 08:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By GuyD
I think the key is lubing it every two weeks even...

I think the key is lubing it every two weeks even if I don't take the time to clean it. Some of the rust isn't coming off even when I use a stiff brush and kerosene so I'll have to keep on top of it...
Forum: The Garage 06-18-2008, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By GuyD
Chain Rust

I have a fairly new 2006 Honda 599, when I bought in last year in had 1800 miles on it and looked new. Everything is great but sometimes, like today, it'll sit outside while it rains and I'm inside...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-17-2008, 08:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,923
Posted By GuyD
If you ride dirt for any length of time you'll go...

If you ride dirt for any length of time you'll go down. Street let's hope not. Two funny stories, first time I rode a motorcycle my brother's friend left his XR-80 (red honda?) outside my house as...
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2008, 05:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 20,828
Posted By GuyD
Braking in a car and especially on a motorcycle,...

Braking in a car and especially on a motorcycle, even with ABS, is much more about rider skill than flat out braking performance.
Forum: Road warriors 06-13-2008, 05:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,921
Posted By GuyD
Love the show and love that they ride. Fun gals...

Love the show and love that they ride. Fun gals I bet, I can't hear anything they are saying on this computer. You want to know the only thing dumber than a female actress? A male actor!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2008, 08:08 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,515
Posted By GuyD
I take the highway to work in the morning for 25...

I take the highway to work in the morning for 25 miles and most days I take the back routes home. No question in my mind that the highway is safer especially when you start taking the twisties at...
Forum: Equipment 06-11-2008, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By GuyD
I mounted the unit on the front brake fluid...

I mounted the unit on the front brake fluid resovoir with velcro. The power wire is hard wired to the battery and then under the tank and zip tied to existing cables and the mirror stalk so it sits...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2008, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By GuyD
I don't think it's essential for the stretch...

I don't think it's essential for the stretch kevlar to have a waterproof liner, only the mesh kevlar. I wear motoport stretch (Riva zipped to Ultra II pants) and besides the water running into my...
Forum: Equipment 06-06-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 586
Posted By GuyD
Beltronics Vector 955

So, I've been riding my motorcycle on the interstate and having a little problem with Smokey. After reading the Valentine One versus Escort debate I decided to go with a Beltronics Vector 955. The...
Forum: Ride reports 06-05-2008, 07:36 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 82,582
Posted By GuyD
Bravo Josh. Keep it coming!

Bravo Josh. Keep it coming!
Forum: Equipment 06-05-2008, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,287
Posted By GuyD
I have the motoport gloves and in Upstate NY they...

I have the motoport gloves and in Upstate NY they function for me from ~55 to as high as it gets, rarely above 90 degrees. Below 55 I have a pair of Fieldsheer insulated gloves with armor, they...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2008, 08:37 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,816
Posted By GuyD
I wish I could add a stablemate but I'm on the...

I wish I could add a stablemate but I'm on the one bike diet! I don't know what a bagger is, maybe the BMW?? That other poster obviously feels you need to risk your life even more than we already...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-04-2008, 07:36 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,816
Posted By GuyD
All's I gotta say is I want a Ducati Hypermotard....

All's I gotta say is I want a Ducati Hypermotard. RIGHT FUCKING NOW!!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-02-2008, 07:31 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 5,816
Posted By GuyD
It's an asshat move, more in execution than...

It's an asshat move, more in execution than actually passing you. You gain nothing and risk everything by confronting people who show so little regard for their safety and yours.
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2008, 08:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,380
Posted By GuyD
I used to ride my bicycle down into that place in...

I used to ride my bicycle down into that place in the early 1980's. It was really spooky then, especially at age 13! There is definitely something about that place.
Forum: Ride reports 05-31-2008, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,288
Posted By GuyD
It's always nice to take a ride when everyone...

It's always nice to take a ride when everyone else is doing their thing and you are doing yours. Hope you enjoyed the day.
Forum: Road warriors 05-30-2008, 10:42 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 18,870
Posted By GuyD
Wow, loving that bike. Good luck with it!

Wow, loving that bike. Good luck with it!
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-29-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,243
Posted By GuyD
I have travelled those rodes like others here so...

I have travelled those rodes like others here so I'll chime in with my .02 cents. First off, I'd avoid I-78 thru the Holland Tunnel as it sucks traffic wise but also dumps you out on Canal Street in...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-29-2008, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,758
Posted By GuyD
I'm curious why you think it would rankle some? ...

I'm curious why you think it would rankle some? I've had friends who for years played the low interest game and then used the money to invest who always paid back the loan when the higher rates...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2008, 02:41 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 7,700
Posted By GuyD
I keep my bike at work over the winter in a...

I keep my bike at work over the winter in a heated garage and I'll take it out down into the 20's if I know there isn't any ice. I'm going to have to see about commuting at that temperature on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,098
Posted By GuyD
The lovely side of human nature.

The lovely side of human nature.
Forum: Road warriors 05-26-2008, 03:43 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 12,574
Posted By GuyD
I'd check the torque in your rear sets. Every...

I'd check the torque in your rear sets. Every bike has a zone where the vibe seems to resonate but it shouldn't all the way thru the rev band.
Forum: Road warriors 05-25-2008, 05:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,448
Posted By GuyD
One of the best movie quotes ever from the...

One of the best movie quotes ever from the forgettable movie "Clueless." Feel free to use it.

"Kid, if anything happens to my daughter, I got a .45 and a shovel. I doubt you'll be missed." :lol3
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2008, 07:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,098
Posted By GuyD
On this point we can heartily agree. Even after...

On this point we can heartily agree. Even after eight months up here when I'm on the LIE I'm momentarily shocked then I'm five feet off of the bumper of the guy in front of me at 70. Amazing what...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-24-2008, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,098
Posted By GuyD
I tell ya, I loved So Cal when I visited but...

I tell ya, I loved So Cal when I visited but posts like this make me appreciate upstate NY more than ever. Even on Long Island it wasn't that bad road rage wise although you would have to be real...
Forum: Road warriors 05-23-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,055
Posted By GuyD
Don't be a pussy, go for the hayabusa! Or...

Don't be a pussy, go for the hayabusa! Or anything made after around 2002 with not a lot of miles on it that you get checked out by a mechanic. Lots of bikes out there, 1 in 10 will last you as...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2008, 04:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,927
Posted By GuyD
The cycleport website may suck but I have a...

The cycleport website may suck but I have a stretch kevlar 3/4 Riva jacket in Hi Viz that zips to the Ultra II pants in black. I ride ~25 miles one way on an interstate to work in upstate NY at...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2008, 03:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,561
Posted By GuyD
I have a tracfone as well since I rarely need to...

I have a tracfone as well since I rarely need to use a cellphone and don't feel the need to drive around with one plugged into my ear for no reason. I've had it for 3 years, swapped it out for a...
Forum: Road warriors 05-08-2008, 12:35 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 17,633
Posted By GuyD
Gotta agree on the mid 80's Honda ascot. I had...

Gotta agree on the mid 80's Honda ascot. I had to deal with oil leaking from the head bolts even when I torqued them correctly and even after doing all kinds of things to stop it. But I ain't the...
Forum: Road warriors 05-07-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 17,633
Posted By GuyD
Mid 80's 500 CC Honda Interceptor. Engines fail...

Mid 80's 500 CC Honda Interceptor. Engines fail ALOT. It was a bike I really wanted at the time.
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