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Forum: Road warriors Today, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By jon_l
NJ Brett likes his TU250 for 2-up. Check out his...

NJ Brett likes his TU250 for 2-up. Check out his posts. Lots in the SR400 thread lately, in which he compares the TU and SR, and it seems that the TU generally compares favorably.
Forum: Equipment Today, 05:21 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 256,068
Posted By jon_l
Crew. My over the calf are synthetic...

Crew.

My over the calf are synthetic moto-x socks. Would be awesome to find some in Merino.
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 04:51 AM
Replies: 877
Views: 256,068
Posted By jon_l
Costco sells excellent Merino wool socks, 3 pack...

Costco sells excellent Merino wool socks, 3 pack around $20 as I recall. Brand name varies. Seem pretty comparable to my 1 pair of Smartwool, for 1/3 the $.

I haven't worn anything else for 6...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:38 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,103
Posted By jon_l
I do agree Honda prices some of their product...

I do agree Honda prices some of their product high, but, they are clearly the most innovative Japanese motorcycle company, and by a wide margin. I scratch my head at some of the product, but there...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 05:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By jon_l
For $300 off, and a discount off some heavily...

For $300 off, and a discount off some heavily marked-up accessories, I'd buy new.

I would do accelerated "motoman" break-in, but that is nothing like the abuse a demo or rental may have had. Who...
Forum: Road warriors 07-20-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,208
Posted By jon_l
There's your answer!

There's your answer!
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2014, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 519
Posted By jon_l
I made one out of stuff I had on hand

Acrylic & Velcro

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8460/8035824993_55242e3ffd_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/df6GNM)

No issues with heat, been on for a couple seasons.

I just installed Lamin-X...
Forum: Equipment 07-16-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,263
Posted By jon_l
my wife wears a Qwest

http://img.f.ridersdiscount.com/forum/shoei/shoei_qwest_overt_tc3_yellow_black-1.jpg

Not the higher end of Shoei, but reviews (http://www.webbikeworld.com/r2/shoei/qwest/) suggest it may be as...
Forum: Thumpers 07-16-2014, 03:47 AM
Replies: 43,623
Views: 8,293,387
Posted By jon_l
"lasts pretty well on pavement" - T63 Unlike...

"lasts pretty well on pavement" - T63

Unlike the Dunlop, size is close to stock.
Forum: Road warriors 07-15-2014, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By jon_l
Fill out your profile and replies may be more...

Fill out your profile and replies may be more relevant.

Manitoulin Island? Crete? Hawaii? Some atol in the South Pacific?

Based only on specs and sitting on them, I suspect for commuting...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 07-15-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 32,369
Posted By jon_l
Cool photo, looks like the bike is upright...

Cool photo, looks like the bike is upright without support (can't see the side stand).
Forum: Road warriors 07-14-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 3,826
Posted By jon_l
I like the Versus, but question your perception...

I like the Versus, but question your perception of its offroad-worthiness. It is a road bike, styled to the "adventure" market, but that is marketing only. You could ride any road bike with...
Forum: Thumpers 07-13-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,459
Posted By jon_l
WR250R would work if you want small displacement....

WR250R would work if you want small displacement. With your size and loaded up, it may not hold actual 70 MPH (speedo indicated 70, yes) in the West with mountains and high elevation. Personally,...
Forum: Road warriors 07-13-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 476
Views: 79,990
Posted By jon_l
Can't tell from your profile, but I am guessing...

Can't tell from your profile, but I am guessing you are not in the US. Insurance is so cheap there (like gasoline) compared to the rest of the developed world.

The cost of insurance, rather...
Forum: The Garage 07-13-2014, 04:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,080
Posted By jon_l
Best ever tie downs: ...

Best ever tie downs:

http://www.canadasmotorcycle.ca/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/p/r/product_00000015_full.jpg

I find ratchet straps let me fine-tune...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,490
Posted By jon_l
I really like the looks and reviews are pretty...

I really like the looks and reviews are pretty good.

Personally, there are enough advantages of the Commander over the LT, I would buy the Commander, and add luggage and windshield. Better tire...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 04:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,108
Posted By jon_l
I would skip hard luggage for the first bike...

I would skip hard luggage for the first bike anyway. Expensive, and can inflict pain if/when you fall, which is likely if you venture off the beaten path. Wolfman, Giant Loop or similar soft...
Forum: Thumpers 07-08-2014, 04:02 AM
Replies: 43,623
Views: 8,293,387
Posted By jon_l
I am taller, but my inseam is between 29-30", and...

I am taller, but my inseam is between 29-30", and 20lbs heavier.

With the free lowering (rear shock clevis, raising fork tubes), I am close to flat-footing it.

You should be fine.
Forum: Road warriors 07-06-2014, 05:15 AM
Replies: 7,534
Views: 1,112,473
Posted By jon_l
I don't want it, but it sure is sexy

Was beside one of these yesterday at a stop light, slightly behind and to the right like the photo. What a crazy, amazing looking machine. Single sided swingarm with the triple exhaust, 200 series...
Forum: Road warriors 07-04-2014, 03:50 PM
Replies: 366
Views: 53,011
Posted By jon_l
That is a beautiful machine. And in my current...

That is a beautiful machine. And in my current favorite color, though Red Sunglo is also sweet (I go back and forth). Enjoy.
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,523
Posted By jon_l
The trailer does need to be as long as the...

The trailer does need to be as long as the kayaks??

I had a 5x8 utility trailer that I made pipe racks for to carry two 17' long tripping canoes, towed it behind my Subaru. When I removed the...
Forum: Road warriors 07-02-2014, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7,534
Views: 1,112,473
Posted By jon_l
:wink: That may be so, but folks who thinks...

:wink:

That may be so, but folks who thinks I4s are all screaming top end should try one tuned for low and mid range performance. My CBF 1000F surprised the hell out of me on my first test...
Forum: Thumpers 07-02-2014, 04:57 PM
Replies: 43,623
Views: 8,293,387
Posted By jon_l
That is nuts. I paid $5k for 2 years old, 3,500...

That is nuts. I paid $5k for 2 years old, 3,500 km, mint commuter bike, with speedo healer and a couple little farkles (nothing as nice as a large tank though).

I looked for months to find one...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 1,939
Views: 255,587
Posted By jon_l
I have read on this thread that Visions are...

I have read on this thread that Visions are relatively cheap used, but this seems ridiculous. And it sounds pretty-much unmolested.

I don't think links are allowed, but For Sale on Kijiji...
Forum: Road warriors 06-28-2014, 05:44 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,267
Posted By jon_l
Possibly Navin was being facetious?

Possibly Navin was being facetious?
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,788
Posted By jon_l
I like these a lot

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/832/38033/Fox-Racing-Coolmax-Thick-Socks-2013

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/images/prod/400/f/fox_13_soc_coo_thi-blk_whi.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 06-27-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 464
Posted By jon_l
Nice photo. Is that a Motomule trailer? ...

Nice photo. Is that a Motomule trailer?

You'll like this thread, if you haven't found it already:

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=201349
Forum: Road warriors 06-27-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 66,098
Posted By jon_l
That's a beauty!

That's a beauty!
Forum: Road warriors 06-26-2014, 03:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,056
Posted By jon_l
Tiger800?

http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery C/Triumph Tiger 800XC 11.jpg

Or my preference, the standard, tubeless wheel 800:
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 06:46 PM
Replies: 43,623
Views: 8,293,387
Posted By jon_l
Seller shouldn't be touchy about someone offering...

Seller shouldn't be touchy about someone offering less than asking price, but I'd negotiate with cash in your pocket once you have seen the bike, not by phone. There are a lot of bullshitters on...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 43,623
Views: 8,293,387
Posted By jon_l
What you describe sounds exactly like the first...

What you describe sounds exactly like the first sign of impending failure. If that happened to me I would order a spare pump and wait to install it until the next time it happens. If you're very...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 43,623
Views: 8,293,387
Posted By jon_l
This sounds like good advice. Get the 2011.

This sounds like good advice. Get the 2011.
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2014, 06:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 381
Posted By jon_l
Ebay

Ebay
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 43,623
Views: 8,293,387
Posted By jon_l
It's not scientific Doug, but I bent mine back...

It's not scientific Doug, but I bent mine back last year, haven't had any concerns about it. Seemed malleable enough.

I made a case protector afterwards, based on what CJ Biker did:
...
Forum: Thumpers 06-23-2014, 10:03 AM
Replies: 43,623
Views: 8,293,387
Posted By jon_l
Trailwings are decent, long-lasting tires, as...

Trailwings are decent, long-lasting tires, as long as you're not in the mud. Maybe you can find some almost new/take-offs for cheap? Lots of people remove them right away, so surely there are...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 05:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,061
Posted By jon_l
OP - you don't mention whether you will be...

OP - you don't mention whether you will be driving or riding. I avoid Toronto riding like the plague. Be prepared for insane traffic and horrible drivers. Toronto is nothing like Greensboro.
...
Forum: Canada 06-23-2014, 05:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 841
Posted By jon_l
Seller said a sale is pending, he'll let me know...

Seller said a sale is pending, he'll let me know if it falls through.
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 7,534
Views: 1,112,473
Posted By jon_l
Fat Bob. or Street Bob?

http://www.harley-davidson.com/content/dam/h-d/images/motorcycles/my14/14-hd-fat-bob-c22-w16-large.png
...
Forum: Canada 06-22-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 841
Posted By jon_l
Thanks guys, that does look like a good deal, if...

Thanks guys, that does look like a good deal, if in good condition.

I emailed the seller.

Jon
Forum: Road warriors 06-21-2014, 07:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 595
Posted By jon_l
Not sure what your plans are, but for me,...

Not sure what your plans are, but for me, headlights are 90% for conspicuity, not night-riding. Where you live and plan to tour, there are way too many ditch donkeys moving around at dusk and early...
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