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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-01-2014, 08:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,156
Posted By woolsocks
I decided to go to the DMV today at lunch. It...

I decided to go to the DMV today at lunch. It should cost around $30 to clear the title including an expedited fee which means I will get the title back in 10 days or less. Not really what I would...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,156
Posted By woolsocks
Hopefully that is the case. I'm willing to drive...

Hopefully that is the case. I'm willing to drive up to the DMV with the buyer and sign over everything in front of the clerk and give them my letters if neccessary.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 08:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,156
Posted By woolsocks
The earliest I can get to the DMV is tomorrow and...

The earliest I can get to the DMV is tomorrow and it will take a few weeks to get a new title back...I'm hoping to sell before then. I guess I'll have to see what happens.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,156
Posted By woolsocks
Lien Release Letter and Title Transfer

I am selling a motorcycle and the first potential buyer will be meeting me this weekend. I purchased the bike with cash and a loan. I paid off the loan a few months ago and have a Lien Release Letter...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By woolsocks
Good point! I need all the psychological boosts I...

Good point! I need all the psychological boosts I can get even if I end up making a few hundred less right now Iíd rather have the cash in my pocket or thrown at the loan.

My plan is to list on...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By woolsocks
I'd really like to sell now and just be done with...

I'd really like to sell now and just be done with it. I'd want to free up garage space for the car this winter. Hopefully it doesn't bring down the price too much. I'm fine with a coupe hundred...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By woolsocks
Thanks. I should have fixed the pedal long ago....

Thanks. I should have fixed the pedal long ago. Iíve dumped a significant amount of debt since January and should be all done with consumer debt by the end of this year. If I sell the bike I will be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By woolsocks
Need advice on selling a bike

I sort of lost the urge to ride this past summer, I started out strong the first few weeks but fizzled out after that. It was a combination of things, but primarily I was just lacking “the feeling”...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-26-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,219
Posted By woolsocks
That's cool. Sounds like it will be even more fun...

That's cool. Sounds like it will be even more fun in Sydney now that the new lane filtering laws are being enacted in July.



Money is a good one, I recently started tracking my mileage on the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,219
Posted By woolsocks
Good point, I am expecting the bike to be just as...

Good point, I am expecting the bike to be just as versatile as a car and trying to commute, haul groceries, run errands, etc. Trying to do those things on a daily basis on the bike can be tiring so I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,219
Posted By woolsocks
Iíve often thought of just wearing my full face...

Iíve often thought of just wearing my full face helmet and leather gloves for a quick run to the grocery store since itís 40mph to 50mph speed limit and less than 5 miles away, but I always wear my...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-25-2014, 07:53 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,219
Posted By woolsocks
1. I store my bike in the garage. I have thought...

1. I store my bike in the garage. I have thought about getting one of those swivel/ garage dolly things that you pull straight into the garage and can move the bike around easily once inside which...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,219
Posted By woolsocks
I train and compete in a martial art (7 years...

I train and compete in a martial art (7 years now) so by ďgoing to the gymĒ I really mean ďgoing to class for practiceĒ so I canít really swap the two. I used to commute by bicycle about 120 miles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,219
Posted By woolsocks
I mounted my iPhone using a RAM x-grip on the sun...

I mounted my iPhone using a RAM x-grip on the sun visor, passenger side. Here’s the commute on my way back from lunch. This is the main route I take:

<iframe width="560" height="315"...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 07:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,219
Posted By woolsocks
Iíve got a Ninja 650R which Iíve been riding for...

Iíve got a Ninja 650R which Iíve been riding for 3 years now. Itís a great bike overall but it has lost the ďcoolĒ factor. For the next bike Iíve been considering a sporttourer with bags like the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-24-2014, 06:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,219
Posted By woolsocks
Not in the mood to ride?

I started this season of riding by getting the bike out early and took an MSF Course which was a blast. I was having a ton of fun initially, but I havenít felt like riding very much recently, I just...
Forum: Old's Cool 06-05-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,335
Posted By woolsocks
Modern UJM?

Can you guys throw out some modern, but classic looking mid-displacement (500cc to 800cc) UJM bikes that have fuel injection and ABS? Iím looking at the 2014 Honda CB1100 and Triumph Scrambler. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-20-2014, 09:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,770
Posted By woolsocks
Motorcycle Clips Bicyclist

:huh

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X6czArLdIok

Can't embed video. It's disabled on YouTube.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,744
Posted By woolsocks
I donít believe we have the ARC here in MN (at...

I donít believe we have the ARC here in MN (at least not on the MN DOT DPS site). Iím planning to practice the U-turns, figure 8ís, cone weaves, swerving for a few months and then take the Civilian...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-13-2014, 10:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,744
Posted By woolsocks
Whoops. It must be the Experienced/ Confident...

Whoops. It must be the Experienced/ Confident Rider Course (Formerly BRC 2)

The receipt from the community college states "Advanced Rider Course" but the description states "Experienced Rider...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2014, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,744
Posted By woolsocks
They didn't scold me for using 2 fingers but...

They didn't scold me for using 2 fingers but suggested I try 4 and see how it feels. I have a smaller hand and even on the lowest adjustment setting my fingers barely reach the levers so I'm...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2014, 01:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,744
Posted By woolsocks
Thumb MSF Advanced Rider Course Review/ Recap

Edit: 5/13/2014 I took the "Confident/ Experienced Rider Course" (Formerly BRC 2) NOT the Advanced Rider Course

I took the MSF Confident/ Experienced Rider Course (Formerly BRC 2) today at Century...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2014, 12:43 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,977
Posted By woolsocks
Thanks for the responses guys. I just took the...

Thanks for the responses guys. I just took the MSF Advanced Rider Course and a lot of what we covered applies to the situation that happened a few days ago. I'll post a course review in another...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 278
Views: 20,456
Posted By woolsocks
The closest I've come to "splitting" is to ride...

The closest I've come to "splitting" is to ride up along the outside of the lanes between the curb or the center island if I'm trying to get into the left or right turn lanes. No one seems to care...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 10:04 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,977
Posted By woolsocks
I was 5 miles or so from the exit. Surrounded by...

I was 5 miles or so from the exit. Surrounded by cars, trucks, etc so I just wanted to get through and away from them. I guess I shouldn't have gotten into that clump in the first place...I was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 09:44 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,977
Posted By woolsocks
All very good points. Maybe someone has...

All very good points.

Maybe someone has invented "biker yoga" to calm the nerves while riding. Deep breaths...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 20,456
Posted By woolsocks
Good idea. We have lots of bicycle lanes here in...

Good idea. We have lots of bicycle lanes here in Minneapolis and drivers seem to respect the lanes for the most part. Something like that for motorcycles, scooters would be great. Maybe the bicycle...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 278
Views: 20,456
Posted By woolsocks
...ugh :cry As much as I wish lane splitting...

...ugh :cry

As much as I wish lane splitting was legal in the USA. If we can get road users to pass quickly and move over without impeding traffic, merge into moving traffic correctly, give...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-08-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,977
Posted By woolsocks
What do you do when you can't pass?

If someone is blocking the left lane, what's your approach?

Today Iím riding on 94 westbound out of Minneapolis, near Maple Grove this guy in a red truck is putting along next to a semi-truck....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-07-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,358
Posted By woolsocks
Coldest I've ridden in is 9F at 70 mph. No heated...

Coldest I've ridden in is 9F at 70 mph. No heated clothing, just heated grips and many many layers. I wear several base layers, insulation, riding gear with a winter ski jacket over the top. It's...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2014, 05:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By woolsocks
Sounds like a good overnight trip idea. Ride up...

Sounds like a good overnight trip idea. Ride up after work on Thursday and spend Friday morning at Aerostitch and explore the North Shore during the afternoon. Then back roads home to Minneapolis the...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2014, 12:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,184
Posted By woolsocks
I've got heated grips. I like always having them...

I've got heated grips. I like always having them on the bike. The grips do a great job of keeping my hands warm, but my fingertips freeze even with insulated gloves. I'm going to wrap neoprene or...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By woolsocks
Why do you end up using the Darien vs Roadcrafter...

Why do you end up using the Darien vs Roadcrafter more? I'm looking at the Roadcrafter Tactical 2 piece suit as well but I'm leaning more Darien jacket and pants right now.
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By woolsocks
I see the bags are not stock, but Honda optional...

I see the bags are not stock, but Honda optional cases for the VFR. Lots of good pics here:

http://motorcycles.about.com/od/newbikephotogalleries/ig/2007-Honda-Interceptor/
...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-02-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,598
Posted By woolsocks
If you want to get a seperate waterproof case you...

If you want to get a seperate waterproof case you can get an adaptor that works with this:

http://www.rokform.com/v3-universal-adapter/
Forum: Vendors 05-02-2014, 09:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,716
Posted By woolsocks
I have TCX X-Action boots. They are waterproof...

I have TCX X-Action boots. They are waterproof but do not breathe at all. I only wear lightweight merino wool socks inside and my feet are warm down into the 20s.

I wear a 8.5 to 9 in most...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By woolsocks
By "drag", I was more referring to having a ton...

By "drag", I was more referring to having a ton of excess material flapping about annoyingly. One jacket I have is too baggy and at freeway speeds pulls me back off the bike which is tiring after...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By woolsocks
Thanks. On what type of bike? How is the...

Thanks. On what type of bike? How is the difference in fit between the Roadcrafter and Darien, AD1 combo?

I don't have hardcases on the bike and work in a casual office so I just schlep all my...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,744
Posted By woolsocks
I've seen the Roadcrafter a lot on sport tourers,...

I've seen the Roadcrafter a lot on sport tourers, but not the Darien though. Only seen the Darien on adv, dirt bike style bikes. I'm mainly wondering if the fit might be off when crouched lower and...
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2014, 08:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,680
Posted By woolsocks
What kind of phone do you have? If it's a common...

What kind of phone do you have? If it's a common phone like an iPhone, Samsung Galaxy I would look at getting a dedicated case and a mount like the kind LifeProof sells. I find they are much more...
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