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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-26-2014, 02:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 5,761
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: 2,687
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: 1,867
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: 850
Views: 41,928
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: 27,536
Views: 6,557,995
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: 13,933
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: 883
Views: 51,111
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: 883
Views: 51,111
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: 883
Views: 51,111
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: 883
Views: 51,111
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: 883
Views: 51,111
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: 883
Views: 51,111
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: 883
Views: 51,111
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: 95,957
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: 27,536
Views: 6,557,995
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: 1,773
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: 15,405
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: 1,524
Views: 346,665
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: 7,259
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: 27,536
Views: 6,557,995
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: 9,300
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: 2,332
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: 27,536
Views: 6,557,995
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: 12,728
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: 27,536
Views: 6,557,995
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
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-15-2013, 09:21 AM
Replies: 302
Views: 53,037
Posted By ianbh
Did you type this after copying other's...

Did you type this after copying other's contributions in this thread? :D
Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-12-2013, 05:28 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 14,347
Posted By ianbh
The guy posts 5,000+ times a year, he's going to...

The guy posts 5,000+ times a year, he's going to take a position on anything! Ian, Iowa
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 255
Posted By ianbh
Dongle to G9 for phone use

If I plug a stereo or mono "dongle" (not sure that's the right term) into the output jack of an Amplirider, will it send the signals to a G9 head set from a Passport, phone and Sat radio? Will I be...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-31-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 33,963
Posted By ianbh
:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3...

:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3:lol3 And your point is?

Oops, I snapped at the troll line. Ian, Iowa
Forum: Equipment 05-29-2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 2,001
Views: 584,996
Posted By ianbh
I purchased the liners and never used them. I...

I purchased the liners and never used them. I use my Aerostitch in colder weather and carry FrogTogs to use as liners with the MP on trips. They take up a lot less room.

BTW anyone interested...
Forum: Beasts 05-29-2013, 10:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,290
Posted By ianbh
Some post good information and that is why they...

Some post good information and that is why they have 5,000 plus posts in 6 years. Others spew bull shit/expert opinions. Ian, Iowa
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2013, 09:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,541
Posted By ianbh
OMG! Ian, Iowa

OMG! Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2013, 02:09 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 33,963
Posted By ianbh
I ran a CT on my FJR because I seemed to be...

I ran a CT on my FJR because I seemed to be looking for a new MCT within 5K miles. I could easily finish a long trip on one CT instead of three MCTs.

I run a Commander II on the rear of the DL650...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-23-2013, 05:20 AM
Replies: 372
Views: 33,963
Posted By ianbh
I was asked about the brake bar/CT clearance and...

I was asked about the brake bar/CT clearance and answered it with my experience over 30,000 miles.

Have you even looked at the bar on an FJR? Did you get out your slide rule and tables to rate...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2013, 05:35 PM
Replies: 372
Views: 33,963
Posted By ianbh
I swapped out the OEM brake bar with an 1/8"...

I swapped out the OEM brake bar with an 1/8" piece of galvanized strap as a "temporary" measure. It was still on the bike until I replaced the CT with an MCT when I sold it 30,000 miles later. No...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-15-2013, 06:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,473
Posted By ianbh
"Flashing lights help to be seen." OMG, how...

"Flashing lights help to be seen." OMG, how annoying it is when one tries to survive! :evil Ian, Iowa
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-10-2013, 07:00 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,913
Posted By ianbh
Maybe you'll have a life then and can move on! ...

Maybe you'll have a life then and can move on! Ian, Iowa
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2013, 07:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,334
Posted By ianbh
I carry a whistle in case I end up in a ditch/out...

I carry a whistle in case I end up in a ditch/out of sight. Ian, Iowa
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 643
Posted By ianbh
I had a set of Teknic's Lightning gloves. Liked...

I had a set of Teknic's Lightning gloves. Liked them a lot, seemed to provide good protection with Knox system at the wrists. The stitching was at best second class. I had to have a local shoemaker...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2013, 05:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 691
Posted By ianbh
Taking a trip on a bike with an SAE outlet cord...

Taking a trip on a bike with an SAE outlet cord so I called WnS for a adapter cord to connect to the vest. Mike wasn't entirely happy with the idea but agreed to overnight me the cord.
Received two...
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