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Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 09-05-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 9,293
Views: 3,647,709
Posted By SD240z
Seconded!

Seconded!
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,354
Posted By SD240z
If you just want something to fit in the pannier,...

If you just want something to fit in the pannier, rather than something to transport them off the bike also, you might consider a Crumpler Haven in Large or XXL [there is no XL size] It is meant to...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2012, 12:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,231
Posted By SD240z
Just bought a Cobra 2 tonight, pretty excited. ...

Just bought a Cobra 2 tonight, pretty excited. Had to go to the local Italian dealer to get it. Pretty sure I was followed by some Germans trying to serve me with my warranty voiding paperwork...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-31-2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3,096
Views: 1,003,651
Posted By SD240z
I might have posted this way back in the thread,...

I might have posted this way back in the thread, but recently set this as the background on my phone and have been enjoying it:
http://svtfocusguy.smugmug.com/photos/i-fbB8btx/0/L/i-fbB8btx-L.jpg
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 25,802
Posted By SD240z
Just went from a RF1000 to Qwest and there was a...

Just went from a RF1000 to Qwest and there was a very noticeable drop in noise...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2012, 11:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,393
Posted By SD240z
Also an Arc'Teryx rain gear wearer. Have a whole...

Also an Arc'Teryx rain gear wearer. Have a whole bunch of it for mountain use and ended up using it on the bike because it seemed better constructed (worksmanship) than the moto-specific rain gear I...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2012, 12:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,734
Posted By SD240z
Another thing to consider: Something snug will...

Another thing to consider: Something snug will provide some support and reduce shearing. I've found the shearing effect to be the initial factor that causes discomfort. Can't ride comfortably for...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2012, 05:07 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,878
Posted By SD240z
Without a doubt the best backpack I've ever owned...

Without a doubt the best backpack I've ever owned is an older Arc'Teryx Razor 15. Bought around 2003 and have used (and largely abused) it daily since then for hiking, school, travel, etc. Its...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2012, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,085
Posted By SD240z
If you think an XGK is loud try the Dragonfly. ...

If you think an XGK is loud try the Dragonfly. First time I heard one used I started laughing because it is actually comically loud. Cooks like a champ, but not in the same category as the...
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,085
Posted By SD240z
You're looking for the WisperLite International...

You're looking for the WisperLite International if you want to burn gasoline in it. Regular WisperLite is white gas only.
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,633
Posted By SD240z
Finally a thread for this, I thought I was the...

Finally a thread for this, I thought I was the only one with smaller legs and non-road boots. I've got "skinny" legs from all my years of running. I found that SIDI Crossfires fit much better than...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2011, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,928
Posted By SD240z
Fabric softeners and liquid detergents...

Fabric softeners and liquid detergents (non-Woolite) contain wetting agents to aid them in getting into fabrics, but also make it much harder to rinse out. When not fully removed from fabrics they...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-09-2011, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,977
Posted By SD240z
And good times were had... ...

And good times were had...
http://svtfocusguy.smugmug.com/photos/1184710293_2PLBk-L.jpg
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2011, 03:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 7,189
Posted By SD240z
I am going to add another vote for Mountain...

I am going to add another vote for Mountain House. Some argue that Backpackers Pantry is "better" because it is "gourmet" but it tastes to me like they just add more cheap spices to it. It might...
Forum: Equipment 10-04-2011, 11:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 5,196
Posted By SD240z
Its not a Hilleberg (nor is it priced like one),...

Its not a Hilleberg (nor is it priced like one), but I've been extremely satisfied with my Mountain Hardwear Trango 2. Heavier than a lightweight single-wall alpine style, but it is bombproof. I...
Forum: Equipment 09-10-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,741
Posted By SD240z
Used gear sale ("Garage Sale," B93, etc) doesn't...

Used gear sale ("Garage Sale," B93, etc) doesn't work that way.
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2011, 03:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,367
Posted By SD240z
I have a pair of SIDI Vertigos and Crossfires and...

I have a pair of SIDI Vertigos and Crossfires and my bike is my primary transportation. Clearly, you can tell why I have each pair. Rode the Crossfires a little bit on road to break them in, then...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2011, 12:34 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,428
Posted By SD240z
Get a newer bike :P Not sure of the exact date...

Get a newer bike :P Not sure of the exact date changeover, but my 2009 has the newer style differential cover with the 6'oclock drain. Also has a dedicated fill hole rather than using the speed...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-16-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,428
Posted By SD240z
Just did mine a couple weeks ago, used a monoject...

Just did mine a couple weeks ago, used a monoject 60cc injector with cath tiip. Didn't spill a drop. Remove plunger, place finger under tip, fill to 60cc, replace plunger, slowly inject, repeat...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-15-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 20,323
Posted By SD240z
Gap insurance next time?

Gap insurance next time?
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,632
Posted By SD240z
While a top bag, not a saddle bag, check this...

While a top bag, not a saddle bag, check this out:

http://www.kriega.us/products/US%252d20-Drypack.html

http://www.adventure-spec.com/shop/images/uploads/Kriega/US-20/US20front.jpg
...
Forum: Equipment 07-04-2011, 02:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,773
Posted By SD240z
What is mildly disappointing about the OP's study...

What is mildly disappointing about the OP's study is the requirement to have a GCS score of 13+ (a pretty high score in serious traumas). I would imagine in this study, it was required for...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-02-2011, 06:50 PM
Replies: 8,190
Views: 4,247,637
Posted By SD240z
Part of a project I'm working on: ...

Part of a project I'm working on:
http://svtfocusguy.smugmug.com/photos/i-xVq6jnn/0/XL/i-xVq6jnn-XL.jpg
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,686
Posted By SD240z
I had my SIDI's resoled just last week. Picked up...

I had my SIDI's resoled just last week. Picked up the SIDI soles from a dealer, they were $20. Dropped the boots off at a local cobbler, picked them up a week later. Also had them replace the "fuzzy...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-21-2011, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 476
Posted By SD240z
Part "8" below? ...

Part "8" below?
http://www.ascycles.com/Illustrated_catalog2/MicroImage.aspx?ImageFileName=%5CPics%5Cdbvis6639935227488056471.bin&width=550&height=400
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2011, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 644
Posted By SD240z
Fun Bike Center has a pretty good selection of...

Fun Bike Center has a pretty good selection of helmets and accessories. The staff is slightly "bro'd out," but they are nice and helpful.

http://www.funbike.com/

5755 Kearny Villa Road
San...
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2011, 02:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,129
Posted By SD240z
I did try the Vent Max for size estimation before...

I did try the Vent Max for size estimation before ordering through the dealer. Seems that the sleeves are longer than the Vent Max, but I didn't try them on back to back. The sleeves on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-07-2011, 02:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,120
Posted By SD240z
I had the same issue with two valve cover bolts,...

I had the same issue with two valve cover bolts, also using a torque wrench. Lesson learned. They should back out easy, mine went part way with a dental pick until part of the threads were slightly...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-06-2011, 01:20 PM
Replies: 8,190
Views: 4,247,637
Posted By SD240z
With a standard fork conversion, no less! HP2...

With a standard fork conversion, no less! HP2 eat your heart out :D
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2011, 09:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,831
Posted By SD240z
Try hitting your wrist on the oil line headed to...

Try hitting your wrist on the oil line headed to the oil cooler while trying to adjust your headlights!

I see the oil cooler being hot as a good thing, meaning it is going to radiate that heat to...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2011, 11:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,460
Posted By SD240z
Mine worked out pretty well for me when I had my...

Mine worked out pretty well for me when I had my bike backed into by a big ass work truck in a 7-Eleven parking lot (while I was standing next to it, almost getting hit at the same time). As luck...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,129
Posted By SD240z
Vanson Supermoto Jacket Mini-Review

After frying the past few summers in my full leather jacket, I finally decided to get a summer jacket. I've looked at a several textile and full mesh jackets over the years. I hadn't found anything...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By SD240z
The earlier ABS was PITA, current ABS bleeds as...

The earlier ABS was PITA, current ABS bleeds as expected. Nothing dealer related required.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-24-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,311
Posted By SD240z
I'm not quite as small as you, ~155 @ 6'0 but...

I'm not quite as small as you, ~155 @ 6'0 but have a GS w/ ESA. I found the bike a bit over sprung at first, but it has settled nicely. I'm sure it was designed for larger people. I briefly...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-23-2011, 10:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By SD240z
This. FWIW it is less of a PITA to check/ adjust...

This. FWIW it is less of a PITA to check/ adjust the valves on the GS than it was just to change the spark plugs on my Ninja.
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,511
Posted By SD240z
http://www.revzilla.com/forcefield

http://www.revzilla.com/forcefield
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,754
Posted By SD240z
I've started wearing an athletic compression top....

I've started wearing an athletic compression top. Much more compression than something like Underarmor. Tight fit (obviously) layers well, much cooler than I expected (and regular synthetics), and...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-13-2011, 01:01 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 16,711
Posted By SD240z
How much loss of lean angle does there appear to...

How much loss of lean angle does there appear to be? I can't get a good impression of it from their pictures because they are all close up wide angle shots...
Forum: Road warriors 05-10-2011, 11:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 8,001
Posted By SD240z
Was just at a dealer today, they are getting a...

Was just at a dealer today, they are getting a demo at the end of this month (25th or 27th, can't remember). Floor models soon after that!
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,790
Posted By SD240z
I'm planning on checking out the Vanson Supermoto...

I'm planning on checking out the Vanson Supermoto Jacket tomorrow, if the local Vanson shop has it:

http://www.vansonleathers.com/prod-SuperMoto_Jacket-488.aspx?

Leather, 1000D Cordura mesh,...
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