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Forum: Road warriors 08-17-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 448,513
Posted By FirstLight
Awesome. Well my set is on their way so once I...

Awesome. Well my set is on their way so once I get some miles on them I guess I can report back to the thread as well.
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2013, 12:48 PM
Replies: 2,467
Views: 448,513
Posted By FirstLight
R1150R Tires

Have any of you tried Pirelli's new Angel GT tire on an RR bike? I have an R1150R that needs a new set... Metzeler Z8's were recommended to me by a shop, but two people with some first hand...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-16-2013, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21,331
Views: 849,867
Posted By FirstLight
Have heard Zooke works really well. Haven't tried...

Have heard Zooke works really well. Haven't tried it myself but got the recommendation from someone who rides many more miles than I. Pricey stuff though.

www.zooke.com.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2013, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21,331
Views: 849,867
Posted By FirstLight
Let's keep the tag moving on this unbelievably...

Let's keep the tag moving on this unbelievably hot January day...

New tag:

http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l522/ZuluStation/20121223_153820.jpg

Should be easy enough to find in google if...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-13-2013, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21,331
Views: 849,867
Posted By FirstLight
Grabapalooza! ...

Grabapalooza!

http://i1122.photobucket.com/albums/l522/ZuluStation/20130113_150815.jpg

Sorry the driveways were blocked off so I couldn't get the tag angle.

First grab back from hip surgery....
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,898
Posted By FirstLight
I see your point, but it depends on where you...

I see your point, but it depends on where you are. I use rain suits because down here in the South, I only wear mesh gear, year round. Even in winter it's fine to just throw a wind layer underneath...
Forum: Old's Cool 11-04-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 2,971
Views: 914,884
Posted By FirstLight
Thumb What's on the list to fix so far? That bike looks...

What's on the list to fix so far? That bike looks to be in great shape for $900!
Forum: Road warriors 10-12-2012, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 586,705
Posted By FirstLight
Why not just take one of the remaining bolts out...

Why not just take one of the remaining bolts out and take it with you to Home Depot and match up the threads?
Forum: Road warriors 10-11-2012, 11:52 AM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 610,287
Posted By FirstLight
And why can't they offer that sweet bike in more...

And why can't they offer that sweet bike in more colors than black!? :huh
Forum: Old's Cool 10-06-2012, 07:51 PM
Replies: 2,971
Views: 914,884
Posted By FirstLight
What kind of performance does that C70 give?...

What kind of performance does that C70 give? Similar to a 50cc scooter? Top speed?
Forum: Road warriors 10-03-2012, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1,557
Views: 313,723
Posted By FirstLight
Wow the 2013s are going for $4599? It was just 6...

Wow the 2013s are going for $4599? It was just 6 short years ago that a new '07 listed for $2999. That's a 50% price hike in 6 years! Sheesh...
Forum: Battle scooters 10-03-2012, 08:17 PM
Replies: 470
Views: 97,447
Posted By FirstLight
No, one of THEM. Both of you will be assimilated....

No, one of THEM. Both of you will be assimilated.

http://worldstromination.com



(Shhh I couldn't find a Versys cheap enough when I bought my Strom...)
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-03-2012, 07:06 AM
Replies: 9,532
Views: 3,814,307
Posted By FirstLight
EVLED, how tall are you?

EVLED, how tall are you?
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-02-2012, 12:15 PM
Replies: 3,576
Views: 729,697
Posted By FirstLight
The double headlights are a V-Strom trademark, am...

The double headlights are a V-Strom trademark, am hoping it doesn't lose them. Plus they are some of the best out there as far as stock lights go.
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 1,106
Views: 344,604
Posted By FirstLight
Has anyone tried the 180 Tack stove? I heard...

Has anyone tried the 180 Tack stove? I heard about it this week on The Survival Podcast (which is awesome BTW). It looks really sturdy and compact. Demo videos are on the site:

...
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2012, 04:25 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 226,482
Posted By FirstLight
I hear most people are using 3/4" decking. What...

I hear most people are using 3/4" decking. What is the thinnest you could use? I need to be able to fold it, and also want it to be somewhat manageable.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2012, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21,331
Views: 849,867
Posted By FirstLight
2 weeks until I'm cleared to ride again...

2 weeks until I'm cleared to ride again post-surgery. :wings

Found a few good taggable things that are, I hope, unique...at least they're outta the way.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-05-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21,331
Views: 849,867
Posted By FirstLight
I can't imagine reading forums on a phone without...

I can't imagine reading forums on a phone without tapatalk. The built in browser is worthless for forums and I have a 4.5" screen.
Forum: Road warriors 09-02-2012, 10:22 AM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 610,287
Posted By FirstLight
Suzuki didn't import the GSX 1250 FA for 2012...

Suzuki didn't import the GSX 1250 FA for 2012 either... if you look they show the 2011 as the newest.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 08-27-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21,331
Views: 849,867
Posted By FirstLight
Hey schnabba, is that a Qwest helmet? Tried one...

Hey schnabba, is that a Qwest helmet? Tried one of those on...fit very well. One question for ya if you don't mind. How quiet is it compared to others you've had?
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2012, 07:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,517
Posted By FirstLight
Have to cast another vote for Thermos. I've used...

Have to cast another vote for Thermos. I've used a 500mL bottle for coffee every day for work for a couple of years. Dinged up but still works great. Coffee stays hot even til the afternoon w/lots of...
Forum: Road warriors 08-25-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 502
Views: 131,166
Posted By FirstLight
So what's up next then?

So what's up next then?
Forum: Road warriors 08-24-2012, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9,839
Views: 1,657,334
Posted By FirstLight
#WANT so bad ...

#WANT so bad

http://vehiclewalls.com/wallpapers/2012/06/2012-BMW-R1200R-600x960.jpg
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2012, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7,162
Views: 2,913,357
Posted By FirstLight
+1 to that.

+1 to that.
Forum: Road warriors 08-15-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 586,705
Posted By FirstLight
Thx for the feedback! I'm afraid to ask any more...

Thx for the feedback! I'm afraid to ask any more questions for fear that a) I may want a VFR more and b) my wife would kill me if I brought up the taking action on the a) suggestion. But I'll keep...
Forum: Road warriors 08-14-2012, 10:26 AM
Replies: 3,335
Views: 586,705
Posted By FirstLight
!

If you do find one to ride, be sure to post back here with your thoughts on the VFR. I'm in the same boat as you--ride a DL650, love the ergonomics, but just drool over the VFR's looks. Don't know...
Forum: Road warriors 08-10-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9,839
Views: 1,657,334
Posted By FirstLight
Personally think this is the best paint scheme...

Personally think this is the best paint scheme ever...have not had a chance to ride a VFR though to know if I'd even like it, rather than just drooling over the design.
...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-08-2012, 07:31 PM
Replies: 4,272
Views: 828,499
Posted By FirstLight
Guess I missed this thread...proud owner of an...

Guess I missed this thread...proud owner of an '08 Wee for almost a year now. Couldn't decide between a few different bikes until I saw this color combo. Just had to have it, and have zero regrets....
Forum: Thumpers 08-08-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,446,054
Posted By FirstLight
That Mini Tenere is sweeeert! I ride a V-strom...

That Mini Tenere is sweeeert! I ride a V-strom but sometimes wish I had a 250, and that is by far the best looking 250 I've seen. Crazy not to sell that here.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-08-2012, 09:28 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,521
Posted By FirstLight
Oh, also completely forgot about the SV650. One...

Oh, also completely forgot about the SV650. One of the best all-arounders out there... easily in your budget.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-08-2012, 09:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 8,521
Posted By FirstLight
Well your first sentence made me instantly think...

Well your first sentence made me instantly think "Suzuki Bandit 1200N", the big naked Bandit. Smooth, reliable, cheap, definitely in your price range or below. Probably less economical than you...
Forum: Road warriors 07-29-2012, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,412
Views: 610,287
Posted By FirstLight
Those team colored or commemorative colored...

Those team colored or commemorative colored Bandits are the sweetest looking they ever made!
Forum: Day Trippin' 07-29-2012, 04:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,417
Posted By FirstLight
Great ride and great report! Like the way you...

Great ride and great report! Like the way you broke it up by gas stop, seemed natural due to the range. Well done.

67.7 mph average speed is cookin! I'll never tell. ;-)
Forum: Equipment 07-20-2012, 05:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,088
Posted By FirstLight
I've used these Costco lights for a few years....

I've used these Costco lights for a few years. Considering the price, they're ok. Maybe a little better than the cheapies at Home Depot b/c of the CREE LED. But compared to a real flashlight like a...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-02-2012, 08:11 PM
Replies: 21,331
Views: 849,867
Posted By FirstLight
Pauls is where?

Pauls is where?
Forum: Equipment 06-28-2012, 04:23 PM
Replies: 662
Views: 226,482
Posted By FirstLight
Noticed after I built my folding trailer the...

Noticed after I built my folding trailer the wheels were somewhat wobbly...looks like the rims aren't very true. Normal for this trailer? Anyone else notice that?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-26-2012, 07:38 PM
Replies: 21,331
Views: 849,867
Posted By FirstLight
Tell me about it! 5 weeks and counting on...

Tell me about it! 5 weeks and counting on crutches for me. Strom has been sitting in the garage all alone for 6 weeks! And missed some of the most gorgeous weather this year, so when I get back...
Forum: Thumpers 06-25-2012, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8,629
Views: 2,446,054
Posted By FirstLight
You had me on-board until the instant coffee. ?!?!

You had me on-board until the instant coffee. ?!?!
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2012, 04:00 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 21,964
Posted By FirstLight
I use 33 NRR earplugs, a Sena SMH-5 Bluetooth...

I use 33 NRR earplugs, a Sena SMH-5 Bluetooth headset paired to an Android phone, and mainly use the DI Radio app (from di.fm) set to whatever electronic music station floats my boat. Last ride was...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2012, 04:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,494
Posted By FirstLight
No joke about stopping a bloody nose...I had one...

No joke about stopping a bloody nose...I had one bleed for almost 4 hours, lost so much blood I was lightheaded. Finally made it to a ER and they cauterized it and shoved a nasal tampon up there....
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