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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By Rgconner
So when I look at your store, those sizings don't...

So when I look at your store, those sizings don't mean anything? I need to send in measurements?

They looked like off the rack products, so I am a bit confused here.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 02:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 725
Posted By Rgconner
Silent But Deadly?

Silent But Deadly?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 02:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,162
Posted By Rgconner
The f650 does have an optional low HP option. I...

The f650 does have an optional low HP option. I think it is just a change to the throttle cable cam and limiting how wide you can open it.

I know with my F700, I can wind it out to 60MPH in about...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 02:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,069
Posted By Rgconner
That is why I suggested the 3/8, it only goes to...

That is why I suggested the 3/8, it only goes to 275lbs, not 700+ like a 1/2 does... heck they make a nice 1/4 inch too, goes only to 50lbs.

Maybe my bikes are unusual, but the impact wrench was...
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By Rgconner
which one was best?

which one was best?
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,992
Posted By Rgconner
Green + Orange is totally legit... especially if...

Green + Orange is totally legit... especially if Irish!
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 344
Posted By Rgconner
Someone heard you: ...

Someone heard you:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1018600
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 495
Posted By Rgconner
You need a sizing chart, everyone's sizing is...

You need a sizing chart, everyone's sizing is different and some clothing is more generously cut than others.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 01:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,124
Posted By Rgconner
Cow? we are somewhere north of Elephant, looking...

Cow? we are somewhere north of Elephant, looking for a dead whale to beat.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,069
Posted By Rgconner
If you want a torque wrench that is accurate you...

If you want a torque wrench that is accurate you have to spend money, no two ways around it.

What you can do is skip the "clicky" type and go to a needle dial type (old school) and use that. Park...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 09:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,162
Posted By Rgconner
Detuned is relative, compared to the f700, f800...

Detuned is relative, compared to the f700, f800 and F800GT. All the same Rotax, different tunings.

The thumper is the G650, not the F650.

The f650 gets something like 68Hp while the F800GT gets...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Yesterday, 08:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,162
Posted By Rgconner
I am with HCH, what you need is a project bike...

I am with HCH, what you need is a project bike that you can tinker with and has all sorts of "personality" and quirks.

One of two things will happen:

1. It will give you that buzz you are...
Forum: Equipment 10-21-2014, 02:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 296
Posted By Rgconner
Cyclegear. Find a superstore, they have the...

Cyclegear.
Find a superstore, they have the best selection, really good return policy, 30 days no questions.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-21-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,986
Posted By Rgconner
Easy to fix: Earplugs or a radio.

Easy to fix: Earplugs or a radio.
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 05:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 979
Posted By Rgconner
On a CL350? More like a t-shirt and a...

On a CL350?

More like a t-shirt and a jumpsuit with engineer boots.

what grandpa always wore, and he road a 69 scrambler he bought new until just before his death in 98.

If I wanted to...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 12,619
Posted By Rgconner
LCD tinting, make any helmet a tinted helmet: ...

LCD tinting, make any helmet a tinted helmet:

http://e-tintproducts.com/
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-20-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Rgconner
Of course they cost more... they have been hand...

Of course they cost more... they have been hand polished by a buxom blonde Bavarian lass!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 08:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,767
Posted By Rgconner
Either way he comes out with a great story,...

Either way he comes out with a great story, amiright?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-20-2014, 07:02 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,772
Posted By Rgconner
People seem to forget, you might be doing 25mph,...

People seem to forget, you might be doing 25mph, but the relative speed is more like 10 to 15 and as little as 5mph.

There is a lot more time to react than people think.
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-19-2014, 10:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Rgconner
At 280 (270 + 10lbs) with gear, I hit your...

At 280 (270 + 10lbs) with gear, I hit your numbers on the upper end, about 2.75, or 2 3/4.

Before, my sag was about 3.1.

Overall, I am about .5 inches more preload than stock, because the...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-19-2014, 07:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By Rgconner
Use a ratcheting tiedown and a wood dowel/ half...

Use a ratcheting tiedown and a wood dowel/ half inch PVC pipe to compress the springs to get the clip into place.

While not necessary, you can just lean into it with your shoulder, to compress it...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-19-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By Rgconner
"Try an inch of preload on them"

is what the suspension guy said.

I put Wilbers progressive springs in my 700GS before the first service. They were Better but only Ok, and still a little soft. I rode for months like that, and...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-19-2014, 07:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,854
Posted By Rgconner
Yes, I recommend a Motorcycle!

Yes, I recommend a Motorcycle!
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 03:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,672
Posted By Rgconner
Fixed that for you...

Fixed that for you...
Forum: Equipment 10-17-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,032
Posted By Rgconner
No, I am more concerned about the 2 ton mobile...

No, I am more concerned about the 2 ton mobile steel boulder that might run over me. Fit needs to be tighter because of higher speeds creating "flapping".

Street gear needs to protect against...
Forum: Parallel Universe 10-11-2014, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By Rgconner
I don't know I would buy a bike that had been...

I don't know I would buy a bike that had been mistreated enough to "grenade" an engine.

Who knows what else he did?


Dynabeads?! (I jest!)
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-11-2014, 03:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,080
Posted By Rgconner
Steal a catheter from Dad/Grandpa. It'll...

Steal a catheter from Dad/Grandpa.

It'll stop those durn tailgaters too!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 08:52 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,688
Posted By Rgconner
They don't have to move over, but in the brief...

They don't have to move over, but in the brief time we had actual guidelines here in CA, the CHP noted a driver could be ticked with obstructing traffic if intentionally blocking, up to assault with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-09-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,541
Posted By Rgconner
I was hit on my 77 Vespa P200 Same as any...

I was hit on my 77 Vespa P200
Same as any bike, but I had prove the value, then they cut me a check to fix it.

Hard part was finding a panel beater that would fix it, single layer leg shield...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-07-2014, 07:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,688
Posted By Rgconner
Being the ONLY state where we can legally...

Being the ONLY state where we can legally lanesplit:

A little extremism in defense of our rights is no vice.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-06-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,359
Posted By Rgconner
I was in Harrisburg PA for business, and they had...

I was in Harrisburg PA for business, and they had the best system I have seen:

Enter lic. plate. Phone number. Pay with card.

When you hit 30 min left or so, it texts you, you can add time by...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-20-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,480
Posted By Rgconner
At the top end, it is. Off the line? Even...

At the top end, it is.

Off the line?
Even the f700 is about a second from 1G of acceleration, or 2.75 seconds. But once you hit 60, the R1200 is going to pull away as shown by 1/4 times/speeds....
Forum: Equipment 09-20-2014, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,171
Posted By Rgconner
Is a .357 required because a Harley is like a...

Is a .357 required because a Harley is like a horse?
http://cliff.hostkansas.com/images/2010/FarSideCartoon_1.jpg...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,752
Posted By Rgconner
Add a Freddy Mercury mustache and you got the...

Add a Freddy Mercury mustache and you got the whole package.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-19-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,863
Posted By Rgconner
Really easy to google it: ...

Really easy to google it:

http://youtu.be/v-BDrAxjAFI

slow u-turns, starts with a countersteer and lean.

Even more noticeable at the end of this one.
http://youtu.be/yGtCMxu8PyM
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 10:15 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,752
Posted By Rgconner
When something is going wrong... ...

When something is going wrong...

http://youtu.be/IIEVqFB4WUo

you must whip it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-18-2014, 08:50 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,339
Posted By Rgconner
You mean Premature Ejection Motif?

You mean Premature Ejection Motif?
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 01:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 447
Posted By Rgconner
I hear it comes with a 5 year warranty, to boldly...

I hear it comes with a 5 year warranty, to boldly go where no man has gone before...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-17-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,495
Posted By Rgconner
Pick one that does not show you counter-leaning...

Pick one that does not show you counter-leaning in the turn... :lol3
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-16-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,804
Posted By Rgconner
Interesting. My local ACE hardware has 2+...

Interesting.

My local ACE hardware has 2+ full isles of small parts, among them Torq bolts in most metric sizes.

The inverted torq bolts are not there, definitely a dealer/internet part.
...
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