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Forum: Old's Cool 09-18-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,085
Posted By Scalzitti
It's a Royal Enfield! What are you thinking -...

It's a Royal Enfield! What are you thinking - There are so many other bikes more worthy of your time and money. Novelty has it's place, but not here.
Forum: Vendors 02-02-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 617
Posted By Scalzitti
Rather than start up a group, you may want to...

Rather than start up a group, you may want to join in with a group that's been around for a few years - the Chicagoland Dual Sport Riders Meet up Club. Lots of good people got this started!...
Forum: Equipment 02-05-2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,960
Posted By Scalzitti
I know you said you weren't keen on sandals, but...

I know you said you weren't keen on sandals, but I've been using these for years. I do a fair amount of camping and the toe box might work for keeping your feet relatively clean and they are KEEN.
...
Forum: Old's Cool 02-05-2013, 09:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,527
Posted By Scalzitti
Nice take on the rebuild! Looks like you've got a...

Nice take on the rebuild! Looks like you've got a lot of bike that will deliver a lot of fun. Wish I had one!
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2012, 03:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 8,790
Posted By Scalzitti
THE best waterproof motorcycle bags I've ever...

THE best waterproof motorcycle bags I've ever owned!
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2012, 06:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,494
Posted By Scalzitti
Done. Have you posted this on other forums? I'd...

Done. Have you posted this on other forums? I'd be interested to see how the responses varied based on the respondent's source.
Forum: The Garage 08-15-2012, 02:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,263
Posted By Scalzitti
Great comments and ideas. Keep 'em coming. ...

Great comments and ideas. Keep 'em coming.


The office warehouse is 30' wide and 100' deep and 14' to the flouresecent light fixtures in the warehouse. The office and 2 bathrooms take up about...
Forum: The Garage 08-14-2012, 04:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,263
Posted By Scalzitti
How would you set up your workshop/garage?

I recently bought a office warehouse condo. Thanks to the state of the economy I bought more space than I needed for my business and intend to rent out the extra space for car and bike storage to...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2012, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,866
Posted By Scalzitti
I've been traveling with a Panasonic semi rugged...

I've been traveling with a Panasonic semi rugged Toughbook since 2008 and it works great. Used it for traveling to business meetings and an Iron Butt Rally and other long distance events. It doesn't...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,434
Posted By Scalzitti
On my 2001 R1200C I've been using ME880 tires for...

On my 2001 R1200C I've been using ME880 tires for 12 riding seasons. I have 73,000 plus miles and have averaged 10,000 miles on the rear tire and 12,000 miles for the front tire. It's been a terrific...
Forum: Trip Planning 03-27-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,951
Posted By Scalzitti
Been looking for a site like this. You were right...

Been looking for a site like this. You were right - Thanks!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-28-2011, 06:46 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 26,379
Posted By Scalzitti
Ride year round if the temp is 20F or above.

Ride year round if the temp is 20F or above.
Forum: Australia 09-11-2011, 10:07 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,966
Posted By Scalzitti
Peace of mind - I took off a month before and...

Peace of mind - I took off a month before and rode to Alaska - the long slow way. I got back a month after the big 5 oh and have continued to avoid birthdays ever since. Birthdays - bah humbug!
Forum: Battle scooters 07-06-2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,154
Posted By Scalzitti
Good entertainment value and it was great to see...

Good entertainment value and it was great to see anyhting with two wheels having a big part in a movie! Lots of terrific characters.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-06-2011, 07:12 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 107,461
Posted By Scalzitti
My 02 had 100704 miles this morning, going to add...

My 02 had 100704 miles this morning, going to add a few more this evening. Final drive failed at 78K. Otherwise, knock on wood, she's been a trusty mount! Looking forward to the next 100K. Larry
...
Forum: Thumpers 01-09-2011, 03:07 PM
Replies: 4,642
Views: 1,172,370
Posted By Scalzitti
There was an ad for this company in Dirt Rider a...

There was an ad for this company in Dirt Rider a few months ago. They don't have a mod for the TW yet, but they're a new company.

Take a look at the videos - this product looks terrific! ...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-09-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 17,226
Posted By Scalzitti
One of my all time favorites was the TV series -...

One of my all time favorites was the TV series - Then Came Bronson. There is a 98 minute pilot that I just picked up from Anazon on DVD.

...
Forum: Equipment 12-25-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,189
Posted By Scalzitti
Lots of good info so far. I think for the warm...

Lots of good info so far. I think for the warm part you need to layer.

Last month I experimented with no electrics and had good success - granted it was relatively warm - no below 30 degree...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,523
Posted By Scalzitti
I do large group rides a few times a year, mostly...

I do large group rides a few times a year, mostly Patriot Guard and Toys For Tots rides. The majority of the time they are really escorted parades. It's like any other ride, if you exercise common...
Forum: Vendors 11-09-2010, 07:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,885
Posted By Scalzitti
Rick crafted a seat for my R1150GS Adventure. It...

Rick crafted a seat for my R1150GS Adventure. It was perfect from day one and after around 25,000 miles in two years, including an Iron Butt Rally - it's still is the best seat I've ever had.
I was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-30-2010, 03:11 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 15,014
Posted By Scalzitti
Whiskeytoast, thanks for your post. I always wave...

Whiskeytoast, thanks for your post. I always wave - for reasons that are important to me, but mostly to recognize that we're all part of the "breed apart." Larry
Forum: Road warriors 09-03-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 21,332
Posted By Scalzitti
About 4/5 months ago someone was advertising...

About 4/5 months ago someone was advertising their B-King here. I did a very quick search and gave up. If you haven't already looked, you may want to spend some time with the advanced search option....
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2010, 05:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,746
Posted By Scalzitti
I have been very happy with the fit of my BMW...

I have been very happy with the fit of my BMW boots over my large legs.

Mine are 5 years old, so the model has been discontinued, but the ones in this post should work well....
Forum: Old's Cool 08-06-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,163
Posted By Scalzitti
I'm sure he just wants get rid of all his old...

I'm sure he just wants get rid of all his old Indian project bikes. He may need the cash, or he's lost his passion for the work, maybe it's a move to a smaller home with little or no shop/storage...
Forum: Equipment 07-19-2010, 06:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,843
Posted By Scalzitti
I think the answer really hinges on just one...

I think the answer really hinges on just one simple question - Are you dating or have you been married for awhile? :wink:
If anyone has to think about the quality of sleep related to this query,...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2010, 08:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,744
Posted By Scalzitti
I've been using TechSox for 3 years. I started...

I've been using TechSox for 3 years. I started using them for long distance rides, but now I use them whenever I ride. This past year I used them for all of my local rides and then I wore them during...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-11-2010, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By Scalzitti
Dan, The "plastic piping material" I...

Dan,

The "plastic piping material" I referred to is the "Saeng edging" that you suggested.

http://www.motorcycle.com/products/saengta-stealth-edging-3529.html

I'd like to retain the...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-05-2010, 09:15 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,827
Posted By Scalzitti
When I am coming to a stop and there is another...

When I am coming to a stop and there is another rider ahead of me that I do not know, I stop behind and staggerred off to one side. I figure it's best to respect someone's privacy. It's up to the...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-08-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,375
Posted By Scalzitti
I use the 35L Zegas on my R1150GS Adventure and...

I use the 35L Zegas on my R1150GS Adventure and my F650GS Dakar and have been very happy with both. I have a few waterproof soft bags (Ortlieb, Helen Two Wheels, Seal line) of different sizes that I...
Forum: Central From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States 01-08-2010, 11:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 810
Posted By Scalzitti
Da Coach and Johnny Morris 1988 Interview

Thought some others would get a laugh out of this too.

Interesting 1988 interview between Johnny Morris & Mike Ditka while in his underwear!


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Forum: Vendors 12-17-2009, 05:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,010
Posted By Scalzitti
Congrats! Will you be putting the bike on...

Congrats!

Will you be putting the bike on display at Gateway BMW? I'd like an excuse to visit the bike and your shop, Larry
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-24-2009, 02:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,681
Posted By Scalzitti
I did my first few years on a 2001 BMW R1200C...

I did my first few years on a 2001 BMW R1200C Montana. I did a few SS1000, a Lake Michigan 1000 and a SS3000 on her, but I knew the extreme rides would be tough on only 4 gallons at a time. 68,000...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-24-2009, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 636
Posted By Scalzitti
Need help with Tobinators and my GS Adventure

Not sure if this is the perfect storm, but I finally mounted my torbinators to my 02 GS Adventure this summer. I had less than good results.

The three variables that made the situation bad were -...
Forum: The Garage 11-04-2009, 01:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,431
Posted By Scalzitti
Anyone hear about sta-bil reacting with the...

Anyone hear about sta-bil reacting with the ethanol in regular pump gas and causing damage? I was at a m/c meeting the other day and a member spoke up about this. It was news to me.

Their web...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2009, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,437
Posted By Scalzitti
Try BMW boots. My current pair has over 100,000...

Try BMW boots. My current pair has over 100,000 miles under them and they still have a few more miles left in them. I'm looking forward to buying my next pair.
...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,553
Posted By Scalzitti
This news released also showed up in Cycle World....

This news released also showed up in Cycle World. Both sources contained this infomation.

"the new Gore Lockout closure technology has already been heralded as a great innovation with...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 10-12-2009, 10:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,487
Posted By Scalzitti
I run a small motorcycling school...

I run a small motorcycling school (www.lrn2ryd.com (http://www.lrn2ryd.com)) and I recommend two things all of my students.

First buy these books - David Hough's Proficient Motorcycling and his...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 09-24-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,105
Posted By Scalzitti
Congratuons! It's a terrific accomplishment. I...

Congratuons! It's a terrific accomplishment. I wish you many more IBA milestones. Ride safe, Larry
Forum: Ride reports 08-17-2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,095
Posted By Scalzitti
Thanks for sharing those awesome photos. I love...

Thanks for sharing those awesome photos. I love the colors - everything seems so much more alive up north!
Forum: Vendors 08-05-2009, 03:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 306
Posted By Scalzitti
Lee Parks Total Control in Vernon Hills, IL reduced $45 for 8/23 class

Great news - - - Save $45 when you sign up for a Total Contral Advanced Riding Clinic
http://www.totalcontroltraining.net/ (http://www.totalcontroltraining.net/)

If you say you're part of the...
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