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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 10:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,774
Posted By squish
Last time I looked at a calendar 2013 was only a...

Last time I looked at a calendar 2013 was only a couple of years ago...:evil

But yeah I get what your saying. The basic design is old.
However I live in so cal, I have a kid. Touring doesn't...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By squish
Check with your insurance company many will not...

Check with your insurance company many will not offer full comp on salvage title'd bikes

While it's not easy to total an older sportsbike, just a thousand dollars of damage on a $4,000 bike might...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 09:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By squish
I rode for years with just a leather two piece...

I rode for years with just a leather two piece and I would gear up with rain gear over it.

While not the easiest of set ups, and sometimes time consuming.

It's not that bad, but you do find...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 09:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
Posted By squish
Swmotech Which is brought to the USA by Twisted...

Swmotech
Which is brought to the USA by Twisted throttle.
They make a side case bracket system with attachments that fit a whole host of motorcycles
I have the set up on my DL650 and on my Honda...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,393
Posted By squish
Yeah, and so have Levi's 501 not "changed" but...

Yeah, and so have Levi's 501 not "changed" but they have
In super subtle ways that make them less desirable then the old ones,
Well save for the crotch rivet that was just a stupid idea.

And I...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,774
Posted By squish
Really 2nd degree burns? woah! For me its...

Really 2nd degree burns? woah!

For me its been

Eclipse vest (the western cut one) (early 90s)
Aerostich Unobtainium vest (late 90's early aughts)
Warm and safe or hot and safe or what ever...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-25-2015, 01:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,757
Posted By squish
while some think its cool to have a dirty bike. ...

while some think its cool to have a dirty bike.

After having done work on a wide varity of bikes for the last four years.

working on a clean bike makes life so much easier.

Heres what I do....
Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,378
Posted By squish
While not cheap, you can have companies like...

While not cheap, you can have companies like Buchanans drill and lace a rim up to your hub...
Forum: Airheads 01-24-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 383
Posted By squish
Typically a new to me bike gets a total fluid...

Typically a new to me bike gets a total fluid change
Brake, engine oil, transmission gear oil.

On airheads, if they have been sitting a while I will also pull the oil pan, clean it, making sure...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,521
Posted By squish
Yeah I really like the no bull, totally...

Yeah I really like the no bull, totally functional idea behind the Darien, and have for years.

My riding has changed where I'm spending more and more time at very high SoCal freeway speeds, where...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,393
Posted By squish
I've been wearing Darien pants for years, I think...

I've been wearing Darien pants for years, I think I'm on my fourth pair
Each pair typically will last about 5-7 years before the velcro and zippers fail or the liner delaminates
Or the velcro...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 12:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 663
Posted By squish
A few IMS show's (I know I know that's like...

A few IMS show's (I know I know that's like saying VIN number)
I got a pair of RS taichi gloves
Road style, decent guantlet and per between the fingers

They are surprisingly cool.

Then I got...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 12:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By squish
If she's never camped. And you are near a...

If she's never camped.
And you are near a bigish city, you might be able to rent a tent for a weekend.
That way you save your money if she doesn't like camping and you save the space of having a...
Forum: Equipment 01-24-2015, 12:12 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,774
Posted By squish
Totally opposite here. I've owned four...

Totally opposite here.
I've owned four different heated jacket or vests
And I've found that if it's cold enough that I need to the electrics on, I need them ON
More often I've found myself wanting...
Forum: Equipment 01-22-2015, 09:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,521
Posted By squish
Ok. I got my first Darien in 1996, it was a...

Ok.
I got my first Darien in 1996, it was a present to myself after going through a divorce
I wanted a jacket that would be waterproof, sick of putting rain gear over my leather jacket.

Back...
Forum: Equipment 01-19-2015, 11:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,521
Posted By squish
My favorite jacket... My first leather jacket. ...

My favorite jacket...
My first leather jacket.

It's a Hein Gericke V-pilot. I bought it at a pawn shop shortly after I got my first bike....

My go to jacket, for years has been a Darien, I am...
Forum: Airheads 01-18-2015, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 689
Posted By squish
I like to clean raw metal connections using...

I like to clean raw metal connections using mechanical means like scrapers sanders and if it will reach my favorite tool
An old drafting electric eraser.

otherwise I will use WD40 and a brass or...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 618
Posted By squish
Really!?! The OP is asking about affordable...

Really!?!
The OP is asking about affordable suits and you post up a link for a company that sells
$800 used suits and a basic suit is going to be around $2,000...
Helimot is good stuff, but if the...
Forum: Airheads 01-15-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By squish
I would look at the relays I had some really...

I would look at the relays

I had some really weird issues with my 92gs and it's headlight. The lights would work then wouldn't work or only work when the dip was dipped.

After I refreshed the...
Forum: Equipment 01-13-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,219
Posted By squish
From what I've read and what I've seen A solid...

From what I've read and what I've seen
A solid white helmet has the widest range of lighting and back ground conditions where it's visible.

High Viz, the really bright florescent stuff, it needs...
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 838
Posted By squish
First step don't bead blast unless you really...

First step don't bead blast unless you really need to. It opens the surface of the metal and makes it a pain in the ass to clean.

On the front cover of my GS I hit it with a scotch bright pad...
Forum: Airheads 01-12-2015, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By squish
You are going to get some great ideas. Off...

You are going to get some great ideas.

Off the top of my head the first and best (while also being the worst) is right here.
ADVrider...

After that I use my multi meter, exhaust wrench, drive...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2015, 09:49 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 17,219
Posted By squish
The conclusion from the new Zealand conspicuity...

The conclusion from the new Zealand conspicuity study.

Conclusions
Low conspicuity may increase the risk of motorcycle crash related injury. Increasing the use of reflective or fluorescent...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 12:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,357
Posted By squish
I would go for the Thairumph. It's the...

I would go for the Thairumph.

It's the furthest away from the GSA.


Or totally mix it up and get something like a GSXR 750 as a pure sportbike or FZ-09 as a much less expensive round town...
Forum: Road warriors 01-12-2015, 11:58 AM
Replies: 475
Views: 74,314
Posted By squish
I see what you did there...

I see what you did there...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2015, 11:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,287
Posted By squish
Things change. Now this winter I've found I...

Things change.

Now this winter I've found I wear either a tinted shield with clear, yellow or sunglasses under it and I bring a clear shield for when i'm caught out at night.

The yellow glasses...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 11:44 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,415
Posted By squish
A good friend of mine was killed while riding...

A good friend of mine was killed while riding his.

And I was squished while riding mine. When I rebuilt that bike years later.

I plugged everything in turned the bike on and do wanna know what...
Forum: Road warriors 01-11-2015, 11:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,129
Posted By squish
I have four bikes with shaft drives, a guzzi and...

I have four bikes with shaft drives, a guzzi and three BMW's

and my main ride is a 2012 DL650
I've had the bike since 3,000 miles and I'm just short of 20K miles on it now.

I've adjust the...
Forum: Airheads 01-11-2015, 11:16 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,810
Posted By squish
And the kicker, the 916... It's TWENTY...

And the kicker, the 916...

It's

TWENTY YEARS OLD!
Forum: Airheads 01-10-2015, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,202
Posted By squish
Fuel and oil schmear mixed with rubber, asphalt...

Fuel and oil schmear mixed with rubber, asphalt exhaust and just plain dirt.

Double check to make sure your fork seals, push rod tubes and valve covers are not leaking

Just last week I cleaned...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2015, 06:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,401
Posted By squish
I spin wrenches for a living. I work for a not...

I spin wrenches for a living.
I work for a not for profit research so our budgets are very tight.

So here's what I do/did
Harbor Freight for my roll away

I have an older craftsmen basic kit,...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2015, 05:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,154
Posted By squish
Thanks. Fit is always a challenging thing...

Thanks.

Fit is always a challenging thing for me. I've got a long arm, long torso wide shoulders but I'm not very big around my waist or chest.

So if stuff fits me on the bike, especially arms...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 623
Posted By squish
3M makes the product that holds all of the...

3M makes the product that holds all of the adhesive backed trim and emblems to your car.

It's called VHB or simply trim tape, also known by having a grayish foam like appearance and red liner...
Forum: The Garage 01-07-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,630
Posted By squish
squish is what the cheap tools do.

squish is what the cheap tools do.
Forum: The Garage 01-06-2015, 10:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,630
Posted By squish
I know right... When I stepped up and got...

I know right...

When I stepped up and got some real crimpers I found that I was using them more often
And i also found that the connections made with these crimpers lasted longer and held up to...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,023
Posted By squish
Windblock fleece vest.

Windblock fleece vest.
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 05:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,154
Posted By squish
Do tell... A buddy has a couple of their...

Do tell...

A buddy has a couple of their jackets and he's happy with them, they seem well made of decent leather.
And according to their website the jackets are made on shore in the USA which is...
Forum: Equipment 01-05-2015, 05:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,017
Posted By squish
In my experience spread across about 6 pairs of...

In my experience spread across about 6 pairs of Sidi boots and a couple of cycling shoes over 20 years
If you don't fit the Sidi's last, you will not be comfortable in the boot.
The CTB, crossfire...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 01-05-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 10,607
Posted By squish
Get what you like. For me, I was shopping...

Get what you like.

For me, I was shopping the oilhead used GS, leftover ST and a less then a year old used Wee-strom

I got the used Wee since it was literally half the cost of the left over...
Forum: Road warriors 01-05-2015, 12:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,415
Posted By squish
It's 2015, the VTR1000F came out in 1997. ...

It's 2015, the VTR1000F came out in 1997.

That's 18 years between then and now.

Back in the day it was a great streetbike, with a flexible chassis and somewhat weak brakes.
It was known to...
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