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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths Today, 12:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,639
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 Today, 09:05 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,900
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 Yesterday, 10:15 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,639
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 Yesterday, 08:50 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,530
Posted By Rgconner
You mean Premature Ejection Motif?

You mean Premature Ejection Motif?
Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 141
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: 1,196
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: 52
Views: 1,936
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.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,117
Posted By Rgconner
Both the F700 and the F800 are very capable...

Both the F700 and the F800 are very capable bikes, yes, they could be considered "entry level", but they are high end entry level.

I picked the F700 over the F800 for two reasons:

1. F800 was...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-16-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,002
Posted By Rgconner
Three wrongs do not make a right.

Three wrongs do not make a right.
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 09:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,614
Posted By Rgconner
Wal-mart has the cheapest oil, assuming you don't...

Wal-mart has the cheapest oil, assuming you don't need something special like 15w-50.

Shell Rotella or Delron, take your pick.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-15-2014, 09:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,266
Posted By Rgconner
:lol3 Yeah, the one long trip I took on my...

:lol3

Yeah, the one long trip I took on my CB550, it is was no fun having to do oil changes every 2nd or 3rd day to keep the transmission happy.

Technically, you only do it every 1500 miles,...
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,936
Posted By Rgconner
You can walk into any hardware store in the US...

You can walk into any hardware store in the US and get them. Sorry to hear they are hard to get down under.
Forum: Parallel Universe 09-15-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,696
Posted By Rgconner
Grandpa's bike was a CL360, bought new, rode for...

Grandpa's bike was a CL360, bought new, rode for 35+ years.

The F700 is not "slower" than a F800, the power to weight ratio is about the same, and unless you plan to go 100+, it is as fast as...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2014, 05:15 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,037
Posted By Rgconner
Or have picked up bad habits in between classes. ...

Or have picked up bad habits in between classes.

A poor craftsman blames his tools.
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,614
Posted By Rgconner
Hard to beat if you live near a Super Store and...

Hard to beat if you live near a Super Store and they carry the big names.

Bought the wrong sized jacket, which was not apparent until I rode around in it, and they refunded my money no problem....
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-11-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 45,335
Posted By Rgconner
I bet they are both placebo dongles...

I bet they are both placebo dongles...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 07:35 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,595
Posted By Rgconner
Anyone want to buy my 1977 Vepsa P200 with 98000...

Anyone want to buy my 1977 Vepsa P200 with 98000 miles on it?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,060
Posted By Rgconner
I are one, and I wave regardless if I am on the...

I are one, and I wave regardless if I am on the P200 or the F700
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,028
Posted By Rgconner
Which just goes to show that two riders in the...

Which just goes to show that two riders in the same climate have two different tolerances in the same jacket.
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,028
Posted By Rgconner
The Sand II I have not tested in cold weather...

The Sand II I have not tested in cold weather yet, it has only been Summer here in central California.

45C (114) with a wet vest, 41C (105) with just venting on the highway. Stopping can be a bit...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 03:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,147
Posted By Rgconner
What about premature ejection? I hear that can...

What about premature ejection? I hear that can happen to older riders.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 5,351
Views: 300,383
Posted By Rgconner
An example of somewhere who got it right: ...

An example of somewhere who got it right:

http://www.vox.com/2014/9/8/6121129/bike-lanes-traffic-new-york
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 02:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,147
Posted By Rgconner
Wow... Is riding season over already?

Wow... Is riding season over already?
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 01:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 311
Posted By Rgconner
Vanson.

Vanson.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-08-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 261
Views: 7,691
Posted By Rgconner
I must be doing something wrong, I have yet to...

I must be doing something wrong, I have yet to lock up a tire on asphalt on my non-ABS bikes and have not had the ABS kick in either.
Forum: Equipment 08-31-2014, 08:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,468
Posted By Rgconner
I use a Beofeng. I have better radios, including...

I use a Beofeng. I have better radios, including an Elecraft KX3 with a 2m module, but I would not risk it being lost/stolen/broken on the bike.

Battery life is pretty good. I have used them over...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,696
Posted By Rgconner
I have a CB550, a P200 and a 650XS2 if I really...

I have a CB550, a P200 and a 650XS2 if I really really want excitement.
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-30-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,696
Posted By Rgconner
The only thing wrong with the F700 is it is a...

The only thing wrong with the F700 is it is a little too perfect...

I know that sounds weird, but the weirdest thing is that is so competent it is almost boring. Nothing you could point to and say...
Forum: Equipment 08-30-2014, 04:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By Rgconner
I try to ride where there is no phone reception...

I try to ride where there is no phone reception thanks to all the mountains.
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By Rgconner
Anything manufactured is going to be RoHS...

Anything manufactured is going to be RoHS compliant, and lead free

Hobbyist? Lead is still available.
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 535
Posted By Rgconner
Yep. Been a bigger problem since they took...

Yep.

Been a bigger problem since they took lead out of solder.
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 900
Posted By Rgconner
All about power levels and antenna size.

All about power levels and antenna size.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-27-2014, 06:07 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,422
Posted By Rgconner
https://tw-projects.s3.amazonaws.com/twduckbrand/p...

https://tw-projects.s3.amazonaws.com/twduckbrand/prod/images/products/00-03023-01-resized_resized.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 05:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By Rgconner
Take a look at the Sacramento market, which is...

Take a look at the Sacramento market, which is closer to the type of riding the F700 was made for and there is nothing used right now.

Randy at A&S pointed out there is two reasons to buy one:
...
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,696
Posted By Rgconner
Fair enough, but they don't put AKI on the pump. ...

Fair enough, but they don't put AKI on the pump.
(Actually, I think that wikipedia is wrong, researching...)
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,696
Posted By Rgconner
They do in California, with the RON+MON/2, not...

They do in California, with the RON+MON/2, not AKI.

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-MebIIPDPkFM/TlcbzASEjVI/AAAAAAAAALE/Xeg67bSgw4k/s1600/HPIM2446.JPG
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,069
Posted By Rgconner
A teddy bear and a blankie.

A teddy bear and a blankie.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-26-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 514
Views: 14,990
Posted By Rgconner
http://i.imgur.com/BjuuXKml.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/BjuuXKml.jpg
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-26-2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By Rgconner
You are not going to get the best prices while it...

You are not going to get the best prices while it is still riding season.

Look for one in about 3 months when the weather is less optimal.
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By Rgconner
Looks like an emotie: XD

Looks like an emotie:

XD
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