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Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 09:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 954
Posted By CPORet
I tried the Neverwet not too long after it hit...

I tried the Neverwet not too long after it hit the market. Found out quickly why in all of the demo
videos they sprayed it on white objects. Like keiji said, it leaves a white frosting over...
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By CPORet
That's not bad, but a lot more than I'm looking...

That's not bad, but a lot more than I'm looking for. Don't really need the extra storage place, just the flat rack.
Plus, I wonder how much that set up actually weighs.
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2014, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 582
Posted By CPORet
This is exactly what I've been looking for. But,...

This is exactly what I've been looking for. But, for some reason, Motech doesn't
appear too interested in producing one for the Triumph Tiger. :pissed
Forum: Old's Cool 11-07-2014, 10:16 AM
Replies: 1,792
Views: 255,670
Posted By CPORet
Now, if only he'd done that with a...

Now, if only he'd done that with a BMW...............
Forum: Beasts 11-04-2014, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,952,191
Posted By CPORet
Okay, I see where Triumph is now using the XCX...

Okay, I see where Triumph is now using the XCX (XC) risers as a "Key Accessory" for the
XRX (Roadie). Nice of Triumph to finally get on the page here. Some of us have been
doing that for a few...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 621
Posted By CPORet
As per the above link, I'll share what I know. ...

As per the above link, I'll share what I know.

I have one.

Overall, not bad. Bit of a PITA though. I'm no camping/roughing it expert, I bought it really for one reason -
I didn't want to...
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2014, 10:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,621
Posted By CPORet
Have you looked at the BMW F650GS or F700GS? ...

Have you looked at the BMW F650GS or F700GS? They can be a tad pricey at the
dealerships, but you can also find good ones on the used market. I don't think you'll
find any of them beat to death...
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By CPORet
I'd love to be able to do that, but I'm having a...

I'd love to be able to do that, but I'm having a little trouble coming up with the cash
for a 590, 660 or 665 Zumo. So for now, it's Mapquest and iTunes via BT from my
phone.
Forum: Equipment 10-18-2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By CPORet
Try about 6 hours, if you're lucky. Even with the...

Try about 6 hours, if you're lucky. Even with the last update they made to it
which did increase battery life, I can only manage about <7 hours on a full
charge. However, I did discover that the...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-16-2014, 09:07 PM
Replies: 681
Views: 170,547
Posted By CPORet
How about a tank, ship and airplane. USS Alabama...

How about a tank, ship and airplane. USS Alabama Memorial Park, Mobile AL.

10/13/14:

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx186/MattAltieri/USS%20Alabama/USS_Alabama_zps2de019da.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 10-16-2014, 02:23 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,640
Posted By CPORet
This was my first trip to Barbers, and 1st...

This was my first trip to Barbers, and 1st Vintage Festival. Gotta say, WOW!

Got there on Friday around 1:00 PM, and since I was there the whole weekend I
figured I'd start out in the Museum...
Forum: Old's Cool 10-14-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,640
Posted By CPORet
I'm headed back up to WV, and I seem to be right...

I'm headed back up to WV, and I seem to be right in the middle of the storm headed that way. Last night it was a weather trifecta- thunder lightning and rain, but the tent didn't leak and I stayed...
Forum: Beasts 10-04-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4,400
Views: 594,761
Posted By CPORet
Okay, now the next brake related upgrade question...

Okay, now the next brake related upgrade question -

How many of you have upgraded to braided brake hoses? I'm thinking about a set of braided Galfer
lines. I know that the OEM ones will get...
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2014, 09:55 AM
Replies: 4,400
Views: 594,761
Posted By CPORet
I changed out my OEM rear pads with EBC HH pads...

I changed out my OEM rear pads with EBC HH pads at 22k, and my fronts at 24k (all highway).
If it hadn't been for the WV inspection, I wouldn't have noticed the rear ones needed to be replaced. ...
Forum: Beasts 10-03-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,952,191
Posted By CPORet
I've ordered all my parts through Bike Bandit,...

I've ordered all my parts through Bike Bandit, and have been really pleased.

The one thing you need to remember about ordering Triumph parts - be prepared to wait.
Suppliers like Bike Bandit...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-23-2014, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,792
Views: 255,670
Posted By CPORet
Yeah, I guess those "meany" mods are what makes...

Yeah, I guess those "meany" mods are what makes it "vary" fast.

:fpalm
Forum: Equipment 09-19-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,689
Posted By CPORet
4401 W. Wendover. Geez, couldn't they have picked...

4401 W. Wendover. Geez, couldn't they have picked a better location? Or at least someplace where you didn't have to make either a u-turn or 50 different lefts & rights to get to.
Forum: Old's Cool 09-15-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 1,792
Views: 255,670
Posted By CPORet
Maybe this was the theme he was going for: ...

Maybe this was the theme he was going for:

http://geek-news.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/spooonn.jpg



Spoooon!
Forum: Trip Planning 09-13-2014, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,859
Posted By CPORet
I tried one of those SLA 9ah batteries, but it...

I tried one of those SLA 9ah batteries, but it only lasted about 3 hours. Never was an electrical/electronic
genius. I looked at the mfgr's battery packs, and while they look like they'll do, I...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 11:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,689
Posted By CPORet
Wow, didn't know that. I used to shop there...

Wow, didn't know that. I used to shop there frequently. Though, it was in a somewhat crappy area of town.


I think Cycle Gear is typical of what shopping is like overall nowadays. You can get...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-13-2014, 11:44 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,640
Posted By CPORet
I'm definitely going. If anyone else is...

I'm definitely going.

If anyone else is going and traveling from the WV/MD/VA (north)/PA areas, let me know. I've got a nice
route picked out. Leaving 10/9, and should get there by 12:00 pm...
Forum: Beasts 09-13-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,952,191
Posted By CPORet
I've had good luck with bikebandit.com, but I'm...

I've had good luck with bikebandit.com, but I'm sure other sources are just as good. The real problem is that very
few of these suppliers (including dealerships) carry a large amount of stock. If...
Forum: Old's Cool 09-05-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,542
Posted By CPORet
I think the ultimate answer to the Paint vs...

I think the ultimate answer to the Paint vs Powder Coat question comes down to -
what do you really want do do with your bike? If you want a tough, permanent
coating that you never really have to...
Forum: Old's Cool 08-23-2014, 11:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,481
Posted By CPORet
Don't know if this will help the OP or not, but...

Don't know if this will help the OP or not, but thought I'd throw it out there.

There's a rust treatment out there called Metal Rescue. You can get it at some Home Depot's (paint dept)
or True...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,952,191
Posted By CPORet
Sucks to see this. My guess would be a...

Sucks to see this. My guess would be a sub-standard vinyl batch from the supplier.

Since the stitching looks to be in good condition, why not try what Browneye suggested? If you could find...
Forum: Beasts 08-23-2014, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,952,191
Posted By CPORet
I put just over 31,000 on my original stock set. ...

I put just over 31,000 on my original stock set. I really didn't think it was too bad, but the last time I was down there
cleaning it I did notice the sprockets were definitely starting to wear. ...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-23-2014, 11:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,699
Posted By CPORet
One place you could try is www.vistaprint.com...

One place you could try is www.vistaprint.com (http://www.vistaprint.com)

I can't vouch for the quality of their decals, but I have had other things made by them and they turned out pretty...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 09:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By CPORet
I think the new features are Pelican's way of...

I think the new features are Pelican's way of playing catch-up. Some of those features
were already on the competition's cases.
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2014, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By CPORet
I'll second the Nanuk cases. I have 3 on my...

I'll second the Nanuk cases. I have 3 on my Tiger. They've held up very well, including 2 drops. I have
the SW-Motech brackets, and to be honest, I think those brackets tweak the cases slightly so...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 798
Posted By CPORet
While I agree the B4 is pricey, I wouldn't...

While I agree the B4 is pricey, I wouldn't necessarily consider it overpriced. Since it's made for one
helmet/brand, they can control the price.

As for it's performance - I bought my N104/B4...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,005
Posted By CPORet
I'm with AT&T, and where I live the coverage is...

I'm with AT&T, and where I live the coverage is all but non-existant. Since I don't have
a landline phone, I had to get an AT&T Microcell. So far, I have no complaints with it.
It's been working...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,223
Posted By CPORet
Since I started camping with my bike last year,...

Since I started camping with my bike last year, I've learned a little more each trip, and think I've
just about got it down to what works for me. As far as camping gear, I only take what I know...
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 08-05-2014, 12:05 PM
Replies: 293
Views: 73,007
Posted By CPORet
Yesterday on the Cape May NJ - Lewes DE ferry: ...

Yesterday on the Cape May NJ - Lewes DE ferry:

http://i754.photobucket.com/albums/xx186/MattAltieri/Matts%20Bike%20pictures/NJ-DEFerry_zps76239757.jpg
Forum: Equipment 07-22-2014, 10:30 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 24,230
Posted By CPORet
I'm with you on this one. After going through...

I'm with you on this one. After going through Hurricane(s) Ivan & Katrina, some kind of secondary power source was
mandatory. When I built my current house, I had one of those stand-by generators...
Forum: Beasts 07-10-2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 21,693
Views: 3,952,191
Posted By CPORet
Keep your eye out for the Cycle Gear sales. I...

Keep your eye out for the Cycle Gear sales. I picked up a pair of Trackside stands at 50% off:
...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 941
Posted By CPORet
Dunno if you can order that separately or not. ...

Dunno if you can order that separately or not. All the online OEM suppliers show the
tank parts, but that part is not shown. If I had my spare tank I'd take a look to see if
it had one. Seems to...
Forum: Beasts 07-05-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 4,400
Views: 594,761
Posted By CPORet
You can get it here: ...

You can get it here:

http://www.advmotorrad.com/index.php?route=product/product&path=59_83_84&product_id=197

But let me warn you, these boxes are not waterproof. If you've got small hands, it...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 06-30-2014, 07:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,332
Posted By CPORet
I'll second North Georgia. Lake Chatuge &...

I'll second North Georgia. Lake Chatuge & Hiawassee is a nice area. That's where the Greater Atlanta
British Motorcycle Club holds their rally every year.
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2014, 08:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,537
Posted By CPORet
If you can get to either Nashville or Atlanta,...

If you can get to either Nashville or Atlanta, check out REI's Smartwool socks. That's
all I wear, and they're comfortable even when temps hit the high 90's.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 10:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 985
Posted By CPORet
I've used the Powerlet charger on my iPhone 4 for...

I've used the Powerlet charger on my iPhone 4 for almost 2 years without any problems.
Since I upgraded to the 5s I had to get a new Powerlet charger. Haven't had any kind
of charging problem...
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