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Old 08-07-2011, 10:19 PM   #5926
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The Sargent seats seem to be well regarded and has been top of my list since I bought he bike but I haven't seen tons of input for pillion comfort on any of these seats. And since my wife has taken to the whole motorcycle thing so strongly that's become a real concern.

She borrowed my other helmet, went on one ride, and the next day we were buying her gear. For the 170 we spent she got some pretty good stuff. A Frank Thomas waterproof/vented jacket with winter liner, Built waterproof touring boots, armored Built gloves, and some off brand helmet that gets good reviews. Gotta love being able to fit the odd sizes on the clearance rack and, even though It's not the best gear in the world, the prices were good and it'll get her started right.

Since then she's been on the bike almost everyday. Good times.
I see matching gear under your christmas tree this year...

I think motorcycle seats are a lot like bicycle seats - You can do research, but you'll never know until you purchase one and give it a try.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:15 AM   #5927
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If not for my Sargent seat my butt would enjoy riding alot less. Beats the hell out of the stock seat. My ride to Alaska proved my point, Big time. Also has held up really well. I am sold on it.
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Old 08-08-2011, 07:23 AM   #5928
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As a side note on gear, I am spending 2 months along Lake Superior, for a big B-day and to escape the furnace back home in TX, and want to plug a great motorcycle gear company. It is called Aerostitch and makes great riding apparel, and it is made right here in the USA. They are located in Duluth,MN and I highly recommemd them for all riders wanting well made riding gear.

I bought a Darien jacket and pants and cannot wait for my next big ride. Real nice and knowledgeable people who work there. And like I said. MADE IN THE USA.
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:05 AM   #5929
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Anybody wanna take me home I swear I must have giant crosshairs on me today. Every critter, cage and big truck seems to be out to get me With SOG and TXJames out, I am beginning to wonder if I am next...I had to dodge 4 times the amount of usual deer on way to work including four with fawns caught between high fences. That was like trying to ride through a pinball machine in bonus play mode. Then a buzzard on a post decided to fly right at me for no apparent reason other than he could. Then a lime truck ran a stop sign to turn out in front of me and if that was not enough, some old man in Clifton was looking down at his lap and steered right into my lane, though I was gonna have to ride on the sidewalk Then on FM1991, a bunch of turkeys decided to cross the road on me...at this point, I was beginning to think the whole world is after me today...SO far no one or thing in MEridian has tried to accost me
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Old 08-08-2011, 08:38 AM   #5930
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Anybody wanna take me home I swear I must have giant crosshairs on me today. Every critter, cage and big truck seems to be out to get me With SOG and TXJames out, I am beginning to wonder if I am next...I had to dodge 4 times the amount of usual deer on way to work including four with fawns caught between high fences. That was like trying to ride through a pinball machine in bonus play mode. Then a buzzard on a post decided to fly right at me for no apparent reason other than he could. Then a lime truck ran a stop sign to turn out in front of me and if that was not enough, some old man in Clifton was looking down at his lap and steered right into my lane, though I was gonna have to ride on the sidewalk Then on FM1991, a bunch of turkeys decided to cross the road on me...at this point, I was beginning to think the whole world is after me today...SO far no one or thing in MEridian has tried to accost me

Ghost....it's still early. Don't start feeling lucky just yet.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:10 AM   #5931
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Ghost....it's still early. Don't start feeling lucky just yet.
Found myself out in the dark last night running 390 west to pick up 290 for home. SOG and TxJames were very much on my mind. Kinda worked on my head a bit. Made it home with both TX TOR and USA TOR. Need to run Nutsy a bit further north this weekend.
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Old 08-08-2011, 09:59 AM   #5932
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Found myself out in the dark last night running 390 west to pick up 290 for home. SOG and TxJames were very much on my mind. Kinda worked on my head a bit. Made it home with both TX TOR and USA TOR. Need to run Nutsy a bit further north this weekend.
Kinda on my mind...both excellent riders that I respect their abilities. Hell, James is such a natural rider that make me work hard to keep with him...For him to fall...I feel like like I need to be super human to avoid all the shit out to get me The deer did not bother me as much as the damn 18 wheel lime truck that blocked the whole road leaving me no egress routes. Thankfully I was only running high 70s coming down that hill on 2602. Not the first time some of those pricks have done that...can contribute to a sense of roadrage
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Old 08-08-2011, 02:18 PM   #5933
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A SAD DAY.....Like Bulldozin The Cadillac Ranch near Amarillo

I just finished readin this post on the Western States forum....

PhilHill & I took a trip out to Cali a few years back & rode Hwy 50 (The Lonliest Road in America). I couldn't flippin believe my eyes when we got close enough to make out what it was up ahead on the side of the road. JUST AN AMAZING THING.

....& now it's gone....
read here..
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=649227
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Old 08-08-2011, 03:32 PM   #5934
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Kinda on my mind...both excellent riders that I respect their abilities. Hell, James is such a natural rider that make me work hard to keep with him...For him to fall...I feel like like I need to be super human to avoid all the shit out to get me The deer did not bother me as much as the damn 18 wheel lime truck that blocked the whole road leaving me no egress routes. Thankfully I was only running high 70s coming down that hill on 2602. Not the first time some of those pricks have done that...can contribute to a sense of roadrage
Been a speediot since '82 and never once blew a turn so bad that I had to leave the roadway. 'Til a few weeks ago, that is. Every rider is just one brain fart from getting off and this heat wave only compounds that risk. Seems to be affecting the cagers as well.
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Old 08-08-2011, 04:53 PM   #5935
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Went in to see TxJames today. WRONG!!! Released Sunday. Somebody tell how to heal up that quick.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:03 PM   #5936
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I would like to mention how great it was to see the support for TXJames. I've always known that motorcycling can be risky, but to see everyone doing what they could to take care of him and his bike was great.

Especially as I'm new to meeting anyone from here in person, it's a good side to see.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:23 PM   #5937
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Been a speediot since '82 and never once blew a turn so bad that I had to leave the roadway. 'Til a few weeks ago, that is. Every rider is just one brain fart from getting off and this heat wave only compounds that risk. Seems to be affecting the cagers as well.
Was I behind you at the time on 580? If so, I appear to be the common denominator. Uh-oh. Not good. And anyway, you made it. lol We were scooting pretty good.

As far as lessons to be learned friom the latest two?

Not much really.

Mine : Effin deer are starving and everywhere and all times of the day. Patterning is waaay off.

His : That stuff that is darker then the rest of the roadway and looks slicker than owl shit? Well, there's a good chance that it has liquefied in 106 degree heat and is , in fact, slicker than owl shit.





Txjames update. Sorry, David. I thought I had posted that he had gone home.

He will have his 4th CT scan in the a.m.. Can you say "cash cow"? I knew you could. He then meets with the paRTNER OF THE SURGEON AT 1. dANG CAPS LOCK. to discuss options.

He's in good spirits and the pain appears to be less today.
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Old 08-08-2011, 05:33 PM   #5938
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Was I behind you at the time on 580? If so, I appear to be the common denominator. Uh-oh. Not good.
Its the heidi's, they're the common denominator. Perhaps the road noise they make sounds like a deer feeder motor?

Plus you were a mile away when TXJames found that slick spot.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:00 PM   #5939
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For you campers inter group (SOG) the Gander Mtn. in Corsicana has MSR pot sets on clearance. I picked up a stainless classic set for $20. The had the Aluminum non stick stuff too but I don't like aluminum.
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Old 08-08-2011, 06:53 PM   #5940
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For you campers inter group (SOG) the Gander Mtn. in Corsicana has MSR pot sets on clearance. I picked up a stainless classic set for $20. The had the Aluminum non stick stuff too but I don't like aluminum.
I have the SS and i like it, I just got a Grillput grill last week so the only thing i am wanting now is a Kelty tarp and 2 poles
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