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by Amdonim
Tue Nov 08, 2016 3:30 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: New bike ideas
Replies: 2
Views: 4635

New bike ideas

I'm planning on buying a new bike next year when I pay off my truck. I'd like to start planning now, but I really don't know exactly what I want. Here's my must haves: Everyday comfort, close to standard riding position. Hard luggage is a plus. Top priority is power. I really like the F6b, but I wan...
by Amdonim
Mon Oct 03, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: (Kinda) New Bike Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

Re: (Kinda) New Bike Day

Thanks. I didn't really have a pattern to work on so I just tried to look at modern street fighters and try to get close to that. Didn't realize how much rake this bike has until I took the fairing off, but it came out pretty close to what I wanted it. And it is a BLAST to ride. Getting used to the ...
by Amdonim
Mon Oct 03, 2016 12:40 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: (Kinda) New Bike Day
Replies: 5
Views: 1634

(Kinda) New Bike Day

I've had my C10 Connie for about 4 years, and about a year ago I started itching for something different. The Connie is a great bike, but it's lack of airflow and furnace blast engine make it a poor choice for the Deep South climate. In the process of shopping for a new bike, my wife and I discovere...
by Amdonim
Tue Jun 21, 2016 6:11 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Tire pressures
Replies: 2
Views: 2659

Re: Tire pressures

I'm also concerned that's too much pressure. The other problem you might run in to is reduced grip. The harder a tire is the less grip you have because the contact patch is smaller.
by Amdonim
Fri Jun 17, 2016 9:39 am
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: I Ride With Jesus
Replies: 6
Views: 3423

Re: I Ride With Jesus

Welcome!
by Amdonim
Sun Jun 12, 2016 9:09 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Parking question
Replies: 5
Views: 2474

Re: Parking question

If the parking is asphalt, you'll need something to put under your kickstand. A flattened soda can will work. A kickstand will cut right through hot asphalt and the bike could tip.
by Amdonim
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:55 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: What kind of motorcycle would fit a very big guy?
Replies: 10
Views: 5177

Re: What kind of motorcycle would fit a very big guy?

Not sure what your budget is, but if money were no object, another outside the box possibility would be to go to a custom shop and have them build something bespoke. Again, that will be ultra pricey as any custom motorcyle would be, but it might be worth a shot.
by Amdonim
Thu Jun 09, 2016 2:52 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: What kind of motorcycle would fit a very big guy?
Replies: 10
Views: 5177

Re: What kind of motorcycle would fit a very big guy?

I second the Honda Goldwing F6B. It will probably be a hard bike to learn on, but it's got a lot of space front to back and a big torque motor. If I recall correctly the seat was very wide and long so you'd have room to move around.
by Amdonim
Tue Jun 07, 2016 12:53 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Most Important Gear??
Replies: 29
Views: 8671

Re: Most Important Gear??

This doesn't exactly fall under the usual protective gear concerns, but don't forget hearing protection. Even with a full face helmet, noise at highway speeds can easily reach above 100dB and damage your ears. The quirky thing about hearing damage is your ears don't heal (specifically, the hair cel...
by Amdonim
Fri Jun 03, 2016 7:43 pm
Forum: Start Your Engines - Introduce Yourself
Topic: newbie
Replies: 4
Views: 1864

Re: newbie

What's the issue?
by Amdonim
Thu Jun 02, 2016 9:51 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Most Important Gear??
Replies: 29
Views: 8671

Re: Most Important Gear??

True I didn't think about it that way.
by Amdonim
Sat May 28, 2016 9:26 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Diesel Hydraulic drive M/C
Replies: 4
Views: 2853

Re: Diesel Hydraulic drive M/C

That is one of the coolest bikes I've ever seen. Sign me up.
by Amdonim
Sat May 28, 2016 9:17 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Most Important Gear??
Replies: 29
Views: 8671

Re: Most Important Gear??

Northern Alabama routinely reaches the lower teens around February. Snow is common. But yes most of the year is mercilessly hot.

Edit: I realize the teens must not seem that cold, but it is for us. I have no concept of what subzero temperatures actually mean, but it seems unpleasant.
by Amdonim
Sat May 28, 2016 9:26 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Most Important Gear??
Replies: 29
Views: 8671

Re: Most Important Gear??

Bee, june bug, any large flying insect. You'd be surprised what they feel like at 60mph. The impact will raise a welt on unprotected skin. And there's small objects kicked up by cars like stones, etc. +1 "Dress for the crash" does have a point, but all this stuff also protects you in everyday ridin...
by Amdonim
Thu May 26, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Any thoughts, advice, recommendations on Bluetooth motorcycle helmets
Replies: 9
Views: 3180

Re: Any thoughts, advice, recommendations on Bluetooth motorcycle helmets

I tried a few different solutions for music and navigation, and honestly the best thing I've found is a good set of earplug style headphones. I get $15 ones from walmart and I have a Nike skullcap I wear to cover my ears. The skullcap holds them in place really well, the sound quality is a lot bette...
by Amdonim
Sun May 24, 2015 12:42 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Discuss: Favorite motorcycle sound?
Replies: 40
Views: 9039

Re: Discuss: Favorite motorcycle sound?

My favorite sound isn't a particular motorcycle. Mine is the sound of a carbureted bike during engine braking. That kind of bubbling sound.
by Amdonim
Wed May 06, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: How many crashes in how many years?
Replies: 42
Views: 10836

Re: How many crashes in how many years?

Now that I think about it, there was one time I stopped for gas. I got to close to the pump and instead of trying to fix it, I just got off on the wrong side instead. Halfway off I tripped, and grabbed the bike with my other foot, brought the whole thing down on my legs. Worst part was that like 10 ...
by Amdonim
Wed May 06, 2015 12:00 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: How many crashes in how many years?
Replies: 42
Views: 10836

Re: How many crashes in how many years?

No crashes so far in 9 years and about 100k miles. I dropped my first bike a hand full of times in the driveway (really bad pavement). Closest I came was being forced onto an off ramp by a dump truck and discovering that all traffic on said off ramp was stopped. Didn't have enough braking distance s...
by Amdonim
Sun May 03, 2015 4:01 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Cee Bailey vs. Rifle
Replies: 2
Views: 1708

Re: Cee Bailey vs. Rifle

I should mention, I'm open to any suggestions, not just these two. They come highly recommended, but I'll consider any shield suitable for a hot environment.
by Amdonim
Sun May 03, 2015 1:31 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Cee Bailey vs. Rifle
Replies: 2
Views: 1708

Cee Bailey vs. Rifle

Subject says it all, I want to buy a new windshield this week for my Connie. I'm leaning more towards the Cee Bailey, but I'm not 100% certain. Does the vent actually provide a noticeable amount of air?