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by redwing
Tue Oct 30, 2012 1:06 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What's the coldest you willingly ride in?
Replies: 23
Views: 6484

Re: What's the coldest you willingly ride in?

Last night I rode in 48 degrees temp... and all was good except the bridge of my noise. Very cold for me. I use layered clothing and I stay warm but don't get into really cold temps. Living in Louisiana, US I rarely see any extreme weather. Had gloves, jacket, and flannel line pants, with long johns...
by redwing
Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:14 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: added rider's safety
Replies: 16
Views: 5871

Re: added rider's safety

I admit it looks tremendously dorky, but I'm still a great believer in reflective tape and HiViz. Thumper... lots of night time visibility ...good..... I think your Rockster has a kit available to make the turn signals into running lights. Does yours have this feature? There are add on lights I can...
by redwing
Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: added rider's safety
Replies: 16
Views: 5871

added rider's safety

I added a reflective cloth strip to my back pack and jacket. The idea is a driver coming up from behind will see the strips waving like a flag or a banner. A moving strip of light...light snake. What ya think???? Robert http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae327/redwing1200/SAM_00382.jpg http://i984.p...
by redwing
Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:23 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Looking for another bike. BMW?
Replies: 8
Views: 2904

Re: Looking for another bike. BMW?

Ah, a man with superior taste R1200R my man. I'm just plain thick... so how do you like your R1200R. It is my first bike and I can not compare it to another bike. But I really like the handling and power. The R has weight ratio to torque and horsepower that you find with corvettes and the like. Als...
by redwing
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:55 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Wind Noise = deal breaker
Replies: 28
Views: 21186

Re: Wind Noise = deal breaker

A good helmet is important but cost is always a factor. I have a Quest from Shoie (full face) and the helmet's best quality is stability at 80 or 90 mph or less. The previous helmet I owned wanted to lift up at freeway speeds ... bad aerodynamics. The greatest change in noise came when I started put...
by redwing
Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:24 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Looking for another bike. BMW?
Replies: 8
Views: 2904

Re: Looking for another bike. BMW?

dablade... I gots a BMW ... an R1200R 2008and it's naked. I got my bike at 57, three years ago and it is very sweet. A R1200RT weighs about 560 wet...which is a faried bike. The R bikes have the traditional BMW motor. The K bikes have a inline 4 and have been called top heavy ...but several models f...
by redwing
Sat Sep 11, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: MC vs RC
Replies: 9
Views: 3272

Re: MC vs RC

Are the patches or colors regulated by the motorcycle clubs. I here that a round patch has to be OKed.???
Seems a little extreme.

Robert
by redwing
Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: People and crappy attitudes
Replies: 43
Views: 9750

Re: People and crappy attitudes

Any of these tweak your interest, lol

Image


Beemer motor..??? ...naw :starwars:
by redwing
Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Automatic motorcycles, yay or nay?
Replies: 13
Views: 3103

Re: Automatic motorcycles, yay or nay?

My bike has a Pingel Electric Shift and while I do use the clutch the Pingel can be set up where the clutch is not used...except for starting and stopping. Just push a button on the handle bar and up or down is the next gear. One positive point about the Pingel is a fast shift... the bike's coil is ...
by redwing
Tue Sep 07, 2010 2:19 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: People and crappy attitudes
Replies: 43
Views: 9750

Re: People and crappy attitudes

http://www.visordown.com/product-news/finally-somewhere-to-carry-my-handgun/12683.html I think this is to extreme ...... I'm probably the only one here to carry a hand gun -NOT- OK, let's say for an eeny-weeny teeny little minute I was gonna take this "product" seriously.... (not) ..... They show i...
by redwing
Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:07 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: People and crappy attitudes
Replies: 43
Views: 9750

Re: People and crappy attitudes

I try to wave at everyone ... but I might miss a few..

http://www.visordown.com/product-news/f ... 12683.html

I think this is to extreme ......
I'm probably the only one here to carry a hand gun -NOT-
by redwing
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:49 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Riding motorcycles can keep you young
Replies: 11
Views: 2810

Re: Riding motorcycles can keep you young

Go gsJack.... I'll be 58 this month.

Robert
by redwing
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:45 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Time to buy tires.
Replies: 17
Views: 5091

Re: Time to buy tires.

I got a set of Michelin Pilot Road 2 for $270.00 w/free shipping from http://www.compacc.com . But no company stock. :lol:
They sell those jeans you mentioned too. Thanks.

Robert
by redwing
Sat Jun 19, 2010 6:00 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Guys PLEASE give me some good tips on online parts suppliers
Replies: 7
Views: 3770

Re: Guys PLEASE give me some good

I like http://www.newenough.com http://www.compacc.com http://www.foxcreekleather.com and even though dealers are popular for charging high prices I would price a part then compare them at sight like bikerbandit and others.

Robert
by redwing
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Riding motorcycles can keep you young
Replies: 11
Views: 2810

Re: Riding motorcycles can keep you young

I also agree. I remember hearing 3 things can improve brain power... cognitive ability learning to play a musical instrument, learning to speak a foreign language ,and puzzles.. Learning to ride a bike is much the puzzle and I got to be thinking about what's going on and I'm 57 ...my dad would tell ...
by redwing
Sat Jun 19, 2010 5:34 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Cool vs.Cool
Replies: 26
Views: 5049

Re: Cool vs.Cool

90 degrees, I wish. Try 110 in the shade. 90 is a cold spell where I live. Mesh all the way in summer. Leather and textile in Fall/Winter. Not the best protection but I'm not sitting in my own personal sauna either. If I were to get chainmail it would have to be made from Magnesium. Imagine the Fou...
by redwing
Wed Jun 16, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: MC vs RC
Replies: 9
Views: 3272

Re: MC vs RC

Lots of good information. Thanks jstark47 ... I'll be reading through it.

Robert
by redwing
Tue Jun 15, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: MC vs RC
Replies: 9
Views: 3272

Re: MC vs RC

Thanks Gummiente ...Are 1%-ers and motorcycle clubs the same or different?

Robert
by redwing
Tue Jun 15, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: MC vs RC
Replies: 9
Views: 3272

MC vs RC

What's the difference between a motorcycle club and a riders club?

Robert
by redwing
Mon Jun 14, 2010 11:58 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Cool vs.Cool
Replies: 26
Views: 5049

Re: Cool vs.Cool

I wear leather... even when it is hot. If I'm moving the heat doesn't bother me much... 3 vents on each side and the sleeves unzipped. Sitting at a red light and wearing nothin' I would be sweating ...so...I try to not ride in 90 degree if I can.

Robert