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by TorontoBoy
Thu Oct 21, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: protective gear
Replies: 13
Views: 4739

Re: protective gear

...the first part of your post is a bit condescending but i guess there are a lot of dopey people out there and need that spelled out... I have no idea of who you are and your riding experience. You say you have 0 years experience. Some riders think that with armour they are somehow very protected....
by TorontoBoy
Wed Oct 20, 2010 8:22 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Newb buying gear, confused by the options
Replies: 10
Views: 3989

Re: Newb buying gear, confused by the options

I buy gear new and used, always in person. I too, have a short financial leash. For gloves, you need to try them on to see if they fit your hands. Gloves can be expensive but are worth the extra cost for better protection and comfort. I recommend buying gloves from a retail store in your area, where...
by TorontoBoy
Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:40 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: protective gear
Replies: 13
Views: 4739

Re: protective gear

Summary: The protective gear is the one between your ears: Learn to ride safely, to predict, find and remove yourself from trouble spots before you are ever in danger, to stay away from drivers with psychological issues that want to kill you, either benignly or with intent. In the unlikely event tha...
by TorontoBoy
Tue Oct 19, 2010 9:26 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Buying an older bike as a begginner
Replies: 5
Views: 2763

Re: Buying an older bike as a begginner

Older bikes can offer excellent value for money and smiles per mile. That said, they are older and need maintenance. When considering the older bike note that consumables will need to be replaced, and their cost needs to be discounted from the purchase price. These include: tires (older than 5 years...
by TorontoBoy
Thu Jun 03, 2010 6:29 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: So I went to the Harley Dealers yesterday and ..........
Replies: 60
Views: 10390

Re: So I went to the Harley Dealers yesterday and ..........

The difference between the Sportster 883 Low and the Sportster 883 is the lower seat height. Low has mid controls and other Sportsters may have mid or forward controls. Other than that the bikes are identical. I think all Sporster Customs have forward controls. The Sportster is a fun bike to ride bu...
by TorontoBoy
Thu Jan 28, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Where do I go to obtain my M1 in Ontario?
Replies: 2
Views: 1547

Thunder Bay* A,B,C,D,E,F,G2,G,LM2,LM,M2,M,Z 1186 Memorial Ave, Unit 2
McIntyre Centre,
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 5K5 FAX: (807) 623-1905 Mon-Fri 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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by TorontoBoy
Sun Jan 17, 2010 7:16 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Need someones opinion
Replies: 13
Views: 3539

On the used market there are alternatives, all Honda Shadows:
-'82-'84 Honda VT500C Shadow
-Honda VLX 600

Both these bikes are very reliable, have similarly low seat heights, and will be lighter than the 750.

Since this is your second bike, get whatever you want!
by TorontoBoy
Sat Jan 09, 2010 3:02 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Can someone tell me what the hell this means?!...
Replies: 11
Views: 2647

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT WINDS OF AT LEAST 35 MPH OR WIND GUSTS OF AT LEAST 46 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES. USE EXTRA CAUTION. SMALL TREES... AND POWER LINES CAN ALSO BE BROUGHT DOWN BY WINDS IN THIS RANGE. It seems to be a...
by TorontoBoy
Sat Sep 26, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I might be done riding
Replies: 49
Views: 8796

...Single yes, clothes part check, no children check, young depends on what you consider young but shes like 30. Cute is a relative term that depends on a persons tastes. But to get to the real point shes a lesbian.... LOL I almost spat out my dinner! Hmmmmmm Thank you for clearing that up So recap...
by TorontoBoy
Sat Sep 19, 2009 9:28 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I might be done riding
Replies: 49
Views: 8796

No worries, if all that needs replacing is the rear tire. Ensure that the frame is not bent, as well as shocks. The earlier (before '97) VLXs had dual carbs and are pretty nice. Get a new rear tire from eBay and you're in business.
by TorontoBoy
Thu Sep 17, 2009 4:08 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: New Rider with Many Questions
Replies: 7
Views: 2995

Autosol is great for chrome. If you have any rust spots, use #0000 steel wool and it'll buff out quickly.
by TorontoBoy
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:51 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: A cautionary tale... Stepping up the Ladder of Risk
Replies: 13
Views: 4968

Thanks for the reminder. I trust you are all healed up with no lasting issues?
by TorontoBoy
Fri Sep 11, 2009 7:50 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: My first Bike the Honda CX 500 Deluxe
Replies: 7
Views: 6426

Congrats on the bike and the process to get her running. The CXs have an interesting past. Many British bike couriers used to use them for their job, supposedly they can go "'round the clock", or over 100,000 miles.
by TorontoBoy
Mon Sep 07, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: How pics can make you a better rider
Replies: 8
Views: 1998

Photo 0979 there is a guy in a white shirt and white helmet, with a yellow and black BMW, doing a left hand turn. His bike is leaning more than he is. In fact, he's counter-leaning. This reduces cornering clearance.

Or is this a camera angle issue?
by TorontoBoy
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Approaching Intersections
Replies: 20
Views: 3844

slow down, watch them like a hawk, and project the mental image of them being brutally beaten to death if they even think about turning in front of me and don't kill me. just me, though, and i think i have anger issues. It seems quite reasonable to me, after someone attempts to kill you with their ...
by TorontoBoy
Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: USED BIKE .... How OLD would be reasonable ...
Replies: 11
Views: 4795

Re: USED BIKE .... How OLD would be reasonable ...

... I'd bet it would depend on the make/model of bike, so I'll say that I am looking for a Kawasaki Ninja 500 or 650 or a Suzuki SV650. I'm currently interested in a 2001 Ninja 500 and a 2006 Ninja 650, but found a low-mileage (7300 mile) 1994 for a good price, too. I don't mind older if it's up to...
by TorontoBoy
Mon Aug 10, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Approaching Intersections
Replies: 20
Views: 3844

Left hand turners are the most likely killers of bikers in the city (Hough's Proficient Motorcycling), so I pay attention. Strategies for Intersections: 1. Speed up or slow down to use a cage as a blocker. The cage can be in front or behind you, it does not matter because you are deemed invisible to...
by TorontoBoy
Sun Aug 09, 2009 8:33 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Leather jacket thickness?
Replies: 18
Views: 22726

In general avoid "fashion leather" has thicknesses of 0.4-0.7 mm leather. Leather in the 2.0mm thickness would be very heavy, stiff and hot, so best left to cows. Motorcycle jackets with thicknesses of 1.0-1.6 mm are a good compromise. Cow is better than sheep. Fit is also important. If the jacket i...
by TorontoBoy
Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:39 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Jevco Motorcycle Insurance Review
Replies: 4
Views: 2421

Post here: GTA Motorcycles Insurance Forum . They have a couple brokers on board that ride bikes, and at least one of them is a Jevco broker. This area of the forum is great for those who ride in Ontario because it is so specific to our insurance. No matter, there have been a few Jevco threads that ...
by TorontoBoy
Wed Aug 05, 2009 6:32 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: New Boots
Replies: 5
Views: 1738

For small changes, you might take it to a shoemaker. They have some special spray and foot lasts that can stretch the toe. They do this with bunions and such.