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by Andrew
Sat Jan 13, 2007 11:21 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: riding foot wear
Replies: 34
Views: 17430

that's good to know. They provide great grip as well. That comes in handy when you bike weighs 700+ pounds.
by Andrew
Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:12 pm
Forum: Trouble Shooting
Topic: gas tank
Replies: 9
Views: 2834

Britjoe wrote:A Match?
May not be much left to repaint
by Andrew
Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: riding foot wear
Replies: 34
Views: 17430

Combat boots have been working well for me, but I've never crashed in them so I don't know how they'd hold up. I wear the boots for work as well, so it's nice to be able to wear the same boots to ride to work as I wear all day.
by Andrew
Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Riding at night
Replies: 23
Views: 5268

the only problem is, you arent nicely lit! lol, just gotta watch out for crazy drivers. This is a good point. It's not just a matter of what you can see, but others seeing you. I wear bright yellow reflective gear both day and night, and while it may not look "cool," I don't really care about how I...
by Andrew
Sat Jan 13, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Do you have heated grips? Tell me what you think of them
Replies: 11
Views: 2548

Heated grips definetely come in handy, but as others have stated, they have their limitations. They make a real difference, but even with a good pair of winter gloves my fingers start to get cold as soon as I hit highway speeds. Fortunately it hasn't been below freezing too often here, but in a cold...
by Andrew
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:08 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Riding over rails
Replies: 9
Views: 2169

Good comments from everybody. Is there a problem with being paranoid? Better safe than sorry...
by Andrew
Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:00 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Riding at night
Replies: 23
Views: 5268

I know that my High Intensity headlight is much brighter than those on my truck. Either way you have to cut back on speed and stay alert. This time of year it's dark for both my ride into work and my ride home, so I get lots of practice. Have you taken the MSF course? They teach about not outriding ...
by Andrew
Mon Jan 08, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Buying first bike, "600cc+"
Replies: 16
Views: 4734

When it comes down to it, you're spending your money to get your bike that you have to ride. I think that the standard advice about size of a bike is a good guideline, but there can be many factors that weigh in on the decision. Only you can decide if you are responsible enough to ease your way into...
by Andrew
Mon Jan 08, 2007 11:36 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Nana-nana-na-nah!
Replies: 12
Views: 3061

Gummiente, you look like you're falling asleep...almost looks like she's the one excited to see you!
by Andrew
Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:57 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Just got my first bike! (problem)
Replies: 7
Views: 2284

I can't help you with the transmission problem, but I've learned this lesson with projects....always allow a little more time than you think is neccessary. I like to do projects on my house (new doors, put in wood floors, ect.) and the first time I do it it always takes me about twice the amount of ...
by Andrew
Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:20 am
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Interesting interpretation on crimes in a war zone...
Replies: 79
Views: 21585

How about instead of giving them money, pay for them to go to school if they haven't already. That way they can support themselves and earn a living.

They already will get their disability and other forms of support, but I definetly don't agree with a cash compensation. At least not too big of one.
by Andrew
Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:13 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: headsets and cellphones
Replies: 19
Views: 5517

My phone goes in the side cases so checking it is not even an option until I get off the bike. I have to be able to be reached at all times for work, but very rarely am I riding for more than an hour and I just tell myself that any message can wait the few minutes until the next stop. Anyway, it see...
by Andrew
Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:05 am
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Good choice for a first bike?
Replies: 12
Views: 3118

I would tend to disagree with some of the sentiments above. If you take your time and are smart about how you progress on the bike, neither the weight nor the power of a katana should be too much. The concern for me would be on the condition and value of the bike. Buying used is a crapshoot. It can ...
by Andrew
Thu Dec 14, 2006 8:55 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Battery Question
Replies: 16
Views: 3830

To prevent frying your battery or having to go through the hassle of trying to push start it, I would go ahead and purchace the trickle charger. Bring the battery upstairs to charge it and it should be ready to go when you need it. I just went to an car parts store(Auto Zone, Advantage, Oriellys ect...
by Andrew
Mon Dec 11, 2006 3:11 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Christmas present budget?
Replies: 16
Views: 5609

Less than $20 for sure. I might send cards to people, but that's it. My wife and I have a deal that we wont' buy presents for each other and save that money to take a trip or do something fun later on. I love the holidays and love spending time with people, but I hate giving as well as receiving gif...
by Andrew
Tue Dec 05, 2006 3:15 pm
Forum: The Soap Box
Topic: Population Control
Replies: 61
Views: 14141

That doesn't sound like hitler, but it's definetly a policy unfit for any nation based on freedom. That sounds like something China would come up with.
by Andrew
Tue Dec 05, 2006 1:35 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Yet another jacket thread... but with specifics!
Replies: 3
Views: 3923

Rode yesterday in about 30 degree weather in my Olympia jacket. With the liner in and a sweatshirt underneath I was a little chilly, but at 70+ mph that was to be expected. I think it does a very good job.
by Andrew
Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:44 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: The world is full of stupid people.
Replies: 11
Views: 2831

Freezing in Texas? Where in Texas does it freeze? My family lives is SE Texas near Beaumont and it doesnt freeze down there much - maybe a little frost in the morning but that is it. It was below freezing this morning riding in to work, and by then it had already warmed up 5-10 degrees. Most driver...
by Andrew
Mon Dec 04, 2006 9:42 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Traffic jams...
Replies: 13
Views: 3167

I commute with my bike, so I deal with traffic jams just about every day. If it's at a complete stop, just take your time when getting it going again. The annoying part is when traffic is moving just slow enough that you can't really maintain your momentum, but can't afford to stop either. In that c...
by Andrew
Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:02 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Need gaiters and gloves. brrrrrr
Replies: 6
Views: 2127

qwerty, where in TX are you?

I'm about 10 degrees warmer but dealing with the same wind problems. We've actually had gusts well above 40 mph, and even with my 175lbs on a 700lb bike those winds blow me around like I was nothing.