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Originally Posted by MarioImpemba View Post

I didn't even bother riding my bike the past 2 weeks when it was 100 deg; rather just not ride when it's like that.

 

Without fail, everytime I see someone riding in shorts and a tshirt I just think, "damn, that dudes crazy!"; I don't even wear that much gear, but geeze!

 

In other news, I'm getting real tired of engine hiccups; might try to tackle swapping jets in the carb this weekend - never worked on a carb before.

 

I rode on sunday and it was about 95 degrees .  I had on full gauntlets and my Dainese Santa Monica jacket (why oh why did I change my order last minute from the perforated version in blue?)  I drank a little more water and pissed a little less but I was fine.  And I was even better after the quick rainstorms chopped the heat and the humidity

post #3077 of 4359
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Good lil piece on ATGATT in the summer here:

http://rideapart.com/2013/07/the-choice-is-yours-sweat-or-bleed/

Nice article. I have to admit I was skeptical but it's true that modern ventilated jackets are damned good at keeping you cool, especially riding at speed. I actually leave one of my liners in unless it's close to 90, as I've actually been COLD riding in 70-egree weather. Combined with a vented helmet at the right gloves, you can be perfectly comfortable riding fully geared in any weather.
post #3078 of 4359
Any Confederate enthusiasts on here?
post #3079 of 4359
By all accounts I've read Robert E. Lee was a pretty amicable fellow.
post #3080 of 4359
Seriously though, I like some of the newer bikes looks and the industrial design elements they incorporate. I saw a segment on a Velocity Channel show about the company and their newest model. They are cool, expensive, and essentially a one hundred plus year old engine design, which is cool but I think what you pay for is design over performance. Don't get me wrong, I like the bikes but I think they're overpriced and a more of a niche/boutique type of bike.
post #3081 of 4359
Good one JD. I think they have a lot of soul and character to the bikes, something which Harley has lot over time. With Terblance designing our bikes they definitely have great design however I think they're the Porsche 911 Turbos of the motorcycle world.
We plan on producing single cylinder motorcycles in India in the range of 3000-5000$, those have a phenomenal design, something to keep an eye out for.

I rode the B120 Wraith and nothing out there compares to it well that's not true, my uncle's Matchless, BSA and Norton from post WW2 era are quite special rides.
post #3082 of 4359
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Originally Posted by hayzum View Post

Any Confederate enthusiasts on here?


Interesting bikes but I can't get over the name.  My peers would look askance if I were to pull up astride one of those beasts bearing the name Confederate, especially considering my yearlong tan...


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 7/11/13 at 4:44am
post #3083 of 4359
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Interesting bikes but I can't get over the name.  My peers would look askance if I were to pull up astride one of those beasts bearing the name Confederate, especially considering my yearlong tan...

Name is definitely an issue, and what it says about the owners even more so.

Then again, if I was going to spend serious money on a bike like the wraith, I'd probably buy a Zero Engineering and a Vyrus both and still have money left over.

Or maybe a Falcon or resurrected Brough Superior.

Lots of great bikes if you have $100K+ to blow.
post #3084 of 4359
Anyone have experience with the BMW City or Summer pants?

I've been wearing my Maple jeans and I love them but they're fucking heavy.
post #3085 of 4359
You WOULD have Maple jeans. Was considering a pair but I usually stick to my regular selvedge or my Dianese summer riding pants (zips into my Air Frame jacket). Those are decent if you don't sit still too long. I find that in the warmer months I ride a lot more like a hooligan just to keep in motion. Luckily I get mostly approving nods from the cops around here. Triumphs have that effect on some people.

As for the customization bug, pipes, progressive suspension, airbox removal and re-jetting were the first things I did to my Triumph. I went with D&D pipes. Talk about injecting some spirit and comfort into your ride. For earplugs, I recommend Skull Screws. If you go with D&D, you'll need em.
post #3086 of 4359
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

You WOULD have Maple jeans. Was considering a pair but I usually stick to my regular selvedge or my Dianese summer riding pants (zips into my Air Frame jacket). Those are decent if you don't sit still too long. I find that in the warmer months I ride a lot more like a hooligan just to keep in motion. Luckily I get mostly approving nods from the cops around here. Triumphs have that effect on some people.

As for the customization bug, pipes, progressive suspension, airbox removal and re-jetting were the first things I did to my Triumph. I went with D&D pipes. Talk about injecting some spirit and comfort into your ride. For earplugs, I recommend Skull Screws. If you go with D&D, you'll need em.

I have been using Radian modlable ones: http://www.amazon.com/Radians-Custom-Molded-Earplugs-Blue/dp/B003A28OW6/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373654136&sr=8-1&keywords=radian+ear+plugs

They give a really nice sound drop, easily fit under a helmet, and are comfortable.
post #3087 of 4359
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

You WOULD have Maple jeans. Was considering a pair but I usually stick to my regular selvedge or my Dianese summer riding pants (zips into my Air Frame jacket). Those are decent if you don't sit still too long. I find that in the warmer months I ride a lot more like a hooligan just to keep in motion. Luckily I get mostly approving nods from the cops around here. Triumphs have that effect on some people.

As for the customization bug, pipes, progressive suspension, airbox removal and re-jetting were the first things I did to my Triumph. I went with D&D pipes. Talk about injecting some spirit and comfort into your ride. For earplugs, I recommend Skull Screws. If you go with D&D, you'll need em.

LOL. Yeah, guilty as charged. They're really not bad but i'm never buying shrink-to-fit anything ever again.

I just ordered the carbs power package from Triumph Performance USA. Airbox, jets and Dominator pipes. I was looking at those D&Ds for a minute but read something or the other about repacking and said I ain't got time for that.

I'm a little bit nervous about the install but the BA Moto how-to video makes it look pretty straightforward.
post #3088 of 4359
Go with eSquad jeans - much better than anything else out there.
post #3089 of 4359
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Originally Posted by akatsuki View Post

Go with eSquad jeans - much better than anything else out there.

Sold. But where can I get them in the U.S.?
post #3090 of 4359
I'm watching the second episode of this cool new show on the Discovery Channel right now, Philly Throttle:

http://dsc.discovery.com/tv-shows/philly-throttle
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