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post #3586 of 4356

I think I'll snag a pair of S4i ruggeds, those look up to the job, and they come in orange! Thanks Rumpie.

 

@mario, I never knew about those. Are they worth $20 for two pieces of foam?

post #3587 of 4356

You get (3) pair shipped for that price. You don't have to go with that brand, either, that's just what I have experience with. You can probably get foam tips at local stores.

 

They're much more comfy, to me, than the rubbery tips, and will stay put as they're exactly the same as putting in foam ear plugs. They also isolate outside noise like crazy (may be a bad thing on a bike).

 

These are usually highly recommended, too:

 

http://www.amazon.com/Shure-PA910M-Replacement-SE530PTH-Earphones/dp/B000NDHIKY

post #3588 of 4356

Guys, I need a pep talk. Out in Boston I'm closing out another season with no offs ::Knock on wood. Let two cars go for road Karma::.

 

But I'm finding myself wussing out in corners. After a wild ride on empty streets tonight, I realized just how tame I've been riding.

 

You know how it goes. You see a promising corner approaching. Nice road grade, well paved, slightly sharp angle.  A little exclamation point appears over your head and you think, "I wonder what speed and lean angle I could hit that at."  You're moving along at a good clip. So what'll it be bub: maintain steady throttle, increase lean and roll it on from the get go? Or feather the breaks, downshift steadily and try for a non-emasculating apex launch.

 

Well, lately, I've been going for the downshift.

 

Maybe I'm just still too new. Maybe I don't trust my bike yet. Or maybe its because I lost some good chrome last time I rode with a Daytona at dusk. But I'm not pushing myself.


Edited by BostonHedonist - 9/20/13 at 6:12am
post #3589 of 4356
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post
 

Guys, I need a pep talk. Out in Boston I'm closing out another season with no offs ::Knock on wood. Let two cars go for road Karma::.

 

But I'm find myself wussing out in corners. After a wild ride on empty streets tonight, I realized just how tame I've been riding.

 

You know how it goes. You see a promising corner approaching. Nice road grade, well paved, slightly sharp angle.  A little exclamation point appears over your head and you think, "I wonder what speed and lean angle I could hit that at."  You're moving along at a good clip. So what'll it be bub: maintain steady throttle, increase lean and roll it on from the get go? Or feather the breaks, downshift steadily and try for a non-emasculating apex launch.

 

Well, lately, I've been going for the downshift.

 

Maybe I'm just still too new. Maybe I don't trust my bike yet. Or maybe its because I lost some good chrome last time I rode with a Daytona at dusk. But I'm not pushing myself.

 

I bet you are holding your breath and squeezing your sphincter as you contemplate your choices.  I get like that when I haven't ridden in a while and it takes time toget back up to speed. 

 

 

exhale

 

exhale

 

exhale

 

then PUSH that bar and slide a little off that seat.


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 9/20/13 at 6:28am
post #3590 of 4356

Moto Guzzi V7

 

This thing is grogeous

 

Custom Moto Guzzi V7

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Custom Moto Guzzi V7

post #3591 of 4356

This one is for Trini

 

Yamaha XV920

 

Yamaha Virago custom motorcycle

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post #3592 of 4356
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post
 

Guys, I need a pep talk. Out in Boston I'm closing out another season with no offs ::Knock on wood. Let two cars go for road Karma::.

 

But I'm find myself wussing out in corners. After a wild ride on empty streets tonight, I realized just how tame I've been riding.

 

You know how it goes. You see a promising corner approaching. Nice road grade, well paved, slightly sharp angle.  A little exclamation point appears over your head and you think, "I wonder what speed and lean angle I could hit that at."  You're moving along at a good clip. So what'll it be bub: maintain steady throttle, increase lean and roll it on from the get go? Or feather the breaks, downshift steadily and try for a non-emasculating apex launch.

 

Well, lately, I've been going for the downshift.

 

Maybe I'm just still too new. Maybe I don't trust my bike yet. Or maybe its because I lost some good chrome last time I rode with a Daytona at dusk. But I'm not pushing myself.

 

Is your knee on the ground ? Cause if not, means you can go faster/harder.

 
Like said before, just push on your bar and keep the acceleration steady. Yeah. Push. Don't pull. And down shift before leaning in, not while, not after.
post #3593 of 4356
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This one is for Trini

I actually love the Guzzi more shog[1].gif

CRD does awesome bikes.
post #3594 of 4356
Have any of you guys ever done an Edelweiss or other European motorcycle tours?

I'm trying to be more proactive with my vacation planning and combine a couple of interests while I'm at it.
post #3595 of 4356
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Originally Posted by BostonHedonist View Post

Guys, I need a pep talk. Out in Boston I'm closing out another season with no offs ::Knock on wood. Let two cars go for road Karma::.

But I'm find myself wussing out in corners. After a wild ride on empty streets tonight, I realized just how tame I've been riding.

You know how it goes. You see a promising corner approaching. Nice road grade, well paved, slightly sharp angle.  A little exclamation point appears over your head and you think, "I wonder what speed and lean angle I could hit that at."  You're moving along at a good clip. So what'll it be bub: maintain steady throttle, increase lean and roll it on from the get go? Or feather the breaks, downshift steadily and try for a non-emasculating apex launch.

Well, lately, I've been going for the downshift.

Maybe I'm just still too new. Maybe I don't trust my bike yet. Or maybe its because I lost some good chrome last time I rode with a Daytona at dusk. But I'm not pushing myself.
Prob a good idea to ride within your limits on the street

But confidence just comes with time and practice.
post #3596 of 4356
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Nice

Buy 2 helmets, you are going to crush so much punani

Just get a couple thousand miles down first... learning in NYC is fucking brutal.

Yeah, i'm hoping a side effect of the bike is slaying puss, i'm not too worried haha. How is riding in NYC brutal, coming from someone like yourself who has done it?
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Good for you buddy. Just start getting miles under your belt. And for chrissake wear full gear for as long as you can bear it.

Thanks man, and absolutely. I'm not a squid.

Question for the folks here, would you guys take a 250cc bike on the highway for an extended period of time?
post #3597 of 4356
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Yeah, i'm hoping a side effect of the bike is slaying puss, i'm not too worried haha.

Just make sure you're fully comfortable on the bike before putting someone else on there.
post #3598 of 4356
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Have any of you guys ever done an Edelweiss or other European motorcycle tours?

I'm trying to be more proactive with my vacation planning and combine a couple of interests while I'm at it.

 

<==not a rich man

post #3599 of 4356
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Have any of you guys ever done an Edelweiss or other European motorcycle tours?

I'm trying to be more proactive with my vacation planning and combine a couple of interests while I'm at it.

I've thought about that Himalayan tour where they have the royal enfield bikes (or maybe there is more than one tour operator). Saw some discounted availability on the Clymb after reading about it in a magazine and was tempted. I think I'd prefer to do it somewhere less comfortable. In Europe, I can easily communicate with locals, use the internet, find places to stay and attractions. So there I feel like it might be restricting to be with a tour group that has everything planned out.

I wouldn't know wtf I was doing out in the Himalayas and might have more trouble communicating with the locals. So then I would be happy to have guides showing me around, bringing food, and handling any breakdowns/repairs.
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Question for the folks here, would you guys take a 250cc bike on the highway for an extended period of time?

I don't know what you mean by extended but it should be fine. Your 250 will probably be as fast as my oldass 400, and I'm ok with that on the highway. Might not flow with the fast lane, but you've got enough speed for most highways.
post #3600 of 4356
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

I've thought about that Himalayan tour where they have the royal enfield bikes (or maybe there is more than one tour operator). Saw some discounted availability on the Clymb after reading about it in a magazine and was tempted. I think I'd prefer to do it somewhere less comfortable. In Europe, I can easily communicate with locals, use the internet, find places to stay and attractions. So there I feel like it might be restricting to be with a tour group that has everything planned out.

I wouldn't know wtf I was doing out in the Himalayas and might have more trouble communicating with the locals. So then I would be happy to have guides showing me around, bringing food, and handling any breakdowns/repairs..

I've read about that tour as well and it looks great.

Re: the European tour, I'm looking at those because I've always wanted to visit Scandinavia to take some photos of the fjords and whatnot. This 13-day trip takes you through Norway, Sweden, Denmark, etc and for ~$3K, covers bike, tour and hotel.

http://www.motorbiketourseurope.com/motorbike-tours-to-europe/
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