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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

No.

You want your first bike to be operational and get as much road time as possible. I was tempted to go down this path myself and everyone cautioned me against it as I'd spend more time wrenching than riding.

Just get another bike. A new or nearly new one.

I've got nothing against getting a new or nearly new bike, but I definitely don't want a sport looking bike, and the options for newer standards are pretty much nonexistent.
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

Just buy a used TU250X... same 70s charm, none of the 70s problems (rotted rubber hoses, carbs, rust). Throw some lower bars and a cafe seat on........ finito

Extremely difficult to find at a decent price, but this will probably be the plan.
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A lil something for Mark:

http://vimeo.com/32895451

This has got me feeling some type of way, amazing. Talk about spirited driving, but that dude is crazy to be wearing no gear and half helmet driving around like that.
post #4367 of 4604
http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/mcd/4456274042.html Get to it
post #4368 of 4604
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Originally Posted by Cool The Kid View Post

http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/mcd/4456274042.html Get to it


13,200 is low miles? On a 2009?
post #4369 of 4604
How much work do you guys do on your bikes when you pull them out of storage?

I'm planning to go change the oil again even though it would have been changed right before I put it away for the winter... 20 miles on it, but with how long I waited to pull it out this year...it might have been almost 6 months since the last change.
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

How much work do you guys do on your bikes when you pull them out of storage?

I'm planning to go change the oil again even though it would have been changed right before I put it away for the winter... 20 miles on it, but with how long I waited to pull it out this year...it might have been almost 6 months since the last change.

I could be wrong, but I don't think that is necessary. If you changed it right before putting it away, the oil is clean. The whole reason for changing it before putting it away is to avoid dirty oil degrading the engine parts.
post #4371 of 4604
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Originally Posted by Tck13 View Post
Motoport was what I was considering for my next outfit instead of leather. Have you tried the one piece suits and how comfortable is your jacket? I like Aerostitch as well.

I have recently replaced a two-piece Aerostich Roadcrafter with Motoport stretch kevlar.  I absolutely prefer the Motoport.  The ballistic nylon and Gore-Tex laminate of the 'stich is just not that flexible or breathable.  The stretch kevlar moves with you, has give, and lets a bit of wind sift through it.  It is also lined in mesh instead of some clingy sheer synthetic woven fabric.

post #4372 of 4604
Friends, talk to me about front suspension. It's the next upgrade I'm planning on for the bike.

Options are:

Progressive springs
Linear springs
Intiminator valves + linear springs

Any of the above are supposed to be noticeable upgrades from the stock springs but just wondering if anyone's had experience with them.
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I bought a Vanson perforated stallion, but it was too small and had to return it. I know it has been beaten to death, but how does Dainese compare both in terms of sizing and quality? Also, why are the prices on their jackets so variable?

This one for example is $500: http://www.dainese.com/us_en/motorbike/g-laguna-evo-pelle-estivo.html?cat=12&subcat=13
but this one is $800:http://www.dainese.com/us_en/motorbike/g-super-speed-c2-pelle.html?cat=12&subcat=13#tech
post #4374 of 4604
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

Friends, talk to me about front suspension. It's the next upgrade I'm planning on for the bike.

Options are:

Progressive springs
Linear springs
Intiminator valves + linear springs

Any of the above are supposed to be noticeable upgrades from the stock springs but just wondering if anyone's had experience with them.
I have Race tech catridge emulators.... front end is too stiff, rear end is like jello

If you can get a full on cartridge
post #4375 of 4604
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

I bought a Vanson perforated stallion, but it was too small and had to return it. I know it has been beaten to death, but how does Dainese compare both in terms of sizing and quality? Also, why are the prices on their jackets so variable?

This one for example is $500: http://www.dainese.com/us_en/motorbike/g-laguna-evo-pelle-estivo.html?cat=12&subcat=13
but this one is $800:http://www.dainese.com/us_en/motorbike/g-super-speed-c2-pelle.html?cat=12&subcat=13#tech

Th second jacket has more leather, more danced materials, and more safety features. Whether they're worth the money is another thing...
post #4376 of 4604
Well, what's your thought? Do you have any thoughts on sizing?
post #4377 of 4604
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

I bought a Vanson perforated stallion, but it was too small and had to return it. I know it has been beaten to death, but how does Dainese compare both in terms of sizing and quality? Also, why are the prices on their jackets so variable?

This one for example is $500: http://www.dainese.com/us_en/motorbike/g-laguna-evo-pelle-estivo.html?cat=12&subcat=13
but this one is $800:http://www.dainese.com/us_en/motorbike/g-super-speed-c2-pelle.html?cat=12&subcat=13#tech


Vanson have a generous cut and will fit the full figured rider well but Dainese are slim cut...very slim cut.  Eat 1 big mac too many and you won't have room for the liner. 

 

The G. Laguna  Evo  is only partial tutu leather (whever the heck that is) and part cordura while the G. Super Speed C2 is all leather (expansion joints expluded.

Leather Dainese jackets usually run from about 500 - 900. Anytime you see any cheaper, it will probably be old stock or a discontinued model. Materials used also affect price. Let me use an example that I know.  The Racing and the Santa Monica jackets are two very similar appearing jackets with supposedly similar construction.  They both appear to have metal inserts in the shoulders but they are made of two different materials: the Santa Monica has titanium while the Racing has cheaper aluminum inserts.  The fit is also different:  the Santa Monica has a sleeker silhouette while the Racing has a boxier fit (IMO).  The leather in the Santa Monica is a better grade that you can tell by just touching it.  The Santa Monica is/was $800-$850 while the racing is $500.  I have a Santa Monica and it is a great jacket.  Extremely flexible genuine 3 season jacket.  And the leather is so friggin supple...it's like buddah!!! I am still pissed I bought it in black instead of the blue pictured below.

 

Racing

 

http://stores.sportbiketrackgear.com/images/InitialSet/dainese_racing_pelle_jkt_black_red_1000.jpg

 

Santa Monica

http://www.ml-shop.de/ebay2/images/Dainese/09/santa_monica_black_coll.jpg
 


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 5/13/14 at 9:28pm
post #4378 of 4604
Vanson has a generous cut? My understanding was they are very slim, and like I said, I ordered my suit jacket size and found it too small in the chest. Dainese jackets are slimmer?
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Vanson is known to have a very generous cut while Dainese does not.  The one caveat is that older style 80s and 90s Dainese were cut larger than the current models


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 5/14/14 at 11:09am
post #4380 of 4604
My biggest problem with Dainese is their ridiculous logo-ing of everything. But definitely great quality stuff IMO.
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