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post #6781 of 6912
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

Seriously, this is a pic of the rich people where I grew up and I would have killed to live in this split level.

 

hahaha. Not a split level but I always hated that house.  


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 9/5/16 at 6:58pm
post #6782 of 6912
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The dry clutches always sound broken to me. The S4R and faster bikes would be overkill for the kind of riding I'll be doing (winding country roads at 60mph or so), and what's got me thinking about the 696/796 Monsters is they're about the same power and price as the old S2R but have ABS standard. Here's the current front runner in my browser:



And a note about dummies on Craigslist. Some poor guy in dire financial straits has been trying to sell his 2014 Monster for five grand for about a month. Someone finally bought it - and promptly posted it for sale asking $7500. Genius, if the PO couldn't move it for five, you're not going to sell it for 50% more to the same market...

 

I like to do city riding, commuting, backroads as well as road trips so the extra hp makes sense for me. I need a jack of all trades: a nice handling bike that can weave through traffic, hit the backroads, still blast (up to a point) yet still tour.  This is my idea of touring

 

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796 has better suspension, a single swingarm and 100 extra cc's for very small premium.  You should offer $4500 just to fvck with him laugh2-smiley.gif?1292867631 


Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 9/5/16 at 8:29pm
post #6783 of 6912
OOF.

Just got back from a 5 day road trip through northern ontario and learned some lessons about my gear.

Specifically, that my new Sidi boots are indeed waterproof - meanwhile, none of my other gear is.

I think it's time for me to pull the trigger on an Aerostich R3.
post #6784 of 6912
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

OOF.

Just got back from a 5 day road trip through northern ontario and learned some lessons about my gear.

Specifically, that my new Sidi boots are indeed waterproof - meanwhile, none of my other gear is.

I think it's time for me to pull the trigger on an Aerostich R3.

 

Aren't you a little young to wear Aerostich?  I thought you had to prove that you were over 57 years old to even order it.

post #6785 of 6912
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

Aren't you a little young to wear Aerostich?  I thought you had to prove that you were over 57 years old to even order it.

Lol true.

The beard does age me a bit tho.

Seriously, i need waterproof gear.

what do you guys use?
post #6786 of 6912
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Lol true.

The beard does age me a bit tho.

Seriously, i need waterproof gear.

what do you guys use?

 

I got some bullshit Frogg Toggs that fold up to a nice little bundle.  Great for occasional sprinkles but getting caught the rainy season or in a monsoon?  Naahhhh

post #6787 of 6912
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I got some bullshit Frogg Toggs that fold up to a nice little bundle.  Great for occasional sprinkles but getting caught the rainy season or in a monsoon?  Naahhhh

I literally went to the hardware store in nowheresville and bought a pair of yellow rain pants that did sweet fuck all when it started coming down.
post #6788 of 6912
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I literally went to the hardware store in nowheresville and bought a pair of yellow rain pants that did sweet fuck all when it started coming down.

 

AHahahahaha.  I had a pair of those once with a jacket to match.

 

 

 

What about this 1 piece from Revit?

 

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post #6789 of 6912
I like it but legitimately question its efficacy.

I feel like it's no better than my $35 rain pants.

I'm eyeing a used RC-Light on the bay right now...
post #6790 of 6912
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Originally Posted by TRINI View Post

I like it but legitimately question its efficacy.

I feel like it's no better than my $35 rain pants.

I'm eyeing a used RC-Light on the bay right now...

 

The key is having a lightweight goretex type material that is waterproof from the outside yet lets water vapor escape, taped seams and waterproof zippers. Yo have way too many expensive jackets to switch to a Roadcrafter type jacket/suit full time.

post #6791 of 6912
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The key is having a lightweight goretex type material that is waterproof from the outside yet lets water vapor escape, taped seams and waterproof zippers. Yo have way too many expensive jackets to switch to a Roadcrafter type jacket/suit full time.

I should just stop riding in the rain.
post #6792 of 6912
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I should just stop riding in the rain.
This... this is what cars are for.
post #6793 of 6912
When riding in the rain 3 out of 5 times I clench up like a virgin at her first gang bang
post #6794 of 6912
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Originally Posted by Rumpelstiltskin View Post

When riding in the rain 3 out of 5 times I clench up like a virgin at her first gang bang

Ditto. I commuted by bike for years so I was in the rain often, and it seemed no motorcycle tires are made for it this side of off-road types. Now I typically look for a Starbucks, pull out my Kindle and wait it out. Rain and I have a troubled relationship anyway - every time I decided to ride it out, it got worse; every time I decided to pull over, it stopped immediately! :-)
post #6795 of 6912
In fairness tho, all my rain riding has been on road trips where stopping would be on a highway shoulder rather a Starbucks.

Rain suit might be the cheaper easier way to go.

Also, my new Racer High Racer gloves came in today.

Comfy.

http://www.racerglovesusa.com/high-racer-glove/
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