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Motorcycles

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Tck13, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. BostonHedonist

    BostonHedonist Senior member

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    My feelings for Gasolina Boots have deepened, and not for the positive. Yesterday I had this happen to my new-ish boots while zipping them up:
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    I contacted customer service more than 24 hours ago and haven't heard back yet... Let's see if I hear from them.
     
  2. TRINI

    TRINI Senior member

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    Damn - i hope they take care of that for you. No issues with mine (yet)
     
  3. Rumpelstiltskin

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    It's the only colour it comes in. Fortunately it comes with all the bells & whistles: ABS, traction control, electronic suspension, tire pressure monitor, on board computer, quick shifter, heated grips, the Akra exhaust and some carbon fiber bits and pieces.
     
  4. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Get on your knees and thank God/Allah/Jehovah/Zeus or even that fat happy big belly dude that the zipper failed at home and not during a slide
     
  5. Fang66

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    Not their fault that a YKK zipper broke, but yeah hopefully they would have returned your contact more promptly.
     
  6. brokencycle

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    Their customer service response seems to be sporadic. I once waited two or three days to get a response. Once I responded to their response they were always very prompt.
     
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  7. BostonHedonist

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    Right, well I heard back this morning. They were apologetic and said I could take it to a repair shop and they would Paypal me reimbursement for the job up to $30. I took it to the local shoe guy who charged $20. So they're taking care of it.
     
  8. TRINI

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  9. Rumpelstiltskin

    Rumpelstiltskin Senior member

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    "Dress for the slide (or for flying through a car window), not the ride."
     
  10. MarioImpemba

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    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.
     
  11. Rumpelstiltskin

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    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
     
  12. epb

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    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.
     
  13. hayzum

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    Any Confederate enthusiasts on here?
     
  14. John Doe

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    By all accounts I've read Robert E. Lee was a pretty amicable fellow.
     
  15. John Doe

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    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.
     
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  16. hayzum

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    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.
     
  17. Rumpelstiltskin

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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...
     
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  18. akatsuki

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    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.
     
  19. TRINI

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    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.
     
  20. BostonHedonist

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    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.
     
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