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by rhd
Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:07 pm
Forum: Beginning Bikers
Topic: Is this leather jacket okay?
Replies: 17
Views: 5266

I have LeatherUps "Defiant Men's Black Padded Biker Jacket with Mesh" It is a great jacket. Superbly made and excellent leather. Easily equal to anything selling for 3 times the price. So your choice is also a bargain. I've also found this company's customer service to be among the best I've ever se...
by rhd
Sat Dec 02, 2006 2:10 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Arrg!! Leather Jacket Decisions-----Help
Replies: 14
Views: 3803

I bought this one from LeatherUp.com http://www.leatherup.com/product.asp?pf_id=B9114%2DLeather%2DMesh Absolutely superb jacket - excellent materials and workmanship throughout. on sale now at $109 I have found their service before and after sale to be perfect and that includes more than a couple of...
by rhd
Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:27 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Fair Weather Riders
Replies: 76
Views: 31049

Re: Fair Weather Riders

... these limp-wristed part-time riders ... you're kidding ,,, right? Anyone who has the nerve to get on a vehicle with just 2 wheels and absolutely no metal between them and the road, other hard stationary objects and a wide variety of 4 wheel and more heavy vehicles whose drivers often seem inten...
by rhd
Thu Nov 02, 2006 2:23 am
Forum: Suggestion Box
Topic: popups
Replies: 18
Views: 14147

Re: popups

This is getting really annoying. For the past couple months TMW has been popups that somehow evade the popup blocker. This is really annoying and ultimately counter-productive. I classify popups in the same category as spam. Why has TMW stooped so low? Gee whiz, what the guys' said - this is a grea...
by rhd
Sat Oct 28, 2006 10:39 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: this is an awesome crappy website.....
Replies: 10
Views: 2960

Re: this is an awesome crappy website.....

.. The navigation and layout on this site is lame, but the info is awesome. Sorry, but I have to disagree on layout, design and navigation on this website. It is excellent - awesome, really There's a huge amount of information and I've always been able to get where I wanted to go easily. And I do a...
by rhd
Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Uh Oh, cold fingers!
Replies: 26
Views: 7750

my solution.

I used to ride year-round in Connecticut - as long as there wasn't ice on the roads and I used silk or thin synthetic Thermax (I think it was) glove liners inside my insulated gloves - worked for me in the 40 degree F range. The other thing I found real handy was a "wind shirt" as the layer under my...
by rhd
Sat Oct 14, 2006 9:32 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: I am a middle age crisis newbie
Replies: 14
Views: 7337

thank you, sharpmagna for the referrals - just checked

I find bikebandit to be overpriced and instead I use servicehonda.com and hdlparts.com; Another place that I hear is good but haven't used is ronayers.com for my bikes (1984 CB650SC and a 1991 Nighthawk 250) and the first two are absolutely superb resources. hdlparts.com is a lot easier to use beca...
by rhd
Mon Oct 09, 2006 11:42 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Original tire - 15 years old - use it or replace it?
Replies: 24
Views: 6356

Thanks everyone - I'll get front and back ones

as you all know, there's really no margin for error on a bike - and old rubber is pushing the odds the wrong way.
by rhd
Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Wheel Colour
Replies: 16
Views: 5046

Nice bike - I like the yellow

in addition to being pretty snazzy - it will increase your visibility which is a definite advantage

Bob
by rhd
Mon Oct 09, 2006 8:01 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Original tire - 15 years old - use it or replace it?
Replies: 24
Views: 6356

Original tire - 15 years old - use it or replace it?

Just bought a 1991 bike that has been garaged since new. Both tires are original. The back one has got to be replaced - original owner "flatted" the tread in the middle. But the front tire looks like new - no cracks, etc. But it is 15 years old. My older brother, who rode bikes for decades - going b...
by rhd
Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:24 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Safety Survey! Please Respond!
Replies: 44
Views: 27651

1> How many years have you been riding? 2 -- but just getting back after a 19 year lay-off 2> What is your age? 60 3> Does your state require that all age motorcyclists wear a helmet? yes What state is this? Maryland 4> Do you wear a helmet: a. All of the time 5> Does your state have a motorcycle sa...
by rhd
Thu Sep 07, 2006 9:01 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: What cover do you use?
Replies: 13
Views: 3776

try these folks

I found a company Beverly Bay that sells motorcycle covers as well as a large variety of other types of covers, etc. -- what they call luxury soft goods - factory direct. I bought the "Aqua-Plush Motorcycle Cover" - price was $49 and shipping was reasonable. I'm really impressed with the quality of ...
by rhd
Sun Sep 03, 2006 9:51 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Yellow Light - Power Brake or Hard Throttle
Replies: 32
Views: 14808

Got to throttle. The issue I've seen is that the 4-wheeler behind you probably won't stop for the yellow which would make you a hood ornament if you stop. I've had my pickup hit from behind no less than 4 times when I was stopped at a red light. In NYC I saw a 4-wheeler run right over a motorcyclist...