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by flw
Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:07 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Need opinions on single trailer and towing weight
Replies: 4
Views: 2754

Need opinions on single trailer and towing weight

I have a 2004 Olds Alero V-6 (bought used with no manual) and 1998 Honda Goldwing SE (800 lbs). I would like get a hitch for the car and trailer for the bike. I want to drive to a vacation spot and then bike the region. I found class II hitches ratred at 350 lbs at the ball and 3500 lbs towing for t...
by flw
Fri Sep 14, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Need help on two HJC helmet differences
Replies: 3
Views: 2871

Need help on two HJC helmet differences

I'm looking at two modular helmets within the HJC product line. The differences elude me and please note I could care less about blue tooth abilities. First is the HJC IS-Max. $269 at revilla. Second is the HJC SysMax. $189 at revilla. Both are modular, both have a slide down sun visor. These are th...
by flw
Thu Sep 13, 2012 6:02 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Looking for info on greater deals gap area for next year
Replies: 6
Views: 4322

Looking for info on greater deals gap area for next year

Is there a book for bikers that summarizes the various bike routes, hotels etc with contact info that is not made by the tourism boards? Most of what I see is a huge advertising pile of overlapping services and products with no coordination between them. I don't want to go down there and with my six...
by flw
Wed Sep 12, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Need help for long term winter bike
Replies: 5
Views: 3265

Need help for long term winter bike

I'm looking to get a bike to ride during the winter in Northern Il. Yes it snows, we have ice, pot holes, sand/salt and tar snakes. I don't plan on riding when there is a fair amount of ice. The aspects of the bike I'm looking for is in keeping with the KISS principle. -Single cylinder four cycle -S...
by flw
Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:38 pm
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: MSF's ERC Course worthwhile?
Replies: 4
Views: 3982

Re: MSF's ERC Course worthwhile?

I've taken it a few times as a reminder of what I may have fallen out of the habbit not doing over the winter.
by flw
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:57 pm
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: I'm planning trips to south US this summer and need help
Replies: 7
Views: 14444

I'm planning trips to south US this summer and need help

Looking for the easiest way to find out the avg low and high temp for various US cities. I can easiely the current info or avg highs but not both highs and lows.

Anyone have a web site that can help me? We'll be done some camping and two days a week in a hotel.

Web sites? Thanks
by flw
Wed Feb 01, 2012 4:09 am
Forum: Local - Motorcycle Rides, Events and Rallies
Topic: Anyone rent a bike for vacation at another U.S. city?
Replies: 2
Views: 12304

Anyone rent a bike for vacation at another U.S. city?

I'm thinking of a summer vacation flying to Vegas and renting a bike. 1. Do any rental services have a bike pickup and dripoff at the airport? 2. If so what was your rental cost, type of bikes offered and experence? 3. Any road serviced offered and how much extra? 3. What U.S. cities have you done t...
by flw
Sun Nov 06, 2011 6:36 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Battery tender JR. and use of timer
Replies: 11
Views: 8440

Battery tender JR. and use of timer

I use the Battery Tender Jr after I replaced my 6 month old battery this past spring. I've been very happy with it and being able to see the state of the battery when I first hook it up and after a short time later. Bike and battery will remain outside but completely covered from rain/snow/wind. I h...
by flw
Sun Nov 06, 2011 3:03 am
Forum: Total Motorcycle Talk
Topic: Is the Era of the Motorcycle Over?
Replies: 45
Views: 16837

Re: Is the Era of the Motorcycle Over?

I guess I can see for some materialistic people that having the latest objects is the focus of their lives. So Idevices, mamoth flat screen TV's with surround sound amoungst other itmes does displace money for a bike that was never a dream for them. Having a bike has always been a dream of mine befo...
by flw
Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:34 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: 300 Amp jump starter Is it worth $30 ?
Replies: 0
Views: 9370

300 Amp jump starter Is it worth $30 ?

I found a new 300 amp jump starter from Peak but have not seen it myself, just in paper. So I don't have the details on keeping it charged up, like does it have a built in trickle charger. What I would like your opinions on is 300 amps enough to not just start a bike that is too heavy to be bumped (...