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jhenley17 last won the day on January 15

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About jhenley17

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    Moto Grand Prix Racer

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    Prairieville, LA
  • In My Garage:
    Super Sexy White Metallic 2014 800

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  1. Buy it Back??

    That's a shame, it's a very nice, very quick ST. I guess everyone finds the used, lazy, air-cooled V-twins more appealing in that price range. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Tires again !!

    I put a Q3+ on the back of mine. Just swapping the rear from my worn-out T30 made it feel like a 250 in comparison. Can't speak, yet, of the mileage, but I'm happy with the handling and grip. I haven't had it in the wet much, either, but the tread pattern looks like it'll probably give up some wet traction. Dunlop had a $50 rebate going this month for a set. I believe Bridgestone's rebate may still be going as well. IMO, can't go wrong with either the Q3+ or T30 Evo. I was ready to get another set of T30 Evos, but a friend's high praise of the Q3 (not the "+" model) and the tinkerer in me always wanting to try something pushed me to give the Dunlops a try. It's hard to believe they're in any way related to the terrible stock rubber. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Stromtrooper Siting

    I hit some curves today, but I don't think it looked that good. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Stromtrooper Siting

    HJC is making Marvel helmets, I wonder if they'll make Stormtrooper helmets? I need one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Should I?

    Never mix iron into your plastic. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Angled Valve Stems

    I dunno. Mine have done 130 so far and at least 85 every day with no noticeable ill effects. What I do anticipate is much easier access for hoses and gauges, and no more scars on my hands from rushing at the gas station to air up the rear(admittedly, nobody's fault but mine, but why not mitigate the hazard?) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. BMW Roadster

    Looks good. Unconventional suspension is always cool, too. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Angled Valve Stems

    Coming from Cycle Gear, they're likely Chinese. The price tag ($19.99) says "11.3mm" on it. It does have a metal cap that I didn't notice, that's something I'll have to remedy next time I go to the store. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Angled Valve Stems

    I had one installed on my rear wheel a few weeks ago when I had a tire put on at Cycle Gear. They just grabbed one off the rack and it worked, so I don't know what size. I can go and dig the package with the other stem for my front out of my toolbox if it would help you. It was a 90 degree. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. RC30 Arai, who's gonna buy it?

    I have an IS16 that I bought years ago and only wore a few times because it jerked around so badly in the wind and wanted to snap my neck any time I turned to check the lane next to me. It felt nearly as comfortable as my Arai, but I couldn't stand the aerodynamics. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. RC30 Arai, who's gonna buy it?

    I really don't like Snell. Their procedure requiring two drops on the same spot seems pointless to me and makes the helmet unnecessarily hard. Instead of allowing more compression of the EPS from the initial hit, it has to be able to withstand a second hit, which is something I think will rarely, if ever, occur. I guess laboratory testing is necessary to provide some level of standardized performance, but it's laboratory testing in a controlled environment. It also forces helmet makers to design their helmets to meet their requirements, which can be good in some cases, bad in others. OTOH, it's impossible to compare real world crashes. There are a million factors besides just speed that can affect injury, the same way I can lowside at 60 off the side of a hill, pick my bike up, and limp it home and later destroy that same bike in a 20-MPH lowside on flat ground. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. RC30 Arai, who's gonna buy it?

    I'll never wear a bargain basement helmet, but I think at some point, you're paying for prestige, features, lighter materials, and aerodynamics. My favorite (and most expensive) helmet was an Arai RX-Q, and my next will be a $500-$600 Arai or midrange Bell, but I don't think I'm any less safe in my current $250 AGV. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. RC30 Arai, who's gonna buy it?

    Yeah, I like it on its own, and I love Arai, but they're getting a little too rich for me. My RX-Q was around $400 in 2010 and that's about as high as I see extra money being worth it. It's insane, some of the Arais and AGVs well over $1k. I think some are even over $2k, but I just scroll on past if I see four digits, so I dunno. Anyways, yeah, great design. This is the only manufacturer branded helmet I've seen that I'd wear. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. RC30 Arai, who's gonna buy it?

    Holy Jesus. I knew they were collectible, but not that collectible. I'll be they've priced this helmet accordingly as well. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Time to sell

    That's 2500.25 cc per cylinder. Torque must be amazing. I'm not sure why you'd swap out the auto tires, though. It's a hassle going from rains to touring to track manually. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

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