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About jch82

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  • Birthday 09/02/1982

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    Josh
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    Franklin
  • Bike(s)
    2008 Honda CBR1000rr, 2006 Honda VFR800

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  1. jch82

    Quick Shifters - any down side?

    I have the Leo Vince FAST Shift setup on my CBR and it gets used on occasion. If it wasn't installed when I bought the bike, I don't think it would be on my list of things to buy for a bike that spends it's time on the street.
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    Can hear the V4 finally

    Exactly the exhaust I have been thinking about as well. Good to hear you like it! And see that it fits with the saddlebag brackets. Thanks for sharing.
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    Throttle Lock

    +1 for the Go Cruise. I have used one for a few years now on road trips, mostly traveling on the highway. $20 well spent.
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    Motorcycle Comms

    I have had the SMH10 for about 5 years now and it is still going strong. My buddy and I have used them all over the country and they work great. Battery life is good too for long trips, turn them on in the morning and they are still going strong when we turn in for the night. That is constant use either talking or listening to music all day.
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    unOFFICIAL SPRING 2014 EPIC RIDE - May 18th

    Last year was a blast! Would love to make it, but my wife and I will be at Rock on the Range that weekend...
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    Range Reviews

    I have been to a few different indoor ranges, but most of my time is spent at Middletown Sportsman Club at their outdoor range. The range at Target World is average. Gun selection is real nice and I have had some pretty good conversations with a few of the guys behind the counter. Point Blank over in Blue Ash is a great place too. I picked up a few guns from there and the sales guys were good at asking questions and holding a conversation. It's nice when the guy behind the counter actually talks instead of stares at you while you are holding the gun. I had that experience down at Bass Pro Shops just the other day. I attempted to spark up a conversation with the guy, but he wasn't the least bit interested it seemed... I have also been up to Vandalia Range & Armory. I was quite pleased with the range officer there. He were very attentive and had asked if I had ever been there before. I said "no" and the guy went through about a 5 minute "range rules" conversation with me. It wasn't much of anything I hadn't already known, but was nice to see that they were playing an active role with safety on the range. Point Blank has a video you watch the first time you go on the range and Target World has a piece of paper you have to read if you have never been there.
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    Need advice on getting bike #2.

    I just rode my VFR out west and back on a 3,000 mile trip over the last week. It is a great balance for me between the sport bikes and touring bikes. I have owned an FJR and it is a great highway flyer and will eat up the miles. It handles twisty country roads just fine, but the weight was a bit much for around town riding and solo travel. My 1000rr is great fun, but not my first choice for riding hundreds of miles day after day (not much storage capacity either). The VFR is an excellent solo touring bike for me and has plenty of storage. The mods that really worked for me were helibars, taller windscreen, and an aftermarket seat. The bike is very capable at highway speeds, twisty country roads and loaded down for touring. A great all around bike.
  8. I been here before... Shredded semi tires seem to litter I-75.
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    Blue Ridge Parkway And Deal's Gap

    Short video clip on I-65. The video doesn't do the scenery justice. http://youtu.be/_UzxpysclLg Don't forget your I-Pass! I had to make 3 different stops at toll booths because it didn't dawn on me that I could have brought along my I-Pass I had from a trip through Chicago last year... http://youtu.be/tWyAC8p68Uo
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    Blue Ridge Parkway And Deal's Gap

    I have a couple GoPro videos rolling down I-65 that are uploading, but in the meantime here are some friend's I made at a little gas station in Pax, WV. We sat around and watched the world go by before parting ways. I took off for my next adventure and they just continued to hang out in the shade.
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    Blue Ridge Parkway And Deal's Gap

    Me + Taco Bell = Funny thing is that I have been eating pretty much the same combo for the better part of 13+ years.
  12. No problem, my 5er is on the shorter side of them and also an ultralight. I wouldn't tow anything I didn't feel comfortable with. I understand what you are saying though as the same can't be said about everyone being in control of their rig.
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    Blue Ridge Parkway And Deal's Gap

    Breakfast The burner setup is an MSR Pocket Rocket and Jetboil fuel canister. The mug is 20oz and stainless steel. I tried to keep the camp food pretty basic to just things I could make with hot water. Time to finish packing up and get back on the road. My favorite road trip food! I have stopped at many Taco Bell's across the country and this one in West Virginia has been the cheapest of them all. This was just shortly after 11am, so I had the whole joint to myself. As you can see, I have another window seat. I can't imagine I'm the only one that parks their bike near a window seat?
  14. My '99 F350 DRW 7.3L just rolled 200k. The transmission was rebuilt at 190k, it leaks a bit of oil and the steering was pretty sloppy. I have recently replaced all the shocks and ball joints. Also tightened up the steering gear box a bit to try and offset the sloppy steering. I didn't really need to do these things, but it seems that every vehicle I own, I usually update the suspension. I use mine to haul a 28' fifth wheel. Sometimes I throw a trailer on the back of that and haul my bike with me. It pulls like nothing is back there.
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