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  • Birthday 03/30/1959

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    Chris
  • Location
    Parkersburg, WV
  • Bike(s)
    2008 FZ6
    2016 FJR1300
    2005 WR450F

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  1. This weekend I am hoping to be in motorcycle training in Charleston. But if that doesn't work out I am considering a ride up to State 8 to see if they still have any bikes in stock. If plan B works out I could bring the Star helmet with me and stop by some place in Canton. Do you wear an XL and have an intermediate shape? Chris Shoop
  2. Parkersburg, WV. I could meet you somewhere. Location is a feature of your profile. But you can't see it if you're using the mobile version.
  3. BUMP - Price drop, now $160.
  4. The riding season has an end date?
  5. Welcome Rich. More details, please! I’m from PA and the wife is from Rockland county NY. We live in WV where the roads are even better-when they’re not actively sliding down the mountainside. Chris
  6. Bell Star MIPS DLX, white, XL, $260 plus shipping. I bought this helmet last fall shortly after Bell brought out the MIPS in a street helmet. Besides MIPS, it comes with a Transitions shield - which is awesome. I LOVE the design and quality of this helmet. But I'm selling it because it is trying to tear my left ear off. I've tried two different, smaller sets of cheek pads. But that has made it only barely tolerable for me. I haven't logged 50 miles with this helmet. BTW, you'll get those two extra sets of pads for no extra charge Chris Shoop
  7. For my FZ6 I just put it the tank bag. But with the FJR I mount it on the flat spot of the right side fairing. I bought this to make it more discrete. https://www.ebay.com/itm/EZ-Pass-IPass-Holder-Electronic-Toll-tag-Camouflage-Cover/254230477245?_trkparms=ispr%3D1&hash=item3b315139bd:g:mqcAAOSwX~dWtQR9&amdata=enc%3AAQAFAAACYBaobrjLl8XobRIiIML1V4Imu%2Fn%2BzU5L90Z278x5ickkrDx%2B2NLp21dg6hHbHAkGMaUE7altwZxATlEYonsafkFo7C3OdsqFrAwNFQtaYnWJ%2FFRleYh9RNQ6A4Int8WG3ZX7VkxNaUhjdNqNe%2Bj6aWzYh1svQgIlpY8FpdJZfyO%2Bt8PniCMfPePtsJIeji7yWGDCYZP3zbmuyDT%2BU%2FnU9Iti9%2F0dTxiq2ed%2FXVDPhl1SmQwf4sF87FWDPG8t1cpZddP6EIDcH8fLAS6fcjVuBW7OCbqVbmiKMxQncn6NLwFhlm5PMpPeVfq0aYSKE%2BEkNR5NWUOi11aAnL7YOq5z8ZbBxrXTfRZZD0L5wXgaMV%2BgRM8Nh4R0M7YRryxKFajVlcjxQLSo2ifaNk0kDcRvyb2pIXWtgNTG%2BImPkjqf4P22qRSnf%2BO%2B2mbSPBwlfNyMWxt%2BfhNfanAL03fs%2BfxV0R4lzZyqk9lu4aljcCwi3kwI2ljYvZqVocUJ%2Blzv3aa1DAPatSxr04gu12m6a9auZZ%2F1jHlwmJc64ndfjwDXLS7mGXVYKWIHMfYXwjKrjQ2oBWpvHGWCk%2FsSbduvqo2hR46UFuINI3PzN1W3ZHNHN%2F%2FjzoASxVbSivTXu7H1nwDmmuATzx286X6qqLrGU%2FoBIPOJN%2FhqAafSNv3aMcHZAApApXhsXFfw7ga90JA19US%2F1H258v1heUcO9Dp6xhABvepqrxdqyC1FOsOh3lUHJIR51bFWNGEQYwaL%2FjwQlBauzp%2FYerkpkNfnubpwnoqM1lK7r7cSxTtVHfHagBD%2FBEx4|cksum%3A25423047724568ed5c7450a54916ad899c46d7a19eca|ampid%3APL_CLK|clp%3A2334524
  8. So, the hotels were happy to have customers and didn't try to put you into quarantine for having crossed state state lines? 😁 > My wife is the paranoid one, but sometimes it rubs off on me. Thanks for the info on the 50. I'll probably keep my 10R till it dies. But it seems like mesh is finally living up to the advertising. Chris
  9. So, who has changed their riding habits, or stopped for a bit? I hope this thread will stay objective and respectful, but we all know better... For the record, I am tasked to go to work M,W,F to run some samples. My company is taking good measures to prevent exposure. I am very concerned about the employment situation for the rest of the area. I understand the desire to get back to normal, but I don't think it's time, yet. Anyway, I have been riding, pretty much to my typical schedule. I ride to work except when there's ice on the roads or it's raining. I've been taking pleasure rides most weekends, either solo or with my neighbors. Visited Hawk's Nest SP about two weekends ago with two others. One of the few reasoned discussions that I have seen was from a guy in NJ who asked us to consider the overload levels in whatever hospitals are in the area. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvLNzElW4A0 But he was in JERSEY, where the 'rona was and remains rampant. I have relatives (some are nurses) just the other side of the border w NY and it's pretty grim there. I would not want to be the happy winner of an ambulance ride into that mess. Or to add to the healthcare worker's burden. If I lived there, the bikes would be parked. But that makes me wonder what the situation is like for hospitals closer to home. Which brings me back to my intended question - Does anybody here @NinjaDoc have insight on the status of COVID-19 overload in area hospitals, in OH or in the newsworthy low impact rate state of WV? OTOH, I heard a few weeks ago, that Ruby Memorial in Morgantown WV was fairly busy w COVID-19. I feel like I'm starting an oil thread. Yikes. Chris
  10. @TimTheAzn Interesting. Wait, you get the dirtbike version???
  11. Hey, sorry to hear that you'll be farther away. I count myself as one of those quiet people, well as at least not one of the ... well, you know. I will always remember that EPIC ride when you helped push an older couple's car off of the road, up a freaking hill. Thanks. Please keep in touch. They do have internet in RTP - right? Chris
  12. Never ever buy Sena's latest thing, like the 50S that is about to be released. Sena has a history of using their early adopters to help iron out the bugs in products that really weren't ready for sale. I have not been bit - but I've seen it and heard the whining.
  13. Last year I wanted to use my Sena SMH10R with my dual sport helmet. Decided to buy a third unit so I can avoid swapping back and forth. Was not willing to risk suggesting that I could move the wife's unit. Went to Revzilla for an SMH10R and ended up with a 10R. At the time I thought it was an SMH10R and they had added the radio feature. But when it arrived the box said it was a 10R. I suspect that the Revzilla description was wrong - not that I would blame them when Sena is continually changing things. Anyway, today on Revzilla you can get a pair of SMH5-FM for $215 and have the radio. A pair of SMH10R's (no radio according to the online description) is $287. And a pair of 10R's (with radio) is $395. These are all sale prices - no idea when they will end. Or you can check Ridersdiscount.com Mike is a member on OR. (whom I keep forgetting to check - but I'm still loving that Shoei Transitions shield!) I really like my SMH10R and the 10R with the radio is just a bit nicer. I think the 10R might have a bit better battery life and a few extra yards of range. Whatever you decide on, read the descriptions really closely because with so many similar names, it's easy to get confused.
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