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About joeszup

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  1. I have heated grips (OEM), heated liner (Hotwired) and a heated seat (Corbin). With all three on, the charging system drops to ~14.1 from ~14.5 at idle. So if all you have is a jacket, then you should be fine. This is a GREAT video on checking your battery and charging system.
  2. NOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! We got snow. Dangit, now I can't ride. <--Vancouver WA
  3. LOL, it was 43F here this weekend and not raining so I washed and detailed the bike.
  4. I hate to rain on this parade, but Corbin s***ks a$$. Sorry but their customer service is sheet and I've found that their seat, after ~10K miles, still doesn't "break in" as they said it would. I wouldn't use another Corbin if they gave it to me. Maybe other riders have had a better experience, but for my money, I'll be shopping elsewhere. I would also point out that a "group buy" would be nothing more than a headache. When I got my Corbin they expected me to fit it to my FJ-09 and then ship it back to them with feedback and they would adjust it to fit my bike. A bunch of sheep skat if you ask me.
  5. Huck and Keithu, thanks for the great company during lunch!
  6. Didn't ride yesterday. I was too sore from my trip out to the Oregon Coast. It was worth the ride though, meeting up with Huck and Keithu. Good burger and good company. The passes were about 30F with frost still on the side of the road.
  7. So far it looks like the weather is going to cooperate. Light showers before 10am then cloudy. I'm looking forward to the ride!
  8. Have you tried turning it off and on again?
  9. Still a go, as long as it's not raining cats and dogs.
  10. Just donated for the year. So much good info here that it's worth the donation to keep it running.
  11. Got someone to cover for me at work, so as long as it's dry, I'll be there.
  12. You don't live in Vancouver WA, do you? Sounds like the smurf they pull at Pro Caliber. With the three TERRIBLE experiences I had at that place, I wouldn't let them work on a lawnmower, never mind an actual motorcycle. BTW, this thread is just packed full of good info. Sorry this smurf happened to you, but so glad you are sharing.
  13. Honestly, life’s too short for this and simply riding your bike will warm it up quicker than leaving it to idle. Not banging it off the limiter until warm I agree with though.It's not about how fast you warm it up, it's about letting the oil get pulled up through the engine and warm up to a nice viscosity. I've done this with all my vehicles and it's served me well. My Kia Soul (2010) has never had an issue, only did regularly scheduled maintenance on it, and it's at 115K and running strong. Honestly, I prefer to live my life a little slower and that two minute warmup (in winter) is not going to make me late for anything. And if I start the bike as I'm getting my helmet on, my GoPro on, my gloves, the bike is warm before I even throw a leg over it. Summer time it's less than a minute. I'm not knocking your "too short" statement, because life is indeed too short, but I don't live at 150MPH. Those days are far behind me. Heh, I remember reading someones quote about 10 years ago, when I still had my gixxer; "The older I get, the faster I used to be". I understand that now.