Archive for April, 2012

Man Sues BMW For 20 Month Erection

Good god. My blog now has a tag called “erection”. But this is totally worth mentioning.

Long story short, this guy went on a little bike trip and his seat caused him to pop a boner that has now lasted 20 months…. And counting…

My Motorrad Handbook states that this should only last 5-10 minutes after getting off the bike. I can confirm this figure is a little low for me, but I guess I have a little more fun on mine than the average Joe. But in most cases I’m back to normal within 15 minutes or so.

But in all seriousness, BMW should really just make him their spokesman. Couldn’t you see this guy standing there in some riding leathers, akimbo, with a huge grin. Bike in the background and a caption that simply reads:

“Two years and counting… BMW”
Or
“A ride you’ll never forget…”
Or
“Life is hard. BMW makes it harder.”

Oh I could go on all day.

Read more about the guy here

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/driveon/post/2012/04/man-sues-bmw-for-persistent-erection-after-bike-ride/1#.T52gN5h6x0U

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Sunday, April 29th, 2012 Everything Else No Comments

Icon Elsinore Boots – 300 Mile Review

This is a continuation from my previous post:
Icon Elsinore Boots

So I’ve had my Icon Elsinore boots for 3 days now and have managed to log around 300 miles in them. Time on and off the bike, I’ve probably racked up about 15 hours in them. I can say, they seem to only be getting MORE comfortable. They really do fit quite well. They sort-of hug your ankle and lower leg.

On the bike, they’re a bit of an adjustment. The toe box is a little thicker than I like. So movement around my shift lever was a bit awkward. Additionally they didn’t like to flex forward (toe down) at first so getting my foot under my shifter was VERY difficult. But they are loosening up. I don’t ride with rearsets on the BMW, but now I definitely think I’ll order some. I wasn’t too uncomfortable with my riding position before, but these make my legs longer (due to the thicker sole) as well as slightly more constricted at that angle. So getting my feet back will make a HUGE difference.

Other than that adjusting my shift lever would be a quick solution. But I’m getting used to it as it is.

As expected the white soles are getting dirty pretty quick. Additionally the shift pad on the toe doesn’t line up with where I like to shift.. but this may just be me… Actually, I’m sure it is.

And on to some sad news… While typing this, I went down and had lunch with my wife and a friend. It was there that I noticed one of the straps looked loose. Closer inspection revealed that one of the buckle pegs had snapped off.. I don’t even know when it happened.. But that does not bode well.

I called Moto Liberty where I bought them, and they said just bring them back for a replacement. I love these boots, so I’m definitely going to give them a second go, but it’s a little disheartening that for the $230 price tag, I’ve already had issues after only a few days of use.

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Tuesday, April 24th, 2012 Everything Else 2 Comments

Icon Elsinore Boots

So a few weeks back I ordered a pair of Icon’s new (unreleased) Elsinore boots from their Icon 1000 line.

Well they just came in. And apparently they arrived earlier than expected at the Moto Liberty, so the guy told me I’m probably the first guy in Texas to have them. Wooooo!

Anyway. On to first impressions. They’re very well done. Very solid. They have a nice little ankle pad that wraps around the ball of your ankle. They zip up snug, and of course the straps on the front are adjustable to get a tighter fit.

The bottom is very rigid. There’s no real flex in your foot. Although the boot in general is pretty stiff, there is still some flexible motion front to back, so they should still be very functional on the bike.The liner is quite comfortable as well. I’m wearing short socks at the moment with these boots on, and my legs aren’t being scratched or annoyed by the liner or any seams. The sipper does have a little flap on the inside so nothing gets trapped while doing them up.

So far I’m quite pleased with them. I’ll post an update once I’ve had a chance I get them broke in a little.

**UPDATE**
I’ve had them for a few days and have posted new findings here:
Icon Elsinore Boots: 300 Mile Review

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Friday, April 20th, 2012 Everything Else No Comments

Stolen Bike (not mine)

Because I have a lot of people come to me from the glorious land down under, I thought I’d repost this.

Model:

2003 Yamaha SR400

Stolen from:

A secure lockup last night in Granville, NSW. was spotted being walked down the street by a man but no other details for the witness. it would have been stolen between 1130 and 0330 last night.

Distinctive parts:

Custom Tank, has “D” both sides in gold at rear of tank

Gold anodised motor with polished steel kickstarter

Nitro heads seat

Rear calliper has glue on it where a Deus badge previously was.

Front caliper is a gold anodised Brembo unit

Custom deus half fairing

No damage to bike

If you have any details please contact us at mark@sydneycaferacers.com or call Dan on 0432 008 819

Read more at: http://www.sydneycaferacers.com/blog/2012/4/4/members-bike-stolen-yamaha-sr400.html

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Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 Everything Else No Comments

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