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Old 10-25-2012, 03:14 PM   #1001
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If you got the ones i think you did with rain pockets in the pants, you should be able to put the jacket in the pants pouch.
Looks like I probably could, but I'm fine with them in separate pouches. There will be times I might want to bring only one or the other. My winter overpants, for example, are rain-resistance enough to get my legs home mostly dry.

These are on clearance sale if anybody is interested.
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Old 10-25-2012, 04:10 PM   #1002
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Academy clearance is progressive. Should drop if still on the shelf for a while. Keep an eye on them.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:43 PM   #1003
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Academy clearance is progressive. Should drop if still on the shelf for a while. Keep an eye on them.
Lol. You're right. I've picked up some good deal on leftovers at Academy. Polo shirts for $2.88 and leather belt for $1.49 that sort of thing.

Stock was getting kinda thin on these rain gear when I was there, so I didn't wait. I'm sure I'll be back in less than 30 days, so if the price drops, I can get credit for it. Really though, if these bail me out a couple times, I'd consider it gotten my money's worth already. Getting soaked last week was no fun.
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:55 PM   #1004
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Seen two e lane riders on west loop n. bound. I just can't bring myself to ride in to work. Traffic will make me go crazy and want to filter or hit the e lane. I'd rather be miserable in my car than on the 10R
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Old 10-25-2012, 06:00 PM   #1005
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Is it gonna rain today?
My phone says yes around 6 but my heart is saying no.
Left Katy @5:15am and it was raining and I did not have my rain gear. Fortunately it did not last long
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:25 AM   #1006
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huh... I checked outside (katy) at 6, no rain, dry streets.... so I rode in.
We'll see if I stay dry. I should swing by academy.
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Old 10-26-2012, 08:46 AM   #1007
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Weather reports were too inconsistent for today. I caged.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:05 AM   #1008
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The rain gear increased my weather risk tolerance factor. Besides, I'm lovin' this SV1000 - 50+mpg on regular unleaded. Sure the Connie 14 can manage close to 40mpg if I nurse the throttle, but it drinks premium. So corrected for the price difference, it really only gets about 33mpg equivalent on unleaded.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:09 AM   #1009
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I keep saying I'm gonna switch to regular after I get a stabilized avg mpg... keep doing changes or tune-ups (thinking new tires, chain/sprocket, valve adjust, etc will change it). It never seems to really level out... Multiple tanks all above, then multiple tanks all below. Overall year long average is 52.5... though it was higher the first 10k miles (more like 55/56mpg).

Guess I should just switch (yes... I've looked, 650r is intended to run regular) and start saving money.
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:56 AM   #1012
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I keep saying I'm gonna switch to regular after I get a stabilized avg mpg... keep doing changes or tune-ups (thinking new tires, chain/sprocket, valve adjust, etc will change it). It never seems to really level out... Multiple tanks all above, then multiple tanks all below. Overall year long average is 52.5... though it was higher the first 10k miles (more like 55/56mpg).

Guess I should just switch (yes... I've looked, 650r is intended to run regular) and start saving money.
Is that bike fuel injected?
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Yep.

Owners manual, as well as sticker in the tail say "Always use an octane rating equal to or higher than 91 RON"
Which is equal to 87 here in the US.

"In most countries, including Australia and all of those in Europe, the "headline" octane rating shown on the pump is the RON, but in Canada, the United States and some other countries, like Brazil, the headline number is the average of the RON and the MON, called the Anti-Knock Index (AKI, and often written on pumps as (R+M)/2)"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating

Unless you were concerned about the fluctuating MPG, and not the ability to run regular. That, I dunno. Other than it doesn't run a 02 sensor ... and when I was a noob it was easy on the gas and full tuck at 60mph
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:24 AM   #1014
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Owners manual, as well as sticker in the tail say "Always use an octane rating equal to or higher than 91 RON"
Which is equal to 87 here in the US.

"In most countries, including Australia and all of those in Europe, the "headline" octane rating shown on the pump is the RON, but in Canada, the United States and some other countries, like Brazil, the headline number is the average of the RON and the MON, called the Anti-Knock Index (AKI, and often written on pumps as (R+M)/2)"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane_rating

Unless you were concerned about the fluctuating MPG, and not the ability to run regular. That, I dunno. Other than it doesn't run a 02 sensor ... and when I was a noob it was easy on the gas and full tuck at 60mph
Unless you're able to keep a constant consistent speed during your commute from day to day, your mileage is going to vary. MPG on a fuel injected motor should be more consistent than a carbureted one. I always use the manufacturers recommended fuel grade for all my vehicles.
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Unless you're able to keep a constant consistent speed during your commute from day to day, your mileage is going to vary. MPG on a fuel injected motor should be more consistent than a carbureted one. I always use the manufacturers recommended fuel grade for all my vehicles.
Ditto. Unless I do some decent mods, then I will bump up.
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:29 AM   #1017
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Go by the owner's manual.

Still... Octane requirement does vary somewhat according to altitude, ambient temp and humidity, engine temp and load. The mfr suggestion is always meant to survive worse case scenario - hottest Houston summer with 100% RH, (plus-sized) two-up riding, luggaged up to the gills, going uphill with a hammer fist. You can usually cheat on the octane a bit if your riding conditions tilt towards the other ends of the scale - if you feel comfortable doing so. But never hurt to go by the mfr recommendation.
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