I'm sure there's dozens and dozens of motorcycle-specific forums on the net with plenty of good resources, but I always like to know the opinions and thoughts of other TLers. After all, we have threads dedicated to other random things like programming, climbing, dieting, etc.
With that said, I've got a couple questions to start:
My '99 Sportster is carburated and has a On/Off/Res valve for fuel to the carb. Should I be switching it to Off on a daily basis after I'm done riding, even if I'm going to ride the next day? Or just if I'm done for a few days? Weeks? The season?
Another one... I'm not really a fan of chaps; I don't like the look at all even though I can't deny it's useful that you can throw them over top of pretty well any pair of pants for greatly added protection. I've just been riding with jeans in addition to my standard gear but I'd like a little more protection if possible (also it's kinda cold on the legs some days at the moment... hasn't heated up properly yet). I don't want to have just 1 set of riding pants that I'm constantly washing every day, but I don't want to blow my bank on like 3 sets if they cost $200 each. Ideas? Maybe some quality riding pants that I can buy online for a good price?