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Forum: Equipment 05-21-2014, 09:00 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,709
Posted By bmsamson
Actually, I just returned them. Not particularly...

Actually, I just returned them. Not particularly for the fit, though they weren't as roomy as i'd expect for a purpose-built overpant, and were not as comfortable over jeans as I'd expected. the...
Forum: Equipment 04-21-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,709
Posted By bmsamson
they're due to arrive later this week, i'll post...

they're due to arrive later this week, i'll post an update when i get a chance to try them on the bike.
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,709
Posted By bmsamson
interesting option. For future/group reference,...

interesting option. For future/group reference, here's the size chart

SIZE CHART
SIZE WAIST INSEAM
INSEAM TALL
INSEAM SHORT
XS 28 - 30 30.5 - -
SM 30 - 32 31 - -
MD 32 - 34 31.5 33.5 ...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,709
Posted By bmsamson
BMW airflow

What size do you have? What size jeans/suit/dress shirt do you normally wear? It's not that I can afford the BMW gear, but it would be good for folks to know.

Thanks!
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,709
Posted By bmsamson
more options coming?

I reached out to First Gear and asked why, if they already have a market for tall folks with their pants and jackets, they don't make the one piece available in tall sizes as well. They said in fact...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,709
Posted By bmsamson
Thanks. As I said I've got their mesh jacket in...

Thanks. As I said I've got their mesh jacket in large tall and it fits really well, which comes in handy here in LA, but having just cleared out almost all of my other gear, I've been looking to...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2014, 05:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,709
Posted By bmsamson
What works for me

I'm loving all these ideas, both of what works and what doesn't. It occurs to me that I could add, especially since someone mentioned looking for a mesh jacket, that I have a First Gear mesh tex...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,709
Posted By bmsamson
Not

Thanks for that, I'd missed it. My issue is finding big NOT tall and most of that seems to be big & tall, but I'll keep looking. (And hope I can find a link to the actual list he's made rather than...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,709
Posted By bmsamson
Suit recommendation for tall NOT big guy

Yet another suit I just bought from a fellow inmate doesn't fit. Retailers haven't a clue. How about some real word input from tall guys here. I'm not talking nba center tall, more like small guard...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2012, 03:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,007
Posted By bmsamson
just made mine work

The GS I bought had a corbin front, nothing in the rear. After seeing this I decided to try and fit a stock rear, because I can't spring for a new corbin pillion at this time. I was nervous about...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2012, 12:37 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 494
Posted By bmsamson
stock pillion behind corbin rider's seat

(talking an 1150GS, by the way)

I saw a thread that said you can trim the stock pillion to make it fit behind a corbin rider's seat; unfortunately the linked photo is no longer visible.

has...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-17-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,537
Posted By bmsamson
Abs

In addition to an 1150GS (yes, there's where I came down on this question) I have a 2000 model R12c with ABS. Several times after doing electrical work on the cruiser I've had issues with the ABS...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-22-2011, 08:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By bmsamson
BMW Vegas dealer?

As I continue my transition from east to west coast, I'm getting a new to me bike delivered to Vegas that I'll be riding out of LA. PO is going to get to Vegas at a time when I won't be able to meet...
Forum: Americas 07-05-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By bmsamson
bits of your trip

i rode up from baltimore to my college reunion in NH last june.
went up to lake george then across vermont -- RT 4 goes all the way and was a nice ride. if you happen to see a left side grip on...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 07-04-2011, 12:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By bmsamson
ride up to york

don't know if you still need this, but i guess you will at some point. I had mine changed in York, paid I think $60. they scheduled me in for first thing, i was able to ride up, get a cup of coffee...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,562
Posted By bmsamson
perfect timing, thanks.

I'm getting ready for a month-long trip, figuring out luggage is one of my last issues. was looking at seattle sport downstream duffel. a bit pricier (yet half the price of the smaller bmw roll)...
Forum: Americas 06-29-2011, 10:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,361
Posted By bmsamson
might be a hair behind you

I'm leaving maryland around july 11, to oregon and back also. planning on the slab (probably 70) maybe as far as the mississippi, then we'll see. one way or another i'm going to cut southwest,...
Forum: Equipment 05-01-2011, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,294
Posted By bmsamson
Belstaff

I've only got four jackets, so it's time for more. Specifically, I'm hoping to do better than my current Firstgear (model name unknown, I bought it off Craigslist for $20 so who's complaining) three...
Forum: Americas 02-03-2011, 08:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,821
Posted By bmsamson
dc to left coast

I've been toying with similar thoughts (I'm up in Baltimore). Since my sister lives in oregon I got quotes for transporting bike between Portland and B'more, fyi both that i got were around $750. I...
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