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Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,421
Posted By cliffy109
That is correct. The Adventure is a bit...

That is correct. The Adventure is a bit different with a free Adventure top case with locks and a $500 incentive off MSRP for a total savings of $1170.

I think this is nothing more than a push by...
Forum: GS Boxers Yesterday, 11:41 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 139,866
Posted By cliffy109
So I got my 2008 GSA up to 90 MPH today to see if...

So I got my 2008 GSA up to 90 MPH today to see if I felt any of the dreaded lightness some have reported. I have to say that y'all made me totally paranoid and I was really looking for problems. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 05-26-2015, 05:58 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 139,866
Posted By cliffy109
I did fail to mention that. The bike is a 2008...

I did fail to mention that. The bike is a 2008 GS Adventure.
Forum: GS Boxers 05-25-2015, 05:50 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 139,866
Posted By cliffy109
WOW... My experience so far is not what I'm...

WOW... My experience so far is not what I'm seeing here. I just switched to the TKC70 last week from A3 rear TKC80 front and so far, I'm pretty happy. Now, I have not been up to interstate speeds...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2015, 12:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,456
Posted By cliffy109
Nevermind

Nevermind
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-22-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 33,582
Views: 2,082,693
Posted By cliffy109
Nice! Is that the worst of it? I think I could...

Nice! Is that the worst of it? I think I could do that. I might do it slowly and might not leave 1st gear the whole day, but it doesn't look much worse than Peter's Mills Run at Tasker's Gap. I...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-22-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 38,403
Views: 10,189,748
Posted By cliffy109
True, and it actually has its on on-board water...

True, and it actually has its on on-board water supply. Seriously. The Toyota coming out next year has a button to dump its "exhaust".

BTW, max capacity is 5 kilograms of hydrogen, stored in 2...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2015, 06:30 AM
Replies: 33,582
Views: 2,082,693
Posted By cliffy109
Gratuitous pic of Goshen Pass yesterday: ...

Gratuitous pic of Goshen Pass yesterday:

https://scontent-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpf1/v/t1.0-9/1507163_10204538752212140_2985467387846826215_n.jpg?oh=45863a462988fc26c4980816db3be87d&oe=55FE8134...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2015, 06:21 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
OK... so I got to give the XD1 a good test this...

OK... so I got to give the XD1 a good test this weekend. I rode several hundred miles in everything from mild sunshine to 85 degree heat to a frog-choking downpour.

Comfort: Excellent. No...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-18-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 33,582
Views: 2,082,693
Posted By cliffy109
OK... serious question about Shoe Creek. I'm...

OK... serious question about Shoe Creek. I'm looking at that stretch of rocks going up. Is that something that must be done from the bottom up or can it be approached from the top and come down? ...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-27-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,542
Posted By cliffy109
Move to a state with severe drought conditions...

Move to a state with severe drought conditions and you wont have to worry about it. oh... wait... :D
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By cliffy109
Uh oh... You're surely going to be overwhelmed. ...

Uh oh... You're surely going to be overwhelmed.

My first suggestion is to NOT get one jacket. For what you're describing, you really need two. Find a mesh jacket for summer and get a rain cover...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 06:04 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
Venting... well, I am not exactly sure. I know...

Venting... well, I am not exactly sure. I know that sounds strange but I'll explain.

First, the venting to the face is fine, although not excessive as others have reported. With the vent closed...
Forum: Face plant 04-24-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,153
Posted By cliffy109
Hunting in National Forest is not only legal, it...

Hunting in National Forest is not only legal, it is often the only way to hunt. It is public land and the public can use it. National Parks are a different matter and hunting is generally forbidden.
Forum: Equipment 04-20-2015, 07:21 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
On a different topic, do any of you have a rattle...

On a different topic, do any of you have a rattle when the sun shield is deployed? I do and it is starting to annoy me. It also doesn't happen all the time. If I raise and lower the shield a few...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 11:44 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
When you quote a post and say you call BS, this...

When you quote a post and say you call BS, this is exactly what most people would assume you are doing and why I was getting more than a little irritated with you. Perhaps in the future, you can be...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
On a related note, I had an interesting...

On a related note, I had an interesting conversation with a guy at Nexx North America a couple of days ago. Apparently, there was until recently a different company called Nexx United States which...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
Is English not your first language? This is a...

Is English not your first language? This is a serious question because if it is, then you are aware that you have now twice publicly called me a liar and I'm just a bit irked by that. If English is...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 10:19 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
My e-mail from Nexx dated 31 March 2015: ...

My e-mail from Nexx dated 31 March 2015:

Dear Steve;

We can assure you that you can only buy any NEXX Helmets with Pinlock included in the Portuguese market, every other market if you get your...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 10:04 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
Ummm... OK. So Nexx is just hiding the fact that...

Ummm... OK. So Nexx is just hiding the fact that it is standard from their customers. I get it.

Seriously, it is not listed on their web site for either Europe or North America.

Kinda...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 09:24 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
Call whatever you want, but show me where Nexx...

Call whatever you want, but show me where Nexx claims it is included as a feature. :deal The Nexx website makes no claims that it is included... only "ready." I have an e-mail from Nexx North...
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
No US warranty support and not DOT sticker, but...

No US warranty support and not DOT sticker, but yes, you can. :deal
Forum: Equipment 04-17-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
Well... they don't exactly do that. In Portugal,...

Well... they don't exactly do that. In Portugal, they come standard. In the rest of Europe, retailers are including it but Nexx claims it is NOT included from the factory except in Portugal.
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
I'll have to wait on that answer for another few...

I'll have to wait on that answer for another few days. I honestly just haven't paid much attention to that. On my first ride, I tried with the vents both open and closed and didn't notice much...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
Yup... not an option. The padding in the neck is...

Yup... not an option. The padding in the neck is already pressed nicely up against the base of my skull. I hope I'm describing that correctly, but it is actually VERY secure and comfortable but...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
OK... so here is my only issue with the XD1. The...

OK... so here is my only issue with the XD1. The sun screen just doesn't cover as much as I would like. I don't consider this a deal breaker but more of a minor irritant.
...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 08:23 AM
Replies: 38,403
Views: 10,189,748
Posted By cliffy109
I stand corrected. I have taken Parks' class and...

I stand corrected. I have taken Parks' class and respect his opinions on the matter. I also know that when riding 2 up, the last thing I personally would want is to feel like I'm moving both the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-09-2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 38,403
Views: 10,189,748
Posted By cliffy109
Again, this gets to the problem partially being...

Again, this gets to the problem partially being the bike itself. The guy can't lean properly because her arms are wrapped around him. If she had a grab bar, he would be freed up to lean like he...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 08:50 AM
Replies: 38,403
Views: 10,189,748
Posted By cliffy109
Type of pillion seat has a lot to do with it. ...

Type of pillion seat has a lot to do with it. Take for example a BMW RT, Yammaha FJ1300 or other sport touring bike... Those have hand grips for the pillion to grab, rather than leaning into the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-08-2015, 06:54 AM
Replies: 38,403
Views: 10,189,748
Posted By cliffy109
Good Lord. Wrong bike to be riding 2 up in such...

Good Lord. Wrong bike to be riding 2 up in such a spirited manner. No where for her to grab except what she is doing which binds up the rider and leaves him unable to shift his weight like he needs...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 12:01 PM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
Yes, it is down all the way. ...

Yes, it is down all the way.

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m4vgndMj0D1rvodugo1_500.jpg

If you're not a Monty Python fan, I sincerely apologize. :rofl
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 10:33 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
Now for a review. I rode to work with the XD1...

Now for a review. I rode to work with the XD1 for the first time today. When I left the house, it was 47 degrees and as predicted, it fogged every time I came to a stop. It did clear off pretty...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 10:18 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
Its on our end only because Americans are willing...

Its on our end only because Americans are willing to pay the extra money. Your examples of the Sidi andSchberth made sense when the exchange rate wasn't so favorable against the Euro. The way...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
So about this pricing thing... Once you factor in...

So about this pricing thing... Once you factor in the additional cost of a Pinlock, we are paying more than $150 more than they do in Europe. Considering the strength of the US dollar, we should...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
Ok... several updates so I'm going to break this...

Ok... several updates so I'm going to break this into a few posts. I got to ride with the helmet today and I'll post a review of that later. My comments this time have to do with Nexx's seeming...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 08:24 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
By the way... I am really irritated at this whole...

By the way... I am really irritated at this whole thing. Leaving aside the fact that Americans are going to be paying a LOT more than Europeans, why are there currently no US sources to buy the...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 07:37 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
But if you want a size large, they don't have...

But if you want a size large, they don't have them and can't tell you when they will be in stock. Unfortunately, this is an object lesson in the supply/demand curve. Clearly the European retailers...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 09:50 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
Hmmm... quite a price disparity. They have no...

Hmmm... quite a price disparity. They have no size large in stock at the moment but I think I will hold on for a bit before deciding what to do. The one I got from Revzilla is the "bird in the...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
Awwww jeez... if only I had a medium head. I'd...

Awwww jeez... if only I had a medium head. I'd take you up on that in a heartbeat. Now, a large and we would be talking!

Thanks.

Edit to add: I just saw that your husband has the...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 05:43 AM
Replies: 515
Views: 52,011
Posted By cliffy109
I'm going to have to do that. I missed that the...

I'm going to have to do that. I missed that the Revzilla site clearly states the Pinlock is an additional cost (my bad for not reading it), but they have told me they don't have current plans to...
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