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Forum: Trip Planning 12-09-2012, 06:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,712
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Suggestions for self-defense & survivial training?

Will be traveling in the Middle East for 60+ days in 2013. Any suggestions for survival training and self defense from those who have attended classes and training? Looking to travel smart and not be...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 300
Views: 39,585
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Aerostich is like religion. Even if it gave them...

Aerostich is like religion. Even if it gave them cancer and took their firstborn their faith and devotion would be unwavering.
Forum: Equipment 12-03-2009, 09:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
First day with the Darien and I'm trying to...

First day with the Darien and I'm trying to adjust the idiosyncrasies (stiff, main zipper a PITA to start, velcro wrist closures that are backward to other jackets I own, etc.). This adjustment...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2009, 08:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Darien jacket and pant arrived today. The...

Darien jacket and pant arrived today. The evaluation Darien vs Olympia AST begins now.
Forum: Equipment 11-25-2009, 10:04 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,495
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
AST & Ranger II combo. 2 trips AZ to MO and...

AST & Ranger II combo. 2 trips AZ to MO and back, 1 trip AZ to WI and back, several trips around the Southwest. Daily rain on the Midwest trips, no drips, no leaks, no moisture.

My AST is not...
Forum: Equipment 11-24-2009, 05:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
After a long chat with the helpful Aerostich...

After a long chat with the helpful Aerostich representative over the phone I opted for the Darien jacket & pants. For me the deal breakers on the Roadcrafter were:
- Smallest size waist 34"......
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2009, 11:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,948
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Roadcrafter of Darien?

I received a gift certificate good for one Roadcrafter of Darien Suit. I currently rely on Olympia gear and never looked at Aerostitch due to cost. I live in the Phoenix, AZ area, ride year round,...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2009, 11:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,495
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
24,000 miles on my AST with no leaks to-date.

24,000 miles on my AST with no leaks to-date.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-13-2009, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 819
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Is ESA that bad? Ride my Ducati for a few...

Is ESA that bad? Ride my Ducati for a few thousand miles and I bet you will find the ESA comfort setting like a magic carpet ride :rofl
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2009, 12:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,998
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
I now have 23,000 miles on my AST with no leaks. ...

I now have 23,000 miles on my AST with no leaks. Been through light showers, heavy storms, and seven days on the road where it rained every day.
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2009, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,131
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Yes, they needn't be flashy but attractive would...

Yes, they needn't be flashy but attractive would be nice. Olympia, Rev-It, Rukka, & BMW seem to have the modern, sporty, but not too flashy look down for gear.
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,790
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
+ eleventybillion... here in the desert water =...

+ eleventybillion... here in the desert water = life.
Forum: GS Boxers 04-19-2009, 02:26 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,975
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
+1 - Remove valuable - Disc lock - Bike...

+1

- Remove valuable
- Disc lock
- Bike cover secured with small retractable cable lock

Is bike secured? Out of mind works wonders in most situations.

The center stand confuses a lot of...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-04-2009, 10:29 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,876
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Ordered the Motocross for $89. We'll see how...

Ordered the Motocross for $89. We'll see how good it is or isn't.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 21,876
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
I'm having a hard time determining if the High...

I'm having a hard time determining if the High output is AGM or not. Several websites list the regular Yuasa as AGM but don't specify for the high output other than "sealed - maint. free".

Same...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Thanks, I have to get better at searching around...

Thanks, I have to get better at searching around here. I have decent Google-Foo but my ADVrider-foo is very weak.
Forum: GS Boxers 01-30-2009, 10:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Replacement Battery

I'm getting the dreaded "Brake Failure" warning and no speedo on cool AZ mornings... yes the battery in my '06 is finally losing some power.

Recommendations for the "best" plug and play...
Forum: Equipment 11-29-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,904
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
+1, mt exact experience. For the price it does...

+1, mt exact experience. For the price it does 85% of what my Shoei did equally as well and a few things better.

The areas that the Shoei was better?
- Internal airflow control
- Comfort
-...
Forum: GS Boxers 11-07-2008, 09:06 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,366
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Lighting is relative. The R1200GS headlight...

Lighting is relative. The R1200GS headlight burns as bright as a nuclear furnace compared to the candle Ducati calls a headlight.
Forum: Ride reports 10-25-2008, 03:12 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 48,938
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Thanks for sharing...

Thanks for sharing...
Forum: Equipment 10-24-2008, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,379
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
AST 18k miles of riding many in rain and storms. ...

AST 18k miles of riding many in rain and storms. No leaks... yet.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-16-2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 564,278
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
I've been to Cairo, riding on the street is more...

I've been to Cairo, riding on the street is more dangerous than riding in the rally :rofl
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-16-2008, 09:53 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 564,278
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Gassed up there plenty of times before or after...

Gassed up there plenty of times before or after riding Route 666. Had to get a gallon or two at Hannigan's Meadow once... about 2x normal cost but what a beautiful spot.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-16-2008, 08:53 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 564,278
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Cool Springs, AZ on old Route 66 ...

Cool Springs, AZ on old Route 66

http://www.hifidesign.com/studio_ftp/HFC4C/r1200gsas.jpg
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2008, 11:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 14,790
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Thank you for sharing your photos.

Thank you for sharing your photos.
Forum: Ride reports 10-15-2008, 04:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,473
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
The painting is good. What do you think about...

The painting is good. What do you think about adding some line-work added to tighten up the figure and bike? It would help the detail level and pull them forward away from the BG and into focus. ...
Forum: Equipment 10-14-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,336
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
+ 1 for Olympia Bushwhacker jacket and Airglide...

+ 1 for Olympia Bushwhacker jacket and Airglide pants
Pros:
- Do it all gear rain or shine, hot or cold (30º - 123º for me)
- Awesome ventilation that is well thought out to cool you, NOT roast...
Forum: Ride reports 10-13-2008, 09:08 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 21,525
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Great report. I visited Egypt this year (sadly...

Great report. I visited Egypt this year (sadly not on moto) and hope to visit Morocco via moto some day.
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2008, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 763
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
You could pull the armor out of the club jackets...

You could pull the armor out of the club jackets and they would look cool. I think they also offer some "sportswear" that is not actually MC gear.
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2008, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,217
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
alternate solution.... ...

alternate solution....

http://abtech2.com/Powersports/index.html

My wife bought the version with the digital display or you can get the weatherproof version with no display. Works wirelessly...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2008, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,530
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Yes, seems to be working now. Thanks.

Yes, seems to be working now. Thanks.
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2008, 11:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,530
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
did anyone snag the hi-res pic of the K1300S and...

did anyone snag the hi-res pic of the K1300S and R before BMW took it down?
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2008, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,745
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
After a hit like that should the armor in the...

After a hit like that should the armor in the jacket be replaced/renewed or does the armor "bounce back" to normal?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-21-2008, 03:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,491
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
2006 R1200GS and anything under 4,000 RPM nets...

2006 R1200GS and anything under 4,000 RPM nets improved fuel economy for me but sometimes I rev much higher. My average fuel economy falls in the 47-52 MPG range depending upon luggage, how I ride,...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2008, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,802
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Those look great... which bits are metal and...

Those look great... which bits are metal and which bits are plastic?
Forum: GS Boxers 09-17-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,795
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Bikes in the wind seem to be relative. My old...

Bikes in the wind seem to be relative. My old R100RS was amazing in the wind. My Ducati Monster gets bounced around easily and in comparison the R1200GS seems stable and secure. I'm sure a K1200LT...
Forum: Ride reports 09-14-2008, 10:05 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,260
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Wow, al this in my own backyard. I needs to get...

Wow, al this in my own backyard. I needs to get some durt skillz.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-31-2008, 04:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 855
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Sweet vid! Which album is that live cut of...

Sweet vid!

Which album is that live cut of In God's Country off of?
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2008, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 862
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
Had one on my Boxtser, protected the front end...

Had one on my Boxtser, protected the front end from rock chips and encrusted bugs and the car looked like new when I sold it 3 years later. I had the 3M brand installed as well as their heavier...
Forum: Equipment 07-11-2008, 02:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 9,825
Posted By Hi_Fi_Guy
I ride mostly road and some gravel roads and as...

I ride mostly road and some gravel roads and as much as I like the Varios I know better than to take the Varios off road or on an Alaskan adventure. Soft bags, aluminum, etc. would seem more suited...
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