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Forum: Equipment 05-09-2009, 05:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,474
Posted By JJakes
I have several collected over the past few years....

I have several collected over the past few years. If it's just for camping, the Petzl Tikka line is hard to beat. They're small and lightweight and have either 3 or 5 LEDs and some models swivel up...
Forum: Vendors 04-07-2009, 01:43 PM
Replies: 1,883
Views: 308,310
Posted By JJakes
Mesh Jackets

I was trying on some Air jackets today and really like them. Problem is, the Large fits very well everywhere except for the sleeves, which are very, very short. I wear a size 40L or 42L suit...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2008, 06:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 433
Posted By JJakes
Question 1150 Windshield mounting parts

I'm looking at the parts diagram on the A&S website and trying to figure out exactly what parts I need to mount a windshield.

It looks like I need one supporting plate and one covering for each...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2008, 09:46 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 6,165
Posted By JJakes

makes the best wicking pieces, IMO. I've been using their Capilene stuff (shirts, underwear, pants/tights, hats, gloves) for years, it's now recyclable, it comes in different weights (at least the...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-25-2008, 08:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 743
Posted By JJakes
Question Anyone using Galfer Wave rotor for 1150GS rear?

I'm looking at replacing my rear brake rotor and the pads on my '00 1150 GS. Cycle has the Galfer Wave discs and pads for much less than BMW OEM parts. Is anyone running this set-up?
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2007, 10:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 916
Posted By JJakes
Question Garage Door Openers

Any opinions on these? Belt drive v. chain drive v. screw drive? Sears Craftsman, Chamberlin, Genie?

Or pretty much all the same???
Forum: Equipment 12-13-2007, 06:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By JJakes
Thank you!

The Sony does have an HDMI input, so I just ordered an HDMI cable from Monoprice for $9.95 with S&H. That sure beats the $99.95 Best Buy charges for the same length cable by Monster.

Will pick up...
Forum: Equipment 12-12-2007, 10:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 482
Posted By JJakes
Question DVD player/HDTV question

I realize there are likely other forums on the internet for this, but you guys are pretty knowledgable and I'm already a member, so here goes:

I have a Sony HDTV from a few years ago that only...
Forum: Equipment 11-19-2007, 05:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 763
Posted By JJakes
Thumb Pata makes top notch gear and stands by their...

Pata makes top notch gear and stands by their product. Plus, they're a great company. Having worked in the outdoor industry, I got lots of Patagucci gear including plenty of capilene layers,...
Forum: Equipment 11-17-2007, 10:34 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,607
Posted By JJakes
Extra tape

I have some 3" Reflexite SOLAS tape, some 2" 3M SOLAS tape and some Reflexite 1" red tape that I'm not using. Very, very cheap. As in, pay for the postage.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2007, 06:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,212
Posted By JJakes
Question Rcu???

Anyone have one and using it with large lights, specifically PIAA 520s?
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 11-01-2007, 07:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,392
Posted By JJakes
Talking Thank you Paul Jr.

The Joint RAM mount connecting 2 small RAM pieces is exactly what I needed to get the unit precisely where I want it.

Thank you!:clap
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 10-19-2007, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,392
Posted By JJakes
Let's see your mount...

I've seen 'em all over the place. What's the best place to mount one???

Where's yours and why?

Forum: Mapping & Navigation 10-18-2007, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 997
Posted By JJakes
Question GPS advice/insight

I have a Nuvi 350 that I've used only in the car and really like it. I'm thinking about getting a mount for it for my GS and I've seen them at Cyclegadgets and ebay for about $40. I've never missed...
Forum: Vendors 10-16-2007, 06:13 AM
Replies: 507
Views: 162,591
Posted By JJakes
Thumb GS centerstand skidplate

The skidplate arrived yesterday and I promptly rushed outside to put it on. What a great piece! :clapCan't wait to test it out properly this weekend.
Thanks so much,
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2007, 11:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 480
Posted By JJakes
Question Lightbar for 1150 and 520s

It seems that most 1150 owners have any heavier lights on a Terra Nova bar or engine guard bars. The Terra Nova is no longer made, no dealers have stock left, I've not yet gotten any response from a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2007, 08:33 AM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 395,109
Posted By JJakes

No Terra Nova bars in stock takers on a WTB thread in Equipment...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-12-2007, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,227
Posted By JJakes
Laugh Hey, Transplant...

Nice W reference!!!:evil

Forum: Equipment 10-11-2007, 07:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,904
Posted By JJakes
don't own one, but have used 'em

They're best for alpine environments, i.e. no bugs, sleeping on snow (where you can dig out a platform and have more room), no rain (too cold, so you're mostly dealing with snow/ice), etc. They are...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2007, 07:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,083
Posted By JJakes
Talking Thank you!

Great stuff.

I'd like to support a local dealer. Having previously worked as a sales rep in the bicycle industry, I know how hard it is to run a retail shop in the age of the Internet. I respect...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-10-2007, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,026
Views: 395,109
Posted By JJakes

Anyone using the GMT Moto lightbar for PIAA 520s upside down? They say you can do it, but I wonder about it vibrating too much.

Alternatively, anyone know where you can still get the Terra Nova...
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2007, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,083
Posted By JJakes
Question Buying Tires (from dealer?)

My GS is having some work done and my dealer's suggesting new tires. Currently running Tourances. The front definitely needs to be replaced soon from wear. The rear has good tread left, but has some...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2007, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By JJakes
Question Buying PIAAs on ebay (or someplace else)

I'm looking into buying a pair of black PIAA 520 Ion Crystal Fog lights and noticed a huge range of prices on ebay, from $152.99 from Magic Magic Store in Brooklyn and $170.95 from MVP Auto Parts to...
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2007, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 941
Posted By JJakes
no, but...

Have you ever used a bivy sac before? They tend to be a bit claustrophobic. If you have and you're OK with them, OR makes fairly good ones. (Bibler and Integral Designs are better, IMO, but OR is...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-02-2007, 08:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 663
Posted By JJakes
Question IPF lights???

Saw these on Best Rest Products' site. Anyone using these instead of Hella's or PIAA's?
Forum: Equipment 09-21-2007, 08:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 904
Posted By JJakes
Question New Car question/ "additional" protection

I realize this isn't a site about cars, but I've read a lot of good postings with all kinds of excellent advice, so I'm looking for input for people in the know:

We just bought a new Honda and...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-11-2007, 06:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 666
Posted By JJakes
Question Used 1150GS Buying Advice

I've been looking at used ("pre-owned" now) bikes, mostly 1150 GS's for a couple of months. I'm looking at 2 this weekend that are nearly exactly what I'm looking for. I've had another Boxer, but...
Forum: The Garage 08-29-2007, 10:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 733
Posted By JJakes
Removing Pinstripes

How hard is it to remove pinstripes from a bike?

Any tips or good links for instruction? (Or is this something better left to professionals???)

Forum: Road Warriors 08-28-2007, 05:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 684
Posted By JJakes
2006 VFR for $6k - good deal?

There's a 2006 VFR with 1400 miles on it that I could get for $6k. Bike appears to be in great condition - basically like new. This seems like a great deal. Is it?
Forum: GS Boxers 08-13-2007, 06:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By JJakes
Bike suggestions/preferences

I'll apologize in advance for the long post.

Looking to buy a bike after not riding for 4 years and looking for input/feedback on choices. Started riding at age 10 on a Honda XR80R that I rode...
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