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Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 578
Posted By BMW-K
Sena is still the answer.

Sena is still the answer.
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By BMW-K
I have some 17k on a set of Dainese Alien pants...

I have some 17k on a set of Dainese Alien pants and the Pele jacket that I wear on my Ducati Monster. No problems at all and showing no signs of giving up.

No problems here.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,857
Posted By BMW-K
The whole liner vs. waterproof shell is a lot...

The whole liner vs. waterproof shell is a lot about design purpose. The main advantages of liners are:

1. Exterior shell protects the liner from damage.
2. More breathability (remove the liner...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By BMW-K
That's just a question of capacity. The typical...

That's just a question of capacity. The typical MSR bottle is 32oz or so - basically a quart/liter.

Rotopax starts at 1 gallon.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By BMW-K
Dainese gear fits great, looks great, feels...

Dainese gear fits great, looks great, feels great. I haven't had any issues with their quality.

Raw, overall durability however may leave something to be desired. Dainese leather may be in the...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 740
Posted By BMW-K
Light weight and having the budget for a...

Light weight and having the budget for a one-shot, one-hit use item makes it ideal.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 913
Posted By BMW-K
This is why my other dual sport is a WR250R. At...

This is why my other dual sport is a WR250R. At nearly 200# lighter it's almost cheating off road (*compared to the GS).

Having said that, not everyone has multiple bikes to choose from. So this...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 304
Posted By BMW-K
I admit, I have zero experience with Rukka. ...

I admit, I have zero experience with Rukka.

I do however have 80,000 miles of experience with BMW Rally2Pro kit.

I have never had a problem zipping the two together.

I do admit: practice...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 372
Posted By BMW-K
Sorry man. Get one that fits right. Try a...

Sorry man. Get one that fits right.

Try a different maker.
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,734
Posted By BMW-K
I have the Sony RX100 II version. It takes a...

I have the Sony RX100 II version. It takes a decent photo but lacks one key feature that my Canon S90 had: you could pre-set the zoom length and the camera would remember it each time you turned it...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,734
Posted By BMW-K
I just encountered this exact same issue. I...

I just encountered this exact same issue. I decided to take the 4/3 leap this year and opted for the new Olympus OMD 5 mk II for a variety of reasons.

In looking at the lenses, the clear winner...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By BMW-K
Whole lot of overlap there between the F8 and the...

Whole lot of overlap there between the F8 and the R1150. Personally, coming from an R12gs I find the f800 better in virtually every way for my 5'8" frame.

I do understand the goal for something...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,639
Views: 699,214
Posted By BMW-K
Nahhh. Duc Maintenance is easy. Visa. ...

Nahhh. Duc Maintenance is easy.

Visa.

:lol3
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,062
Posted By BMW-K
Except the Atlantis 4 is not goretex. Specially...

Except the Atlantis 4 is not goretex. Specially treated hydrophobic leather.

The older I get, the more I like riding in leather. But something that's not quite as agro as my race suit.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By BMW-K
Errr, sorry. I mounted mine on the bars. I know...

Errr, sorry. I mounted mine on the bars. I know it's not what you wanted to hear but it works great.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,262
Posted By BMW-K
Not on the current edition. But if they take...

Not on the current edition.

But if they take that S1000RR dynamic suspension and retro fit it to 9" of travel and drop that onto the F8GS...well, that just might change my thinking.
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By BMW-K
Both are high quality, solid helmets. Pick the...

Both are high quality, solid helmets. Pick the one that fits the best and had the features you want.

For instance, the Hornet is geared more towards dual sport with a bit of dirt riding. the C3...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 572
Posted By BMW-K
BIG thumbsup to you! :clap:clap

BIG thumbsup to you! :clap:clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By BMW-K
My opinion: this is not the right bike to abuse...

My opinion: this is not the right bike to abuse to that degree.

Buy a KTM or a WR if you want to abuse a machine to that degree. 500# dirt bikes tend to be very unforgiving.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,183
Posted By BMW-K
Gotta have pix man! Post some pix! And...

Gotta have pix man! Post some pix!

And congrats to you. :freaky
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By BMW-K
2013 model with the "old" style buckles. I think...

2013 model with the "old" style buckles. I think the 9 vs. 9.5 is a bit...vague. What I can say is that my foot runs a 9.5 arch length (right and left) with a size 9 length right, 9.5 length left. ...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 605
Posted By BMW-K
I have a set of Toucans in 43 euro (9.5 USA). For...

I have a set of Toucans in 43 euro (9.5 USA). For me they fit my 9.5 foot just perfectly in both length and width. I have a tad over 1/4" of room in the front of the boot. I do get a tad of heel...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,814
Posted By BMW-K
Very nice execution. Very nice indeed.

Very nice execution. Very nice indeed.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 861
Posted By BMW-K
In my case my f8gs costs me $287 a year for full...

In my case my f8gs costs me $287 a year for full coverage. :clap

Having said that, in your description I would sell the F8 and Farkle the 690.

To be honest though, I'm not sure I totally agree...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By BMW-K
Firestem, The question may really be the...

Firestem,

The question may really be the Sedici definition of "Breathable".

As a rule, polyurethane liners or coatings are not breathable. At least not by any normal definition. Yet many...
Forum: Road warriors 04-09-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 436
Posted By BMW-K
I have a 2012 1100 EVO as well - just over 20k on...

I have a 2012 1100 EVO as well - just over 20k on the clock.

Each of the valve adjustments I've done on it have needed a couple changes. I'd guess you may have a valve or two out of spec.

I...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,325
Posted By BMW-K
https://captainapathy.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/...

https://captainapathy.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/sentryguns2.jpg
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,720
Posted By BMW-K
Jim, of course, has this right. Tire changing is...

Jim, of course, has this right. Tire changing is really about technique. If it's too hard, take a step back and evaluate.

In my case the normal reason the tire change was too hard is that either...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,295
Posted By BMW-K
something that always makes me laugh about the...

something that always makes me laugh about the TKC 80 - didn't they come out something like 8 years ago? Pretty much they haven't changed the design and they are still the go-to 50/50 tire.

Kinda...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,295
Posted By BMW-K
Noise aside, TKcs are remarkably normal feeling...

Noise aside, TKcs are remarkably normal feeling on road in the dry.

Use them with confidence.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,211
Posted By BMW-K
ABS rocks. Won't own another street bike without...

ABS rocks. Won't own another street bike without ABS.
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 668
Posted By BMW-K
I don't quite get the issue with summer weight...

I don't quite get the issue with summer weight gloves. I run full length gauntlets (Held Phantoms) in the height of a SoCal Summer (110+) and not suffered.

Sweaty hands just is. I've never...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 08:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,437
Posted By BMW-K
For what it's worth, an Anakee 3, pending road...

For what it's worth, an Anakee 3, pending road surface, is good for 6k on a GS. For an Alaska run I'd plan for 4k (*road surfaces are exceedingly harsh in Canada and Alaska).

If you're on decent...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-28-2015, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 581
Posted By BMW-K
I rang up 5k miles on a set of Anakees and am...

I rang up 5k miles on a set of Anakees and am currently on some NEXTs. No question, the NEXTs have a bit more grip and better street feel. The Anakees are very decent, it's just that the NEXTs...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-26-2015, 07:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,827
Posted By BMW-K
+2.

+2.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 03-25-2015, 08:29 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 239,894
Posted By BMW-K
Mine. ...

Mine.

http://i83.photobucket.com/albums/j288/rnovielli/2014%20Vancouver/DSC00869_zpsddb277e5.jpg

And the plate from my R12GS back in '09, in Wiseman after finishing the final run on the Haul...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By BMW-K
I like 18-20 psi off-road with knobbies, no rim...

I like 18-20 psi off-road with knobbies, no rim lock. I might consider 12 with rimlock but I tend not to pay attention and hit rocks on occasion, hence the higher pressures.

33-36 on road with...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2015, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By BMW-K
JBM, this is purely opinion. I haven't...

JBM,

this is purely opinion. I haven't ridden a 690...and I can't say my dirt experience is all that significant. I have put a few miles on a KTM530EXC and I can say that is one amazing dirt...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 558
Posted By BMW-K
Sena.

Sena.
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By BMW-K
I have a Leatt and all I can really say is that...

I have a Leatt and all I can really say is that for any serious dirt work I won't leave home without it.
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