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Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 05:16 AM
Replies: 535
Views: 60,757
Posted By cruisincruzan
Have been a long time autocom user and recently...

Have been a long time autocom user and recently got the 20S. I am presently on a 2 week trip that started with the BMWMOA rally in St. Paul. I used the autocom because I did not want to worry about...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2014, 12:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By cruisincruzan
Don't have the Shoei but I do have a Lazer Falcon...

Don't have the Shoei but I do have a Lazer Falcon with the transitions pin lock shield. It is my favorite shield, gets dark enough in full sun for me, the change in both directions is quick enough...
Forum: Road warriors 06-22-2014, 04:27 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 153,587
Posted By cruisincruzan
The tone and maturity of some of this thread...

The tone and maturity of some of this thread reminds me of the Spalding (spaldeen) vs Pensy Pinky arguments when I was 10. Of course back then it was in the context of punchball, slapball and...
Forum: Road warriors 06-19-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 153,587
Posted By cruisincruzan
Based on the popularity of the RT I would imagine...

Based on the popularity of the RT I would imagine that helibars would make something. I have their GTL bars and they are a well made product that gives new meaning to adjustable. If you can't get the...
Forum: Hacks 06-14-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,147
Views: 302,182
Posted By cruisincruzan
My daughter and I test rode a Ural at Americade...

My daughter and I test rode a Ural at Americade this year and she is convinced I should get one for our Newfie.
Forum: Road warriors 06-14-2014, 10:27 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 153,587
Posted By cruisincruzan
If we were making truly sound decisions none of...

If we were making truly sound decisions none of us would buy motorcycles. These are toys for the vast majority of us, buy what floats your boat. I own a K1600GTL and a NineT I enjoy them tremendously...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,654
Posted By cruisincruzan
Always have a pinlock on my shields. A proper...

Always have a pinlock on my shields. A proper fitting pinlock (not hard to do) doesn't fog and I have never experienced any coating that works as well. I have recently purchased a lazer falcon carbon...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2014, 02:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 14,234
Posted By cruisincruzan
I own Atlantis 4, air shell, motoport kevlar...

I own Atlantis 4, air shell, motoport kevlar mesh, tour shell, streetguard suits and I have a high temp tolerance and none of them are all that comfortable in that kind of weather. If you are using a...
Forum: Vendors 04-12-2014, 06:21 AM
Replies: 463
Views: 85,661
Posted By cruisincruzan
Schuberth c3 pro vs laser monaco carbon

My daughter needs a new helmet and we have narrowed it down to the C3 Pro for women and the lazer monaco carbon. She presently has a Nolan N90 and feels it is a tank (she picks up either my Nexx XR1R...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2014, 03:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By cruisincruzan
Thanks for the info. I have ordered a set and we...

Thanks for the info. I have ordered a set and we will see how things go over a couple of weekend rides. Stay Vertical
Forum: Layin' down tracks 04-09-2014, 05:05 PM
Replies: 830
Views: 59,993
Posted By cruisincruzan
4 button mount question

I went through a lot of pages but could not find the answer. I have a Nav5 in the 4 button mount on my NineT. Can the unit be turned off without taking it out of the mount? When I shut off the bike...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By cruisincruzan
I have read the manual, I was wondering how well...

I have read the manual, I was wondering how well the VOX worked. In the early days of BT the general consensus was it was useless. I have heard it has improved to the point of being useful. I wanted...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2014, 06:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 568
Posted By cruisincruzan
Another Sena question.

I have recently purchased a bike that will be used for solo riding or for riding with my daughter (has her own bike). I only need the comm system to pair with my Nav5 and for comm with my daughter....
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2014, 01:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,511
Posted By cruisincruzan
Out of the clear blue in late fall my wife said...

Out of the clear blue in late fall my wife said to me, "I would like you to try a Road King". She was thinking as a second bike (have a K1600GTL) for shorter trips. Tried it out, when I turned it on...
Forum: Road warriors 02-18-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 162,129
Posted By cruisincruzan
Like a previous poster said value is relative and...

Like a previous poster said value is relative and very individual. That being said, compared to other bikes in the BMW line up you can make the case you get less for your money. For example the S1000...
Forum: Vendors 02-05-2014, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,452
Views: 239,515
Posted By cruisincruzan
I'm interested in 3

I'm interested in 3
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 153,587
Posted By cruisincruzan
On my GTL I could never get HIDs to work reliably...

On my GTL I could never get HIDs to work reliably in the high beams because of the variation in power that is sent to the high beams. On the GTL forum I was not alone in being frustrated.
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2013, 12:19 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 153,587
Posted By cruisincruzan
Since the adaptive headlight is a no-go I would...

Since the adaptive headlight is a no-go I would have preferred a dual low beam and single high beam like the present version. All LED would have been nice. Does seem strange that the most touring...
Forum: Road warriors 11-05-2013, 02:17 PM
Replies: 2,350
Views: 219,476
Posted By cruisincruzan
I never use the word practical when referring to...

I never use the word practical when referring to any motorcycle or anything related to motorcycles.
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2013, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1,127
Views: 162,129
Posted By cruisincruzan
I've been waiting to see what the lo rider...

I've been waiting to see what the lo rider concept would become. I like it. IMO they could have been just a touch less retro and used spoked rims that did not require tubes. If less than an R classic...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2013, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 607,602
Posted By cruisincruzan
I also don't like inner liners. On my first suit...

I also don't like inner liners. On my first suit I bought the waterproof liners and one trip convinced me I would never like internal liners. On my second suit I had Wayne leave out the zippers for...
Forum: Equipment 05-10-2013, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 607,602
Posted By cruisincruzan
I left out the pockets for the chest armor...

I left out the pockets for the chest armor because I found in my first suit they blocked too much air flow. I also left off the upper pockets as I wanted minimal obstruction to air flow and I never...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2013, 09:40 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,741
Posted By cruisincruzan
Check with Johnson Leathers in San Francisco. At...

Check with Johnson Leathers in San Francisco. At one point they were willing to make custom T-Pro armor. You would send in whatever armor you wanted to replace and they made the t-Pro into the same...
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2012, 01:22 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 76,596
Posted By cruisincruzan
Before she took her first ride my wife had me...

Before she took her first ride my wife had me remove the sunvisor from her C3W and after her first ride address the visor self closing issue. Now she is happy.
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2012, 12:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,582
Posted By cruisincruzan
Really wanted a set of Langlitz leathers but the...

Really wanted a set of Langlitz leathers but the lack of armor made it a no deal for me. For my leather "fix" I use an Atlantis 4 suit. I'm a bit of a clothes whore so I have more stuff than I need....
Forum: Equipment 05-02-2012, 04:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,064
Posted By cruisincruzan
I have both hyperlites and the P3 like the P3...

I have both hyperlites and the P3 like the P3 better more visible during the day
http://www.lights.skenedesign.com/
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2012, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,790
Posted By cruisincruzan
I read an article some time ago and it...

I read an article some time ago and it recommended mixing the 250 and 400. For years I have had my Kenwood radio duo-locked to the top of my RT saddlebag when I ride with friends without any issues....
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2012, 04:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,202
Posted By cruisincruzan
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqZn_oCHVS4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqZn_oCHVS4
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-19-2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7,760
Views: 7,043,416
Posted By cruisincruzan
Best farkle I will ever have, my wife Ute!

Best farkle I will ever have, my wife Ute!
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 10-19-2011, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3,524
Views: 1,494,254
Posted By cruisincruzan
Kayla called us one day and said, "I'm getting a...

Kayla called us one day and said, "I'm getting a motorcycle license". Who am I to argue? This is from this year's Americade on the ferry to VT. You gotta feel pretty good when your 21 yo daughter...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2011, 03:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,027
Posted By cruisincruzan
Newer lenses; Transitions XTRActive darker than...

Newer lenses; Transitions XTRActive darker than regular Transitions AND will also tint behind a windshield (although not as dark as when outdoors). Transition SOLFx darkest transition lenses. Julbo...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,588
Posted By cruisincruzan
Welcome, fellow gear whore! My stuff includes...

Welcome, fellow gear whore! My stuff includes SG2, Atlantis 4, CoverAll suit and Motoport Kevlar mesh. I am very tolerant of heat, but if I was going to be exposed to significant periods of very hot...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 37,824
Posted By cruisincruzan
Arai head

I have a new (worn for 2 hours fit isn't for me) large Profile in diamond white with an extra pinlock shield that I'm selling for 275 includes shipping to lower 48. If interested let me know.
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 3,667
Views: 553,702
Posted By cruisincruzan
Vox with Sena

I use an Autocom that has the VOX dialed in perfectly for intercom use. I don't have to shout I begin talking it turns on. I don't want to press a button to initiate talking to my passenger. What is...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2011, 08:08 AM
Replies: 275
Views: 61,968
Posted By cruisincruzan
VOX with 3.0 upgrade

To anyone that has done the upgrade, how does the VOX now work? I happen to like the VOX of my autocom and I don't want to lose that level of functionality if I go BT. Thanks
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2011, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By cruisincruzan
I can't have everything streamed through the Zumo...

I can't have everything streamed through the Zumo as it would force me to listen to the music. That is why I have a separate radio that I attach to an input in the autocom that allows me to fade the...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2011, 09:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 556
Posted By cruisincruzan
BT, how disappointed will I be?

I have looked at some of the threads but I wanted to explain my present set up and get your opinions how the present BT technology (it seems the G4 and Sena systems are the present leaders) would...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2011, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 775
Posted By cruisincruzan
Pinlock

In all the time, nights are no problem with the clear.
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2011, 04:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,430
Posted By cruisincruzan
+ whatever to the Hella micro DE, bright, well...

+ whatever to the Hella micro DE, bright, well focused, small, and reliable. I never leave home without them
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2011, 04:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,371
Posted By cruisincruzan
I've got 2 air mesh kevlar suits, if it is tight...

I've got 2 air mesh kevlar suits, if it is tight now it will not loosen up over time. My guess is that those who say it will break in simply become used to it. I would return it to motoport after you...
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