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Forum: Equipment 12-13-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,840
Posted By Bazgab
It does fade but it isn't bad. Have about 8k...

It does fade but it isn't bad. Have about 8k miles on my hi-viz XD-4 and looking at it you can't really tell it has faded. I did take a go pro mount off that has been on the helmet for most of...
Forum: Equipment 11-11-2014, 02:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,066
Posted By Bazgab
Klim Adventure Rally Air would be another choice,...

Klim Adventure Rally Air would be another choice, uses a kevlar mesh but pricey as hell. Has an available goretex overjacket as well.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 11-11-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9,917
Views: 2,035,444
Posted By Bazgab
I have experienced exactly the same thing with my...

I have experienced exactly the same thing with my '13 GSW. Got it when I was 28. I like all bikes, even ones I would never consider owning myself, haters gonna hate.
Forum: GS Boxers 10-23-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By Bazgab
You can ride any bike with an inseam like that,...

You can ride any bike with an inseam like that, you seem to have long legs for your height. I am only slightly shorter than you but have a 30" inseam. I ride a standard height GSW (not GSA) with the...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-15-2014, 08:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,095
Posted By Bazgab
I knew I should have ordered a spare pair of rear...

I knew I should have ordered a spare pair of rear pads. Mine were metal on metal at just under 6000 miles...

I use the bike mostly for commuting in and around Raleigh (so small urban area). ...
Forum: Vendors 09-23-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 42,334
Posted By Bazgab
Mine arrived yesterday, what a fantastic piece of...

Mine arrived yesterday, what a fantastic piece of kit. I wore it around the house for a while and it was really comfortable with one exception: the arms don't have enough adjustment. I seem to be...
Forum: Vendors 07-10-2014, 05:30 AM
Replies: 783
Views: 113,574
Posted By Bazgab
Just wanted to give credit to Paul for such...

Just wanted to give credit to Paul for such outstanding service. I had an issue with my Globescout topcase bag liner and he had a replacement sent to me very quickly. Thanks Paul!
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2014, 01:03 PM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,970,948
Posted By Bazgab
I think the BILT Explorer has got to be the most...

I think the BILT Explorer has got to be the most uncomfortable helmet I have ever tried on. I wear a size large in pretty much every helmet but had to go to a XL to get the BILT on my head. Instant...
Forum: Equipment 06-19-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By Bazgab
I have the same experience. Hit the jog dial to...

I have the same experience. Hit the jog dial to start conversation or other person initiates, music pauses, hit jog dial to end conversation or other person cancels intercom, music starts back up. ...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-17-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,538
Posted By Bazgab
Guess I am just a weird one that likes to run my...

Guess I am just a weird one that likes to run my seat in the high position with the standard suspension even though I only have a 30" inseam. No problems at all handling the bike.
Forum: Vendors 06-17-2014, 08:15 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,315
Posted By Bazgab
I was eyeing the Juggernaut during the first...

I was eyeing the Juggernaut during the first group buy but never pulled the trigger and was sad when I saw that it was unlikely for production of the pressure suit to continue. I was very happy to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-16-2014, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,531
Posted By Bazgab
I am the same height and I have done some gravel...

I am the same height and I have done some gravel riding with a fully stuffed small BMW tank bag on my 2013 GSW. No issues with standing other than with the position of the stock handlebars,...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-16-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,918
Posted By Bazgab
It seems so but I am still a youngin'. It might...

It seems so but I am still a youngin'. It might have to do with my most recent job being in an urban area though. I see several red light runners a week, sometimes several a day.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-28-2014, 06:14 AM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,970,948
Posted By Bazgab
You have it backwards, white socks would have...

You have it backwards, white socks would have been a fail. :D
Forum: GS Boxers 02-16-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 2,577
Views: 485,396
Posted By Bazgab
He said stock GSA seat is 890mm at low position...

He said stock GSA seat is 890mm at low position and low seat is 840mm at low position, that is 2 inches which would make a big difference.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2014, 02:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,938
Posted By Bazgab
My launch model 2013 R1200GS was just over $20k...

My launch model 2013 R1200GS was just over $20k OTD (no taxes), not that much more for the adventure. It is a lot of money though.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-13-2014, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By Bazgab
How so? I can't normally swing my leg over if...

How so? I can't normally swing my leg over if there is any type of top box mounted, whether it be in the normal position or more over the pillion area. I have to resort to a front kick when the top...
Forum: Equipment 10-07-2013, 12:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,137
Posted By Bazgab
FUS RO DAH!!! OP: Glad to hear your gear...

FUS RO DAH!!!

OP: Glad to hear your gear worked as intended.
Forum: Equipment 09-25-2013, 09:50 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,264
Posted By Bazgab
Exactly, I love my Sidi Adventure boots but if I...

Exactly, I love my Sidi Adventure boots but if I was doing serious off-road or a RTW trip with a lot of off pavement work I would be rocking full-on offroad boots.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-25-2013, 09:46 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,912
Posted By Bazgab
Traffic circles are fantastic, the people in the...

Traffic circles are fantastic, the people in the US not used to them are not. They are great at reducing accidents that result in fatalities and keep traffic moving at a steady pace. I am glad to...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-10-2013, 10:52 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 22,294
Posted By Bazgab
Damn that is a hell of a ticket. I have not been...

Damn that is a hell of a ticket. I have not been able to find any laws for NC in regard to standing on the pegs while riding but I am sure there is something in place.

I sometimes stand on the...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-04-2013, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 882
Posted By Bazgab
It is a documented issue, a few others on here...

It is a documented issue, a few others on here have tried installing the non-hideous LED turn signals. They said the same thing, it is a software issue and BMW is "working" on it, though who knows...
Forum: GS Boxers 09-02-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,566
Posted By Bazgab
There are LED headlight equipped bikes running...

There are LED headlight equipped bikes running around with several different types of LED Aux lights already. For example, I have the Cyclops Long Range Optimus lights.

Wiring was easy as I had...
Forum: Vendors 09-01-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 783
Views: 113,574
Posted By Bazgab
Any word on the topcase mounting brackets for the...

Any word on the topcase mounting brackets for the LC GS'es?
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 6,872
Posted By Bazgab
Put "most of the gear, most of the time" as I...

Put "most of the gear, most of the time" as I would be lying if I said ATGATT. I ride with full face helmet, textile jacket/pants combo, gloves, and boots on 99% of the time. The only time I don't...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-31-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,970,948
Posted By Bazgab
Yeah not saying the MX-5 is badassed, but it is a...

Yeah not saying the MX-5 is badassed, but it is a affordable roadster with very good handling. So like you said, it is driven by cost and class rules, though I am sure if you asked many of the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 08-30-2013, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,970,948
Posted By Bazgab
I know it is a joke, but more miatas are raced...

I know it is a joke, but more miatas are raced any given weekend than any other car make. I had an instructor at an autocross one time with a spec miata prepped car, that guy was insane.
Forum: GS Boxers 08-29-2013, 11:55 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 388,405
Posted By Bazgab
The issue with my switchgear was exacerbated by...

The issue with my switchgear was exacerbated by water entering the housing as my original switchgear didn't have any issues until it was rained on for the first time. Then the buttons started...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2013, 09:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,712
Posted By Bazgab
I am not understanding how getting a 2014 will...

I am not understanding how getting a 2014 will solve your issue. I am guess that you have an 2013 oilhead and are looking to switch to the 2014 LC model. The LC bikes are about the same height as...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-23-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,150,986
Posted By Bazgab
Never had a problem with the nub, I have the same...

Never had a problem with the nub, I have the same size foot and wear SIDI Adventure Goretex boots. I ride with the balls of my feet on the pegs at all times too, so my feet are sitting pretty far...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-16-2013, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 437,388
Posted By Bazgab
Just check to see if the Skene controller will...

Just check to see if the Skene controller will work, I got the Cyclops Long Range Optimus lights and the Skene will not function with these.
Forum: Equipment 08-16-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,220
Posted By Bazgab
Agreed for the most part. The RP3 was one of my...

Agreed for the most part. The RP3 was one of my top choices when I was looking for a new set of gear recently (though I went with Stadler). I only tried the RP3 on and wore it around the store for...
Forum: Face plant 08-08-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,558
Posted By Bazgab
Agreed, I don't think it is gender related as...

Agreed, I don't think it is gender related as well. In my senior year of high school football I did a bonehead move and stuck my hand out to catch my fall, no idea why as it wasn't a common reaction...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-01-2013, 06:44 AM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,150,986
Posted By Bazgab
While this should be true on a flat surface, you...

While this should be true on a flat surface, you cannot guarantee even well designed bars will protect the head on an uneven surface. I have the SW-MOTECH crash bars and the Touratech head guards...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-25-2013, 08:09 AM
Replies: 2,453
Views: 437,388
Posted By Bazgab
I am glad I got the uppers along with the...

I am glad I got the uppers along with the SW-MOTECH lowers. I embarrassingly dropped my GS turning right from an alley to the road that my work is on the other day.

I was starting from the stop...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-16-2013, 10:19 AM
Replies: 35,510
Views: 8,970,948
Posted By Bazgab
I am pretty sure the 2nd gens that have the dual...

I am pretty sure the 2nd gens that have the dual exhaust like that is just a Y-pipe. The exhaust flow will favor one side or the other in most cases.

I had a modified 3rd gen RX-7 that would...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,720
Posted By Bazgab
I found the Held size chart to be spot on, I fell...

I found the Held size chart to be spot on, I fell right below a 10 so I went with that size and it is perfect. I wear an XL in my old cheap Joe Rocket gloves and had some XL Dainese gloves that I...
Forum: Vendors 07-06-2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 23,016
Posted By Bazgab
Exactly, I only have interest in the 35L set with...

Exactly, I only have interest in the 35L set with a cutout.
Forum: Equipment 07-05-2013, 04:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,757
Posted By Bazgab
Thanks for the comments guys. The prices were as...

Thanks for the comments guys. The prices were as follows (using the Euro to USD conversion for today):

Jacket: $893
Pants: $592
Braces: $32
Storm Collar w/ attachment system installed on...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-05-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 2,813
Views: 388,405
Posted By Bazgab
Just wanted to add to the failed switchgear group...

Just wanted to add to the failed switchgear group of problems. My turn signal switch failed this morning on my commute, I pushed it in to cancel the signal and it never returned to its normal...
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