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Forum: Equipment 12-07-2009, 08:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,455
Posted By rodentface
I also wear my size 44 Sidi Crossfires under my...

I also wear my size 44 Sidi Crossfires under my Darien pants. And I have chicken legs with even scrawnier ankles. They do fit over the boots quite easily; it's not tight. I typically wear blue jeans...
Forum: Equipment 07-03-2009, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,141
Posted By rodentface
I just bought a pair of SIDI Crossfires and I...

I just bought a pair of SIDI Crossfires and I also have a pair of SIDI On Roads. I have very narrow feet and SIDIs seem to fit my feet well in that regard. I also have chicken legs with 14" calves.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-17-2008, 06:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,082
Posted By rodentface
I'm considering the goo

Dude - you're my hero. In my last 50k I've notched upwards of 25 nails. Freaking magnetic rims. I thought they'd make my bike 'cool'.
Forum: Equipment 07-07-2008, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 609
Posted By rodentface
Motoport custom

My girl is 5'6" with a 35" inseam. :evil For her, we duplicated the setup I already own - Motoport Mesh Kevlar jacket and pants. Fits like a dream. Truly outstanding gear and a custom fit. We can't...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-04-2008, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 746
Posted By rodentface
I replace my passenger seat with a laptop case -...

I replace my passenger seat with a laptop case - Storm Case 2370. I chose to attach it with the handle facing forward. I slightly modified CessPool's workup <ahref="http: www.advrider.com=""...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,301
Posted By rodentface
Thumb Love it.

I replaced three other rain suits before deciding to buy my one-piece Triumph Chevron. I've had it for 2-ish years and don't see myself replacing it any time soon. (The previous 18 months I purchased...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2008, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By rodentface
I'd love an update when you determine the...

I'd love an update when you determine the validity of that claim.

I've had Gerbing jacket and classic gloves for 3 years. I wear them nearly every day each winter. At the end of every season I...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2008, 10:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By rodentface
Yep.

I have size medium Gerbing Classic heated gloves and I wear a size large Aerostich triple digit rain cover over them without any trouble. They're not snug or tight, but they're not baggy either. If I...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,334
Posted By rodentface
If you plan to ride in inclement or cold weather...

If you plan to ride in inclement or cold weather you might consider elongating the waist cut jacket by a couple of inches at the bottom. It will still feel, fit, and function like a waist cut jacket...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2008, 10:32 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,215
Posted By rodentface
I haven't had luck as good as some other...

I haven't had luck as good as some other Aerostich users. My Darien didn't last 30k miles before it fell apart. I sent it back for about $500 (Areostich's estimate) of warranty repairs. Those repairs...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2008, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 604,940
Posted By rodentface
I have the waist cut Air Mesh Kevlar jacket and...

I have the waist cut Air Mesh Kevlar jacket and Air Mesh Kevlar pants. I also purchased the liners. My rain liner on first arrival was too short compared to the jacket and my gut. Water did seep in...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2008, 01:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,519
Posted By rodentface
You need a Stadium Pal...

You need a Stadium Pal (http://www.stadiumpal.com/), the ultimate portable urinal...as long as you don't mind steaming hot piss streaming down a tube and settling around your calf. Hopefully your...
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2008, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,072
Posted By rodentface
The little velcro strips that hold the knee armor...

The little velcro strips that hold the knee armor in place on the inside of the pant leg fell apart. There are eight of these strips, four for each knee pad. I had them all replaced twice under...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2008, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,083
Posted By rodentface
I did a google search for "Triumph Chevron" and...

I did a google search for "Triumph Chevron" and "yellow". The first site listed was this one (http://www.store.commoto.com/triumph-chevron-oversuit-black-yellow-p-706.html). There's also a size small...
Forum: Equipment 02-27-2008, 04:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,083
Posted By rodentface
+1 But I wouldn't call it a step-in design....

+1

But I wouldn't call it a step-in design. You don't thread your boots through the pants and then zip up like most other suits. (That's what I think of when I hear 'step-in'.) I pull the entire...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2008, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,072
Posted By rodentface
I own and use both and have about 20,000 miles on...

I own and use both and have about 20,000 miles on each. I don't wear the interior rain liners with my air mesh kevlar pants either. If it's after work, hot, and raining I wear boxers and a t-shirt...
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2008, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,157
Posted By rodentface
Mmn

Interesting idea. I'm curious to know how effective it might be on a motorcycle at 50 mph at 20F. $80 is too steep for me, and I can't in good conscience patronize a website with that much...
Forum: GS Boxers 01-21-2008, 10:46 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 8,647
Posted By rodentface
Wimpy steeds

Commuted to downtown Chicago Saturday morning. It was about -6 F. I was fine with my heated jacket and gloves and balaclava. (I have heated pants and socks, but I've never used them. I just never get...
Forum: Equipment 01-16-2008, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,372
Posted By rodentface
Merle, I've had the Gerbing gloves for a...

Merle,

I've had the Gerbing gloves for a couple of years but I'm going to switch to a setup similar to yours. The Gerbings keep me nice and warm down to about 0 degrees fahrenheit. I'm going to...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2007, 06:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By rodentface
Less stuff might be a first step, but I don't...

Less stuff might be a first step, but I don't think you're crazy.

I have a Givi 52 liter case and want something bigger (and smaller) for commuting. I don't really intend to load the bigger case...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-14-2007, 06:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By rodentface
SW-Motech bars

Mikey,

I replied to your thread in the flea market (http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=274729) about selling my good as new SW-Motech bars. If you're interested, please take them off...
Forum: GS Boxers 08-07-2007, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,605
Posted By rodentface
One or the other...

I only make enough money for one BMW. So I had to choose:

1) Nice bike. Crap car.
2) Adequate car. Crap bike.

I chose option #1. I drive one of these, but without the rims/hubcaps and with...
Forum: Equipment 08-03-2007, 08:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,116
Posted By rodentface
Triumph Chevron #1

I have the Triumph Chevron. It fits easily over either my 'Stich Darien or my Motoport mesh kevlar. I've used it in torrential downpours and have *always* remained 100% bone dry.

(I have an XL....
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2007, 03:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,166
Posted By rodentface
Custom tailoring is the answer...

My partner has difficulty buying gear that fits well, too. She's a size 0, 107#, 5'6" with a 35" (!) inseam and long arms. We sent her measurements in to Motoport and her jacket and pants both fit...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-24-2007, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 582
Posted By rodentface
There's also Beemer Boneyard...

There's also Beemer Boneyard (http://www.beemerboneyard.com/newparts.html) which now sells new parts.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 06-20-2007, 06:40 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 14,234
Posted By rodentface
Years of riding: 6 years How often do you ride:...

Years of riding: 6 years
How often do you ride: Every day, ~15k miles per year
Have you crashed: Yes
Number of crashes: Two
2004: Low side on a turn, oil slick left by a street cleaner.
2005:...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2007, 10:12 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,279
Posted By rodentface
beeswax...

I love my Beeswax (http://www.naturalearplugs.co.uk/about.htm) earplugs.

For the last few years I've been using these extensively and they are *extremely* comfortable. They do as good a job...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2007, 12:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,645
Posted By rodentface
Jim, I recently purchased the Chevron suit...

Jim,

I recently purchased the Chevron suit in yellow. I'm 5'11" 190#. I wear Motoport gear so the armor isn't as big as in some other gear.

I bought a L size Chevron but it was too small. It...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-28-2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,686
Posted By rodentface
A handy feature, I agree. But I use it more...

A handy feature, I agree. But I use it more frequently as I approach an intersection.

For drivers moving in the opposite direction that wish to turn left across my lane or any driver wishing to...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2007, 08:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,033
Posted By rodentface
I have the Givi E52 and have used it for three...

I have the Givi E52 and have used it for three years.

I *love* the size - I can fit my helmet, pants, jacket, boots and a collection of small items. Or two full sets of riding gear with helmets...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2006, 07:58 AM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 604,940
Posted By rodentface
cold weather...

Eric,

I've got a full season of cold riding in with my mesh kevlar suit. Here's what I typically do:

60+ degrees - mesh jacket, mesh pants
50-60 degrees - add the waterproof jacket liner...
Forum: Equipment 06-20-2006, 03:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,898
Posted By rodentface
Gerbing

I wear a Gerbing liner with gloves. Dual temp controller.

I ride all year in Chicago on an 1150GS and have been more than comfortable with a thin cotton shirt, Gerbing jacket liner, and either my...
Forum: Equipment 04-12-2006, 03:35 PM
Replies: 2,044
Views: 604,940
Posted By rodentface
cold weather & mesh kevlar

For those inquiring about stretch kevlar vs. mesh kevlar...

I own the Air Mesh Kevlar jacket and I ride year-round in Chicago. I haven't yet gone through the summer heat here in my mesh kevlar...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2006, 09:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,640
Posted By rodentface
I ride year-round in Chicago. I have heated...

I ride year-round in Chicago.

I have heated grips and they're lovely. I'm comfy with them for 60 minutes or less down to about 32 degrees. Longer than that or below freezing and I'm damn glad I...
Forum: Equipment 10-16-2005, 04:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 444
Posted By rodentface
SW-Motech crash bars and Ohlins

Just a heads up since the TwistedThrottle.com guys had no idea -

The SW-Motech Rally Style crashbars do *not* fit an 1150GS with Ohlins shocks in front. The front mounting interferes with the...
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