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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 12:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,206
Posted By TBickell
Old thread..buyer beware..

I bought the Legal Speeding "HARD" helmet detection system 2 months ago to use with my Beltronics radar detector. The system was easy to install and use. I have found it very "helpful". However the...
Forum: Ride reports Yesterday, 08:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,649
Posted By TBickell
I was at the Swinging Steak in Mexican Hat 4...

I was at the Swinging Steak in Mexican Hat 4 weeks ago. It's still open and it's about the only game in town as far as grub. The Top Hat motel is within walking distance so you can stumble back and...
Forum: Road warriors 05-18-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2,085
Views: 627,278
Posted By TBickell
How do you like your GT? I have had one for a few...

How do you like your GT? I have had one for a few years and it's been great and dependable. I had a 2013 FJR "follow me home" and I am torn between keeping the Sprint as they are kind of redundant....
Forum: Ride reports 05-18-2015, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,649
Posted By TBickell
Some great roads there

I live in Phoenix area and most of what you are doing is a mere 150 miles away. Marble Canyon going up Hwy 89a to Jacob Lake is great. The road down to the North Rim is also great with some big...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-12-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,322
Posted By TBickell
I live just 2 hours south in North Phoenix and I...

I live just 2 hours south in North Phoenix and I and another AVD rider are going to head up and kind of "wing it". We are bringing all the camping gear and are going to look for some camping...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,247
Posted By TBickell
Not good for me.

Tried them for my 2011 TE 250 and not so good. The seat pan they sent did not fit and was just not well made. My bad for losing the whole seat ( pan and all.) I'd say it's a small company with...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,186
Posted By TBickell
Most curious about how the "crotch area" and the...

Most curious about how the "crotch area" and the zipper length there. ( Klim seems to think that shorter waisted and zippered is the way to go .I do not concur). I'd also like to know how the...
Forum: Equipment 05-07-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,886
Posted By TBickell
So far I've have good luck with the X-grip. I...

So far I've have good luck with the X-grip. I alternate the use between my Beltronics "bogey finder" and my I-phone. It's solid I do use one of the wife's hair ties to make sure nothing fly's off. It...
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 271
Posted By TBickell
from my limited experience the Asterik seem to do...

from my limited experience the Asterik seem to do that job well.. I never ride in the dirt w/out them
Forum: Equipment 05-05-2015, 07:59 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,186
Posted By TBickell
Need more info on the pants

i can't find Klim pants that fit well and I am hoping the Yukon's will be a good substitute?
Forum: Road warriors 04-26-2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,200
Posted By TBickell
Agree to all of the above !!

So I guess I will keep my Sprint GT. It is a bit heavy and one has to be careful in tight parking lots but it is a true sport tourer and that motor is well... you know.
Lets's face it... even as a...
Forum: Equipment 04-25-2015, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 998
Posted By TBickell
Klim fit on pants..

I too am looking for a waterproof outer shell pant. There are just not many options. I agree with another here that the Klim pants all have a ridiculously low rise and short crotch area. I don't get...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 12:00 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 16,396
Posted By TBickell
I wanted the Hi-viz Horizon a year ago and could...

I wanted the Hi-viz Horizon a year ago and could not find any (except some goofy european company that could not process a credit card) so I went with the Energy which was much cheaper ( I think...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 11:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,186
Posted By TBickell
Yukon pants

I am curious about those as a replacement for the Gore-tex Klim stuff that does not fit me well
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 08:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,316
Posted By TBickell
Torrent over-pants

I would love to know how the new Torrent pants are going to fit. I sent my latitude misano's back because of the low crotch and baggy legs. They just did not fit me well. If the Torrents are cut a...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By TBickell
I guess it's available in the UK still ...

I guess it's available in the UK still

http://www.triumphmotorcycles.co.uk/clothing/riding/leather-jackets/h2-sport-jacket-mlps12014
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By TBickell
Triumph H2O Out

I'm not sure if they make it any more but I wanted a leather riding outfit but did not want to pop for the Aerostich Transit suit so I went with Triumphs version. 3/4 length jacket and pants....
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2015, 08:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,063
Posted By TBickell
Back to the OP about the new Klim "torrent" over pant

I just got my new catalog and the "torrent" does not look like a typical over-pant to me. It's got full armor and vents. So back to the OP question. Are these going to be a viable option to the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-04-2015, 08:03 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 8,169
Posted By TBickell
Had the Multi.. loved the character,motor and...

Had the Multi.. loved the character,motor and handling. Did not like the quirks and maintenance costs or the chain drive. Sold it and got a 2 year newer FJR. Shaft drive, fast enough, far more...
Forum: Road warriors 02-09-2015, 04:05 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,482
Posted By TBickell
My GT might be for sale soon..

Saw you were "thinking about" adding a GT to your stable. I did end up getting an FJR an I think my GT has to go ( I also have an F800GS ). It's stored in Montana now ( I am in Arizona for the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-07-2015, 10:02 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,482
Posted By TBickell
Thanks for the refreshing long term review. I...

Thanks for the refreshing long term review. I bought a slightly used (1200 miles) Sprint GT two years ago and have put about 11k miles on it mostly in the wide open and very fast roads of Northwest...
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-05-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 5,531
Posted By TBickell
Yep.. been there done that.. even though I...

Yep.. been there done that.. even though I changed my front springs and fork oil to the Hyperpro set up I have bottomed my forks several times once resulted in a bent rim. However I did go with the...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 02:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 10,810
Posted By TBickell
Man I hope not. I just popped for the Klim...

Man I hope not. I just popped for the Klim Latitude because of the Gore-tex properties. It is one of very few jackets that has full armor ( D30) plenty of vents and a Gore-tex outer that is...
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 06:35 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,277
Posted By TBickell
maybe the new new 2015 Multistrada... not the...

maybe the new new 2015 Multistrada... not the rest bro. 15k miles ( which is a lot more than Ducati used to be). it's not a big deal if you are riding a Ducati like intended and don't plan on racking...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 06:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,874
Posted By TBickell
I would have been half-way happy if the pants...

I would have been half-way happy if the pants just fit like a normal pair of pants.

Probably back to Rev-it for me and if I have to fuss with a drop liner so be it..
Forum: Road warriors 01-29-2015, 11:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,277
Posted By TBickell
Until those 15k service intervals roll around:evil

Until those 15k service intervals roll around:evil
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 11:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,874
Posted By TBickell
Klim pants are going back

So I ordered the Latitude Misano's from Revzilla ( thank God). They are a great company. Pants showed up 2 days later and I was eager to try them on. Keep in mind that I already have the Latitude...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 12:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 930
Posted By TBickell
Anyone know when Klim puts their new stuff out?

Looking at pulling the trigger on the Latitude pants now that they are on "closeout sale" but wondering what Klim has up their sleeve for 2015. They seem to make improvements every year and I don't...
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,277
Posted By TBickell
It is a bit of a pork chop but if the OP is going...

It is a bit of a pork chop but if the OP is going to riding any slab or long straight windy roads for hundreds of miles then that extra "pork" keeps things nice and settled.. I've done thousands of...
Forum: Equipment 01-26-2015, 10:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,874
Posted By TBickell
Yes Klim does kind of crazy with the logo's. I...

Yes Klim does kind of crazy with the logo's. I guess it's like when you buy a car and the dealer wants to staple his logo on the back.. ( well not quite that bad:D)

thanks for all the feed-back....
Forum: Road warriors 01-26-2015, 03:08 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,277
Posted By TBickell
Just sold my 2011 Multistrada because I am now...

Just sold my 2011 Multistrada because I am now doing the kind of riding you are describing. Long distance, lot's of western straight roads until I get to the good stuff. For that I chose the Yamaha...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 05:13 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,874
Posted By TBickell
So if you had to pick one:evil Aerostich...

So if you had to pick one:evil

Aerostich pants are confusing on their web-site and catalog. It's hard to know which ones are to be worn over jeans or pants and which ones are not. Kind of sends me...
Forum: Equipment 01-23-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,874
Posted By TBickell
Klim or Aerostich for waterproof pants?

I got the Klim Misano Latitude jacket from another inmate here and so far so great. I got hammered in a freak rainstorm here in Phoenix and even in stop and go traffic the kept me bone dry. It's a...
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 796,266
Posted By TBickell
I was all over that bike until I sat on one.....

I was all over that bike until I sat on one.. Felt like a barge to me. I have a Sprint GT and love that triumph triple but I do have to look at it when I am not riding it:puke1
Forum: Road warriors 01-21-2015, 05:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,832
Posted By TBickell
Agree on the FJR.. I know this is more about "2...

Agree on the FJR.. I know this is more about "2 up" but she is not going to always be on the back. The FJR is far lighter than the big BMW GT/GTL, far cheaper than those or a newer RT and far less...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 08:33 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,355
Posted By TBickell
Best "water-proof pants"

Instead of starting a new thread.. I'' jump in here with a question..

I've been through a few riding"outfits" and I have had a good run with Rev-it's stuff that has a water-proof liner and other...
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 08:22 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 15,715
Posted By TBickell
The cargo pants I got from Cycle Gear have held...

The cargo pants I got from Cycle Gear have held up well and are priced right.
Kevlar and some knee padding. I only use them "around town" but they have held up well in 2 years..
Forum: Road warriors 01-03-2015, 06:15 PM
Replies: 4,634
Views: 796,266
Posted By TBickell
Your on the right track..

Unless of course you want to ride off-road. Other than that I think the FJR is the perfect bike for Wyoming and the west. I spend my winters in Arizona and my summers in northwestern Montana and I...
Forum: Road warriors 12-16-2014, 09:34 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 12,050
Posted By TBickell
For a more recent experience to consider. ...

For a more recent experience to consider.

I've got a 2011 Multistrada and a 2011 F800GS. Both great bikes in very different ways. I recently bought a used ( 2013) Yamaha FJR. Why would I do that?...
Forum: Equipment 12-16-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By TBickell
Shure makes some good options

I've had good luck with the Shure products. I had the EC2's in the past and just replaced them with the SE215's. The audio quality is very good and they are not stupid expensive ( about $130 bucks)...
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