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Forum: Thumpers 11-18-2014, 11:18 AM
Replies: 458
Views: 73,841
Posted By '05Train
I've been looking for a winter beater bike, a...

I've been looking for a winter beater bike, a commuter bike, and something to scratch the "light-offroading" itch that a 700# BMW touring bike isn't adept at scratching.

I'd all but decided to...
Forum: Equipment 11-18-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 842
Posted By '05Train
Eating tacos is a happy thing; why would anyone...

Eating tacos is a happy thing; why would anyone who has a taco in their hand care about a line on their forehead?

I've got a no-name balaclava I think I paid $20 for at Bob's, and I use a neck...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,060
Posted By '05Train
Get the lightest color you can.....Makes a...

Get the lightest color you can.....Makes a difference in how hot you'll get in the summertime. It's not formalwear, so I don't care about road grime.
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2014, 07:03 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,706
Posted By '05Train
I've ridden in single-digit (Fahrenheit)...

I've ridden in single-digit (Fahrenheit) temperatures and haven't discovered "too cold" yet.

-Danner Ft. Lewis 200g boots w/wool socks and Gerbing's heated insoles.
- Under Armour Coldgear long...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,648
Posted By '05Train
Yes, it comes with all the armor except the back...

Yes, it comes with all the armor except the back piece, which you can order separately. I can assure you that it's the real deal. I was hit 3 years ago in a wreck that totaled a $26,000 Harley. ...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2014, 03:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,648
Posted By '05Train
Harley FXRG...

Harley FXRG (http://www.harley-davidson.com/store/mens-fxrg-leather-jacket). It's waterproof, vents well, and it's tough as nails. I have one and it's perfect from about 85 degrees down. It's not...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,137
Posted By '05Train
Interesting. I love my Powerlet wireless...

Interesting. I love my Powerlet wireless controller and a few of my friends are looking to get them. Guess they'll wait.


Sent from my iPad, probably while I'm pooping.
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,137
Posted By '05Train
Anyone know why Powerlet discontinued the...

Anyone know why Powerlet discontinued the wireless dual controller?
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,654
Posted By '05Train
I'm a huge fan of SOKz in warmer weather, I turn...

I'm a huge fan of SOKz in warmer weather, I turn to Smartwool in the winter.
Forum: Vendors 10-24-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 65,153
Posted By '05Train
May I suggest using a beeswax-based conditioner? ...

May I suggest using a beeswax-based conditioner? I do a good cleaning and conditioning with Lexol about every 6 months, but I apply Leather Seal (with beeswax) about once a month. That keeps the...
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 901
Posted By '05Train
I've never found a decent, lightweight,...

I've never found a decent, lightweight, waterproof glove, and it's not for lack of looking. If it's hot, I don't mind wet hands.
Forum: Equipment 10-23-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 901
Posted By '05Train
Lee Parks Deersports...

Lee Parks Deersports (http://www.leeparksdesign.com/deersports/).
Forum: Vendors 10-17-2014, 04:38 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 65,153
Posted By '05Train
I've probably got somewhere north of 30,000 miles...

I've probably got somewhere north of 30,000 miles on mine, and other than the velcro tearing up the inside of the boot near the top, they're bombproof. They've stayed completely waterproof, and...
Forum: Equipment 10-11-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,343
Posted By '05Train
UA stuff is great. Unfortunately it's not...

UA stuff is great. Unfortunately it's not motorcycle-specific, so it gets written off in favor of the stuff like LDU and Moto-Skivees. UA works better than either of them and it's less expensive.
Forum: Equipment 10-09-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 489
Posted By '05Train
Unless it's a really old model, that's no...

Unless it's a really old model, that's no Freeway.

It's a shame Teknic went out of business, they made great jackets.
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,560
Posted By '05Train
Sounds to me like a 1-piece like a ProRain is...

Sounds to me like a 1-piece like a ProRain is going to be your best bet, assuming that you're not putting it on in anticipation of rain.
Forum: Equipment 10-08-2014, 07:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,560
Posted By '05Train
The BMW ProRain3 works incredibly well and goes...

The BMW ProRain3 works incredibly well and goes on quickly. In warmer weather I depend on either my Latitude suit (which is waterproof), or my R3 with liners. If it's really hot, I don't mind...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2014, 03:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By '05Train
You need to poke the hole yourself according to...

You need to poke the hole yourself according to the directions that came with my bag.
Forum: Vendors 09-25-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 296
Views: 65,153
Posted By '05Train
Try a beeswax-based leather treatment.

Try a beeswax-based leather treatment.
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 07:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,379
Posted By '05Train
Why screw around? Gerbing's XE overpants,...

Why screw around?

Gerbing's XE overpants, jacket liner, insoles, and gloves. Doesn't matter what else I wear, I can comfortably ride in single-digit temperatures for hours on end.

It baffles...
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Posted By '05Train
Works great as long as it's not a heavy rain...

Works great as long as it's not a heavy rain and/or a long ride.
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 06:54 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,792
Posted By '05Train
Not a fan of Fox Creek, and there's a ton of...

Not a fan of Fox Creek, and there's a ton of seams on those gloves. Seams = failure points.
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,792
Posted By '05Train
The nice thing about the Lee Parks gloves is the...

The nice thing about the Lee Parks gloves is the way they cinch over the wrist. Not only are they easy to put on and take off, the cinch will keep them on if you're sliding across the pavement.
...
Forum: Equipment 09-23-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,075
Posted By '05Train
Hydration bladder with a tube and a bite valve.

Hydration bladder with a tube and a bite valve.
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,345
Posted By '05Train
For something like the TAT, you got the right...

For something like the TAT, you got the right jacket.
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 07:09 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,792
Posted By '05Train
Not really. Water will get in through the seams.

Not really. Water will get in through the seams.
Forum: Equipment 09-18-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Posted By '05Train
The lobster claws are a good idea, but you'll...

The lobster claws are a good idea, but you'll still end up with water in them if you spend any time at all in heavy rain.
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 05:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,792
Posted By '05Train
The Lee Parks gloves are magnificent assuming you...

The Lee Parks gloves are magnificent assuming you get the correct size. It's best to try them on, as there's a wide variance in size.

They're always at the IMS shows, and it's worthwhile to get...
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,345
Posted By '05Train
Well, there's the bragging rights to the...

Well, there's the bragging rights to the expensive stuff......

For the typical rider who's not riding 50,000 miles a year through single-track, the 2-layer is just fine.
Forum: Equipment 09-17-2014, 07:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,792
Posted By '05Train
Below is a picture of my Lee Parks PCI gloves...

Below is a picture of my Lee Parks PCI gloves post-wreck. Long story short I was T-boned by a texting teenager. I went through the windshield, hit the ground, slid/rolled/tumbled for about 100...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 08:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,345
Posted By '05Train
Yup. Unless you're riding only on the gnarliest...

Yup. Unless you're riding only on the gnarliest of single-tracks, the Latitude Misano is your jacket.
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 08:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,792
Posted By '05Train
These are amazing gloves. Armor in a glove...

These are amazing gloves.

Armor in a glove is nearly meaningless. If/when your hands hit the ground, your primary concern is abrasion, your secondary concern is impact and compression damage,...
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,150
Posted By '05Train
SMH-10? Mine's been drenched in the rain time...

SMH-10? Mine's been drenched in the rain time and time again. It's never missed a beat.
Forum: Equipment 09-16-2014, 07:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,973
Posted By '05Train
'Stitch's function has been surpassed (especially...

'Stitch's function has been surpassed (especially in ventilation and storage) by nearly everyone.

And again, for the money they charge, I can get a more functional jacket with better visibility...
Forum: Equipment 09-15-2014, 02:25 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,973
Posted By '05Train
Aerostich made great stuff 25 years ago. ...

Aerostich made great stuff 25 years ago. Unfortunately, they're still making the same stuff while the rest of the motor clothes world has passed them by.

I have a pair of AD-1 over pants that...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By '05Train
The BMW banana suit packs up very small and works...

The BMW banana suit packs up very small and works very well.
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 593
Views: 97,977
Posted By '05Train
Holy crap I feel stupid now. I'd written them...

Holy crap I feel stupid now. I'd written them off as useless map pockets. It never occurred to me that those were vents.
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 593
Views: 97,977
Posted By '05Train
Chest vents? What am I missing?

Chest vents? What am I missing?
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,334
Posted By '05Train
It depends on your priorities. A Gore Tex suit...

It depends on your priorities. A Gore Tex suit is too warm for me above about 90 degrees, so a suit that breathes and has a separate liner makes much more sense. A suit like a Rallye 3 is...
Forum: Equipment 09-12-2014, 10:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,334
Posted By '05Train
No, they're riding pants, not overpants.

No, they're riding pants, not overpants.
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