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Forum: Equipment 07-01-2015, 05:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,119
Posted By sleak
Cool2 One more butts in...

I'm on my fourth audio system. I started with a StarCom wired system with an external FMRS radio. Then added their Bluetooth dongle -- meh.
Changed to the Sena SMH10; wired music input, wired...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-23-2015, 06:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By sleak
I like it fine so far; it has fewer options than...

I like it fine so far; it has fewer options than the 20S (no wired input or outputs), but that's what you get for invisibility.
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By sleak
When I was setting it up (on the iPhone app) I...

When I was setting it up (on the iPhone app) I added a couple of stations, and the reception was as good as my regular radio in that location (my basement), which is so-so. I haven't tried it outside...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2015, 06:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,001
Posted By sleak
Thumb Ordered direct from Sena

I got and installed mine into my Neotech last week. Everything seems to work, including the handlebar remote, which is supposed to work with others, including the 20S (good thing; I moved the 20S to...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-22-2015, 06:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By sleak
"dashboard" cover from Touratech

I have a part from Touratech with a jack mounted upper left of the speedo. I run a 24" cable with a BMW plug at one end and an SAE plug on the other, to which I attach either one SAE to USB connector...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-06-2015, 06:05 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,532
Posted By sleak
Question Remote camping stove fuel supply?

Plastic failure potential aside, are these fuel line disconnects the same ones I've heard travelers use to fill stove fuel bottles? I apologize if it's a dumb question.
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2013, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,949
Posted By sleak
Larger Sizes

Most of the ideas in the other items above are great, but if they don't fit, who cares?
I'd have Sidi Adventure Gore-Tex if they came in 14E (EU 149). They don't.
Forum: GS Boxers 07-03-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,119
Posted By sleak
I'm a fan, but...

I like Wunderlich's products, but I had one issue: I actually live in Germany, but had to buy from the US site; the German site wouldn't accept a US credit card billing address (APO).:huh
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2012, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,405
Posted By sleak
I like the setup. I use custom-molded ear...

I like the setup. I use custom-molded ear speakers and the wired mic. Speakers plugged in, Garmin paired for directions, iPhone plugged in for music (no calls allowed!).
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2012, 02:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,864
Posted By sleak
+1 on long/long

Hot weather: Duluth Trading Buck Naked long johns and long-sleeve t-shirt
Medium: LDC longs
Cold: full thermal union suit
Forum: GS Boxers 03-29-2012, 03:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 976
Posted By sleak
Touratech's are good, too. (!i=1567867191&k=Wd9TKGp&lb=1&s=A)
Forum: Equipment 03-27-2012, 09:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,357
Posted By sleak
I think it was medium (?)

[QUOTE=Bronco638;18308190]OK Wolverine, care to share what grit sandpaper you used (if you recall)?

I bought a set of reusable plastic sanding sheets with very fine, fine, and not so fine. I don't...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2012, 09:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,357
Posted By sleak
Two things

I got some IDENTI-TAPE, that I believe is like SOLAS, and it sticks like a champ.
I also had a problem with stickers disappearing off my Pelicans, until I tried sanding them a bit to change the...
Forum: Equipment 03-18-2012, 12:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 6,509
Posted By sleak
Briggs & Riley Nice bags, with several...

Briggs & Riley

Nice bags, with several sizes, and a great guarantee: fix or replace forever.
I travel a LOT for work, sometimes for two or three weeks, and must take both business and casual...
Forum: GS Boxers 02-29-2012, 11:32 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,398
Posted By sleak
Yeah, she took my money and left me with nothing...

Yeah, she took my money and left me with nothing but a hangover.
Forum: Equipment 02-23-2012, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7,479
Views: 3,091,177
Posted By sleak
It does indeed work quite well.

That's how I made coffee in the Army, but on a much larger scale (15 gal. pot). Quality control is your choice of coffee.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-20-2012, 11:08 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,725
Posted By sleak
Thumb Very happy with my RDL...

With the stock seat it was about 45 min. BAP (before ass pain). After I bought a Sargent, it went to 90 min. BAP. Since I bought the RDL, I haven't been able to measure it; I aways have to stop for...
Forum: Equipment 02-09-2012, 12:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,816
Posted By sleak
Did you want to attach it or put it inside something?

Pelican. Many sizes, including for Kindles & iPads.
Forum: Equipment 02-07-2012, 03:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,334
Posted By sleak
Kifaru Slickbag

This is a very comfortable bag, roomy, and packs incredibly small. Not cheap. I can't advise on a compact tent, though; I bought a Nomad.
Forum: GS Boxers 02-03-2012, 02:14 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,398
Posted By sleak
It's incomplete...

The original one I remember (from a long time ago) was, "Nuke the gay unborn whales for Jesus."
Forum: GS Boxers 02-01-2012, 11:18 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 30,398
Posted By sleak
My two favorites:

The nautical flags spell my license number.
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2012, 02:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,619
Posted By sleak
+1 on First Need Purifier

I've taken mine to 30+ countries in the past several years, and have never had a problem drinking the water. As for the food, well, sometimes...:puke1
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2011, 02:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,856
Posted By sleak
"U" stands for Universal (serial bus)

Your adaptor will work fine. Depending on how many gadgets you eventually acquire, you may have issues with power requirements, e.g., an old iPhone or iPod charger/cable won't charge a new iPhone or...
Forum: Vendors 12-02-2011, 05:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,099
Posted By sleak
Anybody know what happened to Tech Sox?

As far as I can tell, they're out of business. I ordered some socks in August, got a reply of "there'll be a delay" a couple of weeks later, then nothing. No socks, no emails answered, no phone...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2011, 08:38 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 15,071
Posted By sleak
I go Apple all the way, on the continuum of trip...

I go Apple all the way, on the continuum of trip length and computing requirements, just as I do when traveling for business.
iPhone only for shirt trips; just email, light surfing.
iPad for longer...
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 11-21-2011, 04:39 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 33,234
Posted By sleak
Finally got a photo site. (
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2011, 11:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,176
Posted By sleak
Bionic Gloves

They only make one model for motorcycling, but they're the most comfortable I've tried, including the elk skin, for anything but the coldest conditions. I plan on buying a pair of their casual winter...
Forum: Mapping & Navigation 11-16-2011, 03:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,379
Posted By sleak
Thumb I have the locking mount...

And I like it. I don't mind one more small key on my aux key ring (not with the ignition). There's already keys for the panniers and TT spoiler. You don't need to "hack" the cradle; it's incorporated...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2011, 02:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,610
Posted By sleak
Web Foots Body Sock

I really like my one-piece from Carol Davis sportswear. It's made of Polartec. Very comfortable, very warm. Eliminates cold spots from shirts riding up, etc. Supposedly reduces odor, too, but I...
Forum: EMEA 11-10-2011, 03:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,750
Posted By sleak
You might want to skip Podgorica...

But you need to check out (Google Maps) the road from Cetinje to Trojica, west of Podgorica towards the coast (Tivat). I was there recently; this road would be amazing on a bike. Hell, it was...
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3,937
Views: 665,950
Posted By sleak
You need to buy a second mounting plate.

Sena sells an accessory mounting plate with an earbud jack unstead of speakers. It also has a changable mic; boom or wired.
I have the earbud plate on my helmet. I'll keep the original one (with...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2011, 11:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,123
Posted By sleak
+1 forth the Polar Bear. You can get embroidery. ...

+1 forth the Polar Bear. You can get embroidery.

Forum: Equipment 10-29-2011, 10:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,312
Posted By sleak
I went with the vinyl to start, and when the seat...

I went with the vinyl to start, and when the seat gets "broken in," I plan on sending it back to replace the top with leather. I'm glad I did that now, because I don't have a garage for the bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-26-2011, 10:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,494
Posted By sleak
Bluhduh Stock -- Sargent -- Russell

I don't have a height problem, but I had a pain problem with the stock seat. Time before pain (TBP) on the stock was about 30 minutes. I then bought a Sargent; TBP for that is about an hour and a...
Forum: GS Boxers 10-25-2011, 01:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,153
Posted By sleak
Bluhduh Beware the Cockpit Cover

I don't know about the '05, but on my '09 GSA, the Cockpit Cover 2 blocks the instrument panel when I try to take the headlights out from the front, and blocks my paws from reaching the bulb ports...
Forum: Americas 10-13-2011, 01:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,954
Posted By sleak
I didn't make it up to the speed limit much when I went...

I also had the road almost all to myself. I went when the far end was closed, so basically rode it twice, to a big parking lot at the closure point and then back to the "base."

Of course, my...
Forum: Equipment 10-12-2011, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,102
Posted By sleak
Thumb I'm happy with mine so far...

Because I'm tall, I had to remove the visor until I got a windshield spoiler; at higher speeds I had to hunch down a bit. Now it's great; I put the visor back on. I also got a new face shield for...
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2011, 01:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,102
Posted By sleak
Thumb FirstGear Kathmandu

If you opt for the khaki, you'll avoid the snow pants look. Very comfortable, nice leg-zipper vents, very waterproof, and a thermal liner.
Forum: Equipment 10-10-2011, 01:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,411
Posted By sleak
I have the Touratech

I'm quite happy with it. It keeps my head in smoother air at highway speeds. I have to take it off for bumpy roads or off road.
Forum: The Perfect Line and Other Riding Myths 10-05-2011, 03:36 AM
Replies: 39,982
Views: 10,712,462
Posted By sleak
This was my guess, too.

I doubt it's nautical at all.
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