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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan Yesterday, 06:50 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,419
Posted By StriderTB
Curious, did you rattle can your Jesse bags? If...

Curious, did you rattle can your Jesse bags? If so, was it a pain in the ass? Did you remove the weather stripping, or just tape over everything?
Forum: Equipment 07-01-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 620
Views: 249,631
Posted By StriderTB
Looks like the Noah's are on sale today on...

Looks like the Noah's are on sale today on Amazon, just picked up the 12x12 for $52.
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2015, 01:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,135
Posted By StriderTB
Rode around in the rain this past weekend, and...

Rode around in the rain this past weekend, and the top case gasket does a great job at keeping everything bone dry. My wife also likes the added stability, and can use it as a back rest when she's...
Forum: Equipment 06-27-2015, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 292,384
Posted By StriderTB
Just got back from a rainy trip to Starbucks. ...

Just got back from a rainy trip to Starbucks. :evil

http://i.imgur.com/d0kuW34l.jpg
Forum: Equipment 06-16-2015, 06:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 11,213
Posted By StriderTB
This season I started riding in Sidi Adventures,...

This season I started riding in Sidi Adventures, and just packing dress shoes in a pannier. I'd rather have the protection and just change when I get to work.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-12-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 9,684
Views: 3,908,329
Posted By StriderTB
My bike in it's natural habitat. Other than the...

My bike in it's natural habitat. Other than the Starbucks parking lot, that is. :1drink

http://i.imgur.com/68iTXR4.jpg
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 05:36 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 59,012
Posted By StriderTB
The new sand is also way darker than it used to...

The new sand is also way darker than it used to be.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-08-2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4,551
Views: 888,459
Posted By StriderTB
Funny, because I'm having the same exact feeling...

Funny, because I'm having the same exact feeling regarding my 09 DL650A. I bought it from an inmate last year, and it's a wonderfully capable bike. Comfortable, has a ton of room (came with Jesse...
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,923
Posted By StriderTB
My favorite coffee is from my pal Nate, who owns...

My favorite coffee is from my pal Nate, who owns and roasts at www.westcoastroasting.com He roasts to order, and it's at my door in 2 days. I place an order for 5lbs pretty much every month.

As...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 06:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,135
Posted By StriderTB
Finally got around to mounting everything up! ...

Finally got around to mounting everything up!

http://i.imgur.com/udA9peR.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/kKlLF7x.jpg?1

Rode to work this morning for the first time this season! Love the extra...
Forum: Equipment 04-09-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,928
Posted By StriderTB
I went with a Keron 4GT for me, my wife, and the...

I went with a Keron 4GT for me, my wife, and the dog, mainly because there's a ton of space, it packs down well enough for its size, and it'll stand up to pretty much any weather I can throw at it. ...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 05:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,135
Posted By StriderTB
Finally got around to ordering a cargo plate for...

Finally got around to ordering a cargo plate for this case, went with a black Caribou top plate. 1/8" thick aircraft aluminum, and bolts right in with no drama. :)
...
Forum: Equipment 04-02-2015, 06:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By StriderTB
Revzilla is down in Philly, but I'm not sure if...

Revzilla is down in Philly, but I'm not sure if that's out of your way.
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By StriderTB
I have a pair of BMW GS Dry gloves. Don't tell...

I have a pair of BMW GS Dry gloves. Don't tell anyone I ride a VStrom, I'm afraid they might take them away.

Oh wait...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 59,012
Posted By StriderTB
He's a bloodhound/anatolian shepherd mix. I...

He's a bloodhound/anatolian shepherd mix. I figure his hair is on everything else in the house, I won't notice it in the tent. ;) If he gets too dirty hiking around, I'll just relegate him to the...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 59,012
Posted By StriderTB
He likes it so much he doesn't want me to pack it...

He likes it so much he doesn't want me to pack it up. :rofl

http://i.imgur.com/i127PMG.jpg?1
Forum: Equipment 03-29-2015, 05:48 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 59,012
Posted By StriderTB
Started indoctrinating the dog to tent life...

Started indoctrinating the dog to tent life today. :D

http://i.imgur.com/JxsjrBZ.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/vdtNP9U.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/Enl2L5Q.jpg?1
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2015, 01:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,436
Posted By StriderTB
While color is a big factor, available venting is...

While color is a big factor, available venting is another. I'd hazard to guess that a black helmet with better vents would be cooler than a white helmet with crappy vents.

Aside from summer heat,...
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 05:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 354
Posted By StriderTB
If you're looking to strap stuff to the top of...

If you're looking to strap stuff to the top of your top box, why not try footman loops?

http://i.imgur.com/QjovF5L.jpg
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2015, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7,495
Views: 3,096,574
Posted By StriderTB
My left arm knows how you feel. :rofl ...

My left arm knows how you feel. :rofl

http://i.imgur.com/eFuRPWs.jpg

Luckily, I didn't need a plate, just a stupid blue cast for another few weeks. Meanwhile, I have a brandy new Hilleberg...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,847
Posted By StriderTB
I went with a military surplus Hardigg/Pelican...

I went with a military surplus Hardigg/Pelican case. Waterproof, lockable latches, and really durable. Fits my Nolan N104.

http://i.imgur.com/2w8gOs6.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/6T18Vh7.jpg?1
...
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 06:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,067
Posted By StriderTB
I commuted with my work laptop in a Kriega R30...

I commuted with my work laptop in a Kriega R30 for a while on my VStrom, but then I added Jesse panniers and just stuck my laptop bag in one of the side cases.

Keep in mind that the R30 backpack...
Forum: Equipment 03-08-2015, 09:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,186
Posted By StriderTB
I just ordered another Klim card, to stow in my...

I just ordered another Klim card, to stow in my wallet.
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 04:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,186
Posted By StriderTB
Not only do I use it for my emergency ID card, I...

Not only do I use it for my emergency ID card, I stick my office parking garage access card in that pocket so I can wave it at a sensor when I ride in. I used to pin a hunting license holder to the...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 26,041
Posted By StriderTB
Also, if you order from www.moontrail.com, you...

Also, if you order from www.moontrail.com, you can cash in bonus points from the purchase of a tent at the time you buy it. You can get a Keron 3 GT which retails at $1115 for $865. Or, you can...
Forum: Equipment 03-06-2015, 07:53 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 26,041
Posted By StriderTB
That's one of the main reasons I went with one. ...

That's one of the main reasons I went with one. I'm tired of setting up mesh tent bodies and then rushing to get the fly in place before you're soaked.
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2015, 06:56 AM
Replies: 218
Views: 59,012
Posted By StriderTB
Ended up going with a Keron 4 GT in sand. :clap ...

Ended up going with a Keron 4 GT in sand. :clap Now the long wait for shipping begins.
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 59,012
Posted By StriderTB
Yeah, I'm definitely leaning towards the Keron,...

Yeah, I'm definitely leaning towards the Keron, based on how easy it is to pitch, and overall strength. The height and space of the Altai is appealing, but not worth the compromises.
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 59,012
Posted By StriderTB
Thinking about 2 cost-no-option 4 season group...

Thinking about 2 cost-no-option 4 season group tents for using with my dog, wife, friends, etc.

Hilleberg Keron 4 GT
http://i.imgur.com/2TtQ3Fs.jpg

Hilleberg Altai...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 05:09 PM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 292,384
Posted By StriderTB
Picked up my first Klim jacket back in fall 2013,...

Picked up my first Klim jacket back in fall 2013, a 3X Latitude Misano. Lost some weight and changed to a 2X grey Badlands Pro in June of last year. Just sold that and picked up an XL Hi-Viz...
Forum: Equipment 01-29-2015, 08:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,945
Posted By StriderTB
www.amazon.com :evil

www.amazon.com

:evil
Forum: Equipment 12-08-2014, 06:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,497
Posted By StriderTB
I found 3M V92 Reflexite to be the brightest...

I found 3M V92 Reflexite to be the brightest option for the back of my panniers. This stuff was originally made for tractor trailers, and it holds up to road grime pretty well. Comes in a bunch of...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,045
Posted By StriderTB
From what I've seen, there are two NeverWet...

From what I've seen, there are two NeverWet products. The two part spray that leaves a white film on whatever you spray it on, and this other one step spray designed for outdoor fabrics. Apparently...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2014, 08:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,611
Posted By StriderTB
Looks great! Which brand/color is that wrap?

Looks great! Which brand/color is that wrap?
Forum: Equipment 11-10-2014, 07:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,135
Posted By StriderTB
Very nice! I've never seen that one before. ...

Very nice! I've never seen that one before. Looks like it has a 3 digit luggage lock on it.
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2014, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 450
Posted By StriderTB
Gauntlet or short cuff? I've been fond of the...

Gauntlet or short cuff? I've been fond of the BMW GS Dry gloves, and I've worn them from 80F+ down to 40F. Xtrafit Gore Tex is the way to go, I think. However, I prefer tucking my gloves into my...
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,135
Posted By StriderTB
Here's the link to Amazon, where I ordered mine. ...

Here's the link to Amazon, where I ordered mine. I used US Pawn & Surplus, and their service was great!

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B003XJ2VFM/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all
Forum: Equipment 11-05-2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,135
Posted By StriderTB
Military surplus top case project

In my attempt to make my bike heavier in the name of convenience, I've been trying to find a suitable top case to go with my Jesse panniers, but without spending a ton of money. In my searches, I...
Forum: Equipment 11-03-2014, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,075
Posted By StriderTB
I have a pair of the X-Moto's, and love the...

I have a pair of the X-Moto's, and love the massive thigh vents. Very comfortable in nearly any weather.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-29-2014, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4,551
Views: 888,459
Posted By StriderTB
Yeah, I'm not sure I'd really take advantage of...

Yeah, I'm not sure I'd really take advantage of the quick release aspect of the case anyway. Plus, it's much cheaper. :D
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