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Forum: Equipment Yesterday, 01:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 676
Posted By ACD
I like Sidi but they are too narrow for my...

I like Sidi but they are too narrow for my regular feet. Just replaced my Adventure's for A* Toucan. Sooooo comfortable! Waterproof and good protection too.


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Forum: Equipment 02-15-2015, 08:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,532
Posted By ACD
I have crashed into an SUV, recently, and had to...

I have crashed into an SUV, recently, and had to replace my boots and jacket. Bought Alpinestars Andes jacket, which comes with built in chest pockets. Ordered the armor right away.
...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 09:56 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 40,888
Posted By ACD
For the last few years I switched between a...

For the last few years I switched between a medium cuff TCX driving shoes like boots and Sidi Adventure boots. Rule of thumb was TCX for city riding, sidi's for everything else.
I was about to...
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2015, 09:38 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 40,888
Posted By ACD
I believe Sidi's in general are narrower than...

I believe Sidi's in general are narrower than average. I wore Adventure (non goretex) for many years, crushing my average feet!


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Forum: Equipment 02-05-2015, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By ACD
BMW Gravel boot? Sent from my iPad using...

BMW Gravel boot?


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Forum: Equipment 02-01-2015, 09:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,922
Posted By ACD
http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/01/04451f4...

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/01/04451f4e1f3848d8bfcd8c871ba68565.jpg


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Forum: Equipment 02-01-2015, 09:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 743
Posted By ACD
These are great boots, tried them on last month....

These are great boots, tried them on last month. Many pros, but the few cons were deal-breakers for me:
-not really waterproof
-inner booties
-too beefy to fit under jeans
Bought Toucans, less...
Forum: Equipment 01-31-2015, 07:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,922
Posted By ACD
Are you still considering removing pads for...

Are you still considering removing pads for "easier ingress" after everything you read? A puffy jacket will not help you if it does not cover the shoulders side.

I had a broken collarbone in a...
Forum: Equipment 01-25-2015, 07:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 925
Posted By ACD
Have you thought about using an adhesive mount...

Have you thought about using an adhesive mount under the visor? If the visor is not flat you can use plastic glue and secure it with a tether or ziptie.


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Forum: Road warriors 01-24-2015, 11:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,952
Posted By ACD
I would stay away from four cylinder rocket...

I would stay away from four cylinder rocket bikes. My first big bike was a Kawa Z750. It had just too much engine and it begs to be revved all day long. Chances are that you will explore the bike's...
Forum: Equipment 01-10-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,051
Posted By ACD
I bought the Denali 1 years ago, it is holding...

I bought the Denali 1 years ago, it is holding well, even survived one big spill and several little ones. Also survived being dragged for a few mikes after mount screw broke off (my bad). On/off...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 11,129
Posted By ACD
+1 for the "kick in the air and little jump"! If...

+1 for the "kick in the air and little jump"! If you miss the jump at least you can rest the boot on the seat, then use it as leverage to jump again and finally strand the beast!


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Forum: GS Boxers 12-26-2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 984
Posted By ACD
My first GS was a 2003 Adv. Great bike, really...

My first GS was a 2003 Adv. Great bike, really bulletproof provided that you take good care of her. Look for maintenance records, more important than low miles. Upgraded to a 2011 GS Adv, but decided...
Forum: Equipment 12-22-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 702
Posted By ACD
I just bought a regular A*s Valparaiso jacket. ...

I just bought a regular A*s Valparaiso jacket.

With this product A*s make two major improvements to the air jacket, which has been around for a while: gets rid of tether line and incorporates ...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By ACD
Mine are like the first one, they have a silicone...

Mine are like the first one, they have a silicone seal, both Nolan and Shoei. I thought all of them where like that.


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Forum: Equipment 12-17-2014, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 788
Posted By ACD
I have the same pants. Great stuff. Pros: ...

I have the same pants. Great stuff.

Pros:

Not too ugly
Full lenght zippers - every pants should have it!
Great vent panels
Bulletproof
Can be used as overpants or just over a base layer
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2014, 07:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,209
Posted By ACD
I have a shoei helmet, installed lens once, never...

I have a shoei helmet, installed lens once, never had any problems. On my nolan 104 the lens have a funny shape, and is was much more difficult to get it right. I had to hold the shield open and take...
Forum: Equipment 12-17-2014, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By ACD
I think valparaiso has more features compared to...

I think valparaiso has more features compared to the other two. The chest vents (bmw rallie 3 style) and arm vents closed the deals for me.

Not sure if it is the right jacket for cold weather. It...
Forum: Equipment 12-15-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,186
Posted By ACD
Placido, I just got a Valparaiso. Together with...

Placido, I just got a Valparaiso. Together with Bogotá and Andes, it is a nice jacket with drystar lining but they are not heavy. I bought it as a everyday jacket for the brazilian weather....
Forum: Equipment 12-14-2014, 09:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 457
Posted By ACD
Elbow pads too large for pockets!

Just bought a new jacket - Astars Valparaiso - and want to install a pair os bmw's d3o elbow pads I got from a friend. These pads are a lot larger, can't close the top of the elbow pocket.
I could...
Forum: Equipment 12-11-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,257
Posted By ACD
+1 slow shooter here. Got myself an A* Valparaiso...

+1 slow shooter here. Got myself an A* Valparaiso on black friday but could use klim's just for long trips and ds. Too much thinking about how to hide it from mrs. D.
Moron...


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Forum: Equipment 10-29-2014, 08:23 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 15,611
Posted By ACD
Have been using mine for years, until last week....

Have been using mine for years, until last week. Got rear-ended by a car, at low speed, hit the car in front and then the ground. Broke my big toe, just like the guy earlier in this thread. I believe...
Forum: Equipment 10-20-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,140
Posted By ACD
I bought Alpinestar's, can't remember the model....

I bought Alpinestar's, can't remember the model. My main concern beyond protection was stealth. I wanted something plain that I could use off the bike. Jeans is not too baggy, but longer than regular...
Forum: Equipment 10-03-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
Posted By ACD
Are you looking for 120/70ZR19 and 170/60ZR17 ? I...

Are you looking for 120/70ZR19 and 170/60ZR17 ? I heard from bmw gs owners that they are having trouble finding tires for the new gs lc.

Try Guimarães Pneus, (71) 3357.5000.
Address is Av....
Forum: Equipment 09-24-2014, 02:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 20,903
Posted By ACD
Toucan if you want goretex, or Tech3, to stick...

Toucan if you want goretex, or Tech3, to stick with Astars


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Forum: GS Boxers 09-14-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,189
Posted By ACD
On my former 1150 I had the spare key taped to...

On my former 1150 I had the spare key taped to the fairing near the instrument panel. Impossible to see and even to reach!! Only way to have access to it was to find by touch and peel one end of the...
Forum: Equipment 09-13-2014, 06:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,233
Posted By ACD
New Dainese Gortex D-Explorer Jacket and Pants

Same here. About to replace an old Firstgear Kathmandu Jacket, that I have been using to travel everywhere in south america.

The kath was what I bought after a long research. I needed something...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-09-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,592
Posted By ACD
It is hard to pinpoint the problem without...

It is hard to pinpoint the problem without watching you ride, but make sure that you have stiff sole boots, wide footpegs and that you do not have to bend forward or flex your legs to reach the...
Forum: Airheads 08-27-2014, 09:16 PM
Replies: 243
Views: 26,887
Posted By ACD
You got my attention. Subscribed! Sent...

You got my attention. Subscribed!


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Forum: GS Boxers 07-31-2014, 12:16 PM
Replies: 327
Views: 80,625
Posted By ACD
+1. I tend to go through 3 or four sets of Karoo...

+1. I tend to go through 3 or four sets of Karoo T and TKC80´s before I miss something smoother and offering better mileage, then I go back to Tourances (the original ones). Grip is about the same on...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-30-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,202
Posted By ACD
I use my GSA daily, for everything, except going...

I use my GSA daily, for everything, except going out with my wife! She does not appreciate my riding skills... For sure I could use a slimmer, lighter bike around town, but right now I am a "one bike...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-19-2014, 01:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,219
Posted By ACD
Back to basics (and cheaper) GSA LC?

It's just me or someone else thinks the GS is becoming too sophisticated for its own good?

Don't get me wrong, I think keyless start is cool and useful, ESA is convenient, throttle-by-wire is...
Forum: GS Boxers 07-12-2014, 02:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,409
Posted By ACD
A few years back a friend of mine in a 5-series...

A few years back a friend of mine in a 5-series BMW stopped near the Rockfeller Center in NYC to drop off some of his five (!) passengers. The car died, doors, windows and sunroof would not work. He...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2014, 12:50 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,468
Posted By ACD
Allan, when I decided to buy my first street bike...

Allan, when I decided to buy my first street bike I already had two years offroad experience, and I'm glad I did. using the best equipment I could afford was a no-brainer. Good boots, knee and elbow...
Forum: GS Boxers 06-05-2014, 06:51 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,349
Posted By ACD
Mine self destructed while riding on bad tarmac,...

Mine self destructed while riding on bad tarmac, 110F and TKC's, sheared bolts,,etc. +1 for my buddy, we stopped to refill and noticed BOTH bikes had damaged rear fender! Consistency, at least....
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2014, 02:16 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 15,849
Posted By ACD
Klim Induction review??

Oops, posted on wrong thread, please disregard


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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,349
Posted By ACD
I had the same hiviz phosphorescent yellow...

I had the same hiviz phosphorescent yellow applied all over my rollerblades, back in the day. Also had red blinkers on my helmet and back of left leg. I'll tell you this: nobody ever ran me over on...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-19-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 7,349
Posted By ACD
I don't care what you ride, bring a scooter and...

I don't care what you ride, bring a scooter and we'll ride together. Bring a scooter on TKC' s and you are my newest childhood friend. Cheers!
P.s.: tie that matress on top of side panniers and gain...
Forum: Airheads 05-03-2014, 10:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,674
Posted By ACD
I wish you had a few build pictures. The bike is...

I wish you had a few build pictures. The bike is beautiful! I'm not familiar with the original bike so I can't figure out all the mods just by looking at the end result, but I like it a lot. Enjoy...
Forum: GS Boxers 04-28-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,497
Posted By ACD
+1 for eztouring. Light, packs smalls and is big...

+1 for eztouring. Light, packs smalls and is big enough to cover the whole bike, panniers and top case included, even front tire gets enclosed. Almost TOO big. On long trips bike stays hidden from...
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