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Forum: Equipment 06-30-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 478
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
What he said. The mike doesn't have to be right...

What he said. The mike doesn't have to be right in front of your mouth to work well . I velcro the wired mike to the front of the cheek pad beside my mouth, works just fine.:evil
Forum: Beasts 06-19-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 443
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Got mine a week ago from Elk Grove Powersports. ...

Got mine a week ago from Elk Grove Powersports. Lives in Stockton, California. My redhead just turned 600 miles and is due for its first service. Still on my honeymoon, so gotta go riding...
Forum: Beasts 06-14-2014, 10:28 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,332
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Thumb I've had mine for 3 days now. Obviously, I'm on...

I've had mine for 3 days now. Obviously, I'm on my honeymoon with her, but she's living up to the hype and then some. Still trying to figure out all the technology setups, and would like to...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,443
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I used the wired mic. Velcroed it to the left...

I used the wired mic. Velcroed it to the left side of my flip-up helmet adjacent to my mouth, and it works just as well as the boom. IOW, it doesn't have to be right in front of your mouth. Hope...
Forum: Equipment 05-18-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,369
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I use a REI Radiant Long/Wide down bag. Roomy (I...

I use a REI Radiant Long/Wide down bag. Roomy (I hate mummy bags, too) rated at 20 degrees, compresses to about the size of a cantalope.
Forum: Beasts 05-12-2014, 09:52 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 14,332
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
There's a red one at my local dealer (Elk Grove...

There's a red one at my local dealer (Elk Grove Powersports) that has me drooling and thinking of trading in my current stable. I'm a sucker for Italian bikes :1drink
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2014, 06:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,905
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I got a Revit Turbine Jacket on a closeout deal a...

I got a Revit Turbine Jacket on a closeout deal a couple of years ago - a bit sturdier than the Airwave jacket. Got the Airwave pants, and really like the leg zippers on the inside of the legs - no...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2014, 09:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 862
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Those look like conventional Molex pins. Should...

Those look like conventional Molex pins. Should be able to find a crimper at any electronics supply store for about $25.
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2014, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,372
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I have a Transit Suit, which is fine from the 20s...

I have a Transit Suit, which is fine from the 20s up to high 80s. I live where it's hotter than the Hubs O'Hell in the summer, so my Rev'it mesh is the uniform of the day then. Over 105, that's...
Forum: Road warriors 03-21-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,901
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Maybe the title of this thread should be "Nazi vs...

Maybe the title of this thread should be "Nazi vs Jap" Bikes:evil
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2014, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 824
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I've been wearing Rev'it Airwave pants for 2...

I've been wearing Rev'it Airwave pants for 2 years now, very well made and lots of air flow. I like the fact that the leg zippers are on the inside of the legs and make them easy to get on & off. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2014, 11:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,246
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Wink I just returned from a coast-to-coast from...

I just returned from a coast-to-coast from California to Savannah Ga. I was riding my FJR (with heated grips) in a Aerostitch Transit suit. I rode several hundred miles in mid 20s with a...
Forum: Equipment 03-03-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,575
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I bought a Transit Suit during the December sale....

I bought a Transit Suit during the December sale. It was painful paying more for that suit than my first 3 motorcycles, but IMHO it more than lives up to the hype. I'm currently on a coast-to-coast...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 427
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
FWIW, I had a Coocase Astra that was a pretty...

FWIW, I had a Coocase Astra that was a pretty good case, but the locking mechanism was really cheesy and unreliable. Finally sprung for a Givi. The case itself was pretty much the same as the...
Forum: Equipment 02-24-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,479
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Try an Exped pillow...solved the problem for me...

Try an Exped pillow...solved the problem for me after trying pretty much everything else out there.
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2014, 06:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,031
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Aerostitch Transit. Pricey, but less than Rukka....

Aerostitch Transit. Pricey, but less than Rukka. Waterproof, safe, breathes.:1drink
Forum: Equipment 01-27-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 959
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
That squeegee looks like it's made to scrape...

That squeegee looks like it's made to scrape snow. A lot of motorcycle gloves (Held, Rev'it, etc) come with a soft rubber wiper on the left index finger. I haven't had any scratching problem with...
Forum: Americas 01-15-2014, 04:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 520
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Question Am I Nuts?

I've been planning a coast-to-coast trip for this year. I'm getting to the age that if I don't do this soon, it'll be too late. Originally, I planned on leaving Cali about March or April, heading...
Forum: Road warriors 01-15-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 544
Views: 106,193
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Wink I use Lubri-Moly 10w60 Synthetic from Napa. ...

I use Lubri-Moly 10w60 Synthetic from Napa. Last time it was $51 for a 5 litre bottle. My local Napa store didn't stock it, but ordered it in the next day.
Forum: Equipment 12-28-2013, 07:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 870
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Laugh Those Racer gloves at SportBikeTrackGear...

Those Racer gloves at SportBikeTrackGear mentioned above are a screaming deal at $59 shipped. Those are $189 gloves with kangaroo leather palms. I got a pair a couple of weeks ago and can't believe...
Forum: Equipment 12-24-2013, 01:41 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,071
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Received my suit Saturday, and have been on a...

Received my suit Saturday, and have been on a couple of 200 mile rides so far. I'm 5-11, 198 lbs, 44" chest, 38" wailt. Aerostitch suggested the 46R jacket and 40R pants to allow for layering, and...
Forum: Road warriors 12-19-2013, 07:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,304
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I've got an '07 Breva 1100 2v that I'm told is...

I've got an '07 Breva 1100 2v that I'm told is essentially the same engine as the same genre Griso. This thing is an absolute blast to ride - feels like a 350 as far as handling. The book says the...
Forum: Equipment 12-18-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 17,071
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
After reading this thread and many others, I...

After reading this thread and many others, I pulled the trigger last night. Aerostitch had the "original" suit at 40% off and free shipping. Just need to convince the wife they were only $50. :evil
Forum: Equipment 12-05-2013, 01:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Thr 665 kit comes with the car cradle and 12v...

Thr 665 kit comes with the car cradle and 12v power cable. The cradle has a jack for audio output to your car stereo and a jack for the XM satellite radio puck. I' m sure it can be purchased...
Forum: Equipment 12-02-2013, 08:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 901
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I've been using a set of those from GearWrench...

I've been using a set of those from GearWrench for years. Very handy, work well. Looks like Sears rebranded them.
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2013, 04:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,832
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I drank the Revzilla Kool-Aid on winter gloves,...

I drank the Revzilla Kool-Aid on winter gloves, bought the Rev-It Alaska gloves, $190 :cry. I ride an FJR with heated grips, and on my first ride in the 30s, my fingers were frozen stiff in minutes,...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2013, 04:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,641
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
To add more fuel to the down vs synthetic...

To add more fuel to the down vs synthetic comparison, several new makers now have a moisture resistant down technology. Kinda makes that part of the arguement moot.
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2013, 10:16 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,641
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Laugh I've been using an REI Radiant Long/Wide for a...

I've been using an REI Radiant Long/Wide for a couple of seasons now. Good quality semi-rectangular down bag for the money, packs down to the size of a football in a good compression bag. I use it...
Forum: Road warriors 11-11-2013, 12:14 PM
Replies: 3,736
Views: 585,403
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Talking I've had 2 sets of Michelin PR3s, got 10K miles...

I've had 2 sets of Michelin PR3s, got 10K miles on each. Just had a set of Pirelli Angel GT's installed, too early to tell if they're as long-lived. Like all new tires, they feel great at...
Forum: Equipment 10-30-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,818
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I have a few pair of merino wool blend ski socks...

I have a few pair of merino wool blend ski socks that work well, but my favorites are the Roadgear Coconut socks. Just the right thickness, and don't get smelly.:norton
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2013, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,443
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Talking I'm told the audio quality is as good as the boom...

I'm told the audio quality is as good as the boom mike. I put the wired mike at the furthest forward part of the cheek pad (with the chinbar flipped up) so it's adjacent to my mouth, but not in...
Forum: Equipment 08-19-2013, 06:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,443
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Just want to add a suggestion - that Godawful...

Just want to add a suggestion - that Godawful boom mike can be eliminated and the wired mike velcro'd to the left side of the cheek pads beside your mouth. Works just as well as the boom with my...
Forum: Road warriors 08-19-2013, 05:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,248
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I also have an 07 Breva, and wouldn't trade it...

I also have an 07 Breva, and wouldn't trade it for anything like what you're considering. To me, the Goose handles like a 350, with a sound & personality that has me grinning every time I ride it....
Forum: Equipment 07-12-2013, 04:14 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,779
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I have Alaska Buttpads on both of my bikes. Like...

I have Alaska Buttpads on both of my bikes. Like FlowBee said, they won't make a gigantic difference, but help a little. Alaska has some fun designs and are equipped with an elastic strap with...
Forum: Equipment 06-25-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 11,826
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Garmin Zumo 665 paired with a Sena SMH10 headset...

Garmin Zumo 665 paired with a Sena SMH10 headset with earbuds. Total connectivy, XM & MP3 hi fidelity stereo. Held Steve gloves, Revit Sand jacket & pants, Dainese Fulcrum boots...like bedroom...
Forum: Road warriors 06-25-2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,769
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I bought a Breva 1100 a few months ago (a 2007...

I bought a Breva 1100 a few months ago (a 2007 with 80 miles on it.). What a hoot! Don't know how it compares with its 750 brethren, but mine handles like a 350. Plenty of power, great build...
Forum: Equipment 06-24-2013, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 871
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Thumb I'e had my Sambias for a couple of years, and...

I'e had my Sambias for a couple of years, and they're my favorite gloves. The kangaroo palms give super dexterity and they flow lots of air. Haven't had to do any sliding with them, but between the...
Forum: Equipment 05-16-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,547
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I have ExOfficio, Buck Naked, Starter, Champion...

I have ExOfficio, Buck Naked, Starter, Champion boxer briefs. I like the ExOs slightly more than the Buck Nakeds - the BNs are a bit cheaper, but the waistbands are stiffer & scratchier. The...
Forum: Road warriors 04-23-2013, 09:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 14,596
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
Wicked I bought a "new" '07 Breva V1100 about a month...

I bought a "new" '07 Breva V1100 about a month ago ( had 90 miles on it). Like you, I'd been fascinated by the Guzzi mystique for some time, so now, after 1000 miles, I know what the big deal is. ...
Forum: Road warriors 04-06-2013, 08:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,513
Posted By Phineas Whipsnake
I recently acquired a 2007 Brevia 1100 with 90...

I recently acquired a 2007 Brevia 1100 with 90 miles on it. Like others have said, these bikes are a hoot - my Breva feels like a 350 compared to my also beloved FJR, and has character that gives...
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