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Forum: Road warriors 02-05-2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 76,900
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I completely understand that. Which is why every...

I completely understand that. Which is why every bike I've owned (even when I was a more svelte 97kg) has had fork and shock springs changed (at a minimum) for my weight. The problem with at least...
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 76,900
Posted By Ultravoyageant
You know, I have been wanting a Hyper for years. ...

You know, I have been wanting a Hyper for years. If I got one it was going to get some cases on it one way or another. I've ridden the 796 and an 1100 S from a few years ago, and for the type of...
Forum: Equipment 07-26-2012, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By Ultravoyageant
Because most people wouldn't spend the additional...

Because most people wouldn't spend the additional $$ for a cover that was constructed to Mountain Hardware, Marmot, Big Agnes (etc. etc) tent quality levels. Sure, you might spend the $150-$200 for...
Forum: Equipment 07-15-2012, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,047
Posted By Ultravoyageant
Since I don't feel like replacing $100+ gloves at...

Since I don't feel like replacing $100+ gloves at the end of each summer due to the salt in my sweat eating up the leather I wash my Rev'it Airvolutions using the directions Held has on their...
Forum: Equipment 06-30-2012, 07:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,228
Posted By Ultravoyageant
It doesn't make any sense that non perf...

It doesn't make any sense that non perf waterproof "summer" gloves such as my Rev'it SLR H2O (Hypertex lining in a full leather glove) or the Held Rainstar (Gore-tex lining in a full leather glove)...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 06-20-2012, 04:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By Ultravoyageant
Right, the "Knocked over" part is definitely a...

Right, the "Knocked over" part is definitely a problem. While visiting friends in Brooklyn I had my '00 C10 Connie punted into the side of a building by a drunk piece of shit driving an old Crown...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2012, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 498
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I don't know about the bikes prior to the mid...

I don't know about the bikes prior to the mid '80s, but it would seem to me that if your charging system is in good operating order (regulator/rectifier in good shape, and wires are all good etc) and...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2012, 04:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I picked up my Venting machine pants from BMW of...

I picked up my Venting machine pants from BMW of Daytona's Ebay page for about $185. I still see them around on there so keep an eye out. I had the Airflow 3 pants (ass got too wide to fit them...
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2012, 05:45 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,701
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I have an Evoline 2 and a Nolan X-lite 1002 as my...

I have an Evoline 2 and a Nolan X-lite 1002 as my modular helmets.

What I think about my Evoline;

Pros: -Super versatile, and the chin bar being able to completely move out of the way is...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-25-2012, 04:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,333
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I don't like riding above 7/10ths to 8/10ths on...

I don't like riding above 7/10ths to 8/10ths on the street. There's just too many variables that are outside my control there, even out in the sticks; deer (and other critters, like the fucking...
Forum: Equipment 05-24-2012, 11:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,633
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I have Oxford sport heated grips and the go...

I have Oxford sport heated grips and the go cruise throttle lock and it works well. Sometimes it slips a bit, and I think that's because of the slimmer design of the sport version of the oxford...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-19-2012, 11:41 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 17,657
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I've owned more air cooled street bikes than...

I've owned more air cooled street bikes than liquid cooled, and I have to say that some of the liquid cooled bikes that I had seemed to do worse in traffic than an air cooled rig. My FJ1100 is fine...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-09-2012, 06:38 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,437
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I'll give dude a bit of a break; From the notes...

I'll give dude a bit of a break; From the notes he said he broke his ankle bad enough to need surgery/hardware. That typically means shredded ligaments and/or tendons. As someone who blew his...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2012, 07:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 868
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I have an older Gerbings non microwire vest and a...

I have an older Gerbings non microwire vest and a microwire jacket. They both can get pretty small, but you have to make more of a concerted effort with the non microwire stuff. I typically roll my...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 971
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I don't know if my gloves help any with...

I don't know if my gloves help any with vibrations (I have vibranators installed in my bars, but even before the vibes I got were negligible) but I wear Rev'it Dirts and Airvolutions. The...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 05-05-2012, 06:19 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,815
Posted By Ultravoyageant
When my wife and I lived in Philadelphia and the...

When my wife and I lived in Philadelphia and the school where I taught was 25 miles away, I rode at least three days a week. There were two other teachers who had their licenses. The one sold his...
Forum: Road warriors 05-05-2012, 01:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,425
Posted By Ultravoyageant
Seconding Chromenomad's thought that the Battery...

Seconding Chromenomad's thought that the Battery Tender is just going through its script, i.e. it has to start at "1/3 charge" because thats what its programmed to do. My little wall wart Battery...
Forum: Equipment 05-03-2012, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,666
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I was going to say try using some of the 3M clear...

I was going to say try using some of the 3M clear film you can put on your headlights and front of the car to avoid paint chips and yellowing of the lenses, but yeah, it would probably look like ass...
Forum: Equipment 04-26-2012, 07:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,742
Posted By Ultravoyageant
Held has that new Air-n-Dry, which is basically a...

Held has that new Air-n-Dry, which is basically a summer perforated leather glove with a gore-tex liner you can either stick your hand in or put your hand in another pocket located below it. So good...
Forum: Road warriors 04-22-2012, 06:53 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 16,934
Posted By Ultravoyageant
Here's my '84, back in January of this year on...

Here's my '84, back in January of this year on Storm King Highway (Rt 218) between West Point and Cornwall-on-Hudson;...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2012, 07:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,921
Posted By Ultravoyageant
Front-load washers are game changers when it...

Front-load washers are game changers when it comes to washing technical gear. If I had a top load with the old style agitator (some of the new top loaders don't have agitators or have ones that...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,921
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I've found that my boots and gloves do really...

I've found that my boots and gloves do really well getting put on my boot dryer at the end of a ride. The warm air seems to not allow the sweat to go all manky and what not.

For my textile gear I...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2012, 05:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,934
Posted By Ultravoyageant
You know, I'm usually one of the first folks on...

You know, I'm usually one of the first folks on here saying wool is the end all, be all, and for some things (like socks) it still is, at least IMHO. But this winter I have been using a Patagonia...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2012, 03:15 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 35,611
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I think that a lot of how long a helmet will last...

I think that a lot of how long a helmet will last has to do with the type, i.e. full face or modular. I have four helmets at the moment, one full face, two modulars and one 3/4. My oldest helmet is...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2012, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,354
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I had recently purchased a pair of V2 Bike Vis...

I had recently purchased a pair of V2 Bike Vis lights a few months ago. One of them quit working a few weeks ago. My first ones lasted almost two years and over for 30K miles and one only quit after...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,919
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I have a Rev'it Sirocco and an Airflow 4 jacket. ...

I have a Rev'it Sirocco and an Airflow 4 jacket. Venting machine pants. The ColdBlack treatment (in the fibers? Don't think its a spray on) on my Airflow works very well, even when you're sitting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 04-06-2012, 09:14 PM
Replies: 1,485
Views: 98,285
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I really don't have to add any more to it than...

I really don't have to add any more to it than this said above, but I will. It is completely your decision to wear or not wear whatever you want when on your bike. I'm very glad that you yourself...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2012, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,109
Posted By Ultravoyageant
A friend whom I used to work with in the outdoor...

A friend whom I used to work with in the outdoor sporting goods industry works for them now. They seem like very nice helmets, and they're pretty damn light, but I've grown to like modular helmets...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2012, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,832
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I have a V5 Kili and i have to say it is a...

I have a V5 Kili and i have to say it is a fantastic jacket. Lots of venting, completely waterproof, and looks as good today as it did 2.5 years and some 35K miles ago. I paid $129 for it so I feel...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 580
Views: 91,546
Posted By Ultravoyageant
Yeah, Hi-Viz doesn't mean a damn thing if the...

Yeah, Hi-Viz doesn't mean a damn thing if the person throwing their cage at you has their head up their ass.

I was thinking for a moment about the Badlands, but I like the look of the Latitude in...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,979
Posted By Ultravoyageant
+1 on the sizing. I tried one on when I got...

+1 on the sizing.

I tried one on when I got my Sirocco at Revzilla. Rev'it's sizing is already a bit mental, but I had to wear a 4XL, and it was a little snug. I'm 5'11", 235lbs. In the Sirocco...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,639
Posted By Ultravoyageant
My Bagster Rider tank bag can. But it's friggin'...

My Bagster Rider tank bag can. But it's friggin' enormous;

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-Y_wHcMPlySs/T3Ot33H7QyI/AAAAAAAAEnE/WcgmNDfeX6Q/s288/rider_blk_red-3.jpg

And this is when it's not...
Forum: Equipment 03-28-2012, 05:18 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 18,607
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I've been using these two gloves in the summer; ...

I've been using these two gloves in the summer;

The Rev'it Dirt

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-j-0rT3Ko-T8/T3Oj_eXV9OI/AAAAAAAAEmo/SSFfWBHFLvE/s800/2009-REVIT-Dirt-Gloves-Black.jpg

And...
Forum: Road warriors 03-28-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 12,489
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I too use the Dupont teflon chain saver dry or...

I too use the Dupont teflon chain saver dry or the teflon multi-use spray. I hit my chain every 300-500 miles (so typically once every week to 10 days) and my wheel looks fine. But I also make it a...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2012, 01:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,592
Posted By Ultravoyageant
Doesn't TCX make BMW's boots?

Doesn't TCX make BMW's boots?
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,653
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I have had a lot of success with other...

I have had a lot of success with other waterproof/breathable laminates, but there are quite often trade-offs (including with gore-tex.)

With Hydratex (on my kilimanjaro and various Rev'it gloves...
Forum: Vendors 02-11-2012, 01:30 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,904
Posted By Ultravoyageant
PM Sent.

PM Sent.
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2012, 05:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,625
Posted By Ultravoyageant
I really love my TCX Air-Tech boots. They're...

I really love my TCX Air-Tech boots.

They're Gore-tex, so they're waterproof, but they're the XCR version so they're fantastic and keep my feet cool when its hot out.

Oddly enough with the...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2012, 11:28 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 37,432
Posted By Ultravoyageant
If I'm going to spend that much for a helmet I...

If I'm going to spend that much for a helmet I think I'd just as soon find another $115 and get the Schuberth.

But given how much I like my X-lite 1002 unless the 104 turns out to be a complete...
Forum: Equipment 01-08-2012, 12:16 AM
Replies: 580
Views: 91,546
Posted By Ultravoyageant
Was just down at Revzilla's showroom in...

Was just down at Revzilla's showroom in Philadelphia today to try on the Latitude jacket and pants (and a few other things). The XL was a fantastic fit, with enough room for my heated liner and...
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