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Forum: Equipment 07-20-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,955
Posted By cactakla
Imc Camos Bts 300

I have the IMC Camos BTS 200 and highly recommend it. It's the same as the IMC Camos BTS 300 (http://www.webbikeworld.com/motorcycle-intercoms/imc-camos-bts-300/), except the range is shorter...
Forum: Equipment 07-18-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By cactakla
Most awesomest riding suit ever!

Move over power-ranger suit, something meaner is comin' to town.

http://www.universaldesigns.ca/UDR/ID/images/TDK_Promo.jpg

- Strong Cordura Mesh Base with Heavy-duty 4 way stretch...
Forum: Hacks 07-16-2009, 06:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,184
Posted By cactakla
Velocity Vintage...

Velocity Vintage (http://www.velocityvintage.com/ModernBikes.htm#) in Richmond, VA has a 2005 Retro Solo listed.
Forum: Equipment 05-31-2009, 02:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,042
Posted By cactakla
Just picked up the new airflow. Quite awesome. ...

Just picked up the new airflow. Quite awesome. :clap

I was having trouble keeping cool during my DC city commutes, so I picked up a pair and have been cool ever since. (I'll let you know how...
Forum: Hacks 05-15-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,658
Posted By cactakla
If you're looking for a Gear-Up, I'd drop in and...

If you're looking for a Gear-Up, I'd drop in and see Velocity. They have it and will sell it. I was trying to buy a bike from them, met in person and they said they'd call back. I kept calling,...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-15-2009, 05:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By cactakla
My bad... I guess it depends on perspective. I...

My bad... I guess it depends on perspective. I was cruising pants/jackets, not the other stuff, not not really looking. Most of the first floor is HD, I did see some Vanson and a couple of BMW...
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 05-13-2009, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By cactakla
Yeah.... not really. I made a trip up there and...

Yeah.... not really. I made a trip up there and was very disappointed. They're primarily a Harley dealer. If you're looking for HD apparel, this is your store. But their selection of other brands...
Forum: Hacks 05-06-2009, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,658
Posted By cactakla
I second that. My bike was not set up correctly...

I second that. My bike was not set up correctly by Hager Cycle World in SC. They had a great price, but my bike arrived with pipes bluer than the sky (13km), a 3.5" lean-out, a reverse shifter that...
Forum: Hacks 05-06-2009, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,782
Posted By cactakla
City needs?

This is slightly off-topic, as it's related to city driving.

I have one on order and will let you know if there's any benefit there. My Ural Retro keeps overheating during my longer-city in...
Forum: Hacks 05-01-2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,658
Posted By cactakla
Go 2008

Before you buy, look for a left-over '08, they should be going for cheap. Per Ural, any differences (if there are any) between an '08 and that '09 are minor.
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2009, 09:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 12,928
Posted By cactakla
One of my must-haves was a...

One of my must-haves was a waterproof-without-a-liner jacket.

I picked up the Streetguard 3 Suit and thus far, love it.

It breathes well and has kept my dry in two light-rain rides. I'll know...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2009, 03:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,426
Posted By cactakla
I use these...

I use these (http://www.militarygifts.com/Coast-Guard-Boots.aspx) at work. I wear a 12N with a custom footbed and they are quite comfy... really fit my narrow foot.

The can get a bit warm after a...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,664
Posted By cactakla
+1 composite. Steel toes/shanks get awfully COLD...

+1 composite. Steel toes/shanks get awfully COLD in the winter.

I have a pair (Coast Guard super boot) that's mixed leather/fabric (GoreTex best defense) that works well in the wet and breathes...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,810
Posted By cactakla
I have transitions-type glasses and love them!...

I have transitions-type glasses and love them! :clap

As mentioned, they don't work with UV-filtering helmets or in cars (for the same reason).

I used to have clip-ons, but got tired of carrying...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2009, 04:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,426
Posted By cactakla
I wouldn't go old school... that stuff is...

I wouldn't go old school... that stuff is uncomfortable. The new stuff works quite well.

I have really narrow feet and pulled out an old pair of Lehigh insulated ceramic toe boots laying around...
Forum: Equipment 04-03-2009, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,760
Posted By cactakla
I just got credit-card shock... bought my first...

I just got credit-card shock... bought my first set of gear, plus a mesh summer jacket and some pants with a more casual look for shorter trips. :eek1

But... the way I look at it, the bike plus...
Forum: Hacks 04-01-2009, 07:50 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 37,903
Posted By cactakla
You mean there are OTHER types of motorcycles?...

You mean there are OTHER types of motorcycles? :lol3
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2009, 08:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,625
Posted By cactakla
Because I look gooooooooooooooood in my gear. ...

Because I look gooooooooooooooood in my gear. :wink:
Forum: Hacks 03-26-2009, 07:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 7,359
Posted By cactakla
Laugh That is one HOT looking bike. That OD looks...

That is one HOT looking bike. That OD looks better than either the forest green or any forest/desert cammo. Waaay better.

I don't know what it is, but that naked rear fender makes me drool.
...
Forum: Hacks 03-22-2009, 05:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,992
Posted By cactakla
My wife has been very skeptical about the whole...

My wife has been very skeptical about the whole sidecar ride. I started off slow, sharing the positive experiences others have shared, then getting her a helmet & gloves.

I took her for her first...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2009, 06:07 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 20,737
Posted By cactakla
Right turn!

While traveling in Mexico, I picked up a Mayan hammock and it's waaaaay awesome!

You can get something similar on-line here (I can't vouch for it):...
Forum: Hacks 03-20-2009, 05:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,173
Posted By cactakla
Ural Wish List

So Ural's got this hot new T model(s) coming out :wink: and has talked about some minor changes to their models over this model year. So it got me thinking about what they should improve upon. ...
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2009, 09:31 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,100
Posted By cactakla
Mmmmmmmmm... black powder coat. :thumb Can...

Mmmmmmmmm... black powder coat. :thumb

Can I have 2 Urals? I could alternate days.... :wink:
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2009, 09:26 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 1,191
Posted By cactakla
So then I'm not missing anything? OK, good. I...

So then I'm not missing anything? OK, good. I won't be reporting in.

For everyone else, sorry for the confusion, trying to keep this obtuse for those not involved. I don't want to make a big...
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2009, 01:35 PM
Replies: 9
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Views: 1,191
Posted By cactakla
Did nobody else reply to a challenge by a certain...

Did nobody else reply to a challenge by a certain manufacturer? One involving "Centre?"
Forum: Hacks 03-19-2009, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
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Views: 1,191
Posted By cactakla
007

Maybe I'm missing something, and I hope I am....

While "leaking" information about potential new models is a-ok in any business book, I'm a bit concerned about efforts to drum up a false sense of...
Forum: Hacks 03-18-2009, 09:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By cactakla
Hager Cycle World... :doh I searched on it...

Hager Cycle World... :doh

I searched on it and didn't find anything. Had I known, I would have paid more and gone to another dealer. But the price was just too good to pass up (without any...
Forum: Hacks 03-18-2009, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,007
Posted By cactakla
Meet Dasha, who has a little problem...

Took delivery of my new 2008 Retro this morning. :clap

I've been dreaming of a bike since the late 80's, started drooling over Urals starting with the Raven, and now finally, finally, jumped in. ...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2009, 09:07 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,997
Posted By cactakla
Thanks for the update!

Thanks for the update!
Forum: Hacks 03-14-2009, 03:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 9,100
Posted By cactakla
Personally, I like the look of that naked rear...

Personally, I like the look of that naked rear fender and the clean no-windshield/spotlight hack. Cost savings and sexification all in one. :wink:
Forum: Vendors 03-14-2009, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,916
Views: 336,597
Posted By cactakla
Over-pants?

Dennis,

In reference to earlier PMs, I tried on an Infinity Large-Long today and it was a bit too long in the leg. Seeing as hot the Large is a bit too short in the crotch :eek1, looks like I'll...
Forum: Hacks 02-22-2009, 09:49 AM
Replies: 3,817
Views: 650,590
Posted By cactakla
Arctic Gear Up for sale

I have no affiliation with this bike.....

I was at Velocity Motors (http://www.velocityvintage.com/) in Richmond, VA looking at Urals. They have an Arctic Gear Up available, although not...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2009, 05:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,561
Posted By cactakla
Long term update?

Can we get a long-term update?
Forum: Equipment 02-18-2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,997
Posted By cactakla
Scott, Thanks for the update. Assuming...

Scott,

Thanks for the update. Assuming you're in Canberra, Australia, what warmer temperatures have you ridden it in, and how has it treated you. I noticed your line about the lower circulation...
Forum: Hacks 02-13-2009, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,750
Posted By cactakla
No.... I was right there with you. So...

No.... I was right there with you. So disappointed to find it was about paperwork. :2cry

Bleh. :becca
Forum: Equipment 02-12-2009, 11:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,914
Posted By cactakla
Laugh Great stuff!

Thanks for all the great comments. I'm getting set to buy my first round of gear and this is very helpful!

Colin
Forum: Equipment 02-11-2009, 04:45 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,997
Posted By cactakla
Question Updates?

Has anyone worn this stuff yet? I'm curious to see how it works in the rain and heat.... :ear

Colin
Forum: Equipment 02-10-2009, 09:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,277
Posted By cactakla
Waterproof leather???

What about the "waterproof" leather, like the pro-shell Gortex Areostich Transit? (http://www.aerostich.com/product.php?productid=20133&cat=248&page=1)

I'm looking for a jacket that can carry me...
Forum: Hacks 01-30-2009, 07:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 878
Posted By cactakla
Ural Gear-Up (Desert Camo) in Arlington/DC

Saw a Ural Gear-Up (Desert Camo) on Wilson Blvd in Rosslyn this evening. Anyone know the owner?
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 01-30-2009, 07:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 427
Posted By cactakla
Ural Gear-Up (Desert Camo) in Arlington/DC

Saw a Ural Gear-Up Desert Camo on Wilson Blvd in Rosslyn this evening. Anyone know the owner?
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