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Forum: Equipment Today, 12:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 787
Posted By sagedrifter
I've gone back and forth between a modular, a...

I've gone back and forth between a modular, a regular full face and a DS. Recently I realized I like the modular and the DS the best with an internal sun shield. Wouldn't it be great to have a...
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 09:14 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,428
Posted By sagedrifter
When I ordered, they were using a PayPal Pro...

When I ordered, they were using a PayPal Pro hosted solution for payments. Your CC info is entered on the secure PayPal site using a URL redirect to a PayPal hosted check out page. They could make it...
Forum: Vendors 04-14-2015, 03:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,246
Posted By sagedrifter
I'll have to get a piece of all thread too, 20mm?...

I'll have to get a piece of all thread too, 20mm? I've been using a solid ground rod but it moves too much. I bought the lastest HF changer and its a shame they changed the design again, I prefer the...
Forum: Vendors 04-14-2015, 03:41 PM
Replies: 1,624
Views: 284,777
Posted By sagedrifter
Thumb I'm impressed with the Strom kit, mine has a few...

I'm impressed with the Strom kit, mine has a few thousand miles on it now and its wearing really well. The standard foam density is so much better than the OEM GEL seat it replaced. For this kind of...
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,428
Posted By sagedrifter
Mine is approaching an air plane.... Its moving...

Mine is approaching an air plane.... Its moving along now. :1drink

I'll have mine on my head by next week, probably Tuesday per the tracking. :wings
Forum: Equipment 04-14-2015, 02:42 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,308
Posted By sagedrifter
Primarily the best defense for a moto camper...

Primarily the best defense for a moto camper would good bear avoidance practices. Setting up an early warning device around camp is a good idea. I'm a hunter, and its not easy to stop anything moving...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 03:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,428
Posted By sagedrifter
$216 shipped is still a good price and I'm glad I...

$216 shipped is still a good price and I'm glad I found the motostorm site on here. The price is what made me order, I was debating on getting another AFX, but they are so clunky and the shield...
Forum: Equipment 04-13-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,428
Posted By sagedrifter
I wear a XL DS-39, so when I get the Tourmax I...

I wear a XL DS-39, so when I get the Tourmax I can do a fit comparison.

An update was received from motostrom.it, they are shipping via FedEx, I have a tracking number.

So, for my grey...
Forum: Equipment 04-10-2015, 10:35 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,428
Posted By sagedrifter
Still waiting for MotoStorm to ship, but I guess...

Still waiting for MotoStorm to ship, but I guess Easter slows things down in Italy. Ordered Monday on a holiday, no change and its Friday now. So 4 business day later and it says "processing". Not a...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By sagedrifter
For the money you can not beat a Harbor Freight...

For the money you can not beat a Harbor Freight set up. I have abound $80 in mine, plus the MojoLever and MojoBlocks. All in with extra motion pro levers, balance stand, stick on weights, extra valve...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 10:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,322
Posted By sagedrifter
I like my sport bike style leather jackets and I...

I like my sport bike style leather jackets and I wear one while touring if its cool out.

Mainly, you just need a good heavy thick leather jacket first, then keep it conditioned. Mine can take a...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By sagedrifter
Look at the bargain close outs here:...

Look at the bargain close outs here: http://www.motorcyclegear.com/street/closeouts/last_chance_bargains/

You'll find good honest reviews on there and great deals. The Scorpion Ventech mesh jacket...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 09:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 501
Posted By sagedrifter
I've never had a chain fail on the road. I...

I've never had a chain fail on the road. I carried spare masters and such for years, never used them. Off road is different though, yes you need spares when off pavement a lot.

But, I've yet too...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 09:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 978
Posted By sagedrifter
The AFX DS39 is claimed to be a neutral fit, but...

The AFX DS39 is claimed to be a neutral fit, but it feels medium narrow to me.

They run large though and they are cheap and bulky. But, the liner is plush and durable. I really wish the shield...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 375
Views: 118,083
Posted By sagedrifter
I use a Kelty Cosmic down 40 degree bag, not too...

I use a Kelty Cosmic down 40 degree bag, not too expensive and it has decent loft. Mainly got it because it packs small and its warm compared to walmart specials. In cold weather I would use the...
Forum: Equipment 04-06-2015, 11:03 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,428
Posted By sagedrifter
$216.55 shipped. Been looking for months,...

$216.55 shipped.

Been looking for months, my Shark helmet is 8 years old now and long over due for a change. I hope I can make it fit my oval head, I have a 61cm head, hopefully the XL will work....
Forum: Equipment 04-05-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,428
Posted By sagedrifter
Wish there were more gloss color options, like a...

Wish there were more gloss color options, like a silver metallic. Not a fan of plain white or flat black/grey. Am I'm missing a color option? Never tried flat black, does it show every finger print...
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2015, 09:48 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 50,312
Posted By sagedrifter
The only helmet I've ever tried that actually...

The only helmet I've ever tried that actually fits without modification is the Shark RSI. I've bought two NOS RSI helmets in the last 8 years, I wish they were still in production. The Scorpion EXO...
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,578
Posted By sagedrifter
I just use a powerlet sae to cig adapter, the...

I just use a powerlet sae to cig adapter, the wire runs under my seat up to a tank bag. The same wire that connects my battery charger. All electronics can be charged while riding or when stopped....
Forum: Equipment 03-01-2015, 06:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,439
Posted By sagedrifter
Bolted mine to the concrete driveway near the...

Bolted mine to the concrete driveway near the garbage cans, when its not used I surround it with metal 30 gallon cans. Helps keep the cans from blowing away when its windy out. :rofl

I had to bolt...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,782
Posted By sagedrifter
Thumb I like the Canari brand too for cycle shorts. I...

I like the Canari brand too for cycle shorts. I use the bicycle liner gel shorts on the motorcycle. Very light and cool with some padding, much cooler than the regular Gel shorts. On my MTB I wear...
Forum: Equipment 02-21-2015, 01:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By sagedrifter
I have the Verizon LTE4 hot spot service, it is...

I have the Verizon LTE4 hot spot service, it is better than the Straight Talk version. I've traveled the US with mostly AT&T and Verizon, I only use Verizon now. Straight Talk customer service is...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 16,428
Posted By sagedrifter
7 to 10 days is normal from GB to the US east...

7 to 10 days is normal from GB to the US east coast. I've had some arrive in 4 days, but most recently hit around 7 business days. Heck, China usually takes 12 days USPS express packet to Alabama. I...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 09:25 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 10,270
Posted By sagedrifter
My recent seat concepts experience has been good...

My recent seat concepts experience has been good on the V-Strom. I like it better than my past Sargent.

I've given up on expensive seats, I've spent over $700 on one. Never got it right. The SC...
Forum: Equipment 02-14-2015, 09:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,057
Posted By sagedrifter
Progressive is one of the worst out there IMO for...

Progressive is one of the worst out there IMO for bait and switch rate hikes, was a customer about 6 years ago. They are king of teaser rates. I've experienced the rate hikes even though the...
Forum: Equipment 12-21-2014, 05:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,296
Posted By sagedrifter
My favorite things to wear under moto pants are...

My favorite things to wear under moto pants are light weight $25 GEL padded bicycle liner shorts, or just straight up $35 bicycle shorts that are thicker, or just plain athletic boxers like the $9.00...
Forum: Equipment 09-30-2014, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,113
Posted By sagedrifter
Love mine, easy to install too. But, having the...

Love mine, easy to install too. But, having the correct screws must help... :rofl

I thought the directions were decent, must not be too bad. I installed mine late one cold night outside in a...
Forum: Equipment 09-28-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 9,919
Posted By sagedrifter
No issues with the 150/17 Tourance from China,...

No issues with the 150/17 Tourance from China, seems to wear as usual on my V-Strom DL1000. Sticks well to me and I ride aggressively.

I don't get 8,000 miles from rear tires usually, this one...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-14-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 9,527
Views: 3,812,911
Posted By sagedrifter
If I can fix it with JB, it will be my back up...

If I can fix it with JB, it will be my back up rotor. If the magnents were easy to remove I would have tried it without heat, but I don't want to pry hard and break one into pieces. I would rather...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 09-14-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 9,527
Views: 3,812,911
Posted By sagedrifter
Bluhduh Its a good idea to install a Datel Volt Meter to...

Its a good idea to install a Datel Volt Meter to serve as an early warning system. My 06 DL1000 stopped charging due to the following:
...
Forum: Equipment 08-12-2014, 09:00 PM
Replies: 264
Views: 74,018
Posted By sagedrifter
Etymotic HF5 are $129 retail and are the direct...

Etymotic HF5 are $129 retail and are the direct replacement for the old favorite. 42db isolation, low profile deep insertion fits under helmets and a little better durability. Uses the same triple...
Forum: Equipment 08-02-2014, 08:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,810
Posted By sagedrifter
I run centramatics on my big truck, those work....

I run centramatics on my big truck, those work. Does that help? :rofl

I've run a few tires with nothing and they get the same wear and miles as those balanced with weights, liquids, BB's or...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-02-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 827,090
Posted By sagedrifter
Really like the Tusk ATV Sport bend bars, I went...

Really like the Tusk ATV Sport bend bars, I went out for a 120 mile dinner run to make sure the set up was to my liking and all.

The 2006 Vee is getting a bit accessorized now that I've had it...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 08-02-2014, 04:11 PM
Replies: 9,527
Views: 3,812,911
Posted By sagedrifter
Before the suspension upgrade... ...

Before the suspension upgrade...
http://sagebrush.smugmug.com/photos/i-PMKmxxJ/0/XL/i-PMKmxxJ-XL.jpg

Since then I added a 13.4kg rear spring, need to head up the Cherohala again for another pic....
Forum: Equipment 07-29-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,359
Posted By sagedrifter
If you want to keep your hearing use ear...

If you want to keep your hearing use ear protection while riding. I use 42db isolating IEMs and my hearing is fine after years of listening and riding. Its not worth loosing your hearing and those...
Forum: Equipment 07-27-2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 623
Posted By sagedrifter
I thought my last Tourance was a bear too. I...

I thought my last Tourance was a bear too. I replaced a Tourance EXP and it came right off easily. The Tourance from CHINA seemed a bit small, I was able to force one bead on by hand, but it took a...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-26-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,656
Posted By sagedrifter
This thread got me to change out my springs. Old...

This thread got me to change out my springs. Old but good and appreciated.

I was 280 pounds when I got the DL1000 and needed the upgrade bad. Did the Sonic 1.0 springs only with new oil. Huge...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-26-2014, 06:15 AM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 827,090
Posted By sagedrifter
I see my DL1000 as moderate size touring bike...

I see my DL1000 as moderate size touring bike that can do it all. When out with friends, I ride mostly with sport touring bikes and it does well never having to lag behind. When I take a less...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-25-2014, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 827,090
Posted By sagedrifter
Really, if you have to ask if you need the power...

Really, if you have to ask if you need the power of the 1000 you probably won't miss it. There are people who get 10,000 miles from a rear tire then you have a guy like me that might see 5k......
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-24-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 4,261
Views: 827,090
Posted By sagedrifter
I would not even consider the 650 for two up...

I would not even consider the 650 for two up touring. I don't find the 1000 overly powerful at all. But, I weigh 250 pounds naked. If your light weight or slow, the 650 will get much better economy....
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