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Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,750
Posted By SOMA Man
I did the COBDR last September. I used a pirelli...

I did the COBDR last September. I used a pirelli MT 21 on the front and Mitas E-09 Dakar on the rear. I found them to be far superior to the TKC 80s off-road and nearly as good on road with much...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-09-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,212
Posted By SOMA Man
JPR Performance. Excellent combination of...

JPR Performance. Excellent combination of quality and price.

http://www.jpr-performance.com/BMW_ADJUSTABLE_SHORTY_BRAKE_AND_CLUTCH_LEVER_SET_p/bmw%20lever%20set.htm
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-20-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,201
Sticky: TetS
Views: 105,557
Posted By SOMA Man
Chip, I got the PDF. Thanks again for the hard...

Chip, I got the PDF. Thanks again for the hard work that went into this. It really is phenomenal:clap.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-20-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,406
Sticky: Tet
Views: 132,488
Posted By SOMA Man
Chip, I got the PDF. Thanks for all of the...

Chip, I got the PDF. Thanks for all of the effort that you put into this:clap.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-16-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 48,978
Posted By SOMA Man
Unfortunately, I can't make it until Sunday. The...

Unfortunately, I can't make it until Sunday. The weather at JFK caused a 4.5 hour delay in my flight home from San Francisco. So, instead of getting home around midnight and riding up Saturday...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 68,431
Posted By SOMA Man
Excellent :clap. Thank you.

Excellent :clap. Thank you.
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 68,431
Posted By SOMA Man
Alan, I have had an MLP-VY for 18 months and it...

Alan,
I have had an MLP-VY for 18 months and it has been great. I wanted to ask you about the integrity of the Co2 canister as it relates to high altitude. I did a one-way motorcycle trip a while...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 40,528
Posted By SOMA Man
Perfect:clap!! This should be awesome.

Perfect:clap!! This should be awesome.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 40,528
Posted By SOMA Man
Is there any room for one more? I would probably...

Is there any room for one more? I would probably only have time to ride on Saturday; no camping.

I recently moved back to the east coast from San Francisco and I am anxious to get reacquainted...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,309
Posted By SOMA Man
Check out this link....

Check out this link. http://www.gearingcommander.com

(Another inmate posted it in another thread a long time ago.) It allows you to input different gearing scenarios and then displays the...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,794
Posted By SOMA Man
I think REV'IT! makes women's pants in short...

I think REV'IT! makes women's pants in short versions which usually run 3-4 inches shorter than their standard length pants.
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 390
Posted By SOMA Man
Mine went on my 2013 without any problems. They...

Mine went on my 2013 without any problems. They have been a great addition to my bike, especially when standing on the pegs in more demanding off-road terrain.
Forum: Face plant 12-03-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,986
Posted By SOMA Man
This is terrible news. I did not know Bill very...

This is terrible news. I did not know Bill very well, but I had the opportunity to chat with him a few times at the Piston & Chain motorcycle club in SF. His passion for riding was contagious. He was...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,417
Posted By SOMA Man
Turtle-Pac 20LT

Check out this 20lt collapsible jerry can. It's specifically designed to hold jet fuel and/or automotive gasoline. It rolls up nicely when empty.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By SOMA Man
Living in San Francisco, the coldest I have...

Living in San Francisco, the coldest I have ridden in them was around 40F. The D30 was still malleable and comfortable. However, I can't give you any information regarding their performance <32F. All...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 872
Posted By SOMA Man
I also found the original waffle style knee pads...

I also found the original waffle style knee pads (Rukka Armas) to be very uncomfortable. I ordered the upgrade/replacement Rukka D30 Air Knee Pads. D30 worked specifically with Rukka when they...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 68,283
Posted By SOMA Man
Well, I ended up cancelling my order for the...

Well, I ended up cancelling my order for the Karoo 3. Revzilla could not give me a time frame for when they would be available. Metzeler is keeping things very "tight lipped".

I inquired about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 275
Views: 68,283
Posted By SOMA Man
This is interesting news. I pre-ordered a set...

This is interesting news. I pre-ordered a set from Revzilla and they were supposed to ship early this month. I was wondering why they haven't shipped yet. If this is true, that would be a bummer:arg....
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 858
Posted By SOMA Man
I pre-ordered a set (from Revzilla) for my GS....

I pre-ordered a set (from Revzilla) for my GS. I'll report back when they arrive.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,059
Posted By SOMA Man
I have to concur with everyone else; the event...

I have to concur with everyone else; the event was awesome! The 3+ hours that Pyndon used to cover his experiences in the Dakar went by quickly. In all truth, I probably could have listened for a...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By SOMA Man
I just bought a Big Agnes Copper UL3 from...

I just bought a Big Agnes Copper UL3 from backcountry.com. As DYNOBOB mentioned, they are having a 20% off sale. REI is also having a 20% off sale for REI members. I think that both of the sales...
Forum: Vendors 03-29-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 173,911
Posted By SOMA Man
Michael, Awesome:clap! That was the answer...

Michael,

Awesome:clap! That was the answer that I was hoping for. I'm going to go ahead and place an order. I'll post some pics and a review after I spend some time with them. Thanks for the quick...
Forum: Vendors 03-29-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,481
Views: 173,911
Posted By SOMA Man
Overlander 60 Question?

Michael,

I am seriously considering purchasing the Overlander 60. My current pannier rack is the Holan balanced rack. Is the Overlander 60 compatible with the Holan racks? Thanks.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,810
Posted By SOMA Man
Mtl_Biker, I'm glad I could help out. Yeah,...

Mtl_Biker,

I'm glad I could help out. Yeah, the iPhone camera is awesome:D. I am somewhat amazed that not a single manufacturer (Touratech, BDCW, Altrider, etc.) has developed a proper mounting...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,810
Posted By SOMA Man
Left Side Photos

I hope these are okay. I took them with my crappy iPhone this morning, before heading to work. Yes, I had to remove the stock bolts/horn and then bolt it back together with the horn back in place....
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 8,810
Posted By SOMA Man
I installed the mounts on my 2013 GS yesterday....

I installed the mounts on my 2013 GS yesterday. They attach to the front panel carrier by using two existing bolts per bracket. I'll try to post some additional pictures when I get around to mounting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 14,072
Posted By SOMA Man
Skene Design P3 Lights

Skene Design P3 lights are an excellent option. Obviously, the picture does not do them justice. A feature of the lights, the conspicuity flicker, can be very unpleasant for those who wish to follow...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,694
Posted By SOMA Man
+1 on the Held Warm N Dry. I would not even...

+1 on the Held Warm N Dry. I would not even consider buying a "waterproof" glove without goretex extrafit.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,059
Posted By SOMA Man
I'll definitely be there. Hopefully, my wife will...

I'll definitely be there. Hopefully, my wife will join me. Btw, the place looks spectacular! What a fantastic addition to the neighborhood:clap. I'm seriously considering a 750cc membership.
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,738
Posted By SOMA Man
Awesome! I will definitely pick up and/or order...

Awesome! I will definitely pick up and/or order some stickers. Thanks for putting in the effort to promote this worthy cause :clap.
Forum: Pics, pics, pics... 02-01-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 441
Views: 247,538
Posted By SOMA Man
The granddaddy of bike porn?

http://somaman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-Pics/i-t3GBFtP/0/L/image-L.jpg
http://somaman.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Moto-Pics/i-H8z4S86/0/L/image-L.jpg

I snapped a photo of this "ancient steed" at...
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