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Forum: Equipment 06-12-2015, 10:58 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 22,072
Posted By Lightisright
Yeah, I'd already placed my order with Motostorm...

Yeah, I'd already placed my order with Motostorm in Italy before I caught on to the DHL-USPS connection (buy from German vendor, they'll use DHL....). Motostorm was cheaper than the German vendors,...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2015, 06:49 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 22,072
Posted By Lightisright
I also ordered a pair of Sidi Crossfire 2 SRS and...

I also ordered a pair of Sidi Crossfire 2 SRS and a pair of Enduro soles from Motostorm. Ordered May 10, shipping notice received June 11, and they showed in stock at the time of ordering.

Today...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2015, 05:23 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,753
Posted By Lightisright
I normally wear a 42/52 suit jacket. I like the...

I normally wear a 42/52 suit jacket. I like the fit of my L Apex. I also tried a size L Klim Blade and it was WAY too large. The Apex could be just slightly trimmer in the torso, but the sleeve...
Forum: Equipment 06-09-2015, 12:05 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,044
Posted By Lightisright
Yep, SMH10 with the earphone base plate and Ety...

Yep, SMH10 with the earphone base plate and Ety HF5's. Works awesome, battery lasts a good 12hrs of constant streaming and some phone calls. With the Ety's you can keep the volume low which helps...
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2015, 06:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By Lightisright
I've been riding my short commute and I am really...

I've been riding my short commute and I am really liking this jacket. Rode in the rain and it was completely waterproof and it was a downpour. Pretty happy about that.

I'm not having the issue...
Forum: Equipment 05-28-2015, 07:29 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,753
Posted By Lightisright
So far pretty good. But the hottest I've ridden...

So far pretty good. But the hottest I've ridden with it was only 85f on the highway. And that was with the D3O Viper back protector in it (the thicker one of the D3O ones).
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2015, 07:26 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,753
Posted By Lightisright
The Klim Blade (that I'm returning to keep the...

The Klim Blade (that I'm returning to keep the Apex) has a back vent, but it is lower on the back compared to my RC. With the RC, I have to take the jacket off (or ask someone) to open or close the...
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,777
Posted By Lightisright
Thanks. I just ordered one, $35 USD free...

Thanks. I just ordered one, $35 USD free shipping.
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,406
Posted By Lightisright
I was just typing an update in the other thread I...

I was just typing an update in the other thread I started.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?p=26871802#post26871802
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2015, 07:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By Lightisright
Rode over the weekend in my new Apex jacket,...

Rode over the weekend in my new Apex jacket, using my RC pants with it. Cool in the morning, no rain and a high temp of 85F. Great riding weather but not really a 'test' of the jacket. Vented fine...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By Lightisright
OK, so got the Apex size large tonight. Klim...

OK, so got the Apex size large tonight. Klim sizing is frustrating. The Blade Large is too big, in the shoulders, tons of room in the chest and stomach. Too long sleeves (and I have long arms). ...
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 06:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,406
Posted By Lightisright
I also got my Apex this evening. 5'10" 185lbs,...

I also got my Apex this evening. 5'10" 185lbs, 42R suit jacket. I got a Large Apex and it fits great. I shoulders fit good, enough room to easily have my gerbings full jacket and not snug when...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2015, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By Lightisright
After trying on the Blade jacket and Torrent...

After trying on the Blade jacket and Torrent pants again tonight (waiting on the Apex jacket to arrive tomorrow), I've decided that both are just too big. At first I felt the Blade was roomy but...
Forum: Equipment 05-21-2015, 10:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,251
Posted By Lightisright
Klim Blade / Apex / Torrent

I posted this initially in the Apex thread but thought I'd start this new one since I am trying out the Blade jacket and also the Torrent over pants as well as the Apex jacket.

I got my Blade...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 08:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,406
Posted By Lightisright
I got my Blade jacket and Torrent pants today. I...

I got my Blade jacket and Torrent pants today. I also ordered an Apex jacket that should arrive Friday. Both jackets are a Large (gray Blade and a black Apex). Torrent pants are a 34.

I am...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 07:47 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 22,072
Posted By Lightisright
Darn. I also ordered Sidi Crossfire 2 SRS from...

Darn. I also ordered Sidi Crossfire 2 SRS from Motostorm 10 days ago. My cc has been charged but on the motostorm site my status is still showing processing. Bummer about the impending duty and tax...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2015, 06:35 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,520
Posted By Lightisright
I've been using the Ram X-grip with the ball...

I've been using the Ram X-grip with the ball socket that replaces one of the handlebar bolts on my Triumph for 20,000miles. Never had a problem with the phone (first an iPhone 5 in a minimal case,...
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2014, 08:59 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 19,474
Posted By Lightisright
It kinda seems to me that the R3 without a liner...

It kinda seems to me that the R3 without a liner is using a three layer goretex now vs the classic with liner using a two layer....
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 11-21-2013, 12:05 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 19,482
Posted By Lightisright
As ZZ4Blazer, my valves looked exactly the same...

As ZZ4Blazer, my valves looked exactly the same (I don't have pics), they were just wire wheel cleaned and reused. No mention on whether they were undersized or even measured. The head swap was...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-31-2013, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 1,125,084
Posted By Lightisright
I replaced my OE tires at 10,100 miles. The rear...

I replaced my OE tires at 10,100 miles. The rear wasn't to the wear bars but was fairly squared off. The front wore very irregular d/t the dual compound I guess, with a taller center ribe and some...
Forum: Equipment 06-08-2013, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,283
Posted By Lightisright
I've been using waze with my iphone5 and Sena...

I've been using waze with my iphone5 and Sena SMH10 for a while now. It's perfect. I have some friends with the garmin/autocom/phone/etc setup but have to deal with the wires and such.

I use...
Forum: Racing 08-18-2012, 06:31 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 24,103
Posted By Lightisright
Sorry if it was mentioned earlier in the thread...

Sorry if it was mentioned earlier in the thread but.....

I'm thinking of hitting the road early tomorrow am on my TEx for Indy from Akron. I know I can buy a gen admission ticket when I get there...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 07-28-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 1,125,084
Posted By Lightisright
I bought my black Explorer from Northern Ohio...

I bought my black Explorer from Northern Ohio Duc/Tri. I rode their demo right after they received it and bought a black one after the demo ride. Luckily, their next bike due in was a black, non...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 07-03-2012, 08:57 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 17,980
Posted By Lightisright
I just ordered the power bronze short dark tint...

I just ordered the power bronze short dark tint shield. I think it'll look great on my black explorer. With this hot weather I think it's going to work out great and have me riding in clean air.
...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-18-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 1,125,084
Posted By Lightisright
mileage

I've got just over 700 miles on my Explorer now. My last tank was about half riding fairly aggressively on back roads in SE Ohio, and some highway droning with the cruise at 76mph indicated (72 per...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-14-2012, 01:16 AM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 1,125,084
Posted By Lightisright
FYI, the OEM fog lights are halogen, not HID. ...

FYI, the OEM fog lights are halogen, not HID.


I just came in from the garage, putting parts on my new Explorer. Picked it up Wed evening, rode about 80 miles.

I installed the hand guards...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-13-2012, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13,430
Views: 1,947,453
Posted By Lightisright
In the Motociclismo big test they list weights...

In the Motociclismo big test they list weights dry of gas and dry with panniers (kg).


R12GS 238.4/251.8
MT12 223/231
CT 261.2/269
SMT 203.6/216.6
NTX 267.2/277
TEx 258.2/271.4
ST ...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-05-2012, 08:48 AM
Replies: 6,024
Views: 1,575,579
Posted By Lightisright
I'm not going for the total murdered out look, I...

I'm not going for the total murdered out look, I think there will still be enough other materials for contrast such as the pegs, handlebars, muffler and some other various brackets and plastic. ...
Forum: Equipment 06-04-2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,763
Posted By Lightisright
I've had my 2pc RC for about 10 years now, maybe...

I've had my 2pc RC for about 10 years now, maybe 15. I like having the 2pc and will wear just the jacket sometimes. Most of the time I'm wearing both parts, love being able to ride to work in my...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-03-2012, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6,024
Views: 1,575,579
Posted By Lightisright
[QUOTE=JakeTJCJ;18738620]Taking a Sunday drive...

[QUOTE=JakeTJCJ;18738620]Taking a Sunday drive down in the county.
http://i912.photobucket.com/albums/ac325/JakeTJCJ/Bikes/IMG_0287.jpg

I'm waiting on my black Explorer to arrive. I asked in...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 06-01-2012, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 1,125,084
Posted By Lightisright
Copy/pasted from a pdf of the manual, which was...

Copy/pasted from a pdf of the manual, which was linked either on this thread somewhere or maybe another forum.

TransmissionType................... 6 Speed, Constant Mesh Wet...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-24-2012, 03:23 PM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 1,125,084
Posted By Lightisright
Test rode an Explorer today, ordered a std black...

Test rode an Explorer today, ordered a std black one afterwards. Should get it in about a week. Not the 'launch pack' but I ordered several of the accessories. It was a real head vs heart...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 05-24-2012, 05:25 AM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 1,125,084
Posted By Lightisright
Painted OEM pannier's?

Has anyone painted the Triumph OEM adv panniers? I have not messed with them yet in person (hope to when I test ride an Explorer this afternoon). I like the look of black panniers, and the black...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-02-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 13,702
Posted By Lightisright
Replacing the belts is required at every 15,000...

Replacing the belts is required at every 15,000 mile service. I haven't personally checked yet but I read somewhere else that the belts cost $140 each?!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2012, 08:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,325
Posted By Lightisright
when do you think the April issue will come out? ...

when do you think the April issue will come out? Not that I'd have a change to buy an Italian language bike magazine anywhere around here, plus I don't read Italian anyway. I'd really be curious to...
Forum: British Beasts: Triumph Tigers 03-24-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 5,990
Views: 1,125,084
Posted By Lightisright
I think everyone is talking about picking the...

I think everyone is talking about picking the bike upright off of the side stand, not the center stand. I'm another one who, when I sat on it at the CW bike show, thought the Explorer felt very top...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-18-2012, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 997
Posted By Lightisright
My dealer said they think their demo will show up...

My dealer said they think their demo will show up end of March or early April. The first sellable bikes will be to fulfill preorders and those may show about 2 weeks later. He said they are trying...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-16-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 6,786
Views: 1,450,371
Posted By Lightisright
I guess I should add my location, unfortunately...

I guess I should add my location, unfortunately I'm in NE Ohio, not sunny Cali. My demo ride was just around town, 25-45mph speed limits. I was really afraid I'd be spending $20k this afternoon but...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-15-2012, 02:39 PM
Replies: 6,786
Views: 1,450,371
Posted By Lightisright
I just got back from the dealer and am going to...

I just got back from the dealer and am going to test ride a MS12TS and an 800XC tomorrow. I really like the Ti color and they have one on the floor. How do you think this matte finish will wear? ...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-13-2012, 10:08 AM
Replies: 13,430
Views: 1,947,453
Posted By Lightisright
That's not too far from me, and I ride dirtbikes...

That's not too far from me, and I ride dirtbikes very near there sometimes (Wellsville). His site doesn't look like he's a new bike dealer though.

I'm cross shopping all the adv bikes so to be...
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