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Forum: Vendors 05-06-2014, 06:04 AM
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Views: 37,963
Posted By V-Stormer
And that discount would be . . . ?

And that discount would be . . . ?
Forum: Vendors 05-05-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 37,963
Posted By V-Stormer
Yeah, similar to the previous poster I'm...

Yeah, similar to the previous poster I'm interested to know if you will have another 20% discount in 2014 for ADVRider inmates like you originally offered in this thread last year?

On a design...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-01-2013, 12:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,811
Posted By V-Stormer
I've been looking at shocks recently too and have...

I've been looking at shocks recently too and have compared the Ohlins TTX and the Touratech Extreme/Expedition and the only apparent difference I can see is the Touratech has Hi/Low speed...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2013, 07:31 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
I ride with gauntlets over the sleeve too. ...

I ride with gauntlets over the sleeve too.

There is a chance in some riding positions that the rain might work it's way down the sleeve and under the gauntlet though, especially once you stop,...
Forum: Equipment 01-15-2013, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
Ha, MAV . . . love the "Klim promo shot" . . ....

Ha, MAV . . . love the "Klim promo shot" . . . the bike is covered in crap but the suit looks like it just came off the rack . . . :lol3 . . . not sure how that was managed, but it's a cool photo!
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Forum: Equipment 01-12-2013, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
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Ha, ha, ha . . . . :defend

Way to fire back mrt10x ! I concur . . .

(always wanted to use one of those smilies too)

Back on the sizing topic . . my point was the Klim gear, like a...
Forum: Equipment 01-11-2013, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
Sizing is somewhat relative and personal. I...

Sizing is somewhat relative and personal. I bought a large and I'm 5' 8" and around 220 lbs (or so and dropping). I like my riding gear not to be too oversized in warm/hot weather. So I bought it a...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2013, 11:18 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
The foil covered bubble-wrap insulation should be...

The foil covered bubble-wrap insulation should be readily available at almost any hardware store, building supply store, etc. I happened to have some left over from a home insulation job.

(Sorry...
Forum: Equipment 01-02-2013, 10:21 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
Double your core body-temp retention with the Badlands jacket

I ride year round and use a Gerbings heated jacket liner. But on cold days (like today - 0 degrees Celsius), the heated liner barely manages to keep up on the chest area when riding 80 kmph or...
Forum: Equipment 12-06-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
Still staying dry . . . waterproofness report.

Well, it's been a while since I posted, and unfortunately I haven't had a chance to ride a full day in heavy weather, but I've had some pretty serious commutes since my last post with heavy rain,...
Forum: Equipment 11-28-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
I'm thinking in a fall, the main thing is...

I'm thinking in a fall, the main thing is abrasion protection of things like knees, elbows, shoulders where the skin is thin and joints are protruding. Some absorbtion of impact is there too, but...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
Ahhh . . . no thanks! :huh . . . I'll take you're...

Ahhh . . . no thanks! :huh . . . I'll take you're word for it.

I wear a Gerbings full heated liner at this time of year and one of the issues is the back is too warm due to the backpad acting as...
Forum: Equipment 11-23-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
I think it's good to point out the weaknesses in...

I think it's good to point out the weaknesses in otherwise very well made and designed gear, but you're balancing it with some positive comments too and that's good. This site has been a great help...
Forum: Equipment 11-22-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
I concur. Interesting and well written. I have a...

I concur. Interesting and well written. I have a bit of experience with the LD Comfort stuff in a hot climate and I have to say, it really works. It was east Oregon and it was stinking hot. I only...
Forum: Equipment 11-21-2012, 07:10 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
My Olympia AST had similar venting to the...

My Olympia AST had similar venting to the Badlands and it was great. Full arm vents, two small front pocket vents and two large back vents. Based on my experience with that jacket, I think the...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
You bet. I'm confident without even trying it...

You bet. I'm confident without even trying it that the venting will be great as it's very similar to the venting on my previous Olympia AST jacket and that was the best feature of the AST.

I was...
Forum: Equipment 11-20-2012, 07:11 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
Another good waterproof report on the Badlands...

Another good waterproof report on the Badlands gear from a real world ride . . . two hours of commuting in rain yesterday from a steady rain with gusting winds in the morning to a heavy downpour with...
Forum: Equipment 11-16-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
If "calling it" is important to you, I for one...

If "calling it" is important to you, I for one would credit you that, Keiji. :D

But it supports my gripe, the flaps were designed the wrong way around (like they were on my Olympia AST). I'm not...
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
Good to hear some positive reports. And both...

Good to hear some positive reports. And both bikes are not faired. I assume you were both in some heavy rainfall during this time?
Forum: Equipment 11-15-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
Considering these are jackets designed for...

Considering these are jackets designed for dual-sport riders, that would be a serious design flaw. Most dual-sport bikes don't have any fairing or windscreen and those that do are mimimal compared to...
Forum: Equipment 11-14-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
One man's rain is another man's drizzle? I think...

One man's rain is another man's drizzle? I think a lot of it has to do with the bike too. With a large fairing, you'll be far more protected than on a naked bike. But Raiffel's report points to...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2012, 05:52 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
I think a thread like that would break all...

I think a thread like that would break all records for posts! Would likely require an entire web site!

First report back from a wet ride with the Badlands. . . 60 minutes in light rain and...
Forum: Equipment 11-13-2012, 07:01 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
For me, the money pit was my cat . . . I thought...

For me, the money pit was my cat . . . I thought this suit was a lot of money until I had to pay out $1,300 to have a canine tooth removed from my cat, on top of the original vet visits. Suddenly the...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
I think you would do well either way. But I find...

I think you would do well either way. But I find the arm tubes to be kind of small. My arms are not likely to go down in size even with my efforts to get in better shape and I find that a Gerbings...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2012, 09:19 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
I'll give that a shot after I've had some more...

I'll give that a shot after I've had some more time to experience and experiment with it. Naturally, anything new and not as familiar as what you've been wearing for a while is going to seem awkard...
Forum: Equipment 11-12-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
Better yet, check out the video on Revzilla ...

Better yet, check out the video on Revzilla (http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/klim-badlands-pro-jacket)for the Badlands suit. The guy in the video is near your size and is a closer comparison. I...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2012, 08:04 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
Having just removed my lower back support belt...

Having just removed my lower back support belt from the jacket for winter commuting, I can see that there is a possibility of adding a different belt with more support, but you might be limited as to...
Forum: Equipment 11-09-2012, 07:54 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
Well . . . picked up the Badlands set today in a...

Well . . . picked up the Badlands set today in a L jacket and 36" pants. The gear is heavier than I expected, but obviously a quality build. I think a lot of the heaviness comes from the d3o armour ....
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
No worries. . . was just having some fun at my...

No worries. . . was just having some fun at my own expense. I didn't take it that way.

Kibitzing aside, my key point here for anyone interested in buying the Badlands stuff is that sizing is...
Forum: Equipment 11-07-2012, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
Hey, . . . wait a minute! . . . What are you...

Hey, . . . wait a minute! . . . What are you trying to suggest here? !!! :hmmmmm

:rofl

Yeah, okay, I do suffer a bit from "lower-torso gradual thermal expansion syndrome". But, that's about...
Forum: Equipment 11-06-2012, 06:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,813
Posted By V-Stormer
Not sure whether increasing but fairly even...

Not sure whether increasing but fairly even surrounding water pressure at depth equates to the pressure of driving wind and rain going 70 mph down the road, but it's a nice graphic comparison and I...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2012, 04:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,813
Posted By V-Stormer
Update . . . I emailed Klim and they acknowledged...

Update . . . I emailed Klim and they acknowledged that there is a seam in a cargo pocket that cannot be sealed, so in certain conditions, water may leak into the pocket, but it will not leak through...
Forum: Equipment 11-04-2012, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
I suppose it depends on how bad a lower back...

I suppose it depends on how bad a lower back problem is or what the nature of it is. I tried the kidney belt of an Adventure jacket in the shop yesterday when I was sizing out a Badlands Jacket (they...
Forum: Equipment 11-02-2012, 08:02 PM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
No better place to get it than right from the...

No better place to get it than right from the horses mouth . . . I contacted Klim about the chance of zippers leaking and the warranty They said that the outside cargo pockets are not guaranteed to...
Forum: Equipment 11-01-2012, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,375
Views: 214,091
Posted By V-Stormer
I'm doubting you'll get much of a chance to see...

I'm doubting you'll get much of a chance to see if the replacement jacket leaks in the Baja! :jkam

Hope you have a great trip, but will be waiting anxiously to see what the report on the...
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2012, 06:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,813
Posted By V-Stormer
Notable points . . . which is why I'd have no...

Notable points . . . which is why I'd have no problem spending big bucks on a Klim Badlands 2 piece suit this time around. I too have found the mid-range stuff to fail . . . which is why we're here....
Forum: Equipment 10-31-2012, 07:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,813
Posted By V-Stormer
Abrasion resistance is certainly a factor, but so...

Abrasion resistance is certainly a factor, but so is venting. You don't have the luxury on a bike to just stow your waterproof gear in a footlocker when you don't need it, so it's more important to...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,813
Posted By V-Stormer
I've heard good things about Aerostich, but after...

I've heard good things about Aerostich, but after having a jacket with pretty decent ventilation, it's hard to go back. I've been in some damned hot weather with the AST and with a dampened LG...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,813
Posted By V-Stormer
Thanks for the heads-up. I might be reconsiding...

Thanks for the heads-up. I might be reconsiding Klim as well then! :huh Their "won't leak guarantee" must be on the fabric only and not their design, which is unfortunate to hear. The 3 months...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,813
Posted By V-Stormer
So did Klim fix the problem or replace the jacket...

So did Klim fix the problem or replace the jacket under their "Guaranteed to keep you dry warranty"? This is one of the reasons many purchase their product line, so I'm very interested to know if...
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