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Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 07-31-2010, 07:43 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 9,535
Posted By KKop
There are more things to consider than...

There are more things to consider than seat-ground and seat-peg distances.

Many bikes these days have styled gas tanks with cutouts for the legs. In many instances they will not fit long legs,...
Forum: Equipment 06-17-2008, 08:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,412
Posted By KKop
I have the Fieldsheer Booster pants (almost...

I have the Fieldsheer Booster pants (almost identical predecessor to Mercury), and like them a lot. However, they're not for warm weather riding IMO. Only have two ventilation zippers on the thighs...
Forum: Equipment 03-30-2008, 08:23 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 38,267
Posted By KKop
You have a 36" inseam and the suit fits you? ...

You have a 36" inseam and the suit fits you? When you ride, the suit's legs cover your boots? Just making sure, since the Phantom was definitely too short for me (6'4"/35") and would crunch the...
Forum: Face plant 03-27-2008, 04:04 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,073
Posted By KKop
Jamey: Sent you a PM.

Jamey:

Sent you a PM.
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2008, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,250
Posted By KKop
I can only say that the kevlar lining in the...

I can only say that the kevlar lining in the regular draggin jeans does make them warmer.

BTW, have you checked out all the options listed in this thread...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2008, 07:41 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 11,314
Posted By KKop
I chose the GS Adv because: - it's the...

I chose the GS Adv because:

- it's the tallest bike I could find
- I like the looks, so ugly it's beautiful
- I can see over SUVs
- it's so very comfortable
- only very tall or very strong...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2008, 02:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 37,929
Posted By KKop
Found some more jeans in the new cyclegear...

Found some more jeans in the new cyclegear catalog:

Red Route jeans, in both regular and baggy cut versions. Descriptions are a little vague, but the baggy cut ones definitely have CE armor in...
Forum: Equipment 03-26-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 845
Posted By KKop
Dainese Horizon or Fieldsheer Corsair

They look to be made of similar materials. Fieldsheer claims their fabric is close to leather in abrasian resistance, and is breathable like mesh.

Fieldsheer Corsair...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-26-2008, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,594
Posted By KKop
You lowered the seat, so it is not surprising...

You lowered the seat, so it is not surprising that the leg room seems cramped. Having it high in front and low in back still lowers it where you sit.

I'm 6'4", riding a stock GSA, and have the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-25-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,752
Posted By KKop
Do any of the posters from Oz and NZ have a link...

Do any of the posters from Oz and NZ have a link to the accidents that happened and resulted in severe injuries, and to the decision to remove/no longer install them?

A local newspaper reporter...
Forum: Equipment 03-25-2008, 11:14 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 83,129
Posted By KKop
Excellent! This thread keeps getting better!

Excellent!

This thread keeps getting better!
Forum: Face plant 03-25-2008, 06:06 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,346
Posted By KKop
You're right. That's why I use this: ...

You're right. That's why I use this:
http://www.pickupspecialties.com/Ramp_Rite/ramps.jpg

I walk my bike up the ramp, with the bike under its own power. Works fine, although I was sweating the...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-25-2008, 04:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 931
Posted By KKop
Yeah, I really miss that on my tall,...

Yeah, I really miss that on my tall, twistie-challenged 2007 :rolleyes

:csm
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2008, 06:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,752
Posted By KKop
Ok, maybe they won't slice as cleanly as the...

Ok, maybe they won't slice as cleanly as the original egg slicer, but the damage could be more severe than with a regular barrier (or better yet (in most cases): no barrier at all in median.

In...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2008, 05:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,752
Posted By KKop
Cable Barriers

In a recent Atlanta newspaper article, the installation of 'cable barriers' was announced as a safety measure (it is meant to prevent vehicles crossing the median).

Does anyone here agree with me...
Forum: Face plant 03-24-2008, 01:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,073
Posted By KKop
Thanks for posting this. Man, this is...

Thanks for posting this.

Man, this is depressing :cry.

My condolences to his family.

I'll post this on the gsb forum as well, some may have known him there.
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2008, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By KKop
Try TankSlapper (http://www.thetankslapper.biz),...

Try TankSlapper (http://www.thetankslapper.biz), works for me on my Kawa, probably will get it for the Adventure too.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-24-2008, 07:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,438
Posted By KKop
I did a course like that. While it is true...

I did a course like that.

While it is true that they teach you how to take off a helmet (a two-person job: one stabilizes the head and neck, the other removes the helmet), it is made absolutely...
Forum: Face plant 03-23-2008, 02:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,073
Posted By KKop
He was wearing a full face helmet. The visor was...

He was wearing a full face helmet. The visor was not there, but it may have been shattered in the collision with the truck. The blood was probably from his nose, couldn't really tell.

What a...
Forum: Equipment 03-23-2008, 02:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,996
Posted By KKop
Thanks for the sizing info! What's your inseam? ...

Thanks for the sizing info! What's your inseam? I'm 6'4" and am trying to determine what pnt size to get.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-23-2008, 01:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,138
Posted By KKop
Glad you got it fixed! The method of logic...

Glad you got it fixed!

The method of logic is actually called 'Occam's Razor (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_of_Ockham)' , took me a while to get wtf you were talking about :D
Forum: Face plant 03-22-2008, 06:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,073
Posted By KKop
I'd like to find out how he's doing, but...

I'd like to find out how he's doing, but hospitals these days aren't allowed to share any info with persons outside the family, and I thnk the same would go for the Sheriff's office.
Forum: Face plant 03-22-2008, 12:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,073
Posted By KKop
I would like to think so as well. Realistically,...

I would like to think so as well. Realistically, this kid didn't have a chance,and neither would I have. It happened so fast, no human reaction could have avoided it.
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-22-2008, 09:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 892
Posted By KKop
I read that/a similar article. I asked HR to...

I read that/a similar article. I asked HR to find out if the health and life insurance I have through work have any exclusions for motorcycling, and they didn't. They did have some restrictions on...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-22-2008, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,343
Posted By KKop
With all the farkles around for the GS, you'd...

With all the farkles around for the GS, you'd think someone would make a range of handlebar replacements.
Forum: Face plant 03-22-2008, 07:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,073
Posted By KKop
Witnessed a bad one

I'm in a good mood: it's a beautiful 70 degree Friday afternoon/night, and I'm riding a mildly twisty rural two-lane road in the evening sunshine, taking it easy.

A ways in front of me there's a...
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2008, 01:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,996
Posted By KKop
Looks nice, but I don't see a sizing chart...

Looks nice, but I don't see a sizing chart anywhere? What do the letter sizes translate to?
Forum: Equipment 03-21-2008, 01:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,996
Posted By KKop
IMO, US mags don't have any reviews in them, just...

IMO, US mags don't have any reviews in them, just glorified trip reports ('we rode the new cbgsx in South Africa and...")/press releases. The only bikes they dare criticize right now are the chinese...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-21-2008, 05:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,868
Posted By KKop
If: - you have ABS on your bike and don't...

If:

- you have ABS on your bike and don't like it, you switch it off
- you don't have ABS on your bike and you would like it, you're SOL

Seems like a no-brainer to me.
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2008, 07:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 883
Posted By KKop
Scroll down on this page, he may have what you...

Scroll down on this page, he may have what you need:

EasternBeaver (http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Products/Powerlet/Heated_Clothing/heated_clothing.html)
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2008, 06:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By KKop
You could start by buying Jim's (that's the guy...

You could start by buying Jim's (that's the guy hat answered you first) 1150 maintenance DVD. That will help the local mechanics out should they need assistance.

That, and a good Internet...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2008, 04:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 825
Posted By KKop
There should be some for sale here: some of the...

There should be some for sale here: some of the GS Adv riders don't like them and are taking them off.
Forum: GS Boxers 03-20-2008, 10:23 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 8,121
Posted By KKop
You must have a very tall torso. I'm 6'4" (34"...

You must have a very tall torso. I'm 6'4" (34" inseam) and have no problems with buffeting. Air hits my helmet just above the visor. Even if I lower the screen there's no buffeting.
Forum: Southeast, The Lair of the Dragon - The Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains 03-19-2008, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,739
Posted By KKop
That birdy gets around. It told me that BMW ATL...

That birdy gets around. It told me that BMW ATL will be the Atlanta Rev'It dealer from now on...

Bobby, can we expect the Rev'It stuff to be there Saturday?
Forum: GS Boxers 03-19-2008, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,343
Posted By KKop
How do risers get the bars farther away from the...

How do risers get the bars farther away from the rider?

I'd like the bars to be farther away as well, and also straighter than the stock bar. The stock bar makes me twist my wrists too much, and...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,885
Posted By KKop
The trailering phenomenon has spread to...

The trailering phenomenon has spread to sportbikes as well (here in the ATL area at least). Sportsbikes on the trailer, drive to twisties, unload bikes, ride twisties, load bikes, head home. A lot...
Forum: GS Boxers 03-18-2008, 10:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,901
Posted By KKop
The table looks good, the only little nitpick I...

The table looks good, the only little nitpick I would have is that the low beam actually switches off when the engine is off (and the bike is not moving), key position could still be 'on'.
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2008, 07:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 535
Posted By KKop
Not sure about 15+, but this thread does have a...

Not sure about 15+, but this thread does have a few 15 in it:

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=285967
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2008, 04:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 37,929
Posted By KKop
Not sure if these fit your definition of jeans: ...

Not sure if these fit your definition of jeans:

Fieldsheer Street Pant (http://www.fieldsheer.com/2008site/ff/productspage/StreetPant.htm) , unlike most jeans type pants, they have armor in...
Forum: Equipment 03-16-2008, 06:34 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,547
Posted By KKop
Yup, that's the one.

Yup, that's the one.
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