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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 07-03-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3,033
Views: 1,673,590
Posted By DantesDame
Damn. Keep this up and you can start charging to...

Damn. Keep this up and you can start charging to let people read your blog :rilla
Forum: Vendors 07-02-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 113,992
Posted By DantesDame
:lurk

:lurk
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-29-2015, 09:13 AM
Replies: 3,033
Views: 1,673,590
Posted By DantesDame
Indeed! We were warned not to rent a...

Indeed!

We were warned not to rent a vehicle in Costa Rica due to the bad roads and bad drivers. Coming from New Jersey, we couldn't get over how good both of these things were!
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-27-2015, 05:22 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 57,548
Posted By DantesDame
I haven't tested mine yet, but they haven't given...

I haven't tested mine yet, but they haven't given me any issues otherwise. I'm very happy with the look, fit and finish of the TT bars.
...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-21-2015, 11:36 PM
Replies: 3,033
Views: 1,673,590
Posted By DantesDame
It was so much fun to spend an evening (and...

It was so much fun to spend an evening (and morning!) with you two. :freaky To meet you in person didn't seem strange at all, after I had got to know you so well over the last two year. It must be...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-20-2015, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3,033
Views: 1,673,590
Posted By DantesDame
Makes life a little easier, doesn't it? :jkam

Makes life a little easier, doesn't it? :jkam
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-18-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3,033
Views: 1,673,590
Posted By DantesDame
This is what we usually end up doing and it's...

This is what we usually end up doing and it's worked out quite well :ear
Forum: Equipment 06-13-2015, 01:47 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
I have both and honestly, I can't tell much...

I have both and honestly, I can't tell much difference between the two when it comes to buffeting (as in, "no buffeting issues at all"). My issue comes from the noise created behind my windscreen...
Forum: Americas 05-28-2015, 07:48 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,210
Posted By DantesDame
i will swear by Mefos! Not sure what model I...

i will swear by Mefos! Not sure what model I used, but I would always get around 8,000 miles (local, some distance riding) on my KLR. They could be hard to find, and cost more than some other tires,...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2015, 12:43 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
The features are what sold me on this helmet, but...

The features are what sold me on this helmet, but I agree that Arai and Shoei are superior in fit/finish.

My husband bought a Nexx but has since purchased a Shoei Hornet ADV Seeker and says that...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 05-06-2015, 11:43 AM
Replies: 3,033
Views: 1,673,590
Posted By DantesDame
http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/C...

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-hc84V4R/0/L/DSC_0153-L.jpghttp://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-hc84V4R/0/L/DSC_0153-L.jpg

Easily one of my favourite...
Forum: Equipment 04-27-2015, 09:33 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
I find that I don't feel any venting on my head...

I find that I don't feel any venting on my head from the top vents until I turn my head to the side. Then the leading side vent flows air full force into the helmet.

I have yet to try the chin...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 04-23-2015, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3,033
Views: 1,673,590
Posted By DantesDame
http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/C...

http://mym0ry.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/Road-Trips/Canada/i-9LVqpj6/0/XL/DSC_1707-XL.jpg

This picture really stands out to me. Not just the contrast in color, but the nice motion capture and the...
Forum: Equipment 04-18-2015, 05:46 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
:rofl

:rofl
Forum: Vendors 04-17-2015, 12:40 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 113,992
Posted By DantesDame
:lol3 Yeah, but I don't want to hear his...

:lol3

Yeah, but I don't want to hear his thoughts. I want the truth!
Forum: Vendors 04-17-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 113,992
Posted By DantesDame
I know that we're only seeing one side of things....

I know that we're only seeing one side of things. I would be very interested in learning the facts (not just the two sides) of this whole situation :huh
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 08:41 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
My husband decided that he doesn't want his...

My husband decided that he doesn't want his Medium and I'm heading to the States in two days... Just sayin'....
Forum: Americas 03-29-2015, 06:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,210
Posted By DantesDame
2004 trip, Seattle -> Prudhoe Bay -> Seattle, two...

2004 trip, Seattle -> Prudhoe Bay -> Seattle, two weeks

I didn't track the numbers much, but you can see my route and daily mileage at least. DantesDame goes to Alaska
Forum: Vendors 03-25-2015, 09:58 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 113,992
Posted By DantesDame
Sometimes the satisfaction is worth the price... ...

Sometimes the satisfaction is worth the price... But I wonder what will happen? You can't get blood from a stone.
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 02:45 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
Very nice review! Sounds like you got a winner...

Very nice review! Sounds like you got a winner :clap
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 02:05 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
"Put a helmet on that soldier!!" :lol3

"Put a helmet on that soldier!!" :lol3
Forum: Equipment 03-24-2015, 01:27 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
I was reading ADVsearcher's post last night and...

I was reading ADVsearcher's post last night and then switched to a different tab. When I came back, I came back to the very last photo, with only the bottom half visible. Needless to say, I seriously...
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-23-2015, 08:49 AM
Replies: 3,033
Views: 1,673,590
Posted By DantesDame
Wow. I can't believe that A) you thought of that...

Wow. I can't believe that A) you thought of that and B) you wrote it out for us :D
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
Here's Dan illustrating where the D-rings on his...

Here's Dan illustrating where the D-rings on his Arai (left) sit compared to the Nexx (right)


http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/MotorcycleStuff/Moto-Gear/NEXX-XD1-helmet/i-7fqTZBv/0/XL/Helmets-XL.png
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 10:49 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
The chin strap itself. There is too much material...

The chin strap itself. There is too much material from where it attaches to the helmet and where the D-ring is fixed.
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 09:40 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
Perhaps, but his biggest issue is the chin strap.

Perhaps, but his biggest issue is the chin strap.
Forum: Equipment 03-22-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
You rang?? :ear In all honestly, the Arai...

You rang?? :ear

In all honestly, the Arai fits and feels much better. The Nexx is ever-so-slightly looser than the Arai and that might be the cause of the slight increase in noise I'm...
Forum: Vendors 03-20-2015, 11:04 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 113,992
Posted By DantesDame
Different guy entirely and Rich does good work...

Different guy entirely and Rich does good work :thumb
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
Mine (S) fits very good (a hair on the loose...

Mine (S) fits very good (a hair on the loose side, if you made me lean one way or the other) and I have no issues when putting it on.

My husband says his (M) is difficult to put on, but it feels...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 08:52 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
Yeah, but did you catch up to the Tesla? :ear

Yeah, but did you catch up to the Tesla? :ear
Forum: Equipment 03-19-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
I'll also be doing a two-day test this weekend....

I'll also be doing a two-day test this weekend. I'll see if i can find some foam to stuff in the left well. I never got around to calling Louis for a chin vent - too busy at work :(

Now if only...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-18-2015, 12:06 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 57,548
Posted By DantesDame
Hmm - first I've heard of either of these. I...

Hmm - first I've heard of either of these. I guess I'll just keep an eye on them, because that frame bolt was a PITA and I'm not taking it off if I don't have to :huh
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-17-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3,033
Views: 1,673,590
Posted By DantesDame
Please! Come back to California!! Drought...

Please! Come back to California!!

Drought warning (http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/mar/16/california-water-drought-nasa-warning)
Forum: Equipment 03-17-2015, 09:54 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
:rofl ...

:rofl

http://dantesdame.smugmug.com/MotorcycleStuff/Moto-Gear/NEXX-XD1-helmet/i-mTFXsBs/0/M/IMG_1156-M.jpg
Forum: Thumpers 03-14-2015, 01:39 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 18,120
Posted By DantesDame
Personally, I'd love to take a weed wacker...

Personally, I'd love to take a weed wacker through this thread and toss out the vitriol (and yes, I have the authoritah)

http://files.fraterslibertas.com/Images/Media/cartmancop.gif



...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2015, 10:29 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
:ear OMG - I thought that was just me!!!!! ...

:ear

OMG - I thought that was just me!!!!!


I chalked it up to wind noise from the Sena (even though my husband didn't notice it from his unit), but now maybe there's something to do with the...
Forum: Equipment 03-14-2015, 02:38 AM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
:clap

:clap
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2015, 02:15 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
Sorry it took me a while to get back to your...

Sorry it took me a while to get back to your question. I took some pictures to illustrate the issue (though it seems to be minor)

Showing where we attached the clip...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2015, 12:32 PM
Replies: 548
Views: 62,487
Posted By DantesDame
response from Nexx

I just got this message from Nexx (via FB):




Interesting backstory, and (if its true) gives me more confidence in them as a company :thumb And I happen to be going to Louis tomorrow and...
Forum: Thumpers 03-13-2015, 08:11 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 18,120
Posted By DantesDame
Awww, thanks! Just for that you get one my best...

Awww, thanks! Just for that you get one my best "this bike isn't the right tool for the job but I'm having a damn good time anyway" photo :D
...
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