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Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-23-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,305
Posted By mrpete64
your v-strom..

Your V-Strom will get you there. I had a 2012. I also had the BMW 800 GS.
I sold the GS in three weeks after I got it. I "hated" the heat on the right side pouring over my delicate white Danish...
Forum: Equipment 06-22-2015, 04:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,202
Posted By mrpete64
VERY tight knee pads..

On my KLIM pants my knee pads were so tight that they wore the skin off my knees. Obvioulsy, I took them out. When I returned I called KLIM and they said to send them back and they would fix the...
Forum: Equipment 06-21-2015, 06:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 951
Posted By mrpete64
Sena 10U personal reviews?

I am looking forward to hearing from people who actually have the new Sena 10U and how it works.
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By mrpete64
I will take your suggestions..

I will take all your suggestions and "play around" with the adjustments a bit.
Again...thanks for taking the time to respond to my post.
Forum: Equipment 06-15-2015, 04:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By mrpete64
sized correctly...

I spent a lot of time, on the phone, with the place I purchased them. The waist is correct and according to the measurements I was told to use..the length is correct. When I stand up they are...
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2015, 04:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By mrpete64

Thanks for your suggestion. I do notice when I wear my pants with the knee pads that they are very tight.
Forum: Equipment 06-14-2015, 04:26 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,039
Posted By mrpete64

Give this company a look. Very interesting idea.
Forum: Face Plant 06-13-2015, 03:04 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,112
Posted By mrpete64
A good lawyer!

You will need a good "nasty" lawyer.
I went thought the broken leg deal when my BMW GT fell over on me and crushed my right leg. I know "exactly" how you feel.
Take your time getting up and...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2015, 02:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 677
Posted By mrpete64
Knee pad issues with KLIM Badlands pants

Bought both Badlands jacket and pants. All fits well except the knees on my pants. When I sit on my bike the knee pads are very tight and basically tear up my knees. When I went across the U.S., last...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,202
Posted By mrpete64
Had to take out knee pads

I like my KLIM jacket...but had to remove the knee protection in the pants. Very tight...caused me a lot of pain. Sent them back to KLIM...returned them...basically the same problem. Like the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 06-10-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,204
Posted By mrpete64
650 vstrom vs. 2014ES Tenere vibration...

I have had both of these bikes. My vstrom was very an electric motor. My current Tenere got very smooth after three or four thousand miles. As far as ride goes the Tenere has the little...
Forum: Face Plant 06-09-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,389
Posted By mrpete64
why go to a doctor...

Why go to a doctor when you get injured? All they can do for you is tell you what is wrong with you and try to fix it. Isn't better to have something go terribly wrong in a month or so and then you...
Forum: Face Plant 06-05-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,163
Posted By mrpete64

What kind of gear were you using? When I read road rash I think shorts and t-shirts.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-02-2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 34,809
Posted By mrpete64
bored to death!

In Mexico they shot people to death during election time. In the U.S. they bore us to....death!
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 06-02-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By mrpete64
good careful!


Enjoy yourself..take your time...and be...careful!

This is my "fatherly" advice!
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-30-2015, 01:53 PM
Replies: 28,472
Views: 5,802,325
Posted By mrpete64

Checking my speed with my gps my speedometer is only off by one to two miles per hour. It is the most accurate I have ever had on any bike I have owned since 1962.
Forum: Equipment 05-27-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,498
Posted By mrpete64

Take a look at these. No wires...bluetooth. Individually made for each ear.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-26-2015, 08:57 AM
Replies: 3,225
Views: 399,728
Posted By mrpete64
New KLR?

Who knows,

Maybe there will be a new KLR someday.
Forum: Equipment 04-29-2015, 03:24 AM
Replies: 1,620
Views: 291,732
Posted By mrpete64
knee pads...

I am not able to wear my knee pads with my Badlands pants. When I bend my knees the pads wear against my knees. Sent pants back to the company...they fiddled with it and sent it back. Problem still...
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,394
Posted By mrpete64
green lights...

Looks like I could be in a "world of sh*t."
Forum: Equipment 04-28-2015, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,394
Posted By mrpete64
green led cover

Somewhere, on this site?, was a very detailed article about what people can see. Green was the clear winner. I bought the green cover for my led bar. It is very noticeable. I had got give up on my...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 03:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 429
Posted By mrpete64
Sena Noise Canceling?

I am curious how well this works on your Sena 10/20. Is it similar to a pair of Bose self canceling head phones?
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 06:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By mrpete64

I happened to come across these ear buds and thought that they might be a good thing for people who want wireless earbuds that would work off a smart phone. I have NOTHING to do with this...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2015, 03:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 664
Posted By mrpete64 Bluetooth wireless custom earbuds

There is a company that makes a truly wireless bluetooth custom made ear buds. Check out
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-26-2015, 04:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,402
Posted By mrpete64
large goldwing gas filter...

Find a large clear Goldwing gas filter. They work great.
Also, do NOT forget to get an extra brake/clutch handle. You might need it.
Forum: Epic Ride Reports 03-26-2015, 04:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,402
Posted By mrpete64
grease swing arm..

Make sure you grease the swing arm. When I bought my 2008 I had it done before it left the dealers. It was filled with some brownish crap that did not even look like grease. The mechanic thought I...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 02:34 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 714
Posted By mrpete64
Sena 10U?

It appears that Sena is bring out, in April, a new model to fit the Schubert/Shoei helmets. No more helmet mount...all on the handlebars. If any of you purchase this please respond to how well it...
Forum: Equipment 03-02-2015, 03:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By mrpete64
Vemar Jano Evo TC modular helmet?

Apparently these are oval, in shape, like my Arai. If any of you have ever used this helmet I would be appreciative of your insight(s) regarding how well it is made, ventilation, etc.

Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 01:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,463
Posted By mrpete64
blue tooth ear buds???

Does anyone make a decent pair of bluetooth earbuds? I would like to use my iPhone music in my helmet. I have looked at the Sena system but am very unsettled regarding how well the new 20 version...
Forum: Equipment 02-25-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 716
Posted By mrpete64
jacket/helmet lock system?

I would appreciate any insight(s) you might offer for securing my jacket/helmet to my bike. I realize that if someone is "hell bent" to steal something nothing will stop him/her. Thanks for you...
Forum: Equipment 02-16-2015, 01:27 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,621
Posted By mrpete64
Government regulations on gas tanks...

I do not love government regulations but I would trust them on gas tanks. I do not like the new spouts but I am sure there were many law suits over getting drips of gas on people and then setting...
Forum: Vendors 02-08-2015, 02:42 AM
Replies: 543
Views: 113,499
Posted By mrpete64

Do you want to know what USA stands for? United Scam of America. Almost "everything" today is a scam. When you do find something that isn't if is almost too scary to deal with. Sad commentary on...
Forum: Equipment 02-03-2015, 03:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,324
Posted By mrpete64
MC on tolls.

I am pretty sure that a MC tag, registered to a motorcycle, gets a discount in New York. I do!
I do not know if that is true in other states.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-02-2015, 03:34 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 15,841
Posted By mrpete64
ES suspension...

I am sure that this suspension will last a long time. Most of us trade in our bikes for something else after a few years just to have "the latest and greatest." Yamaha makes very good products. I...
Forum: Alaska 01-06-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,718
Posted By mrpete64
Stay out of ND!

I went through ND a year ago. It was...terrible!!! The smell from all the oil drilling/refining was horrible! Traffic was were very expensive. My suggestion, for what it is worth, is to...
Forum: Equipment 01-04-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,231
Posted By mrpete64
Let them steal it...

I would just cover your bike with a lock. I would NEVER confront someone stealing my bike. There is NO bike, that I have ever owned, worth getting hurt/stabbed/shot over. Just make sure you have...
Forum: Face Plant 01-03-2015, 03:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,676
Posted By mrpete64
time for KLIM jacket/pants..

I would suggest investing in some KLIM gear...Sidi boots...and kangaroo skin gloves. You do not want to do this...again!
Forum: Equipment 01-03-2015, 03:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,067
Posted By mrpete64
Sena 20...avoid which numbers??

After reading a lot about the new Sena 20 several people have suggested getting the "newer" model number. What do you look for when buying a set? Obviously, dealers will want to dump their older...
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 04:11 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 346
Posted By mrpete64
iphone 6 & Sena 20?

If you have this combination could you give me some insight(s) on how well the Sena 20 works. I understand that there is a newer version of the Sena 20 due to some early difficulties.
Forum: Equipment 12-31-2014, 03:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,814
Posted By mrpete64
air hawk...wonderful!!

I have used this device on my last seven bikes, KLR's, BMW's and now my Terere. It is a wonderful investment. Like others have mentioned you need of "fiddle" with the air pressure but once that gets...
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