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Forum: Equipment 09-14-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,215
Posted By Medic09
This. I have the full-on CTBs. With a...

This.

I have the full-on CTBs. With a little proper treatment, occasional polish and yearly Sno-Seal or the like, they have stood up to full days in the rain no problem. They are comfortable...
Forum: Equipment 09-11-2014, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 661
Posted By Medic09
A few years back I bought TT boxes for $100 less...

A few years back I bought TT boxes for $100 less from KTM World. The only difference is they came with a KTM brand sticker on each one. They had replacement parts, too.

I don't know how it is...
Forum: Equipment 09-09-2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,268
Posted By Medic09
Wife has a sheepskin on her DR650, and I have a...

Wife has a sheepskin on her DR650, and I have a small one for the Caponord. She was complaining about riding pillion more than a couple of hours, so I got her an Airhawk. It completely transformed...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-07-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By Medic09
If you don't have a map that satisfies you, try...

If you don't have a map that satisfies you, try to get Recreation Map of North Central New Mexico, published by the Public Lands Interpretive Association.
Forum: Equipment 09-07-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,627
Posted By Medic09
I saw that, too. But even at $50 apiece it's a...

I saw that, too. But even at $50 apiece it's a pretty good deal if it works well.
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 09:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,627
Posted By Medic09
Any further reports on these? The new version is...

Any further reports on these? The new version is still pretty cheap, but I'd like more real life info from inmates who've used it. Even at $50, I don't want to throw my money away.
Forum: Equipment 09-06-2014, 09:08 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,255
Posted By Medic09
CC, looks like you did well. As my father would...

CC, looks like you did well. As my father would say, 'use them in good health'. And have a safe trip!

If anyone is thinking of ordering boots from Aerostich, I would recommend that you know your...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,255
Posted By Medic09
I forgot to mention that the CTBs I like so much...

I forgot to mention that the CTBs I like so much are made by Sidi for Aerostich. So another vote, really, for Sidi construction and quality.
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 427
Posted By Medic09
Andy, thanks for that cautionary tale. We forget...

Andy, thanks for that cautionary tale. We forget sometimes how much boots may make the difference.

Some years back I scooped up a guy who had a get-off at speed on I-25 north of Santa Fe. He...
Forum: Equipment 09-05-2014, 06:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,255
Posted By Medic09
I carry an old pair of Gore-Tex socks for my...

I carry an old pair of Gore-Tex socks for my all-leather boots. Having said that, I doubt that Gore-Tex membrane in boots catches much dirt particles. The dirt would have to penetrate the leather...
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2014, 05:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,255
Posted By Medic09
I've been picky about my boots for demanding uses...

I've been picky about my boots for demanding uses for over 40 years. I still wear a pair of Ariat lace-up ropers for local use; but my all around favorite motorcycle boot is my Aerostich CTBs. I...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2014, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 902
Posted By Medic09
T'all depends on your use. On my sport-tourer I...

T'all depends on your use. On my sport-tourer I liked having the factory hard cases. Looked good on the bike (an '01 Sprint ST), locked on the bike, or detached to carry indoors. They held a fair...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 765
Posted By Medic09
I can only speak to Wolfman quality. The wife...

I can only speak to Wolfman quality. The wife has Expediton Dry Saddle Bags on her DR 650. The 'fiddliness' with the straps never bothered her, and they're very secure in all conditions. All...
Forum: Equipment 08-29-2014, 12:48 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,330
Posted By Medic09
Well, I'm grumpy over my recent experience; but...

Well, I'm grumpy over my recent experience; but I'll say that Aerostich tries to respect their customer as much as ever.

I received apologetic and explanatory email not only from a customer rep;...
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 06:25 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,330
Posted By Medic09
Congrats Dao1. Hey, that isn't the 40R I...

Congrats Dao1.

Hey, that isn't the 40R I wanted, is it? :cry
Forum: Equipment 08-28-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,330
Posted By Medic09
As part of an email exchange, I got this info...

As part of an email exchange, I got this info from Aerostich today:

"On our suits, we do have lengthy back logs currently, and our most current model the R-3's production time is currently 12...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 540
Posted By Medic09
If I understand correctly, the previous iteration...

If I understand correctly, the previous iteration of the Light suit was always sold without pads, and pads were extra. The new version has the pads included in the price.
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 06:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,347
Posted By Medic09
Two more votes (me and the wife) for ROK Straps. ...

Two more votes (me and the wife) for ROK Straps. We get the ones with the long adjustable ones with hooked ends. We can hook them anywhere on the bikes and racks, and tighten them and not worry for...
Forum: Equipment 08-27-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,330
Posted By Medic09
I ordered on of those RC Light suits that were on...

I ordered on of those RC Light suits that were on sale (previous iteration). I got a receipt, then I got an email saying the 'order was fulfilled', and I got a FedEx tracking number.

Today I got...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 758
Posted By Medic09
I've ridden in triple digits in AZ and southern...

I've ridden in triple digits in AZ and southern NM with Darien pants (Gortexed textile). Was fine was I was moving at highway speeds. Leg zips can be opened for some venting, as they can on many...
Forum: Equipment 08-25-2014, 04:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,031
Posted By Medic09
In the end, you just might like the Klim better. ...

In the end, you just might like the Klim better. But like DonM said about the Dariens - simple and effective.

They work with or without pants underneath. They're tolerable when you get off the...
Forum: Equipment 08-21-2014, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 884
Posted By Medic09
While away from the bike I used to just bungee a...

While away from the bike I used to just bungee a plain white hospital towel over the seat. The wife has a cream colored sheepskin on her seat, so no problem.
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 12:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 773
Posted By Medic09
I have a professional interest in this, as well...

I have a professional interest in this, as well as personal. Let me just add what isn't outright stated in Mastery's excellent link: most motorcycle fatalities had head injuries, and most of those...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,032
Posted By Medic09
I've ridden quite a bit in cold, wet weather...

I've ridden quite a bit in cold, wet weather (occasionally snow; usually just cold and/or rain) at highway speeds commuting about 65 miles each way. Faired and unfaired rides.

medium weight long...
Forum: Equipment 08-20-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 259
Posted By Medic09
Zeta, try something like this: ...

Zeta, try something like this:

https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=greatland+tents+assembly+instructions
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 08:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By Medic09
Thanks Jim for that clarification. Then maybe I...

Thanks Jim for that clarification. Then maybe I will consider the Kriega option. If I can have the convenience I want AND waterproof - well, you can't beat that.
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 03:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By Medic09
Just to be clear: I'm talking about a small sack...

Just to be clear: I'm talking about a small sack of groceries. For the serious shopping, I'll put the aluminum boxes back on the bike.

The Moto Fizz small looks to be about 31L, which is I think...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By Medic09
Thanks for the responses so far. That Givi...

Thanks for the responses so far.

That Givi bag looks like an improved version of my old Cortech bag. That might do, unless I decide on a different design.

I didn't consider the Kriega bags...
Forum: Equipment 08-18-2014, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,119
Posted By Medic09
1: I have Roadcrafter pants (from a 2 piece...

1: I have Roadcrafter pants (from a 2 piece suit). I have worn them in torrential rains, once for a 9 hour day in the rain. I've never gotten a wet crotch in them. So maybe the one-piece is...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By Medic09
I used to commute in winter temps 130 miles...

I used to commute in winter temps 130 miles roundtrip, unless there was ice or significant snow on the roads. My standard outer layer was a pair of Aerostich Roadcrafter pants. They provide...
Forum: Equipment 08-17-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 976
Posted By Medic09
Seat/Tail Bag?

Seat/Tail Bag?
Well, I was unable to ride for about 8 months. When I was back to getting out, I was too weak to heft the 'Nord, so I was riding our little XT 225 (Serow). Now I'm finally able to...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-03-2013, 10:12 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 6,968
Posted By Medic09
I've ridden and camped alone in NM, AZ, NV, CA no...

I've ridden and camped alone in NM, AZ, NV, CA no problems. I've hiked and camped alone all over the US and western Canada all year 'round. No problems. Winter is best because one runs into far...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2013, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,236
Posted By Medic09
Your post reads like something my wife could have...

Your post reads like something my wife could have written. Same height, not particularly strong. Wants to enjoy her motorbike without anxiety. She had a factory lowered F650GS twin. It worked...
Forum: Beasts 08-29-2013, 09:08 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,213
Posted By Medic09
If you're still vacillating, I'll add a voice in...

If you're still vacillating, I'll add a voice in general favor of the Girlie. I have a short inseam, and the Girlie was a bit tall for me. Despite that, I can say all the objective issues were...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 08-12-2013, 10:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By Medic09
Sounds like he's moving across above us; BUT if...

Sounds like he's moving across above us; BUT if he heads south toward Santa Fe or ABQ, there are plenty of us in the area. I myself should be around home much of today and tomorrow if they need...
Forum: Beasts 12-24-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,022
Posted By Medic09
CB550Four? ANYTHING you want to know for that...

CB550Four? ANYTHING you want to know for that bike, you can probably find over at the SOHC4 forums.


http://forums.sohc4.net/
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-04-2012, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,345
Posted By Medic09
I sold my 750 Four SOHC Honda only recently. ...

I sold my 750 Four SOHC Honda only recently. Absolutely great motorcycle. You will find it quite easy to maintain, as long as whoever 'chopped' it didn't muck around with anything essential.

If...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 09-06-2012, 07:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,734
Posted By Medic09
The name doesn't especially appeal to me. Shirt...

The name doesn't especially appeal to me. Shirt design looks okay, but nothing special.

Sorry. You asked!

Good luck with the new project!
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,551
Posted By Medic09
Ofanoanit and I both really like our Wolfman...

Ofanoanit and I both really like our Wolfman Expedition dry duffel bags. She has the medium and I have the large. Well-made, great company and service, really durable, made in Colorado, USA. We've...
Forum: Equipment 08-22-2012, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 591
Posted By Medic09
I use an ultralight combination fly/spinning rod...

I use an ultralight combination fly/spinning rod for backpacking and motorcycling. It is an old Eagle Claw model that came with a nice aluminum tube case. For a different rod I made my own case...
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