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Forum: Americas 03-24-2015, 08:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 583
Posted By SOMA Man
Try Travisa...

Try Travisa http://passport.travisa.com/PassportRequirements.aspx?PassportTypeID=RP&PartnerID=TA

I have used them before, primarily for expedited visas. They do passports as well (same day, next...
Forum: Equipment 03-11-2015, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 264,820
Posted By SOMA Man
That's too bad. It's nice that they added the...

That's too bad. It's nice that they added the superfabric to the new BP Pro but it would have been nicer if the Xergo armor was offered, at a minimum, as an optional upgrade. One can only hope they...
Forum: Equipment 03-09-2015, 08:18 PM
Replies: 1,549
Views: 264,820
Posted By SOMA Man
Sorry about the knee. That looks rather painful. ...

Sorry about the knee. That looks rather painful.

There are variations in the D30 armor that Klim offers with its jackets/pants. The armor in the Badlands Pro is the D30 T5 Evo Pro XT (I believe)....
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 02-25-2015, 06:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,682
Posted By SOMA Man
Done.

Done.
Forum: Parallel Universe 02-09-2015, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By SOMA Man
I went with a 21x1.85 from Woody's. I reused my...

I went with a 21x1.85 from Woody's. I reused my stock hub and saved some meaningful cash. I have not noticed any appreciable drop-off in on-road performance. It has performed flawlessly off-road.
Forum: Equipment 12-29-2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By SOMA Man
Glad I could help!!

Glad I could help!!
Forum: Equipment 12-27-2014, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 428
Posted By SOMA Man
I bought one from Profill Australia...

I bought one from Profill Australia http://www.profill-australia.com/e-store/STORE.html (model #ACE0001). I have used it without any problems on my 4.1 gallon Acerbis tank. It arrived in the US...
Forum: Vendors 11-05-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,755
Posted By SOMA Man
Is the "RIDETHEWORLD" coupon still valid? When I...

Is the "RIDETHEWORLD" coupon still valid? When I tried to use it, it said that it was an invalid coupon code. Any information would be much appreciated.

Thanks
Forum: Thumpers 10-21-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8,753
Views: 1,833,164
Posted By SOMA Man
A couple of months ago I completed a trip through...

A couple of months ago I completed a trip through the Big Horn Mountains in WY/MT (which was awesome) and I had to refuel in a town called Ft. Smith, MT. The only gas that was available was 85.5...
Forum: Vendors 09-24-2014, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,727
Views: 274,836
Posted By SOMA Man
Hallelujah:clap I love my E-09 Dakars!

Hallelujah:clap I love my E-09 Dakars!
Forum: Parallel Universe 08-16-2014, 08:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,918
Posted By SOMA Man
I did the COBDR last September. I used a pirelli...

I did the COBDR last September. I used a pirelli MT 21 on the front and Mitas E-09 Dakar on the rear. I found them to be far superior to the TKC 80s off-road and nearly as good on road with much...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-09-2014, 07:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,566
Posted By SOMA Man
JPR Performance. Excellent combination of...

JPR Performance. Excellent combination of quality and price.

http://www.jpr-performance.com/BMW_ADJUSTABLE_SHORTY_BRAKE_AND_CLUTCH_LEVER_SET_p/bmw%20lever%20set.htm
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-20-2014, 10:36 AM
Replies: 1,259
Sticky: TetS
Views: 118,103
Posted By SOMA Man
Chip, I got the PDF. Thanks again for the hard...

Chip, I got the PDF. Thanks again for the hard work that went into this. It really is phenomenal:clap.
Forum: GPS Tracks - Northeast, Southeast & Florida 05-20-2014, 10:34 AM
Replies: 1,480
Sticky: Tet
Views: 151,507
Posted By SOMA Man
Chip, I got the PDF. Thanks for all of the...

Chip, I got the PDF. Thanks for all of the effort that you put into this:clap.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 05-16-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 856
Views: 57,454
Posted By SOMA Man
Unfortunately, I can't make it until Sunday. The...

Unfortunately, I can't make it until Sunday. The weather at JFK caused a 4.5 hour delay in my flight home from San Francisco. So, instead of getting home around midnight and riding up Saturday...
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 83,375
Posted By SOMA Man
Excellent :clap. Thank you.

Excellent :clap. Thank you.
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 83,375
Posted By SOMA Man
Alan, I have had an MLP-VY for 18 months and it...

Alan,
I have had an MLP-VY for 18 months and it has been great. I wanted to ask you about the integrity of the Co2 canister as it relates to high altitude. I did a one-way motorcycle trip a while...
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 978
Views: 47,503
Posted By SOMA Man
Perfect:clap!! This should be awesome.

Perfect:clap!! This should be awesome.
Forum: Northeast - Greater Flugistan and home of the carpet baggers. 04-17-2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 978
Views: 47,503
Posted By SOMA Man
Is there any room for one more? I would probably...

Is there any room for one more? I would probably only have time to ride on Saturday; no camping.

I recently moved back to the east coast from San Francisco and I am anxious to get reacquainted...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-16-2014, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,554
Posted By SOMA Man
Check out this link....

Check out this link. http://www.gearingcommander.com

(Another inmate posted it in another thread a long time ago.) It allows you to input different gearing scenarios and then displays the...
Forum: Equipment 03-31-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,149
Posted By SOMA Man
I think REV'IT! makes women's pants in short...

I think REV'IT! makes women's pants in short versions which usually run 3-4 inches shorter than their standard length pants.
Forum: Equipment 03-04-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By SOMA Man
Mine went on my 2013 without any problems. They...

Mine went on my 2013 without any problems. They have been a great addition to my bike, especially when standing on the pegs in more demanding off-road terrain.
Forum: Face plant 12-03-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,257
Posted By SOMA Man
This is terrible news. I did not know Bill very...

This is terrible news. I did not know Bill very well, but I had the opportunity to chat with him a few times at the Piston & Chain motorcycle club in SF. His passion for riding was contagious. He was...
Forum: Equipment 10-01-2013, 10:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,991
Posted By SOMA Man
Turtle-Pac 20LT

Check out this 20lt collapsible jerry can. It's specifically designed to hold jet fuel and/or automotive gasoline. It rolls up nicely when empty.
...
Forum: Equipment 07-13-2013, 05:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By SOMA Man
Living in San Francisco, the coldest I have...

Living in San Francisco, the coldest I have ridden in them was around 40F. The D30 was still malleable and comfortable. However, I can't give you any information regarding their performance <32F. All...
Forum: Equipment 07-10-2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,051
Posted By SOMA Man
I also found the original waffle style knee pads...

I also found the original waffle style knee pads (Rukka Armas) to be very uncomfortable. I ordered the upgrade/replacement Rukka D30 Air Knee Pads. D30 worked specifically with Rukka when they...
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-02-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 80,041
Posted By SOMA Man
Well, I ended up cancelling my order for the...

Well, I ended up cancelling my order for the Karoo 3. Revzilla could not give me a time frame for when they would be available. Metzeler is keeping things very "tight lipped".

I inquired about...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2013, 07:54 PM
Replies: 281
Views: 80,041
Posted By SOMA Man
This is interesting news. I pre-ordered a set...

This is interesting news. I pre-ordered a set from Revzilla and they were supposed to ship early this month. I was wondering why they haven't shipped yet. If this is true, that would be a bummer:arg....
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2013, 12:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By SOMA Man
I pre-ordered a set (from Revzilla) for my GS....

I pre-ordered a set (from Revzilla) for my GS. I'll report back when they arrive.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 04-10-2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,823
Posted By SOMA Man
I have to concur with everyone else; the event...

I have to concur with everyone else; the event was awesome! The 3+ hours that Pyndon used to cover his experiences in the Dakar went by quickly. In all truth, I probably could have listened for a...
Forum: Equipment 04-01-2013, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,651
Posted By SOMA Man
I just bought a Big Agnes Copper UL3 from...

I just bought a Big Agnes Copper UL3 from backcountry.com. As DYNOBOB mentioned, they are having a 20% off sale. REI is also having a 20% off sale for REI members. I think that both of the sales...
Forum: Vendors 03-29-2013, 11:04 AM
Replies: 1,778
Views: 232,935
Posted By SOMA Man
Michael, Awesome:clap! That was the answer...

Michael,

Awesome:clap! That was the answer that I was hoping for. I'm going to go ahead and place an order. I'll post some pics and a review after I spend some time with them. Thanks for the quick...
Forum: Vendors 03-29-2013, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,778
Views: 232,935
Posted By SOMA Man
Overlander 60 Question?

Michael,

I am seriously considering purchasing the Overlander 60. My current pannier rack is the Holan balanced rack. Is the Overlander 60 compatible with the Holan racks? Thanks.
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2013, 09:59 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,273
Posted By SOMA Man
Mtl_Biker, I'm glad I could help out. Yeah,...

Mtl_Biker,

I'm glad I could help out. Yeah, the iPhone camera is awesome:D. I am somewhat amazed that not a single manufacturer (Touratech, BDCW, Altrider, etc.) has developed a proper mounting...
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-25-2013, 10:53 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,273
Posted By SOMA Man
Left Side Photos

I hope these are okay. I took them with my crappy iPhone this morning, before heading to work. Yes, I had to remove the stock bolts/horn and then bolt it back together with the horn back in place....
Forum: Parallel Universe 03-24-2013, 08:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 12,273
Posted By SOMA Man
I installed the mounts on my 2013 GS yesterday....

I installed the mounts on my 2013 GS yesterday. They attach to the front panel carrier by using two existing bolts per bracket. I'll try to post some additional pictures when I get around to mounting...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-12-2013, 04:26 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 15,453
Posted By SOMA Man
Skene Design P3 Lights

Skene Design P3 lights are an excellent option. Obviously, the picture does not do them justice. A feature of the lights, the conspicuity flicker, can be very unpleasant for those who wish to follow...
Forum: Equipment 03-10-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 6,493
Posted By SOMA Man
+1 on the Held Warm N Dry. I would not even...

+1 on the Held Warm N Dry. I would not even consider buying a "waterproof" glove without goretex extrafit.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-02-2013, 10:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,823
Posted By SOMA Man
I'll definitely be there. Hopefully, my wife will...

I'll definitely be there. Hopefully, my wife will join me. Btw, the place looks spectacular! What a fantastic addition to the neighborhood:clap. I'm seriously considering a 750cc membership.
Forum: Vendors 02-26-2013, 09:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,055
Posted By SOMA Man
Awesome! I will definitely pick up and/or order...

Awesome! I will definitely pick up and/or order some stickers. Thanks for putting in the effort to promote this worthy cause :clap.
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