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Forum: Equipment 06-30-2015, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By BMW-K
FWIW, I'm 5'8" and 185#. My sizing is 44 short. ...

FWIW, I'm 5'8" and 185#. My sizing is 44 short.

Having said that, it's not perfect. With a Bohn back pad and the thick OEM shoulder/elbow armor the jacket is now about 3/4" short in the arms and...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2015, 09:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By BMW-K
The Roadcrafter: STILL the suit all others end...

The Roadcrafter: STILL the suit all others end up getting compared to. Which totally pisses me off because:

A. Some things STILL aren't right on the damn thing.
B. I have one and still reach...
Forum: Equipment 06-23-2015, 09:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 679
Posted By BMW-K
SMH10 here. Rain, cold, crashes and dirt: it...

SMH10 here. Rain, cold, crashes and dirt: it just keeps on working.

I have no interest in the added bells of the 20. The SMH10 is the workhorse I use.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-19-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 26,906
Posted By BMW-K
I've previously posted here: I absolutely think...

I've previously posted here: I absolutely think these things are fantastic and worth the money. It is, however, a LOT of money.

It all depends on what you want to do. In my case, the F800GS is...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,743
Posted By BMW-K
Bags Connections are superb bags. I have one of...

Bags Connections are superb bags. I have one of their older "Switch Bags" (*can be used as either tank or tail bag) and it's a mainstay on my Duc.

For my F800GS I wanted something more...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,530
Posted By BMW-K
Yes, those are the Triple-Digit Sleestacks. They...

Yes, those are the Triple-Digit Sleestacks. They work very well but do take just a bit of time to get used to. On the positive end, they take up little space and are super easy to put on.
...
Forum: Equipment 06-18-2015, 09:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,530
Posted By BMW-K
I did Alaska in '09 and took two pair of gloves: ...

I did Alaska in '09 and took two pair of gloves: BMW Atlantis 2's and Held Rain whatevers. The Helds were a lightweight rain glove, really a backup to the 2's.

I've since used the dickens out of...
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-09-2015, 07:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,065
Posted By BMW-K
I really like the classic right/left BMW...

I really like the classic right/left BMW switchgear. Works for me.
Forum: Parallel Universe 06-09-2015, 08:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,924
Posted By BMW-K
At this point about the only thing I'm interested...

At this point about the only thing I'm interested in letting the dealer do are the valves.

Chains, pads, tires, oil changes, filters: all that stuff is pretty easy and for the most part doesn't...
Forum: Equipment 05-20-2015, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 889
Posted By BMW-K
Sena is still the answer.

Sena is still the answer.
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By BMW-K
I have some 17k on a set of Dainese Alien pants...

I have some 17k on a set of Dainese Alien pants and the Pele jacket that I wear on my Ducati Monster. No problems at all and showing no signs of giving up.

No problems here.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2015, 11:26 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,187
Posted By BMW-K
The whole liner vs. waterproof shell is a lot...

The whole liner vs. waterproof shell is a lot about design purpose. The main advantages of liners are:

1. Exterior shell protects the liner from damage.
2. More breathability (remove the liner...
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2015, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 683
Posted By BMW-K
That's just a question of capacity. The typical...

That's just a question of capacity. The typical MSR bottle is 32oz or so - basically a quart/liter.

Rotopax starts at 1 gallon.
Forum: Equipment 05-17-2015, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 632
Posted By BMW-K
Dainese gear fits great, looks great, feels...

Dainese gear fits great, looks great, feels great. I haven't had any issues with their quality.

Raw, overall durability however may leave something to be desired. Dainese leather may be in the...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 833
Posted By BMW-K
Light weight and having the budget for a...

Light weight and having the budget for a one-shot, one-hit use item makes it ideal.
Forum: Parallel Universe 05-11-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,021
Posted By BMW-K
This is why my other dual sport is a WR250R. At...

This is why my other dual sport is a WR250R. At nearly 200# lighter it's almost cheating off road (*compared to the GS).

Having said that, not everyone has multiple bikes to choose from. So this...
Forum: Equipment 05-08-2015, 11:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By BMW-K
I admit, I have zero experience with Rukka. ...

I admit, I have zero experience with Rukka.

I do however have 80,000 miles of experience with BMW Rally2Pro kit.

I have never had a problem zipping the two together.

I do admit: practice...
Forum: Equipment 05-06-2015, 08:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 461
Posted By BMW-K
Sorry man. Get one that fits right. Try a...

Sorry man. Get one that fits right.

Try a different maker.
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 11:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,966
Posted By BMW-K
I have the Sony RX100 II version. It takes a...

I have the Sony RX100 II version. It takes a decent photo but lacks one key feature that my Canon S90 had: you could pre-set the zoom length and the camera would remember it each time you turned it...
Forum: Equipment 05-04-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,966
Posted By BMW-K
I just encountered this exact same issue. I...

I just encountered this exact same issue. I decided to take the 4/3 leap this year and opted for the new Olympus OMD 5 mk II for a variety of reasons.

In looking at the lenses, the clear winner...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-26-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By BMW-K
Whole lot of overlap there between the F8 and the...

Whole lot of overlap there between the F8 and the R1150. Personally, coming from an R12gs I find the f800 better in virtually every way for my 5'8" frame.

I do understand the goal for something...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-23-2015, 06:55 PM
Replies: 2,678
Views: 714,041
Posted By BMW-K
Nahhh. Duc Maintenance is easy. Visa. ...

Nahhh. Duc Maintenance is easy.

Visa.

:lol3
Forum: Equipment 04-23-2015, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,658
Posted By BMW-K
Except the Atlantis 4 is not goretex. Specially...

Except the Atlantis 4 is not goretex. Specially treated hydrophobic leather.

The older I get, the more I like riding in leather. But something that's not quite as agro as my race suit.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2015, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 777
Posted By BMW-K
Errr, sorry. I mounted mine on the bars. I know...

Errr, sorry. I mounted mine on the bars. I know it's not what you wanted to hear but it works great.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-23-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,386
Posted By BMW-K
Not on the current edition. But if they take...

Not on the current edition.

But if they take that S1000RR dynamic suspension and retro fit it to 9" of travel and drop that onto the F8GS...well, that just might change my thinking.
Forum: Equipment 04-22-2015, 09:45 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By BMW-K
Both are high quality, solid helmets. Pick the...

Both are high quality, solid helmets. Pick the one that fits the best and had the features you want.

For instance, the Hornet is geared more towards dual sport with a bit of dirt riding. the C3...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-18-2015, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By BMW-K
BIG thumbsup to you! :clap:clap

BIG thumbsup to you! :clap:clap
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2015, 09:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 794
Posted By BMW-K
My opinion: this is not the right bike to abuse...

My opinion: this is not the right bike to abuse to that degree.

Buy a KTM or a WR if you want to abuse a machine to that degree. 500# dirt bikes tend to be very unforgiving.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-17-2015, 07:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,317
Posted By BMW-K
Gotta have pix man! Post some pix! And...

Gotta have pix man! Post some pix!

And congrats to you. :freaky
Forum: Equipment 04-16-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By BMW-K
2013 model with the "old" style buckles. I think...

2013 model with the "old" style buckles. I think the 9 vs. 9.5 is a bit...vague. What I can say is that my foot runs a 9.5 arch length (right and left) with a size 9 length right, 9.5 length left. ...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2015, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 679
Posted By BMW-K
I have a set of Toucans in 43 euro (9.5 USA). For...

I have a set of Toucans in 43 euro (9.5 USA). For me they fit my 9.5 foot just perfectly in both length and width. I have a tad over 1/4" of room in the front of the boot. I do get a tad of heel...
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2015, 04:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,069
Posted By BMW-K
Very nice execution. Very nice indeed.

Very nice execution. Very nice indeed.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-15-2015, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 976
Posted By BMW-K
In my case my f8gs costs me $287 a year for full...

In my case my f8gs costs me $287 a year for full coverage. :clap

Having said that, in your description I would sell the F8 and Farkle the 690.

To be honest though, I'm not sure I totally agree...
Forum: Equipment 04-11-2015, 10:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By BMW-K
Firestem, The question may really be the...

Firestem,

The question may really be the Sedici definition of "Breathable".

As a rule, polyurethane liners or coatings are not breathable. At least not by any normal definition. Yet many...
Forum: Road Warriors 04-09-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 475
Posted By BMW-K
I have a 2012 1100 EVO as well - just over 20k on...

I have a 2012 1100 EVO as well - just over 20k on the clock.

Each of the valve adjustments I've done on it have needed a couple changes. I'd guess you may have a valve or two out of spec.

I...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 07:47 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 12,518
Posted By BMW-K
https://captainapathy.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/...

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Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,842
Posted By BMW-K
Jim, of course, has this right. Tire changing is...

Jim, of course, has this right. Tire changing is really about technique. If it's too hard, take a step back and evaluate.

In my case the normal reason the tire change was too hard is that either...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 07:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,520
Posted By BMW-K
something that always makes me laugh about the...

something that always makes me laugh about the TKC 80 - didn't they come out something like 8 years ago? Pretty much they haven't changed the design and they are still the go-to 50/50 tire.

Kinda...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,520
Posted By BMW-K
Noise aside, TKcs are remarkably normal feeling...

Noise aside, TKcs are remarkably normal feeling on road in the dry.

Use them with confidence.
Forum: Parallel Universe 04-02-2015, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,277
Posted By BMW-K
ABS rocks. Won't own another street bike without...

ABS rocks. Won't own another street bike without ABS.
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