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Forum: Equipment 09-22-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,393
Posted By Socrates
Eric, I'm using the caliper mounted Motolights on...

Eric, I'm using the caliper mounted Motolights on my Tiger 1050. They are one of the best upgrades I've made. They are high quality and look great on the bike.

I don't ride much at night...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2013, 10:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By Socrates
I have this liner in my Rukka AirVision jacket. ...

I have this liner in my Rukka AirVision jacket. It is called an AirVantage liner. It's built by Gore.

The purpose of the liner is to control the amount of insulation you require. If it's cold...
Forum: Equipment 05-14-2013, 10:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,462
Posted By Socrates
I tried one on the other day. Overall I liked it...

I tried one on the other day. Overall I liked it but it seems like the chin curtain would make it extremely hot in the summer.

I realize the chin curtain would help with wind noise but doesn't...
Forum: Road warriors 04-17-2013, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,902
Views: 345,262
Posted By Socrates
Still riding my '07 Tiger 1050. I've thought...

Still riding my '07 Tiger 1050. I've thought about switching bikes but the Tiger is great all around, so I'll keep it for a while. 19k miles and knock on wood, no issues so far.
Forum: Equipment 04-04-2013, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,812
Posted By Socrates
I have the Marathon Steels and also don't like...

I have the Marathon Steels and also don't like the bulbous front. I also own the standard Vendramini Marathon boots, and these have a much sleeker, normal looking front.
Forum: Face plant 02-28-2013, 03:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,748
Posted By Socrates
Glad you're okay. I had a similar incident a...

Glad you're okay. I had a similar incident a while ago that landed me in the hospital. I wasn't going much faster than you were either.

I noticed the guy who helped you out is wearing a Rukka...
Forum: Equipment 02-20-2013, 09:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,044
Posted By Socrates
expatbrit, how did Stadler talk you out of the...

expatbrit, how did Stadler talk you out of the Track/Race Pro? What were their reasons for recommending the Force Pro instead?
Forum: GS Boxers 02-09-2013, 03:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,087
Posted By Socrates
I think you hit the nail on the head. I can't...

I think you hit the nail on the head. I can't stand the BMW switches either. I've ridden a friend's BMW for hundreds of miles and couldn't get used to the switchgear. In fact, the awkward...
Forum: Equipment 01-30-2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,549
Posted By Socrates
I sometimes wear kevlar jeans and have tried a...

I sometimes wear kevlar jeans and have tried a bunch of knee/shin guards including Forcefield, Icon and Dainese. The best ones for me are the Dainese Knee V. They're comfortable, stay in place and...
Forum: Equipment 01-12-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,984
Posted By Socrates
Have you considered the Rukka Airob? Bikerland...

Have you considered the Rukka Airob? Bikerland has it on closeout for a good price.

I'm about your size...6'1, 175 lbs, and I have the Airvision. It's a discontinued model, but made of Cordura...
Forum: GS Boxers 12-12-2012, 10:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,340
Posted By Socrates
Cool concept. I'd take that over a Prius any day.

Cool concept. I'd take that over a Prius any day.
Forum: Equipment 12-09-2012, 03:18 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 11,044
Posted By Socrates
Thanks for the update. Good to know it performs...

Thanks for the update. Good to know it performs well in the cold. So you were only wearing one layer under the suit, and were able to ride in sub freezing temps? That sounds almost too good to be...
Forum: Road warriors 12-03-2012, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,742
Posted By Socrates
Congrats on the new bike! I agree the Tiger is...

Congrats on the new bike! I agree the Tiger is one of the best all-round bikes out there. I was considering selling my '07 and had posted an ad...so glad I decided to keep it.
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,320
Posted By Socrates
Go for it. The bike is a blast. I have 18k on...

Go for it. The bike is a blast. I have 18k on mine and no problems.
Forum: Road warriors 11-12-2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,415
Posted By Socrates
I'm wondering if it has the same fuel range as...

I'm wondering if it has the same fuel range as the standard Diavel. If that's the case, calling it a touring bike is a far stretch.
Forum: GS Boxers 11-02-2012, 03:21 PM
Replies: 11,394
Views: 2,154,828
Posted By Socrates
Same here. I've test driven a GS a couple of...

Same here. I've test driven a GS a couple of times and the BMW turn signals were a real PITA for me. It may be a minor issue but it made me think twice about even buying a BMW. Very glad they...
Forum: Equipment 10-29-2012, 04:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,475
Posted By Socrates
Thanks for the pics. Very nice setup. What kind...

Thanks for the pics. Very nice setup. What kind of boots are those?
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2012, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,475
Posted By Socrates
Yes that's a big difference with the Stadler...

Yes that's a big difference with the Stadler Track Pro/Race Pro. It seems like the Armas is very focused on cold/wet weather riding, while the Stadler is designed for a broader range of weather. ...
Forum: Equipment 10-28-2012, 03:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,475
Posted By Socrates
I'd love to see a full review of the Stadler as...

I'd love to see a full review of the Stadler as well. I'm a big fan of Rukka but I agree that the Armas is way too flashy.
Forum: Equipment 11-08-2011, 02:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,265
Posted By Socrates
I feel your pain. My dimensions are very similar...

I feel your pain. My dimensions are very similar to yours. 6'1, 175 lbs, 15.5 by 35 shirt size, 32 inch waist, 34 inch inseam, 40 inch chest. Most off the rack riding gear does not come close to...
Forum: Equipment 10-27-2011, 03:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,333
Posted By Socrates
Thanks for the review, BikerGeek. I've had my...

Thanks for the review, BikerGeek. I've had my eye on the Transit for a while. As far as the sleeves would it be possible to put the sleeves over gauntlet style gloves, as opposed to putting the...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 09-14-2011, 04:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,422
Posted By Socrates
Since we don't know the entire story behind this...

Since we don't know the entire story behind this video, maybe it's not completely fair to comment on the suit guy's lack of action. But I'll do so anyway.

He deserves a serious beatdown. How can...
Forum: Beasts 09-07-2011, 03:44 PM
Replies: 5,529
Views: 986,846
Posted By Socrates
Looks great. That's one bike that may actually...

Looks great. That's one bike that may actually make me consider replacing my Tiger 1050.
Forum: Equipment 09-04-2011, 09:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,328
Posted By Socrates
Thanks again for all the ideas. rifflebox, that...

Thanks again for all the ideas. rifflebox, that ramp looks good. Pariah, I hear you about the ramp being cheap insurance. I'd feel pretty stupid if I scraped the bottom of my bike or dropped it...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,328
Posted By Socrates
Okay, I will try riding up the damn curb with no...

Okay, I will try riding up the damn curb with no ramp. The first curb should be easy since it leads to a long sidewalk. The curb to my patio will be a little trickier though, since my patio is only...
Forum: Equipment 09-03-2011, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,328
Posted By Socrates
Thanks for all the suggestions. Should I be...

Thanks for all the suggestions. Should I be concerned about getting my feet down to balance the bike once it's up on the ramp? I guess there's only one way to find out for sure...
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2011, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,328
Posted By Socrates
Good idea, triplenickel! I will give that a go. ...

Good idea, triplenickel! I will give that a go. The curb looks a bit high - it may be higher than 5" - so just riding over it doesn't seem to be an option.
Forum: Equipment 09-02-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,328
Posted By Socrates
Curb ramp

I just moved into a new apartment complex where I have a ground floor unit with a small rear patio. The patio is made of concrete and is covered so it seems like a great spot to park the bike. ...
Forum: Equipment 08-26-2011, 11:40 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 34,806
Posted By Socrates
Big difference. My bike's logos are fairly...

Big difference. My bike's logos are fairly subtle and don't make the bike look like an advertisement. And to state the obvious, clothing is on your person and you have to walk around showing off...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2011, 11:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,040
Posted By Socrates
Sounds like an epic journey. I'd really think...

Sounds like an epic journey. I'd really think twice about doing this kind of trip in "shorts, t-shirt, helmet, glasses and gloves." You don't have to go full-blown Power Ranger, but riding around...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2011, 10:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,961
Posted By Socrates
I'm guessing he ordered it from Biker-land. I...

I'm guessing he ordered it from Biker-land. I bought my Rukka suit from them and their prices are by far the best around. Excellent service as well, and the owner Mario speaks decent English. I...
Forum: Equipment 08-05-2011, 10:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,111
Posted By Socrates
Go with the Rukka. You won't have to bother with...

Go with the Rukka. You won't have to bother with a rain suit, and you're heading north where the temps won't be that high.

If you do take the Rukka, do us a favor and write a review of the...
Forum: Equipment 06-12-2011, 09:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 754
Posted By Socrates
Jim, I have ridden about 15k miles in my...

Jim, I have ridden about 15k miles in my Vendramini Marathon Steels. My experience has been quite different from what you report. I can't say anything bad about these boots and I am very picky...
Forum: Beasts 05-23-2011, 11:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,468
Posted By Socrates
I'd say being concerned about the reliability of...

I'd say being concerned about the reliability of modern Triumphs is a non-issue. I have about 15k on my 07 Tiger 1050. I bought it new and have had pretty much zero problems so far.

I really...
Forum: Equipment 04-15-2011, 10:17 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 34,806
Posted By Socrates
I'm a huge fan of Rukka gear and think their...

I'm a huge fan of Rukka gear and think their quality is second to none. I have owned the ArmaX suit, and currently own the AirVision suit. But is it just me, or does it seem like their designs are...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2011, 03:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By Socrates
I am connecting it through the Tiger's accessory...

I am connecting it through the Tiger's accessory outlet, which is a Powerlet type connection. This connects directly to the battery. I will double check all the connections again.
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2011, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By Socrates
Thanks for the replies. I went into the dealer...

Thanks for the replies. I went into the dealer where I purchased the Gerbings controller and they tested it with a pair of Gerbings gloves. Turns out the controller is working fine.

However I...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2011, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,044
Posted By Socrates
Anyone using an EXO heated vest with a Gerbings heat controller?

I set up my EXO Stormrider vest to a Gerbings heat controller. I plugged it into the accessory outlet on my Tiger. However it does not regulate the temperature.

I turned the heat controller to...
Forum: Equipment 01-07-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,965
Posted By Socrates
Yep. It always amazes me what people take for...

Yep. It always amazes me what people take for granted until it's lost.
Forum: Equipment 01-01-2011, 09:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 6,102
Posted By Socrates
+1 These are immensely more comfortable for...

+1

These are immensely more comfortable for sleeping as compared to foam ear plugs. They're even more comfortable than my custom molded ear plugs.

They're made of a sort of putty type...
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