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Forum: Equipment 06-30-2015, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By pingvin
Use this one from Dainese, very well ventilated...

Use this one from Dainese, very well ventilated and fairly thin. Just tuck it inside jacket and it stays in place by itself (or your jacket is to big).
...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2015, 11:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By pingvin
Very good comparison/review of Hi-end adventure suits

Been looking into this for a year now, got similar spec as author and almost hit the button several times for couple of alternatives.

Klim Badlands have been on short list all the time and this...
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2015, 07:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,949
Posted By pingvin
Have both 54 and 56 Dainese jackets as actual...

Have both 54 and 56 Dainese jackets as actual size do differ. Is the jacket small or big in size? I'm about 92kg (203lbs) and 178cm (5'10").
Forum: Equipment 06-29-2015, 07:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 7,949
Posted By pingvin
Doesn't sound to bad: ...

Doesn't sound to bad:

https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2015/01/09/dainese-d-explorer-suit-review-curtain-call/

"On one test ride, I was caught in a morning rain. It was no gully-washer,...
Forum: Vendors 06-23-2015, 01:20 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 206,823
Posted By pingvin
Planning to have the Multitech Armor EVO jacket...

Planning to have the Multitech Armor EVO jacket for those really hot days (and just move armour from other jacket) so some venting is good but not neccessarily the most important criteria.

Like...
Forum: Vendors 06-22-2015, 01:40 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 206,823
Posted By pingvin
Matteo, Received the S7 but wasn't quite...

Matteo,

Received the S7 but wasn't quite what I imagined. From what I can see, the membrane is not bonded and the vents do not vent through the membrane.

Can you confirm this and is it...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2015, 10:45 PM
Replies: 5,974
Views: 1,885,336
Posted By pingvin
The wheels is the track set had for my Superduke...

The wheels is the track set had for my Superduke and the front brakes are radial brakes from 690SMC had so easy job. First adjusted suspension as "sport" according to manual except only 5 clicks on...
Forum: Photos 06-07-2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 1,612
Views: 320,975
Posted By pingvin
Sorry you can't actually see the mountains... ...

Sorry you can't actually see the mountains...

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s284/ofjastad/P1160542_zpsfj3eajgs.jpg
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 06-07-2015, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5,974
Views: 1,885,336
Posted By pingvin
Still snow in Norwegian mountains

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s284/ofjastad/P1160542_zpsfj3eajgs.jpg
Forum: Equipment 06-03-2015, 10:31 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 39,912
Posted By pingvin
Not a big fan of modular helmets, but thanks...

Not a big fan of modular helmets, but thanks anyway.

Sounds like the Nexx could be a good option then.
Forum: Equipment 06-02-2015, 02:11 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 39,912
Posted By pingvin
Any new dual sport helmets with inner sun visor...

Any new dual sport helmets with inner sun visor for 2015 not discussed here?

Have the X-551, but never liked it, got the Suomy MX tourer that I like but only when warm (no way to shut vents and...
Forum: Vendors 05-26-2015, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 206,823
Posted By pingvin
OK thanks, ordered the Tour S7. Thanks for...

OK thanks, ordered the Tour S7.

Thanks for support, tough choice as they're all great jackets with their pros/cons, both HT, Ergo, GT and X-tour has been on shortlist but in the end the S7 ticks...
Forum: Vendors 05-23-2015, 07:16 AM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 206,823
Posted By pingvin
What about the Tour S7 suit? Can you zip...

What about the Tour S7 suit?

Can you zip jacket and pants together?

And destination thermal layer is nice, is this hi-end stuff as well?

Which one is best in very low temps, X-tour,...
Forum: Equipment 05-23-2015, 12:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,876
Posted By pingvin
OK,thanks. Saved me hassel ordering, returing and...

OK,thanks. Saved me hassel ordering, returing and all that. Sad, really liked the understated look.
Forum: Equipment 05-22-2015, 01:16 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,876
Posted By pingvin
That could be a deal breaker :-( Absolutely need...

That could be a deal breaker :-( Absolutely need space for layering down to freezing temps. By swimming do you mean loose fitting like offroad clothes or...worse?
Forum: Equipment 05-19-2015, 08:39 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,876
Posted By pingvin
Identical height/weight as you. Want some room...

Identical height/weight as you. Want some room for layering, did you try the size 4? Plenty of adjusters but don't want too long sleeves or legs...
Forum: Equipment 05-11-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By pingvin
+1. Knuckle protection came loose after...

+1.

Knuckle protection came loose after using them for maybe 3 years, been muddy/wet/washe many times. Luckily had another new pair :D
Forum: Vendors 05-10-2015, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2,644
Views: 366,876
Posted By pingvin
OK, thanks. Just ordered the 35L panniers. Can...

OK, thanks. Just ordered the 35L panniers. Can always cinch them down but keep the extra space if need it.

But the 40L duffel just looks a bit big too me so went for the 30L, hope I won't...
Forum: Vendors 05-09-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2,644
Views: 366,876
Posted By pingvin
Backcountry: 2x25L+40L or 2x35L+30L

Going on long trip (South-America) and planning on buying Backcountry panniers and duffel.

Originally wanted the 25L panniers to keep width down + 40L duffel. However, couple of reasons why...
Forum: Equipment 05-09-2015, 04:33 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 26,360
Posted By pingvin
No, not as much as I like. So use a separate...

No, not as much as I like. So use a separate kidney belt with integrated protection to cover that part.

https://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/images/prod/275/e/evs_15_kid_bel_bb04_imp-blk.jpg

My...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 05-04-2015, 09:01 AM
Replies: 2,812
Views: 388,760
Posted By pingvin
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=98...

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=985590
Forum: Trip Planning 05-01-2015, 03:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,151
Posted By pingvin
Thanks everyone :-) Looks like I'm on the right...

Thanks everyone :-) Looks like I'm on the right track.

Though, is consdiering a top Box (40L or so), probably aluminium, and soft panniers. Would be nice having an easy lockable Box. Any...
Forum: Equipment 04-30-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 26,066
Posted By pingvin
Found in another thread here, the new Aether...

Found in another thread here, the new Aether Expedition jacket and pants looks really Nice!

http://www.aetherapparel.com/collections/mens-motorcycle-collection

...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-24-2015, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,151
Posted By pingvin
Done lots of touring, mostly in Norway and Alps...

Done lots of touring, mostly in Norway and Alps and then use 35-40L bag.

In addition to what normally bring is some extra casual for hot weather (shorts and flip-flops), same for riding gear,...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-23-2015, 03:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,151
Posted By pingvin
Trip will be Jan and Feb 2016

Trip will be Jan and Feb 2016
Forum: Trip Planning 04-22-2015, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,151
Posted By pingvin
Thanks, good info. We will be 3 so can split some...

Thanks, good info. We will be 3 so can split some equipment (Tools, cooking...) reducing weight/bulk.



Sure will :D Leaving next Christmas so still a few months for planning. But hopefully...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-22-2015, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,151
Posted By pingvin
Well, that's my problem. Never done a trip like...

Well, that's my problem. Never done a trip like this so don't know. Hoped others that have done similar trips (normal casual clothes, basic camping and some tools spares) would know.

Looking at...
Forum: Trip Planning 04-21-2015, 08:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,151
Posted By pingvin
How big bags for long trip?

Planning 2 month trip in South America. Will mostly stay at hotels, B&B etc but will bring some basic camping equipment (tent, sleeping bag, mattress, camp stove and chair, all light stuff).

...
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-19-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,812
Views: 388,760
Posted By pingvin
Safari tank and Rottweiler air filter

Installed Rottweiler air filter, will it work with a safari tank?
Forum: Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc) 04-17-2015, 09:56 AM
Replies: 2,812
Views: 388,760
Posted By pingvin
Chain length

Planning on 16T front sprocket , 45T for 18" wheel rear and 41T for 17".

What chain length should I get to fit both on my SE?
Forum: Vendors 04-17-2015, 09:53 AM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 206,823
Posted By pingvin
Thanks. What pants would you recommend to the...

Thanks. What pants would you recommend to the x-tour jacket? Do you have any with laminated membrane like the jacket? Preferrably one that is a bit wide at the bottom so possible to wear over...
Forum: Vendors 04-16-2015, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 206,823
Posted By pingvin
Hi again, Can you confirm that the new...

Hi again,

Can you confirm that the new Multitech Armor EVO jacket uses Forcetech armour as stated on your web site (despite still called "Multitech")?

Can you also confirm that the X-tourer...
Forum: Equipment 04-08-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,527
Posted By pingvin
They haven't changed the design but wouldn't be...

They haven't changed the design but wouldn't be surprised if they are using an updated rubber compound. For sports tyres they sometimes update every year though design and name is identical, guessing...
Forum: Equipment 04-07-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,527
Posted By pingvin
Karoo 3 have zero grip on mud, fine on tarmac and...

Karoo 3 have zero grip on mud, fine on tarmac and gravel. That is, it does have some grip but not sideways as the grooves are just to narrow and low in that direction. So you will crash.
Forum: Europe 03-29-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,218
Posted By pingvin
Plated and all legal! KTM 950SE (Superenduro) is...

Plated and all legal! KTM 950SE (Superenduro) is basically a naked 950 Adventure. 180kg and 100hp so not something you want to get stuck with or drop. Great for gravel roads, though I'm very far from...
Forum: Europe 03-23-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,218
Posted By pingvin
Norway got very strict rules riding outside roads...

Norway got very strict rules riding outside roads in the terrain, thousands of dollars/euros/pounds if you get caught. And Norwegians generally hate dirt bikes riding in the terrain.

Same rules in...
Forum: Equipment 03-20-2015, 02:36 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 26,360
Posted By pingvin
+1...but the bolts comes loose and disappears :( ...

+1...but the bolts comes loose and disappears :(

Have the Pro 5.5HD with the old plastic straps, worked fine but only used once so fingers crossed will last....

Got some other Leatt stuff as...
Forum: Equipment 03-15-2015, 12:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,116
Posted By pingvin
Thanks. Sounds like you more or less confirm my...

Thanks. Sounds like you more or less confirm my thoughts about the D-Explorer, both jacket and pants. Also like to connect jacket and pants, less draft when cold and ensures jacket doesn't ride up in...
Forum: Equipment 03-13-2015, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,116
Posted By pingvin
Yes, also an option but in 10 weeks I surely will...

Yes, also an option but in 10 weeks I surely will crash and then the stowaway jacket is no more:cry And a lighter set up so could get cold if really cold outside even with layers.

And like...
Forum: Equipment 03-12-2015, 01:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,116
Posted By pingvin
Had another look and still think the Dainese is...

Had another look and still think the Dainese is more what I want. But the mesh pants might be a possibility (with over pant of some sort for cold weather).
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